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....:


Art by Nibblefest artist, Audrey Breed

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


"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...."

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....: 


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


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)