Every month the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery sends out hundreds of press releases promoting the Gallery’s monthly themed exhibition winners and Solo Art Series winning artists. In addition to in-house resources, the Gallery utilizes both external promotion partners and professional press release services.
However, artists can always benefit from additional publicity and should promote their art career and exhibition success, at every opportunity, by conducting a public relations (PR) campaign for their art.
Artists can do this for any newsworthy art related event. Please see our previous post 10 Events for Artists to Send Out Press Releases for guidance on what would be considered a "newsworthy" art related event.
One of the easiest and most economical ways for an artist to promote their newsworthy art related event is by publishing their own digital press releases.
Below, are 6 benefits of publishing press releases for any artist:
1. Instant Exposure for Your Art and/or Newsworthy Art Related Event
Once a press release is made live, it should be searchable on the internet. With proper keywords, title tags and meta-descriptions, the press release can be found immediately and easily.
2. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Benefits
Press releases should contain keywords related to the subject matter of your press release. Make sure that any tags point to your subject as well. The subject’s relevant keywords and tags will make your press release article searchable.
3. Press Releases Create Backlinks and Increase Traffic to Your Art Website
Well-written, strategically placed press releases create backlinks and can increase traffic to the artist’s website. The number of backlinks increase the artist’s page rank with major search engines.
4. Press Releases are Industry Specific with Location Targeting
Most press release distribution sites are set up based on industry types (such as Arts & Entertainment) and geographic locations. This unique targeting improves the chances that the message will be read by the artist’s particular target audience.
5. Press Releases are distributed to Art Related Blogs and Art News Sites
Press releases also are distributed and read by art blogs and art news websites. This form of distribution will increase the artist’s overall reach and may potentially open up opportunities for additional exposure for the artist.
6. Press Releases Can Provide Worldwide Reach
Depending on the service and its target audience, press releases provide an artist with worldwide reach and exposure.
Artists who are interested in having an effective marketing campaign should consider adding press releases to their promotions and marketing mix. An effective public relations campaign does not have to be an expensive or time-consuming venture. There are both free and low-cost PR distribution companies on the internet.
For free press release distribution, we recommend PRLog. PRLog’s free press release submission includes a PDF version to send to your mailing list, a search engine optimized page, hyperlinks in the content, and the option to select location/industry and tag listings. One of the companies LST uses is Star One Public Relations, which offers press release distribution services for as low as $10.00 for distribution to 70+ press outlets. Star One also offers special targeted distribution for $30.
In early November look for a new post "5 Tips for Creating an Effective Art Marketing Strategy" by Guest Blogger, Wendy Dessler.
By Caroll Michels, Guest Blogger – With Excerpts from How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul (Allworth Press, 2018)
A press release should be used to announce anything newsworthy pertaining to your career. Unfortunately, the press release is a tool underutilized because many artists are either too humble or too absorbed with career challenges and the bumps of daily living to recognize what about themselves is newsworthy. They might view the media as an inaccessible planet that grants visas only to famous artists. Consequently, many press release opportunities slip by.
Press releases can lead to articles about you. Articles can lead to career recognition. Articles can lead to sales and commissions. Articles can lead to invitations to participate in exhibitions or performances, and to speaking engagements. Articles can be used as support material to help you obtain fellowships, grants, honors, and awards.
Press releases that I wrote about some of my own projects generated an interview on Bloomberg Radio News and led to articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, House and Garden, Playboy, Metropolis, New York, Architectural Design, and syndicated articles in more than one hundred newspapers throughout the United States. In Europe, my press releases generated articles in the International Herald Tribune, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Casabella, and Domus. These articles then generated invitations to exhibit at museums and cultural centers throughout the United States and in Europe. In addition, some articles led directly to commissions and sales.
Use a press release to announce an exhibition, regardless of whether it is a single show in a library or a retrospective at a museum or a group exhibition where you are one of two or one of one hundred participants. A press release should be issued when you receive a prize, honor, award, grant, or fellowship or win a competition. It should be issued if your work is sold to a public or corporate collector or to an important local, regional, national, or international private collector. A press release should be issued to announce a lecture, demonstration, performance, or event. It should also be issued to announce a commission and the completion of a commission.
A press release can also be issued to publicize a new body of work. Artist Anthony J. Rudisill used a press release to announce “The National Park Series,” an ongoing project that consisted of landscape and seascape paintings honoring the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. As a result of the press release, feature articles about Rudisill were generated in Mountain Living, Wild West Magazine, The Cottage Journal, and Arizona Highways.
Recipients of a press release should not be limited to art publications and blogs. For example, Susan Harkavy, a guerrilla marketing, and public relations consultant developed a press campaign for a client who is known for sculptures with a sports theme. Her client had received a very large commission from a sports league hall of fame. Harkavy’s press release targeted magazines in the fields of general interest, travel, sports, and men. It was also sent to metro magazines and newspapers in the city and state where the commission was to be installed, to in-flight magazines published by airlines that fly to the city where the commission was to be installed, to the hometown newspaper and magazines where the artist currently lived, and to the artist’s college alumni magazine. In addition, radio and television stations were contacted in the city where the commission took place.
Press releases have an amazing longevity. Writers tend to keep subject files for future story ideas. Although your release could be filed away when it is received, it might very well be stored in a subject file for future use. Press releases regarding my projects have resulted in articles or mentions in books as much as six years after the releases were issued!
Caroll Michels is a career coach and artist-advocate. She has helped thousands of artists launch and sustains their careers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South and Central America. Her artwork has been exhibited in museums, including the Georges Pompidou Museum in Paris, Haus am Waldsee: Internationale Kunst in Berlin, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. www.carollmichels.com
TUCSON, ARIZONA, October 18, 2017 - / Marti White is very pleased to announce that she has been featured with a page in the October 2017 edition of the Spotlight Magazine.
The Spotlight Magazine is a publication of the Circle Foundation for the Arts. The magazine is published quarterly and is available online. Here is a link to find the feature page in the magazine at https://circle-arts.com/spotlight-October-2017/.
Marti has been invited to become an Associate Artist of the Circle Foundation for the Arts. This organization is headquartered in Lyon, France. Her work is featured in the October 2017 edition of their online art magazine, Spotlight.
Marti White is a mixed media artist living and working in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Her work is shown locally and nationally and online. Marti is a signature member of The Southern AZ Watercolor Guild, The Contemporary Artists of Southern AZ and The International Society of Acrylic Painters.
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CHICAGO, IL, July 25, 2016 - / Renée LaVerné Rose is pleased to announce that Arts & Cultural Strategies, Inc. (ACS) is seeking tax deductible donations to its ACS Giving Campaign.
The ACS Team is dedicated to increasing artists' opportunities which ACS programming deliveries through culturally enriching exhibitions and international cultural exchange projects.
In order to increase ACS giving capacity, ACS is proud to announce the approval by the Fractured Atlas Board of Directors for the fiscal sponsorship program! Fractured Atlas is a well-known 501(c) (3) public charity arts service organization www.fracturedatlas.org located in New York, NY.
Through the Fractured Atlas Fiscal Sponsorship program ACS can accept tax-deductible donations for our exhibitions and international cultural exchange projects. Donate online now by credit card at www.theacsculture.com/#!donate/lfmaa. Your donation will assist with ACS arts and cultural exchange projects. Project details at www.theacsculture.com/#!the-acs-culture/feh0o.
For any questions or additional information please feel free to contact the ACS Team at email@example.com. We are so very grateful for all contributors for supporting and investing the arts and cultural exchange projects globally. Arts & Cultural Strategies, Inc. - www.theacsculture.com
BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUS - August 2016 - / Emerging Brisbane artist Gillian Smith announces solo exhibition, Salty Eyes, at Aspire Gallery.
Gillian was the winner of the public vote at Aspire Gallery’s recent competition, Petite Pieces, which included over 200 artworks from approximately 100 local Brisbane artists. On receiving news of the award, Gillian stated, “It has been a very exciting year of creation for me. I was very honoured to learn that I had received the public vote prize and to know that my art was enjoyed and embraced by so many.”
The prize includes the opportunity for a solo exhibition, which will showcase Gillian’s recent collection of seascapes and portraits. The exhibit opens August 3rd and continues through August 20th. An opening night will be held in the gallery August 6th from 4.30-6.30pm. The public is welcome to attend.
Located in Brisbane’s premier art precinct Aspire Gallery is primarily a rental gallery for the arts community. Supporting both emerging and long standing professional artists, Aspire Gallery offer a number of themed calls throughout the year. The Gallery is located at 53 Kennedy Tce Paddington Queensland. They are open Wed-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm Tel.07 3368 1514
About the Artist:
Emotion is a driving force behind all of Gillian Smith’s work. Originally trained as a concert pianist, Gillian was encouraged to paint the images in her mind to depict the pieces she was performing. Color and light are essential elements of music. Now an emerging artist Gillian sees her paintings as a performance. Initially concentrating as an abstract artist, Gillian felt the images in her head were becoming more figurative and distinct in terms of subject. In order to capture emotional and expressive moments of the human face she began studying portraiture under Keith Burt.
A very eventful year, 2016 also saw her accepted as part of the Petite Pieces, Foot Square and Mythical exhibitions at Aspire Gallery in Brisbane. A member of Art West she was included in their Foundation Exhibition. She was part of the CAS (Contemporary Art Society) of Victoria’s A4 Art which opened as part of a national group exhibition at the Herring Island Gallery, Melbourne. Her abstract and seascape work was also well received with special merit awards from Light, Space and Time Online Gallery and her portrait Salty Eyes received a special recognition award in their Figurative call. Gillian was published in ArtAscent’s Heat issue, for which she received a distinguished artist award.
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RÖYKEN, NORWAY - June 15, 2016 - / The Norwegian artist Henriette Roka-Aardal will show sculptures and a collection of her latest paintings in a unique art exhibition called "Kunst i Hus, part II" (Art in a House) in Röyken, just half an hour outside of Oslo, Norway.
This art exhibition opens on June 16, through June 19, 2016, Thursday - Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Admission is free. The Address: Show house by Block Watne Glitreveien, 27, 3440 Røyken (Norway)
This April the artist showed over fifty paintings in a brand new functionalist house by one of Norway´s largest house constructors Block Watne, whom the artist has started a collaboration with. The unique art project was very well received by the audience who also enjoyed the new way of seeing art being shown.
Henriette is looking forward to show her new paintings and several other new 3D works during the art exhibition. "The exhibition in a Show House is an exciting and interesting project never seen done before by any other artist in Norway," says Roka-Aardal, "and it is so interesting to see how the viewers experience to see art in its true surroundings.”
During the exhibition "Kunst i Hus, part II" the artist will move her studio into the Show House to paint "live" for the audience, who also get to see her first Monk sculpture and a collection called "KLOSTER" (Monastery).
About the Artist
Henriette Roka-Aardal was born in Høvik in Bærum. With a grandfather who was a famous painter, and a generally creative family, she soon began to draw and develop her creative abilities. Her influences range from old sketches during her student days in England, different textures and structures, and a color palette of earthy tones. Roka-Aardal combines her inspiration to create a style distinctly her own, where her art, with their pleasant and soft colors and contemporary figuratie motifs fits into most homes and interior styles.
Currently, Henriette lives and works in Røyken, just outside of Oslo (Norway), and she is an artist, exhibiting her work in both national and international galleries.
RÖYKEN, NORWAY – March 31, 2016 - / This April the artist Henriette Roka-Aardal will show a dozen of her paintings in quite a special art exhibition in Röyken, which is just half an hour outside of Oslo, in Norway.
The art exhibition "Art in a House" ("Kunst i Hus") will take place in a private atmosphere in a brand new functionalist house by one of Norway´s largest house constructors Block Watne, whom the artist has started a collaboration with.
The exhibition is quite an exciting and interesting project never seen done before by any other artist in Norway.
As a viewer you will see art surrounded in a striking home instead of a gallery. Will you see and experience art in a different way than if you´d seen it in a high class gallery? Every room in the show house is decorated with Roka-Aardal´s paintings, and in this exhibition you could not only buy the art you see, you can also buy the house!
About the Artist:
The Norwegian artist Henriette Roka-Aardal (born 1975) is continuing her late grandfather Charles Roka´s artistic legacy. From her debut exhibition in 2014 she has carried out several exhibitions both national and international, together with artists such as Ekatherina S, Silvia Papas, Brian Albers and Elling Reitan.
Henriette draws inspiration from different things she sees or hears in everyday life. A play of colors on an old brick wall, texture from the nature, or a song on the radio. A sketch can either turn into a painting right away or remain for several years before it can be picked up again and realized on a canvas. She paints with few earthy tones and blends into inks and chlorine. This creates exciting color combinations and effects in her paintings. At this point and until now she has, with her background and the techniques she uses, developed her skills and style which can be characterized as expressionist and figurative.
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CORONA, CA – November 3, 2015– / Corona, California based artist Subodh Maheshwari is one of the latest recipients of the prestigious Bharat Gaurav award for art and culture in New Delhi, India. The Bharat Gaurav Award, which is now in its 38th year, has been awarded 40 people of Indian heritage and of various nationalities.
Awards are given to Indian people who promote the advancement of Indian arts and culture locally and abroad. As an American citizen, of Indian birth, Subodh often uses Mogul and Rajastani influences in her paintings as well as teaching Indian language and cuisine. Other recipients include influential doctors, politicians, philanthropists and actors representing India. Approximately 1600 people applied to be selected for this award, which only had 40 recipients this year.
When asked how she felt about receiving the award Subodh remarks, “I am deeply honored and humbled to receive this award. My cultural heritage is a very strong influence on every aspect of my life and I want to share it with people around the world.”
Subodh’s art will also be appearing at the Artblend Fall Show at the Artblend gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from October 24 through December 25, 2015. She will also be showing her works at the Spectrum show in Miami from December 2, 2015 through December 6, 2015 .
About the Artist
was born in India and earned her Master’s in Fine Arts at the University of California, Irvine where she won the prestigious Regional Fellowship Award. Since that time Subodh has participated in many national and international shows.
“Subodh is a contemporary master who bathes her artwork in glistening pools of saturated hues, capturing the ethereal beauty and timeless vitality of the world.” – Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, NY. Her artwork is accented by Hindi and Sanskrit passages is a fusion of eastern symbolism and western composition influenced by Rajasthani and Mogul art.
Her works have been described as emotional, mysterious, personal and humorous. Her website is http://subodhstudio.com
MOORPARK, CA - October 16, 2015 - / Artist Carol Roullard has launched her wearable art clothing line with garments imprinted with her micro-crystal fine art.
The artist has released 3 kimonos and 2 scarf designs. Carol and her team decided to engage Print All Over Me (PAOM) to produce her wearable art. PAOM is a leader in high quality on-demand printed garments and fashion accessories.
“I am absolutely ecstatic to commence this new category for my art,” says Artist Carol Roullard. “I have had many, many people tell me that my art should be printed on scarves and other garment types and accessories. This has been a dream of mine since I started pursuing my art.”
Artist Carol Roullard combines crystal making, micrography and photography to create distinctive and remarkable fine art. Her work challenges viewers to interpret new worlds, fantastic landscapes, sublime seascapes and other unexpected sights.
“The entire process of creating and later publicly presenting my micro-crystal art excites me; from growing the crystals to witnessing the awe people express when viewing the finished piece,” says Ms. Roullard. “Everyone sees something different. People are enthralled with the unusual but inexplicably familiar structures and shapes in the crystal formations.”
Micro-crystal fine art photography artist Carol Roullard has released 5 pieces of her new wearable art clothing line featuring select artwork designs. http://www.carolroullardart.com/wearable-art
About the Artist:
Carol Roullard is an artist and author. Currently, she has focused her artistic skills towards creating micro-crystal fine art photography and designing her wearable art clothing line. Using a high-powered microscope and polarized light Ms. Roullard finds unique images that will never occur again in nature.
In addition, she has co-authored eight photography-related books with her husband, Dr. Brian Matsumoto, and they are currently working on their ninth book together. For more information on her art please visit http://www.carolroullardart.com
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POUND RIDGE, NY – October 15, 2015 / - Opening Saturday October 17, 2015 at the Pound Ridge Library, Solo Art Exhibit debut of Summer Bhullar and her new art genre named Supreme Reality Art. Opening reception and gallery talk hosted by the artist’s father and co-curator, Mystic Guide Birinder from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.
“Summer Bhullar is an original artist who comes to art quite naturally,” says Barbara Nessim, American Artist, illustrator, and educator. “Her work moves through space effortlessly while creating the energy released by the movement of her actions. Summer has a rhythm of color that is uniquely hers. I have seen no other artist that has created artworks such as hers.”
“Bhullar offers us an alternative art reality that is in keeping with modern art but significantly transforms its influences into a unique combination of effects that exploits the epic paradigms of contemporary painting,” says Jonathan Goodman, Art Critic and Professor, Pratt Institute
Summer Bhullar is an artist who has created an original genre. Currently art experts are categorizing her works under Abstract Expressionism and Abstract Impressionism. Summer does not agree with this. She feels her art is objective, as real as the concrete realities of the phenomenal world, and without any distortion or exaggeration by the mind. She says her art represents experience-able facts of a deeper Universal Reality, which is the Source of everything that exists, and which science and mysticism have continued to explore into.
When asked, “Who is your favorite artist?”, this thirty-something New York City based artist replies, “The Supreme Being is The Ultimate Artist.” She is a spiritual seeker whose artwork arises from her love for The Supreme Being. Her paintings represent her experiences with The Supreme Reality and she has named this new art genre Supreme Reality Art.
The themes of Summer’s paintings are transcendental, with titles like -- Bondage of Ignorant Thought, Search for the Soul, The Divine Fire, Self in Worship, The Supreme Feminine, Bliss of Surrender, and Humility of the Saints.
Originally from India, Summer was raised within a spiritual family. This environment inspired her to live for the True Purpose of life and seek The Supreme Reality.
Her father is a Mystic and her Guide on this journey. He explains, “If Summer was not a seeker of Supreme Reality, her unique Art would have remained abstract to her all her life. From Mystical Knowing we came to know what her Artwork is saying. In the history of art, even many great artists were not clear what they were expressing. Why else did they become depressed in-spite of fine creative expression, and some even ended their lives? Clarity about your expression is essential.”
Since early childhood, drawing, sketching, and painting came naturally to her. She came to the USA in 2009 and began studying art formally at the National Academy Museum & School, New York City. Summer decided to live here as she saw it as the best place to evolve her art and explain it to the world. Recently she was granted permanent residence in the United States on the basis of an artist of extraordinary ability.
Summer has exhibited her artwork in several galleries and international exhibitions since 2011. Art experts and critics reviewing her work corroborate her style.
Supreme Reality Art exhibit October 17 - November 28, 2015 at the Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
CHICAGO, IL - June 1, 2015 - / Leon Sarantos is pleased to announce his solo exhibit, ColorPlay, at the Bernard Gallery. The exhibit continues through June 19th. A reception will be held in the gallery on the 2nd floor of Calumet College of St. Joseph on Wednesday, June 3rd, from 4:30 to 6:30. The public is welcome to attend.
Mr. Sarantos was born in Indiana and now lives in Chicago. He spent his boyhood in Midland, Michigan. There he admired the many beautiful buildings designed by Alden B. Dow, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. This inspired Leon to become an architect, but he always made time for art as well.
His paintings are inspired by his love of color - color swirls over the canvas, with strong, lively brush strokes. Although he often creates abstract paintings, he also combines architecture and art by painting cityscape scenes. He lives near the University of Chicago and enjoys painting the Gothic buildings on campus. In his painting, “Bond Chapel”, he explores the interplay between abstraction and realism by presenting a Chicago scene in a way that is representational without being photorealistic. He also creates figurative art, landscapes and still life paintings.
Bernard Gallery is part of Calumet College of St. Joseph, which is a private institution of higher learning located at 2400 New York Avenue in Whiting, Indiana. Currently serving approximately 1,300 students, the college has provided access to education for students of the Calumet Region since 1951 and offers Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. The gallery curator, Martin Martinez, is on the faculty in the Digital and Studio Arts program. For information regarding the exhibit, please contact Martin Martinez at 219-473-4384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Artist
Leon Sarantos graduated from the College of Arts and Architecture at the University of Michigan. He later studied art at the the Hyde Park Art Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Leon has exhibited his art in galleries and venues throughout the area including: South Shore Arts in Munster, Paul Henry’s Art Gallery and White Ripple Gallery in Hammond, as well as CornerStone Gallery and Studio 659 in Whiting. His art has also been displayed in Chicago venues, such as Hyde Park Art Center, Studio Oh and Zhou Brothers Art Center.
He has won several awards and honors, including Best of Show at CornerStone Gallery, and First Prize at the Beverly Art Center in Chicago. Most recently his landscape, “Winter Woods,” received an Honorable Mention at the Indigenous Landscapes exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center. He is a juried member of the Union Street Gallery Guild. He is also the Gallery Director at CornerStone Gallery. His art is in private collections nationally from coast to coast, as well as internationally in London and Moscow. His art can be viewed on his website at http://www.leonsarantosartist.com
Issuer Contact Information
Mr. Sarantos’ website is: http://www.leonsarantosartist.com
CORONA, CA – May 4, 2015 - / Fine artist Subodh Maheshwari will be returning along with her artwork to the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York after 2 years absence. A selection of Subodh's acrylic work will also be appearing in Seoul, South Korea after a 27 year absence. This will also mark the first time Subodh has shown her art in a gallery or show this year.
After a very successful stay at the India Art Festival in Mumbai, India more of Subodh's work will appear in Seoul, South Korea at the Asiamania Art Festival. 27 years ago Subodh participated in the Cosmopolitan Art Exhibition during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. The show will feature an array of asian influenced pieces; a perfect setting for Subodh's imaginative use of her own cultural elements.
The artist herself will be appearing alongside her paintings at the Amsterdam Whitney Galley's newest show - "A Mid-summer Night's Dream" Ruthie Tucker, Executive Director of the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery stated,"Subodh is a contemporary master who bathes her artwork in glistening pools of saturated hues, capturing the ethereal beauty and timeless vitality of the world." The Chelsea area is about to get some color!
The Asiamania show in Seoul takes place from April 30th - May 3rd 2015 at the Indian Art Pavillion, C-Festival, Coex Center, World Trade Center, Seoul, South Korea.
"A Mid-summer Night's Dream" will run from June 19th - August 4th. Sudodh, herself will be at the Gala Chamapgn Reception: Thursday, June 25th 2015 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, NY.
About Artist Subodh Maheshwari:
Subodh Maheshwari lives and creates her art in Corona, California. Her artwork hangs in several public and private collections, including the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA and Dr. Shyam and Dr. Sashi Parashar, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia. She has also performed artwork on commission for Hinduism Today Magazine, Kapaa, Hawaii; “Rangoli” installation piece for Newport Beach Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA; and “Philosophy of Life” installation piece for Lancaster City Art Museum, Lancaster, CA. is currently on the faculty of Riverside City College where she teaches art to upcoming artists. Her personal art studio, “Subodh Fine Art Studio” in Corona, CA, engages the delight of art with students of all ages.
SAN DIEGO, CA – May 4, 2015 - / Danielle Nelisse is pleased to announce that her artworks have been selected for the show, "50 TO WATCH", a regional juried art exhibit at The Studio Door gallery in San Diego, California.
The Studio Door exhibit will continue until May 15, 2015. The jurors were Stephen C. Wagner of the Arc Gallery in San Francisco and Patti Brady, Director for Golden's Working Artist Program. http://thestudiodoor.com.
Nelisse's use of color and line express her inner reflections about the struggle by humans to deal with urbanization, climate change, and natural disasters.
Her newest series, entitled "Wildfires," was inspired when nine wildfires simultaneously surrounded her art studio in May 2014 in Southern California. The sky became dark with charred ash. While painting the first two art pieces (Wildfires I and Wildfires II) on two canvases side-by-side, her family members checked in over the phone to make sure she was ok. The massive wildfires were fed for days by the hot Santa Ana winds that blew in from the desert.
About the Artist
Danielle Nelisse, originally from Detroit, Michigan, is an Artist, Private Investigator, and one of America’s leading Immigration Attorneys.
After studying law and art in Florence, Italy, Vienna, Austria, and Strasbourg, France, she studied oil painting and composition with internationally renown fine artist Herb Dubin, a fine artist currently working in Israel.
RICHMOND, VA – April 30, 2015 / Award winning artist, the notable “Heaven Style” painting founder, Shaoqiang Chen’s art works have been accepted to one national show and one international show recently. The works will be appearing in New York and Texas.
Staring on May 4th, Master Chen’s work “Delight with the Peony” will be exhibited in the National Art League’s (NAL) 85th Annual National Juried Open Show at the NAL Gallery in Douglaston, New York.
Shaoqiang Chen’s painting is featured with strong color contrast, thickness of color and dynamic in lines and strokes. In addition to these features, he impersonated the bees in work to interact with the flowers to depict a playful scene. The work thus delivered a delightful impression. The national show ends on May 30th.
His other painting “Fun in the Lotus Pond Looking from Heaven” will be exhibited in the Society of Watercolor Artists’ (SWA) 34th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Fort Worth, Texas.
The exhibition will showcase high quality art works of distinguished artists from many countries. The painting “Fun in the Lotus Pond Looking from Heaven” is one of Shaoqiang Chen’s “Heaven Style” representative art works. It well illustrates his unique thoughts and novel techniques of this new school. The exhibition opens from May 3rd through June 13th.
For more information about the NAL’s national show, please contact NAL at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, NY 11363, (718) 224-3957, NAL website: http://www.nationalartleague.org. For SWA international show, contact SWA at 3600 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76133-1407, (940)-320-5660, SWA website: http://www.swawatercolor.com.
About the Artist
Shaoqiang Chen pseudonym “Fou Chi” or “Follower of Wu” and “Zhi Yuan” or “Learning from Afar”. Master Chen is a Yihong Culture Communication Distinguished International Artist. He is a Nanning Yihong Fine Art School Distinguished Art Teacher to the United States. Chen is a Yihong Culture Communication Distinguished International Art Juror and a Richmond Painting and Calligraphy Club Board Member. He also is a member of Guangxi Calligraphy and Painting Research Institute.
Master Chen is the founder of “Heaven Style” of painting. He learned Painting, Calligraphy and Seal Cutting from Master Hong Huang, who is the standing director of Guangxi Calligraphy & Painting Research Institute and the founder of Yihong Fine Art School China. Master Chen is an expert at Mountain – Waters painting, Flower – Bird painting regular script in small characters calligraphy running script calligraphy and seal carving. He has won many awards in national and international art exhibitions and competitions.
ALEXANDRIA, VA - April 15, 2015 - / Award winning artist, Darlene Kaplan is pleased to announce that she will be teaching a 6 day workshop in oriental brush painting in August, 2015. This workshop is for all skill levels from beginning to advanced. Subjects matter covered will include birds, flowers, lotus, fish, insects, & waterfalls.
This will be a 6 day workshop instructed by Darlene Kaplan in the Lingnan style of Oriental Brush Painting. The dates and times are as follows; August 17 thru 22, 2015 and it will be from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm daily. The price of this 6 day workshop is $450.00.
This workshop will be held at the Soft Brush Studio, located at 4609 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310. You may register now to reserve your space. For further information please contact Darlene Kaplan, 4609 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310. Telephone 703-922-4175 – Her email is email@example.com
About the Artist:
Award winning Professional artist, owner and CEO of Soft Brush Studio, Darlene Kaplan has been captivating art lovers worldwide with her energetic Oriental Brush Paintings using Chinese watercolors for over 40 years.
Kaplan started out in oil painting and switched to the Oriental style when she started taking martial arts. Kaplan is a martial artist teaching Tai Chi. The energy "chi" is also essential in Oriental Brush Painting.
Kaplan paints in the Ling Nan style of Oriental Brush Painting which is a combination of Western and East Asian art. The Oriental art consists of many styles of painting that originated in China centuries ago and spread throughout Japan and Korea. This style of art is also referred to as Sumi-e, which is the fusion of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese art. Her website is at http://www.darlenekaplan.com
4609 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
ATLANTA, GA - April 11, 2015 / - Award winning artist announced today that she has illustrated an inspirational art book “Healing Beauty ~ Artistry for the Soul” written by her mother, Linda Dunning Doyle. Jacqueline is an American artist who is known for her dynamic and colorful abstract mixed media paintings.
Jacqueline Doyle Allison’s vibrant abstract collages are featured on each page and were created exclusively for the book. “Healing Beauty ~ Artistry for the Soul” is available in both hardcover and eBook formats and more information can be found at www.jacquelineallison.com/book.html
Jacqueline Doyle Allison lives and creates her art in metro Atlanta and the Mountains of North Georgia and has been an artist in the region for more than 17 years. Regarding this book Allison stated “I am very pleased and gratified to have collaborated with my mother and was honored that she chose me to create collage illustrations to compliment her words. It was rewarding and meaningful to work with her on this project.”
About Artist Jacqueline Doyle Allison:
Jacqueline Doyle Allison lives and works in metro Atlanta and the Mountains of North Georgia. Her artwork resides in corporate and private collections across the United States. She is represented by several regional galleries and has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Her website can be found at www.jacquelineallison.com.
Jacqueline Doyle Allison