Halloween has arrived at CAGO!! To all y

Halloween has arrived at CAGO!!
To all you, Goblins and Gowls… Stop by our site and take a look at all the work which pertains to All Hallows Eve and The Fall Season.

Thank you to our wonderful artists Sean Koziel and Shelley Wheeler.

To view more of these artist’s work and view the works of other artists; visit http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com.

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Circular Motion: Steven Womack creates b

Circular Motion:
Steven Womack creates bold graphic prints that evoke the vibrancy of nature in motion. He has partnered with Society6 to offer his work as skins and covers for iPhones, iPads, and laptops. The images are also available in more traditional printed formats.

Circular Motion by Steven Womack
Article Contributed by Jayme Catalano

Article courtesy of Contemporary Art Gallery Online. Visit us at http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com
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Welcome to Artist Ashley Peters: Abou th

Welcome to Artist Ashley Peters:
Abou the Art:
The Work of Your Hand
Ashley Peters
11″ x 14″

Ashley’s Biography:
Ashley was born in the small town of Millington Tennessee, and grew up in Ohio. Ashley attended Fort Wayne Indiana at the University of Saint Francis. There she fell into printmaking illustration, which ignited her creative fire.

About Ashley’s Art Style:
Ashley’s art consists of a combination of printmaking (Woodcuts & Linocuts) and illustration, (Pen, Ink & wash). The pieces are often intimate, particularly the elongated sizes. The imagery comes from that of nature including things such as trees, landscapes, a natural female form,(Ashley’s image of Mother Earth) as well as woodland creatures such as her fox friend and fleeting deer. Ashley loves using linear edges to create a fluid motion and overall balancing opposites. The lines are harsh and raw. They cut through the space. Ashley then implements colors found in nature, often muted. Ashley’s works are about her observations of the world around her; as it changes and evolves as well as what is left behind in the process.
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Five Tips to Becoming a Better Photograp

Five Tips to Becoming a Better Photographer – Part Three
By: Robert Davila
Professor of Photography

Hello again, and Happy Friday! Today we continue with another tool, which will assist you in becoming the photographer you always wanted to be.

What’s that little graph for?
If you preview your image and keep on pushing the info button a little graph may come up. This is called a histogram. I have to say I just love this tool. I use this tool more than my light meter. The basic thing to understand about this tool is that it counts the colors of the pixel in the images and represents it in a graph. The ideal histogram will look like a hill in which starts off low than slowly goes up somewhere in the middle, then comes down before the end of the graph (good tonal range). If that hill or peek is not in the center but push to the left or to the right and is missing part of it, than you are losing detail in your highlights (move to the right) shadow (move to the left). If you see big gaps so that you have two peeks, this means that you are losing part of your tonal range. This tool will prevent the photographer from going out and Photographing something then getting home to realize that your subject is loses in the highlights or shadow areas. The small screen on the back of your camera is sometimes too small to view your image to realize this. It is only apparent once you get home and view it on your computer screen.
Next week, I will discuss Tip Number Four. Have a great weekend and take some photographs.
To ask questions about your camera or photography, email them to cago.blog@gmail.com.

ArtPrize: Lights in the Night by Alexand

ArtPrize: Lights in the Night by Alexandra Dailey
So, who’s tired of me going on and on about ArtPrize? If you are, I apologize, but you’ll be happy to know that this is my last post about the Grand Rapids, Michigan event. I merely want to acknowledge one of the top ten winners that I found to be particularly moving due to the message and visual beauty. Even though it is neither Scott Covert nor Eckhard Kremers, my favorites from the contest, the work and artists are definitely worthy of their awarded accolades. The piece that took 5th place this year is called “Lights in the Night” by Mark Carpenter and Dan Johnson. In my opinion this piece, at first glance, has an eerie, yet dreamlike quality to it that is befitting of the spooky time of year we are in, but there is much more to this work of art. “Lights in the Night”, a performance piece, was captured at a pivotal point through photography when thousands of lanterns were released into the dark sky on September 28th. The performance was symbolic, representing the liberation of wishes and dreams. The photograph of the event possesses the feeling of putting your hopes out there; releasing them into the world, and praying that eventually they come to fruition. This year is drawing to close, and even though we still have many days left in 2012, it isn’t too early to start professing our desires for the coming year. Together with the help of thousands of Grand Rapids residents, Carpenter and Johnson were able to capture the idea of sending off a wish within a physical act, creating the beautiful experience of sharing our hopes with the world and each other. Congratulations to both Mark Carpenter and Dan Johnson on their ArtPrize Top Ten honor.

Article Submitted By: Alexandra Dailey
Lights in the Night – where hope takes flight.
Artists: Mark Carpenter and Dan Johnson
Photo courtesy of Justin Hill

Courtesy of Contemporary Art Gallery Online. Visit us at http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com
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