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I’m sharing another quality review of an exhibition in the UK by Andy Parkinson. He always has quality photos and full details on the gallery and each artist–in this case, it’s the Kaleidoscope exhibition at Fold Gallery. Hope you enjoy reading about this art!
Working for a day in central London, only yards away from New Cavendish Street where FOLD Gallery’s summer exhibition Kaleidoscope, curated by Dominic Beattie, is on show, I get my lunch hour to go and see it. Having learned from the publicity flyer that the seven artists, Dominic Kennedy, Mali Morris, Bridget Riley, Julian Wild, James Alec Hardy, Selma Parlour and Martin Maloney, work with colour in “radically different ways” each one presenting “a unique vision of how to liberate colour to stimulate and energise the viewer” I wonder if I can discover in my short visit what it is that they are doing differently with colour.
I already know that in a work by Bridget Riley I will find a clear…
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For the past several years, our extensive e-list of Art Galleries all over world has been our top resource that artists want most all year-long. As this Fall Season comes near, we’ve noticed that it’s our e-list of Art Consultants that artists and arts professionals seem to be getting most often. You can buy either the International Art Gallery e-list or Art Consultants Directory, or both, in our webstore here and Gumroad store here.
We received an unsolicited email from one of the recent buyers of the Art Consultants resource e-list that was sent to us less than 24 hours after she made her purchase.
After Raven Deel purchased the Directory of Art Consultants e-list she wrote to us in an email:
It did come through and I have already received 1 client in Texas from sending emails from this file. Thank you. You have done great work in the time and research in building this resource for artists. And you can quote me as saving that.
Best wishes, Raven
You can get ready for the Fall Season marketing and promotions of your art with the International Art Gallery e-list or Art Consultants Directory, or get both, in our webstore here and Gumroad store here.
If you’d like us to review of your work and make suggestions, send your goals and the link to your website in an email to: MarieKazalia@gmail.com
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Jewelry artist Kathy Bankston is a skilled metalsmith, weaver, and lampwork beadmaker. Lampworking is a technique that can be traced back to 14th Century Italy. Lampwork beads are created when glass is melted into a molten state using a torch and then the molten glass is shaped with tools into beads. As well as creating these glass beads for her own jewelry designs, Kathy sells these beads in her Etsy shop Kathy’s Bead Shop as beadwork supplies for you to use in your own fine art and craft designs. Each bead is annealed in a kiln in Kathy’s studio to add strength and durability to the glass.
The white large hole lampwork beads above, available in Kathy Bankston’s Etsy shop are clear glass with a white frit on top that lend themselves to many possibilities for creating jewelry such as with silver metal or black leather creations.
Kathy Bankston is an artisan and lampwork bead maker from Hitchcock, Texas, USA. She takes pride in hand-making the elements that go into her jewelry designs. Her metal jewelry is designed, sketched, sawed, shaped and soldered all by hand. Her weaving is done on a loom using only the finest silks, threads, and beads. She makes lampwork beads from Effetre and CiM soda glass and kiln anneals them in her glass studio.
Above are a pair of simple and elegant sterling silver and black onyx cabochon stud earrings from Kathy Bankston’s jewelry designs available on her website here. She makes rings, earrings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets.
Kathy hand makes each copper wrap ring in her studio from recycled copper wire, wrapped to form a beautiful ring soldered together on the back side so that the individual bands will not move.
Kathy Bankston also incorporates found objects, such as an antique key, combined with her handmade purple and blue lampwork beads into the beautiful necklace above. Kathy says, “I’ve strung the beads on a 35″ sterling silver cable chain. It is an endless chain that you simply slip over your head. There is no clasp. The necklace has an antique key that I found in a Galveston antique store. The bead cap is a hand wire wrapped bead cap in sterling silver. Romantic, and beautiful, you’re sure to get compliments every time you wear this beautiful necklace. All sterling has been oxidized for extra glamour.”
View many more of the wonderful creations by this artist on her website– Kathy Bankston where you will find lampwork pendants–such as this pink glass piece–and many enamel pendants such as those pictured below–
Dear Marie Kazalia,
We are organizing the first Alternative Art School Fair (AASF), from 17 to 19 of November at Pioneer Works in New York.
50 alternative art schools from all the world will be present at the fair.
The Alternative Art School Fair is open to people who run a school, program, or practice that engages arts pedagogy, or educational research and experimentation.
Participation is free for accepted proposals.
We would like to ask you if there is possible to distribute this information on your website.
Thank you very much for your attention and your time.
PS: You can find here the Call and in attachment the logo of AASF.
Alternative Art School Fair
November 17-19, 2016
Pioneer Works, New York
The Alternative Art School Fair presents an introduction to alternative art schools from around the world.
Art education is a reflection of social and cultural evolution; it engages with structures of meaning-making and considers different frameworks for experience. The impetus to create an alternative art school is rooted not only in a desire to create “better” art, but to create the conditions for greater freedom of expression. Often run as free, artist-run initiatives, the values and visions of alternative art schools vary widely in methodology, mission and governance. But even when they are relatively small in scale they provide vital models of cultural critique and experimentation.
The Alternative Art School Fair recognizes that the act of school building is an effort to create institutional structures that are more responsive to cultural evolution. With this in mind the Fair invites the public to engage with these schools at interactive booths alongside a weekend program of presentations and discussions that examine the role of such alternatives.
The reasons for this fair are several
– To provide better visibility for alternative schools and improve access to their programming.
– To create opportunities for schools to share experiences and resources for mutual enrichment.
– To generate awareness and discussion of their methods among a broader public.
– To reflect on the structure and purpose of traditional institutions.
– To demystify the process of creating a school.
– Calls itself a school.
– Engages arts or creative practice education within their programming.
– Proposes something unique in terms of methodology, organization, mission, curriculum, final output.
– If the school does not call itself an art school, it should propose something that can impact or transform arts education.
– Is a space that generates alternative systems and new cultural models.
Interested schools are invited to submit information through this form: click here
For general inquiries, please email email@example.com
Organizers: Catherine Despont of Pioneer Works, Alexandre Gurita
Partners: Dylan Gauthier
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Find them on Facebook here
American artist Francque Lynn exhibits her paintings primarily in local Louisiana art galleries, including Pineapple Gallery and Pizzella Fine Art, as well as the home decor shops Rustic House LA, and Gild Home Decor. You will find her work currently on display at the St. Tammany Art exhibition through the 20th of August. Find the full exhibition details here.
Above is an event photo at the RAW Underground exhibition where Francque Lynn recently exhibited her paintings.
One of Francque Lynn’s latest textural painting, available for purchase, Nautical (above) is a work that the artist created in a vertical format incorporating impasto depth and a mix of swirling paint in contrasting dark and light tones in her own controlled painting process. Another lovely, light and airy example of the artist’s use of a variation on this technique is the painting titled Elation, and Divinity with muted color tones.
Francque Lynn’s series of paintings with built-up impasto surfaces include the titles Vertigo and Roots.
Above, is a close up detail photo that gives an idea of the three-dimensionality of the thick blue paint impasto area in Vertigo, and below, a photograph of Roots another of her highly textural paintings.
Francque Lynn is an autodidact painter, and although she has no art school education has gained extensive knowledge of the arts while working under apprenticeship to artist John Lambert. With Lambert, she primarily concentrated on mural painting and currently has three standing murals in various parts of the state of Michigan. But Her abstract painting skills and process-based painting techniques Francque says she “learned through trial and error.”
Her love of art is like a deep tap-root directly to her painter Grandmother. Francque Lynn describes some of childhood memories of watching her Grandmother paint, and how she felt, “awestruck by her abilities.” Her Grandmother would hold Francque Lynn’s hand in hers guiding the brush and showing her how to produce various brushstrokes. “This was my defining moment, the moment I decided I wanted to paint,” says Francque Lynn– “Since that time I have grown into an artist.”
To this day Francque Lynn’s Grandmother Fran Burdo, keeps Francque Lynn’s very first painting on display in her home. Here is a sample painting by Fran Burdo that clearly shows the source for textural and other influences in Francque Lynn’s paintings.
Francque Lynn also says, “I’m proud of where I have been, and have every intention of continuing to move forward. I take much of the inspiration for my artwork from memories and my surroundings.”
Artists United 2016 website here.
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Amer Dababneh lives in Amman, Jordan where he works as a conceptual photographer and digital artist specializing in creating composite imagery– such as the examples of his surreal work above and his highly original self-portraits below.
The digital camera and Photoshop mastery of the versatile Amer, cross over into portraiture, animals and birds, landscapes and seascapes, and urban explorations. The image titled Serenity Fisher (below) is one in a series of photographs the artist made in the coastal Jordanian city of Aqaba, located at the north-eastern tip of the Red Sea between the continents of Asia and Africa.
Amer Dababneh would like you to feel free to contact him about his artworks and professional services as Creative Director, photographer and digital art expert, via both Facebook here and on 500px here.
Amer uses the Canon 5D Mark II digital camera and the Canon 7D with Canon 24-70 mm zoom lens, the Canon 70-300 mm zoom lens, and the Canon 85mm prime lens.
On June 4th, Artist Marketing Resources published a call for artists to submit here. One of our regular readers , artist Alan Singer, let us know that he made his submission to this opportunity after reading our blog post and his submission was accepted!
Artist Alan Singer wrote:
Once again, one of your news updates worked for me – the opportunity to show a work in London,UK through the listing you published for
Ice-Tuxedo a group show called Random Orange, at the Schwartz Gallery. Thanks once again, enjoy the rest of the summer!
For Artist Marketing Resources readers–Here’s a new opportunity for artists sent to us from Andy Derrick, Head of Artist Community at artsquare–
Education Director and Curator of the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Alyssa Fridgen, asked us to post this here–It’s a great opportunity for artists that pays a stipend, and there is no entry fee to apply.
Call for Artists: Outdoor Art Exhibition
Submission Deadline: July 24, 2016
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum invites artists to submit their work for an outdoor, temporary group exhibition to celebrate the centennial of its formal gardens (September 2–October 23, 2016). Artworks that complement the formal gardens and surrounding natural environment, draw on the history of the site, or inspire dialogue, are encouraged. Possible themes may include, but are not limited to, kinetic art incorporating elements in nature; history of gardens and their uses, such as food, medicine, or pleasure; the local ecosystem; or how the built environment co-exists with nature. Artworks must be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions and high-traffic areas, suitable for family viewing, and safe for children. All media will be considered, but electrical access is not guaranteed. Artists will be responsible for fabrication, transportation, installation, maintenance, deinstallation, and site restoration, including providing tools, materials, and equipment. Selected artists will receive a $200 stipend to help cover materials, transportation, or installation. There is no entry fee to apply. Proposals must include: Description of proposed artwork (title, medium, dimensions, weight, anchoring procedure); Artist’s statement describing the relevance of the proposed work to the site; 3-10 images of work samples labeled with artist name and artwork title (photographs of existing work and/or working drawings of proposed new work); Artist’s resume or CV. EMAIL PROPOSALS BY JULY 24, 2016 TO: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information: Bartow-Pell Garden Exhibition_Call for Artists_2016
Portraits Africa and Artist Marketing Resources are working together on a project to send a Nikon DSLR camera with zoom lens to a group of artists in Africa. The camera will be used by the artist group to document their events and artworks. One use of their photos will be for a new website they are building. We will share further details and photos later this summer!
Pivot Art Gallery has a new call to artists. It’s easy –just submit the link to your site below.
Pivot is seeking artists who would like to present a portfolio of their work in the online Pivot gallery. Generally, a portfolio is up for a month or 2, and a condensed version stays in the pivot art gallery accessible archives.
What is Pivot looking for?
— emerging aesthetics viewed through various media, avenues of expression, and the intersection of media that reveals a unique contemporary perspective
— edgy, conceptual, and challenging work
— artists/writers who write about art and would like to publish art related essays on pivot art gallery
— there are no fees
— Artists submit link to your site/portfolio | bio | artist statement | other relevant info– submit here by July 1st
Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York is now accepting submissions for their Annual Drawing Salon Show! Submit to exhibit your best works in pencil, charcoal, pastel, etc.
It’s Free To Submit by the deadline of FRIDAY, June 24th 2016 @ 8pm
Size Limit is 36 x 48 inches
Submit jpegs or a link to your website to: email@example.com
Best in Show will receive $200 and a solo show. Runner Ups will receive a slot in a group show showcasing other runner-up winners!
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND DROP OFF IS THURSDAY, June 23rd @ 11pm.
The show is for one night only. Artists must deliver the work to the Gallery IN PERSON and the work must arrive READY TO HANG.
Though it is free to submit, there is a $5 registration fee per piece for works accepted into the show. Registration fees go directly toward furnishing the cash prize and expenses of the reception.
Artworks sell at EVERY SHOW! Greenpoint Gallery has sold hundreds of pieces in the $150-$500 range and NEVER take a percentage of any works sold in their dedication to support the artistic community.
Curator Shawn James personally reviews each submission and everyone who enters will receive a personal email notifying them if they are accepted or not.
Artist Blossom Verlinsky invites you to the opening of Secret Life of Colors, an exhibition at Carter Burden Gallery, 548 W 28 St, New York City, on June 30th 6-8pm.
Blossom Verlinsky’s Artist’s Statement
Secret Life of Colors
All that I have experienced, dreamt and digested has been synthesized through color and is the subject of my paintings. My interest in the natural world and geology has a profound effect on my art. My love of Asian Art, Medieval Illumination, Bonnard, Klimt, Matisse and Picasso have also found their way into my art. In addition, I have been deeply inspired by my studies with Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Kurt Seligmann, Burgoyne Diller, Alfred Russell and Jimmy Ernst and other giants of Abstract Art and continue the traditions of their teachings.
I begin a painting using a large brush, quickly and spontaneously putting down large strokes. I then place layer upon layer of paint. This glazing produces a magical effect…a richness and depth of color. I experiment with a variety of mixed colors and emphasize these colors purposely, using decoration and pattern to create a beautiful painting. The glint of sunlight on the threads of a spider’s web or edge of a plane are accented with gold paint using tiny brushes. I then fold the linen I paint on. Further emphasizing a sense of memory and recollection. Deeply personal myths emerge from my subconscious as I continue to explore my relationship with my inner self.
We’ve participated in this annual event previous years. Stamps go on the outside envelope. Be sure that you send your post card art inside an envelope so you postal service doesn’t stamp it with cancellation marks and ruin the small work.
Artists, photographers, writers and creative people working in every genre have been self-publishing print books of their work for a very long time. For several years now, many artists have used the print-on-demand services of such sites as Blurb, Lulu, and others.
Lately, there is another option gaining attention. I recently learned from the fine art photography community that many who option to self-publish a collection of their work in printed book form are now opting to use Docu-copies as a new low-cost option.
They ship free in the USA.
Sometimes it is productive to take time off to relax. We’ve been blogging here, providing resources for artists, continually since our start in 2008!
This is the first summer that we plan to slow down a bit. So we wanted to let you know that you probably won’t be seeing as many posts here during the month of July. But we will keep you informed of any great opportunities that are sent our way.
Now is a good time for you to get the artist resources e-lists in our online store here. Out of consideration for artists in countries with currencies that do not match US dollars well, we’ve offered “Pay What You Wish” options here.
Shopify has many templates for setting up your store. One you select your template you will find options for customizing using your own photos. Click here to start.
Artists with print editions, or items such as printed t-shirts, hand-painted silk scarves, art books, and other limited edition items may benefit from having them for sale in a Shopify store along with higher priced one-of-a kind paintings, sculpture, assemblage, and other mixed-media artworks.