Artist and “American Treasure” Metrov’s Excursion To Launch Relationships With Gallerists

California artist Metrov’s thirty minute film METROV: A Life in the War Zones of American Art has received accolades from such greats as Robert Zemeckis and others.

“Metrov is an American Treasure. He courageously bares his soul in this amazing and powerful film. A must-see for anyone interested in the Arts.” Robert Zemeckis, Academy Award winning director of BACK TO THE FUTURE, FORREST GUMP, CAST AWAY.

“Riveting… a great story!” Michael Lantieri, Academy Award winner, JURASSIC PARK.

“A fascinating, enjoyable film. I particularly enjoyed the unexpected humor.” Mark Johnson, Academy Award winning producer of RAIN MAN, BREAKING BAD.

 

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Over the past month, we’ve made first gallery contacts for Metrov sending e-postcards of his wall art. Several gallerists replied positively and each time we reported back to Metrov .  In the weeks to follow, Metrov decided to take an excursion to visit these galleries and launch in-person relationships with the gallerists. Metro reported back to us–

At Gallery A, Metrov met a nice, elderly woman gallerist with  “a nice space and some cool art.” She also has since accepted Metrov’s Facebook friend request and he plans to follow-up further.

At Gallery B, which Metrov described as a great gallery space, Metrov just missed the gallery owner. But one of the gallery curators suggested emailing the owner, which Metrov will do.

At Gallery C, Metrov met the gallery manager; “a very cool dude. We agreed to keep in touch. Later, when Metrov got home, he send a Facebook friend request to this gallery owner who accepted. Now that they are friends on Facebook they can continue to interact with images and notes.

At Gallery D, Metrov met the gallerist who had replied to our e-postcard.  Metro described him as  “A very sweet man with a brand new (although quite small) gallery and a great show”.  Metrov told him the report he had gotten from his  “Marketing Director, Marie Kazalia” from the e-postcards sent. Metro said of this meeting, “You were right! He likes my work. He was very pleased to meet me in person and we agreed to keep in touch. The courting has begun!” It was a good time to stop in, just before the opening that evening and Metrov stayed a while but then had to get going on his long drive back home.

“These are all viable spaces for my work,” Metrov said,  “and once I get to know the owners a little more I will propose exhibits to all of them. Whoa! I didn’t really want to make the 2.5 hour drive to LA (traffic is often nightmarish), but it was well worth the trip! Made me realize how important it is to meet people in person.”

Metrov’s website: http://metrov.org  Metrov’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/metrov?fref=ts

 

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Fine Art Gallery Represents the Paintings of Emerging Artists at Affordable Prices

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The Gregg Irby Fine Art gallery represents emerging artists at affordable prices in the niche market they’ve built. Gallery curators scour the country for new talents to bring their clients one-of-a-kind paintings by artists who have yet to be widely discovered. They strive to have a variety of painting styles in their gallery.

Both aspiring and established art collectors in Atlanta, Georgia can see the available artworks in person in the Gregg Irby gallery.  Plus, their connection to the up-and-coming art community allows Gregg Irby curators to source stunning paintings from artists for collectors shopping in their online gallery shop.

If you are an artist, take a look at the art on the gallery site. If your paintings complement what you see on the site and you think that you work in a good fit and in line with their price points–you can email 5-7 images to the gallery. Read the full submission guidelines on the gallery site.

Artist Marketing Resources continually adds more and more galleries to our e-list of 5,000 international art galleries. We’ve been working on the e-list over the past several years. Gain access to the international art gallery e-list here.

Randall Marmet’ Space Painting “The Outpost” in Images and Video

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Artist Randall Marmet’ lists among his painting inspirations, the NASA space program and a tour he took as a child of Cape Canaveral (aka Kennedy Space Center) to view the 363 feet tall Saturn 5 rockets. As well as celestial inspirations, such as his first viewing of the Southern Cross in Key West Florida from a boat on night waters. And again, seeing the Southern Cross constellation years later, on a trip to Tahiti in the South Pacific– where it is much more clearly visible in the night sky from the secluded atolls of Polynesia.

 

Russell Marmet’ wrote of his painting titled The Outpost

“While I was painting this, I imagined a colony of humans on another planet far from this place that sends someone here to what they refer to as ‘The Outpost’, a vantage point on the perimeter of the colony’s space domain. There is always an abundance of volunteers that want to visit The Outpost because of the view of the moon and nebulae where new space creations emerge. The beauty and serenity of The Outpost is spellbinding. Let your mind wander to visit this special place and restate tranquility in your mind that you didn’t know could be attained.”

 

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The painting consists of three canvases with a total dimension of 24 x 60 inches ( 1 canvas 24 x 36 x  1 3/8 inches deep, and 2  canvases 12  x 24 x 1 3/8 inches deep), all three hand-stretched gallery quality canvas.  This is an original acrylic fine art painting, hand-painted and clear coated with archival fine art varnish for protection against dust and abrasion.  The painting extends around the edges providing a very elegant look with no need for framing. Ready to hang and enjoy!  Created in 2014. To acquire this painting click here.
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Note: This painting is best viewed with lighting because of the dark field background.  Track lighting is the most flexible way to light art. Daylight bulbs are best.  Also, the clear coated matte finish archival fine art varnish enhances the depth of color and reduces glare.

 

Painting detail views:
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Find more paintings on the artist’s website Marmet Fine Art.
Keep up with the artist by following him on Twitter here.

a new short documentary about the printmaking artwork of Mark James Murphy

This is a new short documentary about the printmaking artwork of Mark James Murphy  http://www.markjamesmurphyart.com

 

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Our Artist Resources Are Now in a New Store

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Our International Art Gallery Directory and other artist resources are now available in our new Selz store, with more payment options.

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OAC Gallery Curated Affordable Art Site

 

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OAC Gallery is a curated art sales site of painting, photography, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and works on paper. OAC Gallery is small and selective. Their curators feel that a well-curated site strengthens artists online presence, helping them sell more work. They work with each artist to carefully select affordable pieces from their portfolios that appeal to their core audience, and, in turn,  engage buyers more powerfully. OAC Gallery has no exclusivity clause. They want artists to succeed and affiliate with as many galleries as possible.

Find many more are sales sites and physical art sales venues on the 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art e-list. Review five thousand physical art gallery listings in the International Art Gallery Directory  

 

Open Call For Artists: Bank Space Gallery Opportunity, London

 

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A London-based group of five young curators studying MA Curating at the Contemporary at London Metropolitan University in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery are inviting artists to submit works for an exhibition to take place on the 13th – 27th March 2015 at The Bank Space Gallery in London.The show will mainly focus on the idea of “screen” and how it influences our everyday experience of and approach to the world.Since the screen became portable, this unavoidable tool mediates almost every interaction with external reality.  Within a world of flat images, we handle and caress screens rather than touch objects, we text instead of talk and we browse instead of ask.

Open to all artists working with any media, this exhibition intends to explore our relationship with the “screen” and the impact it has on our everyday life. You are invited to investigate this “black mirror” as a contemporary, challenging and engaging concept and to go beyond the surface.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 11th January 2015 at 12pm. Interested artists should submit the following to bankspacemet2015@gmail.com with the subject line BANKSPACE EXHIBITION,with: A copy of your artist CV; A link to your website or online portfolio; A brief statement about your work; Up to 4 images of your work (PDF or JPEG of reasonable size).

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New Art Podcast Launched In London Interviewing Artists and More

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One of the first art magazines to make it onto our extensive resource e-list, Flaneur has grown (as has our e-list). London-based Flaneur is now doing artist interviews as part of their new arts and culture podcast series.

If you would like to be interviewed for the show please send details of your current project to editor@flaneur.me.uk

Deadline: Sun Jan 11th, 2015 

More details here. Get the Flaneur free arts review podcast in iTunes–click image:

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Also on our e-list of Art Magazines and art blogs, is the ArtLyst  art information website in London which features up to date contemporary art news, reviews, exhibition and art fair news. Artlyst focuses on new and emerging art. Their new web2.0 Social Networking platform allows you to post your professional profile and exhibit your artwork in your own unique gallery. All galleries are curated, vetted and FREE. Submit Your Art To ArtLyst – Get Featured – Be Discovered. Send a link to your website along with a Biography /CV. Please Submit to submissions@artlyst.com

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The Feminist Art Project Presents a Day of Panels at the Museum of Arts and Design

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THE FEMINIST ART PROJECT PRESENTS A DAY OF PANELS AT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGNSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015   FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  No registration needed.
 The Feminist Art Project (TFAP), now in its ninth year of successfully shining a spotlight on feminist art and its impact on art and culture worldwide, announces the schedule for a special symposium at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City. With an impressive list of participants, The Feminist Art Project will present a diverse set of panels that will be of interest to anyone curious about contemporary art and ideas. The 2015 Day of Panels will take place on Saturday, February 14 from 9am – 5pm at MAD. The panels, entitled Collective Creativity: Collaboration and Collectives in Feminist Art Practice, are organized by Damali Abrams, Artist; Jenn Dierdorf, Artist, Co-Director of the Fellowship Program and Development, A.I.R. Gallery; Kathleen Wentrack, Art historian, City University of NY,Queensborough. The symposium will focus on Collaborative working methodologies and how women’s collectives have been crucial to feminist art practice since the 1970s. As feminist practice continues to evolve, collaboration and collectivity continue to provide an alternative to the patriarchal ideal of individualism. This day of panels will explore both a communal approach to working in a variety of media and group support structures for women artists both historical and present day. Panels and Participants:*Collaboration and Collectivity: The Past or Future of Feminist Exhibition Making Chair:KalliopiMinoudaki (Independent Art Historian) Panelists: DorisCaçoilo (_gaia), LaurenDenitzio (Artist; For the Birds), KateWadkins (Writer/Curator; For the Birds); Dr. Maura Reilly (University of Sidney),Ridykeulous (curatorial collective).Roundtable: A Community of M/E/A/N/I/N/G – Co-Chairs: Susan Bee (Pratt Institute; University of Pennsylvania) and Mira Schor (Parsons, The New School) Panelists: Joyce Kozloff (Independent Artist) Sheila Pepe (Pratt Institute), Kara Rooney (Independent Artist, The Brooklyn Rail), Alexandria Smith (Independent Artist).*Gatecrashing: Feminist Collaboration and Institutional Intervention – Co-chairs: KatGriefen (Rutgers University), and Meredith Brown (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Panelists: A.K. Burns (Artist and Educator), Jorge DanielVeneciano, (ElMuseo del Barrio), and the collectiveHOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?.*When the Personal Becomes Political: Creative Activism/Collective Intentions Chair: Nina Felshin (Independent Curator/Writer/Activist) Panelists/Collectives: Anjana Malhotra (SUNY Buffalo; Visible Collective); Mona Eldahry, (Arab Women Active in the Arts and Media); and Dread Scott (Postcode Criminals).

*Power, Collaboration, and Lies - Chair: Katherine Behar (Baruch College) Panelists: Stephanie Rothenberg (University of Buffalo); Jeff Crouse (Odd Division/NEW INC, New Museum); Larisa Mann (New York University); Sydette Harry (Body Ecology Performance Ensemble); Liz Flyntz (Smack Mellon/Extracurricular).

*Encouragements with Dave - Performance by J.R. Uretsky (Artist) and Emily Dix Thomas (Cellist)

*CollECtive NoW: Artists on the Collective Present – Roundtable – Chair: Dalida María Benfield (Vermont College of Fine Arts; Harvard University) Artist/Panelists: Salome Chasnoff (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Personal Hermitage Productions, and Beyondmedia Education); Celia Herrera-Rodriguez (Artist/Teacher); Davida Ingram (Seattle People of Color Salon); Jessica Resmond (MEI Collectiv); Beatriz Santiago-Muñoz (Beta-Local); Robert Sember (Ultra-red, and The New School’s Eugene Lang College); Sasha Sumner (Hungry March Band, Pratt Institute, and the Pedagogy Group).

For more information and to view the full descriptions and schedule, and location details visit

The Feminist Art Project.
 To obtain jpeg images and to schedule interviews, please contact:
The Feminist Art Project: 848-932-3726  ctell@rci.rutgers.edu

The Feminist Art Project promotes diverse feminist art events and education through its website and online calendar.  Website visitors can find exhibitions, lectures, artist talks, films, educational resources, and other art related activities in their area or to include in travel plans.  The website offers hundreds of links to websites of interest. The Feminist Art Project is a program at  Rutgers University, and is a unit of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. For more information about TFAP, please visitfeministartproject.rutgers.edu.

The Feminist Art Project
is proud to include on its Honorary Committee:
Norma Broude, American UniversityE. John Bullard, New Orleans Museum of Art, EmeritusConnie Butler, Hammer Museum of ArtMary D. Garrard, American UniversityChrissie Iles, Whitney Museum of American ArtArnold Lehman, Brooklyn MuseumLucy R. Lippard, Writer and activistMargo Machida, University of ConnecticutCindy Nemser, Author, critic, journalist

Linda Nochlin, NYU Institute of Fine Arts

Faith Ringgold, Artist

Lowery Stokes Sims, Museum of Art & Design

Gloria Steinem, Co-founder Ms. Magazine

The Feminist Art Project
National Coordinating Committee members are:

Judith K Brodsky, Co-Founding Director, Institute for Women & Art,Rutgers UniversityJudy Chicago, Artistic Director, Through the FlowerKat Greifen, Director, A.I.R. GalleryLeslie King-Hammond, Maryland Institute College of ArtCatherine Morris, Curator, Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist ArtDena Muller, Executive Director,ArtTableFerris Olin, Co-Founding Director, Institute for Women & Art,
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Susan Fisher Sterling, Director, The National Museum of Women in the Arts

Anne Swartz, Professor, Savannah College of Art and Design

“Role Play” Photography Exhibition Opportunity: It’s Not Juried / No Fee

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center(CPAC) is seeking proposals for “Role Play” a photography exhibition to be held at RedLine Denver for the 2015 Month of Photography. It’s not a juried exhibition. There is no entry fee.

All lens-based media are eligible, including images made by film or video camera, scanner, screen-capture, digital camera, and any means of mobile photography. They seek works by regional, national, and international artists.

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For this exhibition, CPAC is seeking cohesive bodies of work from photographic artists addressing the exhibition theme: role-play – the creation of make-believe situations and narratives, the adoption of a personae or character different than oneself, the transformation of self for play, self-examination, or the exploration of themes related to social issues.

The Exhibition at RedLine will run March 14th through April 15, 2015. The deadline for submissions is Thursday Jan 8th, 2015.

Send up to 20 jpegs of your body/bodies of work for review. Please provide your website address and information about the project such as an artist statement and CV.

This is an outline for this opportunity, find the full call for exhibition proposals here.

In addition to this themed exhibition, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center has an ongoing open deadline, no fee policy for reviewing proposals. CPAC wants to see new work that reveals a strong personal philosophy and progressive approach to contemporary photography. Individual artists or group projects are encouraged to apply for exhibitions.

WHEN: Open deadline. Allow up to eight weeks for an email response.

WHO: CPAC encourageS proposals from artists and curators regardless of membership or residency status.

HOW: Mailed proposals are preferred at this time.

  • JPEG images should be burned onto a CD/DVD or flash drive.
  • Include a printed statement and bio.
  • Include your name, email address, website URL, and mailing address.
  • There is no fee. Works will be reviewed by staff and exhibition committee members. Related websites and online sources may also be reviewed as part of the process.
  • If you want your materials returned, include return postage in the form of a self-addressed-stamped-envelope or Fed Ex/UPS packing slip.

WHERE: Send proposals to: CPAC, Exhibition Proposals, 1513 Boulder Street, Denver, CO 80211

Find more long-term opportunities for photographic artists on our Artist Marketing Resources e-list here. 

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InspireFirst open platform where artists can publish feature articles on their own creative works

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InspireFirst (the site) Inspirefirst.com  is a free open platform where everyone can publish articles featuring his or her own creative works including, but not limited to, photographs, illustrations, 3D works, digital art pieces, interior designs, hand-made items, etc.

If you’d like to find out more, then read their Publishing Rules here.

  • Your article should contain textual material and images (there is no limitation as to the length of the text or to the amount of images published), but InspireFirst requires at least 4 images per post. If you add a post with less than 4 images it will be erased by their admin.

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Upload Pictures of Your Art Just Once to Multiple Online Galleries via New Service

 

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If you are an artist, you’ve probably spent hours of your valuable time adding your art images to online galleries, uploading each image individually to each site again and again. Now, there’s a new service (still being developed and coming soon). Robots for your Photos takes care of such boring and time-consuming repetitious tasks and reduces them down to one. You will upload your photos once to Robots for your Photos and the robots will add them to various photo servers and online galleries (such as Flickr, Facebook, 500px). These robots automatically connect to selected online platforms and determine the best time to publish your photographs based on collected data and an algorithm. Robots for your Photos will also collect your likes, favorites, and comments from all services into one location so you won’t have to check each service manually. Be one of the first to try Robots for your Photos here: http://robots.photos.

 

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Artist Marketing Resources Sponsoring “Your Best” Open Theme Competition

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A bit of advance news. this month, Artist Marketing Resources will be sponsoring some exhibitions with Exhibition Without Walls.

The first competition we will be sponsoring is “Your Best.”  This is an open theme competition and allows photographers and digital artists to not have to be confined to a specific theme.

Look for details in Call to Submit in future blog posts.

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Big Ink Open Call Collaborative Large Woodcut Project and More

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‘Portrait of Hagiwara Sakutarô’, woodblock print by Onchi Kôshirô, 1943, 1st edition, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The Big Ink website and blog has a current call to artists to take part in a collaborative large woodcut project. Monumental prints inspire artists and the public alike to think big, set long-term goals, and have the perseverance to see complex projects to fruition.

Each year artists from all backgrounds including sculpture, photography, painting, and print participate. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut at least 24 x 36 inches in dimension via an open call for entry.  If accepted, artists are given two months to carve their image into a piece of plywood.  At the end of the two months, all the artists meet for a printing session at a local print studio and help one another print their woodcuts onto paper. Typically between 30 to 36 hand pulled prints are produced during two days of printing sessions. Each artist donates one print to the BIG INK portfolio.

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner , Portrait of Otto Müller , 1915

The Printeresting site welcomes submissions for Printeresting content: artwork, news, exhibitions, book releases, reviews, or random moments of print. They also accept submissions from guest contributors. If you’d like submit an article for possible inclusion on Printeresting, please register on the site and a password will be emailed to you. Then log in, draft a post, and submit it to Printeresting editorial review

Printeresting, as a rule, does not publish announcements for kick starters or other fundraisers, calls for entry, holiday sales, and other opportunities.  But feel free to use their classifieds page to share these types of items.

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Two Artist Resources that Defy Categorization: Works.io and Art360 Gallery

From first view, the Art365 Gallery website has the look of an online art magazine, IMO. Although they refer to themselves as both an online art gallery and an art blog. You’ll find Featured Artists, Galleries, Glass Artists, and Art News.

Visual artists and glass artists are invited to submit for a permanent spot on this site.

- Send  a text in 300-500 characters about you, your artworks and perhaps a few words about your art technique.

- A link to your website/Facebook page.

- 6-8 quality images of your art.

They will rewrite a unique text about you and your art, show the best of your artworks and link to your website and Facebook fan page from their art blog (it’s a 100% free service). You’ll find the full details on their website.

Works.io is a sophisticated artist driven platform with a professional portfolio and CV tool for emerging fine artists to create online visibility.

Works.io is something like an artist directory, yet, when artists sign up for free they have a dashboard allowing them to add images of their art, their exhibition news, and more. Works.io also offers a monthly selection of emerging artists with more extensive text about each artist showcased. Works.io selects sophisticated art in low-key tones for their feature.

These relatively new sites have been added to our 57 page e-list of art magazines, blogs, and artist directories.

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#twitterartexhibit Call For Artists  

Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss, Norway (2015)  Show runs March 12 – March 26, 2015

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

Please read the instructions below carefully to find out how and where to submit your art.

These are just the basics. Find more information about the Twitter Art Exhibit on the website: www.twitterartexhibit.org

Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Home-Start Moss charity.

Social media plays a major role in Twitter Art Exhibit. The event will be highly publicized and well attended by art buyers and enthusiasts, members of the press, local artists and the community, as well as by the staff of Home-Start Moss, and the families they support.

To Participate in the #TwitterArtExhibit  PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

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Pay special attention to the materials, size and medium requirements described below. Artwork that does not meet these requirements will be rejected.  

1) You must be a Twitter user to participate in Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss. Make sure to follow @twitrartexhibit, as well as the hashtag #twitterartexhibit. Don’t forget to visit www.twitterartexhibit.org for updates!

2) Send a message to d_sandum@hotmail.com with the heading Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss to indicate your interest in participating. This is your pre-registration, and allows us to plan ahead for the exhibition. You are fully registered when your work is received at the destination.

3) Create a postcard-sized original piece of art. Standard postcard sizes are required: 6.3 x 4.7 inches or 16 x 12 cm MAXIMUM (see detailed size, medium & material requirements below).

4) Include complete information* on the back of your card: a) real name, b) @twittername, c) city, + country d) e-mail, e) website and f) artwork title. This will be helpful to buyers and organizers alike, and will be used to print labels placed next to each card at the gallery.

5) Mail your postcard in an envelope via Regular First Class Mail (or international equivalent) to the following address:

Home-Start Moss
Skoggata 24
N-1531 Moss
Norway

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • POSTCARD MATERIALS: Thick, good quality paper is preferred, but thin cardboard will also do.
  • MEDIUMS: Postcards must be signed, handmade originals in any of the following 2D mediums: Watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink, gouache, mixed media, collage, pencil, charcoal and pastel. Please use spray fixative for gritty mediums, and remember to properly prime/gesso your surfaces if you work with oils, allowing them to fully dry before shipping. Linocuts, woodcuts, lithographs (printmaking) are accepted IF they are the correct size, hand-signed and “one off” originals (1/1). NOT ALLOWED: Photographs*, digital art, art that is laser/inkjet or machine-printed, any copies, duplications or reproductions (computer or otherwise). A printed promotional postcard does not constitute an original piece of art and will not be accepted. And please, nothing perishable, toxic or otherwise harmful. *In recent years we have decided to steer away from photography and digital art due to the large amount of low-quality prints received, and so as to focus on the “handmade”.
  • DIMENSIONS/FORMAT: This is an exhibition of postcard art, so your artwork should resemble that (art on one side, your info on the other). The maximum size allowed is 6.3 x 4.7 inches (16 x 12 cm). Slightly smaller versions are fine.
  • NO JURY, NO THEME (OPEN EXHIBITION): Any professional or amateur artist in reach of our voice is invited!
  • NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS PER ARTIST:Please send only ONE card per artist. 
  • ENTER EARLY:Postcards must be received at the above address by March 1, 2015 to be included in the exhibition. Late entries will not be accepted. Allow at least 10 business days for shipping if you reside in continental Europe. Allow at least two weeks (14 business days) anywhere else.
  • NO PARTICIPATION FEES: there is no fee to enter.  100% of proceeds for postcard sales go to charity.
  • ARTWORK PRICING: The sale price will be $35 USD (200kr) per card. Many, if not all of these cards are worth a lot more, but this will allow the general public to purchase them easily.
  • SHIPPING METHOD: Please ship your work, well protected in an envelope via regular first class mail.

 WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

  • WHEN ORGANIZERS RECEIVE YOUR POSTCARD, THEY WILL:
    1) Capture the image and send you a Twitter shout-out using the hashtag #twitterartexhibit (check the @connect tab on your Twitter account for your mention)
    2) Post it to an album on their Facebook page  (visit us to see if your card has arrived).
    3) Enter your info in a database that will be used for printing labels, which will be placed next to the card at the exhibit.
  • ONE POSTCARD = MANY TWEETS » SPREAD THE WORD!
    The Twitter Art Exhibit Twitter account is @twitrartexhibit. Please follow us! We appreciate RTs and mentions. We suggest you post a pic of your card on Twitter before mailing it, and use the hashtag #twitterartexhibit so that we can share the love! If you wish, curator David Sandum may be reached at @DavidSandum, and TwitterArtExhibit board members Maria Pedrero and Nat George may be reached at @robinpedrero and @natgeorgela, respectively. You may also connect with Helen Mollatt from Home-Start Moss at @HomeStartMoss.
  • AFTER THE EXHIBITION:
    All work received will be considered a donation and will not be returned to the sender, even if it remains unsold. Any unsold art will be donated to the charity to use as they see fit (i.e. create a mural with remaining pieces to commemorate the event, or sell remaining work at future fundraisers).
  • VIDEO / BOOK: It’s possible that a video and/or book may be produced. This will remain at the discretion of the local organizer, time and resources allowing.
  • 100% of funds raised by Twitter Art Exhibit go to the chosen charity.
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Animal Portrait Exhibition to Raise Funds for Animal Care

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We love art and animals and so this holiday season we’re giving space to this fundraising arts event to raise funds for animal care.

Gallery Swarm | Online and South Bend Animal Care and Control is teaming up with local artists, businesses, and event producer Samuel J. Gillis to host a unique holiday event at 521 Eclipse Place, South Bend, Indiana, USA, from 10 am – 6 pm on  Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Featuring Pet Portraits and a Gallery Exhibition with art by local and Chicago artists Jonathan Lange | Lindsey E. Bates | Samuel Gillis | Ryan Karey | Alessandra Sulpy | Allison Eve Mollet | Rollin’s Silk Originals, Rollin Kocsis, Wendi Replogle, Valeria Busquets and Rhonda Skinner.

There will be Pet Adoptions as well as Gift bags for first 60 visitors!

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Sponsors: 
Pizza Provided by Jet Pizza in Mishawaka IN  574-272-5387
Indiana University South Bend and the Raclin School of the Arts https://www.iusb.edu/arts/
Starbucks 52991 Indiana SR 933 South Bend, IN 46637 574-271-1337
Kilwins Chocolate 1044 E. Angela Blvd South Bend, IN 46617 574-234-1212 www.kilwins.com
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Barcelona Artist Kyle Bryant’s print subscription project

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Artist Kyle Bryant offers print subscriptions of his handmade linocut prints. His black and white prints, in signed and numbered editions of 100, explore the architecture and street culture of his home city of Barcelona, Spain.

Throughout this year Kyle has created one of his handmade linocut prints for each month using the city of Barcelona as his muse.  Print motifs combine human forms with elements of the city and titled with an acronym for BCN, Barcelona’s city nickname. blogKyleBryantprint3

September – Birds Circling Nearby

Small prints start at just $35.00 and a single full-size limited edition print goes for $100. A full set of Bryant’s Cultural Narrative prints go for $500. Find the full details in the rewards section of the artist’s Kickstarter project here. Or visit the artist’s website here.

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October: Broken, Construction Necessary

 

 

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July – Being Childish Naive

 

 

 

 

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January – Before Coffee Nothing

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June – Boards Create Noise

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Gallery Aferro Quadruples the Size of Their Gallery Space

After showing several of my paintings in a gallery in New Jersey, I received an invitation and news from another New Jersey Gallery named Gallery Aferro in Newark.  They are working on a giant expansion that will literally quadruple the size of their gallery spaces, residency, recording studio, and printmaking shop. Gallery Aferro also has an Art Shop holiday sales event. 

 

Gallery Aferro Indiegogo Campaign

Gallery Aferro Studio Residency Blog

Gallery Aferro’s Public Art Program

International Art Gallery Directory

1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list

 

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Photographic Artists Collective: Open Call to Photographers to Join Project

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NOISE Collective: CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Noise electronic magazine and collective has an open call for photographers interested in taking part in a collective project.

Noise is accepting up to 3 new members for 2015.

Applicants must be:
– an active photographer (professional or amateur), producing work to share
– willing to be part of a no-profit collective
– Photographers with a sense of commitment
– Be an enthusiastic artist committed to sending a selection of your work (mini-projects or a set of single shots) 4 times per year for Noise electronic magazine
– Participate in private group
– Participate in social media promotion such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
– Agree to be administrator with the other members of the Noise official page on Facebook
Noise offers:
– Absolute creative freedom
– no restrictions or imposition on publishing your visual proposal
– Full control and freedom when you want to post on the collective facebook page
– Being part of a real collective where decisions are taken all together
– Being part of a collective project-focused, producing something real

If interested please send your submission (a presentation letter explaining the reasons why you want to join Noise and links to your online portfolio to review your work). Please don’t send attached files or images. Send to: alxcoghephotographer@gmail.com

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E-list of International Photography Representatives and Photographer Agents, Gallerists +More 

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