Google + Friday Art Critique

Yes, it is happening today, Friday, the  Google + Friday Art Critique

You can stop in and leave comments on the artwork today. To participate in the next critique, upload your art image and label it with +Friday Art Critique 

Visit the official +Friday Art Critique website and add them to your Circle:

Mad Scientist – Artist Max Rubenacker originated and continues to run the +Friday Art Critique

Max said: “I started FAC back in late January because I felt a need in the community for some sort of focused, organized gathering of artists. Up to that point we could ask for critiques on our own, but there wasn’t anything consistent. When I attended art school we’d get together and have a critique every Friday afternoon, so I used that as a model. There’s no official sign-up, artists just post their work and tag +Friday Art Critique, then sometime Friday morning I assemble links to everyone’s posts and make an image showing all the work that was sent in that week. Again, following the model of all the students putting their art up on the walls so you could get a sense of the work as a group. My goal is to drive some traffic to artist’s work and get people together who might never have met otherwise.”

Take a look at Max’s website–I love his original sound vibration paintings–you’ll find them on his website

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Submission For 2013 Art Buzz Hardcover Book Are Now Being Accepted


I have never viewed a print copy of this publication. When I visited the site via the link below and clicked on the PayPal button the invoice came up $35.00.  Just checking–I easily canceled.

If any artist reading that has had experience with this publication please leave a comment. I would love to hear about it and I am sure others would too.

Art Buzz, The 2013 Collection is now accepting entries for inclusion into their visual arts showcase publication Art Buzz, the book, a full color, large format, hardcover fine art “coffee table” publication that is scheduled for release in late January 2013, “with a vigorous distribution and marketing plan“.  According to Art Buzz, they send an ART BUZZ COLLECTION volume to art dealers in New York (inc. NYC), California (inc. LA & San Francisco) – Sarasota, Naples & Miami, Florida – Atlanta, Georgia area, Santa Fe, New Mexico – New Orleans, Louisiana – Washington DC – Pennsylvania – The Netherlands – United Kingdom (inc. London) – Paris, France.

I don’t know if they provide the list of art dealers they distribute to, upon request.

Their call for submissions states: The pages of Art Buzz, the 2013 Collection, are open to all high quality, emerging and mid-career visual artists including artists that have yet to venture out for public scrutiny.  Visual artists worldwide working in any visual art media (must be 18 or older) mu submit. According to Art Buzz, founder, artist Tony Blue, the Art Buzz selection process is fair, unbiased and based solely on each individual artist’s submitted work.

The deadline for entries is September 30, 2012 (entries in by 6/15/12 discounted).

Art Buzz, 27 Sophie Avenue, Dunedin, Florida, 34698, United States


Video: Seven Days in the Art World Author Describes Her Book Contents

In this video, the author of Seven Days in the Art World, Sarah Thornton, describes the contents of each of her book chapters– in a minute and 34 seconds.

There was a lot of buzz about Seven Days in the Art World when it was first released as a hardcover book a few years ago. The book later became available as a paperback and currently sells for $15.95.  Surprisingly, the ebook version is listed at a higher print than print– on Google Books the ebook is priced at $24.95

Liquid Identities Call for Photo and Video Art, + Your Solo Show in Venice

Call for Artists

Liquid Identities | Venice (Italy) . September 28-29-30, 2012

Deadline: September 10, 2012

International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films and photo works to include in the next 2012 Exhibition:

Liquid Identities – International Videoart Festival and Photo Exhibition at Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e del SS. Sacramento in Bragora, Venice (September 28-29-30, 2012)

The deadline for applications is September 10, 2012.

The selections will be based on the main concept of “Liquid Identities” based on fluidity, motion, changing networks and cities transformations. In contemporary society boundaries are getting more and more fleeting, and also the identity; what makes every person or place a recognizable entity, turns out fluid, multiple, making the cultural, religious, ethnic borders changeable too. This change, this mutation has allowed to cross the inside of the identities creating new possible crossings, new blends. And it’s just this “contemporaneity” that makes our civilization conceived as subjected to a process of continuous evolution and cultural hybridization. There is no more limit between an identity and the other one but it is possible to walk, to cross a passage and to find oneself halfway through it, in a non-place, in a non-identity. This project is about temporary roles in changing rules, thinking about liquid borders in new evolving worlds.

The number of works with which you can participate is unlimited. 

All video works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter what the original source medium. The maximum length of videos should be 10 minutes. All photo works on every kind of support are accepted. The maximum dimensions allowed per each image are 100 cm per side. We need also copy of the CV/biography, videography and some still images (only for video artists) and some samples of photo works (only for artists) through one of the following ways:

by e-mail

The forwarding of all documents and artworks has to be carried out through online transfer services (as for example: or other similar) at

by mail to:

International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari, Italy 

The participation in Liquid Identities requires an entry fee for every artwork submitted and selected. Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios. 

International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our artistic projects. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and critics from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.  

International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)

Future is now! Set up your own solo show in VENICE

Have you always dreamt about your own solo show in VENICE? Now you can make it real!

International ArtExpo offers you the great opportunity to have an art exhibition in Venice, in the beautiful setting of Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e del SS. Sacramento in Bragora (nearby San Marco square). This ambitious new project is opened to any kind of artist, in fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video art and performing art.

The Scoletta, close to the famous Vivaldi Church San Giovanni Battista in Bragora, is a three floor buildingopened to painting, sculpture and photography exhibitions, the third floor is ready to video art and performing art shows too.

To realize your own solo show, we will provide the following:

.Opening reception – we will organize an opening reception for your solo show
.Promotional web page – we will create a promotional page announcing your solo show with all your contacts
.Exhibition catalogue – a solo show catalog with your bio/press release and images of your art work
.Invitations by email – invitations to your solo show will be emailed to our Press office mailing list of over 80,000 subscribers
.Invitation cards – we will provide you with color exhibition invitation post cards to be mailed by you, and to a select group of International ArtExpo clients
.Press office – It’s LIQUID Group will cover the press office service. Your solo show will be announced in Italian and International art magazines. The announcement will also appear on our official web site and on various other art-related sites (more details about It’s LIQUID Group at
.Banner advertising – a banner advertising for your solo show will be placed on International ArtExpo website as well as on It’s LIQUID website

It’s LIQUID will manage your relations with the media: print, TV, on-line magazines and will invite critics, writers, curators, dealers and other visual arts professionals to your exhibition.

Make a concrete move to improve your artistic career and share you talent. Spread your work in VENICE!
For more details, contact us to

International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our artistic projects. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and critics from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.

International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)

Artist Tip: How To Create Google+ Albums of Your Art Images

Nothingness (Peaches), oil on canvas panel, 12 x 12 inches, Lena Levin, 2012

When art is over, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, Lena Levin, 2012

Lena Levin shares instructions on how to create photo albums of your art on Google + :

If you add photos not from the main Google+ page, but from the “Photos” tab, you can do either of two things:

1. Add one or several photos from your computer and create a new album out of them; after you have done that, Google+ automatically offers you to share (at which point you can add some text to make a post to accompany the photos). If there are three photos or less, the post will include a “panel” with all of them; if there are more, it will show a panel with the first three.

2. Essentially the same thing happens if you add your photos to one of your already existing albums: Google+ offers you to share, and, by default, it will include in the post only newly added photos: if there are three or less, they will be all visible together, in a panel.

The latter option works better if you have “thematic” albums — in this way, if someone clicks on a photo to view a larger version, they might also browse the whole album (note: if you click “Photos” from my profile, you will see that I have lots of such albums). It works as a “gentle nudge” to the followers to browse more of your work. :) Quite often, this really happens — I see that someone goes through the older images and adds “+1″s or comments.

And it also offers those willing to share your work to their followers an option to share a whole album, rather than a single post or a single image.

I cannot give you links, because I am figuring this all myself, more or less (especially because they rather frequently change how it all works… :).

Lena Levin’s website is

Add Your Art to Our Upcoming Live Online Art Auction Holiday Sale

1914 Santa Claus in japan

1914 Santa Claus in japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We know it’s only August, but we are thinking ahead to the holiday sales season!
Artists, if you like the idea of selling your art in a live online holiday art auction, Artist Marketing Resources plans to hold an online auction via the Tophatter site this coming November!

This is an advance notice to get your artworks ready for holiday sales in our upcoming online auction which will take place on a date in November (to de decided).

For all Artist Marketing Resources blog readers, a $5.00 credit will automatically be added to your free Tophatter account when you sign up using this link: (please copy and paste into your browser)

If you think you would like to participate in our online auction, then please leave a comment. Tell us what holiday art item(s) you’d to include auction off. Not sure yet? Take a look at some of the auctions current on Tophatter will get you thinking! Leave a comment including your thoughts. We’d like to hear your ideas.

The idea for this holiday art sale came from Brooke, of Tophatter, a free, online, live auction site looking to solidify its presence in the handmade community.

Brooke wrote:

Dear Marie,

We think your blog, Artist Marketing Resources, would be a great fit for our Tophatter partner program and would like to invite you to participate.

Tophatter is a live, real-time auction house where sellers from all over the world auction off items in an exciting, interactive environment.  We run daily auction rooms featuring handmade crafts, jewelry, home decor, gourmet food, fashion and other artisan categories.  We’d love to work with you.  You can definitely run an auction of your blog readers artwork.  Attached (links below) is some information on privately branded / community auctions.

Innovative Idea For Presenting Art Images and Generating Sales

This is an innovative and clever way of presenting art images in an interactive art exhibition and generating print sales!

  • TWIN INFINITIVES IS an interactive photography installation.
  • A special library of images created by the artist are combined and recombined by an application built into a computerized display, to present randomly generated ‘twins’ of images, each lasting only a few moments.
  • Thousands of combinations will appear over the course of the exhibition, with each pair appearing only one time. If a viewer likes a particular pair, they can press a button built into the display to ‘capture’ the current pair and a print will be generated. Each print will be one of a kind, unique to that particular chosen moment, and titled with its own unique time code.
  • Once all combinations are generated, the application shuts down and the display is destroyed, leaving only the collection of prints VIEWERS have purchased as the record of the exhibition.

Feroz Gallery  Prinz-Albert-Str. 12, 53113 Bonn, Germany

  • Feroz Gallery
  • Burbacher Str. 58
  • Bonn, Germany, 53129
  • Phone: +49 228 24 27 413
  • Website:Official Website

The James New York: Pillar Project REQUEST FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS

The James New York in downtown Manhattan (SoHo) has built a reputation with its commitment to the arts, its numerous collaborations and its collection of work by emerging artists. Over 30 artists and designers have had their work acquired by the hotel and 14 artists each have a corridor devoted to their collected works on permanent exhibition.
You can see some of the artists and works here:


The Urban Garden at The James New York is the next location for a new installation. In the center of the garden there is a tall rectangular cement pillar that is a major focal point of the entire outdoor garden space. The garden is a multi-tiered, mixed-use space and currently has sculptural works made of reclaimed materials by artists Mike Calway-Fagen and Sharon Levy.

-Images of the pillar and site:

-Interested artists are welcome to stop by the hotel and view the site in person. The entrance to the hotel is at 27 Grand Street near Sixth Avenue, New York, NY.

-We are looking for work that is visually engaging, contemporary and a clear extension of the selected artist’s ongoing work and aesthetic. It does not have to look like murals look. Experimental, conceptual and text-based installations will be given equal consideration to works that are purely visual.


-Proposals should be submitted by midnight on September 12, 2012.


-The project is open to artists who do not currently have work in the collection at the James New York.


-The budget of the project is approximately $8,000, which comprises approximately $5,000 for materials and labor and an artist fee of $3,000.

-A three-night stay will also be given to the selected artist at the time of installation to accommodate artists living outside of New York and to make the process smoother while working and installing at the site.

-Other travel needs for the selected artist will be worked out on a case-by-case basis.


-Interested artists should be familiar with and have experience installing work on exterior surfaces. The mural and applied materials need to withstand the elements. The pillar gets full summer sun and is exposed to the rain, snow and wind throughout the year. While it is expected that the work will weather and age it should maintain its visual impact.

-Should the work need touch-up over the years, artists should be open and prepared to return to make the necessary improvements. Compensation for repairs and travel will be handled should the need arise.


-The pillar is approximately 8’ x 3’ 1’’ x 40’ and the height varies depending on which surface the measurement is taken.

-The pillar is made of cement and the surface is untreated and imperfect.

-The north face of the pillar is the most important to address with the work. It faces most of the action in the garden and can be seen from the street, elevator and lobby.

-Please see the images at the below link for an idea of the area that the mural/proposal should address. Feel free to push your idea as far as you see fit given the budget.

-Images and details are organized and available here:


- Interested artists should send an updated CV and a brief statement that explains their specific proposal, the installation requirements and materials to be used.

- Artists should send 5-8 images of previous work and related installations.

- A simple rendering of your idea will strengthen your proposal but is not required. Images of the pillar can be pulled from the above link for use in a mock-up.

- If possible, please submit your proposal as a single PDF with your Last_FirstName as the file name. Otherwise all documents should come under the cover of a single email.

- PDFs should have the artist’s CV first, followed by a brief project description, followed by renderings and concluding with images of previous work.


-The finalist will be selected on or by September 12, 2012 and a short list of semi-finalists will be included in the press release.

- Installation should take sometime in early October. The hotel will work with the selected artist to figure out this exact timeframe.

-Images of the final installation will be incorporated into various press and social media outreach initiatives.

-The semi-finalists will be invited to the unveiling and given the opportunity to show their work (or images of their work) during the event. Should the finalist become unavailable, a replacement will be selected from the semi-finalists.



-Subject line: Submission/Firstname Lastname

-Please use the body of the email to ask any further questions.

-No phone calls please.


The James New York debuted in September 2010 anchoring the southwest corner of Grand and Thompson Streets in SoHo. In continuation of the brand’s support for the arts, The James New York features a permanent collection of work by local emerging artists on each of their 14 guestroom floors. Unique event spaces and impeccable attention to detail are found throughout. The hotel boasts the highly acclaimed restaurant David Burke Kitchen in addition to a rooftop bar and lounge, Jimmy; an Urban Garden designed by horticulturist Rebecca Cole; a rooftop pool; exclusive uniform designs by Andrew Buckler; a Penthouse Loft designed by Piet Boon; and a captivating Sky Lobby accessible by a signature glass elevator. Follow The James New York on Twitter, @JameshotelNY, (they are on Facebook but the link they provided does not seem to work) Facebook,!/JamesHotels, and Pinterest


The James New York (SoHo)

27 Grand Street

New York, New York 10013

United States of America

Electric Works Gallery and Print Publisher

Electric Works

Electric Works (Photo credit: D.C.Atty)

Electric Works Gallery is a gallery and print publisher. They’re holding an open house this evening from 7 – 8 p.m. in their new gallery location, that houses new workspace and a bookstore, at

1360 Mission Street (between 9th and 10th) San Francisco, California. Visit their website and check the artists they publish, here:

Electric Works began printmaking in 1981, working with artists who are masters of strong visual content and with each printmaking project they have combined traditional techniques with new contemporary art challenges in an attempt to reinvent just what a print is, making the most ambitious projects possible.

In the Electric Works online bookstore you will find several prints in limited editions of 100 selling for only $40.00 each.

I enjoy reviewing small art publishing companies such as Electric Works, though hard to categorize for our PDF resource lists–are they an art licensing company, a gallery or a store?

You’ll find thousands of more links to art sales sites, art galleries and art licensing companies on our Artist Marketing Resources share lists. We’ve noticed an increase of sales of our PDF resources lists that sell for just $18.95. You can pay with PayPal or buy with Google Checkout** via the links below. Artists are gearing up for autumn submissions and using our resources, so I wanted to be sure to share these access links again:

International Art Gallery list:

 Art Licensing Companies, Agents and Reps list:

 900+ Places to Sell your Art PDF list:

I’ve added many more links to the 900+ Places to Sell Your Art list, and there are probably well over one thousand now, but I have not had time to count!

Our ebook guide helps you craft your professional art submissions–the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook is available as a PDF here: 


**Google Checkout buttons are now fully functioning and tested.

Amazon To Dominate Online–We are growing our Amazon art store!


According to the number one online news source Yahoo! in their Yahoo! Finance feature article, Forget Apple, Forget Facebook: Here’s The One Company That Actually Terrifies Google Execs, that company topping all the giants is Amazon!

Our own Transmedia Artist AMAZON Pro store sells only artist-made! The store is just one year old and has had consistent monthly sales.

We plan to grow too! Follow this blog for more announcements and calls for art in future.

LIKE our Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store Facebook fan page:


Juicy Canvas is seeking +Artists +Designers +Illustrators to be part of their beta launch!

Yes, that’s right–Juicy Canvas is seeking +Artists +Designers +Illustrators to be part of their beta launch!

For Artists, Juicy Canvas offers–
+ Greater Marketing Reach
+ Increased Monthly Revenue
+ Potential for Commissioned Work

Want to be part of the Juicy Canvas collection? Send in your portfolio! Use this link to the Juicy Canvas site and submit your art by Friday Nov 30th, 2012

What is the Juicy canvas market?
Juicy canvas allows art-lovers  to discover and customize ( just a little ) emerging art that is rendered on a high-quality canvas or archival paper.

New Public Art Project RFQ


logo                                         Civic Art Program

Call to Artists

Monroe Community Wellness Center


Rendering of Monroe Community Wellness Center

Date issued: August 22, 2012
Submittal date: October 10, 2012                       


The Civic Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create an innovative, contemporary craft based artwork for the new Monroe Community Wellness Center. The new facility will be located on the campus of James Monroe High School in the North Hills neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. Opportunities for integration are currently focused on the main entrance lobby, but may also expand to secondary interior spaces. This may include the addition of suspended sculptural details, hanging art or integrated wall treatments.

Goals of the Artwork

Art and creative activities can help to create successful learning and healing environments. The Monroe Community Wellness Center is a school-based health clinic that will provide needed services to a community that has been federally designated as medically underserved. The selected artist will work collaboratively as part of the project design team to influence the development of the facility’s interior. The artwork should strategically and thoughtfully address the need to beautify and enhance the varied experiences of students, staff and visitors. Sensitivity to developing an appropriate approach that aligns with the goals of the school and facility is critical. This includes providing opportunities for student engagement and creating an artwork that is compassionate, uplifting and transformative.

For this civic art opportunity, the Civic Art Program is particularly interested in identifying craft media artists whose work can readily translate to a large-scale environment. This may include artists with a background in furniture design, fibers, ceramics, glass, metals, paper making and wood working, with the capacity to use those skills and artistry in an unexpected or nontraditional way. The final artwork will be expected to be low maintenance and have a lifecycle of at least 25 years.


An estimated artwork budget of $65,000 has been established inclusive of artist fees, all costs associated with student engagement, design, fabrication and installation of the artwork.


This commission is open to professional artists residing in Los Angeles County.

Optional: Technical Assistance Workshop

A technical assistance workshop will be offered on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. for interested applicants to learn more about the Monroe Community Wellness Center Civic Art Project and the Los Angeles County Civic Art Program application process. The workshop will be held at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, 1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Reservations are recommended. Please RSVP to with “Monroe Wellness TA” in the subject line by August 29, 2012.


Application materials must be received at or before Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Turps Banana Art School Correspondence Course

There is something very interesting about this so I wanted to share. Perhaps you would like to apply, or reading this blog post will give you the idea to create your own art school correspondence course!

Turps Banana Art School / Correspondence Course

Application deadline 30th August 2012

Starting this October, the correspondence course is an innovative new project giving painters a critical perspective and challenging insight into their practice, wherever they are, in the form of quarterly appraisals.

Running over 12 months, participants will engage in a two-way process during which they will present works, and in turn receive feedback from a dedicated mentor and the wider tutorial team at Turps Art School.

Applicants must have a personal email address, access to the internet and reasonable facilities to document work digitally.

Participants will be provided with a dedicated online folder that will be visible to both themselves and the tutorial team. Participants will be expected to upload works, drawings, works in progress, sketchbook pages etc. during the 12 month duration of the course. It is important this is an ongoing process that best describes their output as this will allow the mentors to track developments and compile their observations between feedback points.
Cost of the programme for 12 Months: £1,500

For more information

Artists: Inside Info On How You Can Influence Online Arts Content

English: Screen Capture of article of front pa...

English: Screen Capture of article of front page of Yahoo! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m going to tell you how I get paid for the articles I write and publish. The purpose of this blog post is not to tell you how I get paid. Even though I do that. The purpose of this post is to let you know that you have more control over online content than you think!

How can you exert control over online content?

If you’re like me, you’ve signed up to receive notices in your email inbox or RSS feed when your favorite online authors publish new articles on such sites as Mashable, Huffington Post Arts, Yahoo! Movies, and many others.

You may wonder how authors are paid for their ideas and time researching and writing these articles. The answer may surprise you!

As contributing writer for both Yahoo! and Technorati News I am paid a dollar amount each time someone clicks on a link within my published articles. Those clicks represent my click-through rate.

Who pays me?

Yahoo! pays based on click-through-rate on links within my Yahoo! articles. I also receive a much lesser amount based on the total number of reader views that my article receives. Yahoo! deposits payments into my PayPal account. Yahoo! also provides extensive analytics so I can track my readership and earnings, and via those stats I can easily see what articles and article topics are the most popular and what links receive the most clicks. (Of course I want to get paid for my work, so I consider these stats when planning future articles).

Technorati news has a similar set-up. Since they are closely linked to Google–with all Technorati news articles feeding into Google news–Google pays me. Google pays varying amounts for each click on links within my published Technorati news articles. I track those clicks, readership numbers, and payment amounts per article via my Google AdSense account. (Again, the more success an article brings the more l will want to write on that topic in future articles and promote those articles enthusiastically).

So you are probably thinking that for each article authors must receive hundreds or even thousands of dollars in total clicks–but that is just not the case!

While hundreds or even thousands of readers may read any given article online, the number of clicks on links within an article is generally quite low. This is frustrating to all authors of online articles–even top authors! “We all have that problem,” one top author told me when I asked about improving click-through rates.

Why do hundreds of people read online articles without clicking on those internal links? This phenomenon is something that many experts have analyzed and written about in numerous articles on click-through-rates. This payment structure I have described is why you often see sensationalized,  rather silly or limited value content online—the authors are hoping to find a gimmick that will make their content a hit so that it will go viral and they will receive a large number of click-throughs and high total payment.

So what does this mean to you?

Think about it. Now you better understand the secret to exerting control over what gets published online!  

If you have favorite online authors you’d like to keep around and support, then thoroughly review their articles and click on those article links of interest to see where they go! Share the articles you like best with others via email. Use the share features to post articles to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and other social media site and include comments on why you like the article. You are exerting control over online content with each click and share. With each click you are paying those authors who provide the information you like and value. Your clicks bring attention to those articles, and attention both to the authors and the content subjects.  Remember, Google is watching and analyzing those stats you generate when you click. Google pays authors for each click, so you can be sure that they pay attention to where their money goes. It’s easy to let Google know what you like and value with each click.

You the reader have more control over online content than you think! If you want Google to place more value on art related content then support those authors who write on the arts by clicking on those internal article links and sharing those articles widely.

Want more online articles on your own artworks published?

Authors of articles value a well written press release that provides the full details and includes jpeg images. ( I am glad to receive these from artists.) Now that you know that most authors of online articles do not receive an hourly rate of pay, you understand how important it is for you to provide full details in your press releases and keep your website Newsroom up to date.

One artist, who didn’t even have a blog or website, once told me–”you can go around and search the web for information about me”, when I asked him for a press release.  WRONG! If you don’t have time to write a press release, I don’t have free time to do that for you, and neither do other authors of online content. If you want to become the subject of more online articles, get more exposure and visibility for your art, then it is up to you to organize,  present and provide your information.

Artists and Arts Organizations may send their press releases to me, Marie Kazalia, via email, at:

SAMPLE ARTICLE: Here is the link to one of my recently published Technorati articles containing artist news.

PLUG Projects announces a call for art writing for a new print publication called 8 1/2 x 11

Plug Projects announces a call for art writing for a new print publication called 8 1/2 x 11, a publication inviting participation from its audience.  Potential contributors are asked to author a one page submission that will be edited, compiled, and distributed by Plug as a quarterly “snapshot” of the art related thoughts and events in the Kansas City area.

Submit your raw text in a word file (no word limit, but must feasibly fit on one side of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper) and one related high res (300 dpi) photo to  Please put “8×11” in the subject line.

-Write in your voice! Keep your submissions authentic to you. Looking for a diversity of content and approaches.
-Have something to say, but haven’t written before? Give it a shot.

-critical writing (about exhibitions, public works, events)
-someone else’s work or art practice (interviews, studio visits, bios)
-essays or opinions about anything related to the arts or art community
-abstract responses to work on exhibition in a visual or written form
-art related news, ‘throwback” reference to historical events in context of the present
-relating personal experience (residencies, special projects, etc)
-pitch a series (indicate how you would create a series of writings that would relate over the quarterly release of our publication

There will be an opportunity to bring your writing-in-progress to Plug to peer-edit and workshop your contributions. Interested writers should bring their pieces to Plug at 6:30 on August 27th.

Deadline: September 1 contributions should be received by midnight. 

PLUG PROJECTS is a curatorial collaboration by five Kansas City artists who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local art community. Our goal is to energize artists and the public at large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network of artists.  Please visit our website to learn more about exhibitions, opportunities, and programming. 

Support for this Project is provided by the Rocket Grants program, administered by the Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. Funding was provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

1st To Add My Art To New Artsia Site

What a surprise when the owner of the new Artsia fine art print site contacted me to tell that I was the very first artist to upload one of my artworks! He wanted my feedback on how easy it was to use the site features. Well, I had no issues. Artsia seemed super-power driven and so easy to use. just went live a few days ago. My Artsia page was created for me from my account, since Artsia offers prints of my art on  and is an extension of that site. My Artsia page should be visible at

Artsia is officially launching at the end of this month with a big PR push planned for the start of September.

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PHOOM! The Power of 9 Squared

“PHOOM! The Power of 9 Squared”

Susan Spaniol, Detail of “Dracaena,” 12 x 12 x 1-1/2 inches

What: Exhibition of 50 works by the Syntax Artists’ Group of 9 Connecticut mixed media artists (Reasonably priced)

Where: Funky Monkey Care & Gallery

Opening: Friday, September 7 from 7 to 9.  Free.  Open to the public.  Great food and fun!

Address : 130 Elm St. Watch Factory Shoppes, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

Hours : Monday, 10 am-4 pm, Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am-8 pm, Friday, 10 am-10pm, Saturday, 9 am-10 pm, closed

Contact: Syntax Artists’ Group: or Funky Monkey Gallery, 203-439-0161

‘SYNTAX’: Connecticut Women Artists Make Their Mixed Media Mark

By Diane Ward

It is not often that you find groups of women artists who create work independently, meet to critique their work and share ideas, then exhibit their creations collectively throughout the state.  Syntax is proud to be such a unique group.  The nine members met at mixed media workshops held by Massachusetts artist Debi Pendell.  These nine women, who live and work across Connecticut, combine their diverse creative skills and varied artistic styles in ways that create a synergistic dialogue between their artworks and the viewing public.
Members of Syntax are proficient in many mixed media techniques, including faux encaustic, collage, book-making, paper-making, painting, creating unusual textures, as well as assemblage.  Their diverse educational backgrounds range from attending workshops where they refine their unique artistic skills, to Master’s Degrees in Fine Art.  Each woman brings her unique strengths to all phases of the group process, and participates in planning and hanging all Syntax exhibitions.

Syntax artists’ first exhibition was held at the Noah Webster Library Gallery, West Hartford, in 2010.  Since then, the group has had a full schedule of exhibitions, including the Ellen Hyde Phillips Gallery in Fairfield, and the River Street Gallery in New Haven.  Both exhibitions were well attended by gallery-goers from across the region.  Syntax has also held exhibitions of their artwork on the Stamford and Storrs campuses of The University of Connecticut.   Their exhibition in Storrs was augmented by educational displays created by each artist to demonstrate her unique mixed media processes.

The artists continually inspire each other to create, grow and share their artwork with the public.   Although their artistic training and approaches vary, they share a commitment to creating dynamic and engaging works with a variety of materials and innovative techniques. While each artist’s work is highly individual, the group shares mutual respect and a heartfelt joy in making art.  As one member of Syntax, Jan McLean, says “It’s an honor and a privilege to be part of this amazing group, and I treasure the bond of friendship, our mutual support, as well as the common appreciation of the love of making art.”

The group already has several exhibitions scheduled for the future.  This September, Syntax will take exhibiting together to a new level, creating all of their artwork in a standard twelve-inch square format.   The exhibit, titled “PHOOM! The Power of 9 Squared,” will contain over 50 mixed media works of art.  Victoria Sivigny, Syntax member and show coördinator, tells us “Syntax will engage and inform a diverse audience in south central Connecticut with this wonderful opportunity to display our artwork in a café gallery setting known for its unique approach to the arts.  The gallery owner, Tracey Burrill, has a passion for the arts which engages a wide audience across all age groups.”  The show takes place at The Funky Monkey Café & Gallery, Cheshire, Connecticut, opening with a reception on Friday September 7, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. and continuing through September 29.  The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception.  Admission to the opening and exhibition is free.  A collaborative piece of art, created by the nine artists, will be raffled off to one lucky winner at the end of the exhibition.

Syntax mixed media artists includes Connecticut residents Karen Larocque of Rowayton, Regina S. Levin of Westport, Jan McLean of Shelton, Victoria Sivigny of Meriden, Jean Swanson of Bethany,  Susan Spaniol and Gretchen Wohlgemuth of West Hartford, Kelly Taylor of Glastonbury and Diane Ward of Farmington.   You can see samples of Syntax members’ art on their website at  For information contact Diane Ward at

ICN Art Gallery and Shop, UK, Space Available for Your Art

 Dear Marie
I am Kohsuke Uchida, assistant café/space manager of ICN gallery in Shoreditch.
We are mainly holding an asian concept contemporary art exhibition on our main space, and now start to rent a part of our gallery space for public use.

Our rental space is now available for short or long-term basically, offer to the artist who wish to hold an exhibition in London/Shoreditch then we provide them with an opportunity to make it happen.   Then we would love to get featured as local information on your website board.  Images of our space are attached in this e-mail, so please find it out.

About ICN spaceICN space is a café and gallery space based in the creative business hub of Shoreditch which is presenting a new multi-purpose space on gallery-lined Leonard Street.

The aim of ICN (International Creative Network) is the distribution of creativity. UK and overseas artists working mainly in the contemporary art fields can use the ICN space for photography, installation, moving image and other exhibitions. In addition, it can also be used as a meeting space, workshop room, live event space, pop-up shop and more.

With this flexible exhibition space located in the heart of multicultural London, we are seeking ways to connect society and art with the hope that many forms of expression may become more accessible.

Opening Hours:
11:00 am – 6:00 pm (last day of exhibition until 5:00 pm)
Closed on Sundays but negotiable. (Hours are subject to change. )

Address :

96-98 Leonard Street; London EC2A 4RH


0207 729 7977

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Kohsuke Uchida
Assistant cafe/space manager
ICN gallery
96 Leonard Street; London EC2A 4RH
TEL: 0207 729 7977

Win Original Drawing in Contest to Name the New Public Art Murals to Replace Lost WPA Murals

One of the three missing Helen Lundeberg murals

Article written by Marie Kazalia was first published by Technorati News, as: Win Original Celebrity Portrait Drawing in Contest to Name the New Public Art Murals that will Replace Lost WPA Murals

In the early 1940s the U.S. Government’s Work Projects Administration, Federal Art Program (WPA/FAP) commissioned artist Helen Lundeberg to create nine murals for Los Angeles County’s Patriotic Hall lobby. The number of murals the artist actually completed was reduced to three as WWII caused Congress to end the WPA and eliminate funding.  The three murals ultimately completed were Preamble to the Constitution, which depicted several United States founding fathers clustered around the Constitution’s Preamble; Free Assembly, which illustrated a group gathering for discussion; and Free Ballot, which showed citizens lining up to vote. Each mural was done in oil paint, measured approximately 12’ wide by 15’ high, and each took eleven days to complete. Helen Lundeberg hand-painted them on site with the help of four assistants. The murals graced Patriotic Hall’s lobby for over thirty years until they were removed in the early 1970s and subsequently lost.  Despite extensive searches, so far no record of them has been found.  If you see works of art which may be the lost Lundeberg murals, please contact the Civic Art Program at 213-202-5858 or

Today photorealistic muralist Kent Twitchell is putting the finishing touches on a series of three large scale murals for the newly renovated Patriotic Hall. In anticipation of the installation, he invites you to propose a title – a single title for all three murals. Click here to see renderings of the Twitchell murals. Twitchell’s new interior murals will honor the originals Helen Lundeberg painted during the Works Progress Administration and unfortunately lost. Twitchell’s murals will reflect the content of the Lundeberg murals painted in 1942 which depicted three Constitutional freedoms – “The Preamble to the Constitution,” “Free Assembly” and “Free Ballot.”Nearly all of the models used for the new Patriotic Hall murals are veterans, from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. The murals are commissioned under Los Angeles County’s Civic Art Program, administered by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. They are part of a capital project to renovate Bob Hope Patriotic Hall; under the County’s civic art policy, one percent of project cost is set aside for the incorporation of civic art. Renovation is scheduled to be complete in fall 2012.Post your ideas on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Facebook page. Winners will receive their choice of one original celebrity portrait renderingcreated by Twitchell during the mural design process.The naming contest will close on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Kent Twitchell will select and announce the winner via Facebook in early September.