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You can commission your own high quality yet affordable portrait in a variety of styles from one of several African artists– find the details here.
Read our previous article Startling New Faces From the African Portrait Project Artists here.
Patrick Painter is an American art dealer who in 1991 began Patrick Painter Editions in Vancouver, Canada and Hong Kong. He is also the owner of Patrick Painter Inc., which he opened in 1997, that includes two art galleries in Santa Monica, California.
Last month, Patrick Painter launched his Facebook fan page as a Public Personality–find it here.
Early in his career, Patrick Painter was mentored by famed art dealer Leo Castelli and curator Walter Hopps. According to Wikipedia,…” Patrick Painter Editions was established in a depressed market, [yet] he managed to build his business upon the success he had turning editions. Fine art prints, or multiple editions, were looked down upon at the time by many critics and collectors; Painter created a unique approach to the market. In 1996, 20 galleries worldwide had shows of exclusively Patrick Painter Editions.“
Click here to view Current exhibition at Patrick Painter gallery.
First of all, I’d like to congratulate artist Nadine Robbins — her painting is featured on the cover of Poets and Artists magazine.
Poets and Artists has print and digital versions of their magazine. They have an open call for artist submissions for their next curated issue–Destroying the Figure in the 21st Century.
The Curator for the Issue is Daena Title. Click here to read the full submission guidelines.
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2015 Publication Date: July 2015
DESTROYING THE FIGURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY—When Representation and Abstraction Merge
At what point does the figure in a figure painting lose its formal or narrative dominance? Please submit work that walks this line or crosses over it.
Please be sure to follow the submission guidelines when making your submission. Submission Guidelines here – Send up to three images (high-resolution 300dpi – jpg) that fit the theme.
Martín Ramírez is widely known as one of the preeminent self-taught masters of the twentieth-century. Ramirez was born in Mexico in 1895, relocated to the United States in 1925, and spent most of his life in Auburn, California at the Dewitt State Hospital. During his stay and until his death in 1963, he created some five hundred complex and compelling drawings and collages. His early art he worked primarily in crayon producing works characterized by their clean yet brazen draftsmanship. His art imagery is both suggestive and nostalgic as he merged his own life experiences– Mexican madonnas, animals, cowboys, trains, and landscapes– with scenes of American culture. Compositionally, he renders space into multi-dimensional almost theatrical layouts using sharp geometric forms with strong linear qualities. Later in his life, he began creating collages using newspaper clippings and his previous drawings for additional depth and texture.
Ramírez’s talents were recognized in small exhibitions as early as the 1950s. Today his work has been the subject of numerous museum shows, including the retrospective “Martín Ramírez: Pintor Mexicano,” at the Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, in 1989, and two major exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum, NYC: a traveling retrospective titled “Martín Ramírez” in 2007, and “Martín Ramírez: The Last Works” in 2009. In 2010, the 20th century master was the subject of a comprehensive exhibition curated by Brooke Davis Anderson at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reína Sofía, in Madrid, titled “Martín Ramírez: Reframing Confinement.”
Martin Ramirez | USPS Dedication Ceremony and Opening Reception | Thursday, March 26th 6-8 pm | RICCO/MARESCA GALLERY | 529 West 20th Street
The current exhibition: Martin Ramirez: Forever, is a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Ramirez. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the United States Postal Service and the release of a set of 5 commemorative “Martin Ramirez” Forever stamps. This momentous occasion is the first time an Outsider artist and Mexican-American artist has been featured on a USPS Stamp — a testament to the public’s growing appreciation for the field of Outsider art.
On behalf of Ricco/Maresca Gallery, Flowers Gallery and the US Postal Service, I would like to cordially invite you to the Dedication Ceremony and Opening Reception of Martin Ramirez: Forever. This event will mark the release of a set of five Martin Ramirez forever stamps and will be held in conjunction with a solo exhibition of Ramirez’s artwork. The reception will be held on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm at 529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor.
This week Sean Earley wrote an article on the dramatic results he achieved over a 24 hours period after adding “more targeted hashtags on Instagram.” Sean is a Digital Marketing Consultant at Digital Artist Marketing and an artist who creates vintage Pin-Up art. You can view some of his work on his Instagram profile here.
Normally, when Sean added his art images to Instagram, he’d tag each with #pinup #pinupart and #retro, to routinely get a couple of likes.
After reading our article, Get Your Art Showcased and Featured in Instagram Galleries, and taking our advice, he tried updating his previous Instagram art images by adding new hashtags to help him reach out to art buyers– such as: #homedecor #interiordesign #decorating #officedecor and others.
Sean Earley noted that within 24 hours of adding these hashtags to his art images, he received 92 likes, 7 new followers and 2 mailing list sign ups. This is a great start and he has new Instagram notifications still coming in.
If you are looking for many more ways to increase your visibility by getting your art viewed on social media platforms and featured in fine art magazines, on art blogs, listed in art directories, on art TV, then get our e-list of art publication resources for artists here and here.
If you think of art licensing as wall calendars and greeting cards, then take a look at these high-end wall panels and furniture– featured by the if it’s hip, it’s here design blog–with artist Rex Ray’s designs on them. They’re produced by B + N Industries based in California and New York City. B+N Industries is an innovative designer and manufacturer of products for the retail, architectural and hospitality markets.
Even top New York City art galleries like Bravin Lee and Gagosian have gotten into high-end art licensing with sales in their Gagosian Shop on Madison Avenue of artist pillows, art jewelry, posters, and limited edition Alexander Calder and Basquiat artworks transferred onto dinner plates. The Gagosian Shop has nearly sold out of Andy Warhol camouflage designs on wallpaper, and snow skis and skateboards with Keith Haring and Basquiat designs.
Bravin Lee is unique with its Bravin Lee Editions, a series of artist designed hand-knotted limited edition rugs.
Cumulus Studios collection (2008-2013) focuses on outdoor objects that include sculpture editions, textiles and functional art pieces in small editions of 25 and under.
DENY Designs may have #lesserknown artists (about 170) but they have some interesting home decor accessories in Bed and Bath and a Pet Collection of pet beds, food bowls, and bandanas.
If you are an artist looking to get your art licensed, we offer two extensive e-lists of resources– The Art Licensing E-list of art Licensing companies, artist agents and artist representatives and the Print Market E-list of Physical and online art print sales sites for artists. Print products include prints editions, posters, canvas prints, art toys, art stickers, wall decals, murals, postcards, printed t-shirts, clothing, bags, cases, pillows, fabric, wallpaper, rugs, deck chairs, chairs, mugs, beer bottles, mixed media, limited edition ceramics, wall flags, metal posters and more.
For photographic artists, we have an extensive e-list of international photography representatives and photographer agents, photography print sales sites and much more.
ArtAndFeminism or Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women artists on Wikipedia with annual group Edit-a-thons.
For the first Edit-a-thon, about 600 volunteers showed up at Wikipedia editing workshops held at the New York art center Eyebeam, and at 30 other venues around the world, where they worked to help adjust the imbalance of listings for men over women in the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
If you have ever tried to create a new entry on Wikipedia, it’s not so easily done–each and every detail or fact mentioned must be referenced and verified and there are strict formatting rules as well.
According to Let My People Show, the Tumblr blog of arts journalist and art expert Robin Cembalest who is also former ARTnews editor-in-chief, this year, the Edit-a-Thon happened March 15 at the Museum of Modern Art and more than 70 other venues including the Walker Art Center and LACMA in the U.S.A, and other places in Toronto, Moscow, Lima, Sydney, and Brussels. They even created a Wikipedia listing for this event–read and view photos here.
At these latest Edit-a-thon gatherings, Art+Feminism volunteers put up around 100 new entries for women artists, including Australian modernists Ethel Spowers and Dorrit Black, Catalan painter Josefa Texidor i Torres and contemporary artists Mary Miss, Xaviera Simmons, Audrey Flack, and Monika Bravo. Many other entries were enhanced and updated.
The organizers keep a running list of suggested articles to create or add upon—not only artists well-known and obscure, but also curators, movements, periodicals, and more.
They want your ideas, too, and you can add them here.
Artists who add hashtags to their art images get more visibility as they post their work to Instagram. Some hashtags artists use: #abstract #abstractart #abstract_and_contemporary_art #acryliconcanvas #artdealer #artwork #artcollector #artcollectors #artforsale #apartmenttherapy #artlovers #atelier #artistportraits #affordableart #womenartists #artbuyers #buyart Collectart# #collecting #decor #contemporaryart #collect #collage #drawing #draw #drawingaday #thedailysketch #dotsofpaint #FineArtPrints #handpainted #homedecor #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiorstyling #loveart #landscapes #livewithart #limitededition #lowbrowart #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #officedecor #paint #paintingforsale #pastel #pastelpainting #print #prints #printchat #PRINTMAKING #portrait #sellart
Artists also tag their art images for specific collections and online galleries that feature artists– here are a few:
Art Sanity on Instagram has over 143,000 followers, and they like to showcase the best artwork from undiscovered artists on Instagram. To get your work in front of their curators tag your art images with #artsanity. Two Art Sanity curators seem to like especially feature drawings — view their tastes here and here.
artFido.com has 426,000 followers. ArtFido invites you to tag your art images with @artFido #artFido or #art for a possible feature.
Magic Gallery, with nearly 10K followers, asks you to tag your art photos and videos with #magicgallery for their curators to view and share.
The Art Shed– tag your art with #theartshed for a chance to be featured.
Art of Visuals, color photography–tag with #Artofvisuals or #AOV for feature.
GALLERY_OF_BW, black and white photography–tag your images with #gallery_of_bw
AARTISTIC_DREAMERS, with over 76,000 followers, features talented artists and illustrators. To get their attention hastag your artworks with #aartistic_dreamers for a chance to be featured.
ART_SPOTLIGHT, with 320,000 followers, invites artists to tag their art images with #Art_Spotlight for a feature.
Also, New York City artist Sarah Rosado, SRARTWORK on Instagram with nearly 60,000 followers, offers to share your artwork if you tag it with #srartwork
Artists around the world regularly contact Artist Marketing Resources for details on getting their work into the growing Asian art market. Often these artists target Tokyo Japan as their point of entry. There are other cities to consider–Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei and Seoul.
Dot.N is a Seoul, Republic of Korea (aka South Korea) based online gallery and arts project planning site scheduled to launch on April 1st 2015.
They’ve invited more than 5000 artists internationally to register on the Dot.N site on April 1st and upload their art images.
Jeonghyun Lee of the Dot.N Arts Planning company said, ” Up to this point, the system looks similar to existing sites such as Behance.” Dot.N wants to establish an “artists’ online archive on a grand scale.”
When artists all over the world sign-up to the Dot.N website, they will be exhibiting and sharing their artworks with art collectors and the art buying public, as well as business enterprises, banks, hospitals, advertising agencies and web agencies who will have options to buy and use (license) artists’ digital art images. This is one way Dot.N will generate additional income for their artists.
The Dot.N Arts Planning company will advertise and promote the availability of both the digital images and the original artworks on their new site.
If you are an artist wishing to connect with gallerists and artist agents in Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and other Asian cities–we have extensive contacts on our artist resources e-lists:
Art Rookie, a London-based online sales platform, wants artists and designers to sign-up and sell their art and designs as framed prints, prints, canvas art, as well as, art and designs on greeting cards, on phone cases, on homeware—dinner plates, mugs, cups and saucers, clocks and cushions, and on fashion accessories—t-shirts, tote bags, beach bags.
If you are gearing-up for spring sales of your art, and the warmer temps have made you more active, we want to help you get out there! We’re launching our spring #artistresources sale!
Thinking Spot, Mary Anne Mitchell, Black and White Photograph of a girl on a swing in a giant tree on a hill. This was overlooking the Beltline in Atlanta, Georgia and the photographer’s daughter is the model.
The dimensions of this limited edition print of 20 is 16 x 16 inches, archival inkjet print on paper mounted on black foam core. Signed in verso with edition number. Available on Amazon.com here.
City That Never Sleeps, Mary Anne Mitchell, Black and White photograph of New York City taken from above at night. This photograph was shot on film.
Limited edition of 25 prints, each 16×20 inches, archival inkjet on paper mounted on black foam core. Signed in verso with edition number. Available on Amazon.com here.
Fairy Dance, Mary Anne Mitchell, Sepia toned black and white photograph of Nutcracker Ballet performance shot from above at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
Limited edition of 25, this 16×20 archival inkjet print is mounted on black foam core. Signed in verso with edition number. Available on Amazon.com here.
Lipstick, Mary Anne Mitchell, Black and white photograph of a girl putting on lipstick in the rearview mirror of a car, shot from behind on film and printed from film negative.
This Limited edition of 25 prints, 16×20 inches, on archival inkjet print mounted on black foam core is signed in verso with edition number and available on Amazon.com here.
Lake of Dreams, Mary Anne Mitchell, Black and white photograph of a lake in the early morning with light streaming in. Shot on infrared film. Lake is in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Limited edition of 25 prints, dimensions: 16×20 inches, archival inkjet print mounted on black foam core. Signed in verso with edition number. Available on Amazon.com here.
Corner detail of mounted prints.
The Rescued Film Project has found rolls of undeveloped film from locations all over the world and processed these vintage films to reveal amazing images. If you have vintage FILM TO DONATE, the Found Film processing is 100% Free to you. Find details on how to send your film rolls to The Rescued Film Project here.
If you have a video of your art or arts related project that you’d like featured and shared on social media, send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you sometimes feel that your art gets lost on overcrowded online gallery sites, and wonder how often your work actual gets viewed or considered for purchase. Try submitting to a new site which has few artworks. New as of February 2015, Artists Uncovered, has plenty of room for you art. It is a curated site and they are accepting submissions. Register for a free account then submit using their online submission form. Artists Uncovered is accepting work from artists worldwide!
Artist Marketing Resources is always on the look-out for new online art galleries and art sales venues. For the past 6 years we’ve been adding to and updating our e-list of art sales sites, art print sales sites, photographer sales sites and photographer agents here, art galleries, and art consultants.
Find these and more artist resources in our newest store with more purchase options here.
The theme here of late has been selling art on Instagram. Just last week I posted details on how to create a shop for art sales on your Instagram profile–read the article here. I also featured the news that artist Caia Matheson sold one of her paintings within one hour of creating her shop and posting her first painting to Instagram–you’ll find the article here.
So I was wowed by the news that celebrities Lindsay Lohan and Leonardo DiCaprio purchased art from artists after discovering their work on Instagram.
After reading my articles, New York artist Jane Dell asked what is the difference–a link to her website on her Instagram profile or the shop? So the answer is that no matter your method, buyers see your work and buy it on Instagram! Just make it easy for them.
Here are a couple of great ways to share beyond just social media. First, the Guardian newspaper is now running a regular photography assignment on a weekly theme. You can send them your photos and they’ll publish their favorites in Guardian Witness, their user-generated content of the Guardian.
The next theme is ‘copy.’ The closing date is 12 March at 10 am. Read the full details here.
Next, we love this one! the Concept Bank is a web-based platform for open source performance. They are asking you to submit your performance work written as an instruction manual no longer than 150 word and they will perform your concept during a festival in the Netherlands.
|In the Netherlands, the festival season usually starts at the end of March. The Concept Bank will participate in various festivals in the spring and summer of 2015. Sometimes they will show up as officially invited participants, but most of the time they appear to be paying guests. At strategic spots at festivals The Concept Bank will create a mobile office to share your/their performance concepts freely to the interested public. They are looking for good concepts to put together their Festival Package. If you want to submit a work, write it as clearly as possible, write it as a manual. Keep in mind that the performers will usually not be professional artists.If you want to propose one or more work(s), please send it/them to email@example.comThey also need:
-the title of the work and
-the year of production,
-a link to a website with professional information,
Please understand that they can only select your works if all this information is included!
The concept should be no longer then 150 words!
Deadline: April 15, 2015
TheConceptBank.org is a web-based platform for open source performance. The bank is filled with concepts of many good artists; these concepts are written as simple manuals. Visitors of TheConceptBank will be able to choose and print a concept and to perform the selected work on a time and place of their choice. After executing the work, the user will be asked to send us his/her experiences which we will then forward to the artists.
Theconceptbank.org is a non-profit initiative, the use of the databank will be free for everybody.
This R. Weis sound art is available from CD Baby here, where you can preview and share the tracks on Twitter, Facebook, via email and to other social media sites.
R. Weis has composed with manipulated sound since the 1980s. Over the last 30 years, his works have been heard in many galleries and museums, on many US radio stations, and on radio in Europe, including on London’s Resonance FM. A self-taught artist, Weis’ compositions are fixed recordings, not performed live.“PARROT & PAPERBACK” was created on MachFive Sampling Software and Digital Performer Sequencing Software. For more information, visit www.rweis.com.
Silent Barn is a Bushwick, Brooklyn based exhibition space. They have a live performance space, artist studios and a live/work artist-in-residency program and more.
They consider themselves a DIY space. Silent Barn is on the hunt for installation works and visual artworks to fill their large white walls and the soaring ceilings of their three-story stairwell.
Silent Barn is able to provide access to materials (hardware, paint, wood, etc.) and funding with a $200 honoraria for the work(s), plus other assistance such as helping seek grant funding for projects, assist with installing your art and more.
Once installed, Silent Barn will include your work in their online gallery and publicize your work.
They’d like to install works now and into the Spring of 2015. They are especially seeking artworks that can stay on display for a minimum of six months (shorter is OK too).
Deadline for submissions is April 1.
If you’re interested, they have a Google group you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your intentions, sample works, and artist bio. The current residents will review proposals and get in touch with you for more.
603 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11206
Find more spaces around the world to show your art, with our International Art Gallery Directory here.
On Monday, I posted my article about using the Spreesy app to add a shop to sell your art on Instagram–read the article here.
Artist Caia Matheson read my article, signed up for the Spreesy app and posted her first painting for sale on Instagram. It sold within one hour! Caia also sent a “Big Thanks” to me for introducing her to this sales app! You can see it on your Instagram post.
Caia Matheson also added the link to her Spreesy store to her Instagram profile, as recommended. She uses a lot of great hash tags to her posts to help get the word out too. Congrats, Caia!
I got an offer on my painting, also within one hour of posting to Instagram–but it’s still available in my Spreesy store here.
I’ve simplified the steps below, but you can find full tutorials on the Spreesy site if you need more details.
To Get Started–
Sign up for a free Spreesy account here. In your Spreesy dashboard, select your currency, such as United States Dollar(USD), add your email contact address and your PayPal account email address. Now you are set up to sell your art on Instagram.
It’s recommended that you add your Spreesy store link to your Instagram profile.
After you have set up your Spreesy account, post an image of your artwork directly on Instagram and in your post’s caption box list the price of your artwork (like $290), a quantity (like 1x) and add the line of text: anyone can purchase by commenting with their email address. It’s that easy!
Each time you add these 3 things to your Instagram image–a price, quantity, and the line of text anyone can purchase by commenting with their email address– the item will appear in your Spreesy store. Here is my Spreesy store. I’ve added one artwork to get started–
So, the next time you snap a photo of your art to share on Instagram, in your image caption box add:
Price defined with a currency symbol (like $) followed by a number. Simply include your product’s price somewhere in the post’s caption. You can use the following currency symbols followed by the price, such as $99, €99, ₪99, ¥99, £99, or ฿99.
Quantity is defined as a number followed by an x. If your quantity is 1 painting, just include “1x” somewhere in your post’s caption. If your quantity is 10 prints, include 10x in your caption.
Always include in your caption that anyone can purchase by commenting with their email address.
Shipping If you want to specify shipping costs:
1) For domestic shipping, simply include a flat rate shipping cost in your product’s total price. If you’re selling a product for $15 and you want to charge an additional $5 for shipping within your country, then the total price of your product should be $20.
2) If you want to charge extra for international shipping just include the format +$15. So if international shipping costs an additional $15, just type +$15 somewhere in your post’s caption. Make sure to use a plus sign before the international shipping cost such as +$5 or +£5.
Here’s my Instagram post and you can see how it appears in my Spreesy store in the image above: