5 Days Left in Our First Munich Artists Kickstarter

Hi Munich Artists!  We are at 94% for our first Kickstarter.

This is a quick message to ask you to donate to our Kickstarter so we can reach our goal. This is our first time crowdfunding and we are so excited that you have been helping us out.    To reach 100% we need to sell a few more card decks or have someone pick our 150 Euro package which still have one card proof left.

I have a few more artists bios to share with you.  As I mentioned on our Munich Artists Card page, some very generous Munich Artists participated in our projects and have together created a wonderful deck.  I want to thank each and every artist for their hard work creating our first Munich Artists deck.  This is a collaborative project and each artist of the artists below has helped to make the deck a reality.

Alexandra Ritter
Angela Smets
Ines Seidl
Janine Voelkner
Elizabeth Hughes
Berit Opelt
Süyümbike Güvenç-Noris
Penelope Richardson
Isidora Romani
Angelica Zeller-Michaelson
Maximilian Lückenhaus
Brigitte Pruchnow
Emmy Horstkamp

If you would like to see the individual cards, here is a small slideshow of the deck:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

NOTE:

To help artists,  will be trying three other crowdfunding projects before the end of the year. One through Generosity, one through Indegogo and another project on Kickstarter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Project: Munich Artists Playing Cards – Kickstarter Starts Today!

Here is the link to our Kickstarter.  You have until October 9th!  Please Help Us Create Some Amazing Cards and Have a Great Event.

With the help of the above group of artists who were selected from our 500 Artists Say Hello Event, Munich Artists will be printing a party set of Munich inspired artists playing cards and a deluxe set of playing cards.   The deluxe version will be ordered after the kickstarter is completed.   The party version will be ordered this weekend.  What is the difference?

The party cards are smaller in size and are being created specifically for the event.  The deluxe version or American poker sized cards and will have that beautiful box that Elizabeth Hughes designed.  Why the two different versions?  Because I want you to play with the cards and you may feel like the deluxe are too pretty to play with at the event.

HISTORY of 500 Artists Play Cards

At the Beginning of the year, Elizabeth Hughes approached Munich Artists about creating a deck of playing cards.  I (Emmy) told Elizabeth, we could create cards as long as we could throw a Munich Artists Play Cards Party/art happening.  She was on board with the larger idea and she joined the project as a project manager for the creation of the card deck.  Over the last few months, Elizabeth chose the artists, curated their artwork, designed the box, the back of the cards and created all the files to send to the printer.

We have had to make a few changes along the way but the cards are almost ready to be printed on paper.  We are very excited!

Here is the Back of the Card design created by Elizabeth for the cards:

cardback
The back of the Munich Artists Card Deck

And here are three cards from the deck:

example-for-website-munichartistsplayingcardskickstarterheader-copy

  • Our Kickstarter starts Today September 16th.  To attend our 500 Artists Play Cards Event, you must purchase your cards through our Kickstarter.  Our cards will be for sale at Haeppy Art but the kickstarter bonus gifts are only available on our Kickstarter.   For the event we are ordering a version of the cards called party cards.  they will come in a metal tin.  The deluxe versions ordered after the kickstarter will be in a box designed by Elizabeth Hughes.
  • The Kickstarter has bonus gifts which will not be available ANYWHERE ELSE.  I have permission from the artists to make prints of their work for the Kickstarter and I would love for you to get a print of some of these cards to put on your wall.

 

 

Inspired 2016 Book—Inspired by Brigitte Pruchnow

Munich Artists created an art book called Inspired 2016.

For the first book, artists created an art piece inspired by this artwork by Brigitte Pruchnow.

IMG_2807 (1)
Inspiration art piece by Brigitte Pruchnow

A group of around 26  Munich Artists created art pieces based on Brigitte’s artwork.

The following is the tentative list of artists involved (A final list will be shared on the project page when all artwork has been submitted):

Hazel Ang
Anna Blumenkranz
Devaney Claro
Britta Eriskat
Christine Friebe
Emmy Horstkamp
Elizabeth Hughes
Manuela Illera
Angela Josupeit
Christina Corell
Anette Koch
Maximilian Lueckenhaus
Corinna Naumann
Berit Opelt
Niala Orsmond
Simona Petrauskaite
Brigitte Pruchnow
Elke Reis
Alexandra Ritter
Isidora Romani
Gabriele Rothweiler
Rainer Schmitten
Ines Seidel
ursula Singer
Allun Turner
Michaela Wuehr
The book will be published as an A4 Landscape. If you are interested in a copy of the book, please let me know.  We are only printing a limited number.  You can email me emmy@kyfio.com if you are interested. The cost per book will be 50 Euro.  We will only print one run per Inspired book.
If you are interested in purchasing an original piece of artwork from the book, please contact the artists directly.
We will continue working on the inspired series.  For 2017, we will be inspired by a physician’s comment about pain.

Artsy Things To do on July 2nd, 2016

I will be traveling around Munich tomorrow attending some events and wanted to share what is on my Facebook event feed with you.  Please remember that if you have an event and you send me an invitation on Facebook, I will add the event to our Munich Artists event list.  The event must be on Facebook and must be public. If you don’t do those things, I will not be able to share and that is always a sad thing.

The photo above is a photo of the Container collective.  This will be a creative spot over by Ostbahnhof where we hope to visit many creative people and see many creative things. Now, the events for tomorrow.

This weekend I will be going to:

Saturday July 2, 2016

12919763_1052841794775885_5306866460497992341_n

Pop Up 2/ Open art Riemerling – Petra Amstberg Hoffman is the owner and organizer of this space and on Saturday from 1500 to 2200, she will be having an exhibition of atwork from artists who attended the summer academy in Salzburg together.  For the artists involved it is a reunion and for Munich, it is an opportunity to meet Norbert Bisky and Markus Proschek.  If you plan on going, go by car.

(From Petra’s space, I will be heading to the open Studios at Oberfoehringerstr.  I don’t have a Facebook event for this to share, but I will share some photos next week of the artists who allow me to share their work.)

KHBi3 – I live in Sendling so I’m always happy when events are close to home!  The KloHaeuschen will be having their 3rd Biennal on Saturday. It starts at 2000. Go the bathroom before you go, there are no functioning toilets for you to use just art and creative people and some beer.

13528158_952307644866641_3882382133655167315_o

Sunday July 3, 2016

Odeonsplatz Window – Kult is organizing street artists to create an installation at the window at Odeonsplatz.  If you want to watch them do their magic or, ask them questions, they will be there from 1200 to 1600.  This is your chance to meet the creators of the Neuperlach Zoo and to spot a street artist.   I will be there some of that time and look forward to seeing their work!

NOTE FOR MUNICH ARTISTS:

My True Self – July 10th we are filming at Odeonsplatz.  I will be making a special post for this tomorrow.  We will be meeting at Odeonsplatz for the filming and I look forward to seeing everyone’s Masks.  2 masks made by you.  One white and one whatever the heck you are willing to put on your face that represents your true self.  More information can be found on our open call for the my true self project.  If you have not made your mask, July 2nd is a good time to make one or two.

Inspired by art book – Brigitte Pruchnow – Artists participating in this first book should be sending me their image files to emmy@kyfio.com. Please remember that the artwork must be 2 Lateral A4s. If your work is not the right size it will be cropped. There are no white spaces.  I will be sending you all a reminder email in a few days. If you don’t have a scanner, you can bring it to Frauenstrasse and we will scan the work.  This is by appointment only I love you all but I’m not around Frauenstrasse at any specific time during the summer.

500 Artists Play Cards – We will be starting a kickstarter for this project to fund our event in November 2016.  Our goal is to have 500 people playing cards.  I hope you will join us and support our Kickstarter campaign. I’m working on the video now and we will launch the Kickstarter next week.  Artists involved in this project, please send Elizabeth Hughes your artwork ASAP.  We have a printer selected and we want to send the work to the printers. The event is schedule for November 19th.  I’m still looking for a space for us to have this fun event.  If you have a space, you think will work, let me know! Must be int eh city. Must hold 300 to 500 people.

Mingaland –  I’m sorry.  My mother hand a massive stroke and this art project was the one that was not started and therefore shelved for a few weeks.  I will let you know when we are ready to launch.  Hopefully by August 1st.

Lifelines – This is a new project that I am starting this month.  I am finishing the first one now.

 

 

 

 

 

Artsy Things to Do in Munich – May 29 – June 12, 2016

Radio silence is over!   I took off a week because we are going to blast you with content for the next three weeks and I thought we both needed a bit of quiet before the storm.

Today, we are sharing things for you to do for the next two weeks. If you are a member of Munich Artists and sent me an invitation by email I’m apologizing right now if I forget to post it here.  As I have told you many times, I love Facebook events. They make life easy for me.  Please consider using them.

SUNDAY – May 29, 2016 – June 18th  

Installation Odeonsplatz Subway Station – Will God Leave Me Alone? 

TUESDAY – May 31, 2016

Dada Dahoam – This event is open but you need to register so if you want to attend you better email them at get your name on the list. stadtarchiv@muenchen.de

The exhibition is organised by Bernhard Rusch, founder of Applaudissement and there will be artwork by several Munich Artists on the walls. Bernhard will be talking about the 100 years of Dadaism.  If you have not seen the state archive, now is your chance. I will be at this event taking some photos because I love Dadaists especially when they like organizing things!

Re-Constructions: Colours – Vernissage starts at 1900

13319756_1364842946875681_9131722714609972820_n

Curator Lulia Grandinaru is having an opening for her new exhibition at the Galerie am Maxmonument located at Thierschstr. 42.  Heike Ratfisch and Roman K. Aivazian are the artists exhibiting abstract and expressionistic paintings.  If you want to read more, Lulia has a short description on her Facebook event written in a very artsy way.

CARMEN CUBANA STARTS TODAY.  I will be seeing it on June 1st.  I’m looking forward to a modern version of the story even if it means I have to venture out after dark.

THURSDAY – June 2nd, 2016

  • ArtMUC Begins.  Here are the hours so you can schedule some time to go take a look.  I will be there on Wed for the press tour and will share some photos with you so you can do a little planning.

Thursday, 02.06.2016 / 19:00 – 22:30 Uhr
Friday, 03.06.2016 / 12:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Saturday, 04.06.2016 / 12:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Sunday, 05.06.2016 / 12:00 – 18:00 Uhr

What artists will be there?  I have no clue really.  So far I have invites from Ines Seidel Bianca Artope, Martina Kolle & Betty Mueller.  I will share more information on Thursday. I do know that ARTMUC digital is curated by Betty Mueller so that will be super fun for me cause I’m a digital kind of girl 50 percent of the time and I like Betty Mueller’s work so I imagine I will like how she curates.

  • Werkshau Kunstrefugium

Ingrid Mueller shared this exhibition with me and told me if the weather is beautiful, Nymphenburg Schloss is the most awesome place to be.  The vernissage is on Thursday and starts at 1830 – 2100.  This is not a hop and a skip from ARTMUC but it is a hop skip and a leap across town. (Geranienhaus Schloss Nymphenburg 41.)

Here are the artists showing their work.

 

 

Munich Artists Hanging Out at Stroke Ltd.

Yesterday was an opportunity for me to catch up with lots of Munich Artists who are spending the weekend selling artwork at Stroke Ltd.   If you are at Stroke this weekend and I didn’t say hello to you, I’m sorry. It wasn’t intentional. I was in like some kind of time sucking vortex.  Who knew four hours could go by so quickly on a Friday afternoon.  Next time I will bring my Boston terrier, Winston, with me so he can tell you how wonderful your art is and then may I can stay a few extra minutes to chat about your artwork.

Here are some of the artists and artwork at Stroke.  I think I got everyone off the invitation list from Monday. If you sent me an invitation and I did not stop at your booth, please hunt me down next time.  If you did not send me a invitation and you wanted me to talk to you… well, then we need to fix that before the next Stroke in the Spring.

Munich Artists nina schmid at stroke ltd
Nina Schmid exhibiting her 30 day Munich Artists challenge at Stroke ltd. Love seeing all her hard work displayed together at the art fair. She will sell you individual prints in whatever size you want just ask her! You can find the Munich Artists Challenge here.
Munich Artists Bianca Artope
Munich Artists Bianca Artope. Bianca is currently working on canvas and LED screens. You need to see these in person. Still love her process and the way it looks on canvas. Miss the copper but love the new work.
Munich Artists Mr. Woodland
Munich Artists Mr. Woodland. He has been busy creating his motifs on canvas which is good luck for anyone who likes his street/urban art. The pieces all have a story. I love stories. Ask Daniel and he will tell you all about why there’s a girl with her head in the clouds.
Munich Artists Ines Seidel
Munich Artists Ines Seidel. I collect Ines. I can’t help myself. We have an affinity for words. Luckily we express ourselves in a differently way which means I can have her hanging around. Last time I bought a necklace. This time a photograph cause right can be soooooo wrong.
Vinicius Caps and Gallerist Philipp Dziersk
Vinicius Caps and Gallerist Philipp Dziersk…. aaaaaaaaaall the way from Brazil. Ask to see Philipp’s black portfolio. He has some pretty cool Brazilian artwork tucked away.Vinicius Caps is on the wall… football isn’t my thing but if it is yours, you may enjoy the sports theme.
Ray Moore and Brigitte Pruchnow at stroke ltd
Munich Artists Ray Moore and Brigitte Pruchnow at stroke ltd. Ray is hanging out in the front of Stroke  next to the heater which is the perfect spot to be on such a chilly weekend. Brigitte is tucked way in the back so make sure you go say hi to her if you are there this weekend.
image
Who doesn’t love NYC. Max Ott was very busy using digital manipulation to make these images. Photoshop and some other program are the lucky charms he used to prism NYC. Interesting to look at and makes me even more excited about going to NYC next week.
image
Brigitte Pruchnow, Andrea Peipe and Michaela Wuehr are showing artwork together again at Stroke. It’s like a thing. Three girls on a wall.  Michaela’s artwork is painted, pixelated and better looked at from a distance. Can you guess what this image is. (Hint there is a little boy….)
Munich Artists at stroke ltd
Synapsenballet. These are great. The postcards are 2 Euro each. I can’t find my postcard 😦 Where did it go?
Munich Artists
Glad I took some photos because I can’t find my freaking postcard of synapsenballet. I really like these pieces created with a sense of humour.  Art doesn’t have to be heavy and depressing. Sometimes it is fun to have an art piece that makes you laugh.
Berlin artist The Art Ko
Berlin artist The Art Ko. Ok. Here is what he does… it is kind of Miro – ish. He throws paint on the paper. Lets it dry. Waits a few days and then paints with black acrylic the details. Unconscious abstract art. He won’t tell you what it is because he doesn’t want to impress you with a specific image… He kept telling me what this image was… but I don’t see it so I won’t tell you.  I keep seeing a map. Imagination fail on my part. I did see barb wire in another piece but he said I was the first person to see that….. dark soul am I. Yes. dark and scary.
Angela Peron
Angela Peron I love this series. Who would not love having one of these. Maybe True and 12 should put one in their shop.
 This artwork is by Christina Rupp.
Luckily I took a business card and shot a photo of the business cards so I could match the card with the images.  This artwork is by Christina Rupp. I did not speak with this artist. No clue what is going on here other than the obvious. I guess you will need to talk to her.  Go ahead, I dare you.
Munich Artists Modge Podge Wall
I don’t know what is going on here. I took a photo of it b/c of the artwork waaaaay to the right. It looks like my daughter’s room and I think that is why I ran away without grabbing a card or a sheet telling me who made the drawing to the faaaaaaar right. Modge Podge wall. Does this help sell more work?
Munich Artists
I like these. Did not talk to anyone. I think I was running out of steam. Four hours is a long time. I see the little house in the corner… I see the name Frank… I think you need to help fill in the blanks for me.

image

Munich Artists Andrea Peipe Printed by Dinkela
Andrea Peipe’s artwork printed by Malte Dinkela. Nice work both of you!
image
Two guys and light bulbs. One side of the display has lightbulbs painted with a special paint. I have no idea which business card goes with this display. If you see this photo, please claim your artwork. Thank you.
Christopher Kieling
Christopher Kieling? I need to go check the website to make sure. A larger image is to the right but I guess I got busy talking to someone and forgot to snap both.
Artwork by Kai H. Krieger and 3 Steps from Giessen, Germany
I had fun talking to 3 steps artist Kai H. Krieger. He comes from a family of artists… his twin brother is also one of the painters and they have a third unrelated painter working on the pieces. They started with street art and have wandered indoors. Some of their piece are kind of big 2M but not at Stroke ltd. This is one of the larger pieces. Still kind of big over 1M but doable. They are from Giessen. They made this series just for Munich… See Munich in the background? Is the book Bayerish?
Ronit Wolf
I love these. I didn’t get to talk to Ronit Wolf. Maybe next time. Love your stuff Ronit.
Munich Artists Miriam Ganser
Happy and Bright. Miriam Ganser This artist makes street art which is more edgy. Maybe Miriam thought that wasn’t appropriate for the walls of an art fair. The artist wasn’t there when I stopped by so no photo of the artist. It happens… I get busy talking and forget to snap the photo or the artist runs and hides from me so I can’t get a candid shot. Whatever the reason, I can’t tell you anything about these images… sorry.
Munich Artists Tanja Hirschfeld
Tanja Hirschfeld. I like this series of masked individuals. I love the small paintings of the mouse. I thought about getting one but my daughter is scared of clowns and I could see it giving her nightmares. They are really cool and look great together. I’m pondering the small rabbit head. All the pieces are monochrome. Tanja and two of her artists friends are opening a small gallery called Frida. Please check out our Facebook page for the event notice. They open sometime in November. I forgot to take a photo of Tanja. Sorry Tanja. I will take one at your gallery opening.
Miss Van cat people
I added this one for my daughter. Cat people by Miss Van. A french artist living in Brazil. The artist makes some really cool art with her boyfriend . Ask the Brazilian galleriest Philipp Dziersk to show you on is ipadish thingy. Wait, I have the internet, let me show you….

Artsy Events for October 9,10 & 11 – Get Your Sneakers on for a Marathon Weekend of Art

I don’t know why they do this…. have so many open studios in one weekend in October before the long night of the Museum but they do and I’m always scrambling to see as many as I can. Hopefully you will have time this weekend to visit some Munich Artists studios and see their current work.

12036874_10207428027279754_3419194966807404410_n

Here are a few Munich Artists showing their work in Sendling this weekend.

12079607_10207473221849590_5508728740223783507_n

  • Ulli Schmeling will be showing some of her photography and sculptures at Kidlerstrsse 3.
  • Katrin Nodop will be at the SPD Bürgerbüro located at Daiserstrasse 27.

Einladung KiS 2015

  • Berit Opelt will be showing her artwork at the SPD Bürgerbüro in der Daiserstrasse 27

After you run around Sendling, head over to Neuhausen and check out the artists opening their studios for the weekend.  Here are a few of the Munich Artists showing their works in Neuhausen:

Brigitte Pruchnow Swimmer

  • Brigitte Pruchnow will be showing her artwork at München leuchtet, Landshuter Allee 39, 80637 München

12045733_1095625873795723_1312998869138533655_o

For a full list of artists showing their work, download the Kunst in Sendling Flyer and download a flyer for Kulturen in Neuhausen here.

Einladung LANDLUFT-1
C. Kirmse, Elsass & B. Auspitz, Chiemsee
  • If you like landscapes, you will enjoy this exhibition of Contanze Kirmse’s artwork at Vergolderei Ehmer, Notburgastr. 6, 80639 Munich, Germany.  Constanze and Brian Auspitz will be showcasing their artwork starting this Friday October 9, 2015 until January 2016.  The vernissage starts at 1830 and goes until 2100.
  • On Sunday, if you can still see straight, sit down and have a chat with Dinkela and Corinna Naumann, they will be having an artists talk on Sunday @ 1600.

If you are an artist and you want me to share your events, please make a Facebook event and invite Munich Artists or Emmy Horstkamp and I will add you to our event list. Make sure the event is public. I can’t add private events or events on private pages. (Create an art page for your art practice please.) I try and add the events to the website but that is a hit or miss depending on how busy my week is and how zen I am finding data entry.  This week data entry is a nice excuse to get away from the “Made Your Bed” installation which is overtaking my living space while I figure out the best way to “install” it.

NOTE: I will be at the FotoDoks Munich Raw workshop this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Here is a link to Fotodoks. They will be having a documentary photo festival from the 13th -18th October. I will make a separate post later this week. I’m so excited about this workshop.  They have a waiting list so it is too late for you to apply (I did mention this earlier … maybe just on social media.. which is another reason for you to join us on Facebook.)  Fotodoks offers other workshops that may interest you. Let me know if you sign up for one.

Artists Hanging Out in the Park – Exhibition and Workshops June 12 – 18th

artinthepark-2015

Here are the list of artists from Munich Artists and Kunst in Sendling that are participating on our joint exhibition and workshops sponsored by the City of Munich, Germany.

Artists involved from Munich Artists:

Emmy Horstkamp | emmyhorstkamp.com

Suzanna Treumann |treumann.nl

Jenny Schminke |jennyschminke.com

Ewald Wildtraut |ewald-wildtraut.de

Brigitte Pruchnow | brigittepruchnow.com

Rainer Schmitten | Rainer Schmitten Website

Artists involved from Kunst in Sendling:

Niko Jahn I Malerei I http://www.nikojahn.de

Katrin Nodop I Fotografie I www.katrinnodop.com

Berit Opelt I Transfer-Lithografie I www.berit-opelt.de

Christophe Schneider I Fotografie I www.christophe-schneider.de

Monika Vesely I Schmuck  & Objekte I www.vesely-schmuck.de

Barbara von Taeuffenbach I Schmuck & Objekte

 

 

Brothers and Sisters and Triptych at Stroke Art Fair

Last night at Anne Trieba’s vernissage, I talked with Petra Beeking.  Petra is a Munich artist who will be at both Stroke and ArtMUC this year.  Petra will be attending Stroke with an art group called Brothers and Sisters whose members include:

Petra Beeking

Petra Beeking

Tanja Hirschfeld

Tanja Hirschfeld

and Bryan Moore

Bryan A. Moore

I’m curious to see Petra’s work in real life.  Her portraits are so different from Anne’s and I like how she is using sewing on old photographs (No clue if those are included in her presentation at Stroke).

Because we are focusing on product and not selling original artwork, we decided not to show artwork at Stroke.  Luckily, Brigitte Pruchnow, Michaela Wuehr and Andrea Peipe decided to go show their original artwork at Stroke Art Fair under the name Triptych.

I will be going on Thursday @1300 to snap some photos of Munich artists.  If you have a booth at stroke and want me to stop by and say hi, let me know. I’m always up for meeting talented Munich Artists.

Munich Project Updates

This Week’s Project Updates:

  • B/W artists book:

Last Saturday, Munich Artists started a project for an artist’s book focusing on black and white ink on paper.  The artists have now collected their supplies and are in the process of making their art pieces.  As the weeks go by, I will share more images of the artwork.

  • Long Night Of the Museum Connected Installation:

The centrepiece of our installation is a zoetrope which now has a physical form thanks to the Werkbox 3. I will be picking up the skeleton for the zoetrope today and will post an image next week of the finished piece.  Katrin Vogl is currently at the space working on her sculpture and our floor stickers will be printed next week.

If you want to take a peek at what we are doing, you are welcome to stop by and see.  We will be at Frauenstrasse 18 M-F from 830 until 1600 until October 16th.

  • Free Art Friday Munich 

Katrin Klug has been putting her small pieces out every friday.  Last week, Katrin left a piece of art in a cafe and it was snatched up! If you decide to participate in Free art Friday, please do not to put your art in a store or someplace difficult for people to reach.   If you do put outwork out for Free Art Friday, please let us know so we can write about it on the Free Art Friday Munich Facebook Page and on the Free Art Friday Munich Blog.  On new media, we share where each piece of art can be found and the artist’s name if they want to share it.

  • New Projects:
    • 1.  Artists book with Brigitte Pruchnow.  We have set down the parameters for the book and the project will begin in January 2015.  This is a unique project and may turn into a series.  The project will be open to all Munich/Bavarian artists but you cannot apply. each artist is picked by the artist before them. I will only be choosing artists if we end up getting stuck because an artist did not finish their art piece in the designated time.  If you are a Munich artist you may submit your name to the list of standby artists but I can’t promise that you will be picked. I will post the name of the artists as they complete their art piece and show on a map where they are located. This way you can see how the project is working its way around the city and how the artists decide who to pick as the next artist in the chain of artwork.
    • 2. Artists book/zine with Andreas Hirsch.  This project is starting in November 2014. It is open to illustrators and writers.  I must meet you before I will put you on the team.  We are looking for visual artists who love to think outside of the box, have their own illustrative style that is not Manga related and flows well with the other artists involved. For Writers, we are looking for writers interested in a magazine/zine/graphic novel and able to write flash fiction that translates well into English.  All the artists for this book series must want to work in a group, must be able to meet deadlines, and must be interested in long term group project.  We are looking for a group of like minded artists with a sense of humour so that the project stays fun and professional.  We want the first product from this group to leave the nest in March 2015.

 

 

Monday for Munich Artists – Lets Play Catchup About What Munich Artists are Doing

  • Organising Groups to Create Fine Art books –  a Munich artist decided he wanted to create fine art books and approached us to help create small groups to work together on fine art books.  Always up for collaborations, we organised the first band of artists which met on Saturday.  The artists currently involved in a black and white fine art book are:
    • Brigitte Pruchnow
    • Rainer Schmitten
    • Emmy Horstkamp
    • Adriana Hernandez
    • Isi Dina
    • Britta Eriskat
    • Jelena Opačak
    • Newsha Djavadipour-Sigari
    • Birgit Abt
      • Update About the book: The book got stallllllled.  I’m trying to get the images back so I can incorporate them into the January video.
  • More fine art book groups will be created and each group will be focusing on a different style of art book.  If you are an artist and would like to be involved in an art book, please let us know.The Munich Artists Weekend Newsletter is once again postponed due to my inability to write on the weekend.  This change from Monday to Friday is not going smoothly. I’m hoping that I get into the groove by this weekend. (Keep your fingers crossed.)
  • Terri Lloyd is an artist working with clay. Here is a piece she made while experimenting for her art piece that will be on display for the Munich Creative Group exhibition Fernweh which will be exhibiting November 7th through the 9th in Schwabing at atelier Caveau Tengstrasse 25.

 

What’s Happening with Munich Artists – September 17, 2014

This morning, I wondered what ransom I would need to pay to get the sun back from the fog. As I walked over the Isar, I saw this moody image of Munich and decided that the sun could stay away for a bit longer.

Art Challenge News:  Munich artists are doing a collage challenge. There were some images here but when I moved the blog they disappeared.  Maybe, someday, I will find them again.  If you want to look at our challenge work, please visit the challenge page.

We will be showing several of the collages on Friday at the Friday gallery in combination with Emmy Horstkamp’s T-project.   If you don’t know Emmy, come and visit the gallery on Friday and say hello.

Munich Artists News:

Munich Artist Brigitte Pruchnow is having a busy autumn.  Last weekend she attended the Rotterdam art fair and she has been accepted into a gallery in Japan (The gallery will be taking her artwork to a Tokyo art fair in the spring).  If you want to see Brigitte’s work, her art is scattered around Bavaria in group exhibitions like this one and she will be having a solo exhibition at the Friday gallery in 2015.

Roterdam Art Fair

If you have time this weekend, plan a trip to Landsberger Lech to visit the long night of art which starts at 1800 and goes until 2300. If you would like a brochure which includes a map you can download it by clicking 140825 Flyer Kunstnacht 2014.

Gabriele Rothweiler will be one of the 70 artists displaying work during the evening.  Her paintings will be on display at Asam-fashion in the Schlossergasse 376.  Gabriele will also have her artwork on display at her gallery during the open studios in Neuhausen if you don’t want to leave Munich this weekend or have made other plans for this Saturday.

Emmy Horstkamp will be showing the Title pages from her T-project at the Friday gallery starting on September 19th. The series is based on the idea that women like to see their romantic partners as projects to be fixed up or manipulated. The title pages are the initial architectural idea of what each man should be.  The series continues with a blueprint for each man and then the final man created in a mixed media format which may be nothing like the ideal (Just like the difference between what the architect designs and what the builders actually create.   The art pieces are made using photography, digital printing and acrylic paint on art paper and canvas.

Stroke Art Fair 2014 Recap

This was the first year that the Friday Gallery invited artists to share a booth at the Stroke Art Fair.  Here are some immediate thoughts about our experience:

  • It was very smart to have a talk with the creative director of Stroke about how we should use our limited space with five artists.  His advice was excellent and very helpful to a novice art fair booth organizer.
  • I’m very happy we showed original work. The artists were able to sell originals which brought in more cash. I would have loved to have limited edition prints of Mr. Fox and will focus on having limited edition prints of our showcase piece next year.  It was funny to hear people say “There he is!” as they rounded the corner and saw the fox painting.  People were happy to see the fox and we enjoyed hanging out with him for the fair.
  • There was no price point that sold best.   The artwork displayed ranged from 170 to 800 and we sold artwork at all price points.  We found the grid installation worked really well for each artist.
  • Each artist that actively participated sold their work.   Michaela Wuehr, Brigitte Pruchnow, Jenny Schminke and Emmy Horstkamp sold work, were present everyday and were happy to talk with people interested in their artwork. (most of the artists are introverts so talking to strangers for five days was a big thing.)

  • The buyers really liked being able to go pick up artwork at the artists studios.  Only two people picked up artwork at the fair.  Most the other buyers put down deposits and made appointments with the artists to pick up the artwork.  

  • Five days at stroke meant five days away from the computer. This made it difficult to share information about Munich Artists especially from a concrete cellar.  Sorry about the internet silence.  Hopefully next year we will have staff who can help report back on a more regular basis.
  • I must remember that we live in Germany.  I ordered a catalogue for Stroke within the appropriate amount of time but forgot the holidays which closed down business for many days.  The catalogs arrived today which is two days after Stroke.  The catalogs are nice and I have a large box of them sitting in my living room waiting to be sent out to collectors and anyone else who we think might be interested in a catalog.
  • We plan to attend Stroke 2015.  I’m looking forward to organizing Munich Artists for more events like this. If you know of an event that we should attend, please email me at sofia@munichartists.com with the subject line: Possible Events
  • Here are a few of the images we took during Stroke:

Office Warming Party and Art Swap Fundraiser December 12, 2013

BCA Munich Fundraiser

 

We are raising funds for Doctors without Borders and Munich artists are coming forward with some beautiful pieces for our art swap.  Here are the list of artists who have donated pieces of art for the art swap game.

  1. Michael Pitschke – Watercolor cartoon drawing
  2. Jenny Schminke –  Study of a Bird
  3. Ines Seidel – Mixed Media
  4. Emmy Horstkamp – Mixed Media – Guardian series
  5. Markus Brackelmann – Digital Art
  6. Mahirwan Mamtani “Serigraphs” (silk-screen)
  7. Britta Eriskat  Pen wash on paper
  8. Gunther Meliton – digital art
  9. Katrin Klug  – Body Stencil
  10. Gabrielle Rothweiler – Mixed media
  11. Willi Hoppe – Painting
  12. Rysz Merey- watercolor and ink art piece
  13. Ray Moore -Painting and print
  14. Ulli Schmeling – Sculptures
  15. Cornelia Kloess – Sculpture
  16. Brigitte Pruchnow – Pen and Ink
  17. Andrea Senyk – Photography
  18. Agnes Mayer – Digital Art/ Photography
  19. Angela Smets  – Arcylic painting
  20. Cyril Mariaux – Mixed media monograph

We missed a few artists over the weekend so as their work trickles in over the next two days, I will add the names of those artists to the list.

If you would like to have an opportunity to play the game and get a piece of art from one of these artists, don’t forget to purchase your ticket on event brite.  Here is the link.

BCA Munich Friday Gallery November 29, 2013

This week BCA Munich rented an office space!  In January, we will start showing selected artwork from our weekly gallery at Frauenstrasse 18, 2013. The artwork will only be displayed for a week and most of the pieces will be for sale at auction.  If you see an art piece in our Friday gallery and would like to see it in person, just let us know by emailing emmy at kyfio dot com.

(Gallery on Facebook page).

[easymedia-gallery med=”1693″ filter=”1″]