More on Sales! and other Holiday Stuff


Am still being productive. I’ve been to the Knoxville Writers’ Guild to do a reading tonight, and tomorrow night I’m going to be at the Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center, a local gallery, for their First Friday Christmas art sale, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST.

Meanwhile, a couple of my recent sales are now up for reader enjoyment. Here’s “Zombie Love” a short poem in Liquid Imagination, narrated by yours truly. And here’s “Wine and Magnolias” at Mischief Media: A Story Most Queer Podcast narrated by Gwendolyn Boniface. The story takes about a half hour, but the poem is quick. Please check them out!

Also, this Sunday (December 8) I’m singing in a couple of holiday concerts. The evening concert will be at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and will stream from the website from 6:00 to about 7:30 p.m. EST. The link I’ve posted should go direct, but if not, from the website, click on the link that says “listen.” Trigger warning: this is a sacred concert, as you might expect from the setting, and includes two choirs and an orchestra. I sing first soprano, and assuming the after Thanksgiving cold clears up, you will hear me at one point or the other. If you’re in the area, the concert is free, but get there early to get a parking spot. Enjoy!


Calling art fans!


three-chickens-lela-buisI have paintings in a show at Broadway Studios & Gallery this month. Tonight there’s a First Friday event from 5-9:00 p.m. If you’re within reach of Knoxville, stop by. The show looks great, with several very talented artists showing their work. I’ll be there!

The Lunar Initiatives Flash Art Competition

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I’m interrupting the discussion for a news notice. This looks like fun, but check out their submission guidelines. There is a transfer of rights.

Press Release:
We are inviting people world over to join us in promoting Lunar and Space Exploration by participating in the Lunar Initiatives Art Competition: 2D Visual Art and Literary Art.

Before a problem can be solved it must be imagined. We are daring people from all backgrounds to dream the impossible and to encourage interest in space activities through their artwork.

2D Visual Art includes paintings or drawings made from watercolors, oils, pencil, inks, charcoal, mixed media, Photoshop, astro-photography, etc. Literary art categories include poetry, short stories (fiction), consisting of 2500 words or less, and essays (non-fiction) of 1000 words or less. Monetary prizes of $1000, $500 and $250 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded in each category.

You may visit the challenge page here to find out more and to register as an innovator. No entry fee required. Last date for submission is October 31, 2015.

Please let us know if you would like to participate or know anyone else who might be interested in participating.

Contest Website:

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three-chickens-lela-buisThis website is doing double duty as of today. I’ve had paintings for sale for some time here locally, and I’m in a gallery show at the Knoxville Fine Arts and Crafts Center right now. However, I’ve not had an online outlet. Now I do. I’ve opened an account at Fine Arts America, where I’m going to be selling prints, cards, sofa cushions, phone covers, and whatever else you might like to order with my artwork on it.

So, what is this wonderful artwork, you ask? The answer is that I’ve been drawing and painting for a long time, and it may take a while to get things uploaded. Right now I have some acrylics available, one watercolor and one drawing. I’ll have more up as soon as I figure out how deal with oversize files and other impediments. Check it out here. By the time you see the offer at Fine Arts America, most of the works will be already sold, but you can use the contact page here on my website to ask about buying an original.

Painting: Three Chickens by Lela E. Buis.

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