Thursday, June 14, 2018


Jorge Jurado Gallery, Bogotà | August 1-22, 2018

Deadline: July 15, 2018

ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with Jorge Jurado Gallery, is proud to announce the CALL FOR ARTISTS for VISIONS, ITS LIQUID International Art Show of photography, painting, video art, installation and performance art, that will be held in Bogotà, at Jorge Jurado Gallery, from August 01, 2018 August 22, 2018.

VISIONS – Bogotà is organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci (founder and director of THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and ITSLIQUID GROUP).

Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, photographers, video makers and performers are invited to submit their works and projects by e-mail to

VISIONS aims to explore all different facets of social, physical and cultural identities of our contemporary societies. Every day we deal with a multitude of different identities and roles: we face the public life creating and adapting our social identities; our body and aesthetic tastes modify and are modified by our physical and sexual identities; our whole being evolves as well as contemporary cultures and modern cities do in order to create new compound and exchange possibilities for new “liquid identities” in “liquid cities“.

Deadline for applications is July 15, 2018 (11.59 PM of your local time)

For more information or to take part in the selection send an e-mail to

Artists interested in taking part in our shows, are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, governments and their representers; the logos of their sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and print) of the events. Artists are free to take part in one or more of the programmed events.

The number of works you can submit is unlimited. The participation in the festival requires an entry fee only for selected artworks. Participation is opened to: artists, photographers, video makers, performers, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.

To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of projects/videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks and architectural projects by e-mail to


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival: A Day of Encounters and Discovery

Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival: A Day of Encounters and Discovery
Saturday, June 23, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

(Los Angeles, CA) June, 2018: Blue Roof Studios is pleased to announce Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival, celebrating the summer solstice, will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 12pm to 5pm, at 7329 S Broadway. The festival highlights the richness and diversity of the arts in South Los Angeles and beyond, reflecting Blue Roof Studio’s commitment to fostering and amplifying creativity, connection, and inclusion within the community.

Blue Roof Studios and festival founder Galia Linn describes the vision of the festival, “In the current climate of increased tension and isolation, melting away the barriers is the duty of those who care. We come together and see each other in a joint celebration of art.”

Offering an immersive multidisciplinary art experiences the day will feature artwork by over 60 artists and 20 artisans reflecting the diversity of Blue Roof Studios’ neighborhood as well as greater Los Angeles. Local tacos, homemade popsicles, pizza by Delicious Pizza and other culinary treats will be offered by neighborhood businesses and community members as well vendors from the greater LA area.

Spreading over Broadway avenue sidewalk, Blue Roof’s parking lot and the entire building - The day’s rich assortment of offerings will be a drum circle lead by master drummer Aboubacar Kouyate – whos talking drum can be heard on the Black Panther soundtrack; free cooking demonstrations by RootDown LA; music by local DJ Joaquin Romero /DJ Wordamouph; a participatory performance utilizing three rocking chairs and three people by interdisciplinary performer Nehara Kalev; an Art Makers Bazaar curated by Kaleidoscope Kollective featuring handmade clothing, henna tattoos, unique objects and work by local and LA-based artists and artisans such as Alexandra Grant X-Artists’ Books and GrantLOVE project; art workshops by Barnsdall Arts; CAAM, and Blue Roof Studios resident Beverly Morrison.

The art installations will include: RADIANT a group exhibition curated by Leonardo Bravo / Big City Forum celebrating how we honor the light, our connection to the earth, the sun, and to each other; an exhibit curated by Bettina Hubby from Curatorial Hub featuring a diverse selection of works under $500 by well-known and emerging artists from Los Angeles and beyond; and Kristine Schomaker of Shoebox PR will curate “IMAGINE” a show of works by artists from her community of artists. In addition, Blue Roof Studios resident artists Diana Sanchez, Terri Klass, Jacqueline Palafox, Zemer Peled and Beverly Morrison will open their studios for the event. Guest artists Corazon Del Sol, Marguerite Drexel and Linda Franke will collaborate on an installation for the festival.

About Blue Roof Studios
Founded in 2016 by artist Galia Linn, Blue Roof Studios is a new multidisciplinary art hub located in South Los Angeles that offers a place for artists to work in an environment that fosters creativity and community. We are dedicated to developing long-term relationships, opening doors to meaningful experiences in the arts, growing accessible programs such as free art workshops, screenings, artist talks, exhibitions, and festivals.

The Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival is funded in part by the LA Department of Cultural Affairs, CANNDU/Empower LA, LACI CleanTech incubator, Maker City LA, and the generous support of friends of Blue Roof Studios. Additional support provided by Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr., the California African American Museum, BardoLA, On Broadway Tattoos and social.experiment.

For more information and a complete list of participants and schedule of events,
Diana Sanchez:
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Location:Los Angeles

Monday, June 11, 2018

Art in Public Places Unveils Newly-restored, Iconic East Austin Mural

Arte Texas recreates iconic East Austin mural with help from neighborhood youth

AUSTIN, TX—June 5, 2018—The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places Program, part of the Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, announces the restoration of For La Raza, an iconic East Austin mural celebrating the Chicano heritage of the Holly Shores neighborhood. Originally created in 1992 by community muralists Robert Herrera and Oscar Cortez, the mural was recently restored as part of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Holly Shores Master Plan, Phase 1 implementation. The project will be celebrated at a free, public event on July 21, 2018, 11 AM – 1 PM at 2215 Riverview Street, Austin, Texas. All are welcome.

“The restoration of this beloved artwork simultaneously honors the history of the Holly Shores neighborhood while also looking towards its future,” said Sue Lambe, Manager of the Art in Public Places Program. “Representing multiple generations and artistic styles, the new mural celebrates the distinguished heritage of the community and reflects its values and character.”

First painted by Herrera and Cortez in 1992, For La Raza is one of several murals sited on the exterior wall of the decommissioned Holly Street Power Plant near the Holly Shores and Festival Beach area in east Austin. Over the years, the mural fell into disrepair, with much of its vibrant imagery—including Aztec gods and symbols of Mexican history and identity— having faded or been painted over or “tagged” by other artists. As part of the Phase 1 implementation of the Holly Shores Master Plan, the Parks and Recreation Department worked with Art in Public Places and the community to identify historic murals at the Power Plant in need of restoration. For La Raza was selected as the first mural to be addressed.

Arte Texas —a community organization working to save historic murals in east Austin and execute new ones, which includes Herrera and Cortez — was commissioned to develop a restoration plan that would once again make the mural a point of pride for the neighborhood. As part of that process, the artists introduced a new generation to the mural painting tradition. In addition to meeting with neighborhood groups and associations, Arte Texas worked with students from the eastside community. Under Herrera’s leadership, the youth were instructed on the process of mural painting and its history and significance in the Mexican-American tradition. They were also given an opportunity to paint sections of the wall, resulting in a unique artistic collaboration blending generations from across the community.

“This mural represents the strength of our people and serves as a cherished cultural expression of our survival as Mexican Americans and Chicanos,” said Bertha Delgado, Founder and Executive Director of Arte Texas.


City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin.

Founded in 1985, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program acquires and maintains works of art for City facilities and parks through commissions, donations, and loans for the cultural enrichment of Austin’s community. By City ordinance, AIPP allocates 2% of eligible capital improvement project funding to the acquisition of site-specific public artwork. 2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the AIPP program in Austin, the first municipality in Texas to make a commitment to include works of art in construction projects. For more information, visit
Since 1928, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) has been the trusted steward of the City of Austin’s public lands. PARD protects and maintains parkland and Austin’s urban forest, preserves trails and offers a variety of sports, recreation, educational enrichment, arts programs, cultural opportunities, nature and aquatic activities. PARD is as diverse as the community it serves. PARD strives to honor the past while embracing the challenges of the future, and to serve an entire community while maintaining meaningful connections with individual participants.

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Art Colony Association Awards $28,000 in Donations to 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park Beneficiaries

Art Colony Association Awards $28,000 in Donations to
2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park Beneficiaries

Proceeds from the three-day outdoor fine art festival benefits seven Houston charities

HOUSTON, June 11, 2018 – The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), awarded $28,000 in donations to the seven beneficiaries from Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, which was held March 23-25, 2018.

“It is amazing to see the support from our patrons and sponsors grow every year to help us continue to raise funds for worthy causes,” said Joe Pogge, President of the Art Colony Association. “We are happy to give back to the community that supports our festivals and we love to be a part of our non-profit partners as they support Houstonians.”

Each non-profit provided volunteers and had the option to host an art station in the Direct Energy Children’s Creative Zone. The seven non-profit partners that benefited from the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park included:

● A Cause to Give us Paws
● Avenue 360: Health & Wellness
● Fresh Arts
● Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
● Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
● The Arc of Greater Houston
● The University of Houston – Clear Lake Art Gallery

ACA has provided a venue for more than 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall. For every festival, a new jury selects participating artists, some new and some returning. This creates a fresh and different festival year after year. Patrons have the opportunity to personally meet the artists, view original works, and purchase world class art. A percentage of proceeds from Bayou City Art Festival benefits its local non-profit partners. Over the past 47 years, Bayou City Art Festival has raised over $3.6 million in support of local non-profit organizations.

On Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 2018, ACA will celebrate 47 years of fine art and giving back as it spotlights 300 artists at Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown Houston. The weekend gallery will transform the streets of Downtown Houston into artistic avenues filled with live entertainment, beverages, food trucks, and much more.

Local non-profit organizations interested in becoming a partner for Bayou City Art Festival Downtown this fall can submit an online application here beginning July 2, 2018. Deadline to apply is July 13, 2018.

Online tickets and discounted general admission tickets will be available soon. For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest and #BCAF, like the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Also, subscribe to our newsletter here.

About Bayou City Art Festival:
Entering its 47th year in 2018, the Art Colony Association has raised more than $3.6 million for local non-profit programs through the festivals. A percentage of the proceeds support local art organizations and nonprofits. The festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit

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(Los Angeles, California) – TAG Gallery is pleased to feature two bodies of mixed media works by L.A. artist Linda Sue Price. The artist’s works capitalize on an economy of material in reflecting issues surrounding our current socio-political climate. Specifically, Price explores themes of dividedness, interconnectedness, and spiritualism, combining photographic portraiture, chain, textiles representing each of the seven continents, and prominently, the yin-yang symbol made from neon-lit tubing.

In Price’s series Connections, the works’ underlying grid of crowdsourced portraits represents California’s diverse demographics and include those in her Los Angeles community and California residents at large. The artist’s highlighting of differences in race, gender, age, and orientation grounds her works in the traditions of social realism in their emphasis on the ‘average’ Californian. In her series Continents, the works alternately combine indigenous textiles worldwide. Both of the artist’s bodies of work relate humanity’s concerns from local, global, and cosmic vantages.

Price’s works trace current tensions facing humanity and are expressed between optimistic images of family, community, or symbols of culture, and affixed chain link that surrounds each piece. Through the artist’s juxtaposing of photographs and chain links, Price examines borders as objects of both protection and confinement and makes ambiguous the relationships between fragility and strength. Price’s use of the yin-yang symbols are ever-present reminders of the light and dark forces inherent in the laws of nature and invites contemplation about humanity’s role in the small and biggest pictures.

Linda Sue Price lives and works in Los Angeles County, California. Price is known for injecting her personal reflections to stimulate emotion and to manipulate how neon is perceived as a medium. She began studying neon as a medium under Michael Flechtner at the Museum of Neon Art in 2004. There she developed her unique style of bending. Elements of historic neon signs, abstract expressionism, pop art, social realism and graphic design influence Linda Sue Price’s work.

Recent exhibitions include the Museum of Neon Art, Artshare LA, San Joaquin Delta College and Art Exchange in Southern California as well as The Midway Gallery in San Francisco. She has had solo shows at TAG Gallery in Los Angeles. Price shows yearly in a two-person exhibit at the Fine Arts Building in Downtown Los Angeles with Michael Flechtner. Price will be showing at Eastern Projects in Chinatown in July, the Brand Library in Glendale and LA Artcore in 2020. She serves as an advisory board member for the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale, California.

Linda Sue Price has been written about in Los Angeles Magazine, Art and Cake, Diversions LA, We Choose Art, Fabrik Media, Artscene, Santa Monica Mirror, the Daily Times and the Long Beach Post.

Exhibit runs from June 12TH-July 7TH, 2018

TAG Gallery is located at 5458 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tues-Saturday 11-5 p.m

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Location:Los Angels

Friday, June 8, 2018

Opening Tomorrow: Vera Barnett and Trish Nickell Exhibitions at VHG

Dear Valley House Friend,

Please join us at these exhibitions and events!

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, June 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for the opening reception for two exhibitions: Vera Barnett: Home, and Trish Nickell: Points of View. Trish Nickell will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, June 16, 11:00am. Vera Barnett will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, June 23, 11:00am. Continue reading to learn more about each exhibition. View images of work in both exhibitions at


Vera Barnett developed three distinct series of paintings to embody the meaning of an artistic and domestic life at Home - Portraits, Still Lifes, and Pets. Each series is anchored by a larger thematic painting and surrounded by miniature paintings - all created in a two-step process. First, Barnett fabricates her subject as a stage set made of cardboard, sewn fabric, and found objects. Then, she makes a painting from her construction in a trompe l’oeil manner.

Her series of Portraits represents family life - herself, her son, and grandchildren. Childlike sketches on cardboard easels reference the budding of an artist's self-knowledge. At the age of 3, Barnett decided to be an artist, and still has vivid recall of the drawings she saw and made before entering kindergarten.

Barnett's Still Life paintings embody the things we bring into our home. However, with an irreverent eye, Barnett selects everyday objects which remind her of other things: a pepper under a light bulb becomes a reclining sunbather and a radish becomes a plumed bird.

In the playful series of Pets entitled "When the Cat's Away" we see that our homes are never truly asleep and often beyond our control. Barnett says, "You may own your home, but other life forms share your house. While my husband's cat Taco is asleep, I imagine lively mice beginning to play in a halo of small paintings."

Vera Barnett earned a 4-year certificate at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1981. In the mid-1980's, Vera Barnett and her husband, artist Jack Barnett, moved to Grandview, Texas. This is her third solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery.


For artist Trish Nickell, life took a dramatic turn when she and her husband, David Szafranski, moved to Paris in 1996. Their planned year in France extended to a stay of 12 years. When they returned in 2008, they settled in Portland, Oregon, influencing Nickell to include views of the Northwest coast along with the French landscapes already inspiring her.

Trish Nickell was born in Dallas, and grew up in the Park Cities, graduating from Highland Park High School in 1965. In 1968, Nickell earned a BA from University of North Texas, and in 1986 a MA from University of Dallas, followed by a MFA in 1988, also from UD. Independent study with artist John Evans was crucial to her development.

About her work, Trish Nickell says:

"Occasionally Nature gifts our eyes with a fleeting moment of beauty. As Pierre Bonnard said, 'Art begins in the sensation of being overwhelmed by the beauty of Nature.' That is where my new paintings begin.

The views I choose to depict are derived from moments when Nature presents itself completely unsolicited with a certain light, a certain combination of colors exploding before me. I see all parts of the field of vision equally and simultaneously. The whole view is unique. It's not about one exceptional area within the whole. These views have a sense of solitude, but that solitude liberates the imagination and invites meditation. They may seem quotidian, but with closer awareness, abundant richness reveals itself.

My friend and mentor John Evans says, 'All my paintings are of worlds where I want to be.' My paintings are also places in which I want to be, and I hope each viewer wants to enter the space depicted. Nature is perfection that cannot be duplicated. However, I take Nature's beauty and expansiveness into myself, allowing it to change and transform my work."

Both exhibitions will be on view through July 7, 2018.

See you Sunday at CADD FUNd. Visit us soon at Valley House!

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday- Saturday

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fiaticorti Film Festival: entries open to the 19th edition

Applications are now open for the 19th edition of Fiaticorti, the international short film festival based in Istana, Treviso, Italy. The call for entries is open until August 3, 2018.

The Festival is organized by the Municipality of Istrana (TV) and designed by a group of young people under 30 years of age.

The 19th edition is divided into three sections:

• Fiaticorti: dedicated to national and international short films;

• Fiaticomici: dedicated to short films belonging to the genres of comedy, satire or slapstick;

• FiatiVeneti: dedicated to short films by filmmakers living in Veneto, Italy.

The theme is free for all sections. Only short films made after January 1, 2017 and with a maximum running time of 20 minutes are admitted to the competition. Works already presented to other competitions are admitted as well.

In order to participate it is necessary to fill in the entry form and send it to by August 3, 2018.

The artistic direction will select the 24 films that will be screened during the festival and that will compete to get to the suggestive awarding ceremony, which will take place in an exceptional location: the cinema theatre of the military airport of Istrana!

Among the selected short films, the Jury will identify the winners of the Fiaticorti Award for the best short film, the Fiaticorti Award for the best short film in the Fiaticomici section, the FiatiVeneti Award and the Fiaticorti Award for the best actor/actress.

The best short film in the Fiaticorti section will win prize money of € 500 euros.

Among the jurors there is Umberto Curi, film philosopher and university professor who was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Venice Biennale.

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