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Friday, April 28, 2017

Sumi Tokyo Exhibit 2017


Tokyo Exhibition Flyer

I am delighted to share with you that I have been asked by master sumi painter Ransui Yakata of Tokyo Japan to participate in a sumi (ink) exhibition of calligraphy and sumi-e in Japan. The exhibit will be held from June 9 - June 14, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

I will be representing the North America Branch of ICCPS - International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society. This is a global society spreading the passion and news of sumi.

Here is an image of my work that will be on display. This painting will be mounted into an Asian hanging scroll for the exhibit. My work will be exhibited with sumi painters from Japan, China, Russia, France, and USA (me).

The Way by Casey Shannon
Sumi (ink) on single Xuan 
I will share more photos of the exhibit as they become available!
Casey Shannon

Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art. 
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sold! My Hills are in Bloom!

'My Hills are in Bloom'
Sumi-e
by Casey Shannon

"My Hills are in Bloom" is an original sumi-e by accomplished artist Casey Shannon. 
Medium: Sumi (ink) and Japanese watercolor.
Painted on Xuan paper circle and Mulberry paper outside.

Sold! To a collector in California just in time for the spring bloom.
The small square artist seal/chop translates: Casey Shannon Studio
The large square mood seal translates: My Hills are in Bloom.

The painting is 20 x 20 and framed in a Black/Gold wooden frame.

 
This lovely painting was inspired by the new spring bloom flowers dancing in the sun light.

Casey Shannon

Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sumi e North America Branch ICCPS 2017 - Video

This is the stunning new video of the members of the North America Branch of ICCPS - International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society! Enjoy!


Casey Shannon

Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society




国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Forever Home

Moon Shadows
Sumi-e by Casey Shannon

Image: 14 x 24
Scroll: 16 x 60

Medium: Sumi (ink) and Tea

This scroll was inspired by the beauty of nature and the beautiful mountains of Carmel Valley, CA. USA. The mountains are majestic and surround you with the gentleness of peace. 
 
My scroll was on display in AnShan City, China in the exhibition of ICCPS for 2016. This exhibition was beautiful with over 100 scrolls displayed from sumi artists from around the world. China, Japan, USA, Canada, Holland, Argentina, Australia, France, and Russia.

My scroll recently found it "forever home" in Santa Cruz, CA. USA
Here are a few pictures of it in its new home.









You can see more of my recent work: HERE

Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Year of the Rooster

Steve Grant of Illinois
ICCPS North America Branch Member

2017 Is The Year Of The Rooster

Chinese New Year falls in January or February, depending on the lunar calendar, 
and is a great time for fun and festivities worldwide.

 The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the lunar calendar. Each year
 is named after one of the 12 symbolic animals in sequence. 2017 is the year 
of the Rooster. In the Chinese culture, Rooster is a symbol of auspiciousness and 
good luck. Chinese people will celebrate the Lunar New Year on Saturday, 
January 28, 2017.


Darlene Kaplan of Virginia
ICCPS North America Branch Member



Rooster Years: 2017 2005 1993 1981 1969 1957 1945 1933 1921 1909 1897


Those born in Rooster years are firm, fashionable, quick minded, impatient, 
prefer make up, social and may be helped by some honorable person. 
They have broad friends and are good in speaking and convincing in debate, 
and have originality in color sensations. They speak as they think, without keeping 
any secret. They often challenge the authorities, and are stubborn, prefer 
luxurious styles, and prefer being praised and praising others at the same time. 
They are frank and active, brave and interesting, witty with many strategies, 
concentrated in mind, diligent, enthusiastic and generous. In love affairs,
 the association and care of lovers should not be neglected even busy in work.
 
Alejandro Anjio of Vermont
ICCPS North America Branch Member
 
Nona Spitzer of California
ICCPS North America Branch Member
 
Judith Sutton-Fagan of New York
ICCPS North America Branch Member
 
Alejandro Angio of Vermont
ICCPS North America Branch Member


Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lost Your Creative Motivation? Let's find it!

Have you lost your Creative Motivation? Let's find it!
Here is another great article that I discovered from Renee Phillips, the art coach.
Signs That You’ve Lost Your Creative Motivation

It’s only natural to periodically experience a loss of energy, knowing there is something more rewarding in store for you, but it’s outside your grasp. Here are some signs that you’ve lost your creative motivation.

    Do you feel envy toward artists who express their creative passion and wish you were more like them?

    Do you have recurring thoughts of doing something exciting outside your comfort zone but fear stops you?

    Do you feel lethargic and uninspired when you’re in your studio?

    Are you complaining often and having negative thoughts about your art career?

    Do you find yourself discouraged and resentful about the art world in general?

    Are you spending more time trying to please others instead of doing things to please yourself?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you’re not alone. Losing your creative motivation can be a painful situation. However, it is only temporary. You may soon find yourself on the threshold of a new powerful direction. It could be just the catalyst you need for growth and transformation.

How To Restore Creative Energy, Motivation and Passion. Try these 15 ideas to ignite your potential for joyful self-expression

    1. Create a Vision Board and post pictures of items that get your heart pumping and your imagination soaring.
    2. Make a list of every single thing you love, are grateful for, and inspired by.
    3. Visualize yourself on the cover of a leading art magazine. What wonderful achievements does the headline say you’ve accomplished?
    4. Take a workshop in a new medium, for pure enjoyment, without any expectations.
   5. Go to a museum or gallery that you have never visited.
    6. Create some artwork using only your non-dominant hand.
    7. Surround yourself with people who exude enthusiasm for life.
    8. Do something that takes you outside your comfort zone.
    9. Commune with nature while in a state of mindlessness.
    10. Start a journal.
    11. Give yourself permission to please yourself and have your needs met.
    12.  Read about powerful creative people, past and present. 
13.   Binge on positive Youtube videos and documentaries for a week.
 14.  Collect inspirational quotations and read them daily.
    15.  Give yourself time and space during this process without self-judgment, force, or the need to fix yourself.
I hope this blog article has helped you. I have used several of these suggestions with varying degrees of success. All have been helpful.
 Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art.


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Resources for Artists - Opportunities

Resources for Artist Opportunities

I came across this wonderful article by Renee Phillips, Artist Coach. It's an article about Resources Opportunities for Artists. I thought it may be of benefit to many of you so I am sharing it on my blog.
There are many opportunities for artists to be found on the vast Internet such as calls for artists, grants, workshops, residencies, art exhibitions and other events. Here are three of the most popular and respected resources where artists can find opportunities and other valuable information. ART TIMES Journal, Professional Artist magazine, and Art Opportunities Monthly have been in existence since the 1980’s. Each one provides a different array of services. 
Art Times Journal

ART TIMES Journal www.arttimesjournal.com, is a highly respected publication that was launched by Cornelia Seckel and Raymond Steiner, wife and husband, in 1984. Its motto is “The go to source for creatives and those who appreciate good writings”. This free online publication provides a quarterly commentary and resource for the fine and performing arts and includes: art editorials, art reviews, essays and critiques; short fiction and poetry; opportunities listings, essays on dance, theater, film, music and an extensive calendar of cultural events.
It also contains a listing directory of opportunities for artists. It’s free. You’ll find that page here. The ART TIMES facebook and twitter page keeps fans up to date with new events, essays, and videos. If you’d like to be on ART TIMES email list simply send them an email to info@arttimesjournal.com

 
Professional Artist Magazine
I had a very lovely article about me and my artwork written by Renee Phillips appear in this magazine last year. It opened many opportunities for me. Professional Artist Magazine is known as “The Magazine For Professional Artists”. It was formerly known as “Art Calendar”,  founded in the 1980’s. It is dedicated to providing business tools and information for independent visual artists from all backgrounds. Published in magazine format four times a year, each issue presents practical business advice on subjects such as art marketing, art law, portfolio development, exhibition presentation, communication skills and sales techniques, as well as articles to encourage and motivate artists to succeed. It also provides a comprehensive list of calls to artists available both in the printed magazine (by subscription) and online (free). You can subscribe to its free email newsletter “The Buzz” by going here


Art Opportunities Monthly
A rt Opportunities Monthly (AOM) http://www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com/, is a carefully screened and very comprehensive art opportunities list for traditional and contemporary artists. It has listings of opportunities for artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, printmaking, book art, computer art, collage, weaving, fiber, textiles, ceramics, papermaking, mixed media, photography, computer art, monoprint, pastel, performance art, drawing, enameling, wood carving, crafts, jewelry, installation art, new media, public art, gouache, watercolor painting and every other visual medium. It is used by artists working in any style and geographic location.

Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
  Casey Shannon Studio Art.


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