Man-Woman, pastel painting by Bj. deCastro, was featured in a Portuguese Article about finding love.
Man-Woman, painting by Bj. deCastro in Portuguese Article
Snowy Wintry Trees and Times Art Show for Kids
Snowy Wintry Trees and Times
Start Date : December 24, 2008
End Date : February 10, 2009
ArtShowForKids Presents the Snowy Wintry Tree and Times kids art contest beginning December 24th. New drawings and painting receive special attention so submit early and often. Prizes $20.00 first place, $10.00 second place, and $5.00 third place. Winners from last event have been announced.
This Art Show does not have
any criteria restrictions.
1st – 20.00
2nd – 10.00
3rd – 5.00
Free online art display!
All users get 1 gigabyte of free gallery space that they can use to post art or music. They can custom style their galleries or pick from pre-made styles. The community is bustling with talented, supportive people.Â Â www.foundmyself.com
TheÂ exciting feature we’ve just recently offered that has turned out to be enormously popularÂ is an entire art portfolio website wrapped up into a single file. Users can put the file on their own server or free web space, and instantly all of their art from their Foundmyself gallery is available on another domain.Â
Free Art Display – mybestcanvas.com
mybestcanvas.com is an artist community that offers free online display of your art, calendar, blog, video, chatroom and they also offer selling services through their artshop.
Your European Paintings
“I have three pieces of your artwork framed and hanging in the stairwell of our home. They beautifully bring back memories of a European vacation we were able to enjoy earlier this year. Your ability to capture the true feelings of an area is truly amazing. Thank you again.”…Bill
Children’s Art Winter Show
Tomorrow it begins! Submit Now!
Show Your Art! ASK announces a New Kids Art Show titled Before Winter Arrives. Accepting all childrens art submissions now. Upload and enter the artshow, or email, or mail your images to us at 230 West Market St., West Chester, PA., 19382 today. Begins November, 2007. 1st prize – $50.00. 2nd prize – $25.00 3rd prize – $10.00.Â Â
Beware: forgeries of Bj. deCastro’s artwork
I just got another call today about a website that is suspect of selling forgeries of ‘Original Oil Paintings by Bj. deCastro at wholesale prices.’Â Apparently it was found by a Google search with the words Oil Paintings For Sale in California.Â It was also reported to be a seller from China.Â I have tried to find this site without any luck.Â So please, be careful.Â Â Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have before you purchase from the secondary market.
Common sense usually prevails.Â Â Â ‘Original’ and ‘wholesale’ are two words that don’t usually go together when talking about investment grade art by any collected artist – especially one still living and working out of their studio.Â Â We want the value ofÂ our work to go up for the satisfaction ofÂ our collecting patrons.Â Â We do not want ‘wholesale’ attached in any way to the art’s value.Â Wholesale means, “selling goods in large quantities for resale to the consumer”.Â Â Original means, there is only one in the entire world.Â Â The collectors of my original works pay a fair price for that honor.
Â AÂ big warehouse may have a stack of ‘student’ grade originalsÂ from multiple artists from multiple sources to be auctioned or sold atÂ ‘wholesale’ prices.Â Â Â You may find prints and reproductions advertised asÂ ‘Direct From the Artist at wholesale prices’, but more often than not, it is simply stated ‘BuyÂ Direct from the Artist’.Â
What really peaves me the most, is when I go to these displays in front of the local grocery store, strip mall, etc., that have tons of art stacked up against the walls and a salesperson lurking about.Â Straight to my face, they will sell these prints as original works of art – just as I am looking at the straight line on the edge from the printers!Â Some are smartly done with impasto strokes over the printed canvas substrate on the front.Â And occasionally, I even find half-way attempts at painting over the straight edged line that so evidences a ‘print’.Â But many times, I will find them all nicely framed up so there is no opportunity for examination.Â Â Â Â Here is another article I wrote on how to tell an original from a print.
If it sounds too good to be true…it is.Â Again, be careful.
deCastro wins Web Award 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Bj. de Castro Art Studio wins coveted World Wide Web Award!As one of World’s peak internet bodies, the Awards of The World Wide Web Awards are amongst the most prestigious available and hence, amongst some of the more difficult to win on the web.Â “Congratulations go out to Bj. de Castro Art Studio for being selected to receive the World Wide Web Awards ‘Silver’ Award.Â We see all the hard work and dedication that was put into constructing this web site and the efforts are well deserved.Â Your site displays:Â Excellent Design and Layout of Website, with quality content and informative information for your visitors.Â Your site is a wonderful contribution to the Internet Community.” ~ Donna Synder, Founder of WWW Awards, American Association of Webmasters and The Celebrity Web Awards
Free Art Contest for PAYjr VISA BUXX Card
Enter your image into the PAYjr VISA BUXX Card Design Contest for a chance to win some incredible prizes!Â I have posted the Official Rules:
OFFICIAL RULES OF THE PAYjr VISA BUXXÂ® CARD DESIGN CONTEST
There Is No Purchase Necessary To Enter Or Win The Contest.
Purchasing a product will not affect your odds of winning.
Void where prohibited by law.
By entering the Contest you consent to be bound by these Official Rules, which shall constitute a contract between you and PAYjr, Inc. (“Sponsor”). All decisions of Sponsor with respect to the Contest shall be final.PRIZESFirst place: AppleÂ® MacbookÂ® computer with a retail value of $1,499.00.
Second place: Apple video iPod with a retail value of $349.00.
Third place: Apple iPod Nano with a retail value of $249.00.
Get $5 for every time someone purchases your card design.
Proposed on The Spanish Steps