Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June's Nibblefest Theme: 'SURREALISM'







Art by Nibblefest artist,  Tammy Gulat



"Surrealism had a great effect on me 
because then I realised 
that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. 
Surrealism to me is reality."
~John Lennon




Art by Nibblefest artist, Vicky Knowles, of Wibbley World



The start of our next round of  


The Nibblefest Art Contest




  begins in a few days!



  (on the 20th) 




The theme for JUNE 2015 is....:


                                                    ~'SURREALISM'~





Art by Nibblefest artist, Audrey Breed



Surrealism [suh-ree-uh-liz-uh m]:

noun:

"A style of art and literature developed principally in the 20th century, stressing the subconscious or nonrational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpected juxtapositions, etc." 



Art by Nibblefest artist, Leola Goldsmith Walker





"Surrealism is destructive, 
but it destroys only what it considers 
to be shackles limiting our vision."
 ~Salvadore Dali



Art by Nibblefest artist, Nina Kuriloff




"For me, surrealism is in my blood; 
it's not an effort."
~Alejandro Jodorowsky



Art by Nibblefest artist, Tammy Gulat





"Hyper-realism can create an atmosphere of surrealism 
because nobody sees the world in such detail."
~Salman Rushdie



Art by Nibblefest artist, Jenny Luan Frye    





"Surrealism was a perception of reality 
over which reason was denied the opportunity 
to exercise confining restrictions...."
~JOHN HERBERT MATTHEWS


Art by Nibblefest artist, Diane Ursin





Art by Nibblefest artist, Audrey Breed




"Surrealism is merely the reflection of the death process. 
It is one of the manifestations of a life becoming extinct, 
a virus which quickens the inevitable end..."
~Henry Miller


Art by Nibblefest artist, Vicky Knowles, of Wibbley World



Art by Nibblefest artist, Lydia Puente Harris

 

 

So wont you join us for this month's



Nibblefest Art Contest...?


Art by Nibblefest artist, Leola Goldsmith Walker
 
When, starting on JUNE 20th, artists near and far will gather via Ebay to present their own unique and one-of-a-kind interpretations of the theme....: 

"SURREALISM"



Art by Nibblefest artist, Patience, of Art of Patience


Art by Nibblefest artist, Jenny Luan Frye




Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC), the fun and friendly, monthly-themed art competition that begins on the 20th of each month, and is open to all.  

Hosted via Ebay, all Nibblefest art entries start at just .99 cents 
-- fun for artists AND collectors....! 


 

Art by Nibblefest artist, Penny Stewart


 

To view upcoming monthly themes, see this post.
For complete rules please visit our NFAC Facebook Page, or check out the information on the side of this blog....)


  
Art by Nibblefest artist,  Fran Brooks

(*Please note: The art by Nibblefest Artists featured in this post may represent past portfolio works, not current NFAC entries.)





Art by Nibblefest artist, Jenny Luan Frye

Art by Nibblefest artist, Christine E. S. Code, of CES


Art by Nibblefest artist, Tammy Gulat


HAPPY 
NIBBLEFESTING!!!!!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Nibblefest Artist Interview: Kathy Clemente (KMC)

Nibblefest Artist Interview: Kathy Clemente (KMC)

Art by Kathy Clemente

How long have you been creating art (and/or) selling it online? 

I’ve always enjoyed drawing or painting and have been selling on eBay since 2004 and on Etsy since since 2010. In April of 2011 I had my art shown in the Nutley Library.


How did you first hear about Nibblefest and when did you first start Nibblefesting?

I heard about NFAC on eBay discussion boards and it looked interesting, so I ask to join and was happy they let me. Thanks Vicky Knowles!

 Art by Kathy Clemente (KMC)


What do you enjoy about Nibblefest? 

Nibblefest is fun because it sparks up my imagination to do things I wouldn’t normally do. 

 Art by Kathy Clemente (KMC)


Who are your favourite artistic influences?

My mom was a helpful critic for me, I could tell just by looking at her face if she thought something wasn’t quite right. Thanks Mom!

 Art by Kathy Clemente (KMC)


Tell us something interesting about you that many people online don't already know.

I used to do charcoal portraits in my high school days but when I started selling on eBay I ended up gravitating to animals. Occasionally I will do a human with my critters. I am not good at drawing flowers, so I try them once in a while to see if I’ve improved! Unfortunately, not yet. I was a framer at Michaels for a couple years and learned a lot and worked with a great team.

I make a drawing and come up with the story when it’s ready to list.

My tag line is “Animal Art, both serious and silly”.

I will do commissions. My email is kmcoriginals@gmail.com.

 
 Art by Kathy Clemente (KMC)
 
 
What would be your Nibblefest dream theme?

I’d rather be surprised rather than pick a theme because I’d probably pick something I was familiar with and I prefer to really put my brain to work. :) It even sparks my imagination for future work.

 Art by Kathy Clemente (KMC)


Where can people find your work?






If you google my name or kmcoriginals all my links will come up.

 Art by Kathy Clemente (KMC)






Thursday, May 14, 2015

May's Nibblefest Theme: 'FREAK SHOW'






"When you're born 
you get a ticket to the freak show.  
When you're born in America, 
you get a front row seat...."

~George Carlin




Art by Nibblefest artist, Tammy Gulat

.............

Freak (noun):

           1.  Any abnormal phenomenon or product or unusual object; anomaly; aberration.
           2.  A person or animal on exhibition as an example of a deviation from nature
           3.  A sudden and apparently causeless change or turn of events, the mind, etc.;  
                    an apparently capricious notion, occurrence, etc.

.............



Art by Nibblefest artist, Vicky Knowles, of Wibbley World





The start of our next round of  


The Nibblefest Art Contest




  begins in less than a week!



  (on the 20th) 




The theme for May 2015 is....:




~'FREAK SHOW'~

 .......

Art by Nibblefest artist, Christine E.S. Code, of CES






"White collar conservative flashin' down the street, 
pointing that plastic finger at me, 
they all assume my kind will drop and die, 
but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high."
 ~Jimi Hendrix

Art by Nibblefest artist, Tammy Gulat






"No matter how I look, 
the freak inside me leaks out...."
~Marisa Coughlan
 
Art by Nibblefest artist, Roopa Dudley....






"I'm a total weirdo and have often felt like an outcast 
and a freak,  and I love that. 
It makes things so much more exciting...."
~Zoe Kravitz
Art by Nibblefest Artist, Jenny Luan Frye





 "It's okay to be a freak...."
~Lisa Bonet



Art by Nibblefest artist, Kathy Clemente



"We're all dying. We're all in the process of oxidizing. 
Everyone of us is in the process of oxidizing, 
so to sort of interrupt one aspect of that 
 while everything else goes on, 
it's a freak show...."
~Mel Gibson
Art by Nibblefest artist, Christine E.S. Code, of CES






"I was born and raised in Manhattan; 
I didn't realize that I, in all my androgyny, 
was a freak to the rest of this country...."
~IO Tillett Wright

Art by Nibblefest artist, Vicky Knowles, of Wibbley World






"I admit there's an element of brutality in all my work - 
it's part of the truth about human existence 
I always want to explore - 
but the last thing I'm trying to do 
is put on some kind of freak show, 
inviting people to get off 
on other people's pain and humiliation...."
 ~Tom Solondz


Art by Nibblefest artist, Christine E.S. Code, of CES






"Though designed as a mere convenience, 
clothing sizes establish an unintended norm, 
an ideal from which deviations seem like flaws. 
There's nothing like a trip to the dressing room 
to convince a woman 
- fat, thin, or in between - 
that she's a freak...."
~Virginia Postrel 

Art by Nibblefest artist, Tammy Gulat




"I was definitely the oddball freak show in school..."
~James St. James

Art by Nibblefest artist, Christine E.S. Code, of CES




"Too much makeup on an older woman 
can really make you look like a freak...."
~Julianne Moore

Art by Nibblefest artist, Leola Goldsmith Walker




"I thought that if you come across as a freak, 
there will be some kind of distance. 
Maybe the distance became excessive. 
I realized that people were afraid of me without knowing me...."
~Thomas Kretschmann 
Art by Nibblefest artist, Leola Goldsmith Walker

....................

So wont you join us for this month's





Nibblefest Art Contest...?
  
Art by Nibblefest artist, Lynne Furrer

 
When, starting on April 20th, artists near and far will gather via Ebay to present their own unique and one-of-a-kind interpretations of the theme....: 

"FREAK SHOW"

Art by Nibblefest artist, Heather Sims



.............


Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC), the fun and friendly, monthly-themed art competition that begins on the 20th of each month, and is open to all.  
Hosted via Ebay, all Nibblefest art entries start at just .99 cents 
-- fun for artists AND collectors....! 


Art by Nibblefest artist, Diane Ursin

 
To view upcoming monthly themes, see this post.
For complete rules please visit our NFAC Facebook Page, or check out the information on the side of this blog....)
 


Art by Nibblefest artist, Leola Goldsmith Walker



 

(*Please note: The art by Nibblefest Artists featured in this post represent past portfolio works, not current NFAC entries.)

   
Art by Nibblefest artist, Heather Sims