Open Call For National + International Artists’ Exhibition Proposals 2017

 

Ends on January 13, 2018

Submissions for Exhibitions
 Locust Projects is currently running a rolling OPEN CALL for exhibition proposals from national and international visual artists to propose experimental site-specific projects for their 3 exhibition spaces.Read the full submission guidelines here.Find out about more international art gallery submission opportunities here.
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Colour: A Kind of Bliss, St Marylebone Crypt

Another great exhibition write-up on Andy Parkinson’s blog Patterns That Connect

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I am delighted to have been included in the group exhibition curated by Lucy Cox and Freya Purdue, Colour: A Kind of Bliss, at St Marylebone Crypt from 5 April to 30 June 2017.

Julian Brown, Tattoo Lagoon, 2017, acrylic on linen, 80x100cm

From the Catalogue Introduction, written by Lucy Cox and Freya Purdue…

“Colour is a kind of bliss … like a closing eyelid … a tiny fainting spell.”
 – Roland Barthes

Colour: A Kind of Bliss brings together six British painters concerned with different approaches to the use of intense energy and luminous qualities of colour. Through varying densities of paint and chroma, saturation and de-saturation, their paintings realise direct emotive forms resulting in both subtly and vibrancy. Painting for these artists working in the field of abstraction/non-figuration is a synthesis of ideas, drawing and colour.

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Special International Artist Residency in Southern Mexico SUMMER 2017

 

Arquetopia’s acclaimed flagship residency for artists, curators, art historians, and students. The residency program administrators asked us to share their summer 2017 residency program:

Dear Marie Kazalia and Friends at Artist Marketing Resources:

A warm hello from all of us at Arquetopia Foundation and International Artist Residency in southern Mexico, and thank you for posting our past residency open calls for artists. We hope you are having a great spring so far.

I am writing to ask if you would please include our current open call for ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017, our Special International Summer Program, on your site as the deadline is Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Thank you for your time, interest, and for including our calls. We appreciate your help in getting the word out!

Saludos cordiales,

Chris

Christopher Davis
Clarinetist
Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director and Director of Music Programs

Arquetopia, Foundation for Development
Avenida 15 Poniente 715, Centro Histórico
Puebla, PUE  72000 MEXICO
Tel. (+52) 222 594 77 28

Arquetopia Oaxaca
Calle Morelos 105, Col. Santa Cruz
San Pablo Etla, OAX  68258 MEXICO

www.arquetopia.org
www.facebook.com/Arquetopia

OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, journalists, writers, and cultural researchers age 25 and over. Our programs are based on a non-exploitative model promoting 
social consciousness. Residents are strongly encouraged to explore various ways of cultural exchange as part of their artistic and/or research goals and to actively engage in critical discussions as part of their residency experience. Understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work or inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.

Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique residency programs with substantial content. In contrast to various property rental schemes, tourist resorts, B&B’s, and sublets elsewhere, our residency spaces function exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and include structured, informative programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and individualized project support.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit the Arquetopia website at www.arquetopia.org

Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form, following the instructions on the web page. Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 SPECIAL 3-IN-1 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM Includes Novohispanic Graphic Arts Technique Instruction And Self-Directed Art Production

Program Session Dates: June 5 to July 17, 2017 (6 weeks)

Deadline: Apply Now through Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spaces are limited. Our committee processes all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

Fee Reduction of USD -$350 for optional full payment within 1 week of selection.

Full Program Itinerary and Schedule of Events Below
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/arquetopia-summer-2017 

Arquetopia’s flagship residency program: ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 will focus on the relationship between individual art practices and the visual history of violence. How is the discourse of violence institutionalized? How is violence affecting art production systems and influencing art markets? How has violence become an important part of the visual history of Mexico? How is the normalization of violence through aesthetic principles critical to understand intention and representation?

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 Special International Summer Academic Program (with Novohispanic Graphic Arts and Mural Art technique instruction, and self-directed Art Production) is a prestigious 6-week critical program that offers competitive professional opportunities for local and international emerging and mid-career artists, curators, art historians, and students age 23 and over.

This unique program offers critical methodologies to diverse art practices, exploring how violence is constructed through the language of aesthetics. The goal is to provide tools to understand visualities and gestures in art, while identifying institutional trivialization of intention, and representation in visual expression. Through the program, participants will conceptualize their art by engaging their practice in critical discussions. One of the central goals is to contextualize historical and contemporary articulations regarding the language of visual violence. The seminars and tours included in the program will explore the role of aesthetics in the construction of Mexico’s visual history and its categorization in the context of global visual culture. The program will also put into context the role of cultural institutions, such as museums and galleries, in the production of meaning through objects, social relations, and art consumption. Through hands-on workshops in collaboration with the Museum of Art of the Former Convent of Santa Monica, participants will have the opportunity to expand their art practice by exploring the artistic connections between the baroque graphic arts and the Novohispanic mural painting tradition.

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 PROGRAM INCLUSIONS
This program includes 27 seminar hours; 9 hours of individual and collective critiques; guided tours and visits to prominent museums in Puebla, independent galleries, and relevant sites. The program also includes a 27-hour hands-on art workshop instructed by a master conservator, exploring the artistic dimensions of the baroque printmaking tradition and Novohispanic mural art techniques. Activities are designed to promote intense creative work and artistic dialogue; therefore, artists are expected to allocate self-directed studio hours as part of their weekly schedule.

Renowned international art historians, artists, and master restorers facilitate the dialogues, individual and collective critiques, seminars, and workshops. Seminars are conducted in English. Workshop instruction is in Spanish or English. Participants produce work in our partnered studio at one of Mexico’s most important art museums, in Puebla’s majestic central historic district.

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 FIVE SPECIAL GUEST SCHOLARS AND INSTRUCTORS

Kirsten Pai Buick, Ph.D. specializes in American art, focusing her research on African-American art, the impact of race and gender on the history of art, representations of the American landscape, and the history of women as patrons and collectors of the arts. She has advanced scholarship of the work of numerous African-American artists through publications including the first book-length examination of the life and career of 19th-century sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis. Buick is a tenured, full professor at the University of New Mexico, where she has taught for more than 15 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art history and Italian literature in 1985 from the University of Chicago. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in art history from the University of Michigan. Buick has published extensively on African-American art. Her book Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject was published by Duke University Press, and her second book, In Authenticity: ‘Kara Walker’ and the Eidetics of Racism, is currently in progress. Her published articles include studies on the work of artists including Daniel Coburn, Patrick Nagatani, Joseph Delaney, Aaron Douglas, Horace Pippin, and Kehinde Wiley. Buick has earned numerous academic, professional, and scholarly awards and grants including the Driskell Prize, Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Predoctoral Fellowship, the Charles Gaius Bolin Fellowship at Williams College, CAA Professional Development Fellowship in Art History, Rhoades Foundation Visiting Lectureship, and the UNM University Libraries Faculty Acknowledgement Award.

 

Siamak Delzendeh was born and raised in Tehran. He initiated his artistic career by experimenting with writing and publishing short stories. Later, he moved to Montreal and studied Photography and Art History at Concordia University. He participated in some group and solo exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto and Tehran. After returning home in 2009, Delzendeh published several articles and critiques on visual arts in Tehran. He also exhibited photo installations and other works at Siin, Y(Igreg) and Golestan art galleries. From 2012 to 2014, he was involved in making a documentary series on visual arts. He participated in several research programs in Iran and composed visual art entries for the Subcontinent Encyclopedia and also the Encyclopedia Islamica. In 2015, Delzendeh participated in a critical writers’ exchange residency program between the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the Kooshk Residency in Tehran. He also participated as a panelist in the Eleventh International Conference of Iranian Studies in Vienna in 2016. His most recent book, Pictorial Shifts of the Iranian Visual Art, a Critical Survey (from the Qajar period to the end of Pahlavi era), was published in September 2016 by the Nazar Art Publication in Tehran.
Annette Rodríguez, Ph.D. received her doctorate in American Studies at Brown University in 2016. In 2015, Rodríguez was presented the 18th annual Catherine Prelinger Award by the Coordinating Council for Women in History for her scholarly and professional contributions to women in history, and for educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. In July of 2016, Rodríguez was selected as a winner of the Dixon First Amendment Award for her efforts on behalf of students, faculty and staff in New Mexico higher education. She has previously been selected as a National Graduate Fellow by the Law and Society Association, a Latino Museum Studies Program Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute, the George I. Sanchez Fellow at the Center for Southwest Research, and a Graduate Fellow at the Office of the New Mexico State Historian. Rodríguez has acted as an instructor at Brown University, the University of New Mexico, Northern New Mexico College, and Santa Fe Community College. She concentrates her work on perennial racist violences in the United States as communicating events that construct and reinforce ideologies and hierarchies of race, gender, citizenship, and national belonging.
Emmanuel Ortega is a curator and a doctoral candidate in Ibero-American colonial art history at the University of New Mexico. He is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Since 2007, he has investigated images of violence in the Novohispanic context. For his master thesis, Ortega investigated images involving public performances organized by the Novohispanic Inquisition. For his Ph.D. dissertation, Ortega researches visual representations of the New Mexico Pueblo peoples in Novohispanic Franciscan martyr paintings. He has contributed several entries for the Khan Academy website and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies online bulletin. He has presented his work in the XXXVI Annual Colloquium of Art History organized by the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, 2012, the College of Art Association and American Studies Association in 2015. Also, in 2015, Ortega partnered with the Museo de Arte Religioso Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica in Puebla, México to curate two art exhibitions based on recently restored paintings from the museum’s permanent collection.
Francisco Guevara is a visual artist and curator specializing in creating projects using contemporary art to promote Development by designing alternative models of social entrepreneurship for human development. He graduated with the degree of University Expert in Management and Planning of Development Cooperation Projects in the Fields of Education, Science and Culture from the Universidad Nacional de Estudios a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain, in coordination with the Organization of Latin American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI). He also received his postgraduate degree in Cultural Management and Communication from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He joined the Race, Gender and the Historiographies of Art Seminar at the University of New Mexico in 2009 to incorporate into his curatorial projects a broader understanding of identity in the local and international context. His work and projects emphasize the role of contemporary art practices as a tool for social change. His experience covers international projects including: intangible heritage, public art, exhibits and visual arts education. As an artist he has researched, studied and worked exploring the connection between food, rituals of eating and collective identity. He is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Arquetopia Foundation for Development.

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 PROGRAM ITINERARY AND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Week 1: The first week of the program will serve as an introduction to Arquetopia’s methodologies. We will welcome Sofia Carrillo, curator of Mexico City’s Ex Teresa Arte Actual Museum for a portfolio review of all participants. This week will include self-directed art production hours and an introduction to historical and artistic connections between Novohispanic graphic arts and mural painting traditions. In addition, individual art critique sessions will help participants establish overall goals. The first tour of Mapping the City will focus on ritualized violence.

  • Portfolio review with curator Sofia Carrillo
  • Self-directed art production time (12 hours, approx.)
  • Introduction to Novohispanic Graphic Arts and mural painting traditions (9 hours)
  • Individual art critique
  • Mapping the City: Ritualized Violence

Week 2: The second week will focus on the diversity of art practices, collective critique, and in the assessment of conceptual needs for each individual project. We will welcome Iranian curator and scholar Siamak Delzendeh, who will teach the first seminar exploring the relationship between violence, Modernism, and the construction of national identities to contextualize contemporary art practices. Furthermore, we will be sourcing out materials for production. For this reason, the time allocated for self-directed art production will be increased during this week, allowing participants an exploration of their themes and projects independently. Art instruction is included in the second week, which will place a particular emphasis on Novohispanic Graphic Arts techniques. Lastly, the second Mapping the City tour will focus on violence through visual culture.

  • Seminar with Siamak Delzendeh (9 hours)
  • Self-directed art production time (12 hours, approx.)
  • Novohispanic Graphic Arts Techniques Workshop (9 hours)
  • Collective art critique
  • Mapping the City: Violence through Visual Culture

Week 3: During the third week, we will introduce participants to the complex mural tradition reflecting an amalgam of art techniques that produced a very rich visual culture. Studio hours will increase, allowing artists to explore their themes and projects independently. Art instruction will focus on Novohispanic mural painting techniques, and individual critiques will allow participants to assess their progress. Mapping the City will focus on exploring the Mesoamerican and Novohispanic mural tradition, including Cholula and Casa del Dean. Artists will have the option to share their process in a roundtable as part of Arquetopia’s cultural community outreach programs in collaboration with Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Novohispanic Mural Painting Techniques Workshop (9 hours)
  • Individual critique
  • Mapping the City: Exploring the Mural Tradition
  • Community outreach roundtable at BUAP

Week 4: The fourth week will focus on contemporary art case studies as examples of discourse on violence and its normalization in art. We will welcome Dr. Annette Rodríguez, who will teach the second seminar exploring how violence constructs and reinforces ideologies and heirarchies of race, gender, citizenship, and national belonging. Studio hours will continue, while collective critique will serve as feedback for the individual art practices. Mapping the City will focus on Mexico and Puebla’s contemporary art scene, including studio visits and an artist talk.

  • Seminar with Dr. Annette Rodríguez (9 hours)
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Collective critique
  • Mapping the City: Contemporary Violence

Week 5: For the fifth week, we will welcome art historian Emmanuel Ortega, who will teach a seminar on violence and the stratification of artistic practices. With the main purpose of challenging hierarchies that negatively impact the production of art and art history to this day, the seminar will also focus on the construction of national identity. This seminar also includes guided visits to relevant sites in order to further contextualize colonial art practices. Participants will continue to produce in the studio and have individual critiques. The activities and tours will include baroque architecture and other relevant sites.

  • Seminar with Emmanuel Ortega
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Individual critique
  • Mapping the City: Violence and National Identity

Week 6: For the sixth and final week, we will welcome art historian Dr. Kirsten Buick, who will teach a master class on the aesthetics of violence and the writing of art history. Through a series of case studies, participants will explore how artists, art historians, critics, and the public construct meaning through objects and how we frame, at various times race, gender, sexuality, and class through visual expression. For the final critique, participants will present the results of their residency and collectively review the diverse processes. A farewell dinner for all ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 participants will be held during this week. Artists will have the option to share their process in a roundtable as part of Arquetopia cultural community outreach programs in collaboration with Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla.

  • Master class with Dr. Kirsten Buick
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Final collective critique
  • Farewell dinner
  • Community outreach roundtable at Ibero

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 SPECIAL VENUE
The Museum of Art of the Former Convent of Santa Monica is one of Mexico’s most prominent religious and colonial art museums. Its collections were formed in the 1930s with artwork from the 16th through 17th centuries including some of the greatest artists of the New Spain such as Juan Correa, Miguel Cabrera, Miguel Jerónimo de Zendejas, and Lorenzo Zendejas, among others. The museum also records monastic life in different periods of history, from everyday life to religious rituals.

 

RESIDENCY GUIDELINES

  • Selection decisions are based on artistic work and proposed project. Candidates at all stages of their careers (emerging and established) must demonstrate a clear sense of potential.
  • Our pool of applicants and residents is diverse in all aspects.
  • Our residency programs are competitive opportunities for artists and researchers to pursue their own work, free of pressure (especially work that in their particular circumstances would normally be difficult to produce).
  • Selection priority is given to projects that explore a responsible connection between the applicant’s artistic practice and the cultural context of Mexico, of Puebla, or of Oaxaca. The connection can be as broad as an artistic technique or as specific as a local theme.
  • The creation of community with fellow residents and staff during the residency period is important.

ARQUETOPIA
Founded in 2009, Arquetopia is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Mexico and 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’s complexity in context and incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation of Mexico’s 3,000-year heritage of visual culture. Since its founding, Arquetopia has raised the bar in the residency field, becoming a reference to every residency program in Mexico and influencing most of them in approaching artmaking with more rigorous practices, critical perspectives, and high standards.

ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA
A spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial California-style compound conveniently located in Puebla’s central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. Recently renovated and expanded, the residency offers a large, natural-light studio; a darkroom; a printmaking studio, a ceramics firing facility with a medium-sized gas kiln; a natural pigments laboratory; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; a small botanical garden; a research library; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city.

 

PUEBLA, SOUTHERN MEXICO
Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. With a population of 2.7 million, Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, Talavera ceramics, and traditions rooted in the 16th-century baroque and enriched by a blend of five pre-Hispanic/indigenous cultures, Arab, Jewish, French, and Spanish influences. Puebla lies 45 km (28 mi) east of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, giving the residents a magnificent view of their snow-topped peaks. At an elevation of 2,200 m (7,200 ft), Puebla features a temperate subtropical highland climate, resulting in an average of only three days per year seeing temperatures above 29°C (84°F). 

RESIDENCY DURATION / TIME PERIOD
Term of 6 weeks. Dates for this program are fixed, from Monday, June 5 to Monday, July 17, 2017.

WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES

Staff Support:

  • Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
  • Our residencies are process-based; residents are not expected to give talks, exhibitions, or workshops

Accommodation and Meals:

  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to the kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Use of Arquetopias residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping

Studio Workspace and Materials:

  • 24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
  • Personal workspace with large table and wall space
  • Some tools provided
  • On-site darkroom provided for photographers
  • On-site print studio provided for printmakers
  • On-site ceramics firing facility provided for ceramists
  • Materials and supplies for the instructional course provided
  • Materials and supplies for additional project production not included but available for purchase locally

RESIDENCY DEPOSIT, FEE, AND PAYMENT DEADLINES
Fee: USD $795 per week (USD $4770 total for the 6 weeks).

Payment Deadlines: Deposit of 20% of Residency Fee due within 1 week of selection. Balance of Residency Fee due within 30 days of selection. Fee Reduction of USD -$350 for full payment within 1 week of selection.

 

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.

Arquetopia on the Web: www.arquetopia.org 
Arquetopia on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Arquetopia

 

2 Days Left to #Submit to Series 8 Call for Art + Music

 

There’s TWO DAYS left to submit to the Series 8 Call for Art + Music! The deadline is Monday, March 13, 2017. 

Your Art. Our Beer. The Series 8 Call for Art + Music has no theme; there are no boundaries on creativity.

Show the world your work! Our beer is now being sold across Canada, North Eastern and Mid Western USA, as well as Spain, Italy and Australia. 

We encourage artists to submit work that has been already produced as we respect the time and effort it takes to create. To see ALL of the current art labels click here. 

To submit your art or music, and get details on ALL the artist benefits and payment, visit collectiveartsbrewing.com/submit-art.

We look forward to seeing your work!

Rarify: New website aims to connect art and design collectors around the world

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Paul Shanley, founder of Rarify(www.rarify.net) a new website for collectors of art and design, asked us to share the news of his site launch on March 9th–today! Rarify aims to connect collectors of art and design around the world, allowing them to showcase their collections and find rare items from like-minded collectors.

 

Many artists are also collectors and this site may be a place for you to make connections.

 

The exclusive collectors’ community at Rarify is a place where users can store and showcase their collections, find rare art and design works from internationally recognised artists and connect with like-minded collectors and industry professionals.

Through a sophisticated recommendation engine, Rarify will learn a user’s preferences and recommend artists, designers and collectors they may be interested in.

“We’re really excited to bring Rarify to the art and design world. It’s a place where collectors can showcase their collections and also meet others who share their passion. We’re excited about the energy that this community of collectors will bring with them” said Paul Shanley, Rarify’s Founder.

Shanley, an avid collector himself, started Rarify after realising that the options for art and design collectors to connect and find rare items were limited.

“More and more people are choosing to invest in art and design. But the industry hasn’t really reacted to this and the tools available for collectors to find items they love haven’t really changed. By giving collectors a way to showcase their collections and connect with other like-minded collectors, we’re giving them the ability to find art and design items on an unprecedented level, some of which would usually never be seen on the market again,” added Mr. Shanley.

Users can register at www.rarify.net.

Converting Your Color Photos to Fine Art Quality Black and White

Ancient Bristlecone, photograph by Harold Davis from book The Photographer's Black and White Handbook, published by Monacelli Studio

Ancient Bristlecone, photograph by Harold Davis from book The Photographer’s Black and White Handbook, published by Monacelli Studio

You probably shoot images with your camera phone and then make adjustments or add effects using various apps, including one or more for converting your color photos to black and white (aka monochrome).  Many digital cameras also have options for converting color image captures to black and white. But those quick conversions are sort of one size fits all, and probably won’t produce the highest quality results for your specific image. Plus wouldn’t you like to know how to make color adjustments to get the best black and white results from the start. If you’d like to step up your quality and gain more control, master photographer Harold Davis has a new book to guide you. The title of the book is The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook.  The cover price is $35.00 but the book is currently available for $17.88 for a soft cover print copy and only $13.79 for a Kindle version.

Harold Davis, The Photographer's Black and White Handbook, published by Monacelli Press

Harold Davis, The Photographer’s Black and White Handbook, published by Monacelli Press

 

The book will guide you in post-processing your images using such tools as are available in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz plug-ins. Not all are necessary. Each image layer is processed uniquely to your personal artistic vision, and the guidebook will get you started, answer many of your questions, and assist you in countless ways to help increase your understanding for better results. Of course, you still have to put in the time and effort. If you are already proficient using post process programs, and want to explore more possibilities for image effects, the last chapter of this book–CREATIVE B & W EFFECTS–covers such things as tinting and toning, split toning using various tools, selective color and hand painting, selective focus, solarizing, simulated infrared, vintage, antique and film effects, adding borders and so much more.

Rooftops of Paris, photograph by Harold Davis from book The Photographer's Black and White Handbook, pg 196-197, split-toned image, book published by Monacelli Studio

Rooftops of Paris, photograph by Harold Davis from book The Photographer’s Black and White Handbook, pg 196-197, split-toned image, book published by Monacelli Studio

 

Harold Davis’ website is called the Digital Field Guide https://www.digitalfieldguide.com

You can view more b & w photos from the book in my Niume article here.

The author very recently talked about his book, conversion processes, and showed images in a B & H Photo video presentation  –

Alexandria Museum of Art deadline to enter 30th September Competition is March 18th

Alexandria Museum of Art

30th September Competition

Juried Exhibition

June 2 – September 22, 2017

 

ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED ON CaFE.  TO ENTER, FOLLOW THIS LINK:
https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3937

 

For its 40th Anniversary, the Alexandria Museum of Art will be installing its first permanent exhibition galleries in October, 2017. Because of this and the 30th year of the September Competition, the Alexandria Museum of Art has changed the dates for the September Competition exhibit.  In 2017, the exhibition will be on display from June 2nd through September 23rd, 2017.  In 2018 and following, the September Competition exhibition will be on display for four months, from July through October. 

 

Megan Valentine

Curator & Registrar

Alexandria Museum of Art

933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301

www.themuseum.org

 

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YOGURT MAGAZINE CALL FOR ENTRIES: uncanny derivations: desirable body, masculine or feminine, in contemporary photography

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Larisa Oancea, curator and content contributor at Yogurt Magazine, a creative magazine based in Rome focused on contemporary photography and visual arts sent us their Call for Entries to share our with our readers (and on social media)—

Taking its cue from Jung’s concept of “sublimation”, Yogurt Magazine is an ambitious visual research about the new anthropology of Eros. Our current call for artists reflects, as well, on the concept of desirable body and its uncanny derivations in contemporary photography.

YOGURT MAGAZINE

CALL FOR ENTRIES

The desirable body and its uncanny derivations in contemporary photography

Yogurt Magazine is seeking for photographies which grasp an original interpretation of the concept of sensuality and its uncanny derivations: desirable body, masculine or feminine, whole or fragmented.

You are invited to propose your photos to info@yogurtmagazine

DEADLINE: March 30th 2017

 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

Larisa Oancea

Yogurt Magazine

www.yogurtmagazine.com

 

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#Artists #Submit to Artist Opportunities // Peripheral ARTeries, Biennial Edition 2017

Just received today–

Peripheral ARTeries is looking for artists to be featured in the new special Biennial Edition of their art publication, that comes to its 8th edition. This opportunity is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their artist portfolio. Accordingly, worldwide artists at any career-stage can submit their works. Peripheral ARTeries is an artists led project aiming to facilitate artists connecting with each other as well to general and specialized public.

The 8th edition will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art: Peripheral ARTeries cultivates a spirit of openness through a unique collaborative and participatory approach.
There are no entry fees: and each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique:

Video Art & Short Film
Fine Art Photography
Painting
Experimental Media
Mixed Media
Installation
Public Art
Performance

This opportunity to all proposed forms of art and media and it will focus on works which cause people to reflect on the larger community and a kind of art capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself.

application form: https://form.jotform.com/artcall/arteries2017

more information http://peripheralarteries.yolasite.com/

Any questions can be sent to peripheral.arteries@europe.com

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Gallery CALL FOR ART: Ocean Theme Exhibition

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Gallery Sitka, which is actually 2 Galleries filled with art of various styles, is located in town of Fitchburg, in Central Massachusetts, USA, has Calls for Artists. Gallery Sitka also manages The Bull Run’s Artist’s Walkway with the Current Show in Fitchburg: Comics!

Today, Gallery Sitka contacted me on Twitter to let me know that their current Call to Artists is for artwork on the theme Oceans! The show runs for all of February and March. Read the full details in their CALL TO ARTISTS here.
Follow Gallery Sitka on Twitter here. Follow Artist Marketing Resources on Twitter here and here.

And as always, you can find our extensive artist resource of art galleries here.

 

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 Blue Water Photography ocean photography sea by CarolynCochrane

Art Consultants Accepting Artist Submissions for 2017 – 2018 Season

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Find more opportunities to connect with Art Consultants here.

This Las Vegas based art consulting firm works with architects, healthcare providers, the hospitality industry and corporations world-wide. They also have an exhibition program and are seeking both national and international artists. They sent us their Call to Artists to Submit. You can contact them via Facebook or via other details provided above.

#Artists Bring New Visitors to Your Website: Create A Post About Your Art On Niume

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Niume is a platform where you can add images about your art and tell others about your work. Sign up for a free Niume account here and then write your post. Select the Art category for your article. Then add an eye-catching photo of your art as a cover image. Write an interesting title. Then add more images of your art to the body of the post. Include interesting written information about your work along with a link to your site. Include keywords such as painting, works on paper, fine art, drawing and many other possible fine art terms.

Once you publish, share on Flipboard, Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon, Tumblr and many other social media platform share options offered by Niume.

View the Niume platform here.

 

 

#Artist Apply to Exhibit at the Crypt Gallery in London 2017

Just one of the many opportunities for artists that we share here, and one of many more that you will find on our e-list of art gallery artist submission opportunities (available here), artists may apply now until February 16th 2017 to exhibit at the Crypt Gallery in London.

Factory-Art Ltd  London is organizing their  NEVERWHERE Exhibit at the Crypt Gallery to take place in Spring 2017.

Submit your art!

Factory Art Projects “NEVERWHERE” – London 2017

Factory Art invites artists from all over the world to submit their artworks for selection for their next exhibition in London, titled: “NEVERWHERE”–

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The Crypt gallery St Pancras is a London Below venue, that will be selecting and showing  the work of 20 artists for this upcoming exhibition opportunity.

20 artists will be selected to exhibit “Neverwhere“.

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday 16th February 2017, 10pm GMT.

apply  via online form here 

Naotaka Hiro: Peaking at The BOX, LA

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Naotaka Hiro: Peaking at The BOX, LA

By Shana Nys Dambrot

Through January 28th

Shaped canvas paintings are not often emotionally expressive, favoring the precise curves and angles of custom frames over the bohemian flaunting of rough-edges and raw remnants. Instances of attacking, slicing, piercing, puncturing, and otherwise compromising the painted surface through draping, crumpling, reversing and ruching are more emotive, obscuring image and content in ways that can feel subversive, destructive, violent, but also risk seeming calculated for effect. Naotaka Hiro’s current exhibition at The Box literally and figuratively turns these art historical tropes inside out, presenting a series of engaging, vivacious, visceral and absolutely disruptive carved-up canvases (and related series of frenetic works on paper, surreal bronze body-cast sculptures, and performative action-painting video) that reinvigorate these practices.

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Special Discount Code for Our Readers #Artists Get 10-15% Off Printing Services on Cards, Books, Mags, Calendars, Banners

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For our readers–use these discount codes to get your art postcards, books-booklets-magazines of your art, new calendars, and retractable banner for your next open studio, exhibition or event,

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Plans for Promoting Your Art in the New Year

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Maybe you’re feeling a bit rusty after taking time off during the holiday season and now you’re eager to reset and restarted in the new year with new ideas and new plans for your art. Many people have mixed feelings right now–during the first week or two of a new year–and you may too. Some may feel eager and optimistic, even wistfully hopeful for the months ahead, while others tend to be more earth-bound in their expectations.

Right now could be a good time for a reality check and a little tough love, especially when it comes to where and how best to place your efforts when it comes to promoting your art.

Here are some thoughts on getting off to a good start in 2017!

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So you want more visibility for your work in 2017! Great goal! How do you spend your time wisely to reach your goals?

While, yes, there are plenty of art magazines and blogs that will feature your work at no cost,  do you really know how and where to find all the best opportunities for your work? And, by the way, what is the best way to show your art to magazine editors? How many art galleries accepting submissions could you find on your own and how long would it take you and at what cost? What valuable opportunities are you missing out on in the meantime?

Plan to use your money and time wisely and effectively in 2017 

The internet has powerful search tools that cost you little more than your time, the cost of a computer, and the price of an internet connection. But, is spending hours and hours of your time searching online wearing you down and discouraging you? It can get pretty dull day after day, and confusing–just how do you organize what you’ve found?

The True Costs

Have you really calculated how much an hour of your time is worth and then multiplied your hourly worth and expenses by the total number of hours spent searching? Wouldn’t you rather be spending your time making more art and getting it out to the best opportunities as quickly as possible? Also the time you spend searching online may be time better spent developing your pitch and actually getting your CV, Artist Statement and artwork images out to be viewed and reviewed.

And how about your jpeg images — are they professionally labeled for submissions? That alone can take hours of your time.

We’ve understood all of these things for a very long time! Artist Marketing Resources recently celebrated its 8 year anniversary providing artists with information resources and opportunities. That’s right, we’ve spent the past eight years compiling valuable resources for artists, working with artists, and helping artists understand how best to present their work.

Now here’s where the reality check and tough love come in.

Why do what others have already done and are making available to you?

If you really think that you can go online and find hundreds and even thousands of opportunities for your art in an afternoon or two of online searching then you are just not being realistic. You couldn’t get that accomplished in weeks or months even. You may not be spending your time productively. You may be caught up in what is known as busy work. You work hard every day but you are just not sure that you are engaged in the right efforts to reach your goals. By not calculating your true cost in time and total long-term expenses you may be spending your time, energy, and resources where they are least effective. How many valuable opportunities are you missing out on while placing your efforts in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Don’t re-do thousands of hours!

We’ve already spent thousands of hours doing the research for you and we want to share that information, to help you. We want you to put your valuable time and other resources toward your creative work. We’ve already spent thousands of hours organizing resources to help you cut back on your expenses. Don’t repeat our efforts!

Calculate Your True Costs

Realistically, why not calculate what an hour of your time is worth–give yourself  an hourly salary amount of $25-35, and add your hourly internet connection cost + the cost of computer use + overhead + utilities. That’s how any business calculates their expenses.

( If you are not familiar with the term overhead–it’s just that–how much does it cost for you to use the space, or to have the roof over your head,  while you use your computer and do your research? That includes calculating the square footage of your office space, and the corresponding  percentage amount of your rent or mortgage payment, insurance, property taxes, utilities, furniture, equipment and any other expense involved for you to use that space.)

If you can immediately cut those expenses and research time down to a fraction, wouldn’t you do that?

That’s what we are offering you.

We’re sharing thousands of hours of research at a fraction of the cost of to you and at a fraction of what others would charge if they had our resources.  Yes, we’ve been told that an e-list sold by others for $150 only contains listings for art galleries in one country–Italy.

Our e-list of art galleries is a fraction of the price and contains extensive galleries listings within all 50 states in the US and extensive listings of art galleries in countries Internationally. Plus our e-list resource contains gallery submission guidelines and policies–highlighted in red so they are easy to find. Our art gallery e-list consists of over 560 pages and approximately 10, 000 art gallery listings.

We also offer an extensive resource e-list of art licensing companies and their submission guidelines, a resource e-list of art magazines and publishers, other of our resource e-lists feature print sales opportunities, photography agents and sales venues, and another on art consultants. And if you need help with your submissions we have an ebook guide, and offer one-on-one services.

Again the question we asked at the outset–How many art galleries accepting submissions could you find on your own and how long would it take you and at what cost? What valuable opportunities are you missing out on in the meantime? Plan to use your money and time wisely and effectively in 2017 by letting us help you.

 

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