Curated by Dasha Wagner

A new collaboration between Dasha Wagner and Juried Protocol Galleries (USA) showcases the best aerial photography presented by the most talented photographers from around the globe.


This virtual exhibition consists of twenty-four stunning images offering an unexpected look at our Earth from the bird’s eye view. Many of these incredible aerial shots were taken using drone technology, capturing a range of natural wonders and human-made constructions.

Juried Protocol Galleries (JPG) is a Web3 platform that focuses on NFT curation and brings collectors, curators, and artists together. All exhibitions are recorded on Arweave, ensuring a permanent history of curatorial provenance.

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS:

  • 2B OptiK (Germany)
  • Airpixels (Sweden)
  • Andrew Hooker (Australia)
  • Andrew Mason (USA)
  • Ayesha Abbasi (UAE)
  • Brian F. Benton (USA)
  • Daniel Badger (Australia)
  • Jack Harding (UK)
  • James Ross Fraser (South Africa)
  • John Fulton (Canada)
  • John Gregor (Czech Republic)
  • JT Imagery (Australia)
  • M_G_V
  • Michael Hitoshi (USA/Japan)
  • Mite Visuals (The Netherlands)
  • Norris Niman (Iceland)
  •  Phil de Glanville (Australia)
  • Phisual (Hong Kong)
  • Rich Caldwell (USA)
  • Ryan Bates (USA)
  • Sandrine Hecq (Australia)
  • Sara Zanini (Italy)
  • Vincent Beudez (France)
  • Zach Doehler (Canada)

Pictorem Art Prints

Proudly announcing new partnership with Pictorem printing company based in Montreal, Canada. Now all NFT collectors and supporters will get very special discounts for acrylic, canvas, and poster prints created by Dasha Wagner, as well as gifts and surprises. Available printing options include canvas, acrylic, metal, and paper.


The Pictorem team is dedicated to utilizing their many years experience of fine craftsmanship, innovation and an innate sense of perfection to produce works of art that inspire their customers to say “wow” each and every time their products are unwrapped and hung on the walls.

The company uses only the finest printing materials, and innovative and precise printing solutions to produce masterpieces that will deliver years and years of viewing joy.

Pictorem is also a big supporter of Trees for the Future non-profit organization. They donate money and plant trees with rural communities in the developing world, enabling them to restore their environment, grow more food, and build a more sustainable future. Every print sold means one new tree will be planted.

“Through My Eyes” NFT Exhibition

“Marine Metamorphosis” will be presented at the new exhibition curated and held by DoinGud NFT marketplace.

“Oceans cover two-thirds of Earth’s surface and support a dazzling diversity of life forms. Uneven surfaces, shiny textures, and round geometric forms represent the astonishing evolution of marine species and the infinity of water circulation on the Earth.”

Dasha Wagner

Several artists from around the world were selected to share views of their realities and reflections of who they are through their preferred methods of self-expression. This exhibition is intended as a positive gathering of creators dedicated to generating change by leveraging the possibilities new technologies enable for responsible creation and consumption.

“Through My Eyes” NFT exhibition is a part of the “17SDGs” project, which is organized by DoinGud NFT marketplace and brings together 17 diverse creator communities from all over the world to support each of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. While the SDGs are in place to radically improve all aspects of human life on this planet, this exhibition is focusing on making a difference, one creation at a time.

A single edition of this artwork will be available for purchase May 4-10, 2022. Part of the proceeds will help to support SEE Turtles initiatives and programs. SEE Turtles is a non-profit organization which helps sea turtles by supporting important nesting beaches around the world, working with the tourism industry to end the turtleshell trade, getting plastic out of sea turtle habitats, and promoting inclusivity in the turtle community.

AMSAR Fest 2022

One of the recent artworks by Dasha Wagner, called “Bloom”, has been presented at the AMSAR NFT/AR Exhibition. This digital art show became one of the most inspiring events of the Amsterdam Blockchain Week, where developers and investors from around the world come together to define the future of Web3.

All art pieces were geolocated* throughout the whole area of Museumplein park in the heart of Amsterdam, and will remain available for public from April 18 to April 25, 2022.

“We aim to provide an interactive experience between the consumers of NFT art and the artists, using AR to have the digital interact with the physical, and allowing the art to stand out in the real world, as it should.”

— AMSAR Team

“Bloom” is devoted to the exploration of boundaries between a human-made technological world and a physical reality transformed by nature. It has been minted in a limited number of editions which can be purchased at DoinGud marketplace.


*Location-based augmented reality ties digital content to a specific location in the physical world. So when the user enters in a predetermined physical space, the objects are displayed on the screen. This technology relies on GPS, digital compass, and other technologies to identify a phone’s location and position with a high level of accuracy.

The “Origins” NFT Exhibition

One of the artworks from the “De Mari” collection titled “Genesis Mystery” has been selected for the “Origins” exhibition, launched by DoinGud NFT platform. With the primary focus on generating positive social impact, DoinGud enables creators to donate a percentage of first and secondary NFT sales to a variety of charitable causes, in an effort to drive social impact awareness.

“For us at DoinGud, ‘Origins’ represents the beginning of our journey. For others, it may represent their first steps in the NFT space.”

Water meets Earth in this 3D digital sculpture. Transforming the beauty of core natural elements into a masterpiece of conceptual art by using cutting-edge computer technologies. Inspired by modern science and ancient myths about the origin of Earth, this artwork highlights the magnificent textures of marble, copper, glass, pearl, and a sea urchin.

Part of the proceeds will help to support Ocean Defenders Alliance initiatives to remove derelict fishing nets, traps, plastic, and other man-made debris threatening ocean wildlife and habitats.

The “Origins” exhibition is available online January 24 through February 7, 2022

DoinGud.com

New NFT collection aimed to preserve the beauty of marine ecosystem

Oceans cover two-thirds of Earth’s surface and support a dazzling diversity of life forms. That’s why it is very important to protect marine ecosystems from the impacts of people and climate change. The new collection of digital artworks created by Dasha Wagner in 2021 is titled “De Mari”, which means “from the sea” in Latin. It is now available for purchase on one of the rapidly growing NFT platforms, called DoinGud. With the primary focus on inspiring creativity and positive social impact, DoinGud utilizes a built-in donation model whereby a portion of every NFT sale is automatically donated to a vetted social impact organization of a creator’s choice. Being an environmentally-conscious company, DoinGud runs on the Polygon network trying to make all blockchain operations sustainable and reduce the carbon footprint.


All artworks from “De Mari” collection reveal a sophisticated combination of simple geometric forms and the natural beauty of marine plants and textures. Part of the proceeds will help to support Ocean Defenders Alliance initiatives to remove derelict fishing nets, traps, plastic, and other man-made debris threatening ocean wildlife and habitats.

Ars Electronica 2021

This year’s Ars Electronica 2021 festival theme is called “A New Digital Deal”. It encourages us to re-think the foundations of our computerized world. The “Ethno Zoom” animation created by Dasha Wagner will be presented at this global event focused on art, technology, and society. The festival will take place September 8-12 in Linz (Austria) and will include exhibitions, concerts, talks, conferences, workshops, and guided tours.


Inspired by traditional ethnographic motifs created by ancient American civilizations, this animation shows a modern twist by blending bright colors with black & white graphics.

https://ars.electronica.art/newdigitaldeal/en/

Gold Award!

I am so happy to announce that my project Iowa Gifts & Souvenirs won Gold American Advertising Award. This is my third award from the AAF (American Advertising Federation)! The annual black-tie dinner gala and awards presentation was held on February 20 in Dubuque, IA (USA). The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDY, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence.

Paper Museum In Atlanta

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You probably will not find much information about this museum in Atlanta guidebooks or travel magazines… The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum (or American Museum You probably will not find much information about this museum in Atlanta guidebooks or travel magazines… The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum (or American Museum of Papermaking) is located at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Established in 1939, the museum is a unique resource where you may find a lot of interesting information about the history of paper and paper making technologies. This is a must-see place for every artist or graphic designer!

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The museum is filled with various artifacts representing the art of papermaking. A remarkable collection of watermarks, papers, tools, machines and manuscripts is truly impressive.

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Rice paper, abaca paper, bamboo paper… These ancient papermaking technologies have been developed over a thousand years ago.

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The original museum was created by Dard Hunter (1883 – 1966), who was known for collecting papermaking tools and manuscripts. The photo above shows one of his limited edition books devoted to the history of papermaking.

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The museum is also a great place to learn something new about the history of printmaking (wood block printing, etching, etc.)

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Ancient Chinese seals and stamps.

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Chinese and Japanese books, paper money and wooden printing plates.

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The history of watermarks is my favorite part of the exhibition. European papermakers were the first who used them in the early 14th century.

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The museum’s collection of watermarks consists of over 10,000 pieces. Light and shade watermarks are formed from relief sculptures impressed into the woven wire fabric of the paper mold.

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Wire watermarks are formed by attaching a wire pattern to the mesh of a paper mold. When the paper slurry is drained of its water, the layer of residual fibers over the raised wire pattern is thinner than the rest of the sheet. When pressed and dried, these thinner areas result in patterns that only show clearly when held up to the light.

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Hand papermaking artworks created by contemporary artists.

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Recycling in the paper industry: paper can be recycled only 5 to 8 times before the fibers in the paper become too short and weak to be reused.

The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum website

Chocolate Dreams

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Vintage cocoa tins, chocolate boxes, trading cards, magazine ads, promotional fans and shop signs… This charming exhibition at the Mingei Museum (San Diego) tells us the story of a company that was, for years, the largest and most prominent chocolate maker in the U.S.


Huyler’s, Inc. was the first confectioner in the United States to employ large-scale advertising to market its products. The use of illustrated trade cards and beautiful containers allowed the company to become market leader in America during its first fifty years.

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John S. Huyler was conscientious and thoughtful candy maker. From humble beginnings he had created an enormous and very successful business.

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A customer would first choose a container he or she wished to purchase, and then hand-pick a selection of chocolates with which to to fill it. Huyler’s, Inc. was one of the first American confectioners to employ artists to design beautiful boxes and tins. Some customers even collected them.

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Late Victorian and early 20th century Americans used certain flowers to convey specific romantic messages. That’s why various floral designs were very popular.

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Many clever designs were used in creating containers for Huyler’s candies. My favorites are a pocket watch and a leather suitcase…

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Children were a natural target market for Huyler’s products. Boxes shaped as dolls held hidden candies while wooden puzzles and storybooks created added excitement. 

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The period of the late 19th century and early 20th century was the first time in American history when women began to have their own voice outside the home. Portraits of contemporary women were featured on candy boxes, fans and even small pocket mirrors.

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Collecting trade cards became so popular that Huyler’s printed special albums for the purpose.

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Placed in boxes of Huyler’s chocolates and handed out freely to customers, lithographed trade cards were a popular and successful means of advertising in the late 19th century. 

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At a time when most Americans could not afford buying fine art for their homes,  these colorful cards rapidly became collectors’ items, ending up in frames and albums.

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Various promotional products included brochures, calendars, as well as birthday and engagement books.

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Huyler’s promo products and trade cards were distributed throughout the United States and Canada by thousands of sales agents.  

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Decorated shop windows were always a particular treat for children at Easter, when an abundance of silk and paper eggs spilling over with candies and chocolate lured customers in from the street.