Brain Pool is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Indigenous Film Festival and Tiger Moon at Art Share LA in the arts district of downtown L.A.
Ten artists will be contributing to the exhibition of Protest Art in conjunction with the Indigenous Film Festival. The art show will be up from Friday, March 24 the first day of the festival thru that Saturday.
Feel free to buy tickets to view the amazing films from around the world on Eventbrite. Here is a link to the entire 2 day event lineup: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/through-my-eyes-film-festival-tickets-31976446412?aff=eac2
There is a wonderful meet and greet gala for the filmmakers and the artists on Saturday, March 25 from 8-10PM. There will be a jazz band, a bit of food to shore up your energy. Open bar for the first hour. Second hour is a no-host bar.
Nikolas Soren Goodich
Kyle William Harper
Mike Saijo & Girlfriend (Name to Come)
Margaret Von Biesen
I think it would be a great time to move to Barcelona. On the other hand maybe it is time to stick around and fight for our democracy. Perhaps all of us are vacillating between hiding out and fighting tooth and nail to protect our rights. LOL Washington D.C. Women’s March 201 (Sign above states “When Injustice Becomes Law Resistance Becomes Duty”)
The Republicans partly due to the Tea Party influence is in the process of dismantling every good system, laws, mandates and programs that were set-up to help bring us a better life here in America. So far the Republicans have been successful with their cabinet selections and their control of the senate and congress and a shrewd greedy president.
Due to the crackdown on our civil liberties and our basic human rights, I have come face to face with the reality that we are at a loss for rational governance.
Because I work with artists I have decided to focus on inspiring artists to use their talents to counter punch the injustices. Over the course of the next four years or more, we will all be humiliated in one way or another by various departments of our country. We must be on the offensive to the people that would like to oppress the righteous course of actions.
As talented artists, my hope is that you will create signage ideas for others to use. I can post the signs on the Julie Rico Gallery website. People will be allowed to download the image to print themselves or buy a hard copy of the image that will be mailed out to them. The sizes I can print out are 8.5″ x 11″ and 11″ x 14″ and 16″ x 20″. If people want a hard copy sent to them there will be a charge of between $20.00 and $60.00 depending on the size. The artist will receive 50% of the retail price. If people want to print the image themselves, they will be sent a link to download the image for $5.00. Shipping is paid by the consumer. The download fee the artist will receive $3.50 of the $5.00 for each download sold. All accounting will be provided to the artist upon receipt of the sale.
I need a jpg of the image at 300 dpi or a large image size at 72 dpi, I can create a larger 300 dpi image from that. Please send your full name with your address and phone number and email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the jpg of the image of your sign. Also, the original size is good for me to know too. I will promote the page to other organizations that may need help with signs. Also, once this is launched I will donate 10% of the profits to a worthy organization.
Additionally, I am seeking an exhibition space for a one-day event for our next meeting.
Friday, November 18, from 7-10PM Promptly
Announcing our panelists for Brain Pool for Artists-Exposed!
Artists, Patrick Nissim and Jacob Patterson from Think Tank will be the moderators for Exposed. See for more information about Think Tank: http://www.thinktankgallery.org
Louis Jacinto a Los Angeles photographer, magazine publisher (Onodream Magazine) and blogger will share with us his thoughts on the fear of the word "No", and why you should not change your artistic vision in order to get a "Yes".
For more on Louis Jacinto visit his website: http://onodream.com/home.html
Jason Hickey, come to us from Ireland. He is the Lead Environment Artist at Insomniacs Games. He will share with us tips on the new technology in gaming, and creating digital environments. Even, fine artists might find this interesting. See: http://www.insomniacgames.com
Patrick Paul McLynn brings a wide range of creative skills and experiences to our group. Lead fine artist at Lamps Plus for 35 years as well as worked at LA Talk Radio, worked at Walt Disney Imagineering and a survivor using his creative skills in other venues. He is an art ninja that is willing to share his secrets with you. Mr. McLynn will help us understand marketing and price points as well as other important items in a creative’s life.
This time around we will all pitch in for Pizza. But if you cannot afford it, no problem, just show up. We will be happy to have you join us. Cost $5.00 Feel free to use the Chip in tool here or just bring your 5 bucks. A couple of Vegan dishes will be available this time around, sorry about that Vegans from last time. BYOB mean bring your own drink of your choice, there will be various drinks available.
Bring your portfolio or samples of your work to this event. We will have a one on one discussion with you, after the panelists speak, to help you understand the L.A. art scenes. More information to come.
My boyfriend keeps telling me that it is better to actually meet and talk to people in person. Yet each day I get on my computer and I am pretty much glued to it all day. I thought that it is time to break away from it and actually meet some of you. So I have started a Brain Pool for Artists Meetup. We are going to do a Pot Luck at my loft building in Downtown L.A. Hope you can make it. It wouldn't be a party without you.
Check it out and RSVP! http://meetu.ps/2ZLlc2
The world is whizzing by us. Let's slow it down. I will be creating a group called the Brain Pool for artists. I hope that we can work together to share our knowledge with each other.
I will be posting information here. But we will also meet in person in various places in the L.A. area.
Here is my first posting: Learn from Mr. Carder on how to choose color groups and mix your colors for painting. See more at his website here: http://www.drawmixpaint.com
What an amazing effort we put on in 2005. My team of artists helped to manifest a dream on earth with music, art, sculpture, creativity, giant puppets and just an overall cool scene in the art district in DTLA. Check it out here:
This was a fairly comprehensive video about the Rico and Julie Rico Galleries evolution.
My gallery located at 2623 Main Street in Santa Monica, California was a magical place. Here is an oldie but a goodie video of me talking about the L.A. art scene from my gallery for Quantas Airlines, thousands of people saw this video as they arrived to LAX. Enjoy:
Hello lovely people. We are so excited to enter LA ART FEST into the Good Create city of Los Angeles contest to produce a spectacular art festival that we hope will bring art from every community to the forefront at this 3-day festival to take place in Los Angeles. We will try to place the giant sculptures in the new Historic State Park and have an installation of art in a building close by somewhere near Chinatown. Please vote for us starting October 20, 2015!!!! Here is the link: http://myla2050create2015.maker.good.is/Read More