“Online artworks and the stories behind them” by Lindsey Davis
I’m Lindsey Davis, an arts blogger in New York, also working as editor for Artsia.
“Online artworks and the stories behind them” by Lindsey Davis
Speak Your Peace, December 19–January 24, curated by SOMArts Curator and Gallery Director Justin Hover, is a community-based exhibition about intercultural communication, social justice and visions of a new iconography of peace featuring the “Seeing Peace Project” by artist Richard Kamler. Image above by artist Betty Nobue Kano.
JURYING & NOTIFICATION
Low-resolution artwork submission deadline is 11:59pm PST, Sunday, November 25th, 2012. Selected artists will be notified on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 and will have five days to submit full-scale high-resolution images for production by Friday, November 3oth by 5pm PST. Announcement of selected artists will be made public on December 1st. Don’t call us. We’ll call you! Read the full submission guidelines here: http://www.somarts.org/peacecall/
When Leslie Parke realized that her oil paintings on linen canvas of highly detailed kitchen and dining treasures, trees, and trash–yes trash that she turns into stunningly beautiful images–would be perfect for prints, she took on a new project to turn one her paintings into a print edition using traditional printmaking techniques. She also turned the project into multiple opportunities to expand her blog posts, newsletter communications, and interactions with her readers and followers by gaining their feedback along the way–all of which she titled The Print Project.
Janet’s Shelf, © Leslie Parke
The overall goal of Leslie’s The Print Project writings …” was to help my readers learn something about printmaking, understand the process and history a little, and to give them a context in which to gauge what I was doing. The general public is not aware of the work and expense that goes into making a print. The better informed the collector is the better collector they become. They have more confidence and can talk about their purchases.”
When Leslie Parke decided to write these The Print Project blog posts and newsletters, she felt she had something to talk about. “I am an experienced artist, but have very limited experience with printmaking. Here was a chance for me to share the experience as I, too, made discoveries about the medium. My thought was, I would give my contacts a heads up that this is what I was doing, then when they saw The Print Project in the heading of my email newsletters they could take a look or not depending on their interest.”
What Leslie discovered is that non-artists are just as fascinated with the printmaking processes as artists. Leslie’s idea was to use her blog and newsletters to allow others to see the development of her printmaking process as it unfolded in real time. “For those seriously interested, on my blog I gave them background into ways that other artists used prints,” Leslie said. “Some of my contacts are collectors, some are artists and others are just interested observers. My thought was the more informed they were the more confident they would feel when looking at my work. They would know how it evolved and all the work that went into creating it. I cannot report whether or not this will make a difference in the number of pieces collected. But whenever I run into someone who receives the newsletter, they engage with me right away about the project. “
To start off The Print Project, Leslie’s first blog post was on selecting one of her paintings to turn into a print. In her newsletter she asked–”Is there a painting of mine you would like to see re-imagined in print? I was thinking of working with the tree paintings, but I would be interested in what you think. Drop me a line if you have a suggestions.” Later she would turn her request for feedback into a full newsletter (copied below).
Another of her blog posts was on Creating Four Color Lithographic Plates, complete with a YouTube video showing the materials and methods she used to create the layers necessary for her four color lithograph.
Leslie wrote blog posts on the history of printmaking–from ancient times to the original Pop art era–writing about Hokusai, Monet and Roy Lichtenstein prints which incorporate art images, another post on the prints of Matisse, one on the prints of Joseph Raffael and Bonnard, and another on the printmaking of Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler--all artists she admires and identifies with in some way.
She also blogged on a contemporary example of an artist creating prints in our present time: The Print Project: Shepard Fairey — Harmony & Discord: A Layered approach to prints, that also contains a fascinating video of Shepard Fairey at work inside Pace Editions in New York City.
To update the progress of her printmaking, Leslie sent out a newsletter–The Print Project: Off to the Printers.
Then to encourage interactions and gain feedback, Leslie sent this newsletter to her mailing list:
Yes, we have it all. From Expressionistic faces to portraits of vintage celebrities!
RSVP today and you will be notified one hour before the auction starts at 11:00 a.m. EST.
Attend our live online art auction on November 4th, 2012.
You will find the link to RSVP and to attend below.
RSVP Today and attend our live online art auction coming up soon! Before we know it November 4th will be here and the auction will begin at 11:00 a.m. EST. Be there to bid on and win expressive paintings, carefully detailed works of realism, hand-carved sculpture, hand-painted photographs, posters, and artist designed t-shirts! There are 100 art items listed in our auction! Here is the link to RSVP and to attend: http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community
Attend our live online art auction on November 4th, 2012 to bid!.
RSVP today and you will be notified one hour before the auction starts at 11:00 a.m. EST
Here is the link to attend the auction: http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community
Penelope’s paintings are a reflection of her passion for food, wine and joie de vivre. They are contemporary in style with an emphasis on color, mood and light. Through her subject matter, Penelope portrays a unique twist on life’s simple pleasures. Penelope’s exhibits her work at wineries throughout Sonoma and Napa Valley. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Staglin Family, Ehlers Estate, Benziger Family, Eric Ross Winery, Malibu Family Winery, Thomas Arvid, Robin Quivers and Danielle Steele. http://www.penelopepaintings.com
joie de vivre |ˌ zh wä də ˈvēvrə| noun exuberant enjoyment of life. ORIGIN French, literally ‘joy of living.’
This is as close as I get to a Halloween or Day of the Dead post.
My article first published as Ghosts – Photos Taken Inside Former Psychiatric Hospital Brings Photographer National Attention on Technorati.
As an artist you have an independent mindset. You shrug off rejection and group thinking to go your own way.
When you do and experience more creative breakthroughs.
So, for you, a certain amount of rejection has positive results.
This is the conclusion of a study by research scientists at Cornell and John Hopkins University.
Read the article–Science Confirms The Obvious: Rejection Can Make You More Creative
To say that her pastel paintings are skillful is truly an understatement! New York City artist Barbara Rachko has perfected her artistic style working from her large collection of Mexican and Guatemalan folk art – masks, carved wooden animals, papier mâché figures, and toys – to create pastel paintings that combine reality and fantasy and depict personal narratives.
If you are wondering how this artist achieves such fine detail and a photographic quality in her pastel paintings, you can find out more about her techniques by following her blog appropriately named Colored Dust. The artist also share a lot about her art-making on her Facebook page, which you can Like to follow her there.
The multi-talented Barbara is a gifted photographic artist as well, and currently represented by the New York City art gallery HP Garcia.
You are cordially invited to our community auction event for Artist Marketing Resources Group Artists on Sunday, November 4 at 11am EST. You’ll get exclusive access to bid on and buy some of our most popular items. See everything that’s up for auction & guarantee your spot here - http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community
So far we have mixed media and altered prints by Andy Mars, stone sculpture by Robin Antar, limited edition prints by Aurora of Italy, fine art color photographic prints by Hena Tayeb, fun and colorful animal paintings by Susan Gainen, acrylic on canvas paintings by Australian artist Benjamin L.M., and an interesting dress sculpture by artist and design professional, Cathe.
Send me jpegs of your art, your minimum opening bid on each (this auction as no reserve prices) and I will list your art. Email info to Marie Kazalia at MarieKazalia@gmail.com
Artists–You can add your own art images, easily set your shipping rates and minimum opening bid, via this link:
ADD YOUR ART TO THE GROUP AUCTION, HERE:
Tophatter takes a fee for selling in this auction of 5% of final bid price. Artist Marketing Resources takes 5% of final bid price. So the split is 90% for you, 10% total to auction admin.
As auction hosts we have already paid $50 to upgrade this auction and have it featured on the front page of Tophatter.com for 7 days prior to the auction, featured on the front page & in the auctions drop down while the auction is live & also the auction will be included in Tophatter’s daily marketing emails.
We will be promoting the auction on this blog, and on Twitter, Facebook, and on Pinterest. We now have an Auction Board on Pinterest and are also pinning images and details to other large group boards to bring visibility to this event. For instance, we pinned Andy Mars 3 rose buds print to the Flowers group board.
Today we are featuring two paintings in Haiku Threads, a new series by Marian Yap, a San Francisco Bay Area artist.
Marian says: “The green one is titled Celadon, the red one is titled Cinnabar. Celadon green and cinnabar red are colors that appear frequently in Chinese fine arts, architecture, furniture, ceramics and textiles. My work is generally abstract and I paint on canvas and paper. I also do printmaking– primarily monotypes. Let me know if you would like more information. Thanks, and keep up the good work!”
View more of Marian’s color abstractions on her website
Artist Marketing Resources has already invested thousands of hours in research time compiling resources lists for you the artist! Over the past 4 years –since we launched on Feb 3, 2009– we have consistently provided up-to-the-minute Calls for Artist submissions and other opportunities, such as for publication.
That’s why we are giving you a way to support us in return–DONATIONS WITH PERKS!
Donate $10. and we will add you website link to our homepage sidebar, where it will stay for a full year or longer.
Donate $25. and we will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link. This is better than paid ads since our blog posts remain up forever and are included in Google search engine results.
Donate $50. and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, and we will write a full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links.Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals.
Donate $100. or more and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link.and we will write two full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links. Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals. Plus we will share each blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest where we have several thousand followers on each platform.
Tophatter is a virtual auction house. Attend our group auction on Tophatter that will be held online on November 4th, 2012 beginning at 11 a.m.
Here is the link to attend: http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community
If you would like to sell your original art, art items, prints, posters, cards, 3D art items, t-shirts, let me know and I will give you the link to upload your items.
Send an email to me: MarieKazalia@gmail.com Be sure to write something attention-getting in your subject line, such as AUCTION SELLER REQUEST!!!!
Tophatter takes a fee for selling in this auction of 5% of final bid price of the final bid price. Artist Marketing Resources takes 5% of final bid price of the final bid price. So the split is 90% for you, 10% total to auction admin.
As auction hosts I have already paid $50 to upgrade this auction and have it featured on the front page of Tophatter.com for 7 days prior to the auction, featured on the front page & in the auctions drop down while the auction is live & also the auction will be included in Tophatter’s daily marketing emails.
Also, I will be promoting the auction on this blog, and on Twitter, Facebook etc.
My article about a clever campaign using rubber stamps that I wrote about for Technorati news was published last night as an exclusive. So I can’t repost the article here.
But you can read my article Ben Cohen’s Stamp Stampede: “Money’s Not Speech, Corporations Aren’t People!”â€¨â€¨ on Technorati. It is a fun campaign with free ice cream and a fun and yes, legal money stamping campaign to spread the word!