That’s right, all the art you see here has been randomly dropped throughout Jacksonville and beyond, as west as Salt Lake City, UT and as north as Chattanooga, TN, in an effort to continue OPERATION: Bring Art to the People, a public art project designed to help connect random people to the power of art. As I get opportunities to travel, I will continue to set free more of my art into the open wild, until then, I will continue to do Art Drops through out Jacksonville, FL 🙂
In an effort to spread the message about the power of art, I took my children’s book illustrations for my story called, “What Happened to the Chickens?!” on my latest road trip and shared them with random people in random locations through random art drops. To read the entire story visit: What Happened to the Chickens?!
Even though I’m back from my road trip, I still have a handful more of illustrations to share periodically through the coming weeks so stay tuned 🙂
If you want to learn more about this public art project, read the back story here: OPERATION: Bring Art to the People
Thank you so much for keeping up with my events and for all your support. February turned out to be a very busy and exciting month for me.
First, I found out that Blick Art Materials selected me to be their featured artist of the month for February on Facebook. It was quite an honor having them share my art work with all their fans on Facebook and Twitter and the icing on the cake was the $75 gift certificate I won for their store.
Then I found out that George Akel, founder of Mesh Magazine, wanted me to be the first featured artist interviewed for their new feature: Mesh Radio. It aired on their site Monday, Feb. 28th. It was a great interview, so be sure to swing by the site and take a listen.
A New Direction…
I also recently decided to make it official: I will be actively pursuing a career in children’s book illustrting. I’ve been doing my research and feel comfortable and confident that this would be a good market for my style of work. I am currently in the phase where I am designing promotional materials, creating a specific portfolio to submit to publishing houses, and scoping out funds & resources to make each strategic step a succesful one. Every painting I sell will help me reach my goal that much sooner so if you’ve ever considered investing in some local art, now is a better time than any. My originals are available on my Etsy.com store or if you prefer to buy prints, you can visit my Fine Art America Store.
Above is an example of a children’s book illustration volunteer project I did with Hands on Jacksonville. Click on the image to see the book in it’s entirety.
JAX ART HUNTS are still in full effect and the next one will be Saturday, March 19th. For more info on the JAX ART HUNTS, go to: ART HUNT?! What is that?!
and to see how I extended the JAX ART HUNT to include Salt Lake City, go to: Salt Lake City: My Trip in a Nutshell
March 2nd, 2011 First Wednesday Art Walk
April 6th, 2011 First Wednesday Art Walk I will be the featured artist at TAC Gallery, so this means…
Your are cordially invited to:
And finally, thank you to everyone for supporting our local art scene, whether it’s by purchasing art, going to art events, bringing new people to art events, or just by simply forwarding this email to someone who might find it interesting. Jacksonville’s art and culture scene is thriving but it has a long way to go. With the help of our local artists and with our awesome community we can raise it to the next level of AMAZING 🙂
With Much Love & Thanks!
Yvonne C. Lozano