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message 1: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8353 comments This was a great idea mentioned by Melissa in another folder. I think that since we are making announcements anyway, we can use this thread in this particular folder to 'announce' our accomplishment, our work. A book we've just written, if it is for sale, where we can find it, etc. Or poems we have written, again where we can find access to them, or show us your art, if it's for sale, if you own your own gallery, where it is, etc. Whatever you would like to advertise.

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Heather | 8353 comments I opened this folder yesterday and though I know it is just recent, there hasn't been anyone coming forth to show off!

So I want to mention a few people I know who have accomplished a lot and contributed their talent to the art world.

I'm sorry if I miss people, these people are just off the top of my head. And please, if anything I write here is embarrassing to you, let me know and I will immediately delete my comments. Also, if I have the information incorrect (which can be likely), please add to the thread and correct my mistakes!

Maybe my limited knowledge of some of the talented members of the group will encourage others of you to post your works as well!

message 3: by Heather, Moderator (last edited Oct 24, 2016 11:15AM) (new)

Heather | 8353 comments Ed Smiley:

-Studied Film at Foothill College
-Studied Art at University of California, Santa Cruz
-Former Applications Architect at Livedeal
-Former Senior Architect at ebrary, a ProQuest company
-An incredible artist who sells his work in California and perhaps in other places (of this I am not sure, Ed)

Check out some of his works!

" artist statement

I believe in the elusive, the poetic, in ecstasy and joy.
I explore the interconnectedness of things, for I believe that everything is connected. I believe in things that can't easily be put into words.
I aim for a paradox of the intricate and the broadly gestural: inviting the viewer into a vivid disjunction of non-locality through abrupt and colorful rhythmic shifts.
My art practice incorporates acrylic transfer of digital printing and xerography into a acrylic painting, as well as inclusion of drawing media, and transferred paint skins. I use scanners and hand movement to produce digitally modified images, gestural yet unpainted, and combine them in overlays with glazes and painted gesture. Image sources for digital distortions can be other paintings, fabrics, and found objects. "
Ed Smiley

Ed, you're welcome to add an additional message about yourself and your work. We'd love to know you more!

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Heather | 8353 comments Ruth Bavetta

(Copied from her Goodreads profile)
"Ruth Bavetta was a visual artist for many years until she realized she also wanted images that could be painted with words. Her poetry has been published in Rattle, Nimrod, Tar River Review, North American Review, Spillway, Hanging Loose, Rhino, Poetry East, and Poetry New Zealand among others and is included in the anthologies Twelve Los Angeles Poets, Wait a Minute; I Have to Take off My Bra, Pirene's Fountain Beverage Anthology and Forgetting Home:Poems about Alzheimer's.

She has published two books, Fugitive Pigments (Futurecycle Press), and Embers on the Stairs (Moontide Press.). A third book Flour, Water, Salt, is forthcoming in July 2016.Her art has been shown nationwide."

Fugitive Pigments available at Amazon:

Embers on the Stairs available at Amazon:

Flour, Water, Salt available at Amazon:

For more examples of her poetry, she has updated her work frequently in the folder "Show us your Written Art!"

Thank you, Ruth!

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Heather | 8353 comments Jonathan Lopez

(copied from his Goodreads profile)
"Jonathan Lopez is editor-at-large of Art and Antiques, writes on art, culture, and books for The Wall Street Journal, and is a contributor at the entertainment desk of the Associated Press. His book, The Man Who Made Vermeers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008), is a biography of the Dutch art forger Han van Meegeren, based on 3 years of archival research and interviews conducted in 5 nations. It was praised by The New Yorker's Peter Schjeldahl for its "profoundly researched, focused, absorbing depth" and was a finalist for an Edgar Award (fact crime category) and the National Award for Arts Writing. A long-time contributor to London-based Apollo: The International Magazine of the Arts, Jonathan has also written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The International Herald Tribune, ARTNews, The Magazine Antiques, De Groene Amsterdammer (in Dutch), and other magazines and newspapers."

The Man Who Made Vermeers available at Amazon:

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