Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bat 17 New Addition Table Painting

Reposted for Andrew Delarosa for Bat 17 Table Painting Contest
As the new year arrives, the expansion of Bat 17 grows closer. As you know, Bat 17 is taking the large space adjacant to our existing space. The planned opening is sometime this spring, hopefully early spring. We are inviting all art minded individuals to submit a sketch for the purpose of painting one of our new table tops.
The table top size is a traditional door size...3' x 6'8". The winners will be able to permantely have their painting on display in Bat 17 as one of our table tops.
You can sign the top and show off your work for years to come. The work must be done prior to opening and sketches must be submitted by 2/1/2013. Table tops must be primed painted and sealed. Bat 17 will own the tables and the work must be completed at the artist expense (time, paint, sealer, etc).
Any questions call Jim or Jim at 847-733-7117.
800.999.DELI (3354)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Northside Cartooning and Drawing Group

"Art is Business"

The North side Cartooning and Drawing Group, is an artist MeetUp, that will begin meeting this Sunday at the Evanston Panera (1700 Sherman Avenue) meeting room Sunday December 23, 2012 from noon to 2pm. You can pre-register, or show up 1/2 hour before drawing begins. Max 10

Cost is $2 per meeting. 
Bring paper/pencils/pens and draw for 2 hours. 

For more  information contact: for more info  about the group    
Organizer: Daniel Weinberg

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Evolve the Gallery Loans Ali: The Greatest Collection to Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky

"Art is Business"
Contact: A.Michelle Blakeley
Evolve the Gallery,
Phone: (916) 572-5123

HISTORIC OAK PARK, SACRAMENTO, CA — A remarkable collection of 22 works by 19 artists from Evolve the Gallery’s Ali: The Greatest collection will be on loan to the Muhammad Ali Center (MAC) in Louisville, Kentucky. The highly anticipated exhibition will open with a private reception on Ali’s birthday, Thursday, January 17, 2013 and run through March 30, 2013.

Ali: The Greatest debuted at Evolve the Gallery in January of 2012 and was heavily attended and viewed. The selected works comprised in the collection were chosen for their aesthetic power in conveying the intense emotions conjured by the image of Muhammad Ali. The exhibit includes works in various mediums by prominent artists like David P. Flores, Frank Robinson, Charly Palmer, DL Warfield, Joe Iurato, James Gayles and features local artists: Gerry GOS” Simpson, Lisa Alonzo, and Kinzie Davis. Works by Jason Robichau, Joseph Adolphe and Taha Clayton were recently added to the collection.

This special loan is part of an on-going effort by Evolve the Gallery to showcase the many facets of Muhammad Ali’s life and his connection to people of all racial, political and economic backgrounds through visual art. Evolve the Gallery owner’s Brady and A.Michelle Blakeley have been working closely with MAC for the past year to bring this exciting opportunity to fruition. The exhibition at MAC is accompanied by a VIP reception and gallery talk.

“We feel particularly fortunate for this opportunity. We’ve spent the past year reaching out to various venues across the country with the intention of sharing not only the spirit and historic importance of Muhammad Ali’s accomplishments, but how prolific his life is. Opening at the Muhammad Ali Center on his birthday is just the beginning,” states A.Michelle Blakeley.

For a private viewing of available works from this collection before it leaves, please contact Evolve the Gallery at or call (916) 572-5123. A limited edition poster signed by world-renown urban artist, David P. Flores is available at the gallery and a commemorative catalog is also available here:

About Evolve the Gallery. Evolve the Gallery, is a private fine art gallery, redefines the role a gallery plays in broadening the art experience for patrons and the community. It only really takes a moment to understand how pivotally art is linked to culture, learning, community or conflict. As the art world continues to evolve, art increases its capacity to educate, open dialogue, be therapeutic and enhance environments. Art transcends political, ethnic, gender and religious boundaries and penetrate cultures in a non-intrusive or aggressive way, which gives it the power to break down boundaries and strengthen intercultural understanding. Our exhibitions are smart, creative, poignant and meant to give way to valuable dialogues, collaborations and cultural development that might not other wise take place. For more information, visit or call (916) 572-5123. For directions, visit
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For more information, please contact:
A.Michelle Blakeley
(916) 572-5123
Evolve the Gallery
2907 35th Street | Historic Oak Park, Sacramento, CA 95817

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Winter Break- Phantom Gallery untill March 1, 2013

"Art is Business"  - The Phantom Gallery Chicago Network will be taking a winter break, and reopening March 1, 2013- locations TBD. I sincerly thank each of you who have volunteered, supported the galleries, exhibited with the International Art Group Phantom, shared your new art production at our monthly salon meetings, traveled with us this summer (online or real time).
Sponsored events, and participated in Chicago Artists Month activities, thank you for your dedication in making 2012 a successful year.

I will have to close my mind, so that I can prepare the annual report which will be posted Jan 1-2013, and create new artwork in my studio, work on research and development grant opportunities, to secure funding for 2013 for the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network. I will continue to accept prospectives from curators and all membership CV's,

Alpha Bruton, Chief Curator.