Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/31~

This photographer dropped out during her senior year of high school, knowing she wanted to do something in the arts though she could not draw well; she found the answer in 1931 while assisting in the darkroom of a portrait photographer in the Bronx.

This artist started her career at age 46, when she enrolled in classes with the intent of making quilts for her daughters to take to college; she eventually graduated from traditional patterns to abstract designs and narratives of African American history and heritage.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/31/august-31/

Art for Animals

Charities

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.

AWARDS
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.

http://artdeadline.com/ops/fusion-animals/

http://fusionartps.com/art-for-animals-charity-competition/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/30~

One of France’s most influential painters, this artist led a life of controversy for his support of the French Revolution, his friendship with Robespierre, and his approval of the executions of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

This Dutch artist and writer, an important abstract painter of the early 20th century, was the founder and editor of the art journal De Stijl, which led to the formation of a new artistic collective with the same name.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/30/august-30/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/28~

Which English painter, illustrator, and designer, a founding member of William Morris’s decorative arts company, had a low-key career until he gained overnight fame with eight paintings at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1877?

Which children’s illustrator said that she was the reincarnation of a sea captain’s wife who lived in the 1800s, and that it was this earlier life she was depicting with her pastel watercolors and delicately penciled lines?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/28/august-28/