And like dominoes my entire spring is falling to the wayside of COVID-19, photography workshops, planned business trips and photo outings so I could have more content to sell and use for exhibitions is gone. The loss of that is so hard to quantify, as that is tied into the creation aspect of my art.
What is much easier to quantify is the loss of income I’ll experience from the cancelled art festivals where I was planning to vend. It will hurt, but I can weather it.
But as much as this is an inconvenience, as much as it may have financial impact, at the end of the day this is about the health of our community. These measures are about slowing the progression of the disease so we do not overwhelm our medical institutions, and about trying to protect those who would be most vulnerable to exposure. I support those efforts.
I’ve gone ahead and removed mention to all of the various festivals and exhibitions that have been cancelled this Spring from my website that I was to vend and attend at.
Due to the forecast calling for wind and thunderstorms, organizers have decided to cancel Hurst’s celebratory Arts March Pop-Up, the Belaire Event Series – Spring Celebration this Saturday, March 23, 2019.
While the city is rescheduling it for April 27, I have prior commitments on the new date so will no longer be able to participate. I wanted to update all my followers so no one showed up looking for me and expecting a party, and finding neither.
My next festival appearance will be next weekend, Saturday, March 30 at the Bedford Arts Festival. Both admission and parking are free, and there will be an art marketplace, performances, food trucks, kids activities and more! I hope to see you there!
Please join me in supporting my fellow colleagues in the Grapevine Art Project as we celebrate the end of our most recent exhibition. The Grapevine Art Project has had over 15 of our members exhibiting 2D and 3D artworks inside the Lancaster Theater during July & August. We invite all of you to join us for a free and open to the public artist reception on Friday, August 24th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
Not only is it one of the last chances to see the exhibit, but many of the artists will be present so you can talk directly to them about their works.
Please share across social media and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/916355651894950/
The GAP member show was juried and the following awards were handed out:
- The Best In Show award went to Charice Cooper for her oil The Risk Takers.
- Painting: First Place went to Chris Brandley for her oil Slice of Key Lime. Honorable mention was awarded to Beverly Richmond for her oil Days Work Done.
- In Photography, First Place went to Looking Back by Bruce Rosenstiel. Honorable mention ribbons were awarded to Grande Mosque by Klaus Mayer and Chiang Mai Umbrellas by Bruce Rosenstiel.
- The First Place Ribbon in Pottery went to Sue Jackson for 3 Pitchers.
- In Sculpture, the First Place Ribbon was awarded to Deb Hart for Armadillo on the Town.
- In Jewelry, the First Place Ribbon went to Shirley Matteson for Mosaic.
You may have heard a bit about the European Union law known as the GDPR, the purpose of this law is to provide better transparency and more control for an individual in regards to their privacy and how businesses and organizations market to them. While most of our fans are from right here in the United States, we’ve been blessed with fans from all over the world too.
In order to make sure as a business we maintain compliance with this law, we have sent out an email to all current subscribers to confirm their subscriptions while also providing them with means to control the ways we contact and market to them. While not all of my fans are residents or citizens of an EU member nation, I think these controls will be something all of our audience will appreciate.
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MAIN STREET FEST
Artist hours: F-Sa 11am-9pm, Su 11am-6pm
You can find me with more than 20 other local artists inside the Foust Funeral Home and Event Space located at 523 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. Don’t worry, there’s no funerals during festival weekends. Guests can “Texperience” more than 75 craft brews from 36 breweries across 15 states, boogie down to live music on three stages, sample delicious festival food and much more right in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine. Free parking with complimentary shuttle service is offered. Admission prior to 5pm Friday is free, the rest of the weekend has an admission fee to enter. For more details please visit the official site.
I’ll be bringing a range of product from blank greeting cards, photographic prints, ready to hang works, as well as highly collectible museum conservation quality signed, numbered, and limited edition prints.
I hope to see you there!
I’ll be doing a presentation for my fellow artists at this week’s monthly Grapevine Art Project meeting. As part of that presentation, I’m asking folks to click on this link: “http://bit.ly/2tlkZoY” and in turn to also post and share it, asking others to click on the link and copy it exactly as it appears. You’ll find out why during the presentation!
For those not in attendance, and who are curious I’ll update this post with the reason why after the meeting.
Here’s the blurb from the Grapevine Art Project website:
Grapevine Art Project Member and photographer K. C. Hulsman, possesses over 10 years of experience marketing in the pop culture entertainment field. She worked her way up from an entry level coordinator to a Brand Manager that supervised over a hundred entertainment properties, including multi-million dollar properties that aired on TV. During her marketing career she’s had to become a veritable chameleon and jack-of-all-trades, and that included both social media and online marketing. Join us for her presentation geared to fellow artists on the ever-changing arena of online marketing with a focus on the importance of social media for growing your business and profile, insights into social media outlets, strategies for implementation and content generation, as well as helpful resources and tips! A Q&A will follow the presentation. KC’s knowledge base is dense, so we recommend you come ready to take notes.
WHEN & WHERE:
- Thursday, March 8, 2018
- 6:30pm : refreshments; 7:00pm : business followed by the presentation
- Join us in the Stage Room at the REC located at 1175 Municipal Way in Grapevine, Texas.
Notifications went out today on who made it into the Midwest Center for Photography‘s 10th Annual “TEN X TEN Small Works Exhibition” and I’m thrilled to say I number among the 26 international photographers who have had work selected for the show. “TEN X TEN” focuses on offering affordable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each.
There will be a reception on opening night Friday, November 24th from 7-9pm at 1215 Franklin in Wichita, Kansas. Photographs are on exhibition in the gallery through December 31st, and are also featured for sale online. To order online, please visit: http://www.mwcponline.com/tenth-ten-x-ten.html to purchase direct from the gallery who will package and ship straight to your door.
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Turn Back Time by KC Hulsman
Here’s the complete list of exhibiting artists:
Antonio Castilho, Lisbon, Portugal; Dave Conkling, Grinnell, IA; Jim Davis, Fairfield, IA; Rachel Deutmeyer, Ames, IA; Jon Dunning, Cambridge, England, UK; Zachary Endter, Vienna, Austria; Jane Feely, Highland Park, IL; Kari Grogan, Concordia, KS; Jim Hammer, Wichita, KS; Douglas Hill, Los Angeles, CA; Charles Hively, Brooklyn, NY; Sophia Howard, Fort Worth, TX; Stephen Howard, Wichita, KS; K. C. Hulsman, Hurst, TX; Barbara Kantz, East Setauket, NY; Fran Lattanzio, Terra Haute, IN; Lauren Lopez, Richardson, TX; Jenna Lynch, Mahopac, NY; Holly McCaslin, Wichita, KS; Dan McCormack, Accord, NY; Lisa Mitchell, Lincs, England, UK; Jennifer Murray, Chicago, IL; Eric Rennie, Cromwell, CT; Linda Robinson, Wichita, KS; Natalie Weber, Glenview, IL; and Michelle Yanga, Howell, MI.
Dallas / Fort Worth residents can hop on over to Irving this month to see my award-winning photography in a traveling exhibit with other artists.
If you missed your chance to check out my Texas Longhorns at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving, you’ve got one more chance to see it in person. Some selected pieces from the 2017 Irving Art Association‘s National Animal Art Juried Exhibition, including both of my Texas Longhorns, have been invited into the IAA’s Traveling Animal Art Exhibit and will be on display, and freely accessible to the public.
Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd
October 7 – November 26, 2017
During Gallery Hours
For more information about the Irving Arts Center please visit their website.
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