Wednesday, June 29, 2016

La Vedette de America: Iris Chacon

Long before J-Lo's derriere (or Beyonce's or Kim Kardashian, for that matter) was the thing of many a man's dreams and sent women running to surgeons in search of a larger bumper...La Vedette de America (America's showgirl) hypnotized viewers with her moves and...wears. Iris is  a beloved icon of Puerto Rico who pushed the envelope of female sexuality and entertained the masses on her weekly variety show for over a decade. She also appeared in films and numerous telenovelas (soap operas) and toured the world as a showgirl/entertainer headliner.

Iris Chacon, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24", available

Monday, June 13, 2016

A Canvas on Wheels: NOMAD Art Bus & St. Pete Pride

I have been dying to share this bit of info for a while now. I am honored and super-excited to announce that I have been invited to be the guest artist for NOMADstudio Art Bus' first ride down the St. Pete Pride parade. I will lead a team of volunteer painters in transforming this magnificent vehicle into a rolling canvas featuring a Latinpop design of my very own. I feel humbled and inspired, but mostly....PROUD. I hope that the end result brings some much needed smiles and comfort to our entire community.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Call for Artists: Shapeshifters: Abstract Works

Alegria, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria, St. Pete invites Tampa Bay artists to submit entries for its upcoming exhibit Shapeshifters: Abstract Works. Over a century after its inception, abstract art continues to delight, baffle and challenge viewers. Arguments about its merit can still be overheard at museums worldwide. This exhibit invites the artist to depart from all that is logical and representational.   You may submit up to 5 quality images (at least 500x500 and no larger than 1000x1000 pixels) of available abstract 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, please).

Shapeshifters will run from August 1st through September 4th, 2016. Commission split is 25%, with 75% to the artist. Please submit images along with Title/Medium/Size info for each to:
Submission deadline: Friday, July 15.
Acceptance emails will be sent by Monday, July 18. 
All accepted works must be delivered on Sunday, July 24, 5:00 pm.
An opening reception for this exhibit will be held on Saturday, August 13, 6-9pm during St. Pete's Second Saturday Art Walk.

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