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I have 30 acrylic paintings to carry to a local show on 9/18. I've never had to transport that many paintings. The smallest is 11x14 and largest 16x20. There's an art festival 9/12 too, so I'd like a reusable (inexpensive) solution. Any advice?
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Member Spotlight: Nella Heidweiller

Check out the digital art, Zentangles and colored pencil drawings by Nella Heidweiller! Read a Q+A with Nella here.

 

Every 2 weeks we feature one of our members in the "Member Spotlight", featuring an interview with the artist and a selection of their art. You can read our current interview by clicking above or browse past interviews by clicking here.

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The theme for August is "fantasy"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-august-2015

See what others created, too!

Every two weeks a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!

NEW Sunflower Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-sunflower-challenge-08-17-2015

Check out all of the style challenges here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/categories/style-challenge/listForCategory

Create and swap art with your fellow Art Colonists in the Swap Art Group! The following swaps are currently open for sign-up:

One Color a Month Swap (White): Create 4 ATCs (2 for 2 partners) out of tints, tones and shades of white, and receive 4 in return! Sign up by August 21 by adding your name and address to this thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/one-colour-color-a-month-for-2015-atc-august-white

Wet Felting Swap: Make 3 wet felted pieces and receive 3 in return! This swap is suitable for beginners, with links to tutorials. Sign up by adding your name to this thread and sending your wet felted pieces to Susanne by mid-September: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-summer-project-adventures-in-wet-felting

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Georgette's Memorial

Started by Bette-Jane Schnabel in General Art Room. Last reply by Cathey E. DeRosa 4 hours ago. 109 Replies

Hi Dear Friends!I have asked Thaneeya and Pat to help us have a place on TAC, where we can post our personal news, Most importantly health concerns and health updates! Unfortunately, we have many friends who have been critically ill or having…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Lily Challenge ~ 07-20-2015

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Cathey E. DeRosa 4 hours ago. 10 Replies

 Photo, some of my lilies. Lilium (members of which are…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~Strawberry Challenge~ 08/03/15

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Cathey E. DeRosa 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of…READ MORE

Member Spotlight: Nella Heidweiller *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Artist Interviews. Last reply by nella heidweiller yesterday. 21 Replies

Welcome to our Member Spotlight! We are delighted to present Nella Heidweiller from Delft, Netherlands.Nella creates digital art,…READ MORE

Threesome....

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by Cynthia Marek on Tuesday. 3 Replies

No, not a naughty post but a work in progress of three horses.  I took this shot back in the spring and since it's a 16 x 20 (my largest CP piece), it's taken me all summer to get it done which hopefully will be in the next week or so.From start to…READ MORE

Tags: in, Progress, Works, Pencil, Colored

A start on the background of the Kingfisher

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Cynthia Marek on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Hi all...I spent a couple of hours laying down the background of the Azure Kingfisher painting..Not finished yet... a few things to tweak..I took a late night photo of it.. it didn't come out real well.. the lighting mucked it up a bit. I will try…READ MORE

Not good at Portrait.. One of my attempts.

Started by Vourge in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Crystal Parker on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Hi guys!This is one of my attempts to do…READ MORE

Constructive criticism please, hoping to submit to show but needs work... please give some helpful advice.

Started by Crystal Parker in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here on Tuesday. 0 Replies

The show is open for submissions until September 14th, so I still have time to make changes.  I'm also working on a second piece since we are allowed two submissions.  I'm looking for advice on what I should change to improve the painting. It's…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - August 2015

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Anne Withers on Monday. 43 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for August. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Fantasy The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel free to…READ MORE

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