Mobile Photography & Art – The Quilt Project at The Kemp Center for the Arts in Texas, United States

Yesterday, our community mobile photography and art travelling quilt was fixed for display, for the first time, at The Kemp Center for the Arts in Texas, United States. In this photograph (below) you can see mobile artist, Lorenka Campos standing next to this hand sewn gorgeous project. Each square represents artwork from one artist and there are 234 squares. I am particularly proud of ‘my’ square, as I share it with our dear friend and huge supporter of mobile art, Carolyn Hall Young. Sadly, she had already passed when this project got underway, but as she meant so much to all of us, I felt if I submitted one (of the many) portraits she had hand and digitally painted of myself, then we would both be included, together. Each artist has their own story behind each square, each one fascinating. Together, we make up one complete joyous representation of our art community as we share ten years of mobile photography/art and our hopes and dreams.

Lorenka Campos’ artwork itself is being exhibited at this venue, entitled ‘Remixing Dreams’. The opening ceremony is 16 November from 6 pm – 8 pm. The exhibition runs from November 16, 2018 until January 27, 2019.

Huge thanks to Lorenka Campos, for making this possible.

In addition, if you are able and you would like to make a donation to help with past and future expenses of our travelling quilt, please send a PayPal payment using Lorenka’s PayPal address – [email protected].

Following this exhibition our quilt will be travelling to Denver, Colorado, US where it has been booked for the months of March and April 2019 by Kate Zari Roberts.

The Kemp Center for the Arts in Texas, United States

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]