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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.

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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?

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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: mariekazalia@gmail.com

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?

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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.

 

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E-Postcard Art of More Than Twelve Artists

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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.

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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.

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Fine Art Photographers : Burn Magazine Submissions for Digital and Print Features, Plus Applications for Grant of $10K

Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Grant of $10,000

Deadline Sept 2nd

The Emerging Photographer Fund grant is designed to fund a photographer’s personal project. This body of work may be of purely personal artistic imperatives or journalistic in nature.

In addition to the grant opportunity, Burn Magazine has re-opened their submissions section. This gives you a chance to have your work viewed in consideration for Burn online and Burn in print. Burn is viewed by top editors and curators the world over. If your work is accepted it will be published with the best and seen by the best.

Your work may fall into ANY CATEGORY of photography–from science to sports to fashion to art to photojournalism to natural history. Anything goes. Yet you MUST follow the procedures outline below.

guidelines for selected photographs:

Selected photographs are used on the front page of BURN and generally change daily. Please fill out the form here and upload a single image, sized at 1080px on the shortest side, saved as an RGB .jpg file at 72dpi, at 9 or 10 (90% or 100%).

If you are looking for more magazines to submit to, or other photography grant options, we provided many more on the International Photography Resources e-list  and our Art Magazines + Art Blogs e-list.

 

 

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Artsyo: Where Artists Sell Their Original Art to Buyers in Their Neighborhood

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I like finding art sales sites, such as Artsyo, that understand their market. Artsyo is an online art sales site for artists who live in Seattle, Washington, USA, and for local art buyers.

The Artsyo tag line–Buy Original Art From Artists In Your Neighborhood– invites buyers to get to know local artists to purchase art from them direct. All artworks listed on the Artsyo site have retail prices. When buyers find an art piece of interest on the site, they can click the Buy button and send an email message to the artist to begin communications.

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One of the artists on Artsyo, John Breitweiser, l recognized from his art pins on Pinterest. I’ve already liked and pinned many of his colorful fine art pieces to my Pinterest boards. I’d definitely want to buy art from John Breitweiser if I lived in Seattle or planned to visit. Artsyo has a Pinterest account here. Follow artist John Breitweiser on Pinterest here.  Get to know any artist using social media before you buy art from them! It makes buying fun and interesting. Artists, get to know potential buyers using social media.

Artsyo is just one of thousands of sales venues on our e-list for artists.

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Artists, Margarita of Houzz Started a Discussion in Our LinkedIn Group on Using The New Free Houzz Websites. Join In!

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bloghouzzlogoMargarita Golod of the mega platform Houzz is our group guest speaker in the Artist Marketing Resources group on LinkedIn. She has started a new discussion on the new Houzz free websites features. I hope that all our group members will take advantage of this opportunity to get your questions answered on using your Houzz website. If you are not a member, please join the group to ask Margarita any question you may have on setting up and using the new free Houzz websites.

Houzz is a major platform used by Interior Designers, Architects, Home Renovation experts, and home owners shopping for home decor and many others.

On Houzz, artists may upload their art images and images of room views with their art hung on walls and 3-D art on tabletops. There is a huge potential for artists to reach Interior Design professionals and art buyers on Houzz.

Please join us in the Artist Marketing Resources group and ask Margarita any questions you may have about the new free Houzz professional websites.

I know that the new Houzz websites are very powerful self-promotion tools for artists.

 

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Artists Use Code: AUGUST14 to Get 10% Off E-Books, E-Lists, and Services in the Artist Marketing Resources Web Store

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Artists, it’s time to get your art submissions ready and your marketing plans in order for the annual September push. To help you get-going, now until the end of August all ten artist helps in our Artist Marketing Resources web store are 10% off!

Enter Discount Code: AUGUST14  on your purchase in our webstore 

The International Art Gallery list of 161 pages of clickable links to art galleries–with galleries accepting submissions highlighted in yellow–is such a great resource and now it’s by reduced by 10% when you use the discount code: AUGUST14

Use discount code AUGUST14 to get ten percent off the Art Licensing resource e-list, Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook Directory of Art Consultants e-list,  1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art e-list, Photographers Resources e-list, Art Magazines e-list,  our E-Postcard Marketing Plan A and E-Postcard Marketing Plan B, and Art Print Sales  e-list.

 

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Artists: Do You Want to Accept Crypto Currency for Your Art?

Crypto currencies– Bitcoins and AppleBytes.

AppleBytes may be described as a grassroots New York City artist-founded movement in development. Using Applebytes may be the digital era’s equivalent of dropping coins into an artist’s tip jar. Although AppleBytes are starting in New York City, the nature of digital currencies is that they can be used in any city around the world! Bitcoin is a new digital currency. Both AppleBytes and Bitcoin have a digital wallet (a sort of “digital purse”).

Using either crypto currency–AppleBytes or Bitcoin– is as convenient as using a credit card but without incurring high fees.

This short video explains the concept of sidestepping banks and fees using crypto currency:

Do Your Want to Accept Bitcoin payments?

You can accept Bitcoin as a Etsy shop owner, Shopify, BigCommerce and many others–a long list of commerce platforms will appear in a drop down menu to select from– you can immediately receive Bitcoin payments over the Bitcoin network and attract a new and growing customer base of Bitcoin users. You can accept Bitcoin directly, completely free of cost. You just need to run a wallet software. You can find a list of available wallets at bitcoin.org. As soon as you have your Bitcoin wallet set up, you can send and receive Bitcoins.

One of the most secure wallet options for Bitcoins is GreenAddress.it

Here is a short video on GreenAddress.it:

Are you thinking about accepting Bitcoin as a payment method for your art or online shop? The payment gateway BitPay offers you:

  • The ability to accept Bitcoin payments and receive EUR deposits to your bank account.
  • Pay-outs via BitPay are offered both in Bitcoin and Euros, as well as any combination of both (for example 25% Bitcoin, 75% Euro pay-out to your bank account).

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Sign up for a Bitpay account here: https://bitpay.com/start

Sign up for a AppleBytes account here: http://www.applebyte.me

Using Crypto currency–AppleBytes:  The creators of AppleBytes ask you to imagine you’re at a live performance or show and want to give the artist something. You can use AppleBytes right from your mobile phone.  When you’re watching Youtube you can give artists some AppleBytes. On Facebook don’t just click “like” but give some AppleBytes and then post about it. Encourage artists with AppleBytes!

With AppleBytes it is easy to gift your favorite artists electronically, first as a token of appreciation, and eventually as AppleBytes becomes known in New York City they can be exchanged for food, drinks, all kinds of services from local merchants, as well as exchanged for Bitcoins and other crypto currencies.  AppleBytes can be given to any artist anywhere in the world.  (I have 500 AppleBytes in my wallet. I’m sending them to artists. Just tell me where. My email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com)

How Artists are Using Crypto Currency: Cointemporary is an early example of an online exhibition of international art for Bitcoin. Valentin Ruhry and Andy Boot are the two artists who run Cointemporary, posting their own work for sale, and occasionally the exhibition also displays artwork created by different artists. Cointemporary is their online platform showcasing a single artwork for seven days allowing buyers to purchase the work using Bitcoins.  At the end of each week a different artwork is displayed and available for purchase.

Get business help: Coinfinity will help you understand Bitcoin and integrate this technology into your business. Contact Applebytes via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/applebyteme

Artists: 3 tips for landing press, and artist Karen Fitzgerald’s Video Interview Advice

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An article on 3 tips for landing press for your business has circulated on the web this week. As a blogger, I like the first tip in the article:

1. Start small and targeted. Connect with the bloggers that cover your industry and build a rapport with them. You’ll get on their radar, and if they choose to write about you, their story could get picked up by a major publication, leading to even more coverage.

Yes, as an arts blogger, I often feature active artists who support my Artist Marketing Resources blog promotional projects. Find out other ways to get featured on this blog and discover other art blogs and art magazines on my 57 page e-list of publications for artists.

Getting press coverage, on a blog, in a digital magazine or print magazine, or in a video interview, means that you will be seen by a new audience and reach a new market. You can also excerpt your feature article from the publication and share it on your blog and on social media. If you are interviewed on camera, you can post your video interview on your blog, on your YouTube channel and share on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook etc.

Artist Karen Fitzgerald is one professional artist who knows how to get press coverage. Watch Karen as she energetically talks about her work in the video interview below. Karen says,  “It happened at an art fair I was participating in Manhattan, New York City in the Fall of 2013.  It was a very “happenstance” moment.  These 2 gentlemen were roving around interviewing people and asked me if I’d like to be part of an interview.  I said yes!  They were sweet and funny and so easy to work with. They were enthusiastic and made me feel very comfortable.”

Karen’s Advice to Artists: if you know ahead of time that an interview is coming up, plot out 3 or 4 main ideas you want to share. (For example: what the current work is about; your process; your historical or contemporary influences.) Don’t get too complex with your ideas – let the interviewer ask a follow-up question if they want to know more about what you just said.

If you don’t have time to prepare, speak off the cuff in as genuine a way as you can.  Ask your interviewer for 30 – 60 seconds for you to gather your wits before they roll the camera, if that is appropriate.  Smile a lot. Pause. Breathe and let your interviewer ask questions.  Know you are never going to get said everything you want or might need to.  Ask politely for the interviewer to post contact information about you and your work.

 

Artist and expert fine art gilder Karen Fitzgerald is hosting a day-long gilding workshop on September 9, in Long Island City, Western Queens, New York City. Find out more here: http://fitzgeraldart.com/gilding-workshop/ 

During my communications with Karen about her video, she didn’t miss a beat, but immediately sent me details on her gilding workshop, asking if I could post about her workshop along with the video.

Follow Karen’s lead. Connect with art bloggers and share your artist news with them. Have all the details in place– press release style or as an announcement–include images and links. If a blogger has an opening, you could get featured on an art blog. (Find more art blogs on this 57 page e-list of publications with artists. Read their submission guidelines and submit your artist news.)

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The Human Figure in Motion: Couples Pillow-Fight, Dance, and Swim Together in Energetic Play in the Paintings of Allen Bentley

 

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Sweet Nothings, Allen Bentley

 

“Sometimes having a good start to a painting can be like a springboard, launching you forward in the process,” artist Allen Bentley wrote in a recent post on his blog.

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Pillow Talk, Allen Bentley

“Other times the good start creates stress as you try to hold onto the strength of the initial drawing instead of allowing the painting to develop on it’s own.  The beginning gesture of a painting is my favorite part of the process.  Those first few lines can tell you if you have a fight on your hands or a really good ride.  The whole painting can be found in the first few marks.”

Leverage, Allen Bentley

Leverage, Allen Bentley

Allen Bentley is making his mark with images of swimming couples, dancers made of quick, energetic touches and a bedroom series the artist calls Pillow talk.

Catch a Tiger, Allen Bentley

Catch a Tiger, Allen Bentley

His work focuses on the dynamics of the relationship of a couple at play underwater, in the intimacy of pillow fighting, and through the vitality of dance.  All these bodies of work rely on motion, energetic brushwork, and strong color. You may view images of his work on Allen Bentley’s website: www.allenbentleystudio.com
Rolling Through, Allen Bentley

Rolling Through, Allen Bentley

Allen Bentley received his Master’s of Fine Art from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and his Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Western Carolina University in 1996. Bentley was represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery from 2001 to 2013 and is currently showing with F.A.N. Gallery, both in Philadelphia. He has exhibited across the country, with solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and San Diego. He has shown in the Philadelphia International Airport and in Artworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2009, Bentley had his first solo museum show at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE. Bentley lives in Montgomery Village, MD with his wife and children.

Release, Allen Bentley

Release, Allen Bentley

New Pinterest Group Board Where Artists Include Retail Price On Image Pins of Their Art

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I created a new Pinterest board this morning, Art Direct From Artists, where artists may pin images of their available art with retail price on each image. For artists who pin their art images to this new Pinterest group art board, I will re-pin your images to other appropriate Pinterest boards, plus every time I pin or re-pin your art image it will appear in my Twitter feed. I’ve had several top art galleries favorite Pinterest images in my Twitter feed for @Transmediartist. Plus, there is a new Pinterest option, a *Send Board* button at the top of the board. Once the board has artwork with retail prices I will work to find interior designers and other art buyers to send the board to. As creator of this group board I have curatorial options to remove any images that do not follow the board guidelines, such as lacking retail price or poor image quality.

If you’d like to add your art to the new Art Direct From Artists Pinterest Board simply let me know your Pinterest user name in a comment here. Once I add your user name to the group board you will receive an invitation via Pinterest. Accept, read the short group tips and instructions and add your art images. Add as many as you wish. (UPDATE: Please add Marie Kazalia on Pinterest to make it easy to join this group broad.)

Be sure to include your retail price on your Pinterest Pins of your art images!

While Social Media Examiner articles are not specifically about marketing fine art, their recent article 7 Pinterest Marketing Tips to Improve Visibility really hit the nail on the head for art marketing on Pinterest.

Social Media Examiner‘s #1 tip for using Pinterest–

#1: Include Price Tags

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Pinterest users aren’t just looking for creative inspiration on the network. They’re also ready to buy.

Make sure you include a price tag in the pins you create or repin. After all, Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined. More importantly, Pinterest pins with prices get 36 percent more likes than those without.

Providing a bit of general inspiration is great, but as a business person and a marketer you ultimately want to drive traffic to your site and inspire a purchase as well.

Public Artists Website: Provides Artists Interested in Public Art with Opportunites / RFQ (Request for Qualifications)

Artist may sign up free on the Public Artists website www.PublicArtist.org.   Once you have your account set up you may select options to receive email notifications for opportunities. You can select local, national or international opportunities, and also–

Select the types of projects and media for which you would like to be considered.

 Architectural Arts
Bronze
Ceramics
Glass
Kinetic
Landscape
Light
Metal
Mixed Media
Mosaic
Multimedia
 Murals
Painting
Photography
Reclaimed/Found Objects
Sculpture
Sound
Stainless Steel
Stone
Textile/Fiber
Water
Weathering Steel

On the PublicArtist site you can search for public art projects that require electronic submissions.

If you are an artist interested in getting a public art contract, below is a sample of a current RFQ or Request for Qualifications, the first step of the process. To submit to a public art project RFQ, you are not expected to provide your completed art proposal, but rather a statement of interest in the project, including your general approach and experience working on comparable projects in regard to size, scope, and budget (1,000 words maximum). This statement should take the form of a description of the process from design through finished installation rather than that of a specific design proposal. Include Up to ten images of previously completed work relevant to the project.

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PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY for GE AVIATION – ASHEVILLE, North Carolina  REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)  announcement date: August 4, 2014

OVERVIEW

Budget:  $40,000.00

Eligibility:  North Carolina Artists

Submission Deadline:  Friday, August 29  5:00 PM EST

Installation:  Spring 2015

PROJECT AND SITE DESCRIPTION

GE Aviation – Asheville, a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production, seeks to commission an aviation inspired piece of public art to be installed at the entrance of its newly built advanced composites factory located at 502 Sweeten Creek Industrial Park, Asheville, NC 28803. This 170,000-square-foot facility will be the first in the world to mass-produce engine components made of advanced ceramic matrix composite materials.

GE Aviation – Asheville is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business, and general aviation aircraft, and ship propulsion applications. A jet engine specific reference is desirable, but not required.

ELIGIBILITY  This opportunity is open to any artist or artist team living and working in North Carolina. Preference will be given to artists living in the 23 counties of western North Carolina.

SCOPE OF WORK

The piece will be installed outdoors in a 10’ by 10’ square space (vertical dimension flexible) near the entrance of the building. Any necessary footings or site preparations will be the responsibility of the artist

Climate, maintenance, safety, and durability must be addressed in the design. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic must also be considered. Incorporating green practices or materials is desirable. ! The finished piece will require little to no regular maintenance. The selected artist will be expected to collaborate! with all necessary parties for the successful installation of the piece.!

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Friday, August 29 Submission of qualifications due by 5 PM EST
Friday, September 5 Notification of finalists
Friday, September 19 Selection committee interviews
Friday, September 26! !Notify selected artist
Wednesday, October 15! !Presentation by artist at grand opening
Spring 2015! !Installation of completed artwork!
SELECTION PROCESS

Up to three finalists will be selected directly from the initially submitted RFQ applications to present detailed proposals. From the pool of interviewed finalists, the selection committee will commission one piece.

A selection committee of five to seven members, including an artist or public art professional, and at least four GE Aviation – Asheville representatives will review submissions and award the contract. Plato! Strategies, a public art consulting firm, will facilitate the selection process.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Professional qualifications

Previous experience in design, production, and installation of public art.

Approach to the project,  articulated in the statement of interest. Appropriate facility and technical capabilities for design, production,  and installation!

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a budget and meet deadlines

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Friday, August 29, 2014 by 5:00 PM. To ensure fairness to all, there are no extensions or waivers of deadlines.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Responses to this RFQ will only be accepted electronically at www.PublicArtist.org. If you aren’t a member you will be asked to set up a free account. From there you can search for this project and related planning documents. Mailed or hand delivered hardcopy packets, videos, or optical media will not be accepted.

Once logged in to the application site you will be asked to submit the following information:

‣ Artist(s) name(s), name of business, mailing address, phone number(s), email, website.

Artist’s bio

  • A statement of interest in this project, including general approach and experience working on comparable projects in regard to size, scope, and budget (1,000 words maximum). This statement should take the form of a description of the process from design through finished installation rather than that of a specific design proposal.

Up to ten images of previously completed work relevant to this project.

A resume (two pages maximum) for each team member highlighting professional accomplishments.

  • A list of three professional references with contact information: name, title and affiliation, phone number, and email address. References should be able to speak to your ability to provide services for a public art project of similar size and scope.!

Any proposed design accompanying this RFQ submission is optional.

FINALISTS

Each finalist will receive $1,000 to cover costs to present their concept to the selection committee. This amount is intended to cover all phases of research, concept development, and associated costs

including travel, materials, samples, and models.

Interviews with the selection committee are scheduled for Friday, September 19, at the GE Aviation – Asheville offices.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This project is managed by GE Aviation – Asheville, under contract with Plato Strategies.

All correspondence and communications by and between applicants and members of the selection

committee should be directed to: Geraldine Plato http://www.PLATOstrategies.com  email: geraldine@PLATOstrategies.com

Discussion regarding this project, by and between any applicant and any member of the selection committee outside of regularly scheduled meetings during the selection process may be grounds for the disqualification of the applicant. Such determination shall be at the discretion of GE Aviation – Asheville.

The commissioning of an artist or artists by GE Aviation – Asheville and the pursuit of all GE Aviation – Asheville activities are implemented without preference to racial or ethnic origins, gender, sexual

orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or age.

GE Aviation – Asheville reserves the following rights:

‣ to modify this solicitation and to request additional information from participating artists

  to reject any or all applications or proposals, to reject any finalist, to waive informalities in applications or proposals, or to terminate the selection process for any project without prior notice!

  • to make selections from invited artists in addition to submitted applications or in the event that insufficient or inappropriate applications are received.
  • to terminate any project prior to the commission of the work when the termination would be in the best interest of the project.

The selected artist(s) will enter into a contract with GE Aviation – Asheville. A copy of the provisions of the contract is available upon request.

Artists retain all rights of copyrighted materials submitted, except as limited by this section. By submitting to this RFQ those artist(s) responding to this prospectus agree to a copyright release for controlled usage of the submitted materials for committee distribution, GE Aviation – Asheville, shall not! be responsible for any third party infringement of artists’ copyrights.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

The chosen artist will be required to provide certification of:

GE Aviation – Asheville requires that the final approved contract for professional services specify that the selected artist(s) shall maintain at all times during the term of the contract, at its sole expense:

Statutory workers’ compensation in accordance with the laws of the state where such compensation would be payable. Employers’ liability (Coverage B) with limits of not less than $500,000 per accident. Automobile liability insurance on any owned, non-owned or rented vehicle with limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence combined single limit bodily injury and property damage. Comprehensive general liability, including products liability, completed operations liability, blanket contractual liability, broad form property damage and personal injury liability insurance with limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence combined single limit. Professional services liability for a limit of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence. Visual artists cannot obtain professional liability insurance; however, in the event that services delivered as a part of this agreement require professional services by a subcontractor of the ARTISTS, Professional Liability, Errors and Omissions coverage shall be provided by the subcontractor. “Professional Services”, for the purposes of this agreement section shall mean any services provided by a licensed professional, such as structural review or engineering. The subcontractor of the ARTISTS shall provide a certificate of insurance to ARTISTS as to proof of Professional Liability Insurance.

GE Aviation – Asheville shall be named as additional insured and be provided with a certificate of insurance prior to the effective date of the contract or any renewal contract. GE Aviation – Asheville shall be provided with all renewal certificates within 30 days of the expiration date of any and all policies listed on the certificate of insurance.

houzz now has Free Websites for Artists optimized for mobile and desktop

I’ve previously written on and recommended the houzz site to artists. Houzz is where artists may connect with interior designers and home owners who may be interested in purchasing art. Houzz also has options for artists to upload project collections containing images of room views with their 2-D art on the walls or 3-D art on table tops.

Now houzz has done something truly amazing for artists! Yesterday, I received a notice that houzz had created a website for me! To set up my new houzz website, I selected a template, updated with new images and then clicked the Publish button. It was that easy. I also discovered that houzz provides the option on my new houzz website–which you can view here-- to use my site URL to direct visitors to my personal art website. With only minutes required to set up how could I not use this great houzz resource to drive traffic to my site!?

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Publish Your New Professional Website

Dear Marie Kazalia’s Art Studio,

Houzz knows how important it is to have a professional website that is optimized for mobile and desktop, so we have created a free website just for your business!

To preview your custom site, make sure you are signed in to your Houzz profile and then click here to see it. Click the green “publish” button if you are ready to share it with the world, or make any changes to the design and content by clicking on “edit my site”.

If you need any help, just sign up here for a free consultation with a Houzz expert.

Below are some examples of beautiful websites created by our professionals:
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Local Lift Is A Kickstarter For Local Businesses

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding platforms have been a big hit with product makers and creative types, but a new company called Local Lift wants to bring the power of crowdfunding to those in the local, small business community, too.

With the Local Lift platform, business owners are able to raise funds directly from their customer base and the community at large by running 30-day campaigns for small amounts of funding, usually averaging around $7,000-$8,000, based on early trials.

The idea for the startup comes from a team with financial and business backgrounds, including former Harvard Business School grads, Broderick McClinton, who previously worked at BlackRock and spent time in New Orleans working on economic development issues; and Eric Sonnier, previously of Deloitte and mobile ad startup MdotM. Meanwhile, CTO Matt Christen’s background involves development work on high-frequency trading platforms.

“In all of our careers we had experiences with local business owners,” explains…

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imgfave app, a New Art Gallery, and a Call for Proposal Submissions

 

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In my daily research I’m always on the look out for opportunities for artists. In case you missed these found around the web this week:

The art gallery Haunch of Venison London closed not long ago and now the former gallery directors Ben Tufnell and Matt Watkins are launching a new gallery, Parafin, in Woodstock Street, Mayfair, London in September 2014. Founder of London gallery Master Piper, Nicholas Rhodes will join them on this new venture. The new Parafin will represent emerging artists and internationally established artists.

Find a 261 page list of clickable links to International Art Galleries here.

Deadline for proposal submissions for Project Anywhere 2015 program is September 1, 2014. Proposal guidelines can be found here.

Project Anywhere is an expanded exhibition model encompassing the entire globe in which the role of curator is replaced with a peer review system. Emphasizing art outside conventional exhibition circuits, Project Anywhere specifically promotes the work of artists at the outermost limits of location-specificity.

I added the imagfave free app to my iPad just this morning. imgfave seems to be a great site for sharing your art images large and getting others to share them on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.  It’s easy to create a new account on imgfave and immediately upload your art, or try some cross-promotion with artist friends–upload one of their art images and have them upload one of yours.