The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is asking artists all over the country to enter the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009. The competition is open to portraits in all visual arts media. Please make sure that your students know about this opportunity.
The call for entries will be this summer, from June 2, 2008 – July 31, 2008.
The first prize will be $25,000. The winner and 50 to 60 finalists’ work will comprise a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, opening in October 2009.
The bill is referred to loosely as the "Orphan Works" bill. The
essence of it is that if it passes, it will become very difficult for
all artists to protect their artwork from infringement or theft.
Artists would be required to pay money to private registry
organizations to register every single piece of art they create in
order to receive ANY legal protection for their art. Because if you
don't register your work, according to the new bill, it's not
valuable and therefore you are "orphaning" or releasing your legal
rights to your art
This would include any drawing, sketch, painting, photograph,
sculpture, video recording, etc. that you ever create, or have
created since 1974.
For an article that summarizes the situation:
This issue will need the support of artists willing to write and fax
and email their congressmen in the next few months. Particularly for
us artists in California, because apparently California congressmen
play a key role on the various boards that would oversee the bill.
Accepting Applications for Atelier LAAFA's Summer 2008 term
LAAFA is excited to announce the start of our upcoming Atelier three year programs newest installment. We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2008 start. The deadline to submit your application is 6/28/08 for the 7/28/078 start of the program.
If you have any questions, or would like to apply for the program, contact us at 818.708.9232 or visit www.LAAFA.org for details.
We also have some upcoming workshops with some of today's finest representational Figurative Artists. Check them out!
Upcoming Workshops 5-day Classical Figure Drawing course
Instructor: Jon Demartin
Wed.-Sun., July 9th-13th
5-day Portrait in Oil Workshop
Instructor: Igor Babailov
5-day Figure Painting Workshop
Instructor: Steven Assael
Wed.-Sun., Sept. 3rd-7th
5-day Portrait Painting Workshop
Instructor: Sean Cheetham
Wed.-Sun., Oct. 8th-12th
5-day Figure Drawing course
Instructor: Dan Thompson
Fri.-Tue., Oct. 10th-14th
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I'm more and more certain that you're providing quality education.
Yes, you can be sure of that. I visited both schools, talked to students from both schools and laafa is definitely the better choice, especially for foundations skills there is no question.
I know there is a difference between a design school like art center and a school like laafa but for illustration/entertainment, laafa is definitely the way to go.
Who's the speaker? Thanks for the kind words Epias. We try to offer students with the skills to succeed, and I can definitely second your opinions on the Concept Design Academy. Kevin is one of the best teachers I have had the luck to study with. Sounds like you are doing it the right way!