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Mark Hoffmann has been having big fun creating smallish art for the Enormous Tiny Art Show #13! His naive visual vocabulary is, as always, full of wit with an underlying deeper wisdom. Of his art, Mark says, “The work is meant to be perfect through its imperfections. The boards I paint on are warped and frayed around the edges. Perspectives, proportions, compositions and colors are intentionally left awkward to add to the conversation.”
The show runs from February 1-25. Check out the huge selection of art (no larger than 10″ x 10″) for sale at very reasonable prices here. Better move fast because some have already sold before the sale has officially begun!
If you’re local attend the opening at the Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Friday February 1st, 5-8pm.
Here are a few of our faves from the featured Mark Hoffmann collection:
If you’re looking to pick up something really special for that naughty or nice someone on your list, why not take a drive to the country and shop at your leisure in the lovely little town of Uxbridge, where you’ll find treasures that you won’t find anywhere else!
Tracy Walker will be selling her prints and textile goodies at the Handmade sale in Uxbridge, running from Saturday December 15th – Monday the 24th. Don’t miss the opening event this Saturday Dec 15th 2-5pm at Blue Heron Studio.
We share with you the delightful poster Tracy designed and illustrated for the show…
After illustrating the Dogbook app, Monika Melnychuk was asked by Geoffrey Roche, of Poolhouse Enterprises, to dress up the dogs for the ‘howlidays’! Monika had tons of fun doing the illustrations (cards designed by Poolhouse). To check out the poodle sporting a string of holiday bling to the mischievous gift ripping duo, and the adorable Chiuaua aka”Rudolph’s brother from another mother”, click here to get to visit the Dogbook Facebook page (and while you’re there go ahead and send a free e-card to your favorite ‘pet’!).
There are so many sides to Kevin Ghiglione. For those who have not been introduced to his fine art, you are in for a treat!
Fable, Kevin’s most recent body of encaustic paintings, opens at MUSE Gallery this Friday October 19th from 6-9pm and runs through November 8th, 2012. Fable is about stories that conjure the wonder of discovery and for those local folks who would like to drop by the gallery to see his art in the flesh, Kevin says, “The true life of the artworks can only be fully experienced in person where one can delve into the luminosity of layered wax and passively feel the three dimensional qualities exposed with incidental light.”.
i2i artists Thom Sevalrud, Ian Phillips and John Webster are 3 of 20 artists and designers commissioned by Shaun Moore of MADE to create custom auction paddles for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Youth Line‘s upcoming yearly Line Art Auction taking place November 6th at the Neubacher Shor Gallery.
Ian Phillips’ paddles inspired by his beloved dog and muse, Fancy Polanski, RIP.
John Webster’s paddles, everything Webster wonderful…do I hear bling, bling?
Thom Sevalrud says, “The concept for my paddles was influenced by Semaphore signalling flags. I used the Semaphore alphabet to create the word YOUTH. Then I took liberties with the designs by ‘complicating’ them with flamboyant and crazy patterns that I made myself. The overlaying word QUEER is meant to complete the visual statement to go along with the symbolic representations to form the words QUEER YOUTH. Defiant, colorful and individual!”.
Size does matter in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from September 7th to October 1st, where the 12th Enormous Tiny Art Show is underway. A huge selection of tiny pieces of art (no larger than 10″ x 10″), from artists around the world, are on display at the Nahcotta Gallery and online here. The first biannual Enormous Tiny Art Show opened in the winter of 2007 and not surprisingly has an enormous following! The organizers’ goal is to share their love of art and make it accessible to everyone. As a first time exhibitor in this fall show, Mark Hoffmann says he has already begun preparing more tiny art for the upcoming winter show. Below are a few of our favorites from the twelve (almost sold out) pieces Mark has in the show. We’re with the ETAS peeps in their exclamation, “Viva la tiny art!”.
About a month from now, men from around the globe will be sharpening their shaving tools of choice, to clear way for a fresh Movember canvas. Mo Bros., with the support of their Mo Sistas, work towards a well groomed stache to prompt private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives. Looking for some stache ideas? The surface design pattern below, by Ian Phillips was created with fabric and wallpaper in mind, but it may inspire the perfect design for you. All the fun aside Bros., we hope to inspire you to get your pledge machines fired up and grow for the cause.