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Art Takes Times Square & Hooray for USA

Art Takes Times Square is a competition by Artists Wanted.  They’ve had several opportunities for artists with grand prizes including cash and solo gallery shows in major cities.  I’m not particularly fond of the People’s Choice portion since it’s really a popularity contest.  Personally I have not gotten very far in the past and the cost was north of $70, if I remember correctly, but I was encouraged by some friends to try again.  This one is $25 and I figure I pay that for some of the local competitions.  At least this is a chance to be seen by a much larger audience.

For this one, I decided to enter some of my fusion pieces.  They will look great in Times Square!

Even though I’m not fond of the “popularity contest”, I may as well give myself a shameless plug:  http://bkartphoto.artistswanted.org/atts2012 You’ve got about 4 1/2 days to prove me wrong by voting or, as they call it, Collecting on the People’s Choice thing so get to work 😉

Also, I have some work in this exhibition which is having an opening reception tomorrow night from 7-9 pm.  If you live in the area, or are visiting, the show is in the Glass Gallery located at Pembroke Pines City Hall on the Southwest corner of Palm & Pines.  If you can’t make it to the show, it will be on display until July 16th so you’ve got a little bit of time.

Beth

Born with a bunch of crayons in one hand and sparkly pop beads in the other, Beth started her professional career as an art educator and later moved into gaming/simulation. She settled into the advertising world making motion graphics and animation for thousands of commercial projects, all while experimenting in various art media during her free time. While Beth has worn many different hats during her career, she considers herself and artist first and foremost. At a crossroads in 2006, the urge to find her own artistic voice became a priority. The same curiosity and desire to experiment as a child drives her work today, and still gets her into trouble now and then! If you ever get a chance, ask her about the beanbag chair adventure. "Award winning, exhibited and published but who cares?!?! Making fun art, experimenting and pushing myself to keep learning and sharing is where it's at!!! Communicating and connecting with others is the ultimate gift and I appreciate the ability to share that every day. That's why I got into it and why I keep making art."

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