Artists Submit to SFMOMA’s Submission Friday

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Artists submit your art and fine art photography to SFMOMA.

Every Friday, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) posts a selection of original artwork submitted by artists to their Tumblr blog here.

They prefer that you submit photos and videos, but you can also submit a direct link to a post on your personal Tumblr blog.

Read the submission guidelines here.

SFMOMA also has a larger blog Open Space here.

Get featured and get some visibility!

Find more opportunities to get your art featured in our Art Magazines | Art Blogs E-list for Artists here  & here.

 

 

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Artists Use *97* Shipping Codes on Art to Avoid VAT and Customs Holds

Artists, below are a series of “97” codes for you to use when shipping your art internationally.

If you’ve ever had an artwork held up in customs, it becomes a series of problems for both the buyer and you the artist.

You scramble to get the details on how to get your art released from customs. Phone calls out and coming in slowly reveal the problem. The buyer on their end engaged in the same activities, as you both try to uncover the reason the shipment has been held up.

If you have shipped via FedEx, they may offer you a special certificate to verify origin of the artwork, for an additional fee. But that document has to be hand signed, and that requires a courier to come to your door to get your signature–$$$$$$$.

What can you do next time to avoid all this? Is there a protocol for sending artwork to buyers outside of the country where you are based?

Yes! Simply add the correct *97* code–listed below–to your package label before shipping.

Recently, an American artist, quite pleased with himself for selling one of his paintings to a UK buyer–as any artist would be– wanted to know where and how to pay the VAT (Value Added Tax) for the buyer. 

When I informed him of the “97” codes, he scoffed. Apparently, he’d gotten the idea to pay the VAT and that was that. Then a UK artist got into the conversation, indignantly stating that she had “never heard of such codes!”

I love artists–they are great creative people and deserve some concessions! Artists work hard and have a lot of expenses. They deserve a break–to be cut some slack.

Apparently the powers-that-be agree, for they created these special *97* series of codes (below) that signal shippers and customs agents internationally that the package contains artwork and is exempt from import duties.

Yes, I put one of the *97* export codes below, on one of my art shipments to Europe. The guy at the FedEx office, where I shipped from, was familiar with the code. 

How I came to have the *97* codes, came about when I’d shipped one of my sold paintings to Europe–without a *97* code– and the buyer unexpectedly had to pay an additional amount to get the package released. The European art dealer instrumental in the sale hadn’t liked that added expense for her client, so she did some investigating! Then she sent me the *97* series codes below.

These codes work. Some artists are glad to have them.

The trade tariff codes starting with number ’97’ alerts customs officials worldwide to the fact that the item is an original work of art and is therefore exempt from import duties.

For instance, if you are based in the UK and are sending overseas please mark your package clearly with Export code: 97011000

If you are based outside of the UK and are sending your artwork to a customer within the UK mark your parcel: Commodity Code: 9701100000.

Any other variables – say you are sending from the USA to Finland, or between any other countries, then mark you parcel: Export code: 970110

It is really important to use these codes,  otherwise items can get stuck in customs and your buyers may have to pay fees!

I first published an article on these codes, on January 2, 2013–read it here.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

EN1 Prints UK | Call to Artists + Photographers

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EN1 is planning to launch their new art print sales site on June 1st!

They are Seeking Artists & Photographers who wish to sell their work in ‘Prints’. Artists can get in touch via email with Ceri:  ceri@en1prints.co.uk

Hi Marie,

Thanks so much for the offer to Post on your blog.  We really appreciate it!
We are seeking further Artists who wish to sell in ‘Prints’. Launching 1st June (only a few days left) but we will continuously seek further Artists as we expand. Lowest Commission Rates Available and fabulous Incentives for Artists. Promotions, Big Advertising Spend.
The Website – www.EN1Prints.co.uk will be ‘Live’ for Monday 1st June.
Please use this email address – ceri@en1prints.co.uk for any Artists who wish to contact us for further info.
Again, thank you so much and we will certainly return any favours for this!  Just ask!!!
Kind Regards
 
Ceri 
 
Visit us at www.en1prints.co.uk (Please note..our new website will be available for June 1st)
 
Follow us on Twitter @en1prints

SOLD! Art on Amazon USA Now Listed On Amazon Japan + Amazon Euro

Chris Osborne's Robert Johnson and the Blue Terraplane limited edition poster in our Amazon store (click image)

Chris Osborne’s Robert Johnson and the Blue Terraplane limited edition poster in our Amazon store (click image)

Recently, Amazon USA sellers were offered options to expand their store listings to Amazon store sites in Europe, Japan and all over the world.

Shortly after apply this option to my Amazon store, a buyer in Europe ordered Chris Osborne’s limited edition Robert Johnson & the Blue Terraplane poster, available on Amazon here. The poster buyer paid the extra shipping from the USA to Europe.

If you are an artist with print editions and posters especially, we will review your art for our store. If we think that it will sell on Amazon, we will add listings of your art to our store–find out more here.

Two #artopps Sent To Us By Readers: Art Space Exhibition and Robots for Photos

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First, Mary Campbell sent us her Mail Art Call–

WHAT do you WISH for your community? Less noise? More bicycle paths? Cleaner air? Keep it the way it is? Send us your hopes in art!

Deadline: June 26, 2015.
Size: 12″ x 12″ or 304.8mm x 304.8mm

Send to:
Mary Campbell / Day de Dada
123 Scribner Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
U.S.A.

Only original works of mail art are accepted, no photocopies.
Send us your artwork by regular snail mail only.
Please provide your full name and email.

No jury, no return, no fee, no sale.
All entries will be exhibited, however because of the public nature of the site, any images not appropriate for viewing by all ages will not be displayed.
Entries will be exhibited at the Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge, an art project space in the Staten Island Ferry terminal, July 16, 2015 – September 20, 2015
Nearly 75,000 Staten Island Ferry passengers go through the ferry terminal each day, including local residents, commuting workers, and tourists. The SI Arts Culture Lounge is open six days a week and there will be several special events in conjunction with this exhibit, so your work will be seen by many people!

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New start-up Robots for Photos comes up with a new service for photographers that makes their lives easier by making the sharing of their photos online as simple as possible. How? The service enables uploading, sharing and managing photos on multiple online services at once.
The service is currently in closed beta. There is a long waiting list for invitations which is why we are giving you an exclusive invitation code for you and another 10 invitation codes for your readers. 
The invitation codes for your readers are listed below in the Press Release.
Thank you for your time!
Tomas Hellebrand
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Upload photo once, publish it everywhere: New service for photographers makes sharing photos easier.
Do you like to share your photos on various online services? And what about uploading every single photo over and over again? I bet you’re not crazy about that, and neither is Tomas Hellebrand. Which is why he has come up with Robots for Photos, a new service for photographers that takes care of the boring tasks: uploads photos for you into various photo servers and online galleries (such as Flickr, Facebook, 500px).
With Robots for Photos you upload each photo just once and select where you want to publish it. Currently the 500px, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter are supported and many more services will be added later.
You may publish a photo with the service right away or you can schedule it to be published automatically at specific time. That comes handy as the time you’re at your computer might not be the best time to publish your photos as well.
The service is free but as it is currently in closed beta, you need an invitation code to be able to register to the service. We have 10 exclusive invitation codes for you so grab them quick! Don’t worry if you don’t make it, you can get the code also by subscribing at http://robots.photos.
Here are the codes:
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Wish-Cushions : Call Out for Artist Participation for Schlachten Contemporary Arts Festival

Ocean, Emily Putter

Ocean, Emily Putter

Artist Emily Pütter, one of the artists in our Amazon store–view her art on Amazon here— is exhibiting her painting Ocean at the Schlachten Contemporary Arts Festival. The Festival site is in English and German here.

The Theme of the Festival, in June – July, is Displaced2015, Displaced Persons Around the World

 

Poster Design by Emily Putter

Poster Design by Emily Putter

Wish-Cushions : Call-Out for participants

Join us! Cushions needed! Wish-Cushions, filled with your good wishes for those who have suffered and need to start all over again.

Sew a colourful pillow, put in it your good wishes for the refugees who arrive in the state of Brandenburg from around the world, and we will place it inside tents provided by the German Red Cross, ready for you to comfortably sit on and watch the films and videos we have lovingly selected for you which explore this important issue.

The tents will be erected within the Mendelsohn Hall, whose architect and the original owners were exiled from Nazi Germany in the 1930s: a reminder and an opportunity to uncover to what extent flight, displacement and expulsion are woven into our lives.

The messages you all send us inside your cushions, placed in the restored hall, will be a colourful, soft, and joyous welcome – an opportunity for interaction and discussion.

We’re very grateful for your participation!!

If you have any questions about the Wish-Cushions, please send us an email to displaced2015@schlachten.org (subject: “Wish-Cushions”) or fill out the form on the site here.

Part Two: 20+ African Artists Offering Portrait Commissions via International Service

Part one features the first eleven artists here. Find out how to get your own portrait here.

For Part Two, we’re featuring these artists–click on each artist’s name to read their bio and view more examples of their portrait art:

 

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Lateef Olajumoke, Nigeria

 

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Enam Boscokah, Ghana 

 

AfricanPPTangwan Elice, Cameroon

Tangwan Elice, Cameroon

 

Jeffrey Appiatu, Ghana

 

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Ivana Basa, Kenya & Serbia

 

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Okpeyowa Moses Marquis, Nigeria

 

AfricanPPLynette Swanepoel, South Africa Lynette Swanepoel, South Africa

 

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Waweru Gichuhi, Kenya

 

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Gideon Fasola, Nigeria

 

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Clara Aden, Nigeria

 

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Victor Binge, Kenya

 

AfricanPPAlbert Dorgbadzi, Ghana

Albert Dorgbadzi, Ghana

 

Find out how to get your own portrait art from any photo here.

Part One: More than 20 African Artists Offer Portrait Commissions Via International Art Service

More African artists continue to join the growing portrait service created by Dr. Keith McFarlane of Amsterdam. The African Portrait Service assists artists in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroon to gain portrait commissions from individuals and couples around the world.

Find out more about the process of commissioning a portrait here.

You are also welcome to connect with these artists on the portrait service Facebook page here.

There are nearly 25 African artists ready to create your portrait from your favorite photo or selfie. Examples below show some of the variety of portrait styles available.

Today, here are the first eleven of the portrait service artists–click on each hyperlinked artist’s name to read their bio and view more examples of their work.

Tomorrow we will share more artists with you in our article Part Two of the African Portrait Artists.

Portrait 3, Morney Hans of Cape Town, South Africa, Pencil on Paper, 30c x 43cm, USD $177

Portrait 3, Morney Hans of Cape Town, South Africa, Pencil on Paper, 30 x 43cm, USD $177

Morney Hans, South Africa

 

GREYS by Anton Kilian of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.. Oil painting on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, USD $300

GREYS by Anton Kilian of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Oil painting on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, USD $300

Anton Kilian, South Africa

 

The Zeal of the Oscars' Winner, Richard Machomba, Nairobi, Kenya. Pencil on Paper. 59cm x 42cm

The Zeal of the Oscars’ Winner, Richard Machomba, Nairobi, Kenya. Pencil on Paper. 59cm x 42cm

Richard Machomba, Kenya

 

The builder, Mpho Makhubo of Tsakane, Brakpan, South Africa. Conte and pastels on Fabriano paper, 131cm x 101cm, USD 600

The builder, Mpho Makhubo of Tsakane, Brakpan, South Africa. Conte and pastels on Fabriano paper, 131cm x 101cm, USD 600

Mpho Makhubo, South Africa

 

Portrait of a Young Girl, Elias Mung'ora of Nairobi, Kenya, Charcoal and pencil on ivory paper, 42cm x 30cm

Portrait of a Young Girl, Elias Mung’ora of Nairobi, Kenya, Charcoal and pencil on ivory paper, 42cm x 30cm

Elias Mung’ora, Kenya

 

Kimani Maruge, Elijah Mutua of Nairobi, Kenya, Fine point pen on paper, 23cm x 23cm, USD $250

Kimani Maruge, Elijah Mutua of Nairobi, Kenya, Fine point pen on paper, 23cm x 23cm, USD $250

Elijah Mutua, Kenya

 

portrait, Kolapo Obadiah Olorunyemi, Nigeria

portrait, Kolapo Obadiah Olorunyemi, Nigeria

Kolapo Obadiah Olorunyemi, Nigeria

 

The Reverend Oke Omezi, Isimi Taiwo,  Lagos, Nigeria, Pencil on paper, 42 x 30cm

The Reverend Oke Omezi, Isimi Taiwo, Lagos, Nigeria, Pencil on paper, 42 x 30cm

Isimi Taiwo, Nigeria

 

Kofi Annan, Theopencil ( aka Theophilus Boateng Kwaku Sarpong ), Accra, Ghana, Pencil on paper,  51 x 76cm, USD $1,000

Kofi Annan, Theopencil ( aka Theophilus Boateng Kwaku Sarpong ), Accra, Ghana, Pencil on paper, 51 x 76cm, USD $1,000

Theopencil, Ghana

 

Portrait of Anne, David Thuku, Nairobi, Kenya, oil painting on canvas, 61 x 46cm

Portrait of Anne, David Thuku, Nairobi, Kenya, oil painting on canvas, 61 x 46cm

David Thuku, Kenya

 

True Happiness, Seth Odhiambo (aka Seth Sketcher), Nairobi, Kenya, Pencil on paper, 51cm x 30cm.

True Happiness, Seth Odhiambo (aka Seth Sketcher), Nairobi, Kenya, Pencil on paper, 51cm x 30cm.

Seth Sketcher, Kenya

 

Read the details on how to turn your own favorite selfie into a fine art portrait here.

The *Strange Creature* Drawings of Chris Otley Featured on Xposy

 

 

Harlequin Ladybird, Chris Otley

Harlequin Ladybird, Chris Otley

UK artist Chris Otley creates drawings of creatures–insects, crayfish, scorpions–combined with ancient maps.

Chris was kind enough to answer my questions and send me images of his art works, that all went into my feature article on Xposy Multimedia Magazine–read the article here.

 

Inkster for Artists, Musicians, Takes Only 10% From Your Sales

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inkster, written in all lowercase letters, funded their startup site with a Kickstarter campaign.

inkster encompasses all aspects of social media and eCommerce into one beautiful place where artists can promote, educate, sell, and communicate.

Anyone creative can use inkster–Musicians, painters, graphic designers, tattoo artists, graffiti artists, fashion designers, animators and the list goes on. While inkster.com sorts the content you add into categories, it also allows you to individually tag your work as you see fit.

It’s free for artists to sign up. inkster will only take 10% from sales transactions, strictly as a facilitation fee, because Toronto-based inkster CEO Danny Gibson and COO Rob Anderson think that independent artists deserve a fair chance at managing a successful career and want to provide them with an economically viable platform.

Why is this site named inkster? When broken down, ink-ster represents what an artist is. The “ster” suffix on words such as hipster, punkster, ravester have the following meanings–

1. denoting a person engaged in or associated with a particular activity or thing. Example: “gangster”

2. denoting a person having a particular quality.  Example:  “youngster”

When you put the word “ink” –one of, if not the oldest medium used by artists–in front of “ster,” you get inkster.  Even historic composers such as Beethoven and Mozart– who didn’t even have recording equipment– used pen and ink to record their creations.

“Being an inkster is essentially being an artist or creative individual.” – Rob Anderson

 

inkster is just one of thousands on our E-list of places to sell your art–get it here and here.

 

 

Artists, Should You Use UberRUSH For Your Art Deliveries?

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FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service have never been ideal for shipping your art. But those are the choices you have to go with. Art should be handled with care, and no matter how well you pack it, when you use those services, your art still gets put on conveyor belts along with everything else handled that day. (I’ve heard horror stories of conveyor jam ups and huge packages crashing into small). Then days later, your art shipment nears the end of a long ride, transferred from truck to truck, until someone in a hurry makes the end delivery, not knowing the contents of your package– and are you certain that your art won’t be left on a doorstep in the blazing sun or in the pouring rain?

You probably know about the Uber app, for catching a ride in a private car at a lower rate than you’d pay for a taxi.

Well, just as Uber came up with a cheaper ride system, as well as providing car owners a way to make money using their private cars–Uber very recently set up UberRUSH delivery service in New York City.

Is UberRUSH a cheaper delivery service than UPS or FedEx or a local courier service?

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Right away I thought about artists using UberRUSH to save on local art shipping fees. Plus the service personalizes the delivery –from your hand, directly into the hands of the person who delivers it to the end recipient. Eliminating the processing steps–those greasy conveyor belts, and the loading /unloading / loading again onto truck after truck.

A lot of questions come up, as far as size of packages and delivery distance. Will this service be available in other cities around the world?

I suppose in the future, it’s possible that someone near you, who is about to take a long distance car trip, may decide to make some money by offering their delivery services via UberRUSH. Also, there may be those at work making UberRUSH deliveries on a daily basis computing city to city, that you can establish a working relationship with–for peace of mind and consistency of delivery.

Plus you can track your package in the UberRUSH app.

UberRUSH is very new, so I’m hoping to find out more in the future as the service expands and develops.

 

 

How My Fiverr $5 Earning Potential Increased to $1500

 

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Hotel Verneuil, St Germain, Paris

You may have heard of the Fiverr site and thought that offering your creative services on Fiverr was simply not worth your time.  Not long ago I assumed that too. I’d known about the site for years and never considered becoming a Fiverr seller. 

I tried out Fiverr last month, simply because I wanted to test the site for an article. You can read my first Fiverr article here.

Yet, right away, I enjoyed the ease of my Fiverr account controls and the time-saving scheduling tools. I also quickly recognized Fiverr as a platform for connecting with new clients.

What I learned is that some clients like the automated ordering and payment options of Fiverr.

Now, after nearly one month on Fiverr, I received this notice—

CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve just become a Level 1 Seller!

What this means, is that now that I have completed a dozen orders on the Fiverr platform, including custom services at $25 each, I have new options for offering custom orders up to $1,500.

In other words, my one month trial was successful and I will continue offering feature articles on Fiverr. Order my feature article to access additional services and custom offers.  Right now I am offering a custom magazine submission service, and, a new custom service making submissions of your art to Art Consultants and Interior Designers. I’m also working on creating other custom services. If you have a need, please feel free to tell me about it! I’ll be happy to create a custom offer for you.
 
 UNLOCKED FEATURES
Offer up to 4 Gig Extras per Gig
(Extra $5, $10, $20 or $40)
Sell up to 10 Gig multiples
(In just one transaction)
Offer “Extra Fast” service
(Charge extra fee for it)
Send higher Custom Offers
(Up to $1,500)
Access “Fiverr Anywhere”
(Embed Custom Offers on your website)
Fiverr says, “Level 1 is a big milestone, but the journey has just begun. You can now start working towards Level 2 and gain even more extensive sales tools by following these best practices. As a valued seller who reached level 1, we would love to see you share your insights and sales tips on the Fiverr Forum and across our social channels.”
 This upgrade in status came just as I received a five-star positive review from one of my Fiverr clients, who also sent me feedback that his site has had enormous traffic from my feature article, and this has led to sales of paintings! This client requested I develop further services on Fiverr, specifically to meet his needs. So I was able to immediately send a custom offer at these new increased rates.
Artists can offer creative services, and also items that must be shipped to buyers on Fiverr.

 

 

New MergeArts NYC Multi-Genre Events Accepting Submissions

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I’ve been in communication with Faith Verrill, off and on, over the past few years. This week, she sent me news of MergeArts NYC, an organization that produces monthly multi-genre events with 20+  selected artists bringing art, music and fashion into a live show..

They’re accepting submissions–you can complete the form here.

They also have a gallery coming soon.

Their address:

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52 Walker Street NYC, NY
USA

 

 

Call for Submissions of *Glitch Art* for USA Gallery Exhibition

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Note: Galleries and arts organizations regularly email their calls to Artist Marketing Resources. We don’t post everything we receive. Primarily, out of consideration for artists, we share opportunities with no submission fees. *********

Eyedrum Art Gallery is currently seeking a wide range of examples of “Glitch Art” to display in an upcoming exhibition to be called, Behind the Static, which will take a deeper look at the origins and future of Glitch within the context of art making, in which artists are manipulating materials to create and/or exploit glitches, capturing and documenting accidents and bugs in the system, or ghosts in the machine.

Consideration will be given to physical objects such as imperfect 3D printed objects, digital prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, photo, text, textiles, installation, sound, and interactive pieces based on the concept of glitch. Digital-only works will also be accepted and will be displayed using projectors, monitors, etc.

In addition to visual art, Eyedrum is seeking proposals for demos, workshops, discussions, and performances that reference glitch.

To submit, please send up t o 5 numbered images and/or links, title list with medium numbered to correspond with images, artist website (if available), and current CV to glitch.eyedrum@gmail.com by Midnight EST Aug 1, 2015.

Artists will be responsible for any shipping/transportation costs for all non-digital accepted submissions but special consideration will be given where possible.

Behind the Static opens October 24, 2015 at Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, 88 Forsyth St SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 and will run through the end of 2015. Eyedrum.org

 

 

Artists #Submit to SuperSonic: New Contemporary Art Blog

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Submission Guidelines:

Please submit links to your website/portfolio only.

Please include your email address in the “DESCRIPTION” section.

Please do not link to single images, they will not be considered.

You can also submit via email by emailing supersonicart.com@gmail.com

Submitting your work does not guarantee being posted on Supersonic.

 

Find more Art magazines and art blogs here and here.

 

 

Call For Artists: Solo Exhibits in Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan

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T.I.N.A. (This Is Not an Art Prize) is an International platform for artists to get in touch with a network of galleries and curators interested in evaluating new projects. T.I.N.A. is open to all artists, regardless of age, technique and nationality.

T.I.N.A. currently has an open call for artists to submit for 7 solo exhibitions in Amsterdam, 6 solo exhibitions in Madrid and 4 solo exhibitions in Milan.

Artists may enrolled to interact with an international team of curators and with galleries. Each gallery will evaluate the work of all participating artists; will choose its favourites and nominate a winner to organize a solo exhibition. Each gallery will appoint one winner.

The basic subscription t o T.I.N.A. Prize costs 35 euros and includes the registration to one city with one image. Your registration will last 12 months from today and will allow you to enter all cities of the network at only 15 euro each all year round. Click here to enter.

Each season T.I.N.A. proposes a new open call to artists for solo exhibitions in three different cities.

For more gallery exhibition opportunities click here and here.

 

 

Axiom, Texture and Line — Michael Jacobson’s Art Book of the Asemic

 

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Michael Jacobson sent me a print copy of his latest book– front cover above, back cover below– available on Amazon here. This “hand drawn” book took me on a journey into an alien world where the visual art elements of line, texture, and form, cross with legible written script to become asemic writing. That is, a type of writing that can be read aesthetically. Any meaning that you draw from this asemic text is a correct translation–completely open to personal interpretation.

As Michael Jacobson states in this book– “I believe that asemic writing expresses some difficult emotions better than verbal writing. To me, there is more of a statement when someone wears a symbol around their neck vs the word for that symbol.”

He also thinks that “digital images & even animation are the future of asemic writing.” While also connecting to the unreadable text in the medieval The Voynich Manuscript, as well as referring to the more recent, 1981 published, illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world in the Codex Seraphinianus.

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The Giant’s Fence, Michael Jacobson’s two-year long effort of evolving visual narrative, makes up the first half of this art book. You can also find The Giant’s Fence in the visual poetry section at Ubuweb.

 

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Action Figures, Michael Jacobson’s “asemic hieroglyphic novella from the future,” makes up part two of the book. Portions of Action Figures has been previously published by dANDelion, Asemic Magazine, Great Works, Lit Up Magazine, Eyes on Mars, Gamma, Abstract Comics blog, Slova, The Last Vispo Anthology, and as cover art for Rain Taxi. The first edition of Action Figures was e-pubished by Avance Publishing.

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The last section of this book contains several verbally readable and interesting interviews with the author, Michael Jacobson, as interviewed by various publications, including SCRIPTjr.nl.

I’ve had my art featured, a few times of the past few years, on Michael Jacobson’s New Post Literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing blog here.

This book is recommended.

Coon Gap Hollar and other Walt Curlee Americana #Art Prints

Coon Gap Holler, oil painting, Walt Curlee

Coon Gap Holler, oil painting, Walt Curlee

 

We are pleased to feature talented artist Walt Curlee, now offering Giclee prints from his oil paintings in our Amazon store. Coon Gap Holler is one of ten new available prints. View five more Walt Curlee prints now on Amazon here.

Coon Gap Hollar, above, is available on Amazon here.

 

Blackberries Rural Farmland Panorama, oil painting, Walt Curlee

Blackberries Rural Farmland Panorama, oil painting, Walt Curlee

 

You’ll find more information of Blackberry Patch Rural Farmland Panorama here.

 

Appalachian Pumpkin Patch, oil painting, Walt Curlee

Appalachian Pumpkin Patch, oil painting, Walt Curlee

 

Appalachian Pumpkin Patch available here.

 

Autumn Wheat Harvest,oil painting, Walt Curlee

Autumn Wheat Harvest,oil painting, Walt Curlee

 

Autumn Wheat Harvest  on Amazon here.

 

Small Town Winter Landscape, oil painting, Walt Curlee

Small Town Winter Landscape, oil painting, Walt Curlee

Giclee print from Walt Curlee’s oil painting Small Town Winter Landscape now on Amazon here.

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Photorealist Paintings of Comic Books, Coke Bottles and Candies

 

Silver Surfer, oil painting, Doug Bloodworth

Silver Surfer, oil painting, Doug Bloodworth

Doug Bloodworth’s first five fine-art oil paintings were shown (and sold out) at Art Basel in Miami in 2011.

Photorealist artist Doug Bloodworth enjoys overhearing visitors to his shows—in galleries from Zurich to Key West to South Beach to, yes, Disney World—say that they “love the photos.” When he tells them that they are actually looking at are oil paintings, “their look of incredulity is such a pleasure to watch. Many people stare at the paintings for a very long time.”

New York Times, oil painting,Doug Bloodworth

New York Times, oil painting,Doug Bloodworth

Viewers are enthralled with Bloodworth’s depiction of such beloved and familiar touchstones of Americana as Keebler fudge stripe cookies, M&Ms candies, Coke bottles, Monopoly games, Batman comics, and The New York Times crossword—in mid-attempt—all blown up to giant 4-foot-by-5-foot size.

Wall Street journal, oil painting, Doug Bloodworth

Wall Street journal, oil painting, Doug Bloodworth

These hyper-real depictions of pop culture items that touch all of our lives is the major appeal of this artist’s work, according to David Muller, president and curator of Photorealism, a Boca Raton–based dealer in solely photorealistic art.

“It’s a combination of, number one, the actual technical skill involved in the works,” says Muller. “I’ve been in his studio and sat there for three hours watching him complete three square inches of a candy wrapper. Watching it appear from a white canvas is totally amazing. Then you have the addition of nostalgia. When one sees the actual works, it takes you back to another time.”

The Cars, oil painting, Doug Bloodworth

The Cars, oil painting, Doug Bloodworth

Other galleries that feature the photo realism paintings of Doug Bloodworth include the Russeck Gallery on Palm Beach Florida’s Worth Avenue and in Soho, New York City. He shows at the Miami Beach, Effusion Gallery, next door to the Versace Mansion.

Wonder Woman, oil painting, Doug Bloodworth

Wonder Woman, oil painting, Doug Bloodworth

Bloodworth feels honored to have celebrity collectors such as the American rapper and song writer Lil Wayne.

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Traditional photorealistic who’ve had an impacted on Doug Bloodworth include Richard Estes, Ralph Goings, Robert Bechtle, Charles Bell, Tom Blackwell, Chuck Close, Robert Cottingham, Don Eddy, Audrey Flack, Ron Kleeman, Richard McLean, John Salt and Ben Schonzeit. More recent photorealist influences include Pedro Campos, Roberto Bernardi, Simon Hennessey, Tom Martin, Steve Mills and Cynthia Poole.

Monopoly, oil painting, Doug Bloodworth

Monopoly, oil painting, Doug Bloodworth

Doug Bloodworth refers to his work as photorealism, as opposed to pop art or hyperrealism.

Galleries that deal in the photorealistic genre include Louis Meisel Gallery, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery and Jonathan Novak Gallery.

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Doug Bloodworth’s photorealistic oil paintings appear in a feature article in Xposy Multimedia Magazine–view the article here.