Women Artists of the World and the International Foundation for Women Artists

Last week we started a discussion on whether a particular painting was “sexist” or not — and you can read the article and comments here.

We want to be clear that Artist Marketing Resources supports all artists! We support female artists and male artists around the world. We also want to avoid an Us vs Them mentality. All artists are important to us.

Participating in one group of artists does not preclude you from participating in other groups. Woman artists may join groups of artists or artist organizations consisting of both men and women. In addition, some women artists may feel the need to join a women’s group to connect more with other women artists to discuss their work or find a shared studio space with another woman artist.

Women Artists of the World, a relatively new site, will be one year old next month in October. The site has a Cafe Chat feature where women artists set up in-person meet-ups with one another–such as to get together for a cup of coffee if they live in the same town or to organize larger group meetings to discuss projects. Right now, in the Cafe Chat room, there is a women artist offering shared studio space in Paris!

Women Artists of the World is a website designed to function as both a community and an international directory. The site is dedicated to promoting women artists worldwide by allowing them to create a profile with pictures and videos to promote their own art. The site also works as a social network where users, female artists and art lovers, can post their comments, news, requests, and more.

The founders of Women Artists of the World, who are themselves artists, felt their site was far from being enough support for women artists, so they also created the International Foundation for Women Artists



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US Artists: Why You Should Apply for an EIN Number


If you are an artist living in the United States, you can Apply for an EIN number for free online here.  According to the IRS, “An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN.”  You don’t have to have employees to apply for an EIN.  One of the Yes or No questions on the application –“Are you planning on hiring any employees?”  I checked the *no* box and got my EIN number and printable confirmation letter. The entire application process takes less than 5 minutes.

If you don’t like supplying your Social Security number as a sole proprietor of your artist business you can provide your EIN number instead.

  • Use your EIN number in the required tax forms for online sales and royalties.
  • To open a bank account
  • When applying for business licenses
  • When filing a tax return
  • Make an electronic IRS payment using your EIN number


Artists NOT currently making art: Artists on Hiatus Virtual Residency + Stipend


Usually, we post articles and calls for active artists seeking opportunities. But we do understand that some artists stop making art for a time and for a variety of reasons. So, rather than ignore that, we decided to post the details about the The Artists on Hiatus Virtual Residency.  Artists who are currently NOT making or presenting art Apply here.

The applicant should have had a professional career with an exhibition record, training in visual arts or equivalent experience, and the recognition of their peers.

Selected artists are expected to document their on-hiatus activities (or non-activities) and to provide periodic updates during their residency on a dedicated page of the Residency For Artists On Hiatus website.

Selection and Stipend

Resident artists will be selected based on their on-hiatus proposal. Preference will be given to proposals which demonstrate a rigorous interest in their “non-art” endeavour to be conducted during their residency. Successful applicants will be awarded a stipends of $30 CAD per month in exchange for their 6 month to 1 year participation. This amount is subject to change depending on funding. Successful applicants will be notified approximately 2 months after the application deadline.

Applicants are expected to complete the online application form and submit supporting materials via email. Read the full Submission guidelines here.

Hard Copy Submissions:
Applicants who would like to submit a hard copy of the application form and other support materials on CD/DVD should mail the package to the address below.

5207 rue Fabre, Montreal, QC
H2J 3W6


Dancers of Creation Against Urban Decay in the Photographic Fine Art of Thea Juliette Stevenson

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sixty eight, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

“I am constantly looking for a heartbeat in the stillness of a photograph,” says photographic artist Thea Juliette Stevenson. In her series of works she calls Abandoned (the Alley Ways of Our Hidden Dreams), the artist gives us glimpses into what she calls “urban degradation” –images of stark little-traversed city pathways and human landscapes with an absence of humanity.

A Home Stood I, Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her Abandoned series

A Home Stood I, Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her Abandoned series

In a new set of imagery, she continues the themes of urban degradation, yet breathes life into the scenes with the introduction of dancers. This series she calls COMBUSTION.

JUMP, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her  COMBUSTION series

JUMP, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

According to the artist, the dancers symbolize creation against the urban destruction and stand as symbols for the continued rhythm of life.
Broken Remembered, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her Abandoned series

Broken Remembered, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her Abandoned series

Thea Juliette describes her photographic imagery as coming from both memory and from dreams– “The work is an embodiment of the absence and presence of dreams and fractured memories. Dance stands as a metaphor for the movement through Time.”
FALL BACK, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

FALL BACK, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

Thea Juliette further states, that her “aim in art is to create phenomenological art work that can be experienced and embodied rather than just viewed.”
Velvet Walls Have Names, photograph by Thea Juliette Steveson, from her Abandoned series

Velvet Walls Have Names, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her Abandoned series

The images presented here represent a small selection from the body of work found on the artist’s website .
Follow the development of these photographic series in the images that Thea Juliette Stevenson posts to her Tumblr blog.
Contemplation, photograph by Thea Juliette Steveson, from her COMBUSTION series

Contemplation, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

fifty five, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

fifty five, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

AA2A Project: Artists Apply For Free Access to Art Colleges




The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering 90 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realize a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, & lecture programs.  AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practicing artists. To see current AA2A artists’ work go to or read previous artists’ stories here.


  • Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2014 and April 2015
  • AA2A has a Hardship Fund, primarily for artists on benefits providing support of up to £200
  • Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2014
  • Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2012 to 2013 or before can now reapply
  • All applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice
  • This year M.A. students with at least one year’s experience as an artist, can apply in the same year they graduate
  • Applicants should be able to work with minimal technical support

Application packs are only available directly from the 21 colleges taking part–21 individual colleges and universities are listed on the AA2A website here (on the website scroll down to find the list)

AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates

Map and list of our 21 schemes with links to their application information:

Follow AA2A on  Twitter  and  Facebook  for regular updated information

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Artists: Level Hotel, Brooklyn, New York, Lobby Commission Opportunity


Level Hotel Brooklyn

Lobby Commission

The Level Hotel is seeking expressions of interest from artists for a commission of artwork for the hotel lobby. The work to be commissioned and installed in the hotel lobby will be sculptural in nature.

The commission is $200,000 US dollars.

Deadline for artists to express interest in this commission is September 15, 2014

To apply, read the details here.

Find more opportunities similar to this on our Directory of Art Consultants e-list click here.

Artists, if you find this information useful, please LIKE using the button at bottom of article.

New Art Gallery in the UK Currently Accepting New Artists From the UK and Abroad



This is a great opportunity for contemporary artists.

There is a new art gallery in the UK which considers itself a platform for contemporary art, showcasing the emerging art practice of artists. The gallery creates new opportunities for artists to exhibit their work. The gallery is currently selecting artists from the UK and internationally to join their gallery and collective exhibitions. They are seeking art from artists working in all media. For submissions, they prefer a link to your artist portfolio and a description of your practice sent to them via email.

Since we do not wish to contribute to a flood of submissions, we have added the name of the gallery, and their email address for submissions, to our gallery e-list. Get the gallery e-list here.




Art We Love: Fine Art Print Editions and Photography Print Editions


The mission of Art We Love is to make fine art finally collectible, so they tend to work with more established artists who already have a gallery and want to create a more accessible type of artistic production. This allows Art We Love to work with galleries directly as they submit their artists for consideration, but from time to time Art We Love also reviews portfolios from artists who do not have gallery representation.


The print featured is their latest edition is by Stefan Hengst titled Orange and red | 03.09.10.  More info:

Artists will find more print sale resources here.

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How Artists Use Twitter Article in Professional Artist Magazine + Full Page Feature of Marie Kazalia’s Painting

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While author Vicki Amorose was at work writing her article on how artists use Twitter, she contacted me for a quote. I complied, sending her an entire list of ways I use Twitter, never realizing that her request would result in a full-page feature of my painting in Professional Artists Magazine– on page 34 with credit caption text on facing page 35.

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Get the October art marketing issue of Professional Artist Magazine available in print edition and digital edition here.

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Follow Marie Kazalia’s Art blog here.

You Can Now Make Purchases using your Phone or tablet device in the Artist Marketing Resources web store

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For a long time artists were only able to shop in the Artist Marketing Resources web store using their computer. Now, artists can shop the Artist Marketing Resources web store using their iPhone, or other cell phone, iPad or other tablet or device. Artists have requested this feature and so we’ve worked to add it.

Visit the Artist Marketing Resources web store here for ten helps for artists to grow their business and career.


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Is this painting sexist? Or a mirror on contemporary life?


Weekenders, a painting by Czech Republic artist Pavel Pangrac has proven to be controversial! When the painting received the emailed comment– “This is really offensive work! Outrageously sexist and disgusting,”  I thought I’d like to analyze the work a little bit. Please feel free to share your own thoughts and opinions in a comment.

My first thought, was that a reclining antique nude or the cliche of the scantily clad odalisque on a museum wall would hardly bring such a comment these days.

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So what are the upsetting aspect of the paintings Weekenders?  Do the women depicted in Pavel Pangrac’s painting represent a contemporary type of female image ubiquitous as trees in forest? Perhaps the painter is bombarded with unreal images of women via advertisements and media and his painting is social commentary? Perhaps it just hits a little too close to home to see aspects of ourselves depicted this way? Do we find the women–their stylized clothing and movements–set in contrast to the natural surroundings unsettling or disconcerting? Is the painting tell us to look beyond the superficial, to the real woman standing nude in distant background?
Does the strong response the painting Weekenders received indicate that there is a powerful message in the work that the viewer has reacted to?  The artist, Pavel Pangrac, himself says that the work has many layers of meaning. He asks the vital questions, “Is there in painting – and I mean especially in depictive painting-  only the purpose of imitating something real? Something that is easy, at first sight, understandable and easy to interpret?” All this begs the questions, should painters stay clear of controversial subjects and paint only what is considered comfortable for others to take in? Should artists craft their depictions with regard to what is politically correct? Or is it the artist’s duty to provide us with food for thought?

Group Pinterest Board: Art Direct From Artists, and the new Abstract Art Direct From Artists, and new Art Realism Board

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Last week, I set up the group Pinterest board Art Direct From Artists, a collection of artworks available for purchase directly from each artist represented on the board. Using the new Pinterest send feature, I’ve already sent this group board to three Interior Design firms. What’s unique about this group board is that I am inviting artists to pin their art with retail price tags on each image. The board already has over 36 artists who have added over 150 pins of their diverse work, from Minimalist pieces, to landscapes, nude studies,  still life, abstract paintings, 3D constructions, drawings and prints. I will regularly rotate the board cover image to feature a work by one of the group board artists. Featured in the image above is the artwork titled Echo, by Peg Grady.

Available on this Pinterest board are paintings and three-dimensional works of realism by artists Peg Grady, Leon Sarantos, Julie Wishmeyer, Garnets & Ashes, Gary Babb, Pascal Lecocq, K. Henderson, Anne Bevan, Leemour Pelli, Dennis Wells, Joanne Davies, Martha Jane Bradford, Karen Zuk Rosenblatt, Daggi Wallace, and Cynthia Jackson.

The Pinterest board Art Direct From Artists has available abstract and minimalist artworks from artists Cheryl McClure, Helene Goldberg, Karen Fitzgerald, Kay Vinson, Linda Coppens, Jose A. Kuesta, Linda Coppens, and Vera Koming.

If you have any questions about purchasing any of the artworks on this Pinterest board, you may contact the artist by sending them a message on Pinterest, or by clicking on the image to visit their website. If you have any problems, please email:

Artists, with such a mix of images rapidly filling this Pinterest board, one artist suggested that we need more than one group board specifically for abstract work and another for all forms of realism.

So I’ve created a new group board Abstract Art Direct From Artists and a new Art Direct From Artists-Realism group board. I’ve sent invitations to most of artists on the Art Direct From Artists board. Follow me on Pinterest so that I can invite you to the appropriate group board. To follow Marie Kazalia on Pinterest click here.


What Top Art Gallery in New York City Schedules Weekly Reviews With Artists?



There are many art galleries reviewing artist portfolios. They are highlighted in yellow on our 361 page e-list. Get the gallery e-list here.

During seven months of the year, a top gallery in New York City schedules weekly appointments with artists to meet with them in person. The gallery has a set number of time slots per week that are allotted to artists who call to reserve a space. The gallerist meets with each artist one-on-one to review the artist’s printed portfolios or images on disc on computer screen.

I’m not going to state the name of the gallery in this article. I don’t want to contribute to an overload of calls.  I love their policy of meeting with artists each week–it’s considerate of artists and an excellent way to get to know new artists and review their submissions.

Find out the name of the gallery here.



E-Postcard Art of More Than Twelve Artists


This weekend we announced our September artist e-postcard marketing campaign. So far we have over 12 artists participating. If you are interested in joining them click here for details.

We’ve just added 3 more e-postcards with paintings by artist Pavel Pangrac of the Czech Republic.







Artists: Last Day to Use Discount Code AUGUST14 in the Artist Marketing Resources e-shop

The Artist Marketing Resources web store August 10% discount sale will end at midnight.

A full list of our Resources for Artists:

Art galleries that accept submissions from artists on the International Art Gallery e-list

Art Licensing companies agencies, artist agents and artist reps e-list.

Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook.

Directory of Art Consultants e-list and the 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list.

International Photography Resources of Representatives and agents, photography galleries, print sales, publishers + much more.

Our 55 page e-list of clickable links to art magazines and art blogs for artists.

E-Postcard Marketing Plan A and E-Postcard Marketing Plan B for artists.

Art Print Sales Sites, 3D, Giclee + Other Print Resources for artists.



Artist E-Postcard Marketing In September





Each year beginning in September, art galleries re-open and renew their activities after the summer months (June-July-August) when many galleries are closed or operating with reduced staff.

This summer, Artist Marketing Resources started sending-out e-postcards of artists work to select art galleries. Now we are gearing up to send out many more e-postcards in September.

Participating artists include: Karen Fitzgerald, Arthur Kvarnstrom, Jane Dell, dianne k. webb, Michael Krasowitz, Barbara Rachko, Irena Orlov, Alice Harrison, May Jones, Numbers Project, Michelle Benoit, and, Elinore Schnurr.

Plus, we are sharing artist e-postcards on Pinterest and tweeting individual e-postcards using hashtags such as #artcollectors and #buyartonline among others. We’ll be tweeting primarily from our @TransArtGuide and @Artozon Twitter accounts.