#Opencall – Artists Submit for Inclusion in Christie’s First Open Auction

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The Art Stack is accepting submissions of art from Tuesday 20 January – Sunday 1 February.  Artists can submit their work and the public can ‘stack’ their favorite artists. The most popular works will be considered for inclusion in Christie’s First Open/LDN auction on the 26th of March.

If you already have an account on theArtStack you will see the *SUBMIT YOUR WORK* button at the top of your theArtStack page.

Or sign up for a free account on theArtStack and submit your work.

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Online Auction of Paintings by two LA Artists

Autumn Mist II, Irena Orlov

Autumn Mist II, Irena Orlov

Los Angeles based artists Maya Green and Irena Orlov are auctioning over 60 paintings online. Preview and bid here on original landscape paintings, seascapes, abstract, floral, still life, figurative oil paintings, acrylic, collage, and watercolor art.

Pink Horizon, Maya Green

Pink Horizon, Maya Green

Flootie.com: Where Marketing Art Is an Art

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Flootie.com: Where Marketing Art Is an Art

By Dean Cameron

Artists don’t have to starve. Galleries can thrive. Art collectors can make money, not lose it. And Flootie.com is here to make it happen.

With far fewer galleries than artists in the world – and most of those in metropolitan areas – placing those finished masterpieces before the public eye can take as much effort as creating them. That’s why more artists, galleries, and collectors, are showing and selling art online– and Flootie.com leads the way.

On the cutting edge of the digital art revolution, Flootie.com uses innovative technology and inspired ideas to bring art to a growing online population of art lovers and buyers. We don’t sell art; we simply give artists, galleries, and art collectors the tools to do so. More than 11,000 page views in the last month alone says we’re doing it right.

At Flootie, we embrace the traditional artist-gallery-collector relationship that has worked well for so many years. At the same time, we reject the notion that online sales necessarily undercut gallery sales. Artists don’t have to bite the hands that feed them in order to succeed.

Artists, galleries, and art collectors need each other; each is as essential as the three legs of a stool. Flootie.com brings them together on one site, allowing visitors to browse by artist, gallery, or private collector. What’s more, when a subscriber clicks the “fan” button on an artist’s profile, we’ll notify her via email every time new works by her favorite artists appear on the site, no matter whether the artist, a gallery, or a private collector uploads them.

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Finding new fans has never been easier, thanks to Flootie’s “concentric marketing” system. Like ripples in a pool, our social media network triggers thousands of shares every time we post, starting with our 10,000-plus contacts comprising arts professionals and enthusiasts. Instead of “fishing with a blindfold,” hoping someone with an interest will take our bait, we target potential buyers in an on-purpose marketing system.

Does it work? Our expanding database and ever-increasing number of visitors tells us that it does. We hear success stories all the time, too, such as the artist who had never even shown her paintings but now, two weeks after joining the Flootie.com artists’ community, she’s getting fans and emails from viewers praising her work. She’s well on her way to her first sale.

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We love success stories almost as much as we love art. We’ll go the extra mile every time to help artists succeed, even offering support on the phone day and night. And we’ve got a lot of new features up our sleeve: a screensaver tool allowing fans to download and keep online photos of artworks; an art events calendar, searchable by city; an art marketing blog featuring guest posts by artist members, and more – all for $14.95 a month.

We keep our price low because we know the “starving artist” syndrome is no myth — not for now, anyway. Flootie.com aims to change that by helping artists to help themselves. We’re giving artists the tools they need to succeed, now and in the future. Why not join us today?

Twitter  @americanfineart

Seek Art

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English: seek truth from facts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Seek Art, a Beta site for what I refer to as high-end art, produced the RAZE site-specific exhibition in Beijing featuring a range of media, including sculpture, installations, sound, and street actions with QR-Codes appearing as part of the exhibition pointing to a media based project online.

For RAZE, the artist Zhang Ding served placebo ecstasy-shaped cakes to the viewing audience during his performance, inviting them to consume and altering their states of mind or experience through participation. The artist then took portraits of viewers.

Seek Art then produced a limited edition DVD of the RAZE exhibition, available in their /Lab.

The Seek Art shop offers limited-edition art objects created by  artists and produced by their /lab.

The SEEK-ART.com network of international artists range in medium and practice.  Michele Thursz, Founder and Artistic Director, is an independent cultural producer and consultant based in New York City. From 1999-2009, Thursz co-founded and directed Moving Image Gallery [MIG], NYC, one of the first galleries to show contemporary artists using electronic and computer-based mediums. You will find her contact information on the Seek Art site.

NEW! ARTOLO Site

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Just two days ago, I received an invitation to do early Beta-testing of the new Artolo fine art sales site. Although the Artolo site owner Tom Brereton Downs said I would likely find bugs at this first new stage of site access, I encountered no problems when I created my portfolio, entered the dimensions of my artwork, and the sales prices. I did note that all dimensions are in centimeters and I could only input my prices in British pounds. I do not yet know if these features will expand in future, but I do like Tom’s art sales philosophy.

Tom sent me lots of materials, including logos and a brochure, and wrote, in part:

Marie

You have a great blog going there. Very useful for artists. We’d love you to tell your followers about Artolo.

We’re not entirely prepped for pushing out as we’re very much in the phase of developing the platform in partnership with a small group of users (including you!).

Essentially we’re on a mission to disrupt the art market and make it far more accessible to the average person. Most people find galleries, artspeak and the whole process of engaging with work pretty terrifying… Artolo is our attempt to address this. We would like to see a world where most people are comfortable buying original art (just as they are buying cars, furniture, music etc.) and, as such, a world in which artists can quite easily sustain their practice and not constantly worrying whether they will make another sale.

Core to Artolo are relationships and location. Relationships, in that we believe success for artists will come through building meaningful/authentic connections to people (not hiding behind galleries, obtuse language etc.). And locations, in that, we think seeing art for real and meeting artists for real is core to building these connections.

The Artolo platform will be changing and developing considerably over the coming weeks as we add new features and take feedback along the way. It would be great to hear your ideas and thoughts. We really want to make Artolo something that can make a real difference to artists and not be yet another vanity platform.

Artist Marketing Resources blog will be one of the first to inform you when Artolo opens to all artists.

Artist accounts on Artolo are free.

Tom Brereton Down’s brochure asks, Where do you go if you want to buy art?  For many, even those with a reasonable disposable income, prints from the likes of Ikea(probably the world’s largest art supplier) is a safe, if unadventurous, option. Others might be lucky and find a piece of art whilst on summer holiday. Even luckier are those who have friends or family who are artists. Only the relatively sophisticated art-buyer can claim to not to be, at least a little, intimidated by galleries.

Artolo proposes some interesting solutions, that include:

Allowing Amateur dealing: buyers and collectors will *refresh* their collections by reselling work via Artolo, and then purchasing new work (at lower than gallery prices) from emerging artists on Artolo.

Unlike the current range of sites(which expect buyers to purchase work by only seeing a photograph). Artolo encourages the buyer to see the work in a real location and then make a purchase through the Artolo payment system.

Artolo wants to become a ‘game-changer’ in the multi-billion pound art market. Using web, location and social marketing technology Artolo will revolutionize the art market in the way that iTunes has revolutionized music, Amazon has books and YouTube has video…

A PLATFORM FOR ALL–ARTOLO IS FOR EVERYONE
EVERYWHERE IS A GALLERY–core to their proposition is to make it easy for any location to be a site for selling artwork.

ARTOLO IS FOREVER–A piece of work need never leave the Artolo site…it will just exchange hands. The new owner can choose to have the work remain listed for offer. In time we expect Artolo to become a registration base for all art around the world.

Below: Art-buyer, collector, or seller?

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Get $10. On Us To Start Your Bidding In Our Live Online Art Auction

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Attend our live online art auction on November 4th, 2012.

Here is the link to attend: http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community

RSVP now and you will be notified one hour before the auction starts at 11:00 a.m. EST Here is the link: http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community

 

Live Online Art Auction Nov 4th!

You are cordially invited to our community auction event for Artist Marketing Resources Group Artists on Sunday, November  4 at 11am EST. You’ll get exclusive access to bid on and buy some of our most popular items. See everything that’s up for auction & guarantee your spot here – http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community

So far we have mixed media and altered prints by Andy Mars, stone sculpture by Robin Antar, limited edition prints by Aurora of Italy, fine art color photographic prints by Hena Tayeb, fun and colorful animal paintings by Susan Gainen, acrylic on canvas paintings by Australian artist Benjamin L.M., and an interesting dress sculpture by artist and design professional, Cathe.

Send me jpegs of your art, your minimum opening bid on each (this auction as no reserve prices) and I will list your art. Email info to Marie Kazalia at MarieKazalia@gmail.com

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Artists–You can add your own art images, easily set your shipping rates and minimum opening bid, via this link:

ADD YOUR ART TO THE GROUP AUCTION, HERE:

http://tophatter.com/auctions/be28b8/submit?campaign=community 

Tophatter takes a fee for selling in this auction of 5% of final bid price. Artist Marketing Resources takes 5% of final bid price. So the split is 90% for you, 10% total to auction admin.

As auction hosts we have already paid $50 to upgrade this auction and have it featured on the front page of Tophatter.com for 7 days prior to the auction, featured on the front page & in the auctions drop down while the auction is live & also the auction will be included in Tophatter’s daily marketing emails.

We will be promoting the auction on this blog, and on Twitter, Facebook, and on Pinterest. We now have an Auction Board on Pinterest and are also pinning images and details to other large group boards to bring visibility to this event. For instance, we pinned Andy Mars 3 rose buds print to the Flowers group board.

Jealous Gallery–most of their sales are online

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Jealous Gallery has a physical exhibition space in London, yet most of their sales are online.  The people at Jealous Gallery are art dealers and publishers with an exhibition program. Since they sell mostly prints–both secondary market and their own editions–they have a shopping basket on their site. I counted 7 email contacts listed on the Jealous Gallery site!  If Jealous Gallery is a good fit for you and your art they certainly make it easy to contact them. Jealous Gallery is just one of hundreds listed in our International Gallery list PDF under UK Galleries. We also have an extensive list of 900+ Places to Sell Your Art which includes UK art sales sites.

Look Outside the Box of Art Sales Venues

If you make art images for clothing and accessories, create jewelry or prints that could be considered fashionable home decor, you may want to take a look outside the usual art sales venues–  here are a few of the newest sites to consider:

ThreadFlip  sells handmade and previously owned and new one of a kind bags, indie dresses,vintage jewelry,hats,accessories,embellished jeans, and more.

Copious  sells designer clothing, accessories and one enterprising artist offers her art prints (and has had sales) on the site too.

99 Dresses and Fashion Lend  which offers items from Europe & US sellers re two other sites for pre-owned and handmade items.

Poshmark is a new  iPhone app for shopping clothing and accessories. Perhaps you have art prints or art products to list.