The Galleria DA "Front Page", August 2012 / Vol. 1
Galleria DA, "Group News"
The Galleria DA is a group dedicated to the presentation of an artist's best works, our best foot forward, so to speak. While many of us within the Deviant Art Community see ourselves in competition with every other artist, and all vying for the attention of our fellow on-lookers, do submit every single creation that we are capable of, this does present a problem. Within our own galleries we find that over time we can accumulate images that, for lack of a better term, are simply not the very best representation of our genius, talent, skill or vision. Certainly we are not all such masters at our craft, that every single flick of a brush, nor pixel placement is 'Masterfully done'. Looking within my own gallery, I have found that over time, my vision has changed, and my craft has improved. While I can list these images first, at the lead, I still have so many others that are now beginning to crowd the view of what I want my audience to focus upon.
With this observation in mind, I decided that I needed a place to showcase only my most recent work, or my very best works. This inspired me to establish this new group, for I felt that, certainly, if I felt this way and had these thoughts, others may very well have thought the same. It is not enough to simply found a group and throw wide the doors for all to storm in and post images. This would merely create begin the same problem. A forest of images, with no attention for the works being considered by the Artist. So the idea is about what you want others to see, specifically. Our by-laws, if you will, are that an artist may begin submissions by choosing their ten best, or favorite images, and build a little at a time. We can not dash over to the galleria and submit every single piece we create, and expect that anyone will ever truly 'see' it. Moderation is the key. Each month our members are encouraged to review their work, at their personal gallery, and what they have submitted for that month, choosing from among these works a few additional images to represent their collective 'Best'; 3 - 5 new submissions, tops.
If you like the idea, want a venue where the surrounding works presented are the 'best' another artist has to offer, not their latest scribbles, sketches and musings, then the Galleria DA may be for you. Give us some consideration. If you have any questions, please send me a note, or leave a comment with this issue, or any future issues of 'Front Page".
The Galleria DA, 'Spotlight On,..'
Each issue of the 'Front Page' will bring focus upon one or more of our members activities within the group. The category of art chosen for this highlight will be done so randomly, as will the choice of who will receive the 'Spotlight'. This issue focuses upon the works of [*afugatt] within the Digital Arts Gallery Folder. Deviant Art Community Member [*afugatt] is a Fractal Artist who works include the following beautiful imagery: [link] [link] [link]
Congratulations to [*afugatt] for being this month's Spotlight Artist !!
The Founder's Favorites
As the Founder for The Galleria DA, and a contributing Artist, myself, I will not draw attention to my own works, nor upon the works of individuals who are member of the Galleria, to not show any favoritism, or hurt anyone's feelings, here. I would like to point out that I do comb the Deviant Art Community, and look among my own 'Favorites' for individuals to invite to the group, and will submit a piece or two from perspective members. So there may be a few pieces to appear in our galleries, of a particular artist who is not a member. I do so because I enjoy their work, and for this feature. Of the Artists I chose to make a submission for, I will choose from among them, an image that I have submitted on there behalf to feature in my 'Founder's Favorites' section. This issue I would draw your attentions to the works of [=LaxmiJayaraj], who is another Fractal Artist. I am partial to the Fractal Arts for being a Fractal Artist myself, true, but this feature will feature other Arts in future issues. The work which caught my attention, and which I submitted to our galleries, under Digital arts, is
It is a beautiful piece which is very intelligent by design. Congratulations [=LaxmiJayaraj] !!
The Galleria DA Art Competition Listings:
The following list of Art Contests and Competitions is not an exhaustive list, but merely represents contests I believe that some Artist might find interesting.
A few of these listings may be a bit of a 'short notice', for I have had connectivity issues with my ISP. Sorry. At the end of this listing you will find one Competition which is about to begin, and will run for the next year, with monthly prizes awarded. I do not represent any of these competitions, nor do I list all information necessary to make a decision as to whether or not a contest is right for you. This is merely a listing. You should follow any links provided to read the full account of rules, prizes and for some , the ENTRANCE FEES. Since I am NOT AFFILIATED, I can not answer specific questions regarding others' contests...
SAVE THE FROGS:
Obviously, this is about frogs, so if you love them, like them, have the desire to create images with frogs in them, here is your chance. The deadline is not but a week away, and there are other specifics which you will want to know so go to:[link]
" "Amphibian populations have been rapidly disappearing worldwide and nearly one-third of the world's amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. Up to 200 species have completely disappeared since 1979. Frogs and other amphibians face an array of threats from climate change to habitat destruction; pesticide use; over-collection for frog legs and dissections; invasive species; and infectious diseases spread by human activity. Frogs eat mosquitoes, provide us with medical advances, serve as food for birds, fish and monkeys, and their tadpoles filter our drinking water. Plus they look and sound cool, and kids love them! ..." "
First Art / Youth Competition[link]
$1,000 Art Commission
Just as First Music commissions the nation’s best young composing talent, First Art seeks to give the same opportunity to emerging artists and illustrators. Each season, a young American artist receives a commission of $1,000 to produce a new visual illustration celebrating the spirit of music.
Advisory Committee Chair Seymour Chwast, a regular illustrator for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and numerous other periodicals, is the founding director of The Pushpin Group in New York City.
***View the eligibility information to see who qualifies and review the application information for material requirements and deadlines. Also see the gallery of commissioned works.
RayMar Art 6th Annual Art Competition[link]
RayMar Art 6th Annual Fine Art Competition / to November 30th, 2012
Monthly Prizes with a $10,000.00 Grand Prize
*** For [Physical] Oil and Acrylic Paintings; I do not see where there is acceptance of Digital Works, for they will be displayed in a physical gallery. There have been Monthly Competitions taking place since December of 2011,.. ***
My Art Contest . com (Founder note:not mine; theirs, or yours*) This is a service related site which holds monthly contests, and sells a service to alert artists of upcoming contests, by providing a 'calendar' of upcoming events. Please read very carefully before getting involved. While the service may be good for some, it may not suit others...[link]
LANDSCAPES ART CONTEST:
Submit your Landscape Art!
MyArtContest.com and Artist Portfolio Magazine are looking for your best Landscape Art. This is for Issue 9 of Artist Portfolio Magazine: an all Landscape issue. Over 100 works of art will be taken directly from our Landscapes Art Contest to create the Landscapes Issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine.
Over $3000 in Cash and Prizes
**ALL Particpants to have at least 1 work of art in our Landscapes Issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine.
JUROR: Sarah Kate Jorgensen
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2012
Submit your Photography.
MyArtContest.com and Artist Portfolio Magazine are pleased to announce a call for Photography. This will be for a photography only issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine and we decided to divide it up into 2 catagories - Traditional and Digital.
Awards: Over $3000 in Cash and Prizes
Listing of prizes to be awarded:
Best "Traditional" Photography (non-digital photography)
Best "Digital" Photography (digital camera, phone camera)
Best in Show will grace the cover of issue 9 of Artist Portfolio Magazine.
+++ Their Draw Card+++
Reasons to enter an Art Contest here at MyArtContest.com
Increase Your Web Presence/ Over 650 Unique Visitors per Day/ Over 23,000 Hits per Day/ Mass Promotion via Social Media/ Mass Promotion via Artist Portfolio Magazine/
Art Features in Artist Portfolio Magazine/ Your Art Will be Seen!!!
** This group hosts these contests and competitions every months, as a means to introduce competitors to the services they offer. I do not endorse this group, but bring it to your attentions, only.
HUMANS IN SPACE[link]
The international Humans in Space Youth Art Competition encourages youth to “Be Inspired, Creative and Heard.” We ask them to think about the future of human space flight and to creatively communicate their ideas, and we promise to make these ideas viewable worldwide. By including the next generation in the planning of the future, the competition aims to enhance their awareness, interest in and support for human space flight, and to allow their ideas to begin shaping the future now.
The current 2012 competition invites young people from 10 to18 years of age to submit visual, literary, musical and video artwork expressing their vision of how humans will use science and technology in the future to explore space and uncover its mysteries. Their submissions will be judged by an international panel including artists, scientists, teachers, engineers, astronauts and others. The winning artwork will be woven into displays and performances designed to relay the youth artists’ messages to other young people and adults around the world.
MIDWEST CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY[link]
MidWest Center For Photography "2012 Hot New Pics Show"
September 1 deadline : May submit entries 'on-line' [by email but pay fee on-line] $40.00 entry fee for up to five images, $5.00 per entry over base. $250.00 Award.
See site for more details and rules. Winner will carry the Title of "2012 Hot New Pic",..
"MOTION", online exhibition,...[link]
"Motion" -- Linus Galleries seeks entries for an online exhibition. Always moving, life does not sit still for us. It all goes by in a blur. Capturing movement in art creates a elusive dynamic. Submit your best art with motion. All international artists, professional and amateur and all art mediums will be considered: photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. It must be able to be hung on a wall. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable. Accepted entries for this online exhibit will be judged again for our collective live exhibition at our Pasadena Gallery. The artists will be asked if they wish to submit their artwork for the collective exhibition, which is not a requirement to being a part of the online exhibition. Deadline: September 17, 2012. $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries. Visit website for details. Questions? Contact Linus Galleries at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-491-0269.
NEW! 14TH ANNUAL ABSTRACT JURIED ONLINE INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION !!![link]
14th Annual Abstraction Juried Online International Art Exhibition -- Upstream People Gallery announces a call to artists for an online exhibition, October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013. Cash Awards of Excellence, Special Recognitions, Press Releases, Int'l Publicity, Juror Critiques of artworks. Juror: Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska Omaha, who has exhibited in over 350 one-person, nat'l and int'l shows. Open to all artists worldwide with two- and three-dimensional semi-abstract, non-objective to pure abstract works in all media. $25 for up to 5 images; $5 each add'l. Deadline: September 24, 2012. Visit website for prospectus , or send a SASE to: 14th Abstraction, Upstream People Gallery, 5607 Howard St., Omaha, NE 68106-1257 USA. Questions? Please contact Larry Bradshaw at email@example.com or 402-991-4741.
I thank you all for the time you have spent in reading this issue of 'The Front Page'. The publication and group [The Galleria DA] are new, so this is my trial run of the publication. I would enjoy your feedback, and possibly suggestions for future issues, group activities, etc. If you are interested in reading the group guidelines, they may be found on the groups site; membership is open to all who find they can accept and live with the by-laws of the group. It is an idea that is new, not rushing over and posting everything in your gallery to another gallery, or every submission that you make. It is about our best, and that should cut down on just how 'thick' the surrounding forest might be. Give it some thought.
Thank you, and as always: Peace, Power, Freedom and Happiness to All!
Peter Spangler, aka GhostWriterSociety
Founder for Fractal Group UNLTD, and The Galleria DA