Are you on Instagram? Are you craving some art? If so, get your cameras ready because UGallery is hosting its first hashtag contest and you could win $200 to art!
Hashtag Competition: #Loveyourwalls
Win $200 to UGallery and a consultation with an art expert by taking a photo of a room in your home in need of some art. Is there a blank space above your bed? Does your kitchen need some color? Share a photo with us and make sure to use the hashtag #loveyourwalls and #ugallery to enter.
We couldn’t resist. PINNING IS ADDICTIVE! Before UGallery is shipped off to Pinners Anonymous, we decided to give all our UGal pals a pinning project to tackle. Have fun with it. We can’t wait to see what you decide to pin.
If you need help getting started, check out my sample board! Designs I forgot about resurfaced in response to Royal Jarmon’s Positive Allergies II! Something as simple as a Pinterest board with 6 pins can show the power of art. For example, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s alphabet is obscure, but fits so well with this painting. Can you imagine this painting hanging in Adolf Loos’s Villa Müller? Bold, I know. That is what I love about art. I can make daring connections without worrying about who agrees. So go ahead. Create a board. And pin away.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter to win. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law.
Who may enter: Contest is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia except those who reside in U.S. territories.
How to enter: One entry per person. Entries must be received by April 30 at no later than 2:59 PM EST. UGallery, LLC (the “Sponsor”) will not be responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, illegible, or misdirected entries due to any reason.
Winnings: One winner will win the prize. Tallies will be counted on May 1, 2012.
Prize and odds of winning: The winner must supply an email address in order to receive the prize.
Claiming Prize: By accepting the prize, the winner consent’s to Sponsor’s use of their name, photograph, and/or likeness, address, voice, and statements made by or attributed to them in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed for all business purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law.
Limitation of liability: By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, respective subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and al liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest or acceptance or use of any prize won.
We are proud to announce the three winners of our “If I were a work of art, I would be ___” contest. Each winner was awarded $50 in Ugallery bucks alongside some serious street cred.
We had a great turnout on facebook with some exceptional works of art and justifications. Thank you to everyone who participated and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for more contests in the future…
Scott Rhea “Drifting”
“If I were a work of art, I would be a Scott Rhea photograph. Mysterious, suspended in disbelief and hopeful with possibilities other than this world.”
Elegance with a conscience - something we all aspire towards! Although he is best known for his fashion photography, Scott Rhea created this series of fine art photographs to address Hurricane Katrina. The series is called “An Inevitable Consequence,” and most of the photographs capture underwater models questioning the items and objects around them.
“I would be a scantily-clad wire acrobat figurine in “Calder’s Circus.”
Turns out, Elisse saw Calder’s Circus at the Whitney Museum with her father in the 1970s. She told me she fell in love with the piece instantly and her Dad bought her the book, which she still has. Elisse also recalls pushing a Calder mobile (a lobster trap & fish tail) at the Guggenheim to make it move and cast cool shadows, and getting yelled at by the guard. Some things never change, eh?
Lucien Freud “Girl with a White Dog”
“If I were a work of art, I would be Lucien Freud’s “Girl with a White Dog” - traditional, respresentational, autobiographical, muted, slightly revealing.”
This piece carries so much personality, we had to pick it. Here’s the Tate London’s display caption about the work that notes the power of Freud’s “particular psychological atmosphere” (great phrase!):
This picture shows the artist’s first wife when she was pregnant. The style of the painting has roots in the smooth and linear portraiture of the great nineteenth-century French neoclassical painter, Ingres. This, together with the particular psychological atmosphere of Freud’s early work, led the critic Herbert Read to make his celebrated remark that Freud was ‘the Ingres of Existentialism’. The sense that Freud gives of human existence as essentially lonely, and spiritually if not physically painful, is something shared by his great contemporaries, Francis Bacon and the sculptor Alberto Giacometti.