ArtWorld Invites Artists to add their Banner Art to the Changing Online Billboard Space

A few days ago, we announced our take-over and re-opening of ArtWorld.

We’ve had a great response, already adding over a dozen artists and an artist collective to our list of Contributing Editors. Facebook says that there is no limit to the number of people we can add in roles on our page!  So we’d like to add hundreds of artists as Contributing Editors to share their art and art news.

Now we want to open up and enliven the ArtWorld banner/header space for artists to add their art banners there, as well. Our vision is a changing billboard of your art banners at the top of ArtWorld.

As a Contributing Editor, artists simply click on the CHANGE COVER button at the upper left corner of the banner header space to add their own banner–such as to announce a studio sale, online shop sale, exhibition, new work added to online portfolio, and art group or art collective events. The banner will also appear in the main page feed where the artist can then add their link and text description in a comment. Ideally, our artists will be adding new banners frequently!

Artists are also invited to create banners to brand ArtWorld and to inform visitors and label the overall space, such as, a banner with the text of your choice, or a clever aphorism or saying about art. We’d also like to see banners with the text:

ART WORLD

And perhaps some phrases such as:

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS

Art Direct From Artists

Artists are welcome to change the cover art to any banner they create at any time! (Use your own art, your own photos with text, or art and photos by permission. We don’t want copyright infringements.)

ArtWorld is lightly curated. That means if we know you and like what you do you will be accepted. If we meet you and like what you do you will be accepted. Very few may not fit and we may have other specialized platforms for their work.  If you are a visual artist, sound artist, video or photographic artist, or handmade maker of any sort, and you’d like to find out more about becoming an ArtWorld Contributing Editor, *Like* the ArtWorld on Facebook and send a message there. Replies to messages made daily.

ArtWorld is Ours!

The Artworld Facebook page is now owned by Artist Marketing Resources!

As of November 2018 Artist Marketing Resources has taken-over the ArtWorld Facebook page in order to revive it into an active arts community where artists can share images of their work, exhibition news and articles.

CALL TO ARTISTS

Artist Marketing Resources is seeking visual artists/ sound artists/ photographic artists/ handmade makers or all kinds to contribute news about their work to the ArtWorld.

If you are an artist and would like to contribute your own art, articles, or artworks of your friends and connections, then send ArtWorld a message on Facebook to receive an automated response containing the email address for Artist Marketing Resources owner, Marie Kazalia. Send Marie an email and be sure to include a link to your online portfolio, blog or website where she can view your work. Tell her what you would like to contribute to ArtWorld and how often you can contribute. She will reply to your direct email and give you access to post to the ArtWorld page.

The ArtWorld currently has over 8,400 followers. The main goal of ArtWorld, now under ownership management of Artist Marketing Resources, is to help bring visibility to artists! 

Visit the ArtWorld Facebook page here.

Pop: People of Pax portrait of Marie Kazalia by artist Metrov

If you have any questions feel free to contact Marie Kazalia via email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Give One-of-a-kind Gifts this season– each uniquely created by an artist!

Reminding you to support the arts this season by purchasing your holiday gifts directly from artists.

Find over 125 individual artworks, along with prices, pinned to our newest Pinterest board Art Direct From Artists. Contact the artists directly! They will love to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

Mining the Mojave for Art: Chelsea Dean’s “Remnants of Ambition”

A wonderful exhibition that I thought my readers might like to know about!

ART AND CAKE

Chelsea Dean. Remnants of Ambition. Shoebox Projects. Photo Credit Kristine Schomaker

Mining the Mojave for Art: Chelsea Dean’s Remnants of Ambition

By Genie Davis

It would be hard to underestimate the appeal of the desert as an artistic mecca. The vastness of the landscape, the shifting light, the vast horizons, and the lack of what passes for civilization or the ruins thereof is the stuff of magic to me. Ghost towns, abandoned shacks and mines, rusted trucks, and discarded furniture, the left-behinds of those who came, who stayed, who departed again, perhaps defeated by the vastness, the heat, the dryness, the sheer emptiness they could not fill – it’s a mystery the mind wants to explain, a story that no one but the vicissitudes of time and weather can account for.

It was with great anticipation, then, that I viewed the culmination of Chelsea Dean’s artist-in-residence exhibition at Shoebox Projects…

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Artists Add Your Studio to New Small Shop Directory

 

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Just launched– a brand new directory at Small Shop Co.

Small Shop Co is an Online Directory for anyone who loves to support makers and shop small.

Let’s make shopping small easy!

We know how hard it is for small businesses to stand out in the crowd. You have access to limited resources and you work very hard for every customer that comes through the door.

On the other hand, its really hard for customers to find great small shops, and many are out there searching for new products. We want to introduce shoppers to new small businesses and help makers grow their business.

Do you run a Small Shop?

Apply here to be featured in the directory.  (It’s free!)

Brussels Gallery Weekend: A Performance Affair, 7-9 September 2018

8. A Performance Affair. Selected-exhibtors

A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR, THE NEW PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE ECONOMIES OF PERFORMANCE ART is presenting a myriad of performances for sale by emerging and mid-career artists and featuring Violent Incident, an historic performance video by Bruce Nauman, an auctioned immaterial work by Philippe Parreno, an interactive performance installation by Greg Finger– A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR will put the whole spectrum of the economies of performance art on display and for discussion.

A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR ANNOUNCES ITS LIST OF PARTICIPANTS FOR THE PANOPTICON EDITION– ACTIVATING THE PANOPTICON:

9. A-Performance-Affair-Announcement-list-selected-exhibitors

The Panopticon, A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR’s first edition, transforms the second floor of the Vanderborght Building into an immersive space for three days of performances in collaboration with the Brussels Gallery Weekend (7 to 9 September 2018).

Inspired by the notion of the Panopticon and the building’s unique architecture, continuous and overlapping performance works by international artists will be presented throughout the dynamic venue.

7. Alice Anderson “Lost Gestures_ performative drawings © Alice Anderson Studio

Alice Anderson “Lost Gestures’ performative drawings © Alice Anderson Studio

 

A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR is a new Brussels based association with international outreach dedicated to performance art. Set up as a not-for-profit organisation, APA is an evolving structure that brings together artists, galleries, collectors and institutions to research and discuss current tendencies in performance art and the economic structures around it. A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR is not another art fair, but a flexible stage aimed at stimulating the acquisition of performance while finding solutions for its development and sustainability.  Events are open to the public and free of charge.

A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR is powered by Liv Vaisberg_ Office for Art & Design and Will Kerr acurated.space.

A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION Follows:

A wrap-up event at the end of the first edition of A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR: The Panopticon Edition, the round table encourages participants, key players as well as any interested member of the public to discuss some keys questions driving the development of collecting performance art.

While there has been considerable attention around collecting performance in recent years, it remains a niche activity with narratives primarily circulating around a few key artists and collections. The round table is an opportunity for the speakers, participants in APA and members of the public to exchange and explore the conditions that need to be created to make a broader market around performance art.

Some key questions–

What commercial frameworks and strategies exist for selling, circulating and conserving performance art, and what do they have in common with those of more traditional art objects, and where do they differ? What other strategies exist for the support of performance art? What might we learn from making comparisons with economies that
exist around disciplines such as dance, music and theatre? What status do props, drawing, photography and other documentation hold, and how are they presented in relation to the live act, within market contexts and collections–both public and private?

When and Where:
Sunday 9 September, 14:00
In APA Bureau
Vanderborght Building, 2nd floor,
rue de L’Ecuyer 50 Schildknaapstraat – 1000 Brussels – Belgium
For more information, please contact: info@aperformanceaffair.com

You’re invited to Ethos Gallery’s White Party – Saturday, Sept. 1st.

BertaArt Studio Gallery
White Party 
SAT, SEPT 1ST
6-9 PM

ETHOS CONTEMPORARY ART

3405 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
CLARA BERTA | SKY HIGH | 48X96
WORKS ON DISPLAY
GEORGEANA IRELAND | CHANGE OF HEART | 60X80
WORKS ON DISPLAY
PEGGY HINAEKIAN | FLYING TREE | 40X40
WORKS ON DISPLAY
ERIC STAMPFLI | THE BREACH | 32X46
WORKS ON DISPLAY
ERIC STAMPFLI | JANE MAGNOLIA | 32X46
WORKS ON DISPLAY
VALET PARKING IN FRONT OF GALLERY
THERE IS ALSO FREE 1 HOUR SELF PARKING AT LIDO MARINA VILLAGE
(3 HOURS FREE WITH PURCHASE AT RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS)

ETHOS CONTEMPORARY ART
3405 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

LOCATED IN THE FIRST BLOCK OF THE BALBOA PENNISULA
We are across the street from the new Lido House Hotel
info@ethoscontemporaryart.com
949-791-8917
www.ethoscontemporaryart.com
Hugs,
Clara
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Special Fine Art Exhibit POP-UP@PASEO NUEVO

Congrats to Santa Barbara, California, USA fine artist, Metrov– and thanks to him for sending me this news on his latest exhibit—

Hi Marie,

I’ve organized and curated a fine art, pop-up exhibit in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. I sincerely hope you can check it out and share the invite with your art-loving friends! It’s going to be an historic and fun event:

POP-UP@PASEO NUEVO • A Fine Art Exhibition

Featuring some of Santa Barbara’s most accomplished artists including:

Peggy Ferris | Madeline Garrett | Michael Irwin | Metrov | Dug Uyesaka | Susan Venable

WHERE:
The old Big Dogs retail space #101 right next to
Nordstrom’s court entrance in the Paseo Nuevo Mall,
651 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

WHEN:
‾ Sept 6 thru Sept 30th ‾
Sneak Preview Opening
 – First Thursday Art Walk – Sept 6, 2018 — 5pm-9pm
Grand Opening
 – Saturday, Sept 15, 2018 — 5pm-9pm

Regular Gallery Hours: Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6

More info: http://tiny.cc/bigdogart

 

I will be exhibiting the following new portraits from my “Lantern Project” — people in the arts & media, plus other works:

 

Portrait: Academy Award Winning Writer, Director, Producer, Robert Zemeckis; 2017; mixed media; 72″ X 72″

 

“Portrait of Carrie White, Hairdresser to the Stars, Author of UPPER CUT.” 2017; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”

 


“Portrait of David Marciano, Actor; DUE SOUTH, HOMELAND, BOSCH.” 2018; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”

 

“Portrait: Michael Lantieri, Academy Award Winning Special FX Supervisor.” 2017; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”

 

Commissioned Portrait: “Grace Hunter, Actor, Model” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”

 

Portrait: “Heather Cass, Graphic Designer, Marketing Exec.” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”

 

Portrait: “Michael Bowker, Award-Winning Investigative Reporter.” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”

 

“3082: meadow rapers; A1; A2; A3″ Concrete, plastic, mesh wire, latex, acrylic, glass fibers, wood, steel, paper, ink, varnish, articulating heads. 60″ tall X 22″ wide X 19” deep.

 

“3082: Goddess |of the| TerribleMysteries; 1p” Concrete, concrete-dipped fabric, acrylic, glass fibers, steel, articulating heads. 44″ tall X 24″ wide X 20″ deep.

 

“Goddess of Small Meadows hidden-in-the Deep Forest” Polished concrete, glazed ceramic head, indigenous plants mixed with imported Chinese flowers, articulating head. 22″ high X 32″ wide X 8″ deep.

 

Hope to see you there. And let me know if you have any questions.

Warmest regards,

A. Metrov

http://www.metrov.org

Check out my NU Sustainability Project: http://www.DoYouNU.com

Women Behind the Lens Competition Open to Women Worldwide

We recently published about the 50/50 initiatives toward male-female equality in the arts.

PicFair is also actively working toward a greater equality for women photographers with their Women Behind the Lens annual competitions.

PicFair launched the Women Behind the Lens competition in 2017 to highlight the gender imbalance in the commercial photography industries, where just 2% of photographers on the books at major commercial agencies are women, and only 5% of the images used by leading photography publishers are from the lenses of female photographers.

Women can submit to the 2018 Women Behind the Lens competition from August 1st to October 1st, 2018 in four categories: PORTRAIT, NATURE, ARCHITECTURE, STREET LEVEL

(You can also upload up to one thousand of your photographs for sale on the PicFair site at prices you set.)

For more information about this competition, please visit the Women Behind the Lens 2018 competition page, or email hello@picfair.com

HOW TO ENTER

This competition is open to women worldwide – to enter, sign-up to Picfair, agree to the terms and conditions and start uploading your images. During upload, you will set a price which allows publishers to license your images via Picfair. To choose a category, visit the pic page, select ‘Submit Image’ at the top of the page and choose a category from the pop up.

  1.  Sign up to Picfair (it’s Free) and proceed to the Upload page
  2.  Upload images to Picfair
  3.  Go to the image page and click the ‘Submit Image’ button and select a category.

Baja beach Zen Rocks, photograph by Marie Kazalia

Artist and Writers Residencies in Peru and Mexico Application Deadline August 19th

In past years, I’ve featured the International Residencies of this organization. This year, they’ve added a new residency opportunity in Peru. They’ve asked me to feature them again, with fee reduction options for all 3 residencies. Apply now.

Dear Marie Kazalia and Friends at Artist Marketing Resources:

Warm greetings from all of us at Arquetopia Foundation and International Artist Residency in southern Mexico and Peru, and thank you for posting our past residency open calls for artists and writers. We hope you are having a great summer and invite you to review our new website at the link provided above.

As the application deadline is coming up soon, Sunday, August 19, 2018, I am writing to ask if you would please include on your site for your followers, our 3 current general open calls for all self-directed and instructional artist and writers residency programs we are offering for all sessions Summer & Fall 2018, at

  • 1. Arquetopia Puebla – Puebla, Mexico
  • 2. Arquetopia Oaxaca – Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 3. Arquetopia Cusco – Cusco, Peru

Thank you very much for your time, interest, and for including our calls. We always appreciate your time and help in getting the word out. Have a great week(end)!

Saludos cordiales,

Chris

Christopher Davis
Clarinetist
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director; Director of Music Programs

davis@arquetopia.org

Arquetopia Foundation, Puebla
Avenida 15 Poniente 715, Centro Histórico
Puebla, Puebla 72000 MÉXICO
Main Office Tel. (+52) 222 594 77 28

DECENTERED Gallery Arquetopia
Avenida 17 Poniente 1113, Barrio de Santiago
Puebla, Puebla 72000 MÉXICO

Arquetopia Oaxaca
Camino al Seminario 79, 3ra Sección
San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca 68258 MÉXICO

Arquetopia Cusco
Jirón Pisagua 103, Centro
Urubamba, Cusco 08661 PERU

www.arquetopia.org

Apply Now Through Sunday, August 19, 2018. Fee Reduction Options. Spaces are limited. All residency applications are evaluated for selection when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

Website: https://www.arquetopia.org/open-calls-deadlines

E-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org for more information.

Founded in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our customized International Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. We are invested in approaching art and art history with a critical perspective by understanding Mexico and Peru’s complexity in context and incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation especially of the 3,000-year heritage of visual culture of these two countries. Our residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, and cultural researchers age 22 and over.

Artists-in-residence are introduced to a better understanding of Mexico or Peru’s Mesoamerican and colonial past, its modern present, and while producing, they learn to challenge contemporary art and what are considered traditional art practices; therefore, Arquetopia aids this process with a series of weekly individual meetings, discussion, critiques, and a critical bibliography that are tailored to each artist’s needs. The ultimate goal is for artists to learn new methods and techniques while questioning their own practice in the hopes of extending the critical discussion to other communities.

We are currently welcoming applications for the following residency programs in the Sacred Valley of the Incas of Cusco, Peru:

SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS & WRITERS:

ALL SESSIONS SUMMER & FALL 2018

Click on each link below for program info on our website.

  1. Short-Term Artist Residency: Mapping Narratives.Self-directed, tour-inclusive sessions of 2 weeks. Various techniques and resources offered. Details here.
  1. Art, Design, or Photography Production Residency. Various techniques and resources offered.
  1. Writers ResidencySelf-directed, flexible sessions of 3 to 8 weeks.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES WITH MASTER TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTION:

ALL SESSIONS SUMMER & FALL 2018

Click on each link below for program info on our website.

  1. Peruvian Textiles Instructional Residency: Andean Weaving. With master instruction, learn traditional Andean Weaving, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
  1. Natural Pigments Instructional Residency: Fiber DyeingWith master instruction, learn to create and use a variety of Natural Pigments, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
  1. Gold Leafing and Estofado Instructional Residency. With master instruction, learn Gold Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
  1. Peruvian Arts Instructional Residencies: Painting or Sculpture. With master instruction, learn one of two Peruvian art techniques: Painting or Sculpture, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit the Arquetopia website at www.arquetopia.org

E-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org for complete information dossier.
Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form, following the instructions on the web page.

Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.

Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique, customized residency programs with substantial content. Our residency spaces function exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and are built on structured, informative programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and individualized project support.

Arquetopia is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our diverse local and international community. Arquetopia’s resident artist and staff backgrounds vary in all aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, Arquetopia actively fights discrimination by offering access to its programs and activities without regard to race, color, gender or gender expression, national origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.

Main Website: www.arquetopia.org

Instagram: www.instagram.com/arquetopia

Facebook: www.facebook.com/arquetopia 

Etsy Collects Sales Tax for 3 States

A young Japanese woman traveling in a train looks outside. Maybe she is contemplating her own Etsy shop sales!

Starting August 1, 2018, the Etsy site will collect state sales tax on orders shipped to Oklahoma. They currently collect sales tax on all orders shipped to Pennsylvania and Washington State. Read the guide to Etsy sales tax.

If you’d like to open your own Etsy shop–we offer you 40 free listings to get started! Use this link to get your free listings.

 

You are Invited: Artist Patricia Johanson’s New Land Art Project

Photographer : Adam Isaac Hiscock

 

We’re happy to share images and an invitation to the new Sego Lily Dam land art project of artist Patricia Johanson in Sugar House Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Patricia says, “The project is five blocks long, so impossible to photograph (in its entirety).  It continues under the highway, and through a “canyon” that is the spillway for the dam.  In the opposite direction, the stem is a trail, but also the path of flash floods, and at the end of that is the “Lily” root-bulb overlooking a creek (Parley’s Creek).”

 

 

SLC Lily Roads

50/50 Business Equality in the Arts – Two Initiatives

Women are speaking out in two growing campaigns. The Let’s Make the Industry 50/50 Initiative was “founded with a mission to effect drastic and measurable change as it pertains to the roles and participation of women within the creative industries.”  If you would like to sign the petition, join the directory, or just want to find out more– visit the 50/50 Initiative site.

If you earn all or part of your income as a female photographer– Sign up to the newsletter for #DiversifytheLens on the website for Trove Artist Management here.

#DiversifyTheLens campaign images

Balancing Art – Join the New Artists Group Board on our Pinterest Business Account for Artist Marketing Resources

Baja beach Zen Rocks, photograph by Marie Kazalia

Come Grow With Us!

After years of working with our old format Pinterest account, we have just created a new Pinterest Business account for Artist Marketing Resources. You can grow with us.

We’re setting up new options for artists on our Artist Marketing Resources Pinterest business account here. On it we’ll focus on promoting the art of our readers. (It’s all brand new and kind of bare at the moment–but it won’t stay that way for long!)

Many artists already post their art to our old Pinterest group board Art Direct From Artists and in the past we’ve promoted the board and artists heavily on Twitter.

Now you can be one of the first artists to join our new business Pinterest account version of Art Direct From Artists and add pinned images of your art available directly to buyers!

How to join Art Direct From Artists and add your art image pins–

Step 1: follow Artist Marketing Resources on Pinterest–click here to follow

Step 2: send an email (to:  mariekazalia@gmail.com) or send a private message on the Pinterest platform letting us know that you want to join our artists group board Art Direct From Artists. 

Step 3: Check your Pinterest followers (look for Artist Marketing Resources–we’ll follow you back) and check your Pinterest invitations. Once you find our invitation to join Art Direct From Artists, accept the invitation and you can start adding pins of your own art available for sale to buyers! Include your retail prices on your art image pins! Buyers will contact you directly.

The Benefits

You benefit from our promotions of the group board Art Direct From Artists in our feature articles published here and on other magazine and blog platforms. Our Twitter tweets feature the group board link and select artworks, and we talk about the group board in discussions on other social media platforms.

Our past promotions of Art Direct From Artists have brought artists on the group board more visibility! It works. We know because artists who pinned their art to our old group board– which is a few years old now– have reported sales that tracked back to our Pinterest group board!

Why we like our new Pinterest Business account:
We say “our” new Pinterest Business account because we want to integrally include you and your art! My old Pinterest account is years old and so crammed full of images that it’s time to make a fresh start.
Pinterest has many new features with their new Business account option. For instance, our group board Art Direct From Artists has Sections for sorting art images for buyers to more easily search–so far we’ve created sections for: Abstract Painting, 3-D Sculptural Works, Contemporary REALISM, Outsider / self-taught /auto-didactic
The Future
We plan to promote our new Pinterest Business account and group artist boards on Twitter and via feature articles and more.
Feel free to ask me any questions you may have in a comment.

We Want to Hear From You

Let us know what other group boards you’d like us to add to our new Pinterest business account, and if we like your idea we’ll not only create the board, and invite you to join, but we’ll tweet your link and give you a shout out too on Twitter as a thank you. Just leave on comment on this article to get things started.

Visit our new business account for Artist Marketing Resources on Pinterest
and view the new group board Art Direct From Artists.

2018 Marks the 10th Anniversary for Artist Marketing Resources

 

I spent new years eve at a small beach party in Mexico–and yes, I am trying to sympathize with all of you in snow, and for being stuck in what I’ve heard has been an unusually cold and snowy winter in the eastern parts of the US. But I’m using wifi on a tropical beach, enjoying the sound of the waves, and reminiscing on how ten years ago (in late January and early February) I started creating what is now Artist Marketing Resource.

I really need the beach time, and haven’t published as many articles of late, and yet artists all over the world continue to use this site around the clock.

Our most popular article offers 40 free Etsy listings–read it here. Every day of the year, multiple artists sign up using the link in our article to get their 40 free listings. I receive an email from Etsy each time one does! Plus I get free listings each time an artist signs up. So I have thousands by now and I’d like to find some nice art items in Mexico to offer in my Etsy shop.

Another popular article tells artists how to use the “97” shipping codes on their art shipments to avoid paying extra fees–and doesn’t everyone want to know about that! Here is the link to the article.

Artists remain very interested in labeling their artworks without using the term “acrylic” for various reasons–and you can read that article here.

Our most popular resource–besides all the useful information here on this site–is our hugely expanded International Art Gallery Directory–now over 800 pages in length! If you’d like to find out how to get a digital copy click here.  The International Art Gallery Directory is available in various formats, including a printable Word file, printable PDF, and in iCloud which you can access and use on your iPad or other tablet, cell phone, and computer.

If you need anything do not hesitate to make contact. Some artist do call–but many calls are not getting through to me down here on the beach! So the best way is via email at mariekazalia@gmail.com

 

ELLO Artist Invites is doing some interesting things!

 

ELLO artists call themselves Artists helping Artists–and they do! If you are an artist looking for opportunities to collaborate on various projects to gain exposure, then check-out what they have to offer.

You can follow ELLO on Instagram here and submit your art to one of their latest projects such as MAKE GOOD

an opportunity to get your art published in a super high-quality limited edition coffee table magazine sold to help raise natural disaster relief funds, or, submit to the DAYLIGHTED  digital exhibition project to exhibit your work in hotels, such as the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco.

( Daylighted’s unique business model takes 0% commission on art sales. The selected artist will have the opportunity to sell their work and receive 100% of the sale.)

Open Call for #Artist Entries for Exhibition: Flat Rate Box

 

This is an opportunity that I discovered while updating our International Art Gallery Directory — now over 800 pages of art galleries and links to their website, address and contact information, and their submission guidelines–all of which require continual ongoing attention, review, and updating as needed.

The opportunity I found is “Flat Rate Box”–

“Flat Rate Box” is an open call to artists for artwork to be exhibited at the Modified Arts contemporary art gallery in Dec. 2017.

In this exhibition, artists working in all mediums are asked to submit work that fits into a USPS Flat Rate Box– regardless of size upon opening. Artists are encouraged to explore the possibilities of art works that transcend shipping size restrictions.

Read the full submission guidelines here.  This is a No entry fee opportunity.

 

#Artists Creating Custom Handmade Jewelry in the South of England

 

Husband and wife team, Jana Reinhardt and Ross Cutting are janareinhardt.com creating handmade jewelry in the South of England. They specialize in bespoke, or commissioned pieces, and fine jewelry.
Jana and Ross have over 40 years experience in jewelry design and micro manufacture between them, long regarding jewelry making as an art form, eschewing CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) in favor of the old methods of fabrication and wax carving.

18 ct  white oak wedding rings

 

While customers are largely concerned with the materials that constitute the finished article of jewelry they want to buy, Jana and Ross know the making process involves a much wider host of materials than you would first think.

A green wax carving.

Every item of Jana Reinhardt jewelry begins its journey when Jana carves the master pattern in hard green casting wax – this can take hours depending on how intricate the piece is. “Our brand is famed for its stylized animal pieces, which means Jana needs to use a wax that gives excellent strength, even when carved into extremely fine shapes. It is very crisp and clean to work with,” according to Ross Cutting.

Swallow Rings, 18 ct enamel

 

“She uses soft pink wax for sprues (the channels that the metal will later pour down during casting), or if she wants a softer, more organic, putty-like feel to the surface of the piece she is creating. The wax is carved with dentist tools and joined with a heat pen. To clean the waxes, she normally uses a soft make up brush and paraffin on cotton wool. This removes any filings, or fine dust and leaves the carving with a smooth, even, polished surface.”

yellow and white gold emerald bamboo rings

 

Once Jana is totally happy with the carving, it is sent off to an external company to be cast.

 

Occasionally, if something needs to be made in a hurry, Jana will carve into Fine Milliput – an air drying clay. It is super fine and trickier to work with, because you only have limited time before it starts to harden. It has the advantage of setting very hard, making it strong enough to use as a master pattern that can be cast from in the studio, using casting sand. This is a quicker process, as it can all be done in house – rather than being sent off for lost wax casting.
Once the pattern is finished and depending on whether we are making a bespoke ring, paperweight or a simple silver design, it is cast into gold, silver, platinum, palladium, bronze or brass.

The casting comes back and is processed to a fine finish, before being combined with different materials, such as semi-precious or precious gemstones, glass enamel, wood, or fabric. We sometimes use chemical patinas or plating solutions to change the color of the metal, if this is what the design requires.

 

A very complex piece might combine several of these materials, and would require a whole range of different processes to be applied to it to create the finished item. The metals and precious stones you see in a piece of jewelry are not the full story, many other materials must be used to create every item we make.

Artist Devin Fleenor to Debut His Psychedelic Interactive Artwork S.E.E.D.

ARTIST DEVIN FLEENOR TO DEBUT S.E.E.D.
A PSYCHEDELIC INTERACTIVE ARTWORK IN MEXICO CITY

Artist Devin Fleenor will début S.E.E.D., an artificially intelligent installation, in Mexico City in Fall 2017. The piece will be on view at Museo Franz Mayer at part of MUTEK.MX and Abierto Mexicano de Diseño in Mexico City from October 11 to 23, 2017.

S.E.E.D. offers its participants an algorithmic exploration of time and the physical senses. Through self-reflection, layers of consciousness are revealed and unlocked through mysterious mechanisms. Full-spectrum lasers and mirrors create three-dimensional geometric light structures reverberated by analog video feedback. The many reflections of the participants and synthesized, processed, and glitches, forming a perplexing, yet minimal psychedelic visual experience.

Housed in an eight-foot magnesium, acrylic, and glass cube, the piece is activated and modulated by human interaction. Participants do not control S.E.E.D.; rather they converse with an autonomous “machine entity” using motion sensors, infrared cameras equipped with facial recognition, and a hexagonal haptic pressure sensitive interface on the face of the cube.

The visual experience is integrated with an algorithmic, immersive quadrophonic sound field.  Both sonic effects and emotive musical landscapes are generated by the lasers themselves, which are in turn reacting to the environment.  S.E.E.D. has moods of its own, with matching behaviors, stories, reactions, and soundscapes. S.E.E.D. also understands the mood of the participant.   Positive emotion is monitored and remembered, allowing the installation to adapt its algorithms to give the user more of what they like.

S.E.E.D. is conceived of as an art form with research and therapeutic value: drawing from neuroscience research demonstrating that music, light, art, movement, and creativity can generate new neural pathways and enhance neuroplasticity.

Fleenor is partnering with Dr. Sri Krishnan, Professor and Dean of Biomedical Signal Analysis in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto.  Starting this fall semester, pending ethics review, Dr. Krishnan and his team of graduate students will be analyzing the biofeedback data generated by S.E.E.D. with the intention of demonstrating significant physiological changes and wellness improvements from interactive art therapy sessions. S.E.E.D. has potential as a tool for healing in those who suffer from brain trauma, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, PTSD, autism, and other neurological conditions.

Lead by Devin Fleenor and a team of designers, coders, artists, musicians, and academics, S.E.E.D. technology synthesizes advanced algorithms, artificial intelligence, high coherence laser projectors, LED video, proprietary robotic laser mirrors, motion sensor cameras, multi-site interconnectivity, live HD video processing, and generative sound. The brain of S.E.E.D. is programmed in and powered by openFrameworks, Max for Live, VDMX, Ableton and BEYOND.
About Devin Fleenor
Devin Fleenor is an interactive audio-visual artist based in Phoenix, AZ. He has toured the world with Mr. Meeble, and collaborated with Decibel Festival, Missy Elliott, Nosaj Thing, The Acid, ODESZA, Tycho, Mija, the Black Madonna and various other visionaries, artists and explorers. In 2017, he will partner with MUTEK, Nuit Blanche Toronto, and Abierto Mexicano de Diseño to feature S.E.E.D. Recognized for synthesizing mediums of sound, light, lasers, algorithms and robotics, Devin is creating artificially intelligent art to be discovered in unique spaces across the planet.  For more information, visit devinfleenor.com or follow him on Instagram @epicdevin

Visions of Venus: Open Call for #Artist Submissions for Group Exhibition

 

Didi Mendez of Poet’s and Artists has just sent over her latest call for artist submissions! Click on the gorgeous painting by Margaret Bowland (above) for details, or you can click here for submission guidelines.