International Deadline: September 20, 2016 – Fusion Art invites submissions for its first annual charity art exhibition: ‘Art for Animals’. Open to artists worldwide. Work must be the original creation of the artist and completed within the past 5 years.
Fusion Art has partnered with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, SNIP, The Living Desert, Animal Samaritans, and the Humane Society of the Desert to host a charity art exhibition during the month of December 2016. For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision of Animals, both domestic and wild.
Twelve winners will be chosen and their artwork will be featured in the Palm Springs gallery during the month of December 2016. Additional artwork may be selected for inclusion in the exhibition based on gallery space.
All competitions include awards in two categories – “Traditional” Art and ” Photography & Digital” Art and the Best in Show winners in each category will be invited to participate in the annual group show in Palm Springs in November 2016.
Man Ray, the master of experimental and fashion photography was also a painter, a filmmaker, a poet, an essayist, a philosopher, and a leader of American modernism…Born Emmanuel Radnitzky in 1890, Man Ray spent most of his young life in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The eldest child of an immigrant Jewish tailor, he was a mediocre student who shunned college for the bohemian artistic life in nearby Manhattan. In New York he began to work as an artist, meeting many of the most important figures of the time...Man Ray left New York for Paris in 1921—marking a continuous stream of tempestuous and often doomed romances. Through Duchamp, Man Ray met some of the most exciting artists and thinkers in Paris. Though he didn’t speak a word of French at first, he was welcomed into this group and became its unofficial photographer. Among the many models from this period were Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Dali, Gertude Stein, James Joyce, and the famous performer, Kiki of Montparnasse...Though deeply immersed in the artistic life of France, World War II forced Man Ray to leave Paris, and he moved to Hollywood…He spent ten years there working as a fashion photographer. With his brave use of lighting and minimalist representation, Man Ray produced fashion photographs unlike any that had come before—and forever changed that discipline. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/man-ray/prophet-of-the-avant-garde/510/
The Man Ray Trust~ http://www.manraytrust.com/
Man Ray: The Painter~ http://structureandimagery.blogspot.com/2012/03/man-ray-painter.html
Man Ray’s Other Passion, Printmaking~
Photographer Man Ray: A Film by Jean-Paul Fargier 1998~ https://youtu.be/s8gJJaUuWco
~Deadline: October 2, 2016
~Fee is $27 for the first image and $7.00 for every image after (Max 6 images). We are trying to do everything we can to keep the submission fee as low as possible.
~Open to all artists, domestic and international
~We accept many forms of art – if you can get it on a digital file* we can put it on a billboard. There are great examples of paintings, sculptures, mix media etc on the gallery page. *(Sorry, we still aren’t accepting video or audio works at this time.)
Alexander Milne Calder was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the son of a tombstone carver. He began his career in Scotland, working for sculptor John Rhind, the father of sculptor J. Massey Rhind while attending the Royal Academy in Edinburgh. He moved to London and worked on the Albert Memorial. Calder immigrated to the United States in 1868 and settled in Philadelphia…In 1873, he was hired by architect John McArthur, Jr. to produce models for the architectural sculpture of Philadelphia City Hall. The commission involved more than 250 pieces in marble and bronze, and took Calder 20 years to complete.~Wikipedia
City Hall (Philadelphia)~ http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/city-hall-philadelphia/
Find A Grave: Alexander Milne Calder~ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35125639
The Calder Family Legacy: Sculpting a City’s Image~
Henri Cartier-Bresson was born on August 22, 1908 in Chanteloup, France. A pioneer in photojournalism, Cartier-Bresson wandered around the world with his camera, becoming totally immersed in his current environment. Considered one of the major artists of the 20th century, he covered many of the world biggest events from the Spanish Civil War to the French uprisings in 1968. Henri Cartier-Bresson Biography.com
Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a passion for filmmaking in the 1930’s. He studied cinema with Paul Strand in New York in 1935. When he returned to France, he was hired as the second assistant director to Jean Renoir in 1936 for La vie est à nous and Une partie de campagne, and in 1939 for La Règle du Jeu. Filmography
In 1947, with Robert Capa, George Rodger, David ‘Chim’ Seymour and William Vandivert, he founded Magnum Photos. Henri Cartier-Bresson : French, b. 1908, d. 2004
Henri Cartier-Bresson : Selected Photo Essays
Achille-Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Biography~
George Wesley Bellows (August 12 or August 19, 1882 – January 8, 1925) was an American realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City, becoming, according to the Columbus Museum of Art, “the most acclaimed American artist of his generation”. Wikipedia
Bellows once commented that “there is nothing I do not want to know that has to do with life or art.” He drew equal inspiration from municipal workers removing snow from the city’s streets, longshoremen loading and unloading cargo from ocean liners and freighters, and the ladies and gentlemen who created a rich visual pageantry as they enjoyed New York’s parks. The variety of Bellows’s urban subjects was matched by the range of palettes and techniques he employed, often on immense canvases. Few would have disputed a critic who observed of Bellows at the time of his death, “He was an adherent of ‘wallop’ in painting.” In an astute bid for broad appeal, Bellows exhibited his works widely, attracting both critics—”There’s been an awful lot written about me,” he admitted—and patrons. His dramatic paintings of familiar subjects were acquired by major museums, important regional art centers, educational institutions, and prominent collectors, from the relatively adventurous to those with more conventional tastes. Both an active academician and a keen independent, Bellows was at home among diverse factions of the art world. Writing in 1913, the critic Forbes Watson noted his “curious appeal” to “the conservative and radical alike.”
On August 17, 1908, Cohl released the cartoon “Fantasmagorie”
Fantasmagorie is a 1908 French animated film by Émile Cohl. It is one of the earliest examples of traditional (hand-drawn) animation, and considered by film historians to be the first animated cartoon.
Émile Cohl is one of the earliest pioneers of animation, along with John Stuart Blackton. Together they laid the foundations of the medium in the early 1900s, with simple caricatures and stick figures. Cohl goes down in history as the creator of the first genuine fully animated cartoon: ‘Fantasmagorie’ (1908). He was also the first to adapt a comic strip into a regular animated film series. Cohl was furthermore a well-known caricaturist in his day and made a few comics himself.