Last Calls

Dec. 7th, 2009 10:59 am
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Did you want to receive a holiday card from me? If so, and if you haven't commented yet, hie you to this post! (Also, if you wanted to send me a card, but don't have my address, ping me there as well.)

I'm sending cards out sometime soon, so don't delay.



Also, all of the auctions for the Interstitial Arts Foundation expire today! There are some remarkable, lovely things going for remarkably low bids:




[personal profile] ktempest talks about all the remaining pieces here at her journal and challenges us to raise just $400 more for the IAF in its last day of auctions.

Can we do that? With items like the above on the table, I'm pretty sure we can. But when you add in the below final action, I'm certain of it:



That necklace is utterly gorgeous and really captures some of the feeling of "To Set Before the King" by Genevieve Valentine, the story that inspired it. I wish I could snag it for myself, but I'm already strapped this holiday season. You should go out and win it in my honor!*


* Just in my honor: you don't have to give it to me or anything, obviously. Though that would be nice. ;) Ha!
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Now we come to the end: the end of my semester, and the end of the 2009 IAF Auction. I won't regale you with harrowing tales of the four books and ten articles I'm reading, along with the two papers I'm writing. Instead, I'll throw shiny things at you. As usual. Behold the final auctions! Behold beaded bookmark glory and breathtaking jumbled masks and gorgeous pendantry!

Remember, hovering over the image with your mouse will reveal the title of the piece and clicking will take you directly to the auction pages:



All auctions end Monday, December 7th, 2009! This is your last chance in 2009 to get something unique, shiny, and beneficial to the Interstitial Arts Foundation!
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For your Black Friday safety and pleasure, I exhort you to stay at home! If you have the need to throw money at shiny things, please consider doing so at IAFauctions.com. Not only will you be bidding on remarkable, one-of-a-kind items, but you'll be donating to a fascinating cause: the transgressing of borders, the breaking of genres, and the creation of art without categorization. I'm a fan of that kind of artistic freedom; aren't you?

Behold the tiny promo-pics of the auctions currently running below! If curiosity moves you, hovering over the image with your mouse will reveal the title of the piece and clicking will take you directly to the auction pages:




And now, to repeat myself from last week (mostly because I have to work all day and the rest of the time I'm neck-deep in a paper about Irish folklore and the Wildes):

In case you needed more evidence that interstitial art is worth the plunge into weird and uncharted seas, remember that you can read several stories for free at the IAF Annex. I never did get to mention the ultimate offering: "Quiz" by Eilis O'Neal, and it was another of my favorites. So, tell me, "Which is harder to get rid of: a wicked stepmother or a frog that insists you keep your promises to it?"

Also, the introduction to Interfictions 2 by Henry Jenkins has been put up over at the IAF's website: "On the Pleasures of Not Belonging." I heartily recommend it as it's quite fascinating.
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I'm really impressed by the creativity being featured at IAFauctions.com! There's an alien doll by C. Jane Washburn that gives me the willies even as I'm cooing "awww...!" and an utterly sublime Chimera Fancies pendant based on "Remembrance is Something Like a House." There's an intoxicating hair-fall of indigo and trinkets and a couple of art-books by Erzebet Yellowboy and Lisa Bernier that I especially have to wrest my grabby hands away from. (Gosh, the blank journal based on "The Long and Short of Short-Term Memory" especially!)

There's... well, just click on the promo pictures below! If you mouse-over, you can view the title of the piece and clicking will take you directly to the description and auction.




For those who haven't been able to purchase a copy of Interfictions 2, the IAF is giving away several copies! All you have to do to enter is follow the directions in this post. They're selecting winners on Friday, so do it quick!

In case you needed more evidence that interstitial art is worth the plunge into weird and uncharted seas, remember that you can read several stories for free at the IAF Annex. I never did get to mention the ultimate offering: "Quiz" by Eilis O'Neal, and it was another of my favorites. So, tell me, "Which is harder to get rid of: a wicked stepmother or a frog that insists you keep your promises to it?"

Also, the introduction to Interfictions 2 by Henry Jenkins has been put up over at the IAF's website: "On the Pleasures of Not Belonging." I heartily recommend it as it's quite fascinating.



Before I sign off, I must warn you all of more impending shininess! If you are a fan of Chimera Fancies or Seanan McGuire's Rosemary and Rue, Mia is having a sale of pendants inspired by that excellent urban fantasy tomorrow! These really represent some of Mia's most breathtaking work yet and I exhort you to visit Chimera Fancies immediately.

Did I mention she's also auctioning off a couple of special pendants already, in advance? Ones that capture the essence of Rosemary and Rue? Or that all of these pendants (including the ones going on sale tomorrow) are signed by Seanan McGuire, and made from an ARC of her recently-released novel?

No? Well, they are:

Gorgeous.
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The auction is in full swing! I know I promised to post this round-up on Friday, but the best-laid plans of cats and women... a nine-hour shift at the Paycheck Factory ate my day. Here I am now, though, to enthuse with you about the gorgeous images and pendants and shiny things up on the auction block over at IAFauctions.com.

(Hover over the pictures for the title of the piece and the story from Interfictions or Interfictions 2 they're based on! Click on the image to see the piece better, find out more about it, and, of course, to bid!)




So many gorgeous interstitial works of art up to benefit interstitial art - it's brilliant, really. Please take a look and see if you don't take a shine to one of the current or upcoming auctions! 

For my part, I really wish I had disposable income to throw at these auctions. (Loved ones? This. Or this. I'm just sayin'.)
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The Interstitial Arts Foundation's 2009 auction in honor of Interfictions 2 has begun! Bid early and often on marvelous pieces!

Auction #1: A Necklace for Valentines

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(I promise not to spam y'all with a post once every auction goes up - instead, I'll do weekly round-up posts on Fridays. Still, I hope you'll check IAFAuctions.com every day!)
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Interfictions 2, the second anthology of new “interstitial” fiction from the Interstitial Arts Foundation, will be released by Small Beer Press on November 3rd, 2009. The anthology, edited by acclaimed authors Delia Sherman and Christopher Barzak, further explores the interstices of genre and form, drawing ever-changing maps of what literary art can be.

In honor of their first Interfictions anthology, the IAF held a jewelry auction in the summer of 2007: each piece was inspired by stories within that pioneering collection, which critics hailed as “odd, deep, delightful…”. Now, in 2009, the Interstitial Arts Foundation is crossing their own previously-erected borders and has opened the auction up to all manner of portable art.

A wide array of artists – dollmakers, painters, jewelry-crafters, knitters, and more – were invited to create pieces inspired by the border-crossing works in the first and second Interfictions anthologies. Through the alchemy of word and imagination and raw materials they have created over 30 stunning pieces, ranging from an evocatively alien sculpture by Jane Washburn (inspired by Theodora Goss’ “Child-Empress of Mars”), an eloquent necklace by SToNZ (inspired by “Valentines” by Shira Lipkin), complex and exquisite handmade art books from Wendy Ellertson and Erzebet Yellowboy (of Papaveria Press), a hat that can be both worn and read from Kate Schaefer, and many other intriguing pieces that are themselves works of interstitial art: illustration and handcraft, fine art and utilitarian . . . all and none of the above.

The online Interfictions Auction is set to begin on November 1st and will run through early December. All of these pieces make excellent holiday gifts. Opening bids will range from $10 – $50, though of course the value of many is much higher. All proceeds go toward supporting the Interstitial Arts Foundation and its projects.

To learn more about the auction and see previews of the available art, please visit IAFAuctions.com.

About the Interstitial Arts Foundation:

The IAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study, support, and promotion of interstitial art: literature, music, visual and performance art found in the interstices, the places between categories and genres – art that crosses borders. www.InterstitialArts.org

About Interfictions 2

Delving deeper into the genre-spanning territory explored in Interfictions, the Interstitial Arts Foundation's first groundbreaking anthology, Interfictions 2 showcases twenty-one original and innovative writers. It includes contributions from authors from six countries, including the United States, Poland, Norway, Australia, France, and Great Britain.

Newcomers such as Alaya Dawn Johnson, Theodora Goss, and Alan DeNiro rub shoulders with established visionaries such as Jeffrey Ford (The Drowned Life), Brian Francis Slattery (Liberation), Nin Andrews (The Book of Orgasms), and M. Rickert (Map of Dreams).

Interfictions 2 is now available for pre-ordering from Small Beer Press (smallbeerpress.com), Powells.com, Amazon.com, and via IndieBound. The book will be available on November 3rd, 2009 online and in stores.


Press Contact for IAF Auctions:

Mary Kay Kare
IAFAuctions Press Relations
PR@iafauctions.com





P.S. Please feel free to spread this press release far and wide! Or drop a comment here with a creative group or Livejournal community or online site that you feel should receive is so that I may do so. Thank you!
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Remember that Interstitial Arts Foundation Call for Artists I've been putting out over the last few months? Well, I thought you might like to see a sneak preview of one of the resulting creations:



“Information is sacred. I don't remember why, or who told me. But I know that information is sacred, so I write it down, scraps of knowledge and observations. I used to write in leather-bound journals with elegant heavy pens, but my fetish for elegance has fallen by the wayside in my rush to commit everything to paper. Now I use cheap marbled composition books, purchased by the dozen. The pen is still important, though. It must write in smooth lines of black, not catch on the page. There is too much to capture.”

From "Valentines" by Shira Lipkin. Necklace by SToNZ.


Isn't that gorgeous? It'll be up for auction come November! And, other artists, there's still time to participate!
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Artists! Creators! Various makers!


The time approaches for a new auction to benefit the Interstitial Arts Foundation! This Fall will see the publication of Interfictions 2, an anthology of interstitial writings-- pieces of art formed of words, but exploding the boundaries of story, poem, list, fiction, genre. No boundary is safe! Nor should we concern ourselves with the safety of such borders, for they are membranous things and meant to be liminal. (Great work has already been done in this area through Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writings and the auction of last summer inspired by the pieces therein.)

In last year's auction, readers and authors took the stories from Interfictions and rendered them in wearable art form. As I said before:

Through the alchemy of word and imagination and raw materials, Mia crafted evocative poem-pendants, Elizabeth Genco knotted intoxicating skeins of glittering black beads, Helen Pilinovsky invoked a terror of rats in black stick pearls, and so many others conceived of and brought into the world so many shiny things. Even I found myself moving to select beads, thread wire, and execute in necklace form the tale of a girl and her lost brothers.

This year, the Interstitial Arts Foundation is crossing their own previously-erected borders and opening the auction up to all manner of portable art! Fancy turning out a pendant, necklace, earrings, or other jewelry item? Fantastic! Delight in weaving fiber, knitting yarn, crocheting fancies? Brilliant! Maker of bags? Shaper of masks? Binder of books? Creator of paper? The IAF wants your beautiful wares inspired by the stories in Interfictions 2!

Now for the tricky part: the auction will run concurrently with the book's release. But never fear! Intrepid artists can still read stories beforehand so their art is well inspired: simply go to this website and cycle through until one of the story excerpts catches your fancy. Then fill out the form and soon you'll be shaping wire or clicking needles or heating metal as inspiration flits on the heels of prose.

Relevant reading:
The Interstitial Arts Foundation's press release.
The Call to Artists page where you can request a story.
The Interfictions 2 auction FAQ.
Read more about the intersitial arts on my journal.

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