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So I'm sitting at my computer checking Facebook and I see a ton of memes on my news feed. I laugh at a few and cringe at others - mainly the dumb ones about "What I really do" because I don't care.

In fact, I laugh at maybe one or two out of twenty and the rest are just . . . kinda stupid. But, they all had one thing my art didn't: MILLIONS OF VIEWS!

Why?

That's when I came up with the idea to create "Make Art Viral" a Facebook group dedicated to sharing the work of other artists in a supportive atmosphere. I thought about it and realized that a lot of these memes have a running dialogue that create debates, sometimes healthy but most times not.

So, imagine your painting with the same discussion going on. Imagine the effect that might have on people. I like to think that if we'd take the time to share artwork and make them go "viral" we could me a small difference.

Here's a thought to ponder as well, many of these newer memes - aren't funny - they're mean. Our FB walls are flooded everyday with Memes that often times promote bullying yet everybody wants to share it.

So I thought, why not share something positive, poignant, and memorable that will enrich the lives of others?

To get involved, go to: www.Facebook.com/MakeArtViral

See you there!!
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Jerry Daniel S. Frech
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hello, I am Jerry Frech and my wife is Dana. We are both artists and this particular profile is maintained by Jerry - from time to time I will post my wife's work.

So a little about me. Well, I have been Blessed in my life to have been adopted from the Philippines, to have traveled to 24 countries, live abroad for 11 years and to have survived a war that took my childhood friend, Leonard. Yet, my life is about art and my artistic journey, like yours, has taken a lot of ups and downs but it started like most.

Like most, I started doing art since I was able to pick up a crayon. After drawing several pictures and on several walls, my mom realized my talent! So she took me to a kid's art class with Marie Fox at Windy Acres Creations in Culpeper, VA. I loved it there sooooo much and I really wanted to do art for life but like everyone else I got distracted. When I graduated from High School I was certain that I wanted to be in the military and spend a career doing that. Yet, in 2006 I was deployed to Iraq with the US Air Force (my AFSC: Security Forces - basically a cop) and found myself surrounded by negativity, sorrow and, yes, drama. Without a lot of options to get away from all of the negativity, I escaped the only way I knew how: art.

During my six month deployment, I kept four journals of sketches and writings of the Iraqis, my fellow airman and about my future. I realized right then and there that I was not going to waste my life on anything else but ART. I sold out to my work. On May 13, 2006 (almost a year after my Leonard died in Iraq) I made the decision in my journal to leave the military and go back to school for art.

Now, I have received my B.A. in Art (2010) and currently I am seeking my MFA in Painting at Radford University studying under ZL Feng. No, my journey is not the typical route but what is? Most people graduate from college within 4 - 6 years after High School, right? I did not and I do not regret a single moment of it all. Sure, you are going to fail....sometimes....but it is whether you get back up or not. Remember, for every failure, for everybad piece of art you make it only takes you closer to the one you were meant to create. AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT QUIT!
Also, follow us on Facebook @ www.Facebook.com/frechstudios

or
MorningSketches.blogspot.com
DanaFrech.blogspot.com
www.FrechStudios.com

Current Residence: Radford, VA
Favourite genre of music: I love all music and the ones I don't I respect.
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams and Nat Geo
Favourite style of art: Pop-Art and Classical Realism
Operating System: MAC
Personal Quote: Talk less, paint more, if they're going to talk about you then let it be about your art.
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AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   Artist
:party::cake:
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AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Artist
Happy b'day!:iconcakeplz:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday Jerry
:):)
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Darija9 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Happy birthday! :cake:
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SChan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Hi! Featuring your amazing work: [link] on my page for November's Native American heritage month!
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ArT-Walker Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Some great stuff in your port. I did some work with a model in Radford a few months ago, grew up myself in Salem, Live in Bluefield now. Love to get together with yall and talk art sometime.
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Shralana Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Welcome to :iconfilipino-artists:!
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frechstudios Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Lidias93 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hi!
I take part in contest on facebook,
Can you vote on my drawing?
enough to click ''like it''
here --> [link]
thank in advance:)
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Listen there’s something that I’m trying to raise awareness on.
Could you please check out this entry? I'd appreciate it.

[link]
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