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Artists: Tweet Your Art To Nonsense Society + send 4 other ways

Nonsense Society is just one of many hundreds of links to art blogs and art magazines that you will find in our extensive PDF for artists — to access the PDF click here

Nonsense Society  accepts submissions from artists for a feature on their art blog. Their curators will also contact selected artists for an interview. According to their submission policy, Nonsense Society gives all submissions equal attention. Their criteria for selecting artists to feature is based on the creative story the artist has to tell and how well the artist’s portfolio fits their curatorial vision.  There is an $18 fee payable via credit card or PayPal with submissions to Nonsense Society. Alternatively–if you don’t wish to pay the fee– you can submit your work free via their Tumblr blog, or send it in a tweet to Nonsense Society, share your images in their Flickr pool and on the Nonsense Society Facebook page.

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Support the ArtWorld App on IndieGoGo For Great Perks!

Artworld Crowd-Funding

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.
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Artists Connect With Brooklyn Based Microscope Gallery in Facebook Group

There are many ways artists connect with gallerists–meeting and talking with them at Basel Miami, iPad portfolio in hand, is one way.

Artists can also do research online to find and connect with gallerists in groups on LinkedIN, Google+ and Facebook.

The MICROSCOPE Gallery in Brooklyn New York presents film, video, sound, performance, new media and other time-based artists through exhibitions, screenings and other events.  The gallery also has a Facebook group. This open group is a place for artists to connect with the people at Microscope Gallery.

Many galleries accept proposals from artists, or have open submission policies as well as seasonal calls for submissions.

Last month, I helped a small group of artists write a gallery proposal for a group show in a New York City gallery. One of the artists mentioned that the gallery website states that they are not currently accepting proposals, but that when she emailed the gallery she was invited to submit an artist proposal. The proposal we put together contained the bio, CV, and exhibition history of each artist, as well as images of their artwork and descriptions of their art making processes. The proposal proved to be an excellent way for these artists to introduce themselves to the curators at that particular gallery, as well as enter into the gallery system. Plus the proposal was structured for future updating, and use–each of the artists can expand, adapt, add new work, or develop the proposal further to use for other opportunities. If you would like to learn more about artist proposals, contact me, Marie Kazalia, via email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Finding time to research gallery opportunities can be an issue for many artists. That’s why Artist Marketing Resources put together a 200 page list of clickable links for artist to research and connect with art galleries world-wide. This research list cuts down on artist research time and helps artists quickly identify gallery opportunities. In the PDF, galleries currently accepting submissions, proposals, or that offer artists other opportunities to show their work( such as alternative galleries that have storefront exhibition programs and sales venues), are highlighted in yellow. That way artist quickly check under a region heading, note which galleries are accepting submissions and proposals, and visit those gallery site to learn more.

One hour each day researching the International Art Gallery PDF will provide you with many new opportunities and a better understanding of galleries in any region. The PDF currently has extensive sections containing links to galleries in major art centers such New York City and Brooklyn, the California cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, Chicago, London, Berlin, and cities in China, Canada, and Australia, as well as, growing lists of links to galleries in other cities in the USA, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Our own research is ongoing, and as new galleries open their doors we quickly add them to our PDF gallery list.

Artists should feel free to contact us with any questions, needs, or requests. We love hearing from you.

Donate to Philippines Relief Effort to Receive Monoprint Art Print by NYC Artist

Nov 14th, Monoprint by Michael Krasowitz

Nov 14th, Monoprint by Michael Krasowitz

Have you been thinking of donating to the Philippines Relief effort? Donate in any amount to support this cause. Donate $150 dollars or more to receive this mono print by Michael Krasowitz. The first person to donate at least $150 and send their donation confirmation line to Marie Kazalia via Facebook messages, will receive the signed mono print in the mail. Michael Krasowitz has two more mono prints that he has offered to donors as well.

Now is your chance to donate directly to the relief campaign account of UN Ambassador Mr Carlos Slim Helu who is currently in the Philippines working on rebuilding efforts.

They do not have time to set up a website, and are accepting donations to this bank account. You can send securely using Pop Money for a transaction fee of less than one dollar.

DONATION ACCOUNT INFORMATION:

BANK NAME             :BANK OF AMERICA

BANK ADDRESS       :LOS ANGLES CALIFORNIA,UNITED STATE OF AMERICA

ACCOUNT  NAME      :JORDAN M.WANK

ACCOUNT NUMBER  :04296 24184

ROUTING NUMBER    :026009593

SWIFT NUMBER         :BOFAUS358

Pastor Jordan M. Wank is Project Coordinator Fundacion Telmex Emergency Committee United State Of America

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Open Call for International Artists: MiniPrint Finland 2014

Miniprint Finland 2014 –juried exhibition open to all artists

Open call for artists 
Deadline for stage 1: September 15th 2013
Submission fee: for stage 1: none

International exhibition and competition of small sized graphics

Graphic Artist Association of Lahti and Hyvinkää Art Museum  are calling artists all over the world to participate into the 8th Miniprint Finland 2014 exhibition at the Hyvinkää Art Museum
28.3.2014 – 18.5.2014.

Jurying

Jurying will take place in two stages.

Stage 1:  Electronically send images by the deadline of September 15th  2013. Participation for the first stage is free of charge

Stage 2: chosen artists will be informed and asked to send their original artworks for the final selection.  Registration fee for the stage 2  is 40 €. This covers the handling costs of the parcels.
Works and size limits
All the traditional printing techniques including monoprint methods and digitally printed works are accepted.
Send no more than 3 artworks.
Original artwork’s size should not exceed 20 × 17 × 5 cm.

Further information, rules and participation form : www.lahdentaidegraafikot.fi/miniprint2014

Please follow Miniprint Finland on Facebook, to receive reminders: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miniprint-Finland-2014-Graphic-Artist-Association-of-Lahti/87151089773

Surveys on Buying Art and Selling Art

Tom Brereton Downs, owner of the site Artolo,  recently received lots of fantastic feedback from artists about their experience of selling art.  He’d now like to know more about experiences (or not) of BUYING art, and would love you to complete his simple online questionnaire:

http://info.artolo.com/buying-art-questionnaire

He’d love it if you could SHARE the questionnaire with as many people as possible (via email, Facebook, Tweeting about it etc.). He’ll be  happy to share a summary of the findings, which will hopefully be pretty insightful, with anybody that completes the survey(there is a checkbox at the bottom of the questionnaire to tick, if you’d like to receive a copy).

Thank you,

PS If you are an artist and have not completed the selling art survey questionaire, please do so–http://info.artolo.com/selling-art-questionnaire/. If you happen to know any artists that haven’t completed the SELLING ART questionnaire he’d be really grateful if you could and could send this link to them http://info.artolo.com/selling-art-questionnaire/

FACEBOOK COVER PHOTOS: NEW RULES, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

by Barbra Drizin, Start From Scratch Social Media

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The  FACEBOOK  COVER  PHOTO  for  your  business  page  is  the  viewer’s  first impression of who you are, what you do, and how to contact you.

Previously, there were many limitations on what could be included in cover photos. However, now this huge piece of “real estate” is THE place to introduce, market, and brand.

And, ever since Facebook removed the ability to set a custom landing tab, your cover photo is the most important place to drive traffic and awareness.

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NEW RULES:

The new cover photo rule is that 20% of your cover photo may be TEXT. This gives permission for highlighting:

Your Website

Your contact information Your tag line Promotions

Purchase information or special offers Calls to Action

I also suggest rotating your cover photo each month, since an “updated” cover photo appears in the newsfeed of the people who have “liked” your page, and you have another excellent opportunity to stay in front of your audience.

FACEBOOK ADS:

Do you know how to use Facebook Ads?

This benefit is magnified as Facebook has released a new “Page LIKE” ad that includes the brand’s cover photo. Facebook Ads present a huge opportunity to carry a brand message from the Facebook page to the newsfeed with optimal impact.

Facebook Ads also allows you to target the exact demographics of your audience!

For example, client – artist www.facebook.com/barbararachko went from 600 likes to over 2000 likes using targeted ads…all in a matter of weeks!

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CONTENT STRATEGY:

Photos are now the #1 content strategy. Facebook continues its evolution to become a more visual platform. Therefore, brands must craft posts to ensure they are visually powerful.  Your cover photo is the “main event” of this strategy.

FACEBOOK VOCABULARY:

NEWSFEED: the posts of the PEOPLE who are you friends AND the posts of the PAGES you have liked. When you post on your Facebook Business Page, the post appears on the newsfeed of those who have “LIKED” your page.

COVER PHOTO SIZE

Your cover photo is 851 x 315 pixels. With photoshop or other photo editors, you can add text. Remember not to put text where your profile picture will obscure it.

Want to optimize your Facebook Business page? Learn how to use Facebook Ads? Barbra Drizin is a social media educator, trainer and manager. Her business is

“Start from Scratch Social Media” www.facebook.com/startfromscratchsocialmedia.

Barbra especially assists those who may be ‘resistant, reluctant, or intimidated’ with the world of social media by starting with the basics and going beyond. Her goal is for you to be confident and comfortable with the rewards and benefits of the virtual world! Barbara targets solopreneurs, artists, and alternative health practitioners. Contact Barbra at  barbra@socialmediaeducators.com.

Barbra meets with you personally and by Skype

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Artists, Don’t Wait For Collectors to Find You: 3 Ways to Connect With Collector Communities

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Wikicollecting is a project to create a free, up-to-date and reliable guide covering everything about collecting. Wikicollecting.org is a free, open-source guide to the world of collecting. It features thousands of encyclopaedia entries, auction catalogues and realized prices, top 10 lists, collecting guides and collectibles news from around the world. Users can create their own pages, or add their knowledge to existing articles – with the aim of building the world’s largest free online collecting community.

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   World Collectors Net is a large collecting community by collectors for collectors. Founded by Darryl Kirk. Follow Tweets on all things collectible @collecting.

Connect with collectors worldwide on World Collectors Net  at: worldcollectorsnet.com

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Buy and  Sell to collectors on Picollecta   https://www.picollecta.com           https://www.picollecta.com/user/1576/pics

Zearle Youthful Folly music album cover

Artist Found Her Paintings On Not One, Or Two, But on Three Music Album Covers! Uncompensated and Uncredited!

Yesterday, we posted a video on how to do a reverse image search using TinEye.  Artist Corrine Bayraktaroglu also alerted us to the online tool Google Reverse Image Search. She wrote: “Early in May, I had read somewhere that you can do a reverse image search on Google.  So I tried it, and was shocked to find one of my photographs on a slide show for school digital backgrounds. Doing a reverse image search can help you find your images even if the infringer has renamed the file or stripped away the data. I continue to find other images being exploited and used for music covers, in music videos, by art and craft companies, etc.”

So when Artist Corrine first learned of  Google reverse image search and gave it a try searching some of her own art images she found her artwork used on several sites without crediting her. What did she do? Corrine submitted DMCA reports or Take Down letters to each site requesting that they remove her uncredited art images.
But then the artist also discovered her portrait painting of her daughter reproduced on the Zearle Youthful Folly music album cover without crediting her or compensating her. “The really sad part is that I don’t get a lot of traffic on my blog, and my art sales are almost zero, so I really didn’t think too many people were interested in my work.  I guess I got that all wrong, huh!” says Corrine. She has openly shared the details of the misuse of her art image on this album cover by writing about it on her blog, and you can read her post here.
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Zearle Youthful Folly music album cover

large version of Painting by artist Corrine Bayrak displayed in Street Art project

large version of portrait painting by artist Corrine Bayraktaroglu displayed in Street Art project

Corrine sent us a photo of her original easel painting portrait of her daughter. She keeps the painting in her home. Corrine wrote: “For privacy/professional reasons I don’t want to use my daughter’s name or photograph” published online at this time. The photo above shows a larger version of Corrine’s portrait painting of her daughter displayed in a street art project. However, the artist is convinced that the Zearle Youthful Folly album cover art is not only her easel painting version of the portrait, but also her own photograph of her easel painting that she had once posted to her blog and not a photograph of the street art version of her art. “Nobody could have taken the image (used on the album cover), the photo is based on an interior shot, the lighting would be a very different and a crisper version (of the image) had it been taken outdoors. Plus the person responsible has admitted to using my photo in his email to me. When I posted the photo online it was blurred (just as on the album cover),” Corrine wrote to us.

The artist has now become proactive when sharing her art images.  Corrine wrote that when she started her blog 6 years ago, ” like any fairly new artist I wanted to promote my work. I made the mistake early on of putting out higher resolution pics.” Later, she posted only lower resolution photos of her work and eventually began using– ” a variety of means to try to protect my photographs and images of my paintings: using right-click features on my blog, reducing the size of the image, sometimes putting on a small watermark of my full name or an initial stamp with CB on the online version of the images.”  For the most part she was able to keep track of the use of her images. She sent out cease and desist notices when needed. “I kept regular track of my work, but regular searches didn’t expose the current crop of images.”  Only by using the reverse image search tool did Corrine make her discoveries. She has since deleted her Flickr account, removed many images from her Facebook page and her Picasa album, and put the bulk of her blog entries into draft mode.  “I have taken screenshots of infringing sites and made HUGE changes on my site. I’m vigilant about filing DMCA reports and have asked Google to remove some of my images, plus I’ve added a no pin (Pinterest) meta tag to my blog.”

This artist is fighting back in other ways too! And you can help her get visibility and raise awareness by sharing this blog post on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites using the share buttons at the bottom of this post. Also, visit the artist’s blog for more details–  http://jafabrit.blogspot.com

When Corrine Bayrak contacted Artist Marketing Resources, we shared copyright resources with the artist. As we were discussing options, the artist  discovered another of her artwork reproduced on a second music album cover  produced by Prospect Records

Prospect Records album cover

Prospect Records album cover

Corrine Barak's Spin Art hanging on the wall of her home

Corrine Baraktaroglu’s Spin Art hanging on the wall of her home

Read the artist’s blog post about the misuse of her art, here: http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/2013/05/how-did-my-spin-art-painting-end-up-on.html
Then Corrine found another of her Spin art paintings on yet another album cover! Read her latest blog post–http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/2013/05/another-one-of-my-spin-art-paintings-on.html
Show your support! Leave comments and share this blog post.
UPDATE! Latest Update–this just in from artist Corrine Bayraktaroglu :
Marie,

My journey into copyright infringement is getting weirder– a wiki site mistakenly listed one of my spin paintings as being done by Damien Hirst and then I find a news article about a man arrested trying to sell fake Hirst paintings to Sotheby’s.

http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/2013/05/i-am-not-damien-hirst.html

ps. I think my daughter has the spin art painting depicted in the news article hanging in her garage LOL.

The Human Factor: ELMUR Call for Video Art

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Video Challenge – 360º Around The Human Factor

Wherever you come from north, south, east or west of the continent if you are a creative citizen which loves to capture ideas and little big moments in life… this is your challenge!

To celebrate our 5th anniversary ELMUR.NET global visual dialogue invites you to submit your creative videos under the theme: 360º Around the Human Factor, creative perspectives on human values.

In a globalised digital world where human beings are closer than ever, we would like to visually reflect about those things which unite us all.

What makes you feel close to others? What is valuable to you or to humankind? After all, what makes us humans? A feeling, a moment, an idea? Are you able to capture it with your camera, visualize it with images, graphics or with an animation?

Show us your talent and perspectives, share your creativity, inspire us and win amazing awards!

UPLOAD YOUR PROPOSALS at http://www.elmur.net

Submissions open from 01.06.13 until 18.06.14

Monthly awards throughout the challenge!

What can you get?

Best videos will be screened in public spaces and cultural events in an international context. You will be able to promote your talent and present your creativity to wider audiences in amazing in places and events like ESPACIO ENTER international Festival of Creativity, innovation and Digital Culture (ES) and BILDERFLUT public screenings in Berlin (DE) among others.

The board of experts from ELMUR.NET will do review and give you feedback of your proposal.

AWARDS

1 x “Best Video of the year“ Award

12 x “Best Video of the Month” Awards
Every month ELMUR.NET will select a video to be presented in the ELMUR public screen installation in Lleida (Spain). It will be highlighted at elmur.net website and social media channels and promoted within ELMUR.NET international network.
Get connected with updates on complementary awards for all participant videos. Register at www.elmur.net and follow us at Facebook or Twitter (elmurnet).

ELIGIBILITY

No entry fee.
Open to all, no age or nationality restrictions.
We encourage amateurs and professional creatives to take part in the challenge.
Open to all styles and techniques: creative video, storytelling, animation, video art, video poetry, experimental, video collages, remixes, vj mixes, etc.
No limit in the number of works submitted per entrant.
All videos will be published under Creative Commons Licence: attribution, noncommercial, share alike.

Take up the Challenge! Upload your proposal at http://www.elmur.net

MORE? Download attached PDF or write us at info@elmur.net

Link: http://www.elmur.net/index.php/news/index

Deadline: Wed Jun 18th, 2014

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Protect and Monetize Your Online Images w/ IMGEMBED

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Did you know that all images uploaded to Imgembed show up on Google Images and Pinterest with the creators’ names automatically included?

Also, if your image shows up in someone else’s Google Images search results and  downloaded, the downloaded image will contain your name.

With Imgembed tracking analytics, you can find out how many impressions of your image appears on Google Images and Pinterest.

Be in control of your images: Start tracking/protecting them today at http://imgembed.com

Look out for the ‘img’ mark when sharing/using images online. It represents fair use.

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Increased Sales as Artist’s Painting is Shared + Liked Hundreds of Times Online

 Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson (1911-1938), recorded 29 songs in 3 days in a Texas recording studio in 1936.   In 2004 Eric Clapton released an entire tribute CD to Robert Johnson.  It is the bluesman’s song Terraplane Blues that inspired this painting by Chris Osborne. The 1935 Hudson Terraplane automobile that is featured is owned by Clem Martin in Connecticut.  Many of Johnson’s song titles are referenced in the painting, including 32-20 Blues, Hellhound On My Trail, Stones in My Passway, and Crossroads.
Robert Johnson and the Blue Terraplane painting by Chris Osborne

Robert Johnson and the Blue Terraplane painting by Chris Osborne

Painter Chris Osborne has had recent sales of limited edition posters and Giclee canvas prints of her painting that she directly attributes to a photo that someone else posted on Facebook. 
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Chris explained–” There is a canvas print of my painting hanging in the Robert Johnson Foundation office in Mississippi that I donated to them when I was exhibiting art at their music festival in 2005 & 2006. Someone recently snapped a photo of the print and posted the photo on Facebook.  A friend told me about seeing it and I followed it on one page, adding some comments to identify me as the artist (a good number of people in their comments thought it was a photoshopped image!  I hate that!!). Then, it was shared by a page called In Music We Trust.  From that it has been shared over 400 times, and “liked” over 800 times!  Check out that page and go to their photos, you can find the post there.  I wrote to that page via messaging and asked if they could credit me.  He/she re-posted the photo with my name.  They may have deleted the earlier post that didn’t credit me (the one that had 400 shares).  This new post was up to 37 shares as of today. What’s kinda good is even though the snapshot is not to my quality, it is likely to prevent printing or theft because of the flashbulb look.”
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You can also view the flashbulb glare image of this painting on Chris Osborne’s Facebook page linked here.
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The artist has recently sold posters and Giclee canvas prints of her Robert Johnson & the Blue Terraplane painting — the poster  is 22 x 28 inches  and is available here and the Robert Johnson and the Blue Terraplane  Giclee canvas print  is 16 x 20 inches and available on Amazon here.

Abstract Art by Leon Sarantos in “Mad World” National Juried Exhibit Until 4/6

Organic Creatures Going To The Beach. Leon Sarantos

Organic Creatures Going To The Beach. Leon Sarantos

Paintings from Leon Sarantos’ Organic Creatures series are on view until next Saturday, April 6, in the Mad World, National Juried Exhibition, at Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd, Chicago Heights, IL 60411.   Sixty artworks from among 271 submissions were selected by juror Natalie Domchenko (Director: Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago).  Over 250 people visited the gallery during the opening night reception.

The Mad World exhibit features art that is absurd, surreal, and simply MAD!  Mad World displays art by 33 artists from 11 different US states.  Some of the art on exhibit depicts bizarre or imagined worlds, crazy structures not bound by the laws of the gravity, whimsical inventions, and strangely absurd scenarios that appear to be straight out of fantasy or science fiction!

Organic Creatures Slurping Up A Mango Smoothie, painting on canvas, Leon Sorantos

Organic Creatures Slurping Up A Mango Smoothie, painting on canvas, Leon Saran’s

Leon Sarantos’ Organic Creatures paintings combine a feeling of whimsy with a sense of bizarre absurdity.  Here is how the artist described his process in creating these paintings– “For the first of these artworks, Organic Creatures Going To The Beach, I actually envisioned it in an instant behind my eyelids as I was rubbing my eyes after some tiring work.  I tried to apply the image to canvas immediately, adding all kinds of color and quick composition, while keeping the main figures true to my vision. When finished, I looked at the painting and felt that here were some strange creatures doing something, and sensed that they were on their way to the beach.  I then created more oils of this same family of creatures moving about in different settings.  My other paintings for this exhibit include Organic Creatures Taking The White House Tour, and Organic Creatures Slurping Up A Mango Smoothie.”

Organic Creatures Taking The White House Tour, Leon Sarantos

Organic Creatures Taking The White House Tour, Leon Sarantos

 Leon Sarantos also writes–”I’ve gotten a lot of helpful information from your blog, which recently led me to join Artsia and Xanadu, along with lots of other helpful posts.”

Find the artist on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ArtByLeonSarantos

Leon Sarantos website –http://www.leonsarantosartist.com

 

How We Got This Magazine Cover + 6 Page Feature For Artist Agent X

After many email exchanges Artist Agent X wrote to me:

Hey Marie, Thank you so much !! I really appreciate all the work you have done for me and would not have the awesome interview and cover if it wasn’t for you :) Thank you :)

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Yes, we did it–Artist Marketing Resources got the artist this magazine cover and feature and he is pleased!  If you are an artist and need help marketing and promoting your art,  email  Marie Kazalia, email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com
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The magazine featuring the art of Agent X is Unfolded, an online, print, and digital publication showcasing artists– here is the link to the April issue of Unfolded Magazine, just released, with the art of Agent X on the cover + 6 pages inside–
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Unfolded Magazine, April 2013 front cover featuring the art of Agent X (that continues onto back cover!)

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Perks for Artists and 35.50% of Our Fundraiser Goal Reached!

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I’ve only posted this once before–toward the end of last year–and reached over one-third of the goal. So now, here it is again– your chance to let Artist Marketing Resources promote your art!

Artist Marketing Resources consistently provides up-to-the-minute Calls for Artist submissions and other opportunities for artists. Now you can get your art in a dedicated blog post that will go out to our over 20,900 followers, plus the blog post will be sent out to many thousands more  to LinkedIN updates and groups, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+ , Pinterest and multiple Twitter accounts!

To get your blog feature and for other promotion options, support us in our–DONATIONS WITH PERKS  fundraiser by clicking here!

Click here to Donate $10. and we will add your website link to our homepage sidebar, where it will stay for a full year or longer.

Donate $25. and we will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link. This is better than paid ads since our blog posts remain up forever and are included in Google search engine results.

Donate $50. and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, and we will write a full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links.Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals.

Donate $100. or more and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link.and we will write two full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links. Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals. Plus we will share each blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest where we have several thousand followers on each platform.

You can also give anonymously as one donor did–thank you!

Artists Enter to Win 1 International Exhibition

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SHARE YOUR TALENT! Second edition – WIN 1 International Exhibition – FREE ENTRY!
Submission deadline: April 3, 2013
Public Vote deadline: April 22, 2013
Categories
Photography | Video Art | Computer Graphics | Architecture | Performing Art
All artistsarchitects and designers are invited to participate for free!
To take part in the Contest send 1 hd image (2048x1536px or 1024x768px of 300dpi) of your artwork, or 1 video (with one still image; for video artists and performers), or 1 A3 panel (for architecture projects); along with your name/surname, email address and website to artexpogroup@gmail.comOn April 8, 2013 all artworks will be online on International ArtExpo Facebook page for the public vote! Public vote will close on April 22, 2013!

Submission deadline: April 3, 2013
Follow these steps to win:
1. click like on our Facebook page
2. share your photo on your  profile
3. invite all your friends to click like on our Facebook page, to click like on your image and to share your image on their profiles
The Contest will start only if it reaches a minimum of 30 submissions.Participant with the highest number of likes on his/her image will be the winner of 1 International exhibitionorganized by International ArtExpo. The winner has to reach a minimum of 500 likes on his/her image.
Good luck and make sure you and your fans complete all the steps. We will check if the winner and his/her fans followed all the steps (liking the page, liking the image and sharing the image). The organization has the right to moderate and confirm the final public vote score.More details about International ArtExpo at www.lucacurci.com/artexpo

Crowd Publish TV: Woman Engineer Produces Book and Movie, Creates Web Platform For Creative Entrepreneurs

WOMAN ENGINEER PRODUCES BOOK AND MOVIE, CREATES WEB PLATFORM FOR AUTHORS AND CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS AFTER GETTING FIRED FROM GOVERNMENT JOB

Lisa Schaefer

Lisa Schaefer, PhD

If you are highly sensitive, dislike controversy, or don’t want to know anything about sexual harassment in the workplace, then please don’t read this post to find out how Lisa Schaefer turned her experiences into a movie and more.

Washington, DC, March 21, 2013  -  Lisa Schaefer was always a high achiever throughout her twelve years of engineering education. But the workforce wasn’t quite as accepting of her contributions. So when she was fired from her job at a multi-billion dollar government contractor the day after a fellow employee masturbated in front of her, she decided she would never go back to another job like that again.

Instead, she wrote a book about what it was like working in that office. She also produced the web series and movie Budget Justified, reenacting what went on in those offices leading up to getting shut into a conference room with a coworker with his pants down.

Having experimented with gamer platforms where there’s constant opportunity for live interaction, Schaefer wasn’t satisfied with online resources for authors to sell their books. Thus she’s created CrowdPublish.TV, an online artist shop where authors & book lovers interact directly and build community through live streaming video.

“With the internet, television no longer has to be one way communication,” Schaefer says. With CrowdPublish.TV, authors can hold discussions with readers, almost as though everyone is hanging out in a bookstore together. Authors no longer have to be beholden to a middle-man to control whom they reach.

Sign up at http://t.co/tkssNtxQEW – looking for early adopters to try author & book♥er features – participate in live video book discussions

CrowdPublish.tv

CrowdPublishTV – The Future of Empowerment is Your Story

ROLEMODEL ENTERPRISES is a woman-owned internet startup advocating for freelance entrepreneurs, independent authors, and whistleblowers; and advocating against sexism and bullying in technical forums and professions.

For more information, contact: Lisa Schaefer  on Facebook http://facebook.com/CrowdPublishTV

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Get Online Shopping Discount Codes For Art Supplies + Free Shipping at Coupon Chief

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Recently, in an online discussion, a group of artists talked about the importance of getting as many things as possible delivered to their studio doors– from food to art supplies–so they can spend their days at work on their art and waste very little time running errands. It is possible to get just about everything you need delivered, but then concern shifts to all those shipping fees you’re paying. If you want free shipping, then next time you are about to place an online order, stop, and before you click that final *buy button* take a minute to search the Coupon Chief site for coupon codes that you can immediately use to get free shipping and discounts.

Coupon Chief asked me to review their site and I am so glad to discover that they currently have discount coupon codes for buying just about anything online–clothing, pet items, stationery, beauty supplies, and yes, art supplies!

Use Coupon Chief coupon codes to get Free shipping for your Jerry’s ARTARAMA orders, Blick, MisterArt, Flax, Greatart UK, Ink Supply, Utrecht and others.  I easily found coupon codes for 15% off, 20% off, and 25% off an entire store order at Jerry’s ARTARAMA, plus coupon codes to get a free Facebook T-shirt with purchase, a free tube of white paint with purchase, and a free brush-washer, (and who doesn’t  like those free items?).

Coupon Chief has several current coupon codes for Utrecht, to get free shipping on orders over $25 dollars, to save 15% on orders over $75 dollars, to save 40% on any 1 item, to get 20% off plus free shipping on your $75 order, to get 40% off one item + free shipping, and  15% off + free shipping on $100 or more, and new coupons codes to get $30 off on orders of $100 or more.

How would you like to save 20% on CafePress orders? Or get 40% off ebooks? Those were the top two coupons when I visited the Coupon Chief website yesterday.

I also found 14 printable coupons for Staples for substantial savings on ink pens, paper, paper shredders, Flash Drives, Laser Jet printers and a coupon code for free shipping for any online purchase. While reviewing the Staples coupons, related coupons appeared in the sidebar, including 31 printable coupons for Office Depot, and 16 Coupons for Office Max and coupons for Viking-direct UK.

The site currently has discounts for stores such as Walgreens, Macy’s, Overstock.com, Urban Outfitters, Home Shopping Network, and sites such as Emeals.com and 48HourPrint.com.  I reviewed the alphabetized list of stores on the Coupon Chief site and discovered the Army Navy Shop . Using a Coupon Chief coupon code I  placed an order for %15 off with free shipping for some new vintage paratrooper pants I use as art studio work clothes.

In that Coupon Chief store list I also noticed the Apple iTunes Store and the Apple Store had some incredibly low prices on iPads and iPhones. And that list of stores is a great resource for researching new sites you may not discover otherwise.

Post sponsored by Coupon Chief.

Touch.My.Prints

Open Call For Submission To Touch.My.Prints Issue01
TOUCH.MY.PRINTS. ISSUE 01 

Call for Submissions 

Virtual Connection 

The publication

Touch.My.Prints seeks image based works, essays, virtual sculptures, and video based works on the topics of death, isolation, love, loss, tragedy, betrayal, friendship, etc of and by players and characters in video games.

T.M.P is interested in the lives of NPCs (Non-Player Character) and our interactions with them.

Submission Deadline is April 1, 2013

Touch.My.Prints is a digital publication project by Aaron Brumbelow showcasing photography, time based works, virtual sculptures, and essays. T.M.P explores aspects of virtual spaces through the lens of photographic and new media theory. We look at our relationships with the landscapes of online video games. We explore our personal connections with Google Street View. We embrace a virtual romanticism.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

Please only submit 1-3 images, 1-2 writings, 1 video per issue 

IMAGE SUBMISSIONS 

Please submit files at 300 dpi, with the longest side being 10 inches, 8-bit and as a JPEG. 

File Name would be Doe_Jane_01.jpeg 

In the email (TouchMyPrints @ gmail .com) please list the following information. 

Title, Year Produced
Medium (i.e. Screenshot / Digital Photograph / Digital Collage) 
Source (Which game or program was the original source) 
Your Website (Professional Site / Twitter / Tumblr / etc)

WRITING SUBMISSION

Please submit a RTF file. 

Essays should be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 2000. 

Carefully copy edit your work before submitting. 

File Name would be Doe_Jane_01.rtf

In the email (TouchMyPrints @ gmail .com) please list the following information. 

Title, Year Produced
Your Website (Professional Site / Twitter / Tumblr / etc) 

VIDEO SUBMISSION

Please submit a link to your Vimeo or Youtube

In the email (TouchMyPrints @ gmail .com) please list the following information. 

Title, Year Produced
Medium
Your Website (Professional Site / Twitter / Tumblr / etc)

 

Tumblr: From Cave to Canvas + Hyperallergic Tumblr Conference

When Tumblr first came online, visual artists took it up right away and have continued to use the Tumblr platform in interesting and exciting ways–such as the eatsleepdraw project that I reported on last week.

Tumblr is such an exciting mini-blogging tool for artists, with select Tumblr blogs accepting artist submissions their art.  I’ve created a separate category of Tumblr blogs within my Art Magazines and Publications PDF, a gratis list provided by Artist Marketing Resources here.   Cave to Canvas is one Tumblr blog that you will find on our PDF list. Cave to Canvas accepts submissions from artists for features on their Tumblr blog.

Hyperallergic and the World’s First Tumblr Conference

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For those who are not able to attend, you may be happy to know that they will be livestreaming the event, and you can watch it at: new.livestream.com/tumblr/tumblrarthyperallergic.

And you don’t need to be at tomorrow’s event to take part in the lively discussion that is certainly going to take place. Please join in at anytime using the #tumblrart hashtag on various social media platforms, including Tumblr, Twitter, and Google+.

You can also submit questions via the Hyperallergic tumblelog — hyperallergic.tumblr.com/ask — or via twitter (using #tumblrart hashtag) during the Q&A period during the event.