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OPEN EYES – A Round Table Discussion on Art and balm WHITE SHOW Closing Reception

January 5, 2010

b.a.l.m. Event Invitation:

OPEN EYES – A Round Table Discussion on Art

with WHITE SHOW Juror Samuel W. Kho & Artists and Closing Reception
(A list of Artists attending to follow)

Date:
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Time:
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location:
Signs of Life Gallery
Street:
722 Massachusetts Street
City/Town:
Lawrence, KS

You are cordially invited to hear balm WHITE SHOW juror Samuel W. Kho and a portion of the artists involved in the show discuss Art in a context of seeing. Mr. Kho will talk about the idea of how shows connecting us to food and its preparation can help us view art better and then discuss these concepts and more with the artists. Following the discussion, there will be a closing reception and time to connect with the Juror and Artists.

The last day to view the balm WHITE SHOW is January 16th, 2010 before it travels to Hausmann Millworks in San Antonio, TX February 19th – March 31st 2010.  Thank you to all who have attended various events, artists who have been involved, patrons who have purchased art and sponsored events and to Signs of Life Gallery for hosting this show and events.

For more information on the show or to rsvp see the above invites or links below.

Call for Entries

Juror Selection

Opening Reception

Opening Recap, Awards, Artists and Video of Opening

Jon Keith Swindell – Artist Talk – From the Faraway Nearby

Stephen Johnson – Artist Talk

Please contact us with any questions or for a full list of artists,
their work
and a WHITE SHOW Artists Price List .
All work must be purchased through Signs of Life Gallery.

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Stephen Johnson – Artists Talk

November 30, 2009

In conjunction with the WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery,
b.a.l.m. is pleased to present:

Stephen Johnson – Artists Talk

Date:
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
Signs of Life Gallery
Street:
722 Massachussetts Street
City/Town:
Lawrence, KS

Join us to hear Stephen Johnson speak about his work, as an event surrounding the
b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW. Also view his work on display at the Signs of Life Gallery.
Afterward stay for Stephen’s book signing, either bring your copies or purchase new
books at the bookstore below the gallery.

Short Bio
Stephen Johnson was introduced to academia at and early age with both his parents
being French professors. Besides French, he chose to pursue Art abroad at the
L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, and the Université de Bordeaux in France.
After receiving his BFA in both Design and Painting at the University of Kansas in
Lawrence, he moved to New York to study drawing at the Art Students League.
From these studies he went on to New York Academy of Art for Painting followed
by Art Criticism at the New School and finally Drawing at Cooper Union. In addition
to the multiple degrees, Stephen added writing and illustration to his repertoire, and
has written a number of award winning children’s art books that also entertain and
inspire adults. He is the recipient of numerous awards and achievements including
Gold and Silver Medals in the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of
Illustrators. Stephen also has a long list of Solo and Group shows, and has been
involved in a wide variety of Museum shows. He is included in extensive amount of
permanent museum collections in addition to corporate and private collections and
has produced multiple public art projects, and spoken at many lectures and
presentations. Stephen is adept in drawing, painting and sculpting and is able to
produce naturalistic work, but the majority of his work and his main interest is
abstraction.

For more information about Stephen visit:
http://www.stephenjohnsonstudio.com

View the above works by Stephen Johnson at the b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW
at Signs of Life Gallery in Lawrence, KS.  Oct. 23rd, 2009 – January 16th, 2010


 

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b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW Opening and Awards

October 28, 2009

The b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW opening at Signs of Life Gallery was a great success
with a constant flow of art lovers and interested visitors.  We are thankful through
our sponsors to be able to offer $2,000 in awards with juror Samuel W. Kho choice
of artists.  Below is a list of the winning artists work and amount of the award.
Please be sure to thank our sponsors by supporting their goods or services.  Thank
you again to Signs of Life Gallery for hosting this show in their beautiful space.
The show will run through January 16th, 2009.  We will have one to three artists
talks per month tba.

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ARTIST AWARDS:

Leah Busch HELLO, FITZGERALD $500

Leah Busch_hello, Fitzgerald


Evan Conley UNTITLED $400

Evan Conley_Untitled


Stephen Johnson WISH NO. 7 $250

Stephen Johnson_Wish No.7

Kristine Luber BLANCHE $100

Kristine Luber_Blanche


Larry Cole WHAT IS PURE? $100

Larry Cole_What is Pure


Sunny Belliston-Taylor FIREHOUSE WHITE $50

Sunny-Belliston-Taylor_Firehouse White


TR Erickson MEMORIAL DAY $50

TR_Ericsson_Memorial Day


K Hawkom Thomas STUDY IN VALUES $50

K Hawkom Thomas_Study In Values


Jane Flanders NO 1, 2 & 3 BONE
Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

'No 1 Bone' Fired Clay @2009 Jane Flanders

'No 3 Bone' Ceramic ©2009 Jane Flanders

Brian Horsch EXPLORERS Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Brian Horch_Explorers


Betty Wright PARKER Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Betty Wright_Parker


Matthew Farley TAKO TSUBO Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Matthew Farley_Tako-Tsubo

Betsy Timmer DRESS Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Betsy Timmer_Dress


Barry Osbourn WHITE CAULKING Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Barry Osbourn_White Caulking


Ben Ahlvers TIGHT Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Ben Ahlvers_Tight


Lynn Hodgman JUSTLY FOLDED Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Lynn Hodgman_Justly Folded


SPONSORS:

DEMDACO, Blick Studio, Central National Bank, ColeCom,

Display Direct, Douglas County Bank, Hava Studios, Kring’s Interiors,

Lazer 105.9, Mass Street Music, White Art Studio

This juried show brings national and regional, established and emerging artists
together with the inspiration “What is White?”  A b.a.l.m. collaboration with
Rex Hausmann, allowed us to produce an interactive performance piece for
the opting that illustrates the concept of digging beneath the surface of a piece
of art to reveal the pinata-like nature of art as it is experienced by people of
diverse agesand backgrounds in different ways.  We hope this piece frees the
gallery viewer to experience art in a curious and engaging way.
Please see the video below of this interactive collaboration.

Please contact us with any questions or for a full list of artists,
their work
and a WHITE SHOW Artists Price List .
All work must be purchased through Signs of Life Gallery.

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balm WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery Invitation

October 16, 2009

b.a.l.m. announces:

the WHITE SHOW at
Signs of Life Gallery
722 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044

Juried by Samuel W. Kho

Opening Reception Friday October 23rd 7-10pm

Please join us for the opening reception which will feature an interactive installation
of a 3-D painting by Rex Hausmann in collaboration with b.a.l.m., 49 artists from
19 States and Puerto Rico, including established artists such as TR Ericsson,
Stephen Johnson, David Parker to name a few, and many emerging as well as local
and regional artists.  Also provided will be hors d’œuvres, live jazz, and the
presentation of the artists awards.

Show runs from October 23rd through January 16th, 2010.  There will be 1-2 artist
talks at the gallery per month while the show is running.  Stay tuned for artists,
topics and dates.

Click on the images below to enlarge.

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For more information about the show or the artists contact us here, or 785.550.3856.
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balm WHITE SHOW juror selection for Signs of Life Gallery

September 23, 2009

balm announces the WHITE SHOW juror selection for 2009.

in alphabetical order by first name:

Adam Forrest (Columbus, KS) “Snow Angel”
Barbara Simcoe (Omaha, NE) “Two Ravens”, “Face”, “Holding”
Barry Osbourne (Lee Sumit, MO) “White Caulking”
Baruch Vergara (Yauco, PR) “Nos Han Dado La Teivra”/”They have given us the earth”
Ben Ahlvers (Lawrence, KS) “Tight”
Betsy Timmer (Lawrence, KS) “Rag Rug”, “Dress”
Betty Wright (Topeka, KS) “Parker”
Blake Wilkinson (Lawrence, KS) “Tinman’s Laurels in White”
Brian Horsch (Lecompton, KS) “Explorers”, “Frozen Grass”
Cricket Brooks (Kansas City, MO) “Spine”, “View”
Darin M. White (Lawrence, KS) “Quiver Full”, “F8”, “Tetramonobelos”, “Impressions”, “White Double Lumen Hickman” from Healing Series
David Parker (Naperville, IL) “First White Hair”
Dennis Brown (Grove, OK) “Hey Nineteen”
Don Lisy (South Euclid, OH) “Talking Too”
Dori Lewman (Lawrence, KS) “As White As”
Evan Conley (Chicago, IL) “Color”, “Drawing”, “Gravity Expands”, “Jetty”, “Untitled”
Gary Bradley (Raleigh, NC) “Slave Quarters”
GF Wagner (Overland Park, KS) “Discover and Enjoy”, “Geese”
Jada Schumacher (St. Paul, MN) “White Cloud, KS”, “Pearl, ID”, “Snowflake, AZ”, “Manila, AK”, “Cotton, GA”, “Frost, LA”
James Cook (Tuscon, AZ) “Young Florentine Man”
Jane Flanders (Lawrence, KS) “No 1 Bone”, “No 2 Bone”, “No 3 Bone”
Jay Walker (Malver, PA) “That Day”
Jeanne Lyons Butler (Huntington, NY) “White 10:87”
Jenni White (Lawrence, KS) “Receptivity”
Jeromy Morris (Lawrence, KS) “Musicality”
Jon Keith Swindell (Vinland, KS) “Turn, Turn, Turn” from Days of Future Passed Series
Josh Jalbert (Wooster, OH) “Trace”
Josh Willis (Brooklyn, NY) “Amnesia III”, “Amnesia IX”, “Amnesia XII”
Justen Ladda (NY, NY) “White Mirror”
KT Woodward (Reading, PA) “White Noise I”, “White Noise II”
Keith Lemley (State College, PA) “Implied Volume 1”
Kristin Morland (Lawrence, KS) “Second Skin”
Kristine Luber (Topeka, KS) “Blanche”
Lance Cheney (Albertson, NY) “White Brush 1”
Larry Cole (Grove, OK) “What is Pure?”
Leah Busch (Cincinnati, OH) “Sad Plaid”, “Interface”, “Hello Fitzgerald”
Lynn Hodgman (Kansas City, MO) “Justly Folded”
Matthew Farley (Lawrence, KS) “Tako-Tsubo”
Maura Schaffer (Lafayette, IN) “The Dominator”
Meg Mitchell (Oldsmar, FL) “Lichens for Sarah”, “No Rocking This Time”
Paul Nielsen (Grand Island, NE) “Two Funnels”
Rebecca Degagne (Arcata, CA) “Nudibranch”
Rex Hausmann (San Antonio, TX) “Objective Space” a b.a.l.m. collaborative piece
Romy Scheroder (Poultney, VT) “Cozy”
A. Scott McCauley (Lawrence, KS) “Dandy Dandelion”
Shannon White (Lawrence, KS) “Hold”, “Gathering Glimmer”, “Fade”, “Ewe Can Fly”, “Synaptic Fibers”
Stephen Johnson (Lawrence, KS) “Wish No 1”, “Wish No 5”, “Wish No 7″, Wish No 10”
Sunny Belliston-Taylor (Provo, UT) “Vacancy”, “Firehouse White”, “Untitled (White Vertical)”
Susan Foley (Sebastopol, CA) “Tomboy
TR Ericsson (NY, NY and Cleveland, OH) “Memorial Day”
Tomas K Hawkom (Hattiesburg, MS) “Emergence”, “Study in Values”
Vincent Leandro (Ashland, OR) “Drift”

Congratulations to all of the above artists, and thank you to every artist for their submissions.  We received entries from almost ninety artists and over two hundred pieces representing 20 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Korea.  Please remember that every artist is responsible for shipping or delivering their work to and from the gallery.  All work should arrive at the SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY by October 9th – 13th and be framed if applicable, ready to hang, place etc and have a copy of your application form either attached to if possible or with the work.  Work not received by this time will not be included in the show.   Accepted artists agree to allow the gallery and balm to reproduce their image for the purpose of promoting the show.   The juror will determine cash award recipients, which will be announced at the show opening on October 23rd, 2009.  Award recipients will be notified.  The show will run from Oct. 23rd, 2009 to January 18th, 2010, all work must remain at the gallery during this time.  We look forward to a great show, which would not be possible without you.

We would like to thank the juror Samuel Kho for all the time and work on making these difficult decisions and Signs of Life Gallery for their willingness
to host this show.

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Call for Entries for the Juried “WHITE SHOW” 7/17/09

July 17, 2009

° UPDATE 9/19/09 – Because of extending the deadline one week and the overwhelming overall response of submission the jury is still out on the final decisions of artists chosen for the WHITE SHOW.  We will have the artists names and which piece(s) that are accepted posted on this website by Wed., Sept. 23nd, 2009 at 12pm CST.  This will still allow adequate time for the artist to get the work ready and shipped.  In the meantime you can  email us here with any questions you may have.  Thank you for all of your submissions, the show is going to be amazing.

° UPDATE 9/3/09 – Deadline for WHITE SHOW has been extended one week to Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2009 or postmarked by Sept. 9th, 2009.
The PDF Application file is corrected, and the PayPal account is set up to check out see the bottom of this page.  To answer some common questions – Filling out the form online constitutes your hand signed signature.  If you email your images and application and mail in a check please include a copy of your application in the mail as well.  If payment is not here before the juror looks at the work, your work will not be considered, so we recommend priority/ expedited mail or PayPal if you are running late submitting your entry fee.  Payment can be made via PayPal or Check payable to balm.  Applications can be submitted by (scroll over link to see info) mail, fax or email or hand delivered.  If work is accepted delivery of the work will be allowed from Friday Oct. 9th, 2009- Tuesday Oct. 13th, 2009.

CALENDAR

Entries Due: 11:59 p.m., Sept. 12th, 2009

Notification: See web site Saturday Sept. 19th, 2009:
http://beautyartandlifemovement.org
No phone calls will be made

Hand Delivery or Shipment to gallery: Friday, October 9th – Tuesday
Sept. 13th 2009 during gallery hours (see address under hand delivered above)

Show Dates: October 23rd, 2009 – January 18th, 2010

Opening: Friday, October 23rd, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.

Pick Up Date: Tues. January 19th-Sat. January 23rd,
2010, 12:00pm – 4:00 p.m.

b.a.l.m. announces the “WHITE SHOW” call for entries, a juried art show.

balm WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery

On October 23rd, 2009 b.a.l.m. will open its art show at Signs of Life Gallery in downtown Lawrence, Kansas and will run till January 18th, 2010.
The show is open to all artists 18 years and older, and the entries are due °September 4th, 2009 before 11:59pm. There will be a minimum of 3 cash awards given at the judgment of the jury and committee.  Awards and totals TBA at a later date.  If you are interested in helping sponsor this event please
contact Darin.

We are happy to announce that Samuel W. Kho has agreed to guest jury the show.
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About Samuel W. Kho

Samuel W. Kho enjoys a diversity of roles in many an art world— most importantly, in organizing exhibitions with artists.
Kho currently serves as Curator at All Things Project, a gallery located in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Previously, Kho was co-director of Hayworth Gallery in Los Angeles and had his graduate studies in the Art Market (FIT-SUNY).
To Samuel Kho, art, like life, is like a cactus: it ought to be thorny just as it could be beautiful. His constant mission is to gather and
empower a dangerously prickly assortment of people, classes, and beliefs.
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All work should be a majority of white in color.
There is no size or material requirements, however the gallery ceilings are 11′ and 12′.
The jury and committee is open to all 2-D and 3-D mediums.

The jury committee has put together an inspiration that will encourage artists with some glimpses of the concept.

What-is-white-

If you are interested in submitting work please see the files below, read them carefully and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions contact us here.

WHITE SHOW INFORMATION PG 1

WHITE SHOW INFORMATION PG 1

White Show Application

WHITE SHOW APPLICATION PG 2

WHITE SHOW Art Entries – $7 each not more than 6 entries & $35
Sub1 $7.00
Sub2 $14.00
Sub3 $21.00
Sub4 $28.00
Sub5 and Sub6 $35.00

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we reserve the right to change this information at any time
-all rights reserved and copyrighted b.a.l.m. 2009

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Two Person Art Show Invite and Independent Film Promo

October 10, 2008

You are invited to a two person art show opening entitled “Soil & Seed – Paintings & Prints by Shannon White” and “Material” Sculptures and Prints by Darin M. White. The show opening reception Friday, October 17th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Carnegie Art & Cultural Center will include music, food and a gallery talk with the artists. In addition to claiming the title of artist, they are also married and are each dealing in different ways with issues related to the sickness and healing of their son from neuroblastoma cancer along with other aspects that they address in their work. Come and view both artists’ work and enjoy an early evening in the quaint town of Ottawa, Kansas just 30 minutes South of Lawrence on Hwy 59 (Main St.). Turn left (East) on 5th to park. We hope to see many of you!


Also, we would like to help promote a movie “And What Remains” by one b.a.l.m.’s own, Marc Havener.  Marc owns Resonate Pictures andrecently was accepted into the Heartland Film Festival and will be shown on the 18th, 22nd and 23rd of October in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The film was just recently in the Temecula International Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA with stellar reviews, and will be in the TallGrass Film Festival in Wichita, Kansas from the 26-28 of October.  Please help him promote his movie at Heartland FF by simply clicking on this link.  Please resit the urge to click on others, as the number of hits is the way that the films are rated on public interest.  Also clicking multiple times doesn’t work either.  We tried.  Thank you for supporting an independent film artist.

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