I want to share this video interview of a UK artist. I love his angst-free descriptions of his painting process and love of the light in his studio, simplifying the complex process of painting into something pleasant and interesting.
International Grant Program 2013/14, Lepsien Art Foundation, Düsseldorf
The Lepsien Art Foundation
Artists can apply annually, beginning 1st of April. This year 2013, the deadline for applications is the 15th of June. Usually more time is allowed for applicants to submit, but due to high number of applications last year, the application period has been reduced. For the first time, the foundation has a dedicated online application tool for all artists applying for the program on their website: http://www.lepsien-art-foundation.com/
Basic criteria for the application:
The candidates must already have a degree from a recognized national or international art college/university and must have already gained some first public recognition (e.g. exhibitions, publications, etc.). Applicants should not be older than 39 years at the time of applying for the grant program.
An integral part of the grant program is the provision of studio spaces in the Art House Düsseldorf, Germany (http://www.the-art-house.eu/) where the five awarded artists will work together for the period of the program. Furthermore the program includes the production and publication of limited art editions (Edition Lepsien Art Foundation) jointly with all grant holders. At the end of the grant program a joint exhibition of all artists will take place and an annual catalogue will be published with the Kerber Group in connection with the final exhibition.
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.”
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.”
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–
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.
ps. I think my daughter has the spin art painting depicted in the news article hanging in her garage LOL.
Seek Art, a Beta site for what I refer to as high-end art, produced the RAZE site-specific exhibition in Beijing featuring a range of media, including sculpture, installations, sound, and street actions with QR-Codes appearing as part of the exhibition pointing to a media based project online.
For RAZE, the artist Zhang Ding served placebo ecstasy-shaped cakes to the viewing audience during his performance, inviting them to consume and altering their states of mind or experience through participation. The artist then took portraits of viewers.
Seek Art then produced a limited edition DVD of the RAZE exhibition, available in their /Lab.
The Seek Art shop offers limited-edition art objects created by artists and produced by their /lab.
The SEEK-ART.com network of international artists range in medium and practice. Michele Thursz, Founder and Artistic Director, is an independent cultural producer and consultant based in New York City. From 1999-2009, Thursz co-founded and directed Moving Image Gallery [MIG], NYC, one of the first galleries to show contemporary artists using electronic and computer-based mediums. You will find her contact information on the Seek Art site.
OPEN CALL: THINKABOUTSPACE deadline April 20th
Calling all artists, architects, curators, or theoreticians–– do you have ideas regarding new forms of public monuments that you’d like to share? Here’s your chance.
As one element of the international group exhibition Open Monument at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Germany, running from May 3 to Jun. 16, an online platform of your ideas will be open for submissions. This unique exhibition explores multimedia and transformative historic monuments through the platform THINKABOUTSPACE, alongside 10 international artists’ works in the gallery space–– from installation to documentation of architectural design. Even walking tours through Berlin will be conducted by various residents showing their special, hidden places–– their personal monuments.
The online platform THINKABOUTSPACE will include everything from image, text, sound, video, and architectural models referring to possible ideas for a new historic monument. The stipulations are almost none, the possibilities endless. Material gathered for THINKABOUTSPACE will be infused in the exhibition and projected alongside the works of Open Monument. The deadline for submissions is April 20 and contributions can be nominal or anonymous. Send material to email@example.com with the subject line: “proposal for thinkaboutspace”
IKONO & ARTCONNECT BERLIN VIDEO SPOTLIGHT SERIES 2013 - #3 OPEN CALL FOR PAINTERS
ikono invites Berlin based artists to take part in a year-long series of open calls held in collaboration with Artconnect Berlinto promote the visibility of the arts on a local and international scale.
Every other month in 2013, ikono and Artconnect Berlin will encourage submissions of artworks from local artists. Two artworks will be selected from each open call and presented on our local and international media platforms throughout the following months. Each call will focus on a specific artistic medium as a criterion for submission: sculpture, photography, painting, installation and drawing.
We are really happy with the results of our first two open calls, sculpture and photography! We are now ready to move on to the next one: until May 13th, we are searching for submissions of paintings from Berlin based artists. There is no specific theme.
The two artworks selected from each call will be showcased in two unique films produced by ikono. They will be broadcasted on its two internationally viewed HDTV channels, ikonoTV (Germany) and ikonoMENASA (Middle East, Northern Africa and Southern Asia). The videos will also be presented on Artconnect’s and ikono’s blogs, alongside with in-depth interviews with the featured artists conducted by Artconnect Berlin. At the end of 2013, ikono will produce a short retrospective film highlighting all selected works to conclude the series.
The entire collection of open call interviews and films will remain available as an archive on Artconnect Berlin’s and ikono’s websites for general public access.
How to submit:
- You will need an artist’s profile on Artconnect Berlin’s website, which is free and easy to create under www.artconnectberlin.com. Feel free to upload as many files as you want, as this is a great tool to connect with other artists in your area and share your art!
- For the #3 Open Call for Paintings, you should submit one artwork documented through still images. As a general rule, we ask you for up to five images (Max size per image: 1MB). Upon acceptance you will be required to upload a full quality version of the artwork along with full credit information. However, if you want to submit more than 5 images, feel free to contact us at the e-mail address below.
- You must include the following production information in your submission: applicant’s name, country of origin, contact, link to your website (if you have one), link to your Artconnect Berlin profile, a small bio, a short description of your work.
- The artworks must be your property and you must own the full copyrights of it. This applies to all visual and written content.
If you have all the information mentioned above, you are now ready to submit. You can do it at the following link: http://ikono.org/open-call/still-image/ !
We are really looking forward to seeing your paintings! Good luck!
Please send any further questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dream The End, New York, will be accepting submissions from artists of every medium and discipline. Dream The End wants to give you the opportunity to have your work showcased on their front page. In order to submit your work for consideration, please email samples of your work or website links to submissions. If chosen, you will see your images, sounds, motion, or words on their front page along with your very own artist page at Dream The End.
A bit about Dream The End – part-magazine, part-exhibition space, part-online gallery. Dream The End aims to create a multi-sensory online experience to showcase the very best established and upcoming artists in every discipline, format, and style. Pulling together a wide range of visual art, poetry, video, and music, Dream The End publishes monthly editions, centered on a theme or collaboration with a leading creative from the world of art, design, or music. Since its relaunch in 2012, Dream The End has featured more than 500 artists and 2,500 works of art on the site.
Whether you’re a painter, musician, sculptor, writer, or filmmaker, submit your work to Dream The End to take part in one of our most exciting collaborations yet. To have your work considered for the edition, simply send samples of your work or website links to email@example.com . If chosen, your work will appear on Dream The End’s front page along with your very own artist page on our site.
Your work will be reviewed by the editors at Dream The End and our Advisory Board, whose members include: Nicole Will of Bortolami Gallery, curator Price Latimer Agah, John Steele of Leslie Feely Fine Art, Alex Jovanovich of Artforum, artist Leor Grady, Vasi Papadopoulos, and Susan Strebel of New York City Center.
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!
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.”
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
Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition OPEN TO ARTISTS WORLDWIDE
Registration Deadline: May 30 | Submissions due : July 12 2013 | No Entry Fee
Prizes: Painting prize of 36.000 €, a Fund for sculpture of 44.000 € and a Buying Fund to be determined.
The Foundation of the Arts and the Artists of Barcelona (www.fundaciondelasartes.org) is holding this year 2013, the Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition– (held annually) since 2006. This competition has a painting prize of 36.000 €, a Fund for sculpture of 44.000 € and a Buying Fund to be determined.
The aim of the Foundation is to encourage and spread Figurative Art.
The main task will be to encourage artistic initiatives and sponsor artists. Figurativas ’13 is being held in accordance with the following rules:
• Any artist who wishes may take part.
• Only one piece of work per author will be accepted in each discipline.
• The work must be original and the exclusive property of the artist.
• Works will be accepted in 1) Painting – min size 60x60cm, max size 300×200 cm, must be unframed (or with a simple strip), and glass cannot be accepted (methacrylate should be used instead); and 2) Sculpture – min size 50 cm on one axis, max 200 cm on longest axis (not including plinth or support), no weight limit but artist must inform organization if artwork weighs more than 200 kg.
Entries will be accepted only thru the competition website at www.fundaciondelasartes.org
Note: Participants have to register by May 30th here.
This woman artist made abstract paintings a couple of years ahead of Kandinsky, yet her paintings were not discovered until 1985. Hear the full story in this video–
I have a 4 page spread in the February issue of Peripheral ARTeries art magazine–
The new issue of Peripheral ARTeries has been published and it will be available on several websites:
2) The old Peripheral Arteries website that will be soon renewed – > http://peripheralarteries.yolasite.com/
During this week Peripheral Arteries February issue is available on many other web site, such as Rhizome, Neme and others. We hope you will like it.
Mixed media collage artist Agent X submitted his art images to ArtistSpot on recommendation of Artist Marketing Resources. ArtistSpot now features the Art of Agent X on their site.
ArtistSpot created these promotional images and sent the images to the artist to use to promote his ArtistSpot prints and t-shirts.
View the entire Agent X collection available on ArtistSpot.
100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW
Painting is enjoying a remarkable creative renaissance in the 21st century. 100 Painters of Tomorrow is an ambitious new project of the publishers Thames & Hudson, to find the 100 most exciting painters at work today. Culminating in a major publication that will introduce and present each artist and their work, creating a snapshot of the best new talent in painting from across the globe, submissions are invited from artists from 15 January – 15 March 2013. There is no fee to register on the site, and a small fee of ten British pounds to submit to this book project.
Register and submit online here: http://www.100paintersoftomorrow.com/
Open Cube at White Cube Mason’s Yard, London
Call for entries: Open Cube
Curated by Adriano Pedrosa
Deadline: 28 February 2013
Application fee: none
Leading contemporary art gallery White Cube has invited São Paulo-based curator Adriano Pedrosa to curate an exhibition at their Mason’s Yard gallery, London, in July 2013. Pedrosa’s project, titled Open Cube, will attempt to infiltrate the hierarchies of the gallery system by inviting any interested artists to submit works to be included in the exhibition. By opening up the selection process, Pedrosa wishes to unsettle the system of gallery practices, initiating a dialogue with artists that might not have access to this network.
Shortlisted artists must be available for interviews in London with Adriano Pedrosa in March and April.
A comprehensive catalogue with texts by Pedrosa will accompany the exhibition.
Adriano Pedrosa is an independent curator, editor, and writer currently based in São Paulo. He has curated numerous international exhibitions and has published extensively on contemporary art in numerous catalogues and magazines.
Full details on how to apply are available at http://www.whitecube.com/submission
Kathryn Arnold works in her studio in San Francisco. It is a large space with a skywell that keeps track of the time. Her work contains two intertwining veins. One is filled with large, colorful oils on canvas. The other vein includes drawings that are black and white mixed media works on paper. Both display the density and layered mark-making that points to artistic process and content.
Kathryn Arnold’s Artist Statement:
“The paintings are a result of intuitive nonobjective processes and contain my search for visual “magic.” The sense of touch and chaotic energy of color and marks play an important role in building up layers that function to create an encompassing, enveloping field and bewildering space. The grid at times becomes a reference point and the intrinsic relating of parts form poetry; an interplay between subjective and objective realities.”
Kathryn Arnold has an MFA degree, exhibits nationally in galleries, universities and art centers, and is a recipient of several fellowships, grants and awards, including an NEA Regional Fellowship. Kathryn’s work is included in numerous public and private collections.
View the artist’s extensive portfolio of paintings on the her website http://www.kathrynarnold.com/
It’s LIQUID International Contest | Second Edition 2012
Submission Deadline: January 23, 2013
Winners List Released: February 28, 2013
It’s LIQUID International Contest with chances to win a Solo Exhibition in Venice and a Solo Exhibition in Istanbul, leader cities for contemporary art.
Winners will be selected by public vote (which will award the Venice Art Residence, and will start on January 07, 2013) and by professional jurors’vote (which will award one Solo Exhibition in Venice, one Solo Exhibition in Istanbul, Art Residences in Rome, Istanbul and Turin, 1 year of participation in International ArtExpo’s festivals, 1 year of It’s LIQUID Platform services).
To say that her pastel paintings are skillful is truly an understatement! New York City artist Barbara Rachko has perfected her artistic style working from her large collection of Mexican and Guatemalan folk art – masks, carved wooden animals, papier mâché figures, and toys – to create pastel paintings that combine reality and fantasy and depict personal narratives.
If you are wondering how this artist achieves such fine detail and a photographic quality in her pastel paintings, you can find out more about her techniques by following her blog appropriately named Colored Dust. The artist also share a lot about her art-making on her Facebook page, which you can Like to follow her there.
The multi-talented Barbara is a gifted photographic artist as well, and currently represented by the New York City art gallery HP Garcia.
Thomas Kinkade paintings came from the mind of an artist who was a devout Christian. Though he has been criticized for commercializing his art, Kinkade’s prolific career as America’s most collected living artist spanned thirty years.
Born in 1958 in Placerville, California, Thomas Kinkade (January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012) began making his living as an artist since co-writing the best-selling book The Artist’s Guide to Sketching. He and a college friend produced the book after a summer sketching tour. The success of the book brought notoriety for Thomas Kinkade. Paintings and other art were soon his sole source of income.
Kinkade paintings are a great gift to anyone and the artist is often referred to as the “Painter of Light.” His style is generally pastoral and realistic, with a touch of idyllic brought in with his use of light and shadow. It is estimated that one in ten homes in America has Thomas Kinkade paintings, prints or other form of art.
The Gates of Coeur d’Alene community will allow homeowners to go beyond hanging Kinkade art in their homes and actually live inside it. The first five homes will be based on the following Thomas Kinkade paintings.
Beyond Autumn Gate
This painting came about when Kinkade revisited a gate he had painted many years before and entitled Autumn Gate. On the second visit, he stepped through the gate to see the manor beyond. He considered the larger manor to be a nice departure from the small cottages featured in most of his work.
Blessings of Spring
Featuring a Victorian manor that is an actual inn in England, this home will be stately and impressive. Kinkade discovered the house while on a walk and was pulled to it as he imagined guests arriving in carriages, dressed in their finest.
Gardens Beyond Spring Gate
Painted just prior to his 40th birthday, Thomas Kinkade calls the gardens in this painting his idea of Eden. The house is really just a backdrop, a gateway to enter the “loveliest imaginable setting for a civilized life.”*
Part of the Lamplight Lane series, Lamplight Manor features a large manor on the brook Windemer. Kinkade himself pictures the inside with “sweeping spiral staircases, the luxurious tapestries, and the dignified library.”
Thomas Kinkade painted Winsor Manor on the occasion of his third daughter’s birth. Named after her, the “great house looms before us, its sweeping gables forming a dramatic ‘W’.” He considers this manor the perfect setting for gathering family and friends together.
Conceiving the Universe, Dov Lederberg
One of 4 paintings by artist Dov Lederberg, in the Artist Marketing Resources virtual 3D gallery group exhibition http://dld.bz/bMsKU
contact artist rep: Marie Kazalia
Buddy Of Work
There’s an interesting blog by painter Henry Samelson that he calls Buddy Of Work. On Buddy of Work artists post an image of their primary work (painting, sculpture etc) alongside work that they consider peripheral yet wholly integral to their main body of work. Resulting in a gallery of art created in a wide variety of materials and styles, often accompanied by rather surprising reference images.
Buddy of Work has no imposed rules. Post your art along with other artists who have posted images that reveal their artistic practice.
Buddy of Work is such an interesting idea for a private form of social media exchange. You could come up with a project of your own, or, share on Buddy of Work by adding your own art images. To add your art, visit the blog and click on the *New Post* button at upper right.