Seems the summer months have the mobile-digital art community displayed in full bloom. Great shows and works on display, from Algoma Wisconsin to Mostar! And we want to keep you ALL informed!
Here’s the skinny:
TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS
Artist Benjamin Rabe introduced mobile digital art as a transitioning and evolving new medium in a presentation titled “Artist in Transit” at this year’s Annual OFFF Conference in Barcelona on June 9th. He also shared his personal take on where the artform headed: “i don’t know. i don’t care.” Check out this exclusive interview held right after his presentation.
MissPixels discussed the mobile digital medium and shared samples of her beautiful iphonography at her premier Apple Store event in Montreal on June 16th. She has been invited to hold another at the Apple Store in London on September 5th.
iAMDA San Francisco artists Greg Durrett, Helene Goldberg, Julia Kay and Nini Teves Lapuz present iPhone and iPad art at the Apple Store in San Francisco on June 18th. The workshop went over so well that the group was asked to launch a series of workshops to take place in future months, showcasing the vast range of artists and works created using the iPhone and iPad. The next workshop will be held by artist, Helene Goldberg, on September 3, 2011.
Matthew Watkins hosted a fingerpainting workshop at the historic Sala Murat – Piazza Ferrarese, Bari on June 18th. He is also presented on the topic of mobile digital art at the recent ADD Festival this past June.
Roberta Barbaric’s will be kicking off the 2nd Annual Pocket Art Fest in Mostar this month. The festival features mobile-digital fingerpaintings by an international group of artists. Each year, one artist is awarded a first prize for his/her work. A pre-fest event was held last month, showcasing some of the works to be featured in this month’s display. For more details on the upcoming event, click here.
Zach Trenholm is literally putting his art to work by doing live paintings at large-scale events throughout the Bay area, wow’ing event attendees with his quick and uncanny caricatures (the likeness is pretty incredible)! He also makes small prints for people to take home. To view photos and portraits from the events (and to see his fabulous work), check out his website.
This past June, artist Jonathan Grauel helped to raise awareness among about the HIV/AIDS victims in Zimbabwe by organizing an international iPad/iPhone art exhibition and fundraiser honoring those who affected by the disease. Proceeds from the show were provided to LiveBirds, a project providing livestock to help sustain the many families who have been affected by the disease. Launched in South Carolina this past June, the show featured works by an international group of fingerpainters and was very well received as many of the works sold!
Matthew Watkins has also been quite busy, launching two solo exhibitions in Bari, Italy and and at the Galerija Aluminij in Mostar, showcasing his digital fingerpainting in large scale and alternative formats. Matthew printed wall sized images of his works and even showcased custom furniture made with prints of his work on the fabric. Matthew’s show in Mostar will be running for one more week. If you’re nearby, be sure to stop in!
The very talented Cédric Philippe launched his first iPod art exhibition this past June 2011. The show opened in Saint Claude at the Cavaeu des Artistes and proved to be a hit, as several of his paintings were sold. Congrats, Cedric!
As an extension of his residency at the Noo Cafe in Armley, UK , iAMDA artist, Fabric Lenny, invited members of the iAMDA community to submit pieces for his show “A Brush with Breakfast”. Selected works honoring the “most important meal of the day” were put on display at the Noo Cafe for the month of July 2011 in conjunction with the annual “I Love West Leeds” Festival. Fabric was also asked to create pieces to adorn the entire cafe with his work–from walls to table tops. Click here to see the online display of works.
“My Old Flame”, a series of fingerpaintings by Susan Murtaugh displayed masterful iPad and iPod Touch paintings of vintage matchbooks sent to the artist from friends around the world. These vibrant one-of-a-kind 3-D displays (some include the original matchbooks!) lit up the walls of The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace in Algoma WI . The show ran for the month of July 2011. Susan and the gallery were also featured this month on Green Bay’s Fox Morning News, discussing the show and inviting people to join the gallery and artists for their 2nd Annual Plein Air Paint-Out on July 16th. She also does a really great painting demo live on air! Click here for more info on the show! Or, HERE, to see the news clip!
UPCOMING EVENTS & SHOWS
“Stylectrical: Fingerpaintings”, MKG Hamburg, August 26, 2011-January 15, 2012
“Stylectrical” is the first museum exhibition of fingerpaintings. Housed at the historic Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg (MKG Hamburg) and curated by artist, Benjamin Rabe, the show includes a retrospective of 10 international fingerpainters whose works will be displayed on 10 iPads in the gallery. The show includes a youth oriented workshop as well as a public art display to launch at the opening events (September 1-4, 2011). The exhibition is scheduled to run August 26-January 15, 2011.
“Woven Narratives”, Collaborative Paintings by Fabric Lenny and Jonathan Grauel Debuts in Saltaire, Bradford, UK, August 15-September 9th
The first public showing of ‘Woven Narratives’, an exciting collaborative project developed by artists Fabric Lenny and Jonathan Grauel opens this month at The Butterfly Rooms’ in Saltaire, Bradford, UK. The exhibition showcases a series of limited edition Acrylic Panels, alongside a collection of small scale soft sculptures. The exhibit will run for four weeks.
A private viewing will be offered on August 13, see the Facebook event page.
The show then runs from August 15th through to September 9th inclusive. To view the works or to learn more about the artists, you can visit the “Woven Narratives” website.
MissPixels at the London Apple Store, September 5th, 7pm (19H)
MissPixels has been invited to the London (UK) Apple Store on Regent St to share more of her beautiful “iphonography”. The speaking event begins at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. (To view samples of her work, visit her website)
Russ Croop Fingerpaintings on Display at Flatiron Acura Dealership in Boulder, CO – Ongoing
If you’re in Boulder, CO, you might find comfort in knowing that you can now gain a new ride AND inspiration at the Flatiron Acura Dealership. Russ Croop‘s fingerpaintings are currently on display there and its absolutely free of charge to view it. Stop by, if only to see! The exhibition is ongoing.
Corliss Blakely at Festival of the Arts, Jeffersonville, VT, August 13th
Corliss Blakely will be displaying works at the annual Festival of the Arts in Jeffersonville, VT on Saturday, August 13th. She will also be painting on her iPad and sharing tips on using ArtStudio (after all, she did create the manual! ) The festival will take place on Main Street and features local artists, musicians and restaurants. For more info, visit the Festival of the Arts website! (and tell Corliss we said ‘Hello!’)
Helene Goldberg at the Downtown San Fran Apple Store, September 3rd
Helene Goldberg will be sharing her beautiful abstract works and creative process at the Downtown San Francisco Apple Store on September 3, 2011. All are invited to join her and iAMDA SF artists as they kick off the 2nd of a series of a presentations in the store. (To view samples of Helene’s work, visit her Flickr.)
Deb McMillion Displays Fingerpaintings Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa AZ, September 9-December 18, 2011
“Luminartist”, Deborah McMillion is displaying some of her fabulous fingerpaintings at the Mesa Contemporary Art museum’s “Easy Ridin’ and Hard Rockin’ AZ Style” show. The show runs from September 9th through -December 18th. The exhibition showcases 20 Arizona artists with works inspired by motorcycles and Arizona. Deborah’s work “Rock Around the Sky” will be creatively mounted on a motorcycle windscreen (using 2 layered vinyl prints) . Click here to learn more about the show OR, to view samples of Deborah’s fabulously surreal fingerpaintings, visit her website.
Tice’s Corner Apple Store Presentation, Woodcliffe Lake, NJ – September 10th, 6-8pm
David Scott Leibowitz is hosting a mobile digital art presentation at the the Tice’s Corner Apple Store in New Jersey. He’s inviting all iAMDA artists to join him in sharing their works and experiences with the medium. If you’d like to attend and/or participate in the presentation, please send a note to David. The more the merrier!
MobileArtCon 2011 ‘On The Move’ – September 30-October 2, 2011
MobileArtCon 2011 is on its way! The opening Artwalk along with the 2-day artists retreat will be held on September 30-October 2, 2011. The official site has been launched and registration is open (with a free NomadBrush going out to the first 50 registrants!) We are happy to be supported this year by leading art application developers and accessory makers, including Autodesk, makers of SketchBook; Artrage; Taptrix, creators of Brushes and Inkpad; and NomadBrush.
Many exciting presentations and projects are planned for this year’s event, including a collaborative MobileArtCon 2011 group project to be launched at the start of the event. For more details about how you can attend or even host your own presentation or project, visit the official MobileArtCon 2011 website!
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