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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 4-7-12

Synopsis of what is new in this Update:

- The Spring SchmoozeFest is almost here! Our next SchmoozeFest is Thursday, April 19, from 6:30-9:30 P. M. at the Art Center South Campus, Pasadena, California. Get your work together so you can present it to your fellow Tony Luna Creative - SchmoozeFesters…


- Registration for "Crafting a Meaningful Career" Parts One, Two and Three, and the other incredible classes offered for the Summer term at Art Center at Night, begins April 9
- If you would like to know more about the classes and the progress of our former students read the Classes and Testimonials by clicking on or by contacting

(Christine Gyulasaryn, left, and Alex Bilenko, right, are shown presenting their Timeline projects in the current Crafting a Meaningful Career class at Art Center at Night.)


You have one life to live; why not design your own most meaningful career?


- Anne Reeves delights us with a jubilant Happy Spring illustration
- Jill Hundenski informs us of a showing of her artwork on April 19, in downtown Los Angeles
- John Anderson lets us know about an upcoming article featuring him and his art in Silvershotz, The International Journal of Fine Art Photography, coming out this month...
- Michael Salvatore Tierney's work, represented by Blythe Projects, will be featured in a group show at the Dallas Art Fair April 13-15...
- Mary Winterfield announces her series of private painting classes focusing on color mixing and perception to begin April 23
- Anna Berkal notes that there are currently ten job opportunities being offered through the Human Resources Department at the Art Center College of Design...
- and Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos and Dr. Stephen Andrew Arbury invite those interested to submit a proposal for presentation at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, 4-7 June 2012 in Athens, Greece (Please submit a 300-word abstract by 16 April 2012)...

Here are the updates!


- From Anne Reeves, Partner, Shimokochi-Reeves, Branding and Package Design, a delightful Happy Spring illustration!


- From Jill Hundeski, Fine Artist, and Freelance Art Producer- "Hi everyone! My good photographer friend, Jana Cruder has been gracious enough to host an art show at her loft downtown and I'd love you to come!
Bring anyone you'd like and definitely feel free to spread the word :)
Details below. Can't wait to see you!!!

xo, jill"
Jill Hundenski

JUDGE-MEN-TAL by Jill Hundenski
652 MATEO ST. # 102

*Complimentary drinks
*Ample street parking or $5 parking lot.
*RSVP appreciated:


- From John Anderson, Fine Art Photographer and Retired Lutheran Minister-
"Tony: I just wanted to update you. I'm attaching a copy of the text of the article that will be coming out (in) the April edition of SILVERSHOTZ. I don't yet have the layout copies, but wanted to let you know that Vol. 8, #3 will be the issue that contains my work. It's o. k. to release the publication of the article date, volume, etc. Title of the journal is SILVERSHOTZ, THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY. Hope all is well with you. I've come a long way since our first conversation, and I'm delighted to let you know about this publication. I don't know exactly when it will hit USA news stands, but should be in April. John"

(The following is an excerpt from a Silvershotz article titled, "Painting with Pixels" in 2009):
"John transforms photographic images into abstract 'paintings', creating new visual expressions exciting the imagination and inviting viewers into transformative dimensions of consciousness. New techniques allow John to use his thirty years experience of film and digital work to concentrate on colour, tone, texture, rhythm, and movement rather than subject matter. Like an alchemist, he seeks to transform images into abstract expressions bearing more resemblance to paintings and sculpture than photographs. His work blurs the lines between photography and other art forms, demonstrating that art lies in the image, not the medium."


- From Mary Winterfield, Fine Artist and Instructor-

"Dear Friends and Students, I hope this spring finds you well, and that you have been able to pursue all your dreams of painting this year. I would like to let you know that I am planning a private painting workshop after a yearlong hiatus. If you are interested, please read further!

I am offering a six-session workshop dedicated exclusively to the study of color mixing and perception, which I have never taught before. This will also include some actual experiments in order to understand how light influences color in nature, and why we perceive it differently at different times of day and under different conditions both indoors and out. While color theory is relatively easy to understand, the practical application of it to the variety of pigments/colors available today is more complex. This workshop will take you step by step through exercises that will lead to greater confidence, refined visual perception, helping you make better choices in the studio. This intensive focus on color will be helpful not only to impressionist and non-figurative artists, but, in addition, to tonal painters, designers and illustrators.

The workshop begins when Art Center College of Design takes a spring break between semesters. (This independent session will be useful if you plan to sign up for the Summer Class Color and Light that I am teaching twice weekly outdoors for five weeks at Art Center beginning May 14th.)

Dates and Times: Six Days from 9AM to 2 PM
April 23,24,25 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
April 30, May 1,2 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Cost: $650 ($580 if paid by April 11th)
Location: Pasadena area or my studio in Altadena
Class size will be restricted, so you will receive personal attention.

In order to secure your place, register early. Please send payment to:
Mary Winterfield
712 East Mendocino St.
Altadena, Ca. 91001

If you would like more information, please email or call me at 626-644-8246.


- From Michael Salvatore Tierney- Fine Art Photographer-

Please join us in Booth G7 at the Dallas Art Fair, April 13-15, featuring the works of David Kimball Anderson, Leonardo Bravo, Siri Kaur, Larry Mullins, Mark Schoening and Michael Salvatore Tierney.

Represented by Blythe Projects


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

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
Development Coordinator
Director of Recruitment
Technical Support Analyst
Assistant Registrar
Teaching Fellowship: Humanities & Design Histories
Director of Prospect Management and Research
Creative Director
Director, Career and Professional Development
Director of Development
Software Engineer
For more information about 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


- From the Athens Institute for Education and Research-ATINER (http;//
Call for Papers and Participation for the 3rd Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, 4-7 June 2012, Athens, Greece

Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos (President of the Athens Institute for Education and Research & Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde, U.K.) and Dr. Stephen Andrew Arbury, Academic Member of ATINER and Professor, Radford University, USA would like to invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, 4-7 June 2012 organized by the Arts and Science Research Division of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).
The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering 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 social events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available at
Papers (in English) from all areas of 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. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer. For programs of previous conferences and other information visit the conference website Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of the Conference Proceedings or Edited Books as part of ATINER's philosophy book series. For Books and Proceedings of previous conferences you may visit for table of contents and order forms.
Please submit a 300-word abstract by 16 April 2012, by email, to: Dr. Stephen Andrew Arbury, Academic Member of ATINER and Professor, Radford University, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at Announcement of the decision is made within 4 weeks after submission, which includes information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, evaluate 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 (, President, 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 about 150 international conferences and has published over 100 books. Academically, the Institute consists of four research divisions and twenty research units. Each research unit organizes at least an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects.


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