True Grit Art Gallery is seeking entries for their upcoming 'small works' show for the holidays. Open to all artists interested. Please read submission guidelines carefully.
Some of you may have recognized the style of artwork depicted in the company logo of Google's homepage this past November 11th— Veterans Day! Well, it may be because gallery co-owner and represented artist Peter Damon was commissioned to paint it. We were so excited and honored to be a part of celebrating this special day. Some of you may know that Pete is a retired disabled Vet of the Iraq War, 2003. Art played a major part in his recovery and continues to be his passion. Google is known for marking special dates and occasions with stylized, illustrated versions of their logo called Google Doodles. The Doodle's reach, depending on the occasion and its relevance worldwide is massive. Google receives over 63,000 searches per second on any given day. That's the average figure of how many people use Google a day, which translates into at least 2 trillion searches per year, 3.8 million searches per minute, 228 million searches per hour, and 5.6 billion searches per day. Again, those are the worldwide figures. We tried to get the figures for just the USA, but were unlucky in that respect. Whatever the case, it's a huge number! Read more about Pete's thoughts on the Doodle here.