ART CALL – Melancholia Exhibition

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Qualifications and restrictions:
-Traditional preferred, limited digital will be allowed. Must be signed by the artist.
-All artwork must be no larger than 16X20″ (some exceptions may apply please contact)
-All 2D artwork must be in a black, antique gold, or old antique looking frame ready to hang
-Canvases welcome. Edges must be finished
-3D work – please contact with portfolio
-Photography entered must include information about techniques used and only original  photography will be accepted. Portfolio required.
-Artists will be able to sell prints of their work (more details when accepted)

Submission Details:
-The gallery will be accepting applications via email.
-3 or more digital photos of your work. (Please take in natural light to capture your work at its best)
-Shipping detail will be provided when accepted.
-You are responsible for shipping both ways.
-Physical drop off/pick up at the gallery is accepted

What we are looking for but not restricted to:
-Inspirations/ color palettes can be viewed on this pinterest board.
-Restrict the use of primary and vibrant colors

The Judges:
-Jenna Paper Evers: Pratt Institute alumni, former lecturer in art history, and PhD candidate in Art History at LJMU
-Lauren Beacham: Shepherd University Alumni, local entrepreneur, artist and founder of Yougen Tribe
-April Alayne: Gallery owner.

Show Prizes: 
-Best in show -Picked and awarded by judges on Sep 30th. First featured artists in 2018 in Always April Gallery. Featured artists have a dedicated space in the shop to sell their creations.
-Crowd favorite- Submitted by guests starting September 30th. Votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced October 31st.  Prize will be announced.

By submitting a piece you are agreeing to a 25% commission on any originals sold at Always April Gallery

Please submit all pieces of work by September 19th to AprilAlayneArt@gmail.com
Subject line: Artist’s Name / Halloween Pop Up

Have questions?  I am happy to help you! Email the address above
Subject line: Halloween Pop Up Question

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THANKS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND YOUR PIECES!

 

 

Plumpettes !

The Plumpette collection is here!

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The Plumpette collection is available on ETSY!
Choose your favorites for $12 each or have all 7 for only $30 for a limited time.
These little curvy cuties were created in 2017 as a fabulous distraction.
Originals were created on 11 X 14″ watercolor paper. Watercolor pencils and ink brought them to life.

Plumpette 7 days a week collection!

Masala Monday

FrametuesTaco Tuesday
FrameWedWonton Wedsnday
FramethursThirsty Thursday
FrameFriFrench Fryday
FrameSatSaucy Saturday or Spagaturday
FrameSunand
Hot Pudge Sunday

FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY ONLY GET ALL 7 FOR A DISCOUNTED PRICE HERE.
The are reproduced on 5 x 7″ 120# coated silk cover.
Mailed and protected with the most care.
Signed when requested.
Watermark on bottom corner will be there. Watermark on image itself will not.

Embrace your inner fabulous fatty.
As always thanks for the support!

Kickstarter FOR THE WIN

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Hey guys! You saw correctly! I have been such a busy bean getting this together. 

SUPPORT AND DONATE HERE!

 For the past 3 years I’ve focused all my energy on illustrating and creating art based goods, in order to share that passion with everyone. To keep this dream alive I have been traveling nearly every weekend to promote my work. While I am grateful for the adventures, I would also love a home base to truly call my own.

This is where I need your help! On Sunday, May 1st I will launch my kickstarter campaign and hopefully raise enough money to make this dream come true.

I have put together some amazing awards including Kickstarter exclusives,
HollyProcessand limited edition portraits and commissions.
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Not to mention 19 originals for sale. Originals!!! These pieces are from the start of my artistic career. I want to share them with you and make you a part of my goal. I have reduced the original prices on nearly all of them. This is your only opportunity to have an original piece for this price.Japaninks

Watercolors

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I am so excited about this project and I know it will be something wonderful.
I will be launching Sunday, May 1st. 

Thanks so much for reading and I will see you guys Sunday!

 

Water Orchids

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Finally finished this piece! I decided to name her “Water Orchids”.

I created her on a piece of 14 X 17″ Canson recycled bristol.
Tools were a .5 mechanical pencil, a .3 mechanical pencil, a .7 mechanical pencil, tortillian stump and an eraser stick.

Inspiration?
First came the face that I stumbled upon online.
Then I adopted 2 Black Moore goldfish named Sperg and Merbles who make their appearance.
The ice I saw in when driving into Philly. It was caked up and building on the walls on the side of the mountains. It was beautiful.
The Orchids are what ties this piece together. In the language of flowers the orchids symbolize a delicate beauty.
I am choosing to leave all deeper thoughts of this piece to myself so I won’t taint the viewers view.

Here is a step by step of “Water Orchids” You can follow the process on my Instagram or Facebook. I also include some videos of the process as well on those sites.

Prints are available on this website and on Etsy 

 

 

Thanks for taking a look. Here is what is coming up next

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Kyss Johanna

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Kyss Johanna was created for the Swedish based company Kyss Johanna for their 10 year anniversary.  This bohemian store offers jewelry, clothing and other unique gifts for you and your home.

This requested mermaid is decorated with the Casablanca Lilly. In the language of flowers, this specific type means to celebrate.

She was created on 14 X 17″ recycled bristol using a mechanical pencil. You can follow my steps on Instagram!  Or on Facebook

Prints will be available here and with Kyss Johanna stores.

Happy Easter

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I wont make it home for the holiday this spring, so I made this for my mom. She will surly hate it. Happy Easter everyone!

Here is a treat for you.

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Thanks for reading!