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RAW January 2019
The holiday season is upon us and we want you all to enjoy every minute of it and then whoosh we want to wish you Happy New Year and then whoosh again and it is January!
Read the entire RAW column for December, 2018
“Inject rhythm into your painting, like a musical score.” Wassily Kandinsky
My personal best wishes for the holidays and the happiest of New Year's to you. .Patricia Frischer, founder/coordinator SDVAN
On a personal note: We have a great opportunity to explore India for the next few weeks and I will be posting news of the trip on the A+ Art Blog. You can sign up on that site to get the reports as soon as they are posted or wait until the end of January and read about the trip in your next SDVAN monthly message.
Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,
A peculiar fact about termite-tapeworm-fungus-moss art is that it goes always forward, eating its own boundaries, and, likely as not, leaves nothing in its path other than the signs of eager, industrious, unkempt activity. Manny Farber
Our banner above is in support of The Studio Door Preview Day on Jan 19. Noon to 7 PM with live music from A New High at 1 and 5. This Studio Door has survived and moved to a new Hillcrest location: 3867 Fourth Avenue, SD 92104 with new tel: 619-255-2867. Like a new year's harbinger it has returned to us better than ever. More info: Patric Stillman
Becoming an artist that gets paid isn’t just about being able to create beautiful artwork; it is about becoming a professional. If you have a strong interest in being an artist and have begun to build a body of work, The Business of Art Scholarship may be the next step for you to navigate the complex art industry while participating in this year’s Mission Federal ArtWalk. The scholarship is a unique opportunity for an artist who has a body of work to showcase and is interested in selling their artwork during Mission Federal ArtWalk. To ensure a successful launch at this year’s festival, the artist will receive personalized mentoring from Patric Stillman, artist and owner of The Studio Door, and receive an exceptional media package provided by San Diego Visual Arts Network. The Business of Art scholarship is presented by Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door for the 35th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk [April 27 and 28, 2019]. There is no application fee for this opportunity. Recent scholars include Eleanor Greer (2018) and Mikaela McLeish (2017). Due Feb 1, APPLY TODAY >>>> Click here to download application.
I spent the holidays in India, extremely complex country with so many levels, and so many influences which have formed it. It is not really a melting pot in the sense America is, more like a 10 course meal. Survival seems prominent to the detriment of culture. That is why it is so amazing that the culture is what one still feels ties the country together. As the world grows so much smaller because of world wide web communication, I am not sure that the contemporary culture especially in fine art, can sustain an Indian identity. It can have India subject matter but not a true Indian individuality...I don't believe that exist anywhere in the world anymore as we are now so interconnected and influenced. If art is the harbinger of new things, then coming together to create unified art might sign a coming together of one world and a new sense of how we need to interconnect to have world peace. I know that sounds preachy, but I think world peace is most important than identity. I say that because I have a very strong sense of our self uniqueness and am not worried about that being lost.
Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Great Big Indian Wedding: Cultural event that ends my year! A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
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