Friday, March 17, 2017

Our Next Big Shows!

     We're in an unusual spot here folks. Our next two shows (hopefully) for now, have us on a "waiting list."  The next show is tentively April 2  -  Festival Of The Arts. It's to take place at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, at the Noel Fine Arts Building.  Hours will be: Sun. 2, 10am to 4pm. If they have room for us, we'll be in. If not, well, sigh...we'll try again for next year.
     Then, the next show after that is April 21 - 23  -  No Brand Con.  Also tenative. Again, if they have room for us - we're in. (Fingers crossed!) We're hoping to get into this one also. It'll be a fun sy-fy and Anime convention - and we love doing those! It's to be held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Hours: To be announced.
     But, hey folks! The next show after that is locked down! (Woo-Hoo!) It's April 28 - 30  -  OdysseyCon 17.  And that's confirmed! It's another fun-packed Sy-Fy, Fantasy, Anime convention! It'll take place at the Radisson Hotel, 517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI.  Hours: Fri. 28, 3pm to 7pm. Sat. 29, 10am to 7pm. Sun. 30, 10am to 3pm.
     We'll do our best to keep you all up-dated as to how these up-coming shows pan out.
     And remember to check out the bottom of this sight for up-coming art-shows!

Hope to see you at our next big show!


Your Search For Fine Art Lies Just Beyond The Mist

"Through a painting we can see the whole world." 
                                 - Hans Hofmann -

Now give yourself, or someone
you love, not only the world -
but a whole universe of
breathtaking and magical worlds!

Welcome to the world
of spraypaint art.

Different from the traditional forms of art such as oil, water-color or acrylic painting, spraypainting brings to the table a novel and unique way of painting.  From its early and crude beginnings as common street-art graffiti, spraypainting is now expanding and is fully being explored as a true and innovative form of art.

 Painting dimensions are standard to fit most traditional-sized picture frames.  The painting sizes are (in inches) :
11x17, 11x14,  8 1/2x11 and 5x7

You can also find a line of 5x7 greeting cards here.  Each card is individually spraypainted (no prints here!) on the outside and blank on the inside for your own personal message. And, they make great little paintings that can be framed and placed anywhere in the home.

Are you, or is someone you know, a person who loves to read?  Continue to spark the imagination with unique laminate-covered book markers!  (10 1/2" x 2 1/2")

spindrift   \`spin-drift\  n.  [nautical]:  spray or mist blown from waves at sea.

    Steven M. Baughman  –  Spraypaint Artist

     While vacationing in Mexico we came across a local street artist demonstrating this unique art form.  Sitting on the ground on a large piece of tarp, he proceeded to spraypaint beautiful space-scenes of planets, stars and moons.  Then with some simple templates, he would create Aztec jungles with ancient Mayan pyramids rising above the trees with a full moon floating above them.
     Using no paint brushes, and nothing more than simple cans of spraypaint, a few small pieces of sponges and a pallet knife, he would produce beautiful works of art right there in front of the vacationers.  I quickly became intrigued with this distinctive style of painting and decided to begin exploring the techniques of this type of art for myself.  Studying different spraypaint artists, I slowly began to see, and became quite excited about, all of the different possibilities and types of scenes that could be produced by simple cans of spraypaint.
     What I find most intriguing about this style of
painting is the complete “serendipity” about the whole process.  I can paint 5 paintings of the “same” subject matter or scene and no two paintings will ever come out completely the same.  You just never know for sure how the spray is going to come out of the can and hit the surface.  Each painting is therefore unique and one-of-a-kind!
     In my own art background, I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Whitewater, Wisconsin.  I studied traditional oil and acrylic painting, drawing, art history and commercial art.  Through the years I have held many different positions in the commercial art arena all centered around layout and design ­- from newspaper and magazine ads to projects including newsletters, flyers, designing letterheads, business cards, logos, commercial films and fashion.
     After many years of traditional commercial art, I find it’s fun and exciting to be “getting my hands dirty” and painting once again.  With every day that passes by, I continue to experiment and learn more and more about this distinctive style of art.

Spraypaint:  It’s not just for lawn furniture and graffiti anymore.

Our 2017 Art Show Schedule:

April 2  -  Festival Of The Arts.  Tenative.  To take place at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Noel Fine Arts Building.  Hours:  Sun. 2, 10am to 4pm.

April 21 - 23  -  No Brand Con.  Tenative. To be held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Hours: To be announced.

April 28 - 30  -  OdysseyCon 17.  Confirmed. To take place at the Radisson Hotel, 517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI.  Hours: Fri. 28, 3pm to 7pm. Sat. 29, 10am to 7pm. Sun. 30, 10am to 3pm.

June 10 & 11  -  Monument Square Art Festival.  Tenative. To be held in Downtown Racine, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat. 10, 10am to 5pm. Sun. 11, 10am to 4pm.

June 17  -  ArtJune.  Tenative.  To be held at the Court House Square, in Downtown Baraboo, Wisconsin.  Hours:  9am to 4pm.

June 24 & 25  -  Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair.  Confirmed.  To be held in downtown Spring Green, Wisconsin.  Hours: Sat. 24, 9am to 5pm.  Sun. 25, 9am to 4pm.

July 8 - 9  -  38th Annual Art Fair Off The Square.  Confirmed.  To be held in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.  Hours: Sat. 8, 9am to 6pm. Sun. 9 10am to 5pm.

July 14 - 16  -  Kitsune Kon.  Confirmed. To take place at the Ki Convention Center, 333 Main Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Hours: To be announce.

July 30  -  57th Annual Art At The Park.  Tenative.  To be held at City Park in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin. Hours: Sun. 30, 9am to 4pm.

August 5 - 6  -  31st Annual Firefly Art Fair.  Tenative. To take place on the Kneeland-Walker House Grounds of the Wauwatosa Historical Society. 7406 Hillcrest Dr., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat., 5 & Sun., 6 from 10am to 4pm.

August 12 - 13  -  Green Lake's 45th Annual Fine Arts Show.  Tenative. To be held in Downtown Green Lake, Wisconsin, on Mill Street, Playground Park on Business Hwy 23. Hours: Sat., 12, from 10am to 5pm.  Sun., 13, from 10am to 4pm.

August 25 - 27  -  Geek.Kon 2017.  Tenative. To be held at the Madison Marriott West Hotel, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr.  Hours: Fri. 25, from 3pm to 8pm. Sat. 26 from 10am to 7pm. Sun. 27, from 10am to 4pm.

September 10  -  Mt. Mary Starving Artists' Show.  Tenative.  Takes place on the grounds of Mt. Mary Univer., 2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy. Hours: Sun. 10, 10am to 5pm.

September 30  -  Octoberfest.  Tenative. To take place in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin along College Ave.  Hours: Sat. 30, 9am to 6pm.

November 11 - 12  -  28th Annual Winter Art Fair Off The Square.  Tenative.  To be held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin.  Hours: Sat. 11, 9am to 5pm. Sun. 12, 10am to 4pm.

Thanks for all your interest and support!  If you can make any of the shows we’ll be in, be sure to stop in and say “Hi”.

   Your Search For Fine Art Lies Just Beyond The Mist

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