Guess who is in the next issue of Studio Visit? Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books. Since 2008 they have offered artists a venue to introduce their work to a serious national audience of art world professionals.
Studio Visit received 782 applicants for Volume 36. 133 artists were selected from juror Jessica Roscio, Curator at the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA. The Danforth has always had a strong commitment to education, and consistently mounts thoughtful exhibitions, many of which have given significant exposer to New England area artists. Roscio has been at the Danforth since 2011 and became Curator in mid-2015.
Studio Visit is received by two thousand curators and gallerists throughout the country as well as a growing base of collectors and enthusiasts.
Click on the cover image above to view the magazine..
The weather looks great this week. I'm predicting completion of this side by the end of the week. Remember the painting of the north side will not begin until early spring of 2017. I will share the design once the approval is given!! #seetheusainyourchevrolet
Wow, where did those extra 80 lbs. come from? I know exactly where they came from - I blame the children. And, besides it's a rhetorical question.
Thank you to The Art Show, Dayton, OH - ThinkTV Channel 16 for the beautiful segment. It was truly a pleasure learning the process of an interview from a more than professional group of amazing individuals.
Mark your calendars for a wonderful evening event and the best place to shop for the holidays. Get Your TICKETS NOW. If you are unable to attend the Preview Party don't worry. DVAC's Holiday Gift Gallery is open beginning November 20th, Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. I have 12 small paintings available for purchase.
Today at 4:00 a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held downtown at Riverscape to mark the completion of the River Run Mural. Jim Bucher will be at the Pavillion leading the countdown.
The River Run mural design was created on the computer via Adobe Illustrator. When looking at the screen for a long period of time, I was unable to get an accurate feel for how the actual paint would appear on the concrete wall. There are 2 areas of the design that the green does not "pop" from the blue background. Below is the first example:
The painters at K12 have been amazing, and are moving along more quickly than imagined. It's mainly because of how well they set-up their process to paint. They went in and painted the background and overpainted the individual design elements via projection. Below are a few photos that Tracy, the head painter, sent over this past weekend.
The Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation is hosting their Annual Garden Party this Thursday. Tickets are still available, but hurry: http://www.wegerzyngardensfoundation.org/garden-party.html
I was asked to donate a painting for their silent auction. Please go and bid on Garden Dance, and take her home!!
Check it out. It's Veronica on the cover of the Sinclair Community College literary journal, Flights.
It's always important to remember the difference between raster and vector, as well as, screen resolution (72 dpi) and print resolution (300 dpi).
A raster is an image made of hundreds (or thousands or millions) of pixels. When enlarging a raster file it will become blurry. Popular raster extensions include: jpg/jpeg, psd, png, tiff, bmp, and gif.
A vector image uses math to draw shapes using points, lines and curves. So whereas a raster image of a 1” x 1” square at 300 dpi will have 300 individuals pieces of information, a vector image will only contain four points, one for each corner; the computer will use math to “connect the dots” and fill in all of the missing information. Meaning a vector image is infinitely scalable. Most common vector extensions are: eps, ai, and pdf.
Now to make it easy to understand the difference between screen resolution (72 dpi) and print resolution (300 dpi), don't ever pull an image off of a computer screen and think it will print well. You must have a high-resolution source file. If you're not sure, ask your commercial printer.
Tracy Jayne, the head painter, sent this update this afternoon. They are on a roll. Only 900 ft. to go:)
Last night K12/TEJAS began projecting the design on to the wall with a digital projector. There is no electric source and so they have to rely on a generator.
I promised to show updates on the mural. K12/TEJAS has official started priming, projecting, and painting the mural. I was on-site with Jerri and BK to see how it's going. Tonight they will be projecting the art on the wall. I'll share more photos soon.
Visit often and I'll keep you posted on the progress of the River Mural