Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Years!! wishin you "nothin but happiness, come through your door"



 
new year, new art  . . .

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year.
It is that we should have a new soul. G. K. Chesterton



May your troubles be less,

And your blessing be more.

And nothing but happiness,

Come through your door


Happy New Year, Darcy




Flying Pigment Studio "Art is a Pigment of Your Imagination"


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town . . . Gonna find out Who's naughty OR nice



Santa Claus Is Coming To Town


You better watch out 
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town


"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (sometimes with Coming changed to Comin') is a Christmas song. It was written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, and was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934. It became an instant hit with orders for 100,000 copies of sheet music the next day and more than 400,000 copies sold by Christmas.

More Info:

"I love to collect and draw Santa's
When I was a kid, my Uncle Steve would call and pretend to be Santa.
My sisters and I absolutlely believed it was Santa and that he was checking his list to see if we'd been good. . ."

  

Note Cards (Pk of 20)
"Santa's Checking his list. . ."
5x7 watercolor, artist: Darcy Gerdes (c)2010

 "Santa's checking his list" artist:
 Darcy Gerdes, watercolor Christmas Cards.

Available in your choice of paper stock--High quality, chlorine and acid free matte paper consisting of 30% post consumer waste and 50% total recycled fiber--Twelve point, one-sided glossy paper--20 per package/envelopes included--Measures 4.25" X 5.5




"Art is a Pigment Of Your Imagination"

Flying Pigment Studio



© 2011 Darcy Gerdes, Flying Pigment Studio

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Father Christmas

 I fell in love with this poem so much,
had to illustrate it, done in quache on illustration board :) 

"Father Christmas" 10x20"
 media: quache
artist: Darcy Gerdes (c) 2010
Click to enlarge~

Father Christmas

"The long velvet robe, trimmed in mink, provides swift movement from place to place . . . Antique sleigh bells & braided cords worn on his pouch signify hope . . . Twigs of evergreen decorating his beret & staff represent the harbinger of spring . . . The Bag of Switches slung over his shoulder provides children with a incentive to be good or else...

Wherever Father Christmas goes, he brings the Magic & Beauty of Christmas with Him. ..

Merry Christmas to all!~ 








"Father Christmas"  greeting card:
 by Artist: Darcy Gerdes


Greeting cards are for more than holidays; they are a great way to express yourself and to keep in touch with friends and family. A personal note on a beautiful card will make a lasting impression and a touching keepsake.

 
Available in your choice of paper stock. High quality, chlorine and acid free matte paper consisting of 30% post consumer waste and 50% total recycled fiber. Twelve point, one-sided glossy paper. Full color/full bleed. Twenty cards per package/envelopes included. Measures 5" X 7" great for framing!


Merry Christmas, Darcy

"Art is a Pigment Of Your Imagination"
Flying Pigment Studio

ps. I have tried to find the "Father Christmas" author
& give credit, but so far no luck. If anyone does, please let me know . . .

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gratitude, a Touch of Heaven




"Always Light at the End of the Tunnel" 12x36" acrylic
 Gratitude, a touch of Heaven

"Autum Respsite" 18x24" acrylic
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. ~Johannes A. Gaertner


"Quilt Day" 10x20" acrylic

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving~ Darcy
 
"Art is a Pigment Of your Imagination"
Flying Pigment Studio

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Life is a Gift!

Life is a gift~

"Autum Respite" sketch, artist: Darcy Gerdes (c)2010
" Live. And Live Well. BREATHE. Breathe in and Breathe deeply. Be PRESENT. Do not be past. Do not be future. Be now. On a crystal clear, breezy 70 degree day, roll down the windows and FEEL the wind against your skin. Feel the warmth of the sun. If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool Autumn day to FREEZE your lungs and do not just be alarmed, be ALIVE. Get knee-deep in a novel and LOSE track of time. If you bike, pedal HARD and if you crash then crash well. Feel the SATISFACTION of a job well done-a paper well-written, a project thoroughly completed, a play well-performed. If you must wipe the snot from your 3-year old' s nose, don't be disgusted if the Kleenex didn't catch it all because soon he'll be wiping his own. If you've recently experienced loss, then GRIEVE. And Grieve well. At the table with friends and family, LAUGH. If you're eating and laughing at the same time, then might as well laugh until you puke. And if you eat, then SMELL. The aromas are not impediments to your day. Steak on the grill, coffee beans freshly ground, cookies in the oven. And TASTE. Taste every ounce of flavor. Taste every ounce of friendship. Taste every ounce of Life. Because-it-is-most-definitely-a-Gift."

- Kyle Lake, "Sermon"


Happy Thanksgiving! Darcy

"Art is a Pigment Of Your Imagination"
Flying Pigment Studio

Monday, November 15, 2010

Robert Genn's Ten Commandments of Art Pricing



Robert Genn's Ten Commandments of Art Pricing


Thou shalt start out cheap. ( I did . . .)



Thou shalt publish thy prices. ( They are . . .)


Thou shalt not lower thy prices. ( Won't . . .)



Thou shalt raise thy prices regularly and a little. ( I do . . .)



Thou shalt not have one price for Sam and another for Joe.
( Haven't done this . . .)


Thou shalt not price by talent or time taken, but by size. ( I do, $3.50 sq inch . .)



Thou shalt lay control on thy agents and dealers. ( I have . . .)



Thou shalt not easily discount thy prices. ( only if you buy more then one . . .)



Thou shalt deal with those who will honor thee. ( so far so good . . .)


Thou shalt end up expensive. ( getting very expensive . . .)


From: Robert Genn's Ten Commandments of Art Pricing: http://www.painterskeys.com/clickbacks/pricing.asp  




(c) 2010 Artist: Darcy Gerdes Wild Solitude 12x36" acrylic


Thanks for stoppin in,  Please feel free to comment ;^D

Darcy


Artist: Darcy Gerdes

"Art is a Pigment Of Your Imagination"
Flying Pigment Studiohttp://flyingpigmentstudio.com
100% Reproduction Rights Reserved by artist:

Darcy Gerdes ©2010 World Wide Copyright

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You! Honoring all who served!



This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.
Information from its description page there is shown below.

Description Vetsday10.jpg
Veterans Day Poster for 2010
Source Department of Veterans Affairs website, posters gallery http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/gallery.asp
Author United States Government
Permission (Reusing this file) See below

This image is a work of a United States Department of Veterans Affairs employee, taken or made during the course of an employee's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.



ps. My Dad was here. . . Frank Harvey Bisbey


Monday, November 8, 2010

Art Education Speaker Series and Artist Volunteer Opportunities!!

Art Education Opportunity! ICRC Speaker Series:
 
Gwen Robertson, Ph.D., a member of the faculty at the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A., will be giving a presentation on "Greatest Hits of the 21st Century" as part of the Idyllwild Speakers Series, sponsored by the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) and AAI. Date is Wednesday, November 17th at the Creekstone Inn. Dick Goldberg is host for this event. There will be a wine and cheese reception, hosted by Art Alliance of Idyllwild at 5:30 pm. The presentation runs from 6-7 pm, The lecture is free to the community, but donations are encouraged, and will be given to the Art Alliance of Idyllwild.



Artist Volunteer Opportunity! Christmas Tree Decorating:

AAI artists: Would you like to help local Idyllwild children decorate lampshades to put on our tree in front of the fort? If you are interested in helping the children, please show up at the Town Hall ready to have creative fun. Time: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Days: Monday through Friday, Dates: November 8 - 19 Tree lights and ornaments go up Jan 20th, Supplies: Please just bring yourself!! However, if you have the following....... hot glue gun and glue sticks, any old game pieces, lamp shades of various sizes, beads, yarn, or anything that you think would look great on a lampshade that will have to weather November, December and January. Be creative.



Artist Volunteer Opportunity! Harvest Basket for ROTARY CLUB:

The Rotary Club of Iydllwild is having our 44th Annual Harvest Festival, which is a fundraiser for our club. One of our "baskets" that visitors can buy tickets for is a Performing Arts and Artistic Development Basket. I am looking for artists who might be willing to donate a class for this basket. The artists who have already agreed to donate a class are going to arrange the time, place, etc with whoever wins the Artistic Development Basket. If anyone wants to donate a class, either I can make up a gift certificate for your approval, or you can make your own. All of the classes and the artists who are donating will be listed at the Harvest Festival. We think that in an artistic town such as Idyllwild, this should be a real hit. The artists can contact Dawn Miller directly, by e-mail or phone:
P O Box 276

Idyllwild CA 892549-0276

(951) 659-0444

dawnrwexler@verizon.net


Artist Volunteer Opportunity! ARF Wreaths:

Idyllwild Artists, would you be be interested in decorating a wreath for ARF to benefit animal welfare? ARF will supply the wreaths. We are asking the artists of Idyllwild to each decorate a wreath in their own style and sign it. AAI will sell them through December to benefit ARF. The decorated wreath should be delivered to ARF on Saturday November 20th so they will be available for Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. AAI will sell them in their booth during the event. If you can't get your wreath to ARF by November 20th, simply bring them over as soon as you can, so that we can sell them at ARF, or raffle them off at the Post Office. The wreaths are 18" wide, & will come with juniper berries & pine cones already attached. For more information contact Maria Martino Lehman by emailing her at doorman9@verizon.net


We hope you will join us!
Sincerely, Art Alliance of Idyllwild
http://www.artinidyllwild.com/Art_Alliance_x.html

Friday, November 5, 2010

I LOVE MY STUDIO!

The Studio...


 "The Studio, a room to which the artist consigns himself {OR HER} for life . . .


Earth Rising 12x36"acrylic

is naturally important, not only as a workplace, but as a source of inspiration.

And it usually manages, one way or another, to turn up in his product"
 Grace Clueck


Wild Solutide 12x36" acrylic



Work in progress

this quote is one of my favorites~
 Thanks for stopping in, Darcy

"Art is a Pigment Of Your Imagination"

Flying Pigment Studio







Monday, November 1, 2010

"Zhee-Clay" WHAT IS IT?

What is a giclee "zhee-clay"
Giclée (pronounced [ʒiːˈkleɪ] "zhee-clay" or /dʒiːˈkleɪ, from French IPA: [ʒiˈkle]), is an invented name (i.e. a neologism) for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word "giclée" is derived from the French language word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray"[1]. It was coined in 1991 by Jack Duganne[2], a printmaker working in the field, to represent any inkjet-based digital print used as fine art. The intent of that name was to distinguish commonly known industrial "Iris proofs" from the type of fine art prints artists were producing on those same types of printers. The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints.


 
 




"Crow Spirit" Keeper of Sacred Law,
by artist: Darcy Gerdes





~Artist proofs: 5- 8x10" signed $25.~ sold: 4/5
24x36" giclee canvas print price: $450.
Printed 5, sold 4   Order one using the link below:
12/2/2010 sold 5/5 order only : darcy@flyingpigmentstudio.com


The "Crow Spirit" giclee was made by Fine Art Printmaking by Adtech Giclee - Featuring The Latest in Micro-Piezo Printing Technology, Long-Life Fade-Resistant Archival Pigments and the World's Finest Imported and Domestic Acid-Free, Archival Papers and Cotton Canvas That Give Your Art the Look and Feel of the Original Paintings.";
http://flyingpigmentstudio.com/m_o_t_o_r_c_y_c_l_e_s.htm  
 
Thanks for stopping in,  Darc
P. S. Please feel free to comment!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Art Alliance of Idyllwild Gears Up for its 13th Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting




Art Alliance of Idyllwild Gears Up for its 13th Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting


2010 Art Walk and Wine Tasting

Presented by the Art Alliance of Idyllwild

Dear Art Lover,
Each October, art and wine lovers flock to the mountain town of Idyllwild for the Art Alliance of Idyllwild's 13th Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting. It's a fun-filled day of exquisite art, special exhibits, festive music, delicious appetizers and outstanding California wines and it's all in the name of education.



The Art Walk and Wine Tasting is the AAI's largest event of the year and a fundraiser for art education in local schools. It is also the culmination of each year's Second Saturday's series, which features a noteworthy art event on the second Saturday of selected months from March through October.


This year's Art Walk and Wine Tasting takes place Saturday, October 9th from 2 -5pm. A commemorative, collector's wineglass is your ticket to sample the wares of more than a dozen wineries represented along the gallery route. Hart Winery, Stuart Winery, Mega Wines, Middle Ridge Winery, PMDL Distributer, South Coast Winery, Wiens Winery, Sunshine Mountain Winery, DenBeste Vineyards, La Serenissima Winery and Young's Market are among those who will introduce some new releases and bring along their old favorites.

Your $25 wineglass purchase helps promote art and art education in Idyllwild. Proceeds go to Idyllwild School's smARTS program and to the scholarship fund at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Wineglasses can be reserved ahead of time through the Town Crier web site (www.towncrier.com) or purchases at Idyllwild Realty (North Circle Drive - across from the Rustic Theater) on the day of the event. Group rates are available.


Artists and galleries have prepared special exhibits for the event. At Quiet Creek 'Living Room' Gallery, award-winning landscape paintings, ceramics, and photography will command your attention while you enjoy eclectic tunes, courtesy of house DJ "Mikey."


At The Courtyard Galleries, lively sounds from the popular band "Change Required" will enhance the courtyard's ambience while Nel Ivancich's new exhibit, "Paper or Plastic," will provide a thought provoking focal point "Californian's use approximately 19 billion plastic bags annually," says Ivancich. "These bags eventually migrate to our landfills or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a circular hodgepodge of litter in the North Pacific Ocean that is the size of Texas." Work by the gallery's seven permanent artists will also be on display.

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote art, artists and galleries in Idyllwild, California, which ranks as one of the top 100 art towns in America. For more information about the Art Walk and Wine Tasting or other AAI activities, please call 877-439-5278 or visit our web site at http://www.artinidyllwild.com/.
We hope you will join us!

Sincerely,Art Alliance of Idyllwild







Friday, October 1, 2010

Wicked Wild Dancing at "The Witches Tree"

  



"The Witches Tree" Photo by D. Gerdes (c) 2010 ,
somewhere near Idyllwild,CA


  The Witches Tree
A couple years ago, a friend showed me a tree, that ancient Idyllwildians named  "The Witches Tree" It is located somewhere near Idyllwild in the San Jacinto mtns. It is amazing. Its been said that there's often been sightings of wicked wild dancing there silhouetted by the light of the moon. One night a year, be aware that on ole Hallowed Eve "the eve before All Hallows' Day," rumour has it that local Witches will gather that night, to dance creating energy for conjuring of spells.  . 

 I ve been sworn to secrecy of its location, for fear of being turned into a toad or worse. . .
  

Photo by D. Gerdes, (c) 2010 RIP
 Flying Pigment Studio Gallery 




 













"SMILIE" artist: Darcy Gerdes (c) 2010, acrylic wash


  

Happy Halloween & Best Witches~ Darcy



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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

TOP honors were gathered at . . .



Local newpaper, Idyllwild Town Crier, Sept. 16, 2010

Left Photo: Ethan Steward, Darcy Gerdes
Middle Photo: James Larkin, Gwen Novak

Winners of the Art Allaince of Idyllwild
12th annual juried members show. . .

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Congratulations to the Winners of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s 12th-annual Juried Members’ Show

Winners of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s
12th-annual Juried Members’ Show












Photography

First place: Ross Clunis “Back Creek”
Second place: John Simpson, “San Simeon”


Abstract


First place: Carol Mills, “Momentum”
Second place: Debra A. Varnado “Everywhere I Go”


Representational


First place: Fariad, “Shoulders of a Mountain Man”
Second place: Darcy Gerdes, “Vision Eclipse”


3-Dimensional


First place: Bob Schraff, “Wine Delux”
Second place: Ethan Steward, “Passion Heart”


Mixed Media


First place: Mimi Lamp, “Highway to Heaven”
Second place: Ronald Singerton, “In the Garden of the Queen”


Honorable Mentions:


Bill Sperling, “Meditation Bench”
Gwen Novak, “A Tuscan View”
Elena Kern, “Fall into Winter”
Kathy Harmon-Luber, “Koi Reflections”


People’s Choice Award


First place: Ethan Steward, “Passion Heart”
Second Place: Gwen Novak, “A Tuscan View”


Artists’ Choice Award

First place: Darcy Gerdes, “Vision Eclipse”
Second place: Gwen Novak, “A Tuscan View”


2010 AAI Artist of the Year: Ethan Steward


Friday, September 10, 2010

Competition fierce at Idyllwild art alliance show

Competition fierce at Idyllwild art alliance show
http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_E_eart10.23e06dd.html

Artist Darcy Gerdes, of Flying Pigment Studio, is exhibiting an acrylic painting she titled "Vision Eclipse." Her vision series is based on endangered animals and the environment.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Original Work to be unveiled at the AAI Juried Member Show

ORIGINAL WORKS TO BE UNVEILED AT THE AAI JURIED MEMBER SHOW

Artist Norm Deesing "The Nomad"(c)2010
IDYLLWILD, CA, 9/05/10 – The Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s Annual Juried Member Show is a celebration of creative talent in a host of art mediums. Each year, the town’s top artists prepare new, original works of art, which include painting, sculpture, glass art, furniture, fabric, wood, metal, mixed media and photography. For artists, it’s a chance to admire the local competition. For art lovers, it offers the first pick of fresh, innovative works of art that range from the whimsical to the elegant.

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s Annual Juried Member Show is celebrating its 12th year. The show takes place the weekend of September 11 – 12, 2010, at Village Centre, C-1, located at 54245 North Circle Drive, in Idyllwild.

Come early and browse! The exhibition will be open on Saturday from 11:00 am until 4:00pm


Artist: Darcy Gerdes (c)2010  "Vision Eclpise" 10x20" acrylic
Later that evening, hobnob with the artists at the Artist Reception, which takes place from 6 – 8 pm. Sample delicious treats as you examine the fine, original creations and chat with artists and art lovers. Juror awards will include photography, abstract art, representational art, mixed media and 3-dimensinal works.

Cast your ballot for the Artist of your choice to help determine the People’s Choice Award as AAI Artists decide the Artists’ Choice Award.

Be sure to spend some time at the “Under $100” exhibit, which boast some smaller, less expensive creations that allow art lovers to pick up some original works at very low prices. Add to your existing collection or start a new one for under $100! The Exhibition will remain open on Sunday, September 12, from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

The Annual Juried Member Show is part of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s “Second Saturdays” Series, which presents a noteworthy art event on the second Saturday of selected months from March through October. The series culminates with the Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting, which takes place this year on Saturday, October 9th. A collector’s wineglass serves as your ticket to browse the AAI galleries, sampling the wares from as many as a dozen participating California wineries. Proceeds benefit art and art education.

 
The Art Walk and Wine Tasting is not to be missed! Tickets are available online at the Town Crier web site:

Monday, August 30, 2010

Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s Annual Juried Member Show

Original Works to be Unveiled at the AAI Juried Member Show

 








IDYLLWILD, CA, 8/30/10 – The Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s Annual Juried Member Show is a celebration of creative talent in a host of art mediums. Each year, the town’s top artists prepare new, original works of art, which include painting, sculpture, glass art, furniture, fabric, wood, metal, mixed media and photography. For artists, it’s a chance to admire the local competition. For art lovers, it offers the first pick of fresh, innovative works of art that range from the whimsical to the elegant.



The Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s Annual Juried Member Show is celebrating its 12th year. The show takes place the weekend of September 11 – 12, 2010, at Village Centre, located at 54245 North Circle Drive, in Idyllwild.
 
Come early and browse! The exhibition will be open on Saturday from 11:00 am until 4:00pm.

 
Later that evening, hobnob with the artists at the Artist Reception, which takes place from 6 – 8 pm. Sample delicious treats as you examine the fine, original creations and chat with artists and art lovers. Juror awards will include photography, abstract art, representational art, mixed media and 3-dimensinal works. Cast your ballot for the Artist of your choice to help determine the People’s Choice Award as AAI Artists decide the Artists’ Choice Award.

Be sure to spend some time at the “Under $100” exhibit, which boast some smaller, less expensive creations that allow art lovers to pick up some original works at very low prices. Add to your existing collection or start a new one for under $100! The Exhibition will remain open on Sunday, September 12, from 11:00am – 3:00pm.
 

The Annual Juried Member Show is part of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s “Second Saturdays” Series, which presents a noteworthy art event on the second Saturday of selected months from March through October. The series culminates with the Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting, which takes place this year on Saturday, October 9th. A collector’s wineglass serves as your ticket to browse the AAI galleries, sampling the wares from as many as a dozen participating California wineries. Proceeds benefit art and art education.


Tickets for the Art Alliance of Idyllwild's 2010 Art Walk and Wine Tasting are available for purchase online. A commemorative wineglass serves as your ticket to the annual event, which takes place Saturday, October 9. Reserve your wineglass online by clicking on the link below:


http://www.shop.towncrier.com/category.sc;jsessionid=EFCB5A44D6473C3B8A279A0490AAC56E.qscstrfrnt03?categoryId=15

Contact: B. Bailey

877-439-5278

artalliancemedia@gmail.com

Art Alliance of Idyllwild, 2010 Art Walk & Wine Tasting Tickets!


Tickets for the Art Alliance of Idyllwild's 2010 Art Walk and Wine Tasting are available for purchase online. A commemorative wineglass serves as your ticket to the annual event, which takes place Saturday, October 9. Reserve your wineglass online by clicking on the link below:

http://www.shop.towncrier.com/category.sc;jsessionid=EFCB5A44D6473C3B8A279A0490AAC56E.qscstrfrnt03?categoryId=15

Friday, August 13, 2010

"Hire the left-handed, its fun to watch them write" Happy Left Hander Day

Happy Left Hander Day!  Love being a lefty! 
This coffee mugs sits top of my drawing table . . .

"Hire the left-handed, its fun to watch them write"
  
Creative Leftys! Pablo Picasso, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Leonardo Di Vinci, and Michelangelo. ..

Happy Lefty Day, you evil freaks of nature!

  
Check out
33rd International Left Hander's Day



August 13th, 2008

It's a little known fact that August 13th is celebrated as Left-hander's day throughout the world. A number of left-hander's association celebrate it and draw attention to this special day but it is not done enough. As a result, not many people know about it. This year, we would like to do more to bring awareness of left-hander's day. So lets get a early start. . .  READ ON:




Tuesday, August 10, 2010

AAI 12th Annual Juried Member's Show 2010



12th Annual Juried Member Show

Sponsored by Grace Songolo


Venue:
Village Centre, 54245 North Circle Dr.






Date & Times:

Saturday, Sept. 11th
11:00am – 4:00pm Open Exhibition

Artist Reception: Saturday from 6 - 8pm, Sept 11th - Juror Awards, Artists’ & People’s Choice Awards in photography, abstract, representational, mixed media 3-D works will be given.


Sunday, Sept. 12th
11:00am – 3:00pm Open Exhibition


“Under $100” Affordable originals by our talented members offered for sale!


CRITERIA:


• Must be ready to show- Pieces not meeting the following requirements will not be accepted into show.


• 2-D Art- Framed with wire hanging system.


• 3-D objects requiring display device must be provided by the artist.


• All original work must not have been shown in any AAI event in the last two years.


• All work must be signed


• Please make sure your membership dues are paid & current.



DELIVER WORK:


Artwork will be accepted Sept 9th & 10th between 1pm-5pm.


Deliver work to: Village Centre, 54245 North Circle Dr.
Or by special arrangements with AAI Board member, Darcy Gerdes.
No art will be accepted after 5pm Friday.

Please have form filled out &  attached to artwork prior to delivery. http://www.artinidyllwild.com/AAI2010JuriedMemberShowApplication.pdf  



PICK UP WORK: Sunday Sept 12th from 3pm to 5pm


Hanging Fee: $20.00 (No fee if you participated in the “Eye & the Artist Event.”)


ART SHOW INTAKE FORM


Please fill out the items in red & bring the sheets with you when you turn in your artwork. You are allowed one entry in the show &  two pieces for the “Under $100” Category. Each piece in the
“Under $100” category must be $99 or less.

If you have any questions or need to mail your piece in please
Contact: artinidyllwild@gmail.com
James Larkin at - semajnikral@hotmail.com
Darcy Gerdes - darcy@flyingpigmentstudio.com


Mailing Address: AAI, P.O. Box 472, Idyllwild, CA 92549
For information about any event call 877.439.5278 or visit http://www.artinidyllwild.com/
Join AAI’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ArtAlliance


PS>>> GET YOUR TICKET EARLY: Art Alliance of Idyllwild's most popular event of the year, Art Walk & Wine Tasting Sat, Oct 9

http://www.shop.towncrier.com/category.sc;jsessionid=EFCB5A44D6473C3B8A279A0490AAC56E.qscstrfrnt03?categoryId=15

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Robert Genn's Ten Commandments of Art Pricing

Thou shalt start out cheap. ( I did . . .)

Thou shalt publish thy prices. ( They are . . .)

Thou shalt not lower thy prices. ( Won't . . .)

Thou shalt raise thy prices regularly and a little. ( I do . . .)

Thou shalt not have one price for Sam and another for Joe. ( Haven't done this . . .)

Thou shalt not price by talent or time taken, but by size. ( I do, $3.50 sq inch . .)

Thou shalt lay control on thy agents and dealers. ( I have . . .)

Thou shalt not easily discount thy prices. ( only if you buy more then one . . .)

Thou shalt deal with those who will honor thee. ( so far so good . . .)

Thou shalt end up expensive. ( getting very expensive . . .)


From: Robert Genn's Ten Commandments of Art Pricing: http://www.painterskeys.com/clickbacks/pricing.asp  



(c) 2010 Artist: Darcy Gerdes Vision Revelations 10x20" acrylic

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(c) 2010 Artist: Darcy Gerdes The Souvenir 48x48" acrylic






(c) 2010 Artist: Darcy Gerdes Home School'd 12x36" acrylic
(c) 2010 Artist: Darcy Gerdes Autum Respite 18x24" acrylic
(c) 2010 Artist: Darcy Gerdes Eyes are the window to the soul 3x4" acrylic
(c) 2010 Artist: Darcy Gerdes Wild Solitude 12x36" acrylic
(c) 2010 Artist: Darcy Gerdes Quilt Day 10x20" acrylic

(c) 2010 Artist: Darcy Gerdes Crow Spirit 24x36" acrylic

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Artist: Darcy Gerdes
"Art is a Pigment Of Your Imagination"

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