24 April, 2014

Last days of "For the Birds," and Grand Ave's artwork

ICED, Acrylic, 48 x 36 in., Cindy Schnackel

April has been a fun month! It's been a wonderful opportunity to be in a two person show at R. Pela Contemporary Art. Scott Wolf is also showing there.  Our show comes down Sunday, so there is still time to see it by appointment.  Above is "Iced," a large acrylic palette knife painting, $1000.

It was great when, earlier this year, gallery owner Robrt Pela came to visit my studio and asked me if I'd like to do a bird themed show. Of course, I said 'Yes.'  I was pleased with his choice for the other artist, as I really enjoy Scott's bold style and humor.

If you're on Facebook, R. Pela gallery has a page there, and below is also the gallery's website.  Hope you'll give Robrt a call and set up a private viewing during what's left of this week!




Some of my local friends who do mosaics are doing amazing mosaic work on concrete planters in central Phoenix, along Grand Avenue.  There are also artists doing paintings on some. This area has been getting a real sprucing up. Below are some links (that I believe are all public pages), so you can see what's going on there. There are good galleries, too, and restaurants.





17 April, 2014

Friday is the night!

Friday, April 18, from 6 to 9 pm! If you're in Phoenix, I hope you'll stop by the reception of my show, For the Birds, at R. Pela Contemporary Art.  Located at 334 W. McDowell.  Also showing is Scott Wolf. Our styles differ greatly but it's clear we both have a warped sense of humor! The show is up thru most of April, by appointment, if you miss the reception. 

I may also have a (non-bird) painting in a July show, details TBA when I know more, assuming the painting has not sold before I commit.

10 April, 2014

This is why more people are watermarking their images online

Amazing that people in professions that really require them to understand copyright basics hold such misconceptions!  "I found it on google." Puh-lease!!!

Be sure to read the comments in this article, too. When I last read them, by far the majority of readers showed the same lack of knowledge of copyrights as the infringers in the article, and seemed to have a sense that they're entitled to take anything they find online and use it for free.  Wrong!

Attorney sues hundreds over use of Indy skyline photo


Putting a copyright notice or any other mark on your work hasn't been required by law for decades. Lack of a mark does not mean it's free! At any rate, you can see why more artists and photographers ARE permanently 'marring' their images with giant watermarks. It does deter many infringers, partly because some wrongly believe it's required to mark images. Even so, if an infringer removes the mark, I guess the people in this article think that means it's free. Idiots.