There are just over 60 days remaining before the
PixiPort Expo here at the Gold Leaf Gallery in Deland
Details are coming together quickly and the
excitment surrounding this first annual event builds
daily. Nine of the fourteen photo artists participating
will actually be in attendance for the openning reception.
For futher details and specifics please see Pixiport
Expo in this edition.
This month we bring you 5 surperb art photographers
that will have you in in another world! The world of Fine
Y O R H A M R U B I N
R E N A T
A R A T A J C Z Y K
R I C H A R
D R O W N A K
R O D R I G
O F E R N A N D E Z
R O B E R
T C O R I M E R
"I have always been a dreamer but at the same time
grounded, with my head in the clouds and my feet on
the ground I try to take the viewer into another world.
The world of the human imaginary".Robert Corimer
My art is a never ending window to my reality. Working
as a graphic
designer, photographer, or artist makes my world a
variety of expression
which I value greatly".Richard Rownak
Yoram Rubin was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1945.
He studied archeology at the Israel Museum and
became the curator of the Massada Museum, Dead Sea,
where his interest in photography began (1968-1970).
Renata Ratajczyk is an internationally acclaimed
photographer and a digital
artist specializing in photo illustration, fashion and fine
In her distinctive dream-like and visionary images she
often merges reality
with a fantasy world.
The Poetry and Muses of Dan Perkins
Dan is semi-retired. He has two degrees in Social
Work and works as a psychotherapist. He has done
considerable writing, however has not published his
poetry or muses. His poetry and muses are taken from
his many personal experiences and come from the heart.
He writes for those who have found love and also for
those who lost love.
It is his desire that A/all who
visit here and his web sites find a peaceful and serene
place to relax and enjoy themselves be they with a
loved one, seeking solitude or the solace of being with
old and new friends. So, relax, enjoy and come back
Hands Of Time
As I sit in the twilight, entranced by the flickering candle
My mind drifts back to the happiest of times...
Time spent together...
We were much younger then and
So much in love...
We often told each other of our love...
We touched often, holding the other tight and close
You always gave the best hugs...
Where has that time gone...
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Sparks Fly From Her Strings
She is dreaming of Mozart. She sees him through an
open window, playing the pianoforte, then stopping to
annotate his composition, then resuming. She carries a
She sees herself pass through the brick wall of his
residence and emerge into a room lit by candles burning
low. Maestro is resting, or contemplating, his forehead
on the pianoforte. She raises her instrument to play a
gypsy rababah and in the instant before her bow
touches the strings a bolt of lightning slithers into the
room and with its finial, delicate finger, licks her palm
and she begins to play. It is as if a cornered animal has
begun to scream, a leopard or a Tasmanian devil or a
badger, snarling, bursting out into the room like the
shattered doors of hell.
Maestro jerks up his head and spins on his stool, his
eyes wide with fear, and yet his heart absorbs the
music, which it knows but has never heard. He stands
and faces her. She is naked and enraptured, oblivious to
him. Her music fills every corner of the room and bleeds
out into the street. Maestro begins to weep and then to
dance. He cannot help himself. She opens her eyes and
sees him in a blur of motion and picks up the beat.
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Pixiport Expo:Photography: Art in
Expo Hosts: PixiPort.com & Gold Leaf Gallery
Expo Location: Gold Leaf Gallery,110 North
Blvd Deland, Florida, USA
Expo Opening Reception: Friday October 4, 2002 6-
Expo Artists Cocktail Party Saturday, October 5,
9PM Hosted by PixiPort
Expo Headquarter Hotel: Deland Holiday Inn
Center. Telephone 386-738-5200.
For those flying, Daytona Beach International
16 miles from the hotel.
Invitational only, International and National artists
include, Ciro Antinozzi,Fred Leavitt,Bob Snell,Carol
Tipping,Peter O'Neil,Shirley Cross,Judy
Summers,Paul Biddle,Helyn Davenport, Michale Dubiner and Graham Z
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||Digital Art Supplies
WInner of July Photo of the month on Pixiport Phil
Preston recieves from our new sponsor, Digital Art
Supplies, 50 sheets of multipack photo paper.
We are very pleased to welcome Digital Art Supplies as
our newest sponsor. The addition of this wonderful
company to the Pixiport family exemplifies our ongoing
commitment to seek and bring on board only the best
that will properly cater to the Pixiport artists.
We are very selective in the kind of sponsor
organizations it accepts. We look for solid relationships
in a sponsor and likewise seek a mutually beneficial
arrangement in the sponsorship selection process.
Digital Art Supplies meets all of the criteria mentioned
above and offers a multi-faceted menu of products.
Please show your thanks to each of our sponsors by
patronizing their business.
Pixiport currently has sponsor opportunities. Quality
companies interested in learning more, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for specific information.
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Ciro was born in Salerno, Italy in 1953, received a
degree in Geology and has been a professional
photographer since 1984.
His office and studio are in Salerno, where he
specializes in photographing people, still lifes, and
unique photos of fruits and vegetables.
His slide archives include over 20,000 catalogued
photographs that are distributed all over the world,
including Italy, Germany, U.S.A., Mexico, Malaysia, and
New Zealand, though various international agencies.
Many of his photographs have been used extensively by
leading advertising agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi,
Leo Burnett, Ted Bates, Ata Univas and others.
Ciro works with three photographic formats : five Nikon
bodies, two Hasselblad cameras and a Sinar body with
all the appropriate lenses.
Most all of his work is done on digital equipment. His
unique style and quality images are a joy to look at and
are always memorable.
Visit Ciro's Gallery...... »
Closeup with Carol Tipping
How did you start selling your work? Was that work
made, using a computer?
I started in 1979 as a geologist (I have a degree in this
subject) in fact I took many pictures when I was looking
around for my research. I began to use the Macintosh in
1990 and then my work was enriched by it. But in
early '80 I made many pictures using the double
exposures and the "sandwich" technique duplicating the
slides...the results were good but not comparable to the
computer composite files we can get today. In 1984 I
started to sell my photographic work and I can say
that's all right because my pictures are around in many
countries where I sold them (U.S.,Germany,New Zealand
and ...Italy). In the last time I got some assignments
from Germany by really big industries as Gottwald-
Do you have a favourite category of photography? (Do
you prefer Fashion, or Still Life - or maybe you prefer
your Computer Effects pictures? )
My favourite photography is all that hits my imagination
as pure emotion, this may be happen as a technical fact
or a creative work. I prefer composite computer photo,
the effect must be produced by the unusual
composition (unreal, dreamlike), really I don't like the
computer generated landscapes we can see on
computer magazines.In brief the ideal picture may be a
balanced cocktail of images.
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||Opportunities For Artists
August 1 Fullbright tradional lecturing and
grants available. No fee. Includes a stepend for 2
months to one academic or longer as necessary.
information,contact the Council for International
Exchange of Scholars,3007 Tilden St. NW,Suite
7877,email email@example.com or visit the website
August 16 The Tenth Annual Deland Fall
Festival of the
Arts seeks artists for a juried fine art and crafts
festival.November 23 and 24,2002. $25,000 in prize
money is available. Over 200 hundred artists participate
and over 60,000 people will attend the festival. $25.
application fee and $150. space fee.
To recieve an
application,write to:The Deland Museum of Art,600 N
Woodland Blvd.,Deland,Fl 32720-344, phone 386/734-
4371; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
September 6 Thomas Center Galleries in
Gainsville,Florida is issuing a call to artists for its
regional juried show. FLORIDA RESIDENTS ONLY: all
media Awards.Juror Kerry Oliver-Smith,Harn Museum of
Send SASE to Amy Vigilante Dickerson,Thomas
Center Galleries,city of Gainesville,Department of
Cultural Affairs, Station 30,P.O. Box 498, Gainesville
No phone calls please.
September 13 A Shenere Velt Gallery of the
Circle/Arbeter Ring, Southern California District, has
issued a call for artists to participate in a juried
exhibition entitled "Globalization" to be displayed
November 12,2002 through January 3, 2003. Submit
slides of up to 3 wall-hung works in any media except
ceramics and jewelry that explore such topics as energy
and the enviroment, labor, health, wealth, poverty, and
class, multinational corporations, immigration, human
rights, media, culture, and education.
send a business size SASE to A Shenere Velt Gallery,
1525 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angelous, CA 90035 or call
||Words Of Art
Dr. Robert Belton has taught the history of art and art
theory at McMaster University, the University of
Western Ontario, and Queen's University, where he
received two awards for teaching excellence in 1992.
He currently teaches at Okanagan University College
Dr. Belton has published two other books with the
University of Calgary Press: The Theatre of the Self:
The Life and Art of William Ronald (1999) and Sights of
Resistance: Approaches to Canadian Visual Culture
F I G U R A T I V E
Any expression of one thing in terms of another
thing, by means of language that rejects the literal in
favour of a figure of speech or a trope. Strangely,
audiences often forget to consider the figurative in
visual images -- particularly photography -- even
though they readily recognize that common speech is
riddled with figurative expressions like "she was on cloud
nine." Visual images are no less figurative, ranging from
pure conventions like personifications to more
Artwriters sometimes use "figurative" simply to mean
that an image contains recognizable images (i.e., that it
is not abstract or non-objective). Since this usage does
not distinguish between literal and figurative in the
sense given above, it is considerably less precise.
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