Wednesday, April 16, 2014

David Hartz

Nice article in the Eastern Hills Journal today about Dave Hartz...burning it up in Eastern Europe!

Drink and Draw Thursday April 17th

Drink. Draw. FOR FREE. at Tacocracy!

Get some tacos and drinks from the fine folks of Tacocracy, drink, and draw!

We'll provide some used art supplies and we'll have a few for sale at 20%-70% off, but please feel free to BYO art supplies! 

8PM until 11PM

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sketch Outing to Spring Grove Cemetery

Sketch by Vanessa Sorensen
Amy, Vanessa and I managed to get out and sketch the cherry blossoms at Spring Grove Cemetery while they were peak. It was a beautiful day. There was also a plein air group out, so a lot of painting was going on.

Blossoms by Amy Bogard
Here is a vine on location:

If anyone ever wants to join us, drop me a line! The more the merrier!

Sketch by Amy Bogard
Lovely trees by Vanessa Sorensen
Sphinx by Amy Bogard
Tree by Vanessa Sorensen
Sketch by Christina Wald

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tonight: Cincy Illustrator Gallery Opening

"Cincinnati Illustrators" is the theme of tonight's opening at the Red Tree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop. The opening is for everyone and will be from 6-9 p.m.

Artists represented from our group include Christina Wald, Jerry Dowling, Tim Fuller, Bearman, Dawna Boehmer, myself and several others. (If your work is in the show and I've neglected to mention you, tell me and I'll correct my mistake!)  

I know that Jerry and I are planning on attending the opening, while Christina is madly preparing her new comic for S.P.A.C.E. this weekend in Columbus. 

The Red Tree Gallery is located at 3210 Madison Rd., just off the I-71 and the Norwood Lateral.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sketch Outing to Newport Aquarium

Spider Tortoise by Linda Bittner
Linda, Julie, Christina, Amy
Linda and Julie Bittner, Amy Bogard and I went to Newport Aquarium March 28th to sketch and check out the new turtle exhibit.

The new enclosure is really cool!

We are going on another sketch outing this week. Drop a line if you want to join us!

Bravo, the new Galapagos turtle by Amy Bogard

Amy sketching

Pancake tortoise by Linda Bittner

Bravo in his ideal home setting by Julie Bittner
Bravo in the new turtle environment by Christina Wald
The super cool crabs by Christina Wald

Article about Flaming Medusa Studios in Soapbox

Darcy Vorhees Van Horn and Tom Beuerlein
 Great write up on Flaming Medusa Studios about their animated series on Cincinnati iconic companies:

25 most iconic Cincy companies captured in video

FMS also just did a really cool animation for WCPO celebrating the Reds Opening Day:

Monday, April 7, 2014

New Reditorial Cartoon

Here's my latest Reditorial Cartoon for It's based on Cardinal's Matt Adams's run-in with a Reds fan last week.

Finally ... the World Fire Sculpture Championship Video

My video from the World Fire Sculpture Championship in Riga, Latvia is finally finished. It is all video that was taken by myself and edited by myself in Premiere Pro. It took awhile to learn the software and work out all the bugs. The video is a bit longer than I would like. It is about 30 minutes long. I could have cut out alot of footage and made this shorter and more exciting but I wanted this video to be more of a document of the event for myself. I wanted to include all of the fire sculptures and the way they looked before being burnt as well as while they were burning. I also wanted to include some footage of Gunnar the Artistic Curator and Reinis the Producer and to give a feel of what it was like to participate in this international event.
So here is the link to the video on Vimeo. Please let me know what you think of this video.

WFSC 2014 from Artist David Hartz on Vimeo.

Get an ArtWorks Grant for $15,000 for your Art Business

ArtWorks Big Pitch is a biannual competition where creatives pitch for cash prizes and professional services. 8 finalists will be chosen to give their 5-minute pitches for the chance to win a grand prize of $15,000 cash, $5,000 cash by audience vote, or professional services to apply toward their business’ long-term growth. Presented by U.S. Bank.

August 2014: Growing Creative Businesses
Connecting established businesses with cash for long-term growth.

March 2015: Launching Creative Businesses
Helping new businesses get off the ground

Basically, what they are offering a grant. The big plus is that they offer a free mentor to help you focus your art business and hone your pitch.

Anyway, get more information here. They sincerely want to help fund Cincinnati artists to enhance the arts business community.