Over 85% of Images Shared Online Go Unsourced

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Rohizan Wahab, at IMGembed, wrote to update me on what’s happening there.

They released a whitepaper that reports on the current state of online image use – http://petapixel.com/2014/04/10/imgembed-white-paper-claims-85-of-images-shared-online-go-unsourced/
Besides providing the solution to online image credits by providing embedded images, as well as income for artist for use of their images, IMGembed continually works to expand their pool of content.  They’ve teamed up with world-class partners including Condé Nast. In the case of Condé Nast, fashion week photos are made available to bloggers around the world in less than 24 hours after the runway shows. Have a look: http://imgembed.com/user/conde_nast

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Perks from the ArtWorld App Amsterdam in Collaboration with Artist Marketing Resources

Artworld is delighted to announce our collaboration with the well-known Artist Marketing Resources run by the redoubtable Marie Kazalia. Marie is herself an artist and strong supporter of Artworld. In addition to our unique series of digital and original prints, we offer as an additional perks in our IndieGoGo campaign the on-line marketing services of Marie herself!

 These services will surely prove attractive to artists, not only that, but art-lovers and buyers may nominate an artist who will so benefit. Such coöperation between and among artists, buyers and facilitators is a key feature of the community of art that Artworld represents It’s a different approach, and a kinder one, making art at the same time more widely remuneratedand more affordable.

 We really need and appreciate your contributions. Please take the time to reflect on the ideals behind Artworld. It’s already growing and has significant participation, but it also needsyour help: to step up the pace and to meet the challenges that such growth represents!

Australian Artist Invents the New ARTristic Easel

ARTristic easel Mark 4 with canvas in horizontal position, April 2014

ARTristic easel Mark 4 with canvas in horizontal position, April 2014

For the past four years, Tony Barber, Australian artist, critic, teacher, and member of the 1960′s rock band Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, has been working on a new easel design. Encouraged by his fellow artists and students to develop this new easel, Tony Barber has been specifically designing it to eradicate the symptoms artists suffer from long hours of work, such as lower back pain, neck pain, sore arms, aching shoulders or weary legs.

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Mark 4 ARTristic Easel from back with medium size canvas attached, 2014

His latest and vastly improved Mark 4 version has just been completed. He named it the ARTristic Easel, and judging by the comments and testimonials coming from both experienced and beginner artists lucky enough to have painted with the easel, it certainly appears to be able to do what its inventor claims it can, and so much more!

Designed around the principle that if you remove all the physical and visual impediments and barriers that traditional A and H frame easels place in the way of artists and their work, the benefits combine to such a degree that it allows artists of all mediums to discover and reach their full creative potential.

ARTristic easel rotated so all 4 edges can be painted

ARTristic easel rotated so all 4 edges can be painted

Tony Barber is a man of many talents. He considers himself to be proficient as an artist/painter/illustrator, as a sculptor in paper, as a sculptor in fabric, and as a designer/inventor. Tony is well aware that not all artists are receptive to change. But when art teachers, gallery owners, student and professional artists who used his new easel make bold statements such as … “My art abilities instantly took a giant leap forward.” “Since painting with this easel I have won two art awards.” “There is simply no turning back. This easel has changed my life.” “I wanted an easel I could attach drawing boards, wood panels and stretched canvas to. For me this easel ticks every single box.” “The versatility of the easel is truly revolutionary, taking artists into the 21st century with its ingenious but practical design.” ……….they endorse these words spoken recently by an artist of a different kind. “I respect and have learnt from the traditions of the past, but I’m not going to let them stop me exploring future ones.”  Mick Jagger. Singer. Rolling Stones Rock n Roll band. For more information and to order one or more of these amazing easels for your studio, visit the ARTristic website: http://www.artristic.com/ Questions and enquires to Tony at Email: easyarteasel@gmail.com  For more from the artists who have used the easel, watch this video– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg9W6BZHSuA

ARTristic easel Mark 4, arms fully extended for large canvas to be attached

ARTristic easel Mark 4, arms fully extended for large canvas to be attached

Week in Review: Artist Opportunities, Art Collector and Tech Opportunities to Support new ArtWorld App

The Artist Marketing Resources blog shared the news of the ArtWorld app IndieGoGo campaign. Artists are always free to sign-up to use the ArtWorld app to connect with art collectors. Art Collectors and app developers may wish to join in supporting the ArtWorld on IndieGoGo.

The Artist Marketing Resources blog also provided artists with a resource for purchasing fine art acrylic paint direct from the manufacturers at Nova Color , for substantial savings over retail prices.

The following day, we posted an article on art sales sites and art licensing sites, and the day after that we provided artists with news of a magazine seeking art from artists for publication on the cover of their next issue.

At the end of the week, we shared news of a Call to Artists for an opportunity for a July Solo Gallery show at the Napoleon Gallery in Philadelphia.

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OPEN CALL! July 2014 Solo-Show

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Our Third July Open Call!

Your chance to have a solo-show at NAPOLEON

OPEN CALL for JULY SHOW 2014
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NAPOLEON is now accepting applications for a solo exhibition in our gallery during the month of July 2014. Applications should include a written proposal (300 words), a CV, an artist statement, and 5 images or 2 videos all saved as a single PDF. If you’re including video work, please include a hyperlink in the .pdf to youtube, vimeo, or other video hosting site where we can find your work.

Show opens First Friday, July 4th and close July 25th; with an Opening Reception on Friday, July 11th. The artist will be responsible for supplying all materials required for displaying their work (framing, media equipment, pedestals, hanging wire, etc.). The artist will also be responsible for installation during June 30 – July 4 and will deinstall…

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Looking for Submissions from Artists for Magazine Cover Art Publication Opportunity

I received a request from Beth, to share the news with artists that they are seeking artwork to publish on the cover of The Reader–here are the details:

Dear Marie,

I’m writing from The Reader Organisation, a social enterprise in the North West. We work to connect people with great literature through shared reading. We also publish a quarterly literary magazine called The Reader which offers great writing wherever we can find it, presenting big names and new voices side by side.

We’re always looking for submissions from cover artists to showcase their talent and to help them gain more exposure, and I wondered whether it would be possible to list The Reader under Art Magazines and Publications Submit list?

To read a little bit more about The Reader, please see our website: http://www.thereader.org.uk/magazine.aspx

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As Beth requested, I’ve added The Reader to the Artist Marketing Resource list of Art Magazines, art blogs, art publishers for #artists to submit to increase visibility.  Click here to access that PDF list. 

 

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Zoo Art, Easy Art, O-Art-Tee + Other Art Sales Sites and Art Licensing Sites

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Zoo Art, a site that accepts submissions from artists wanting to sell their original artwork, is just one on our 77 page list of clickable links to art sales sites and physical venues such as shops, where artists may sell their work.

EasyArt online art company is seeking further growth in the UK and Europe. Scroll down to the bottom site menu to find the artist submissions guidelines.

 

O-ART-TEE is a simplified art licensing site where artists upload their artwork images for printing on T-shirts. Submit a Design on the O-Art-Tee site here http://oarttee.com/are_you_an_artist/.

According to Art Buyer magazine, the Ansada Group art licensing company just signed nearly a dozen new artists.

Artists looking for more simple art-licensing options, as well as artist seeking full art licensing contracts, you can connect with artist agents and representatives and likening companies, here.

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Fine Art Acrylic Paints Direct From the Manufacture for Discount Prices

I emailed the people at Nova Color in Los Angeles, and they sent me a hand painted color chart along with their catalog–

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In the color chart in the image above, each spot of color is real paint. (I made the image a little dark to show those fluorescents.) Nova Color has made their acrylic paint since 1965. Buy from this manufacturer directly via their website for low prices. They also have gesso, varnishes, gels and mediums. Most of the Nova Color paints and mediums are available in pints, quarts, gallon and 5-gallon sizes at prices lower than what you will find at fine art retailer. I searched online today, and the lowest prize for a gallon of Liquitex matte medium that I found was $38.00. Nova Color matte medium gallon is $24.00. For significant savings, buy a 5-gallon bucket of Nova Color matte medium. I also noticed that the paintbrushes in the Nova Color catalog are priced lower than anywhere else. If you are in the Los Angeles area you can shop the Nova Color Factory Store for further discounts.

The acrylic fine art paint manufacturer, Liquitex,  sent me a small spray can sample of their new acrylic spray paint. Their color chart is commercially printed and not real paint. Unfortunately, Liquitex only sells their paint products via retail vendors.  But sign up on the Liquitex website to receive their newsletter and paint samples in the mail.  I also received a new Liquitex paint marker, which I really like, but wish they made in larger sizes to hold a lot more paint.

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Week in review: News and Ops for #Artists, April 1-7, 2014

 

This week on the Artist Marketing Resources blog, we shared news of the ArtWorld apps IndieGoGo crowd funding campaign and the first ArtWorld Print Competition with a cash prize! Read the details here.

Also this week, we let artists know about the First Street Gallery’s Call for Artist Submissions Extended Deadline–and there is still time to submit–here is the link to the prospectus.

 

Artists and artist assistants continue to contact us for e-copies of our International Art Gallery list PDF

Photographic Artists and their assistants like our new 2014 Photographers Resources to International Photography Reps and agents + much more--find it here.

 

We also received an email inquiry regarding our numbers of followers–

The Artist Marketing Resources blog has over 44,000 followers, our LinkedIN group also named Artist Marketing Resources has over 3,000 members.

We are at the maximum number of followers on Google+, and our Twitter accounts have 8,000-12,000 followers per account–@TransArtGuide  @Artozon @MarieKazalia @Transmediartist and other Twitter accounts that we manage.

An assistant to one artist wrote and asked “if you are so popular why do you have so few likes on your Facebook page?”

That’s a good question. The reason is that I started The Artist Marketing Resources Facebook page back in the days when Facebook made many FB formatting changes, destroying my layouts and work!  I became disenchanted with FB and did nothing for the page for a couple of years, instead concentrating on interactions on my blog and in my LinkedIN group. So now, I am working to re-active The Artist Marketing Resources Facebook page–Please follow and LIKE!

 

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Support the ArtWorld App on IndieGoGo For Great Perks!

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Artworld is Crowd-Funding on Indiegogo and Offering Great Perks!

Dear Artist,

I am contacting you on behalf of Artworld, the online community for artists, art enthusiasts and buyers. I have your email-address as you have registered with us. A good proportion of you will have uploaded work (about half of all who registered). And many of you will know me personally through our correspondence.

As users and often supporters of Artworld, I ask you to help Artworld raise some €10,000 via crowd-funding (roughly $14,000 or £8,300). I invite you to take a close look at our proposal, and at the imaginative, perks we offer in return for your contribution. Here is our campaign-page. The campaign, on Indiegogo, will run for the next 45 days.

Artworld has been growing steadily since its launch. We have around 500 artists, some 5,000 app users, and a regular Facebook audience of around 1000 (there being some 8,000 likes). That’s an excellent result for a one-man pro-bonoinitiative with a tiny promotion and marketing budget. Artworld has spread almost exclusively through personal recommendation: by “word of mouth”.

The number of participants is now enough that additional development work is needed. To support this we have decided on crowd-funding. For a pro bono project such as Artworld, venture capital is not an option. Equally, my personal resources are not so large that I can raise the required investment from a bank. That leaves crowd-funding as the natural and indeed only practicable choice.

Spread the Word!

Other than, or in addition to, a cash contribution, you can support Artworld by sharing our Campaign Page on Facebook, or by copying this email to your own supporters, family and friends. And why not post it on your web-site or blog, or other social media, perhaps even tweet it? Help our campaign go viral! With full funding I can do even more to help Artworld’s artists and the community they represent.

Yours sincerely. Keith McFarlane Artworld Negative Entropy BV Amsterdam The Netherlands


References

  1. Artworld App: Get the app in the Apple iTunes Store here.
  2. Community: Artworld Facebook Page here.
  3. Crowd-Funding: Artworld IndieGoGO Campaign here.
  4. Competition: Artworld Arts Artisanal Print Competition details here.

First Street Gallery, NYC, Call for Artist Submissions Deadline Extended to April 7th

First Street Gallery in New York City has Call for Artist Submissions with a new Deadline Extended to April 7th

You will find the online submissions form and the full Prospectus here: http://firststreetgallery.net/NJEprospectus14.html

The gallery address is–

First Street Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 209
New York, New York 10001

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Find more art galleries that accept artist submissions in our International Art Gallery PDF here.

Artworld Artisanal Print Competition

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Dear Artist,

Artworld is pleased to announce its very first Open International Art Competition. The cash prize is €1,000: approximately $1,375 or £825. The winning artist will design, print and distribute a limited edition of 50 original hand-made prints. The prints will be distributed to individual art-lovers and artists pledging €100 or more to Artworld’s 2014 crowd-funding campaign.

Submissions (digital and by email) are invited from today. The closing date is Friday, May 16th 2014, and the winner will be notified by Friday, June 13th. The competition details, rules, terms and conditions are as below, and also as set out in the Competition Prospectus.

This is a great opportunity for emerging artists and skilled practitioners of an often undervalued art. If you yourself are not a print-maker, please pass this email to those that are. Alternatively you might share the Competition Notice on Facebook. Should you, or they, have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at artworld@negativeentropy.net

Yours sincerely. Keith McFarlane Artworld Negative Entropy BV Amsterdam The Netherlands


Competition Rules

  1. How to Enter. Submit a high-quality digital image taken from the first print. Do not submit the original plate, screen or cut. The image should be at least 1024 pixels and preferably 2048 pixels on the longer side. Submission is by email to artworld@negativeentropy.net. Give your full name and postal-address. The language of the completion is English.
  2. Publicity. The winning artist will take part in Artworld app, and feature prominently on Facebook. Selected competition entries, completion milestones and highlights will also be featured.
  3. Eligibility. The competition is international and open to all. Work submitted, one entry per artist, must be the artist’s own, original work.
  4. Subject. The subject is unrestricted.
  5. Production. Lithography, woodcut, linocut, serigraph, engraving, etching, or any other intaglio or relief technique from which artisanal-quality original prints can be produced. Digital or giclée prints are not acceptable.
  6. Printing. The edition will be printed on high-quality plain-white paper. The paper-size should be between 25cm and 30cm on a side, depending on availability. The paper size should reflect the proportions of the image to be printed and should allow adequate margins.
  7. Judging. A panel of four artists (all of them print specialists) will judge all entries. Selected entries, together with their title and attribution may be posted on Facebook both throughout the competition and after its end. This will certainly apply to shortlisted pieces.
  8. Notification The competition result will be notified via Facebook. The winning and shortlisted artists will be notified via email.
  9. Distribution. The winning artist is responsible for sending individual prints to addresses notified by Artworld. This includes postage and packing The prize includes an allowance to that end.

Terms & Conditions

  1. The decision of the judges is final. In the event of a tie among the judges, the editor of Artworld will have the casting vote.
  2. Submissions must be suitable for a general audience including children over the age of fourteen. The appropriateness or otherwise of the subject is a matter for the editor in consultation with the judges.
  3. The judges are (in Holland) Wim van der Meij and (in England) Geri Waddington and Louise Stebbing. Geri is secretary of the (UK) Society of Wood Engravers. The final judge (for the USA) is Michael Dal Cerro of New York.
  4. The judges must be satisfied that the artist can produce prints to the required high standard. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to send a sample print and ideally four prints, one per judge, for a final decision.
  5. Prints will be shipped to addresses notified by Artworld. While recipients might be anywhere, the majority are expected to be in Europe or North America.
  6. Prints will be dispatched individually. They may be rolled for shipment. Surface mail is acceptable. Neither insurance nor tracking is expected.
  7. Best efforts will be made to understand submissions and communications in languages other than English (there is after all Google Translate). What counts most is the quality of the work produced.
  8. The competition closing date is Friday, 16th May 2014. The winner will be notified no later than the Friday, June 13th. All prints will be dispatched by the winning artist no later than Friday, June 27th.

References

  1. Artworld App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artworld/id543591554?mt=8
  2. Community: https://www.facebook.com/ArtworldApp
  3. Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/artworld–2
  4. Pre-Launch: https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/7daf5b17

Week in Review: Artist Opportunities

Today is Sunday, and to make it easy to review the opportunities that we posted this week on the Artist Marketing Resources blog, here is this week’s summary —

On Monday, we posted a question from an artist on adding donations of artworks to their artist’s CV –read the full blog post here: http://wp.me/pqZQo-5BC
On Tuesday, we published details on an Exhibition opportunity and Art Award exclusively for art students– http://wp.me/pqZQo-5BP
On Wednesday we presented the details and link to a Call for Submissions to the 2nd Derwent Art Prize– http://wp.me/pqZQo-5BP

On Thursday we provided the details on how to monetize your art and photographic images with IMGembed http://wp.me/pqZQo-5Cs

 

Coming soon–we’ll be posting the details of a new competition for artists to win $1000 and a print edition.

 

Also this week, more artists now have the International Art Gallery list PDF  , 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art PDF, and our new 2014 Photographers Resources PDF

We’ve sold copies of our ebook the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions

Artists are also eager to access our PDF Resource list of Art Magazines and Art Blogs

Follows Artist Marketing Resources on Twitter here and on Facebook here.

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Monetization of Your Images With IMGembed 1.0

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Hi Marie,
Hope you are well. Here at IMGembed we are really excited about our newly redesigned site and we thought your readers would be too!

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IMGembed is the pioneer for CPM monetization of images and our proprietary technology lets creators track and attribute their images automatically. The beta edition was launched a year ago at SXSW to overwhelming response. Today, we are thrilled to unveil the IMGembed 1.0.

Here are some key changes and improvements:

- Fully responsive user interface
- Fallback option introduced for free embeds
- Larger images available for use (up to 2000px)
- New brand and watermark
- Sharper embed appearance for versatility
- Improved search experience

I’ve attached a full press release and some images. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need anything else.

Thanks a lot and best regards,

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Open Submission Opportunity: 2nd Derwent Art Prize Call to Artists

Ka Gray, JPM, Watersoluble pencil, 41 x 30 cm, 2013.

Ka Gray, JPM, Watersoluble pencil, 41 x 30 cm, 2013

Bobi Robson, Communications Assistant at Parker Harris Partnership in the UK, asked me to post this Derwent Call to Artists–

Hello Marie,

I was wondering whether you might be interested in featuring the call for entries to the second Derwent Art Prize on your website?

The aim of the Prize, which in its inaugural year attracted over 3,500 entries from 67 countries worldwide, is to reward excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in pencil. It is an open submission opportunity offering a total prize money of £12,400 to British and international artists working in this versatile medium.
Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors: Kate Macfarlane, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Drawing Room; Professor Anita Taylor, artist, Co-Founder and Director of Jerwood Drawing Prize and Dean of Bath School of Art and Design and Josh Spero, Editor of Spears Magazine and Art Critic for Tatler UK.
I have attached the press release and an image from last year’s competition to this email.

Artists, enter your work on the Derwent Prize site here.

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First Impressions 2014, the exhibition and art award exclusively for students

In the UK, View Art Gallery, announced the third year of First Impressions, the exhibition and art award exclusively for students, and are now inviting submissions for First Impressions 2014. The gallery is eager to promote young and aspiring talented artists by offering this opportunity to exhibit in the early stages of their careers.

The past First Impressions winner in 2013, Tim Pavier, exhibited a new collection of work in View Art Gallery and also has limited edition prints available from The View Art Gallery online print shop.
For all artists involved in the process, from submission to exhibition, it is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of working with a commercial gallery.

Questions from Artists: On Listing Donations On An Artist’s CV

I recently received this question from artist John Vasilou. You can view his Saatchi portfolio here: saatchiart.com/jvasiliou. John gave me permission to share his question with my blog readers–

Hello Marie,

I appreciate your email updates and your wealth of knowledge as an art consultant, and for that reason, I wanted your opinion as to listing ‘artwork donations’ on a résumé, especially if it’s extensive?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks kindly,
John Vasiliou

Thanks for your question, John. In my opinion, an artist’s résumé or CV should be basic and compact. Don’t include too much information. You may want to have a category for your eduction, exhibitions, and the collections your work is in. There is no need to list how your artwork came to be in any particular collection, public or private. That’s too much information and often considered confidential. Often artists will only list private collectors by state or country and not list the name of the collector who purchased their work. Artists should get permission to publicly list the name of a collector. Since an artist’s résumé or CV is usually available for viewing at an art gallery exhibition, museum exhibition, or online gallery, the artist must be aware of their collector’s wishes regarding using their name.

Artist comments are welcome on this topic.

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Artists and Photographers are asking–How do I get a feature on Artist Marketing Resources blog?

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Artists and Photographers are asking– “How do I get featured on Artist Marketing Resources blog?”

You will find the options for any artist to receive exposure on our blog Artist Marketing Resources, by clicking this link:  http://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/apps/donations/

If you have any questions, send an email to Marie Kazalia at email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

 

 

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