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Mobile Art – APPart – First Flickr Showcase

Welcome to the first edition of our APPart Showcase section. Every two weeks I as APPart Editor for will review and curate work that was submitted to our APPart Flickr Group.

In addition to curating a showcase video which Joanne creates and features a sampling of submitted work, I will also highlight a few images that caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition, and subject matter. If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us!  This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) about art and mobile art in general.

Here are the links you need to join our groups:

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

. Flickr APPart Challenge Group

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

We hope you enjoy this week’s showcase and many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including:

Wayman Stairs, Mariette Schrijver, Gerry Coe, Meri Walker, mo, Allison Pistohl, Jim Perdue, Lee Atwell, Stef LP, Karen Izenberg, Susan Rennie, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Jane Schultz, Gizem Karayavuz, Armineh Hovanesian, Carolyn Hall Young, Aldo Pacheco, Angie Johnson, BlemishedEye / David Booker, Juta Jazz, Hotel Midnight, Eraddatz Photo, Poetic Medium,

Mariette Schijver / Title: Jo

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If you aren’t familiar with Mariette’s work, you really should spend some time on her feed. This disturbing, monochromatic image’s subject stares at you directly, pulling you into her story and haunts you as soon as you accept the invitation. She is reserved, and ready to scream but won’t. Something or someone is keeping her from sharing a dark secret.


Wayman Stairs / Title: Lunar Exploration

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Is this a young boy’s dream, a science experiment from the future, or …?  Whatever the story your mind creates when viewing this piece, you are no doubt enjoying it.  Wayman is a masterful surrealist creating image after dreamlike image. Here, he has pieced together several images so seamlessly, fluctuating the level of detail of each to keep the viewers eye right where he wants it.


Allison Pistohl / Title: Sensation

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Soft tones, soft edges and gentle abstraction combine to make this special piece of painterly mobile art. The gesture of the figure, the tilt of her head, and the subtle line work harmonize and invite you to dance along.


Eric Raddatz / Title: Two Different

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The ghostly palette, her direct stare and expressionless face in this piece grab you and pull you close and then you realize that something is amiss. It isn’t just the posterization and expert handling of detail you’re drawn to, but the careful overlapping of both a man and woman’s face. Lovely.


Video Showcase

Bobbi McMurry received her BFA from Arizona State University where she focused on painting, drawing, and printmaking. After graduating, she spent many years as an Art Director for custom and newsstand magazines. She has recently rekindled her passion for creating personal images and has gravitated to the world of mobile art. Her work has been accepted into numerous juried exhibitions, and has been recognized in mobile art competitions including The Third Wave and the Mobile Photo Awards. Additionaly, her work is part of the current iPhonic Art Exhibit at Markham Vinyards in California. She has been featured on mobile photography blogs, and recently became a columnist for The App Whisperer. Bobbi lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona.