Found on Flootie: Urban Scenes and Cityscapes

Last month we featured art Found on Flootie in our blog article here. For August, we’ve found so many great artworks on Flootie that fit the theme of urban cityscapes. These artworks depict images buildings and people in US cities coast to coast, border to border. As well as scenes from such European cities as Amsterdam and Munich, Germany. Then off we go, all the way to Israel, to share some paintings of the city of Jerusalem.

Rememberance, Carolyn Hancock

Remembrance, Carolyn Hancock

We’re starting this image set in Washington D.C. with artist Carolyn Hancock’s scene of the Vietnam War Memorial–titled Remembrance. Click here to find out more about this painting.

The Workshop, Barry Westcott

The Workshop, Barry Westcott

In The Workshop, and 3 O’clock, artist Barry Westcott captures everyday scenes in an unnamed American city, rendered in his photo-realistic style of painting. Find the full details for these paintings on Flootie here.

3 O'Clock, Barry Westcott

3 O’Clock, Barry Westcott

Memories of a favorite Spokane, Washington restaurant Bob’s Chili Parlor, from back in the 1940’s and 50’s, with vintage automobile parked in front, come to life is a brilliant colored pencil creation by Craig Shillam. Click here to view the artist’s Flootie portfolio.

This colored pencil drawing is of an actual restaurant in Spokane, Wa. back in the 1940's and 50's is beautifully framed with conservation matting and framing. The framed size is approx. 32" high x 29 1/4" long.

Bob’s Chili Parlor, Craig Shillam

With Juke Joint, artist Mike Handley takes us inside the club life of a city at night. Find more of his work here.

Juke Joint, Mike Handley

Juke Joint, Mike Handley

Another night scene of neon street lights of the Radio City Music Hall, New York City is a color photograph by Gloria de los Santos. Find her full portfolio of artworks here.

Radio City Music Hall, Gloria de los Santos

Radio City Music Hall, NY, Gloria de los Santos

To the southern border of the USA, these New Mexico scenes, Naco Border Crossing, and,  El Rancho Hotel, give as a different flavor of American life.

Naco Border Crossin, Darrell Sullens

Naco Border Crossing, Darrell Sullens

El Racho Hotel Gallup New Mexico, Darrell Sullens

El Racho Hotel Gallup New Mexico, Darrell Sullens

Along with the artist’s tribute to times gone by and the Ashcan School of American painting, below, and on Flootie here.

Ashcan Revisited, Darrell Sullens

Ashcan Revisited, Darrell Sullens

Off to Europe, with John F. Thamm’s Munich Train Station Wedding Party, and, Marcela Rogel de Pepper’s Rainy Day in Amsterdam.

MUNICH TRAIN STATION-WEDDING PARTY by John F. Thamm

MUNICH TRAIN STATION-WEDDING PARTY by John F. Thamm

Rainy Day in Amsterdam, Marcela Rogel de Pepper

Rainy Day in Amsterdam, Marcela Rogel de Pepper

Irene Dahl’s Two Sides of Jerusalem, and Entry into Old Town are both found in her Flootie portfolio.

Two Sides of Jersulem, Irene Dahl

Two Sides of Jersulem, Irene Dahl

Entry into Old Town, Irene Dahl

Entry into Old Town, Irene Dahl

Find these and many more wonderful artworks on Flootie.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Call For Artists: Solo Exhibits in Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan

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T.I.N.A. (This Is Not an Art Prize) is an International platform for artists to get in touch with a network of galleries and curators interested in evaluating new projects. T.I.N.A. is open to all artists, regardless of age, technique and nationality.

T.I.N.A. currently has an open call for artists to submit for 7 solo exhibitions in Amsterdam, 6 solo exhibitions in Madrid and 4 solo exhibitions in Milan.

Artists may enrolled to interact with an international team of curators and with galleries. Each gallery will evaluate the work of all participating artists; will choose its favourites and nominate a winner to organize a solo exhibition. Each gallery will appoint one winner.

The basic subscription t o T.I.N.A. Prize costs 35 euros and includes the registration to one city with one image. Your registration will last 12 months from today and will allow you to enter all cities of the network at only 15 euro each all year round. Click here to enter.

Each season T.I.N.A. proposes a new open call to artists for solo exhibitions in three different cities.

For more gallery exhibition opportunities click here and here.

 

 

Startling New Faces From the African Portrait Project Artists

"The Initiation", 100 cm x 70 cm. 2014, Acrylic on Paper, Lynette Swanepoel, Thabo Mofutsanyane, South Africa.

The Initiation, Lynette Swanepoel, Thabo Mofutsanyane, South Africa, 100 cm x 70 cm, 2014, acrylic paints on paper

In February, we announced the launch of African Portrait Project and you can read that article here. We also published an article on unconventional portraits and included work by African artists. Read the article, The Unconventional Portrait: Moving Away From the Literal Likeness here.

The African Portrait Project has grown to include even more accomplished artists from several African countries. Many have fewer resources than most of us are accustomed to, such as cell phones only to photograph their art and to connect with the rest of the world via social media. Therefore these African artists have elected to join together in a group on Facebook to share images of their work and offer portrait commissions with the assistance of Dr. Keith McFarlane. View the Facebook page and more art here.

Dr. McFarlane’s African Portrait Project seeks to provide these African artists with an income from patrons in more affluent nations, by offering art lovers outside of Africa opportunities to commission portraits at extremely affordable prices. A win-win for all and when you participate by commissioning an artist, gives you an original fine art portrait of yourself or your family members.

Portrait III, Elias Mung'ora, Naibobi,Kenya

Portrait III, Elias Mung’ora, Naibobi, Kenya

 

These commissioned portraits are real fine art, one-of-kind, and may be hyper-realistic pencil drawings on paper, an oil painting, or expressive painting in other fine art materials.

Portrait artists in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and other African countries will be happy to consult with you one-on-one to determine the best options for your portrait.

You can also read more details on commissioning a portrait here.

 

"The wrinkled woman" by Theopencil ( Theophilus Boateng Kwaku Sarpong ) of Accra, Ghana,  Pencil on paper, without frame. 41cm x 51cm

The wrinkled woman, Theopencil ( Theophilus Boateng Kwaku Sarpong ) of Accra, Ghana, Pencil on paper, 41cm x 51cm

 

If you have questions, or wish to find out how you can commission your first portrait, contact Dr. Keith McFarlane via email: editor@negativeentropy.com  Please remember that Dr. McFarlane is based in Amsterdam, and asks you to keep in mind that Amsterdam time is about hours ahead of your time zone in the USA. Here is Dr. McFarlane’s phone number: +31 20 89 32 791

Commissioning a foreign artist for a portrait, and the artist accepting foreign commissions involves a high level of trust on both sides. Recognizing this, Dr. Keith McFarlane, scientist and owner of the Amsterdam based company Negative Entropy and the owner and creator of the ArtWorld app available on iTunes, created this commission service. He will safeguard the payment while assuring quality and delivery of the commissioned artwork, and will only take a 5% commission to cover international transaction fees, currency exchange rates, bank transfer fees and like expenses.

 

"Africana III" by Elias Mung'ora of Nairobi, Kenya, Charcoal and watercolours on ivory paper, 60cm x 84cm

Africana III,  Elias Mung’ora of Nairobi, Kenya, Charcoal and watercolours on ivory paper, 60cm x 84cm

 

 

 

 

Studio Visit Site for Making Reservations to Visit Artist Studios

 

Jacks Pollock's studio floor in the Pollock Krasner house.

Jacks Pollock’s studio floor in the Pollock Krasner house.

We took a few days off during the Christmas holiday week and now we’re back to share the really great Studio Visit site that artists and collectors will want to know about. It’s an artist studio reservation service that is provided completely free to artists and collectors.

Studio Visit is a website for collectors to make reservations to visit artist studios searchable by city and country. So far, the main studio locations listed are cities in Germany, Spain, Mexico, Belgium and the Netherlands. Once you add your studio location your city will appear in the available locations.

Artists simply register with their studio address, name, and at least one picture of their studio. Artist/studios can add up to ten pictures of their studio space, up to ten images of their artwork, a Google map view, artist CV/Statement and other menu options.

The Studio Visit website provides a booking system. Through this system potential buyers and collectors will request a studio visit only on the days, times, and for the duration that the artist or studio configures. The booking system will ask for basic contact information from the collector that will be seen only by the artist/ studio they request to visit.

Once a collector books a studio visit reservation the studio will receive an email. In the studio account menu option RESERVATION MANAGE the reservation booking can be approved or rejected. If approved the collector will receive an email and can only go ahead with the studio visit appointment with this confirmation email.

News of this service is provided to you by the Artist Marketing Resources blog For the past six years, Artist Marketing Resources has been providing information to artists. Some of our resources and services include: The International Art Gallery Directory  available hereArt Licensing companies agencies + artist agents & artist reps hereTransmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook hereDirectory of Art Consultants here1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list herePhotographers Resources of International Photography Reps and agents, galleries, print sales, publishers + more hereArt magazines, art blogs, art directories e-list of art publication resources for artists hereArt Print Resources for artists here , Featured Artists here, and our E-Postcard Marketing Service for Artists here.

Join ArtWorld’s Board of Advisors + Get a Week in Amsterdam

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Views of ArtWorld Headquarters in the heart of Amsterdam along a main canal.

 

Artworld CEO, Keith McFarlane takes a personal interest in all those who support his Artworld crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/artworld–2). The perk he offers to his top supporters includes a meeting with McFarlane at the ArtWorld Headquarters in Amsterdam, a weeks accommodation, a party in your honor, and a planned program of events hosted by Artworld.

Another campaign perk categories puts you on the Artworld board of advisors.

McFarlane has launched the first ArtWorld print competition in conjunction with his IndieGoGo fundraising campaign. The print competition is open to fine art printmakers working in the traditional printmaking processes, including stone lithography, etching, aquatint, woodcut, linocut, serigraph, engraving, or any other intaglio or relief technique from which artisanal-quality original prints can be produced.

The print competition cash prize is €1,500  Euros  or approximately $2,079USD or £1,236 UK Pounds. The winning artist will design, print and distribute a limited edition of 50 original hand-made prints. The prints will be distributed to individual art-lovers and artists pledging €100 or more to Artworld’s 2014 crowd-funding campaign. ArtWorld pays the shipping fees and other expenses for the artist to send prints as perks to donors.

The complete competition details, rules, terms and conditions are set out in the Competition Prospectus.

The competition has an international panel of judges based in the UK, USA and the Netherlands.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Keith McFarlane via email at: artworld@negativeentropy.net

Keith McFarlane, CEO
Artworld
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Artworld’s Open Offer for You to Join Their Board of Advisors  http://voices.yahoo.com/artworlds-open-offer-join-their-board-of-12621043.html

Support the ArtWorld App on IndieGoGo For Great Perks!

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Artworld is Crowd-Funding on Indiegogo and Offering Great Perks!

Dear Artist,

I am contacting you on behalf of Artworld, the online community for artists, art enthusiasts and buyers. I have your email-address as you have registered with us. A good proportion of you will have uploaded work (about half of all who registered). And many of you will know me personally through our correspondence.

As users and often supporters of Artworld, I ask you to help Artworld raise some €10,000 via crowd-funding (roughly $14,000 or £8,300). I invite you to take a close look at our proposal, and at the imaginative, perks we offer in return for your contribution. Here is our campaign-page. The campaign, on Indiegogo, will run for the next 45 days.

Artworld has been growing steadily since its launch. We have around 500 artists, some 5,000 app users, and a regular Facebook audience of around 1000 (there being some 8,000 likes). That’s an excellent result for a one-man pro-bonoinitiative with a tiny promotion and marketing budget. Artworld has spread almost exclusively through personal recommendation: by “word of mouth”.

The number of participants is now enough that additional development work is needed. To support this we have decided on crowd-funding. For a pro bono project such as Artworld, venture capital is not an option. Equally, my personal resources are not so large that I can raise the required investment from a bank. That leaves crowd-funding as the natural and indeed only practicable choice.

Spread the Word!

Other than, or in addition to, a cash contribution, you can support Artworld by sharing our Campaign Page on Facebook, or by copying this email to your own supporters, family and friends. And why not post it on your web-site or blog, or other social media, perhaps even tweet it? Help our campaign go viral! With full funding I can do even more to help Artworld’s artists and the community they represent.

Yours sincerely. Keith McFarlane Artworld Negative Entropy BV Amsterdam The Netherlands


References

  1. Artworld App: Get the app in the Apple iTunes Store here.
  2. Community: Artworld Facebook Page here.
  3. Crowd-Funding: Artworld IndieGoGO Campaign here.
  4. Competition: Artworld Arts Artisanal Print Competition details here.

Art Angels, by ArtWorld App Developer Keith McFarlane

ART & THE ANGELS. ArtWorld owes a great deal to its artist-collaborators– artists wishing to encourage their fellow artists just as much as to promote their own work. And so often it is our best artists that feel this obligation to the community of art. In recognition of their service let us call them our “Art-angels”, a lovely if sadly not original turn of phrase!One such is Marie Kazalia. (You can see something of her artworks on ArtWorld and on her web-site at http://mariekazalia.me.)  Marie has helped ArtWorld gain a foothold with our artists, not least through her own Artists’ Marketing site at http://artistmarketingresources.com, but also and more widely through her network of artists and contacts throughout the United States. Her most recent intervention has been to help LA based artists Irena Orlov and Maya Green take part  in ArtWorld; first of all by suggesting their participation, and then by taking away the “pain” of technical participation by uploading their artworks and personal information on their behalf. It’s exactly this kind of quiet publicity, personal recommendation and “oiling of the wheels” that has seen ArtWorld trek, coast to coast, across the United States, even start to fill out the interior, reaching places and way-stations not in the slightest known for their art!The Art-angels can do much, and this editor is working flat-out to support them! And should ArtWorld grow just a little bigger, become a soupçon better known, we will be looking for an art-angel or two who can help us! One task is to engage with our Facebook audience. But far more important it is to reach out to their fellow artists, promoting, encouraging, facilitating and, not least, “spreading the word”! It’s the role of the guest editor, being a local focus in the ArtWorld community; perhaps even orchestrating local get-togethers, or a place where artists can meet. ArtWorld can, with the support of such Art-angels, really make things happen; for I for one do not share Auden’s pessimism, whether about poetry or the arts more widely. And we have already seen such communities, at least in their first infancy, in the Fenlands of England certainly, but also in the state of New York. Artworld is by no means a religion, but it is a good and beneficial idea. And in the end it’s our artists, and foremost among them our art-angels, by which it will succeed or fail. If your interested in becoming an angel, or if you’re an angel already, it would be my pleasure to hear from you. Just send me a message, or drop me a line, or two, at  artworld@negativeentropy.net
Follow the ArtWorld on the ArtWorld Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtworldApp

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