Sunday, June 2, 2013

June 2013 Pencil Wars contest is on with prizes by Starthmore, General's, BINDERS and Afua Richardson!



PENCIL WARS -PATRIOT DRAWING CONTEST
#PENCILWARS_PATRIOT 
@PencilWars 

Theme: 

USA
Patriot
America
National Pride

Deadline June 30
Winner announced July 4th


Judges:
Strathmore Paper
General Pencil Co
BINDERS Art Supply & Frames Store 


Prizes:
1st place
3 Strathmore Drawing Pads
1 General Pencil Drawing Set 

2nd & 3rd place
one Strathmore Pad & one set of General Pencils

plus
SPECIAL PRIZE BY AFUA RICHARDSON!!!
BLUE PHOENIX 11x17 Glossy Cover stock print signed

Sponsors:
BINDERS Art Supply & Frames
Strathmore Paper
General's Pencils

Rules:
Pencil Drawing Only!
Must Use HASHTAG #PencilWars_Patriot
Must have a public profile to view entry


To enter, post or tag in at least one:

On Twitter/Instagram/Google+ use hashtag #pencilwars_patriot
On Facebook- Post on any page listed below
Docta Foos Lab
/PencilWars
The Black Book Conversations

OR POST ON THE OFFICIAL FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE BEFORE JUNE 30TH
https://www.facebook.com/events/457120674379967/

more info:
DTM@artisking.org
404.695.5769

Monday, October 22, 2012



The Best Art Show series ever is back for the Halloween Edition
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

November 3rd
8pm

Free cover with a bag of can goods and costume
$10 w/bag of can goods
$15 regular cover
All collected cans go towards feeding the hungry program by FTP
Ftpmovement.ning.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Airport West – Camp Creek
3833 Princeton Parkway Southwest Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 969-2300


Costume Contest
Body Paint Art
Pencil Drawing Contest
Sticker Drawing Trading Table
DJ Osmose
Refreshments
Door Prizes
Original Art Raffles
Nutrition by FTP Catering
and
Art!


tickets available:
http://artisking2012.eventbrite.com/

BodyPaint By
Amber Pickens
Ash Boogey
Ashaunti Thompson
Gerzon Rodriguez
Neon Armour

Art By
Amanday Powell
Andrew Bones
Ash Boogey
Ashaunti Thompson
Benjamin Butler
Briana Boatwright
Chanson Presley
Daniel Curran
David McLeod
Delminquoe Cunningham
Dionne Lewis
Edward Platt III
Eric Petterson
Genna Simmons
Gerzon Rodriguez
Ginnifer Herndon
Ian Swain
Jacqueline Pope
Joe Perry
Jonathan Zapata
Jose Gross
Juice Lee
Just Norahz
Justin Anderson
Kevin M Rucker
Kristen Petty
Miles Barner
Marcus Miles Davis
Marilyn Myers
Narhzio
Neal Hamilton
Saudade
Shakirah Coleman
Simmons Genna
Terp Vairin

THE WALKING DEAD FANS:
I am the organizer of the show and I was one of the Vatos in episode 4 season 1. We filmed a scene for season two but never aired and instead the scene has been released on youtube.
To all TWD fans, bring a printed picture from the show where Im in the scene, and I will sign it and takes pictures with you.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1682293428277.2092196.1565844744&type=3&l=5b902ed98b

More Info: dtm@manoartshows.com
or online: www.manoartshows.com
support the arts that support the community!

Special Thanks to:
151 Locust
BINDERS Art Supply Store
BINDERS Art School
iNetwork
Art*Star Rep

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

lots of art events and opportunities in ATL to end 2012. for more info on any of these events go to:

http://www.tbbcatl.com
http://www.artisking.org
http://www.manoartshows.com
http://www.musicspecialistspeaks.com
http://spaceup.org/near-you/atlanta/
http://ATLDrawingSessions.blogspot.com
http://c4atlanta.org/ignite/
http://atlanta.startupweekend.org/

 IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST AND YOUR ARE STARVING, THEN YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG.
you better ask somebody…..

 DTM dacreativegenius
404.695.5769
dtm@manoartshows.com

Dia De Los Muertos Pencil Wars drawing contest Oct 1- Nov 1

winner gets: $25 gift card to BINDERS Art Supply Store -Buckhead
AND
an original Dia De Los Muertos Drawing by DTM

 rules: theme is the traditional Day of The Dead.
it has to reference some part of the mexican tradition
art must contain a skull
original art only
pencil only
colored pencils ok
any paper or drawing material

 Winner will be decided by BINDERS & Mano Art Shows
 post finished artwork at: https://www.facebook.com/pencilwars
send contact information and high resolution SCAN to: dtm@manoartshows.com

MAY THE BEST DRAWING WIN!

SpaceUP Atlanta Un-conference 

ONE DAY ART EXHIBIT DURING CONFERENCE

bring an easel with your space related art to DTM
Art Sales - 80% artist
 oct 6 10am to 6pm
 set up time 9-10am.
pick up art 6-630pm.

 GTRI Conference Center
250 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

 if you want to hang out for the event, get your ticket and support the cause! http://spaceupatl.eventbrite.com/

 To confirm participation, contact DTM@manartshows.com

 General registration is $20, and this covers lunch, snacks, SpaceUp Atlanta 2012 patch and logo sticker. Online registration ends on Oct. 3rd, and the rest will be onsite registration which will be $30 at the door.
 We are proud to present Atlanta’s first SpaceUp on Oct. 6, 2012 at the GTRI Conference Center. SpaceUp Atlanta is a space unconference, where participants decide the agenda of the event.
Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. We hope to gather students, teachers, professionals, and enthusiasts in the greater Atlanta region to foster a grassroots space community.

TBBCAtl: Oct 15th Edition: Careers In Art @Hypepotamus

For all levels & media | FREE | Mon. Oct 15th

 6pm. Black Book Drawing. bring your pencils and black books
 7-8pm Careers in the Arts With Ashley Danielly Dopson Art Education Andaiye Reeves Art Promoter & Advocate for the Arts and Dubelyoo The Artist (www.dubelyoo.net)

 Art School vs Art Apprenticeship. What are the benefits to a scholarly approach to art in comparison to learning art techniques from a professional working artist. Art Schools teach art technique but where does an artist learn about the art business? What say you?

 FREE REGISTRATION: http://tbbcoct2012.eventbrite.com/
 LIVE VIDEO STREAMING STARTS AT 6PM http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tbbcatl

 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/283574008422753/

 Hypepotamus
817 W Peachtree St
Atlanta GA
under the Biltmore Hotel corner with 5th street
 #tbbcatl
SPEED NETWORKING PLUS OCT 20TH
Atlanta GA Speed Networking is one-on-one face time with film/TV music decision makers and influencers. Our panelists will meet a participant for a three-minute period before the attendee is asked to move on to the next panelist.

 http://musicspecialistspeaks.eventbrite.com/ tickets on sale now!
 More Info: www.musicspecialistspeaks.com

Live Model Drawing & Photography Session

November 2nd 7-10pm
$15

 refreshments and snacks

 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Airport West – Camp Creek
3833 Princeton Lakes Court Atlanta GA 30331 (404) 969-2300

More info: DTM@manoartshows.com 404.695.5769
http://ATLDrawingSessions.blogspot.com
Mano Art Shows Call For Art, Artists, Body Painters and CosPlay Contest

Dia De Los Muertos Art Show November 3rd 8pm

The Best Art Show series ever is back for the Halloween Edition.

Featuring:
 Costume Contest
Body Paint Art
Pencil Drawing Contest
Sticker Drawing Trading Table
DJ Osmose

Refreshments
Door Prizes
Original Art Raffles and
Art!

 Free cover with a can good and costume
$10 w/can good
$15 regular cover

 Art By Amanday Powell Andrew Bones Ash Boogey Ashaunti Thompson Benjamin Butler Briana Boatwright Chanson Presley Daniel Curran David McLeod Delminquoe Cunningham Dionne Lewis Edward Platt III Genna Simmons Gerzon Rodriguez Ginnifer Herndon Ian Swain Jacqueline Pope Joe Perry Jonathan Zapata Jose Gross Juice Lee Just Norahz Justin Anderson Kevin M Rucker Kristen Petty Miles Barner Marcus Miles Davis Marilyn Myers Narhzio Neal Hamilton Saudade Shakirah Coleman Simmons Genna Terp Vairin

 tickets available: http://artisking2012.eventbrite.com/
 More Info: dtm@manoartshows.com or online: www.manoartshows.com
support the arts that support the community!

 Holiday Inn Express & Suites -Camp Creek Atlanta

3833 Princeton Parkway Southwest Atlanta, GA

 THE WALKING DEAD FANS:
I am the organizer of the show and I was one of the Vatos in episode 4 season 1. We filmed a scene for season two but never aired and instead the scene has been released on youtube.
To all TWD fans, bring a printed picture from the show where Im in the scene, and I will sign it and takes pictures with you. 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1682293428277.2092196.1565844744&type=3&l=5b902ed98b

Art Is King

November 2-4
 Three days of artist panels, live drawing session, group art show, speed networking and professional advice from art industry giants. This three day event is meant to give artists access to art industry professionals at a very affordable price.
 The 2012 site is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Atlanta Airport West- Camp Creek) and a perfect space to fit artists and creatives of every discipline.

 Friday
6pm Registration Opens. Main Hall open to public.
7pm -10pm live model drawing session
http://atldrawingsessions.blogspot.com/

 Saturday
8am Registration Opens. Complimentary Breakfast
9 Welcome to TBBCAtl - Art is King
930 Copyrights & Ttrademarks with Attorney Deborah Gonzales
11 Tech and the Future of Digital Art
1230 noon Complimentary Lunch
3 Website Tips & Tricks for Artists using Wordpress. Aisha Flores - Web Specialist
430 Branding & Marketing for Independent Artists. FlavaDave of Art Star Rep
730 intermission
 8 Mano A Mano Art Show "Dia De Los Muertos " body paint, skull/dead art, dj osmose, slap trade station, pencil wars, appetizers, beer, costume contest, give aways, door prizes, live art, photography station, video interview station, vendors http://www.manoartshows.com/

 Sunday
8am Registration Opens, Complimentary Breakfast
9 Welcome to TBBCAtl - Art is King
930 Marketing & Promotion in Social Media and the Law Attorney Deborah Gonzales
11 Art Industry Advice
1230 Complimentary Lunch
1pm Speed Networking & Personal Advice Session with Professionals Dawud Anyabwile, Dubelyoo, FlavaDave McCleod, Allen Johnston (the music specialist), Jason Thomas (iNetwork), Art Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, Joe Winter (C4Atlanta) and more!
3 Advice from the Curator of Culture Gilbert Young
430. Closing Remarks, Complimentary Late Lunch & Giveaways

 REGISTER NOW FOR ALL THREE DAYS ONLY $50 http://artisking2012.eventbrite.com/

Ignite Your Career with C4Atlanta

The next session of C4 Atlanta's Ignite http://c4atlanta.org/ignite/ begins Tuesday, October 4, with day and evening classes available.

 What is Ignite? Ignite is an eight-week entrepreneurship training seminar for creative individuals aiming to develop a sustainable business plan.

Day classes will be held at Binders Art Supplies, and evening classes will be held at The Goat Farm. 

Ignite also fulfills the professional development requirement for the http://c4atlanta.org/what-we-do/kaiser-bridge/ for income eligible members of C4 Atlanta. The Bridge Program provides up to 24 months of 95% subsidized health insurance.

 C4 Atlanta would like to extend a special offer to artists from The Black Box Conversations. http://c4atlanta.org/eia-signup/ and use the promo code tbbcfriend for a $25 discount!

Atlanta Startup Weekend

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

ATDC - Hodges Room 75
5th Street NW 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308

 For more information click here: http://atlanta.startupweekend.org/

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

November Art Show CALL FOR ART





ARTISTS!

this is an artshow the way only Mano Art Shows does it!
Day of the Dead Art Show

November 3rd is the date
Hodge Podge Coffeehouse is the venue
$10 hanging fee for up to 2 art pieces
$5 per each extra piece
Space is limited

Deadlines
Artist list begins now
Hanging Fee due Sept 1st
High res submission Sept 8th
Drop off October 27th

ART HANGS FOR A MONTH! 

body painted models 
pencil drawing contest
costume contest
DJ OSMOSE

LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE IN SO I CAN ADD YOU TO THE LIST
ANY QUESTIONS?

DTM
Daniel Flores -curator
404.695.5769

support the arts that support the community!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

ajc.com
‘Out Loud’ technique


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

5:00 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012
There’s no mistaking a Neal Hamilton painting.
Van Gogh had his signature swirls, Degas his delicately longlimbed dancers. Hamilton, a relative Atlanta newcomer who took up painting again after a devastating house fire convinced him he had “nothing left to lose,” employs a technique so vibrantly distinctive he’s given it a name: “Paint Out Loud.”
He mostly paints portraits of musicians, with the occasional superhero thrown into the mix. Rarely employs a paintbrush. Sticks to the same five bright primary colors, used alone or in combination.
Everything gets “signed” with the small splash of white space near the subject’s eye that’s become his artistic calling card.
“You have to be good at what you do,” Hamilton, 55, explained recently inside his small studio at Art Space International on Atlanta’s west side. “But you also have to have a brand everyone can identify.”
Since he came here 16 months ago from Cleveland, (his wife took a job here), Hamilton has built a brand that merges his two passions: art and music. His specialty is portraits of musicians, an interest honed from years spent as the official photographer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Hamilton also paints portraits of famous rock stars on the bodies of donated guitars. The artists sign the finished works, and then donate them to a charity of their choice to raise money at fundraising auctions. One of the first was Latin pop star Carlos Santana.
“Santana loved the guitar so much, he got one for himself,” said Dan Harr, an Acworth musician who solicits the guitars from major guitar makers.
The guitar work has spread Hamilton’s name far beyond Atlanta. Earlier this year, a pair of Paul McCartney guitars graced a table at an event during Grammy Week.
‘Art that stands out’
Hamilton’s success is all the more remarkable because he knew almost no one when he moved to Atlanta and wasn’t represented by a gallery.
He essentially took matters into his own hands, loaning his work to nice restaurants and salons for display and exhibiting at high-profile public events like the Creative Arts Industry Night taking place at Colony Square on May 8.
Travis Gonzales was browsing at Evolution Home Theater in Buckhead when he stumbled across Hamilton’s all-in-moody-blue take on a certain jazz great glowering from a wall.
“As soon as I saw the Miles Davis piece, I said ‘Holy [expletive],’ ” said Gonzales.
He ended up commissioning a 5-by-7 foot portrait of Ludvig van Beethoven for his home music room from Hamilton.
“It transcends art and music on their own and comes together to make something else entirely new and different,” said Gonzales, an enterpreneur and partner in IT firm Initio Partners.
He wouldn’t disclose how much he paid for the one-of-a-kind Beethoven with custom, musical-clef embossed frame by Gary Bixler (Hint: a smaller, 3-by-4 foot Hamilton portrait of Bette Midler at Art Space foyer is priced at $4,500). But he’s less shy about assessing the prospects of the painter he now considers a personal friend.
“I see Neal going as far as he wants to take himself with this,” said Gonzales.
Still, it’s not entirely in Hamilton’s hands. The marketplace for big, colorful portraits of Beethoven, Bob Marley or Bootsy Collins — however well done — is much smaller than the one for, say, landscapes. Even the charity project is subject to the whims of, well, rockers.
When things get rough, Hamilton remembers what he told himself early on in his new studio in an unfamiliar city.
“I have all my friends in here with me,” he said, referring to the colorful canvases he’d brought along from Ohio. “I have figured out a type of art that stands out in a crowd.”
Fire stirred creativity
Officially, Hamilton began figuring out his “type of art” in 2005. Unofficially, the process started long before he came across some half-used cans of paint at his parents’ country house, where he’d gone after a fire ravaged his own home.
“My parents knew I was artistic, [so] they put me in classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art around the age of 9 or 10,” said Hamilton, who has four grown children, including a daughter studying at SCAD-Atlanta.
He later studied technical illustration and found a mentor in famed sports artist Gary Thomas, who does portraits for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Hamilton worked as designer for a lighting company, a commercial artist and illustrator and as the Rock Hall’s photographer from 1996 to 2006.
“Sometimes they would page me in the middle of the night, 3 a.m., and say, ‘Prince is in the building,’” Harrison said. “I’m not star struck. I learned they’re just people.”
He’d pretty much put his art career on hold during that time. But the fire, which happened about a year before he left the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, stirred something creative in him.
“If you think about it, most people — especially artists — they say it was when they were at the worst point in their lives that made them do what they’d always wanted to do,” said Hamilton, citing Tyler Perry and Tina Turner as two people who essentially hit bottom on the way to the top. “That fire was almost cosmic. God said, ‘Here’s some orange and black and red [paint], and you go make something with it.’ ”
His first painting was of Sting. Rather than carefully brushing on the paint (he uses Sherwin Williams acrylic latex house paint), he poured it on. Then he employed putty knives, razors, even his fingers, to scrape and detail, to texturize and shade.
“I was trying for the first time in my life to be loose,” he says now. “When you’re a commercial illustrator, you have to be real precise and fine. Here, I poured the paint on and scraped it real fast. I said ‘I like the way that looks.’ So I tried it with the next painting, and again, I said, ‘I like the way that looks. That can be my trademark.’ ”
Mission accomplished, suggests Dan Flores. Hamilton might not have been in Atlanta for very long, but his work already is managing to stand out.
“It’s the technique he uses,” said Flores, curator of the Creative Arts Industry Night show that will feature work by nearly 50 artists, some of it presented live, music and more. “He uses different materials to get a look on canvas that’s uniquely his.”
Ad response
Hamilton hadn’t been here very long when he responded to Dan Harr’s ad for an artist for his “MNN Guitar Project.” A veteran of the music business (as a session player, songwriter and founder of a music news website) Harr, 50, had Stage 3 cancer three years ago. The music industry helped him pay bills then; now, he wanted to return the favor.
When Jane’s Addiction played The Tabernacle in March, Dave Navarro autographed “his” guitar. Last year, Navarro had donated an acoustic guitar of his to an auction for the Julian Rock Memorial, which raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“This year I’d been reaching out to [Navarro’s] manager, saying, ‘We’d sure love to have you again,’ ” said Don Thorvund, a San Jose, Calif., resident who started the Julian Rock Memorial in honor of his newborn son who died of a rare congenital disease in 2005. Thorvund plays guitar for fun and has several friends who are professional musicians; but he hadn’t heard of the MNN Guitar Project until Harr contacted him with some good news: “Out of the blue came a call from Dan. He said ‘Dave [Navarro] autographed the guitar last night and said he wanted it to go to your charity.’ ”
It’s more than a guitar, Thorvund said. It’s “a very large collision of rock and art.”
Last year’s auction raised about $7,000 total. At this year’s auction, to be held on May 20 in San Jose, this one guitar alone will have an estimated value of $8,000 to $10,000.
“It’s a custom made guitar with a Neal Hamilton on it,” Thorvund said. “It’s not a reprint or a lithograph [of Navarro]. You look at it and you can see the layers of paint. It’s like nothing else I’ve ever seen.”
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Event preview
Creative Arts Industry Night
6-10 p.m. May 8, $15.
Alliance Francaise d’Atlanta, 1197 Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.manoartshows.com

Friday, May 4, 2012






 



CAIN
Creative Arts Industry Night

Live Art, DJs and loads of Art brought to you by Mano Art Shows & Vero Artistry Mag for a good cause!
A percentage of each art sale is donated to the following local charities to support the work in the community; Community Teen Coalition www.ctc-inc.org (a community organization working to keep homeless teens off the streets and gangs thru guidance and support) and The Women of Gilgal www.womenofgilgal.com (a substance abuse and battered women shelter).

May 8th, 2012
6-10PM

$15 cover

Music By: DJ Osmose & Marv Swift

Featured Art By: Fahamu Pecou, Jovanny Cruz, Neal Hamilton, Reggie, Tyjon Tom, Jim 114 & Miles Davis plus,
Ali Rac, Amanda Powell, Carbonated Graphics, Ashboogey, Asante Wa, Kristina, Athena Sanchez, HOBE, Christal Spitzner, BCN76, FLAVADAVE, Pha Dolo Da Ra, GArtiles, Goldi Gold, Heather Wilkerson, Imani Z.C., Irene Lavant, Sketcher X, Jason Thomas, Jerry Allen, Keef Cross, Kristie, BARBER, Basic Lee, Makala Fields, Michael Jones, Phoe-nix Nebula, Odari Yohanes, Oziel Guevara, Shadzilla, Roberto Hernandez, Shakirah Bryant, Shell’ton LaBron Tremble, Sheree R. Swann/Lens of Life, TT Coles, Vicki Cimkentli & DTM

Live Art by: Gerzon Rodriguez, Craig Flux Singleton, Katrina Rodriguez & Brandi BarberDoll Lashay

Body Paint By: Stephanie Anderson (Neon Armour), Roberto Hernandez, Jarrett Becke, Monica Bodypainter Glover, Jennifer Dungan & Ashaunti Thompson

Alliance Fran├žaise d’Atlanta
1197 Peachtree St # 511 Atlanta, GA 30361
(same building as W Hotel at 14th & Peachtree)

Daniel Flores –Curator

special thanks to our sponsors:

Monday, November 28, 2011



ready to hang, awesome art from your favorite Mano A Mano Art Show Exhibits
The Way of The Gun
Resistance is Futile
Beauty is More than Flesh
Power of Women
SuperHeros vs Villains
Reggae vs Hip Hop

 FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ART
 http://www.manoartshows.com/?page_id=5
 SUPPORT THE ARTS!

 DTM curator -Mano Art Shows
 404.695.5769 dan@manoartshows.com