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"Make each day your masterpiece."
- John Wooden

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TLC Update 04-27-10

Dear Friends:

The Spring SchmoozeFest will be held this Thursday, April 29 at the Art Center College of Design from 7:00-9:30 PM. You, and the other artists and designers in attendance, will have a chance to show your latest artwork and give a ten minute presentation and that will be followed by a chance to network with other creatives who will inspire you as you will inspire them. Our SchmoozeFests are held three times a year and they are a great opportunity to fire up those ideas that have been waiting for a chance to be shared. The place is Art Center's South Campus, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California. See you there!

And registration is now ongoing for all three "Crafting a Meaningful Career" classes on career reinvention for mid-career professionals eager to take their careers to the next level. Classes begin May 18 so make sure you sign up now to secure a seat in these enlightening courses. "Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One" helps you to rediscover your passion, Part Two assists you in branding your new entity and identifying potential clients, Part Three addresses legal and financial issues to prepare you for a secure future. Each class is designed to follow in order so you must take Part One first to get the full benefit of the program. To find out more about the classes go to my blog, and then to enroll go to the Art Center at Night site at Or you can call me directly for any futher information at 818-842-5490.

In this weeks Tony Luna Creative Update you will see news from former students and attendees of my lectures that will inspire you. Remember to send in your success stories and other observations so we can continue to provide information, support and networking for our growing creative community.


- Mark Harmel, Photographer sent in this encouraging update- "Tony, My big update is that I'm moving into the social media world. In January I started to to work with a diabetes education group based in San Diego called Taking Control of Your Diabetes. I helped them get started with social media to promote their programs to a patient group. I've recently moved to Washington D.C. for a couple of months to work on a social media program for the American Diabetes Association to reach out to their professional community of nurses, doctors and researchers. I haven't shut down the photography business..., but I'm expanding my role to more of a comprehensive healthcare communicator that may involve photography or social media."


-John Anderson, Photographer, Retired Lutheran Minister forwarded this interesting note- "Tony: My private home show is about to be staged next week. It will be on May 27. I've pre-sold one piece and broke the $5,000.00 barrier for a single image. I don't know yet if this pricing will hold up in this market, but so far it seems to be not over the top. My agent is meeting with two of the prime contemporary interior designers in the area, one other designer has seen my work and has clients she thinks will be interested, and maybe even that I might get a commission. I've submitted work to a contest at Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, and the Forward Thinking Museum in New York. Both sent invites to submit, I suspect as a result of the article's publication. I've also submitted to a contest of COLOR magazine. I think to just keep putting the work out there and see what happens. Even one of these would be another step forward in getting accepted. Another local artist has become a fan of my work and is inviting the curator of the Telfair Museum to the show as well as a contemporary architect.

I really think that the aluminum prints I'm making now will set my work apart even further and enable me to increase profit margins a good deal. The works are stunning on the aluminum, and really look great. ...I'm attaching a recent work file so you can see a new direction some of my work has taken.

Hope all is well with you. John
John G. Anderson


Carlos Vilas, Photographer, Portugal-
Carlos invited you to "Lugar da Foto.".

Event: Lugar da Foto
Start Time: Today, April 19 at 3:50pm
End Time: Saturday, June 19 at 6:50pm

A place to talk about the History of Photography, Form and color.
News about about photography in the world. A site dedicated to the work of Photographers and Image Editors
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


- Mark Alberhasky, Photographer- Mark alerted us to another exhilarating posting on his blog that you must see, "A friend of mine who has also been to Death Valley said, 'It's like being on another planet.' I couldn't agree more after my trip there last week had me gazing up into a night sky filled by infinity. But hey! My camera lens focuses to infinity...why not take a picture of it?

I'm back to earth now, but the shot of infinity? It's amazing. Check it out in the latest blog post, and then shoot your own.
After you read this I think you'll agree... Things are looking up!

Mark Alberhasky Photography, 535 Redding View Ct NW, Atlanta, GA 30328
404-201-0700 c; 888-469-8503 f



The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 1st Annual International Conference on Fine Arts in Athens, Greece, 7-10 June 2010. The conference website is:


The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Fine Arts (such as Animation, Architecture, Art History, Art Education, Book Arts, Ceramics, Community Arts, Fashion Design, Fiber, Furniture/Woodworking, Glass, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewellery/Metal Arts, Media Arts, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Visual Studies, Writing and Literature, etc) and Performing Arts (such as music, drama, dance, etc). Panel organizers are encouraged to submit their proposals by inviting other scholars that do research in the area.

The registration fee of 250 (euro), covers access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks, and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: a Greek night of entertainment, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands and a half-day tour around the wider area of Athens (Attica).

Please submit an abstract (using email only to: by 30th of April 2010 addresses to: Dr. Stephen Andrew Arbury, Academic Member of ATINER and Professor, Radford University, USA. Abstracts should include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos,
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The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic organization with the mission to become a forum where academics and researchers from all over the world could meet in Athens and exchange ideas on their research and discuss the future developments of their discipline. Since 1995, more than 100 international conferences were organized and more than 80 books have been published. The Institute is organized into four research divisions and nineteen research units. Each research unit organizes at least an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects.


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