Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New Gascot Latinpop T-Shirt Designs

Three brand new t-shirt designs are now available exclusively through my Latin Pop Shop online store! Each comes in at least two colors. CHECK THEM OUT.
Charlie's Joint

Good Hair

Midnight Jam

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Call for Art: Barbara S. Ponce Library

The Barbara S. Ponce Public Library is currently seeking proposals for solo and group exhibits for their main lobby. Art should be appropriate for a community public space and "family friendly". Submit inquiries, work samples and proposals to Adult Services Coordinator Angela Pietras via email to apietras@pinellas-park.com 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Call for Art: XOXO

A new year is here and before we know it Cupid will be buzzing about aiming his arrows at the rumps of lovers young and old. XOXO celebrates love, romance, hearts, the color red, chocolates and all things VALENTINE. 

Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria, St. Pete invites Tampa Bay artists to submit entries for this upcoming exhibit. Artists may submit up to 5 quality images of their choice of available works. Each entry should measure no smaller than 8" x 8" and no larger than 30" x 40". All work must be properly wired and ready to hang on a display system upon delivery (no sawtooth hangers, wire only). This exhibit will run through the month of February and March 2018. Commission split is 30% with 70% to the artist. Please submit images along with Title/Medium/Size info for each to jgascot@gascot.com

Submission deadline: January 27, 2018
Acceptance emails will be sent by Monday January 29, 2018.
All accepted works must be delivered on Sunday February 4, 5PM
If you wish to receive email notifications about future artist calls or if you are submitting for this one please join the Artist Call email list via the link below:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Call for Art- Equality FL Gala, St. Pete

2018 Equality FL Gala, St. Pete Juried Auction

The Equality FL Gala, St. Pete auction committee is seeking artists to participate in its annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of Equality FL St. Pete’s annual fundraising gala. The silent auction shines a spotlight on Florida’s diverse and talented LGBTQ and Ally visual arts community at this important event. The Equality FL Gala, St. Pete is our largest fundraiser of the year. By bringing artists, their works and collectors together for a spirited evening of bidding and showcasing fine art, this event aims to benefit both Equality FL’s mission and donors.

All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, are eligible to submit. Deadline for submissions is March 18, 2018. 2D works should be singular (1 hung panel). Limit of three high-resolution image submissions per entrant.
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Works will be selected by a jury panel of art professionals who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate.
This year's gala will be once again held at the magnificent Mahaffey Theatre on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 7-10:30pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Grand Ballroom of the Mahaffey Theatre. As in previous years, sold-out attendance is expected. Artists donating juried works valued at $250 or greater may choose to be compensated with 2 Gala tickets ($250 value) or receive up to 30% back on the final price paid. Auction bidding is set to begin at no lower than 50% of item's retail prices.

Carla Bristol- Gallerist and community leader. www.gallerie909.com
John Gascot- Auction coordinator, curator and painter. www.gascot.com
Jim Woodfield- Gallerist and painter. www.woodfieldfineart.com
All artworks must be securely mounted and ready for display as follows:
-Three-dimensional artworks must be stable or securely mounted to a free-standing base.
-Artworks on paper must be framed under glass or Plexiglas.
-All wall-hung pieces must be ready to hang with secured, closed eyehooks and wiring.
Application Deadline: March 18, 2018
Acceptance Notifications: March 28, 2018
Delivery/Collection: by April 30, 2018.
Artists outside the Tampa Bay region are responsible for shipping to the Equality FL St. Pete Auction Board Attn: John Gascot, Auction Coordinator via signature required delivery confirmation method. Shipped works must arrive in a substantial, reusable container and a prepaid return shipping label. The Auction Committee will not be responsible for damage to artwork due to insufficient packing material or container if returning artwork as it was originally shipped. Artists will be notified immediately of work that arrives damaged. While all reasonable efforts will be made to protect consigned works from accidental damage or breakage, Artist agrees to consign work at their own risk. Artist may insure their work at their own discretion.
Annual Gala and Auction Date: May 12, 2018, Mahaffey Theatre
Submission: Submit up to 3 high-resolution (at least 500x500 and no larger than 1000x1000 pixels) images of proposed artworks to jgascot@gascot.com

Friday, December 29, 2017

Last Painting of 2017

Wishing you all a new year filled with clarity, peace of mind, laughter and success.
First Light, acrylic, house paint and ink on canvas, 12" x 9"

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

About the Fucking Cake...

About the fucking #cake...
Do you believe a business should be able to refuse a wedding cake to an interracial couple? Because bigots find race-mixing offensive and against their "beliefs".
Staples prints church materials, it doesn't make them a Christian business. I painted a mural for a church in VA. I'm an atheist. If you're a baker, baking a cake doesn't endorse anything. Do you think your bakery gives a shit about your birthday? They're not pro-(insert your name here), dumbass. They just bake cakes.
It's not about the goddamned cake. If you don't want to serve someone you might not agree with then don't go into the fucking service industry. It's really that simple.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Call to Artists: Trans Hub Fundraising Auction

Dear Artists,
Local businessman and Trans-activist Andrew Citino and I are organizing a fundraiser for the development of the Trans Hub, a resource site for the Tampa Bay Trans community. It will contain listings of professional and personal services such as Trans-friendly healthcare providers, businesses, events, education and opportunities.
I oversee the curating and organizing a silent auction for the event. We seek artworks which vary in style and price range.
Participating artists will receive payback of 50% of the auction selling price. Those who wish may donate a higher percentage.
The fundraiser will take place in January of 2018 at Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg. It will include a screening of the documentary The Death and Lifeof Marsha P. Johnson as well as food and drink.
If you are interested in participating please submit up to 3 quality images of available works. Please include Title/Medium/Size info for each as well as what percentage of the auction selling price you wish to donate to: jgascot@gascot.com

Deadline: December 20, 2017

About Trans Hub:
We are local trans community leaders who saw a great need to develop a sustainable mechanism to share resources and events relevant to the Tampa Bay transgender community. We named it The Trans Hub because we envision an all-access website that provides professional and personal resources, education, event info, and opportunities to volunteer - a hub of information for the trans community.

The Trans Hub is continuing to raise funds to hire a professional web designer. Because this website will provide an integral resource to our trans community, it requires an expert who will work with us to ensure a product that is state-of-the-art, user friendly, interactive, fully accessible and robust. The Trans Hub will be a resource that does not currently exist in Tampa Bay and is desperately needed.