One of my projects, Community Supported Art, is wrapping up this week. We still have shares available, and these are fantastic artists who are making really stellar pieces for us. They are:
John Bosley, screenprinter
Amanda Barr, ceramist
Lucas Moser, photographer
They’re from Des Moines and Ames and are so super talented.
Shares are on sale through Thursday night. If you’d like a share, snag yours here. They’ll be ready for you in September.
I’m happy to answer any questions you have. Thanks.
weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa
Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists
Command+P is a design contest open to artists, designers and anyone with an idea for a t-shirt. Once submitted, your shirt design will be added to the next round of voting. Get the most likes on the Paste Facebook Fan page and win! Paste Apparel will print and sell your design online and in the East Village at Thee EYE. Winner gets fifty bucks and 10% of the total sales from your shirt. Details.
Stomach Man by Rachel
The Fly Trap by Jon
Current winning design.
Paste Apparel is the brainchild of Nick Ciarimboli and Ian Miller, owner of Thee EYE. These life long locals met building sets for a feature film during Des Moines’s Hollywood phase in late 2011. When Ian inherited some screen printing equipment from an old colleague, the two decided to collaborate on a contest oriented t-shirt company.
“The concept for the T-Shirt Design Contests was to create and cultivate a creative community here in Des Moines. We wanted to provide an outlet for artists, designers, and really anyone who wants to be creative, a way to do so and get it out to the public.
Our original thought was to just have the Command P Contest (which in computer terms, Command P means PRINT) and allow anyone to create anything they want, then have the public decide if they want it printed. By making it a t-shirt contest the designers don’t have to do anything other than sit down at their computers and spend some time creating. There is no material cost for them and no need to find a gallery to display their work. We provide the materials and a way to display their work.”
Additional contests through Paste Apparel can be found on their website.