Hello, I see my name on the winners list for July 17. Wow! I can't believe I actually won! Thank you so much!!!! Well it was a hard choice but I've chosen which print I would like to have. b. Member User Name: sweetypet c. The Artwork Number and Name of the print: 0000740 - Subconscious Axiom d. The artists first and last name. Artist Germyn Thanks Again!!!!
Hi Carolyn ...sorry about that. I receive so many emails a day..around 1200, of which 1100 are spam so i just quickly delete anything that looks like it does not concern me...and sometimes I miss important emails. Thanks for the notification. I will be making your print up over the next few days and hopefully you will receive it in the mail within a week or so. Warm regards, Rick
Thank you for the notification that I was a winner of the Second Prize. But on July 6th, I claimed my first prize, I sent an e-mail as instructed....with my name and mailing address, user name, the name and number of the print I wanted and the first and last name of the artist. I hope there wasn't a problem.....
My member user name is linda2000. I would like to receive #0001116 - Undulating Hills. The artist is Barbara Jones Prall. Thanks so much. I am so excited at having my name chosen and I am looking forward to receiving my print. Thanks again. Linda Finger
hi rick great to know your back on board.I am making new works,and meeting more people in the art market.take it easy
Rick - Having won more than one of your faboulous prints, I think its time to share the wealth, so to speak. Please remove my name from the drawing. You are one of the best to win from and definetly one of the nicest people I've ever dealt with. Thanks so much!!
Hi Rick, I just wanted to let you know that the print arrived today. It's beautiful! Thanks again.
I saw my name on your site as the June 10th First Prize winner! phredp. I've been checking your site daily for months to see if I've won. Thank you!!!
Nice to hear from you and a lovely surprise to know I have won a print. My choice of print is Eternal Love by Reza Doust. I love his work and think it is really special.
thank you so much,i recieved the art print yesterday from the contest you have on your site,it is beautiful and i just love it.
Thank you so much for the wonderful print. It arrived safely. I look forward to having it framed and putting it on my wall. Thank you for your wonderful daily art draw! It was awesome to finally see my name posted!
I recieved the print that I won & have gotten comments from all my friends & family that have seen it. THEY LOVE IT !!! I got
helloo....first time i visied the site and found it very nice and helpful.It has vast fields of Art in which we can get every of our interest.
Just wondering where all the artist's and their supporter's were for the virtual opening on Feb.2, 2002 .... do you ( we ) really exist? I see your ( our )work posted here on the site but not a peep from anyone. I had hoped some of us would meet yesterday for an exchange of ideas and philosophies .... maybe next time then ?
My apologies to the artists for not making it on line for the Vitual Opening yesterday .. I am impressed by the array of different styles and the brightness (light) and color showing so deeply in everyones work! Back to the Light ! Congratulations to a group of very talanted people ...
Something I saw on the local bus: — watching th broadcast — they ar saying th salmon talks ar resuming tomorrow — good — at least salmon ar talking...
My glass shall not persuade me I am old, So long as youth and thou are of one date; But when in thee time's furrows I behold, Then look I death my days should expiate. For all that beauty that doth cover thee Is but the seemly raiment of my heart, Which in thy breast doth live, as thine in me: How can I then be elder than thou art? O, therefore, love, be of thyself so wary As I, not for myself, but for thee will; Bearing thy heart, which I will keep so chary As tender nurse her babe from faring ill. Presume not on thy heart when mine is slain; Thou gavest me thine, not to give back again. by William Shakespeare
I arrived a little late too, and ran into Mary. We are having a great chat. She tells me she is one of the gallery artists and I plan to check out her page as soon as we are finished talking.What a great set-up. Hope to see you here at some other Art Opening.
I arrived really late for today's Virtual Art Opening, sorry about that, but had a chance to look at the gallery of Art Opening artists and try out the new virtual opening setup. I think it goes very smoothly and really like this idea. I'm not sure how most art lovers will go for the idea of online art openings but, especially when we get a chance to see art works from as far away as India right in front of our eyes, I think it's great. I'm not much of a computer buff myself but am trying to learn from your experience. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for visiting my site and your invitation to join your site. Unfortunately, at this time, I have to decline. I found your site to be very interesting and well thought out. Very impressive. I would like to add a link to your site on my Link Page. Please let me know if that is alright with you. Sandee
Great site you've got here. It took a few visits for me to begin to see the very unique and truly enjoyable aspects, but now I find something new every time I visit; I'm beginning to feel a kinship here, like minds, good spirits. The gallery pictures show a wonderful public endeavor, and the writing in the web-zine is really refreshingly human and intelligent. Keep it up. One critique - artwork in the webzine is..too small! :-) Ta.
RO ger. Found another roger at www.sosproductions.freeserve.co.uk/main.htm ....small world. what is your direct e-mail address? answer at...email@example.com what are relatives for. best. r.
Hello to Roger and everyone at the Millennium Art Gallery! What a wonderful site - it's my first chance to sit down and have a really good look through The Medium Webzine. And what a surprise when I clicked on this issues child artists, to find my son, Matthew as one of them! A job well done to everyone involved in putting together such a variety of 'voices' through this site. The range of ages of the artists, and their mediums, certainly adds an interesting dimension to the issues. Upon seeing the content of the Medium Webzine, I am now inspired to make a few of my own submissions (poetry) in the very near future. (As an aside, I have recently self-published/crafted my first book, in which Matthew and his younger brother, Tyler, have contributed illustrations). Keep up the great job! Congratulations to Rick as well for his contributions in bringing this all together.
I am very impressed with the children - some of this work (play?) thoroughly rivals the impact and depth of some of our most notorious 'serious artists'! And that's just what I believe. That aside, I also believe that Doust and Dutzi are enormously important, I'm sure. Your gallery is extraordinary!
I find your site to be very encouraging. I look forward to further explorations of your art movement. Good luck.
Art is Life. Life is Art
Is it just me, or is this comment book loaded to the hilt? :-)
I'm most pleased to see such a fine group of artists on one site. I'll be back for the next opening.
Well, this site has certainly had me re-examine my cynicisms. How arrogant am I to think that there is no light to speak of in human affairs. I will begin today to be a point of light, rather than the gloomy, sharp-tongued ignoramus I've been. And I will stop calling myself names too. By the way, you all are some fantastic artists!
Very nice and clean, without excessive ornamentalism. Great idea!
Absolutely wonderful! I have never been so inspired in all my surfing of internet sites. I am spreading the word to everyone I know. May the creative spirit be with you all.
The new Medium is exquisite. I love the color and the easy reading. What a fine team you are! Thank you for staying with your vision for the global eyes to appreciate.
Thank you for the invitation to your online opening. I have enjoyed my visit to your gallery and I will return later to see more of it. I don't think I have seen anything like this site on the Internet. Good work. I surfed through all the Opening Artists sites and was very impressed with the artworks, particularly Christina Smith's work. Thanks again.
Thank you for the invitation, whoever you are. It's nice to have a friendly and conscientious organization inviting anyone to check out a new site. The art is very nice, and you seem to be coming from a place of sincerity and concern for people in the world. A nice change from the ordinary business pitch!
Earth Mother, we are your children. Today we will open our hearts to your infinite love, wisdom and compassion. We will embrace and become one with you. We will honor and experience the sacred and eternal aspects of our being...............................
We will offer healing prayers for all our people. We will pray that the suffering and despair in our world community and in our peoples hearts will become less and that all of our people will have material and spiritual abundance in this new Millennium. We ask that you help us to find ways to make it so................................................
Thank you for blessing us with your love. We join with you now through prayer and meditation to know the greatness and Oneness of our being.
I think with the Millennium there is a shift that is happening that is not only physical but spiritual. A polar magnetic shift is manifesting on the physical plane which is in turn, a mirror image of what is happening to all humans on a spiritual level. (Isn't it funny that the Polar Magnetic Shift in anigram is PMS for mother earth)? I think that every human body is a micro-cosm of the macro-cosm which is Mother Earth. We humans have all the same minerals, chemicals and water/matter/make-up as Earth. The earth is begining to change and evolve as we are, and like an onion we are discovering more layers of ourselves and of the earth. The earths layers will manifest themselves as different planes of existence which will be revealed to all of us when we are ready to see them. The lines between death and what we consider to be life will become blurred and indecipherable. Because of this what we know as death, aging and disease will also have to be re-defined. If we can open our minds and let go of programmed thought it will become easier for us to see these separate planes that exist around us. This is evident in Animatic Art..... That's my theory and I'm sticking to it. :-).... That's all Folks.
Our Oneness is profound..... All people that have ever died on this earth still live. They are part of our Oneness..... All people alive now on this earth. They are part of our Oneness..... Nine billion lifetimes of conscious experience make up our collective being..... This experience is our heritage and our living substance..... A deep and rich matrix of experience, and an awakening understanding and wisdom...... This is who we are...... Nothing is lost. Every moment six billion more rivers of experience flow into our collective ocean of consciousness...... These lifetimes are our living resource and the source of our gradual progress towards higher and higher states of being...... All is preserved in our collective memory...... Our evolving being is near ready to emerge into the light of collective awareness. The awakening is near...... All harmful behavior’s, all destructive events, all individual persecutions, all selfish and hateful actions inflicted upon or experienced need to be forgiven...... Our past encases us like a butterfly’s chrysalis, sealing us off from the creative source of our being...... Our past, of ignorance of and disconnectedness from our collective being, is the source of suffering and alienation we experience. It is also the necessary process and substance of transformation...... We are the sum total of all individual experiences. To move ahead in our evolution, to become consciously whole, we need to first embrace all aspects of ourselves, with compassion and forgiveness...... Then, all manifestations of our self-destructive individual ignorance will be transformed into manifestations of our collective self-loving awareness...... To become aware of our wholeness and magnificent Oneness is the blessing we will all experience, as we burst forth into the light of understanding and Peace on Earth...... Blessings...... We Are One...... RL Johnson
We are the earth, through the plants and animals that nourish us....We are the rains and the oceans that flow through our veins....We are the breath of the forests of the land, and the plants of the sea....We are human animals, related to all other life as descendants of thefirstborn cell....We share with these kin a common history, written in our genes....We share a common present, filled with uncertainty....And we share a common future, as yet untold....We humans are but one of thirty million species weaving the thin layerof life enveloping the world....The stability of communities of living things depends upon thisdiversity....Linked in that web, we are interconnected--using, cleansing, sharing andreplenishing the fundamental elements of life....Our home, planet Earth, is finite; all life shares its resources and theenergy from the sun, and therefore has limits to growth....For the first time, we have touched those limits....When we compromise the air, the water, the soil and the variety of life,we steal from the endless future to serve the fleeting present....This We Resolve:....All this that we know and believe must now become the foundation of theway we live, At this turning point in our relationship with earth, we work for an evolution: from dominance to partnership; from fragmentation to connection; from insecurity, to interdependence................ (excerpted from www.davidsuzuki.org) ©1999 David Suzuki Foundation.
I hear the bells on Christmas Day....Their old familiar carols call,....And wild and sweet....The words repeat....Peace On Earth, good will to all.....Longfellow, Christmas Bells
Great work. I'm with you all the way. I've just registered as a member and I am ordering some Mila Kostic prints for my study. Keep me posted.
The artist's galleries are very well layed out and the site as a whole is snappy. Navigation is smooth. The philosophy intrigues and inspires. I will need to think about it some more. The artwork in the RL Johnson and Jake Hokanson galleries is colorful and upbeat and there does seem to be something new and interesting happening here. I will be back for more. Keep up the good work.
There's no doubt that this R.L. character is a heavy-weight in the shaman-artist department; But my browsing has also led me to a Rog erLee dude, who commands distinct attention for his powerful visions, despite rather elementary technique. Good show!
Three Key Initiatives - A Creative Revolution in the Making - 1. The Publishing of the Animatic Manifesto - A Creative Philosophy - Key Elements....a. Creative Expression is a Sacred Task....b. Artists are Messengers for the Creative Spirit....c. Artists have a responsibility to "deliver the message" to their community....2. The establishment of the Animatic Art Movement - Which is:...a. A global network of creative people....b. Commitment to creating World Peace through caring and creative expression....3. The development of the MAG Internet site. - Key Features....a. Online Openings and portfolio exhibition - as of Dec15/99, 65 visual artists with Online Portfolios....b. Interactive Forums on art and culture....c. Fast Java Chat-rooms for global communications....d. Online workshops, lectures and interviews with creative workers from around the world....RL Johnson
Yes, I think creative people can change the world, if they work together. And, if creative people can’t work together then the outlook is bleak indeed.We cannot hope that any existing spiritual, philosophic or governmental structure in this world will do it for us. They have all tried and failed to create a global harmony. People throughout the world generally respect and consider well what artists have to say. Because of this, creative people everywhere have a responsibility to act for a better world. I think it is time for all creative people to "come together" with a common purpose and to work together on building a collective vision of a peaceful and harmonious world.If suffering, hate, misery and self-destruction is to stop on this planet, before extinction of our species occurs, then creative people may be our last hope! RL Johnson
A central theme within "Animatism" is that, in a very literal sense, "We Are One"; approximately six billion points of consciousness on one living, creative entity. And so, to create from a place of this cultivated awareness is the quintessence of being human. The Global Animatic Art Movement is about to launch the next phase in its evolution, with its focus towards the On-Line community, the ever-expanding and facilitating "Virtual" Art Gallery. We welcome you to explore our web-site, log-on as a member, and experience some of the groundwork being laid, to facilitate a huge and diverse network of creative people exhibiting, sharing and supporting a common vision toward a peaceful and compassionate twenty-first century. Please Join us!
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
" Far better it is to dare mighty things. To win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has."
"Considered in its physical concrete reality, the stuff of the universe cannot divide itself but, as a kind of giant "atom" it forms in its totality...the only real indivisible. The farther and more deeply we penetrate into matter by means of increasingly powerful methods, the more we are confounded by the interdependance of its parts...It is impossible to cut into this network, to isolate a portion without it becoming frayed and unravelled at all of its edges."
Change is our nature. All that is will be no more and all to be will spring forth from the quantum flames of visionary transformation. This inner vision will light our way through the darkness of these days. Come, it is time to return to the source of our awareness. Love will be our key. All-embracing love will unite us and heal us and set us free. Together we will imagine a better world. Creative is our name. We Are One.
IT'S NICE TO SEE THAT YOU ARE STILL PROCEEDING WITH YOUR ART GALLERY. Good Luck.
As you can see, with the entry below from one of our newest on-line supporters, Myhrna Myhrna, we are working on establishing an interractive chat that will allow a large number of people to communicate simultaneously with each other about art, culture and of course, the on-line opening artists and Animatic Art Movement. We are coming in to a very exciting time of global awareness and our chats and forums will allow people from all over the world to communicate and grow together. Please leave a comment for us and/or join our Movement and experience the many facets of our site. In Light and Love...
I totally enjoyed my first "chat" last night, with Jakey and Firas. This is such a Magnificent technology! I look forward to melding minds with many more marvelous messengers of light and love and art. Next time though, honey, we're talking about the cosmic creations of our journeying souls, in this veil of flesh and distraction. We were certainly giddy with "distraction", with all the new and curious fun. Down to business, boys, there's art to be made! There's history to be made!
RE: RL Johnson Keep it up, your vision is very inspiring!
Message From the Elders of the Hopi Nation “You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour. And there are things to be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in the right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden. It is time to speak your Truth. Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader. This could be a good time! At this time in history; we are to take nothing personally. Least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for” From the Elders of the Hopi Nation Oraibi, Arizona
Hi Everyone. I just wanted to say thank you for being here. Sorry about the fire. I hope it all works our ok.
It is a beautiful thing to see the support flowing in for this gallery and the people that are making it and have made it happen. I've ventured down to the gallery a number of times while it still retained a physical form and to say the least, I was always impressed with the callibre and vision of the artwork that I saw there. I just want to say thanks to the people who made it happen. It is great to see that the Millennium lives on in cyberspace. I embrace the future endeavours of this organization and may the blessings of the source be with you all!
“Millennium Art Gallery was a very, very intense organization. Intensely creative people, artist and non-artists, human to human. It can draw you in , it’s friendly…I was impressed by the strong focus on ‘getting it out there’- not just to the immediate community, even though the shows had such a casual focus …Near the end, when I saw how many paintings were hanging -like all over the place, I realized it totally fit; Intense creativity and focus.”
“The Millennium Art Gallery was for me, emotionally, spiritually, artistically and socially nourishing. Our animatic community needs another space soon, where one can just walk up to the artworks and be in touch with art -as it happens.”
I was so sad when I heard of the fire; the destruction of something so creative....That sort of senseless stuff affects a lot of people. I saw Rick on TV and I was amazed at his taking it in, in a holistic way, wanting to manifest something positive from it...I thought, right on! ...at least as a photographer I still have my negatives; but a painter, you can never have the same emotion - the same experience - it’s just gone. My four year old son even had a sense of the gallery as a place to go, a friendly place; he was shocked when we walked past the rubble.
“Millennium Art Gallery was my first commercial gallery; you always remember your first one! I feel like I belong in that community…I could receive exhibition, support by other artists, comments and feedback by the public…I am so shocked and disappointed by the tragedy.”
I had a few hours of bewilderment, wandering up and down the drive, hardly even thinking about the possible end to the work I had been doing: the most rewarding and potential-filled work I had found in years. My heart ached for my friends who had lost irreplacable works of art, many of which I had utterly fallen in love with. Ultimately, I feel I am trully watched over and blessed by my associations here at the Millennium Art Gallery, as I am inspired by the strenght and committment of the artists and volunteers who are part of the Animatic movement. These relationships and the vision of a creative and unified global community cannot be destroyed as easily as the gallery was.
I would like to speak of my experiences and thoughts of the November 4th fire at the Millennium Art Gallery. I woke up with wide eyes in the darkness of my house...thinking that perhaps it was 6:00am or 7:00am and the sun would be coming up soon, I got up, had a shower and then turned on the computer to check the time. 3:45am... Wide awake and not prepared to go back to bed, I decided to go down to the local 24hr store to pick up some eggs for an early morning breakfast. As I walked down Grant ST, I heard sirens upon sirens upon sirens. I looked north to see a great billowing cloud of smoke...so huge that I was confused as to whether I was looking at a storm coming or the vaporized debris from an enormous fire. When I got to the "Drive" I saw flashing lights away up the street. I thought to myself, jokingly, what if the gallery is on fire??? Something was telling me..."go check it out". I walked on. I was standing in front of the gallery, watching it being engulfed in flames before I even realized where I was at. My heart dropped to my toes. It was such an awesome sight to witness. The day before, the gallery had looked so solid. 12 hours later it was nothing but a pile of rubble. It was a blow to the Arts community of Vancouver but ultimately, as I'm sure we will see, a neccessary one. It is far from over for all of us here. As Barnum and Bailey once said and many others thereafter... "The Show Must Go On!" We are One Jake Hokanson
I wish to express my appreciation and thanks to all the people who have called, e-mailed or sent a kind thought in the direction of myself and the people involved in the Commercial Drive gallery. The fire and the destruction of the Millennium Art Gallery's Commercial Drive exhibition site has been a shock to us all. Just to let you know, we are all ok and the Millennium Art Gallery is still in business. We have already re-established business operations in a temporary location. Our corporate phone#: (604) 255-2722, is active and our internet site is open for guests and members to view and to purchase art. Not immediately, but, in the near future, we will re-establish a public gallery for exhibiting the artworks of the Animatic Art Movement in Vancouver. Thank you again for your support and best wishes. We are One!
This comment is for Jake Hokanson. WOW!!!!! What mushrooms have you been eating? I want some. Your artwork takes me on a celestial journey and I don't want to come back. I love you!
I'm really proud of what you have brought to our neighborhood. I often see passers by peaking through the windows and taking a breath at the glory of color exhibited within. The gallery is truly a tourist attraction on the corner of a very busy street. Thank you also for hosting meditation sessions which refresh and enhance me from the inside out. The gallery brings an excitement and sense of hope for a world which moves so quickly past the doorway. Thanks to the worker bees - Jake, Rog and Rick for holding the vision of a artful purposeful planet. Janit
I have an artist friend. I think he would be interested in your site. It is a great Manifesto.
Congratulations on the beautiful artworks and wonderful site.I will be back often!
Welcome to the new Millennium AG site. We will be fine tuning it over the next few days and then will publish a calendar of dates and times that artists will be available for chatting with. Thank You.