The Super Bowl of Airbrushing by Cliff Stieglitz

A great sports metaphor for the Airbrush Getaway is that it’s the Super Bowl of airbrushing.  Clearly, there is no other hands-on airbrush workshop program like it in the world with twelve 4-day classes, five 1-day classes, and some of the world’s best talent as your instructors. The Getaway is designed to take your artwork to the next level with cutting-edge techniques, the introduction of new products and, best of all, to teach you how to make more money as an artist.  It’s truly a dynamic event, one that many can’t afford not to attend.  In fact, here are the two most common comments I hear from alumni: 1. What they learned in the four or five days at an Airbrush Getaway would take months or years to learn on their own, and 2. Many have marveled that they’ve been able to recover their investment on attending a Getaway in one day, a weekend, a week!  A slogan we recently adopted kind of says it all: Come as students, leave as friends, return as family.  Anyway, there are seats still available, and if you’d like to attend you may call me personally at 732-223-7878.  I hope to hear from you.

A Big “Happy Birthday” to My Olivia!

I’m giving any talk of airbrush a rest today as I celebrate my daughter’s 5th birthday.  Olivia Cameron Stieglitz, born September 27, 2007, is loving, bright, stubborn often, caring, uncannily fearless, charismatic, and one who definitely marches to the beat of her own drum (and always will, I believe).   Oh, I forgot to mention irresistable.  I started late in life with children (Sophia is 6), and it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.  Parenting certainly has its challenges, but the rewards (namely, the most amazing from of love imaginable) and joy are beyond description.  In fact, I inform anyone who’s expecting a baby that they’re about to meet the love of their life.  Anyway, I toast Olivia for her uniqueness, beauty, and making me one of the luckiest Dad’s on the planet.

Olivia Cameron Stieglitz

We’re All in the Same Boat

Although many airbrush newbies come to the Airbrush Getaway intimidated, they invariably leave inspired, confident, and ready to take on the airbrush World with a new, profitable, and powerful skill-set.  Primarily, and simply, they’re intimidated because they believe everyone else will be far more advanced.  After they arrive, though, they soon discover that there are many others in the same boat.  As I promise at every Airbrush Getaway commencement speech, students should put their blinders on and be completely unconcerned by their neighbor’s progress because by the end of the program everyone ends up in the same place.  In fact, the Getaway was originally intended for beginning artists as a way to promote and grow airbrush use.

Special Guests Jon Hul & Armando Huerta To Paint and DemoTop Pro Tips at Airbrush Getaway, Oct 8-12

May-June 2012 Cover by Jon Hul

March-April 2012 Cover by Armando Huerta

Armando Huerta, pinup master

Pinup artist extraordinaire Jon Hul

Pinup greats Armando Huerta and Jon Hul will appear at the upcoming Airbrush Getaway at the NEW Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel, October 8-12.  They will paint works in progress, answer questions, and reveal how they render flesh tones and a variety of textures.  For more information or to register, please call 800-876-2472 or 732-223-7878 for international callers. www.airbrushaction.com

Your Seat is Waiting

With a little more than two weeks to go until the Airbrush Getaway (October 8-12, at the NEW Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel), there are still seats available.  The Getaway is a terrific airbrush immersion program where you have the opportunity to learn from some of the World’s best talent.  We have two hotel rooms left, and you must call Airbrush Action magazine (800-876-2472, 732-223-7878) to reserve them.  Alternatively, because of the Trops great location on the strip, there are many other hotels in the area.  Please call us to register for the workshops (there are 16 classes!; www.airbrushaction.com) or for more information on classes and hotel options.  I look forward to seeing you at the largest and best hands-on airbrush workshop program in the Universe!

The Getaway Jitters

Leading up to the Airbrush Getaway, I’m like a thoroughbred at the starting gate; nervous, high-strung, heart racing, even a little scared.  The production of a Getaway is an enormous undertaking with some tough logistics that include the shipping of 8,000 to 10, 000 pounds of equipment and supplies, the coordinating of C02 tanks, instructor travel, hotel rooms, set-up, break-down, the demands and committment of keeping the students happy (our #1 priority!), and much more. Ultimately, it’s about maintaining the balance and stability of a monster program. However, barring being with my two young daughters and Anh (the loves of my life), I’m rarely happier than when I’m in the midst of an Airbrush Getaway.  It’s actually a form of euphoria for me because I’m in my element with a staff and a group that I love, which is in large part why I adopted the slogan, “Come as students, leave as friends, return as family.”  There are 17 days until the Getaway.  If you’d like to register, or require information on the World’s largest and best hands-on airbrush immersion program, you may call me personally at 732-233-7007.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Fundraiser for Jaime Rodriguez’s Family This Sunday

         JAIME ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ (05/17/1980 – 08/17/2012)

     WHEN: SUNDAY 09/23/12   TIME: 4PM – 10PM   WHERE: AMERICAN LEGION POST 41  ADDRESS: 715 S. 2ND AVE PHX. AZ 85003  ENTRY: $10.00 (FOR DONATION ONLY)     FOOD PLATE: $7.00 (FOR DONATION ONLY)

 ENTERTAINMENT, RAFFLE, AUCTION AND MORE ……………….

WE WILL BE RAFFLING 2 CUSTOM ITEMS AIRBRUSHED MY JAIME

A WOMENS M/L PHOENIX SUNS T SHIRT & A SIZE 10 PAIR OF VANS

RAFFLE TO INCLUDE:

 AUTOGRAPHED SPORTS MEMORABILIA, GIFT BASKETS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING CASH DONATIONS AT CHASE BANK:

ACCT. UNDER ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ GOMEZ ACCT #: 2905089180

ALL DONATIONS ARE GOING TO HIS WIFE AND TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN

NEW Changes & Products at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 8-12

CLASS CHANGES/ADDITIONS:

Kustom Paint Lab: Armando Serrano is back with his 0ld school kandy effects, ground metal painting, vinyl masking integration, and other very cool tricks and tips.
Power Portraits/Javier Soto: The Rhianna painting from the DVD will be on display, and the class project to be painted is being held under tight wraps.
Pinstriping Mastery/Jeff Styles: Patina lettering will be introduced to Styles’s program.
Murals on Steel/Jonathan Pantaleon: NEW curriculum! For more info, stay tuned to Pantaleon’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/jonathanpantaleon.artistry 
Achieving Photorealism: Dru Blair and Melanie Alexander are back after missing the Orlando Getaway in May!
Killer Skulls/Eddie Davis: Greater focus on anatomy, realistic fire demo with water-based paints, and how to make custom stencils.
Airbrush Mastery/T-Shirt Airbrushing/Gary Worthington: New money-making designs for next season!

NEW PRODUCTS:
The NEW Artograph LED 300 will be on sale at a special discount for Getaway attendees.

Createx’s Illustration paint, developed with Dru Blair!
Amazing new products from R Tape
Artool: Killer Grunge F/X , Blasted F/X by Ryno, Aztek stencils by Gerald Mendez, “H” template by Craig Fraser

Iwata-Medea: M Series Single-Action Gravity-Feed Mini Airbrushes

DEMOS:

R Tape demos with Jim Hingst, include heat transfer films for T-shirts and performance garments: Polyurethane films (stretchable) for plotter cutting and digital printing, Flock films for plotter cutting and printing for T-shirt applications, ProGrade Vinyl Paint Mask, application tapes, and the much anticipated metalized vinyl effects films that can produce holographic-type results.

Events:
Canadian Thansgiving dinner, Sponsored by Airbrush Action. Tuesday, October 9. Call 732-223-7878 for details!

Airbrush Getaway Gallery

Jonathan Pantaleon, instructor, Automotive Murals on Steel

Power Portraits student James Catlett

As a preview to the upcoming Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 8-12, I’m sharing these pics. For more information, call 800-876-2472 or 732-223-7878.

T-Shirt Airbrushing Student Randy Horton

 

CALLING ALL AIRBRUSH ARTISTS!

All professional airbrush artists are invited to submit their bios, head shot, and artwork to Airbrush Action Magazine’s website “Artists” page. This free section gives airbrush professionals the opportunity to promote themselves and share their work with their peers, potential clients and the entire airbrush community. To be featured, send your information to ceo@airbrushaction.com.