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.
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.
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.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for CHROMA: Summer Exhibition
CHROMA produces experiments in chromatic language
CHROMA opens the call for the submission of art work in any medium in response to the words black & white.
A group show will be held in July presenting a selection of submissions curated by CHROMA. A collection of works made in isolation from one another with a colour being the only given commonality, the show will explore the conversations the works can and are forced to have through their curation and what elements of association are generated to form a narrative or dialogue. The show will experiment with the possibilities of language as a response to something inherently visual, and the relationship between this collective chromatic discourse and each individual work.
Submissions will also be considered for the creation of CHROMA’s Black & White Issue publication. This will present the same conceptual exploration as the exhibition but will take a concrete ob-ject-form, culminating individual works into a single art object.
Email a maximum of three photographs of each piece submitted, or a detailed (1 side of A4) proposal if the work is not yet made. Please include any titles, dimensions and materials.
If selected, works must be dropped off at the gallery location (The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras) at 10am on Tuesday 26th July. Instructions should be provided and the work will be hung by the team. Arrangements can be made for artists to help hang should they have specific technical requirements. Please note artists submitting video work will need to provide equipment such as projectors and/or tvs/extension cables.
Artists should also be available to collect work from the space Monday 1st August at 11am.
CHROMA will never charge submission fees however to cover the cost of the space artists selected will be required to pay an exhibiting fee from the following sliding scale:
SMALL: An exhibiting space of approximately 50cm x 50cm – £20
MEDIUM: Approximately between 50cm x 50cm – 150cm x 150cm – £35
LARGE: Approximately over 150cm x 150cm – £50
Private View: Thursday 28th July 6-9pm
Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 12-7pm
The Crypt Gallery, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BA
Organised by Ice Tuxedo
Deadline for applications: Friday 8th July, 2016, Time: 6 pm
Random Orange is an International Open Call exhibition organised by Ice Tuxedo. Artists are asked to apply with work that respond to an extract taken from ‘The Science in Science Fiction’ ed. Peter Nicholls, 1982, p. 91.
‘There are various intriguing science fiction notions concerning time that can only call upon very distant support from science. A notable example is A.E. van Vogt’s novel The Weapon Shops of Isher, in which a man throws alternately, as if on a seesaw, increasingly distant past and futures, accumulates so much energy (for surely time travel requires energy) that when he finally explodes in the distant past, it is the intensity of this release of energy that catalyzes the creation of the Sun and the planets. This is one of the ultimate time paradoxes. More soberly, Ian Watson’s story “The Very Slow Time Machine’ tells of a future time traveller in a machine which, before it is projected even further into the future, must (like a catapult) first be very slowly pulled back into the past. To battled present-day observers he seems to be experiencing normal duration, but in reverse. There is a remote sense in which physics supports the relationship between time and energy that these stories rather vaguely suggest. The initial energy of the Big Bang that gave birth to our universe is thought to be directly connected to the nature of time in the universe. We do not know exactly how much energy this was, but we do know that the greater the initial energy, the longer time itself will last before the universe reaches its hear-death or collapses back into a monobloc.’
Guidelines: Applications guidelines: www.schwartzgallery.co.uk
Schwartz Gallery, 92 White Post Lane, London, E9 5GU
Kwan Yin Jewelry, Guan Yin Statues, Kuan Yin Meditation Art
This antique bronze standing figure statue of the Chinese Buddhist Goddess of Mercy and Compassion the Guan Yin or Kwan Yin (also spelled Guan Yim, Kuan Yim, Guanyin, Kwan Im, Gwan Yin, Quan Yin, or Kuan Yin) is said to bring happiness, love, health and protection. This beloved Chinese Goddess statue makes a special gifts for a housewarming, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and all holidays and special occasions. When put on display in your home, office, meditation room or yoga studio the Kwan Yin or Quan Yin will improve the Feng Shui of your space. Give this and other unique Kwan Yin gifts inspired by Buddhist art and images.
All these unique Kwan Yin gifts for women and men will improve Feng Shui of your space, promote good luck, healing, prosperity and health. These good luck gifts will also help attract new love and increase women’s chance of becoming pregnant.
View all the unique Kwan Yin Jewelry, Statues, Meditation Art and gifts in this new collection here.
Kwan Yin Gift Sets for Women and Men
You can give each of these Kwan Yin gifts separately as unique gifts or pair them to create your own stress-relief gifts sets for women and men, or as a special meditation set for him and her.
Or you could give decorative Kwan Yin decorative pillows paired with a Kwan Yin statue for home or office desk, tabletop or Buddhist altar.
There are so many possibilities and combinations for helping loved-ones improve the feng shui in their space with the help of Kuan Yin Gifts!
*The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) is committed to bringing together artists, collectors, and curators through the development and presentation of innovative contemporary art programs and exhibitions based on private collections… the Studio Program will also facilitate meetings between artists and collectors, as well as dealers, critics, and the greater public.
You can be a part of the maiden voyage as ARTHOUSE.NYC presents the first of many mobile digital group shows with REVOLUTION OF SUMMER, a celebration of rebellious thought, colors and perspective. Start your summer off with an upheaval of creative innovation – exhibit your latest work and share it with your friends, family and fans.
June 30th – July 3, 2016
Reception: June 30 @ 7-9pm
227 W. 29th St. #4F
I snapped a shot of Art Premium magazine when my complimentary copy arrived in the mail from France yesterday. Inside their Contemporary African Art Issue is an artist I featured last year!
Just goes to show you that getting featured in a blog article can be a stepping stone! If you are an artist and willing to make a donation I’ll feature your work in an article that will drive lots of visitors to your website.
This week, we congratulated Santa Barbara, California artist Metrov on the sale of one of his 3D printed sculptures here. We are very pleased to be able to also share this article, sent to us by Metrov, containing full details on how he created his limited edition sculpture series using the latest 3D printing technology.
The introduction of new casting technologies led me on quite an adventure this last year. Basically, it was supposed to go something like this: 1) Use a 3D modeling program to create a digital sculpture. 2) Email the digital file to a foundry. 3) Foundry makes a 3D print. 4) From the 3D print, they make a mold. 5) From the mold, they cast the sculpture in bronze. 6) Add patinas to bronze. 7) The bronze is mounted on a marble stand. 8) Foundry ships finished piece to my studio in U.S. The real adventure, however, happened between the lines.
STEP ONE: CREATE 3D MODEL
Below: image of PAX: BEAR GODDESS (with foundry notes), rendered from Blender, an open source, 3D modeling and animation program. It took me a few years to master Blender… the basics, anyway. It’s a fully comprehensive program which includes all the myriad controls of the high-end paid versions.
STEP TWO: EMAIL DIGITAL FILE TO FOUNDRY
Sounds simple, but first I had to hire a professional 3D modeller to prepare my digital file for 3D printing. Besides modeling the figure, it has to be specially configured to enable 3D printing—technical stuff I’ve yet to learn (read: don’t want to learn… ugh). Also, the file had to go to a foundry in China as their prices are a fraction of what the cost would be in the U.S. Some places in China are not email friendly, and so emails have to be sent through special servers, otherwise they may be intercepted by secret police… or spies… or something. Anyway, the email finally arrived at the foundry.
STEP THREE: FOUNDRY MAKES 3D PRINT
This step was happily straightforward. My well-prepared file printed without issues. Below: image of the 3D print.
STEP FOUR: FOUNDRY MAKES MOLD
Again, this step was pretty straightforward. Or at least, I didn’t hear of any issues.
STEP FIVE: CAST SCULPTURE IN BRONZE
Casting went well… after all, this is what foundries, do, right?
STEP SIX: ADD PATINAS TO BRONZE
This is where the headaches began. This particular sculpture requires a two-tone patina as seen in the first rendering above. Most of the patina is the traditional bronze color that covers the body and ears, but the head and ear holes must be black. After numerous attempts (and photos back and forth showing wear corrections must be made, etc), the artisans at the foundry were simply unable to create the patina as indicated. When they tried to fix it, they only made things worse. Exasperated, I finally instructed them to remove the patina completely and send it without a finish. (see 3rd shot below).
STEP SEVEN: MOUNT BRONZE ON MARBLE STAND
The first marble base made by the foundry was nothing like the one I designed in my rendering. When I pointed this out to them (based on the photo they sent), they readily had another one made. Second time they got it right.
STEP EIGHT: SHIP FINISHED PIECE
The work in the image above is what arrived from China. I was pretty excited to receive my sculpture at last… it took almost eight months from the time I’d emailed the 3D digital file to get the final statue. It wouldn’t normally take this long, of course, but the patina phase became a nightmare that no one anticipated. It was my fault, actually, as I failed, in the beginning, to ask the foundry to show me a similar two-tone patina sculpture they’d done in the past.
So, I now had to have the patina applied. Since this part of the operation requires a welding torch, and because I’d never applied patina before, I went to a local foundry to have it done.
The local foundry is well established: Artisan Bronze in Oxnard, California. Because of the headaches working with China, I decided to have a mold made from the bronze so I could have Artisan Bronze make copies in the future. Because the 3D print is not required to make bronze copies, the cost is considerably reduced. Robert, the owner, agreed, but the marble base had to be removed to make the mold. Robert warned me it could break when trying to remove it…. which, in fact, it summarily did.
Robert added both colors of the patina, but the blacks did not turn out nearly black enough. I learned that it’s not possible to get a true black patina. The black would have to be painted on.
First, though, I had to replace the marble base. Robert recommended a place he works with in Los Angeles: Imported Onyx. He actually drove my base down to them, and left it for replication. When I called to pick the new base, there was no answer… for almost two weeks.
Meanwhile, I had posted the 3D rendering of the statue on Indiewalls, a website where artists can submit their work for various commercial and private needs, i.e. restaurants, hotels, homes, and so forth. A client actually purchased the statue based on the rendering, and needed it shipped to New York right away!
I found another base factory on the East Coast, and was about to place an order when, Victor, owner of Imported Onyx called and apologized as he’d been waylaid by surgery. At any rate, he turned out to be a great guy, and fabricated a new base in one day. I raced down from Santa Barbara to pick it up.
Having the mounted statue back in my studio, I had to apply the final black paint for the head and ear holes. I painstakingly masked off the bronze areas and applied the paint on Friday. Saturday was spent photographing and making video of the final work. Sunday, I prepared the packing crate. Monday, I ordered a plaque with title of piece and my name. Monday night, packed the work. Tues morning, drove the crate to FEDEX and had it shipped to NYC!
Since this version of PAX is a limited edition of 25, I only have to go through this 24 more times! Just kidding. Now that I’ve been through the process… and learned the potholes to avoid… it should be a snap making the other editions. At any rate, keep your fingers crossed for me.
In this epic, narrative installation series, Pax, the ancient Roman goddess of peace, Spring, and re-birth, returns to us as the spirit of a Mother Bear. The Pax project signals the arrival of a new global consciousness; a harmonious shift between the balance of patriarchal and matriarchal forces governing our planet.