May 22, 2007 - Mark your calenders, the Studio at the XANDO Cafe, Artists' Reception Saturday June 9th starting at 7:00PM, it'll be our first Big Thing for Summer 2007! Also on the TADA! list, we were in the Baltimore Sun and Examiner for "Show #9 - I wannabe like Andy". We want to give Special thanks the Baltimore Sun and Examiner for the extra ink as well as Citypaper for including this exhibit. For your viewing pleasure from Baltimore, ARTSCAPE 2006 OPED and photos. If you need to send contact us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note to Self™ - Don't forget to attend the Studio's first BIG Thing for Summer 2007. A studio exhibit at the XANDO Cafe, here in Baltimore, at 3003 N Charles St, next to Record and Tape Traders, right across from the Baltimore Museum of Art and Johns Hopkins Campus. More to come later but mark your calenders now, Artists' Reception, including Music & Poetry Reading, Saturday June 9 starting at 7:00PM
May 2, 2007 - Summer is just right around the corner but the Artguy's heat still came on last night! If in the Baltimore area stop by our Cinco de Mayo Party this Saturday, if not, have a safe celebration. New this time around is Jeffrey Scott Holland, an artist from the Bluegrass State, Kentucky and Lyndon Summers from Brisbane Australia. For your viewing pleasure from Baltimore, ARTSCAPE 2006 OPED and photos. If you need to send contact us, please send an email to email@example.com
Show #9 - I wanna be like Andy - 20 years have come and gone but Andy Warhol remains the quintessential definition of What is Contemporary Art. A group show featuring Sara Baicich, Stephanie Czyryca, Kathleen Hill, Mic Miller, Philip Rink Jr and Rick Santiago all vying for your 15 minutes. Show runs through May 19, 2007. For details, visit the Art Under Ground Studio, it still maybe the cheapest good date in B'more on a Saturday night
April 18, 2007 - We're thinking about you Virginia Tech! We should all give our loved ones a long and meaningful hug, call those we need to call and say hello to the ones we see everyday. I am saddened by this whole mess, we all have to clean it up and make it better, even if it takes a lifetime.
As of the date, April 12, 2007, 3285 Military Personnel have died from the Iraq Thing (that we know of). Again, I wll have to ask the Right to Life, Right Wing Alliance and the Republicans in general to step forward and take
some most if not all of the responsibility for approving of this Thing. Remember, not so long ago, WE of the Moderate and Thinking Society always said PEACE is the answer. So YOU and THEM, please look in the mirror and ask yourself, "What would JESUS do". It's OK to be wrong, but it's something else to do NOTHING and worse to deny it. AND remember, MONEY was never meant to be everything and RELIGION was not meant to be used for a personal Crusade.
April 2, 2007 - WOW, a full third of the year is now over and the Artguy hasn't gotten anything done since Nov. 2006! That actually is not that big of a surprise to Artguy "insider's". Happy Holidays to those that celebrate Easter and Passover, for the Agnostic's out there, have a nice day. For your viewing pleasure from Baltimore, ARTSCAPE 2006 OPED and photos. If you need to send contact us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
January 9, 2007 - WHAT!!! It IS the New Year already, wow. More later in a few hours or a couple of days, but stay tuned for more, bigger and always getting better art. Not too much later - Rick. For your viewing pleasure from Baltimore, ARTSCAPE 2006 OPED and photos. If you need to send contact us, please send an email to email@example.com
Deceit, Deception, War, Death, Murder, Memories and Mystery... no we're not descibing the film Da Vinci Code nor Momento. We're talking about something else, we're talking about the drama unfolding on the big stage and the world is watching, an OPED, "Libby's Trial Crafted to Protect Bush-Cheney Gang"
by William Hughes
WOW, the Artguy has been savoring the election results for the last few weeks. Doesn't seem like we woke up from a bad dream, a dream so dreary we knew it couldn't be real but we're stuck in a vicious circle of sex, LIES and videotapes of THE War. I hope no one forgets the reason for THE War, remember? Now it's 3 years later, what's there to show for it, what's there to show for it, WHAT IS THERE to show for IT? But at LEAST, AT LEAST, the MAN is Pro-LIFE, right? Thank you to all the Pro-Lifers, if it wasn't for your support, THIS WAR probably would have never happened. Thanks again Pro-Lifers for making this world a better place to live! Just for fun let's look back on the 2003 Peace March, have a nice day.
November 27, 2006 - The Studio was open for it's frst ever Black Friday and Saturday, and it was a grand success, many thanks for all that stopped by and a big thanks for all that liked the art enough to purchase a piece or 2. Doesn't seem like a better world already, the Blue won it all, if it wasn't for the Conflict, this actually would be a peaceful time! Thanks for voting! For your viewing pleasure from Baltimore, ARTSCAPE 2006 OPED and photos. If you need to send contact us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
November 5, 2006 - It's that time again Macaca's, time to VOTE. Remember the last time, 'the most important VOTE in your lifetime election', it's here again and it's for real this time! The staff and members are endorsing every single Democrat running for office, from local elections to Governors to United States Representatives and Senators, Vote Blue this year and make a difference. For your viewing pleasure from Baltimore, ARTSCAPE 2006 OPED and photos. If you need to send contact us, please send an email to email@example.com
Note to Self™ - it's the new thing! The Old Dominion, known as the State of Virginia, aka 'Virginia is for Lovers' is now officially changing it's slogan to "Keep Virginia Macaca Free", get down Virginia, we love that slogan Senator!
Macaca - Macaca is a dismissive epithet used by francophone colonials in Central Africa's Belgian Congo for the native population.  It may be derived from the name of the genus comprising macaque monkeys. The word macaque has also been used as a racial slur. The macaque's genus name, Macaca, is a latinization of the Bantu (Kongo) ma-kako, meaning "monkey". as per Wikipedia
Show #5, Seattle Art, the West Coast and more... Artists' Reception Saturday October 7, 2006 6:00 - 9:00 PM Art, Food and Drink... Show dates from September 23 - October 28, 2006 Show#5 Links and Photos...
"Mike and I both live in the Mission district, which is an area known for its murals. When we first moved to San Francisco, we were blown away by the quality and quantity of the random art in random places. I was most impressed by the scale of most of the pieces-- this isn't tagging or throwing down your sign; this is huge, vibrant and original public painting, and it's everywhere." San Francisco - Mission District Graffiti
A bit of news to catch up on. Still waiting for the Manayunk Arts Festival 2006 pics, Artscape 2006 is this weekend July 21, 22 and 23 we'll be there and we'll also be stopping for a few Nationals and pics of this years version of Foodscape at the Mount Royal Tavern... if you have a show, reception, opening or call you would like to have included on our site, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
:: September 2006 Art Shows, First Fridays, Openings, Receptions, et.al. ::
Ocotber 2006 - The Big Art Show in Baltimore is where you might find Andrea Trenbeath, Amy Beard, Megan Hildebrandt and Rick Santiago this Saturday night at the Ottobar. We've got a couple of new Featured Artists in this edition, Kayla Andreano and Anchise Picchi, the youngest (16) and oldest (88) art people we've had on our site. For your viewing pleasure from Baltimore, ARTSCAPE 2006 OPED and photos. We have temporarily moved show announcements to the September Press Release.
September 20, 2006 - Summer IS over for now! We've got a couple of new Featured Artists in this edition, Kayla Andreano and Anchise Picchi, the youngest (16) and oldest (88) art people we've had on our site. For your viewing pleasure from Baltimore, ARTSCAPE 2006 OPED and photos. We have temporarily moved show announcements to the September Press Release. If you need to send contace us, please send an email to email@example.com
September 1, 2006 - Summer maybe over for now, but we've always got the fall and frigid winter seasons to look forward to here in the Northern Hemisphere. Please try to make our Show #4 at the Art Under Ground Studio. Open- ing reception September 9th, all day and into the night... For your viewing pleasure, ARTSCAPE 2006 photos, but the story will have to wait a day or so. We have temporarily moved show announcements to the September Press Release. If you need to send contace us, please send an email to artbabyart @ usa.com
August 1, 2006 - Is summer really almost over? new this time around, NOTHING other than the Heat Advisory here on the East Coast and the Artguy imagines in most of the Northern Hemisphere. For your viewing pleasure, ARTSCAPE 2006 photos, but the story will have to wait a day or so.
If the art and the space is half as nice as the website, it'll knock me out. August 5, 7 - 9:00 Reception at The Magnificent Art Salon, all I can say, is the Artguy is looking forward to this and it better be good... :-) Check out the website, compact, fast, informative and COOL... the Artguy and friends will be there...
YEAH, we came, we saw, we empathize with the exhibitor's at Artscape 2006, more
pictures the pictures are here and more stories a little later, but was it really the worst Artscape in 25 years, tune in later for the real deal. (lot's a friendly faces and some surprisingly familiar) Why not stop by the Air Conditioned Cool Art Oasis known as the Art Under Ground Studio...
July 24, 2006 -
The fear is now setting in, playing catch up the whole year maybe crushing our ability to catch up! It's no longer something we fear, it is something we are now living, but what the heck, we're all still here! Please check out these artist, from Melbourne, The Subversive Artist, Mexican born Mariano Petit, from Dublin Dermot Finn and Muralist Michelle Dugan.
July 3, 2006 - The fear is now setting in, playing catch up the whole year maybe crushing our ability to catch up! New this time around are, Mexican born Mariano Petit, from Dublin Dermot Finn and Muralist Michelle Dugan. We have temporarily moved show announcements to the Press Release Forum
May 31, 2006 - The Artguy is at the shore this week but had enough time to go see the da Vinci Code, great book, good movie! The Artguy is also coming to the conlcusion that his new iMac G5 20" iSight has inherent flaws. The iMac G5 is all style with no substance, if that's enough for you, then run out and get one, if not, you are certainly not alone.
Note to Self - Just saw the movie Da Vinci Code... if you read the book you'll think the first 30 to 45 minutes is slow. After that, the pace picks up and you are rewarded with a fast moving, action packed movie. Tom Hanks did nothing out of the ordinary, Audrey Tautou was a C+ to B-, Jean Reno was a very strong B and the real star of this movie was Ian McKellen, a definte A to A+. This movie in my opinion could have been better edited, but don't foget I read the book and that had a lot to do with it. After watching the movie, I felt the urge to reread the book, wait for the movie to come out on DVD and watch it again for details. Also, if you read the book, you know it was fast paced, the movie is quite slower in developing. NOW, for all the righteous that did not want me to see this movie, I can understand to some extent what your are saying. The end of the movie portray's religion as a conrolling man created device, but that's nothing new. I can safely say 'Go See It', you won't be disappointed.
iMAC G5 - the Artguy just got a new iMac G5 20" iSight and it's like holding a conversation with YODA. After searching for simple to use FTP and HTML software, I finally got 'em. This is officially my first edit on this website and ftp upload done with an Apple Computer! Awesome Graphics, relatively fast, and lots and lots a cool goodies, now if all my software from the HP would work on this machine, I would be in heaven... UPDATE 5/26/06 the Artguy is starting to have doubts about this iMac G5, seems to bog down quite easily and at this point could not recommend you to go out and get one... don't take my word for it just visit the Apple Forum
May 23, 2006 - What does a Russian, a German, a Maltese, an Australian, an English and a Latin American have in common? These artists and talented painters are currently being featured, please check them out! It's that time of the year again, Beach, Vacation or Holiday Season, got any good pics or favorite place, let us know and if you're from South of the Equator we'd love to see how the weather is.
Note to Self - Am I wrong or what! So far it hasn't cost any lives, so far it hasn't cost the public a penny, so far it hasn't tortured or maimed. Why are so many voicing such displeasure about the book and movie 'Da Vinci Code'. Trust me when I say this, bigger lies have been told and you accept it, your tax money is fueling a war by the billions and you approve, over 2,300 US Soldiers have lost their lives and all you do is mourn, and YOU have the nerve to tell me this Book is a lie, come on, GET REAL, I have my beliefs and they are strong, strong enough to know the difference between the truth and a very BIG lie. Help yourself and others, channel all that righteousness you pretend to have in the real direction and this world would be a better place.  Clothe the poor, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and vote out the lies, you'll feel better about your self. (the Artguy plans to see this movie since the book was fantastic! I hope to see you there, too!)  from the THINKING MODERATE
May 15, 2006 - The Da Vinci Code, how can a novel cause so much angst with the the mighty righteous? That's not really a question, the Artguy loved the book so much, he read it twice, why? It is a fantastic book that moves with such swiftness that you don't want to put it down. The Da Vinci Code read like a movie, I seriously doubt there was much change.
April 25, 2006 - Show support for all that are getting the word out on the tragedy in Darfur, this IS OUR world!
Look, look at the counter at the bottom of the page. We have passed the 1.5 million unique visitor count! Tax deadline has come and gone, the weather is warming up, and May is just right around the corner. Between now and October is the loveliest time of the year (on the east coast). We are planning to enjoy every minute! We'd love to feature you and your thing, INTERESTED?
March 27, 2006 - THANKS EVERYBODY, our site is turning 7 years young and going stronger than ever. We'll be revisiting a few of our popular art and articles during April. New this week is Eric Meyer by way of Taiwan, Sheila Ramey of Las Vegas, and Lisa Falzon from Malta, Europe, very nice mysterious work, very enjoyable.
Note to Self - Happy Birthday Month to our site ARTBABYART.COM, these pages made their debut in April 1999! We started out with 7 pages or so and 200 visitors a month, today we think we have over 600 pages, are approaching 1,500,000 unique visitors with well over 3,500,000 page views, WOW! That's not bad for 'Home Cookin' and when the Artguy refers to 'we' or 'our', what he means is everyone that has ever visited, wrote, ranted, raved or given feedback made our site what it is today. Without YOU, we would be Just Another F.A. site, but we aren't, and that's the coolest part! The best is yet to come, the Artguy loves every body and we're 'gonna keep on keepin on'!
March 27, 2006 - THANKS EVERYBODY, our site is turning 7 years young and going stronger than ever. We'll be revisiting a few of our popular art and articles during April. New this week is Eric Meyer by way of Taiwan, Sheila Ramey of Las Vegas, and Lisa Falzon from Malta, Europe, very nice mysterious work, very enjoyable.
March 5, 2006 - The Top Ten Reasons to attend our #1 Reception and Party at the Studio this Friday March 10. Did you make it to Mardi Gras, if so let us know what it was like. New this week is Lisa Falzon from Malta, Europe, very nice mysterious work, enjoyable
February 14, 2006 - Happy Valentine's Day! How can this world function without all of our Special Valentines on this most amorous day of the year. Please take a look at our Tribute to the Better Half. This time around check out our featured artists, new to the scene is Glenn Brady, Ashley Reaks, Sarah Smith, and Japanese Photographer Shin Terada, good stuff!
Note to Self - We can do nothing right without our better halves. Why, the Artguy treats everyday with his better half like it's Valentine's Day. Kind of like Groundhog Day meets THAT. While he's at it, he loves THIS and just savors the OTHER. Valentine's Day 2006 ps - it's being updated as you read this
ARTSCAPE 2006 - It's almost here and the application deadline is March 17, 2006 apply today
ONLINE 2/17 update - ARTBABYART cannot recommend using the current online application, we feel it is an unfair, secretive, and biased procedure. Additionally, personal and professional information, including uploaded images, are kept indefinetly, and may, by de facto, become the property of zapplication.org or its management team, westaf.org. We encourage artists to ask and act before supporting this process or organizations using this procedure. We are seeking Comments on this subject.
January 28, 2006 - Just waiting around for Spring, the Artguy looks forward for an early arrival! Check out our featured artists, really good stories behind the art. Don't forget to check out February Openings etc. We'd love to feature you and your thing, INTERESTED?
Note to Self - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT :: It has happened again, the Artguy's PC has crashed once more and important emails LOST!!!!! If you've sent a message in the last 6 years that has gone unanswered, I will probably not be able to send a reply, your message is stuck somewhere on a HARD disk that just won't get up... send the message again... looking forward to hearing from you!!!
It is done (almost)! We've got a new STUDIO - GALLERY SPACE in Baltimore, current artists include, Diana Riukas, David Kendall, the guy from Funny Farm Art and the Artguy. It's a great and quirky little space, the Artguy believes it will ROCK over time. Visit the Studio
January 28, 2006 - Just waiting around for Spring, the Artguy looks forward for an early arrival! Check out our featured artists, really good stories behind the art. Don't forget to check out January Openings etc. We'd love to feature you and your thing, INTERESTED?
January 18, 2006 - It's already official, we are now 3 weeks behind and falling further back everyday. But hey, it wouldn't be like us to be only a few days behind, so we say hello 2006, and BTW we can't wait till OH 8. Don't forget to check out January Openings etc. We'd love to feature you and your thing, INTERESTED?
December 14, 2005 - WOW, another year almost gone! Less than 2 weeks till X-mas and less than 3 weeks till the NEW YEAR. Maybe we should all start making our list of Do's and Don'ts and definite Maybe's for the New Year. Lest we forget have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, a Great Kwanzaa and a Super New Year, 2006 here we come and we can't wait till '08... Don't forget to check out December Openings etc.
November 21, 2005 - Poor Turkeys, if you could just say NO. We need to start a new thing that won't lead to the slaughter of MILLIONS of animals, got ideas? BTW - the Artguy has always wondered - what do they do with the heads?
October 27, 2005 - If you haven't already, read the article regarding artist Matt Sesow in the Hartford Courant (CONN). Keep your eyes open and ears peeled, we will be opening a new GALLERY within a few short days. YES, it is for our featured artist, if you want the details early, give me a SHOUT.
"...I’ll be having my “fifteen minutes of fame” on November 8th when a crew from HGTV’s craft show “That’s Clever” comes to tape me in my studio making one of my purses and some of the fabric postcards. I don’t know yet when it will air, but you can bet you’ll find out as soon as I know!! ... Sharon Benton, visit her FEATURE HERE
Matt Sesow - "I wanted to let you all know that an article was published last week about me and my take on the “Outsider” and “Art Brut” labels that are sometimes used to describe my work. The interview appeared in the Hartford Courant daily newspaper (Connecticut) and was written by Adrian Brune. It is available online at: http://www.courant.com/ Please take some time to check it out and feel free to drop me an email if you have any comments." Visit Matt Sesow
October 16, 2005 - Where have I been and where am I going? If only time could stand still for a moment, we could all catch up. Well, it can't, but big news on the close horizon. New space to hang your thing, more on this later. Don't forget to check out OCTOBER OPENINGS etc.
Maryland Art Place announces: A Call to All Mid-Atlantic area emerging curators to submit proposals for the Fourth Annual Curator’s Incubator exhibition. Phase I Proposals must be postmarked by October 22, 2005. This program was developed to encourage diversity and mentor emerging curators (with limited or no previous curatorial experience) from the mid-Atlantic region, while offering a flash-point look at contemporary art in our community. Download the application and guidelines. (Copies can be found at www.mdartplace.org) Good luck to all who enter!
July 27, 2005 - I'm back and wow, what a weekend at Artscape 2005! As always any advance announcements re: this show was never on the queu because the queu has become rather out of hand. Until next time, see you somewhere on the other side!
May 18, 2005 - What's New - What's Old? Check out our featured artists this time around. The Artguy has purchased, traded or otherwise own artwork from each. Also, we have a new "BELATED" announcements section, better late than never. Until next time, see you somewhere on the other side!
If the Artguy could, he would certainly attend if not exhibit this weekend at the SOWEBO Festival, in his good old Baltimore City. We know of at least 2 artist that will be showing off their wares, Randall Gornowich and Adrienne Mills, it will be one big party!
Another Fab Show at GALLERY ID8 Baltimore
The CQA Gifts to Gold Mountain Seattle
Mark Cottman Lightnin' Hopkins Maryland
Apex Gallery - Call for Entries
Funeria 2005 - Art Honors Life
March 21, 2005 - WOW... time is slipping away in this New Year and it's only March! On the horizon don't forget about the "OUT OF ORDER Show" the Maryland ArtPlace in my old Baltimore.
March 3, 2005 - Hello again been a long time... have patience, the Unartist is almost back at his post. More in just a tiny little bit...
Make sure to let visitors know that we can Host Websites for as little as $75.00 a year, that's less than 25 cents a day! All of this plus a Control Panel with lots of extra scripts, counters, forums, guesbooks, Blogs and more. Details at ARTBABYART.NET and if you need an online Portfolio we can do that too!
January 7, 2005 - Only 60+ Days till the Spring Soltice, wow, knock on wood, we've hardly had a winter yet.
Note to Self - Make sure to let visitors know that we can Host Websites for as little as $75.00 a year, that's less than 25 cents a day! All of this plus a Control Panel with lots of extra scripts, counters, forums, guesbooks, Blogs and more. Details at ARTBABYART.NET and if you need an online Portfolio we can do that too!
December 1 - Things to remember before the New Year. We passed the 1,000,000 visitor mark sometime in October!!! We'll use this month to feature some of our favorite all time artist that have been with us since year 1. As always, we are trying to catch up with everyone and everything...
The Artguy admires anybody willing to go to public places set up a make shift booth to vend their wares, then make change. Adrienne Mills did and here's the story about a First Friday GoNE GoOd.
When in Philly in the neighborhood known as Chestnut Hill, and you're lookin' for something good to eat, drop by Cafette's, a small out of the way, cool place to dine. Friday night specials include their famous Moody's Fried Chicken, served with a nice Caesar salad and some yummilicous smushed potatoes, plus it's a BYOB and for all those that look, the scenery is quite good. All this and tucked away from IT all... tell them we sent you Cafette's
October 1 - I know, long time no hear. Help me out, is it only a few short weeks till the Days grow shorter and Holiday displays start sprouting, is it only 5 weeks till our prayers are answered, is it really only 7 weeks till that 3 Day Super Pre-Holiday Sale Thanksgiving Day Parade thing, is it only 9 weeks till the countdown for Last Minute Holiday Pre-Clearance Sale or is it only 90+ days till 2005. I'm awake now... and officially waiting for Spring to arrive.
August 9 - New this time around a call for entries at the new Fache Gallery in Miami, Destinations by Suzanne Bishop, DC artist Paul McCoy, artist satirist Tony 'Baloney' Juliano, from Australia Enchanting Impressions and Author William Hughes on Bushnomics 101...
August 1 - WOW, it's been a long time since we made a major change on your favorite art site. This time around read our shorts on the Manayunk Arts Festival, the good old Mount Royal Tavern and Foodscape, and one heck of an arts festival called Artscape.
July 6 - Time is not on my side, it has been and will be always, catching up, aka making the deadline. If in Baltimore, catch up with the Artguy at the Mount Royal for the Artists' reception of the 20th Anniversary Foodscape Show this Sunday or during Artscape 2004, booth E - 201 near the Fox - Brown Building next weekend...
May 26 - Lots and lots happening. The Artguy will be participating in the following events, the 15th Anniversary Manayunk Arts Festival, 20th Anniversary of Foodscape and Artscape 2004!
This week are artists Steve Asparagus and his fabric included art work, and the Quilt Art of Sharon Benton. We have a great new links section at Art Links!, try it out, it's better than Topsite pages!
Opening reception at Gallery ID8, featuring the works of local talents, Satish Parekh and Brendan Hughes. Meet the artists recepetion at Gallery ID8 Plus, we highly recommend while you're in Charm City to drop by the Canton Gallery and see some of Susan Webster's work. Sorry, we missed posting this release but show is still up, please visit.
May 3 - If you are interested in linking, sharing call for entries, announcements, press releases, openings or shows, go to our new Section regarding this stuff.
This week are artists Steve Asparagus and his fabric included art work, and the Quilt Art of Sharon Benton. We have a great new links section at Art Links!, try it out, it's better than Topsite pages!
Note To Self - It's May, a time for warmer temps, spring flowers and Cinco de Mayo, but let's not forget it was in May when college students protesting the Vietnam Wars' expansion into Laos and Cambodia were wounded and killed by the National Guard ( Kent State University ), State and Local Police ( Jackson State Killings ).
I have had it! I must plan ahead of time to attend receptions and openings, not to mention making deadlines for projects and otherly things, DO NOT WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE... the next big thing to happen, the Sowebo Arts Festival, end of May, start planning as soon as I get around to it...
April 26 - New this week are artists Steve Asparagus and his fabric included art work, and the Quilt Art of Sharon Benton. From Philadelphia, PA check out the nice site and attend the opening reception for the Freeform Project. We have a great new links section at Art Links!, try it out, it's better than Topsite pages!
You know what today means, only a few days past April 15, and we all know what that means. If you haven't visited your CPA yet, please visit our good friend and our CPA, Adam Kazan, he may have the answers for you.
Opportunity Knocks - if you listen and look. Inliquid.com and Mdartplace.org are 2 places to start. You will find Call for Entries at both, Inliquid.com covers the Philadelphia region and Maryland Art Place roams the Baltimore Washington DC areas. Both provide great listings and both listings are free. Maryland Art Place, also known as MAP, is a completely free service with real gallery space etc., they also provide a slide registry if you want to get some free press. Inliquid is not a completely free service with costs starting at @ $100, and not 100% sure if they have their own building or exclusively virtual. That's my take...
April 2 - The Artguy was floored when he came accross this artist, Sharon Benton and the art in quilting, a must see. From Philadelphia, PA check out the nice site and attend the opening reception for the Freeform Project.
March 24 - You know what today means, only a few short weeks till April 15, and we all know what that means. If you haven't visited your CPA yet, please visit our good friend and our CPA, Adam Kazan, he may have the answers for you. From Philadelphia, PA check out the nice site and attend the opening reception at Freeform Project. We have a great new links section at Art Links!, try it out, it's better than Topsite pages!
We would like to thank the following Galleries for giving this site such a nice link, please visit the Canton Gallery, Canton and Gallery ID8, Fells Point. Never forget the more you look the more you'll find.
March 2 - Here, there and everywhere. It seems like we are always trying to catch up, going as fast as we can, as hard as we can, only to find we have not moved an inch. Do you ever feel that way!
February 16 - We have somehow lost our rhythm and find it hard to get back! New this time around is Jelene Morris, really nice stuff she does, and Mark Kroeten, extremely unique. We have a great new links section at Art Links!, try it out, it's better than Topsite pages! Like what we're doing, send us a donation, Click Here...
Note to Self - Happy Valentine's Day 2004! This is our 5th Annual Celebration of the Better Half. We almost forgot and we still have to update our tribute but a kind nudge reminded us of you. This is our most read tribute we do all year. So we raise a glass or two to all our better partners, we will never be able to repay you or give you half the praise you deserve... Happy Valentine's 2004
Note to Self - I just watched The Hours, featuring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep. An interesting movie but the book may be better. It is not a happy story, it's a film about life, about hard choices that face us, a choice that leads to both life and death. The movie is depressing to say the least, but the actors and story keep you from turning it off.
December 18 - We are trying to catch up with updates and your patience is welcome. Less than 2 weeks from the New Year (yikes), but more important, less than 300 days till the most important election of the new millennium, think about it. We have a great new links section at Art Links!, try it out, it's better than Topsite pages!
Note to Self - I have seen it, Lord of the Rings, Return of the King. The final installment in this truly magnificent translation of Tolkien's book, makes you beg for more! I left needing more, I thought to myself the most disappointing part of this movie, "there are no more episodes, no more installments", I will watch the movie again and wait for the DVD!
December 15 - The Artguy is back! Busy with shows, exhibitions and family functions the last 6 weeks, we can report the brunt of it is over and soon down to business. We have a new Site Search engine, if you can't find something try there.
November 5 - First thing, oh where has the year gone! We love all art, we appreciate artists of diversity but when you add longevity, you have found something truly special. Meet Linda Levi, doing her thing since before Woodstock!!! Linda's website chronicles her work and experiences during each period of her career, it is a must see.
Note to Self - Just saw the musical "Chicago" at The Merriam Theater in Philadelphia. My only thought throughout the entire production was "been there done that"! For you that have seen and enjoyed the movies All That Jazz and A Caberet, if you see this play, you also might think "it's deja vu all over again".
BTW - the Artguy does NOT plan to disappoint himself by watching latest chapter in the Matrix Trilogy...
Note to Self - re: Lost in Translation, watched this film at the Historic Ambler Theater and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Not an action movie, not a love story and not a sci-fi but the movie held its own. Here's my take, it's the story about 2 very different people feeling not so happy at the present time. They question, is it them?
October 28 - Just finished at the Open Studios at 915 Spring Garden Street and it was great, for the Artguy at least. If your in Baltimore, the most Artist friendly city there is, please drop by Mark Cottman's exhibition at the Durations Gallery. If you've not noticed, we have 4 new featured artists, Antoine de Villiers, Nick Orduyan, Greg Orduyan and The Ocean Series by Carson C
Note to Self - re: the Open Studio Tour... for all that attended, loved it, for the Artguy it was a great exhibition, for many others, it was considered slow! Why? There was not one word written up in any of the major publicatons in the Philly area about the show. Reason? For those organizing the show, please look deep and hard into the mirror...
October 14 - yeah, the lights went dim for almost 18 hours but sometimes stuff happens and we're back online. If you've not noticed, we have 4 new featured artists, Antoine de Villiers, Nick Orduyan, Greg Orduyan and The Ocean Series by Carson C
October 6 - Ok, ok, ok, we are on our own now, we are serving up these pages from our new dns servers. We cannot say thanks enough to the Top Gun crew at MDO.NET, they kept us up and running for close to 3 years... we should be full steam ahead within the next 24 hours, new stuff including, recipes, artists and articles... if you find a bad link let us know
October 1 - What, only a mere 90 days or so till the New Year! If you're reading this right now, you're looking at our site through our new server!!! If that's the case look for big updates, new features and best of all new artists...
September 18 - Hello, it's been awhile. We had a few technical issues to resolve the past week or so but we think they're now corrected and this site is back to full speed ahead.
August 29 - Today is the start of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. It runs for the next 2 weeks and features all KINDS of "out of the main stream" music, dance and theatre. And yes, the Artguy will try to take a few pics and jot down a couple of sentences. This week 3 new featured artist, the slightly wacky Bill Fogarty, from the Netherlands Ewos and dreaming about painting dreams, Michelle Bennethum Have a nice long weekend...
August 27 - Back to school already, the Malls will be dead, freshman are looking for the next party, new shoes, new shirts and that haircut. This week 3 new featured artist, the slightly wacky Bill Fogarty, from the Netherlands Ewos and dreaming about painting dreams, Michelle Bennethum
August 14 - OK, get ready for an update Friday. Here in the Philly area, it rained for parts of an almost record breaking 16 consecutive days, yee ha!!! Now it's just hot and muggy, but cool inside the air conditioned confines of the Artguy.
August 12 - it's been a blast with worm.msblast.a (the virus). Yes, the Artguy got it and spent most of Monday trying to figure out what the heck wass going on. As most of you have heard, it's a new virus/worm that has come out. The fix is located here, Trend Micro, go to this page click on "virus alert" and follow the instructions, good luck!
July 29 - The best quote I've heard lately was by Comedy Central's Jiminy Glick. After an uneventful interview with guest Dennis 'they don't get it' Miller, Jiminy turned to the audience and said, "I wasn't expecting anything and I got even less..." OK, new this week from the great white north Amy Langston and from Milan, Italy art student Sara.
July 25 - IT is here, Artscape 2003 (July 25, 26 & 27) and it's time to eat art. We are planning to be there, catch up on the last 4 years here. If you're interested in meeting a cool contributor to this site check out booth 168, right in front of the Mt. Royal Tavern of course!!! Sculptor Tony Walker will be demonstrating his art of marble sculpting, Saturday. We hope to see you there...
July 9 - We made it to the Manayunk Festival and the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival and pictures are on the way. This week a lesson in history about our longtime ally France and the undue bashing she is taking. Mark your calenders, Artscape 2003 is just around the corner (July 25, 26 & 27) and it's time to eat art. We are planning to be there, catch up on the last 4 years here.
June 27 - WOW, the year once again is slipping away. This time around artists re: Leland Strebeck by his friends, Picchio Art-DC, marble sculptor Tony Walker and Washington DC resident by way of Santiago Chile, Claudia Olivos. Upcoming events we will be at, the Manayunk Festival (Phildelphia PA) and the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival in Washington DC.
June 2 - I don't think we have had more than 2 consecutive days of good weather here on the East coast. It's been damp, rainy and gray, and at times all of the above (Oh, Seattle we know how you feel).
May 8 - Warmer weather (if not rainy) prevails here on the East Coast. If you haven't noticed we are remodeling our site. The more we redo the pages the more we realize so many many people have contributed so much to make this site what it is today. When we say 'our' site, we mean everyone that has contributed, from the comments of visitors to the artists' awesome words, this is everybody's site. We want to say THANK YOU!
April 20 - This time a call for entries from the Penn Charter School in the Philly area, a timely new article from Bill Hughes addressing the current War Party Mood and Kris Hoglund on Art, Dope & Saving the World.
It's almost May, a time for warmer temps, spring flowers and Cinco de Mayo, but let's not forget it was in May when college students protesting the Vietnam Wars' expansion into Laos and Cambodia were wounded and killed by the National Guard ( Kent State University ), State and Local Police ( Jackson State Killings ). We just watched a special regarding the shootings and the most disturbing parts were the interviews (with the locals) afterwards, all of whom echoed similar responses, "they should have shot them all" or "they deserved it" or "they should back the President in this war against communism". Sound familiar???
April 8 - We have finally recovered most of our email from the last 3 years. If you sent us an email before March 6, 2003 we have recovered it and plan to answer your questions, read your comments and add your links! This week find more Graffiti from the UK, Laura Schoonover of St. Louis, MO, Carla Fache in South Beach Miami
March 21 - Re: Hard Drive Crash, the Artguy's PC has died, gone to e-heaven with all his information. If you have contacted us, please resend your message if we have not responded. Your comments and questions are very important! Until next time, break on through to the other side...
March 12 - Disaster sTriKEs! The Webmasters PC Hard Drive(s) have been corrupted and crushed! Crushed back to the last century, data lost forever, not one email address saved. Oh the unfairness of the electronic age, I am lost, more later this week...
March 5 - We missed Fat Tuesdays aka Mardi Gras!!! Time is once again flying by this year, new this week a great program going on in California, the Neighborhood Center of the Arts, "where the hands of the artist set the spirit free" and our belated but never forgotten Mardi Gras celebration we would like to feature a couple of New Orleans artists, Sheri Mora and de Lorge...
February 24 - Oh where oh where is Spring. Is it our imagination or did this winter come a little early and is staying way too late. Pack your bags and head south for a while but before you leave check out Fine Art Photographer Lia Angst, plus up and coming Philly band, Townhall (with streaming audio, Real Player needed).
FEBRUARY 17 - Coming soon to a desktop near you our eye on the Peace Rally, from Rome to London to Center City Philadelphia. Looking for all the links and stories behind the World Peace Rally, February 15, 2003, where you there?
Wishing you an extreme Valentine's Day, Love FestiVus Day, more of That Day and any other name it's known by!!! Have a satisfying but keep it safe celebration. Please check out our "Did you Know" piece about love and Baltimore artist known as JOROKO.
FEBRUARY 14 - Wishing you an extreme Valentine's Day, Love FestiVus Day, more of That Day and any other name it's known by!!! Have a satisfying but keep it safe celebration. Please check out our "Did you Know" piece about love, Baltimore artist known as JOROKO and we recommend this Recipe for Valentine's Day, then ply them with these favorite V Day drinks (unless of course you do the right thing and take your better half out to dinner).
February 7 - One week guys and gals to get that Valentine's Day gift and card, very important to your other half!!!
After recently viewing our pages on other computers and other OS, we need to work on our site so it displays as best as possible on all PCs. This site is designed to be viewed at 800 x 600 resolution or higher, text size should be set at medium to smaller. We have noticed some browsers medium text is actually larger, to get the best view play around with TEXT SIZE and go smaller. If you need larger text try changing your screen resolution to 640 x 480. This site is tested on IE 5.5+ and Netscape Navigator 4.85+, if you have a poor display of our pages please email and let us know Browser, Version and Operating System. Until next time, break on through to the other side...
JANUARY 29 - It's only a couple of weeks and change away, Valentine's Day 2003. Guys and Gals get your cards, flowers, candy and other sundries early this year. Here is our 4th Annual Salute to the Better Half, it is by far our most viewed feature every year. Plus, one of our first "Free" sites is up and running, visit Hiroshi Matsushita.
JANUARY 25 - Get ready for our NUMBER 1 feature every year, the Valentine's Day Salute to the better half, look for this in the next day or so. Every year we get mail from the guys that say they belong on that list but sorry the list is only for the better half. But don't fret, while we run that article we will balance things off by featuring the guys and this time around, we are showing off 4 artists from Europe. Plus, one of our first "Free" sites is up and running, visit Hiroshi Matsushita.
JANUARY 21 - Living in the burbs of Philadelphia, the Artguy was touched the other day to find suburbanites out rallying for Peace on the corner of Dekalb and Sumneytown Pike, maybe 20 or more strong and spreading! Also during the weekend was another Peace Rally in the Nation's Capitol, look for a short film and coverage in the next day or so. Plus, one of our first "Free" sites is up and running, visit Hiroshi Matsushita. Until next time, break on through to the other side...
DECEMBER 30 - It is a mad rush till the end of this year. New this time around are artists Kelly Billette from Michigan and Rod Patterson's "Take the Art to the People". and until next time, break on through to the other side...
DECEMBER 11 - The whole New Year is
almost gone, do you know where you've been or where you're going. New this time around is Kim Park - Creative Recovery, some talk about the Peace Rally with Bill Hughes and featured artist from Michigan Kelly Billette, very nice work.
NOVEMBER 22 - The whole New Year is almost gone, do you know where you've been. New this time around is thehack.net, the weekly that tells you what's really going on, plus author William Hughes on the Baltimore Sun and Karli Goldman alerts us to Al and Tipper Gore's new book, The Spirit of Family.
NOVEMBER 7 - 1 month and change till the end of the year. New featured artists includes Photographer Marc Freeman and Soraida Martinez, Verdadism. Outsider art what is it, we put together a collection of 4 artists which might answer the question. Read about Newry Folk Artist Oliver Curran and his exhibit in NYC, after that check out the OPED by William Hughes on the Politics of Profiling.
OCTOBER 18 - 2 months and change till the end of the year. Read about Newry Folk Artist Oliver Curran and his exhibit in NYC, after that check out the OPED by William Hughes on the Politics of Profiling. We put together a quick "art is" feature with 4 very different and very talented people.
SEPTEMBER 25 - 3 months and change till the end of this year!!! Check out an article by Kris Hoglund of the Ant/Not Terminal Gallery written in 1999 still appropriate as it applies to controversial art in NYC. Also read the column regarding today's thoughts on the current politcal climate.
SEPTEMBER 6 - Baltimore, aka Charm City, an awesome place for the arts and home to the Institute, (no not that type of institute) the Maryland Institute College of Art in the historic Mount Royal area. Our current feature on 15+ artists and galleries is a very very small cross section of the talent you will always find in Baltimore. OH, how the Artguy misses Charm City and all that goes with it!!! (the Mount Royal Tavern rocks)
AUGUST 31 - The Artguy apologizes for the long absence. Almost 2 months have passed since the Artguy really updated our site. What's to blame, the Artguy confesses it is the new HD Digital Cable with 13 HBO channels, the Artguy was last seen uttering "so much to watch and so little time". But coming to bat (get it) in the next few days will be the Folklife Festival and Artscape 2002, new recipes, new book reports. awesome artists from Baltimore and new columns... it will be FANtastastic.
JULY 30 - Where is the rain, it hasn't rained in SEPA in quite awhile and my grass is turning brown! This week we promise to have our articles on Artscape 2002 and Folklife Festival, the Silk Road. Something new we are trying is webhosting for all poor artists out there. YOU LIVE THERE is our new site and for now offering free hosting. Please sign our VERY cool GuestMap! We also have a New Keyword Search
JULY 11 - Not too much new this week. Have you seen Minority Report, here is our take. Coming in the next few days or so is our visit to this years Smithsonian Folklife Festival, "the Silk Road". It was excellent, but as always with room for improvement.
JULY 1 - Half the year is now gone, summer is in full swing, schools are out and the trek to the beaches are on. Some have said our site has become boring and stiff, we agree with stiff but not boring. So we started redesigning several pages, visit the MISC section to see a new look.
JUNE 24 - Check out our feature on sculptors, from California to the UK to Australia. Arttist L`Nhoj Yesdnil shares some very funny views and the Power to the Laity by writer Bill Hughes is on target. FUNERIA has come out with their second Call For Entries for Funeral Art, interesting and very nice work. We have opened a new and VERY cool GuestBook, check it out and please sign in! We also have a New Keyword Search
JUNE 11 - It's still summer and it's still hot. New things this week, L`Nhoj Yesdnil has a new site and some very funny views and the Power to the Laity by Bill Hughes is right on target. FUNERIA has come out with their second Call For Entries for Funeral Art, interesting and very nice work. We have opened a new and VERY cool GuestBook, check it out and please sign in! We also have a New Keyword Search
JUNE 4 - It is the start of summer and it is hot. Check out Small Wonders with Paul Mintz and Amy J, small pieces of big art. Funeria has come out with their second Call For Entries for Funeral Art, interesting and very nice work. Finally, he is back, Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb. Until next time, break on through to the other side...
MAY 27 - Happy Holidays to everyone. Been at the beach and back already and it was fabulous. We are trying something new, an FAQ or question and answer board. We have already gotten some questions so we have our data base started but we need more! Send us a question or comment and we will get you an answer, until next time, see somewhere on the other side...
MAY 9 - Cinco de Mayo has already come and gone, where is the time going. How come the Catholic Church just cannot say they were wrong and call it a crime. I think Cardinal Law broke one of the commandments while being deposed this week. If Iraq, Iran and North Korea are part of the evil axis, where does China fit into all this? (answer after the next Olympics)
APRIL 25 - What is everybody doing for the summer, do not forget to attend this years Folklife Festival in Washington DC, this is suppose to be a BIG ONE. For the summer art stuff, we have got Artscape and new this year we will be covering the MANAYUNK Arts Festival.
APRIL 7 - What a world we live in; suicide, terror, occupation, humiliation, revenge, death, ethnic cleansing and suicide. The question of the evil axis, drug gangs, the KKK, slavery, friends, allies, incursions, U$ aid and allies. How I miss the days of Jimmy and Bill, when as leaders they tried and sometimes succeeded in calming our strange world and its different peoples. For all those Seinfeld followers, remember the episode when Kramer did not want to wear the PIN, I feel that way...
MARCH 19 - Can you you smell it, taste it, feel it and see it? Spring is almost here!!! This week Karli Goldman and FSB Associates alerts us to an interesting new book, Bright Earth by Philip Ball. From Lisa, our last big heavy heart-stopping meal for the Holiday Season, Beef Brisket. For interesting thought, the meaning of abstract art by Julio Mateo and the very unique John Lindsey brings you into his world of Existentialism...
March 1 - The British are coming, the British are coming!!! For a little fun we have put together a tribute to British art, humor and culture. You will find British artists we have featured earlier, as well as some British humor provided by Wibble and while we are talking about the Brits, why not cook up some Fish and Chips.
FEBRUARY 26 - Top 10 email comments about the Olympics:
10. the women speed skaters are all babes
9. the Russian Pair won the Gold Medal
8. the Canadian Pair and NBC worked hard for the Gold Medal
7. Skate Boarding and Inline Skating should be part of the Summer Games
6. the NBC team is not for the NeXT gENerATiON
5. picabo and bode got way too much air time
4. Irina Slutskaya is HOT
3. CBS' David Letterman did the best job covering the Games
2. Hannah Storm gets our vote for Best Anchor Person during the Games
1. our advice for NBC the next time, stick to reporting and don't take yourself so seriously!
February 18 - WE WERE ROBBED!!! Yes, we deserve the GOLD, because our opinion differs from others we were robbed of our place in history and the precious GOLD!!! We earned a GOLD and you, our audience (you also deserve a GOLD), should hoot and holler as loud and as often as you can. Please mail NBC (esp. Katie) to forward our case... we need all the coverage we can muster...
FEBRUARY 7 - Fat Tuesday's, Mardi Gras, even Ash Wednesday are all great celebrations but cannot compare to Valentine's Day and our 3rd Annual Salute to the Better-Half! It is our way of thanking the Better-Half for all their contributions to this site and our lives. Plus, do not miss our featured artists; Robert and Michael Carrico's Going To Find, Jeffery Jones' Realism, Latin American Art with Obed Gomez and Brian Allan's Abstraction...
January 28th - February is almost here, and do you know what that means? Our 3rd Annual "Thanks to the Better Half" salute will be coming soon to a desktop near you, it is our most visited and viewed page of the entire year. It also means that trek to the Grocery Store, Drug Store, or even 7/11 for that last minute "almost forgot what day it was" Valentine's card (whew, almost forgot myself). Until next time, break on through to the other side...
January 20 - I think it's time to place the Holiday decorations in storage for another 10 or so months!
Here is an interesting post by Sarah, "I am a student in the computing arts, and I am working on a project that explores the different ways that people define sorrow, joy, anger and fear without likening them to other emotions. Basically, how would you define these to someone who doesn't know what an emotion is?" Responses are greatly appreciated
January 4 - Are you still on track with your New Year's resolution? Our Readers Top 10:
December 28th - END OF THE YEAR, where has it gone and where will it be going. Think positive, winter is almost over, well, maybe only a couple of months to go. By early March brave ones will be wearing shorts in 50 degree weather. Days will become longer, we will sit outside in the warm sun anticipating the arrival of Spring. Our skin will absorb the sun's rays making us look less and less like a Target ad and more and more like real people. I have readied those shorts, bought new shades, folded my T's and now counting down the days... until then, break on through to the other side (of 2001), have a safe celebration!
December 16th - Coming soon to a desktop near you, Nick Shiflet and his very, very cool time creations and artist Derek McCrea and his whimsical impressionistic style. Our definition on art according to some artists we have featured, you will find some very interesting thoughts and ideas. Also meet Latin American artist by Obed Gómez, Rachel Zimmerman Ben-shahar, an Israeli sculptor and the prolific Sara Pulver and her Basement Art. Lastly, the Artguy's favorite stop for art in Western Australia, VizualVibes is back.
OCTOBER 7 - Well hello everybody... the ArtGuy is almost settled in beautiful Philadelphia Pennsylvania. It's been awhile since our last update but it's tough when your PC is in some unmarked box in the back of a large moving trailer somewhere in the state of Pennsylvania. But Center City here we come, look for new stuff soon...
SEPTEMBER 15 - What is this madness all about. What kind of world do we live in that some celebrate the destruction and deaths of so many. Is it real or is all this just a terrible dream. The Artguy's youngest sister lives in NYC and is 8 months pregnant, I could not phone her, I could not reach, but thank God she did not make it to work that day and emailed friends and loved ones to say she was safe. We all need to stop this madness, we all need to unite and we all need to say in one voice, it will stop here...
SEPTEMBER 7 - Oh my God time is a flyin'. For all that haven't heard, the Artguy is moving north to the Philly area in just a few short weeks. So busy packing, organizing and reorganizing, the Artguy is a little pressed to update our wonderful site. We'll have more art, more pictures and more articles in just a short time, thanks for your understanding!!!
August 20 - I just received one of the nicest compliments about our site. A good friend just revisited this site after a year or so and asked if I sold the website!!! Not because it looks bad, but she thought it changed so much and has a nice professional touch about it. WOW, it just made me feel good to tell Kathy I am just getting a little better at this HTML, THANKS Kathy5r!!!
AUGUST 12 - Read our take on Artscape 2001, Where Art Becomes You. Don't forget to follow the links to the last 2 years articles on Artscape and you will get a better picture of what this event is all about. We would love to get some feedback, so please let us know what you think. Our photos are late in arriving for this article but you can come back next week and see them.
AUGUST 6 - Oh where oh where does time go... it is already August, from highschools to universities, the campus will be buzzing soon!!! We are still working on articles and photos from this years Folklife Festival and the Street Festival called Artscape. Our banner today reflects what we think Artscape is about, it is the MICHELIN (tires) group and their very interactive 'display' at the Street Fair. Michelin tires and Artscape (the premier art event in the area), they go hand in hand, don't they. Until then, break on through to the other side...
JULY 15 - Long time no talk, we have been covering alot of stuff starting with the Folklife Festival in Washington DC, and then one of the biggest street festivals on the east coast that goes by the name Artscape. We've got lots to say and pictures to show everybody so give us a few days to bring it to you. ps. Before I forget, the Mount Royal Tavern ROCKS (before, during and after artscape); $2 pints, AC, real bathrooms and a crowd that... well, you'll see'em soon!!! (hello Ann and Cece) Until then, break on through to the other side...
JULY 2 - It's official, half the year is gone!!! Please read about Foodscape 2001, yours truly, the Artguy is the invited guest artist to be part of this years exhibit. I would love to see everybody down at the Mount Royal Tavern for the RECEPTION this Sunday July 8 @ 6:00 and buy you a cold pint or 2. Lots and lots of stuff to come in the weeks ahead, stay in touch.
It's a cool new program called "Art Night on the Mall", the National Mall in our Capitol, Washington DC. Programs every Thursday night on Art, get the schedule and details here... Art Night
JUNE 19 - HALF the year is gone!!! I cannot believe another year is now coming to a close, where does time go? We are now up to date with all our links, but still a few weeks behind answering email, if you've sent us mail or request information we will get to it this week. Whats all the buzz about this movie TOMB RAIDER, and who's doing all the reviews. Please check out the link on Breast Cancer awareness sent in by our good friend Laura S from NYC , it's a good cause... until next time, see you somewhere on the other side
JUNE 8 - PLEASE NOTE if you sent something to us after June 1, resend it, the Artguy just found out our email service was undergoing "improvements" during the last week or so, and some mail may have been dropped or just lost in cyber space. This includes contact forms, comments form, links form and most email sent to our site. We apologize please send it our way again! We love your email...
May 27 - Have a nice Memorial Day celebration, and a special thanks to all that have served to make our world a better and safer place. For everybody that asked, yes, we do have photos and stuff from the recent beach trip. Check out our feature on the Hungry and Homeless in UK site and we got one of the first reviews of the movie SWORDFISH
May 20 - the Artguy is back from the beach and just can't get into the groove of things, give him a couple of days for the memories of the warm sun in the face, sand in the shoes, sounds of the breakers at midnight and other things to fade...
May 11 - the Artguy is on travel this week to the sunny beaches of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. Will report back on Monday May 21 with lots of sights and sounds...
APRIL 26 - Webrings!!! This site cannot understand why all of the sudden our 'codes' no longer work and are being suspended from some webrings, the worse part is trying to update code, It's like going through a maze to get to a dark tunnel. It's a little confusing to keep up with, when codes have been working for a year or so and all of the sudden we get notification that it no longer works!!!
April 22 - Something I can't wait for, Carla Rhodes, an 18 year old ventriloquist and artist!!! A trip to New York City to see what all the hub bub is. Then, maybe we can get the RockStacker to tell us what rock stacking is all about and a new idea about art from the Holy Robots guy. See you some where on the other side...
April 17 - For those that send in 'Press Releases' please send them formatted in html, it has become increasingly difficult to keep. Press Releases should be valid and not just a link to your site... Also something I can't wait for, Carla Rhodes, an 18 year old ventriloquist and artist!!!
April 9 - Sooner or later we will have Maggie Kurzweil, artist/photgrapher living in Isreal on our front cover. In a few months we will be at Artscape 2001 and the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival, and hopefully for the first time cover the SOWEBO Arts Festival here in Baltimore, it supposedly ROCKS.
March 31 - after spending the last couple of days in DC and talking with some friends, they all had the same thought, is the stuff on this website for SALE? YES, of course, but each artist must be contacted directly for prices and availability...
March 26 - Happy Spring to all of you in the Northern Hemisphere! It happened again... erratic behavior on the part of our email, if you sent us mail on Sunday or Monday, please be kind enough to resend, it may have been lost.
March 13 - just ran across these two interesting articles about the elections and who really won... Yahoo Daily News and The Guardian
Feb 10 - Look for the feature that set records for impressions last year, hopefully it will be out by this Monday. Also we hope to bring you some SouthWest Art, A very Picasso like artist from Turkey, and from Isreal Photograhper M Kurzweil... plus lots more
Feb 3 - HEY... HEY!!! Who turned the lights out??!!#@ Something mysterious was going on here in Baltimore the last day or so. Web Server was down, email was out and email was out on all my accounts including the giant, EarthLink / Mindspring... Who did turn the lights out?
I can feel it coming back... the urge to do something new and cool at this website. After the last few weeks of just "sit'n 'round", the Artguy is getting the Eye of the Tiger back, well... maybe, we'll see
The countdown to the NEW YEAR!!! I can't believe it... 2001 is upon us. Our first feature for the new year will be all those MIA artists, that have sent in articles and images but for some reason have disappeared. Look for them starting January 1, 2001
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!! Here are a few e-cards we received, please enjoy and Thanks...
Oh where, oh where has the year gone. It looks like Al blew the election, there should have been no way young George should have gotten close yet alone win. I already miss Bill!!!
Ah, almost Thanksgiving Day here in the US... The Artguy had the Fairfax Art Show this past weekend and it was somewhat satisfying. Also, as some of you may be aware, the Artguy does a little woodworking and last week he cut... no it's better described as SAWED off part of a thumb, but today it looks like it's making a comeback!!!!
VERY IMPORTANT!!! If you sent any email from Friday October 27 through Sunday October 29... Please resend it!!! The ArtGuy was playing around with his "MAIL BOXES" and deleted an entire mailbox, PLEASE RESEND, THANKS.
Almost the end of the YEAR 2000, so it's that time again. Starting November 1, we will be doing our 2nd annual review... you will get to see all the artists we have featured since our start, April 1999. It's our way of saying THANK YOU!!!
Just back from the Fairfax City (Virginia) Arts and Crafts Festival. The weather was super, the crowds huge and for me quite successful! Sold a few pieces, took LOTS of photos, opened the camera this morning (10/16), and I FORGOT TO... PUT FILM IN THE CAMERA... ##!**#!!, more on this later
9-20 Ahhh... Sunny and Warm on the Beaches of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The artguy is on travel this week and I feel like I'm on vacation. I hope to have some pictures of Rehoboth, Dewey and Ocean City beaches for you in a week or so.
So what's new this week... We've got a couple of good responses to our article, "WHAT IS ART?", posted by Tom Chambers and Carrico. Check'em out, I think you'll enjoy it.
August!!! Almost September, then Halloween!!! Where has the time gone... Here's what we've got planned: Still going to be bringing you "Tattoos and Body Art", just finished scanning "Coaster" art (will be posted in a day or two), and "Matches", you've got to see this one to believe it. For the hardcore art stuff: We will take you on a tour, once a week, of the National and Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC. That will be a total of 10+ Museums and Galleries. It's a great way to finish off the summer and into the fall/winter season.
Let's get back to ARTSCAPE 2000, here's what we heard and what I saw: First, overall it was better then the usual effort, this was made possible by the Artists in the "Market Place", however, after speaking with a few more particpants and non participant artist and after going back down there myself to check it all out, I find out that it is true, year after year after year, the same artists are doing the "outdoor" sculptures and "viewing booths", this may explain why some of this stuff never really changes and begins to look like some kind of "freaky inbreeding experiment", I don;t normally talk this way but "THAT SUCKS!!!!!" Here's a new article from Michael Hamilton reviewing some parts of Artscape 2000.
We are hoping to get you the latest photos from this past HFS Festival... complete with rain and mosh pit. HELLO HELLO, WHERE IS TRACIE AND THE PICS?
In reality I think this years hfs stuff may be lost in the rain... 8/21 I now know
we 'won't have this!!!!
Now for the artist!!! First let me apologize for those of you waiting for
your features to appear, it's been a hectic spring and summer and after this week
I think we'll have officially caught up... whew, but the bottom line is that's no
real excuse, but sorry anyway.
Artists to Look For:
I. A. Keer - The Art of Furniture
Victor O'Beirne - Exquisite Image Making <-- here
Michael Hamilton - One Man's Opinion <-- here
Writer Ann Hughe's - Memiors of a Birth Mother <--here 10/17
Tom Chambers - Photographer, Visual Artist <-- here
Bill Ownes - Eyestorm
Tracy Hall - By Way of Orkney
Andrew Mariano - Another awesome New Orleans Artist <--here aug 29
Photographer Lex Jenkins - RoadKill, a Photographic Journal
Cuban Artist Paul Sierra <-- here
Martyn Lacey - "Great" Britain <-- here aug 29th
Steven Bowley - Aukland "Sunrises" <--- here september 14
Mark Cottman - Soul of An Artist <-- here
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