Numbers: Christopher Jones at Cre8ery Gallery| Exhibition Evaluation| Creative Boundless

I had a mini assignment in school to evaluate a particular exhibition in my city. I thought this was actually a fun article to write, so I decided to share it. 

Christopher Jones I feel is one of Winnipeg’s newest emerging artist who is opening a past of hurtful events in his history’s hometown, “Newfoundland”. By presenting ideas of perception, new mixed media art and history; I anticipate Jones emotionally connection in this accommodation that truly expose the story of 800 men who died in Newfoundland through his, “Numbers” exhibition. With the unpredictable deaths, I’m merely attached to Jones abstract artwork that remember’s the solider’s who died in this tragedy.

 

The encounter of the past begins when I see the light enhancing the dark blue, yellow and red fall colours that also seemed to be well elevated on the right side of the gallery. I know this is a time of remembrance and sorrow. Unknowing where to truly start, the light is aimlessly directing my fullest attention to the left. Where the biggest sculpture and abstract looking ocean, I feel this story already starts off in the shadows.  The uncertainty of two large poles that may resemble a boat or a solider’s legs signify the start of an army beginning war. I think that if these two poles resembled more of a full set of human legs, it would clearly portray Jones message that the soldiers signified bravery and strength. The uneven class pieces imitate recognizable waves of the ocean that are evidently protecting bronze circular medals that represent our hero’s that have washed away. My judgment indicates the uneven class pieces conclude the life of the Newfoundland soldiers. 

 

Simultaneously, the exhibition continues in a small room filled of a row of mirror’s, placed horizontally with a necklace of green dark tags, hanging with the bronze circular medals. In war, having only one of two green tags indicates a troop member has died. Knowing that, I know by looking at my own reflection is opening up the lives of the soldiers who cluelessly died. The consistency of mirrors and the necklaces uniquely bodies the soldiers who combined together in after life, reminding us they are watching over us. 

 

Afterward, I am directed in the main room where the consistency of the horizontal representation style is continued into stoneware that resembles the ships. The medals are placed on top of the stoneware where we see abstract lines and blotchy designs underneath, returning to my first glance of those those dark blue, yellow and red fall colours. The bareness may display the stories of the soldiers or the territories that may have been left from the soldiers. Having a few stonewares at the beginning would strongly show if we were leaving behind territories or the soldiers. 

 

Furthermore, displaying the stoneware in a display that is a circular with just one medal would be enough to clearly connect the story of the two statue legs and the mirrors where the soldiers were going to fight and passed to remember their sorrows. 

 

The exhibition finishes of a simple painting of the continuous dark blue, yellow and red fall colours of an ocean with a white boat floating away. 

 

Though, the brilliance of this exhibition may illustrate the repetitiveness of the bronze circular medals were the true cause of the indescribable death by portraying the broken glass as the trap where the soldiers may have sunken or caught their necks; mistakenly trying to simply show heroism and strength. 

 

To summarize, the gallery speaks on the journey of the men who died not because of the possible start of the war; but because of the unknowing fact of these circular bronze medals that we’re actually anonymously poisonous. Communicating with a harsh reality, I feel the confusion and lost soldiers were falsely directed to the beds of their death. I will advocate that Jones exhibition focus’s on abstract and representational components where you have the ability to decide the beginning and end to the war.


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New portrait- client for the win| Creative Boundless

OMGGGG GUYS!

I’m so stoked, dreams are coming true!

EIIK

Out of random, this awesome girl found me on the internet as a local to do her boyfriends portrait!

I know this is a small win, but I needed to share my enthusiasm. I been working so hard to reach others and it’s finally happening in a slow but consistent matter. 

I actually wasn’t sure if people would ever be interested in my art pieces. I know art isn’t completely appreciated by everyone. On the contrary, if you understand business and know who to market to, creating art for other people is do-able. Even making some cash on the side is possible. (It’s not easy though). 

I’m not sure if talking about prices are bad, but I’ll share that to so you guys know and please inform me your thoughts. I ended up charging her $250. I heard that might be a low price but def reasonable. I felt that I’m still trying to get clients so I have to be aware on that. 

On the other note, I'm super pumped about this. I'm ever more determined to reach more clients. Happy day!!

 

-Boundie ( Don't know who I am.....learn about me HERE)



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3 things to do When people don’t like your art| Creative Boundless

The reality of it all. People not liking your work is like your rejection of your perception, imagination and reality in life. 

So what do you do?! Do you tell them that their opinion stinks and they should never speak to you again?!

Nah, not entirely. But here are some 3 small QUICK tips that would make you feel at ease. I’m kind of used to criticism and feedback; and these small tricks will help you adjust your mindset. Maybe this way, you won’t feel too upset. 

I’m just going to point this out now; I’m a pretty sensitive human. So I understand mean comments hurts. But knowing how to handle them makes all the difference. 

-1. Acknowledgement

When a person makes a nasty or rude comment, acknowledge them what they don’t like about it. Sometimes it’s not even about your skill level; they just might not appreciate the concept, type of art or just don’t like art in general.

I had a friend one day telling me she just didn’t like art. And I was like, “ Okay you’re lame”.

But I always kind of remembered, even the most attractive person will have at least on person who hates them. Not everyone likes sports, burgers, peaches, etc…

In the end, people have lived differently then you and won’t have an appreciation of everything.

This is their understanding of life, not yours. Don’t let them shape your life choices because they don’t like your art. Think of it as one less person you need to impress. 



-2. Understanding

If the person DOES have a rude comment; try to understand that rude comment. Maybe they said something between the lines “It’s a crappy picture because the colour sucks”.

Okay, yes that’s harsh but maybe they were making a point. Try to be in their shoes and see what they see. Does the colour actually suck OR do they just have a preference on certain colour schemes. 

If you feel the colour was bad try to see how YOU could of improved. Was the colour not blended enough, did you use proper primary colours OR did you not capture the light properly? 

However, whatever the comment is; you will never impress everyone. ON THE CONTRARY, if you can handle constructive comments; use them to your advantage. Mean people can actually help you since they are the most truthful. 

-3. Let it go

Seriously. Comments are comments. In the end, if comments are hurting you oppose to helping you; peace out of the discussion. This may be a hard fact, but honestly who cares. It’s about YOUR ART life anyways. Letting go of the discussion doesn’t only save your art, but saves your being. IF you are fishing for comments; stop them if you aren’t getting the feedback you want. Just keep improving on you and ask for comments from professionals; not amateurs and misinformed people.  

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Art sale for school funds| Creativeboundless

Hellooo Boundies! :) 

I want to announce something very important than I haven't done yet...

I GOT ACCEPTED TO GRAPHIC DESIGNING SCHOOL!

I've been working extremely hard this year and I'm actually thrilled that I got accepted.

FLASH BACK...There was a DIFFERENT program I was trying to get into 2 years ago, and good thing I didn't get accepted!.  The last few years definitely gave me a chance to relax and figure out what I wanted to do :)

However this post isn't really for me, it's actually for a great friend of mine who also got accepted! She needs the finances for school, I don't. I'm financially not worried, but she probably deserves this degree more then I do and because of that I will be selling her art work on this page. 

Because of that, Profits will be going to her so she can go to school. 

Pictures will be up shortly. Pricing will range between $10-$30 plus shipping. 

If you want FIRST dips, please click here and you will get the available prints to check out FIRST. She is only having a certain amount. 

 

All art work will be digital :)

 

 

 

 

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Raw-Artist Experience. is it a scam? /CreativeBoundless

 

 

 What is raw artist?

Raw artist is a world wide agency for artists. With their tagline “ we dig the underground’; they focus on helping newer artists getting into the art community. Their goal is to help you showcase your art with other types of art in fun and unique setting with other artists. They just don’t focus on “art”,  BUT they also like to feature musicians, singers, designers, and more. They do this by getting you to invite all your friends to showcase everyone’s art so you can get noticed. It’s an opportunity for exposure. An opportunity that might be impossible elsewhere. 

What is a scam?

Alright, so we talked a little bit about what RAW stands for. Now let’s dive into the topic of a scam. What is it actually? According to google they state a scam is a “dishonest scheme; a fraud”. In other terms, it’s promising a deal with no return that you are not aware of. For example. Let’s pretend someone is calling you for insurance. One of the bosses of the “company” are telling you how this insurance deal is going to benefit your life once you retire. Little did you know, it was actually a scam BECAUSE there was no insurance company in the first place. To conclude, this is putting your money into something that actually wasn’t real AND loosing it to someone you don’t know. 

"this is putting your money into something that actually wasn’t real AND loosing it to someone you don’t know. "


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The misconception of RAW?

Okay, so you probably heard of RAW as a ‘scam”. RAW is not a scam. Why? Because they are offering you EXACTLY what they say they are. People have thought that RAW was a scam because you needed a ticket commitment believing there would be no showcase IF you don’t need sell them, you would need to pay the difference in order to showcase your art. Therefore, the money you are selling IS going directly to your showcase. 

I would like to point out, FEATURING ART is expensive for many exhibitions. A LOT of artists do need to pay their part PLUS have a ticket commitment. If you have been an artist for a while, you definitely understand the costs of shows. Not every show is like this, but most are. I think that RAW helps a lot with this ticket commitment. If you sell them, you don’t need to grab a couple hundred dollars to showcase your work. 

SOOOO, because the tickets YOU ARE SELLING are going towards YOUR show and it’s a LEGITIMATE business, you are getting exactly what you been told to get. 

The reality of it.

Alright, I had to make that clear. Many people think RAW is a scam because you had to sell tickets. Think of it as you please, however know the difference before you assume it’s a fraud deal. 

So if RAW is not a scam, the question is now...Is it worth it? And my answer is sort of. I enjoyed RAW, though I was expecting it to be a little more rewarding. Let me explain. 

Even though they had a ticket commitment, the price per ticket was sort of high. It was more expensive then a movie. However, I had WAYY more people that I expected to come. So in my scenario, I did not have a issue selling tickets. But you really need to sell them and follow up with people so you make that commitment.

After the ticket commitment, I found they had a pretty simple process that was done online. You could keep track of your sales through your profile and show what you are show casing. To add, The lady who recruited me was extremely helpful and genuine. She made sure I had all the information and supplies that I needed, especially a brochure. 

My only issue I had with RAW was that this event was not the “ideal” place for exposure. Even though I had the opportunity to showcase my art, I had TOO many people I knew. Because it was more of a family and friend show, people weren’t extremely interested in buying your work UNLESS it was cheap. Making connections were difficult because it was more of other artists looking at others work. It also didn’t help that the people you invited were talking to you. You didn’t really have a chance to get personal with NEW clientele. Another thing, some artists were put in very bad locations were they couldn’t really be seen.

However the show itself was put in a beautiful location and set up. I would say this is an event to just build up your resume and CV.  It does show you the work required to showcase your art and how to make yourself stand out. 


If you're a new artist, RAW is fun but don’t expect making big bucks or meeting all your clients there. It’s more experiencing the expectations of art shows AND connecting with other artists.



Cons.

Here are the elements I found that didn’t meet my expectations. 

  • High ticket prices
  • Set up isn’t ideal for everyone
  • You need to have art work that stands out/ it’s competitive
  • Its more a family and friends event
  • You won’t be rich or famous from this

Pros. 

  • It’s great for building up your resume
  • Perfect way to connect with other artists
  • A good opportunity to show the expectations of setting up your space
  • A chance to show the work required on a financial commitment
  • Able to see what’s popular in the art world

 

do i Recommend raw?

I do not recommend RAW for everyone. I would only recommend RAW for artists that are newer OR really need an event to build up their resume. RAW does also give you the option to showcase your work for FREE in a different province (this may vary in other countries); which is nice. However, do not expect big money or fame out of this show. If you really found an interest in this show, remember the hard work that is expected to sell these tickets and really value the experience. This is what you will get out of it WHICH will definitely prepare your for more serious events. 

 

Note. Each experience and recommendations vary from person and person. Others may have more OR less success depending on their determination of hard work OR location. 


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