Eight Years & $50,000!

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugWith our recent sales/donations over New Year’s Eve, ARTvision has officially eclipsed the $50,000 mark in cumulative earnings—nearly $46,000 of which has gone directly to Atlanta’s own Positive Impact.

Over eight years
we’ve raised a total of $50,110. And we’re very close to breaking the $10,000 mark this year (we’re currently at $9,135) for “The Promise of Peace,” so discounted pieces will be available and you can help us jump over that last hurdle!

Watch this space next week for discounted pieces and other posts. Meantime, thank you for making this event so successful year over year.

To see the entire breakdown, go to our
Archive page.

(graphic credit: Lars Simkins/Kickstarter)

SOLD! Thanks to All New Year's Eve Buyer-Donors

We had a number of great sales over the New Year’s Eve Gourmet Pizza for Good Extravaganza. With great success in cash donations, we also sold the following pieces:

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• “In the Spotlight” by Carolyn Meltzer (photography to board) $250

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• “Treacy’s Royal Crown” ($550) and “Nomad” (off-roster, $200) by Will Pollock

• “Rooted in Stone” by Carolyn Meltzer (off-roster; custom-framed photography) $250

• “Violet Vibe” by Jason Maynard ($75)

Along with generous cash donations from Delia Cochran, Michele Segr
é, Mehdi Mehrpad, Scott Lane and Matt Litchfield, Larry Goldstein and Marcus Schwab, Jeff Mitchell and Jerry Schadel, our latest total is:


That is an astounding number and our great thanks go out to all volunteers, donors, artists and sponsors for making this happen. For more, visit our Archive page.

And we’re not done just yet! We want to eclipse the $10,000 mark this year! We’re so close… So we’ll mark a few pieces down and keep going through the month of January. Take a look and see what’s still available!


Pieces in the Spotlight: More Loot Available!

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We’ve added a “
Spotlight” tab on the website so you make browse by category the items that remain after our in-person main event has concluded. Lots of great stuff is still available! Click over to the Spotlight page for more. (pictured: “Man in Mist” by Lisa Marie Pane - $500)

A Great Preview Night!

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Great thanks to all who came out to ARTvision Atlanta's preview night! We earned
Positive Impact a little over $1,600! The scorecard thus far:

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SOLD!* "A River Runs Through It" and "Sun Through the Mist" (custom framed by Rose Squared Gallery & Framing) by Lisa Marie Pane to Todd Price for $1,200
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SOLD!* "She Likes It" by Julia Murney (off roster; framed photography) to Delia Cochran for $200
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SOLD!* "Peace Comes Slowly" by Brenda Knosher (custom jewelry) to Delia Cochran for $200
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SOLD!* #AVSquared pieces "Red & Gold" by Todd Price and "Through the Lens of Chinatown" by Arno Hunter Myers to Paul & Kathie Thodeson for $25/ea.

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We have a number of other sales/donations pending, so stay tuned! And please considering attending the main event tonight, 7-10 p.m. at Stone Four Studios. Tickets available here - and if you can't be there in person, join our webcast! thanks to all of our volunteers, artists and donors for a great start to a fantastic year!


Join Us Live! Thursday & Friday Only

In the spirit of trying something different, we’re adding a webcast feed so you can join us remotely! Listen for the gong to ring when we sell pieces, and to see all the shenanigans in real time! For more, go directly to the feed page now. There’s also a Facebook chat function for those of you inclined to comment - we’ll be live blogging on that feed during the event. Cheers to a great event ~ WP

Coping by Doing: Life After the Navy Yard Shootings

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Group gathers for candlelight vigil at Freedom Plaza
(Photo credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

As fate would have it
, our deadline for submissions for ARTvision-8 was scheduled for today—one day after the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C. In actuality, I was going to extend the deadline a bit longer anyway. But with this latest example of a senseless violence, the choice was clear: turn this tragedy in to another rally cry for artists of all persuasions to take a non-violent stand against these types of actions. (read more)

Our 2013 Deadline Has Been Extended

We are extended the deadline for both ARTvision Squared at our Main Event.

Please have your images tagged and/or your submission form completed by Wednesday 25 September 2013.

Given recent events, it’s even more important to make a statement for peace. Put your creativity out there as one small act of courage against violence, bullying, war and conflict.

For more on ARTvision, go to our
About page.


Our 2013 Season Has Begun!

We are coming up on our 2013 deadline for submissions! If you’re an artist and interested in becoming involved to benefit Positive Impact, have a look at the following items:

If you have any questions, just give us a yell and we’ll get right back to you.

Holiday Update! New Sale Items and More

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Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and, almost a Happy New Year! A number of updates for you as we approach our culminating event on New Year’s:

• “
Never Keep a Girl Waiting” by Will Pollock has been reduced. Originally offered at $1,400, the piece is now $950. This is a one-of-a-kind item and will be retired if and when it is sold. Framed by JD Isaac. (more)

• We’ll have a number of pieces on display and available for donation at Will’s New Year’s Eve annual
Gourmet Pizza Extravaganza. Fill out the contact page if you’d like to attend and think you’d like to lock in one last donation before the end of the year.

Julia Murney’s pieces are in process but are going to be offered in the month of January due to production issues. Three pieces will be offered in varying mediums - stay tuned for more on that soon!

• Updates coming soon about “
Instinct in the Round: Gourmet Pizza for Good,” including new book art, a post about Chick-fil-A and much more. Stay tuned!

Most of all,
go shopping for some very cool pieces on sale and lock in your donations before the end of the year!


On Sale Now: "Wisdom," "Between," "Rojo" & More

Artists & Gallery page now has discounted items loaded! Click over to see some newly reduced items and go shopping… These pieces are great for gifts or for your own home. Questions? contact us for more information. Lock in your donations for 2012 before time is up! (more)

Our First Round of Results Now Loaded!

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We had a very successful first round of sales/donations! Here’s a list of sales:

• SOLD! “Peaceful Path” by Jason Maynard to Mike Weaver for $125
• SOLD! “Amethyst Beauty” by
Alexis Vear to Sharon Schachter for $125
• SOLD! “Quiet Time” by
Mary Pollock to Heather Beach Wademan for $850
• SOLD! “Harbor Idle” by
Will Pollock (off-roster) to Rodolfo & Vicki Duke Proano for $75
• SOLD! “Teal Treasure” by
Will Pollock to Paul & Kathie Thodeson for $1,000
• SOLD! “Enchanted Portal” by
Brenda Knosher to Sharon Schachter and Dan Williams for $450 ea.
• SOLD! “
Dusk for Doolin” (off-roster) by Will Pollock to Gretchen O’Toole for $75
• SOLD! “Wanderer” (off-roster) by
Will Pollock to Dana Wadsworth for $75
• SOLD! “Niagara” by
Chris Haddle to Mark Edge & Jeff Hook for $300 ea.
• SOLD! “Godiva’s Locks” by
Carolyn Meltzer to Todd Price for $400
• SOLD! “You’re Fun Guys (fungi)” by
Mary Pollock to Tina & Renee Weese for $550
• SOLD! “Secret Garden” by
Vicki Duke Proano to Paul & Kathie Thodeson for $150
• SOLD! “There’s No Place Like Home” by
Vicki Duke Proano to Jose Jimenez for $250

Our running total this year is more than $5,000! There are plenty of pieces still available - so we can get that number higher very easily. Click over to our ARCHIVE page to see how this year adds up with previous years. (more)

And stay tuned to our home page for updates on
Julia Murney’s pieces and other works still available!

Sales Reporting to Follow Shortly

We had a great preview night… AND a stellar gala evening of donations and art flying off the walls. Jump to our
Facebook or SmugMug photo recap, and please: we want your event pictures! Please e-mail them to artvisiondirector AT stonefour dot com.

We will start our second phase of online sales soon. Meantime, watch for full sales reporting Monday morning - if not before. Please check our
ARTISTS/GALLERY page for the latest, as well as our main-page blog.

Meantime, THANK YOU to all who attended, volunteered and donated - all for
Positive Impact. If you’re not in the market for art, please consider a donation to PI through the event here (and make sure to select ARTvision under Contribution Type).

Gallery Page is Live!

Although some of the interior pages will follow tomorrow, the Artists/Gallery page is up - and will be continually updated from here on out. This page has prices, thumbnails and blurbs about the pieces, but keep in mind that not all artists page are live yet. News of sales, updates and more will appear on that page.

We have more than $20,000 in potential funds we can raise for Positive Impact, so let’s get to shopping!

Gearing Up for a Big Week

Our pieces are in and Stone Four Studios is being prepped for our big week! We’re poised and ready to make some scratch for Atlanta’s own Positive Impact. As we approach “debut week” for our event, a few reminders and added elements to keep in mind. For more, please jump over to our Big Week press release. See you all very soon!

ARTvision-7: The Latest

Some updates for everyone:

  • We’ve enlisted the help of Xorbia to handle our ticketing for ARTvision-7. Watch out for news about that!
  • We have new images in our banner - make sure to check them out.
  • This week, we’ll be loading all the “coming soon” pages for our artists. You’ll be able to search by artist and by category, too.
  • We’ll have some exciting new and returning artists to announce, so make sure to watch out for that.

More very soon! - WP

Need Proof that ARTvision-7 Will Be Our Best Year Ever?

More than 15 artists have submitted pieces so far. Great thanks to all of you for donating your time and artistry for the 100% benefit of Positive Impact. Set to Sara Bareilles’ “Uncharted” through Animoto, here’s our promo video:

If you have trouble viewing this video,
click here to go to the website.

ARTvision Artists in the News

“Grace” by Ginny Sykes

A number of our past, present and future artists have been working hard and either have pieces on display or will soon hold forthcoming events. If you’re in the area, make sure to check them out:

  • Ginny Sykes. Some of Ginny’s best work to date is “Grace,” which is mixed-media on linen. The triptych is both deeply complex and immensely freeing to viewers. (click to see more) She also has a large, permanent group of public works on display, including collaborations with schools and other civic organizations. (more)

  • Julia Murney. Julia’s schedule has been jam-packed in 2012. She just wrapped two solo shows at 54 Below in New York City, and now she’s in the new show “Falling,” about the life of an autistic child and the family members around him. Julia will once again be displaying her photography for ARTvision-7. (more)

Stay tuned for more, and make sure to visit some of those links to see the beautiful work.
- Will Pollock

(Image credit and h/t: GinnySykes.com)


Deadline Extended to 24 September 2012!

(Monday 17 September 2012 :: ATLANTA) After the Labor Day holiday, ARTvision Atlanta’s fund-raising season for Positive Impact is in full swing. A big THANK YOU to all of our artists for great submissions so far this year, in which our theme is “Uncharted: Travel to Enchanted Lands.” And, good news: we are extending our deadline for another week so folks can get more submissions in. (read more)

One Week To Go & Updates

We’re one week out from our submission deadline for 2012 pieces. Please go directly to our artist submission form and let your creative voices be heard! All to benefit Atlanta’s own Positive Impact. (learn more)

We’ve also added two more features to the site, in the lead-up to our season launch. We’ve got easy-access social-media buttons on our home page, and we also have a
follow page you may visit to make sure you’re fully plugged in.

Also, if you have a testimonial or a comment about ARTvision, we now have a
contact page you may use to reach out to us, anytime.

Thanks for reading and more soon.

Follow the ARTvision Boards on Pinterest!

We are uploading ARTvision-7’s artist entries to
our Pinterest board - please log on to the site and get to pinning! Click the link below:

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Also, follow us on
Twitter and like us on Facebook. More to follow!


Our Artist Submission Form is Now Live!

Our artist call now includes an online form - please tell us about your submissions, here:

If that page doesn’t load, go directly to ouroff-site link to online submission form

Also, please welcome Lorikay Stone as our newest ARTvision team member. (
read more)

We have three submissions already - thanks to all who slotted in early. More details coming soon!


Sponsor & Gallery Call for 2012

After the announcement of season seven for ARTvision Atlanta, "Uncharted: Travel to Enchanted Lands", fund-raising for Positive Impact officially starts after the Labor Day weekend. And we’re in need of re-signing existing sponsors, finding new companies and people, and finding a suitable gallery to house our even in early December.

In other words,
we want you!

ARTvision presents a unique opportunity for an Atlanta-area gallery to give back to the community and allow some great works to be shown by national and international artists. From Zurich to California and New York to Denmark, we display works from all over the world that fit the year's theme. We want these pieces to shine in the best light possible. (
read more)