Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays! From LISANGART.COM

It's bin a puzzling year filled with excitement, disappointment, success, challenge and promise.
I completed my 100th painting this year. It took me three weeks and twenty six years. So that's 9,511 days x 24 hours(per day) @ $10(an hour)= $2,282,640. It depicts a minature version of my 1st 100 paintings except for one that's gone missing. It also includes one Jackson Pollock knock off that got thrown out.

Through going some old stuff, I found some titles pages I did when I was 9. I thought they were interesting as they document my very early process and development, like my first depiction of plaid. I had a few more, but I think my teacher kept them :(

You can make a title page about anything:

I didn't even think to include the recreational ones!

I was super proud of this one:

I also joined a drawing club this year. See below for my Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club Performance Appraisal, 2010.

I also started writing a book. Despite the title, it actually has very little to do with me, but more about everyone else.

Next on the list are this years rejection letters, bummer:
Dear Lisa Ng,

Thank you for submitting your artwork to Colart Collection for consideration. The number of artists and galleries that answered the Fall 2010 call for submissions exceeded all our hopes yet again; we received submissions from over 400 artists representing the diversity of styles and artistic expression across Canada.

Regrettably, your artworks were not selected for purchase by our selection committee. As with all juried processes, this is not a commentary on the quality of the artwork, but an indication of current selection committee formation and curatorial direction.

We strongly encourage you to submit your works to Colart Collection for our next round and wish you well in your future artistic endeavours.

We look forward to hearing from you again and we would like to wish you a Happy Holidays!


Alexsandra Meloul


Administrative Director/Directrice Administrative

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for submitting your application to the 2011 Toronto Timeraiser. This year we will be distributing approximately $19,000 to emerging artists, which now brings our total investment to be over $430,000. Timeraiser received 130 applications for only 27 spots and given the excellence of applications, the final selections were made with difficulty.

Despite the overall quality of your application, it was not selected to be included in the 2011 Toronto Timeraiser appreciates the time and effort you put into your submission and our decision in no way reflects your artistic merit. We strongly encourage you to submit your work again next year. If you would like further details on the selection process please do not hesitate to contact us as we are pleased to speak with you individually.

Your application was thoroughly reviewed and rated by our volunteer Art Jury. This Jury operates at arms-length from the staff at Timeraiser and its members are recruited for specific expertise regarding local, emerging and mid-career artists.

The Jury considered several factors in making the final selections. A key factor was ensuring fair representation of all mediums with preference given to local, emerging artists. As well, that the piece would appeal to the Timeraiser demographic of young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Finally, in some cases, the work had already been selected in previous years, and we wanted to give other artists an opportunity to participate.

A final note regarding future submissions, our Jury strongly recommends artists submit their work as a collection opposed to an assortment of various independent pieces. This helps the Jury assess each artist in a more affluent manner which is certainly beneficial in the selection process.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the 2011 Toronto Timeraiser. We wish you every success with your artistic career.


Nicole McPhail
Project Coordinator

I'm positive I'm missing one more, I must have lost it. There's also another one that I ripped up because it was just bunk. I wish I had kept it now to post on here.

But it wasn't all bad, stay tuned to see some good paintings people bought this year in the HIT PAINTINGS OF 2010 photo album -coming soon.


Marco Boerner said...

If I had the money, I would so buy this painting! : ) Hope you're doing great!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Dear Lisa,
This is such a great painting idea!