I haven’t been strictly following the weekly structure, but in my own haphazard and meandering way, this year I’ve been happily working and playing through Julia Cameron’s classic book, The Artist’s Way. By that I mean, I’ve been reading it here and there, writing my Morning Pages when I feel like it and sometimes even when I don’t, and whenever I’m feeling “stuck” or uninspired, I turn to the exercises and ideas contained within. I highly recommend this, whatever type of artist or human you happen to be.
The 4th Annual FIGMENT participatory community event celebrates Bay Area creativity
Oakland, CA – The organizers of FIGMENT Oakland, the Bay Area chapter of the global participatory art organization, have announced the opening of their art submissions portal in preparation for the 4th annual FIGMENT weekend event on June 10, 2017.
Artists, community organizers and performers of all types are encouraged to submit finished artworks, artworks in progress, concepts, performances, workshops or even games for inclusion in the 2017 event. Unlike many creative events, there is no fee to submit works for consideration, no fee for participation and no fee to attend the event.
I’m writing a series of posts over at the FIGMENT Oakland blog! This post is a quick look at 5 fantastic resources for artists in the Bay Area. You can read it below, or check out the original post over here.
San Francisco is known around the world for its quirky, colorful aesthetic and rich history. Just across the East Bay, Oakland is also bursting with creativity, with one of the highest concentrations of artists in the United States! If you’re an artist looking for places to show your work in the East Bay area, here are some 5 great resources that you should definitely have on your radar.
I published a series of posts over at the FIGMENT Oakland blog. Here’s the first one. This post is a look at why FIGMENT is such a perfect event for families and kids to attend together. You can read it below, or check out the original post over here.
What kind of experiences come to mind when you hear the words “art show” or “art event”?
Did you picture a stark gallery with white walls or a museum filled with precious objects that you aren’t allowed to go near or touch? Maybe a concert or performance where you have to sit still in a chair and you aren’t allowed to talk?
Let’s face it, what most of us think of as the usual “art experience” just isn’t very kid-friendly.
At FIGMENT, we aim to change that.