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!

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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
NAPOLEON, Philadelphia, PA

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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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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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.

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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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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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New Online Art Sales Site: Showflipper

Sandeep Joshi contacted me about his dream to give a platform to artists that would connect artists and art lovers around the world… a dream of a new platform, where artists like you can exhibit and SELL their art. The new site is  Showflipper. Artist’s can get a free store now. But apparently, the site has not yet launched.

Please send your 10 creations at www.showflipper.com and get your free store today.

As new sites open and older established site transform, we continue to update our  1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art PDF resource list for artists.

Best New Writing Magazine Pays Artists For Cover Art

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Christopher Klim, the editor of Best New Writing, asked me to let artists know that his magazine has a paid opportunity with great exposure. “The artist gets the front and back cover. Right now, it’s wide open. We’re looking for bold, small, and intriguing,” he said.

Best New Writing pays artists for cover images plus full byline and contributors copies.  Best New Writing, which houses the results of the Eric Hoffer Prose Award and the Gover Prize for fiction and creative nonfiction, pays artists for cover images: $75.

Best New Writing www.BestNewWriting.com
Follow the awards in progress:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/HofferAward
Twitter - https://twitter.com/HofferAward

Submission portal (i.e. Submittable) and guidelines can be found here: https://bestnewwriting.submittable.com/submit .
Thank you.

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Power Plant Collaborates With Artists To Produce Exclusive Artworks

I’m always on the look out in my research, for new and interesting ways artists might sell their work–including originals and licensing,editions, and merchandising.

The Power Plant Gallery and Shop in Toronto, Canada,  regularly collaborates with artists to produce special edition artwork and merchandise sold exclusively by The Power Plant. The Power Plant brings the best of contemporary art home merchandise and editions to their shop. Moreover, all purchases help to support the gallery’s programs.

Also, over the past twenty-five years, The Power Plant’s ambitious publications program has produced a full selection of award-winning exhibition catalogues and art-centric publications.

Artists seeking more information on ways to sell their art, should the PDF resources lists that I continually update with new opportunities.

A full list of our PDF Resources for Artists:

International Art Gallery list PDF

Art Licensing companies, artist agents and artist representatives list PDF

Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook 

Directory of Art Consultants PDF

 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art PDF list  

New!  in 2014 Photographers Resources: International Photography Reps and agents, galleries, print sales + much more 

Resource list of Art Magazines, art blogs for artists to submit to increase visibility

VIDEO—Deborah Grant at the Drawing Center: Whitehot Magazine

The Drawing Center in New York came into existence in 1977. In 2006, the Drawing Center’s artist registry application process and archive went online. Many artists applied and the registry increased to over 2,500 artists. Up until recently, The Drawing Center allowed artists to upload their artwork images for curatorial review and acceptance into this curated artist registry, which is open to use by curators and others art professionals. But now, the Drawing Center has redesigned their website and submissions program. They no longer accept new submissions for their artist registry. However, they encourage artists to apply to their newly launched artists’ platform, Open Sessions.  Open Sessions is a two-year program open to artists working in a variety of disciplines. Open Sessions will offer selected artists exhibition opportunities in The Drawing Center’s Lab Space and other venues, as well as studio visits, public programs, and informal gatherings.

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Art Galleries Accepting Artist Submissions: AD Projects New York City

 

Early in 2014, AMOS ENO Gallery located in the Bushwick community of New York, presented an exhibition opportunity with an open call for artists to participate in PAST / FORWARD, an exhibition celebrating Amos Eno Gallery’s 40 years of operation. The call has closed and all works have been selected from the entries submitted. PAST / FORWARD will be on view in Amos Eno’s new home at The Loom until March 1, 2014. 

Within the past five years, the resurgence of alternative artist spaces, particularly in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, has drawn the attention of the international art world.

Just one of many art galleries and art exhibition projects that are currently accepting submissions from artists, AD Projects is an independent curatorial enterprise supporting the work of emerging and mid-career artists.

Artist Marketing Resources offers a list of hundreds art galleries currently accepting submissions, in PDF format—gain access to the resource list here.

Artist Submissions — AD Projects would like to learn about new work by emerging artists. If you are an artist and would like your work reviewed, please follow the submission guidelines below.

All submissions should include:

▪ cover letter

▪ biography and/or resume

▪ artist statement (up to two typed pages)

▪ articles related to work (up to three reviews/press clippings)

▪ representation of work in jpeg format

Please email your materials to info@adprojects.org

Space Submissions AD Projects’ mission—to mount fresh work by emerging artists in raw, vacant or temporary spaces—places it within a widening movement that has gathered momentum in New York. Several other groups have formed to take advantage of the vast walled-in emptiness that is the result of the real estate bust. AD Projects’ peers include No Longer Empty, SmartSpaces and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
In the interest of reviving the tradition of alternative exhibition sites, AD Projects is always seeking vacant spaces to invigorate with contemporary art. Should you have details for available real estate, please email info@adprojects.org.

6 Dollar Shirts: Submit Your Design For Weekly $400 Cash Prize

Some artists looking for ways to create many multiple streams of income, may do well to consider t-shirt design sales. Some t-shirt sites pay royalties or a percentage of sales of you design. The site, 6 Dollar Shirts pays a cash prize–Submit Your Designs for Cash – 6 Dollar Shirt Design ContestPrize Award: $400 Cash + $100 Store Credit!One winner (minimum) is picked weekly based on staff and community voting.

Submit here.

Create a T-Shirt design (maximum of TWO ink colors) that you think the world would like to wear. The Subject of your design can be anything (ex. Funny or topical slogans, pop culture and political references, or strictly artistic designs). One thing to remember: Soft gradients should be turned into halftones to facilitate the printing process.Note: Please do not use any third party property such as logos, trademarks, or copyrighted material.
Login or Create a User Account. Next, upload the title, description, and 3 images of your finished design: A 600 x 600 detailed version, a 350 x 400 placement version, and a 185 x 185 thumbnail version.The placement version is an image of your design on a t-shirt. Please download our Photoshop or Illustrator template to help create the placement version.
Sit back, relax, and wait for your submission to go live and be voted on by the community. The criteria we use to pick winning designs is the overall score, the amount of votes, critiques and comments, and, of course, the design itself. We try to pick 5 winners per week depending on the amount of submissions received and our production capacity.Weekly prizes are awarded as follows:Winners recieve $400 cash + $100 store creditIf your design is selected, we will contact you and request a high resolution image of your design for printing.Your design will be voted on in our submission gallery for a maximum of 21 days. If it is not selected as a winner in 21 days, it will be moved to the archive gallery.

 

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Artist Wallpaper–Print Your Own Designs

Andy Warhol cow wallpaper, 1971

Andy Warhol cow wallpaper, 1971

When I visited the Andy Warhol Museum, one gallery had walls covered in Andy’s cow wallpaper. You can still find Galleries and sellers on ebay offering signed sheets of this cow wallpaper for many thousands of dollars. Today, contemporary artist Shepard Fairy creates his own wallpapers, which he tears and collages into supports for much of his silkscreen art.

Some artists are looking for more interesting ways to offer their work, and so wallpaper may present options. Also artists seeking economical ways to create large prints that they will then embellish to make into unique hand-drawing and painting originals may look to wallpaper printers.

At Wallpaper on Demand, artists can upload their own designs and have mural size prints made or repeating pattern wallpaper printed of their work to sell or show as samples to potential buyers. The Wallpaper on Demand site is in English and Italian. I haven’t tried this site, yet so many possibilities come to mind.