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News from Artist-Author Vikram Madan

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Aloha!

Here is some news about my upcoming art festival appearances, plus a few other tidbits.

Hope your summer is off to a wonderful start!

Best wishes,

- Vikram :)

SUMMER ART FESTIVALS:

This summer I will be at several of the art festival venues from last year, plus a few new ones. Hope to run into many of you at these events:

OddMall Emporium of the Weird 
June 4th - 5th
This one's in Everett. Free admission, free parking. Booth #67.
3105 Pine St, Everett, WA 98201

OddMall Alley at Georgetown Carnival
June 11th
Part of the annual Georgetown Carnival.
Look for me on Nebraska St.

 

Fremont Solstice Fair
June 18th - 19th
Look for me in Booth B21 near the Burke Building.
Maps & Directions Here

Capitol Hill Pride Festival
Saturday June 25 (and maybe 26th)
On Broadway somewhere between Mercer
Map

 

Redmond Arts Festival
July 8th - 10th
Look for my booth in the center court of Redmond Town Center, near my Redmond mural.
Redmond Town Center

 

Kirkland Uncorked
July 15th - 17th
Look for my booth on Kirkland Ave (Downtown Kirkland) near the water

 

Bellevue 6th Street Fair
July 29th - 31st
Finally - an appearance close to home! Look for me in Booth B39 on 6th street pedestrian corridor near 108th Ave NE

 

Art Shows
 

"Kent Summer Art Exhibit"
Centennial Gallery, Kent City Hall, 400 W Gowe St., Kent WA
June 8 - Aug 29, M-F 8-5pm
I will have 2 pieces in this juried art show (thanks Jurors - you know who you are :) ) featuring a number of talented local artists. Artist reception is on June 8th at 6:30 p.m. and open to everyone.
 

"COCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists"
Columbia Winery, Woodinville WA
Now through June 29th
I have several pieces in this show that ends in June. Drop by if you find yourself in the vicinity - there's some great art in this show. Plus lots of wine, as you can tell from the picture!

POETRY:

April being National Poetry month, I once again visited elementary schools to present my poetry to kids. 

P.S.: If you know of an elementary or middle school that would like to arrange an author visit (now or in the future), please share this link with them:

http://www.vikrammadan.com/school-visits.html 

That thing in my hands? That's just my followup poetry book to 'The Bubble Collector', something I've been penning for the last occasional year or so ... Well I am happy to report the raw manuscript is (finally!) text-complete - yay! - and doubly-happy to report I have recently secured representation with a literary agency (Stimola Literary Studio of Edgewater, NJ) who will be helping me - double-yay!! - in trying to land this manuscript with a mainstream publisher. 
(Don't hold your breath though: Poetry is notoriously hard to place, and even if we manage to somehow succeed in this uphill task, it'll still take a few *years* for the actual book to hit the shelves. Thank goodness you can always get your poetry fix from 'The Bubble Collector' :) )

AND IN OTHER NEWS:
I am deeply honored to have been selected as one of the recipients of the 2016 Individual Arts Projects Grants from 4Culture.Org (4Culture is the cultural services agency for King County, WA)

This grant will seed the creation of a new body of larger paintings that will draw upon mythology I encountered growing up in India. These paintings will be created over the next two years and will be displayed in public exhibits in King County, WA. 
 

Some Recent Works:

"That Butterfly Feeling"
Acrylic on Canvas
20"h x 16"w
2016

"Duet (Together We Sing)"
Acrylic on Canvas
20"h x 16"w
2016

"The Haunting of the Alphabet Blocks"
Oil on Panel
9"h x 12"w
2016

"sWine"
Oil on Panel
8"h x 8"w
2016

See a time-lapse video of the creation of this painting here.

" Waiting for the 'All-Clear' "
Acrylic on Canvas
20"h x 16"w
2016

Some Recently Sold Works:

"The Illusionist's Obsession"
Acrylic on Canvas
16"h x 12"w
 

"Walking the Dog"
Ink & Watercolor on Paper
16"h x 12"w
 

"Days of Wine and Narwhals"
Ink & Watercolor on Board
8"h x 10"w

See more of my art on my website, including a catalog of available works.
 

This month's newsletter-special: 10% discount at my Etsy print store. Use discount code VMNEWS06 at checkout. Good through July 31st.

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