Inspiration is everywhere!!!
Here’s a few things which have caught my eye, spoken to my muse or piqued my curiosity…
Every once in awhile, I happen across an artist’s work who takes my breath away…not just because of what they create, but because their talent seems to know no limits. Dale Doyle is one of those artists…
© 2007 Dale Doyle
Not only does Dale have the eye to capture the extraordinary in the ordinary with his photography skills, he is also an amazing (an i mean AMAZING) portrait artist and avant-garde graphic designer. I can’t help but wonder how so much talent and creativity can be encased in one person…
Ummm…hello? Diversity…yes. Crap…no!
Spreading the word…and Art!
Art Face Off is a new online home for the global art community. The site,
ArtFaceOff.com provides artists a free online portfolio of a professional quality that will be viewed by critics, curators and other artists around the globe. Steven W. Ochs, the gallery owner and instigator of the movement, began his quest to build Art Face Off in 2004. The website launched on September 1, 2006, and continues to grow rapidly as his volunteers and employees labor at the monumental task of getting the word out to every artist in the world.
What is the Art Face-Off?
Each artist who posts an online portfolio on ArtFaceOff.com enters their work in one of our eight media categories: Photography, Painting, Printmaking, Craft, 3 Dimensional, Digital, Drawing, and Mixed Media. Their work is rated on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is beginning level amatuer art and 10 is a masterpiece, by site visitors in a weighted rating system. The two artists with the highest overall ratings in each category are then entered into the esteemed face off phase of the competition where their most highly rated artwork is shown next to that of their competitor, and the Art Face Off community votes on which of the two pieces is their favorite.
Face Offs occur almost every five days in each media category for about a year, until the two remaining undefeated artists in each category face off against each other and the winners are awarded as “Humanity’s Greatest Living Artists.”
© 2006 kelly angard
I was honored to have the opportunity to meet and photograph these very talented and creative musicians this past November for the cover of Colorado Music Buzz Magazine.
DeVotchka (clockwise from upper left: Shawn King, Tom Hagerman, Nick Urata, Jeannie Schroder) is an amazingly creative group of talented musicians…their sound is unlike any other I have heard; passionate, cinematic, haunting, beautiful and memorable…and has garnered them a Grammy nomination for film/tv compilation soundtrack album for Little Miss Sunshine!
Mikel Jolet from “Filter Magazine” writes, “Devotchka may be the best band in America you’ve never heard of. This fascinating little quartet from Denver, Colorado has made a wistful, beautifully-arranged something that isn’t really an indie rock record, and isn’t really a jazz record…It’s the album you put on when you want to wallow, when you want to brood, when you want to shut your windows and close your blinds and lose yourself in the wistful tragedy of love and loss and hope and nostalgia that bubbles to the surface in all of your darker, finer moments. …It makes you think. It makes you long. It makes you dream. And if you can listen to the aching troubador ballad “Dearly Departed” without feeling the suffocating sensation of tearing flesh from bone that accompanies any true loss, then you haven’t loved and you haven’t lost and you shouldn’t kid yourself that your better for it.”
Quote for the week…