I’ve always loved this quote by Marian Wright Edelman, and I know it has changed the way I work as an activist. It also ties into the announcement we have for you today. theasexualityblog and fuckyeahasexual are pleased to offically announce an art book full of pieces about, for, and from asexuals!
An art book entitled What You See will be available September 2015. We’ve already lined up a number of amazing artists for the project, and if you’d like to contribute your own work please email us at email@example.com before July 25th.
I’ve seen several questions about this project, and I’m thrilled I can go into more detail for you today. The month before it’s release we are going to be taking pre-orders and will have “tip jar” for the artists. That way you can support the book and/or the artists. Profits from this collection will be forwarded towards creating the aromantic, agender, and asexual anthology set for Winter 2015.
If you’d like to donate before the pre-order we have a dedicate button on the blog, but we’d also be grateful if you spread awareness so everyone can see our amazing community.
As some people may know, I entered a contest recently to win copics. Well, I have made it past the final round and I need your help. The winner will be chosen by how many votes you give the entry. Please click the link above and vote for me. I would greatly appreciate it if you did. Thank you for reading this post and please reblog also. My entry is by Emma G. Thank you again!!
Sara Ludy Window #2, 2010-2015 inkjet print on Hahnemühle photo pearl paper, mounted on sintra 32.75 x 43 in / 83.2 x 109.2 cm, framed
“Windows” is a photographic series from the artist’s “Projection Monitor”, an ongoing documentation project of the virtual world Second Life. Each photograph from “Windows” was taken inside a private island house in Second Life. Surrounded by a force field, the virtual island prevents uninvited avatars from “physically” entering. Instead, an avatar must use the in-world camera to navigate and explore.
As Ludy navigates these private homes, she uses her real world camera to photograph the virtual spaces displayed on her computer screen. The resulting images evoke uncanny elements of virtual domestic environments.
Here is an excerpt from my campaign about how a became a body-positive activist.
A little about me: After graduating from Cornish College of the Arts in 2013, I went on to create To Be Brave: Ending Body Shame . I began by addressing my own history of anorexia and used the self-portrait as a way to see myself with kindness. I went on to work with eleven different women who are survivors of sexual assault and eating disorders. Their stories of survival and resilience were incredibly inspiring to me. I have launched large art shows of this work with performers and have brought the show to college campuses. I believe in jump-starting powerful conversations about body image and consent.
To Be Brave: Ending Body Shame led me to co-founding The Body Joy Project artist collective. In collaboration with some amazing artists, I am continuing to explore body shame and body joy.
I’m ready to take these studies to the graduate level atLaguna College of Art and Design . I want to refine my painting technique and research practices with some of the best figure painters in the country. I also want to study pedagogy and gain experience teaching at the college level. Grad school will afford me many opportunities. You can help me get there!
I’m not coming to you first, I’m coming to you last. I’ve applied for many scholarships, and in my hunt, have found that many graduate art scholarships no longer exist. I’ve applied for what I can and now I’m asking for your support. But unlike a scholarship committee, I can offer you lots of rewards. My book! Art prints! Commissions! Lots of Available Artwork! Any contribution you can make is deeply appreciated!
Benjamin Phillips (UK) - 1: Jungle Cat from 100 Cats 2:Wormhole Drypoint 3: Sea Flash from Korea 4: Girl Horse Beach Drypoint5: Leaving Cat from 100 Cats 6: Grow Up from Korea 7: Nude Women from Patterns 8: Purple Padding 9: Smoking Girls from Bird’s Eye Evolution an artist book commissioned by SSE Project. His illustrations are incredible. Check him out!
The Avatar: Children of the Earth Fanzine will be available for pre-order starting Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10 AM PDT! The pre-order will run for two weeks and will close on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
The fanzine features 52 amazing artists and over 50 pages of art! All proceeds will go to the production of the fanzine and to DonorsChoose.org, a charity dedicated to supporting classroom literacy and projects!
Price Tiers The fanzine will also come in two flavours!
You can get the regular edition for just $20 USD. And if you’re feeling fancy, there will also be a bundle that comes with an 8.5 x 11″ limited edition print (art by Charles Tan) for $25 USD. Only 50 of these prints will be made, and the illustration is a standalone and not included in the actual zine.
Once the pre-order window closes, printing will take about 5 weeks and we’ll be aiming to start shipping to you in July. If there are any changes to this schedule, we will post the updates on this blog, so be sure to follow us for any updates! There are also only two of us handling the packaging and shipping, so please be patient!