Photo of Thoroughbreds in the paddock/saddling enclosure at Saratoga (NY), courtesy of Kimberly Kelly Santini, http://www.TurtledoveDesigns.com or http://www.PaintingaDogaDay.com.
Well, here goes - this is the image for the next pARTy, to take place this coming week, April 19th. All pARTy artwork must be emailed by midnite EST on Saturday the 24th.
How does a Virtual pARTy work? Using the chosen image (contact us -firstname.lastname@example.org - for a high res jpg) create a piece of artwork within a 24 hour period. Send a jpg of your artwork (4in wide at 72dpi please) to us - email@example.com - by midnight on Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Include your name, the particulars of your piece, and your websites or blog address. When you visit the pARTy blog (http://the-virtual-party.blogspot.com/) the following week, you'll see your piece in the great company of other pARTy participants' various takes on the same reference.
However.... We do ask that if you post or publish your resulting pARTy artwork in any way, you give credit to the reference photographer and mention the Virtual pARTy event. We also ask that you refrain from entering pARTy artwork in exhibitions since there is always the possibility another pARTy artist could enter a piece very similar to yours.
Oh yeah !! Don't forget to visit the pARTy forum where artists can share their experiences and comment on each other's work. This forum is private (so theoretically no clients will see our true thoughts about any given piece!), and therefore you must register first in order to participate. Please register with your real name, and then fire off an email after registering so that you can be activated asap. Additional information can be found there.
Sharing is good. Know another artist who might want to participate? Please forward this note along with our advance thanks. The more, the merrier is what we say.
Y'all come back, you hear? We aim to have Virtual pARTys every 4-8 weeks, with the frequency relying entirely on our availability. Linda is at the mercy of her herd of Thoroughbreds and Kim gets pulled in 100 unpredictable directions (and merely wishes they were horse related!) - we do our best to maintain a relative frequency and appreciate your patience. Your best bet is to watch the pARTy blog and the pARTy forum for announcements - we do our best to give at least a week's notice prior to each new pARTy.
What do you think? Feel free to chime in and share your ideas about how we might improve the pARTy experience.
Thanks so much for pARTy-ing with us!
Linda and Kim
All artwork included in pARTy blogs and forum, including reference photographs, is copyright protected by the individual artists. We ask that you extend them the same copyright respect and you demand others to extend in your direction. Courtesy goes a long way towards making this world a sunnier place. And who doesn't love a sunny day?