Posted April 18, 2013
2 1000 year storm events in a span of 2 years? Might I suggest that the definition of "1000 year storm" change?
Help end domestic violence
Posted November 27, 2012
Please support the Heather J. Kwiate Foundation against domestic violence at: http://heatherslegacy.org The mission of The Heather J. Kwiate Foundation is to create positive change in the lives of those impacted by domestic violence, to raise awareness, and to develop sustainable strategies for prevention. The Foundation provides a network that includes access to safe-havens for the abused and their families. By empowering them through emotional support, emergency funding, job skills training...
Richard Harris Morbid Curiosity Collection
Posted November 15, 2012
This is one of the greatest collection of art pieces and artifacts about death ever assembled. It showed at the Chicago Cultural Center this year (I went several times) and is now in London at Wellcome Collection. I HIGHLY recommend everyone see this show if possible. http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2012/WTP040736.htm http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-features/9646440/Death-warmed-up-the-ultimate-art-collection.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine...
Voting as an artist and for the arts on Tuesday.
Posted November 05, 2012
Regardless of where you claim to stand on the political spectrum, know this: you participate on this site because you are an artist and as an artist you have a responsibility to all you claim to be. The arts have been on a decline for 30 years in this nation, we have had consistent cuts in funding for art education at all levels, reduction in spending on art infrastructure and institutions, public broadcasting, public grants and support in general have been diminished to a point that they are es...
Bluecanvas art books for the future?!?!?
Posted October 16, 2012
Seriously, the guys and gals at BC really pulled it off big time. The Art of Journey book is a thing of beauty. Incredible production values, amazing spreads and A+ layouts. I haven't even begun to go through it, but what little I have read thus far is very informative and eloquently written, and there is great insight into the creative process for interactive art. The cost is high, but the value is there. I do not have any kind of tablet/smart phone so I cannot attest to the augmented reality ...
Just give me a painting. . .
Posted September 28, 2012
GREAT little rant post by Kate Stone/David Gluck on their kick ass blog regarding just how little respect many people have for what we do. http://paintingstufftolooklikestuff.blogspot.com/2012/09/oh-just-give-me-painting-brought-to-by.html
In response to Remember
Posted September 11, 2012
Nicely written, but your argument is not well thought out. You must always study the past in order to understand why the present is the way it is and learn in order to prevent the future from being just as ugly and dark. The aggressors in global economics and politics in modern history were the super powers: US/NATO and USSR/Warsaw Pact. All the problems facing our world today are remnants of the silly games boy-men with tanks and planes played for 60 years. Through our government's direct actio...
Great video showing our humanity
Posted September 07, 2012
Humans Dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwe-pA6TaZk&feature=player_embedded
Great Youtube time lapse of my MFA instructor and friend David Jamieson doing a portrait drawing.
Posted August 21, 2012
David taught me anatomy and ecorche, and his wife and partner at Vitruvian, Mindy taught me painting and drawing. They are by far the two best instructors anyone can possibly hope for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpUL4xf-uIw&feature=channel&list=UL Thier school located in Chicago: http://www.vitruvianstudio.com/home
Natural Awakenings write up for Pipelines & Borderlines
Posted August 17, 2012
Robert Hughes - Rest in Peace
Posted August 07, 2012
The last great and truly relevant Art Critic is dead. The world has lost a voice of reason that championed the importance of meaning in Art and despised the business of and lack of soul in contemporary art. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19158897
Guns are great aren't they?
Posted July 21, 2012
Seriosuly folks a world without conflict would be so boring now wouldn't it? C'mon; murder, war, theft, environmental degredation, greed, exploitation, rape, that's TOTALLY the way of the rightous, isn't it? I mean manifest destiny and all. . .The victims in Colorado were massacerd in accordance with the law, with assault weapons and high volume ammunition aquired LEGALLY, same with the booby trapped explosives in his appartment, so all you namby-pamby tree hugging, veagan, peaceniks should lea...
Posted January 21, 2012
http://groups.bluecanvas.com/PUBLISHFORTINERO Hey everyone, I started a new group with the purpose of getting Adolfo published in the magazine. All your support will help. Thanks in advanced, Foti
Infinity Art Gallery
Posted October 01, 2011
My print "Kierkegaard's Dilema" is a finalist in Infinity Art Gallery's Political and Social Art exhibition. http://www.infinityartgallery.com/political-social/gallery1/
Bite Size Variety Hour
Posted February 27, 2011
I will be one of seven participating artists of various disciplines who will be giving a presentation for the Bite Size Variety Hour on Tuesday, March 8th at 7 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theatre, located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. This event is sponsored by the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship, a new, for-profit school that’s opening up in September, designed to instruct artists in the business of art. The admission is $5 and there will be a cash bar. The program will ...
Saatchi Gallery Showdown #2
Posted February 09, 2011
Hello all- I have entered my piece: "Collateral Damage-Thank you Henry" in the Saatchi showdown. If you have an account there or on facebook, please vote for me. Much appreciated, Foti! http://www.saatchionline.com/showdown/match/showdown/4/artist/207385/art/1203002
Artist Wanted + Saatchi
Posted February 06, 2011
http://www.artistswanted.org/fzemenides I would love to have your support for the Artist Wanted competition. No account creation needed. Please vote, Thanks! Also, there's just one more day left for the Saatchi Showdown, if you have the chance please vote there as well. (it requires you to sign up, no cost) http://www.saatchionline.com/showdown/match/showdown/3/artist/207385/art/1202974 Much Appreciated, Foti
Artist Statement for The Disasters & The Four
Posted January 29, 2011
The story of humanity is replete with hardship and suffering. Our species’ struggle is what has brought us to this point in time. All our greatest cultural and technological innovations; our music, art, engineering, science, political systems, philosophy, literature - our very way of life, are all products of surviving a harsh and deadly environment. Our defiance of oblivion made us smarter, stronger, and wiser. We are not however immortal, invincible or unassailable. There is a great deal abo...
Posted January 29, 2011
http://www.artistswanted.org/fzemenides Please go vote for my portfolio for the SCOPE New York competiion. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Foti
Saatchi Showdown !
Posted January 27, 2011
I'm up for the showdown as well. http://www.saatchionline.com/showdown/match/showdown/3/artist/207385/art/1202974 I would appreciate all your support. Don't forget to also vote for fellow BC peer Rory Coyne at: http://www.saatchionline.com/showdown/match/showdown/3/artist/85869/art/1201266