There are two upcoming art exhibits that I wanted to enter. The first one is an exhibit called “Foot in the Door 4,” which is put on by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program every ten years. It’s open to all Minnesota artists, and the only guideline is that all works have to be 12″ x 12″ or less. The second one is the 6x6x2010 exhibit held at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in New York. All art must measure 6″ x 6″, and the work is sold for $20 each, with the profits going back into the arts center. As far as I know, all work submitted is exhibited.

I wanted to create a new piece to submit to the exhibits, so I decided to create an illustration of my new favorite person, Lady Gaga. I love her music, I love her style, and I think she’s just really interesting. So, I decided to channel my modern-day pop art powers and create an illustration of her. I started off with a drawing — a very simple sketch — and scanned it into the computer. From there, I did some work in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to finish it up, and I’m happy with the results. I’ll print off a 6″ x 6″ version for the 6x6x2010 exhibit, and I’ve created an alternate 8″ x 10″ version to use for the “Foot in the Door 4” exhibit. Awesome. I hope people like it.

I’m going to get verification that all submitted works are exhibited, and then I’ll provide information about the exhibits.