Category Archives: No Critics: Just Artists

#Americans : Una #mensaje #urgencia !!! per www.HealthCare.gov #NoCriticsJustArtists

Los mercados de cuidado de la salud ya están abiertos y la inscripción abierta ha comenzado y es más estricta, es más corta este año. Va desde el 1 de noviembre hasta el 15 de diciembre. Este es un lugar donde puede obtener atención médica asequible y de calidad. Y la mayoría de las personas que se inscriben en el mercado son elegibles para recibir subsidios que lo hacen aún más asequible. Hay una urgencia porque el tiempo es corto. Así que POR FAVOR, vaya a Healthcare.gov. Si no tiene atención médica, es el lugar a donde ir. Si conoces a alguien que no tiene atención médica dirígelos a ir allí. El tiempo es corto así que inscríbase ahora

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NCJA Global Motion Picture of the Month: @Janapar_Film w/ @Tom_R_Allen directed by @JamesWNewton #NoCriticsJustArists

A TRUE STORY DIRECTED BY JAMES NEWTON                            FILMED BY TOM ALLEN

23-year-old Englishman Tom Allen is all set for a successful career, but he finds himself persisted by the question of our time: isn’t there more to life than this? Leaving it all behind, Tom sets off on the ultimate quest for freedom. For the next 12,000 miles, with neither maps nor guidebooks, Tom films the unfolding of his dream. But the journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl. Filmed over four years with cinematic ambition, Janapar — named after the Armenian word for journey — is an honest and life-affirming tale of finding what you’re looking for when you least expect it.

NCJA Book of the month: *In the skin of a #lion by #SriLankan born #Canadian #Author, #MichaelOndaatje #NoCriticsJustArtists

Game Changer of the Month: #Empresario & #VisualArtist PABLO GONZÁLEZ VARGAS de #Mexico #NoCriticsJustArists

About Pablo: The founder of one of the leading e-payment platforms in Latin America, Sr. Pago, Vargas was also a founder of EXA Radio & TV, among the most important media outlets for the Latin American youth market. It was during this time that he provided the vision which led to multiple concerts, performances, and music festivals. Working as a production director for the Dish/MVS TV network, Vargas remains a passionate supporter of the Visual and Performing Arts. Among his artistic pursuits, Vargas was the creator of the Mayan Warrior, a multi-media arts vehicle which first visited Burning Man in 2012, and which has returned each of the six years since then. Currently immersed in the Fintech industry, Ilumina is his first work of public sculpture.

Proyectos Actuales/Current Projects

At Burning Man this year, an interactive art installation by the name of Ilumina took on the playa for the first time and provided an unforgettable experience to anyone who participated. Conceived by Mayan Warrior and Sr. Pago founder Pablo Gonzalez Vargas, the 37-foot tall creation illuminated the Nevada desert and attracted visitors who were drawn to its majestic glow.

The true experience of Ilumina though extended well beyond just a visual experience to gaze upon. With Ilumina, guests are invited to take part in an immersive three-minute long meditation and flow exercise that ushers them into a state of coherence and deep harmony with themselves, fellow participants, and the universe through a proprietary merger of modern technology and ancient design wisdom.

To start, biometric sensors are connected to the earlobes of each participant, which measures their unique state of coherence and averages them together. Ilumina’s dazzling lighting design and moving soundscapes respond to this unique algorithm. As the group becomes more coherent, the sculpture glows brighter and the music swells, creating a shared experience for participants.

The design for Ilumina was inspired by an amalgamation of four key concepts. The first is Torus, which can be seen in the flow of electrons within an atom as well as the shape and flow of the greater universe itself. Next is the fibonacci sequence, which is a simple and elegant ratio that binds nearly all design in the living world, from the human body to leaves on a tree.

The third source of inspiration is a cutting-edge tool provided by the HeartMath Institute, which uses biometrics sensors to train oneself on the self regulation of emotional states to achieve coherence. Lastly, there is Metatron’s Cube, which contains all of the geometric shapes in existence and thus embodies the divinity of all potentials. These four concepts come together to create Ilumina.

“Ilumina was inspired by an experience I had using HeartMath Institute’s feedback software where I found myself in a state of flow,” says Ilumina founder Pablo Gonzalez Vargas. “I was inspired to create a piece for Burning Man that took this concept to a larger scale designed around collective coherence while bringing together the elements of flow, mathematics, and the fundamentals of sacred design.”

Artists that worked alongside Pablo to complete Ilumina included HeartMath Expert & Executive Producer Gaby Vargas, lighting design expert Paolo Montiel, who has worked closely on all of James Turrell’s projects in Mexico, highly experienced musician and performer Mendrix, Mexico-City based art studio Cocolab, renowned painter and sculptor Marco Kalach and many more.

This is the second piece the Pablo has brought to Burning Man, with the first being the multi-media arts vehicle Mayan Warrior. Since its debut in 2012, Mayan Warrior has brought musical performances, elaborate lighting designs, and painting by visionary artist Alex Grey. Mayan Warrior continues to be one of the most popular and dazzling experiences on the playa.

Since Burning Man, Ilumina has experienced a spread well beyond those who experienced its inaugural journey with over 500,000 views and counting on videos uploaded to social media. More news to be announced in the near future regarding next steps for Ilumina.

NCJA ‘Musées du monde’ [Museums Of The World] : NEW! @ZeitzMOCAA in #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #NoCriticsJustArtists

Athi-Patra Ruga – Proposed Model for Tseko Simon Nkoli Memorial 3


*A New #Iceland – Read about #Iceland ‘s social & #environmental #movement in the December issue of N C J A #NoCriticsJustArists

Call For Submissions!!! National Wet Paint #MFA #Biennial Curated by @SergioGomezArt to be held @ZhoubArtCenter #USA #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

ABOUT

The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial Exhibition was founded in 2010 by Sergio Gomez. It is an outlook and an overview of top MFA painting programs in the United States. Wet Paint refers to the idea that this is a fresh group of artists. They are MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) candidates and recent MFA recipients working primarily in the medium of painting. Now on its fourth edition this growing and highly competitive juried exhibition will bring to Chicago some of the most talented emerging artists in the country. Wet Paint 2018 is fully funded by the Zhou B Art Center which makes it possible for graduate students to submit works for consideration at no cost. The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018 takes place from January 19 to February 10 in the spacious second floor gallery of the Zhou B Art Center. Wet Paint is juried by the Zhou B Art Center’s selection team and curated by Sergio Gomez, MFA.

The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018 seeks to highlight traditional and experimental ways contemporary artists incorporate and embrace painting as their primary medium.

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition Dates: January 19 to February 10, 2018
Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, December 8, 2017
Notice of Decline: You will receive an email notice of acceptance or decline no later than December 11. A list of accepted artists will be posted in our website on December 11 (mark your calendars).
Delivery: All accepted work must be received by January 9, 2018

ELIGIBILITY:

Open to all MFA candidates currently enrolled in an MFA program in a US college or university and recent MFA recipients who graduated from 2016 to 2017. Open to all work that incorporates painting and/or the interpretation of painting in traditional or experimental media in 2D, 3D and installation will be accepted for submission. Work must have been completed within the last three years. All work must be ready to install. Artists who have participated in two Wet Paint exhibitions are not eligible to participate.

ZHOU B SPIRIT AWARD:

Two Wet Paint Biennial 2016 artists will be selected by the internationally recognized artist the Zhou Brothers to receive the Zhou B Spirit Award. The award will be presented during the opening reception on January 19th. The award recipients will have the unique opportunity to attend a private reception hosted by the Zhou Brothers in their honor at the Zhou B private studio the day of the opening. The Zhou Brothers are one of the most accomplished contemporary artists in the world today renowned for their unique collaborative work process. They always work together on their paintings, performances, sculptures, and prints, often communicating without words in a so-called dream dialogue. Their thinking, aesthetic, and creativity are a symbiosis of Eastern and Western philosophy, art, and literature that informed their development since early childhood.

EXHIBITION CURATOR:

Sergio Gomez, MFA
Curator
Zhou B Art Center, Chicago

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE:

Full color catalogs featuring all the works in the gallery will be available for purchase at Blurb.com

SIZE RESTRICTIONS:

There is no size restriction as long as the work can be shipped or delivered to the gallery. Keep in mind shipping expenses when submitting.

SUBMISSION FEE:

None.

SUBMIT AT www.wetpaintmfa.com