Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Our hours this week for pick up and payment:
Wednesday 16th: 12-3pm
Friday 18th: 12-3pm
Saturday 19th: 11-2pm
Monday 21st: 12-4pm
Tuesday 22nd: 12-2pm
Please swing by or have someone pick up your check/piece during these times.
Please email/ring me with any questions. Maranda 713.922.8584
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Another Huge thanks to the 240 Artists providing more than 700 pieces of art for the largest attended show in Austin. More than 800 peeps packed the gallery for 6+ hours Saturday night. The show runs until Dec.20th. There are 550+ 12x12s still for sale. The perfect Holiday gift :)!
A huge heartfelt thanks to Austin's World of Rentals, Platinum Vodka (a huge hit) and Sweetish Hill Bakery on 6th...and the dynamic Duo pulling it all together: Rockstar event Planner and all-together badass Mariska Nicholson and Caroline Keys, art assistant extraordinaire.
"Such a fierce diversity of styles and colors and permutations for a simple square to accommodate! One show and a helluva party."
--Austin Chronicle Dec.4th 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Artists may pick up their art at anytime though.
Payment may be picked up anytime after Decemeber 12th.
Artists will need to sign out that payment has been received.
No checks will be mailed.
Please check our website and this blog for detailed times and instructions.
Gallery Times this week:
We will add more times tomorrow.
You are invited to Become a Fan of Maranda Pleasant Gallery on Facebook and upload any/all photos taken at the show...including your artwork. Please post your name and medium with the photo. My vision is to build a tighter community where we can share, witness, collaborate and connect with other artists mixing all mediums.
Thank you for attending. We had more than 800+ in attendance. Also, Please feel free to post any comments on our gallery's page. What an amazing night. Thank You all. Maranda
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Please email me if you have not, so I can email you the invite to forward.
Please read all the instructions and website thoroughly before calling or emailing. We are so knee deep in art love prep right now...and with 225 artists now participating...our response time might be slow.
We need 5 people to volunteer the night of show to assist buyers or serve wine (how fun!)
We also need a few photogs to volunteer the night of the show. Video would be great as well!
On Saturday...the night of the show...from 4-6pm will be reserved exclusively for interested buyers and collectors. Artists are encouraged to arrive at 6pm. The show from 6pm-10.30pm...but buyers may purchase and take the art beginning at 6.10pm. So get here early if you want to see/photograph your piece.
How it works: Buyers take the piece off the wall, pay at check out and then have the option to place it back on the wall with a red dot until they are ready to leave. It is a really kinetic active show and it's always a blast.
Drop off is this week 12-3pm and 6-8 pm every day until Thursday at 8pm.
We have 700 peeps RSVP'd and have many sponsors. Thanks for being a part of my community and collective creativity. Welcome to the largest attended art show in Austin all year...come prepared to dance, drink and discuss your work.
In Gratitude, Maranda
Monday, November 16, 2009
MARANDA PLEASANT GALLERY: 12X12 HOLIDAY ART BOX SHOW Pick up your 12x12x2 panel to create your contribution to this posh and popular show, which features more than 450 pieces of original artwork for $100 each. See website for details. Deadline: Dec. 3. Exhibition: Sat., Dec. 5, 6-10pm. 2235 E. Sixth, 713/922-8584.bigmodernart.com
Thursday, November 12, 2009
A big Thank you to our two newest Sponsors:
Tribeza Magazine and our favorite media Maverick, Karen Landa.
Sweet Leaf Tea...thank you Danny for your generosity! 17 Cases!
Rebecca Powers of Impact Austin
Susan G. Komen Foundation
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central Texas
Ann Webb of AW Skin Care
Rochelle Rae of Rae Cosmetics
Cindi Rose of Rose Ribbon Foundation
Whitney Casey-ex.CNN anchor, national television host and Author
Kitty Murray of Foodies
Lisa Beneford- Lisa's Hope Chest
Lynda Coleman-Austin parks and Recreation and 'Teens Totally Cool,totally art Program".
...and a few of our wonderful local business donating to the event: Luna Bars, Central Market, Whole Foods, Platinum Spirits, Texas French bread Bakery, Sweetish Hill Bakery...the list is growing. If you would like to donate food or beverages :713.922.8584 Maranda
To the amazing 200 artists: painters, photographers, Figurative peeps, mosaic, glass, metal, mixed media, graphic designers, mixed media gurus, conceptual word yogis participating...
Please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can email you all the swank email invite you can forward to friends, family and collectors.
In that email, if possible...include your medium and the approximate number of pieces you plan on having in the show.
This year we have around 155+ Austinites...30+ from Houston, several from Paris (yay for Anthony, Florent and Philippe)...and amazing photogs from D.C.,Dallas, and New York. Artists from Mexico, Italy, Canada are also posting their pieces in.
I feel really grateful to be surrounded by so much talent, creativity and mindful collaboration. Please read the instructions for artists on our web page before dropping off.
Monday, November 9, 2009
To address a few questions:
*yes of course it's free to attend!
*Only 600+ peeps: 200 artists, 400 pieces, $100 each along with...designers, collectors and philanthropists all thrown together loving and buying art! The more the better. We'll have great food, wine and music (outside).
*Everyone receives a strip of dots when they enter. It is a fun, active highly kinetic show. Buyers take their piece off the wall to the checkout...then place it back with a red sold dot next to it. It gets active as people try to by their favorite pieces as quickly s possible.
*Buyers can take the piece when it is purchased...so artists* get there at 6pm if you want to make sure you see your piece before it sells.
*I highly recommend painting the sides of your piece. Put a little love and time into the quality of what you are presenting.
**Dark Brown is always what I recommend for the sides (if it works with your color scheme).
If you're doing a black/white...I recommend Dark Gray. I don't really recommend black sides, but if it works for your piece...great.
**If your panel needs a little something extra...try adding a gloss finish.
**If you have more than 3 pieces together, I cannot guarantee individual hanging situations. Call me if you're a special case :).
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
A big Thanks to Luna Bars...our newest sponsor of this years show!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This is one of the Most attended Art Shows In Texas.
Our annual 12x12 Holiday $100 Art Box Show Saturday December 5th.2009 merges our large Artistic community with philanthropic support and nurtures arts education and presentation.
More than 160 Local, National and International Established and Emerging Artists, Painters, Photographers, Designers, Graphic Artists, Ceramic/Glass/Metal artists and Students come together for One Show exhibiting more than 450 pieces of original art work (12x12) for $100 each.
Last year our walls were packed with designers, collectors, artists, and performing artists and well as musical performances outside. We will have events for the kids outside again this year to help integrate the presence of children in galleries. We believe the correlation of good experiences with art/exhibitions should begin at an early age.
Last year we had more than 500 people attend, making it one of the largest art attendances in Austin for the last 2 years.
The Theme this year is Transformation. Wine, food, and beverages will be served.
This year, Explore Austin, is our local children's charity. It combines the benefits of mentoring and outdoor experiences in a six-year program for 6th through 12th graders. Focusing on team building and leadership training, the program’s mission is to create opportunities for inner-city boys to develop the skills, tools, and habits they need in order to become effective leaders. It strives to increase self-confidence, build character, and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and those around them. In addition to this year's 75 participants and 15 mentors, Explore Austin plans on adding growing to over 90 boys and 18 mentors, as well as beginning a girl's program in 2011.
" if one does not cultivate something that is really deeply theirs in life...what is the point. What separates them from the masses."
----leave it to the french.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
WHO: More than 150 Local, National and International Established and Emerging Artists, Painters, Photographers, Designers, Graphic Artists, Ceramic/Glass/Metal artists and Students come together for One Show. You are invited. This is our only open call show of the year. There is no age requirement. We also have 15+ International artists submitting this year.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
For the past 4 months I have pondered, meditated on and questioned the balance of presentation and substance. Always creating, birthing, painting, shooting...I get lost in the process and routine things fall behind. I found myself comparing myself with lovely useless objects...until I received this facebook photo comment today. I made peace with those dirty fingernails.
"Maranda, what I really love is seeing you in all your fashion gear, model beauty, and your fingernails short with evidence of dirt or paint. You always have your hands into creating. not just standing around looking pretty, or even being wild as some think. You are constantly planting dynamic seeds."--Bonnie Lambourne. Art Teacher and Critic. Houston, Texas.
I found peace today.
Updates on the new book and art collection this week. Promise.
...and the Art Box show is Dec 5th at my Gallery. All are invited to participate.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
"Let's call it “pure painting” in so far as she is not limited by subject matter or any pre-conceived expectations for the outcome of the work—
Friday, August 28, 2009
© Anthony Maragou 2009. Paris