Video: Artist Metrov Responds to Curators Request to See His Process

California artist Metrov demonstrates his skills as an artist, film editor and filmmaker in his “Making Of” documentary video A Study in Body/Psyche Ratios. Below:(runtime: 7 minutes).

Metrov wrote this introduction to his video–

“Last year, I made a (30) minute documentary video about my life in the arts. Though it was well-received, I had a few curators tell me they are mostly interested in the artist’s “Process.” I also got a fair amount of feedback suggesting the video should be shorter. This new video is (7) minutes and focuses solely on “the Process.” Since I’m an experienced filmmaker and editor, it was relatively fun and easy to produce this kind of presentation. I believe the video should help viewers more deeply understand and identify with the work. However, I’m not inclined to write much about it as it should speak for itself. Anyone is welcome to contact me should they want more info.”

A Study in Body/Psyche Ratios (Warning: Adult Content)

Metro’s video demonstrates the “making of” work in his new 2015 series: A Study in Body/Psyche Ratios  — eleven 24″ X 18″ mixed media paintings on archival photographs and two 36″ X 24″ mixed media paintings on canvas. Each original is accompanied by ten 40″ X 30″ signed, limited edition prints. For more information, please contact the artist.

 

Find more film and art by Metrov on his website here.

 

 

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Submissions Now Open: 2015 competition for Photographers and Digital Artists

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2015 competition for Photographers & Digital Artists   YOUR BEST

Ed Wedman, Co-founder of Exhibitions Without Walls, says “We get emails from photographers and digital artists asking us what types of images would be best to submit for a particular theme.  Our response is one of “Use your imagination and creativity.”  Well this competition has no restrictions and doesn’t require interpretation at all. It is all about submitting what you think is some of your best work, nothing more.  This gives us the opportunity to see all the possibilities and the different styles of photography and digital art.  Again, remember it is about entering some of YOUR BEST” work.”

Submission deadline: February 8, 2015

Online Exhibition opens February 17, 2015

Entry Fee: $30 for the first 5 images; $4 for each additional image up to a total of 10 images.

Best In Competition – $500 cash award plus additional prizes

2nd Place – $150 cash Award plus additional prizes

3rd Place –  $100 cash award plus additional prizes

Sponsors for additional prizes include Alien Skin Software (Exposure 7), Art & Beyond Publications and Artist Marketing Resources.  For more information, go to “YOUR BEST”

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Artist Run Gallery in London Always On the Lookout for new and wonderful art

The artist-run A-side B-side Gallery  was founded in late 2011 by Tinsel Edwards and Catherine Magnani.  The gallery, project space, and studios are located on the Village Green within the Hackney Downs Studios creative community in east London, UK. A-side B-side Gallery is dedicated to being an all-inclusive exhibition space– promoting artists from all backgrounds and stages of their careers and inviting a diverse audience to visit their gallery to view the work.

The A-side B-Side Gallery online shop sells limited edition prints and originals by artists who have featured in their shows at their London gallery, who have worked from their studio, as well as works by their favourite artists. They are always on the look out for new and wonderful art and welcome submissions.

If you are an artist looking for more opportunities to sell your art prints, Artist Marketing Resources continually researches and adds new information to our extensive e-list of Art Print Sales Resources for artists –get it here and here

And to our 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list –available here and here.

Find more resources for artists in the Artist Marketing Resources web store #1 here and web store #2 here with many items on sale at reduced prices for the new year!

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New Art Podcast Launched In London Interviewing Artists and More

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One of the first art magazines to make it onto our extensive resource e-list, Flaneur has grown (as has our e-list). London-based Flaneur is now doing artist interviews as part of their new arts and culture podcast series.

If you would like to be interviewed for the show please send details of your current project to editor@flaneur.me.uk

Deadline: Sun Jan 11th, 2015 

More details here. Get the Flaneur free arts review podcast in iTunes–click image:

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Also on our e-list of Art Magazines and art blogs, is the ArtLyst  art information website in London which features up to date contemporary art news, reviews, exhibition and art fair news. Artlyst focuses on new and emerging art. Their new web2.0 Social Networking platform allows you to post your professional profile and exhibit your artwork in your own unique gallery. All galleries are curated, vetted and FREE. Submit Your Art To ArtLyst – Get Featured – Be Discovered. Send a link to your website along with a Biography /CV. Please Submit to submissions@artlyst.com

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InspireFirst open platform where artists can publish feature articles on their own creative works

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InspireFirst (the site) Inspirefirst.com  is a free open platform where everyone can publish articles featuring his or her own creative works including, but not limited to, photographs, illustrations, 3D works, digital art pieces, interior designs, hand-made items, etc.

If you’d like to find out more, then read their Publishing Rules here.

  • Your article should contain textual material and images (there is no limitation as to the length of the text or to the amount of images published), but InspireFirst requires at least 4 images per post. If you add a post with less than 4 images it will be erased by their admin.

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Big Ink Open Call Collaborative Large Woodcut Project and More

'Portrait of Hagiwara Sakutarô', woodblock print by Onchi Kôshirô, 1943, 1st edition, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

‘Portrait of Hagiwara Sakutarô’, woodblock print by Onchi Kôshirô, 1943, 1st edition, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The Big Ink website and blog has a current call to artists to take part in a collaborative large woodcut project. Monumental prints inspire artists and the public alike to think big, set long-term goals, and have the perseverance to see complex projects to fruition.

Each year artists from all backgrounds including sculpture, photography, painting, and print participate. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut at least 24 x 36 inches in dimension via an open call for entry.  If accepted, artists are given two months to carve their image into a piece of plywood.  At the end of the two months, all the artists meet for a printing session at a local print studio and help one another print their woodcuts onto paper. Typically between 30 to 36 hand pulled prints are produced during two days of printing sessions. Each artist donates one print to the BIG INK portfolio.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner , Portrait of Otto Müller , 1915

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner , Portrait of Otto Müller , 1915

The Printeresting site welcomes submissions for Printeresting content: artwork, news, exhibitions, book releases, reviews, or random moments of print. They also accept submissions from guest contributors. If you’d like submit an article for possible inclusion on Printeresting, please register on the site and a password will be emailed to you. Then log in, draft a post, and submit it to Printeresting editorial review

Printeresting, as a rule, does not publish announcements for kick starters or other fundraisers, calls for entry, holiday sales, and other opportunities.  But feel free to use their classifieds page to share these types of items.

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Our New Visual Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund Campaign

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Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund–let’s give artists what they need–time, funding, visibility–

Normally, we spring fully developed programs on our readers. But with this one, we are letting you in on the project and getting feedback as the project develops.

There is no shortage of artists around the world who would love to receive funding for exhibitions. There are many exhibition spaces who want to work with us, as well, so that we can assist artists to successfully show in their programs. The need is clear and present and made apparent to us daily.

There is much to be done. Guidelines and procedures need to be discusses, drafted and put into place within our project plan.

The first action phase of this new scholarship program is fundraising. We need donors, supporters and backers to create the scholarship fund. To  support our scholarship campaign click here.

Help us get the ball rolling!

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We’re using the Megafounder platform that takes 0% of funds raised and allows for an ongoing campaign with no all-or-nothing goal amount to set and reach, and no ending deadline date. We expect such lack of restrictions to allow our project to evolve, change and mature. Your web and mobile donations to our scholarship fund are processed via Stripe, which accepts payments from users globally in 139 currencies.

Artists around the world need support. Our new scholarship has no geographic restrictions. We understand, that in the Bahamas, where one Bahamian dollar equals one US dollar, there may be less need. But in Argentina, where it takes $8.52 Argentine Pesos to equal one US dollar– ( The currency symbol for the Argentine Peso is the dollar sign the same as it is for the US dollar)–the un-equal currency exchange rate my cause hardships. If an artist in Argentina wishes to participate in an online US-based exhibition opportunity that requires a submission fee of say $35.00 US dollars, the artist will have to pay $298.20 Pesos to participate.  In the Czech republic it takes $22.34 CZK or Kruna to equal one US dollar. So that $35.00 fee comes to $781.90 CZK. Both relatively large amounts of money in those countries. Perhaps you’ve never consider this before, but now you get the idea of how even paying a relatively small amount in US dollars can be a huge limiting factor to artists outside the US wishing to gain more international visibility.

The goal of our scholarship fund is to remove limiting fee obstacles for artists. With this new scholarship fund we will use monies raised to pay the exhibition fee for a select number of international artists, as well assist artists with promotional and other expenses.

Artist Marketing Resources will be administrating this new scholarship fund for visual artists, working in conjunction with ArtWorld and Exhibitions Without Walls.  We will offer a portion of our scholarship fund to cover the submission fees for a limited number of photographers and digital artists wishing to submit their art for online exhibitions with Exhibitions Without Walls. The scholarship fund also seeks to assist artists working in all media to exhibit in a physical gallery space in Amsterdam, New York City, and other locations via the ArtWorld exhibition projects. There are no fees to exhibit with the ArtWorld exhibition program.

We understand that some artists may be unable to participate due to the expenses to ship their artwork to gallery spaces and to travel to attend the exhibition to meet with gallerists and collectors. The goal of the scholarship fund is to provide needed assistance to artists.

As we said, the first phase of this new scholarship program is to raise funds. Help support artists here.

Once a balance of funds is available we will begin administering payments for artists as these funds allow. Follow this blog for updates and calls to artists for future funding opportunities.

Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund.

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