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Lucky Bamboo = Lucky You

It’s not by chance I’ve added a little green to our art! It’s a little teaser for our next (no name) Art Group project…art for Mother Earth!

Earth Day Project 2013 Call For Artists >

Do the number of bamboo stalks have meaning?

Wine bottle with bambooYES! Chinese numbers are either Yin (even numbers) or Yang (odd numbers. The Yang or odd numbers are considered the most fortunate of all. The total number of stalks in your Lucky Bamboo arrangements is very significant. The explanations show below are for the Prevailing/Growing Cycle of Yin and Yang.

Meaning of “YIN” numbers: Yin represents the feminine side – it embodies the nurturing nature of earth. Yin is “fluid” in that it contracts and condenses, sensitive to changing temperatures, atmosphere, sensitive to emotions. It represents also the passive side of nature such as dark, cold and wet.

2 = Double luck, happy relationships; good number.

4 = Academic achievement, creativity, writing, Romance

6 = Easy money, wealth, good flow of luck.

8 = Good luck and fertility. Very popular.

10 = Completeness and fulfillment in life.

Meaning of “YANG” numbers: If you have a feminine side, you gotta have the male side to go with it. Yang represents the masculine side of nature. It expands, representing activity such as light, heat, and aridity. Yang stands for living, life, action. Yang is the bringer of life – in human form, masculinity is responsible for planting life in Yin; thus Yin is the nurturer providing the necessary elements for life to grow and protecting it.

1 = Simplicity and a meaningful life.

3 = Good for prosperity and fertility. If used with a curly (money) stalk in the middle, it means wealth. Very popular.

5 = Happiness, good and balanced luck in all aspects of life. Very popular.

7 = Good luck and prosperity in relationships.

9 = Good health, prosperity and love life.

11 = Good all-around luck. Very popular

 

Read more! http://www.espritdeisle.com/lucky-bamboo/lucky-bamboo-and-feng-shui.html

The Art Of Giving 2012 Philadelphia

Calling All Artists! Philadelphia

GREAT ART, GREAT WINE, GREAT CAUSE!

The Art Of Giving 2012: Philadelphia

About the Project

Inspiration: The Love of Place. Regardless of culture we all draw inspiration from the places that surround us, and carry those places with us throughout our lives. We are seeking a group of artists from the Philadelphia area to create artwork centered on this theme. The artwork will be featured online followed by a Artist Reception in Old City Philadelphia. Wine labels will be created from each work of art. The bottles will be available online for a donation to Philabundance, the region’s largest food bank and hunger relief organization.

Dates:

Jul 15th – End call for entries (50 artists)

Sept 17th – Artwork due date (DIGITAL ONLY)

Oct 1st-Oct 7th- ONLINE EXHIBITION & FUNDRAISER
Pre-orders taken for wine for one week only. Note there is a limited amount of wine so first come, first serve!

Nov 11thArtist Reception in Old City Philadelphia
NOTE!!! No original artwork will be displayed at the reception, only digital artwork slideshows, and lots of yummy drinks and food. All wine to be pre-ordered online and only pick-ups will be permitted at the reception.


Artwork Details:

SIZE: VERTICAL FORMATS ONLY!!! Your original artwork must be 8 inches wide x 14 inches high. Only artwork at these dimensions will be accepted. Delivery is a HIGH RES DIGITAL VERSION ONLY (300 dpi), to be sent via email (preferred). If you do not have a quality scanner then please have it scanned at a service center (kinkos, staples, etc). No “photographs” of the artwork unless they are professional photographs of a 3-dimensional piece.

NOTE: be sure to hold onto your original artwork, we’ll also offer the option for you to sell your original artwork online for interested buyers, you’ll keep the proceeds! We may also have an opportunity to display the original artwork in another gallery in the near future.

THEME: Inspiration: The Love Of Place

MEDIUM: You may work in any medium, however ARTWORK CAN NOT be created on anything thicker than 1/16″  (in the case there is a formal exhibition in the near future). If your original artwork is 3-dimensional, please submit a photograph (see above)

PHOTO/BIO: A photo and brief artist bio is requested for our brochure (online form to be provided)

ARTIST FEE: We request a donation of $20 per artist to help cover exhibition and promotional costs (payment details to be provided).

Artwork Due Date: September 17, 2012


ARTIST SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED

Please be sure to come back and check out our artwork!


FAQs!

Who owns the rights?
You own the right to your artwork. However, by agreeing to participate in this project you agree to allow (no name) Art Group, the right to reproduce your artwork (whether via web or in print) in any (no name) Art Group  related promotions.

Can I sell my artwork?
Yes! Your artwork is yours, so you can sell it for whatever price you’d like. Keep in mind the (no name) Art Group keeps a 40% commission. You are also free to sell your work and donate the proceeds to our beneficiary, Philabundance. When donating your proceeds, (no name) Art Group will not take a commission. More details will be provided closer to the exhibition,

What kind of wine will my label be on?
Any kind! Note that there will be a variety of different wines, so it’s recommended you don’t tailor your artwork to a particular kind or type of grape.

Can I incorporate text?
Sure, if you like and if it’s part of the artwork. Note that the label template will already include your name at the bottom and the project date (see visual).

How will guests purchase the wine?
Pre-orders will be taken for wine one week only (Oct 1st-7th).  Note there is a limited amount of wine so first come, first serve! NOTE: All wine to be pre-ordered and only pick-ups will be permitted at the reception (Nov 6th)

How many artists are participating?
There is an estimated 50 artists participating for this project in Philadelphia, however we have branched out! Please see The Art Of Giving 2012: Kansas City

Where does the wine come from?
The wine will be provided by Chaddsford Winery. Chaddsford Winery, located in the beautiful Brandywine Valley to the southwest of Philadelphia, is Pennsylvania’s largest and best known winery. More: www.chaddsford.com

Calling All Artists! Kansas City

GREAT ART, GREAT WINE, GREAT CAUSE!

The Art Of Giving 2012: Kansas City and Oaxaca, Mexico

About the Project

Inspiration: The Love of Place. Regardless of culture we all draw inspiration from the places that surround us, and carry those places with us throughout our lives. We are seeking a group of local Kansas City artists to join with artists from Oaxaca, Mexico to create artwork centered on this theme. The artwork will be featured in a two month long exhibition at Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery followed by a digital exhibition in Oaxaca, Mexico. Wine labels will be created from each work of art and added to a wine bottle. The bottles will be available for a donation to Mattie Rhodes Center and Culture Xplorers Foundation to benefit young Latino artists in Kansas City and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Dates:

Oct 21st – Artwork due!

Dec 7thArtist Reception and Exhibition at Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery
(Exhibition on display December 2012 to January 2013, Oaxacan dates to be announced)


Artwork Details:

SIZE: VERTICAL FORMATS ONLY PLEASE!!!
Your original artwork must be 8.5 inches wide x 14.5 inches high

THEME: Inspiration: The Love Of Place

MEDIUM:  You may work in any medium, however ARTWORK CAN NOT be created on anything thicker than 1/16” (it will not fit in the frame otherwise). If your original artwork is 3-dimensional, please contact us to make arrangements for a gallery pedestal.

DIGITAL VERSION: A high res digital version of your artwork (300 dpi) is required for the reproduction of the wine label. You may send this via email (preferred). We apologize but we cannot scan any artwork. I f you do not have a quality scanner then please have it scanned at a service center (Kinkos, Staples, etc). No “photographs” of the artwork unless they are professional photographs of a 3-dimensional piece.

PHOTO/BIO: A photo and brief artist bio is requested for our brochure (online form to be provided)

ARTIST FEE: We request a donation of $20 per artist to help cover exhibition and promotional costs (payment details to be provided).

Artwork Due Date: October 21, 2012

Artwork Delivery: 6001 Oak Street, KC MO 64113


Sign Me Up!

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***NOTE: Limited spaces apply early!  (although not required, a $20 artist fee is requested to participate. Payment details will be sent via email)


FAQs!

Do I have to mat/frame the artwork?
No. The original artwork will be framed with a gallery quality white mat, and black frame (don’t worry you are just responsible for the artwork, the presenting is our job!).

Who owns the rights?
You own the right to your artwork. However, by agreeing to participate in this project you agree to allow (no name) Art Group, Culture Xplorers and the Culture Xplorers Foundation the right to reproduce your artwork (whether via web or in print) in any (no name) Art Group, Culture Xplorers or Culture Xplorers Foundation related promotions.

Can I sell my artwork?
Yes! Your artwork is yours, so you can sell it for whatever price you’d like at the gallery. Keep in mind the gallery keeps a 40% commission. You are also free to sell your work and donate the proceeds to our beneficiaries, Mattie Rhodes and the Culture Xplorers Foundation. When donating your proceeds, the gallery will not take a commission. More details will be provided closer to the exhibition,

What kind of wine will my label be on?
Any kind! Note that there will be a variety of different wines, so it’s recommended you don’t tailor your artwork to a particular kind or type of grape.

Can I incorporate text?
Sure, if you like and if it’s part of the artwork. Note that the label template will already include your name at the bottom and the project date (see visual).

How will guests purchase the wine?
At the Artist Reception (First Friday) there will be a wine station. Guests will choose which wine and which label they would like for a donation. One of our volunteer artists will place the label on the bottle at that time.

How many artists are participating?
There is an estimated 30 artists participating for this project (15 Oaxacan artists and 15 local Kansas City artists)

Where does the wine come from?
The wine will be provided by Jowler Creek Winery. Jowler Creek is Missouri’s premier sustainable vineyard and winery. Located just north of Kansas City, Missouri they specialize in making high-quality wines that are fun to drink and easy to pair with local foods. More: www.jowlercreekwinery.com

Thank You Online Voters!

There are 6 artists competing for the $2,500 Grant, thank you to all supporters who cast their vote online. Below is the final count. Congratulations Christina Hess!

Total votes: 2154

1. Marie Gilligan votes: 132 (6%)

2. Christina Hess votes: 777 (36%)

3. Amy Lehr Miller votes: 72 (3%)

4. Karen Shelly-Genther votes: 256 (12%)

5. Corina St. Martin votes: 713 (33%)

6. Cathey White votes: 204 (9%)

NOTE: The grant recipient will be awarded based on:

25% of highest voted (online poll above)
75% of highest voted (selected panel of judges)

The winner will be announced Friday, December 30th.

 

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1. Marie L. Gilligan

(no name) Artist since 2002
Requested Amount: Full Amount

Marie Gilligan
Artist Statement: Please accept this letter in application for funds to be used to establish scholarships and to provide materials for on-going art classes for senior citizens provided at Friendship Circle Senior Center, Yeadon, Pa., and an economically depressed area of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Having taught watercolor classes at Friendship Circle Senior Center for the past four years, I recognize that many center members, who are on fixed income and would like to learn watercolor techniques, cannot afford the modest fee or basic materials needed for the class. Friendship Circle Senior Center, under the authority of Delaware County Services for the Aging, administered by Delaware County Council, supports and administers the program. With the current national economy crisis, funding is ever dwindling. The art program includes watercolor painting that I teach, Pencil Drawing, Calligraphy, Adventures of Color, Framing, Poetry Forms and Elements and jewelry making.  Thank you for your consideration of the application for resources that will enrich the lives of many senior citizens.

More info:
Friendship Circle Senior Center
Director Christine Helmandollar
1515 Lansdowne Ave, Darby, Pa 19023
610-237-6222 or [email protected]

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2. Christina Hess

(no name) Artist since 2007
Requested Amount: $1,200

Christina Hess
Artist Statement: I would like to use the funds to assist in my visit to “Spectrum Live”. “Spectrum Live” is a convention dedicated to the best in science fiction and fantasy illustration which is being held this spring in Kansas City, Missouri. My main goal is to obtain a booth in order to show my work to art directors and collectors in the publishing industry. The funds would be dispersed to travel expenses and painting materials. The majority of the grant would be invested into the materials and the creation of original artwork. I am estimating my materials to be around 800.00. Travel to and from Kansas City (by car) is estimated at 400.00. The process for my traditional originals would be comprised of printing a digital underpainting out onto archival paper, mounting the print onto masonite, glazing overtop of the paper with oils, adding collage elements such as gold leaf and paper and then finishing the piece by framing it. I would like to take my art to the next level by bringing it above and beyond digital prints. My prior illustrations were created in oils and collage and I would like to get back to my roots while using my current digital medium and execution as a solid base.

See more:
www.ChristinaHess.com
www.ChristinaHess.blogspot.com

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3. Amy Lehr Miller

(no name) Artist since 2007
Requested Amount: $2,500

Amy Lehr Miller
Artist Proposal: In my artistic career, I’ve sometimes balked at following my dreams. Working with the (no name) Art Group has changed my life. Not only have I been honored to help these wonderful causes, but being a part of this collective has given me the inspiration and courage to reach for my most pivotal artistic goals. Over the past year, I’ve been researching the costs of materials that would best help to launch my own business, and to be more efficient in that capacity. In my digital work, I’ve been making due with methods that are insufficient and time-consuming. Beyond my budget are Photoshop software ($600) & a Wacom tablet ($200). For my new online shop, I will purchase business cards and have some shipping costs ($200). For my acrylic paintings, the remainder of the funds would be broken down into paint ($700), canvases ($600) and paint brushes ($200). Once my profits defray the initial material costs incurred, including percentages charged by the website host, I intend to give a portion back to next year’s grant fund, at least $500. I am excited about this new venture, and already I’m devotedly working towards it. This grant money would help me in making this leap of faith.

See more:
Amy’s Portfolio

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4. Karen Shelly-Genther

(no name) Artist since 2010
Requested Amount: $2,500

Karen Shelly-Genther
Artist Proposal: I created my business, ‘Something for all Seasons’, twenty years ago. We physically housed a gallery of local artists in downtown West Chester for four years until the economic turn hit. Although I closed the gallery, I’ve continued helping artists with their businesses, both by teaching classes on marketing their art and consulting with them on how to improve what they are doing, and also by finding venues and galleries where my artists can showcase their work. SFAS remains about educating both artists and buyers alike on art. I would like to take my artist representation to another level by increasing my ability to represent my artists by hosting a website, whereby I can use the site as a vehicle to introduce their artwork to galleries and venues, and also where I can physically sell artwork to the general public. I’m currently in creation phase with a web designer, and would use the additional funds to make the business have a greater presence than what I can afford at this time. I believe in local art, and believe artists need to be supported for success to happen. Artwork needs to be available for impact to occur. Getting it seen is paramount.

More info:
Karen’s Resume
Karen’s Accomplishments

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5. Corina St. Martin

(no name) Artist since 2011
Requested Amount: $2,500

Corina St. Martin
Artist Proposal: There are so many things that the $2500 gift could go towards, so many wonderful causes and personal dreams could be helped by the generosity of others. In appreciation of this gift, one of the plans that I have is to paint a large wall mural at our local animal shelter. It would brighten up the visiting room where people meet their potential dog or cat.This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while and I have the go ahead to do so. The materials would be covered with part of the grant money. Plus I could get some local kids involved! They’ll have a blast! The personal thing that I hope to do is to take part in an art show in either Santa Fe, NM or Jackson Hole, WY. Doing this could give my wildlife art career the boost that it needs and put my work in front of the galleries that I hope to get into. Not to mention being in one of the most beautiful and inspiring parts of the country for a few days! Thank you for the opportunity.

More info:
www.corinastmartin.com
www.etsy.com/shop/CorinaStMartinArt

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6. Cathey White

(no name) Artist since 1999
Requested Amount: Full Amount

Cathey White
Artist Proposal: Giving back to individuals and communities is very important to me. Since 1999, I have been fortunate to play a small part in changing the lives of others through the creative process. When working within artistic communities, I tend to encounter a compassion and support not found in many places. There is so much sharing and trading as creative individuals tend to understand and embrace the need for these types of systems. One thing I have not been able to do thus far is have a website created to allow me to utilize technology to expand my artistic influence and reach a wider range of individuals and communities. The (no name) Art Group Member grant will provide the opportunity for me to appropriately compensate another artist to create this website. Additionally, any monies left will be used for materials that allow me to continue to grow as a professional artist (business cards, press kits, and supplies). I appreciate the chance to be considered for this grant and am excited about the opportunities it will open.

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The (no name) Art Group Grant was created to award a (no name) artist with funds to pursue or support a personal artistic endeavor. It’s our way of giving back to the artists who have put so much time and talent into our projects over the years.

We encourage all voters to support (no name) Art Group by making a donation. CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE. Contest ends Dec. 28th. Winner announced Dec. 30th