Twitter Art Exhibit 2017 In The UK

So my donation to the Twitter Art Exhibit 2017 being held in Stratford upon Avon UK is safely in the hands of the exhibition curators! This is Cool Llama In Purples.


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Measuring in at just a smidgen over 6 inches by 4 inches, this mixed media postcard sized art was created using colored pencils, ink and a tiny bit of acrylic paint on the red sunglasses. This whimsical llama art in purples, blue, yellows and greens was based on my original Cool Llama design created last year for a funny tee shirt competition held by Redbubble.com. Cool Llama can be viewed and purchased in my Redbubble shop.

This is my fifth year participating in the Twitter Art Exhibit. I thought it was my sixth donation because I was convinced I had participated in the 2011 exhibit held in Moss, Norway. I forgive myself for that since my first participation was actually in 2012 BUT I created that postcard in late 2011 so, I got mixed up on the years!

Founded by fellow artist David Sandum in 2010, the annual Twitter Art Exhibit raises funds for a different charity each year. The first show was held in the Moss Public Library in Norway and featured 260 artists from 24 countries to raise funds for new books for the children of Moss. The event has gone global, with art exhibitions from Miami, FL to Los Angeles, CA then back to Moss, Norway and then New York, NY in 2016. This years event in the United Kingdom has just closed it’s call to artists with over 1,600 artists participating from 65 countries! The charity this year is Molly Olly’s Wishes and the exhibition will run from April 1 to 19, 2017. Online sales will also be offered, so if Cool Lllama In Purples does not sell at the event, you may have a chance to purchase him even if you are no where near the UK.

Plans are already in the works for 2018 and the location will be announced on opening night. We already have a tease that it will not be held in Europe or America. Mystery! As an artist, I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to donate to the Twitter Art Exhibit every year and while I don’t travel much, my art goes around the world. :)

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Twitter Art Exhibit 2016 New York City

My postcard art on the way to the 2016 Twitter Art Exhibit in New York City.

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Go Mister Mailman Go!

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Twitter Art Exhibit 2015 – Moss, Norway

The 2015 Twitter Art Exhibit, held this year in Moss, Norway and curated by founder and fellow artist David Sandum, opened on March 12th and closes March 26th. This year’s international exhibition of original postcard art is benefiting Home-Start Moss, a nonprofit organization helping families in need.

My contribution to the 2015 postcard gallery is this colorful red, purple, orange and yellow polka dot zebra titled “One Of A Kind”. This piece is a 4 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ original acrylic painting on heavy card stock.

This is my third Twitter Art Exhibit and it’s wonderful knowing my art can travel the world and help others!

#TwitterArtExhibit 2014 Orlando, FL

My postcard for the 2014 #TwitterArtExhibit

WHAT:
Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando
Benefiting The Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes
WHEN:
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 6-9PM
Show runs March 20 – April 11, 2014
WHERE:
CityArts Factory, Magic Gallery | Orlando, Florida, USA
CURATED BY:
Robin Maria Pedrero

“Through art we can change the world.”
We help charities and nonprofits with postcard-sized, handmade original artwork.
Make sure to follow the #Twitterartexhibit hashtag for updates!

http://twitterartexhibit.org/
@twitrartexhibit
www.facebook.com/twitterartexhibit

 

 

Astrum Vita Postcard for the #twitterartexhibit

It is done. I have scanned it twice and taken three photographs, but I can’t seem to capture the subtle sheen as the light hits the paint nor how it looks to my eye. Which is a perfect excuse to not mail it yet… I refuse to give in to any more artistic excuses! It’s going off in tomorrow’s mail to the Exhale Unlimited Gallery, gosh durn it!

Astrum Vita Paullus

Astrum Vita Paullus | Acrylic on paper | #twitterartexhibit Los Angeles

The blues are deeper, the purples shine more and the oranges… oh maybe you will just need to see it in person.

See ya’ll in LA :)

Well, not actually *in* LA… but I’ll try to stay up late enough to attend the opening via Twitter…

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Exhale Unlimited Gallery
Art Division
David Sandum

#twitterartexhibit postcard in progress

This is my postcard in progress as my entry for the Third Twitter Art Exhibit.

I woke up very excited this morning! Couldn’t wait to get back to it.

I am not used to painting in such a small scale. When working with my preferred medium, acrylic paint, my favorite canvas size is 16″ x 20″ or 11″ x 14″. Sizing down to 6 inches by 4 1/2 is a learning experience.

Oddly enough, I am enjoying this scaled down paper canvas with my tiny brush. Which just goes to prove that moving out of one’s comfort level can often be a moment to embrace.

I so desperately want this to be good. So it will sell. But not for me. This one is to help someone else. All money raised during the exhibition will go to Art Division, a nonprofit (501)(c)3 organization dedicated to training and supporting underserved youth (18-25) in L.A.’s Rampart District. I want this little postcard to be good enough to raise money to fund Art Division. I NEED this little postcard to grab someone’s heart so together we can perhaps heal a young artist’s soul.

If you haven’t heard about The Twitter Art Exhibit yet, check out the official website http://twitterartexhibit.org/                                                                 Art+Talk Interview with #TwitterArtExhibit founder David Sandum

 

Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles

Call for artists – #twitterartexhibit

WHAT: Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles | Benefiting Art Division
WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 7-10PM
Show runs January 12 – February 10, 2013
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January 4th, 2013
WHERE: Exhale Unlimited (E.U.) Gallery | 953 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
CURATED BY: Nat George, Virginia Arce
FOLLOW: Website: www.twitterartexhibit.org | Twitter: @twitrartexhibit | Facebook: /twitterartexhibit

Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles is the third installment of an open international exhibition of handmade postcard art for charity, donated by hundreds of participating artists from around the globe.

While the first two exhibitions were held in Moss, Norway, the Los Angeles show marks a global launch for the concept by founder David Sandum, a Swedish-born artist who conceived the Twitter Art Exhibit as a vehicle for doing good through social media and online community-building. The idea is simple: artists from all over the world receive a call through Twitter social media to create original postcard-sized art, which they mail to a local curator who then exhibits and sells them to benefit a local charity. Artists must have a Twitter account and interact with exhibition organizers to help seed the event.

In its first year, Twitter Art Exhibit received postcards from over 260 artists in 24 countries, raising funds to buy 221 new children’s books for a struggling library in Moss, Norway. The second installment received entries by 360 artists in 32 countries, raising $4,000 USD for an abused women’s shelter, also in Moss.

With the Los Angeles show, Twitter Art Exhibit hopes to expand the concept to support small, local nonprofits around the globe while opening new markets and exhibition opportunities for participating artists. The L.A. event will be held at E.U. Gallery on Chung King Road in Chinatown’s Arts District, neighbor to Coagula Projects, The Company, and Charlie James Gallery.

The event will be highly publicized and well attended by art buyers and enthusiasts, members of the press, local artists and the community, as well as members and young students of Art Division.

Of course, social media plays a major role in the Twitter Art Exhibit. It’s our intention to tweet, share, seed and promote our artists to thank them for their participation, and to make this event a huge success.

For details on submissions, the Gallery Show and such, check out http://twitterartexhibit.org/callforartists and follow @DavidSandumArt and @twitrartexhibit on Twitter.