August 2012 News

The bad news first….
As of today, I am no longer accepting any new commission for 2012 (and into early 2013).

The good news…
It’s because I’ve been invited back to Taipei’s A.R.T. International Art Show for 2013!  A HUGE honor.  I’ve been in communication with Taiwan all this past week, and have decided that due to the size of the project, I will not be able to take on any new custom painting orders for the rest of the year.  I will however continue to create new works when time allows for it, and will post them for direct purchase in my etsy shop.

Starting with this one:
Through The Looking Glass Series:  Starlight (sold)

Art Revolution Taipei 2012!

Art Revolution Taipei 2012 is happing right now.  Dates:  March 21 (VIP Preview), and March 22-25.  This video was released yesterday, so this is from the first day of the event.  I was excited to see that one of my paintings (On The Wings of a Dove) made it into the video!  (at 2:34 min in)  Such an honor to be a part of this event, wish I could be there.

So let me point out a few things in the video:

At about 1 minute in a table filled with artist tools is featured.  Just to explain, this was a project where they asked all participating artists to contribute by sending used art tools.  Since the shipment I was mailing them was cramped for space, I submitted 5 worn out brushes.  Those brushes had helped make so many paintings, I was glad they got to make a trip to Taiwan instead of the trash.  Lucky them 🙂

The latter part of the video you see a wall of small artworks and people standing in lines showing what they selected.  These paintings were part of a charity event called Art Your Compassion. 500 paintings hang anonymously, and the creator is not revealed until it is selected for purchase.  Paintings were made not just by the A.R.T. artists, but also by celebrity entertainers, musicians, well known designers, etc.  Even the Incumbent President (Ma Ying-jeou) and former President (Lee Teng-hui) of the Republic of China created art pieces for the event.  Each painting came with a photo of the artist holding their work…so here is what I made.  Yes, yes…a couple of love trees.

Ok, back to painting.  The Acworth Art Fest in Georgia is just 3 weeks away!  Hope to see you there.

Art Revolution Taipei 2012

I’ve been offline for the past couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean the painting has stopped.  In fact I am starting to get overwhelmed with how many finished, in progress, and blank canvases that are sitting all around me right now.  I’m not used to this, but soon things will start to move.  Allow me to explain one of the projects I have coming up!

I have been invited to participate in Art Revolution Taipei for 2012 (March 22-25).  So excited about it, and this is what has been taking up most of my time lately.  A new series is also in the works, and the first 10 will be heading over to Taiwan to make their debut.  This particular series includes a girl in each piece, and I love love love how they have been turning out.  Some of these will be made into limited edition signed prints so watch facebook for release dates.  Sneak peek close-up of one of them for my blog followers 🙂

In addition to the above mentioned series, I will also be sending 5 of my starry sky paintings (or as some like to call, the swirly skies).  These have already been completed, so be looking for feature pics to show up on facebook soon.

Here are a few pictures from A.R.T. 2011.  According to their website, last year featured 1200 artworks by 203 artists from 22 countries.  The number of visitors to the show reached upward 26,681 people according to the records at Taiwan World Trade Center where A.R.T. was held.

And finally, the pieces I am sending will also be featured at the sponsoring gallery who invited me at X-Power Gallery in Taipei.  (photo below courtesy of the gallery).  Once all these pieces are finished and shipped, I’ll tell you all about a solo show I have coming up next summer here in the states!  Have a great weekend… -Cindy

Art Revolution Taipei 2012 (A.R.T. 2012) features leading and emerging galleries and artists around the globe. Hundreds of artists, ranging from the established to the latest generation of emerging figures will be represented in the show’s multiple sections. In May, more than 26 thousand art lovers visited and enjoyed A.R.T. 2011.
The exhibition will include time-tested and cutting-edge paintings, sculptures, drawings, installation, photographs, and prints. Art Revolution Taipei 2012 is expected to be crowded with all types of people including art collectors, art dealers, artists, curators and other art enthusiasts. An even more important spot is that the organizer will invite hundreds of highly renowned and influential collectors to attend, which would certainly guarantee to bring great attention to the participating artists and their works.”