On July 3rd, a plethora of artists gathered at the Satori Group‘s loft in downtown Seattle for a new collaborative event called whizARTbang! What is it? whizARTbang is a new collective of artists and supporters. It hopes to connect, collaborate, and support art in any way it can.
Each month, members host an intimate gathering featuring culinary art, visual art, live performances, and libations. The Melon was on hand for July’s gathering which featured a sampling of work from: Culinary arts, Painting, Stand-up, Dance, Video Art, Experimental Theater, and Sketch Comedy. Here’s our footage from the event which featured The Melon’s own Electric Elliot:
-Derek Shankland and Mike Klotz
-Kevin Kantner (not to be confused with Kevin kantor)
Produced for the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians (or CLAW), this feature delves into the world of cartoonist, media mastermind and Melonite RR Anderson.
My fascination with all forms of art started very early……..my mom says I created murals on the walls with my crayons when I was about 2 years old. I have always been blessed with amazing “artsy” teachers through-out my schooling and a family that felt art is an important part of life.
I am primarily self-taught. However, I did attend the Art Institute of Seattle. My talents cover many types of media: charcoal, watercolor, jewelry, hand-painted glass, fused glass, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I enjoy creating beautiful things. My surroundings, a mood, colors, children, old people, dreams, nature, all are things that inspire and excite my flow of creativity.
“Artistic creativity is a whirlpool of imagination that swirls in the depths of the mind.” –Robert Toth
430 Berkeley Avenue
Fircrest, WA 98466
As a lifelong artist, I never know where my next inspiration will come from. When painting, I often just let the brush move freely on the canvas until an image appears. I choose acrylics for their forgiveness and oils for their depth.
When people view my work, I want them to feel the emotions within each piece. Whether it be sadness, joy, anger, or passion – it’s all there.
My recent work is a collections of images from my experiences of the past year traveling extensively through Italy and will be on display at the 253 Collective, 1901 S. Jefferson, Suite 100, this September.
1901 S. Jefferson, Suite 102
Tacoma, WA 98402
by The MelonFriday, November 21st, 2008
The deadline for submissions is Monday December 8th, 2008.
Our first virtual show is scheduled to open Monday January 5th, 2009, so make with the art.
What does The Sweet-Spot mean by art? We mean everything visual. Photography, paintings, pottery, jewelry, tattoo art, even film. In other words, submit anything that could feasibly appear on our online gallery.
UP WITH ART!
Hoping to give some exposure to your artwork? Then look no farther than The Melon’s revolutionary Online gallery, the Sweet-Spot. Every month, we’ll select an artist to display their work at our online gallery for the world to see.
How to submit:
- Send an email to email@example.com
- Attach up to 5 sample images (should be 300dpi) [If selected you'll have more pieces in your show.]
- Include the following information:
- Your name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Brief artist statement about work(include medium information)
You will be notified when we receive your submission and if you are selected for our gallery.