Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Going On's with Outsider Art In A Box.....

Hail Sister & Fellow Artists;
Haven't had a chance to post as Outsider Art In A Box is taking alot of my focus which is a very postive thing as its getting a life of its own..

A Reminder That Outsider Art In A Box Vending Machine will be installed at worldurbanfestival.com June 21-25 check it out.. My Thanx to the artists that have stepped forward to put art in at this venue.. I actually have even been making some small works in between repurposing a vending machine.

Outsider Art In A Box Vending Machines is in the news above pic you see Dan from the Vancouver Courier,he came over yesterday to take some pics of art and vending machine.. The Article will be in Vancouver Courier Wednesday or Friday.Like most people i detest having my pic taken..

CBC Radio also interviewed me and i will let you know when that will be aired.

Another Outsider Art In A Box Vending Machine will be installed at The Petri Dish in early July 2006...Jackie is also hosting workshops (see below) for Artwork for Outsider Art In A Box Vending Machines U Rock Jackie!!!

Friends + Artists,
There is a project happening in Vancouver called Outsider Art in a Box, which is designed to sell small works of art in vending machines. The first vending machine has been put up at Ruby Dog's Art House on Main St. If you put $4 in the vending machine you get back a piece of art! What a great idea. This is a fantastic way to spread art around Vancouver, a great way to advertise your art and a great way to get people that may not know much about the art in Vancouver to get to know it. There are a couple vending machines being prepared to go up as we speak. This includes one in The Petri Dish!!! and one at the World Urban Fair.

The Petri Dish is offering workshops to people that would like to participate in this crazy and fantastic idea. The workshops will provide you with art supplies to create work for the vending machines. You can make as many pieces as you would like in 3 hours.

All materials are provided . This includes art supplies, registration forms, an info package about Outsider Art in a Box and the boxes to put your work in for the vending machines. The workshop also provides fun and encouragement from the other people there! Artists of all ages are welcome. This is a great opportunity to involve your child in an amazingly cool art project.

The money that is made on the vending machines is divided like so: $2 - artist$1 - venue$1 - Outsider Art in a box (for vending machine upkeep and to keep the project going)To submit art to the vending machines there is a one time only submission fee. Outsider Art is asking for $15 - $25 (sliding scale) to help get the project going. However , if you come to one of the workshops held at The Petri Dish you will pay $15 for the workshop and that will include your one time submission fee. That is a great deal!

The workshops will be held on the following days at The Petri Dish 2406 Main St:
Sunday June 11th from 6-9pm
Tuesday June 13th from 6-9pm
Thursday June 15th from 6-9pm
Tuesday June 20th from 6-9pm

You must call in advance to book your spot. Call 604-876-3060. There is a limited number of people per workshop. For more information visit http://www.alteredanything.com/outsider_art.htm I hope to hear from everyone soon! Have a great day!

Jackie Dives--
The Petri Dish2406 Main StreetVancouver, BCV5T 3E2www.thepetridish.ca604-876-3060

I was one of the sponsors for a performance event last night called four writers and a singer..it was a kewl venue and the turnout was great,I am very Happy for my Friend Baron who organized and particpated in this event.

The neato buttons above are from Jackie owner/operator/artist of The Petri Dish

Well its been a slice.. lots to do today...

May The Creative Force Be With You!!!

1 comment:

krystin said...

Wow Rhonda- it really is taking off! Nice to see a labour of love being fruitful and getting the attention that it deserves. I have six zines ready to go. They are full colour, eight pages (dbl side). The cost broke down to approx $3/zine.... I'm gonna have to do some tinkering and see if I can come up with a B & W version.

We'll get together soon so I can get the zines to you.

Creative Wishes!