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Most of these paintings are all in an exhibit at Google Corporate Headquarters in Mountain View until Friday September 16th

Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.

Enter Here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2012/02/caption-contest.html
Contest ends  Monday February 13th


Three's Company
oil/canvas 36x36"

watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"





Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.

Contest Ends November 28th
Enter here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/11/captionfiction-contest-ends-november.html


What would Scooby Do? 
oil on canvas, 24"x48"

watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"


Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.

Contest Ends September 26

Enter Here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/09/captionfiction-contest-ends-september_06.html
 


Steam, oil on linen, 18"x24"

watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"


Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.

Contest Ends September 19

Enter Here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/09/captionfiction-contest-ends-september.html
 


Moment, 
oil on canvas 24"x30"
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watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"



 

Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.
This contest ends August 3rd

Enter Here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/07/captionfiction-contest-ends-august-3rd.html


The Best is Yet To Come, 
oil on linen, 40"x30"
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watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"

Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.
This contest ends August 8th

Enter Here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/07/captionfiction-contest-ends-august-8th.html


Diagonal, oil on canvas 24"x30"
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watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"


Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.
Contest ends August 10th

Enter Here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/07/captionfiction-contest-ends-august-10th.html


Framed, oil/canvas 30x40"
Buy this painting.

watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"


Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.
Contest ends August 15th

Enter Here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/07/captionfiction-contest-ends-august-15th.html


Hot Tips, oil on linen 16"x20"
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watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"


Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.
Contest ends August 17th

Enter Here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/07/captionfiction-contest-ends-august-17th.html


July 4th
oil on panel 20x20"
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watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"


Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.

Enter here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/07/captiontitle-contest-closes-monday-july_9737.html
The contest closes Monday July 25, 2011



N.O. Body and Sy Klops, 
oil on canvas, 18"x24"

N.O. Body and Sy Klops, 
watercolor Rives BFK paper 8.5"x11" 
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Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the watercolor.
Contest Ends August 24th

Enter Here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/07/captionfiction-contest-ends-august-24th.html



Nearness of You,
oil on canvas 24"x30"
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watercolor on Rives BFK 
approximately  11"x8.5"



CONTESTS COMING SOON:

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Rooftop, 
oil on canvas 24"x30" 

watercolor on Rives BFK
approximately  11"x8.5"


Caption or title this image & 
Win this Drawing on the Right
Enter here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/07/captiontitle-contest-closes-monday-july.html
The contest closes Monday July 18, 2011


Untitled 
oilpaint key hole
antique key on masonite panel
in vintage frame 11"x14"

TAT Study
watercolor on 
Arches 140 lb rough 
watercolor paper 14"x10" 
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Caption or title this image & 
Win this Drawing on the Right
Enter here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/06/captiontitle-contest-thematic.html
The contest closes Monday July 4, 2011

Untitled oil on masonite with pages from a book and pages from a comic book.  11"x14"

Watercolor paper, watercolor and pen.
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Caption or title this image & 
Win this Drawing on the Right
Enter here:
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The contest closes Wednesday June 8, 2011


Untitled (TAT #1)
oil on masonite panel 10"x8"
vintage frame, magnifying glass

Watercolor paper, watercolor and pen.
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Caption or title this image & 
Win this Drawing on the Right
Enter here:
http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/2011/05/captiontitle-contest.html
The contest closed Wednesday May 25, 2011

Enlightened Monkey
oil on panel 28x22"
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Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about what you think this painting and drawing are about and the best entry will win the work on paper.

This is based on the The Thematic Apperception Test, or TAT, is a projective measure intended to evaluate a person's patterns of thought, attitudes, observational capacity, and emotional responses to ambiguous test materials. In the case of the TAT, the ambiguous materials consist of a set of cards that portray human figures in a variety of settings and situations. The subject is asked to tell the examiner a story about each card that includes the following elements: the event shown in the picture; what has led up to it; what the characters in the picture are feeling and thinking; and the outcome of the event. 

So watch out what you write or maybe someone will think you're nuts!

A whiff of Edward Hopper, a blast of Mickey Spillane, a rrowf of David Lynch! 

Round #2 of Renovated Reputations will culminate in three shows. 

Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento California 
February 4th - March 1st, 2012.
Reception: Saturday February 11th 6PM-9PM
4749 J. Street Sacramento, CA 95819 Phone (916) 736-1429
 

Ohlone College, Fremont California 
February 7th -  March 9th
Reception, Saturday, February 25, 2012 
6PM - 8PM

Louie Meager Art Gallery in the Smith Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont, California 94539 

The story you write should be a "Flash Fiction" which is a complete story in one thousand or fewer words.

Stories will be published in a vintage style  newspaper catalog and the gallery will be converted into a 1930 or 40's cabaret set and students will be acting the stories out as monologues at some of the events at the college in the art gallery.

You could win a drawing of your own in exchange for a piece of flash fiction!

Renovated Reputations is the result of an internet blogging project in which paintings and assemblages based on vintage and antique vernacular photography are the inspiration for short fiction.  The blog, which gets between one hundred to two hundred and fifty visitors a day, is the nexus point.  Each week between seven to ten authors from the U.S. and U.K. submitted short fiction of one thousand words or less compete to win an original work of art that is the basis for the story.  The stories and assemblages are then coupled with great graphic design and photo illustration to create an environment that compliment the two.

The catalog is a collaborative joint between myself, an artist with a national reputation and proven track record.  (Iím also a professor of Art and Art History at Ohlone College in Fremont where I also am the director of the Louie Meager Art Museum) 

So far the authors are a dirty dozen or so such as author professor Mark Brosamer,  mystery writer Matt O'Malley, pulp author Steven D. Rogers of PulpFest fame, Dreamworks animator/cartoonist Brian Newlin, columnist Gigi De Vault and others. 

http://kenney-mencher.blogspot.com/

We're going to have a photobooth for the show for participants to play with and vintage costumes. 

Of course I'll send the authors free copies of the newspaper style catalogs.

I may also print an illustrated monograph that will include some of the stories and pictures.

Sincerely (I mean it!)

Kenney Mencher 

Here are two of the books that were designed as catalogs.  (Click the book for a preview.)