Now that you know, go check out Travis Cataldo, the artist who created this animation.
Here’s a link to his website – www.traviscataldo.com
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/TheArtOfTravisCataldo/
Have an awesome day!
It’s that time of year again-call for vendors for multiple shows we produce is now open. Are you a painter, jewellery maker, designer or a local business who would like to be part of the Art World Expo family? We cordially invite you to apply to our 2018/2019 shows in Vancouver and Edmonton! Join our group of talented vendors while also joining a community of creatives who support one another throughout the year!
Art World Expo Christmas Fair
$60+gst / spot
December 15, 2018
Polish Friendship Society
4015 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC
Art World Expo Edmonton
$100+gst / spot
March 15, 2019
9626 – 96A Street, Edmonton, AB
Art World Expo Vancouver-MAIN EVENT
$500+gst / spot for vendors: artisan and business vendors
$100 +gst / body painting competitors
May 10, 2019
1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC
Our Vancouver Event which is happening on May 10, 2019 is our 9th Annual Event and our largest event of the year.
The $500+gst vendor fee includes a 14-30 day gallery show at Monika’s Art Boutique store front location at 3063 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC.
ONGOING CALL FOR VENDORS ONE MONTH GALLERY SHOW AT MONIKA’S ART BOUTIQUE AT 3063 LONSDALE AVENUE, NORTH VANCOUVER
Includes one month store front rental and one evening gallery opening.
Cost for non-members: $750+gst
Cost for members who sign up for the Main Event in Vancouver: FREE
We invite you to have a look at the vendor registration form HERE. Should you have any questions, please call us at 604 999 6177 during business hours Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.
I’ve been having a great time with these video interviews in this luxury Genesis G-80 over the last couple of weeks! Here are the latest interviews with Patrick Parenteau, photographer and Francoise Boise, body painter. Enjoy and be sure to get your tickets to our 8th annual Art World Expo today! Our event theme this year is “Eco Sustainability” and we are looking forward to seeing all your DIY, upcycled and recycled creations at the event! Tickets are available here.
Want to learn more about Genesis Richmond? Contact Genesis Experience Manager Jennifer Friesen via her LinkedIn account.
Frances Pelletier is an artist from Edmonton who is showing and selling her work at Art World Expo Edmonton on March 16 at the Muttart Conservatory. We caught up with her today to learn more about her work, meaning and goals.
What’s your background?
My background probably has the most influence on my art today. I was born in 1965 and raised in Edmonton, AB. Growing up, I was exposed to photography, music, writing, painting, and singing. My family is very artistic/musical. My dad introduced me to oil painting at an early age. I finished 3 paintings I believe. Then I assume my piano lessons took over. I don’t remember painting again until my late teens. This time it was watercolors that I dabbled with on my own. One work is really all that came of it. A lighthouse that is hanging in my parent’s home.
Dad was a photographer and he would take me on road trips in the countryside to take photos of old houses and barns. It was quite an adventure. I would climb around in these old buildings and pose for pictures in doors and up high in windows. Visits to my uncle’s farm every summer were great fun, too. My uncle had granaries full of old treasures (not grain!). At the top of the hill we could visit a huge array of old cars. A car graveyard. Rural scenes, old cars and old buildings are now a favorite subject for me to paint!
Growing up in Edmonton gave me an appreciation for city life. It might sound odd, but I happen to really like the look of oil refineries. They were practically in our backyard! At night the lights look so pretty. I hope to do a painting that flatters the refineries. One day. Bussing it to university every day, I got to see the river valley, cross over a lot of bridges and take in all the high rises of the city. I guess this is why I also like to paint cityscapes.
After completing my BA Special in Criminology at the U of A, I was unable to obtain work in this field. Marriage and children happened instead. What a blessing! My husband, Mark, and I moved to his home town of Legal, AB. Mark returned to farming and we moved out of town and raised 4 children. I really had no time or space for art as the kids were growing up.
Fast forward 30 years to 2017. I am not sure how it really happened, I just decided to buy a cheap acrylic paint set at Walmart and try my hand at painting again. Since I have no formal art training I turned to YouTube and discovered I could learn quite a lot from some of the tutorials! Living on the farm gives me so many photo opportunities which in turn develop into art. My “art heart” is torn between city and country life.
What does your work aim to say?
I aim to show the beauty in whatever I am painting. I like to paint realistically in most cases. I’m a stickler for rules and laws, a “by the book” kind of person. I believe that’s why I like to paint things true to their likeness. Basically, a painting should look like what it represents. That’s how I’ve always felt. Impressionism and abstract art seem difficult for me to comprehend and even harder to create! However, I am trying to grow my style by taking a few art classes and painting subjects that are out of my comfort zone.
My paintings of old buildings, cars and rural scenery are an attempt on my part to capture what is fading away in the countryside. Eventually, all the old houses, homesteads, cars and machinery will disappear, to be replaced by new homes, modern cars and farm equipment. We can never go back. It’s kind of sad, but the past will live on in my artwork.
Who are your biggest influences?
I would say that I am inspired and influenced the most by my Dad and my sister. Dad, because he photographed and painted a variety of subjects from the countryside and from the city. And of course, he introduced me to painting early in life. He’s supportive and encouraging in all my artistic endeavors. And my sister, what can I say…she inspires me because her art is so unique and unstructured. She works with mixed media and where my work is quite detailed and controlled her art can be abstract and freeing! Sometimes we work together in her studio and I learn so much! Techniques, mediums and enthusiasm!
How have you developed your career?
My “career” is pretty short, having just got going in March of 2017. I’m pretty prolific and spend quite a bit of time in my studio. At first, I did a few art walks in St. Albert. It’s there that I was introduced to Instagram. Thanks Karen! I learned about The Art from the Unknown from my sister. That was a great experience. Rachel Notley does a geat job with that show! I sold my first 2 paintings to people other than friends and family! I also joined the VASA (Visual Arts Studio Association) gallery and took part in an exhibition this past December. I started up my website (www.fdp-artworks.com). There are all sorts of opportunities if you spend some time searching the internet. I will be the feature artist at the Dow Centennial Center’s Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery in Fort Saskatchewan, AB during the month of July. I’ll have about 25 paintings hanging there. Instagram connected me with The Art World Expo in Edmonton. I just want to grow and expand, connect with other artists and let it happen!
Where do you want to go with your art?
I guess I would like to continue to expand my art to include other mediums besides acrylic. Watercolor is something I would really like to experiment with. I want to get my name out there. It will be a challenge since I live in a somewhat remote area. The idea of Studio visits appeals to me, but again, my location poses a challenge. Being surrounded by open space is appealing, though. I’d like to keep my artwork affordable, but if one day a big gallery takes an interest my work I wouldn’t turn down any opportunity! I want to continue to paint what appeals to me and not get caught up in just trying to please everyone else.
To learn more about Frances, visit her website HERE
by Monika Blichar
Every once in a while, I come across an artist that is both proficient in marketing and creation. Let me tell you, this is not a common denominator in the Art World! When I do happen to find an artist who is steadfast about his or her career and is taking hold of all angles of business as much as he or she is creating, it gets me excited! One of the many things that we at Art World try to teach artists is that they need to be their own advocate for their art and really be their own brand ambassador. Mr. Patrick Ennis is doing just that and we are thrilled to have him be one of the artists in our Edmonton show on March 16.
Today, I caught up with Mr. Patrick Ennis whom I hear is a staple in the Edmonton art scene. Here’s what he had to say!
1-When did you start making art?
I have been painting 14 years and have made about 3000 paintings, had dozens of art shows across Canada as well as participated in a T.V show called “Painting with Pat”. I have worked with many people over the years, including being an artist in residence at the Lotus Art Galley and Isbe Domain Gallery . I received formal training from the last Poet Laureate of Ottawa the Honorable Patrick White.
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By Monika Blichar
I always love meeting new artists and sharing them in our network. This time, I catch up with Lindsay who has a daring sense of adventure in her art and life!
Lindsay graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Television Film and New Media then proceeded to get her MAED at University of Phoenix. Lindsay is from the Hollywood area where she worked at DreamWorks as well as other film companies and eventually took on her own clients. Some clients include Marriott, US Hanger Company, Hilton, San Diego Rescue Mission, Pussers and many more!
“My work is shows the compliments of coastal living and the carefree lifestyle of surfing. I like to do work with passion that shows the beauty of the sport of surfing becoming one with nature. I like to show how creative nature’s beauty can be. I live outside of the DC area and was born and raised in southern California which I am constantly coming back to. I create ocean art, accessories and jewelry. www.BlueFusionSurfArt.com Paradise Found is a favorite spot in Kauai.”
New York’s Hottest Artist
Marko Stout and his shows seem to be everywhere this year. Stout’s recent show in downtown SoHo in early September this year drew large lines of young people, art collectors and fans waiting to get into the exhibition to meet this cult artists and see his exiting new works.
The critically acclaimed New York artist Marko Stout is considered by many to be the coolest and most relevant multimedia artist working today. The New York Journal said he was the “rockstar of the art world”. A recent Huffington Post article called Marko Stout “the next Warhol” and “the quintessential New York Artist”.
Although Stout is known as a popular New York artist his career begin in California, but his popularity grew when he moved to NYC is 2009 and developed his trademark gritty urban style. The recent years has acceptance of the artist by the traditional art world, galleries and dealers, along with a growing traditional and social media buzz which continues to gain the attention of numerous collectors with his works selling for rapidly increasing amounts. The past couple years has seen a rapid increase in the stature and interest of the artist, as he advances from local New York and group shows to larger international exhibitions and prestigious gallery solo shows.
Marko Stout has moved beyond New York City and is now featured in Miami, Berlin, London and other international art cities. Stout’swork will be featured in an upcoming solo show at the Art Nation Gallery in Times Square this fall and highlighted at the Art Basel show in Miami this December. Images from his latest collection, upcoming shows and news can be found on the artist’s official website MarkoStout.com.
3 Tips For Shipping Works of Art
by Cormac Reynolds
Your art or any art is important and more often than not also delicate. So, how do you best serve your interests and ensure its safe in transit – here are some golden tips.
Pack the Art Work Correctly
Make sure everything is secured and well protected to ensure it does not get damaged whilst in transit. This may mean taking extra time to do the packing because you want to be as careful as possible in order to keep the art safe.
We recently packed some valuable painting that was going to be shipped to Nigeria. We covered the glass with 2-inch masking tape. The masking tape is used to keep the art from being damaged if the glass breaks during transit. If the glass is broken, it will stick to the tape, instead of cutting the painting.
Then, we cut a sheet of polystyrene to cover the taped glass. Then, we used small bubble wrap to wrap the art both ways. A larger bubble wrap was used for further protection. Most carriers request 2-inches or 6 cm of cushioning around an object to provide protection. If you use less, the carrier may not uphold your insurance claim if the item is damaged.
We make sure all sides are cushioned in order to protect the frame. You can also use frame protectors, which would be well worth the cost if the frame is large.
After the picture is wrapped, we slid it into a dedicated art box. The lid of the box slides down to the bottom of the box, so you have a double wall of protection. When you put the art in the box, you have to ensure it is snugly fit. You don’t want the art moving around in the box because that can cause damage.
The Outside Packaging Needs to Be High-Quality
Ensure you properly mark and label all of the items, so that the people who handle the packages know that they contain valuable items. You also need to make sure the exterior packaging is of high-quality.
You don’t want your treasure to arrive and the packaging is in tatters. Even if the artwork is in perfect condition, you want the exterior packaging to reflect the value of the piece inside.
Find a Shipping Method That is Good and Affordable
Shipping art does not have to come with a high price tag and there are many quality vendors such as Whistl that can send it for an affordable price. If you’re an art dealer you don’t want the price of shipping your art pieces to take all of your profits. You want to make sure your items are safe and handled properly but you want to pay a fair and reasonable rate.
If you’re shipping your artwork abroad, you also have to ensure all of the paperwork is complete. You’ll need customer’s declaration documents and you may be liable for import taxes in the country the item is being shipped to. These are all things you should consider when looking for a shipping method.
Keep these three golden rules in mind and you won’t go wrong. However, you must remember to choose a carrier that has a good reputation for handling the packages that pass through their hands. When it comes to protecting your works of art, you want to make sure they are safe from the time they leave your hands to the time they get to your customer.
When was the last time you made a wish, and really felt as if it could come true? Every child blows out birthday candles or tosses pennies into a well, and not only makes a wish, but also genuinely believes it’s likely to become a reality. Then adulthood happens, and belief in things of that nature generally tends to fade. A new product is in the works that seeks to recreate this experience for adults, and rekindle the belief that wishes can come true. Known as Wishbeads, it’s a unique arts and crafts kit.
Wishbeads is more than a just a bracelet-making kit; it’s an opportunity to pause and think what you truly wish for. After visualizing a wish, it’s then written onto paper, and the paper is transformed into paper beads. These beads form the bracelet. Wearing is aimed at inspiring the owner to take action.
Wishbeads comes with a 21-day action journal, complete with prompts to enable the wearer to start seeing elements of his or her wish in action. The theory behind it is that if you focus on something hard enough, the law of attraction will bring it to within reach. Wishbeads claims to be able to aid in doing this, and help the wearer to manifest exactly what he or she wants from life. Do we believe that it’s actually capable of making dreams come true? We reserve judgment. What we do know for sure is that making the bracelets is a fun activity, and can provide a great bonding experience for women if done communally.
The kit is currently being financed via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It’s already creating quite a stir, with the women who have already created Wishbeads bracelets waxing lyrical about the experience. Perhaps this marks a return to those halcyon days of making wishes and really believing in them. Who knows, maybe Wishbeads will one day become the adult equivalent of blowing out candles or tossing a penny.