Women Behind the Lens Competition Open to Women Worldwide

We recently published about the 50/50 initiatives toward male-female equality in the arts.

PicFair is also actively working toward a greater equality for women photographers with their Women Behind the Lens annual competitions.

PicFair launched the Women Behind the Lens competition in 2017 to highlight the gender imbalance in the commercial photography industries, where just 2% of photographers on the books at major commercial agencies are women, and only 5% of the images used by leading photography publishers are from the lenses of female photographers.

Women can submit to the 2018 Women Behind the Lens competition from August 1st to October 1st, 2018 in four categories: PORTRAIT, NATURE, ARCHITECTURE, STREET LEVEL

(You can also upload up to one thousand of your photographs for sale on the PicFair site at prices you set.)

For more information about this competition, please visit the Women Behind the Lens 2018 competition page, or email hello@picfair.com

HOW TO ENTER

This competition is open to women worldwide – to enter, sign-up to Picfair, agree to the terms and conditions and start uploading your images. During upload, you will set a price which allows publishers to license your images via Picfair. To choose a category, visit the pic page, select ‘Submit Image’ at the top of the page and choose a category from the pop up.

  1.  Sign up to Picfair (it’s Free) and proceed to the Upload page
  2.  Upload images to Picfair
  3.  Go to the image page and click the ‘Submit Image’ button and select a category.

Baja beach Zen Rocks, photograph by Marie Kazalia

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Photography + Literary Publishing House Invites Submissions Until Jan 31st

Submittospurl

Spurl Editions is actively seeking submissions of photography and writing. Read the submission guidelines here. Spurl is tweeting about their latest published titles–

“LAX: Photographs of Los Angeles 1980-84” & Henri Roorda’s “My Suicide”

Follow Spurl Editions on Twitter spurleditions.com      Spurl Editions

We’ll be adding Spurl Editions to our growing e-list of  Photography Resources  available here

L0035463 Medicine Man - eye defect teaching models Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Model eye, glass lens with brass-backed paper front with hand-painted face around eye, by W. and S. Jones, London, 1840-1900 Photograph Published: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

L0035463 Medicine Man – eye defect teaching models
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org
Model eye, glass lens with brass-backed paper front with hand-painted face around eye, by W. and S. Jones, London, 1840-1900
Photograph Published: – Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

New Beta Site Offers Online Portfolio + Store to Photographers, Illustrators, Graphic Designer, Fashion Designers

 

Sell your photographs, illustrations and designs

Sell your photographs, illustrations and designs

With Picxe, you have your portfolio and unique online store in a single site. Picxe is positioned as a comprehensive service that allows you to share, organize and market your art, design, and photography images.

Picxe is in Beta. During this period, those who register and upload 30 images in at least 3 categories will receive the pro account for life!

The Picxe site is in Spanish. I’m a native English language speaker and I have studied Spanish. But can read more Spanish than I can speak. As a study exercise, I registered on the Picxe site without translating the site into English. Well, I did look up some Spanish words in my Translate iPad app while completing the Picxe site sign up on my computer. But, of course, you can use Google Translate to view the Picxe site in English or any other language. In case you don’t know, here are the steps: Go to Google Translate, which you can find here. Copy and paste this link: https://picxe.com  into the first box, and set the language to Spanish. Set the second box to English or other language. Then click the green “Translate” Button. The entire Picxe site now appears in English, or what ever language you have selected.

Since Picxe is based in Spain, adding your designs and photography to the site could help you reach a new market for your work.

Find more photography and art sales resources here and here.

Barbara Rachko’s Pearls from Artists—Quotes and Advice from Artists to Artists

She Embraced It and Grew Stronger, soft pastel on sandpaper, 58 x 38, Barbara Rachko

She Embraced It and Grew Stronger, soft pastel on sandpaper, 58 x 38, Barbara Rachko

 

New York City visual artist and blogger Barbara Rachko shares her pastel art on her blog Barbara Rachko’s Colored Dust. Besides inviting you in to view aspects of her process of creating such vibrant artworks as She Embraced It and Grew Stronger, above, Barbara Rachko lets you in to view corners of her studio (below). And along the way she shares an ongoing flow of quotes, and artist interview excerpts on what it means to be an artist in the ongoing series Pearls for artists.  Follow Barbara Rachko’s Colored Dust blog here

 

Studio View 1

Studio View 1

 

Barbara Rachko is a prolific in collecting the handmade figures that become models for her paintings. Barbara has traveled to many countries, including stays in Shri Lanka, Bali, Mexico and other parts of the world,  in search of new masks and figures to populate her studio and her paintings. You can see some her collection in the two studio views here.

 

Studio View 2

Studio View 2

 

Here are some of her soft pastel paintings, scenes incorporating one of more folk art figures from her collections.

Scene Thirteen- Bathroom, soft pastel on sandpaper,  26 x 20, Barbara Rachko

Scene Thirteen- Bathroom, soft pastel on sandpaper, 26 x 20, Barbara Rachko

A Promise Meant to be Broken, soft pastel painting, Barbara Rachko

A Promise Meant to be Broken, soft pastel painting, Barbara Rachko

Barbara Rachko is both a prolific artist continually creating of new paintings and also in her search for those pearls of wisdom to share with her followers, fellow artists and readers of her blog.

Follow photographer and pastel artist Barbara Rachko’s Colored Dust here.

Barbara Rachko on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barbararachko 

Barbara Rachko’s website: http://www.barbararachko.com

 

Follow photographer and pastel artist Barbara Rachko’s blog series she calls Pearls for Artists here.

Update: the Worlds First Art Mall

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On November 25th 2012, I published news of the K11 Art Space, the Worlds First Art Mall, which is located in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of the city of Hong Kong.

The K11 Art Space Art Mall has grown considerably since I first wrote about it here! Like many visitors to Hong Kong, I quickly found myself in the Tsim Sha Tsui district shortly after arrival, on direct route from the airport, in search of an affordable room and the best places to shop. The Tsim Sha Tsui district has a lovely night view of the waterfront and city skyline, a public fine arts library, and a new fine arts museum under construction.

  • K11 Art Space now publishes the free Artoid art magazine.
  • K11 Art Space is showcasing the Photography Exhibition – Scenes of the City, on view from the 6th of January to the 3rd of February 2015. Photographs by expatriate Hong Kong resident from The Philippines, Xyza Cruz Bacani. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and Vogue.

K11 Art Space Art Mall exhibits, promotes and sells local artists and artists based internationally in live exhibitions, online, and in their K11 Design Store. K11 Design Store features budding and exceptional designers from all over the world every season. In the past they have feature design works by an American living as an expatriate in Thailand and other artist-designers living in France and Italy.

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A few days ago, artist Isabella Chan sent us this update — “Actually, K11 artist klub members can enjoy various support from K11 artist klub.”

WHAT IS K11 ARTIST KLUB? The K11 Artist Klub is a unique platform for the artistic community to share their ideas as a portal to facilitate connections between the business community and Klub 11 members.  K11 is always looking for new artistic collaborations and partnerships. Who should apply? Members of the creative industry are welcome to apply for membership, including those in advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, antiques, design, digital entertainment, film and video, music, the performing arts, publishing, software and computing, television and radio, as well as art collectors and academics/teachers.

Find the details on how to submit an application here.

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You can follow K11 on Instagram here.

K11 website: http://hk.k11.com/

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Photographers Resources here.

More Art magazines, art blogs and art publication resources for artists here

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