Tuesday, December 13, 2011
If you would be so kind, send something little to P.O. Box 2536, Midlothian, VA 23113
Need ideas? They'd love:
1. New teen/adult art materials
2. A gift card you receive unexpectedly (You'll never miss it)
3. Or, instead of skimming magazine covers wondering what is wrong with people, pick up a gift card for any small amount and know that you're amazing for helping a complete stranger. Hey, doesn't that feel better? Whew.
We spread little works of art to unexpected people because we know it changes their day and helps them in small ways feel inspired. We know what a little art can do.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
It's been a busy year, with lots of creative adventures ~ but we're drawn back together to celebrate unexpected creative kindness by this book. Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio, by Noah Scalin includes the Real Small Art League as #51.
Noah's collected ensemble of inspiration will kick start the most dormant creative juices in your "used-to-be-an-artist" brain. You'll read about art rock stars, leaders of awe inspiring collaboration, makers of beauty, grass roots stories that turned into household name phenomenons, and then there's us: the idea that a little work of art could go a long way.
It's true, Real Small Art League sparked unexpected opportunities for nearly everyone involved. From art exhibits, to free art fairs in the UK to Downtown redevelopment in Washington State, we've been amazed by what a little art can do. But then it grew bigger than we imagined, overwhelmed us, and screeched to a halt.
Ironically thanks to Noah's Unstuck, we're unstuck.
The first Real Small Art Paintings to celebrate this new chapter in our story:
Paintings were posted on Wednesday night, tweeted and likely found by now. There are 100 more ready to share with the greater Richmond Area, or by request online, here.
Questions, email email@example.com or @iknowtiffany on Twitter
Shop Local & buy Noah Scalin's book Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio via:
Richmond's Fountain Bookstore online here: http://www.fountainbookstore.com/book/9780760341346
Chop Suey Books in Carytown, Richmond here: http://www.chopsueybooks.com/
Or via Amazon here:
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Note: I have not published his last name because of his age. Clayton can be reached for more information via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Please join us for the opening of the Real Small Art League’s July Creative Kindness Throwdown exhibit, benefiting Art180.
About Creative Kindness Throwdown: In conjunction with Slash Coleman's The Art of Business Throwdown, the exhibit will feature original works of selected Real Small Art League members and opportunities to showcase the effect of creative kindness on both the artist and the audience. The competition between The Real Small Art League/Art180 and Richmond Craft Mafia/Richmond SPCA and is modeled after Donald Trump's television show "The Apprentice." Guest artist Noah Scalin will judge each team based on the philanthropic reach of their work for their chosen charity, overall sales, media exposure, and the growth of each team's platform. The winning team will be announced in November.
About the Real Small Art League: Real Small Art League is an ongoing effort to inspire random acts of artistic kindness and creative awareness around the world. To date, over 600 artists have made, documented and given away tiny works in surprise locations. The ongoing journey and public responses are published via http://www.realsmallart.com/. We truly believe a little work of art can go a long way. The Creative Kindness Throwdown highlights the talent of participating artists in the studio and within the community. Participating Artists Include: Tiffany Glass Ferreira, Alyson Plante, Betsy Sayre, Jennifer Hamrock, and L. Campbell Maxey.
About Crossroads Art Center: The Crossroads Art Center has served the
Richmond area as a Fine Art and Crafts Gallery for over 8 years. The art center represents over 225 local and regional artists in all types of media. Crossroads is actively involved in the Richmond local artists' community and thereby an important educational and cultural resource for the community.
Location Crossroads Art Center
2016 Staples Mill Road
Fee: No admission fee. Cash bar.
Contact: Real Small Art League, Tiffany Glass Ferreira
Where do you live? Gig Harbor Washington
Did you find Real Small Art? If so, how: I found Real Small Art in a public place. Who is the Artist? Tiffany
What was your first reaction? Delight
What are you going to do with your Real Small Art? Share it with a friend.
How did finding Real Small Art affect your day, if at all? Happy
Additional Questions or Comments: Was fun to know it was by a Virginia artist. Both of my sons were born in Virginia.
Learn more about our west coast partner, the Feel Good Free Art Project, here: http://feelgoodfreeartproject.blogspot.com/
Monday, June 28, 2010
Did you find Real Small Art? If so, how: I found Real Small Art in a geocache.
What was your first reaction? "Hey that's cool!.... What is it?"
What are you going to do with your Real Small Art? Probably re-hide it in a different geocache.
How did finding Real Small Art affect your day, if at all? Finding it was pretty neat! My wife and I found it together on our 1 year anniversary, so it was a pretty cool find!
"Geocaching in a Virginia State Parks is a great way to combine technology with good old-fashioned outdoor fun. The basic concept is that someone places a cache in the woods, usually a small container with a log book, and people use modern GPS receivers to find it. It has been described as, “Using a multi-billion dollar satellite system to find Tupperware® boxes in the woods.” Once a cache is found, the seeker goes to www.geocaching.com to log the visit, upload a photo and read what others said about the cache." From Virginia State Parks Website: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/geocache.shtml