Dan Springer, Painter of Celebrities and Humor!

Mick and Keith, by Dan Springer 16 x 20 inches, oil painting on wood

A permanent collection of paintings by Dan Springer, aka The Caricature King, are on display on the walls of Rumours in New York City  (8th Ave. & 55th St.)  and
Face and Names (159 W. 54th St. New York City ) Dan has be doing live caricature art at  Faces and Names since they opened 13 years ago.





Tilda Swinton, by Dan Springer, Acrylic on wood 16 x 20 inches

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My ebook in VASA bookstore

My ebook , The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions is in now in the VASA bookstore.

Anyone willing to design a more balanced frame for my book presentation there?  I have the specs. (My Photoshop skills are limited).

Take a look:


Katherine Fabrizio featured on Artist Spot

Artist Spot | Original Art Prints & Canvases by Emerging Artists

“Redrawing The Map” by Katherine Fabrizio

Katherine Fabrizio | Raleigh, NC

Katherine Fabrizio loves throwing paint, adding copious amounts of water and playing with drips, in what she calls bohemian gypsy all-out unabashed love of beauty. …read more.

Call For Submissions– Art on Gentrification

I’ve found yet another interesting theme exhibition. This one is on gentrification.  Lots of questions, thoughts, and opinions come up with artists regarding gentrification. Artists are important agents in the initiation of gentrification in run-down neighborhoods. Artists bring in cultural capital that leads to economic capital.

A SITE SPECIFIC SHOW ON GENTRIFICATION at the Beacon Arts Building. Go to their website to see pics of their massive exhibition space:


Submissions and proposals should be sent to  bab.submissions@gmail.com by July 25, 2012. 

P.S. They are even accepting articles for publication for this project. I would like to connect with artists to collaborate on an article (http://bit.ly/Artarticles)–email Marie Kazalia at:  MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Painter Barbara Mink Showing at 1st Echo Art Fair

First ever Echo Art Fair!
Buffalo, NY

Juried Fine Art Fair

Location:   Central Terminal  495 Paderewski Drive
Time:   July 9  9:30-5:30 Free admission
Opening: July 8 6:00-8:00 VIP reception $75/ticket

I will be showing paintings from Opus I and II on my website, www.barbaramink.com
Details and directions for the fair at www.echoartfair.com 

Call for Artists in 4 States for Billboard Art Project

CALL FOR ARTISTS: BILLBOARD ART PROJECT - in Chicago, New Orleans, Southern California, Pennsylvania

Link: http://www.billboardartproject.com/ 

The Billboard Art Project LLC is a nonprofit organization that acquires digital billboards normally used for advertising and repurposes them as roadside galleries. Projects are held in cities all over the country and are open to all individuals and groups who are interested in participating.


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National Media Museum (photo at right)
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1NQ

The National Media Museum in partnership with FutureEverything has announced a £10,000 open commission available for a new, groundbreaking artwork to premiere at the launch of Life Online, the world’s first gallery to explore the social, technological, and cultural impact of the internet and the web. Up to £10,000 is available for the artwork, which includes the artist, production and development fees.

Life Online opens in the National Media Museum in March 2012. The first exhibition is titled [Open Source]. The Life Online exhibition [Open Source] will open in a brand new custom-built gallery on the Museum’s 7th floor.

The deadline for artist submissions is Wednesday 27th July

Detailed information:  http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/PlanAVisit/Exhibitions/LifeOnlineCommission.aspx

Artists–Want to Offer Giclee Prints of Paintings On Your Website? How-To Discussion

Artists–Want to Offer Giclee Prints of Paintings On Your Website? How-To Discussion. Artists–Join In A Discussion on Giclee Prints

Several artists in my LinkedIN group, Artist Marketing Resources, are interested in learning more about offering professional quality Giclee prints of their paintings to collectors. Join the Artist Marketing Resources group on LinkedIN to participate in the discussion, or if you are already a group member stop in! If this link http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3370559 doesn’t take you to join the group, do a search of LinkedIN groups for Artist Marketing Resources.

The Giclee print discussion is open for you to voice your concerns and get all your questions answered, from how-to do an image capture of your paintings that result in high quality output, to sales and shipping.

Artists who have worked with professional Giclee print services in their communities will be commenting in the discussion based on their experiences. Discussion topics will include: image capture–scanning vs camera photo stills of your paintings, standard Giclee print sizes, prints on canvas and paper, price points, sales, where to sell, standards for shipping and payment. Tips on avoiding problems during the major holidays, when many Giclee services are over-booked, and other concerns.

I will be there to share information and resource links that I have gathered over the past two years. Plus, I’ll share my professional insights (from working with Giclee print sales and my ebook that includes the topic of Giclee sales), on how artists get commissions of Giclee prints and how and where to offer Giclee prints for sale.

Artists–bring your questions and concerns to this discussion. You will find  lots of information and receive valuable feedback.

Best wishes

Marie Kazalia

email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Transmedia Artist Marketing


Southern California Gallery Accepting Email Submissions from Artists

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Artist email submissions are becoming standard. Usually the gallerist who say they don’t like email submissions are the ones who receive hundred or even thousands of unsolicited artist submissions each week. But, I expect to see more of the smaller galleries putting out calls for artist to submit with submission guidelines requesting email submissions only. I have noted that more galleries post a *Submissions* heading their gallery website, that  list their submission guidelines and email address.

Also, lots of calls to submit links show up on Twitter. I just re-tweeted this call–follow me on Twitter @TransArtGuide

So I thought I’d share it here too:

This gallery is accepting email submissions. All the details here:


There are two galleries in San Francisco with open calls to submit. One is online and brick and mortar and the other a physical gallery only. Both are listed in my share list of several hundred galleries (I don’t recall the names of these galleries at the moment). But If you’d like to get into more gallery submissions, here is a link to my Gallery Share List: http://bit.ly/GalleryList

Women Visual Artists: Add Your Bio to WAAND

Rutgers University

I’ve known about this one for a while, and have finally gotten around to sharing. I have entered individual women artist information into this archive, via the site online forms.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION –CREATION OF ARCHIVES, All archival repositories holding primary source material about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945, are invited to be included in WAAND the Women Artists Archives National Directory an innovative Web directory under development by Rutgers University Libraries and on the Web. WAAND is designed as a research tool for scholars, artists, curators, students, and collecting institutions around the world, as well as researchers in cultural and intellectual history, American studies, material culture, and women’s and gender studies. It will direct users to primary source materials of and about contemporary women visual artists active in the U.S. Participating repositories will be asked to complete an online repository survey form for each artist in their collections, describing the nature of the primary source materials they hold. The WAAND repository survey form will be ready for release by summer 2005. Please sign up now if you wish to receive the survey upon release. WAAND users will be able to access data through artist name, archival repository, or collection title. The directory will also be structured for fielded searching on such access points as art genre, style and movement, and the geographic regions of the artist’s activity. WAAND has been funded by the Getty Foundation.For further information or to partner with WAAND, please contact: Nicole Plett, WAAND Project Manager, Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, 8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8527, Phone: 732-932-9407, ext. 27, or Email: waand@rci.rutgers.edu Website http://waand.rutgers.edu


My Article on Digital Artist Terri Lloyd Published

Los Angeles: Terri Lloyd, “Professionally Weird” Visual Storyteller and Digital Artist

“Exiled to the wilderness of nonconformity,” begins a line in Terri Lloyd’s artist statement defining her niche. The line continues with– ”I have found comfort some place between Zen and the professionally weird. ”

Artist Terri Lloyd, comfortable in her self-described “wilderness of nonconformity,” tells visual stories primarily with digital illustration and costumed performance. “I have things to say, so I say them, my way,” Terri said.

Read the full article, with images and video, on the VASA project blog, here:



The article has also been published as a reprint, on Associated Content from Yahoo!. Link:

Los Angeles: Terri Lloyd, “Professionally Weird” Visual Storyteller and Digital Artist



When you help other artists increase their visibility, it will come back to you!

• Share it! Post links on Facebook, Twitter and any other social networks you use.

•  Submit it to social bookmarking sites like Reddit, Digg and StumbleUpon. BUTTON BELOW!

Ufora: Two Open Calls to Artists

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ENERGY, Juried by Howard Fox: Emeritus curator of contemporary art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Your First, curated by UFORA, are two exhibits for the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California, that currently have open calls for artists to submit.  UFORA is an acronym for the Universal Festival of Relational Art. Entry form/ PDF prospectus available at www.occca.org and www.uforafest.com or email : uforafest@yahoo.com


Online Seminar: Navigating the Post-Photographic Era

Navigating the Post-Photographic Era
Instructor: Patrick Millard, www.patrickmillard.com
July 10-Aug 14, 2011
This seminar is taught from Pittsburgh, PA
Language: English
Workshop meets online Sunday Afternoons at 3pm EST (noon PST, 3pm EST, 9 pm CET)–link to register: http://bit.ly/iNGAoA
The world of photography in the digital world of 21st century innovation is in a state of continual flux.  Emerging technologies that allow photographic imagery without the use of a traditional camera, lens, or subject matter are beginning to have a presence in our mainstream culture.

In this seminar we’ll explore new technologies that are being unveiled through in-seminar discussions, dialogs, and practice.  The history of digital imaging in the post-photographic world will be outlined before embarking upon the use of web cams, cell phones, and virtual worlds for our hands-on image making assignments.

*Students should have access to a computer and photo editing software (preferably, but not necessarily, Adobe Photoshop), Second Life, Mozilla Firefox and Skype.

** This seminar begins with an introduction meeting on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at noon PM EST (3 pm EST, 9 pm CET), Online seminar meetings are 90 min. in length with interaction during the week.  Information for accessing the workshop will be sent to completed registrations.  For more information on this workshop contact vasa@vasa-project.com

Patrick Millard | Art:Photography
web | www.patrickmillard.com

Artist Guide to Making More Opportunities Work For You


ebook details and buy buttons here: http://transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress/a-guide-for-making-artist-submissions/

One question ArtstyShark asked, but that didn’t make it into the ArtsyShark article (http://bit.ly/ArtSharkArticle) due to length–so I’m sharing here:

AS:  What in your opinion are the biggest misconceptions artists have about the submission process?

MK: Most beginner and emerging artists wait for and respond to Calls for Submissions from various arts organizations.  Many artists subscribe to submission lists, to scan over annual calls and fee based ops, putting their only research efforts into this one market segment.  It’s like waiting in line for one thing, while a multitude of opportunities pass you by. There are hundreds, even thousands, of options out there for making artist submissions! Many artists just don’t know the endless possibilities that exist. My ebook is an eye-opener.

But I don’t just talk theory in my ebook. My ebook is a true How-To guide for artists.  In simple steps, I show artists how to put themselves out there to find their markets and create their own opportunities. My ebook covers everything an artist needs to know to get started marketing and promoting their art,  including presentation tools and know-how, insider tips on what words to use to get a gallerist’s attention, and *must use* words for obtaining print contracts. In my ebook I provide cover letters for artists to adapt and use for contacting gallerists, art consultants, and other arts professionals. Then I recommend a submission campaign action plan in a simple weekly framework, and even provide direct links to arts professionals. The links in my ebook alone will save any artist hundreds of hours of research! There are even links to lists of art industry contacts, such as a link to a list of hundreds of companies that need art for CD inserts, and a link to my offer to access my share list the Directory of Art Consultants –a list of 500+ live-linked contacts. In my ebook I share from my experiences, to save artists hundreds of hours (months! years!) of time wasted on trial and error efforts. My ebook is a DIY kit for visual artists to accelerate their art careers. I make this kit available as an ebook to reach artists across a variety of formats, including Kindle, Sony Reader, PDF and several other file forms and reading options.

International 100:Words Project

Hello Marie,

I hope this finds you well and in good heart.

I’m a visual artist living in Ireland and I am writing to invite you
to take part in an on-line project I recently started called 100:WORDS.

It examines and celebrates loss, love, life and the passing of time and asks
people to describe the life they have experienced using 100 words or less.

You can see the project at www.lifein100wordsorless.wordpress.com or on facebook 100words
So far I’ve received submissions from the USA, Canada, Finland, Italy, France, Australia,Russia, Australia, Venuezela, Ireland, India, Lebanon and the U.K.

I’m hoping that there will be a publication and short film to accompany the project but
this will be determined by the amount and type of submissions received.

Please feel free to pass the details on to anyone you feel maybe interested in the project.

Take care and all the best,




ArtsyShark –Artists, Want More Opportunities?

ArtstyShark interviewed me and posted it today. My responses to 3 questions about my new ebook guide for visual artists.

Here is the link to read the interview, and view the incredible resources on ArtsyShark:


Worldwide Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Art Competition

Sculpture -Mixed Media – Photography -Painting

Yes, the alcohol beverage company Bombay Sapphire. They have lots of $$$! But the competition is also in partnership with the Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation.

Submit online at:




Artists Talk @ International Artists in Residency

Hi Marie,

I would like to send you few events and program below for your website.  Thanks, Beata
Artists Talk 1. 
AIR-HMC, International Artists in Residency, Budapest 2011
Budapest VI. ker. Bajza utca 18. I. emelet
Saturday, June 11. 2011
10:30- Benjamin Page, CA — mixed media
11:15- Elaine Byrne, Ireland — mixed media
12:00- Julia Hitchcock, TX — mixed media
14:00- Michal Gavish, CA — mixed media
14:45- Pip Brant, FL — mixed media
Please join us to learn more about the artists!
An artist in residence at the HMC has the opportunity  to live and work here at the studio in Hungary . Many artists find this a valuable time to experiment and investigate new directions in their work.  Many artists come here to complete a specific project or work for a major exhibition or just to be able to work in an environment with other creative artists.
The aim of this program is to investigate and showing of contemporary art, develop theoretical and practical self-help through critical development.
HMC is 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures, through high quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and related educational programs. Based in Dallas and Budapest, the organization operates throughout the world.  Incorporated in 1990.
Ferencvarosi PinceGallery, AIR/HMC & 9X12, Budapest exhibition, 2011
AIR/HMC, Budapest – International Artist Residencies, 2011
“understanding of world cultures”
Session 4: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 – Thursday August 25, 2011
Session 5: Tuesday, December 26, 2011 – Wednesday, January 11, 2012 (Artist fee $950)
Deadline: (must be received) by August 6. 2011

Beata Szechy

New Public Art Commission Accepting Online Applications

Today, the Ohio Arts Council and the University of Cincinnati announced a new public art commission.   The Ohio Percent for Art Program and the University of Cincinnati (UC) seek an outdoor artwork for its new Center for Academic Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building on the Academic Health Center Campus. All American artists are invited to submit digital images of past work for review. To apply for this commission you must complete the online application and then submit a disc of images (of past work) and an artist statement to:

Kathy Signorino

Program Coordinator

Individual Artist Grants and Services/Percent for Art

Ohio Arts Council

Rhodes State Office Tower

30 East Broad Street, 33rd Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

Please visit the Ohio Percent for Art site to read details: http://www.oac.state.oh.us/grantsprogs/currentcommissions.asp


How to Craft Your Elevator Speech– for Artists

Your Elevator Speech, or Elevator Pitch, is your 30-second to one-minute long response to the question *What do you do?*

Imagine yourself in an elevator with a curator  who is in a position to help you in your art career. You say hello to the curator, mention the news you read recently about the forthcoming exhibit they are curating. Then you tell them that you are an artist. The curator replies, “tell me about your art.” You have only so many floors, as the elevator ascends or descends, to give a clear answer and make a positive impression. Do you panic and reply, “oh, ah, OK, I paint and um, I ah….” What message does that send? That you haven’t given your own work much thought? That you are seldom out promoting yourself and therefore an amateur? That the curator would have to spend a lot of time educating you if he or she were to work with you? All of those things? Is that the impression you want to give? Can such a response be traced back to lazy or bad habits? Will such a response hurt your art career?

What impression will a strong confident sentence or two give? Words you feel good speaking out loud. That you are a professional artist serious about your art career? Will a few lines that convey important points about your art  spark the interest of others so that they ask more questions? Most likely yes!

You may never find yourself on an elevator with an art curator, but the name *elevator speech* does create a vivid image of limited space and time.

Instances in which artists have used their elevator speeches include,  in interviews with magazine editors, at gallery openings, at networking meetings and events, and in casual conversation with potential art collectors while waiting at the car dealership while getting their oil changed.

To begin crafting your elevator speech, start by writing down the three most important things that you do as an artist and cite proof points why your art is important.

For example–which is stronger–a or b below:

a) I’m working on a series of mixed media paintings on canvas, a drawing series and a series of prints.

b) I’m working on a series of mixed media paintings on canvas, a drawing series and a series of prints that received enthusiastic response from library patrons when I exhibited last month at Library of the Stars in Phoenix. One librarian told me that no other art exhibited has brought so many positive comments!

Notice that *b* has added strength with the *proof* of why the art is important–the art was exhibited in a public space, received attention and an enthusiastic response from viewers.

Be sure to sound confident and convey a certain amount of pride and enthusiasm when delivering your elevator speech. Details from a recent event may help.


My latest mixed media paintings, prints and drawings were featured  in an article published last month by Yahoo!  read by hundreds of  art fans!

You should use your elevator speech at every opportunity with anyone who asks what you do. When possible ask for feedback to be sure that you are conveying the information and impression you want . Remember, your elevator speech is meant to be spoken, so you should use word combinations that are easy for your to speak.

If you find it difficult to put your elevator speech together, don’t despair. Yes, it can take many tries, and you will probably work on several versions over weeks, months, or even years!

One key to crafting your elevator speech is knowing who your *ideal customer* or *target market* is and what you wish to communicate to them. What are you *selling* and to whom? Are you trying to get a solo gallery exhibit of your work? Then you want to craft your elevator speech to grab the interest of gallery curators.  Ask yourself questions about what a curator looks for? A commercial gallery curator may have an interest in art that sells, so include a line about collectors or commissions in your elevator speech. Find out who the gallery markets to and craft your elevator speech specifically to meet that need. But don’t assume that sales alone are all the curator is interested in. Do your research. Perhaps a particular gallery is seeking the next new trend in art.  If your *ideal customer* or *target* is a museum curator, or a curator of a non-profit arts organization, then their concerns usually have more to do with educating their audience than with sales, and you would craft your elevator speech accordingly– perhaps mention museums collections your work is in, or any important artist associations you have, or books you work is in. Perhaps there is an opportunity for the museum or non-profit to sell the book in their shop and that could be leveraged to get your work included in a show.

Your elevator speech is your (abbreviated) story. Tell your story to intrigue others so that they want to engage with your further. Next you will want your story to flow. Some possible directions to take your story may be describing how your art is different, new, or of unique interest to a particular audience, or to mention specific positive benefits others have gained from working with you. Don’t overdo it, or try to tell too much of your story in 30 seconds. What is your goal? Is your goal to get the curators card? Get the curator to agree to meet with you to review your portfolio? To get an art magazine editor to publish a feature on your art? Take it one step at a time. Consider the situation. If you are talking to a curator at a crowded exhibition opening in their gallery, your goal may be to get them to agree to receive an email sample of your art sent to them. Then you would mention that in your email and follow up with a phone call.

In some situation your elevator speech will not allow more. Then it is important to end with a good summary sentence. Something that may stay in their memory or that they will see again, such as your tag line on your website.

Test your elevator speech at every opportunity, get feedback whenever possible and make necessary adjustments. I know that few artists have elevator speeches, and that having one ready when an opportunity arises can make all the difference in getting funding, recognition and making important connections. I work with artists on all aspects of marketing and promotion (Find out about my services here: http://bit.ly/Vart)

Marie Kazalia