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The young artist painter Raoul Orzabal describes the development of his artwork:
“As someone extremely dyslexic, I was removed from three different schools as a kid due to frequently having the poorest grades apart from art. It was during my A2 levels my passion for art grew. Before that time, art was a subject I was on and off with but knew it was what I could relate to best out of the other subjects, as what my parents encouraged at the time. When I had found a greater passion for it, my first phase of my work consisted of fragmented collages of urban cityscapes, mainly of modern architecture. From that point on I would only use the collages as reference only in order to copy them down into oil painting. Originally I was more into drawing and pastel but I felt I needed to work on improving my technique in painting. Oil painting was historically a rich medium and I felt this would be my primary one to use. My collages and oil paintings of 10 years ago were mainly influenced by the aesthetics of cubism, futurism and vortisism. I was more interested in being inspired by the designs rather than the artists as individuals.
During my foundation year, I had moved to London and have lived here since. As art foundation encouraged their participants to forget all that they previously learned and to engage in new mediums, I found it quite difficult to begin with but knew I could just brush to one side what I had learned previously but temporarily. Mixed media sculpture was largely encouraged along with video and performance art. As one who simply regards himself as an artist and not an ideologist, fields in conceptual art was something I struggled to relate to as it came across as more about research and written work rather than craft but I stuck to mainly mixed media sculpture toward the end of the course.
The final body of work I produced that year was sculptural painting where I presented three painted canvases above each other with cut-out sections revealing the additional paintings beneath.
I carried on this technique into the first year of my degree at the university of Westminster before moving onto to creating pastiche altarpieces, which were influenced by the design of my earliest works. I returned to 3D painting again late in my degree but carried on with jig sawed boards instead of canvas as they stayed straight after the holes were carved in.
After graduating in 2016, I have continued to produce more paintings but in smaller scales until mid 2018 where my current phase of my work started. The latest phase was where I would spend several months on single 2D painting and fill it up with as much detail as possible according to the photographic reference I created. It was also around this time I began to frequently sell work and additionally jointly wining the 2019 Art Gemini prize. During the covid-19 pandemic, my sales declined rapidly but this year have started to see a slow recovery. “
You can find Raoul’s portfolio here https://www.raoulorzabal.com/
Raoul’s social media Links :
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Artists ask how to create their own NFT art and where to sell it to art collectors.
This post is an introductory outline of resources, not intended to be a How-To article.
Investigate these artist resources to Create and Sell NFTs.
First: What is NFT?:
NFTs can be used to represent photographs, audio, video, digital paintings and more. NFT or Non-Fungible Tokens are digital data in what is called a blockchain, that certifies a digital asset to be unique.
Simply put, your digital tokens are one-of-a-kind artworks collectors seek.
Turn Your Art Into NFT:
You will need cryptocurrency such as Ethereum.
If, like me, you have accumulated different crypto currencies over the years, you can try using the MetaMask app to interface currency sites and set up your cryptocurrency wallet. MetaMask is a free downloadable app available for iPhone and Android.
Use Ethereum ?
Where Artists Sell and Collectors Buy. Create Account, Add your NFTs:
You are going to want to investigate OpenSea, Mintable, and Crypto.com.
Take a look at the featured NFT art on the OpenSea platform for both artists and collectors.
Note: To set up your artist account on OpenSea you will need a cryptocurrency wallet.
Artist William Montgomery will be exhibiting again this year, and sent this invitation along for me to share.
I look forward to meeting you at the Art Fair this coming Thursday through Sunday in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. 1/24-27/2019.
Thursday 12-6 PM
Sunday 12-6 PM
The address and parking with water taxi information is on the site here. www.artftlauderdale.com
There will be four incredible homes to visit with 150 artists exhibiting. This is the third year running and last year was an incredible experience for me.
I look forward to seeing you there this week.
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We have a video that will show you how to pack your art when it needs to ship to international destinations using Museumpak™ art shipping boxes. Brendan will show you how to wrap your work, adjust and secure your work in the foam padding. He will also show you how to tape the box for optimal safety so your work will be ready to ship securely.
Good article, information, and resource for artists…
Artists Thrive Summit, Berea, Kentucky Summer 2019. Photo Courtesy Artists Thrive
Artists Thrive: Raising the Value of Artists
By Genie Davis
Artists Thrive is not a single organization nor is it a collection of organizations. Rather, it helps individual artists and support organizations to live up to their ultimate potential.
The best way to uncover the personal assessment tools Artists Thrive offers, and kind of community interaction it encourages, is to visit the site and take the profile test at https://www.artiststhrive.org/
Casey Summar, a Carpinteria-based consultant on the project, discusses the context and meaning of Artists Thrive.
“It came about as a result of conversations among grantees and other organizations that the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation supports,” Summar says, of Artists Thrive’s roots. The Tremaine Foundation funds innovative projects that offer practical solutions to basic societal problems.
“The foundation is the backbone support of this. The conversation really started with…
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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:
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.
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.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Marie Kazalia via email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com
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.
A wonderful exhibition that I thought my readers might like to know about!
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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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.
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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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to Santa Barbara, California, USA fine artist, Metrov– and thanks to him for sending me this news on his latest exhibit—
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
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
‾ 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:
Hope to see you there. And let me know if you have any questions.
Check out my NU Sustainability Project: http://www.DoYouNU.com
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.)
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.
- Sign up to Picfair (it’s Free) and proceed to the Upload page
- Upload images to Picfair
- Go to the image page and click the ‘Submit Image’ button and select a category.
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)!
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director; Director of Music Programs
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.
E-mail Chris at email@example.com 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.
- Short-Term Artist Residency: Mapping Narratives.Self-directed, tour-inclusive sessions of 2 weeks. Various techniques and resources offered. Details here.
- Art, Design, or Photography Production Residency. Various techniques and resources offered.
- Writers Residency. Self-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.
- Peruvian Textiles Instructional Residency: Andean Weaving. With master instruction, learn traditional Andean Weaving, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
- Natural Pigments Instructional Residency: Fiber Dyeing. With master instruction, learn to create and use a variety of Natural Pigments, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
- 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.
- 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
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
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.
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).”
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.
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Now have access to quality contracts on demand. Within minutes, you can download and fill in client details to provide your customers with pro contracts for your services or commissions.