GalleryNorth outdoor Art Show & Music Festival!
This year will be a year of trying new things for me. The outdoor art show is one of them.
I have no experience doing outdoor exhibitions. Mostly, indoor spaces such as exhibition halls, galleries, libraries, and cafes were the places I exhibited. But last year a friend of mine invited me to the Christmas Outdoor Market, where I saw artists selling their paintings outdoors. At that time, I think I had already come to the idea of showing and selling my paintings outdoors with them.
Rather than an indoor exhibition entrusted to curators or gallery officials, I believe that experiencing an outdoor art show where I sit down to see and communicate with customers' reactions will give me the inspiration, direction, and energy I need to draw in the future.
I think it's well worth it to show my work directly in any form or manner. Even if I don't sell anything, I never know what will happen if I get the chance to meet someone in person and explain their vision and inspiration. I remember there was at least one episode for every 40+ exhibitions. It immediately led to the next exhibition or good opportunity.
Also, I was able to meet good people even if it didn't lead to a good opportunity to remember. An outdoor art show will be essentially the best way for me to know public awareness and future development include understanding about a real art market.
When I was young, my mother opened a boutique shop in the neighborhood. So she fixed clothes and designed new clothes for fitting her customers and made and sold them. The stop was always full of customers, and my mother's business was quite successful. I learned the real life scene by the side of such a mother. In other words, I learned firsthand how intense and difficult the behind-the-scenes look of fancy fashion design is.
we know The fact that there is always a reality in which you have to survive and run fiercely for the splendor behind things that look flashy. It is like a swan struggling with all its strength under the water to float gracefully over the lake. When my mother sketched out new outfits and swatches them on white paper, she looked so cool. But she had to buy fabric to make the clothes. The fabric is in the form of a rolled up roll, but it is not light weight for a woman to lift easily. In addition, she had to work tirelessly and busily with a sewing machine and an over-baroque machine. It was great when her customers were happy with her clothes, but my mother also had to deal with the customer's harsh reviews later on.
My mother was a competent dressmaker. However, she also struggled a lot in front of complaints from customers. Also, there were a lot of dressing rooms around her shop. She had to compete with such a shop. This was the reality.
It has been an important life lesson for me to see this gap between reality and the ideal up close in real life. Even while painting as an artist, I always keep this gap in mind.
I know how hard it is to make a living by drawing. However, if I do not face this reality and try something difficult, painting will become a hobby.
Professional artists are in the business of producing art to make an income.Amateurs may sell work and derive income from their art, but that is not the primary motivation. For them art may be a passion, a hobby or a recreational pastime, but it does not matter if their work doesn't sell. They are not in business. (by Law Insider)
Therefore, if your drawing is no longer a hobby or an amateur level, drawing should become a profession. In other words, you have to constantly develop yourself with clear relevance and expertise to your life and livelihood, and work by constantly asking yourself questions.
The first definition, that of a hobbyist, is “a person engaged in activities, in their spare time, that bring them pleasure.” The professional has a slightly more complex definition, which includes: Being Paid – A person being paid for a skilled activity.
One of the interesting things about the hobbyist definition is that it speaks about something that is done for pleasure and enjoyment; however, the definition of a professional has no mention of whether the activities are enjoyable or not. It is assumed that someone won’t like their professional activities or that their interest in the activities is unimportant. In our world, user groups gather people who enjoy what they’re doing enough, or are committed enough, to invest their after-hours time in learning more about the profession. (What’s the Difference Between a Hobbyist and a Professional? by Robert Bogue)
In other words, simple self-development or enjoyment of a certain behavior is not the motive, but because these behaviors are related to income and livelihood and help maintain one's life, there is a reason that the behavior must be performed with a more active motive. In other words, even if the behavior no longer gives you pleasure, even if the motive for the behavior is lost, the behavior is clearly a means of sustaining life and livelihood.
Once you have these fiercely realistic motives, you will no longer be indolent about the behavior that motivates you. In any case, you will develop yourself, hone your skills, watch and analyze the market, constantly jump into the market, catch trends and try to upgrade yourself. This is where professionalism comes in. The same goes for pictures. No one would want their drawings to mean only to them and that drawing means nothing but a way to pass time.
In this sense, artists constantly create exhibition opportunities, participate in open calls, and participate in art shows to present their work. In order to seize even the smallest and smallest opportunity, we are doing things that no one else does with a strong motive.
In order for these artists to be active, galleries and related organizations are helping artists make a living through various exhibition opportunities, art shows, and art fairs. In this sense,
The purpose of the exhibition may be to sell the art works or it may be mainly educational. A juried show has an individual or panel doing as judge of submitted artworks and selecting which are to be shown. In a dictionary sense, an art show is distinguished from such an exhibition. As nouns the difference between exhibition and show is that exhibition is an instance of exhibiting, or something exhibited while show is a play, dance, or other entertainment.
I am personally grateful to be able to participate in an art show at a local gallery. These experiences will be summarized and shared on the blog.
First, the gallery requested three sample images from among the works to be presented at the art show.
I will be submitting the 3 works below.
Below is the budget for participating in these local art shows. In my case, I chose the table.
Below are the motivations and opportunities for art shows offered by the gallery. :Based on feedback from exhibitors, we are featuring a number of changes this year, signaling our interest in building upon the long tradition of the Outdoor Art Show and Music Festival.
The process of preparing the art show, participation, and reviews will be continuously updated on the blog.
Congratulations on your acceptance for Little Black Book Exhibition at Mills Pond Gallery
Mills Pond Gallery is one of my favorite galleries as a member. I like the passion for the art , the attitude, the sincerity, and the open mind in the gallery. I took part in the open call held here and received a message that" Life is" was chosen among my works.
When I receive a message that a work has been selected, I have to organize and send related messages, and I have to frame the work and prepare for a group exhibition.
The selected work this time is a watercolor work of size 11 x 14. The title is Life is.
Below is a statement about this figure I wrote down earlier. The biggest advantage that I feel while blogging is that I can write a statement about the picture while completing the picture. The recorded data will be reused for various purposes in the future.
Once upon a time, while looking at the yard, I noticed a yellow butterfly sitting on a particularly yellow color flower. So are birds. A red bird hovers around a red flower and a yellow bird flies around a yellow flower. Perhaps this is an instinct for survival. In order not to be easily noticed by other predators, they must fly in areas similar to their own color.
This open call is supposed to open the process of sketching along with storytelling. The photo above was sent as part of my sketch work. When an inspiration comes to mind, in order not to miss the inspiration, I skip the basic work with a pencil and immediately pick up a brush and draw. There are no pencil marks because this drawing was also drawn in that way.
What is the RiskWeather program?
The following article is a summary of the research data to design the 10 weather icons for the Risk Weather program.
Q 1 : What is the Risk Weather Program?
No one knows exactly when the stock market will crash, for how long, when it will bounce back and how long it will hold up. For this reason, investment advice from Peter Lynch, a well-known fund manager who has run mutual funds at Fidelity with long-term high returns, makes sense. "If you prepare for or predict a stock market crash, you lose far more money than you lose in the stock market crash itself." This story may be advice that exacerbates the anxiety and fear of investors who are anxious about not being able to predict the future. But in reality, it is also very wise advice.
As such, the stock market is subjectively influenced by various circumstances, including economic and political variables, so it is very difficult to predict the stock market, and other experts argue that it is completely unnecessary. However, theoretically, as a method of predicting such an uncertain stock market, it can be summarized in two ways: fundamental analysis method and a technical analysis method. The fundamental analysis method is to look at the past and present situation of a company and analyze the current stock value and future stock price. Technical analysis method refers to a method of predicting the future stock price by looking at the historical stock price and trading volume
Among these analysis methods, the risk weather program was created to predict the risk of the stock market based on a mathematical model.
From 2007 to 2008, as the financial crisis that started with individual financial institutions spread rapidly throughout the global financial market, and as world famous financial institutions went bankrupt in a chain of bankruptcies, countries around the world were struggling to stabilize their financial systems and manage systemic risks. I realized how important it is.
However, although the need to manage these risks is increasing, the people who deal with this data are experts in a very limited field, and there are very few cases in which it is presented visually in an easy-to-understand manner to the general public. Therefore, based on scientific and mathematical theories, the purpose of the Risk Weather program is to visualize and show the level of risk occurring in the stock market so that the general public can easily understand it.
The Risk Weather program, developed to allow the public to easily understand and easily view complex and professional stock market crisis data.
Girin instruments.Inc is a fin-tech company that provides solutions based on powerful mathematical probability models. The models abstract a mathematical structure from chaotic financial data.
The financial solutions on the models efficiently analyze risk in the highly volatile financial market and help customers’ decision-making in portfolio management.
The Riskweather program is one of five solutions developed by the Girin instruments.Inc.
Q2. Who are RiskWeather's main users?
The stock market is unpredictable and subject to fluctuations, so the general public has no choice but to rely on expert opinions or analysis. However, these data are not easy to understand, so it is difficult to personally judge and analyze them. Therefore, the Risk Weather program shows the crisis in the form of a weather forecast icon for easy understanding by the general public. It is subdivided into 10 categories and shown based on a mathematical model.
When we were assigned to design this icon, the focus was on an icon that was friendly to the general public. Realistic and minimalistic icons may take data analysis seriously or misunderstand it as a tool for direct investment. Therefore, it is designed in an animation format as a friendly reference as much as possible.
Q3. How do you view risk weather?
If you see a year icon like the one below on a stock investment you are interested in, it's a good sign.
However, if you see the icon of a volcanic eruption on the left, you need to analyze the cause more carefully.
Below is the index and risk level suggested by each of the 10 icons.
Q4. Where can I see Risk Weather?
The Risk Weather program was developed with the simplest interface and structure so that it can be easily incorporated into portal sites or mobile sites.
The stock markets offered to date are: Bitcoin, Binance Coin, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Digital Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, S&P 500 Index, Russell 2000 Index, Nasdaq Composite, Hang Send index, Nikkei 225, FTSE 100 Index, CAC 40 Index, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google(Alphabet), JPMorgan Chase&Co, Tesla.
And the 7-day forecast data is visualized and shown as shown below.
The RiskWeather program is currently available as a free trial on the Girin Instruments website (https://www.girininst.com) main screen.
What happens when breeze blows?
There are many advantages to painting while interacting with other artists rather than painting alone. It broadens the field of vision I have been trapped in, and also gives me new ideas. For example, I took the pictures below to a meeting of watercolor painters and asked their opinions.
Especially, an artist gave me good advice when I showed the painting titled Two Candles below. "Anna, how about a title for the picture like this?"
"What happens when breeze blows? This title is more attractive than two candles. Buyers sometimes choose a picture based on the title."
She is right. In the past, I have had the experience of exhibiting and selling the pictures below under different titles. Before that, the title was Night Scenery, and one day a singer told me that when he saw this painting in an exhibition, the title "The Queen of the Night" came to his mind. After hearing that story, I changed the title of the painting to Queen of the Night.
And when I changed the name and exhibited, the painting was sold. It was an experience that surprised me and the gallery owner alike.
Names are so important. Depending on how it is called, the image and feeling that comes to mind will change. That's why business man or company are obsessed with naming.
It is from the late 17th century to the early 18th century that I started giving titles to paintings. This is because, as the art market was formed, a name was needed to refer to a painting in order to display it or put it in a catalog to promote it.
Titles that were created with this intention gradually changed in the direction of being made intentionally by the artist, interesting to picture lovers, or paradoxically named as untitled titles.
Personally, I like to name my paintings. When I came to America and held my first exhibition, the gallery owner's wife was very fond of painting and had a good memory. She remembered the titles of my paintings one by one and called them out like a child's name. Still, her actions like this remain a moving memory.
As the artist who gave me good advice said, I'm going to put these two pictures in one frame and change the title.
And I plan to participate in a group exhibition with the new title and see the reaction.
The status of the sunflower project and the start of a new picture
It's a very nice Thursday. On the way to Port Jefferson Harbor, the cumulus clouds floating in the sky are close enough to hold in my hand. Clouds rising like a mountain range in the Alps over the ships moored on the far side of the pier make the scenery of the port even more beautiful today.
Last week I couldn't attend the meeting to prepare for my daughter's birthday party. At the meeting I attended two weeks later, the sunflower project to support the Ukrainians was nearing completion.
The artists painted each sunflower in their own style and color.
Sunflowers will be filled one by one like this. Peace be with innocent Ukrainians like sunflowers blooming on white paper.
With this sunflower project, you'll discover visually and vividly what it's like to bring your hearts together.
Today, I started painting the white dove and sunflower that came to my mind. I will also post the completion process of this picture slowly.
Myungja Anna Koh
Risk Weather by Girin Instruments