Nadine Robbins Oyster Paintings and Giclee Prints

Primary Oysters, Nadine Robbins

Primary Oysters, Nadine Robbins

Erotic Oyster, Nadine Robbins

Erotic Oyster, Nadine Robbins

Oyster Love, Nadine Robbins

Oyster Love, Nadine Robbins

Naked Oysters, Nadine Robbins

Naked Oysters, Nadine Robbins

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Bad Habits: Erotic Humor and Food in the Portrait Paintings of Nadine Robbins

Eggsistencial, Nadine Robbins

Eggsistencial, Nadine Robbins

Peel back the layers in the images and titles of Nadine Robbins oil paintings to find multiple meanings (double entendre) of subtle erotic humor–a theme that she carries thought out her work.

Nadine  grew up in France, (with a mother who was an artist) and attended an impressive array of fine art schools.  Nadine’s work has twice been featured in the prestigious Royal Society of Portrait Painters show in London.

Golden Gown, Nadine Robbins

Golden Gown, Nadine Robbins

Her portrait The Golden Gown, while on display at the Brill Gallery, was hailed by art critic Keith Shaw as  “the best nude oil painting I’ve seen in the Berkshires outside The Clark [Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute]. Critic Shaw went on to say that, ”Nadine Robbins is developing into a superb figure painter, and her double portrait, The Golden Gown, is an American masterpiece, both technically and artistically.”

Moxie, Nadine Robbins

Moxie, Nadine Robbins

Nadine’s reach also extends to Chicago, where renowned collector Howard Tullman has added her portrait “Moxie” to his impressive array of nudes.

Nadine Robbin’s work will hang in the exhibition Fixation 2014, curated by Sergio Gomez & Didi Menendeza show in a Chicago gallery that will focus on physical or psychological obsessions with objects or subjects.

Mrs. McDonald, Nadine Robbins

Mrs. McDonald, Nadine Robbins

Besides her clever and skillful renderings of the human face and form, Nadine has a passion for oysters.  Four of her still life paintings of oysters are featured in our sidebar gallery. Click on any image to go the artist’s website. Or click this link: http://nadinerobbinsart.com

Bad Habit, Nadine Robbins

Bad Habit, Nadine Robbins

Artists Apply Now to Bemis Residency. Artists Receive Stipend + Support.

The Bemis Center is accepting applications for 3 month residencies featuring $750 monthly stipends, staff support, generously sized live/work studios and 24 hour access to facilities.
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, recently ranked as “[one of the] Top 10 Residency Programs Around the Globe” by Artinfo, makes every effort to support artists in their practice by making the art-making process the highest priority amid an atmosphere and environment ideal for creative growth and experimentation. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to receive time, space and support for their work.
TIME 3 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time.
SPACE The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet. Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private bathroom and 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and 10,000 square foot sculpture facility.
SUPPORT Resident artists receive a $750 monthly stipend and an unparalleled level of assistance from expert staff.
Applications are due September 30th.

4 of My Art Designs Won! Casetagram iPhone Cases–Artists Enter Now–New Theme: Water

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Hi Marie Kazalia,CONGRATULATIONS! You’re one of the Casetagram Challenge winners! We were humbled to see over 4400 creative designs submitted from all over the world, and THIS DESIGN (and more) was loved by the community!As a BIG thanks for your effort and awesome case work, your design(s) will be showcased and made available for purchase in the Casetagram Collection, alongside other inspirational artists here: www.casetagram.com/collections.You will be paid $5.00 USD for each case sold to reward you for your talent via PayPal at the end of the month after commencement of salesCongratulations from all of us at Casetagram!Don’t forget to enter our next challenge in partnership with People Water here: www.casetagram.com/challenge

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At “Now You See It Now You Don’t”

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Now You See It Now You Don’t, the 8th Terrace annual, is a one day only event, curated by Karl Bielik, it’s as whacky as they come, and amazing.  On a warm sunny afternoon/evening in late August,  4-17 Frederick Terrace, London, becomes this delightful space for looking at art, socialising and listening  to music.

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Over the last six years 162 different artists have shown over 300 pieces of work in this now transformed, former wasteland. Exposed to the elements the works have shifted, faded, broken, rotted, remained and in some cases, disappeared. This year 64 artists have added new work.

In Lisa Denyer‘s painting, I feel sure that the watery stains, complementing harder straight lines, were in the finished piece before it was exposed to the elements. However, the possibility that they could be the result of weathering seems so right.

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Similarly, in a 12″ x 12″ painting…

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Vox Populi Gallery Artist Collective Accepting Applications for Membership

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Vox Populi Gallery is located on the 3rd Floor of 319 North 11th Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

This artist collective art gallery was founded in 1988,  to support the challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists with monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related programming.

With a rotating membership and a commitment to working collectively, the gallery is a vital forum for the development and exchange of artistic ideas. Vox’s comprehensive exhibition schedule includes solo shows of both member and guest artists, a curated video lounge, annual guest-curated shows, exchanges with peer organizations and group shows that provide critical exposure for emerging artists.

Apply

Link to application for membership: http://voxpopuligallery.org/news/vox-populi-accepting-applications-for-membership/

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For extensive list of International Art Galleries websites click here.

Creative Going World–New Reality Show About Artists Growing Their Brands in Accessories, Decor & More

Jason Fischer, Owner and Creative Director of Surreal Media Lab, will be Producing  ”Creatives Going World.” A new reality show about people aspiring to grow their emerging brands in accessories, decor and more. Beginning in October, the film crew will travel all the way to Amsterdam to begin filming the first round draft picks for the show.

Creative Director,  Kiera of Phresh Phactory, Inc. says this won’t be a show filled with chaos and drama but, will instead focus on the passions and stories of each artist. Among life’s daily challenges of family, finance, and business, the show will also capture them meeting and working alongside our management team to get their products placed, seen and sold.

“People love to watch artists at work and want to know how to be successful in their own endeavours,”  says Kiera. “What audiences want, is to see a story like their own, about talent, hard work and finally getting their chance to triumph at what they do best.”

All and all, this new show is bursting from the seams with excitement from both the artists and their fans, whom have grown to love their work and want to see them overcoming their biggest challenges. Be on the look out for more of “Creatives Going World.”

ARE YOU AND YOUR BRAND READY TO GROW?  APPLY : www.PhreshPhactory.com/apply

PAYING FOR TWEETS SO THAT THEY’LL BE SEEN BY A WIDER AUDIENCE as A STRATEGY FOR ARTISTS

Images courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

Images courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

try a Twitter-Blitz

Sponsored tweets are often used by brands to promote content to a wider audience. 
Artists may also benefit from sponsored tweets to reach a new audience. Do you have a new series of prints or cards that may have a broad appeal? Or a holiday themed project such as for this coming Halloween or Day of the Dead celebrations? Or do you have a book of your artwork to promote and sell? Or just want to bring more visitors to your artist website or blog? Have you thought of trying sponsored tweets? Or better yet a Twitter Blitz!?
 offers a personalized approach and will promote your site links, projects, exhibits, print series and art products, books and blogs etc to his over
207,000 (very responsive) Twitter followers. Visit Georg’s information page via this link  http://tinyurl.com/ad7zdom to find out more.
Artist Marketing Resources commissioned Georg Grey to do a Twitter Blitz for us, and we are planning a second blitz with Georg.
 

Gallery Reviewing Art for 5 Solo Exhibitions

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Artist Marketing Resources continually adds more university art galleries to our 200 page gallery list. Many university art galleries accept exhibition proposals for solo and group shows or post calls for submissions for solo shows. We want to make sure that artists know about these opportunities so that is why we share them here.

For instance, one university art gallery that schedules artist exhibitions annually is the CECELIA COKER BELL GALLERY of the Coker College Art Department in South Carolina, USA.
The gallery is currently  REVIEWING FOR 5 SOLO SHOWS in the  2014/15 season.  The gallery provides accepted artists with $300 towards shipping of artwork to the gallery and pays exhibiting artists $200 for a gallery talk. Submission guidelines and Prospectus:  www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com/
Find more galleries here.

Arc Gallery San Francisco + Online Gallery Call for Artist Submissions

Arc Gallery in San Francisco is seeking submissions of works of art from artists that address the concept of “structure” in all its forms.

GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY
There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and on the Arc On-line Gallery. The juror will also select works that will be shown in the Arc On-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.

For a more detailed description of what that entails

please visit http://www.arc-sf.com/call-for-artists.html

Call for Artists: Halloween Group Exhibit at Carol Williams Gallery

Carol Williams Gallery, Seattle / Halloween Exhibit / Call for Artists

For more information visit:

http://klove4art.wix.com/c-rashawnna-williams#!calls-for-art/cp6i
Call for Art for the October 2013 Group Exhibit ‘A Hollowed Halloween’What’s your interpretation of All Hallow Eve? First Known Use: circa 1700.
Entry Application Deadline:  Monday, September 16, 2013 5pm PSTNo Application Fee:  Free
Exhibit Fee:    $20 (Due Upon Acceptance)
Acceptance Notification:  September 21, 2013
Artwork Delivery Deadline:  Sat. Oct 5, 2013, by 5pm

Exhibit Date:                      Friday, October 11, 2013

Exhibit Curators:
Majestic Arts Presents & K-Love 4 Art, llc

Apply at:
Send 3 to 5 JPEG Images to klove4art@gmail.com

Websites:
K-Love 4 Art, llc:
http://klove4art.wix.com/c-rashawnna-williams

Majestic Arts Presents:
https://www.facebook.com/MajesticArtsPresents

Do You Create Upcycled or Recycled art? Apply to be a Gallery Artist at NDI Gallery

If you specialise in upcycled or recycled art, NDI Gallery has an online application form that artists may complete to become a gallery artist and add your work to their marketplace.

For a PDF list of  1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art click here.

Applause Please–the Skillful Balancing Act in the Paintings of Texas Artist J.R. Smith

Applause Please, J.R. Smith

Applause Please, J.R. Smith

View images of J.R. Smith’s paintings above and below and in our sidebar gallery and you will notice that the painter creates a balance in each work that makes it all look so easy. Yet notice again how skillfully the artist incorporates a wide variety of subject matter into each composition in a balancing act that may include animal life, landscapes and plant life, human subjects, architectural features, and still life objects, as well as text and abstract elements.

What garden--me? J.R. Smith

What garden–me? J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith has completed numerous commissions on both interior walls and exterior walls of buildings in several Texas and New Mexico towns. National and international art collectors purchase watercolor paintings and painted canvases and panels from the versatile and prolific artist.

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06 Wall, J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith says, ” I would like to reach designers that are decorating lobbies, entryways and restaurants, etc. I’m getting more calls for mural panels or themed type series that are appropriate for their venue. “
The artist recently completed a series of Cinco de Mayo paintings of dancers and musicians in his characteristic *feel good* style.  There were some delays, according to the artist who stated that, “restoring the sign on the west End of the Wool & Mohair building (in Alpine ,Texas ) slowed the completion of the Cinco de Mayo series but the paintings are now hanging in Los Jalapenos Restaurant on Murphy Street. The Murphy Street weekend festivities will kick off with a reception for the show on Thursday the 29th, August (5:00 – 7:00 PM) at Los Jalapenos.”
If you are interested in commissioning a painting or mural by “Feel Good Artist” J. R. Smith, you may contact him via his website www.jr-art.com

J.R. Smith #2 Image Gallery of Paintings

Flying Skirts, J.R. Smith

Flying Skirts, J.R. Smith

Johnny, J.R. Smith

Johnny, J.R. Smith

Parade Flags, J.R Smith

Parade Flags, J.R Smith

Purple Dancer, J.R. Smith

Purple Dancer, J.R. Smith

Happy Dance, J.R. Smith

Happy Dance, J.R. Smith

Ready to Dance, J.R. Smith

Ready to Dance, J.R. Smith

 

 

Day Worker Specialist, J.R. Smith

Day Worker Specialist, J.R. Smith

Artist J.R. Smith at work on mural.

Artist J.R. Smith at work on AMTRAK mural.

J.R. Smith painting outdoor mural

J.R. Smith painting outdoor AMTRAK mural

Lonestar Man, Interior mural (detail), J.R. Smith

Lone Star Man, Interior mural (detail), J.R. Smith

Too Close, J.R. Smith

Too Close, J.R. Smith

Wall of characters, paintings by J.R. Smith

Wall of characters, paintings by J.R. Smith

Parders, J.R. Smith

Parders, J.R. Smith

Spoonbills, J.R. Smith

Spoonbills, J.R. Smith

Penny House, J.R. Smith

Penny House, J.R. Smith

Perspective Alpine, J.R. Smith

Perspective Alpine, J.R. Smith

Mural (detail), J.R. Smith

Mural (detail), J.R. Smith

abstract painting inspired by friend John Miller, J.R. Smith

abstract painting inspired by friend John Miller, J.R. Smith

Appurtenance, J.R. Smith

Appurtenance, J.R. Smith

Ghost Mansion, J.R. Smith

Ghost Mansion, J.R. Smith

New Santa Elana, J.R. Smith

New Santa Elana, J.R. Smith

Owl, J.R. Smith

Owl, J.R. Smith

Pie Face, J.R. Smith

Pie Face, J.R. Smith

Skulls, Big Bend Cowboy Church, J.R. Smith

Skulls, Big Bend Cowboy Church, J.R. Smith

Untitled, J.R. Smith

Untitled, J.R. Smith

Work or Show, J.R. Smith

Work or Show, J.R. Smith

Artists Earn + Get Exposure With ImgEmbed

Artist Marketing Resources purchased the use of this image below, which is of the artist Caia Matheson’s studio. We used the ImgEmbed credit system to pay her–with payment based  on the number of views her image receives here on our blog.

Jon Ofstead offers use of his ImgEmbed images free. This photo, taken by Ofstead in the Clayton Brothers studio, is placed here using  the embed code that automatically creates a credit line for the image, a link to Jon Ofstead’s portfolio, and includes the ImgEmbed logo.


Follow Jon Ofstead

Artists, you can create a free ImgEmbed account, upload your art and images of your studio, set prices for use of your images on blogs, websites, and in articles.  Make money, or offer free use to receive free promotion.

This video shows you how easy it is.

New Amazon Art Marketplace Has Launched

Amazon.com, Inc. has announced the launch of their Amazon Art marketplace showcasing 40,000 artworks from more than 4,500 artists and over 150 international galleries and dealers, making Amazon Art one of the largest online collections of original and limited edition artwork for purchase.

Artists without physical gallery representation can dramatically expand their market and reach more clientele when they sell in the Amazon Art marketplace via online galleries accounts on sites such as Zatista.

ArtFinder Artist Blanca Cajal Exhibits in Cordoba, Argentina

Artists around the world follow and read the Artist Marketing Resources blog. “I’ve subscribed and I find it fantastic!” wrote Maria recently,  asking for our help to promote Latin American artists (mostly from Cordoba-Argentina) in Europe.
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Blanca Cajal is one such artist, currently exhibiting in Cordoba (Argentina) in a gallery show opening August 1st.

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“MUNDOS POSIBLES” (Possible Worlds)

Opening: Thursday 1st August 17:30 hs

1st to 30th August 2013
Visit: Monday to Friday from 8 to 21 hs

WHERE? Hall of the Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física (FaMAF)Av. Medina Allende s/n , Ciudad Universitaria, CP:X5000HUA Córdoba, Argentina

Find and buy Blanca Cajal paintings on ArtFinder https://www.artfinder.com/blanca-cajal
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Your Art on a Beer Bottle Label? Submit

This opportunity is one of thousands researched by Artist Marketing Resources and provided to our artist-readers. For more art licensing opportunities click here.

Collective Arts Brewing puts your art on their labels.

Are artists compensated for the use of their work? Yes. Each artist selected will receive $200 (Canadian) as compensation for the use of their work.

•  Work will be featured on beer bottle labels as a limited production run. Each label includes artist’s name and a link to a biography featured on the Collective Arts Brewing website.

•  Beer drinkers can scan the labels using the Blippar app, allowing drinkers to engage with your work and view information about you on their phone/tablet.

•  Each artist will be individually featured on the Collective Arts Brewing website, Facebook and Twitter.

•  A certificate of participation, including a bottle with your own label is provided to each artist.

•  Collective Arts Brewing will support and promote artist events when feasible (requires discussion) by providing online support and beer for the event.

•  Opportunity to be featured at Collective Arts Events throughout the year, like gallery openings or artist event.

 Read the full submission guidelines here