Art & Design
... and it's another deviantArt.com contest, this time for the crafty peeps. Click on the link on the image above to find out more, I checked out the two entries so far and they are really cool. Good Luck
For the writers among my friends who have a soft spot and a knack for spooky stories - this will be right up your alley! Clive Barker is doing a collaboration project on deviantArt to come up with the ultimate crowd-sourcing story. Right on time for Halloween 'season', you can submit your versions of how the story should continue chapter by chapter; and fans of the author of cult horror books such as "Cabal", "Books of Blood", "Imajica" and movie adaptaions such as "Hellraiser" and "The Midnight Meat Train" sure have to be giddy about this amazing opportunity to work with him.
'Nuff said, check out the deviantArt page on the contest/project and break out your pencils, notpads, laptops (or whatever brings out your creative genius) and think of something scary. All rules, deadlines, and prologue are detailed there. Good Luck! CJ
"The Hawai'i Forgiveness Project seeks to make forgiveness a real, living experience in our State, a skill that we exercise in our daily lives. One way to do that is through the arts, a universal language that all can experience, regardless of our background.
That's why we started these Forgiveness Arts Awards. We'll share these images and poetry with the public and the press on Forgiveness Day, and after that with the whole world on the pages of this website.
The quality and diversity of the artistic community in Hawai'i is extraordinary; though we are small, we produce an astonishing diversity of artistic expression covering the full range of ancient to modern, abstract to literal, intimate to universal, natural to techno...we hope the entries for these Awards will reflect the depth of our precious Ohana."
Deadline is July 24, 2012
It's another art contest by DeviantArt.com, this time it's T-Shirt design. You have to be a member of the Deviant Art network to participate, but basic membership is free. Here is the header and description of the contest, link is active too. Good Luck! CJ
"Remember reading about Greek and Roman mythology in school? What about the
folklore you’ve heard while camping or during bedtime stories? We’re challenging
you to harness those tales of old and make a design for a t-shirt featuring
Think about fantastical beasts renowned in folklore and myth -- unicorns,
dragons, and other mythical animals that you’ve seen in films or books. Now, get
inspired by those creatures and let’s see something awesome!"
The Winners for the Skateboard design have been announced, congratulations to the Semi-finalists, individual winners and Grand-Prize Winner! Even though I didn't win this time with my "Seeing is Believing" entry for Breathe Carolina, it was definitely fun doing a design for this project. There are galleries on the website link to all submitted entries for all four bands, if you're interested! CJ
DeviantArt.com posted new design Contest - entry ended May 31, 2012
For all local photographers and snap-shot gurus out there: Lomography, FLUX Hawaii and The Human Imagination are teaming up for a photo competition that flows! A competition that brings together photos in a state of flow.
Lots of prizes are up for grabs, including the winner's photo being printed on T-Shirts with the proceeds going to the winner. But for all the details, prizes, deadlines and such please check the link on the image above. I do separations for some of the shirts HI & In4mation print locally, and I hope the contest turns up great images. Good luck!
My Entry for the Schaeffer Portrait Challenge 2012
"Jaguar Spirit" 2011 CJ
Let me introduce a portrait of my husband Ray, the "Jaguar Spirit" in his defiant roar, showing him as the Punk-personality that he is! It was so much fun working on this painting, the colors and pose came together perfectly to show him exactly the way I wanted.
Unfortunately, my painting wasn't picked for the next round this time, although in my (biased, naturally) opinion it was one of the more 'eye-catching' pieces from the small number of entries a had the priviledge to get a sneak-peak to. The only negative feed-back the coordinator communicated to me at pick-up was that the 24"x20" size was just not large enough to get the point across. Other than that the colors, pose and execution seem to have been generally appreciated - and it definitely seemed to have left a memorable impression!
What does one take away from experiences like this? Contests are usually a great opportunity to get an un-biased opinion on your art. It gives you a chance to take inventory of your creative State of the Union, so to speak.
Bearing that in mind, it is always good to remember that the juries are made up of indiviual people - and as such are highly subjective in their artistic aesthetic and backgrounds. And, representing a Gallery or group, it is their perogative to set visual guidelines and norms to make their exhibit a cohesive collection that represents their views and aesthetic as harmoniously as possible.
This experience has really just re-inspired me to take my own direction, I have no intention to change my style ( although refining it is always an option ). But I'll definitely take the advice: Next time don't just go bold - go BOLD AND BIG! :)
Art in Hawaii
Living in Hawaii is an inspiring experience, both artistically and spiritually.