I'll start by making a few additional points to what I had said earlier in my 'News' section (josephcroneart.com) then finish up with a little bit more. Alright, so the next few months are going to be keeping me busy for the most part, finishing the setup of my studio space in the Stutz building in time for the Holiday Show, finalizing imagery for my next few pieces, and promoting the hell out of my work. Beyond that, more so in the digital realm so to speak, I have two competitions currently underway, Saatchi Online's Drawing Showdown (http://www.saatchionline.com/showdown/art/showdown/8) and 3rd Ward's Open Call (http://www.3rdwardopencall.com/portfolioStory.php?artist=josephcrone). Saatchi occasionally holds these art vs. art showdowns which can actually be quite beneficial in the long run if you don't mind the constant back and forth rating of one's work. This showdown started out with a number of 2100 artists, so one can imagine they don't have a shot even if they are confident with their submission. I am excited regardless for the turnout. While on the topic of online competitions, I've also recently entered the 3rd Ward Open Call. There are a couple of ways to win an award, either winner takes all or people's choice. The winner will receive a one month residency, solo show, and a 5,000 dollar grant to help further your international career. A great opportunity for anyone involved. Online submissions to larger, reputable art establishments are becoming more prominent these days and feel that everyone in the artistic vein should jump on board and take advantage of all the contests and opportunities online.
On a different note, I'll be showing in two locations over the next month, the Stutz Holiday Show (http://www.stutzartists.com/holidayexhibition.html)and a solo show at wUG LAKU'S STUDIO AND gARAGE (http://www.wlsandg.com/). I'm looking forward to both of these events, expanding to crowds yet to see my work. The Stutz Holiday Show is the 18th of November and the solo show will be open the first Friday of December. More information in regards to the solo show will posted soon, finalizing the details as far as title, press, etc. goes.
Lastly, I have two publications that are making their way over the course of the next few months starting with Studio Visit Magazine (http://studiovisitmagazine.com/). I was involved in the competition over the spring with a submission of around 1500 where 375 entrants made it through. My work, Decaying Consciousness, will be seen in the Fall edition of the magazine. The other publication I just committed to is Southwest Magazine (http://www.southwestart.com/), being shown in the Figures section in the first months of 2012. As far as the piece goes, I'm still working through the details and will keep you posted when more is established.
Thank you to everyone that has been involved over the past few months, it definitely helps push me further, create more work, and stay inspired. I'll make sure to update the blog soon to summarize the rest of the details I haven't listed just yet. In the meantime, enjoy the Fall weather! Talk with you soon.
Monday, September 5, 2011
First off I would like to give an extreme thank you to those following my work, blog, etc.. The amount of support from those involved has not been taken lightly, whether it being a pat on the back "nice job" or someone purchasing a print or original, it means so much. Thank you!
Over the past few weeks, since the last blog entry, I've been on the move with my artwork preparing pieces for upcoming shows, finishing up essays and proposals for various organizations that have a healthy hand within the arts, and working to promote myself through printed material and the like. This type of routine isn't all that new to me, although I feel like I'm pulling doubles nowadays, but I've been polishing this routine for a few years now and have not once had the urge to give up. Of course there have been times when I've questioned whether my willingness to succeed is on par with those that have managed to work their way into the art world circle, but I have never given up. Because of this positive mindset, my hard work and persistence has finally begun to pay off for me, my work, and outlook on art and am humbled by each experience, past to present. As things progress over the coming years, I hope that you too will be there with me to share the successes of my artistic vision and to reinforce those ideals when they are in question. Thank you once again for everything thus far.
With extreme sincerity,
With extreme sincerity,
Friday, July 8, 2011
Walking out from the Gallery 924 at the Arts Council of Indianapolis on the first of July, I was overwhelmingly ecstatic over the number of people wanting to not only pick my brain, but to fill it with creatively kind words to push me further in my artistic endeavors. Such a warm welcome to say the least. Artwork from 32 individuals lined the walls, each uniquely talented with a solid grasp of where they want to be within the art world. Although we are all here in this gallery together, we all want to walk away with something different. I'll dive into this topic at a more appropriate time, but for now I'll leave it at that. Moving ahead a few days, I was pleased to hear through a Facebook comment that the gallery and I had been reviewed by NUVO weekly newspaper. A flattering first article with hopefully more to come. Enjoy! http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/review-contemporary-figurative-work-at-924/Content?oid=2290319
Monday, May 23, 2011
After hours of scanning and editing, my latest piece 'Prisoner of One's Device' is soon to be released as prints. There are still some minor details that need to be clarified, but sometime this week they will be available to purchase. I'll keep you updated on my progress.