Getting “Personaland” with Art

The art world has gone way beyond brick & mortar galleries!  I recently heard about a new, unique online art forum called Personaland & participated in an online art exhibit.  I was pleased to see how fun, original & interactive the site’s creator, Stewart Wilson, has made the site so I asked him to be my next guest blogger so he can tell us how this concept came to be and how you can participate….

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Personaland is the destination of my forty year journey of making the Personas – my “wrapped representatives from another dimension here for peaceful purposes.” As I have made these sculptures, the embodiment of human potential, they have guided me. I have made over 31,00 individual figures in human and animal form which has been distributed and exhibited world-wide. During this time, I have founded and been Executive Director of two non-profit arts organizations, Public Image (NYC 1981-84) and Artwell Gallery (Torrington, CT (1995-2011). I have been a public school art teacher. The Personas are about human connectivity and community building and I feel that they were my gurus in my artistic trajectory. Since retiring from teaching, I have attended dozens of meet-ups, conferences and workshops where I have learned 21st century skills and connected with hundreds of talented people. Personaland has been a quest to create an online cultural platform and community for artists of all media – visual, film. literary and performance arts. Personaland is a welcoming, peaceful, respectful destination that uses the latest in digital technology for positive purposes – screens for good.

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Personaland is an online global village for the arts – an internet sanctuary whose mission is to unite us through our humanity, creativity and community. With an invigorating blend of entertainment, enchantment and culture, we are designing novel adventures and opportunities for you. Our global group and individual art shows have exhibited over 100 artists from nearly two dozen countries, We are adding exciting new activities every month, bring greater satisfaction to an ever growing audience. https://www.personaland.com

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We’re now accepting artwork of all media – images, music, film and words – for our December global group show “Community.” No entry fee https://personaland.com/submit/community-exhib.php

We have Persona Horseback and Dragon rides to our online individual and global art shows, Art Shop, dancing flowers, wishing well and fun games

What’s your Art History IQ? Play the “Name the Artist” game and contest at the Game Bazaar: https://personaland.com/tent/art-clue/

We’d love your participation!

Stewart

New Year, New Art Adventures!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Can you believe it’s 2011 already?? I hope you had a great holiday season & now we start a fresh, new year. I’m starting off with new art exhibits & new art products available now:

1. I have a new photo collage in Caladan Gallery’s FAMILY juried art exhibit ONLINE for ALL to see, anytime, anywhere: www.caladangallery.com
Show runs thru 1/31/11.

2. That photo collage is getting around! The same piece was accepted in the juried exhibit See All The People & a framed 11×14 print will be on display
in the South Brunswick, NJ Municipal Gallery! So, any locals can see it live & in person. Opening reception to meet all the artists in the show is
Tues., Jan. 11, 2011, 6:30pm-8pm, 540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852
732-329-4000 ext. 7635 My piece was also the image selected for the exhibit’s postcard!

3. Due to the popularity of my short sleeve arTshirts, they’re now available in WOMEN’S CUT short sleeve (white only) &, in time for Winter,
LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS (white or black)!!
Please visit http://www.laurencurtis.imagekind.com (the shirts & cards section) for designs. Available in all sizes, 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Paypal accepted to forestwalker333@hotmail.com Please email with size, color & design for price quote. Discount for 3+ shirts ordered!!

Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year! Thanks for reading!
~Lauren
http://www.LaurenCurtisArt.com (commercial & fine art)
http://www.laurencurtisart.mosaicglobe.com (fine art, photography, art updates)
http://www.laurencurtis.imagekind.com(cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)

Sideshows & Spring Art; My Next Exhibits (NJ, MA & Online)!

Hi Everyone! Hope all’s well. I’ve been creating new artwork & preparing for a bunch of new exhibits in NJ & MA, as well as online, so I hope you’ll be able to check some of them out.
Here’s what’s happening:

1. Please join me for my solo B&W photography exhibit, “Journeys in Black & White” (flyer attached) hosted by the beautiful Haven salon in Highland Park, NJ. The opening reception party is Sat. 4/24/10, 7:30pm-10:30pm, 333 Raritan Ave., Highland Park, NJ. There’ll be wine, munchies, music &, of course, a selection of my 35mm B&W travel & cemetery photography. If you’re in the area, you don’t want to miss this unique event!

2. I’m so excited to have photos accepted for the
“Get Your Freak On!” exhibit at Space 242, Boston, MA!
As many of you know, I love Coney Is., side-shows & “uniqueness”; this show is “a visual homage to circus freaks, carnies & sideshow misfits” so I HAD to submit work! I only wish I was able to attend the opening in person, but I have a friend in MA who will be my eyes & ears (thanks again, Caladan folks!!) But if you’re in the Boston area, check out this cool show; opening reception Fri. April 30, 6-8pm. FREE w/ RSVP! Show runs thru May 21, 2010.
http://www.space242.com

3. And for everyone who can’t make it in person to an exhibit,
I have 3 photos in the new ONLINE Caladan Gallery show,
“Elemental Spring”, featuring artists from across the US!
The dates for the on-line posting of this exhibition
are April 1 – April 30, 2010 on http://www.caladangallery.com

4. Last but not least I’ll have a pen & ink/watercolor piece in the
“Spring Song” juried exhibit at the So. Brunswick Arts Commission
Gallery in the So. Bruns., NJ Municipal Bldg., 540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd.,
Monmouth Junction, NJ.
Opening reception is Tues. April 20, 6:30-8:00pm. Show runs thru June 30.

I appreciate you reading this e-art-update and for checking out the artwork. See ya at the shows!
Take care,
Lauren
http://www.LaurenCurtisArt.com (commercial & fine art)
http://www.laurencurtisart.mosaicglobe.com (fine art, photography, art updates)
http://www.laurencurtis.imagekind.com (cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)

Postcard for my solo show at haven

Postcard for my solo art show at haven