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Monday, January 17, 2011

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 1-17-11

Just in time for the new year, you can now follow this blog on Twitter.


The Art Center at Night Spring term begins this week! You can still enroll in the "Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One-Discovering the Dream," which begins Tuesday, January 18, and "Part Two-Forming the Dream" beginning on Thursday, January 20. You, or someone you care about, can be a part of either of these two great classes or a participant in "Part Three-Fulfilling the Dream" which begins March 10. For more information about these, and other Art Center at Night classes, you may call 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.


- From Tamar Levine, Photographer- "Hello and Happy New Year!It has been a very busy time for me and I wanted to share a couple new projects with you. I had the honor of having one of my photos on the cover of Audrey Niffenegger's latest Best-Selling novel, 'Her Fearful Symmetry':

I produced and photographed a shoot for Gallery Stock. It was great fun! Check out the series here:

Lastly, last month I did a photo shoot with Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy for his solo project:

And of course, my website is constantly updated with new work:

Thanks so much in advance for checking it all out, and I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year!

All the best,"

(213) 915-8261


- From The Athens Institute for Education and Research-Second Call for Papers and Participation:

2nd Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, 6-9 June 2011, Athens, Greece


The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 2nd Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts in Athens, Greece, 6-9 June 2011. The conference website is:

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Visual 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, Jewelery/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 of no more than 300 words (using email only to: by 26th of January 2011 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, ( Director, ATINER.

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, ATINER has organized more than 100 international conferences and has published over 80 books. Academically, the Institute consists of four research divisions and nineteen research units. Each research unit organizes at least an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects.


- From Michael Salvatore Tierney, Fine Art Photographer-
Blythe Projects presents an exhibition of the work of Michael Salvatore Tierney titled, "Aerospace."
The exhibition runs through February 12 at:
Blythe Projects
5797 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232


- From Larry Gassan, Sports Photographer- "Hi Tony: Great to hear from you, as always! In case I didn't mention this earlier:
My photo exhibition '100-Mile Runners At The Finish Line' is now up and visible at-
Altadena Junction"
2524 & 2526 El Molino Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Closing reception: Sat Jan 22 7–10pm
Gallery hours:
Sat. Dec. 4 (4-9pm in conjunction with the North Lake Pole Event)
Sat Dec. 11 & 18 and Jan. 8 & 15 (12–5pm and by appointment)

The 100-Mile Runners at the Finish Line Project began in 2004. Larry Gassan saw a unique opportunity to make portraits of a unique sports subculture. Typical running photos are sports photojournalism, color pictorials, and casual snapshots. His portraits are made in a mobile studio, shooting in black and white, with a near-vintage medium-format Hasselblad 500C. Elapsed time for the portraits is usually less than 60 seconds. Gassan’s experiences as a 100-mile finisher are essential, and his intimate knowledge of the sport’s conventions and customs were critical. He’d finished nine 100-mile races between 1991-1998, three of them at the Angeles Crest 100-Mile Endurance Run. Peak training mileage before a 100 often exceeded 120 miles per week, with 70 mile weekends the norm. Gassan’s photo reference points are Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, August Sander, Gary Winogrand, and a little Helmut Newton.

The Altadena Junction is two adjoining studios featuring the healing and creative arts. The Creative Arts Studio is a gallery and spoken word performance space run by Lance Anderson, storyteller and podcaster. The Healing Arts Studio offers chiropractic care, bodywork and private yoga classes. Services are provided by Dr. Marisol Martinez, D.C.—an ultrarunner who finished as the fifth woman at this year’s Angeles Crest 100.

Show runs from Dec 3, 2010–Jan 22, 2011
Closing reception: Sat Jan 22 7–10pm
Gallery hours: Sat 12–5pm, and by appointment

Larry Gassan
photo / design / print production
323 913 1894 office
323 697 7998


- From Matin Ledford, Fine Art Landscape Photography:
Gallery showing of Martin's work in a collaborative exhibition called, "The Sacred Moment: Fine Art Landscape Photography"
The Joshua Tree Art Gallery
61695-A 29 Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Weekdays by appointment



Jose Vera Fine Art & Antiques is extending the call for art deadline for our Haiti Relief Group Art Exhibition to allow for more artists' participation. Artists, you now have 2 more weeks to submit your work by January 26!
Thank you to those who have already submitted work. We will be contacting you in the coming weeks with further details.
We welcome your participation in this worthy 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- "We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

· Director, Transportation Design
· Full-time Core Faculty—Graduate Media Design Program
· 3D Lab Technician—part-time

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


That's it for now.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately twice a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!

Tony Luna Creative
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Studio: 626-584-4007


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