Saturday, January 4, 2014

ATF Anthony Thartis Forbes 2014



ATF|AnthonyThartisForbes , 26 of Philadelphia,  Pa is a Self-Taught Urban Contemporary Style, 



Fine Artist and Illustrator.  His works are on various surfaces , produced incorporating a home-made India Ink composed of Carbon Soot, Shellack Med. , Filtered Water and Leveling Aids. This 


Material gives each piece a dark fine detailing and with vibrant pigmented colours' , attract warm senses visually of dramatic idiosyncratisity. Much can be learned from him being this  unique 

presenter having a highly passionate belief in artistic lifestyle-culturally studied . Follow New and Relative art media of ATF  on Facebook.com/AnthonyTForbesArt and Instagram.com/ATFXINK

Thursday, January 2, 2014

John Di Giovanni 2014

John DiGiovanni is a self taught  sign painter and pinstriper influenced by early pinstripers like Von Dutch and Tommy the Greek. 

He also does commercial sign work and truck lettering.

 John likes to make signs the traditional way with a brush and paint.


 He likes to make vintage looking signs that look like they been out in the weather for years.


 He has been sign painting for about 20years.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ben Robinson 2014

Ben Robinson a short order cook by day at Say Cheese Philly and a freelance artist by night. He received his AFA from Montgomery County Community College, and just recently (May, 2013) a 

BFA from UARTS. He produces a broad range of artwork ranging from doodle inspired ink drawings to psychological paintings that are heavily influenced by surrealism and abstraction. A common theme in Ben's work tends to deal with the relationship between contradictions and how they 

simultaneously affect and defect scenarios. He executes this idea through contrasting colors, shapes, composition, objects, etc.. Ben started out his painting career doing more rendered paintings and 

character driven compositions with a surreal edge to them. Recently, he's loosened up his painting technique and have been experimenting with abstraction ever since. Ben Robinson is influenced by 

skateboarding, music and graffiti mostly but he's been discovering new influences in things like architecture, social issues, and people in general. Ben says"There's always new influences to be 

discovered so I try to remain open and be aware of my surroundings while painting and in every day life".


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Luckdog Essentia & Curios

Luckydog Essentia and Curios is operated out of Royersford, PA by Katie Lightcap, owner and entrepreneur, and Jason Peterson, co-owner and head of order fulfillment. We upcycle, repurpose, refinish and recycle! We hate throwing things away. Period.
 
 I, Katie, majored in Graphic Design and Fine Art, and specialize in making useful arts and crafts that can be incorporated into everyday life. I almost never make the same thing twice and my favorite medium is collage and decoupage. I also make all of the soaps and scrubs.
 
 
 Jason manages inventory, online sales and designs and builds almost all of the tile coasters and all of the tile tables. We both also have full time jobs, but are very proud to be able to say that in the past year Luckydog has improved and grown to full blown part time jobs for both of us. 
 
 
For this year's Fun A Day, I will be making at least one art tile each day, using mixed media to create clever and humorous fully functional coasters. We will display these along with our normal tile inventory and everything will be available for purchase at the show. 


Monday, December 30, 2013

Lansdale Fun D Day 2014

Fun A Day is Back!!!!

Everyday in January, creative people will create something. It may be a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, a poem, a song, a story, a hat, a patch, a button, a sandwich, a something else.

 On February 21st the show begins at 6 artist set up begins at 10am that Friday. We will come together in the non smoking ballroom of Lansdale's 3rd and Walnut (43 W. 3rd st Lansdale) to display our creations and celebrate a new year begun with our creative efforts. There is no registration required, everyone is welcome.e-mail Amy Rims at amyrimsart@gmail.com with any questions or if you would like Lansdale Fun A Day blog to feature your work.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Lansdale Fun A Day 2013 Show information

We are about halfway through the Fun A Day month, I hope everyone is doing well with their projects and having lots of fun. I wanted to letparticipating artists  know about set up and show details. The show will be at 7pm at the 3rd and Walnut ( 53w 3rd st Lansdale PA). Set up will be from  2-5pm that Friday. You can either have a table or rack space. If you are using a table make sure to bring a table cloth. If you are going to hang your work make sure you have an idea of how you are going to hang it. I will have some binder clips and pegs.We will be taking the show down that night after the show. Feel free to sell your work, no commissions will be taken. I'm asking for a contribution of artwork to the auction.  If you could hand out fliers and invite people to the show that would be a great help as well. If you have any questions let me know. No registration is required, just show up and have fun.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lansdale Fun A Day 2013

We are gearing up for this year's Fun A Day. January is a month away, I'm planning out what my project will be. I've heard some great ideas from artists who will be participating. If you need a little motivation here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Portrait a day
  • New recipe a day
  • Poem a day
  • Song a day
  • Puppet a day
  • Book page a day
  • Valentine a day
  • Sound a day
  • Animal a day
  • Laugh a day
  • Button a day
  • Box a day
  • Body part a day
  • Story a day
  • Illustration a day
  • Memorize a day
The show is open to anyone who would like to be involved. Tables, wall space and stage space will be available. There is no fee to join the show but I will ask for a donation of artwork for the raffle. If you have any questions, leave a message and I will help you out.

David Gerbstadt designed this year's flier.