LANG Artists: New and Exciting Artists being added to Portfolio

Waukesha, WI – WEBWIRE

Waukesha, Wis. January 1, 2022 – The LANG Companies, Inc. is excited to announce that they are adding four new and exciting artists to their portfolio. These artists will have new product features in LANG, Artisan by LANG and SKYZ by LANG.

Featured below is artwork from Jeanetta Gonzales, our first new LANG artist for 2023. She is known for her use of color and texture and captures moods and moments through bold statements of inspiration, positivity, and beauty. Her unique style is a blend of her traditional art skills with digital art techniques and an expression of her influences, inspirations, and joy. Her artwork is featured on our 2023 Wall Calendar titled Lush Life and features tropical wildlife in its natural habitat and beautiful scenic views of paradise. It’s art that celebrates life, nature, and pattern with a funky, graphic twist.

Perryn Ryan, LANG’s second new artist for 2023, is inspired by her life as a woman exploring what wellness looks and feels like for her, through the lenses of mindfulness, meditation, introspection, spiritual awakening, and community. She uses the fluidity of continuous lines, expressive colors, simplistic shapes, and symbolism to evoke these themes. Her theme of wellness and womanhood throughout her work make her such a relevant artist and make her a great addition to LANG portfolio. Featured below is her 2023 Wall Calendar titled Mindful Journeys™ which is a mix of art that excites the mind, body and spirit through zodiac symbols and signs.

Laura Horn, our third new artist for 2023 is an Australian mixed media artist inspired by the imperfect and ever-changing beauty of nature. Part play and part meditation, her process begins with washes of watercolor, or acrylic and ink. Shapes, patterns, and botanical motifs are then added using pens, pencils, and pastels. Featured below is the new Artisan by LANG 2023 Flourish and Flow collection which includes a 2023 Spiral Calendar and 2023 Monthly Planner.

Our final new artist for 2023 is Gia Graham. Gia is a designer, illustrator, lettering artist and skillshare teacher based out of Atlanta, but originally from Barbados. Stated by Gia, “As an island girl living in an urban world, my work has evolved to uniquely merge these opposing cultural aesthetics which results in modern design enlivened with lush florals, foliage and a keen eye for color.” She brings a refreshing new collection for 2023 to SKYZ by LANG which is featured below titled Glitter Sparkle Shine. Included in the collection are stationery pieces created for the younger consumer like journals, folders, pocket pads and puzzles.

For more information on new LANG products, including the 2022 LANG product catalog, please visit


About LANG

The LANG Companies, Inc. is a division of IG Design Group Americas Inc. Since 1982, the LANG Companies has been an industry leader in producing art and design-driven gift and specialty products, and sports licensed goods including calendars, drinkware, and stationery. Our diversified product portfolio is marketed under several widely recognized, company-owned brands: LANG®, Wells Street by LANG®, Artisan by LANG®, SKYZ by LANG™ and Turner Licensing™. Each unique brand has a long-standing heritage, is differentiated in the marketplace and dominant in the most attractive segments of the market. For more information, visit

Artists Bring West Coast Flair to the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center

 On Sunday August 8, 2021, the Clearwater Community Volunteers hosted an art showing in partnership with an LA-based group of artists active in their community. The art exhibit featured Clearwater artists through sketches, portraits, abstract art, books, and poems.

“I wanted to bring this successful artist group to Clearwater,” said Barbara Cordova. “I am very proud of being able to assist my friends in Clearwater with launching their very own group to spread arts and assistance through the Clearwater community.”

Upon entering the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center guests were able to tour a one-of-a kind art exhibit. Paintings, drawings, and sculptures of all colors and shapes adorned the walls of the Center. The exhibit was followed by a show with live music, poetry reading and a dance presentation.

“We wanted to share art and encourage others to create,” said Gertie Perry, Activities Director for the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. “It was a beautiful event and enabled us to meet a number of artists right here in the Clearwater community.”

The CCV Center is an extension of the Clearwater Community Volunteers, serving nonprofits and volunteer-based organizations in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. Nonprofits can use its facilities or work with its staff to help facilitate their community outreach activities all at no cost to the organization.

Since its opening in March of 2018 the CCV center has worked with over 130 different charities and nonprofits, even helping aspiring charity founders to establish their own nonprofit. It has hosted over 3,500 meetings and events for those nonprofits with nearly 15,000 people entering its doors to create a ripple effect for good.

The CCV center also hosts community events where families can have fun in a safe environment. The newsletter contains a section detailing their upcoming events via

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center please visit or contact the Center Manager at (727)-316-5309 or email

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) have over 26 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater. Based on fundamentals developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the CCV Center works with area non-profits to help these groups better attain their goals.

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MTS Artists Richard Lynch, Gary Pratt, Dom Colizzi Nominated for 2021 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

 MTS Management Group is pleased to announce their artists Richard Lynch, Gary Pratt and Dom Colizzi have been nominated for the 2021 Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Richard Lynch is nominated in the Country category for his song, “Rodeo Town.” Gary Pratt is also nominated in the Country category for his song, “A Song You Can Drink a Beer To.” Dom Colizzi received a nomination in the Pop category for his song, “Demons.” Winners will be announced on November 17th, 2021 at The Avalon in Hollywood.

“Stunned…amazed!” said Michael Stover, MTS President. “We are so blessed to work with these incredibly talented artists. It’s been such a remarkable year for everyone in the MTS Family, and this is just such an honor. Congrats to all of the nominees!”

MTS Artist, Chris Bender won the 2020 HMMA Award for Best Christian/Gospel artist.

The Hollywood Music In Media Awards™ (HMMA) is the first award organization to honor original music (Song and Score) in all visual media from around the globe including film, TV, video games, trailers, commercial advertisements, documentaries and special programs. The HMMA nominations have historically been representative of the nominees of key awards shows that are announced months later. The HMMA main event features live music performances, celebrity presenters, tributes to music industry icons, awards for composers, songwriters and artists. The HMMA also celebrates emerging, independent artists and music influencers from around the globe for creative and innovative contributions.

The Hollywood Music In Media Academy was created as a statutory voting body of entertainment professionals and journalists to assist in the selection of winners from designated nomination categories within the Hollywood Music In Media Awards. The HMMA also includes an Advisory Board consisting of professionals from various facets of entertainment including, but not limited to, Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), the Television Academy, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), The Recording Academy (NARAS), Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), performing rights organizations, journalists and music executives.

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a Graphic artist’s Diary Released by Wordeee

Panagiotis Lampridis, Greek Author and Artist’s Satirical Memoir Hits the Ground Running in the USA

a Graphic artist's Diary by Panagiotis Lampridis

a Graphic artist’s Diary by Panagiotis Lampridis

NEW YORKJune 8, 2021PRLog — In his trademark irreverent prose, Panagiotis Lampridis has claimed his place in the international arena for his satiric memoir following in the footsteps of humorists Shel Silverstein, David Sedaris, and Tina Fey. An emotionally moving story with memories so vibrant, fresh, and side-splitting funny, this coming-of-age tale has something everyone can identify. With his unbridled sense of personal discovery, Lampridis has proven himself to be a talented humorist.

Marva Allen, Wordeee CEO, stated, “Good writing, regardless of what language it’s in, has the power to translate complex concepts that can affect the human spirit in provocative and comical ways. Panagiotis Lampridis is just such a writer. Wordeee is proud to have published his book.”

a Graphics artist’s Diary is the true story of Panagiotis Lampridis, born with an artistic gift, a dream he could not give up on. Knowing precisely who he was, he tried to fit into the world as expected. He tried out for University, went into the Greek army, studied, submitted countless resumes, went on dozens of interviews, did every odd job available, worked in big business, and lived through crisis after crisis. Finally, a chance meeting gave him a new perspective, and his entrepreneurial venture was born. His story is addressed to graphic designers, but anyone who knows their superpower will find a piece of their own story somewhere within these pages. The message of the story: if you genuinely believe in your superpower, NEVER give up on your dream.

What people are saying about a Graphic artist’s Diary:

“Two observations accompanied my reading of a Graphic artist’s Diary: Although my own timeline of life precedes the author’s, I personally related to his experiences and encounters in the big city sparkling facet milieu. I was aware, accepting, and supportive of Lampridis’ writing in a second language. I gleaned he had done his homework absorbing the pacing, inflection and flavor of the greats and then making it his own. For these reasons, to me, make this book valuable. Efharisto, Panagiotis Lampridis!”

—Robert G. Zuckerman, Master Photographer

Dean’s Distinguished Fellow, Florida International University

“You will read it all in one go with your coffee on the couch or on the beach, and you will thoroughly enjoy it!”

—Vicky Vlahouli, Author

“I found the book to be a close-up and personal account of what the author endured in his effort to find his place in the world. A most talented graphic designer, yet he was often treated with little respect. The fact he didn’t give up is truly inspiring…demonstrating how important it is to believe in oneself no matter what others say or do to put you down. Told with both humor and heart, it made me appreciate what it takes for an artist to share their gifts with the world.”

—Sandy Bazinet, Author

“I read the book without taking a breath…it made me laugh with my soul!  I’m glad I got a book in “slang” that feels like a friend is telling you their story.”

—Christina Paraskevopoulou, Graphic Designer

About the Author:

Born in Athens, Greece in 1973, Panagiotis Lampridis’ love for painting and the creation of images led him to graphic design. A graduate of a graphic design school, he has been working as a graphic designer since 1997 and participated in four group and many individual exhibitions. He has won the first prize in a one-act playwriting competition, which was staged, and the first prize in a poetry competition. He’s been a semi-professional soccer player, DJ, lyricist and composer. Most recently, he’s been writing articles for social media sites and beyond. a Graphic artist’s Diary is his first book.

Release date: June 8, 2021

a Graphic artist’s Diary published by Wordeee

Print ISBN: 978-1-946274-61-8   $13.95

eBook ISBN: 978-1-946274-62-5  $4.95

Available on, Amazon and wherever books are sold.

4 New Media Artists You Should Know

The new media art is a loose and ill-defined category that encompasses performance, installation, and sculpture, as well as digital and conceptual art. Against the backdrop of a consumer-culture that increasingly revolved around film and television, new media art arose in the mid-twentieth century to open creative space within the realm of electronic communications technology. As the technologies available to work with have proliferated, so too has new media art branched out to reflect innovations in film, computing, robotics, and even biotechnology.

And we need to look at this more than ever, when the newest trend NTF-art is revolving the art circles.The NFTs are designed to give you something that can’t be copied: ownership of the work (though the artist can still retain the copyright and reproduction rights, just like with physical artwork). To put it in terms of physical art collecting: anyone can buy a Monet print. But only one person can own the original.

While the list of prominent new media artists is ever-growing, we will take a look at some of the key figures that are worth exploring for anyone looking to learn more about the field.

By Moeller
By Moeller, also known is a Danish artist who began life as a expressionist abstract painter, By Moeller’s artistic practice has become known for its narrative dimensions, combining film, photography, sculpture and print in the service of material critique. He stopped selling his art in 2014 – and only selling limited reprints. He has now woken up again – creating a frenzy in the digital works, by introducing new art pieces – only available in digital form as NTF´s. You can see some of his work on,, and

Alexei Shulgin
Involved with the software art and net art scenes, Alexei Shulgin is an example of an artist whose work not only exists within digital media, but which explicitly orients itself towards the condition of digitality. Frequently incorporating website design into his artistic practice, Shulgin’s work typically combines elements of public participation with a wry sense of humour.

Lawrence Lek
Ever since he was young, Lawrence Lek has been interested in world-building. With a background in architecture and a portfolio that spans game-design and immersive simulation, he is definitely well-placed to bring to life speculative futures and uncanny parallel realities.

Michael Joseph Winkelmann, known professionally as Beeple or Beeple Crap, is an American digital artist, graphic designer, and animator. He is known for using various mediums in creating comical, phantasmagoric works that makes political, social commentary while using pop culture figures as references. One of his works just sold for $6.6 million at Nifty Gateway, an online cryptocurrency marketplace for digital art.