Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Guide to Copyright Basics" Pg 2 of 13 CREDITS

Birmingham Arts Attorney, Marcus Hunt so graciously compiled this
informative "Guide to Copyright Basics" for a workshop he gave to the
HSV art community last year. I continue posting the series with 2 of 13 pages.
Stay tuned for 3 of 13 tomorrow!
For more info about Marcus Hunt and his services please visit:

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"Guide to Copyright Basics" Pg 1 of 13 COVER

Birmingham Arts Attorney, Marcus Hunt so graciously compiled this
informative "Guide to Copyright Basics" for a workshop he gave to the
HSV art community last year. I will post the 13 pages over the
duration of 13 days. Stay tuned!
For more info about Marcus Hunt and his services please visit:

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Shop A Latte! At Angel's Island Coffee

A Unique Shopping Event with Local Artists

Where: Angel's Island Cofee 7538 S Memorial Parkway 256.319.33424
When: Thursday December 18th 4:30-8:30pm

Cotton Ridge Pottery
Sheer Pleasures Soapwork
Christa Jennings Photography
Rock & Silver Jewelry
Mini-Massages by Taniya Maloney, LMT, CD
Kid's Art Table

Grand PRize Drawing @ 8:30pm
Special Offers with $50+ purchase

For more infor Contact Judy 256.337.3097

Amy McMullen's Photo Art blog

The art blog has added local Harvest photographer- Amy McMullen's Photo Art blog:

Check it out!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jewelry Artist, Kay Basiago's new website

The Huntsville Art Blog is happy to add jewelry artist, Kay Basiago's new website. Please visit at

Kay is exhibiting her jewelry this weekend at the Blue Light Special Art Show, Cahaba Clayworks in Leeds, AL

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Alabama Wins Three National Awards for Year of Arts Tourism Campaign

MONTGOMERY - Governor Bob Riley announced Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2008) that the Alabama Tourism Department has won the Travel Industry Association's highest honor for its Year of Alabama Arts campaign as well as two other national competitions.

The state agency was presented with TIA's "Discover America" marketing award and is featured in the November issue of National Geographic Traveler.

The 2007 promotion also won the National Council of State Tourism Directors' "Mercury" award for best state promotion and Travel Weekly's "Magellan" award for promotion of culture and the arts in the U.S. and Canada.

"To win one top award is outstanding, but to win the best in three separate competitions must be unprecedented," Governor Riley told tourism and arts representatives at a ceremony in the State Capitol.

The purpose of the 15-month Year of Alabama Arts campaign was "to put a huge spotlight on the arts, everything from architecture to dance and in between," state tourism director Lee Sentell said. "We had involvement from more than 60 communities which shows how important the arts are all over the state."

To read more about this please visit:

Monday, December 8, 2008

Johanna Littleton Featured on the cover of Valley Planet & Open House

Artist Johanna Littleton would like to share some exciting news with the art blog and we would like to congratulate her on the honor of being on the cover of the Valley Planet!

From Johanna:

When the Valley Planet asked me to use a christmas tree painting, I wanted to share it with you because they really do make us laugh! And they add so much enchantment to the season. The link to the painting is or pick up a copy (they came out the day before yesterday).

(Article about Johanna's artwork

I also wanted to let you know about our Open House this month at the studio. It is on December 18 from 5-8 and the Valley Planet has added an extra way to share the information with you. The article tells where the studio is, but you are welcome to call me to get better directions if you need them. (245.566.0184)

Johanna Littleton

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Interested in Your Own Faux Finish/Mural Business?

Some of the items in your business package include:

-1-2 week of class time for high end finishes, Including Italian plasters. Free continued education for 6 months.
-Product and sample reviews
-Business systems training, including contracts, HR manuals, policies & procedures, ect.
-Referrals, leads and jobs
-Website, blog and contacts gathered from website
-Introduction to clients, community leaders, designers, and business associates

Please let me know if you would like to get together and discuss further.


Alissa Murnane, 256.658.0657 or

Certified Italian Plaster Applicator
Certified Decorative Finisher
2008 Small Business of the Year, Personal Services Finalist
2007 Small Business of the Year, Personal Services Finalist
2007 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, Small Business Finalist
2006 Young Professional of the Year Finalist

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Featured Artist: Scott Alcorn

"Winfeild" by Scott Alcorn, copyright
"8 Seconds Addiction" by Scott Alcorn, copyright
"The Protector- Kildeer" by Scott Alcorn, copyright
"Silver Ring" by Scott Alcorn, copyright

The Art Blog is proud to feature Scott Alcorn as December's Featured Artist.

Artist Bio

From the time he was old enough to hold a pencil, Scott has been drawing and doodling. At age 11, seeing the artistic potential, his parents enrolled him in formal art lessons, where he began with the basics: perspective, shading, and composition, all of which he couldn’t stand (though now he’s grateful for his teacher, Lazell Green, taking the time to give him a solid foundation). After the basics, he began working in pastels, then moved into oils. Though oils are his favorite medium, he enjoys graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor as well.

In college, he majored in Commercial Art with a heavy emphasis in Studio Art, graduating in 1993. During his senior exhibition, the college requested one of Scott’s paintings for permanent collection.

Since graduation in 1993, Scott has accepted several private and corporate commissions, with subjects such as: aviation (which has always been a passion, especially World War II), architectural, wildlife, portraits, still-life, and murals. For Scott, murals have been the most challenging, but yet the most rewarding.

Scott’s art is exhibited in public and private collections throughout the United States. His work can be seen at Redstreake Gallery in Cowan, Tennessee and Artifacts in Florence, Alabama.

To find out more about Scott Alcorn please visit

Scott Alcorn Fine Arts
Grant, AL

Featured Artist: Amber Marie Stifflemire- Art Marie Soleil

"Connection" by Art Marie Soleil, copyright
"Birds of a Feather" by Art Marie Soleil, copyright
"Bubba Gump" by Art Marie Soleil, copyright
Amber Marie Stifflemire- Art Marie Soleil

The Art Blog is proud to feature Amber Marie Stifflemire as December's Featured Artist.

Hello Huntsville Art Blog! My name is Amber Marie Stifflemire; however, I paint under the name Art Marie Soleil. I grew up on the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah and have lived in Huntsville for almost a year. I have fallen in love with all that Alabama has to offer: the people, trees, hospitality, diversity and warmth! I have been married to my wonderful, supportive husband for a little over three years and we are expecting our first child the beginning of March!

Being creative and using my imagination is always something I have loved to do; however, I have no formal training and received my degree in social psychology. It was about 5 years ago that I found myself in desperate need of something more than school and the 9-5 job. Painting was my solution. I enjoy working with stretch canvas (the possibilities are endless), wood (I like the grainy texture and individuality wood presents), acrylic paint (although I am beginning to enjoy oil paint), vintage sheet music (incorporating my love of music), and a variety of tools or brushes. But I don't plan on being a creature of habit. I intend to continually learn and grow through observation and the exploration of new mediums.

I consider most of my work to be abstract/contemporary; however, I am still trying to develop my style. Since I am both new to the Huntsville area and new to selling my artwork, participating in a few different art shows this summer was a great way to increase my self-confidence and meet wonderful local artists who helped in so many ways!

Please feel free to view some of my artwork at I can be reached at either or 256/585-4187.

Thank you Huntsville Art Blog for the opportunity to be featured and all you do for the art community of Huntsville!

Amber M. Stifflemire
Art Marie Soleil