04.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Benjamin Gardner

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A selection of recent work by Iowa-based artist Benjamin Gardner (previously featured here). More images below.

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04.01.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Leonardo Santamaria

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Lovely work by Los Angeles-based illustrator Leonardo Santamaria. More images below.

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04.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: HTML Flowers

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Melbourne-based artist Grant Gronewold aka HTML Flowers (previously featured here) explores life with chronic illness through a series of narrative comics and personal drawings.

Living with Cystic Fibrosis himself, Gronewold is particularly interested in how corporations use charities related to life-threatening medical conditions to market themselves, often turning young patients into unwitting mascots. Check out more images as well as excerpts from the second issue of his comic strip “No Visitors” below!

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04.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Clare Grill

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Recent paintings by New York-based artist Clare Grill (click here for previous posts). More images below.

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03.01.17 by Staff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: January

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Here’s this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your work here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

One of the things that makes Booooooom unique is all the encouraging comments people send back and forth on these monthly submission posts. If you’re going to share your work please take an extra second to leave a nice comment on someone else’s work!

Voting up work is like high-fiving that person and it also helps us see what work you guys like! Remember, even if your work isn’t featured on the main site these posts can send some decent traffic to your portfolio! The link at the bottom will open up this full post, simply scroll down and use the commenting system to submit your work.

 

Submission guidelines:

 1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

03.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Michelle Fleck

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Recent paintings by San Francisco-based artist Michelle Fleck. Click here for previous posts. See more images below or on display at Legion SF until January 20th.

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03.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Darina Karpov

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A selection of meticulously detailed work by St. Petersburg-born, Brooklyn-based artist Darina Karpov (previously featured here). See more stunning images below.

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03.01.17 by Staff

Embroidered Portraits by Artist Cayce Zavaglia

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Another batch of portraits by St. Louis-based artist Cayce Zavaglia (previously featured here). Originally trained as a painter, Zavaglia’s embroideries are all meticulously hand sewn using a personally developed technique that resembles the brushstrokes of classical oil painting.

She also creates large format acrylic paintings based on the reverse side of her embroidered works, drawing attention to that which is traditionally hidden from view. See more images below.

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