It seems almost impossible to keep up with Steven Tabbutt and his continued success in the gallery world – his most recent email read more like a novella than a list of accomplishments. But the critically acclaimed artist has been turning heads since he was a student (when he won the 3×3 Student show and first caught Morgan Gaynin’s attention); and as his detailed vision continues to evolve, we are consistently left with a sense of pride….and maybe even a little envy.
Clearly, we are not alone.
Steven’s gallery in Paris, Yukiko Kawase, recently set him up with three international exhibitions, each of which responded beautifully to his most recent suite of work. “Belle en Été” (Paris), “Art Nagoya” (Nagoya, Japan) and “Art of Paper + 1″ (Brussells) were wonderful triumphs for all of the artists involved, and we were thrilled to see that they were also strongly embraced by various members of the cultural community and press.
Steven was also involved in the tremendously popular Illustrative Berlin show “Illustrative 2013″, where over 16,000 visitors took in the work of 200 hand-selected international artists. Steven was further honored, as his piece “Wasp” was used for their press release and promotional poster – which was also sold to attendees to commemorate the event.
”Wasp” also received additional praise from the publications “Traffic” and “Object N06″ (the latter of which is in conjunction with the festival). You can also take a peek at these awesome pictures and marvel in the incredible artworks (and the remarkably fashionable and hip attendees!).
Heard enough? Too bad, there’s more! Steven is participating in yet another group exhibition that is slated to open in Hamburg, Germany before taking off on a tour of Europe. “The Gathering” will seek to investigate social traditions while exploring their significance in contemporary culture – all while considering the effects of cyberspace and globalization. Those in Germany are invited to take in the reception, which will be November 15th.
This goes without saying but…..Wow, Steven!
Gaby D’Alessandro’s recent inclusion in the 2014 NPR calendar was an exciting moment, as it is both a high profile gig AND a venue that enriches the artist’s own personal life. Her piece, which was used for the month of June, is stellar, and the work she put into it clearly demonstrates her admiration and appreciation for their programming:
NPR continues to honor and promote the contributing artists on their blog, and we were so happy to see this recent entry about Gaby.
Check it out!
Friends and colleagues are certainly accustomed to seeing us mix and mingle at the Society of Illustrators’ annual Original Art Show, which champions the art of childrens’ book illustration. This year is a little extra exciting for us, however, as Simona Mulazzani will be receiving a silver medal for her work on “I Wish I Had,” a stunning picturebook published by Eerdmans. This is truly an honor, and one of the most prestigious awards a picturebook illustrator can receive.
Laura Tallardy is stealing the blogmistress’s thunder!
She was recently asked to create a second article for Corona Labs’s blog, and this time the expert chose to focus on the art of collaboration. Laura’s energy and enthusiasm for her craft is evident throughout the piece, and it’s a fun read for those that are considering jumping into the app world.
Give it a read!
Image by Laura Tallardy:
Raul Colon received a nice note from the marketing manager at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art this week – there was a wonderful article written about the upcoming Latino storybook exhibition in “PreView Massachusetts”, and Raul’s artwork was featured on the cover! We hope that the program is a huge success.
Fans of contemporary art are flocking to New York City, as the Armory Show and VOLTA have just kicked off. It’s an exciting time!
Last night, the Ladies of MGI were thrilled to attend the opening of VOLTA as guests of one of the participants, our very own Steven Tabbutt. Steven also has a very successful fine art career, thanks to his delightful Parisian gallerist, Yukiko Kawase. It was wonderful to spend some time with this phenomenal talent, and we were thrilled to see his latest pieces. You wouldn’t believe how finessed his originals are when viewed in person – we were truly blown away.
If you are in New York, be sure to take in this amazing show.
“Spectrum” is heralded as the leader in Fantasy and Science Fiction work, and the competition for this competition is fierce. For the 2013 Fantastic Art Awards, 5 jurors looked at and evaluated over 6000 entries, only a handful of which will be chosen for the Spectrum Annual, due out next fall.
Today we learned fantastic news, as Victo Ngai is a finalist for yet another gold or silver medal. This girl is on fire!! Victo’s piece, “Best of the Best,” has been nominated in the editorial category, and winners will be announced atÂ Spectrum Live, a weekend-long celebration of fantastic art, in Kansas City, May 17-19th.
You can take a glimpse at the other nominees, along with the judging process, here. And congratulations, Victo – you are in amazing company!
Image Copyright Victo Ngai:
Check out these names! Dave Calver is thrilled to be in such lovely company for the upcoming “Goodwork – the Illustration Art Invitational” event taking place in Rochester, New York. For those in the area, be sure to check out the opening at the Arts Center Gallery at Nazareth College on January 18th. There is sure to be some really phenomenal work!
Learn more here.
We all have big aspirations for the New Year, but it is clear that Steven Tabbutt is already off to a really strong start – and we couldn’t be happier for him!
Steven recently received word that he is one of 30 nominees for Illustrative Berlin’s Young Illustrators Award, and he has been invited to attend the exhibition this May. Perhaps the competition’s timing was a bit auspicious, as Steven submitted a portfolio with 12 images and learned of his acceptance on his birthday. Fingers crossed that he also learns he’s one of the competition’s 3 winners! You can learn more about the event here.
Additionally, Steven learned that the fine art side of his career has been receiving some exciting attention, as well. His gallery, Yukiko Kawase, has been invited by Volta NY to exhibit a solo show of his work here in Manhattan. Volta NY is an invitational show of artists’ projects and is the American incarnation of the successful young art fair founded in Basel in 2005.
You can keep up with all of these exciting developments on Steven’s site – just click here.
Patti Mollica has been enjoying a fun gig touring the country as an official ambassador for Golden Artist Colors. And recently, principles Vicki and Gail decided on an impromptu visit with the artist to see what these engaging demonstrations and lectures are really all about.
Showcasing both her marvelous talent as a painter and the quality of Golden’s products, Patti provided an intensive seminar jam packed with information. Moving seamlessly between traditional techniques and manipulating the featured products, the event surely provided patrons at the Woodstock School of Art plenty of information that they could take home and put to use in their own work.
Those interested in the possibility of attending one of these workshops might enjoy following Patti’s beautiful and illustrative blog, which will provide future event information, along with glimpses at her fabulous work.
Here’s the lady of the hour, Patti Mollica:
And here we see Patti (middle) with principles Gail (left), and Vicki (right):