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

2012 The Art Of Giving Philadelphia

2012 The Art Of Giving – Philadelphia

2012 The Art Of Giving Philadelphia FlyerThe 3rd Annual Art Of Giving
Philadelphia

GREAT ART, GREAT WINE, GREAT CAUSE!

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. The Art Of Giving features artwork and wine labels designed by artists from the local Philadelphia area centered on this theme. Proceeds will benefit Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization.

Not just Philly! The Art Of Giving – Kansas City | Oaxaca, Mexico – stay tuned for details!

Oct 1st-Oct 7th
Online Exhibition & Fundraiser

Pre-orders taken for wine and magnets for one week ***ONLINE ONLY*** Oct 1st-Oct 7th. Note there is a limited amount of wine, so log on and purchase early!


Sunday, Nov 11th, 1-5pm
Artist Reception in Old City Philadelphia

Brasil’s Night Club, 112 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

NOTE!!! No original artwork will be displayed at the reception, only digital artwork slideshows, and lots of yummy drinks and food. All wine and magnets to be pre-ordered online and only pick-ups will be permitted at the reception.

Special thanks to Chaddsford Winery for providing our discounted wine and custom labels!

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