Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Call to artists from a friend of OnTheEdge

Call to artists: send message to GM on car

Attention San Diego visual artists:
Is your art going places? Have you ever wanted your art to move at 65 miles per hour? What would you say to thousands of commuters every day?

If you have answers to these questions, DeathTrapArtCar wants you.

The Death Trap Art Car began life as a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, with a faulty ignition switch.  It was sold to a family who returned it and resold to someone who was shocked to learn that he'd been driving a deathtrap since 2010.  The news came in the form of a recall letter from General Motors.

The letter from General Motors said that the car would be fixed.  But not yet.  While automobile owners wait for parts, cars with the same faulty ignition were responsible for 13 deaths (said General Motors, but others in the automobile business put that number at closer to 300).

300+ preventable deaths and the car cannot be fixed for lack of parts.  Instead, GM wants owners to reduce the number of keys on their rings, which they say will solve the problem. Until the faulty ignition can be replaced.  Then, ostensibly, the car will be fixed better?

In the meantime the 2007 Cobalt has $0 resale value and might just turn itself (and the airbags) off while driving.  The owner of this car cannot afford a new one and really thinks people should be warned that his car might just stop working and start killing people.

That's where you come in.

Because the car is worthless -- and already Caution Tape Yellow -- it is the perfect venue for sternly worded, though poignantly beautiful, messages to General Motors about their responsibility to faultless owners, passengers and commuters. The website was designed to attract artists to the project, document their progress, and showcase the art via videos and pictures of the DeathTrapArtCar as it commutes, vacations and visits large gatherings, events and functions.

If you have a masterpiece that you'd like to paint on (or otherwise permanently attach to) the fastest art gallery in the world, DeathTrapArtCar might be just for you. If you are interested, please email us with your idea and how you'd like to execute it.

Artists will be chosen soon.  Thanks and here's that email address!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Valentines Revisited People's Choice Award Winner: Stefan

On The Edge Art Gallery: Valentines Revisited Art Reception February 15, 2014 People's Choice Award Winner: Stefan Talian

Stefan Talian
Acrylic Paintings
Solo Show TBA 
Contact Midge Hyde: 619.466.3711

Friday, February 7, 2014

What are you doing after Valentine's Day?

Isn't that refreshing?  Everyone wants to know what you're doing for the day but we're only interested in the day after.  That's because we have an event (6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Feb. 15).  We were going to do a Facebook Event but, Facebook...

We're calling it Valentines Revisited.  In this show, we asked or cadre of artists to "think about what is in your heart" and put it into physical form.  We think you will like what they came up with.  And we want to know what you think!

So just come with the one you love (you) and anyone else you care for (or not).  We're showing some excellent art by great artists, celebrating a name change (used to be Biz Center Art, now we're On The Edge Art Gallery, tell the World!), playing music, and enjoying food!

Speaking of food, we're honoring Fair Trade San Diego and the DK Local Kitchen food truck will be in the parking lot.  How's that for on the edge? 

Also, the local artists in the show ask you to vote for the piece of art you like the most.  The artist receiving the most votes gets his/her own solo show at On The Edge Art Gallery.  Thanks in advance for the love!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Art Show: Valentines Revisited

What are you doing after Valentine's Day? Our first art show of 2014 -- and the first at On The Edge Art Gallery opens Feb. 15th.  Join the artists, the art and snack on food-truck goodies.

Tell your friends and loved ones!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

What's in a name?

A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet. Right?  Right.

So why are we in the process of changing the name of our gallery from Biz Center Art to On the Edge?  Good question.  The gallery is in the same place that used to house the La Mesa Biz Center and, while the Biz Center is gone, the landlord loves the idea of housing a gallery here.

The gallery sits on the edge of San Diego, literally feet into La Mesa, so... On The Edge.  And also, let's face it, artists, art collectors and art lovers are a little out there... one the edge.

Please bear with us as we change things, our web address, logos and such.  Because we're artists, we need to respect the process...