"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." Vincent Van Gogh
If you haven't received your prospectus, email SunnysideArtists@gmail.com
All those on the mailing list will receive a prospectus for this show next week. If you are not sure if you on the mailing list, email SunnysideArtists@gmail.com. The image behind the text comes from LIC painter Chip Moeser, who is allowing a study he made, "Moving Through the Motions" on graphite paper, 18 x 24" to be used as the basis for the poster.
Of course, entries can be non-nudes and non-representational, and all will be explained in the prospectus.
Sunnyside artist painter Ed Kim emails:
"looking for someone to rent half of my studio space on 43rd Ave and 39th Street. My studio mate is moving so it's becoming vacant soon. Do you know any artists who'd be interested?
It's about 250 square feet &
$376 a month.
If interested, email EdmondKim@earthlink.net
Photographer Has Too Much Fun at Party
Photographer who wishes to remain anonymous turned in a hazy image of sun afternoon's festivities from SAorg for the meet and greet at Murphy's Lobster Grill. The shot "artist-plus-white russian" thinks it is an artwork.
38 locals met and enjoyed having time to compare notes and get to know one another, difficult to do during actual art installations. Mary Caulfield aided by Ann Cofta masterminded the fest. Artist Lana Chang noted, "It was so nice to just relax and not have to worry about work." Chan works during the day as a copy editor and has a month to finish a commissioned piece, a building portrait. A few compared about what they were working on for "Au Naturel" (the nude) which is the topic for the summer juried show. Photographer Peter Killeen said he is working on a non-representational entry.
Jeff Watson, who won a Jack Daniels wool beanie in the free raffles, was steamed he the did not snag the $25 gift certificate donated by host Mike Murphy. Winners of the Van Gogh (donated by Bill Nemir) and Freud action figures were pleased, but the Van Gogh winner asked, "Does it have an ear accessory?" Upcoming events from Sunnyside Artists are Irish Eyes II Tuesday, February 24, Queen of Angels Fine Fine Art Fair VIII June 7, and "Au Naturel." Email Sunnysideartists@gmail.com or call Manny Gomez, president, at 718-909-4806 to get on the email list.
Thank you to the Sherilyn Sabba of the Woodside Herald (free every week all over LIC) who like her grandfather, Joe, and father, Buster, support Sunnyside Artists for every event!
From the 'If a sculpture falls in forest and no eardrums near by was there a sound' department - without publicity, saorg events put together for free by artists and supporters would not be nearly as successful!
CASUAL SOCIAL MIXER FOR ARTISTS (just for fun!)
When: Short notice – 3PM, Sunday, Jan. 25
Where: Murphy’s Lobster Grill, crnr Skillman Ave. & 49th St.
And raffle gifts already donated! Mike Murphy is giving 10% off all food and drink! If you might drop by, please hit reply and let us know or call Pres. Manny Gomez at 718 909 4806. Thank you Ann Cofta!