Sunday, November 29, 2009

Notes to 12x12 Artists

A few quick things for the artists involved:

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

A Big Thank You to the Austin Chronicle!!!

Thank you to the Austin Chronicle for the concise, awesome calendar write up these past few weeks under Creative Opportunities...

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/

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Modern Luxery Houston.

Thank You to Modern Luxury Houston Magazine for showcasing my Show at Laura U Gallery.
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A Big Thanks to our newest SPONSORS. Sweet Leaf Tea + Tribeza Magazine

A big Thank you to our two newest Sponsors:

Tribeza Magazine and our favorite media Maverick, Karen Landa.
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Sweet Leaf Tea...thank you Danny for your generosity! 17 Cases!

A Few of our Featured Austinites Transforming Lives and Communities.12x12 Show

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

Sanieh Yoga

Gioconda Yoga

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

200 Artists. Instructions.

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:

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

Your Questions about the 12x12 show.

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 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


How the Silence Sits


I've lived my own fiction.

Shot at the Pompidou.Paris.2009. Collaborative Elle exhibit.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Panel pick up Hours

**Please click on our flyer to enlarge**
A big Thanks to Luna Bars...our newest sponsor of this years show!

Panel Pick up Hours:

Saturday and Sunday November 7&8th

Please call first. We are installing, but around.

Monday 1-3.15pm and 4-6pm
Tuesday 12-3pm and 7.30pm-10.30pm (evening)
Wednesday 1-4.25pm
Thursday 12-3
Friday 12-3.25pm and 4.45-6pm (evening)

Please call if you need additional hours.