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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Art Bit by Bit/ Mosaics

Artist Annie Thomas-Burke

Annie writes on her website;

Please enjoy this portfolio of my recent work. Contact me for any needs you may have. My profession: Artist, Writer and Designer. Professional Organizer, Redesign Specialist, Home Staging Artisan, Web Designer. First and foremost I am an Artist and Writer. They are my life's passion. 

I am drawn to artists and art forms that allow freedom to
explore those inner areas we all hide normally.

My life long admiration of the arts has only recently been
expressed through me. I have been a avid museum and
gallery visitor for most of my adult life.
I admired it from afar as a single mother.
I wished for the time necessary to create art of my own.
It wasn't until the children grew up that I was able to finally
say it is time for me now. I searched out information on the
mosaic process and became immediately enthralled with all
that I could make glass do.

General bio, small business owner and freelance writer.
I have a small home staging and organizing business, but primarily I
am now a working artist and writer. Three kids, one spouse and too
many pets in a quiet mountainous suburb of Chattanooga TN.
Let me know if you need anything else.

ALL THINGS HORSES Deadline June 18/ $900 in awards

Hi Artists Friends. I wanted you to spread the word about this great photo contest that was sent to us. Somebody go out there and win some monies!!! best of luck

The Center for Fine Art Photography call for entries for
All Things Horses… Deadline June 18, 2008 $900 in Awards
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 in all mediums and styles to participate in its exhibitions. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works, including new processes, mixed techniques are welcome.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all domestic and international, professional artists.

Name Bill Guy
Email cfe@c4fap.org
Company The Center for Fine Art Photography
Title Call for Entry - All Things Horses Photography Show

Gay, transgender, erotic art attacked in SeattleThursday, March 2008

A blog reader wrote this story to us of an attack on art;
I thought that you might be interested in this story for your blog.

I am a Seattle photographer with an exhibition currently showing at
the Benham Gallery, 1612 First Avenue (@University), in downtown

Over the Easter weekend the gallery suffered two acts of vandalism in
an apparent attack against the art work on display. The artwork
includes photographs of transgender woman and gay men, among others,
in a show entitled "Erotic Beauty." Three photographs appeared in the
gallery's front display window. On Saturday the display window was
smeared with feces. On Sunday a metal utility cover was hurled through
the display window, shattering the glass and damaging the wall and
floor of the gallery.

Marita Holdaway, curator of Benham Gallery, said in a press release,
"We believe our window was smashed by a person who was challenged by
the content of this exhibition. The subjects of these artworks have
experienced enough of this kind of cowardliness and violence. We are
happy to discuss our curatorial decisions with anyone who wishes to
talk with us instead of experiencing this kind of behavior."

The "Erotic Beauty" exhibition is on display at the Benham Gallery
thru April 12. The gallery is open Wed - Sat from 11 AM - 6 PM. On
"First Thursdays Art Walk" the gallery remains open until 8 PM.

No photographs were damaged in the attack.

The show includes photographs by Fiona Aboud (NYC), Paul Dalquist
(Portland), Sean Newman (Seattle), and David Steinberg (San Francisco).

The Seattle Times: Photo gallery's window smashed.

Below is the press release issued by Benham Gallery curator Marita

Contact: Marita Holdaway
Phone: 206-622-2480

On Easter Eve a large pane glass window was smashed with a metal Seattle
Utility cover at 1216 1st ave, Benham Gallery.

Saturday afternoon someone spread feces across our windows.

Marita Holdaway, gallery owner, placed this note on the plastic
that covers the broken glass until it is repaired Monday

•We believe our window was smashed by a person who was challenged by the
content of this exhibition.

The subjects of these artworks have experienced enough of this kind of
cowardliness and violence.

We are happy to discuss our curatorial decisions with anyone who
wishes to
talk with us instead of experiencing this kind of behavior.

Happy Easter!•

Censorship is alive, violent and expensive in Seattle.

We would like to thank the Seattle police department for covering the
and securing the premise!

If you have any questions please call 206-622-2480 and ask for Marita.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

We Apologize

Hello everyone.

We just wanted to write and apologize for the lack of posts being made. We know we have not been on top of blogging, but hope to jump back into it with new stories and artists statements for you to read and enjoy. 

Hope everyone has had a great April 1st!
Keep being creative!


Saturday, March 8, 2008

NUDE Photographers this is for YOU!

Well not Nude Photographers..... ewe that might not be so pretty,  but the photos that are taken of beautiful NUDES by photographers THIS IS FOR YOU!!!!

Hey Everyone!  I found this little ditty on Craigslist today.   I LOVE Craigslist!  use it almost everyday to advertise.  OK so this was in Seattle but I think you can apply from anywhere.  If this interest you go to the link below and MUCH LUCK.  I hope you enter and get you some winnings. (:

Call for entries - The Artful Nude Photography Show - $900 in Awards


Friday, March 7, 2008

Queer Eye For the Straight Guy....are there anymore Stylists out there?

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy stylist, Carson Kressley.  Now on Lifetime television, where he is currently hosting How to Look Good Naked.   Accomplished stylist, television star, equestrian, author and fashion designer Carson is out to make over the world.  Carson Kressley started as one of the stars of Bravo's Hit series "Queer Eye for the Straight GUy" and the style help guide "Off the Cuff"  as well as the children's book "You're Different and That's Super."  
Kressley also serves as a judge in "Crowned"  the mother of all pageants, the CW reality series about mothers and daughters competing together in a beauty pageants.  
Kressley's film credits include "The Perfect Man" and the holiday film "The Year Without a Santa Claus."  AND Kressley recently launched a successful new collection of Women's and menswear, Perfect by Carson Kressley, exclusively on QVC.
What an inspiration to us all!!!   
Are there more Carson's out there?  This guy has worked hard and promoted his talents in so many ways throughout the years.  We want to first say we love you Carson and thank you for adding style to so many people.  Although, with the new show on Lifetime,  I still think some of the big girls he is working with need to go on a diet still, do a few more workouts a week, he is a great guy and i know his heart is in the right place helping those girls realize there beauty.  

For the BLOG we want to help promote all creative people in the LGBT community.... SO WHERE ARE THE REST OF THE CARSON's out there?  Write us, leave a comment, send us images about your work and we will BRAG about you, we will Showcase you as an artist.  Writers, Stylists, Fashion Designers, ANY DESIGNERS....

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Hi Everyone,

We just wanted to apologize for not posting as often as we have been. We are striving to post everyday for you to read new content daily, however we have been busy with work (aren't we all) and still trying to come up with new ideas.

We really need your help in spreading the word to other LGBT artists so they can take advantage of the blog, AND so we can showcase them. Help us out and give us ideas, we can only keep this going for so long. We need our viewers input. Don't be afraid to voice your ideas, leave us a message in the form at the bottom of the page.