Annoucning a World Wide Artist Search!

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Announcing A World Wide Search for
THE NEW FACE
of Star of Venice
- the first fragrance developed
specifically for the visual artist.

The acclaimed design team responsible for Star of Venice is proud to announce an exciting new campaign that could make you a star!

We are launching a search for the new face of Star of Venice - the fragrance as unique as you are.

Our team of judges will pore over photos from artists all over the world to select a winner or winners who best embody the Star of Venice essence.

Star of Venice is not about looking like a model (although that's never a bad thing) - it's about being fabulous and knowing it, about owning your own fabulosity.

So throw your name in the hat, because the winner(s) will enjoy these spectacular prizes:

-A fashion shoot with internationally famous fashion photographer Eric Hess.

-A makeover by Star of Venice lead designer and makeup-artist-to-the-stars Samantha Marder.

-A fashion spread in Biennial Project Style magazine and blog.

-The opportunity to have your photo splashed across the globe as part of the Star of Venice 2014 Advertising Extravaganza.

Just send us pics of yourself of your most enchanting self!

And if you want us to snap your entry pic, come on down to the campaign's formal kick off - a glittering gala in Boston's hippest gallery, and one of our talented team of photographers
will be happy to oblige!

Star of Venice Glittering Gala at Space 213
450 Harrison Ave.
(in Boston's trendy SOWA art district)
Friday Sept. 6th 7-9PM


We will also be available at Space 213 to take entry pics for two hours during South End Open Studios - on Saturday September 21st from 2-4pm.

You know you're fabulous, now show the world!

Contest deadline November 2nd (Day of the Dead), 2013. All decisions of the Judges are final. Probably.

The Biennial Project

 

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Who got into the ArtVenice Biennale 2013?

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WOWZA!!!

Not even we eternally optimistic folk here at Biennial Project Productions could have anticipated the quality and quantity of work that would be submitted for the 2013 ArtVenice Biennale.

Over eight hundred entries POURED in from around the world.

Work came from a a multitude of exotic foreign lands - France, Great Britain, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Greece, Romania, Finland, Detroit, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands, Texas, Australia...and on and on.

The quality of the submitted work was extraordinarily high.

It was wonderful to see so much impressive work, and our only regret is that we can't show you more of it.

Our webmaster however insisted that we draw the line somewhere - so here it is - the Best Darned Little Art Show in Venice, and on the World Wide Web.

(We also picked two GRAND PRIZE WINNERS, who will later this summer will each have their own blog entry!)

ArtVenice Biennale 2013

ArtVenice Biennale 2013 Video Art

The Opening Reception June 2nd (in which all the work was displayed all night long via video projection) was held during the Opening Week of the 2013 Venice Biennale!

The reception was extremely well-attended by lots of Art World Glitterati and Other Fun Folks (US!)!

Look for our next blog entry in which we’ll give you all the cool details on the party. But for now we just wanted to focus on the amazing ART.

Enjoy it all, check out and tell your friends to check it out too!

And for those of you for whom clicking on our link is more intimacy than you are comfortable with – here’s a sampling of some of the amazing work:

 

 

Marlene-Sarroff#1-600

Marlene Sarroff

 

Matt-Keller#1-600

Matthew Keller

 

Asta-Q-Lee500

Asta Q Lee

 

 JohnKennard#3-600

John Kennard

 

AmoreB1_600

B. Amore

 

FaceyL1-600

Laura Facey

JoanRYAN#2-600

joan ryan

 

Richard-Fomo#1-600

Richard Fomo

 

Katia#1-600

Katja Tukiainen

 

MacLelland#2-600

Keith MacLelland

 

Nancy-Robb-Dunst#2-600

Nancy Robb Dunst

 

Yvonne-Petkus#1-600

Yvonne Petkus

 

michaelkstgermain#1-600

Michael St. Germain

 

HardinS2_LastPhotoshoot600

Sydney Phillips Hardin

 

Nazzaro#2-600

Nick Nazzaro

 

Mitchel-Ahern#1-600

Mitchel Ahern

Bonnie-Wood600

Bonnie Woods

 

CORNEL-GINGERASU#2-600

Cornel Gingarasu

 

Rick-and-Laura-Brown#2-600

Rick and Laura Brown

 

ImbodenC3_600

Clint Imboden

 

Patterson600

Valerie Patterson

 

Tyree-Guyton#3-600

Tyree Guyton

 

Pretty cool, huh?

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Let us now praise famous artists by Anna Salmeron and Bo Petran

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OMG, Venice, where to start?

Where exactly to start to tell this mind-fuck of a tale?

The Fabulous Villa, overflowing with ever-so-talented and as-of-yet unindicted co-conspirators?

The City, well not exactly a city so much as the world’s largest convention center, but oh what a god-damned jaw-dropping convention center after all?

The Convention Itself (that’s the 55th Venice Biennale, thank you Sir) – a head-spinning and entirely overwhelming conglomeration of all that goes by the name of ART?

The Parties Out There – who knew it was even possible to get tired of champagne?

The Parties At Home – rooftop dancing till the sun came up (and in retrospect perhaps a tad more nudity than was entirely necessary - goodbye, Security Deposit, we hardly knew ye)?

The Famous People – rubbing elbows (AND MORE!) with artists who were actually invited to this thing

(Not that we would ever kiss and tell, but well, if we were to, we would have to mention that at least two Artists Representing Their Countries had, uh, breakfast at our Fabulous Villa. (The Biennial Project Venice Work Group takes their practice seriously!)

Well, Us, being Us, we’ll start with some of The Famous People that we met.

But don’t worry, it’s a long lazy summer up here in New England, and before it’s over, we’ll have gotten to everything!

US with Art Forum Writer Linda Yablonsky, plus Bahamas Pavilion Curator Stamatina Gregory, and Bahamas Artist Tavares Strachan!

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US with Russian Artist Vadim Zakhaov!

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US with Kosovo Artist Petrit Halilaj!

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US with Hungarian Artist Zsolt Asztalos!

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US with Zimbabwe Artist Portia Zvavahera!

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US with Finland Artists Terike Haapoja AND Antti Laitinen.

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US with Turkey Artist Omer Ali Kazma!

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US with Indonesia Artist Albert Yonathan Setyawan!

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US with Latvian Artist Kaspars Podnieks!

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US with Czech Artist Zbynek Baladran!

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US with Palestinian Artist Bashir Makhoul!

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US with Uruguay Artist Wilfredo Diaz Valdez – we LOVE this guy AND his family!

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OK, we’re fairly certain you get the idea – WE met lots of Famous Folks.

And we’re just positive that knowing Famous Arty Folks will eventually pay dividends in our campaign to achieve the fame for ourselves that we so deeply deserve.

To paraphrase our hero Tony Montana, “we want our fucking artistic rights NOW!”

(FYI – there are a few deck of our amazing Limited Edition Venice Biennale 2013 Artist Trading Cards still to be had. To order yours: click here)

Ciao bella, for now darling, but we’ll be back soon.

Next up, The Best Party in Venice (OURS of course).

 

 

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Let us now praise famous (mostly) men

 

OMG, Venice, where to start?

Where exactly to start to tell this mind-fuck of a tale?

The Fabulous Villa, overflowing with ever-so-talented and as-of-yet unindicted co-conspirators?

The City, well not exactly a city so much as the world’s largest convention center, but oh what a god-damned jaw-dropping convention center after all?

The Convention Itself (that’s the 55th Venice Biennale, thank you Sir) – a head-spinning and entirely overwhelming conglomeration of all that goes by the name of ART?

The Parties Out There – who knew it was even possible to get tired of champagne?

The Parties At Home – rooftop dancing till the sun came up (and in retrospect perhaps a tad more nudity than was entirely necessary - goodbye, Security Deposit, we hardly knew ye)?

The Famous People – rubbing elbows (AND MORE!) with artists who were actually invited to this thing

(Not that we would ever kiss and tell, but well, if we were to, we would have to mention that at least two Artists Representing Their Countries had, uh, breakfast at our Fabulous Villa. (The Biennial Project Venice Work Group takes their practice seriously!)

Well, Us, being Us, we’ll start with some of The Famous People that we met.

But don’t worry, it’s a long lazy summer up here in New England, and before it’s over, we’ll have gotten to everything!

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US with Art Forum Writer Linda Yablonsky, plus Bahamas Pavilion Curator Stamatina Gregory, and Bahamas Artist Tavares Strachan!

#19bahamasimage#19bahamastext

 

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US with Russian Artist Vadim Zakhaov!

#37russiatext#37russiaimmage

 

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US with Kosovo Artist Petrit Halilaj!

#45kosovoimage#45koosovtext

 

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US with Hungarian Artist Zsolt Asztalos!

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US with Zimbabwe Artist Portia Zvavahera!

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US with Finland Artists Terike Haapoja AND Antti Laitinen.

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US with Turkey Artist Omer Ali Kazma!

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US with Indonesia Artist Albert Yonathan Setyawan!

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US with Latvian Artist Kaspars Podnieks!

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US with Czech Artist Zbynek Baladran!

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US with Palestinian Artist Bashir Makhoul!

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US with Uruguay Artist Wilfredo Diaz Valdez – we LOVE this guy AND his family!

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OK, we’re fairly certain you get the idea – WE met lots of Famous Folks.

And we’re just positive that knowing Famous Arty Folks will eventually pay dividends in our campaign to achieve the fame for ourselves that we so deeply deserve.

To paraphrase our hero Tony Montana, “we want our fucking artistic rights NOW!”

(FYI – there are a few deck of our amazing Limited Edition Venice Biennale 2013 Artist Trading Cards still to be had. To order yours: click here)

Ciao bella, for now darling, but we’ll be back soon.

Next up, The Best Party in Venice (OURS of course).

2013 Limited Edition Venice Biennale Artists Trading Cards are here! By Eric Hess, Anna Salmeron, and Bo Petran

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They’re here!

The Biennial Project 2013 Limited Edition Venice Biennale Artist Trading Cards!

Unique and beautiful laminated cards bearing photos and background on 54 artists chosen to represent their countries at the 55th Venice Biennale.

You know you don’t have time to research so many artists all on your own, so take advantage of us having already done the work.

Get immediate access to all kinds of fascinating info on this year’s artists and their backgrounds and processes.

Every time you visit a Pavilion, pull out your deck of cards to find out more fun stuff about the artist who created the work in front of you. 

The cards are the size of real playing cards and are enclosed in a neat plastic case – making it super easy to carry them around in your pocket for easy access.

And what’s cooler than recognizing an internationally renowned artist when they’re sitting next to you on a water taxi or at dinner?

Make a game of it – see how many artists you can see during your time in Venice, and get them to autograph your cards for the memento of a lifetime.

These cards are guaranteed to make your Venice Biennale trip more fun and fruitful.

The MUST HAVE accessory for anyone going to the 2013 Venice Biennale!

There are only 100 of these sets in existence, and when they are gone, that’s it.

Get yours now, at a pre-opening price of $25 plus shipping.

Once we take off for Venice next week, the price goes up dramatically - so take advantage of this special limited-time offer available to our faithful fans.

GET YOURS NOW

Here’s a sneak peak of a few of  these super cool cards:

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#12filandimage#12finlandtext

 

#42ivorycoasttext#42ivorycoastimage

 

#3argentinaimage#3argentinatext

#17chinatext#17chinaimage2

 

#19bahamasimage#19bahamastext

#51hongkongtext#51hongkongimage

 

#38zimbabweimage#38zimbabwetext

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ArtVenice Biennale 2013 Application Deadline Extended to May 5th!

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Hey there, artists of the world - here’s a sneak peak at some more of the TOTALLY SICK work that has been submitted to The 2013 ArtVenice Biennale!

And yes, in response to the many requests from the time-challenged amongst you – we are extending the application deadline to this Sunday May 5th at midnight. But we warn you – not a second more!

SiffM6_Shifting_Balance

Marlene Siff, Shifting Balance,  Acrylic on Linen, CONNECTICUT



NazzaroN5_BongBombs

Nick Nazzaro, Bong Bombs, Digital Print – BOSTON



FaceyL4

Laura Facey, Body and Blood of Christ, Styrofoam, imitation gold leaf, silk roses – JAMAICA


DunstN6_ Pink Slip...

Nancy Robb Dunst, Pink Slip!,  Fiber Installation – ARIZONA



PilizotaN1_Dance

Nevena Petra Pilizota, Dance, Mixed media - CROATIA



 

DuehrG_02__Llama

Gary Duehr, Llama, Photo – BOSTON



Jessica Burke, Christian as the Boy Wonder of Gotham City, Graphite, GEORGIA



HardinS1_MrGoodbar

Sydney Hardin, Inflatable Love Doll Looking for Mr. Goodbar (After Mel Ramos), latex enamel on canvas – BOSTON



GingarasuC2_TimeMaster

CORNEL GINGARASU, Patetica, photography – ROMANIA



ParkerJ2_VenusInVeniceII

Jessie Parker, Venus In Venice III, digital painting on canvas, CANADA



KazemiF3_Reliance

Freya Kazemi, Reliance, Mixed media – CANADA



WojakA1_songline_tkane

Aña Wojak, songline (tkane), performance   - AUSTRALIA



PetkusY4_Shipwreck

Yvonne Petkus, Shipwreck, oil on board – KENTUCKY





2013 ArtVenice Application Form


ART RULES!

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ArtVenice Biennale 2013 Early Entry Sampler

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Hey artists of the world, if you haven’t entered the 2013 ArtVenice Biennale yet – shame on you!

What are you waiting for?

Unlike most of the exhibition opportunities out there, this one is actually organized by ARTISTS – i.e. people who totally comprehend that you put your goddamned heart and soul into your work – and we will work our tails off to promote it as widely as possible.

In that spirit, here is a small sampling of some of the excellent work submitted so far……

(And if you haven’t submitted, get your act together- the deadline is May 1st!)

FestaR2_in style

Rob Festa, in style, dye infused aluminum print, MASSACHUSETTS

 

Elena Buftea, neutrino -particula fantasma, acrylic +collage on canvas, ROMANIA

 

LemayC3_PoliticalPageant

Charlie Lemay, American Political Pageant, Digital Photo Collage, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

 ImbodenC1_colors_of_war_gernade_red

Clint Imboden, grenade #1 red, cast polyester resin, CALIFORNIA

 

SantinC1_immeasurable

Camila Santin, immeasurable, photograph, CHILE

 

thompsonv2_whereru 

Vanessa Thompson, where r you, photograph, MASSACHUSETTS

 

     valadezp1_LessonsInScorn.jpg

Paul Valadez, lessons in scorn, pencil and ink on paper – TEXAS

 

Bullock1_Evil Men Are Sexy

Peter Bullock Evil Men Are Sexy, collage (antique postage stamps) and acrylic – ILLINOIS

 

Orbot107_ShimPlateau

Erick Montgomery, Orbot107_ShimmeringPlateau, digital film still, RHODE ISLAND

 

ENTER THE 2013 ARTVENICE BIENNALE

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Star of Venice to Rise over the 2013 Venice Biennale

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Stylish and au courant, with just a soupcon of irreverence, that’s Star of Venice, the intoxicating new fragrance of The Biennial Project.

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A talented Design Team of Leading Olfactory Experts led by the Renowned Perfumier Samantha Marder traveled the globe in search of the perfect ingredients for this unparalleled fragrance. 

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No expense or endangered species was spared in their effort to bring forward the planet’s most dazzling aroma  - the first fragrance designed specifically for the visual artist.

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This feat of Pure Art Alchemy will make the wearer instantly irresistible to everyone of significance in the art world.

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From curators and critics….

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to collectors and patrons,

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this seductive aroma will open the doors to success and fame that most artists can only dream of.

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No more toiling in poverty and anonymity, or experiencing your family’s palpable disappointment in your life,

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Star of Venice is your ticket to the big time.

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Star of Venice – for those who are ready to take the next step.


Star of Venice Caviar & Champagne

European Launch Party

by invitation only

June 2nd 2013

Palazzo degli Angeli,

Venice, Italy

In conjunction with

the Opening Week

of the 2013 Venice Biennale


(A limited number of advance orders for Star of Venice

will be taken during this Launch Event.)

 


 

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