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Casting Call

by gbutler , October 22, 2012—12:00 AM

Topics: art, opening, portrait, show

I picked up the postcards for my "Casting Call" show on Friday. The show is 1 month away...I can't believe it! It doesn't seem like its been a year since I signed up to do this! Currently I am working on my self portrait...then I'll be ready. While some have been more challenging than others, each work has been a delight to create. I plan on delivering a festive experience on opening night, as my characters 'walk' the 'red carpet' for their audience… Continue reading… 0 comments

Testosterone and Other Toppings Opening Reception Saturday October 13th 6pm - 10pm Vitruvian Gallery 734 7th Street, SE, 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20003 "Renowned NYC Artist, Carolyn Weltman debuts her stunning work in the Washington, DC area. If you follow male figurative art, you'll recognize Carolyn's unmistakable style from coverage in 100 Artists of the Male Figure, The Art of Man (a journal of male figurative art), and many other publications. "Testosterone and Other Toppings" includes over 30 pieces of her work featuring male, female, and transgender subjects. In each piece the artist depicts a form of aggression, contest, or sexual assertiveness… Continue reading… 0 comments

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its February 2012 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to view online. The basis for this month____™s art exhibition was _____All Women_____ (women only artists) and contained an open subject theme. An art competition was held in January 2012 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 21different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 39 different states. Overall, there were 1,219 entries that were judged for this art competition. Due to the volume of entries, the gallery decided to create 4 media categories and make awards for each, along with an Overall Category which were selected from the 4 media categories… Continue reading…

On Friday,February 3,2012,I will take part in a Statewide "Juried" Art Competition, held at the Peoria Art Gallery in Peoria, AZ. City Hall. This competition is held in conjunction with the West Valley Art Museum, and will feature artists and photographers from the state of Az. It is an honor to be part of such a prestigious "Juried" competition. Both of these organizations have shared their passion for art through their permanent collections, exhibitions and educational programs. The Peoria City Hall Art Gallery is located at 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ… Continue reading… 0 comments

Arts de Valentine Birmingham, Alabama's Second Annual Masked Erotic Art Show This year benefiting the Rape Response Program of the Crisis Center Sunday, February 13th, 6pm - 10pm The Wine Loft, 2200 1st Avenue North, Downtown Birmingham Suggested donation of $10.00 and $5.00 students Masks will be provided at the door I am truly honoured once again to have been invited as the guest artist to this Valentine's event which includes 18 wonderful artists, exotic belly dancers, great jazz saxophone and mysterious fortune tellers. Several of my larger paintings will be there, plus I am showcasing two new pieces at this event Looking forward to seeing many of the friends I made last year and to meeting many more of you. For more information, please go to www.artsdevalentine… Continue reading… 0 comments

Naughty Boys and Girls I have just finished hanging my exhibition which is opening in two days. A comprehensive collection of works by Carolyn Weltman Hosted by Basha Gallery December 9, 2010 6pm - 9:30pm Basha Gallery 45 East 34th Street Suite #3 Tel: 212 683 2698 or 917 499 6193 I'd be really thrilled to see any of you who live or are in the New York area, so please do attend and forward this invitation to your friends and your mailing lists… Continue reading… 0 comments

its time for the annual artist studio tour through jefferson county, wisconsin. it takes place this coming weekend...october 23 & 24 from 10am to 5pm...and its a chance to visit with twenty artists and see where they work and enjoy the autumn colors as you travel the back roads of wisconsin. the weather here this autumn has been tremendous and the forecast for the upcoming weekend promises more of the it should be ideal for anyone who wants to make the drive. there is a great website with all of the info you will need including a list of participating artists and locations...event hours...and maps and directions...and here is a link... this year peggy will be located at the sweet lips gallery located in downtown lake mills..… Continue reading… 0 comments


by mikebell , October 11, 2010—12:00 AM

Topics: Group exhibitions, abstract

Artid member Mike Bell will be showing new work in this Group exhibition of 20 Artists in the new Balman gallery in Corbridge just outside of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the north east of England [UK] Each Artist will be showing their interpretations of the rich diversity of "Scapes" say owner & director Andy Balman. Paintings prints photography & sculpture will all be represented… Continue reading… 0 comments

Gitana Rosa Gallery Presents: HUNG Checking Out the Contemporary Male Opening Reception: Friday, September 17, 7-10PM September 17 __" October 16, 2010 To kick off the fall season, Williamsburg__™s Gitana Rosa Gallery, refracts the male gaze. Hung, a multimedia exhibition, hones in on the male nude. A heroic figure in Greek, Roman and Renaissance art, the male nude proves more fascinating than ever. Whether it is relegated to obscurity or exalted past recognition, men__™s bodies continue to challenge both men__™s and women__™s perceptions. Love them or hate them, Hung__™s male nudes tease the line between the sensuous and the glaringly obvious to present a nuanced portrait of the contemporary male… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta will Exhibit at Cartus Corporation Headquarters in Danbury, CT. Jose Acosta will exhibit 15 paintings at the Cartus Corporation Headquarters in Danbury, CT for the Hispanic Heritage Exhibition to hang from September 18th through October 29, 2010. I would like to thank the Cartus Corporation and the art Curator Robert Everding for inviting me to exhibit my art. As an artist I try to exhibit in as many places as possible so that my art can be seen by people that might otherwise never get a chance to see it. I am very happy to participate in this event and hope that the employees of Cartus Corporation and the guests visiting the property will enjoy my art… Continue reading… 0 comments

EXODO : 2nd Bronx Latin American Biennial 2010 September 16 - November 16 I an very happy that I was invited to exhibit at this event and my painting "Voyage" will be on exhibition. EXODO : 2nd Bronx Latin American Biennial 2010, sponsored by the Bronx Hispanic Festival (Festival Hispano del Bronx Inc.) gives way to an event designed to foster the creative work as an effort to establish art as a common language in several locations within the Bronx. In its second installment, the Bronx Biennale of Latin American Art in New York creates alternative spaces for the evolution of developing communities… Continue reading… 2 comments

Word Play

by gbutler , July 22, 2010—08:50 AM

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Opening night for my first solo show is tomorrow! The paintings are in place, postcards are mailed and flyers are made. I welcome anyone who can come to please do so! The exhibit is at Art Works in Richmond ,Va. The body of work I am presenting is titled 'Word Play'. Each piece in the show represents a play on words… Continue reading… 3 comments

Pre-Opening event on July 10 from 5-8 p.m. I created this event because some of my friends and family were unable to attend the main event on July 24th. I also wanted everyone to be able to view my work before the big show in a smaller group setting. Best Wishes, Jose Acosta Special Pre-Opening Preview Reception to celebrate the 7 year survey exhibition of paintings by Jose Acosta. A solo show entitled___God Bless America___ Reception: Saturday, July 10, 2010 From 5-8 p.m. at G.A.S. (Gallery And Studio) enjoy light refreshments You are invited to this pre-opening event. Please join us and meet clients, art critics, collectors, artists, city officials, patrons and close friends of Jose Acosta and G.A.S. Gallery. Jose Acosta is a Cuban-American Artist… Continue reading… 2 comments

I now have my youngest and first married daughter's wedding done. We had a fabulous time, an all the decorations and flowers were my creations of love for her. Now I am back to painting and working at my other job in a factory so that I have my health insurance, this is not exactly what I want to be doing but for now a necessary thing. I recently attended the Southwest Iowa Relay for Life, celebrating the victory over Cancer and honoring those who have lost the fight. Being a 12 year cancer survivor and a never give up fighter, it was an emotional night for all of us, if you ever get the chance do go and support those of us who fight on every day. When I was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer, I knew I was not ever going to give up… Continue reading… 2 comments

Jose Acosta exhibits painting in Arequipa Peru Jose Acosta's painting "Concert" is on exhibition at Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa in Peru. This group exhibition celebrates "DESARROLLO ARTISTICO IBEROAMERICANO 2010" The 10th year anniversary of IBEROAMERICANO. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Sonnia Valdivia of Iberoamericana International and Florida Sysproductions… Continue reading… 0 comments

this weekend we will be in des moines, the state fairgrounds for the "other" art festival. its a big weekend in des moines as the downtown art fest is going on as well. there is a shuttle bus that runs back and forth between the shows so we hope folks will take advantage of that and visit both of these fine art fairs. the nice thing about our show is that it is held indoors. and on a weekend when the temps will be in the 90's and will feel pretty comfortable inside our air conditioned exhibition hall. I've attached another new painting that peggy has finished up this week and we will have it on disply in des moines this weekend. thats all for now...we hope to see you in iowa this weekend. thanks for reading… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta is very happy to be exhibiting at VARGA Gallery as we celebrate the 7 year anniversary of this fantastic gallery that means so much to us. Christina Varga I wish VARGA gallery many more years of success and thank you for all the opportunities you provide for artists. June 1, 2010 marks the 7 year anniversary of VARGA Gallery - the Hudson Valley's most eclectic art gallery and collective showcasing self-taught, outsider and visionary artists. A photographic slide show of highlights from seven years of innovative art happenings, parties, concerts and events at VARGA Gallery highlights the art exhibition which presents art works by current members of the Visionary Art Collective as well as artists from the past 7 years… Continue reading… 0 comments

Festival of Arts Frederick Md

by , May 28, 2010—10:29 PM

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The frederick county arts association will displaying a booth of 8 artists at the Festival of Arts in Frederick Md… Continue reading… 0 comments

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