Tony Luna Creative- Update- 5-31-2019

SchmoozeFest! May 3-20-2019-

Our previous SchmoozeFest was held at the Art Center at Night/Public Programs building, 950 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena, California. As always it was turned out to be another inspiring and entertaining event as attendees had a chance to show their work and exchange ideas. In case you missed it our next SchmoozeFest is scheduled for Thursday, September 12 in the same building and we hope you will attend. Remember to bring examples of your favorite projects, and share the evening with other enthusiastic creative individuals. Oh, and don’t forget to bring business cards and self-promos so you can make useful connections.



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- Parisa Ashrafi- Graphic Artist living in Iran. “Dear Tony, It’s Parisa and I’m still in Iran!!

I’m not sure how many years it has been since we wrote or talked. I’m sorry about that. I guess I let myself drown in the challenges here. I think ‘better late than never’

How are you guys doing?… I still get the emails from your class and I think they’re wonderful. I wish I could join in.

If I wanted to fill you in on the past seven years, it would fill volumes... I’ll just say it has been very tough and challenging and I’m not sure how or when it will end. In the meantime, I’m looking to help myself by possibly doing something creative again!! More like art therapy on my own. I think I’m suffering from complex PTSD!! Feel kind of stuck!

I’d like to hear about what’s going on with you guys…

I also wonder if you know anyone who can be my long distance art therapy buddy or coach!? Anywhere in the world will do and if necessary I think doing a project about the ongoing traumas might help me heal and let them go!? I can’t really talk about it in detail though....!

After all the hard work and the expense of my Art Center degree and brief design and teaching career, I have become a warrior, fighting for our patrimony in Iran!! It seems I have nothing to go back to even if I could quit! :( “

My WhatsApp no is +98 912 813 4071

I look forward to talking with you soon

All the very best,



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- Doug Breuninger, “The day has arrived! Loved reading Street Trucks Magazine back in high school.. often, drawing and dreaming of that one day owning a bagged S10.. hasn’t happened yet, but now this! What a trip.. Thankful print is still around to have this experience. Thank you Jon Hansen 💯”


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AC Gallery, Hollywood, CA-




June 1- June 15, 2019

VIP PREVIEW Saturday, June 1st., 7-11 PM


1546 North Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028


Legends of the past re-emerge to define the lasting power that is contained within their feminine beauty.

AC Gallery presents Egyptian Deities & Pop Culture Icons, a solo exhibition by artist Rachel Ganz and fundraising event benefiting City of Hope, a premier cancer research foundation.

Rachel Ganz has been painting, drawing, and creative artwork since the age of four. Ganz was inspired by her love of Pop Culture and Ancient Egypt including her most recent exposure to the magnificent King Tut exhibit at the California Science Center this past year. Expressionistic paintings characteristic of Rachel Ganz’s oeuvre, including the artist’s bold use of bright colors, striking design, thick paint, and high glosses bring the characters to life with their soulful eyes and charming faces will illuminate the White Cube exhibition space inside AC Gallery. Ganz will debut her latest paintings including ‘Betty Boop’ - a starlet of Pop Culture and more than 1930s Jazz Age flapper with her big-lashed flirty eyes and petite body responsible for showcasing a very savvy, sophisticated, and confident woman in animated form as well as the monumental 60 x 30 inch mixed media Nefertiti Holding Hand of Goddess Isis - a painting that glorifies the Ancient Egyptian deities Queen Nefertiti and goddess Isis, recognizing the religious revolution they helped construct in Ancient Egypt.

Global icons that have characterized feminine beauty and power - Nefertiti, Betty Boop, and others - will come together and draw the viewer’s gaze into their eyes, allowing the feel, magic, and mystery of the past Ancient Egyptian to more current Pop Culture eras to emerge.

Gallery Network Partners / artnet / ART SY

AC Gallery- 1546 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

T: +1-323-464-3900; Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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- Mauren Brodbeck, Swiss multi sensory artist-

Exhibition "Arbres et Forêts", Galerie du Boléro, Versoix, Switzerland

Opening reception Saturday May 25th, from 5 to 8 pm

Exhibition from Saturday May 25th until Sunday August 18th, 2019

Dear friends, dear collectors, “I am pleased to invite you to this collective exhibition in which the Auer Ory Foundation for Photography will present one of my pieces ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS YOU, AND YOU TOOK ME WHERE IT WAS TRUE a diptych alongside superb originals of Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Brassaï, Andre Kertesz, Aaron Siskind, Josef Sudek ...

Trees and forests have long fascinated photographers. This exhibition presents multiple historical, classical, modern and contemporary approaches. Six ensembles are presented at the Galerie du Boléro, including a photographic suite on the Versoix woods: Philippe Ayral, Jean Bernard, Nicolas Crispini, Cyril Girardet, Jean-Pierre Sudre and the treasures of the Auer Ory Foundation for Photography, Hermance.

In the Bolero Hall, you can discover the Japanese forest of THE SWISS NATIONAL ARBORETUM of Vallon de l'Aubonne which was created in 1979 by Sylvain Meier. This exceptional ensemble has since developed thanks to the many contacts the creator has had with Japanese specialists and institutions.

Free admission from Tuesday to Sunday from 3 to 6 pm

Galerie du Boléro

Chemin Jean-Baptiste Vandelle 8

CH 1290 Versoix, Switzerland

Boléro Gallery,


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Andrea McCarthy, “Dear Professor Luna, This month's issue of AcademicKeys' e-Flier for Fine Arts features 19 faculty openings, 5 senior administrative positions, and 0 post-doc opportunities and links to hundreds more positions in higher education.”


Issue: Fine Arts May. 28th, 2019


This AcademicKeys e-Flier contains higher education positions in:

- Art - Photography

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Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Saint Leo University

Human Resources

St. Leo, FL, United States

Date Posted: Apr. 9, 2019


Creative Producer and Director of Video and Digital Story...

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Date Posted: Feb. 20, 2019


Dean, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

Webster University

St. Louis, MO, United States

Date Posted: Feb. 15, 2019


Assistant Vice-Provost & Registrar

Dalhousie University

Student Affairs

Halifax, NS, Canada

Date Posted: Feb. 8, 2019




NEW! - Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in AI and Design


Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Posted: May. 17, 2019


NEW! - Adjunct Professor - Humanities - Fine Arts

Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY, United States

Date Posted: Apr. 30, 2019


Adjunct Instructor

University of North Texas

Department of Art Education & Art History

Denton, TX, United States

Date Posted: Apr. 10, 2019


Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Studies

Haverford College

Visual Studies

Haverford, PA, United States

Date Posted: Apr. 5, 2019


Visiting Artist

Bryant University


Smithfield, RI, United States

Date Posted: Mar. 6, 2019


Instructional Faculty - Motion Picture Special Effects - ...

Rochester Institute of Technology

School of Film and Animation

Rochester, NY, United States

Date Posted: Feb. 28, 2019


Assistant Professor - Photography / New Media

University of North Texas

Denton, TX, United States

Date Posted: Feb. 15, 2019


Lecturer in Interaction Design

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Department of Design

Espoo, Finland

Date Posted: Feb. 5, 2019


Instructor in Mass communication (309990)

UAE University

College of Humanities &Social Science

Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Date Posted: Feb. 4, 2019


Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Media Arts Department

University of North Texas

Media Arts Department

Denton, TX, United States

Date Posted: Aug. 16, 2018


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