Thursday, July 10, 2014

Action Painter Wanted for Von Braun Memorial Dinner at US Space and Rocket Center

Action Painter Wanted

 
Selected artist will perform at the Von Braun Memorial Dinner, a formal aerospace event, held under the Saturn V Rocket at the US Space and Rocket Center, with close to 900 attendees.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 29, 7:00-9:00pm, and the performance would take place during the dinner (approx 7:30pm).

The National Space Club is looking for one artist to paint and auction off their painting (s). The theme is “Space Exploration”, and they are looking for artwork that fits the theme of the event (astronauts, Dr. von Braun, space) .  The event is the Space Club's major fundraising event of the year, to raise money for STEM Education Scholarships to local students.

We invite you to submit your contact information and a link by email to Gwen.Beckles@Teledyne.com that shows you performing your action painting.

The submission deadline is August 1st.  After this date, you will be contacted with more details.

Thank you,
Gwen Beckles
Teledyne Technologies

Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 Student Perceptions Art Show Features Calhoun CC and UAH Artists



                                             WORKS BY JO PETERSEN


 

                                              WORKS BY NAOMI TRAYNOR

 

2014 Student Perceptions Art Show Features Calhoun CC and UAH Artists


2nd Floor Connector at Lowe Mill
Reception from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., June 13, 2014

Throughout the month of June, the Huntsville Art League’s 2014 Student Perceptions Art Show Features Calhoun CC and UAH Artists ―Join Us for a Reception Friday, June 13 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Get to know the works of Jo Petersen and Naomi Traynor….
One came late to the canvas, a retiree who picked up a paintbrush, began studying first under Nancy Hougland, and later under Kathryn Vaughn at Calhoun Community College (CCC), where she discovered oils and watercolors awakened her soul. The other is a 2014 graduate of the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) School of Fine Arts and Drawing, who instinctively knew the intricacies of lighting, geometric arrangement, repeating forms, and rhythm of line.

The Huntsville Art League is featuring the works of both CCC’s Jo Petersen and UAH’s Naomi Traynor in their 2014 Student Perceptions Art Show open to the public throughout the month of June. These two artists with individual experiences, perceptions, and takeaways, are the perfect examples of boundless diversity in art, as shown not only in their works, but also in their knowledge and attitudes about art.
“You couldn’t find two more different approaches to their work,” says Ann Steverson, publicity chair for the Art League. “Jo admits she appreciated art but never considered drawing or painting at any time in her life until she was introduced to it through computer graphics. Naomi on the other hand, has been so drawn to artistic endeavors that she chose it as a major in college, and has studied the mechanics extensively.”

“I am very drawn to portraits both in the works that I do and the works I am attracted to when I visit a museum or an art gallery,” Jo says. “I am most inspired by the works of Amadeus Modigliani, but my style of portrait is more traditional.”
“My brushwork is a balance between expressive and sometimes ambiguous environments, and precisely-rendered subjects,” says Naomi. “I use the juxtaposition and repetition of color to create an emotional response in the viewer. In my figurative works, this use of color, rhythm, and brushwork add to this response, while lighting and atmosphere add to the aura of a figure and evoke a sense of empathy for the subject.”

According to Jo, releasing her artistic ability was like opening a gift and finding a new world in the box. “I used to look at clouds but now I see them. I used to watch sunsets but now I feel them. I used to hear a bird singing in the tree but now I embrace the tree and whisper to the bird. I look through a window or down an alley and I see a painting waiting to happen.”
Naomi on the other hand, says the exploration of light is an integral part of her work. “How do man-made objects encroach, enhance, or exist independently of forces and elements found in nature? How do man-made light sources act as a surrogate to an actual galactic body viewed from earth, such as the moon, stars, etc.?” she says. “Considering our civilization’s love for artificial lighting, sometimes called ‘light pollution’, artificial light evokes a sense of wonder and can hold more familiarity to us than galactic bodies found in traditional or contemporary landscapes.”

Jo Petersen has not yet chosen a favorite medium, and probably never will, “It seems that each subject tells me in what medium it should be executed,” she says. Seven of her works are featured in the Student Perceptions Art Show: The Mooresville is oil on canvas; Winds Across New Mexico is a pastel; The Buoy, Blue Heron, and Panoramic are watercolors, and all five are on sale to the public. Her sixth painting entitled The Girl in the Green Hat is featured, but not for sale.
Eight of Naomi’s works are featured and are for sale to the public.
The 2014 Student Perceptions Art Show opens Monday, June 2 and runs for the whole month of June in the 2nd Floor Connector at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Please join us for a reception from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., June 13, 2014.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Huntsville's Public Art Survey


Only One Week Left to Participate in Huntsville's Public Art Survey

As the next step in Huntsville's Public Art Planning process, the survey provides an avenue for the public to have additional input in the development of the city's first Public Art Master Plan. The Public Art Master Plan project is being led by The Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Huntsville and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town grant program.
 
The online survey gives citizens an opportunity to view current public art in Huntsville as well as examples of public art in other cities around the country. Survey participants will be asked about the kinds of public art they would like to see developed in Huntsville, ways in which public art can serve the community and future locations for public art. The survey can be accessed by clicking here from now through June 18.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

FOR SALE: Badge/Button Maker

 

FOR SALE: Badge/Button Maker

Great For Photo Buttons!

 
Badge-A-Matic 2.25" button maker.  Button forms included.  Made by the Badge-a-Minit company.

Speed, efficiency and quality - you get it all with the 2 1/4" Badge-A-Matic! This semi-automatic, tabletop machine makes producing the ever-popular 2 1/4" buttons easier than ever. The assembly rings are built in, so all you need to do is add the button parts and you can create up to 300 buttons per hour. Made in the USA (Retail Value $495).


Make an offer!
 
For more info, please contact:
Gina Hurst
The Arts Council
Member & Volunteer Services Manager
700 Monroe Street, Suite 2
Huntsville, AL. 35801
256-519-2787

ghurst@artshuntsville.org
www.artshuntsville.org

FOR SALE: Gerber GSx Plus Vinyl Plotter Cutter and Vinyl Rolls



Vinyl Cutter (15” carriage) and Vinyl Rolls FOR SALE

Gerber GSx Plus Vinyl Plotter Cutter Sign Maker - You can make signs, stickers, decals, labels, wall art, window graphics, vehicle graphics and more. This is a Professional piece of equipment, not a hobby kit. It cuts Colored Vinyl Film in hundreds of colors. Used- valued at $300 not to mention all the rolls of colors, approx. 60.

Vinyl Roll Colors
Light Blue
Med. Blue
Drk. Blue
Orange
Brown
Gold
Reflector Color
Bright Red
Drk. Red
Yellow
White
Cream
Light Gray
Drk. Gray
Black

Make an offer!

For more info, please contact:
Gina Hurst
The Arts Council
Member & Volunteer Services Manager
700 Monroe Street, Suite 2
Huntsville, AL. 35801
256-519-2787

ghurst@artshuntsville.org
www.artshuntsville.org

FOR SALE: Air Brushes & Compressor



 
 
 
Air Brushes & Compressor FOR SALE

Paasche VL airbrush, Paasche 627B sprayer, Thayer airbrush (old)
Condor MDR2 compressor, 1992
Make an offer!
For more info, please contact:  
Gina Hurst
The Arts Council
Member & Volunteer Services Manager
700 Monroe Street, Suite 2
Huntsville, AL. 35801
256-519-2787
ghurst@artshuntsville.org
www.artshuntsville.org
 
 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Call for Artists- Madison Street Festival's Artist Alley

Call for Artists- Madison Street Festival's Artist Alley

The 34th Madison Street Festival (MSF) returns to historic downtown Madison, Alabama on Saturday October 4, 2014. The festival is FREE and the hours will be 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Held each year on the 1st Saturday in October, the MSF celebrates the people, music, food and art of Madison, Alabama. It’s a fun-filled family day that showcases the best of our town and reminds us why Madison is such a great community.

The city has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live* and Top 10 Places to Grow-Up** The MSF has been recognized as one of the top 20 fall festivals in the State of Alabama.
With hundreds of vendors, artisans and performers, the MSF has something for everyone! Original works of art, muscle cars, a petting zoo, music, floats, marching bands, and tons of food – the MSF has it all. And new this year will be will be the introduction of gourmet Food Trucks!

Please feel free to explore our website for more information on the MSF, including details on Vendor registration, Sponsorships, Volunteer opportunities, and lots more.
See you the 1st Saturday in October!

http://www.madisonstreetfestival.org

The deadline for submitting an application is August 15, 2014.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Arts Council Solicits Community Input On Public Art For Huntsville


Arts Council Solicits Community Input On Public Art For Huntsville

–Online Survey Now Available –


                Huntsville, AL – The Arts Council announced today the launch of an online Public Art Survey. As the next step in Huntsville’s Public Art Planning process, the survey provides an avenue for the public to have additional input in the development of the city’s first Public Art Master Plan. The Public Art Master Plan project is being led by The Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Huntsville and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant program.

The online survey gives citizens an opportunity to view current public art in Huntsville as well as examples of public art in other cities around the country. Survey participants will be asked about the kinds of public art they would like to see developed in Huntsville, ways in which public art can serve the community and future locations for public art. The survey can be accessed at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1629017/Huntsville-PublicArtSurvey from now through June 18.

The Public Art Survey is the final component in Huntsville’s year-long public art planning process. To date, the planning process has included the Imagine Art Here public forum, public art focus groups, stakeholder meetings, and input from elected leaders. The planning process has also been supported by a working group that includes City of Huntsville Planning Department representatives. This summer, The Arts Council will present a draft public art plan for Huntsville. When adopted, the public art plan will be one of the first ongoing, permanent public art initiatives developed in the state of Alabama and will build on Huntsville’s history of innovation and creativity.

For more information about the public art planning process, contact Julie Hornstein at The Arts Council 256-519-2787 or jhornstein@artshuntsville.org.


The Arts Council, Inc.
700 Monroe Street, Suite 2
Huntsville, AL. 35801
P:  256-519-2787
F:  256-533-3811
Web:  www.artshuntsville.org

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Call to Artists for Wiregrass Museum of Art 2014 Biennial


 
The Wiregrass Museum of Art is excited to announce its B14: Wiregrass Biennial exhibition and invites you to submit in an open call to artists!

We encourage innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media and look forward to receiving entries from across the Southeast region. 

 
Call  (334) 94-3871 ext. 26 or email

dlemmer@wiregrassmuseum.org with any questions.

 
Deadline is fast approaching- applications must be postmarked by Monday, May 26, 2014.

Application for the 2014 Biennial Exhibition
http://wiregrassmuseum.org/images/pdf/B14_Application.pdf
 
Best, 
Dana-Marie Lemmer
Curator
Wiregrass Museum of Art
Wiregrass Museum of Art | 126 Museum Ave | Dothan | AL | 36303

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Little Green Store on Monte Sano to feature Rickie Higgins artworks




Local artist Rickie Higgins will be featuring a large collection of his unique flags at The Little Green Store on June 21 from 11 to 3 pm. He will have many sizes and colors of flags. He will also be featuring some of his newest work! So hope to see you at TLGS for this fun filled flag event!

For more info please visit: 

The Little Green Store
820 Monte Sano Blvd SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 539-9699
http://shop.thelittlegreenstore.org/index.php

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Reception: Unique Views Juried Exhibition

You are invited!

Opening Reception for The Huntsville Art League’s 2014 Unique Views Juried Exhibition

Friday, May 16 from 5:00 ― 8:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Connector of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, Huntsville, AL

Bestowing on the observer a distinctive way to look at Life, see the World, share Beliefs, and
examine our Community, the artists whose works are on display at the 2014 Unique Views Juried
Exhibition are extending their artistic lens to you, the spectator, so that you may see the world as
they see it. Aspiring to give you a glimpse of the world from a different point of view, our artists
share their vision through photography, paintings ― oil, pastel, charcoal, and pencil ―, or blown glass.

Unique Views is Huntsville Art League’s most profound and appealing art exhibit of the year.
The Huntsville Art League promises you an evening of delectable hors d’oeuvres, wine,
captivating art, and live music playing on the dock under a luminous night sky at Lowe Mill ARTS
& Entertainment.

If you haven’t yet visited the new Art League studios and gallery at Lowe Mill, the Unique Views
Opening Reception is the perfect time to do so. The eclectic atmosphere of the 100-studio
collective at Lowe Mill is the ideal new home for our education center on the first floor, and our
colorful gallery, now located on the second floor connector. Who knows? Maybe you will see
something that lifts your spirit and inspires you to paint, draw, sculpt, or work with your hands
for the first time in your life. You are never too young or too old to take art classes or to enjoy the
works of others!

The Art League is celebrating its 56th year as Huntsville’s premier artists cooperative, and we
intend to spend another 56 years promoting visual arts in all its many forms through education
and exhibition.

Please join us on Friday, May 16 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. for the Opening Reception of the
Huntsville Art League’s 2014 Unique Views Exhibition at Lowe Mill. Admission is free. There is a nominal fee for parking.

We LOOK forward to SEEING you there!

For more info about Huntsville Art League, please visit: http://www.huntsvilleartleague.org/

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Red Clay Survey Call for Artists!



Calling All Artists! Now accepting submissions for the Huntsville Museum of Art 2014 Red Clay Survey

Sharpen your pencils, prime your canvases, fire up your kilns – its time for the 2014 Red Clay Survey Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art! As in 2012, the application and submission process will be conducted entirely online. Applications for submissions are open. The deadline for entry is May 17, 2014.  

Go now to the museum’s homepage at www.hsvmuseum.org to view the exhibition prospectus, which includes important details about the exhibition, juror, cash awards, time line and the online entry form.

We hope you will consider entering your fine work into this important regional survey. Best of luck.

Red Clay Survey entry deadline is May 17, 2014.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Make A Difference Art Market- Call for Artists



Make a Difference” Art Market" to benefit The Miracle League
DATE:  Saturday June 7th, 2014
         
TIME:  10 AM to 3 PM

PLACE:  The Huntsville Stars Joe Davis Stadium Concourse – covered area (weather won’t be a factor!)

General Information:
This is an opportunity for artists to share their incredible talent and Make A Difference!
There will be assigned  and limited 10x10 spaces available in the concourse for a rental fee of $50. Proceeds to benefit The Miracle League of Huntsville, AL to celebrate Miracle League Day!  Application Deadline: June 3, 2014

For details and application info contact: Mellissa Meeks at Mellmee@bellsouth.net

HUNTSVILLE STARS PLAY MOBILE BAYBEARS at 6:40 PM  that evening!

Huntsville Museum of Art: Summer Studio Artworks Classes




Summer Studio Artworks classes

            The Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy will offer art classes for age 3 through eighth grade. Classes will include ceramics, drawing, painting, multi-media, and jewelry making. Other classes include Mudworks, Things that Crawl, Wiggle and Roar, Art in the Round, Sparkle, Glitter, and Glow, 3-D Art in Motion, Spectacular Sketches, Easel Painting, Cartooning and Saturday Studio Art Adventures.

In June, the museum will offer several high school and adult classes. Adults can enjoy classes in ceramics, drawing, oil and watercolor painting, and stained glass. In July and August, classes will include ceramics, mosaics, oil painting, and wire and bead jewelry.

Master Artist Workshops will also be offered this Summer The Dogwood Tree: Realistic Watercolor Landscapes with Alan P. Shuptrine and East Meets West: Chinese and Watercolor Painting with Lian Quan Zhen.

Register Online at www.hsvmuseum.org or call 256-535-4350, extension 222. All classes will be held at the Huntsville Museum of Art in the Museum Academy classrooms located in downtown Huntsville at Big Spring International Park. 


300 Church Street SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
256.535.4350  FAX  256.532.1743

Contact:  Laura E. Smith (256) 535-4350, ext. 222

Basic iPhone Photography Class

Title: Basic iPhone Photography
Venue: Huntsville Art League
Instructor: Mayra Martinez
Dates: three consecutive Saturdays: May 17, 24, and 31 10:00-11:30 AM Details and registration available at http://www.huntsvilleartleague.org/events/basic-iphone-photography-may-17-24-31/


Description: The saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you.  In this three-part class we discuss how to make great photos with your iOS 7 device.  On Day 1, we learn our camera’s capabilities, how to handle special situations, and composition guidelines.  Leave the classroom behind on Day 2 for a “photo safari”, where students practice topics previously covered.  We will critique student photos, discuss basic enhancements, organizing, and sharing photos on Day 3.  Participants will be exposed to photographic concepts applicable regardless of their cameras.

For more info about Mayra Martinez, please visit: www.mayrammartinez.com

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Teachers Wanted: North Alabama Dance Center

North Alabama Dance Center would like to announce we are adding to our staff for the school year 2014-2015. We will begin taking applications from qualified teachers. You may mail in your resume' to:

NADC
5829 Oakwood Road
Huntsville, Al 35806

If you have it, video of your choreography would be great to include with your resume'.

NADC is a fun, inspiring and positive place to work. If you have a passion for dance, work well with children and have teaching experience we welcome you to apply. We will enjoy speaking with you. 

For more info about NADC please visit: http://www.northalabamadancecenter.com/

Wanted: Director of the Hawthorne Conservatory

Central Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Lincoln and Randolph Avenue in downtown Huntsville, is taking applications for Director of the Hawthorne Conservatory. The conservatory is a Christian ministry designed to offer musical instrument lessons to underprivileged children of all ages. The full time director would oversee the hiring and scheduling of teachers and students. The director would set curriculum and provide a nurturing, faith filled environment to all students and their families. If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact Jennifer Cash at jcash@knology.net or 256-337-3232. The position is available immediately.

Teachers Wanted: All Things Theatrical, Inc.

Now accepting resumes and interviewing for several teaching positions at All Things Theatrical, Inc.  Join Madison's home of theatrical arts as we GROW!  Theatre and Musical theatre make up our core while dance and voice lessons round out our curriculum.  Serious inquiries only and you will be background-checked in order to work with our students. EOE, please send letter of interest or resume to dianndirector@gmail.com.
~Ballet & lyrical ~Contemporary ~Broadway & Jazz ~Tap
~Drama ~Comedy ~Improv ~Script Writing
~Voice lessons ~Private vocal coaches ~3-5's 'Littles'
Please pass along to qualified candidates, strictly confidential.
Thank you, Diann Dowdy 256-683-8179


Diann Dowdy, President & Director
All Things Theatrical, Inc.
256.683.8179