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Friday, December 31, 2010

Tony Luna Creative- Update-12-31-10

This is a special "It's a wrap for 2010" edition of the Tony Luna Creative- Update blog.

I just want to thank all of you who are part of our creative community for your vision, enthusiasm and support always, but especially this past year. Over the last twelve months we have seen our group grow through our twice monthly TLC-Update blogs, classes, lectures, our global network of emails, and our SchmoozeFest networking events.

It has been extremely gratifying to see how you have taken to heart the principles which we discussed in class, and other venues, and turned them into new career opportunities for yourself, while helping others to develop their dreams. I am humbled by the thoughtful emails I have received, and elated at your progress.

And 2011 is already shaping up to be another banner year with all kinds of exciting advancements already becoming manifest. I will fill you in as they take place but look for more social media interaction, more classes and workshops, writings and video.

So here's to a Happy, Productive and very Creative New Year!




Registration is open for all three "Crafting a Meaningful Career" classes at Art Center at Night.
There is still plenty of room for you, or someone you care about to enroll. For more information about these, and other classes, you may call Art Center at Night at 626-396-2319, or you may go to their web site at
And you can always call me, Tony Luna, about the substance of the courses at 818-842-5490.

In this TLC-Update we have:
- Four email New Year's cards from various parts of the world;
- And I am repeating the information from our last posting on entering a gallery showing to help
the people of Haiti (deadline for entry is January 12),
- And the two job offerings at the Art Center College of Design


- From Barbara Bordnick, Renowned Portrait, Fashion and Flower Photographer-
a New Year's greeting.


- From Shirin Raban, Graphic Artist- a New Year's e-card, and a link announcing her being given the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Outstanding Instructor Award

"The following is the link to AIGA white boards about Shirin being given the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts, Outstanding Instructor Award of 2010,"


- From Paulo Roberto, Photographer from Portugal a "Boas Festas" e-card.

Paulo Roberto/Studio8a


- From "Pepe," Photographer Jose Leon a "Happy New Year" message.

323 387 0824


- From José Vera Fine Art & Antiques- Jose Vera Gallery is now accepting submissions for a Haiti Relief Group Art Exhibition to take place February 5-28, 2011 at José Vera Gallery in Los Angeles, CA 90041 ( The opening reception will be held on February 12, 2011 in conjunction with the NELA (Northeast Los Angeles) Second Saturday Art Walk. A donation will be made to Haiti at the end of the show which will include proceeds from the sale of artwork, promotional events and fund raising efforts. This is a great opportunity for artists to gain exposure and to participate in a good cause.

Artists may be of Haitian descent
Artists may submit work that reflects on Haitian heritage
Artists may submit work that reflects on the present circumstances in Haiti

All forms of creative works are encouraged - any media, subjects, and styles are welcome.

Open to all ages.

Image of the artwork
Artist's name & contact info
Title of Work
A brief artist's statement for each piece submitted
A brief biography of the artist
Price of work(s)

January 12, 2011

All entries must be received via e-mail or regular mail by this date!

(with Haiti Relief in the subject line)


José Vera Fine Art & Antiques
2012 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your submission materials returned to you.)
José Vera Fine Art & Antiques
2012 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 258-5050

Ashley Gall
Gallery Manager
We will contact you by January 15, 2011 if your work is chosen for the show, and will provide further details at that time.


- From Anna Berkel, Generalist, Human Resources, Art Center College of Design

"We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

· Full-time Core Faculty—Graduate Media Design Program
· 3D Lab Technician

For more information about any of these positions, please contact Human Resources or see details online at

Anna Berkel"
Generalist, Human Resources
Art Center College of Design
Tel 626.396.2270 | Fax 626.683.0559


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