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Holloway’s Underwater Wonderland
2008-06-08 12:43:00
In Zena Holloway’s underwater masterpieces, haute couture clothing takes on a new life, more than just adornment, instead part of the water itself; fluid, ethereal, and stunning. The photographs in “how to spend it” feature models adrift in a magical world of light and sensuality, their gowns flowing delicately around them. Her commercial work also has that bewitching quality to it; a shampoo ad features a woman in ecstasy as her hair undulates around her head, flowers clutched gently in her hand.  One of England’s leading underwater photographers, Holloway began her underwater photography work at a young age, and at the age of 33 has received countless awards for her work. She has a deep understanding of the underwater medium that enables her to deliver these incredibly striking shots.  Her work has been used in ads for Nike, Jacuzzi and MasterCard. The MasterCard ad features a couple gazing longingly into each others eyes wearing snorkel gear and a seriou...
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TalentDatabase SUCCESS STORY: Christine Benjamin
2008-06-07 05:36:00
When I think of success in terms of being an artist, I think of how it takes a community of creators, art collectors, and promoters to really make things happen. As most artists do, I tend to work alone in my studio for many hours a day, but with the internet so easily accessible, I ...
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TalentDatabase Spotlight INSPIRATION: Maria Mann
2008-06-07 04:50:00
I live between two worlds, photojournalism (I am the photo managing editor of a major international news service) and art. I shuttle between these two worlds, often looking at these as crossover inspiration both for myself and for the wonderful photographers with whom I work. I have traveled to many lovely and/or troubled places. I ...
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Haight Street Fair June 8th
2008-06-05 12:23:00
If you’re in the San Francisco area this weekend, the Haight Street Fair will take place Sunday, June 8th. Shoe Biz will present a preview of the Converse Grateful Dead collection with a special appearance by legendary designer Stanley Mouse. Not only will a pair the new kicks be given away in a raffle at Shoe ...
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Urban Renaissance
2008-06-03 13:32:00
On June 2nd, Scion and Sybarite productions will come together to bring arts education, vehicles, dance and fashion under one forward-thinking brand. Urban Renaissance art exhibit will take place at Ramscale and will be accompanied by a live dance performance from the Sybarite Dance rs. It will feature The DJ stylings of Tommy Bones, Jaquelyn Sommer and ...
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?Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967?
2008-06-02 12:20:00
From psychedelic album covers to photographs of bands in action, the relationship between contemporary art and rock music is explored through more than 100 works by 56 artists in Sympathy for the Devil : Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967. But there’s more than art to the show. A recording studio set up inside a Plexiglass ...
More About: Music , Rock and Roll
Jason Freeman?s Flock
2008-05-30 18:25:00
In Flock , music notation, electronic sound, and video animation are all generated in real time based on the locations of musicians, dancers, and audience members as they move and interact with each other. Computer vision software analyzes video from an overhead camera to determine the location of each participant, and this data is used to create ...
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The Next Firestone Fellini
2008-05-29 14:05:00
It’s your turn to be the director. Make a short video (25-55 seconds) that relates to safe driving and enter it in the Safety Scholars Competition to win a $5000 college scholarship or a new set of tires. It might not be the sexiest video you’ll ever make but college is expensive and every penny ...
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OptoSonic Tea in Manhattan
2008-05-29 02:51:00
Beginning May 30th, OptoSonic Tea is a regular series of meetings dedicated to the convergence of live visuals with live sound which focuses on the visual component. These presentation-and-discussion meetings aim to explore different forms of live visuals (live video, live film, live slide projection and their variations and combinations) and the different ways they ...
More About: Film , Promotion , General , Manhattan
Paint the Parks Celebrates America?s National Parks
2008-05-26 12:52:00
Paint the Parks competition is the country’s top national opportunity for established and emerging representational artists to showcase their talents. The competition celebrates one of America ’s most valuable resources, our national parks. A portion of the proceeds benefit the National Parks Foundation, the organization that works closely with the National Park Service. The foundation strives ...
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Mike Sheldrake?s Cardboard Surfboards
2008-05-24 17:53:00
Mike Sheldrake has created a surfboard that is prettyunique and unconventional. Upon begining his project, Sheldrake turned to the internet for research. He looked to aerospace blogs for insight into the strength-to-weight ratio as it relates to design. He eventually found a 3-D modeling software to design a snap together, hollow model with intersecting ribs ...
More About: Sports , Design , Mike , Cardboard
First Book Prize
2008-05-22 13:11:00
The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS / Honickman First Book Prize competition is open to American photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and ...
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Kalliope Amorphous: Looking In On One?s Self
2008-05-22 00:25:00
Kalliope Amorphous was born in Providence, RI, and spent the bulk of her youth in New York City, dabbling in everything from spoken word poetry to performance art. Her poetry and prose have been published in various magazines and literary journals. She now focuses exclusively on the self-portrait photograph as a catalyst for exploring ideas ...
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TalentDatabase Weekly Spotlight: Small Angry Redhead
2008-05-20 17:09:00
My lens is the barrel of a gun shooting away, my words sharp knives cutting through, my brushes are clubs, maces, lances and I do in fact use a hammer. The paint is my blood; flowing, spilling and spattering. Ergo my finished pieces are part of me. I am not merely an artist; I deal ...
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The 23rd Annual Art Classic
2008-05-15 16:03:00
The 23rd Annual Art Classic opens Saturday, September 20 and runs through September 28. An Open House is scheduled on Sunday, September 21 from 11:00 to 2:00. Entries may be made online through this website, by CD, or 35mm slide. Entry deadline is June 14, 2008. Approximately 100+ pieces will be selected. Artists will be notified ...
MyChucks Design Contest
2008-05-14 15:23:00
Converse has teamed up with Eastbay and Utah Jazz Basketball star Kyle Korver to launch MyChucks, a contest inviting participants to design a Chuck Taylor All Star shoe with the chance to win the ultimate prize of having their shoe produced by Converse and sold exclusively by Eastbay. The Chuck Taylor All Star shoe is one ...
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GreenPix Media Wall
2008-05-13 14:25:00
A company called GreenPix has created an impressive combination sustainable technology and digital media. This groundbreaking experiment, called the Zero Energy Media Wall , is located on the curtain wall of the Xicui entertainment complex in Beijing. Featuring the largest color LED display worldwide, the building performs as a self-sufficient organic system, harvesting solar energy by day ...
More About: Music , Design , General
Designer Contest Opens Today
2008-05-12 15:51:00
MyItThings.com, a leading publisher of user-generated fashion content, today announced the launch of the “It” Design er Contest , the ultimate opportunity for aspiring designers. Entrants are invited to show off their pieces online for a chance to win the grand prize. Entries can be submitted today through July 15. Each designer is asked to submit five previously ...
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Introducing The Drawn Blank Series
2008-05-12 13:43:00
Over many years, Bob Dylan has been recognized and honored for his songwriting, performing, and recording. His records have earned Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards. It?s hard to deny Dylan?s musical talent, but many don?t know this iconographic musician is also a visual artist. Beginning June 14th, one of London?s most prestigious galleries will present ...
More About: Music , Series , Blank
Bringing Art To The Community
2008-05-09 14:48:00
New York’s new buzz of the art world is the collaboration of Thomas Beard and Ed Halter called The Light Industry located in Industry City. Their plan is to focus on a wide range of artists and audiences within the city of New York by bringing art and the community together. This venue for new ...
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Lordy Rodriguez Maps the Way
2008-05-08 16:11:00
With a desire to remake the world, Lordy Rodriguez continues his exploration of topographies both real and imagined in the form of hand-drawn maps. Using the language of cartography, he makes drawings of imaginary terrain. Rodriguez?s works start with a geological source and the human urge to locate/define oneself by charting our environment in precise detail. As ...
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Designing For the Internet Generation
2008-05-07 15:46:00
Electrolux Design lab, started in 2003, is an annual global design competition for undergrad and graduate industrial design students to create bold, original ideas for home appliances. The challenge for Design Lab 2008 is to create appliances for the internet generation. The submissions need to address food storage, cooking and/or washing. Think mobility, entertaining, convenience, technology ...
More About: Internet , Designing , The Internet , Generation
Musical Genes
2008-05-06 14:38:00
World Science reports that musical genes may be coming to light. In their April 30, 2008 Special to World Science, they report on a first small study that suggests that musical ability is partly genetic and may share evolutionary roots with language. Finnish scientists say they?ve found ?approximte locations in our genome where genes affecting musical talent ...
More About: Music , Musical , Genes
Baby Ruth ?Take Me Out to the Ballgame? Video Contest
2008-05-05 14:21:00
Wanna be a star? Love America’s favorite sport? Then this Baby ’s for you! Create an original video that incorporates the Baby Ruth brand, maintains the integrity of the lyrics of the song and stars you as the lead performer and you could be on your way to singing at the 2008 All-Star Game in Yankee Stadium. Three ...
More About: Video , Contest , Film
Creativity with Matchsticks
2008-05-02 16:53:00
This incredible work of art is created using wooden matchsticks by Patrick Acton an artist from Iowa. His work was seen on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, Home Edition, Home & Garden TV, Public Television, & High Definition TV. Apart from this its also featured in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Reminisce, AAA Travel, & other. Since 1977 ...
More About: Design , Creativity
A Rose is A Rose
2008-05-01 17:23:00
The grand dame of department stores, Lord and Taylor, has unveiled their new iconic rose design and the Fifth Avenue store is brimming with the fragrant floral blooms. Lord and Taylor now want to give indie artists a chance to create the rose design that will grace their shopping bags, boxes, gift cards and direct mail. The ...
More About: Design , Rose
Metal Inclinations International Exhibition
2008-04-30 15:10:00
The Society for Midwest Metal smiths is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and promoting excellence in metalsmithing and jewelry. Now they are hosting the 2008 METAL Inclinations International juried exhibition will include selections of the most exemplary fine metal art created by metalsmiths, silversmiths, goldsmiths and jewelers all over the world. This strictly digital ...
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Noise! 2008
2008-04-29 16:05:00
Each year the Ontological Theater in New York City hosts Noise !, a week-long sound performance festival started in 2005 and co-produced with Free103point9. This multi-arts event designed to promote interest in new forms of sound art will feature performances by established and emerging artists. It showcases the works of solo artists as well as performance-sound collaborations, with ...
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All Things Horses? Call for Entries
2008-04-28 16:46:00
The Center for Fine Art Photography call for entries for All Things Horses ? From Appaloosas to Zebras, country roaming to carousel rotating are welcome to this call for entry. Images of working horses, wild horses, dressage, tack, anything related to the life of our equine friends is welcome. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working ...
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BUA Musicology Hits Denver
2008-04-25 13:41:00
Representing both world-renowned and undiscovered innovators of the new contemporary art movement, the folks at Limited Addiction Gallery have a musically inclined show soon to hit their walls. Justin BUA, known for his signature paintings of musicians and DJs, has produced an incredible collection portraying the underground world of urban music. BUA began his work on ...
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