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#RunYpsi: Ypsilanti Running Co.

A few weeks ago I decided I needed to be more mindful about my physical activity (or in my case, the lack of it) and took up the friendly-paced running group at Ypsilanti Running Co. Owners Mike Nix and his wife Alison have become incredible supports and friends during the process. Recently, they hosted a pre-party for The Color Run and we had a ton of fun with selfies and a big giveaway. 

This past Sunday, they held their first fundraiser for the adoption of Frog Island at Corner Brewery. They'll be cleaning up the outer perimeter of the running track, keeping walkways clear, and renewing all the areas of the picturesque park that just needs a little love. A special IPA was brewed, a live band played, and a grand time was had by all. Check it out!

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We can't recommend YRC enough for your running, fitness and retail needs. It's a wonderful family business and we feel so lucky to be a part of their movement to get people moving and healthy. Their 1 year anniversary is this September and we're looking forward to what they have in store next. 

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Contest: Senior Portrait Package

Aaahhh...memories of senior year. You take all your tests, you find out if you  "got accepted" to your first choice and of course, you plan what you're going to wear for your senior photos. What if we told you that you had a chance to win a senior portrait session unlike anyone else's? We specialize in capturing personalities in the most creative way. One lucky winner will win the full package with us. Simply go to our Facebook page or email us at info@chin-azzaro.com and tell us why you deserve to win. (Parents, you can enter your son or daughter too)! Check it out and pass it along to all the Class of 2014 seniors you know (in the Ann Arbor area). Enter now through June 30th. But if you can't wait to win and want to book your session now, see your choices below. Good luck!

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Teen Model Contest

Pan001We're partnering with a client of ours, zoey + joey | Children's Hair Studio and Boutique to endorse the new teen salon they're putting in this summer. The teen salon will include private waiting area, Playstation 3 video games and extra goodies and package deals in the future. The winning model(s) will not only get a year of free haircuts but N will photograph them for the print campaign as well as a mini photo session the day of the shoot. Their parents will receive one retouched digital portrait to share or print as much as they please.

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If you know a photogenic teen (ages 11-18), send them to zoey + joey's Facebook or our Facebook page for the details. The contest runs through June 30th. Good luck, everyone!

Rules: Rules: Winners will be notified by phone/email by 7/3/13. All models 17 and under must have parent signed consent to be photographed for advertisement publication and be available July 9th or Aug. 6th for the photo shoot. Prizes carry no cash value and cannot be traded for such. Photos remain the property of zoey + joey and can be used for future promotion. A year’s worth of haircuts is 5 per winner and expires one year from first haircut. A digital photo shoot will be taken by Chin-Azzaro | Art Consulting + Commercial Photography and one image will be retouched and sent to parent of winner(s). Winner(s) will be photographed and be seen in at least one printed advertisement in the local area. For questions, please email marketing@zoeyjoeystudio.com

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10 Terms that Should Be Banned From Art School Critiques | Print Out Poster*

Today's post is for all the art students out there. As an art student, I spent a lot of time in critiques, or what we called "crits". My non art major friends couldn't understand how I could be in class for six hours, three days a week and still have another studio class in the evenings. A lot of it was work time but toward the end of any assignment or quarter, we had to sharpen our arsenal of vocabulary and artist references to sound witty in front of our peers. At best we would ignite discussion. At worst people would sleep.

There were the crit virgins that would say, "I really like the shade of blue you used, it works really well in contrast with the background," to which some professors would really nail them to the wall. You couldn't just "like" something and slink away. You had to really challenge the creator and question why he or she made the decisions they did. Which brings us to the insufferable ones that absolutely relished in waving their art school card in the air. They frivolously used every art crit keyword possible and they made each minute feel like an eternity (insert eye rolls here). For all of you that are still suffering through this hardship, I've created a list of lingo that should never be uttered in crit ever again. It'd make a great gift for an art student or maybe it'd just be a fun drinking game (not during class, of course).

*Feel free to print but please be respectful of usage. Thanks!

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Mother of all Contests: Photo Narrative Giveaway

We're doing something that we haven't seen before and it's huge.  From now until noon on March 6th, 2012, you can enter to win a professional photo shoot with the one and only Nick Azzaro (well, actually we know of at least two others...) but this is the only one we know of that shoots incredible photos. His style is dark, dramatic and full of surprises. This is not an ordinary, "say cheese" kind of shoot. Think storytelling, original and dangerous.

The Photo Narrative Giveaway* is easy to enter. Simply email us, go to our Facebook page (and like us) or Twitter page (and follow us) and answer the question, "Who's your favorite photographer and why?" No matter how brilliant your answer, we're still going to keep it fair and choose three winners by random on March 6th. We'll let you know who won that evening and those lucky people win a one hour photo session shoot along with three digital images that they can do what ever they want 'em! Full details and rules can be found on our website. Good luck!

*Sorry folks, you must travel to Ann Arbor for the shoot.

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Win a Limited Edition Print from the New Series, 4LGD

It's finally here - something for the kids. Our newest addition to the online shop is 4LGD, a collection of creatures for the nursery, reading nook or just anywhere you darn well please. And from now until February 10th, you can enter by commenting below to the question: How many elephants do you see? (There's no wrong answer). One winner will be chosen by random to receive this print on archival matte satin photo paper. Good luck!

4 LGD 01 Elephant | 8" x 8" | Edition of 25 | Signed and numbered by artist

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Our First Contest: Photo Giveaway

We love giving presents for the holidays. And what better way to celebrate than with a piece of art? When you "like" our Facebook page and leave a comment telling us which photo you like and why, you're in the running for a signed, editioned photograph from Nick Azzaro. If you share it on your Facebook wall, leave it in the comment section of our page and we'll give you another entry. Easy as pie!

Which one do you like best? A moment caught of Chicago's sky or the cost of Capri, Italy? Enter by Saturday, Dec. 17th at noon and we'll announce the winner (picked by random) that night. Good luck!

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