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Flame Painter, a new tool for artists and designers

We’ve seen many painting tools in the world of design, all based on static brushes or interactive responding to pressure or angle. But what Flame Painter presented to us was really amazing never seen before.
Is an ALIVE brush responding to speed and movements of hand… like a real flame do. This brings to the illustrator a new way of expression. The most interesting is to look all those particles responding to he particular movements of the artist, and that brings an unique footprint, like a signature.

Outstanding results can be achieved easily.

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After that you can mix continuing your work mixing with other design tools or upload directly to the community. There’s a free online version, a demo for windows/mac, application for iOS and a full software for install all functionalities, great for designers and artist.
Go and try it at www.flame-painter.com

the lumen prize

Call for entries: Art Prize for Digital Fine Art

Entries will open on April 2 for the Lumen Prize Exhibition, the world’s first award for fine art created in digital form. Now in its second year, the competition offers cash prizes and a global tour for the world’s finest digital art.

Last year’s Lumen attracted entries from more than 30 countries, with top honours won by artists from Sweden, Belgium and the US. Its tour included London, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Riga. First stop on next year’s tour will be New York City.

logo-largeDigital fine art is a cutting edge genre with many artists around the world now working with the latest digital tools.  As Charles Saumarez-Smith, chief executive of the Royal Academy recently noted: No artist can afford to ignore…the way the world has been transformed by new digital technology.” The Lumen Prize is the first to showcase this emerging form.

Entries for the 2013 Prize and tour will open on April 2 and close on July 31st. Entrants will be competing for a total prize fund of US$5,250 as well as a place in the Lumen Prize Exhibition. The announcement of the winners will take place in Cardiff’s City Hall in mid-October.

All submitted works will be reviewed by an International Selection Committee of art specialists, academics and gallery owners. It will choose 100 works for the Lumen Online Gallery which opens in September for a public vote for the Lumen People’s Choice Award.

Works chosen for the Lumen Online Gallery will be reviewed by an international jury panel for a place in the Lumen Prize Exhibition as well as the top 3 cash prizes.

More info at: http://lumenprize.com

Spraying Bricks

Spraying Bricks is a project leaded by Louis Jensen (Kng LAD) which is a free to access online series exploring street art and street art culture featuring established artist such as Smug and Ben Eine as well as new up-and-coming artists. The response from the already released episodes as been overwhelming. To continue the series he has just launched a Kickstarter page to help raise funds for the project. There are some really cool rewards available too including unique to kickstarter prints and the opportunity to have Smug or Jimmy C visit your place of work or home and create a one off mural.

To support this project you can go to this website.

Spraying Bricks is a channel which explores beneath the surface of artistic creation. For every piece of art tells a story. Art is not just reliant on the super#cial #nal piece, however the process, thought and meaning which creatives go through prior to the #nal art form.

Spraying Bricks will expose this process so that the rest of the world can appreciate the efforts, inspirations, trials and tribulations that creatives take to achieve their goal and eventually the end product for the public to admire.

100 Painters of Tomorrow

100 painters of tomorrow

100 Painters of Tomorrow will be written by curator and gallerist Kurt Beers, and published in 2014 by Thames & Hudson. The book will feature texts with biographical information on each of the selected promising artists, illustrated with more than 300 colour images, and will be the comp rehensive and definitive guide to the most dynamic emerging painters of the future.

Submissions will be judged by an international jury featuring the painter Cecily Brown, curators Sir Norman Rosenthal, Yuko Hasegawa, Gregor Muir and Suzanne Cotter, and writer-critics Suzanne Hudson, Philip Tinari, Tony Godfrey, and Barry Schwabsky. In addition, the world’s leading art schools have been invited to participate, and the publication will be accompanied by a major painting exhibition at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Submissions to 100 Painters of Tomorrow are invited until March 15, 2013. This international call is open to any artist using paint as a primary medium, and is accessible now at:

Lapsus 2013 extends deadline


Organizers have decided with the curator of Lapsus, Marinella Paderni, to extend the deadline to 11 March, midnight Italian time.

Lapsus is an open call to artists which investigates in photography and video which role random accidents, a ‘fortunate’ error, a bizarre involuntariness or the failure of an idea, have in the success of a work of art.

Take a look at the variety of projects submitted so far:
Theme of Lapsus:

e-book show

E Book Show

Following hot on the heels of C & D Book Shows in Brighton and Helsinki, the next edition in this series of open submission exhibitions – E Book Show – will be hosted in our city centre space, John Hansard Gallery Central.

e-book show

Running from 2 February – 2 March 2013, this will be the longest Photobook Show yet, and the first in electronic format. Visitors to the show will be able to explore a wide-ranging selection of some of the best new photobooks from across the UK and beyond, accompanied by a range of events including a film screening and workshop.

E Book Show is organised in partnership with Photobookshow and Southampton Solent University. For more details please visit www.photobookshow.co.uk, or see John Hansard Gallery’s website and their Off-Site Projects page.

Photobook Show is a Brighton-based arts organisation, set up in 2011 by William Sadowski and Kevin Beck to raise the profile of artist-led photobooks, with particular focus on self-published or hand-crafted works. It aims to hold several exhibitions a year, alongside talks and workshops, to promote the visibility of photobooks.

Sculpture by the Sea, outdoor exhibition in Australia

The 9th Annual Sculpture By The Sea Transforms Spectacular Cottesloe From 8 – 25 March, 2013

Sculpture by the Sea returns to Cottesloe Beach with over 70 sculptures set to transform Perth’s most popular beach into a sculptural wonderland for the 9th annual exhibition from 8 – 25 March 2013.

Over 70 artists from across WA, Australia and 12 different countries will create Perth’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition that stretches along the white sands and grassed terraces of Cottesloe beach to the groyne overlooking the Indian Ocean.

This year’s exhibition includes works from some of the world’s most distinguished artists including the UK’s Sir Anthony Caro OM, China’s Chen Wenling and Professor Sui Jianguo, along with the recipient of the main prize at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012 – the Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Prize – US artist, Peter Lundberg.  Lundberg’s work from last year’s Cottesloe exhibition was acquired by the Town of Cottesloe for its collection and is located at the southern end of Marine Parade.  Each year the Town of Cottesloe purchases a work for their permanent collection valued up to $40,000.

Nearly half of the artists in this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe are from WA including Ron Gomboc, Jennifer Cochrane, Ayad Alqaragholli, Alessandra Rossi and one of the recipients of last year’s prestigious Helen Lempriere Scholarship, Tom de Munk-Kerkmeer.

Over 220,000 people are expected to visit Cottesloe Beach during the 18-day exhibition, from serious art-lovers and collectors to people who do not normally visit galleries but who have come to enjoy the exhibition from year to year while enjoying the sun, sea and sand.

For more information: www.sculpturebythesea.com

Photoshop CS2 for free from Adobe website?

It seems like Adobe is offering free versions of CS2. But ad they corrected on the blog:

You have heard wrong! Adobe is absolutely not providing free copies of CS2!

What is true is that Adobe is terminating the activation servers for CS2 and that for existing licensed users of CS2 who need to reinstall their software, copies of CS2 that don’t require activation but do require valid serial numbers are available. (Special serial numbers are provided on the page for each product download.)

Anyway, if you go to this page what you will find is the creative suite. If you have a digital creative streak but your budget doesn’t extend far enough to buy Adobe’s Creative Suite applications, this is for you.