First Friday a la Web

Welcome to FFalaW! Every First Friday of every month, we showcase a group of between 5 and 10 artists of any given medium. We update all day, so check us out! Want to be involved? Check out the guidelines and send me some info at firstfridayalaweb@gmail.com.
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Name: Kieran Ryan

Preferred Mediums: Acrylic, Watercolour, Pen, Graphite, Photography

Bio: A maths student with plans to study art. From The Wirral, UK.

Artist Statement: I paint landscapes both to escape the world and to draw out the beauty in the world, and because it’s fun. I am fueled by the romanticists & impressionists, and by the vibrant online art community. 

Blog/Website/Tumblr: artworkofakieran.tumblr.com

Email: lifekr@live.co.uk

Available for commissions? Always.

Four Tags: artworkofakieran, painting, landscapes, artists on tumblr

Name: Ignacio Molina

Preferred Mediums:

Bio: Ever since I was five years old, I remember having the inclination and the vision of creative interests. At that very young age I was shaping a piece of wood into a spin-top “trompo” and cut my left hand with a “machete”, in the spot where the left index finger joins the upper hand. After the age of seven I remember observing the starry night sky, and since there was no electricity in my town in the Dominican Republic the universe was literally in our hands and in our face, so I felt like I was able to reach the stars or the moonlit panorama that surrounded my house; such beauty cannot be expressed in words.

Artist Statement: In my late teens and twenties I concentrated in writing. Did about twenty poems and also did a story of fiction which I have completed about 170 pages. I also have done some stories, short essays about humanity and its origins, and our destiny from the late twenties up until the present I have dedicated my energy to develop and create artistic impressions.

From 2001 to 2003 I participated in a Church Seminar supervised by Professor Angel Pena of The Cuenca University in Ecuador; So far I have accumulated about 120 paintings, mostly oil on linen, some mixed media, and  based on the Da Vinci teachings it takes about twenty years of practice and observation for the development of an Artistic mind, eye. So considering such dedication, I think one has to be learning every day. My favorite subject is Mother Teresa of Calcutta based on her lifelong dedication to reach out with huge passion and help the very souls nobody care or wanted to even look at them.  Her image is seared into my soul as a God-like figure and I have been fortunate to have met or grew up around people of such caliber. I started doing a portrait of Mother Teresa in 2003 and up this year I have done ten.

My intention is that as long as I live or able to paint, I will do one portrait of her each and every year that I’m alive as my legacy. But more important to Mother Teresa legacy of helping and reaching out to those in dire need. But today as we move forward in this young millennium, we wish to have a few more Mother Teresa in our turbulent planet.  My paintings represent a window of humanity soul, with a hope to be in a museum one day.

Site: http://exhibitionnest.com/my-profile/790/ignacio-molina/

Blog: http://iggysartunitedworld.tumblr.com/

bryankonietzko:

In the wake of the horrific Boston Marathon bombings last year, I posted on this blog that I would be figuring out a way to do a fundraiser for those affected. A few weeks ago the gracious folks at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, asked if I would like to have an art show in their Carol Schlosberg Gallery space. I realized this was a great opportunity to finally put together a fundraiser, one that would actually be near Boston. I had 17 high-quality Image Wizards AluminArte metal, frame-to-edge prints made of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra artwork I have done (some by myself, some in collaboration with other folks on the crews of those shows) over the last 10 years and donated them to the event. 

The exhibition opened earlier this week and is open to the public, and will be hanging until Saturday, May 17th. The gallery is conducting a silent auction for each of the 17 prints, which vary in size but average around 19 x 25 inches. If every piece sells, even without surpassing the starting bids (which were set to the costs of the prints), we would raise $3805 for the survivors, their families, and those who lost loved ones in the attacks. And of course I am hoping we can raise much more than that. Every dollar will be donated directly to One Fund Boston, the charity formed by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino (this is also where the money raised by the Boston Strong charity goes). The bottom photo shows the small-scale proofs of the 17 pieces hanging in the show. I will sign the full-size prints when I get to Massachusetts later this month.

To support the event, on Saturday, May 17, the last day of the exhibition and auction, I will be doing a signing at the gallery (or the room right next door, I believe) from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. It would be great to see your faces there, so if you are in the area, please do come by and say hi, get something signed if you like, congratulate the recent Montserrat art student graduates, see the artwork, and if you can, bid on it! I apologize in advance that I will have to cut off the signing at 12:30 pm, as I will be traveling with family and will need to get back to them at that point. Bidding on the silent auction will end at 5:00 pm that Saturday. Montserrat will notify the winners on the following Monday, and the artwork will then be available for pickup. If any of the pieces do not sell, I will get a hold of them and throw them up on EBay or something so we can see the fundraiser all the way through. Thank you in advance for your support, and thanks to Montserrat College of Art for all of their help!

Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery

Hours
Mon. - Thurs. 10 am - 5 pm
Fri. 10 am - 1 pm

23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Bryan Konietzko Signing

Saturday, May 17, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

*Gallery and silent auction closing at 5:00 pm on this day.

STAY STRONG, BOSTON!

(via joycetat)

firstfridayalaweb:

What? First Friday a la Web is an online gathering of artists from anywhere. That means YOU can submit your work to be featured in the online gallery. The gallery itself is a TUMBLR blog, and each first Friday of every month, I want to showcase between 5 to 10 artists. Each artist is responsible…

firstfridayalaweb:

What? First Friday a la Web is an online gathering of artists from anywhere. That means YOU can submit your work to be featured in the online gallery. The gallery itself is a TUMBLR blog, and each first Friday of every month, I want to showcase between 5 to 10 artists. Each artist is responsible…

Name: Megan Arevalo

Preferred Medium: Acrylic

Bio: I am 27 and live in downtown Portland. I recently became a stay-at-home mom and I am using my new time at home to do what makes me happy: paint. 

Artist Statement: I make my artwork to portray real, human experiences and emotions. Every part of my life is included: the beautiful, the ugly and everything in between. I have a lot to express and I do it through my art.

I love the fact that art is so subjective, personal and how it connect us all. Even if I make a painting about a specific experience that I have had I know that everyone who sees it will attach it to something different in their lives. I love that and it means everything to me. 

Blog/Website/Tumblr: www.facebook.com/ArtworkByMeganArevalo

Email: meglouise7@hotmail.com

Available for commissions? Yes.

Four Tags: #meganarevalo #artworkbymeganarevalo #expressionism #acryliconcanvas

 

Name: Ann Marie Lander

Preferred Mediums: Acrylic, Oil

Bio: I am Ann Marie (MacDonald) Lander, an artist based out of Reading, Pennsylvania. I have been studying and creating artwork for over a decade. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and shortly after, opened a small gallery/studio in Warwick, New York.


In the last five years, I have taught basic drawing and painting, as well as photography on a high school level, in addition to elementary art, before relocating to Pennsylvania. Currently, I am working in a variety of mediums, including oils, acrylic and pastels. I understand everyone is looking to capture something different, and I work with my clients very closely to make sure each painting, portrait or mural is exactly what they are looking for. When it comes to creating artwork, I want to be as open as possible to using new materials and experimenting with new subject matter. Over the past ten years, I have been in a comfort zone of pastels and acrylics, painting on medium size canvases. It has only been in recent months where I have opened up to practice in oils, and on a much larger scale.


Artist Statement: I am Ann Marie (MacDonald) Lander, an artist based out of Reading, Pennsylvania. I have been studying and creating artwork for over a decade. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and shortly after, opened a small gallery/studio in Warwick, New York. In the last five years, I have taught basic drawing and painting, as well as photography on a high school level, in addition to elementary art, before relocating to Pennsylvania. Currently, I am working in a variety of mediums, including oils, acrylic and pastels. I understand everyone is looking to capture something different, and I work with my clients very closely to make sure each painting, portrait or mural is exactly what they are looking for.

 

When it comes to creating artwork, I want to be as open as possible to using new materials and experimenting with new subject matter. Over the past ten years, I have been in a comfort zone of pastels and acrylics, painting on medium size canvases. It has only been in recent months where I have opened up to practice in oils, and on a much larger scale.

 

My process in creating artwork can vary, depending on the size and materials for each piece. I like to work in layers, using a base layer to show basic forms. As the layers of color change, I play with change of brushstrokes to create different textures. I usually work from photographs, using a grid system to get proportions accurate.

 

As my art business is growing, I am often being asked to step out of my comfort zone and try something different. I believe these challenges are not only a form of problem solving, but they help make me a better artist with every piece I complete.


Blog/Website/Tumblr: amlanderstudios.com, facebook.com/amlanderstudios, amlanderstudios.tumblr.com,

Email: amlanderstudios@gmail.com

Available for commissions?
Yes

Name:

Hugues Clément

Preferred Medium(s):

video/image/sound

Dichotomie:

http://huguesclement.tumblr.com/post/78687142852/nagama-just-found-my-work-on-this-amazing

Bio:

 Motion/graphic designer, audiovisual artist and vj. Based in Montreal. Approach based on personal digital experimentation, aiming a strong/sensitive aesthetic. Creations presented in Montréal, Bruxelles, Beijing and Paris. Vjing presented at Igloofest and Mutek, Montreal. Composes for theater and working with contemporary dance. BA in electroacoustic composition, University of Montreal, 2013.

Artist Statement:

Conceptualized under strong themes, the creation of my vj set / audiovisual works is preceded by research, music listening, and experimentation/exploration of digital possibilities in a personal way.  Technology, in that sense, is a tool for imagination, and it’s not defining the work itself. Although my approach interferes in a formalistic thinking, my latest creations present provocative visual by a dichotomous dialogue between reality and digital manipulation. My graphics interventions, connected to sound, aiming a manipulation of data as the core of the work, in order to exceed a purely abstract aesthetic. Active collaborator in the field of contemporary dance in Montreal, I see dance as the physical incarnation of the video: visual dancing, defying conventions, in intimate and free relationship with the sound. Visual rhythm, choreographer of light.

Blog/Website/Tumblr:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/huguesclement

Vimeo:        www.vimeo.com/huguesclement

Tumblr:        http://huguesclement.tumblr.com/

 

Email:  

hugues.clement@hotmail.com

Available for commissions?

Yes.

Four Tags:

#huguesclement #videoart #dichotomie #art

Thank you all for following First Friday a la Web! You guys are all art stars as far as I’m concerned. Love you, darlings!

What? First Friday a la Web is an online gathering of artists from anywhere. That means YOU can submit your work to be featured in the online gallery. The gallery itself is a TUMBLR blog, and each first Friday of every month, I want to showcase between 5 to 10 artists. Each artist is responsible for giving me enough information about themselves, their work and contact info if a visitor likes what you do and wants to commission you.

Where? The URL is http://firstfridayalaweb.tumblr.com/  You can follow it through your own tumblr, if you have one. You can sign up for a blog for free!

When? Every First Friday, all day.

What does it cost? NOTHING! It is free.

What to send: Copy, paste, fill it out and email THE FORM (below) back to me at firstfridayalaweb@gmail.com.

Am I guaranteed a spot? The point of the blog is to showcase working artists who are original, new and risk-taking. If I don’t think it’s ready to be shown, I’ll tell you why and how you can get me to change my mind.
What do you accept? Sculpture, fashion, digital art, illustration, graphic design, textiles, architecture, paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, printmaking, encaustic, etc…

Can I submit sketches? No. You may only submit finished work.

Quick note: In order to be considered, YOU MUST FILL OUT AND SEND THE FORM. I will not post the art of anyone who has not done this. I will email each sender ONLY ONCE to remind them, and after that, I will not hound anyone.


THE FORM

CUT AND PASTE THIS FORM INTO AN EMAIL, FILL OUT AND SEND TO ME. DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SPELLING. WHAT YOU WRITE GOES ONLINE. EMAIL IT TO ME AT firstfridayalaweb@gmail.com

Name:

Preferred Mediums:

Bio: This is not your life’s story. This can be two sentences or one page, and is about you, where you make your work, went to school, etc…

Artist Statement: This should be no longer than two pages, no less than a paragraph. Tell us why you make your work. Is it political? Meant to be confuse? Satirical? Why is the work relevant to you and the world?

Blog/Website/Tumblr:

Email:

Available for commissions?

Four Tags: Tags are used on Tumblr.com to find posts easily. That said, tumblr only uses the first five tags per post, so make them good. Each post will have the tag #firstfridayalaweb, so that gives you four more. I suggest your name, tumblr username, and anything that would be most logically searchable (#mixed media; #surreal art, etc…)

Between 10 and 20 examples of your work. These MUST be sent as attachments. I will not accept Dropbox or other forms of filesharing. Attachments only, please.

If you are unsure of what to write for any of these, visit the blog! We have tons of great artists already up, and you can see what they’ve written to help you understand your bio and statement.

Name: DM Givens

Preferred Mediums: Acrylic, Pen and Ink, Pencil, Charcoal

Bio: I am a self-taught artist and have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I painted a small house at age 3 that I still have but always focused on drawing and coloring growing up. I only recently began painting and have been teaching myself how to paint using acrylics via YouTube. My favorite artist is Kincaid and I would love to learn how to paint evening lamppost glows and light transparency (airbrushing). The subject matter always comes to me in dreams. I never plan an artwork like see a tree and draw/paint it. I take a piece of paper or canvas and just draw/paint and allow it to become on its own. This is only my third painting, “When God Leaves the World” and won First Place in the 2013 Charles County Maryland Annual Fair along with another painting I submitted which won second place in the same fair. My youngest son suffers from severe Social Anxiety Disorder and Manic Depression and we collaborated together on “Asylum”, his drawing on my background painting. This is currently a hobby but it definitely came in handy during the government shut-down in DC and during the economic turn-down.

Artist Statement: An unfinished task leaves a hole no amount of accomplishment can fill - Benjamin Franklin

Blog/Website/Tumblr: None (http://firstfridayalaweb.tumblr.com/)

Email: givensdm@comcast.net

Available for commissions? Yes

Four Tags: givens, angels, art, acrylic, fair, artist, waldorf

Name: Agostino Scafidi

Preferred Mediums: Digital Photography

Bio: Agostino Scafidi is an author, musician and photographer who was born and raised in Montreal, QC of Sicilian descent. As soon as he learned to write he began writing stories for fun. Also at a young age he received his first guitar, a nylon stringed classical guitar. His child’s curiosity would keep him interested in playing from then on and at the age of 14 he bought his first electric guitar. Agostino also began exploring the world of photography around that time and his interest never died. In August of 2013 Agostino independently published his first novel The Anchor That Stopped The World in eBook format.

Artist Statement: I may not have the best equipment and I may not be an expert in photo manipulation but I feel like I capture life’s more subtle happenings… Life’s little secrets… Those tiny things you might never think to give a second look at or those things you take for granted every single day. This is what draws my attention the most! 

Blog/Website/Tumblr: http://amazon.com/author/agostinoscafidi

Email: agostinoscafidi@gmail.com

Available for commissions? No

agostino scafidi, the invisible papers, the anchor that stopped the world, montreal

Hi folks,

FFalaW is running a little late this month. In addition to working two jobs, I am also without internet access for the past several days. Hopefully this will be fixed by next week. In the meantime, thank you all for your support.

If you want to have your work shown, please visit the Guidelines and the Form. I’m currently accepting submissions for April.

Jessie

Thank you all for following my dorky blog! It feels great to help artists get exposure, and I want to keep the momentum going! I’m taking submissions for the March 2014 post, so read The Guidelines on my blog, fill out The Form, and then email your best work to me at firstfridayalaweb@gmail.com. Thanks again, lovies! <3

Name: Lilith Morton

Preferred Mediums: Oil and Acrylic

BioMy passion for art began early, at the age of 7, when my family moved to Utah. The beauty of Zion Canyon was my first major inspiration, pushing me to read and write poetry. My biggest influences were William Blake, John Steinbeck, Emily Dickinson and Dante Alighieri. My painting style is a post-impressionistic fusion style born from a life of travels, unique experiences and continuous exposure to fellow artists’ work, like paintings, music and novels.  They also represent the realms of unconsciousness we all share.

Artist StatementFeeling knows no words, but can sometimes be captured in a picture.

Blog/Website/Tumblrhttp://lilithmorton.weebly.com/ http://thejunkyardangel.tumblr.com/

 Email: lilithpastuszek@gmail.com

Available for commissions? Yes

Tags: Lilith Morton;  thejunkyardangel; avantegarde; modern art