Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Recent trip to Calgary: Kensington Interaction

"Neil Egsgard invests in what he calls social capital.  Instead of buying a bigger television or a faster car Neil spends his free time and extra cash on starting community projects.  Founder of the Kensington Interaction, Neil transformed an old boarded up window on a main street in Kensington into a public art space and a mural that reflects the hardware store’s history in the neighbourhood." --via http://www.design4change.ca/dowhatyoulove/lunch-time-speakers/

The Kensington Interaction is about art... sharing art... giving and taking art.  I think it's a beautiful idea and one that I suggested to local city planners in a meeting a few weeks ago.  Here is some pics from the board...   HERE!  I love leaving art there.  And when I'm not there... my friend, Ross leaves things on our behalf.  In the photos above... I left several pieces of works on paper... and one snowman to advertise the call for art for the snowman window display... (due November 1st!)  I hope that some local Calgary artists contribute to the project!  

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ahhh... so much to do, such little time!

Announcing a new call for work... yes, you might be saying to yourself... there are other calls for work... let me list them...
#1 Send a postcard for the F**K the big C show... these will be sold for $5 and all the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society St. Petersburg Chapter.  See the LINK here for information about this aspect of the show. 

#2. Send a 2-d snowman for the snowman group installation window display show--work will not be returned.  2-d cutouts are best! 

#3 Mail art is an ongoing thing... check out my calls HERE.

#4 Trinkets from Heaven group show... art under $20 in the gallery for the month of December.  Artists get 65% of their sale price.  Contact evenoddgallery@gmail.com to be a part of this show!  Looking for hand made, one of a kind items with saleability! 

#5  The T-SHIRT SHOW.  Original art on a t-shirt.  Any size.  Gallery will keep 35% of sale price, artist gets 65%.  Show opening January 14th.  T-shirt due January 1st!  So get started on your own T-shirt design!  More info to come! 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Many Happy Returns!

Thanks for stopping by the gallery!!




Left invites to the F**K the Big C show!




FOUND by me
Free Art Friday is a random event that happens in the city of St. Petersburg whenever the Crafty Hag, Coralette Damme deems it so.  The call goes out from the facebook Free Art Friday page and then... all the artists gear up to leave work on the streets of St. Petersburg.  Art that is left may be taken by anyone.  It's a fun game and I left several pieces and scored a few!  Usually I try not to take any art and leave it for the next person, but this time I could not resist the Amy Winehouse art. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Just another day in Paradise!

 Always having fun at the eve-N-odd! Sara is one of our loyal customers!  She stopped in to show us one of her new tattoos!  People are what make the world go round! 
quilt I started on Friday... we'll see how it progresses!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

If mail art is your thing... 5th annual Mail Art Show!

For years I have been doing group mail art shows... you might remember the first show was Self Portrait and was shown at the Globe Coffee Lounge in St. Petersburg.  The next show was called Chromatophore and was installed by me at the Studio @620.  Last year's show was UR Toy Story and was shown at Artpool on 1st Avenue north!  This year's show was called Utopia/Dystopia and was shown at eve-N-odd!  So now I am announcing the current mail art call:
Perhaps you are thinking of the lost art of letter writing... It is a lost art.  But, I'm not really thinking about traditional letters with this call...  I guess what I'm thinking about is the kind of letters that I send out... fully illustrated... or collaged...mixed with hand written statements and even poetry.  But, like any art show, your work is your own... and must be interpreted by you.  And perhaps I am asking something too difficult and time consuming... the choice is yours!  I don't mind if the future show will be quaint and fantastic... I'm kinda hoping for that. 

Art Letters can be sent to:

Jennifer Kosharek
eve-N-odd gallery
645 Central Ave #11
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

All work will be documented on www.jenniferzoe.blogspot.com
No work will be returned.
All work will be part of the Kosharek mail art archives.
And I probably won't have time to write you back.  You should feel free to write to anyone that you see on my blog. 

Due Date is August 1, 2012
Happy Writing!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Call for work: Group Installation Project for the gallery

ALL artists! Please send me a snowman. Yes, a snowman! Please paint or draw a snowman in your own style and colors. They can be any size up to 5ft tall. Snowmans are due by November 1st and must be FLAT! Send to: Jennifer Kosharek, eve-n-odd gallery, 645 Central Avenue #11, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. NO RETURNS. (or drop them off at the gallery)

Sketchbook Project 2011 TOUR WINTERPARK, FL

Great news!  You can still sign up to participate in next year's sketchbook project TOUR!  I'm trying to get the guys to come to St. Petersburg!  A link to sign up for the project... HERE! 
Yes, I was impressed by the bathrooms at Full Sail University!

Checking out sketchbooks was a lot of fun!  You got to have your own library card and then you could check out sketchbooks by artist, subject or country of origin.  Not a bad way to spend an afternoon!

one of the sketchbooks that I checked out!

A new friend who checked out my sketchbook!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

David Berube

eve-N-odd is proud to let you know that a wonderful artist of ours is featured in a new book! David Berube did all the artwork for this book of poetry and art!

It Ain't Truth If It Doesn't Hurt
Poetry by Brandon Lacy Campos & Artwork by David Berube

It Ain't Truth If It Doesn't Hurt is spoken word artist Brandon Lacy Campos' first collection of poetic works that stretch, snap, engage, top, bottom, flip, and serve the intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, gender, lust, love, sex, HIV, and politics.

From his personal life narrative to his political outrage to his out of control romantic heart, It Ain't Truth If It Doesn't Hurt walks the line of pain and pleasure and brings to light some of the truths that slice us open, turn us inside out and sometimes sew us back together.

Each of the poems in this collection are matched with a print from artist David Berube's “Face a Day” collection.

You can purchase this book HERE.

What have we been up to lately??

Wade Slater came by to finish up the monster head magnets project! We got to learn about his way of painting them! Fun times had by all!