This is how ArtPrize works this year! It's like a scavenger hunt: find a code, scan it, reward it to an artist. Watch the video to better understand. My entry number, by the way, is 69751 😁
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
My drawing is a tribute to my favorite band, VAN HALEN, and is on display at the B.O.B. (Big Old Building), on display on the main floor in the H.O.M.E. (House Of Music and Entertainment).
The drawing is based on a photo by Ross Halfin.
The "voting" is changed from previous years. Before, you had to be IN the Grand Rapids area to vote for your favorite piece of artwork, and you'd use the ArtPrize app.
Now, it's more like a scavenger hunt, where guests go around ArtPrize and find QR codes, scan the codes, and some are monetary and some are monetary prizes that you can give to artists directly (through the app, that is). This does give artists a chance to get something rather than nothing. The artist with the most prizes given wins...something. I'm not quite sure. You can see how it all works HERE.
ALSO, the drawing is up for auction, and 100% goes to the artist. Here is the link to the auction site, which bidding starts September 16 and ends October 4th. Because this drawing means a lot to me, I have a a larger minimum bid than I would normally ask for a commission project of this size. Once the auction begins, I'll post a direct link.
If you live in or around Grand Rapids, please visit during ArtPrize, September 16-October 3rd, or know people who do, please share this info with them! I can use all the help I can get!!
I might be at the B.O.B. one of the 3 weekends ArtPrize is taking place, but it's quite a distance, so I'm not sure. If I do, I'll post here.
Friday, September 3, 2021
It's been awhile since I've posted, so I thought I'd update with some of the events I'm participating in.
SUPERHEROES CON- Forward Conference Center, West Branch, Michigan, September 4-5, 10am-6pm.
Comic convention with comics, toys, cards, games cosplay, artists and more! $5 admission, $7 for both days and kids under 12 get in FREE. I'll be draw caricatures, cartoon and comic book sketches.
ArtPrize 2021- art on display at the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids, Michigan September 16-October 3.
OXEYECON- SVRC Marketplace, Saginaw, MichiganSaturday, September 26 10am-6pm FREE admission
https://facebook.com/events/s/oxeyecon-2021/368486384892103/ I'll be draw caricatures, cartoon and comic book sketches.