This will be my fourth year joining in on Fun a Day LA, and every project I’ve done has been a real joy. It’s a time to think, what have I always wanted to get around to? and an excuse to DO THAT THING, NOW. It’s also a time to notice all the best clutter -- the interesting fabrics, the bags of yarn, the inks and paints and cardboard — they’re patiently waiting to be used, taking up space. It’s a new year, let them finally become something!
We asked Diane Cyr, who has been in every single Fun-A-Day-LA show to tell us a little bit about her work and why she participates.
'I’ve always been one of those “someday” artists, as in: “Someday, I’ll work on that project, but right now I have all these things I really ‘should’ be doing.” Working on my own projects always felt indulgent and selfish. I rarely devoted time to my own creativity—to doing something just because it was fun!
That’s why I was excited to hear about Fun-a-Day. For a whole month, I got to work on a project JUST for fun, with the satisfaction of knowing that it would actually be displayed and celebrated. I loved that there was no judgment or criteria—AND I loved that there was a deadline! It’s the only opportunity I have all year to tell myself every day, “Go ahead and work on that. In fact, make sure you work on that because you have to show it at the end of the month.” What could be better for a procrastinating, guilt-prone artist than permission to do what you want for a whole month! I love FADLA, and I’m very proud of the pieces I’ve made. If not for FADLA, they’d still all be living in my head, filed under “someday.”' Diane Cyr
Diane will be in the FADLA Now in Long Beach 2020 show. She is unable to make the show herself but her work 'Bag Crowd' will be in this year's show! So stop by and see what a "someday" artist makes when given a deadline. Better yet join in the fun. Registrations being accepted into January. Either fill out the form, email us or message us via social media.
Art Clout is about "Long Beach visual artists who wanted to find a way to better connect with their peers and to open up more opportunities for everyone.
We want to bring attention to new and emerging art, as well as share the experiences of more established artists. We also want to share the events and happenings around Long Beach, and to invite all makers and art lovers to come together and meet."
FADLA is about turning strangers into neighbors and friends. A perfect fit. And now that we are in Long Beach we've been featured on Art Clout! Check out our write up about Fun-A-Day and join in the fun! Accepting registrations till we overflow the gallery! So just send us a quick note or sign up on our very short registration page.
Register today to join us in Long Beach for the 2020 show!
The premise is simple: pick a project (take a photograph, make the bed, draw/paint a picture, bake a cake, paint a tarot card, make soap, knit blankets for kittens, devise your own board game, hold a protest with signs for all, make one giant foldable piece of art, etc), do it every day in January, then show your work in February at a big group show!
Show location: blu Prints Gallery 300 E 4th St Unit 104 Long Beach CA 90802
Friday: Soft Opening/install January 31 ( 2-7pm)
Saturday: Opening February 1 (11am-7pm)
Sunday: Closing Party/deinstall February 2 (2-6pm)
Participate in Fun-A-Day-LA by filling out this form and letting us know what you are doing!
All Ages show. Post your progress and see what others are making on https://www.facebook.com/funadayla
With a rainy start to the new year many Southern California locals hesitated to leave their abodes. Even to be in a free group art show. We had a 50% no show rates but 100% fun time with all those who did show up to enjoy a day of art. To everyone who created art, even those unable to make it - THANK YOU! As always it was a blast and we look forward to FADLA2020.
Registration for Fun-A-Day-LA 2019 is live!
The premise is simple: Pick a project, do it every day in January, then show your work the following month in a big group show!Participate in Fun-A-Day-LA by filling out this form and letting us know what you are doing! All 18+ welcome!
Show on February 9 from 12pm - 3pm at Camera Obscura Art Lab 1450 Ocean Blvd Santa Monica.
Post your progress and see what others are making on https://www.facebook.com/funadayla!
Thanks to everyone who participated in Fun-A-Day-LA 2018! We caught up with friends, made some new ones and saw awesome art. This years show ranged from a felt mobile, to a 3D printed chess set to 31 photos, homemade soap, blankets for kittens to a conceptual environmental social installation and lots of postcards and alphabets and you could have your future told!
Photos courtesy of Claudia Borgna.
We are happy to invite you all to our Fun-A-Day-LA 2018 Art show!
Fun-A-Day-LA is a simple premise where artists pick a project, do it every day in January, then show your work the following month in a big group show!
Saturday, February 10
Camera Obscura Art Lab
1450 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401
Amy Bauer and Richard Hecht of Dreameco Crafts
Invite your friends! There will be live music, dancing, light refreshments and lots of art to enjoy (plus some of it is on sale!)!
See you all there!
~Amy & Richard
Register today for Fun-A-Day-LA and you too may be in the Camera Obscura Art Lab newsletter!
OPTIONAL Fun-A-Day Hangouts (you do not have to attend these to join FUN-A-DAY-LA) with Amy Bauer and Richard Hecht of Dreameco Crafts
Saturdays, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 11am-12pm
A painting, a song, a photo, a poem, an illustrated word, a postcard, a dance, a drawing, a painted rock, a story, a melody, a video, a needlework, a quilt square, a sculpture! Join folks around the country who are making January their Fun-A-Day month: it's fun and small enough that you can keep going with your daily practice no matter what! Make your commitment here, and/or RSVP to the culminating exhibit on Saturday, February 10.