Ode to Tinseltown: Call for Entries

 Deadline: July 14th, 2014

Calls are open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable. Work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered for the live exhibition. Freestanding 3D artworks will be displayed online only. We are now accepting video and poetry entries for online shows.

Accepted entries for this online exhibition will be judged again in the coming months for a collective live exhibition at our Los Angeles 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 FOR THIS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: July 14th, 2014

Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries.

Submit your entries here:

http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries/ode-tinsel-town-july-14/

Harmony: A juried international photography exhibition

Call for Entries: Photographers a chance to submit your work for Gallery exposure

Harmony

A juried international photography exhibition

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for the group exhibition themed Harmony. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who think that harmony is a constitutive element in their work, and who would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery.

Submission deadline EXTENDED: June 7, 2014 midnight (UTC+01, Central European Time)

For more information visit: http://www.ph21gallery.com/

 

Takashi Murakami – Japanese Artist

This guy doesn’t need any exposure but I like his work so I’m going to show it.

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His use of such a wide range of colors and playful subjects attract me to his work. I really like the diversity and the fact that he is not afraid to explore and combine unusual subjects. A lot of the reason behind this is probably due to his cultural background or being Japanese. These things seem to be more acceptable within eastern cultures.

There is a lot of ‘playful grunge with a gleam of finesse that makes a sense of fun while being intrigued.

If you explore the gallery photos on other sites you will see that there are a few of his ‘anime’ works that I find a bit unsettling, but I’m sure there is a big enough fan base to provide justification for their existence. Not that… justification is a necessity in art, by any means.

Tashaki’s nuclear demons, playful skulls and flowers provoke thought on what lies beneath the surface of the artists intent, all engrossed within a bubbling cloud of happiness.

I came across his work not by ‘Louis Vuitton as most people of our western world would but by the beautiful perversion of colorful skulls exploding and dripping down the canvas; by seeing the elaborate blue and red dragons sketched in paint across the enormous white walls.

I’ve hand picked a few of his work that I really enjoy for this post. All open to full size photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can view more of Takashi’s work at the following website:

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/takashi-murakami