Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday

Armand Cabrera

I promise to get back to demos and art discussions soon but a boy has got to pay the bills and I don't make anything blogging.
We've updated the Warehouse site with more landscape paintings to choose from

Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Deals!

It's that time of the year and to kick it off I am having a sale of paintings. Check out the deals here

Also, my print stores at Fine Art America and InPrnt are offering free shipping worldwide.

Fine Art America the free worldwide shipping is today only.

The free worldwide shipping for  InPrnt is through Monday

On all three sites, you will find a mix of traditional paintings and imaginative realism.

Monday, November 7, 2016

IX 9 Post Convention Report and a Rabies Story

Armand Cabrera

This is a week late. Sometimes life gets in the way and things like this blog get waylaid. Most people don’t know but Diane and I rescue animals when we can. We have a few cats and a dog here.
We also tend to collect strays; not permanently, but on occasion, if we see abandoned animals we get involved and try and help them either get back to their owners or get them to a rescue where they can be adopted.


   In the weeks leading up to the Illuxcon show, we were involved with rescuing a mother cat and her kittens. The mother had been abandoned in our neighborhood. It was only after we started to interact with her that we found out she had kittens. Before we could trap them and rescue them they were attacked in the woods behind our house. We thought they had been killed but over the next few days, the mother brought them to our garage. Unfortunately, one kitten subsequently died while we were caring for them and tested positive for rabies forcing both Diane and myself to undergo rabies vaccines.

R.I.P. Shilo

All of this was going on while I am preparing for one of the biggest shows of the year for me. I literally had to get one of the shots the day before I drove up to the show with all of my stuff so that I wouldn’t break the vaccine schedule and then I had the last shot on the Monday I drove home after the show.

 the surviving kittens

Once I arrived though everything that had been a worry seemed to melt away as I entered the bubble of goodness that is the IX show. The Goggleworks in Reading PA is the new venue for the show for the next five years. The space is much bigger and allows for more work to be shown by the artists in attendance. 
photo by Will Dudla

The new Hotel is a great space with plenty of nooks around the lobby and conference rooms for casual conversations between small groups of people.

All of the volunteers work very hard to get the artists the help they need to set up and break down as well as any other things that may arise during the five days of the show.

Meeting other artists, catching up with old acquaintances, and making new ones are what make this show special for those lucky enough to be juried in.  Pat and Jeannie Wilshire have built something truly amazing and it is reflected in its success with sales now topping half a million dollars.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Illuxcon 9 Pre--convention Post

Armand Cabrera

Illuxcon 9 is Oct.19-23. I will be there from Wednesday through Sunday. I'll have 26 new oil paintings for the show. these were painted in between my regular gallery work during this year. I hope people will come out and see the work of the artists there. I am honored to be included in this show with such talented people.

I will post some images and a write up after the show, probably next Tuesday since Monday is a travel day for me.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Abend Inner Visions Contemporary Imaginative Realism Show Catalog

Armand Cabrera

The reception for the Abend  Inner Visions Contemporary Imaginative Realism Show is this coming Saturday, October 8th.

There is a full-color catalog that accompanies the show that can be purchased from the gallery; here is a link to the online preview of the catalog