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Week 2013 Week 49/52: Art Fair Season Done

2013 Season Done, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

My 2013 Art Fair season is officially over now. No more shows until April or May 2014. It is now the sleepy season of the art fair business. Maybe I will focus on my Etsy shop in the winter. And apply to even bigger fairs in 2014. It was a successful year, making 11 times what I made in the 2012 calendar year..

2013 Week 48/52: A visit to the DIA

A visit to the DIA, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Two patrons to the Detroit Institute of Arts are looking at Hard Ball III by Robert Moskowitz…


2013 Week 40/52: Macro Polaroid Minifigure shots!

Not one image this week, but four! Yes, I was playing around with my Polaroid Macro 5 SLR tonight. Here are some of the Lego ® minifigure shots I took this evening. Yes, these are all Polaroid prints. Awesome eh?

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Come stop by this Sunday at my last outdoor event of the year!

Come by my booth #125 at the Hyde Park Square Art Show this Sunday October 6th from 10 AM to 5 PM in Cincinnati, Ohio (2800 Erie Ave). It will be my last outdoor event of 2013. Come stop by the tent for one last time before winter…

Huron River October 2012 in Ypsilanti, MI

Huron River October 2012 in Ypsilanti, MI

See me this weekend at Funky Ferndale!

Stop by my booth number 57 at the Funky Ferndale (MI) Art Fair. It runs from 3PM – 8 PM on Friday, September 13; and 10 AM – 8 PM on Saturday, September 14 and finally 11 AM – 5 PM on Sunday, September 16. Stop by say “hi” or purchase some of my “funky” art for yourself or as gifts!

2013 Week 36/52: Second Ribbon

Second Ribbon, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

fatcatimages earned it’s second ribbon the past weekend at the Mundelein Fine Arts Festival! Woo-hoo!

A Day for Detroit

As a volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts for 17 years, I am partial to the great collection we have and that we serve the public most everyday (minus Mondays). Yes, the art is mainly owned by the City of Detroit. This makes the bankruptcy proceedings scary.

So, I am taking some time out today as a Day for Detroit and more specifically, a day for the Detroit Institute of Arts. As an artist, I understand the significance of the DIA’s collection. It is vast and glorious! The treasures here at the DIA are for past generations, the present generations and all those generations that have yet to come yet. Its culturally diverse and it’s a catalog of the history of art from ancient art, medieval art, realism, impressionism, post-impressionism, modern, contemporary, prints, Asian, Islamic, African and a special place in my heart; photography.

These pieces should NEVER be sold to benefit the city in debt. It is a collection of Detroit for the people of Detroit. It is a collection of Michigan for the people of Michigan. It is a wonderful museum that has to be saved. That’s why I ask you to sign this petition… Make Detroit’s art accessible by all for generations to come…







The many volunteers…


2013 Week 30/52: Art on the Mall

Art on the Mall, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

A successful show today at the University of Toledo’s Alumni Association Art on the Mall art fair…

Two of my big framed pieces sold today. See below with the arrows. Yay!

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2013 Week 29/52: Art is in my blood!

DIA-5, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

First off, I hit a milestone today. I started year 17 as a volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts. That means I started volunteering there from April, 1997.

Ann Arbor

Secondly, I was at the Ann Arbor art fairs this week. Not as an artist with a booth but meeting my artist friends at the event. And I thought to myself, my work is good enough to be here next year. So, yes, I will apply to the a couple of the Ann Arbor art fairs next year. My performance this year looks good and promising – so higher booth fees do serve me well…

So, Art is in my Blood! I am a photographer artist at art fairs and I am a volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts! How much more art do I need in my blood?

2013 Week 26/52: Art Fair Ribbon

Art Fair Ribbon, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Wow! I guess I am now an award winning artist. I received this ribbon at the Crosby Festival of the Arts this weekend at the Toledo Botanical Garden. Pretty cool eh?