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Sunday, February 12, 2012

FREE Online Art Valentine's Cards....

Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster's Whimsical Art Greeting Cards
Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster offers FREE Online Whimsical Art Greeting Cards for Valentine's Day


Did know that over 12 million Valentine's Day cards will be mailed this year? That doesn't count the ones that are hand-delivered, or sent through the internet. Why not send a FREE e-card from ArtGreetingCardsOnline.com? There are 6 so far to choose from using the whimsical artwork of Scott Plaster. Hallmark.com charges $12 for a subscription to its e-cards, and some of their cards cost $1 each. A paper card would cost you $2-5, a stamp, and a trip to the post office.


Guys, this could be your chance to send something not too threatening to break the ice! 


Send one of these early, and there'll be time to get one back!


While you're at my site, you can check out online puzzles (also free), and my current exhibits.


Send a Card!


Happy Valentine's!


----Scott
http://scottplaster.com

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Few Thanksgiving Day Cards -- Just in Time

Hello All,

I haven't offered any new online cards lately, so since I had a little time today, maybe those of you that are online and can't visit everyone you'd like today -- can send a card or two to share those sentiments.

I have three cards to choose from, so check them out!

CLICK HERE to choose one and Send. 

---Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster
http://scottplaster.com

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster's First in his Project Scuba Series

"Squirlie" -
 first in an ongoing series of commissions
Meet Squirlie, my first fish in Project Scuba.

I've been busy this summer. I just finished a new website for a non-profit organization, which will be unveiled soon. Part of my "creative energies" go into website development, which means less time for painting. But meanwhile I've had time to make headway on a very exciting art project. Let's call it Project Scuba.

Project Scuba began when I was contacted out of the....blue by a local businessman entrepreneur named David. I'm very easy to find on the internet, and David was specifically looking for a local NC artist who specialized in animals. David and his wife Sara are avid scuba divers and they soon came up with a novel idea for a niche market. Scuba divers always bring home souvenirs from their trip -- everything from cards to hats to T-shirts. So instead of have their choices limited to imported trinkets, why not create a high-quality line of products using fine art images?

I was selected because of my "whimsical" treatment of my subjects. I have done a few seascapes and marine life, including my "Crab in Space." David and his wife were anxious to see how I would create similar creatures with the tropical fish that divers see on Caribbean reefs.

We struck a deal for a series of commissions and the rest is history. We've chosen four fish to get us started. David and Sara are getting not only the original paintings out of the deal, but reproduction rights, leaving me the initial sum plus royalties.


The first painting in the project is called "Squirlie," a squirrel fish commonly found on scuba trips. David says it's like "a glamour shot of a fish" with the its lighting effects and treatment. Sara said she wanted the fish to look friendly, while I wanted to make him look "squirlie." Squirrel fish are known not only for the squirrel-like tails, but their wary behavior.


If anyone is interested, prints are on their way, and there will be hats and T-shirts. I can forward your name and contact to David, who is setting up an online store and marketing these to dive shops.

The best part was that Therese and I went out to eat to celebrate -- Captain Tom's Seafood. Mmmmmm.

---Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster
http://scottplaster

Sunday, August 7, 2011

From Father to Son Show at the Circa Gallery

One of Wayne Plaster's unique pottery Barrels
From Father to Son Show at the Circa Gallery


Two father and son pairs were recently featured in a special exhibit at the Circa Gallery in Asheboro. You can read a full story about the show here: Read the article in the Asheboro Magazine.  Scott Plaster still has paintings, cards, and prints remaining in the Circa Gallery as an ongoing exhibiting artist, and Wayne Plaster has some of his unique, handcrafted pottery barrels for sale.


Following are some pictures of the event:

--Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster
http://scottplaster.com








Sunday, July 24, 2011

Scott Plaster's Whimsical Art Cards Now at the Weatherspoon Gallery Gift Shop (WAM Shop)



Scott Plaster's Whimsical Art Cards Now at the Weatherspoon Gallery Gift Shop (WAM Shop)


I am pleased to announce that my greeting cards and notecard sets are now available at the Weatherspoon Art Museum gift shop. Manager of the shop, Kate, says she likes the modern and contemporary look of my Beetles and Flies cards, especially.

You should really go to this museum if you haven't been or haven't been lately. When I was there, I saw an incredible exhibition of Rackstraw Downes works, a showing of Matisse drawings, and a number of other great collections. What a great museum! It's no wonder that it has over 30,000 visitors a year....

You can see the gift shop in the picture below, right at the back entrance amid this beautiful architecture.

My Puzzles on Android!


I hope you can check it out!

--Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster
http://scottplaster.com




Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Puzzles are Now on the Android Market FREE

My Puzzles are Now on the Android Market FREE

The Gist:
I wanted to announce the availability of "PZL ME: Whimsical Art," the Android phone version of my art puzzles. As far as I know, I am the very first (or among the very first) contemporary artist using Android technology to promote his work. On a similar note, if you go to my website at http://scottplaster.com on a phone, you will also notice that you are taken automatically to a MOBILE version of my website, which is much easier to use on a phone, but still has all of the same content!


The Details:
Hello, everyone. Most of you that know me personally know that I love gadgetry, and some of you that know me best, know that I love it tooooo much sometimes! But, Android phones these days are definitely "where it's at." These pocket computers are changing, and will continue to change, our lives. I find myself not even wanting to pick up my laptop unless I really have to. My email is easier on my phone, for example.

Many of you have used the online puzzles on my website, and I thank you! But what if I said that similar puzzles are also available now for your Android phone or tablet? This all materialized because I saw a really nicely done puzzle application on the market, and I contacted the developer (in Bulgaria). We worked out a mutually beneficial arrangement -->> My content and his Programming!

All you have to do is scan this code with your phone and it will go directly to the download page. Alternately, you can go to the Android Market and search for "Whimsical Art".

I think you'll really like these. They track how you do on the puzzles, make it easy to set the degree of difficulty, and you can also use the same application for turning any picture on your phone into a puzzle.

My biggest puzzle fan has already tried some, and she wouldn't give my phone back!

For anyone who doesn't recognize the QR barcode here, you probably don't have an Android phone, or haven't had one for long. These are scanned by the phone and automatically to go a website link, or can even contain messages! You will be seeing these pop up all over the place as more and more people equip themselves with this new technology. If you do not have an Android phone, then get one. But if you don't, and want to enjoy my puzzles, you can always just use them on my website.

I hope you enjoy.

--Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster
http://scottplaster.com


Screen Shots from PZL ME: Whimsical Art

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster Joins DAG


Laura Farrow's "Crying Man"
Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster Joins DAG

A few weeks ago I was honored to be invited by the Director (Taj Forer) personally to join the Durham Arts Guild (DAG). Taj is an internationally recognized photographer with work all across the US and Europe. He came across my work and asked me to join, and I was thrilled!

The DAG is among the five oldest arts guilds in the entire country. They have two gallery spaces in downtown Durham. It has members from across the state.

Therese and I went to the opening of the Annual Members' Show and we were so impressed with the quality of work. I'll have a few exhibition opportunities (seasonal open shows, a juried show, and the chance to apply for a solo), and I'm really excited to be a part of such a talented, diverse group. Here were some of our favorites from the show:

Lilly Langer's "Fields of Red Clay"


Crystal Lee's "Kim" 
Dave Milkereit's "Bull City Ride"

Derrick Bryant's "First Sunset"


Detail of "Man Crying"

Deborah Younglao's "Lotus Field"


Crystal O. Hardt's "The Barefoot Girl"

Great Turnout!

What a talented group of artists!

--Whimsical Artist Scott Plaster
http://scottplaster.com