Tag: art journals

Spotlight on Suzanne McNeill’s Travel Journals

A world traveler (and creator of numerous beautiful sketchbooks from her travels), Suzanne McNeill has just returned from a trip to Cuba for new artistic inspiration. She says “It was a wonderful trip … The bright colored antique cars, home stays, Havana and the Vinales Valley were all spectacular.”

CLOTH-PAPER-SCISSORS magazine did a 6-page article (pages 72-77) on her India Sketchbook in their July issue, She feel very honored and thrilled to have one of her sketchbooks recognized.  India was one of her favorite places to visit… brilliant colors everywhere.  Intriguing markets.  Amazing old palaces with decorative painting on the walls and doors.

UPPERCASE July magazine also showed pages from her Vietnam Sketchbook on page 78.




About Suzanne:

Local artist Suzanne McNeill’s award-winning art and paintings are known for happy colors, imaginative details, and creative inspiration. Working with her hands and developing innovative concepts for the arts is her passion. Through her popular workshops she enjoys sharing with students, friends and artists. Being a guest on ‘The Carol Duvall TV Show’ for 6 years was enlightening and Suzanne now offers over 100 free youtube demos. She especially enjoys working in different media and finds that moving from one to another keeps her art creative, fresh and alive.

Suzanne has a degree in Art and Biology from SMU. She has authored over 30 books and published over 300 books under Design Originals (now an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing). She was voted ‘Designer of the Year’ and received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Craft & Hobby association.

— from her website http://sparksstudioart.com/

Sparks Studio of Creativity is located in Arlington on Main Street.


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WoCA’s 4th Annual Juried Artists’ Book Exhibition deadline Oct. 19

November 4-29, 2016
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, October 21thst, 2016
Artist Reception: Friday, November 4th, 2015 6-8:30 p.m.
Exhibition: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
In November 2016, WoCA Projects is partnering with the Fort Worth Community Arts Center to present its 4th Annual Juried Artists’ Books Exhibition exploring the diversity within the artist book medium, including both traditional book-binded forms as well as (but not limited to) those works that use books as a reference or metaphor to create other conceptual forms. One artist will receive a $500 Purchase Award and their selected work added to the University of North Texas Willis Library’s Rare Books Collection. Jurors: Morgan Gieringer, Head of Special Collections, University of North Texas Willis Library, (Denton, TX), Anne Keefe, PhD, Publications Coordinator, Meadows Museum (Dallas, TX), and author of upcoming book on artists’ books, Lauren Cross, Director/Curator, WoCA Projects (Fort Worth, TX).
Artists must make their submissions through the WoCA Projects website under the “Call for Art” tab. Login to Entrything.com or create an account and then apply to the “4th Annual Juried Artists’  Book Exhibition ” exhibition through the entrythingy.com platform.

$25 for up to 3 entries. $5 for each additional image. A maximum of 5 images total.
Submission will not be juried until entry fee is received.

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June Classes at Big Mouth Scrappers


Give us a call to sign up for a class or go online and sign up through paypal. See link below.



Tim Technique Tags #3 – Class #1
Jacqui Blackowiak
Friday, June 10th
6:30pm – 10:00pm


Dylusions Couture Tag Class
Jacqui Blackowiak
Saturday, June 11th
2:00pm – 6:00pm








Voyage Beneath the Sea Window Box
Emily Bookout
Saturday, June 18th
9:00am – 10:00am









Journaling in June!
Sherri Timmons
Saturday, June 25th & 26th
11:00am – 3:00pm

We will have give-a-ways, a light lunch is provided both days and we are having a BBQ, swimming and tons of fun!



Bigmouth Scrappers | (469) 728-7237 | bmscrappers2011@hotmail.com | http://www.bigmouthscrapperstx.com/classes.html

Big Mouth Scrappers, 9688 Helms Trail, Forney, TX 75126

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WoCA’s 2nd Annual Artists’ Book Exhibition entries due Nov. 19


WoCA Projects presents its

2nd Annual Artists’ Book Exhibition

December 8-January 31, 2015

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
at 11:59 p.m. Apply at  http://www.wocaprojects.com

Click here for full “2nd Annual Artists’ Book” prospectus.

Notification of Acceptance: Friday, November 21, 2014

Artist Reception: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 6-8:30 p.m.

In December 2014, WoCA Projects will present its 2nd Annual Juried Artists’ Books Exhibition exploring the diversity within the artist book medium, including both traditional book-binded forms as well as (but not limited to) those works that use books as a reference or metaphor to create other conceptual forms. Examples might explore the interchangeable use of of mixed-media, painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, sculpture, ceramics, sound, film/video, and installations in the creation or referencing of the book form. Note: the inclusion of text is not required.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., and the Exhibition will run from December 8-January 31, 2014. Artist Reception is Thursday, December 11th from 6-8:30 p.m.



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The Bibliophile Art Exhibit: call for art journals, handmade books, altered books and book-related art – deadline April 27

 PeckArtJournalCall for artists:

The Bibliophile Art Exhibit: Books, Libraries & Literature will be on display April 27 – June 29, 2013 at the West Irving Library. It’s FREE to enter and open to any adult in the North Texas area. Participants may enter up to four works.

The exhibit is unique in concept and will take advantage of the extensive glass cabinets for display at the Library.

This exhibit celebrates the love of the art of books, the printed word, and everything associated:cover art, illustrations of favorite literature, the illustrated word, and the genre of library art. The book itself can be the art, as in altered books, handmade books or art journals.


Two types of work are accepted: two dimensional and three-dimensional work. The latter will be displayed in locked glass cabinets. For more information, see the prospectus: Bibliophile Art Exhibit prospectus flyer

Preregistration guarantees you a spot since space is limited. Preregistration deadline is April 24, 2013. Email Sharon Giles at sgiles@irvingart.org the number of pieces and categories of artwork, plus your contact information. Or use the online form.

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