Wednesday, December 16, 2009

House Of Blues Art Festival and Battle of the Blues

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

House of Blues Art Festival and Battle of the Blues

You are cordially invited to the House of Blues Art Festival and Battle of the Blues to be held on October 3rd and 4th. This year's invitations will be sent to gallery owners and buyers. If interested please send us your mailing address. Cocktails will be served Saturday evening October 3rd. from 7 until 9. B.B. King will be performing in concert that night so if you want tickets please call the ticket master office at House of Blues. You don't want to miss this opportunity. We are giving two prizes this year one Artist Choice award and Best of Show. Best of show will be the next festivals post card and media art for HOB
Personal Interests:
If you are an artist of any media we this year are accepting applications to celebrate all art forms and would love for you to participate. So we need a couple of things from you.
Since media coverage is part of this event we will need the following information:

Artist Name:
Number of Attendees:
Artist Medium:
Phone Number:

$50 entrance fee for one day or $75 for both days paid in advance. This includes food and beverage for artist participants. You must provide your own tent. Spaces will assigned as applications are returned.

You can find your application at this link. Please print and send back to The House Of Blues In North Myrtle

Any questions please call:

Valerie Kontra 843-913-3730
Kimberly Dawn Clayton 843-333-8823 and email is

Deadline is September 15th 2009.

This years artist chosen for the promotional postcard for House of Blues is Fleetwood Covington.
Congratulations on a job well done.


We are booking fast and need a band count by the end of this month. We are on a talent scout for House of Blues. We are looking for all Blues and Bluegrass Musicians. We have 36 time slots and three stages. They will include the Sugar shack, the restaurant and court yard.The Prize for the winner will be a booking at the House of Blues and a graphics poster of your Band done by the talented Graphic artist Jeff Norris. We have talent scouts already booking bands from Nashville,Chattanooga,Atlanta and Asheville.
For more information please contact

Jeff Hulse at
Please give us a 24 hour turn around on reply. This is going to be an amazing weekend given it is the same weekend for BB KING and The Black Crows to play in the concert hall after our event!

Friday, July 17, 2009

I do tattoos, too

Well, I can design tattoos. No needles for me! My friend forever, Kelly, asked me to design a tattoo for him, complete with my signature on it. What an honor! Thank you Kelly!

Dining with Friends

I was asked to be a part of an art project this winter that brought artists together for an amazing cause. HIV and AIDS awareness. Careteam, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to create awareness to stop the spread of HIV has an annual fundraiser each year called, Dining with Friends. They asked local artists to paint plates to be auctioned off at their event. My plate (front and center!) made the cover of The Weekly Surge, a local alternative magazine.

My AMAZING Art Students!

A few months ago I held a six week art class on my dining room table of all places! (if you knew me, you would say there is no other way! Art for dinner, anyone??) It turned out to be a simple gathering of friends all supporting one another in their creation. We shared a lot of laughs, paint palates and plenty of wine. At the end of the class their work was displayed at Coastal Carolina University's drumming recital. It was great fun for some and for others has turned into re-discovering passions of the past.

My Kids, My Life

Talk to any parent and they will tell you that their biggest inspiration is their kids. My kids remind me to do crazy things, like build forts in the middle of the living room, or how bad it hurts when your heart breaks for the first time. Watching them discover their lives right before my eyes is my biggest inspiration of all.