Thanks to the Artists Who Helped @Artozon Reach 10K Followers on Twitter

Yesterday morning, just 16 followers away from reaching 10,000 followers on my @Artzon Twitter account, I put out the call to follow.  Artists helped me reach my goal a few hours later at noon. This blog post is a special thank you to just some–I’ll be featuring more of those artists in future posts.

YK Hong  is my 10,000th follower– in Brooklyn, New York, Y K Hong is revolutionary, artist, anti-oppression trainer, author, activist, techie, urbanbuddha, troublemaker, awesome–the link to her art site is http://www.ykhong.com/ykart

Watch YK Hong’s TED Talk :

Linda Klein is our 9,999th follower @Artzon follower. Shop hand-painted silk scarves in the Linda Klein Collection Etsy shop here.

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Thanks to Anne Bevan aka @wncpainter for her tweet:

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and Betty Esperanza @esperanza4hire

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Artists, We Will Tweet Your Link + Artist News to Our Thousands of Twitter Followers

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Here’s some advance publications news. The author of a forthcoming magazine article on how artists use Twitter, informed me that she has quoted me heavily in her article. The magazine editor requested two jpeg images of my art for the publication (space permitting). I haven’t read the article yet, but it will appear in the September marketing issue — in both print and digital editions– of Professional Artists magazine.

Before the article comes out, it would be nice to get even more Twitter followers on my Twitter account @Artozon which currently has 9,984 followers. I only need 16 more followers to roll my number of followers over to 10,000.  Artists, follow @Artozon on Twitter, tweet the link to your website and add the hashtag #artistnews or #artistmarket to get your tweet RT’d (re-tweeted) across all of my Twitter accounts!  (I set up @Artozon Twitter account August 2011, so it’s also a 3 year anniversary this month.)

My Twitter Account @TransArtGuide has 7,948 followers. I’d like to get that number up to 8,000.  Artists, follow @TransArtGuide on Twitter, tweet your link with the hashtag #artistnews or #artistmarket and I will RT (re-tweet)!

Please also follow my Twitter account @Transmediartist with 7,684 followers –I want to increase that number too.

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Did American Eagle Just Rip off Miami Street Artist?

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Others artists has reported similar infringements and unauthorized use of their art by Urban Outfitters http://artistmarketingresources.com/2014/05/30/urban-outfitters-uses-artists-designs-found-online/

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AholSniffsGlue in front of one of his signature “eyeball” paintings, which he claims was used “without credit or compensation” in an American Eagle ad campaign. Photo by Daniel de las Casas for Tropicult

Some old Greek guy once said that the law is reason, free from passion. If that old chestnut held up under scrutiny there’d be a lot fewer pissed-off humans hand-pounding license plates in our sprawling prison-industrial complex. This contradiction inspired us to repurpose an old Noisey column, Ask a Lawyer, to give us the opportunity to hit up one of our lawyer buddies and get him to drop the gavel on the weirdest legal issues of our stupid time. He’d only agree to speak with us anonymously, because lawyers are pussies. Enjoy!

On the whole, so-called street artists are pretty low on the human tolerability index—a step above “rollerbladers” or “meth dealers,” perhaps—but this week, we…

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Artists: Is the email address associated with your PayPal account up-to-date? A plea!

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My apologies to 90% of artists out there– this does not apply to you. To the other 10%, guess what? I’m not your mamma! It’s embarrassing that I have to post this!

Artists, is the email address associated with your PayPal account up-to-date?

It may seem like a small matter, but if the only email address associated with your PayPal account is invalid then how will you receive the e-book or e-list item that you purchased?

I receive a lot of payments via PayPal for e-books, e-lists and e-services, automated purchases made in my webstore.   Once a payment is received into my PayPal account the item is sent within minutes of purchase to the email address provided by PayPal. That’s it. That’s the only email address that I receive. I have no idea if the email address is invalid or valid. I don’t automatically know your other active email address when your PayPal email is invalid. How would I? Once the item is sent, I never receive any notice that the email address is invalid! This stuff is automated. In case you still don’t understand I’ll try to explain.

About 10% of artists who purchase an e-item in my webstore will invariably contact me that they have not received the item. I have to tell each one in a separate email that the item was sent to the email address provided by PayPal. Predictably, they don’t know what that email address is and usually it is to an old, invalid, inactive or obsolete email account address. Once they realized this, they usually will sheepishly request a resend and provide me with a valid email address. I kindly resend the item to the new email address provided.

The craziest artist yet contacted me saying she had not received an item purchased from my webstore. When I told her it was sent to her email address provided by Paypal, she had to go check. Days later she replied that her email address on her PayPal account was invalid and that it was “irresponsible of you to send the item to an invalid email address!” (I have no way if knowing that her PayPal email address was invalid!) Her name, Kathy Smith or something equally common and perhaps there are thousands with the same name. I asked her if she expected me to search every K. Smith online and spend hours contacting each one to ask them if they had made the purchase and to request a valid email address? Get real!

Please stop the insanity and update your PayPal accounts with an active email address! Your account details are your responsibility not mine! I know others who sell online using PayPal who have to go through this same thing over and over! Make sure your PayPal account has your newest email address. Your email address may have changed since you opened your PayPal account.

A thank you to those many artists who have their account details up to date!

Best wishes

 

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3D Printing: New Technology Quickly Accepted As Art Technique

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It’s amazing how quickly 3D Printing has become accepted as an art technique, with 3D printed sculptural works appearing in exhibits in art galleries.

Shemer Art Center in Phoenix, Arizona (the USA’s sixth largest city!), is seeking work from any artist living anywhere in the United States who is working with 3D printing for their upcoming 3D art show. Details are available here.

And our newest Print Resources for Artists  not only contains sales sites for artist prints on paper, canvas and products, but also 20 resources for 3D prints, including 3D editions, 3D art toys, multiples commissions, and exhibition and sales sites. For example, one of the resources on our listSculpteo, has innovative tools allowing artists to work with Photoshop and the Creative Cloud to design 3D printables, plus artists can then open their own store in the Sculpteo 3D Printing online Marketplace.

If you are interested in getting started in designing and inventing your very first 3D print edition, our resources list contains details on creative shops that will help you develop, create, and print your 3D art objects.

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International Open Call to Artists: The Brain / Human Mind

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This call makes some interesting associations between Artists working with perception, memory, and emotion to create new works and new collaborations between scientists and artists using abstract thinking, imagination, and visual perception.  Recently, a young neuroscientist enamored with the beauty of the brain’s neurons and synapses became a painter!

A new openness from scientists with their research findings and a new desire to engage with the public has created recent art+neuroscience activities, including: the new scientific field of Neuroaesthetics; The Beautiful Brain: Art and Science of the Human Mind online forum; The Interalia Magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences, and consciousness; Neuroscience Art exhibitions mounted at The Society of Neuroscience annual meetings; and a 2014 production of a planetarium journey, the NEURODOME, that uses the data visualization tools of astronomy to depict high-resolution imagery of the brain.

With this call for artists to submit work for the exhibition, SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The Brain, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) and the New York Hall of Science want to display the aesthetic results of human curiosity about the brain (human or other) and seek stunning, two-dimensional images of original art (executed in any visual media), inspired or informed by any aspect of the brain or new discoveries in neuroscience.

Read the full details on the Science Inspires Art Tumblr Blog here.

Online Gallery Exhibit Call For Artist Submissions For First Show

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Mist Gallery, an online gallery space for emerging artists, is looking for submissions for their monthly exhibits. Acceptable work includes paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, etc.

If you are an artist who would like to submit work for the very first Mist Gallery online exhibit, please visit MISTGALLERY.COM and click on SUBMIT. Complete the submission form with Artist Statement, Resume/CV, and Image Script in .DOC or PDF format. Submit your images in JPEG or PNG format. MIST GALLERY will take a 25% commission of each sold piece.

Deadline for Submissions: Mon Sep 1st, 2014

Instructables Creative Use of House Paint Contest

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It’s the slowest part of the slowest summer month so we’re posting this for fun and prizes! Ever since Jackson Pollock began dribbling and dripping house paint across his canvases, and perhaps even before, artists have used commercial house paint products in innovative ways. So when I read that Instructables had paired up with the Olympic paint company to offer a contest with prizes, I knew right away that there must be an artist out there to win this contest.

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Question Mark Guy Proves Free Internet Money (Crowdfunding) Now Better than Government Grants

Matthew Lesko, The Question Mark Guy” who gained fame doing TV infomercials about government grants now has his own YouTube channel which educates people on how to take advantage of the new free money on the internet called , “crowdfunding” or “crowd sourcing”. And it doesn’t seem like he’s selling anything this time – it is a free program. After selling over FOUR MILLION BOOKS about government grants to his happy followers, he believes crowdfunding is so much a better source of free money because:

1) No Credit Check Necessary
2) No Income Requirements
3) No Complicated Grant Applications
4) No Partners, Investors, Bankers Telling You What To Do
5) No Special Expertise, Background or Education Required
6) No Need For Accountants, Lawyers or Grant Writers
7) No Limits On How Much, Or How Little, You Can Request,
8) No Downside… It Cost You Nothing If You Fail and You Don’t Get Anyone Angry At You But YOU
9) Get Your Money In 60 Days
10) Get Money Before You Put Money Into Making Your Product
11) Get A Better Chance That Your Application Will Be Successful…. Up To 44% to 80%
12) Get Paid Customers Before You Have A Product To Ship
13) Get Free Publicity, Notoriety and Distributors Around The World Will Want To Sell For You
14) Get Undeniable Proof You Have A Winning Idea Without Wasting Money On Market Studies and Surveys
15) Get Money For Any Reason: Business, Non-Profit, Invention, Education, Pleasure or Help Yourself or Others Pay Bills
16) Go Back For More Money Over and Over Again
17) This Will Be Bigger Than Government Grants… One Website Already Gives out More Free Money to Artists Than the U.S. Government’s National Endowment of the Arts.

 

We’re Sending Artist E-Postcards Out to Art Galleries

Artists, our latest promotional efforts with our new e-postcard marketing Plan A and Plan B have gotten underway this summer and with great interest! We’re sending E-postcards out to galleries in each of the participating artist’s home states, as well as to art galleries in major art centers such as New York City, London and other cities around the world. Some artists have had gallerist contact them right away after receiving our e-postcards!  We also share artist’s e-postcards on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and on our blog so that they appear in our newsfeed in the ArtWorld app.

Each time we send out a set of e-postcards, we include the clickable link to the artist’s website so that the recipient may view more of the artist’s work.

We’ll be sharing more of these, but for now, here is a sampling of some of our artist e-postcards–

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Print-On-Demand Sales Site Where Artists Sell Their Art and Designs Printed on Metal

 

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Displate metal poster printed with art by Marie Kazalia

Last month we began offering our new Art Print sales list of clickable links to online resources (and select physical venues) where artists can offer their work as art prints and printed on products.

Just one of the interesting sites included on the list is Displate, listed in Printed Products category that includes sites for your art printed on art toys, art stickers, wall decals, murals, postcards, printed T-shirts, leggings, clothing, bags, cases, pillows, fabric, wallpaper, rugs, deck chairs, chairs, mugs, beer bottles, limited edition ceramics, wall flags and other items. Get the full its here.

Displate is a print-on-demand sales site where you upload your art images  and each time a buyer gets one of your print on a metal poster you make money.  Displate metal posters that can be hung by magnet to a wall or propped up on a surface such as a table or desk.

Here’s a 30 second video on the making and hanging of a Displate metal print–

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Artists: How to Get Your Art Re-tweeted

As odd as that headline may sound, if you use twitter you understand that opening a Twitter account and tweeting the link to your site probably isn’t enough.

To make your tweets stand out, add an image of your art to your tweet. This is easy to do using TweetDeck.  TweetDeck started as an independent platform but was purchased by Twitter around 2013. Twitter has since expanded TweetDeck calling it “the most powerful Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organizing, and engagement.”

Now that you’ve written your tweet, added your link and image, include a hashtag to get your tweet in a thread. Try using these hashtags: #art #artforsale #buyartonline #artmarket #paintings #oilpaintingsforsale #prints #drawing #installation #photography #artcollectors #sellartonline #collage #mixedmedia #Giclee and others. Use the Twitter search box to find others. Use hashtags such as #RT and #shoutouts to put your art tweet into non-art categories– which may help you reach new buyers.

To get your tweets retweeted to thousands, simply use the hashtags #artistmarket and #artistnews in your tweet– Artist Marketing Resources retweets your tweets from those hashtag threads.

The organization Artifizz tweets as @artifizzorg using a lot of hashtags in their tweets.  You can find many more art news organizations and publications here.

Artist Marketing Resources retweets our reader’s tweets from the hashtag threads #artistnews and #artistmarket. Add one or both hashtags #artistnews and/or #artistmarket to your tweet. Your tweet will appear in our thread and  we will retweet. It’s that easy.

For artists who have an Etsy Shop, EtsyRetwt @EtsyRetwt makes these offers– “Want a shoutout? Just retweet my last tweet and I’ll personally promote your @Etsy shop- it’s that easy! Use the hashtag #etsyretwt to get more views on your tweets! I re-tweet a lot so if you’re following me, I’ll follow you!”

If you have fewer than 1,000 followers for your Twitter account, you can use services such as WeFollow to find and build followers.

Artist Marketing Resources follows and re-tweets. Follow us on Twitter @TransArtGuide @Artozon @Transmediartist  Use the hashtags #ArtistMarket and #artistnews to get your tweets re-tweeted. And don’t forget to share by re-tweeting our tweets too!

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Dil Hildebrand: Exploring Parallels Between Creating Structures and Building Images

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Dil Hildebrand, A-201 – 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 228 x 183cm

 

Dil Hildebrand’s work revolves around a study of architectural formations, exploring the parallels between creating structures and building images.

 

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Dil Hildebrand, Treehouse – 2011, oil on canvas, 193 x 148cm

 

In a recent Studio Beat interview, that you can read it its entirety here, we see the artist at work in his studio, gorgeous works in progress leaning against walls. Dil Hildebrand describes to his interviewer and readers how he creates, saying– “In a regular classical painting of a vase on a table, there is pretending. However, what I’m trying to do is have the work physically pretend to be the thing.”

 

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Dil Hildebrand, And so on and so forth – 2013, acrylic on linen, 240 x 290cm

 

Canadian painter Dil Hildebrand has received much critical acclaim since 2006, when he quit his job as a theatre set painter and went back to school for an MFA. Reviews of Dil Hildebrand’s paintings appeared last year in Canadian Art  and Blouin Art Info. Lengthy essays on Hildebrand’s work appear on the artists book publisher YYZ Artists Outlet site, linked here and here.

View more images Dil Hildebrand’s work on his website here.

Call for Artists and Writers: Papergirl Project

Artist Alexandra Gallagher is organizing a Papergirl Project in Blackburn, UK and would like to ask for artists and writers to submit to the project :
Papergirl is a community street art project originating in Berlin in 2006, which is now produced in cities worldwide. Art is collected from the creative community, exhibited, and then, in the style of American paperboys, rolled up and distributed by bicycle  to random passers-by
 
CALLING ALL CREATIVES WE WANT YOUR SUBMISSIONS
Papergirl Blackburn is open for submissions. Send us your art, photographs, screen prints, paintings, pros, design, poetry, collage, drawing and doodles. You can send as much work as you want. No bigger the A3 size and we can roll it. Papergirl Blackburn is open to everyone and all submissions will be exhibited for a week before delivery. To submit work write your name, website and Papergirl Blackburn on the back of your submission.
 
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Post your work to Papergirl Blackburn, 183 Redlam, Blackburn, BB2 1XB, UK
Deadline 24th October 2014
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Want to Be Seen and Remembered? Send Visual Follow Up in a Graphic Image on Twitter

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Patricia Van Dokkum, an artist in Germany, sent this simple yet effect graphic Thank You to me via Twitter. Note that this graphic contains a website link to the site www.kleckerlabor.de where you can view examples of her artwork. Patricia sent this thank you to me for re-tweeting her tweets that appeared in my #artistmarket Twitter thread. (Get your tweets re-tweeted by using the hashtag #artistmarket and #artistnews ). Not only did this Thank You graphic appear in my Twitter feed, but Twitter also sent it to me as an email that looked like this:

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This very effect visual tool  got me to visit the website, and to write this blog post–which I will tweet and share on Facebook, Google+ etc.

Your next question might be, “how do I create one for my own use?”  Yes, you can easily create your own graphic Thank You on Canva.

Artist Marketing Resources also sends e-postcards containing your art images in our new and expanded E-Postcard Marketing Plan A, and,  E-Postcard Marketing Plan B.

 

 

 

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Feature Articles on Artists: How To Get Your Art Featured

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Artist Marketing Resources announced the launch of the new ArtWorld Community magazine last week, with Marie Kazalia and Keith McFarlane as co-editors. The first week, both Keith and I have received requests from several artists wishing to be featured in articles.

With all the interest, I’ve begun looking at articles I’ve written on artists and published 3 and 4 years ago–many published in the Yahoo! contributor network, by Technorati News, and on the VASA New York blog, as well as this blog.  One of these early articles I wrote on  R. WEIS – titled Compositions of Manipulated Sound ( read it here) with the artist sending me his sound art CDs so that I could listen to his work. I don’t recall which came first, but I wrote a second article on a Cleveland based Artist Who Uses Sound Chris Kulcar here, with lots of videos of this young artist’s performances included in the article.

My article on painter Chris Osborne’s  Stars and Cars series, including Jimi Hendrix with His Corvette Stingray, Paul Newman with His Racing Datsun, Steve McQueen and the Bullit Mustang here, brought interest due to the subject matter of vintage cars and celebrities depicted in the paintings.

I also wrote a timely article on the efforts of the Artist Power Bank in Tokyo along with American artist Alicia Bay Laurel’s Fund-Raising for Japan’s earthquake disaster relief here. Alicia Bay Laurel’s success goes back to the 1960’s with the publication of her artist book still in print and available today and popular in Japan.

When I wrote my article on Canadian Artist in Scotland – Trevor Jones here, I learned about his research into color and sound theory and his use of music in his art. (Trevor also sent me two of his drawings as gifts!).

I wrote and published the first article on photographic artist Ventiko (here) who has since been feature in print in Interview Magazine!  Ventiko is an extraordinary photographic artist who creates images that look like Renaissance oil paintings.

These are just a select few early articles on artists featured on Artist Marketing Resources. At least one of these artists recently contacted me requesting that I write a new article on his latest work for the ArtWorld Community magazine.

As editor, I am seeking complete articles with images, ready to publish. As feature writer, I offer options to artists here.

More recently, Artist Marketing Resources has featured articles on a wide variety of painters, from Paul Rooms in New York, to Texas cowboy artist J.R. Smith, as well as Jay Burton’s sensual photographic art (here)– just to name a few.

 

 

Read The Daily Krasowitz Print-a-Day Artist Blog on Your iPad/iPhone in the ArtWorld App Newsfeed

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Keith McFarlane, owner and developer of the Artworld app, recently configured the Daily Krasowitz blog posts to appear in Artworld app newsfeed on recommendation of Artist Marketing Resources. Artist Michael Krasowitz is a prolific artist and equally prolific social media sharer and blogger and so we felt his print a day blog a good choice for the Artworld app newsfeed. Get the newest version of the ArtWorld app on iTunes here.

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