Saturday, May 4, 2013

Karine Vanasse

Karine Vanasse is a French Canadian actress. She played the role of Colette Valois in the ABC TV series Pan Am. Vanasse is the daughter of council worker Conrad Vanasse and Renée Gamache, who was her manager at the beginning of her career, A blog dedicated to worshipping the multi-award winning French Canadian actress, producer and living embodiment of perfection that is Karine Vanasse, Lors de la séance photo pour la couverture du magazine de février 2013.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

25th Rotary Cartoon Awards 2013, Australia, the International Section with theme: Cycling

Open to cartoonists outside Australia, over 18 years of age.
Any captioning on cartoon must be in English.
Prizes 1st: $1,000 Merit: $500.
Entry between May 12th - 29 August 2013.
More on websites:

International cartoon contest Young and EUROjobLESS, Ruse 2013, Bulgaria

International cartoon contest Young and EUROjobLESS, Ruse 2013, Bulgaria
"Youth unemployment and employment stimulation"
• Europe Direct Information Center Ruse
• The European Institute, Sofia
• Ruse Art Gallery, 7000 Ruse, 39 Borisova str.
• FECO Bulgaria.
Terms and conditions
The contest will focus at the issue of unemployment in the EU, in order to promote broad strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth "Europe 2020", and in particular youth employment.
In February 2013, 5.694 million young people (under 25) were unemployed in the EU27, of whom 3.581 million were in the euro area. Compared with February 2012, youth unemployment rose by 196 000 in the EU27 and by 188 000 in the euro area. In February 2013, the youth unemployment rate was 23.5% in the EU27 and 23.9% in the euro area, compared with 22.5% and 22.3% respectively in February 2012. In February 2013, the lowest rates were observed in Germany (7.7%), Austria (8.9%) and the Netherlands (10.4%), and the highest in Greece (58.4% in December 2012), Spain (55.7%), Portugal (38.2%) and Italy (37.8%).
The unemployment rate in the USA was 7.7% in February 2013. In Japan it was 4.2% in January 2013.
/These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union., February 2013, Euro area unemployment, STAT/13/50, 2 April 2013/
The challenge for politicians and stakeholders will be to improve opportunities for living and employment of young people in EU.
І. Cartoon;
Terms for participation:
1. The contest is open for professional and amateur cartoon artists over 18 years;
2. Each participant could send up to 3 works /originals/ in A4 or A3 format;
3. Cartoons could be either color or black and white;
4. Deadline for receiving works 15.07.2013 on the following address:
Information Center Europe Direct Ruse
26 Alexandrovska str.,Royal City Center, fl.3,
7000 Ruse, p.b.169 Bulgaria
For Cartoon contest
5. Participants should send a short СV, as well as name and family name, titles of the works, postal address, e-mail address and telephone.
6. Jury:
• Ivaylo Tsvetkov – chairperson of FECO for Bulgaria, cartoon artist for newspaper Monitor, newspaper Telegraph and magazine Tema.
• Valentin Georgiev, cartoon artist, illustrator, artist;
• Elena Velikova, director Ruse Art Gallery;
• Representative of IC Europe Direct Ruse.
7. Prizes:
І prize of the contest – plaque and diploma;
2 special prizes and diplomas;
SBH prize;
RAG prize;
FECO Bulgaria prize.
All awarded and selected works will be part of exhibition in Ruse Art Gallery and IC Europe Direct. Cartoons will not be returned. All cartoons will be included in collection of Europe Direct and will be included in travelling exhibition among Europe Direct Centers in Bulgaria.
8. Postal costs for sending works are covered by participants. There is no fee for participation.
9. Selected and awarded authors will receive paper and electronic catalogue - CD with exhibition.
10. Participation in this contest is considered as author’s agreement with present terms.
11. We wish success to all participants!
Opening of exhibition:
September – October 2013, 17.30 EET.
Ruse Art Gallery, Ruse, 39 Borisova str.
For all questions referring organization and terms of the contest you can write to: to the Europe Direct Ruse or to Valentin Georgiev.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bead Trunk Lands In Downtown Urbana, IL

Don't want to deal with the Illinois Marathon this weekend? Don't worry, our Bead Trunk Show Starts This Afternoon.

The show will take place April 26, 27 & 28 and May 3, 4, & 5 in our classroom at the shop.

Fridays, April 26th and May 3rd, we will stay open until 7pm to allow later shopping.

PLEASE NOTE: NO DISCOUNTS allowed on show beads.

Trunk show opens on Friday, April 26th @4pm to 7pm
Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, April 28th from 12noon to 5pm

If you cannot make the show the first weekend, IF we have beads left, you can stop by
Friday, May 3rd @4pm to 7pm
Saturday, May 4th from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, May 5th from 12noon to 5pm

If you've never participated in a bead trunk show, the concept is pretty simple. Think of a traveling bead show where you can find all sorts of treasures, but for a limited time. Cha Cha Beads will ship a huge selection to our shop. When the show is finished, we return whatever beads remain back to Cha Cha.

This enables us to offer you a much larger selection of beads. In the Champaign-Urbana area, you will not find a larger, more complete, or fantastic selection of seed beads than you will find at this show. We hope you will enjoy ChaCha Beads as much as we do.

117 North Broadway Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Preview some of our beads for the trunk show.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Miro Stefanovic from Serbia wins PortoCartoon 2013, Portugal

Miro Stefanovic, from Serbia, was the winner of Grand Prize of the 15th PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, under the theme "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity". The winning work is entitled "Shipwreck" (See top).
The second prize – “Atrapados” (Trapped) was awarded to Boligan, an artist from Cuba living in México, and the third – Libertea” - to Wilem Rasing, from Holland.
The quality of the works, led the international jury to award 8 Honourable Mentions to artists from different countries, such as: Belgium (two), England, Israel, Poland, Romania (two) and Ukraine:
Lucv Descheemaeker - Belgium, "Dilemma"
Luc Vernimmen - Belgium, untitled
Mahmoudi Houmayoun, England, "Liberty"
Alex Bartfeld - Israel, "Libre"
Pawel Stanczyk - Poland, "Liberty Equality Fraternity"
Julian Pena-pai, Romania, "Opening Ceremony"
Mihai Ignat, Romania, untitled
Vladimir Kazanevsky, Ucrania, untitled.
This year's edition included two special awards in tribute to the filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira (which this year will be 105 years old) and to the Nobel Prize José Saramago. The winners were respectively Mauricio Parra, from Colombia, and Ivan Prado, an author born in Peru and living in Germany.
In appreciation were 1700 works from more than 500 artists coming from all continents. Iran is the country with more participation: 121 works from 41 cartoonists, followed by Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Portugal and Belgium.
The international jury of 15th PortoCartoon was chaired by by Peter Nieuwendijk, President-General of Feco (Netherlands) and integrated Xaquin Marín, founder of the Museum of Humor Fene (Spain), Francisco Laranjo, director of the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
Winning cartoons on source:

Monday, April 22, 2013

DCMF announces winners of World Press Freedom Cartoon Contest 2013

To mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Doha Centre for Media Freedom organised a cartoon competition depicting the theme “Media Freedom” to honour the bravery and creativity of courageous cartoonists around the world.
DCMF received more than 200 entries from 47 countries for its inaugural DCMF World Press Freedom Cartoon Contest.
(From top down):
Alby Letoy - 1st prize winner- Cash prize of $1500
Hani Abbas - 2nd prize winner- Cash prize of $1000
Abdel Naser Z.M. Al-Jafari - 3rd prize winner- Cash prize of $800.
Jan Keulen, Director of DCMF
Ali Ferzat, cartoonist (Syria)
Shujaat Ali, cartoonist, Al Jazeera Network
Mohammed Abdullateef, cartoonist (Qatar), Al Raya newspaper
Robert Russell, Executive Director of the Cartoonists Rights Network International.
DCMF will host all the winners of the contest during the World Press Freedom Celebrations on May 1 in Doha. Apart from the the top three winners, the jury has nominated 25 cartoons that will be showcased in a cartoon exhibition on May 1.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Results of the 8th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2013

Theme: We love life... No more blood
321 artist from 67 countries participated in the contest.
Jiang Lidong, China
Julian Pena-pai, Romania
Kifah Al Reefi, Iraq/Holand
Morhaf Youssef, Syria.
First Prize: Grigoris Georgiou, Greece (Top)
Second Prize: Haibat Ahmadi, Iran
Third Prize: Ikhsan Dwiono, Indonesia
Special Prize: Mello, Brazil
Special Prize: Li Kui Jun, China.
All prize-winning cartoons here.