2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 56,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 13 Film Festivals

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Call for submissions–

Peripheral Arteries is selecting worldwide artists for a new art review which aims to focus on new trends in Contemporary Art– strongly encouraging young artists and artists worldwide at any career stage submit their works. Each artist may submit a maximum of three works made in any technique:

– Painting
– photography
– Video
– Mixed Media

Even though we are open to all proposed forms of art and media, we use to focus to works which causes people to reflect on the larger community and a kind of art capable of challenging the
viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself.

In order to submit one of more works please fill the form on the website http://peripheralarteries.yolasite.com/contact-us.php

You can send related materials, such as your CV, photoportrait, photos of your works, -or, if you are a videoartist – links at the works you want to submit to us. email: peripheral_arteries@dr.com

Personal statement including biographical information are welcomed too.

The call will be closed after December 29th 2012.
The competition is absolutely free, there is no entry fee.
However, selected works will be asked for a symbolic 5$ contribution and in return for it, the artist will have the chance of a personal interview and space on their incoming issue.

Deadline:29/ 12/ 2012
More information:http://peripheralarteries.yolasite.
Contact Peripheral Arteries for more information: peripheral_arteries@dr.com

Notice that you can send all related material such as CV, photos of your works, photoportraits,  or PDF brochures to this mail:  peripheral_arteries@dr.com

Unseen at the WUHO Gallery: The exhibition seeks images


unseen at the WUHO Gallery

NO ENTRY FEE – submit work via email

*Open to all photographers, working in all mediums and styles*

NO ENTRY FEE – Submit up to THREE images made in the last two years as 300DPI JPGs via email to zoneV@woodburyuniversity.edu. Files should be labeled with Artist’s First and Last Name, Underscore, Image Title. (ex: JaneDoe_Bluesky.jpg) Film and video pieces will also be considered, and artists will submit a link to view the work (either a YouTube, Vimeo or URL).

In the body of your email please include Your Name, the Title of Each piece, the File Name of each piece, Size of artwork, medium, and date. Please include your Name, Contact Phone #, Contact Mailing Address, Email Address, and Website URL (if applicable) in the body of your email. EX: Jane Doe, “Blue Sky”, JaneDoe_Bluesky.jpg, 20×20″, chromogenic print, 2012


Artolo Now Open To All Artists–Sign-up Free

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Hi Marie,

Just to let you know, Artolo is now open to all… although still in a Beta testing phase.
People can now sign up and browse from www.artolo.com

We’re keen to get a diversity of artists loading up their profiles so we can best design the navigation for potential buyers and people who want to engage with art. As ever, our focus will be on attracting new people to the wonderful world of original art.

We’ll be launching a bunch of features in the new year:
Commerce including Make An Offer (in January)
Manage commissions
Create Group homepages (for arts organisations, interest groups, collectives etc.)
Internationalization (Multilingual, multi-currency)

Anyway, do let me know if you have any more questions.

Best wishes for the festive season and may 2013 be a lucky and fulfilling year.


Tom Brereton Downs at Artolo

A Painting Commission That Brought Great Joy!

Chris Osborne #3

Along with the picture Chris Osborne wrote:
A treasured memory… at the Brubeck home when daughter Catherine and her husband Arne unveiled my painting to Dave & Iola. Subject: Dave & Iola and the Quartet with the family car (Kaiser) of the 1950′s that Dave had told me about. They got such a kick out of the painting!
My heart goes out to this sweet, sweet family. My thanks to Patricia Bolgosano for her great photos of that day.
Artist Chris Osborne (blond at far right in photo above) has built her painting career painting celebrities and the vintage automobiles that they owned.

Free Entry Friday Dec 21st ONLY for the It’s Liquid International Art Contest


ENTER the Contest and SUBMIT your artworks FOR FREE, only for Friday, December 21, 2012!

To to take part in the contest FOR FREE, send all the needed material(in a zip/rar folder containing the filled submission form, a short biography, videography for video artists, CV and your artworks according to the terms in the art. 2 of contest’s rules) by 12:00 p.m. of Friday, December 21, 2012, by wetransfer.com or by e-mail, to info@itsliquid.com or to itsliquidcontest.submission@gmail.com (more info at http://www.itsliquid.com/contest/submit-now).

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, offers to artists, architects and designers from all over the world the possibility to participate with their works to It’s LIQUID International Contest - Second Edition 2012, with a free theme and divided into ten categories:

- painting

- sculpture and installation

- photography

- video-art

- computer graphics

- architecture

- performing art

- product design

- fashion design

- illustration

Official website: www.itsliquid.com/contest 

It’s LIQUID Group



Jane Robinson, Abstract Painter

“Inspired by early jazz music and influenced by the abstract movement of the fifties, my artwork reflects the movement, rhythm, instruments and ‘colour’ of the music and art.”  Jane Robinson is an accomplish contemporary, abstract painter whose work has been sold globally to collectors, Universities and businesses.  Jane also teaches workshops in abstract painting and writes a blog about discovering your unique creativity, Art Epicurean.com


View more paintings on Jane Robinson’s Website:  http://www.JaneRobinsonAbstractArt.com

Magenta Publishing for the Arts –Submissions etc


Magenta Foundation publishing for the arts has several opportunities for artists, including a call for submissions for photographic art.

Artist Marketing Resources provides numerous other artist resources here.


Kathryn Arnold — Poetic Mark-Making On Canvas

Each Imprisoned Flutter Extends Delicately to the Horizon, Mallarme,Oil on Stretched Canvas, 54 w x 66h, Kathryn Arnold

Each Imprisoned Flutter Extends Delicately to the Horizon, Mallarme,
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 54 w x 66 h, Kathryn Arnold

Kathryn Arnold works in her studio in San Francisco. It is a large space with a skywell that keeps track of the time. Her work contains two intertwining veins. One is filled with large, colorful oils on canvas. The other vein includes drawings that are black and white mixed media works on paper. Both display the density and layered mark-making that points to artistic process and content.

Kathryn Arnold’s Artist Statement: 

“The paintings are a result of intuitive nonobjective processes and contain my search for visual “magic.” The sense of touch and chaotic energy of color and marks play an important role in building up layers that function to create an encompassing, enveloping field and bewildering space. The grid at times becomes a reference point and the intrinsic relating of parts form poetry; an interplay between subjective and objective realities.”

Kathryn Arnold has an MFA degree, exhibits nationally in galleries, universities and art centers, and is a recipient of several fellowships, grants and awards, including an NEA Regional Fellowship. Kathryn’s work is included in numerous public and private collections.

View the artist’s extensive portfolio of paintings on the her website http://www.kathrynarnold.com/


PERKS FOR ARTISTS: One Quarter To Our Goal (ALMOST!)

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Ever since launching my blog on February 3, 2009, it has been my goal to provide artist-readers with news and information they can use to enhance their art careers. I have already invested thousands of hours into the task of keeping Artist Marketing Resources alive with active and current information and resources for you the artist, and the Artist Marketing Resources blog now has over 20,600 followers.

Here is your way to support this blog in return + receive promotions of your art and website–DONATIONS WITH PERKS!

Perks for Artists

Perks for artists! Get your website or blog link on the side bar of the Artist Marketing Resources blog homepage. Get a dedicated blog post about you and your art! And more. How?

Donate $10. and we will add your 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 + blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals.

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. Your blog post will auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2,000 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.

 How to get these great perks? Make a donation here : http://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/apps/donations/

Science Museum has $2.4 Million Dollar Budget to Commission Interior + Exterior Artworks


The Patricia & Philip Frost Museum of Science in Florida  is requesting qualifications (RFQ) from visual artists for interior and exterior artwork to be commissioned for the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science currently under construction.

Applications will be accepted online only through CaFÉ Call for Entry

If you have a Cafe Call for Entry account, find the direct link to this opportunity  here.


The Miami Science Museum is a new 250,000 sf science museum in Museum Park in Miami, Florida. The site is approximately four acres, immediately adjacent to a four-acre parcel that will house the new Perez Art Museum Miami. Both buildings and their grounds are within the approximately 28-acre Museum Park in downtown Miami, and the two new institutions will sit atop a new joint parking structure with a plaza linking the two museums.

Key components of the new Miami Science Museum include a 35,000 sf aquarium, a planetarium, and approximately 30,000 sf of indoor and outdoor science exhibits. The aquarium is planned to be one of the iconic elements of the Museum, visible from the exterior, and spanning all the floors of the Museum. The planetarium, one of the centerpieces of the current Museum, will expand its technology and its programs. It is strongly desired to have the flexible museum exhibits both indoor and outdoor to take advantage of the climate, and the possibilities that outdoor exhibits bring to the site and the museum experience. A highly sustainable building is planned, including LEED rating, to reduce energy costs, and to act as a showcase for the latest energy management and control technology.

Full Details:  www.miamisci.org/publicartcommissions

Submit Your Work: Inaugural Derwent Art Prize For ArtWorks Created in Pencil



The prize offers a total of £8,750 to artists working in this versatile medium and is open to artists over 18 throughout the world..

Deadline for entries will be 11:59pm  on 1 July 2013. An exhibition of the shortlisted works will be on show at the Mall Galleries, London, 16th – 21st September.


Artists– Enter to Win Solo Shows in International Contest


It’s LIQUID International Contest | Second Edition 2012

Submission Deadline: January 23, 2013

Winners List Released: February 28, 2013

It’s LIQUID International Contest with chances to win a Solo Exhibition in Venice and a Solo Exhibition in Istanbul, leader cities for contemporary art.

Winners will be selected by public vote (which will award the Venice Art Residence, and will start on January 07, 2013) and by professional jurors’vote (which will award one Solo Exhibition in Venice, one Solo Exhibition in Istanbul, Art Residences in Rome, Istanbul and Turin, 1 year of participation in International ArtExpo’s festivals, 1 year of It’s LIQUID Platform services).

 Read full details on the Official website: www.itsliquid.com/contest


Why Do Artists Work in Series?

Many art lovers recognize the work of an artist by artistic style or the recurring themes that the artist continues to explore. Some may even refer to these things as part of the artist’s brand. More often you will hear the term series used by artists. Many artists who do work in series that explore variations of composition, repeating pattern, recurring design elements, signature color palette or technique, will say that they feel fortunate to have a series going. This is what every artist hopes will develop as they work in their studio.

Artworks in series have become a standard of art-making practice among successful artists–so much so that many gallerist and art collectors expect to see artists’ work available in one or more ongoing series.

New York City artist Barbara Rachko describes working in a series as feeling natural and authentic to her.  She shares some perceptive insights– “working in series mimics the… gradual way that our lives unfold, the way we slowly evolve and change over the years.”  She describes how every paintings that she works on has a lesson to teach.  Once completed she can look at each finished piece and see how her ideas have progressed a step or two further. 

Big Wow, Barbara Ratchko

Big Wow, Barbara Rachko

Intruder, Barbara Ratchko

Intruder, Barbara Rachko

Quartet, Barbara Ratchko

Quartet, Barbara Rachko

Visit Barbara Rachko’s website to view more images of her work– www.barbararachko.com  

Read more on why Barbara Rachko works in series, on her blog Colored Dust, at:  www.barbararachkoscoloreddust.com

In Barbara Rachko’s Domestic Threats series of pastel-on-sandpaper paintings, the artist uses Mexican folk art—masks, carved wooden animals, papier mâché figures, and toys—in a lively blend of reality and fantasy. 

Other blog articles on this artist:

Dolls, Masks, Zombies, Devils, Skulls and Day of the Dead Skeletons in the Pastel Paintings of Barbara Rachko

On-The-Scene Artist-Correspondent Reviews the Art Basel Fair 2012 + Art Miami

New York City artist Blossom Verlinsky sent some shots she grabbed at the current and in-progress Art Basel Art Fair, Miami, and the Art Miami Fair in Florida. Blossom included her commentary on each piece she sent an image for, including mixed media, paintings, collage, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, and textiles– all diverse works by such artists as Kiki Smith, Alexander Calder, Masami Teraoka, Benjamin Edelstein, Li Hui, Adolph Gottlieb, Sigmar Polke, Sissi, Frank Stella, Olga De Amaral, Franck Loret, George Sherwood, Philip Taafe, Fred Tomaselli, Robert Diago, and a painting influenced by mentor Fernand Leger painted by William Klein in 1949.

Here is what Blossom sent yesterday:

The Art at The Art Basel Show was not as exciting as the crowds streaming through, more costumed than dressed(perhaps as the people they wanted to be). There was a great deal of frantic hunting and gathering – not much contemplating of the art itself – I was disappointed by the quality of the art (not the best examples of that particular artist). The Art Basel Show last year had more substance and was much better. Although, one always finds art that speaks to you, that grabs you.

The Art Miami Shows in Wynwood were much more interesting, personal and inventive. I am sending you several images that were of interest to me for various reasons – some artworks
that I had wanted to include were unfortunately un-photographable.

Blossom Verlinsky

Masami Teraoka  'Geisha in Ofuro'  Jacquard Tapestry 115" x 78"  Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Masami Teraoka, Geisha in Ofuro, Jacquard Tapestry 115″ x 78″ Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Masami Teraoka,Geisha in Ofuro, Jacquard Tapestry 115″ x 78″  Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami
Wonderful take on a traditional japanese subject – had an old world feel.

Li Hui - 'Void and Substance' - An Installation Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Li Hui, Void and Substance, An Installation, Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Li Hui, Void and Substance, An Installation, Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami
A poetic, dazzling and dramatic construct – The crimson laser and LED lights pierce through the darkness of the 28′ height space. As you wander within the space you become part of the
luminescence – you become lost in it – disoriented.

Benjamin Edelstein, Panoramic Photo of Colorado Canyons printed on pearl paper 40"x90"

Benjamin Edelstein, Panoramic Photo of Colorado Canyons, printed on pearl paper 40 x 90″

Benjamin Edelstein, Panoramic Photo of Colorado Canyons printed on pearl paper 40″ x 90″
Rich colors and textures on a grand scale.

Kiki Smith   'Telepathy'.  Bronze.  95.1 x 56.3 x 4.25"   Galerie LELONG

Kiki Smith, Telepathy , Bronze. 95.1 x 56.3 x 4.25″ Galerie LELONG

Kiki Smith   ‘Telepathy’.  Bronze.  95.1 x 56.3 x 4.25″   Galerie LELONG
An iconic figure, perhaps Aphrodite with her energies as amulets.  Beautifully textured surfaces of varied toned bronze.

Shintaro Miyake  Untitled  Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto

Shintaro Miyake, Untitled, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto

Shintaro Miyake, Untitled, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto
Fanciful painting of comic creatures in time travel – taking off from time itself. Escapism.

Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb
A shimmering red orb – a lovely painting.

Sigmar Polke   'Two Heads'   acrylic, lacquer on canvas    Michael Werner Gallery

Sigmar Polke ,Two Heads, acrylic, lacquer on canvas Michael Werner Gallery

Sigmar Polke, Two Heads, acrylic and lacquer on canvas, Michael Werner Gallery
Two heads floating in a landscape of colors and forms.

Sissi, Figure 12, FaMa Gallery, Verona, Italy

Sissi, Figure 12, FaMa Gallery, Verona, Italy

Sissi, Figure 12, FaMa Gallery, Verona, Italy
Snarls of rope, knotted, twisted and tangled – part of her performance pieces that she wears. A lovely arrangement of colored fibers.

Frank Stella

Frank Stella

Frank Stella ( Blossom’s note: I haven’t been able to locate my notes about this painting)
It caught my eye and was so happy in the midst of rather colorless art.

Alexander Calder, Le Chaval-Cailiou,  gouache on paper   29.2 x 42.5"  Waterhouse & Dodd

Alexander Calder, Le Chaval-Cailiou, gouache on paper 29.2 x 42.5″ Waterhouse & Dodd

Alexander Calder, Le Chaval-Cailiou,  gouache on paper   29.25″x42.5″  Waterhouse & Dodd
Reminded me of his circus works – fantastic figures and animals.

Olga De Amaral, Arboles(Trees), linen, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf  90.55 x 66.93"  Nohra Haime Gallery

Olga De Amaral, Arboles(Trees), linen, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf 90.55 x 66.93″ Nohra Haime Gallery

Olga De Amaral, Arboles(Trees), linen, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf  90.55 x 66.93″ Nohra Haime Gallery
A beautiful piece.  An architectural tapestry of golden surfaces of light. Rich interplay of twisted weaves as though from a Pre-Columbian forest.

Franck Loret, Galerie Lelia Murdoch, Paris and Miami

Franck Loret, Galerie Lelia Murdoch, Paris and Miami

Franck Loret, Galerie Lelia Murdoch, Paris and Miami
A large filigree of delicate strands. A mystical wall hanging with reminders of architectural structures – bridges and parapets.

George Sherwood,Seismic Memory, stainless steel 62 x62"  Cynthia Reeves Gallery

George Sherwood, Seismic Memory, stainless steel 62 x62″ Cynthia Reeves Gallery

George Sherwood, Seismic Memory, stainless steel 62 x 62″  Cynthia Reeves Gallery
A wonderful interplay of metallic surfaces – shimmering and mesmerizing.

Philip Taafe, Untitled, Mixed media on panel.  39"x29"   Luhring Augustine Gallery

Philip Taafe, Untitled, Mixed media on panel. 39″x29″ Luhring Augustine Gallery

Philip Taafe, Untitled, Mixed media on panel.  39″x29″   Luhring Augustine Gallery
Lovely painting of textures and colors – reminds me of embroideries.

Fred Tomaselli, Penetrators, photo collage, acrylic, resin on wood panel.  James Cohan Gallery

Fred Tomaselli, Penetrators, photo collage, acrylic, resin on wood panel. James Cohan Gallery

Fred Tomaselli, Penetrators, photo collage, acrylic, resin on wood panel.  James Cohan Gallery
A stunningly colorful painting – richly detailed. Struggle of good and evil in a cosmos.

Robert Diago, No 13 (de la series Entre Lineas), mixed media on canvas

Robert Diago, No 13 (de la series Entre Lineas), mixed media on canvas

Robert Diago, No 13 (de la series Entre Lineas), mixed media on canvas, 78.75 x 59″ Magnan Metz Gallery
Reminiscent of a tapestry – beautifully and richly textured surface. Draws you into the painting where you can linger.

William Klein,Gymnast, 1949

William Klein, Gymnast, 1949

William Klein, Gymnast, 1949.   30″x40″  Hackelbury Fine Art, London
An interesting painting with a direct thread from his mentor Leger.

Sent from my iPadArt–December 10, 2012, Blossom Verlinsky, Miami, Florida.

Also, here is a YouTube video of Basel Miami Beach 2012 –http://youtu.be/bR0GPF4n_Ws

Artist Opportunity to Break Into The Asian Art Market — Call for Art

Zendai Himalayas exhibition, Shanghai

Zendai Himalayas Center, Shanghai, China

Zendai Himalayas Center, Shanghai, China

Zendai Himalayas exhibition, Shanghai
Deadline December 13
Fees: for framing and shipping to China depends upon size

Pantocrator Gallery Shanghai will feature an exhibition space in the center of Shanghai “Zendai Himalayas” during the months of January and February 2013, coinciding with its year-end celebrations.


Zendai Himalayas exhibition is a large leisure center where are concentrate restaurant, shops, all major international firms,etc, plus the interest that is awakening in China for contemporary art, this year will also feature exhibition halls with works for sale.

Pantocrator Gallery will present background that we have in China, but we believe it is an excellent opportunity for other Western artists can make known his work with saleability. Subsequently, if no sale, Pantocrator Gallery will keep these works as gallery fund with the intention of performing several group exhibitions throughout the year 2013 in our center of M50 Shanghai. The unsold works will be returned to Barcelona between October and January 2014 by Pantocrator. And from Barcelona will be sent to the addresses individually by each artist that is from outside Barcelona. 50 Moganshan Road (Chinese: 莫干山路50号) or M50 is a contemporary art district in Shanghai that houses a thriving community of more than 100 artists whose studios are open to the public. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Moganshan_Road

The steps involved are:

1. Send to pantocratorgallery@gmail.com  image of the work you want to expose. Detailing the work measures, technical and brief summary of the artist in English. Approximate Retail Price including 50% of commision for gallery.

2. Subsequently, the selected works will be sent to China from Barcelona, with all others.

Each artist must pay the approximate price of the frame and a percentage for shipping, we will provide advance prices as measured by the works.

4.Each artist must sent his work to Barcelona. And must transferred to the bank account of Pantocrator Gallery, the amount for the framework, which will vary depending on the size and number of works, plus the percentage for shipment to China, that in a tube is usually cheaper and less problematic when it comes to pay customs .

-Example: a piece of paper of 40X30cm can cost:

10€ frame + 10€ shipping = 20 €.
Two works of the same dimensions = 35 €
Three works of the same dimensions = 45 €

-Deadline for sending the images to the selection is next Thursday, December 13 and the deadline for sending the tube to China on Dec. 22.

Pantocrátor Gallery  www.pantocratorgallery.com