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Matthew Lesko, The Question Mark Guy” who gained fame doing TV infomercials about government grants now has his own YouTube channel which educates people on how to take advantage of the new free money on the internet called , “crowdfunding” or “crowd sourcing”. And it doesn’t seem like he’s selling anything this time – it is a free program. After selling over FOUR MILLION BOOKS about government grants to his happy followers, he believes crowdfunding is so much a better source of free money because:
1) No Credit Check Necessary
2) No Income Requirements
3) No Complicated Grant Applications
4) No Partners, Investors, Bankers Telling You What To Do
5) No Special Expertise, Background or Education Required
6) No Need For Accountants, Lawyers or Grant Writers
7) No Limits On How Much, Or How Little, You Can Request,
8) No Downside… It Cost You Nothing If You Fail and You Don’t Get Anyone Angry At You But YOU
9) Get Your Money In 60 Days
10) Get Money Before You Put Money Into Making Your Product
11) Get A Better Chance That Your Application Will Be Successful…. Up To 44% to 80%
12) Get Paid Customers Before You Have A Product To Ship
13) Get Free Publicity, Notoriety and Distributors Around The World Will Want To Sell For You
14) Get Undeniable Proof You Have A Winning Idea Without Wasting Money On Market Studies and Surveys
15) Get Money For Any Reason: Business, Non-Profit, Invention, Education, Pleasure or Help Yourself or Others Pay Bills
16) Go Back For More Money Over and Over Again
17) This Will Be Bigger Than Government Grants… One Website Already Gives out More Free Money to Artists Than the U.S. Government’s National Endowment of the Arts.
Artists, our latest promotional efforts with our new e-postcard marketing Plan A and Plan B have gotten underway this summer and with great interest! We’re sending E-postcards out to galleries in each of the participating artist’s home states, as well as to art galleries in major art centers such as New York City, London and other cities around the world. Some artists have had gallerist contact them right away after receiving our e-postcards! We also share artist’s e-postcards on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and on our blog so that they appear in our newsfeed in the ArtWorld app.
Each time we send out a set of e-postcards, we include the clickable link to the artist’s website so that the recipient may view more of the artist’s work.
We’ll be sharing more of these, but for now, here is a sampling of some of our artist e-postcards–
Last month we began offering our new Art Print sales list of clickable links to online resources (and select physical venues) where artists can offer their work as art prints and printed on products.
Just one of the interesting sites included on the list is Displate, listed in Printed Products category that includes sites for your art printed on art toys, art stickers, wall decals, murals, postcards, printed T-shirts, leggings, clothing, bags, cases, pillows, fabric, wallpaper, rugs, deck chairs, chairs, mugs, beer bottles, limited edition ceramics, wall flags and other items. Get the full its here.
Displate is a print-on-demand sales site where you upload your art images and each time a buyer gets one of your print on a metal poster you make money. Displate metal posters that can be hung by magnet to a wall or propped up on a surface such as a table or desk.
Here’s a 30 second video on the making and hanging of a Displate metal print–
As odd as that headline may sound, if you use twitter you understand that opening a Twitter account and tweeting the link to your site probably isn’t enough.
To make your tweets stand out, add an image of your art to your tweet. This is easy to do using TweetDeck. TweetDeck started as an independent platform but was purchased by Twitter around 2013. Twitter has since expanded TweetDeck calling it “the most powerful Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organizing, and engagement.”
Now that you’ve written your tweet, added your link and image, include a hashtag to get your tweet in a thread. Try using these hashtags: #art #artforsale #buyartonline #artmarket #paintings #oilpaintingsforsale #prints #drawing #installation #photography #artcollectors #sellartonline #collage #mixedmedia #Giclee and others. Use the Twitter search box to find others. Use hashtags such as #RT and #shoutouts to put your art tweet into non-art categories– which may help you reach new buyers.
To get your tweets retweeted to thousands, simply use the hashtags #artistmarket and #artistnews in your tweet– Artist Marketing Resources retweets your tweets from those hashtag threads.
Artist Marketing Resources retweets our reader’s tweets from the hashtag threads #artistnews and #artistmarket. Add one or both hashtags #artistnews and/or #artistmarket to your tweet. Your tweet will appear in our thread and we will retweet. It’s that easy.
For artists who have an Etsy Shop, EtsyRetwt @EtsyRetwt makes these offers– “Want a shoutout? Just retweet my last tweet and I’ll personally promote your @Etsy shop- it’s that easy! Use the hashtag #etsyretwt to get more views on your tweets! I re-tweet a lot so if you’re following me, I’ll follow you!”
If you have fewer than 1,000 followers for your Twitter account, you can use services such as WeFollow to find and build followers.
Artist Marketing Resources follows and re-tweets. Follow us on Twitter @TransArtGuide @Artozon @Transmediartist Use the hashtags #ArtistMarket and #artistnews to get your tweets re-tweeted. And don’t forget to share by re-tweeting our tweets too!
Dil Hildebrand’s work revolves around a study of architectural formations, exploring the parallels between creating structures and building images.
In a recent Studio Beat interview, that you can read it its entirety here, we see the artist at work in his studio, gorgeous works in progress leaning against walls. Dil Hildebrand describes to his interviewer and readers how he creates, saying– “In a regular classical painting of a vase on a table, there is pretending. However, what I’m trying to do is have the work physically pretend to be the thing.”
Canadian painter Dil Hildebrand has received much critical acclaim since 2006, when he quit his job as a theatre set painter and went back to school for an MFA. Reviews of Dil Hildebrand’s paintings appeared last year in Canadian Art and Blouin Art Info. Lengthy essays on Hildebrand’s work appear on the artists book publisher YYZ Artists Outlet site, linked here and here.
View more images Dil Hildebrand’s work on his website here.
Patricia Van Dokkum, an artist in Germany, sent this simple yet effect graphic Thank You to me via Twitter. Note that this graphic contains a website link to the site www.kleckerlabor.de where you can view examples of her artwork. Patricia sent this thank you to me for re-tweeting her tweets that appeared in my #artistmarket Twitter thread. (Get your tweets re-tweeted by using the hashtag #artistmarket and #artistnews ). Not only did this Thank You graphic appear in my Twitter feed, but Twitter also sent it to me as an email that looked like this:
This very effect visual tool got me to visit the website, and to write this blog post–which I will tweet and share on Facebook, Google+ etc.
Your next question might be, “how do I create one for my own use?” Yes, you can easily create your own graphic Thank You on Canva.
Artist Marketing Resources announced the launch of the new ArtWorld Community magazine last week, with Marie Kazalia and Keith McFarlane as co-editors. The first week, both Keith and I have received requests from several artists wishing to be featured in articles.
With all the interest, I’ve begun looking at articles I’ve written on artists and published 3 and 4 years ago–many published in the Yahoo! contributor network, by Technorati News, and on the VASA New York blog, as well as this blog. One of these early articles I wrote on R. WEIS – titled Compositions of Manipulated Sound ( read it here) with the artist sending me his sound art CDs so that I could listen to his work. I don’t recall which came first, but I wrote a second article on a Cleveland based Artist Who Uses Sound Chris Kulcar here, with lots of videos of this young artist’s performances included in the article.
My article on painter Chris Osborne’s Stars and Cars series, including Jimi Hendrix with His Corvette Stingray, Paul Newman with His Racing Datsun, Steve McQueen and the Bullit Mustang here, brought interest due to the subject matter of vintage cars and celebrities depicted in the paintings.
I also wrote a timely article on the efforts of the Artist Power Bank in Tokyo along with American artist Alicia Bay Laurel’s Fund-Raising for Japan’s earthquake disaster relief here. Alicia Bay Laurel’s success goes back to the 1960′s with the publication of her artist book still in print and available today and popular in Japan.
When I wrote my article on Canadian Artist in Scotland – Trevor Jones here, I learned about his research into color and sound theory and his use of music in his art. (Trevor also sent me two of his drawings as gifts!).
I wrote and published the first article on photographic artist Ventiko (here) who has since been feature in print in Interview Magazine! Ventiko is an extraordinary photographic artist who creates images that look like Renaissance oil paintings.
These are just a select few early articles on artists featured on Artist Marketing Resources. At least one of these artists recently contacted me requesting that I write a new article on his latest work for the ArtWorld Community magazine.
As editor, I am seeking complete articles with images, ready to publish. As feature writer, I offer options to artists here.
More recently, Artist Marketing Resources has featured articles on a wide variety of painters, from Paul Rooms in New York, to Texas cowboy artist J.R. Smith, as well as Jay Burton’s sensual photographic art (here)– just to name a few.
An arts journalist working on an article asked me for a quote on how I use Twitter. Thinking about that, I came up with this list of 8 ways I use Twitter (there are more, but I stopped at eight):
1. My Artist Marketing Resources blog is set to auto-post a new tweet with link when I publish a new article (I post new articles 6 times or more per week, so almost daily). I also share the article again, during key times such as 8 a.m. and again at noon. These tweets bring readers to my blog. I check my blog stats and watch the numbers soar.
2. I offer my artist resources—art gallery list, art licensing list, art magazines list, art sales list, art prints list, art photography, art consultants resource list for artists, and my services— in individual tweets, which bring new buyers.
3. I announce each sale and location of buyer in a tweet to bring interest and new buyers—such as last Friday I tweeted: an artist in Dubai just bought my International Art Gallery list of clickable links for #artists here
4. I use tweets to promote art—my own and others—along with uploading images to twitter. I use Tweetdeck for easy image upload and for sending tweets out from multiple Twitter accounts.
5. I have my Pinterest account connected to one of my Twitter accounts, so my art pins routinely appear in my Twitter feed as images, and I’ve had several top Blue Chip galleries favorite certain Pinterest tweets.
6. Some of the hashtags I use: #art #artists #artcollectors #artmarket #buyartonline #sellartonline #prints
7. I started my own Twitter thread #artistmarket and re-tweet artists tweets when they use that hashtag and appear in my thread.
8. I use Twitter buttons to post new art images in tweets each time I add new art to my ArtFinder store, (also on Saatchi online) usually adding hashtags. ArtFinder then Tweets the news that they have new art by me available on ArtFinder along with the image of my art. Then I re-tweet their announcement. So it’s great when I site works with artists using Twitter this way.
In short, I find twitter to be a valuable line out to new connections, to bring in readers and buyers and build my online presence and reputation.
Follow me on Twitter @transartguide
Hi Artists! Here is another great call for art that is in conjunction with UniteWomen.org. Hope you are having a great summer and I look forward to another impactful and meaningful exhibition by women artists! Best, Karen
Voices: An Artist’s Perspective
Voice, by definition, includes a larger sense of expression than just the utterance of sound; it also signifies meaning and intention in artistic pursuits. “Voices: An Artists Perspective” seeks art in all media with works portraying a unique, individual voice and style to tell stories, whether the voice is as soft as a whisper or a loud, primal scream that will engage the viewer.
Feminism advocates for freedom from restrictive sex roles and the inclusion of all voices in its push for gender equality and the fight for social, cultural, economic and political rights. This call for art seeks to include broad concepts of imagery using a woman’s voice as the visual narrative. Expressing your voice through art to tell your story is a means to reveal mind and spirit whether with symbolic bold energy or subtle poetic expression. Share your voice, your story, your art.
JURORS: Joan McLoughlin, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco and Amanda Uribe, gallery nine5, NYC.
The work will first be juried by Karen Gutfreund and UniteWomen.org from all entries to 100 pieces that will be included in the catalog and online gallery. From these works, Joan McLouglin and Amanda Uribe will also jury the selections for the gallery and choose their top three works each which will also be premiered on the UniteWomen.org website.
EXHIBITION VENUE: NAWA Gallery, National Association of Women Artists. 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY.
DATES OF EXHIBITION: April 2 to April 30, 2015
ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, April 2, 2015. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all self-identified women artists.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: You must complete submission by Thursday, September 25th by 11:59 PM in your time zone. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by October 24th, 2015.
QUESTIONS? Email KarenGutfreundArt@gmail.com
UniteWomen.org Mission Statement:
As a national non-partisan grassroots organization, our mission is to end inequality for women that stems from prejudice and discrimination and to defend and advance the human and civil rights of women and girls. UniteWomen.org Manifesto: http://www.unitewomen.org/manifesto/
ABOUT THE NAWA GALLERY:
In January of 1889, five innovative women, Grace Fitz-Randolph, Edith Mitchell Prellwitz, Adele Frances Bedell, Anita C. Ashley, and Elizabeth S. Cheever, barred from full participation in the male-dominated National Academy of Design and The Society of American Artists, founded the Women’s Art Club. The organization flourished and in 1913 was renamed the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, reflecting its national influence and the increasing number of women sculptors. Through the 1920’s the organization was sponsoring exhibitions nationally and abroad. In the 1930s membership grew to over 1,000 and the organization opened its Argent Galleries on 57th Street in New York City. In 1941, the organization changed its name again to the National Association of Women Artists.
Early exhibitions included works by the notable artists Rosa Bonheur, Mary Cassatt, Suzanne Valadon and Cecelia Beaux. Later, membership rosters included Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Louise Nevelson, Cleo Hartwig, Malvina Hoffman, Minna Citron, Alice Neel, Theresa Bernstein, Nell Blaine, and Dorothy Dehner.
The purpose of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) is to foster public awareness of, and interest in, visual art created by women in the United States. The Association promotes culture and education in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ works, educational programs, scholarships, awards, its historical archive, and other appropriate means.
While encouraging contemporary and emerging artists, the Association honors and continues the long and important contribution of women to the history of American culture and art.
Through N.A.W.A.’s exhibitions, programs, events, education programs and archive, the Association fosters awareness of the monumental contribution of women to the history of American culture and art. The organization is inclusive and serves professional women visual artists of all backgrounds and traditions that are at least 18 years of age and U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. N.A.W.A. is a 501©3 not-for profit, tax exempt organization.
Terms and conditions:
SUBMISSIONS: Artists may submit up to three works per entry with three separate entries (total of 9 images with three separate entries). All media is accepted except giclees of original work.
DIMENSIONS: There are NO size restrictions on the size of works that can be submitted. If your work is framed, please include the framed size.
VIDEO: Enter in .mov or mp4 format up to 200 mb. If accepted, artists must supply ALL their own equipment to display their video.
ENTRY FEES: Payment of $35 per entry through PayPal for 3 images. You may submit up to three separate entries for $35 for each 3 images (which means with 3 separate entries you can submit a total of 9 images).
SALES OF ART: 35% to NAWA, 10% to UniteWomen.org, 55% to Artist. All works sold must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. A check will be issued to the artist within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK
SHIPPED work should arrive to NAWA from Friday, March 27 to Wednesday, April 1st 2015 only. Schedule accordingly with your shipper of choice. Shipped works will be boxed and returned by May 5th.
Hand delivered works may be brought to the gallery on Wednesday, April 1st from noon to 4:30 p.m. only.
Hand delivered works must be picked up on Friday, May 1, 2015 from noon to 4:30 p.m. and shipped works will be shipped back that week.
All shipped works MUST include a return prepaid shipping label.
INSURANCE & LIABILITY: All exhibited works must be self-insured by the artist.
AGREEMENT & RELEASE: By submitting this application the Artist confirms they read and agree to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Permission is granted to UniteWomen.org, Karen Gutfreund Art and the NAWA Gallery to use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. One or more artworks may be chosen for the cover design of invitation for the exhibition. They also may be featured on the organizations websites. Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity, and archival purposes. The Artist hereby releases and discharges representatives, employees and volunteers of UniteWomen.org, Karen Gutfreund Art and the NAWA from any and all claims occasioned by loss or damages of said work while in the possession of the gallery.
QUESTIONS? Email KarenGutfreundArt@gmail.com
No. California TFAP Representative
The Feminist Art Project
Gallery & Museum Liaison
Women’s Caucus for Art
San Francisco based Talent House offers some amazing collaboration opportunities for artists, photographers and designers to work with famous music groups, fashion designers, camera companies, and on other projects to get their art on t-shirts, album covers, calendars and numerous other highly specific and individual projects.
Talent House describes itself as “a global creative platform for artists, providing opportunities for recognition, collaboration, and compensation by hosting open calls for submissions.” Their missions statement on their blog: Our mission is to liberate all artists. We are dedicated to helping them harness the power of their art to inspire, transform and illuminate.
by Keith McFarlane, Editor, Artworld Community Magazine!
Artworld is pleased to announce the birth of our Community Magazine. The magazine is open to artists, art-marketeers, art-lovers, gallerists, critics, academics, and public institutions. Articles are invited on any topic related to contemporary art. Artworld is very much a broad church, and, besides fine art, we welcome sculpture, illustration, photography, artisanal crafts, wood carving, metal-working, textiles, mixed and digital media–anything in short that can be represented by an image and that exhibits exceptional quality and skill.
We aim to showcase the range and quality of contemporary art, whatever the medium, style, or school. It’s an extraordinary success story that we aim to celebrate! Contrast this with the so often negative image of the auction house and “the shock of the new”. The magazine represents, we believe, a chance for emerging and talented artists to gain a sympathetic audience and, in time perhaps, a wider recognition.
1. The articles should interest a wide audience, be well founded, critically aware and well written, written that is in English and polished to a literary standard.
2. The articles should be supportive in tone, supportive, that is, of the arts and artists–particularly those deserving of wider recognition.
3. Critical articles are acceptable, indeed they are welcome as a vehicle for encouraging correspondence and debate. Critical work should expect to justify itself with evidence, not with rhetoric, and should address individuals,
movements or institutions well able to mount a defence. Such essays should never be vitriolic, never argue ad hominem. Neither should they shout, nor whisper, to undermine or to attack.
4. The subject of articles is open, and the literary forms various, including but not limited to letters, announcements, essays, philosophical or genre pieces, and, not least, the literary appreciation. By appreciation, is intended a short
essay illustrating, interpreting and yes praising the best work from emerging and undervalued artists.
5. Articles should be succinct, perhaps 500 to 1,000 words. Illustrations should be limited to one, two or three. Much can be included via hyperlinks, the artist’s web-site, social media, perhaps a video. Longer articles will be
accepted (or not) weighing their length against their merit.
6. Articles should be thoughtful and thought-provoking. The magazine is not a conveyor belt of images to be liked, or not: ephemera, mere fodder, for the social media. Artworld aims to build a serious community, seriously
committed to contemporary artists and to their art. We are, moreover, strongly supportive of good writing, and the maintenance of a critical discipline almost as important to art and to literature as the artists themselves.
The magazine will launch with two editors, one a poet, the other an artist. These are Keith McFarlane, the originator of Artworld and maker of the Artworld app, and Marie
Kazalia, well-known as an artist and proprietor of the respected web resource, Artists Marketing Resources. Contact Marie Kazalia via email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com and send Keith McFarlane a message via his ArtWorld app Facebook page.
Artists are innovators by nature and have long used and re-used cast-off everyday items and materials–from discarded building materials and house paints to old magazines and other print materials turned into collage art–all long before the term and practice of re-cycling became everyday.
Some refer to this use of materials as Sustainable art and there are websites such as recycleart.org that only show and sell art made from reused materials.
You can view art by artists in the RAIR (recycled Artists in Residency) using recycled materials –here–. And the Huffington Post published this article yesterday–14 Ways 3D Printing Has Changes the Art World.
American singer-songwriter will.i.am along with Coca Cola has launched a company offering a small-scale 3D printer that uses post-consumer plastics to print smaller items out of recycled plastic Coke bottles. The 3D printer uses cartridges loaded with filament that’s produced from recycled 20-ounce plastic Coke bottles. Each machine is pre-loaded with 25 patterns, allowing you to print phone cases, bracelets, vases, bird houses, robots and shoes, and other items. The machine has a limited color palette with only the options of printing in red, black, white and natural.
The printer is now available for purchase through 3D Systems priced at USD$1,199 and will be shipped in the second half of 2014.
Find more print resources on Artist Marketing Resources newest list of Art Print Sales Sites, Giclee and Other Print Resources here.
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank is one of the world’s leading sites for creative project crowd funding. Kiss Kiss Bank Bank is an alternative space dedicated to creativity– artists, inventors, explorers, filmmakers, designers–your project will find a place on KissKissBankBank. The site is in French and English. You don’t have to live in France, or be French-Canadian to use the site. If you have a command of French or can get the English version of your project text translated into French, this may be a new platform to try.
One artist’s project seeking crowd funding for equipment for a print workshop has raised over one thousand Euros.
According to highly experienced online sales experts such as the curators at Saatchi online, many art collectors begin to build their collections by buying prints.
Artists may wish to offer prints on paper, canvas, wood or metal through online venues where they may catch the eye of young collectors. That visibility could lead to sales.
For some artists, getting their art printed on a variety of home decor and fashion items may be of interest as well–not just postcards, stickers, t-shirts, cases, and tote bags, but also on 3D items from art toys, leggings, pillows, rugs, deck chairs, mugs, beer bottles to the more unconventional 2D art options of wall flags, metal posters, wallpaper, wall decals and more.
That’s why we’ve put together our newest resource for artists –the Art Print Sales Sites, Giclee and Other Print Resources list . On it we share many venues (online and physical spaces) where artists may get visibility and generate income from their art prints and printed items.
(images in this article via freedigitalphotos.net)