Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Too Art for TV Three

The 2Art4TV 3 show opened this past week to a huge turnout. At one point in the night it was shoulder to shoulder, with no room to even see the artwork. The long hours of building, painting, sanding, and hanging artwork was all worth it. Back a few months ago when Liz asked me to come look at an empty auto parts showroom in Williamsburg and asked me the question, “Do you think we can make it work?” I never thought it was going to come together as fantastically as it did. At the same meeting she also asked me to be part of the selection committee which I thought was going to be an easy job, to find 20 great artists. In fact it was just that, too easy; we had about 70 artists to look at and 60 of them could have been included in the show. So it ended up being an incredibly difficult task to pick just 20, with a couple of alternates in case there was room. In the end I think there were 36 artists represented. Thank you to everyone who came out to support all the artists involved. And a big thanks to Liz Artinian who curated the show. I can’t wait until the next one. The show is up through Dec 15th, if you are in the area be sure to check it out.

Monday, December 01, 2008

2Art 4 TV

It is time again for Too Art for TV 3. The third annual group exhibition showcasing the fine art expressions of the animation industry. Twice before, this show has drawn in excited, elbow-to-elbow crowds of artists, illustrators, filmmakers, animators, and fans of animation. This year’s exhibit, now the biggest one in Too Art for TV’s history, features 36 artists who- by way of toys, prints, paintings, sculptures, and experimental film- set free their skills otherwise "owned" by television networks. To learn more about the opening and the artists involved go to the link below. Too Art for TV