Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Advertise in the African Diaspora Souvenir Catalog

Advertise with Us-In our Souvenir Book
1/3 Page                                        $85.00 

Half Page                                    $100.00 
Full Page                                     $150.00
Inside Covers (2 Available)         $200.00
Single Center (2 available)          $375.00
Double Center                             $425.00
Back cover                                  $500.00

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition prints a full color souvenir book for the show annually. Bios from all artists and an example of their artwork is included. Businesses, organizations, galleries, services, and artists are invited to place ads 6”x6” book.  These souvenir catalogs are in limited print. 500 are printed and distributed to our VIP's, Sponsors, clients, art collectors and partners.

Once your payment is made, you will receive detailed instructions on how to submit your ad. Your ad must be already designed as a high resolution PDF to the specs that will be sent to you.

(Please note: if you need an ad designed we charge $85 an hour. Minimum of 2 hours. Please contact Anthony Burks Sr. at anthonyb@atbfineartists.com)

Deadline August 7, 2018

Thank you






Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Please Support the Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition

 This is one of our Biennial events that truly needs your support. 

The vision of this is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas)
This is the third installment of the exhibition.  Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country.  We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves. 

If you wish to be part of this outstanding Biennial event,   

Thursday, July 19, 2018

AWI: Dan Springer -Caricature Artist

Name: Dan Springer
City & State: Nyack, NY

Medium: Acrylic, colored pencil, pencil, watercolor
Known for: Caricatures

The New York Times
The Village Voice
Newsweek Online
The Asbury Park Press
Avenue Magazine
The Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
140 Proof

How did the opportunity for you to have your work in the Faces & Names Restaurant happen?
I used to work every day in Central Park in NYC and the owners of the Bar/Restaurant, Faces and Names came by and liked my work.  They wanted ideas for their new bar, which hadn’t opened yet.  I initially just had work up in the recessed squares in the ceiling above the actual bar, and made a small bar for them out of wood.  Then, they wanted ideas for the walls, and I suggested putting up work I had already done, temporarily.  After a couple Months, when I wanted to take the work back, they offered to buy them all and keep them.  Through the years (20 years now), they have commissioned me to do new ones. 

Do you only create caricatures or are there other types of artistic styles you create?  In addition to caricatures, I do landscapes, figure drawing, and a concept-driven figurative type of painting, where there is usually an idea behind it- and usually created out of my head- without references.


Do you feel that artists have the control of their careers to pursue opportunities such as what you have done? Or do they need a management team to handle this kind of responsibility?  It depends on the artist.  I’ve done it all myself, but it’s no picnic.  I wish I had a management team!  I can’t even imagine...

What does starving artist mean to you?  An artist who needs food.
Do you mentor other artists to guide them in the proper directions to help the careers?  I do my best when asked, and right now, I have one student, who I teach caricature to over Skype once a week.

Who is/was your mentor coming up in the trenches of the art scene?  Probably. Steve Brodner over everybody, but I had a couple good teachers from art school as well.

Do any of the celebrities own their caricatures that you created of them?  Sarah Silverman has 3 caricatures in print form that I did for her, Brian Posehn has the original caricature I did of him, and Bill Clinton, Katie Couric, and Andre Agassi have quick ones that I did of them(unless they’ve thrown them out by now…)

Do you find it easy to live as a professional artist? Do you feel that artists should have an alternative plan or career rather than being a professional artist?  It’s never been easy; it’s a constant struggle, so I would say if you want to live a “normal” life, it can be difficult.  But the rewards can possibly be great as well, so it’s a trade-off.  I guess it couldn’t hurt to have an alternative plan just in case.   I used to work in the Fashion Industry to make a living, and I always thought I could fall back on it if I really needed to (even though I hated it).  Now, I’ve been out of that industry for so long, I’m not sure I could ever go back.

Are there any artist that you idolize and/or respect? Both living and/or deceased.  Soooo many.  Just a few:  Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, John Singer Sargent, John Zorn, Degas, Salvador Dali’, Lucian Freud, Jenny Saville, Neo Rauch.

What words of encouragement do you have other artists for them to pursue their professional path?  Do it if you love it, and keep exploring creative ways of making a living, so you can make money and do your own work.  I’m still working on it as well...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Call to artists for the Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition

Thank you for applying.

The Traveling Sketch Book of PBC

72 artists around Palm Beach County will have the opportunity to contribute to a fundraising item for the organization. We will show a select few of inserts that will appear in the book.

Contact us if you are interested in participating

Call to Artists: Open Studio

  Call for Artists:  Palm Beach County Open Studios 2024   Cultural Council for Palm Beach County The purpose of the Palm Beach County Open ...