Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation? – NYTimes.com

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Screenmancer | Venice Films Mostly Male & AFI 100 Movies List 2017, Not One by a Woman?

“What makes one an activist?

Activism is bred from rage. Being a “have not” in an environment of riches is maddening. People continue to insist that the film business is a meritocracy, that the best and the brightest succeeded, but most are blind to the fact that without opportunity one cannot possibly rise. This is true regarding class, race, or gender. It’s this frustration and exclusion that sparks the flame of needing to fight back.

What is working and what isn’t?

We have to stop accepting the status quo. We say, “The future is female” but in Hollywood that all too often means having female executives or filming a female protagonist who just acts like a man. Until we have female creators using their voices and vision to offer fresh perspectives, it’s all pabulum.”

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Handing in day painting Life’s a Beach shortlisted for judging in the National Art Open Competition 

Today’s the day! It’s up to the painting to work its magic now. 


Handing in day painting Life’s a Beach shortlisted for judging in the National Art Open Competition 


The building at NOA was full with artworks arriving from around the country. I caught a glimpse of some of the submissions and by the standard of work I saw, I’d say the competition is fierce. There were some stunning paintings and huge ones arriving in crates. Didn’t make me nervous in the slightest! 

Fingers crossed until judgement day on 29th August! However there is still time to take part in the people’s #worldartvote – Voting ends on 28th August 

CAST YOUR #worldartvote NOW at http://www.nationalopenart.org/gallery2.php?as=1&Life-s-a-Beach-23195 

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Packaging Life’s a Beach painting ready for National Open Art Judging 

I’ve been busy packaging up the painting ready for handing in to be viewed by the judging panel on 29th August for the National Open Art Competition

Only a few days left to Vote for Life’s a Beach #painting in #NOA17    Voting ends on 28th August 

CAST YOUR #worldartvote NOW at http://www.nationalopenart.org/gallery2.php?as=1&Life-s-a-Beach-23195

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NOA 21st National Open – World Art Vote ends 28th August – Vote for my painting Life’s a Beach NOW!

Less than a week to go before handing in Jacqueline Hammond‘s Life’s a Beach painting for the second round of judging in the National Open Art Competition. There is a chance to take part  people’s vote #worldartvote. The artwork with the most votes will be revealed in early September, win the £1,000 prize sponsored by MS Amlin and despite the judges decision in Round 2, be exhibited in the 21st National Open Art Exhibition 

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London from 17 – 26 November 2017 (Free Admission)

and in the 

Winners’ Exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 6 – 17 December 2017.. Vote for my painting ‘Life’s a Beach’ in the #worldartvote now.

Voting ends Monday 28th August. 2nd Round of Judging Tuesday 29th August

Jacqueline Hammond – Life’s a Beach painting shortlisted for #NOA17

Life’s a Beach painting by Jacqueline Hammond National Art Open

Life’s a Beach ~ Jacqueline Hammond Acrylics on board, W: 31 H: 82 D: 3 cm

 

 

Explore, Discover, Discuss . . .  Launch 2 August 2017

The National Open Art World Art Vote sponsored by MS Amlin is a celebration honouring the democratic nature of the National Open Art Competition, which is judged anonymously on talent, not connections and results in an exhibition of 100% of the open entries – not one ‘invited’ artist.

We have created the World Art Vote so YOU can have your say and vote for your favourite work or artist. We welcome you to engage, browse and support the shortlisted artists by voting for one, or as many of your favourites as you wish*. The artwork with the most votes will be revealed in early September, win the £1,000 prize sponsored by MS Amlin and despite the judges decision in Round 2, be exhibited in the 21st National Open Art Exhibition at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London from 17 – 26 November 2017 (Free Admission) and in the Winners’ Exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 6 – 17 December 2017.

Although we publish the artwork anonymously, we do also encourage the artists to take the opportunity to promote themselves!

MS Amlin is a global speciality commercial insurer and reinsurer operating in the Lloyd’s, UK, Continental European and Bermudian markets. Wholly owed by MS&AD of Japan and with its origins in the Lloyd’s market, MS Amlin’s successful underwriting formula incorporates a dynamic approach to risk through empowered and skilled people and a diverse global portfolio.

*multiple votes on an individual artwork, from your email, will count as one only.

Click here to go to the voting page.

worldartvote-msamlin

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Life’s a Beach painting in 2nd round of NOA 21st National Open Art Competition: The Judging Process

Less than a week to go before handing in Jacqueline Hammond‘s Life’s a Beach painting for the second round of judging in the National Open Art Competition.

Life’s a Beach #painting shortlisted for National Art Open @tnoac Take part in the #worldartvote and cast your vote for Life’s a Beach here

National Open Art (NOA) is one of the UK’s leading art competitions, open to amateur and professional artists in the UK and Ireland. Since our first competition and exhibition in 1996, we’ve grown to offer multiple prizes that recognise talent and artistic excellence in a broad variety of artistic mediums and styles. Our panel of judges changes annually and features some of the most experienced and influential figures in the art world, from Royal Academicians to critics, curators and professionals.

NOA now attracts more than 4,000 entries per year

The Judging Process of the National Open Art Competitions

The democratic nature of our competition is what we are most proud of. Why? Because it’s fair. And that’s what we believe in here at NOA.

So, what do we mean by judged anonymously? When we greet our judges at the venue for round one, we will invite them to sit together in front of a big screen on which each submission is projected. The only information they are given is the high resolution submission image (which can be magnified), the title of the piece, the dimension, the scale (demonstrated using a small stick figurine to the bottom left hand side of the screen), the medium, and the artists’ statement for context (in case they wish to learn more about the context of the piece). In the second round, they see only the work in the flesh – no title or statement, unless they specifically ask for them.

They do not know who the artists are, whether you are male or female, how old you are, where in the UK or Ireland you come from or live, your background, your education or your training, if any. We do not brief the judges and we do not dictate any percentage or quota for each category (e.g. painting, photography, drawing or young artists’ work). The only condition we ask of our judges is that if they recognise an artist they know or are familiar with, that they make their position known and withdraw from the selection process of that piece, leaving the decision to the remaining panel.

It is a totally organic process harnessed strictly by our judging panel alone. The NOA team are strictly prohibited from commenting on any of the decision process in both rounds and during the prize selection. It is only at the absolute end of the process when the judges are assessing their final selection (which are displayed in the exhibition) that the name of the artist is revealed and thus their gender – always a very exciting moment!

This year’s judging panel consists of

Royal Academician Hughie O’Donoghue

Hughie O’Donoghue was born in Manchester in 1953 and now lives and works in London and Co Mayo, Ireland .

Solo museum exhibitions include Seven Halts on the Somme, Leighton House Museum, London, 2016, Painting/Memory:Artists Laboratory, Royal Academy, London, A Moment’s Liberty, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal, 2012, The Road, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic 2011, The Journey, Leeds City Art Gallery, 2009, Lost Histories: Imagined Realities Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands and Parables Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France 2008.

His work is in public collections throughout the world including Art Gallery of South Australia, British Museum, London, Dallas Museum of Art, USA, The Hugh Lane, Dublin, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Michigan Museum of Art, USA, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven USA.

He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University College Cork, Ireland in 2005 and was elected to the Royal Academy, London in 2009 and Aosdana in 2013.

artist Jane McAdam Freud,

Jane McAdam Freud is a British sculptor working predominantly with Installation. She is currently completing a two-year Artist’s Residency at Harrow School where she teaches classes in Sculpture. She has also taught at the Royal College of Art, London and at the Royal Academy of Fine ArtsAntwerp. Jane is a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors since 1994.

McAdam Freud was educated at Central School of Art, The Royal College of Art and Goldsmith’s College. She won the British Art Medal Scholarship in Rome in 1986 and the European Trebbia Award for artistic achievement in 2014. In 2016 Jane McAdam Freud was selected to membership of the RCA Court

Her works are permanently on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum and can be seen by appointment at the British Museum. She is represented in several national and international public collections including the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Tate Gallery Audio Archives, National Gallery archives, The National Museum of Ireland, National Gallery of Greece and Berlin State Museum.

She is represented by Gazelli Art House, Mayfair and CE Contemporary, Milan

‪www.janemcadamfreud.com

former NOA winner Kelvin Okafor

Born 1st November 1985 in London, UK.
Studied a Foundation course in Art & Design at City & Guilds Art School and a graduate from Middlesex University with a B.A. (Hon)s in Fine Art.

From as early as he could remember, Kelvin Okafor has always been an emotional and highly sensitive individual. Inspired, touched and captivated by almost everything in his immediate surroundings. Around the age of 8, Okafor vividly remembers having a love and strong fascination for drawing with pencils. He found the instrument to be a humble one and would often use the expression ‘aliveness’ to describe it’s technical and sentimental value. What fascinated him most about pencils was that with single shades of lead, he could create tones and textures so defined and so abstract, an illusion of colour would be formed before him. He became heavily inspired by this notion and spent most of his early years trying to utilise its technical use.

The style in which Okafor creates his portraits is known as Hyper-realism. Art Critic, Estelle Lovatt describes his work as ‘Emotional Realism’. She mentions how the work of Okafor goes beyond being just ‘Photorealist’ drawings, and instead coins the term Emotional Realism to describe the affective nature of his artwork.
Ultimately, Okafor intends to create art that prompts an emotional response to viewers. A response that arouses the feelings of enchantment, reflection, stillness and awareness.

Other judges include gallery director Cynthia Corbett, photographer Zelda Cheatle and filmmakers Elaine Pyke and Adam Saward.

All artwork is judged strictly anonymously on talent, not connections and results in an exhibition of 100% of the open entries – not one ‘invited’ artist. By entering your work, you’ll be in with a chance of winning part of a £60,000 prize fund and being showcased in prestigious exhibitions in London and beyond.

There is a chance to take part in the people’s vote #worldartvote. The artwork with the most votes will be revealed in early September, win the £1,000 prize sponsored by MS Amlin and despite the judges decision in Round 2, be exhibited in the 21st National Open Art Exhibition Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London from 17 – 26 November 2017 (Free Admission) and in the Winners’ Exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 6 – 17 December 2017.. Vote for my painting ‘Life’s a Beach’ in the #worldartvote now.

Voting ends Monday 28th August. 2nd Round of Judging Tuesday 29th August

Jacqueline Hammond – Life’s a Beach painting shortlisted for #NOA17

Life’s a Beach painting by Jacqueline Hammond National Art Open

Life’s a Beach ~ Jacqueline Hammond Acrylics on board, W: 31 H: 82 D: 3 cm

Explore, Discover, Discuss . . .  Launch 2 August 2017

The National Open Art World Art Vote sponsored by MS Amlin is a celebration honouring the democratic nature of the National Open Art Competition, which is judged anonymously on talent, not connections and results in an exhibition of 100% of the open entries – not one ‘invited’ artist.

We have created the World Art Vote so YOU can have your say and vote for your favourite work or artist. We welcome you to engage, browse and support the shortlisted artists by voting for one, or as many of your favourites as you wish*. The artwork with the most votes will be revealed in early September, win the £1,000 prize sponsored by MS Amlin and despite the judges decision in Round 2, be exhibited in the 21st National Open Art Exhibition at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London from 17 – 26 November 2017 (Free Admission) and in the Winners’ Exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 6 – 17 December 2017.

Although we publish the artwork anonymously, we do also encourage the artists to take the opportunity to promote themselves!

MS Amlin is a global speciality commercial insurer and reinsurer operating in the Lloyd’s, UK, Continental European and Bermudian markets. Wholly owed by MS&AD of Japan and with its origins in the Lloyd’s market, MS Amlin’s successful underwriting formula incorporates a dynamic approach to risk through empowered and skilled people and a diverse global portfolio.

*multiple votes on an individual artwork, from your email, will count as one only.

Click here to go to the voting page.

worldartvote-msamlin

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Take a closer look at my Life’s a Beach painting shortlisted for the 21st National Open Art Competition

NOA – National Art Open – The Great Art Prize Open to All

The leading independent art prize featuring a diverse cross section of the brightest British and Irish contemporary art, photography and film of 2017. Shortlisted artists stand a chance of winning part of a £60,000 prize fund and being showcased in prestigious exhibitions in London and beyond.

#NOA17 #thegreatartprize

Less than a week to go before handing in Jacqueline Hammond‘s Life’s a Beach painting for the second round of judging in the National Open Art Competition @tnoac Take part in the #worldartvote and cast your vote for Life’s a Beach here

Slideshow of details taken from Jacqueline Hammond’s Life’s a Beach painting which depicts a bird’s eye view of Brighton beach on the South coast of England.

All artwork is judged strictly anonymously on talent, not connections and results in an exhibition of 100% of the open entries – not one ‘invited’ artist. By entering your work, you’ll be in with a chance of winning part of a £60,000 prize fund and being showcased in prestigious exhibitions in London and beyond.

 

There is a chance to take part in the people’s vote #worldartvote. The artwork with the most votes will be revealed in early September, win the £1,000 prize sponsored by MS Amlin and despite the judges decision in Round 2, be exhibited in the 21st National Open Art Exhibition Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London from 17 – 26 November 2017 (Free Admission) and in the Winners’ Exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 6 – 17 December 2017.. Vote for my painting ‘Life’s a Beach’ in the #worldartvote now.

Voting ends Monday 28th August. 2nd Round of Judging Tuesday 29th August

Jacqueline Hammond – Life’s a Beach painting shortlisted for #NOA17

Life’s a Beach painting by Jacqueline Hammond National Art Open

Life’s a Beach ~ Jacqueline Hammond Acrylics on board, W: 31 H: 82 D: 3 cm

Explore, Discover, Discuss . . .  Launch 2 August 2017

The National Open Art World Art Vote sponsored by MS Amlin is a celebration honouring the democratic nature of the National Open Art Competition, which is judged anonymously on talent, not connections and results in an exhibition of 100% of the open entries – not one ‘invited’ artist.

We have created the World Art Vote so YOU can have your say and vote for your favourite work or artist. We welcome you to engage, browse and support the shortlisted artists by voting for one, or as many of your favourites as you wish*. The artwork with the most votes will be revealed in early September, win the £1,000 prize sponsored by MS Amlin and despite the judges decision in Round 2, be exhibited in the 21st National Open Art Exhibition at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London from 17 – 26 November 2017 (Free Admission) and in the Winners’ Exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 6 – 17 December 2017.

Although we publish the artwork anonymously, we do also encourage the artists to take the opportunity to promote themselves!

MS Amlin is a global speciality commercial insurer and reinsurer operating in the Lloyd’s, UK, Continental European and Bermudian markets. Wholly owed by MS&AD of Japan and with its origins in the Lloyd’s market, MS Amlin’s successful underwriting formula incorporates a dynamic approach to risk through empowered and skilled people and a diverse global portfolio.

*multiple votes on an individual artwork, from your email, will count as one only.

Click here to go to the voting page.

worldartvote-msamlin

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Life’s a Beach painting shortlisted for National Open Art Competition 

Very exciting news – The painting I submitted has been shortlisted for #thegreatartprize #NOA17 and as one of the 500 shortlisted works will go through to the second round of judging for The National Art Open Competition

Dear Jacqueline,

We are absolutely delighted to announce that your submission listed below has been shortlisted by our panel of judges for the second round on 29 August 2017. Very many congratulations from us all here at NOA National Art Open

~ Life’s a Beach ~ Acrylics on board, W: 31 H: 82 D: 3 cm

Life's Beach by Jacqueline Hammond
The painting I submitted for 21st National Open Art Competition has been selected from thousands of entries to go forward to the second round of judging. The 500 shortlisted are now in the National Open Art Galleries to view

‪VOTE NOW

Cast your vote for Life’s a Beach in the people’s #worldartvote for National Art Open – follow judging process

lookup #worldartvote nationalopenart.org
Really pleased my Life’s a Beach painting has been shortlisted for @tnoac National Art Open lookup #worldartvote


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Get your vote in at #worldartvote

Website http://www.nationalopenart.org

‪This year’s finalists will be exhibited at the 21st National Open Art Exhibition at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf in November (17th – 26th) where the prizewinners will be announced. The 500 shortlisted entries from this year’s competition will be entered into the World Art Vote, as well as being offered for sale through NOA’s website galleries and from the artists’ profile pages

Thanks everyone. So pleased I’ve got through to Round 2. Really appreciate your support ✌️vote for Lifes a Beach in the #NOA17 people’s #worldartvote ✌️for National Art Open at http://www.nationalopenart.org/gallery2.php?as=1&Life-s-a-Beach-23195‬

Thanks everyone – I’m really pleased and appreciate your support
‪Cast your vote for Lifes a Beach in the people’s #worldartvote for National Art Open – follow judging process http://www.nationalopenart.org/gallery2.php?as=1&Life-s-a-Beach-23195

My Life’s a Beach painting has been shortlisted for @tnoac National Art Open – lookup #worldartvote

 

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Brilliant news! Life’s a Beach has been shortlisted for The National Art Open #NOA17 @tnoac #paintingprize through to 2nd round of judging! http://www.nationalopenart.org

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National Open Art Competition

The search continues for the best artistic talent of 2017

We’re searching for the best British and Irish contemporary art, photography and moving image of 2017. This year’s judging panel consists of Royal Academician Hughie O͛Donoghue, artist Jane McAdam Freud, former NOA winner Kelvin Okafor, gallery director Cynthia Corbett, photographer Zelda Cheatle and filmmakers Elaine Pyke and Adam Saward. All artwork is judged strictly anonymously on talent, not connections and results in an exhibition of 100% of the open entries – not one ‘invited’ artist. By entering your work, you’ll be in with a chance of winning part of a £60,000 prize fund and being showcased in prestigious exhibitions in London and beyond. Submit your work today, or read on for more information.

“NOA is a wonderful platform for artists, a truly open competition, offering the opportunity not only for artists to exhibit their work in first class venues but the chance of being recognised and the possibility of being selected for one of the many prizes. The competition itself gives a real ͚snapshot of current practice in the UK and Ireland.” – Hughie O͛Donoghue RA – 2017 Chair Judge

EXHIBITIONS

 

21st National Open Art Exhibition 17 – 26 November 2017 Announced

 

A vast, untouched four-storey industrial building will host the 21st National Open Art Exhibition. Bargehouse is an exciting atmospheric space on London’s fast moving South Bank and Bankside areas and sister building to the iconic landmark, Oxo Tower which stands proud on the cultural path between the National Theatre and Tate Modern. This big blank canvas will be transformed into a contemporary gallery space to showcase a cross-section of the very best British and Irish contemporary art of 2017. Enter the 21st National Open Art Competition here or read on to learn more…

A programme of events will be taking place during the exhibition with collaborations between NOA Vice President Gavin Turk and Deborah Turk’s House of Fairy Tales along with Be Smart About Art, Explore Learning and more to be announced. Sign up to be the first to know our lastest news here.

 

Royal Academician Hughie O’Donoghue, artist Jane McAdam Freud, former NOA winner Kelvin Okafor, gallery director Cynthia Corbett, influential photographer Zelda Cheatle and filmmakers Elaine Pyke and Adam Saward are to judge the 21st National Open Art Competition. Read more about our judges here.

 

Professional and amateur artists aged 15 and over can now submit work to the main 2017 competition. Each entry is judged anonymously, making the competition one of the most democratic in the UK and Ireland operating today.

 

This year’s finalists will be exhibited at the 21st National Open Art Exhibition at Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf on Southbank in London this Autumn where the prizewinners will be announced. The 500 long-listed entries from this year’s competition will be anonymously published after the first round of judging for the World Art Vote where the public can view the works and have their say by voting for their favorite on the NOA website.

 

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Quirky outdoor seating to make your garden look amazing 

Article in Ideal Home (July 10, 2015)  – Quirky outdoor seating to make your garden look amazing 

Are you after something a bit different from standard garden furniture? We’ve found 6 pieces that are comfortable and stylish

1. Life is a Beach deck chair

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Pretend you are relaxing on the beach from the comfort of your own back garden with this Life is a Beach deck chair (above) designed by British artist Jacqueline Hammond for smartdecostyle.com. Made from beech wood, the chair’s fun coastal design will add a modern twist to your outdoor space. And best of it, you can fold it up at the end of the day for easy storage. Dimensions: H105xW56xD102cm.

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The Guardian featured Country Lane Deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond at the weekend

Jacqueline Hammond

Always look on the bright side! 

Style Magazine, The Guardian newspaper
Saturday 2nd May 2015

Smart Deco's art print deckchairs As featured in The Guardian at the weekend! – Country Lane Deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond


Country Lane Deckchair was featured in The Guardian’s Style magazine on Saturday 2nd May.  

Here’s the link to the article 

Interiors Space spring special Space edit: bring colour into your home and garden – instantly

Homes Interiors Space Spring Special

 Space edit: bring colour into your home and garden – instantly

“With just a few key pieces, bring instant colour to your home or garden”

4. Country Lane Deckchair £100

Available from http://www.jacquelinehammond.co.uk as well as in spaces.com, notonthehighstreet.com and Amazon, among other potential outlets!

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