Celebration of Art June 25th, 2-4pm

Celebration of Art June 25th, 2-4pm

The Arts & Cultural Foundation along with the Antioch Historical Society, will host the 11th Annual Celebration of Art 2016 Exhibit at the Antioch Historical Society Museum with 60+ local artists participating in the event. This will be my first time showing there with a couple of pieces AND I talked my mom into submitting something as well!

The event begins on Saturday, June 25th, with an artist reception from 2-4 PM. The exhibit continues through Wednesday, July 22nd. The event, artist reception and entry to the museum are free. 

Artist Name: Adele Boyer, Anna Chunn, Annette Seabury, Beverly C. Turner, Beverly Knight, Beverly Martinez, Brenda Chapman, Carla McCrea, Cathy Hanson, Charles J Fox Jr, Charlotte Cusack, Danny Grace, Dianne Curtain, Dianne Solvari, Easy Gonzalez, Eloine Chapman, Ginamarie Tudoni, Jerome Gibson, Joni Hess, Julia Offord, Kay Kirby, Ken Tomlin, Laurie DiMaggio, Lisa Fulmer, Matt Martin, Mary Young, Michael Pohl,  Michele Eakin, Michelle Cicala, Mike Nelson, Nordyn Anderson, Paul Dugan, Paul Schorr, Prudence Capelle, Raymond Figueroa, Rick Felix, Robin Ruport, Sharon Petersen, Thomas Seabury, Tyler De Vincenzi and Yarina Brooks.

If you’ve never been inside the Antioch Historical Museum it’s a really fun place to wander around especially if you are from Antioch. There is so much history of the culture throughout the years with newspaper clippings, old advertisements and sports memorabilia. You can read more about the old school building here   http://www.art4antioch.org/ahs.asp

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The Antioch Historical Society Museum is open Wednesdays & Saturdays, from 1-4 PM, and admission is free.

Useful web resources for web designers

Useful web resources for web designers

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In this posts are some web resources that I will be adding to for my Art 058 course on Designing for the Web Using Adobe Dreamweaver CC at Los Medanos College in the Fall of 2016. (Search for the course here in the Fall 2016 schedule)

When designing for the web there are many tools that can help speed up that process. I’ve made a collection of some of them below. If you know of any more please feel free to share! Read more

Something to crow about…

Something to crow about…

lighting-diagram-1453503333A couple of weeks ago I found a couple of chickens deposited in my garden. I have no idea who put them there but they are pretty cute so I decided to keep them. I’ve also been working on perfecting my portable studio and decided the chicken coop was the perfect place to test it out – watching my footing of course! I believe the white bird is a Silkie rooster and the speckled bird is a Plymouth Barred Rock hen. We’ve already had a few fried eggs so far 🙂

The light set up was a simple three light setup, two in the front with a diffuser and one pointed at the white background. How I got them in the right spot was a grape stuck to the end of my tripod leg that I waved around as a pointer!

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Every website is unique

Every website is unique

One of the joys about being a designer is that everyone has a different story and your job is to realize that story for your client. Many times a client actually knows what they want but they can’t work the tools to tell it like they imagine it.

Below is a recent website creation for a cowboy poet with the flare of the colorful. Colorful in art as well as in language. Paul Zarzyski has been a former bronco rider and a cowboy poet touring the rodeos for a number of years. He has quite a number of poems that are outside the realm of rodeo and last year he published a book of those poems. This year he has published a double CD hardback and digital flip-book with a variety of awarding backup musicians providing the soundtrack to his poetry readings.

This website highlights Paul’s new package available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes and other outlets. The artwork was provided by renowned artist Larry Pirnie, a master of the electric color pallet and images of the American West.

Have a look through the website but don’t get lost in all the ZZ’z. As I said every website is unique!

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