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Donate to EMPTY KINGDOM

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July 31, 2014

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Most of our faithful fans know that we here at EK do what we do simply for the love of Art. And if you don't know, now you know. We originally started our site to share our love of Art with the world, but it grew quickly from a fun side project to an intense, all-consuming labor of love, and now, we have been blessed with this beautiful baby whose life it is our job to nurture and grow in a positive, impactful way. Our dream is to be a 90/10 company, meaning we donate 90% of our company's net income and keep only 10%. Take a moment to think about how retardedly difficult that sounds. There isn't a businessman in the world who'd invest in a business plan like that.
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EK Summer Art Show 2014

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June 18, 2014

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And after the smoke clears...we are pleased as punch to announce our very first art show as a smashing success! Friday, June 6th at the one and only 111 Minna Gallery was a night full of drinks, fun, amazing people, and most importantly, amazing art! EK would like to thank every single person that supported us, and all the artists both in the show and who came to the show (we hope to be working with all of you soon enough).
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

TOP 100 2013
[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939...which doesn't really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004...but we're not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX...which doesn't mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented: July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi), August 6th (Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors), October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans), October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)...which all has nothing to do with EK. Nonetheless, 939 is the exact number of posts we had to sift through for 2013 in order to bring to all of you art-fiends our fourth annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013!
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ART BASEL: OPEN CALL EXTENDED!

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October 9, 2013

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You asked for it, so we’re giving it to you! We’ve extended our OPEN CALL! Artists by nature are procrastinators. We understand, you can’t rush inspiration. Many of you have asked for an extension to the open call, so we’re giving you until Nov. 15th to get your best work to us! This is your chance to be selected to exhibit with our amazing artists at the official EMPTY KINGDOM and SELECT FAIR ART BASEL Miami exhibition! Amanda Elizabeth Joseph (April 2012, July 2011), Andreas Englund (December 2012, March 2012, August 2011), Erin M. Riley (December 2012, Scott Hove (May 2013, March 2011, April 2010), and Shawn Barber (July 2013, July 2011) will be exhibiting their work for the show, so this IS the opportunity that you don't want to miss! Did we mention that all of the artists have been on our TOP 100 list at one point or another? BOOYAH!
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EK + SELECT FAIR = ART BASEL AWESOMENESS

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July 13, 2013

EK SELECTFAIR PARTNERSHIP
Psst...to all the lovely art-loving people in the world, EK has a little secret to tell you... WE ARE GOING TO ART BASEL!!!! EMPTY KINGDOM is absolutely ecstatic to announce our partnership with SELECT FAIR for collaborative exhibition madness at the internationally infamous ART BASEL in beautiful Miami, Florida from DECEMBER 4-8. What the hell does that mean for all of you? It means there's only one place for you to be in December this year, and it's South Beach!
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ReCREATE: ATX // EK FUNDRAISER

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February 22, 2013

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Empty Kingdom & the Hope Campaign are proud to announce our official partnership in support of ReCREATE: ATX, a fundraiser and all-day art event at SXSW!  The Hope Outdoor Gallery is one of the nation's largest outdoor art galleries, a place for local artists to share their work, focused on positive and educational messages.  What began with Shepard Fairey's mammoth Obey record album poster series has flourished into one of the most beautiful destinations in Austin.    But to be ready for the public, the walls need your help first!
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Forever Yours, Empty.

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February 14, 2013

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Dear You, It's Valentines day today. For some fans, this hallmark holiday passes without a second glance. For others, it is a day that serves as an in-your-face reminder about how alone and lonely they are.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012

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January 31, 2013

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[Photo by: Lauren Treece] The beginning is, in fact, finally here. After shifting through exactly 1470 posts for the entire 2012 calendar year, a dozen pots of coffee made, several holes punched in the drywall during heated deliberations, and several concussions suffered from office supplies hurled at each others' heads, we proudly present the third annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012!
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WORLDWIDE CALL FOR COLLABORATORS!

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January 30, 2013

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EK is looking for you! (image credit: Brooke Golightly) Yes, it is true -we are opening up another round of call for collaborators, and you just might fit the bill.
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Introducing: The Official Newsletter!

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January 6, 2013

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Empty Kingdom is excited to announce a new sub-publication, our official e-zine.. a newsletter about art and culture and life.. and tons of other fabulous things. It's going to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys and more interesting than the Dos XX man, (well maybe not, considering he has his own wikipage and EK doesn't yet.)
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2013: THE BEGINNING IS NEAR

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January 3, 2013

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2012 was an unpredictable, fast, scary, wild, and beautiful year in many ways. While the media want to talk about the Mayans and debate the end of the world, to tell you the truth none of that matters. Because every day is somebody's last day on earth. Every day people lose loved ones who mean the world to them. While we would love nothing more to speak only of the beautiful wonderful possibilities of the new year, 2012 was sobering in many respects and it would not be honest to ignore some of the incredible human tragedies of the year.

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS

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November 1, 2012

CALL FOR MUSICIANS
Art by VOKA And the beat goes on.. Empty Kingdom is still rolling along in it's search for talent, and guess what musicians,  we want to collaborate with you! We're looking for talented artists of all genres to share their work with us, because there will be lots of opportunities to work together on, from live events, online shows, EK media productions, and  more!
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OPEN CALL: AUSTIN, TX

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October 29, 2012

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Hello beautiful people of Austin, TX. We are Empty Kingdom and we have our eyes on you. At Empty Kingdom our mission is to reach out and strengthen the communities of artists, galleries, organizers, and art supporters. And because Texas is one of the top three states in our visitors queue, we decided to bring our first ever Empty Kingdom Labs project straight to Austin!  We got one word for you.   SXSW.
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RELICS OF THE NEW WORLD

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August 16, 2012

RELICS OF THE NEW WORLD

EK Studios is proud to present a new video we produced to promote a group show thrown by Cassel Gallery  featuring our good friend Lucien Shapiro, Henry Lewis, Lango Olivera, and Charlie O'Hanlaon.

RELICS OF THE NEW WORLD // SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011 // 8PM-11PM
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EK Exclusive: Lethal Injection @111 Minna

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August 3, 2012

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We are extremely proud to present the first in a long line of featured Art documentaries produced and distributed exclusively by Empty Kingdom Studios, our brand new & very own in-house media production arm of ek.com!
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THE 100 FOR A HUNDRED CONTEST

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February 13, 2012

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Good morning, afternoon, and evening folks! (depending on your time zone, of course) So here's the deal: The first one hundred people to reblog our EK tumblr top 100 post on their own tumblr page will get the limited-edition bumper sticker! View more for details!
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2011

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January 31, 2012

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(Photo by: Dara Scully, EK Flickr Pool Submission) Welcome, ladies n’ gentlemen, lads n’ lasses… gems n’ germs. The EMPTY KINGDOM Top 100 Artist of 2011 is here!
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EMPTY KINGDOM TUMBLR

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November 20, 2011

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The 2011 Top 100 are coming!!!

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October 18, 2011

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(photo credit: Marc West) Hello beautiful people! Last year our impromptu Top 100 mega-post spread like wildfire on the internet, causing both acclamation and controversy (although none of the artists we selected seemed to argue with us)  ...so you better believe we're gearing up for another mega-post featuring our top one hundred favorite artists shared on our website in 2011! This time we want your help.
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NEW CINEMA CLASSICS: RECONSTRUCTION

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September 16, 2011

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Reconstruction is the debut film of Danish filmmaker, Christoffer Boe. It's all an experiment. An experiment in love that leaves quite a bittersweet taste in your mouth after.   Twitch Film has a nice interview with him here.
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