CashArtBlog Art Notes for May 2013

Straight from the CashArtBlog news desk…

  • Artist Mary Maxam announced on her website that her painting “Fair Day” has been accepted into the Oil Painter’s of America Salon show, which will be in June at the Crooked Tree Art Center in Potoskey, Michigan.  Click on this link to read more about Mary Maxam and see some of her work.   You can see the “Fair Day” painting and check out Mary’s website by going here.

 

  • Craig Shillam (that would be me) had two paintings accepted into the 44th Annual Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Juried Art Show. The juror was none other than artist Stan Miller. The two paintings are pictured below:

 

"Autumn Carnival" Craig Shillam, Oil/canvas, 12" x 16"

“Autumn Carnival” Craig Shillam, Oil/canvas, 12″ x 16″

 

"Roadside Royalty" Craig Shillam, oil/canvas, 16" x 20"

“Roadside Royalty” Craig Shillam, oil/canvas, 16″ x 20″

  • The oil painting  “A Sweet Smile” (shown below) was chosen for the top 15% in the March 2013 Fine Art Studio Online monthly on-line competition. 

"A Sweet Smile" Craig Shillam, oil/canvas, 20" x 16"

“A Sweet Smile” Craig Shillam, oil/canvas, 20″ x 16″

Show your Award Winning Work on CashArtBlog

Won any awards with your art lately? Want to share it with a new audience and expand your reach? Why don’t you consider sharing it on CashArtBlog? We aren’t the biggest, and we aren’t the prettiest, but hey, any award or recognition is worth a shout out, whether it’s the Prix de West or a local competition. Just send me the info (no student or state fair work please)  and a good jpg image and I will post it with a link back to your website, blog or gallery. I will also post it on twitter and Pinterest if you want me to.

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You can email me at craig@craigshillam.com.

  • I am now on twitter. If you are too…let’s connect. catch  me on twitter here: Craig Shillam on twitter. I am kind of new at it so please cut me some slack until I get the hang of it!
  • I am also now on Pinterest. If you are as well, I have some outstanding art boards set up. There are so many remarkable paintings by great artists that I had never seen before. Connect with me and CashArtBlog on Pinterest here: Craig Shillam on Pinterest.

Thank You for Reading CashArtBlog

Thanks again for stopping by CashArtBlog and having a look, I really appreciate it. It’s like your art, you just hope somebody checks it out once in a while.

A couple of more interesting notes:

"Evening Star" copyright Stephen Lyman

“Evening Star” copyright Stephen Lyman

The Coeur d’Alene Galleries in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is having another Stephen Lyman exhibit to coincide with their grand reopening on May, 10th. I attended the last Lyman show at this gallery in their old location and you can read about the exhibit here. There will be originals and limited edition giclee’s featured at the show.

 

The stock market has had a great start to the new year, but hasn’t had a positive May since 2009. Just sayin’…

 

 

 

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26 Funtastic Signs from Disneyland & California Adventure – Part 2

Funtastic Signs Part 1 featured a creative and diverse portfolio of signs from Disneyland, and none from California Adventure. So now we will take a short walk to Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park and take a peek at another group of functional and creative signs

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26 Funtastic Signs from Disneyland & California Adventure – Part 1

 

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Ink and Paint, In Toontown at Disneyland

 

I want to show you some of the most fun-tastic  signs on the planet…Having just returned from a short trip to Disneyland & California Adventure recently, I realized that most of the photos I took were of the great signs I saw around almost every corner. So mad props to the team of artists, designers, imagineers, craftsmen and everybody who played a part in creating these cool signs

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Craig Shillam: Supernatural Commonplace

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“Yellow Sweater/Freeman Store” 17″ x 26 1/2″ Colored Pencil, gouache, copyright Craig Shillam

 

CashArtBlog: This is a reprint of a blog article about Craig Shillam, dated August 2, 2008, by a blogger named Scotty, on a blog called West of Center. All attempts to contact Scotty were unsuccessful.

Even in the context of representational work, the American West imbues her artists with an inherent sense of the abstract and the organic; with an unapologetic, folkish bent; and with an innate understanding of the light and space that surround, suffuse and animate their subjects.

And there is something deeper still – a fierce sense of idealism and independence that turns almost anyone that dares live and work in America’s most sacred spaces into a different kind of outsider; an artist often free of traditional schools or the cabal of a movement. [Read more…]

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