Hillary on campus!

25 Oct




Call for entry! Let’s do it!

24 Oct

Be in a gallery show at the Palm Beach Cultural Council (one of my favorite galleries in PBC!) with Bruce Helander as the juror. The work is only 10″ x 10″ – small!

I’m doing it… Who’s with me?ūüėČ

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Juried by: Bruce Helander
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (Lake Worth, Florida) invited Bruce
Helander to jury an exhibition. Announcing: a call to create artwork for a juried show
that will be held February 3 through March 18, 2017, at the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr.
Building in downtown Lake Worth. This exhibition is open to all residents who live or
work in Palm Beach County including, grade school, middle school, high school,
college level, senior citizens and professional artists. One submission per artist.
Prizes will be awarded.
Artwork must measure no larger than 10″ x 10″ x 1″.¬†It is suggested that board be
used as the foundation for the works, although it is not required, and stretched canvas
is also acceptable. All two-dimensional media is acceptable for submission including
paintings, prints, drawings, photography, collage, textiles, metal, assemblage,
ceramic relief and mixed media. Works may be abstract, narrative, figurative, landscapes/waterscapes, still-lifes, portraits, cartoons, graffiti, etc.
All works must be installation ready (ready to hang).
Judging will be based upon overall quality, creativity and vision of each work.
Criteria for the exhibition are as follows:
  • Artists who are eligible to apply must live or work in Palm Beach County.
  • Work must be installation ready, hanging devices intact, framed when applicable.
  • Overall artwork must and measure exactly 10 inches x 10 inches and extend no
  • farther than 1 in depth.
  • Each work must be labeled on the back with the following:
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Name, Title, Media, Dimensions, Price (if for sale)
All artwork to be considered for inclusion into the show will be delivered to the
Cultural Council at 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida, on January 24 and
25, 2017 between the hours of 10am and 5pm.
Accepted Work:
Artists will be notified on January 26 if accepted into the exhibition. After work
has been accepted, a substitution cannot be made nor a change in the artwork,
sales prices or titles as submitted. Artwork must remain in the Cultural Council
for the entire exhibit. No early withdrawals. Any selected work that upon delivery,
has been altered significantly (from entry submittal) as to dimensions, scale or
color without prior approval from the Cultural Council, will not be accepted into
the show. Upon acceptance the artist will receive a loan agreement that must be
completed prior to delivery of accepted work.
Un-accepted Work:
All work that was not accepted into the exhibition must be picked-up at the
Cultural Council January 26, 27, 28 from 10am-5pm. Any work not picked-up
during this time frame will be disposed of at the discretion of the Cultural Council
if not picked up by January 28.
Awards will be provided for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places as well as Honorable Mentions.
Works can be listed for sale at a price determined prior to the exhibition opening.
The Cultural Council will retain 25% of any sale. All sales support the ongoing costs associated with the Council’s artist programming. The Cultural Council provides
insurance, publicity and assistance in the sale of artworks.
All artwork exhibited in this exhibition must be picked up March 21 or 22 between
the hours of 10am and 5pm. Artwork not obtained on these dates will incur a storage
fee. Please contact the Cultural Council directly if you need to make special
Oct, 2016: open application
Jan 24-25, 2017: Drop-off of artwork at the Council 10am-5pm
Jan 25 Jurying
Jan 26 Notification
Jan 26-28 Pick-up of unaccepted work
Feb 2 Members preview, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Feb 3 Open of exhibition to public
Mar18 Close of exhibition
Mar21-22 Pick-up of artwork 10am-5pm

About the Juror:
Bruce Helander has been a full time artist and critic in Palm Beach County for the past thirty years. He received a BFA and MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he later served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He has studied at Yale University and Harvard, and is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts. He recently was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, and was a recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium’s award for Professional Achievement in the Arts and has won four separate grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work in represented in over fifty permanent public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As a critic, he regularly writes for numerous publications such as¬†The Huffington Post,¬†Sculpture¬†magazine,¬†Art Hivemagazine and One Art Nation, among others. He is a seasoned juror and curator of museum exhibitions and serves on the board of the Center for Creative Education.
Please use the below to fill out and affix to the back of your submission.
[please print clearly]
City, State, Zip________________________________________________________________
Phone: Day__________________________________Evening__________________________
Title of Work__________________________________________________________________
Dimensions (Width-Height-Depth) ______________________________________________
If your work is for sale, please indicate price:______________________________________
For Artist Services, contact Nichole M. Hickey for more information:
nhickey@palmbeachculture.com | (561) 472-3336

Modernism +

24 Oct


I’ve noticed a lot of influence from Modernism and Mid Century Modern trends lately.. they never go out of style!

Here are some links to feed your interest

Lazalo Moholy-Nagy: painter, photographer, educator

Jacques Tati Рfilmmaker and screenwriter with fantastic poster designs

Made Back Then РThanks Wyatt!

Design Milk: Mid-Century

See this previous post on the Bauhaus

Gallery Opening downstairs

24 Oct


Mr. Jake Parker

24 Oct



Thanks to Kelsey – I discovered a new artist that I think you all will like as well. Jake Parker has an amazing and resourceful website full of video tutorials, podcasts, illustrations, writings on storytelling, and more. Check it out!


Halloween for Designers?

17 Oct



Halloween costumes for designers

Best Bets!

11 Oct

Awesome job, designers!