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Call for Art at Aesthetica Magazine

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries. The prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and a fantastic opportunity for artists to showcase their work, furthering their involvement in the international art world. Developedfrom the Creative Works Competition, originally launched in 2008, the Art Prize has seen a number of winning artists go on to receive commissions, exhibitionsand participate in a number of biennials. 

As an internationally recognized art and culture publication, we are keen to have artists from Kentucky participate with the Prize. There are no age requirements for the Aesthetics Art Prize and no formal qualifications needed. Please find more information below.

Eight shortlisted artists will be selected for an exhibition in spring 2013. 

The judging panel this year will include:

Frances Guy, Head of Collections & Exhibitions at the Hepworth Wakefield 

Sculptor Kate MccGwire, represented by All Visual Arts, London 

Photographic, film and video artist Neeta Madahar, represented by Purdy Hicks, London 

Cherie Federico, Editor of Aesthetica Magazine 

Artists working across all disciplines are welcome to submit work and the categories for entry are as below:

–         Photographic & Digital Art

–         Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture

–         Painting & Drawing

–         Installation & Performance

In addition to the exhibition one overall winner will receive £1000 prize money and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine extending the reach of the artist. The winners and finalists, as well as a longlist of artists will also be published in the accompanying publication. All artists featured will receive a complimentary copy of this.

The entry fee is £15 and allows the submission of two pieces into any one category.

The deadline for entry is 31 August 2012.

Please visit 

Contact Person for this exhibit:

Vicky Brown

Marketing Officer

Aesthetica Magazine

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2012 at 12:43 am


The street art of JR

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2012 at 12:32 am

FLUXby courtesy of Plato Art Space (Plato College of higher education)

 ilhan koman hulda festival, a journey into art and science exhibition.

I kike this video, because at the end the video reminds us that art starts with a single line.

Urban Arts Partnership advances the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Making a difference with Art….

Tomorrow is F.A.T. Friday

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

First Friday Treat….

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2012 at 5:11 am

 Amanda Baker will be unveiling her art exhibit “In the Margin of a Moment” on March 2nd at The Bodega at Felice.

Amanda Baker’s exhibit will be up through April at the Bodega at Felice on 829 East Market Street, but the official opening is Friday March 2nd. So be sure to join her starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Bodega for a First Friday treat and witness the unveiling of “In the Margin of a Moment” – a display that will surely move you!

There will be food and drink specials, plus an open mic followed with live music by singer songwriter Jonny Sands at 7:00 p.m.

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2012 at 5:03 am


Texas-based artist Jason Limon.  For ‘Blood/Nectar’, Limon has crafted a story, narrated through his body of work.  The beginning, middle and end are all there, it’s up to the viewer to connect the pieces.

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2012 at 5:03 am


Sculptress Meredith Dittmar recently opened a new solo exhbition ‘Now You See It Now You Don’t’ at Mexico City’s Fifty24MX Gallery. The forty + works rendered in the unlikely material of colored polymer clay, is executed in a unique style akin to carved reliefs found on the inner walls of temples or within old churches. This choice imbues the work with a sense of reverence for the past, specifically focusing on ideas of nature, the afterlife and personal evolution in the face of peril. Created over a 15-month period that was fraught with intense personal experiences including the death of a parent and the birth of twins, the works explore the cyclical landscape of life and death framed in the vivid colors, patterns and mythology of Mexico. View more images of the new work below.

WonderRoot is an inclusive community of diverse individuals who are dedicated to inspiring sustainable change through the arts.

In Uncategorized on February 21, 2012 at 12:36 am

Wonder Root

In Uncategorized on February 20, 2012 at 10:47 am


Keith Arnatt, Self Portrait, 1966