Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New work: Home

Home: Silence Has An Echo

This painting shows Lion's Head, which is situated right next to Table Mountain and overlooks Cape Town. The work forms part of my "Home" series, focused on the theme of homecoming, nesting and what 'home' means to me. I started working on this series in an attempt to explore my feelings and fears after we moved to another flat not far from where we used to live in view of Table Mountain. 

Breathe And Believe,
W:34cm x H:67cm
R1 650

Bound By Earth,
 W:16cm x H:59.5cm
R1 500

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WDC 2014 An exciting lino-cut workshop with an opportunity to exhibit overseas

Spend a moment...

spend a moment outside
and feel
the wind against your face

spend a moment in the sun
and soak
the rays into your skin

spend a moment under a tree
and touch 
the rough skin of its trunk

spend a moment on grass
and wiggle your toes into the green

spend a moment in the rain
and taste
the fresh drops wash away the dirt

spend a moment in a field of flowers
and see
the colour reaching into your heart

spend a moment in a forest
and breathe in
the trees and layers of growth and decay

spend a moment in the ocean
and hear
the roar of the water, the power, the rush

spend a moment outside
and be you
be free, be wild and happy.

Janet Botes, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Artist Opportunity

Call for submissions: StateoftheArt.co.za

StateoftheArt.co.za is inviting South African artists currently studying or who have graduated within the last five years from a recognised higher education art or design course to apply for online representation. Artists working in any visual media can submit works for consideration.

Please complete the Preliminary Application Form by following the link http://www.stateoftheart.co.za/artists/join. All applications will be reviewed by the StateoftheART.co.za Curatorial Panel and the successful artists will be notified by email. The application period closes on the 31st of July 2013.

About StateoftheART.co.za and the StateoftheART Gallery

StateoftheART.co.za is a dynamic art marketplace offering contemporary fine art for sale by South African Fine Arts graduates and emerging artists - we make art more accessible to the world and provide a platform for selected artists to make a living without giving up their artistic vision. These are a few of the benefits that StateoftheART.co.za can offer you as an artist:
  • Opportunity to consign work to the StateoftheART Gallery in Cape Town
  • Free professional portfolio on the www.StateoftheART.co.za website (we take a commission on sales) 
  • Press coverage - in the last few months we have featured in Leadership Magazine, Conde Nast House & Garden and Business Day as well as many online blogs and publications. 
  • Introduction of your work to our corporate clients and collectors both nationally and internationally.

For more information visit www.StateoftheART.co.za or
contact Jennifer on T:021 801 4710