Curating Contemporary Blog

I’m continually on the look-out for quality fine art blogs, and I like to share the best of them with my own blog readers.

Yesterday, I discovered The Curating Contemporary blog which seems to have launched about a year ago in April 2013.  The blog currently has a feature interview with artist Clayton Colvin in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, with lots of studio shots and artworks. Since I just found the blog, I don’t know how frequently they publish. But you will find previously published blog posts in the sidebar menu on the Curating Contemporary blog here.

I’ve added Curating Contemporary to my 45 page list of links to art magazines and blogs for artists to read and submit to get their work featured–find the list here.

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CALL FOR WORK: SALON DE TEXTES 2 – ‘the rhythm of fragments’

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CALL FOR WORK
SALON DE TEXTES 2 - ‘the rhythm of fragments
45a Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AQ UK
This is a call out for the second salon de textes event, an intimate spoken word showcase and exhibition of art responding to selected spoken texts. We are inviting artists to listen to the recorded texts listed below and to respond with new or existing works.

Nigel Bispham ‘Your words’ Click here
Rene Crouch ‘Nightscape’ Click here
Mac Dunlop ‘Job For Life-less’ Click here
Maura Hazelden ‘Pride & Prejudice: movement: past, possible, present plus letters: verbs’ Click here
Anna Keleher ‘This place has seen’ Click here
Mark Leahy “Hello! This is a test” Click here
Jim Pope ‘The poet’ Click here
Cathy Preston ‘The time has come’ Click here & ‘When life flips that switch’ Click here
Fi Read ‘Tequila’ Click here & ‘Portsmouth to Penzance’ Click here
Alex Rogers ‘shoulds…his merry men’ Click here
Jill Whall ‘Jackdaws’ Click here & ‘Mother & child’ Click here

Application Guidelines
We welcome new works or existing work if it has a particular resonance with one of the recordings. Proposed work should use fragments of the recorded spoken texts within them. Artists may use any media although scale must be kept within 1 metre square. Applicants should email a brief proposal, or description of work, outlining dimensions, medium, and no more than 3 jpegs to Delpha Hudson:delphahud@yahoo.co.uk

Deadline for applications: Sat 5th April. Works to be delivered / installed for hang from 6th – 10th April.

The show will continue for 2 weeks after the salon event. This project is curated by Delpha Hudson in association with other independent artists and CAZ.
The project is supported by ALIAS’ series Artists’ Hubs taking place across Cornwall.

For More information about the rhythm of fragments: Click here
Facebook page: Click here

Full guidelines: Click Here

CAZ & ALIASe: info@cazart.org.uk w: www.cazart.org.uk

Canadian Sculptor Birgit Piskor Open House

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Dear friends, colleagues and art enthusiasts,
I am hosting a special showing of my latest work and invite you to come!

With this current work, I continue to explore the concept of transformation and more deeply examine the path of surrender, a path that embraces change and a graceful evolution. Everything changes. At every level. All the time. It is our response to these changes that reverberates within ourselves and within our communities.

I’m very much looking forward to seeing you!
Warm Regards,
Birgit Piskor
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‘ [ Piskor's ] work reveals the best of ourselves….This is the beginning of a long collaboration.’
 
Christine Ventouras
Director, Galerie Krisal
Geneva, Switzerland
 
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A Top 10 Chelsea New York Gallery Portfolio Review Opportunity

 
I received an invitation to submit an electronic portfolio or physical portfolio to an art gallery in the Chelsea district of New York City for possible long-term gallery representation.
The opportunity requirements:
Please include:
                6 to 10 Jpeg images no larger than 1-megabyte (1024 kb) each, 300 dpi
                Title, Medium, and Dimensions of the artwork
                Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
                Artist’s Statement
                Contact Information including Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail, and Website (optional)
Or, you are welcome to Mail your Portfolio:
                6 to 10 photographs, color copies, or CDs of your work
                Resume/Curriculum Vitae
                Artist’s Statement
                Large Self-Addressed U.S. STAMPED Envelope (for return of portfolio)
Please include all Contact Information: Address, Phone Number, and Email & Web Site.
Submit portfolio for curatorial review by: APRIL 1, 2014. The Gallery’s Curatorial Review Committee shall notify you within two weeks to inform you if you have been selected for Gallery Representation .
You will find the full details for this opportunity on the International Art Gallery list PDF 

FUSARO- New Online Marketplace for Artists

FUSARO is a new online marketplace for artists where you can create your own store and list your original art items. No reproductions are allowed–original art only.

The FUSARO website www.fusaro.com will be complete and ready for listing in early March.
Listings will be free through 2014.  The sales commission is a low 18.5 percent.
The site seller terms are similar to Amazon’s.
Visit the FUSARO site and scroll down to the lower menu for more information. Click *contact* for the email and phone number of the site owner.

You’ll find more fine art sales venues on the 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art PDF.

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Right Side Art Call: Instagram Photo-based Contest and Exhibition

I have enjoyed snapping shots using my iPad and sending the pics to Instagram to share. Recently, I shared shots of paintings hanging in museum exhibitions using Instagram. Many artists and others snap pics from everyday life with their cell-phones and iPads. There are plenty of apps available for iPad for adjusting and altering these images. The VSCOcam app is used to set exposure on iPad, iPhone and other devices, while the Nightcap app is for taking photos at night using your devices. There are many other apps– some are free, some retail for as low as .99 cents. Ask your Facebook friends what apps they use to discover more.

Participate in an Instagram exhibition to connect with others using photo-based device apps.

Right Side Art has two photography based Instagram contests and exhibitions each year. Their next deadline is August 2014.

Learn more via this link: http://www.rightsideart.com/call

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Discovery Learning UK

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Discovery Learning is a supporter of the Artist Marketing Resources blog.

Discovery Learning are a fitness education company based in London in the United Kingdom. They sell and teach fitness courses such as gym instructor courses and personal trainer courses. They run their courses out of a network of academies located across the UK in London, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Coventry and Ipswich.

In addition to the mainstream accredited fitness courses, they also provide a wide range of extra course modules and training that people can purchase as add-ons to the mainstream course packages. You can go here to see a full list of fitness courses available from Discovery Learning.

One of the things that separates Discovery from most other fitness course providers in the United Kingdom is that their courses contain much information related to nutrition and weight management in addition to just physical exercise and sports training.

This is because Discovery are allied to various UK government organizations aiming to promote healthier living and tackle the rising childhood obesity crisis in the United Kingdom. They believe that by equipping trainee personal trainers and gym instructors with knowledge about how to treat overweight and nutritionally deficient people, they are providing the British public with additional expert sources from whom they can seek specialist weight management advice.

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FJORD Gallery Philadelphia: Call for Entry

Elisa Gabor, an artist member at FJORD Gallery in Philadelphia, and Curator for the exhibition Labor With Love,  asked me to make their Call for Entry visible to artists. Here is the information:

To Labor With Love
Curated by Elisa Gabor
Deadline: March 31, 2014

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On behalf of FJORD Gallery, artist curator Elisa Gabor is calling for artworks to be submitted to To Labor With Love: a collection of objects, images, and gestures about art and process. This exhibition will be on display at FJORD Gallery throughout the month of May. We are thrilled to also be exhibiting and hosting screenings of Artists at Work: a film by Finnish artist Elina Brotherus.

While Brotherus’ film addresses themes of work, subjectivity, and observation, we seek to compose a local conversation that engages creative courage, the value and futility of artistic skill sets, and art as evidence of unique interpretations of labor.

We are looking for artworks that may unintentionally relocate the maker as the subject, that narrate (fictionally or non-fictionally) the process of making something from love (or in the pursuit of love). We hope to assemble a grouping of artworks that rigorously push the limits of their medium either by exposing material failures or inventing new tools and applications.
How to Apply:

Email images and image list (see guidelines below) to fjord.curator@gmail.comwith “To Labor With Love” in the subject line.

Pay your submission fee via Paypal.

You will receive an email confirming your payment and submission.

Submission Criteria:

Submission Fee: $15.00 for two submissions, $5.00 for each additional submission. Maximum of 5 submissions. You may include one detail image (no fee) per three-dimensional submission as needed. Any medium is welcome (photography, video, sculpture, installation, books, web, etc.).

Please submit image list and images to fjord.curator@gmail.com with “To Labor With Love” in the subject line. An artist statement is not required but may help us to better understand your work.

Image List:
Artist information: Name and Contact info
Artwork information: File name, title, date, media, dimensions, presentation requirements (for example, needs pedestal, outlet, headphones, monitor, performance, etc.)

Images:
*Files formatted incorrectly will not be reviewed
JPEG
1000 pixels longest dimension
Files should be named accordingly: Lastname_Firstname_ImageNumber (for example, Knowles_Beyonce_01)

Video pieces should be submitted via a link to an online player on the image list as well as in the email.

Calendar (tentative):
Applicants will be notified by April 6.
Artwork must be received or dropped off at FJORD Gallery by 7pm on April 26(artists are responsible for shipping to and from).
Opening reception will be held on May 2 from 6-9pm.  Artwork pick-up is May 31 by 5pm.

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Contemporary Art Channels

No matter where you live, keep up on contemporary art on YouTube. I began with James Kalm videos of exhibitions in New York City.

Watch the PBS series Art21 high budget video productions of artists in their studios on YouTube.

Artivi produces video interviews of artists in their studios.

View contemporary art exhibitions and interviews with contemporary artists on ArtPatrolTV 

Become a DENY DESIGNS Artist

DENY Design prints wall art and put the artwork of artists on shower curtains, throw pillows, sheets, and rugs and numerous other items such as storage boxes and jewelry boxes.

Visit the DENY Designs website to view the variety of art and products.

If you are an artist with artwork they may work on DENY Design products, submit by uploading ten artwork images to the DENY Designs online submissions form here.

If you are seeking more art licensing company opportunities, artist agents and artist representatives click here.

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.

First Look: New Art Online Exhibition + a whole gallery where you can draw or paint on the walls and floors

I worked with an artist a few years ago, who, in a series of performance events with her artist friends, placed a large blank canvas and paints and brushes in the event space on which attendees or audience members were free to paint what they wished. The canvas was then exhibited at the next performance and exhibition. This may have been idea circulating with young artists for some time, and which has now found its way into museum venues.  The New Museum in New York , which considers its spaces a leading destination for new ideas and new art, currently has the exhibition Paweł Althamer: The Neighbors,  which includes a whole gallery where anyone can draw or paint on the walls and the floors, and whatever you make becomes part of the exhibition: http://bit.ly/1gbRftO

The New Museum also has an online only exhibition series titled First Look: New Art Online,  a monthly series of innovative online projects and new commissions by the New Museum.

The New Museum wishes to become a hub of innovative artistic practice. The New Museum has also conceived the first museum-led incubator program called NEW INC. The NEW INC program, which will launch in the summer of 2014, will be a collaborative creative space with a lab-like environment for the development of new ideas and practices for creatives exploring cross-disciplinary  and technology based projects. The New Museum feels that because such creative individuals and artist groups are exploring work in still undefined cultural areas, that few resources and support systems exist for them, and so the NEW INC program offers a twelve-month residency to provide the needed space and resources. Find more on NEW INC here, including how to apply.

 

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.

California Art Galleries With Calls to Artists to Submit

Artist Marketing Resources blog has long posted numerous calls for artist submissions for East Coast of the USA, European and International opportunities. So we decided to focus an occasional blog post on West Coast USA gallery opportunities. California

Offramp, a contemporary art gallery in a historic house in Pasadena, California www.offrampgallery.com/  is accepting artists’ submissions. Please submit by email to submissions@offrampgallery.com. The Gallery staff will contact you if they are interested in your work.

Pro Arts  is a non-profit  gallery in Oakland, California http://www.proartsgallery.org/ . Pro Arts posts Calls for Artists/ Artist Opportunities in a monthly calendar.

Sandra Lee Gallery, in the Financial District of San Francisco, California has Submissions guidelines that state– Please DO NOT send submissions via e-mail. Artists may submit a CD of .jpg images and a SAE by mailing it to the gallery address for consideration. Read the full guidelines on the gallery site.

Bay Area Currents is a juried exhibition based on studio visits by a regional curator. The exhibition offers a snapshot of the energetic and risk-taking work made in the Bay Area today, selected by a curator who has a clear knowledge of the region, and illustrated by a small number of key artists. read the full guidelines here.

Bay Area Currents Call for Entry Entry Deadline: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, midnight

Selections by Dena Beard Assistant Curator, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Exhibition Dates: July 8 – August 8, 2014

Artists must reside/work within the nine counties of the Greater Bay Area, defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties. Final selections will be made based on studio visits. Artists or representatives must be available during this scheduled time.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • All media accepted. Video, performance, internet, and sound-based work are considered via website URLs in online submission. Insert URL into the ‘media’ field of online system.
  • Original work only that has not previously been exhibited at Pro Arts.
  • Artwork must be installation ready with appropriate hanging hardware and/or specialized equipment for media works.

Artist will find many more galleries with calls for artists on our list.

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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

Reboot of 20 X 200, 100ArtWorks UK, ArtBomb etc

It can be difficult to keep up with all the restructuring that online sales sites go through.

The 20 x 200 online print sales site went offline to restructure. The 20 x 200 site is a project of Jen Bekman of the New York City Jen Bekman Gallery www.jenbekman.com. If you visit the 20 x 200 site now, you can sign up for the Reboot List for early word on the 20 x 200 relaunch. There is no mention of whether the new site will also have an image upload submissions feature for artists to submit their work, an option the former site offered.

UK-based 100Artworks online print sales site has become Tower Art Gallery with print sales, sales of original paintings and sculpture as well as other art items.

ArtExchange, one of the smaller art sales sites, has a notice posted–

Online sales sites continue to try a variety of configurations and tactics to bring in buyers. ArtBomb Daily , based in Canada, is an email blast that goes to over 10,000 subscribers each morning. Bidding on the selected artworks in an auction begins each day at 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. EST. It is a silent auction on-line. Anonymous. Private.  Another aspect of ArtBomb is Artbomb New York, which is currently under construction and is set to re-launch April 1st. The site will be curated by gallery owner/curator Joshua James.  Please submit work for consideration to josh@artbombny.com.

If you are interested in investigating other online sales venues click here.

Artists Submit to Garvey Simon Art Access Saturday Feature

Every Saturday, New York City art gallery, Garvey Simon Art Access Inc  posts a selection of original artwork submitted by up-and-coming artists to their Tumblr blog.

This is an excellent way for up-and-coming artists to get images of their art viewed by gallery curators. Saturday Selections Submissions may be made here.

You won’t be able to upload your jpegs but will need an image URL. You can find an image URL on images of your art on your own blog or website. Copy and paste the link into the Tumblr form.

How to submit work:

- Please submit your work as a photo or video post, and if there is a link to your personal blog, please include that as well. Read the full guidelines on the gallery Tumblr blog.

Artists will find a further list of Tumblr blogs to submit to here.

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.