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Artist Accepted

New York City artist Carmen Li found the Call to Submit to her first exhibition on this blog. Carmen writes:


I want to thank you for giving me the information about the show at the Monmouth Museum. They just announced the selected list and I am on it. This is my first show as you know, I am completely new to the circle.

I truly appreciate you sharing the information with me and I will send out your blog link for others so they can get your help as well.


View Carmen’s amazing art assemblages at:

Carmen Li

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Carmen experienced an interesting mix of Chinese tradition and colonial influence. After her 1992 graduation from the Swire School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, she became very active in design circles while working in several established Hong Kong studios. In 1996, just before the handover of Hong Kong to the Chinese government, Carmen arrived in New York City with two suitcases and her portfolio. In 2004 Carmen set up Creasia Design, incorporating her unique international sensibility into her own design language. Art remains her raison d’être however, and she continues to challenge commonplace perceptions of what art is Although New York is now her adopted home, Carmen frequently travels to London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, where she actively seeks new material for her work, with inspiration coming in equal measures from the Royal Academy of Arts and the streets of Dai Pai Dong or Asakusa.

International Contemporary Art Fair Exclusively Online

The conventional art fair — for which collectors, dealers and other art-world professionals jet into a city for several days of looking, buying, partying and networking — is about to face a challenge. The online-only VIP Art Fair, which will take place for the first time in January, is similarly time-limited (at a week long), but different in almost every other way from a normal fair. The “booths” are virtual; conversation (and haggling over prices) will take place by instant messaging, phone or Skype; and no one will get sore feet. The event is the brainchild of two couples, the art dealers James and Jane Cohan and the Internet entrepreneurs Jonas and Alessandra Almgren, who are neighbors and friends in Park Slope.

So far several major galleries have signed up, including Gagosian, David Zwirner, White Cube, Hauser & Wirth and L&M Arts. The cost to galleries in the most elite category is $20,000, which Mr. Cohan said the founders estimated to be about a fifth of the cost of doing a conventional art fair (including booth, transportation, hotels and shipping). Asked whether people would be willing to spend money on art they hadn’t seen in person, Mr. Cohan said that buyers most likely would be people already familiar with a given artist’s work. For other visitors, he added, the fair would be more about education and making initial contacts with dealers. The fair will take place from Jan. 22-30. Anyone can browse, but to interact with dealers, you will have to be invited by one of the exhibiting galleries or pay a fee. (source: NY TImes, Art Beat article)

Visit the website to submit your name and email address to receive an invitation.

Linked to AMP Art Org Worldwide

Dear Marie,

thanks for connecting with us.

I’ve linked you on AMP’s Art Blogs page:

I see that you’ve linked AMP a couple of times on your blog, which is great!  However, I don’t think of AMP as a place for Calls to Submit, though those do show up.  AMP is primarily a way for artists worldwide to connect with each other, so they can help each other find the resources they need (thus the name – Artists’ Meeting Place and Resource Collective).  There are now about 4,000 members in 86 countries (the latest country to join is Swaziland – which was exciting).  Any member is free to post, and this is where Calls for Submissions show up, but also member art, announcements, blogs, music, and so on.  Browse through and I think you’ll see what I mean.  There are also worldwide listings of “real” (physical) art resources and organizations.  However, the biggest strength of AMP is that once members login, they can contact other members anywhere in the world.

That considered, probably the best place for AMP on your website is Art Orgs.


Terri Anderson
Executive Director
AMP: Artists’ Meeting Place and Resource Collective

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Underground art

Two organizations placing art for underground transportation viewing:

Art Below prints artists work on oversize posters that are placed on view in London, Berlin and Tokyo underground train stations. The artists pay substantial fees or obtain a sponsor.

a newer project

Art on Berlin Underground
Invites artists or collaborative groups of artists and non-artists an open call for submissions to a public art competition in the Berlin Underground Train Network for projects for 2011.

Preference will be given to artists who see their work as a means of exchange and shared dialogue and who are interested in reaching new audiences.
Deadline: 01 October 2010
Germany – Berlin
A maximum of four projects will be selected by the end of October 2010. A total budget of 30.000 Euro for all selected artists’ fees, production, travel and accommodation costs will be available (subject to funding from the Berlin Senate’s Department for Culture). U10 – from here to the imaginary and back again is a project by the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK) Berlin. The competition adresses the whole Underground network in order to explore the future of ‘public’ in public transport.  See

Video Marketing tip

From the TubeMogul site,, upload your video  to YouTube, Daily Motion, Yahoo, My Space, MetaCafe, Blip.TV, Veoh, Vimeo Plus and others simultaneously!

TubeMogul OneLoad is a free service that provides a single point for deploying videos to the top video and social networking sites. Users can also leverage their Destinations functionality to easily distribute to custom sites as well as encode and create RSS feeds to syndicate your video anywhere. OneLoad distribution is accompanied by powerful analytics showing you who, what and where videos are being viewed.

Save Time – uploading videos to each site in your distribution list is no longer necessary – upload to TubeMogul once and let the OneLoad do the rest.

Send Joanne to Miami

To Report on the Fairs

It may be summer, but the art fairs in Miami are less than six months away. Artist Joanne Mattera is planning to go again this year. If you follow her art  blog you know that  she provides the most comprehensive visual coverage of any publication in print or online–and her commentary great. Joanne has done it without grant funding, advertising or corporate sponsors.

Now she’s asking for your support with a one-time annual donation of $20, though any amount will help. And feel free to donate a bigger chunka change if you have just received grant funding, an inheritance, a raise, or feel that her blog coverage of the Miami art fairs has saved you thousands of dollars in travel, hotels, food and the hassle of airport security over the past four years.

She’s made it super easy to donate–you can’t miss that big red arrow to that  PayPal Donate button–here’s the link:

Joanne Mattera’s Article

Marketing Mondays: Co-op Galleries, Yes. Vanity Galleries, No

By Joanne Mattera
“I find it a bit ridiculous that co-op galleries are given more credibility than the much-maligned vanity galleries. They are in effect the exact same thing.”

The quote above is from an e-conversation I’ve been having with a Facebook friend, and I’m going to disagree with her today on Marketing Mondays, because it’s a topic worth sharing.


Hotel des Arts

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010 Time: 5:30pm – 10:00pm Location: Hotel des Arts Street: 447 Bush Street City/Town: San Francisco, CA, USA

Spring is here and the creative heat is rising at the Hotel des Arts. Join us for art gazing and friend finding at the First Thursday in June with a line-up of over 50 works of art from 5 countries. Internationally recognized as one of the leading art hotels in the world today, we pride ourselves on being creative collaborators with emerging artists everywhere. Some painted rooms are imaginative installations and others, edgy graffiti inspired works of art. And now, the public passageways feature artwork comparable to any gallery featuring emerging art in Union Square. Many of the rooms that featured newly emerging talent just a few years ago, are now recognizable names, with the next contenders lining up and hanging in the halls. The most successful and actively contributing artists, at our now monthly exhibits, will be given top priority for merchandising and room projects.

Featured artists include: Kellyann Gilson-Lyman, Connie Noyes, Warner Williams, Jeanette Luchese, Penelope Moore, Aaron Memmott, Laura Makinen, Craig Britton, Marie Kazalia, Larisa Colantonio,  Claudie Bastide, Denisse Ogata Benjamin L.M. Judith Basler, Whitney Vosburgh, Ernesto Evengelista, Bob Beardsley, Sona Mirzaei, Arthur Pusher’

The Hotel des Arts is now curated by S.C.R.E.A.M. iNC, There is space for a few more artists and creative community co-curators. Please direct inquiries to

ABAD goes on…

Subject: ABAD Omaha, Nebraska JULY 31, 2010 : Call For Art Works


Single Postcard Work
BASED ON THE THEME “A Book About Death”

Mail your postcard to:
RNG Gallery1915 Leavenworth St.
Omaha NE, 68102

Artists Robert Gilmer and Louise Millmann will feature a new exhibition of A Book About Death from the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City, along with new works.

It will be featured as part of their upcoming exhibition entitled “Til’ Death Due Us Part” at the RNG Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska.

The exhibition opening will be July 31.

IMPORTANT: ONCE YOU’VE sent your 4×6 postcard to the RNG Gallery, please SEND YOUR IMAGES TO IN JPEG FORMAT APPROX 900 x 600 PIXELS – OR around 200K.

They will be posted on the A Book About Death, OMAHA BLOG;

NOTE: The only requirement is the text A BOOK ABOUT DEATH, must be seen somewhere on the postcard. (ANY LANGUAGE.) All postcards will be exhibited in the RNG Gallery, Omaha Nebraska along with the complete original set of cards from the NYC “A Book About Death” exhibition, curated by Matthew Rose

DEADLINE for submissions: JULY 19, 2010

Postcards will not be returned. They will become part of the “A Book About Death” collection at the RNG Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska.

History of the project so far :;;;

“A Book About Death” is a collaborative project conceived by American artist Matthew Rose for the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York City, where the original exhibition took place from September 10 – 22, 2009. The Omaha Exhibition is curated by Robert Gilmer and Louise Millmann and assisted by: Honey Millmann and Viv Maudlin. Info:

Please spread the word across the planet. Thank you…

Also, exhibitions are in the works for Montreal, Beijing and other cities. If you are an artist involved in this project, or a curator interested in putting together and exhibition, please get in touch.

write an art review

Frieze Writer’s Prize 2010
Closing Date: 25 June 2010

Frieze Writer’s Prize was established in 2006 by frieze magazine to promote and encourage new critics from across the world.

This year, the prize will be judged by philosopher and critic Boris Groys; writer and novelist A.M. Homes and co-editor of frieze magazine Jörg Heiser.

• Entrants must submit one previously unpublished review of a recent contemporary art exhibition, approximately 700 words in length.
• Entries must be submitted in English, but may be a translation (this must be acknowledged).
• Entrants must be over 18 years old.
• To qualify, entrants may only previously have had a maximum of three pieces of writing on art published in any national or regional newspaper or magazine. Previous online publication is permitted.
• The winning entrant will be commissioned to write a review for the October issue of frieze and be awarded 2,000 GBP.
• Closing date is 25 June 2010.
• Entries should be emailed as a word attachment to Please do not send images.

State art databases

Current Percent for Art Program Announcements

New Application Process:

The Ohio Percent for Art Program has a new process for applying to open competitions.  First you create a login (your email address) and password.  You will use this login and password each time you want to apply for a different call for entry.  If you are currently an Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry participant you may use the same login that you use for that site but your profile information will not transfer.  These are two seperate databases.  Once you have logged into the Call for Entry site and created your profile you will see all open competitions that are currently available.

Click the link below to create your login and to apply for an open competition:

Current Ohio Percent for Art Program Announcements:

University of Akron – Auburn West Tower Rehabilitation Percent for Art Project
The Ohio Percent for Art Program and University of Akron(UA) invite Ohio and national artists to submit digital images of past work for the Auburn West Tower Rehabilitation Percent for Art project. The Advisory Selection Committee comprised of university staff and faculty will review submitted artist materials to select semi-finalists to make proposals for a new commissioned work. UA employees and their spouses are not eligible to apply for this commission. Students enrolled in any degree-granting program are not eligible to apply.
– Dates: 3/15/2010 – 4/30/2010
– Project Details

Additional competition opportunities to be posted! Check back soon!

Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR):

Would you like to hear about more Ohio Percent for Art open competitions?
We encourage you to participate in our Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR), a project in partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

The OOVAR is used as a resource by the Percent for Art Advisory Selection Committees when selecting artists for Ohio Percent for Art Program projects.  Don’t be left out, join now!

Contact Information:

Ken Emerick
Director, Individual Artist Grant Programs and Services & Percent for Art

Kathy Signorino
Coordinator, Individual Artist Grant Programs and Services & Percent for Art

Ohio Arts Council
727 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205-1796


Thanks to artist/printmaker Linda Kelen for this:

Habitat ReStore Art Show and Silent Auction

The Habitat Restore will hold its Annual Salvage Art Show and Auction in October of 2010. This show and auction will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. Last year’s show included 47 pieces by 27 artists and raised $5,000 for building affordable homes in Dane County.

This year’s show will be held at the State Street Gallery. A gala reception on October 1 will kick off the show on Gallery Night in Madison. Art pieces in the show will be sold via an online auction. The show and auction will end on October 29. Artists will donate to the Restore all or a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their pieces.

The Salvage Art Show will be juried by professional artists. Interested artists will submit three examples of their work, which will be evaluated on such elements as originality, design, composition, subject matter, choice of materials, and skill of execution. Submissions to the jury will be due by May 22. Artists will be notified of their status during the week of June 1.

Works in the show must each have a salvage component. Artists who are chosen for the show will be given a voucher for materials from the Restore worth up to $15 if they choose to use such materials in their art pieces. Salvage components of the pieces in last year’s show included found objects, antique tools, materials left over from manufacturing, scrap lumber, and other building materials.

When the artists submit their works for the show, they will provide information about themselves and their art pieces, including a description of the salvage components of the pieces.

Lost Coast Culture Machine

New arts organization to open in Northern California, USA
Artist Anne Beck and “several cohorts” are opening an artspace
and papermaking facility in Fort Bragg, California.
They are calling the space/enterprise/organization the Lost Coast Culture Machine. There are going to be two exhibition spaces dedicated to concept-based, two-month long group shows, a room dedicated to retail/consignment space (primarily handmade/recycled-reused/sustainable cool items, paper & paper products, zines, books & other multiples), another room dedicated to educational programs, and then a full scale papermaking facility in the back. Anne has written that they are on schedule to open bare-bones April 1st 2010
and plan to grow and develop the space as they go. She will make available their floor & site plans to give you an idea of the building and location–send an email request. The web presence for Lost Coast Culture Machine is being developed and  should be available for viewing soon.
Lost Coast Culture Machine will have open submission policies for both the exhibitions program & the retail/consignment space which will be outlined on the aforementioned soon-to-come website. In the meantime, they are putting feelers out to those we know to begin the programming and stocking process. If you have work you’d like to show, design, books, etc. you’d like to consign, please send images or links to
They look forward to seeing great stuff! Please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested.
Thanks kindly,
anne beck

Art Call–the Book About Death continues


We are asking individual artists to submit works, either a single card or a group of cards for exhibition at MUBE. A deadline of January 30, 2010 has been set for reception of all submissions, although we will install any cards received after that date. Digital works are not accepted, sorry. To be included in this exhibition, make a postcard on the theme of death and send it to:
MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura
Avenida Europa, 218 – Jardim Europa
CEP 01449 000 – São Paulo – Brasil
All works submitted to MUBE will become a part of the permanent collection of the Museum, and will not be returned.
Thank you,
Angela Ferrara (
Thank you,
Matthew Rose – Paris, France /mistahcoughdrop/



Meet painter Marie Kazalia

On Tuesday my artist feature appeared on the b-uncut gallery blog–w/pics.

Since it was two days ago, now you have to scroll down the page a bit to find it.

Here is the direct link:

Please take a look and help me promote by RETWEETING (via button at top of article) or posting to your Facebook page…


Best wishes for a productive day

publications made by artists

Printed Matter, the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists, presents the fourth annual NY Art Book Fair, October 2-4 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens. The Fair will host over 150 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, and independent artist/publishers presenting a diverse range of the very best in contemporary art publications.

Printed Matter will also host a special exhibition of books, posters, and ephemera byRichard Prince, as well as screenings, book signings, and performances. Other events include the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, cosponsored with the Art Libraries Society of New York (ARLIS/NY).

The Fair will open for preview October 1, 6-8 PM at P.S.1. Following the preview, Deitch Studios, Long Island City will generously host an evening of exciting performances to benefit Printed Matter. Tickets begin at $20 and include limited artist editions.

The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public. For more information please

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ books and other artists’ publications.

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Erste Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Tekserve, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc.
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

T: 212 925 0325
F: 212 925 0464

Send postcards…

I have a stack of 500 postcards on my desk–minus several I have mailed out so far, to mail artists and art lovers in the USA, UK, Italy and Germany. My 500 postcards each have a color image on the front, of  my painting titled Splash. I hand-write a note on the back below where my name and blog link are printed.

Postcards are back. Could this revival be a reaction to our prodigious emailing and txt msging? Very possibly. Postcards need to be chosen – a large part of the fun – handwritten and dropped into an old-fashioned letter box with a stamp in place. That itself demands a special trip to a Post Office. Postcards demand that bit more effort from the sender than texting, which is partly why they are fun to receive. They’re also one of the very few forms of handwritten correspondence put out in the mail these days.

It’s easy to have your own postcards printed, and use them to promote yourself as an artist. I used the Modern Postcard  company to print my 500 postcards. I emailed my image to Modern Postcard, paid my bill, and the cards were delivered to my door.

After researching local galleries, I selected a few to receive one of my postcards (with my link on the back). The reason? An email may easily be deleted, but a postcard in the hand is hard to ignore.