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Entries will be accepted now through December 15, 2015. Voting and judging will close December 31st. This contest is available for ALL to participate! You do NOT have to be a member of GingerCookLive.gallery art academy. So, get your paints out and brushes warmed up! We want to see what you come up with!
Images will be posted and numbered on Ginger's Pinterest board (https://www.pinterest.com/gingercooklive/nutcracker-contest-board/) in a board called NUTCRACKERS CONTEST BOARD. We want to keep the artist identity a secret from the judges.
Enter as many original printings as you want. For non-members, please email entries to Ginger with size of painting, your name, email address and anything else that you would like to share. (For entries outside of U.S., the winner will be responsible for postage of brush set or may substitute for another prize)
If you are a member of our GingerCookLive.gallery website, then please use the "Send us your Artwork" form and provide the same information listed above.
We are looking for imagination, fun, and over the top, serious, or whatever your brain finds fun. Must be rated PG (please use common sense).
Ginger, Jon and Sammy
is recognized for her exceptional balance of color and light. . She intertwines the bold strokes of thick impasto with softly layered translucent washes. The use of natural stucco and the combination of multiple layers of different media present the viewer with a three dimensional work. The G. Cook style of painting is both fresh and innovative.
She delights the viewers with her for unique painting style and mastery of color and is held in high esteem by many major manufactures of fine art acrylic paint in the world.
In 1997 she received 4 winning first place awards and the overall grand Prize wined of Liquitex “Paint a Difference Competition, an open call to acrylic artist across the world to summit art work that represented the best of Acrylic Painting. . Liquitex subsequently featured her as a master acrylic artist, with a show of her paintings at the National Academy of Design in New York City.
Utrecht acrylics paid her the complement of a full page add featuring their paint and her artwork in Artist Magazine the following year.
2007 Chromline Acrylic Paint of Australia have asked her to test then newest product and subsequently represent it to various art groups and university students in her Southwest Region.
She currently demonstrates Matisse Paints for this major Australian Paint company through Jerry’s Artarama stores in the Houston area along with a newly published DVD entitled “Acrylic Secrets” which may be purchased on Amazon.com.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left"]
2008: Legacy Fine Art Publishing: Original fine artwork and heavily enhanced master edition giclees (1-25).
2008: ArtFest: (merged from Art Channel): Limited Edition fin art giclees on canvas
2007-Current: Felix Rosenstiels of the United Kingdom: Open edition prints
2006-2007: Art Channel Galleries Dallas Texas: Limited Edition fin art giclees on canvas
2006: Celebrity Galleries International: Limited Edition Fine Art Giclees.
2004-2006: International Galleries Incorporated, Dallas Texas: Museum quality Limited Edition Fine Art Giclees. (Three million dollars in retail sales of her work)
2004-2007: Ariel International of Houston Texas: Publisher of Open Edition Giclees for home decor. Show rooms in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Dallas. New artist for Bed Bath and Beyond. Costco Home decor
2002-2006: Wine Art Gallery Las Vegas Nevada: Limited Edition giclees on finely etched wine bottles. Featured artist for Discovery Channel TV show "Green Valley Ranch"-May 2004 with commission original artwork 30x40 of the Hotel Green Valley Ranch.
2002-2006: Academy of Fine Arts Foundation, Laguna Beach California: Featured artist. Nominated for 'Artist of the Year' in 2003 by the Academy of Fine Arts Foundation and awarded the Academy of Fine Arts Foundation 2003 Presidential Order of Merit in recognition of significant contributions to the betterment of humanity through art.
2002-2006: Canadian Art Prints: Publishes open Edition Fine Art Prints including: Licensing Division of Canadian Art Prints: Images on tapestries for Home Shopping
2004-2008: The Canadian Group: 12 art puzzles sold world wide as well as exclusive images to Target and Wal-Mart.
2004-current: Art Work on Tile: ceramic tile murals
Gallery Shows. Too numerous to list. New York Art expo, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, California, Seattle, France, United Kingdom, and the list goes on………[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Awards Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left"]
Dynacolor Graphics' print of Table for Two recently won the Judges' Award at the 2004 Print Awards Contest, sponsored by the Printing Association of Florida.
Ginger has created a "Welcome" video for our members, that we felt the "world" needs to be able to watch it to learn more about our memberships.
There are a lot of different shades of yellow acrylic paint at the store to choose from. In this 30 minute video, we explore the different colors, evaluate the cost versus need, and want, and have a "Yellow Paint Buying Adventure".
The colors featured in this video are (Matissee Pro Acrylic colors):
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Now, available from Vimeo "On-Demand / Download" for just $4.95. This is a two-part lesson that is over an hour in length with full step-by-step from Ginger to create this painting using a brush and palette knife. This is a lesson for the novice wanting to learn and use a palette knife for that extra texture and depth. Stream on-line or download to any device and take it with you.
Visit Ginger’s Pinterest page to see artwork for the lessons by other members.
Also, you will find some of the past paintings and future lessons that will be available soon right here in the member’s area of this website.