Mythic Worlds

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Mythic Worlds in Seattle is a new art convention that embraces all things magical and historical. Myself and Roxana were guest artists at this event and had many panel discussions, lectures and workshops. One of my presentations was called, “The Temple at Delphi” where participants learned to, “Know Thyself.” We had lots of realizations and transformation in that room!

All in all it was good fun along with meeting other kindred spirits such as Terryl Whitlatch, Virginie Ropars, David ThiérréeClaire Briant, Yoann Lossel, Amy Brown and many other artisans. 

Below are some cosplay from the event and more…

devilgirlDevil Babes…

IMG_1155Celtic Masters…

IMG_1205Earth and Sea Goddesses…

IMG_1120Darkly Sweet Lindsay Turner…

IMG_1119Faerie Lawyer, Jessica Lough…

IMG_1151Looks like Mr. and Mrs. Fox to me…

IMG_1132Little winged ones…

IMG_1143Lovely Witch Queens…

IMG_1148Celtic Warrior Goddess…

IMG_1203Incomparable Virginie Ropars…

IMG_1165A sweet Patron of Quan Yin and the Bees!

 

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Vespertina LookBook

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The Vespertina LookBook has arrived! This debut is a tribute to the new Eau de Parfum format of the Roxana Illuminated Perfume botanical fragrance. Many thanks to the beautiful models- Isabelle Howell, Kellie Bryant, Sophie Fletcher, and Miranda Rizzolo. The fashions were created by Mona Lewis and Martha Villa.

Go HERE to experience the Vespertina LookBook.
Go HERE to experience the VESPERTINA BOTANICAL EAU DE PARFUM.
Go HERE to learn more about, The Visions of Vespertina illustrated novel.

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Artist As Brand Workshop in Seattle

Greg headerI am presenting a two day Artist As Brand Workshop with TLC Workshops in Seattle, Wed-Thurs, Feb 18-19

Two seats left!

$195

Go here to register.

I am offering this workshop in alignment with the Mythic Worlds convention that weekend, Feb. 20-22. Participants of the class will receive a free pass to Mythic Worlds!

This workshop offering is co-sponsored by Krab Jab Studio and will be held at their Georgetown location.

Do you have stories and visions you want to share with the world? Whether you are a student who is ready to start an art career, a teacher who wants to make income beyond the classroom, or a professional artist who is burned out, this workshop will focus your hearts desire and energize your purpose. Get ready for the future of art career sustainability.

 

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Artist As Brand Workshop in Agoura

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The Artist As Brand Workshop is coming to Agoura
for a two day class, Sat. – Sun. Jan. 31 – Feb. 1

This is the first time I have offered an Artist As Brand workshop in Agoura! It will be held at the Mitchells Bookshop. 28914 Roadside Dr, unit #214, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Located in Whizin Market Square, in the atrium second floor.

The Artist As Brand Workshop is the only course that aligns the heart of your artistic vision with entrepreneurial principles for long term prosperity.

This college level course was designed for all who want to bring clarity to their creative vision and learn methods to earn a living from it. If you are a high school or college student who is ready to make income from their talent, or a professional who is stuck and looking for a new direction, or just wants to sell more artwork, the Artist As Brand Workshop will inspire new paths to art career sustainability!

10:00 am – 8:00 pm each day. A few seats left!

$195 

SIGN UP HERE

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More Reviews of The Art of Greg Spalenka

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Five more more reviews of my art book…

Nerdology
Horror News
Activere Spawn
Don’t Forget A Towel
Bio Gamer Girl

Go here to purchase the special editions of which there are a few left-
http://www.spalenka.com/collections/books-1

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The Photography of MaryAnn Pocapalia

MaryAnnBookCoverAs a little kid I watched my aunt MaryAnn Pocapalia take 8mm movies at our family gatherings. She was always holding that Bell and Howell wind up film camera and inevitably we would see the footage at a later Spalenka celebration. Recently I learned that she had been a shutterbug since her early days of high school shooting pictures with the first Leica cameras.

I was given the opportunity to see the many photo albums she created over the years (MaryAnn is now in her nineties) and was struck by the unique compositions and moments many of these pictures captured. For instance in some shots the view would be low to the ground so the figures would loom above or to reflect a child’s viewpoint. On other occasions the frame would be tilted adding a new dimension to an otherwise ordinary situation. Many of the photos appear clandestine, as if the camera happened to be floating near a subject totally unaware of its presence.

It was fun percieving the evolution of her work through the forties and early fifties. Some of her self portraits, though not necessarily taken by herself, feel like she directed them. Landscape shots were cut and taped together so the viewer could experience a panorama of the location. Even rooms devoid of people were seen as worthy subjects for her lens. Film that was not processed properly creating chemical anomolies in the prints, or double exposures were still appreciated and placed in the albums. I loved her art spirit!

This was an interesting slice of Americana. I was impressed and realized it was time to celebrate some of MaryAnn’s vision in a book. So I spent almost a year compiling and scanning her photos then designing the edition.

You can see most of it in the PDF here- MaryAnne Pocapalia

There are 9.25 x 7.25 hardcover versions available for $60, but must be ordered with a two week turn around on shipping. Contact me for details. All photographs are copyright ©MaryAnn Pocapalia.

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New SPALENKA.COM

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Check out my new website and let me know what you think. It is still a work in progress but any feedback on the design, navigation, art, and what you would like to see there will help me continue to refine and beautify the space.

I thank all of you for your support over the years. It is an honor to manifest art for all of you. It touches my heart that it is finding a sweet place in your life.

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Fig.1: Noir film impression

Wonder Wandering. A little piece for Roxana Illuminated Perfume’s Fig.1: Noir botanical perfume.

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La Dame Blanche

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Blessed Winter Solstice! La Dame Blanche can be seen in all her glory here. Beautiful 18″x 24″ and 24″x36″ museum quality prints are available. For all of the Outlander fans in the world this mystical piece is for you.

In alignment with Roxana Illuminated Perfume for her new fragrance, La Dame Blanche inspired by the series of books by Diana Gabaldon.

Also, I am creating large banner sized pieces of this work in collaboration with artist, Mona Lewis who hand makes dyed silks with organic plant material. It will be a fusion of the alchemical and the mystical. Stay tuned.

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New Book Review

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“The book is an impressive compendium of accomplished, colorful, sometimes exotic and wildly heterogeneous artwork.  Spalenka is eager to turn his skills to virtually anything that catches his fancy, and his vision is consistently a blend of the Dionysian and the Apollonian, the dark and the light side of the human spirit–evident already, before you open the book, in the neo-rococo cover image of a nude female figure with a butterfly at the head and a skull at the feet.  Aesthetically, you might imagine a cross between Gabriel Rossetti and Odilon Redon, Max Ernst and Salvador Dali, with a lot of the spirit of art nouveau thrown in for good measure.”

More…

-Peter Clothier, art critic, author, and writer of The Buddha Diaries.

 

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