online art exhibitions

Story ideas - Bad Friendship Break-up

Character A and Character B end a formerly close friendship on extremely bad terms. Years later, Fate decreed that they meet again.

Part 1 // Part 2

  • Character A receives news that Character B is terminally ill and Character A is torn over if they want to see Character B again.
  • Character A receives news that Character B has amnesia. Character B, after reading their own personal diary, wants to meet Character A again…not knowing that the two of them broke ties during a heated fight.
  • While they were in school, Character A was a writer while Character B was their proofreader, critic, and illustrator. Years later, Character A receives an e-mail/correspondence from a publishing company, saying that they’re interested in the story that Character A wrote years ago. Character A asks why, and the publishing company says that they’ve seen drawings of Character A’s story in an online art community/amateur exhibit/other art related venue, and the artist—who refused to be named—pointed them to the author of the story.
  • Character A has become public enemy #1, and everybody has begun an all-out search for them, contacting all of the people who could know – or do know – Character A’s location. While Character B fears for their life, people who aren’t from the  military force appear at Character B’s house, saying they are under orders from the top tier to save Character B from the military prosecution.
  • While they were in school, Character A was a writer while Character B was their artist. Character B was drawing the characters, settings, etc. for Character A. After all these years, Character B hasn’t stopped drawing, even without Character A breathing life into the characters. By pure coincidence, Character A chances upon Character B sketching in a cafe/library/outdoor garden/etc.
  • Character A is at a high school reunion where nobody knows about the terrible friendship break-up that Character A and B went through. At the party, Character A is reunited with Character B, who has become immensely successful while Character A’s own life has started going downhill.
Feminist Art Online Exhibition

I am very excited to announce that I will be curating an online exhibition of contemporary feminist art for my digital history course. I am looking for artwork that has a feminist message or concept, or artwork that somehow relates to the experience being a woman or woman artist. 

I am looking for around 50 artists to submit their work for the exhibition. You may submit up to three artworks that you think fits the criteria. If you are interested in exhibiting your work, you can email your submission to me at nikkilane227@gmail.com

The guidelines for your submission are: 

  • Images must be high quality. You can photograph or scan your work, but they must be high resolution. I would prefer .png or .tiff files but .jpeg is ok if the resolution is high. 
  • With the image of your work please include your full name, the title of the piece. the medium, the dimensions, and the year it was made. 
  • You may also submit an artist statement for your work(s). I would like to have around 10 artist statements for a more in-depth and educational section of my exhibition. 
  • I will accept artwork of any medium. 
  • By submitting your work you are agreeing that I can use it in an online exhibition that will be available to view on December 11. 

The deadline for this exhibition is November 23.  

I would appreciate it if you rebloged this for more exposure, as the deadline is soon, and my final project depends on the participation!

I am really excited for this project. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, and am very passionate about. I know there are so many amazing artists out there, and I would love to provide a space for you to exhibit your work! 

Again, please email your images to me at nikkilane227@gmail.com And feel free to message me if you have any questions! 

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Dive Into Opulent Oceans! 

A new online exhibit is based on the book Natural Histories: Opulent Oceans: Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library by Melanie L.J. Stiassny, the Axelrod Research Curator, Department of Ichthyology in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. 

This third volume in the Natural Histories series highlights a selection of the magnificent oceanographic artworks in the Museum Library’s renowned Rare Book Collection. Opulent Oceans offers a unique view into the significant collections held by the Museum Library, chronicling the myriad marine discoveries made in the seas of the world, as well as the discoverers who made the journeys, collected specimens, and produced beautiful illustrated records of their research.  

Dr. Stiassny takes the reader through the printing processes through the centuries of publications she highlights and the history of the study of ocean life. She discusses in rich detail the monumental efforts of scientists and artists to produce illustrations for their peers and the public showing the variety, beauty, color, and wonder of the deep.

See the full online exhibit.