ArtsKC Seeking to Commission Artist to Create 6 Artworks

The commissioned artworks are to be presented to businesses and individuals by the arts commission of Kansas City. If you live outside this area, perhaps you could present the idea to your local arts commission, for their consideration, to adopt a similar program to commission artists in your area.
CALL FOR ARTISTS – 2016 ArtsKC Awards Commission Accepting Applications
VISIT ARTSKC.ORG/ARTSKCAWARDS FOR DETAILS AND APPLICATION!

ArtsKC is seeking to commission a Kansas City artist to create 6 works of art to present to metro-area businesses and individuals in recognition of their leadership in the arts.

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This opportunity is open to visual artists residing in and around the five-county Kansas City metropolitan area (Clay, Platte, Jackson, Johnson & Wyandotte).  Winning artists from previous years are ineligible to submit.  Proposals will be reviewed by a panel comprised of business and arts professionals.

Details
Commission:$6,000 for 6 works of art
$2,000 for 50 centerpieces
Option to create up to 80 centerpieces
($40 commission per additional piece)

Event: ArtsKC Awards – AMPLIFIED!
Thursday, February 25, 2016
The Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Artist Benefits
This is a very high visibility commission! The awards artwork will be part of the permanent collection of each business recipient as well as of ArtsKC. The selected artist will have an exhibition at the Grand Ballroom, the location of the pre and post event receptions.The exhibition will feature the 6 award pieces as well as the artist’s selected body of work.

In addition, the selected artist will be a special guest at the awards ceremony and will give brief comments from the podium.

Featured at right: Selected work from Mark Southerland and Linda Lighton’s 2015 ArtsKC Awards commission.

 

 

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My Photography Arts Article Featured in Xposy Multimedia Magazine!

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As a new writer for Xposy, I’m pleased to have my first article featured in the photography section and trending in Xposy magazine. Thank you to artist Barbara Rachko for allowing me to write my first Xposy article about her work.

I’m on the look out for more quality content. Take a look at the Xposy multimedia magazine here, and if you think you artworks or arts project would be a good fit, tell me more in an email and include a link to your website–email: mariekazalia@gmail.com

 

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Photographic Artists Collective: Open Call to Photographers to Join Project

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NOISE Collective: CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Noise electronic magazine and collective has an open call for photographers interested in taking part in a collective project.

Noise is accepting up to 3 new members for 2015.

Applicants must be:
– an active photographer (professional or amateur), producing work to share
– willing to be part of a no-profit collective
– Photographers with a sense of commitment
– Be an enthusiastic artist committed to sending a selection of your work (mini-projects or a set of single shots) 4 times per year for Noise electronic magazine
– Participate in private group
– Participate in social media promotion such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
– Agree to be administrator with the other members of the Noise official page on Facebook
Noise offers:
– Absolute creative freedom
– no restrictions or imposition on publishing your visual proposal
– Full control and freedom when you want to post on the collective facebook page
– Being part of a real collective where decisions are taken all together
– Being part of a collective project-focused, producing something real

If interested please send your submission (a presentation letter explaining the reasons why you want to join Noise and links to your online portfolio to review your work). Please don’t send attached files or images. Send to: alxcoghephotographer@gmail.com

NOISE Collective CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

E-list of International Photography Representatives and Photographer Agents, Gallerists +More 

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Recent Feedback from Artists About Artist Marketing Resources

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Find more magic realism photography designs, such as on the iPhone 6 case pictured, in the Joyce Dade Art shop here.

 FEEDBACK FROM ARTISTS:

It’s great getting unsolicited feedback about our resources and services, such as in a tweet that we received from artist Joyce Dade regarding the $39.95 price of our International Art Galleries Directory. Joyce tweeted to us @TransArtGuide “A very decent price for such an art directory.  Paid $100 years ago for Italian version. I forget the name of publisher.”

Artist Alexis Avlamis, an artist curated into the Drawing Center New York City and featured on the Art21 interview blog wrote to us, in part:

“About two months ago, I stumbled upon your websıte and bought both the Transmedıa Artıst Guıde to Makıng Artıst Submıssıons and the Internatıonal Art Gallery Dırectory Share Lıst. I found them very professıonal, well wrıtten, ınformatıve and eye openıng, especıally when ıt comes to untanglıng the mysterıes and meshes of the art world.”

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This week an artist in Europe wrote in an email:

“Hi Marie, I just wanted to say thanks for doing a good job…” an except from an email we received after our submission got this artist a much-needed magazine feature, a requirement to obtain an artist via to the USA. We are also assisting this artist in completing the USA Artist Visa application.

Plus, last week we received a thank-you gift of an original art piece in the mail from an artist we work with!

Artist Marketing Resources would like to thank all the artists who sent such positive feedback. We’d like to make this a regular monthly feature on our blog. So if you talk about us online, please let us know, and you could get mentioned along with an image and link to your site.

Click here to find the International Art Directory, Artist Guide ebook and other resources for artists mentioned above, plus details on our e-postcard marketing services.

ArtistsInfo Video| Insider Secrets to Selling Art Online

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Artists Info online gallery has an international reputation for discovering and representing talented artists from across five continents. Artists Info has more than 100,000 art lovers visiting their site weekly.  The Artists Info site allows each costumer to directly contact artists for commission-FREE art purchases.

Artists Info staff is always keen to promote the artists on their site and have a team dedicated to sharing their artists news across all their social networks.

Artists Info is currently developing pioneering new view-art-in-situ technology and 3D virtual art galleries. They have an online app with an art store, online magazine and social art network in development as well as many other exciting projects which will offer even more opportunities for artists in the near future.

Yesterday, they featured our blog on their blog, in an article Do You Know Artist Marketing Resources?  

Artists Info created this video, Insider secrets to selling art online, that answers many questions artists ask on how to best promote their art using their own website, social media, and online galleries–

Award Winning Online Art Gallery Seeks Talented Artists: http://www.artistsinfo.co.uk/online-art-gallery.html

Global Art Directory – artistsinfo.co.uk

Call For Artists: Contemporary Visions Festival of Contemporary Arts

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Contemporary Visions | 2nd edition

Florence festival of contemporary arts

Contemporary Visions is a Florence-based festival of contemporary arts designed by the arts organization DAY ONE. The aim of Day One is to organize arts exhibitions in Florence designed around your needs and desires–creating a unique event each time. The goal of the Contemporary Visions festival is to discover new national and international talents and give them the opportunity to promote themselves on the Florentine scene.

DAY ONE fits-out their art exhibitions with new technologies and media such as social networks, QrCodes, augmented reality, and much more.  Use of QR Codes makes it easy for visitors to use their smart-phones to quickly and easily access given information about artists and artwork in the exhibitions. For this season, Day One has also designed an App to enable guests to properly interact with the exhibitions.

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The Contemporary Visions Festival of Contemporary Arts stands in the heart of a European network. Participation in this network and festival will develop and improve the career of new and established artists. By entering in the festival every artist will have the opportunity to take part in a group exhibition and live an Italian artistic experience.

Participation is open to all artists internationally, with no age restrictions, and with all subject-matter of artworks allowable.

Disciplines: painting, drawing, engraving, sculpture & installation, performance, photography, video art, virtual & digital art, illustration & graphic design

Deadline to submit:  1st December | Applications received by November 7th  saved 20% on the registration fee.

Each artist can participate with from 1 to 4 artworks, for a maximum surface of 1 square meter. Every exhibition will last for one month and will be scheduled as follows:

Winter Session

  1. ArtCloud#1            from the 10th to the 31th of January 2014 @MULTIVERSO, Florence (Tuscany)
  2. ArtCloud#2            from the 7th to the 30th of March 2014 @MULTIVERSO, Florence (Tuscany)
  3. ArtCloud#3            from the 4th to the 27th of April 2014 @MULTIVERSO, Florence (Tuscany)

Summer Session

4. ArtCloud#4             June 2014 @Liguria, Portovenere / Le 5 Terre (TBC)

Autumn Session

  5. ArtCloud#5             from the 8th to the 30th November 2014 @MULTIVERSO, Florence (Tuscany)

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How to apply:

If you want to participate, send a completed applications form providing the required information, to festival@dayone-art.com and be sure to attach:

  • High quality picture(s) of your artwork(s)
  • High quality head shot
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A brief description of your artwork(s) (max 10 lines)

Please, download the Application Form here: http://www.dayone-art.com/?p=1561

Email the Day One Team if you need further information:  festival@dayone-art.com 

or check out the Day One Art website www.dayone-art.com

Looking forward to hearing from you,  a greeting from DAY ONE’s team.

DAY ONE

Florence – Italy

www.dayone-art.com

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Get the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions E-Book

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Artist Marketing Resources recommends that artists submit their work to art professionals in positions to help them with their careers.  But a professional approach is a must! This ebook guide is for artists. To help artists avoid common mistakes that mark them as amateurs. This ebook includes cover letters you can use and detailed advice on how to submit your art to art consultants, art curators, museums, galleries, fine art publishers, art licensing companies and more. Get your copy here.

New Art Gallery Opens in Little Venice, London, UK

Thomas and Paul Contemporary, a new art gallery in the Little Venice district of London, opened their first exhibition featuring highlights from some of the artists that they will be working with over the next 12 months. This exhibition will run until the 28th September.
The gallery space is set over three different rooms, including a reading room of art books, magazines and free coffee. 
In October the gallery will be hosting an exhibition titled An Abstract View and simultaneously launching a new publication, also titled  An Abstract View  by art writer and critic Richard Unwin. The publication looks at the history and value of abstract art and includes interviews with abstract artists who will be participating in the exhibition.

Artists Apply Now to Bemis Residency. Artists Receive Stipend + Support.

The Bemis Center is accepting applications for 3 month residencies featuring $750 monthly stipends, staff support, generously sized live/work studios and 24 hour access to facilities.
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, recently ranked as “[one of the] Top 10 Residency Programs Around the Globe” by Artinfo, makes every effort to support artists in their practice by making the art-making process the highest priority amid an atmosphere and environment ideal for creative growth and experimentation. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to receive time, space and support for their work.
TIME 3 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time.
SPACE The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet. Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private bathroom and 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and 10,000 square foot sculpture facility.
SUPPORT Resident artists receive a $750 monthly stipend and an unparalleled level of assistance from expert staff.
Applications are due September 30th.

“The best movie about an artist I’ve ever seen!” – Ed Ruscha

Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’ — July 30 (via LA Progressive)

  ROBERT WILLIAMS MR. BITCHIN’ 2013, Cinema Libre, 89 min, USA, Dir: Mary C. Reese, Doug Blake, Nancye Ferguson, Michael LaFetra, Stephen Nemeth This new documentary profiles Robert Williams, whose rise from hot rod/underground comics illustrator…

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Eyes In Magazine Interviews Artists

Each Creator Is Interviewed About Their Life, Profession, Thirst for Innovation, Inspirational Milestones and How Their Work Evolves or Revolutionizes the World Over Time by Vivian Van Dijk of EYES IN Magazine (via PR Newswire)

Download image Download image Vivian Van Dijk, Editor-in-Cheif of EYES IN Magazine. (PRNewsFoto/EYES IN Magazine) NEW YORK, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Vivian Van Dijk, Editor-in-Chief and President of EYES IN Magazine, (Periodic Publication), introduces…

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Prin­ted Mat­ter Calls for Sub­mis­sions for a New Emer­ging Artists Pub­lic­a­tion Series

Five selec­ted artists will work with the sup­port of Prin­ted Mat­ter and a ded­ic­ated designer to real­ize indi­vidual projects…

Sub­mis­sions are open to emer­ging artists whose prac­tice has demon­strated a com­mit­ment to exper­i­ment­a­tion within the artists‹ book medium in unusual and excit­ing ways.

Broadly speak­ing, Prin­ted Mat­ter is inter­ested in pub­lic­a­tions that have been con­ceived as art­works in their own right, rather than books that doc­u­ment work cre­ated in another medium. Pro­pos­als should not be a con­ven­tional cata­log of art­works, tra­di­tional artists‹ mono­graph, chap­book, or other straight­for­ward works of fic­tion, non-​​fiction or poetry, as these fall out­side our scope.

Sub­mit­ted pro­pos­als will be reviewed by a com­mit­tee made up of Tauba Auerbach (Artist), David Senior (Bib­li­o­grapher, MoMA Lib­rary), Gar­rick Gott(Con­sult­ing Design Dir­ector, Prin­ted Mat­ter) and James Jen­kin (Exec­ut­ive Dir­ector, Prin­ted Matter).

All items should be sent as attach­ments in a single email to submissions{at}printedmatter.org, with the sub­ject line EMER­GINGARTISTS_[YOUR NAME]. Emails should not exceed 10 MB.

Unfor­tu­nately, due to the expec­ted volume of sub­mis­sions, we will not be able to acknow­ledge the receipt of applic­a­tions, and will only be able to notify selec­ted applicants.

Timeline
All book pro­pos­als must be sent by Monday, August 10, 2013. Selec­ted applic­ants will be noti­fied by Septem­ber 10, 2013 with the expect­a­tion that work on the first two sched­uled pro­jects will com­mence in the fol­low­ing weeks. The five books in the series will be pub­lished over the course of a year.

Sup­port from Prin­ted Matter

  • $1,500 fee to artist
  • Print­ing and design costs paid (within pro­ject budget)
  • Optional access to a designer, who will aid as needed in ready­ing pub­lic­a­tion for print
  • A launch event at Prin­ted Mat­ter or at our NY Art Book Fair or LA Art Book Fair, or pos­sibly another major fair atten­ded by the organ­iz­a­tion, includ­ing Frieze NY, Basel, Miami Basel, LA Con­tem­por­ary, Inde­pend­ent, NADA, and Chicago Expo
  • Press announce­ment of pub­lic­a­tion via Prin­ted Matter’s social media
  • Oppor­tun­ity for in-​​store exhib­i­tion and win­dow installation
  • Inclu­sion in Prin­ted Matter’s dis­tri­bu­tion pro­gram and offer­ings to lib­rar­ies and institutions

Read the full submission guidelines here.

Surveys on Buying Art and Selling Art

Tom Brereton Downs, owner of the site Artolo,  recently received lots of fantastic feedback from artists about their experience of selling art.  He’d now like to know more about experiences (or not) of BUYING art, and would love you to complete his simple online questionnaire:

http://info.artolo.com/buying-art-questionnaire

He’d love it if you could SHARE the questionnaire with as many people as possible (via email, Facebook, Tweeting about it etc.). He’ll be  happy to share a summary of the findings, which will hopefully be pretty insightful, with anybody that completes the survey(there is a checkbox at the bottom of the questionnaire to tick, if you’d like to receive a copy).

Thank you,

PS If you are an artist and have not completed the selling art survey questionaire, please do so–http://info.artolo.com/selling-art-questionnaire/. If you happen to know any artists that haven’t completed the SELLING ART questionnaire he’d be really grateful if you could and could send this link to them http://info.artolo.com/selling-art-questionnaire/

Free Teleseminar on Marketing for Artists – June 25th @ 3 p.m. Pacific Time

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Insider Secrets to SmART Marketing for Artists
FREE Teleseminar
Tuesday, June 25th at
3 p.m. noon (PT) 3 p.m. 6 p.m. ET)
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SmART Marketing for Artists, an online course offered by
Gwenda Joyce – The Art Ambassador – teaches you how to
develop a marketing plan that empowers you to market
and sell your work as quickly as possible, so you can get
back to your studio!
Learn how you can achieve the results you’ve been looking for
by developing a marketing program using the newest online
techniques to build your audience and your art career with
more exhibitions, gallery relationships and sales.
SmART Marketing for Artists begins July 10th
6 online sessions – recorded for your playback –
Here’s the link to learn more & Register,
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This is what you will learn in the online course, SmART Marketing for Artists:
***Creating an identity for your art and set yourself apart from other artists.
***How to integrate Marketing into your process so that you can
continue to spend most of your time in the studio
***How to develop your audience using online techniques
Click on this link to learn more:  http://www.ThrivingArtistNetwork.com/sms

Open Artist Submissions for EMERGENCY6, August 12 Deadline

EMERGENCY6 Aspex Biennial Open Submission (via http://www.michalbrzezinski.org)

EMERGENCY6 Aspex Biennial Open Submission Deadline: 12 August 2013 submission fee: £15 (£10 students) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  Aspex’s biennial open submission competition Deadline For Submissions: Monday 12 August 2013 Exhibition: 25 October 2013 – 19  January 2014 aspex seeks emerging artists working…

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Annual 5 International Artist Grants: Application Deadline June 15th

International Grant Program 2013/14, Lepsien Art Foundation, Düsseldorf

The Lepsien Art Foundation

Annually, the Lepsien Art Foundation accepts applications for their International Grant Program, as this grant schedule 2013/14, for ‘Emerging Talents’ in Fine Art. A total five grants will be awarded to international artists in the disciplines of Painting, Sculpture and Photography.

Artists can apply annually,  beginning 1st of April. This year 2013, the deadline for applications is  the 15th of June. Usually more time is allowed for applicants to submit, but  due to high number of applications last year, the application period has been reduced.  For the first time, the foundation has a dedicated online application tool for all artists applying for the program on their website: http://www.lepsien-art-foundation.com/

Basic criteria for the application:
The candidates must already have a degree from a recognized national or international art college/university and must have already gained some first public recognition (e.g. exhibitions, publications, etc.).  Applicants should not be older than 39 years at the time of applying for the grant program.

An integral part of the grant program is the provision of studio spaces in the Art House Düsseldorf, Germany (http://www.the-art-house.eu/) where the five awarded artists will work together for the period of the program. Furthermore the program includes the production and publication of limited art editions (Edition Lepsien Art Foundation) jointly with all grant holders. At the end of the grant program a joint exhibition of all artists will take place and an annual catalogue will be published with the Kerber Group in connection with the final exhibition.

Dynomighty Artist Collective Beta Site Combines Crowdfunding + Art Licensing + Social Media

DYNAMIGHTY   Artist Collective Beta site challenges you to create your own Might Wallet design and share it with your community.  If you can pre-sell 30 wallets in 30 days, they will make a full production run of your wallet design to sell and send you 15% of the sales.

It’s a great way to promote your work, your ideas and yourself. No contests,and  no jury. The most successful designs are slated to become the future wholesale line of Dynomighty products sold in over 60 countries around the world.

Meaning of Light— New Painting in Artist Gabriella Cleuren’s Brave New Old World Series

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The Light symbolic.

Light is a condition for seeing. It is so normal that we are rarely conscious of it. It makes everything visible, but remains unnoticed itself. Nonetheless, it is a graphic means for the artist, which she or he directs, or a given which she or he copiously directs her/himself in their work and in their observation. Because light is decisive for the atmosphere and thus it announces or transfers something to the viewer without him or her becoming aware of it. Light feels nice. It gives brightness, clarity and is the bearer of old archetypal meanings which any person of any culture whatsoever intuitively feels. Light stands for cleanliness, goodness, sincerity, truth, spirituality, simplicity and modesty, strength, wisdom and beauty; in short, for the divine. Thus it is positively set.

© Gabriella Cleuren 2013

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                  Meaning of light 2013 73 x 54 cm ( 28 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches)
Art of the Prom Nice France from  June 7 until June 9  2013.
Gabriella Cleuren’s book featuring her Brave New Old Worlds painting series is available directly from the artist via her website–here is the link to preview and order: http://www.gabycleuren.com/publications
You may view the artist’s newest paintings in her series Brave New Old Worlds just added to her site, here :
 http://www.gabycleuren.com/types/Brave_New_Old_Worlds/works/
The website of Art of the Prom : http://www.artoftheprom.com/

Your Art on Manhole Cover?! Ironclad Public Art Project

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Artist A.J. Brown submitted artwork of her cat for this project! You can submit your own art and vote for your favorite designs here: http://ironcladart.ca/gallery.php

 

Concerning Artist Copyright : Tips on How to Keep Tabs on Your Art Images Online

Keep tabs. See what people are pinning from your blog by going to: http://pinterest.com/source/YourBlogURL

 and

Do a reverse image search of your jpeg art images.

You can do a reverse image search using TinEye http://www.tineye.com

This little kid explains how to do a reverse image search–

If you have found your art used by others without your permission, here are some organizations that can help–

Join Creative America united against content theft organization  http://www.creativeamerica.org