Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Best of the Bay 2017 Nominations

We've been nominated!

Hello Everyone! I am thrilled to share that I, along with the Studios at 5663 and other artists of the Pinellas Arts Village have been nominated for some awards. If you enjoy my art and community engagement through art, please take a moment to cast your vote for me in the following categories:
Best Local Visual Artist
Best Artist CL Doesn't Cover
Best Visual Arts Curator

and the Studios at 5663 team (Best Gallery-non museum) for this year's Best of the Bay Awards.
Also consider casting a vote for Pinellas Arts Village artists in the following categories:
Best Art Party- Panting with Loy
Best Fashion Designer- Raul Del Castillo Designs
Best Mural- Jackie Robinson by Derek Donnelly
Best Public Art (non mural)- Trojan Horse by Vince Pompei and Derek Donnelly
Best Art Exhibit (non museum)- Female Persuasion (curated by Yours Truly)

You can vote from anywhere.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Use the link below:
VOTE HERE 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Diversion or Threat?

There's much talk of "diversion" regarding the president's military trans ban (and Session's attack on our civil rights). Diversions they very well may be, but don't be fooled or try to fool your LGBTQ friends and family (no matter how kind your intentions) into thinking that a diversion cannot also be a grave threat on our communities. Whether or not Trump's declarations come to fruition, the Child-in-Charge knows very well his words carry tremendous weight. Each shameful tweet sets into motion a series of event among cowardly sheeple who hate from the sidelines, just waiting for the word "GO".


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Call for Art: Come Out St. Pete


This Fall in St. Petersburg, FL the Grand Central District and neighboring districts will come alive in celebration of National Coming Out Day. The inaugural Come OUT St. Pete will be comprised of a series of events Oct.11-15, 2017 and will focus on, celebrate and raise awareness about self-truth, pride, community and acceptance. An important preceding event will be Come OUT St. Pete Art Exhibit & Contest, at which prizes will be awarded and an image will be chosen to represent this year's festival in merchandise and promotions.

Come OUT St. Pete and curator John Gascot invite Tampa Bay artists to submit entries for the upcoming pop up exhibit, Come OUT St. Pete. Artists may submit up to 5 quality images (at least 500 x 500 and no larger than 1000 x 1000 pixels) of available works. Each entry should measure no less than 8x8" and no more than 30x40". First Place winner agrees to grant Come OUT St. Pete copyright of winning image for use in merchandise and promotion of the festival. Artists must be able to provide high quality 300dpi image of their submission to be considered for prizes as 1st place will be printed on merchandise and promo materials. Note: While submissions should translate well to print and keep in mind the theme of Come OUT St. Pete and what it promotes, this is not a logo contest.

The Come OUT St. Pete Art Exhibit & Contest will take place on Friday, September 15, 6-9pm at E.P.I.C. ASAP Campus, St. Pete.

Prizes:
(18 yrs and over):
1st Place- $500 in cash and prizes and inclusion in Come OUT St. Pete 2017 Merchandise.
2nd Place- $150 in cash and prizes.
3rd Place- $75 in cash and prizes.

Young Artist Award (under 18 yrs)- $150 in cash and prizes.

Jurors:
Carla Bristol, gallerist and curator at Gallerie 909
John Gascot, Artist, curator and gallery coordinator at Studios at 5663
Jim Woodfield, Artist and owner of Woodfield Fine Art Gallery


Please  submit images along with Title/Medium/Size information for each to jgascot@gascot.com

Submission deadline: Wednesday, August 27, 2017
Acceptance emails will be sent by Thursday August 31, 2017.
Delivery of accepted artworks: Tuesday Sept 5 & Wednesday Sept 6, 10-6pm (details in acceptance email)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Double Art Call: Hispanic Heritage Month


Sueños Americanos (American Dreams)

This curated art exhibition will focus on works by Latino artists celebrating contemporary Latino culture. The exhibition is open to visual artists working in a variety of mediums and styles. A common occurrence in Latino culture is the search for a perceived “American Dream”.  Migration into the US is often part of that perception.  Inside the United States, Latino Americans often juggle the traditions of their given heritage with integration into American culture. This exhibit will explore the dualities of the Latino American experience and how they uniquely inform the artistic voice of each artist represented.

Location: COVE Gallery at Pinellas Arts Village, Pinellas Park, FL


Ritmo Latino (Latin Rhythm) 
This curated art exhibition will showcase works by Latino artists. The exhibition is open to visual artists working in a variety of mediums and styles. The focus of this exhibit is celebration of Latino culture through representations of music, food, people and general iconography.

Location: Cider Press Café, St. Petersburg, FL

Artists may submit up to 10 quality images (at least 500x500 and no larger than 1000x1000 pixels) of available works. Each entry should measure no less than 6" x 6" or more than 30" x 40" (a few exceptions might be considered). All work must be properly wired and ready to hang upon delivery.

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: Saturday, August 26.
Acceptance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, August 30.
All accepted works must be delivered on Saturday, September 2. 
-Cider Press Café, 11 am
-COVE Gallery, 1 pm
An opening reception for Cider Press' exhibit will be held on a soon-after TBD date.
Two opening receptions will be held for COVE's exhibit, one on a soon TBD date and the other on September 30 4-8 pm during Pinellas Arts Village 4th Saturday Art Walk.


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Sangre Taina/Taino Blood

Sangre Taina, acrylic and ink on canvas, 16" x 20"

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Call for Art: Cool it Down


Summer's here and the Florida sun is working overtime. Let lazy sweltering days and refreshing afternoon thunder showers inspire you. This exhibit will feature works focused on themes of escaping the heat, water, marine life, refreshing foods and beverages and cooling colors.

Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria, St. Pete and curator John Gascot invite Tampa Bay artists to submit entries for their upcoming exhibit, Cool it Down. Artists may submit up to 5 quality images (at least 500 x 500 and no larger than 1000 x 1000 pixels) of available works. Each entry should measure no less than 8x8" and no more than 30x40".
Cool it Down will run from August 7, 2017 through September 30.
Commission split: 30% curator/ 70% artist.
Please  submit images along with Title/Medium/Size information for each to jgascot@gascot.com

Submission deadline: Sunday, July 30.
Acceptance emails will be sent by Tuesday, August 1.
All accepted works MUST be delivered on Sunday, August 6, 5:00 pm.

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