Friday, October 18, 2013

Kennedy Heights Call for Entries: All Things Unexplained


Kennedy Heights Arts Center is seeking submissions of work in all media for our winter juried show. Deadline for entries in October 23.
All Things Unexplained is a juried art exhibition encompassing all facets of myths, folklore and urban legends. These narratives possess a mysterious and eternal story. Relayed by word of mouth or written in books, from fairies to ghosts, mermaids to gods, these tales live on forever. Myths, folklore, and urban legends comprise many genres including oral history, music, proverbs, riddles, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and cultural customs. Express your version of any of these themes in any medium of art.  
Submission Procedure:
Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces with a non-refundable entry fee of $25. Members of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center's Guild may submit a maximum of four pieces at no cost. Fees can be paid online via Paypal at or by check payable to Kennedy Heights Arts Center.

Online submissions will be accepted until October 23, 2013. Artists should email a completed entry form and jpeg images to
. All digital images must use a minimum resolution of 300dpi. Label images with last name and title of work. 

Artists who are accepted into the show are also invited to sell smaller, gift type items in the Micro Gallery Boutique which will accompany All Things Unexplained.  The boutique will be open only during the run of the show, November 26, 2013 - January 4, 2014.  
Click here for Artist Application Form and more details.
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45213
513-631-4278 |   

Society of Illustrators 56 Call for Entries

Accepting entries through November 1st, 2013

Join the premier showcase for illustrators!  All accepted entries will be reproduced in full color in the Illustrators 56 annual and included in the exhibit at the Society of Illustrators, on display January 7 - March 1, 2014.  A selection of 40 works will tour US colleges through June 2015, the 33rd eduational traveling exhibition.

All entries must be entered on the online competition site

Viki Woodworth and Vanessa Sorensen at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center Saturday

Join Viki Woodworth and Vanessa Sorensen at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center this Saturday the 19th at 11am for Jokes, Mazes and Storytime. 

Viki has done many wonderful maze books and hidden picture books for Highlights Magazine and Dover Publications and Vanessa has done some amazing cat, bird and joke books will be at the gallery tomorrow drawing, reading and talking mazes!

 The art exhibit is up until the 27th. Stop by if you can!

Friday, October 11, 2013

2013 Books By the Banks

The annual Books By the Banks festival is this Saturday October 12th at the Convention center.

This year's illustrators include: Jeffery Ebbeler (who did the poster this year), C.F.Payne, Will Hillenbrand, Tammie Lyon (who is doing a panel on creating children's books at 10am with Andrea Cheng, Janeen Coyle, and Connie Remlinger Trounstine) 

TPHS Program "John Maggard, Portrait of an Artist" and "Walking Tour"

Terrace Park Historical Society Program 

"John Maggard, Portrait of an Artist" and "Walking Tour"

Date: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013
Time: 3:30 Social 4:00 Program
Location: TP Elementary School
Free and Open to the Public! 

Come see John discuss his work! 

Kickstarter:5ive Footers

Chad King Taylor has a kickstarter for his latest 5ive Footers comic:

Why not throw a little support his way!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ken Burns' Thomas Hart Benton Documentary

The documentary about illustration called Making It that Woody is working on posted a link to a Ken Burns doc about Thomas Hart Benton on their Facebook page this week. I just watched it and what a fascinating life story!

No need to order the video, it can be viewed on Hulu Plus. You can watch free for a week if you sign up.

There are some of his murals at Indiana University that David Hartz posted a while ago. Road trip anyone?

Friday, October 4, 2013

"Food For Thought" Exhibition

The "Food For Thought" exhibition opens tonight Friday, October 4, 2013 from 7-9 pm.  It is at the Annex Gallery at 4131 Cooper road.

This is an old historic building owned by UCBA and this is its very first exhibition as a gallery. It is located at the corner of Plainfield road and Cooper road in Blue Ash - across from a cemetery.

The show theme is art about food and will exhibit work from Mike Geno, David Hartz, Julie Mitchell, Sara Pearce, Mike Sanders, Kim Taylor and John Wolfer.

Icon 8 Early Registration

The next Icon Illustration Conference is July 2014.

Earlybird registration starts Monday, October 7th.

From their site:

"For ICON8, the faster you register, the more dough you’ll have left over for all the great coffee, beer, and food in Portland. Starting on October 7, a limited number of tickets at various discount levels will be available. Like they say time is money, so get in early and make your plans to join us in Portland. The Early Bird rate for ICON7 sold out in just 10 minutes, so don’t delay! Put an Early Bird On It.
Here’s how the Registration Escalation plan works: It’s simple, as each block of tickets sells out, a new block at a higher price point will be offered. If you miss the Early Bird discount it’s not the end of the world. You’ll still have more ways to save. Keep an eye on the countdown so you don’t miss out on the best available price.

• $460: Put an Early Bird On It - 50 discount tickets available October 7, 2013.

• $485: Hello Winter - 25 discount tickets available when Early Bird sells out.

• $510: What Has 2014 Done For Me Lately - 25 discount tickets available when Hello Winter comes and goes. 

• $535: Et Tu Brutus - 100 discount tickets available when all of 2014 get snapped up.

• $560: It’s Never Too Late We Want You - 50 discount tickets available after Brutus is dead and gone.

• $585: Man Did You Wait ‘til the Last Minute - 50 tickets available if you missed Never Too Late.
Student Discount: Just 30 tickets will be made available at $475 for full-time, undergrad and graduate students. Student ID required at check in. Registration will open when Early Bird rate sells out."

Drawing Events for the Children's Book Illustration Art Show

In addition to the opening on October 4th, the show will also have drawing and storytime events.

October 5th at 11:00 am.  Tammie Lyon and Jeffrey Ebbeler will do a Live Drawing and Painting Event, plus Story-time

October 12th at 11:00 am.  Christina Wald will do a Live Drawing and Story-time event!

October 19th at 11:00 am.  Viki Woodworth and Vanessa Sorensen will do Jokes, Mazes and Story-time event!

Illustrator News: David Michael Beck

David Michael Beck has A couple shows coming up:


Opening Friday, October 4
6 - 9 PM

Miller Gallery is proud to present its second biennial Contemporary Realism Invitational, an exhibition of paintings by some of the finest realist painters in the United States, Canada and beyond. A year in the planning, this extraordinary body of work, curated by gallery director Rosemary Seidner, features new paintings of all sizes and diverse subject matter-landscapes, still life, figurative--by 27 leading artists (inc. DMB).

Leaving the heyday of 20th century modernism behind, a time when pushing art to its limits was more important than actual skill, there is an ongoing broad return by artists across the globe to discipline and tradition. Returning to discipline and tradition, however, does not mean that the resulting art is traditional, just that the level of accomplishment of the proponents is refined to the highest level, inspired by the greatest artists of the past.

Included in the show are not only the 15 renowned realists that Miller Gallery regularly represents, but also 12 remarkable artists whose work we greatly admire.
October 4 – October 19, 2013

Opening in November:

Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401

From 6 pm to 8 pm on November  1, 2013, Mary Martin invites the public to the opening reception of “The Art of David Michael Beck” at Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street. “The Art of David Michael Beck”, the featured show for the month of November, will be on exhibit through November 30th.