February 10, 1840~ Queen Victoria weds Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha

The Marriage of Queen Victoria by Sir George Hayter

1840-42 / Oil on canvas / 77”x107 5/8” / Royal Collection Trust, UK

Queen Victoria in her wedding veil by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

1847 / Oil on canvas | 21”x17” / Royal Collection Trust, UK
Commissioned by Queen Victoria and given to Prince Albert as a present on their wedding anniversary, 1847

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February 10~ African-American visual artists

Leontyne Price: born on February 10, 1927

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/10~

February 9, 1941~ Unexploded shell hits Genoa’s Cathedral of San Lorenzo

Martyrdom of San Lorenzo by Lazzaro Tavarone

1622 / Ceiling fresco / Dimensions? / Duomo di Genova, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Italy

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February 9~ African-American visual artists

February 9, 1964: Beatles’ first live appearance on American television

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/9~

February 8, 1828~ Author Jules Verne is born

Illustration by N.C. Wyeth for Jules Verne’s book “The Mysterious Island”
Originally published 1874; N.C. Wyeth version first published 1918

1918 / Oil on canvas / 38 5/8”x28 3/16” / Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA

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February 8~ African-American visual artists

February 8~ First Opera in North America

February 8~ Chinese New Year 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/8~

February 7, 1813~ Fight of the Aréthuse and the Amelia

HMS Amelia and the French Frigate Arethuse in Action, 1813
by John Christian Schetky

1852 / Oil on canvas / 23 9/10”x35 9/10” / Norfolk Museums Collections, UK

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February 7~ African-American visual artists

February 7, 1904: The Great Baltimore Fire Begins

February 7, 1964: The Beatles Land In America

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/7~

Call to Artists~ Landmark Sculpture, City of Sarasota, Florida


“The City of Sarasota, Florida is sponsoring an outdoor landmark sculpture for placement within a future roadway roundabout at the intersection of 10th Street and US 41 in a downtown location. This project is related to a public art initiative that is focused on acquiring public works of art that will be permanently displayed in numerous roundabouts that will be constructed during the next decade. The City intends to construct approximately 16 new roundabouts by 2025 which will incorporate public artwork in the center islands. These projects have many stakeholders including the City Commission, the Public Art Committee, various City Departments and other interested community organizations and individuals. There is no central theme for the overall collection of sculpture in these future roundabouts. This Call to Artists is only for one roundabout to be located at 10th Street and US 41; a separate Call to Artists has also been issued for a roundabout to be located at 14th Street and US 41. A brief description of the area is located in Appendix A of the Appendices A through C document available on the City’s website.”

Outdoor landmark sculpture,
10th Street and US 41 Roundabout, The City of Sarasota, Florida

Deadline for submission: February 28, 2019
Images – Minimum 4, Maximum 8
Total Media – Minimum 4, Maximum 8
Artist Eligibility:
Artists who have successfully completed projects of similar scale and budget

Details here~ https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6058


February 4, 960~ The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song

Seated Portrait of Song Taizu / Anonymous, Song dynasty (960-1279)

No date / Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk / 75 1/5”x66 1/2” / National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Previous February 4 posts:

February 4~ African-American visual artists

Louis-Ernest Barrias (April 13, 1841-February 4, 1905)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/4~

February 2~ Groundhog Day

Illustration by Arthur Rackham of woodchuck* family
for Margery Williams Bianco’s book “Poor Cecco

Originally published 1925 / Illustrations: photomechanical color process /
175 pages / George H. Doran Company, New York

* Groundhogs are also variously referred to as woodchucks, whistle-pigs, or land-beavers

Previous February 2 posts:

February 2~ African-American visual artists

Loren MacIver: Born February 2, 1909

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/2~