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NEA Artist of the Month

This month, you can catch me in the NEA Premiere Magazine as March’s Artist of the Month — Page 20! There is a write up all about my art and life, with quite a few pictures of my work. Here are the ones Premiere selected for their spread: 

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Revival – Special Guest Speaker

I felt honored to be invited by the Arkansas State University AIGA to be a speaker for their student show – Revival!

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The show was impressive and it was fun to see the ASU campus again.

About the Show

(from their website.)
This is a competitive juried show for graphic design students in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. The jurors are respected professionals from across the country who each have an educational tie to the Delta region. The chosen student winners will be on display in Arkansas State University’s Fine Arts Gallery. 
The award ceremony will be on opening night, Saturday, April 26th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The guest speakers will be starting their presentations at 7:00pm, followed by the announcement of the winners and their prizes.

Ozark Foothills Filmfest Branding 2014

This year I was lucky enough to do the branding for the 2014 Ozark Foothills FilmFest. The barn picture used was taken by me in Minnesota; originally a daytime picture, it was digitally altered to be illuminated by the moon.

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Me at the official poster unveiling.

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2014 logo.

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45RPM Screening at The Arts@311

45RPM Screening & Art Show

Exciting news! I will be having an art exhibition of my 45RPM works this weekend with the screening of 45RPM the movie at The Arts@311 in Jonesboro. This is a special one day event  – DON’T MISS IT!

Screenings at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets are $10 at the door. Reserve online by emailing: TAA311@idcconcult.com

The Arts@311 is located in downtown Jonesboro.
311 South Church Street Jonesboro, Arkansas

More info at the Facebook event.

Eye on Independence Cover Feature

Eye on Independence Cover

My work for the indie film, 45RPM, was featured on the cover of Eye on Independence Magazine for Independence Co. Arkansas. There is also an article and interview with director, Juli Jackson, with more artwork inside. I have lots and lots more artwork to add from the 45RPM project, and will as soon as I can. Hope to see you out for the premiere in a couple of weeks!

The Ozark Foothills FilmFest

Ozark Foothills FilmFest Branding

I was thrilled to be a part of this year’s Ozark Foothills FilmFest. It all started with the poster and from there grew the entire look of this years fest. I am so glad Bob and Judy Pest, the entire FilmFest staff, let me have such a big part of the branding. I think it turned out very interesting and intriguing. Lots of good words were said about during the Fest so I was very honored. I know Ben and I will definitely be attending this event for years to come.

45 RPM Teaser Trailer Premiere

The first trailer for the movie 45RPM made its debut at the FilmFest this weekend. I did the branding for 45RPM as well as all of the art for the main character, who is an artists. Altogether, I did 17 paintings, dozens of drawings and a sketchbook. It was a fun challenge to put myself in another artist shoes and to take chances I wouldn’t normally take. I think Juli did an incredible job on this film and it really shows in this small glimpse. Without further adieu… you must see this trailer:

 

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Batesville Gallery Opening

Thanks so much to the Batesville Arts Council Gallery for the lovely reception for my art gallery opening last Friday. There was a great turnout! It was such an honor to have so many people viewing my work at once. Afterwards, a lot of us ate at the delicious Elizabeth’s across the street — so good! Batesville is starting to feel like home as much as I’ve been there the past couple of months. Can’t wait for the film fest!

Photos by Ben Mooneyham

Pictures from the opening:

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I Made the Paper!

Mandy Maxwell - Unveiling Ozark Foothills FilmFest Poster

I was featured in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette – 3 Rivers – on Sunday, February 26th as the artist for this years Ozark Foothills FilmFest poster.

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Ozark Foothills Film Fest Unveiling Reminder: Tomorrow!

Ozark Foothills Filmfest

Today the official branding I did for the 2012 Ozark Foothills Filmfest went live, you can see it on their website here. The website features the photograph from the poster, and various other background images taken by me. The poster and t-shirt I designed are also featured on the site. Tomorrow, February 21st, I will be in Batesville, AR for the poster unveiling and press announcement. Hope To see you out!

Recent Announcement from FilmFest Headquarters:

Hello, Friends of the Fest.

Just a reminder that this Tuesday, February 21, is the FilmFest schedule release and poster unveiling. It takes place at 11:00 am at the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery.

This year’s branding artist, Mandy Maxwell from Paragould, will attend. In addition to providing the original photograph used in this year’s official poster, Mandy also did or helped with all the pieces of this year’s branding campaign, including the website, program cover, and t-shirt. She’s spent countless hours working on our behalf; we’re hoping for a good crowd to reward her efforts.

For those of you who have purchased or indicated that you plan to purchase a Foothills Film Society membership, I will bring most of the members’ posters to the unveiling so that Mandy can sign them, if you’d like her to.

Hope to see you there!

Bob and Judy

The Batesville Area Art Council Gallery is located at 246 E. Main St. in Batesville, AR.

Featured!

Featured on Does Your Mama Know About ME?

I was honored to be featured in Miss Sarah C.’s style blog. Sarah is a girl I only knew for a short time, but made a lifetime impression. Her posts are some of the most well-written and beautiful articles you’ll ever read. I love following along, and seeing all her gorgeous dresses.

Also, I had the privileged of designing her website. The background was 100% hand created in Adobe Photoshop and took over 20 hours. It was a fun study in shadows and textures. (If your on a small monitor, be sure to zoom out for details!)

Does Your Mama Know About Me?

Every shadow and drop shadow was digitally painted using techniques of chiaroscuro, and keeping in mind the size, texture and height of the object.  The background is a mix of 5 or more photos and textures. Every object was purposely selected to match Miss Sarah’s personality and interests. Each of the papers that make the title Does Your Mama Know About Me were 100% created by me to look like logos, book pieces, coffee cups shards, and more. This was done as a study in fonts. I chose a font and then created a background I thought was fitting.

All together I love the total look. It was both a challenge and an honor to create. Be sure to follow her!

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