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NEW Consults.

2016 February 1

In the past weeks, I have had the pleasure of working with two new clients as a branding consultant.

Say hello to Emily Shane, an artist whose current assemblage work makes use of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books (#RDCB). Take a moment to look at her new website; then find Emily on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & EtsyPlus… (continues below)

Take a look at the new website of Artist Emily Shane!

Renee Suich, a mixed media artist whose work includes both collage and encaustic work.  Be sure to check out her new website; then find her on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest!

Check out the website of mixed-media artist Renee Suich!

Do you need branding help?
Contact R.L. Gibson to set up a branding consultation!

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KnoxZine COLORING page.

2016 January 29
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let it snow  LET IT SNOW   let it snow

Thanks to Knoxzine for publishing one of my recent illustrations “Let it Snow” just in time for last week’s Snowpocalypse across much of the eastern U.S.  Visit Knoxzine to download their special edition.  The original illustration looked a just a little different.  Click on the image below to print the previously-unpublished version of “Let it Snow”. (continues below)

"Let it Snow" by Artist R.L. GibsonYou can also download the .pdf version of “Let it Snow”. 

Stay tuned for new coloring pages from Artist R.L. Gibson!


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WORKSHOP.

2016 January 28
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wonderful WORKSHOP attendance

It was my privilege to work with more than 50 attendees at the “Branding Yourself as an Artist Workshop” at the Arts & Culture Alliance at The Emporium Center in Knoxville, January 13th. (continues below)
"Branding Yourself as an Artist WORKSHOP" hosted by Artist R.L.Gibson at the Arts & Culture Alliance!Follow-up questions are still coming in via e-mail, and I am continuing extensive individual consultations.  If you are interested in branding consultation including web design, social media, graphic design & the “how-to” of keeping it all fresh & up to date, email me at thexerographist@rlgibson.com or leave a message at 865-253-6543.

Stay tuned to see THE UPDATED LOOKS for a handful of
artists for which I have been working!

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Branding Yourself as an Artist.

2016 January 12
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just a few spaces left…

If you need help, consolidating your online presence as an artist, your opportunity to hear what I have learned as an artist and Editor of artandartdeadlines.com, is Wednesday, January 13th at The Emporium Center, sponsored by the Arts & Culture Alliance. (continues below)

Learn how to "Brand Yourself as an Artist" with R.L. Gibson!

During the FIRST HOUR: Learn how to create a strategy to more effectively present yourself & your work by discovering what you project & how others perceive you. You ARE your brand.

During the SECOND HOUR: Learn how branding yourself as an artist relates to planning your next show.  Why do some people get solo shows and some can’t even get juried into group shows?  Creativity isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. Planning and strategy are key. Find your niche, and don’t waiver from your brand.

The presentation is January 13th at The Emporium Center starting at 5:30pm. $8 for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and $12 for non-members.  The Alliance will provide a light snack and water.   For more info, go to: knoxalliance.com.

To reserve your spot, contact Suzanne
at (865)523-7543 or sc@knoxalliance.com.

 

Check out Mixed Media Artist Renee Suich!

2016 January 11
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a new ADVENTURE

Honored to have helped Renee Suich start building her new website!  I’m more than a little in love with her encaustic work. (continues below)

Check out Mixed Media artist Renee Suich's new website!

Encaustic work from the “Small Stories” series by Mixed Media artist Renee Suich!

Be sure to stop by her new site
& say hello (comment)!

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IN THE PRESS: SavannahNow.com

2015 December 16
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HEARTBREAKER, not heart broken

Many thanks to SavannahNow for including my work in their coverage of “The Gift You Never Wanted” exhibit at the Non-Fiction Gallery in Savannah, GA, sponsored by ArtRise Savannah.  Here’s a link to the article. (continues below)

Artist R.L. Gibson covered by SavannahNow.com

Artist R.L. Gibson included in coverage by SavannahNow (click for full-size image)

The reception is Friday, December 18th from 6 to 9 pm (1522 Bull Street, Savannah), and the show runs through January 4th.  Both “Heartbreaker” & “Cut Throat” are 11″ x 14″ digital-collaged mixed media, rendered as xerography on canvas and are available for sale through the Non-Fiction Gallery.  Price available on inquiry.

Learn more about the #DIKY series!

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Gifts in Savannah.

2015 December 10
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inheritance. thanks, but no thanks

I am proud to have both “Heartbreaker” & “Cut Throat” including in “The Gift You Never Wanted” exhibit at the Non-Fiction Gallery in Savannah, GA, sponsored by ArtRise Savannah.  Here’s a link to more info. (continues below)

The Gift You Never Wanted featuring work by Artist R.L. Gibson!

The reception is December 18th from 6 to 9 pm (1522 Bull Street, Savannah), and the show runs through January 4th.  Both “Heartbreaker” & “Cut Throat” are 11″ x 14″ digital-collaged mixed media, rendered as xerography on canvas and are available for sale through the Non-Fiction Gallery.  Price available on inquiry.

Learn more about the #DIKY series!

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Skate Art Show Reception

2015 December 5
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Artist R.L. Gibson at Dubuque Area Arts Collective's Skate Art Show!

Many thanks to Dubuque Area Arts Collective & The Dark Slide for including London Calling, México Floración & Miami Reclining in The Skate Art Show.  Here’s a glimpse of the November 28th opening. (click the image to enlarge)

The Decks will be for sale at the gallery (902 Main St, Dubuque IA) through the end of January.  Any unsold decks will be available for purchase online for a year. The exhibit will be open until the end of January on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4pm.

Discover more illustrations from R.L. Gibson!

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RESULTS: Thankful

2015 November 25

The work of Artist R.L. Gibson is to appear in the Lunch Ticket Journal!… a wonderful way to start
the “Thankful” holidays!

“Dear R.L. Gibson,  It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you into the Lunch Ticket Literary Family. We receive a number of strong submissions each viewing period and choose the works we feel strongly represent Lunch Ticket’s Mission, while showcasing great talent and skill. We are so very excited to reproduce your collection, ‘Do I Know You?‘ — A Xerography Series.”

Thanks for the love, Lunch Ticket –a literary & art journal from the MFA community at Antioch University Los Angeles. I am looking forward to seeing my work among these pages.  As an English major with a concentration in Composition, this artist is particularly pleased to be included.  Be sure to check out their current issue.

3…2…1… Three acceptance letters spanning two bodies of work in one week puts such a smile on my face.  Thanks again.

Happy Holidays!

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Want & Will: The Birth of Discovery

2015 November 11
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"Discovery" by Artist R.L. Gibson

“Discovery” (digital & hand-drawn illustration) by Artist R.L. Gibson

All discovery of any sort requires a first step.  Those first steps are rarely technological.  Often, they are instead, steps of want and will and determination.

The average inhabitant of this planet is fascinated by space discovery and lunar exploration but feels ill-equipped to contribute.  That disconnect can be remedied by the reminder that discovery and exploration begin with curiosity… the same curiosity a child might have in whether or not one can touch the moon.  “Discovery” combines digital illustration with hand-drawn patterns–a blending of the technical with the rudimentary.

This was a themed project,
Click Here for add’l illustrations!

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