African Print Services: A New Sales Opportunity for African Artists

I  invite you to take part in a new joint initiative with the newly launched EN1 Prints of London, England. EN1 Prints are a brand new print-on-demand service offering and very good deals to contemporary artists ready and willing to sell limited edition prints of their original work.

 I have negotiated a special deal with EN1 for Artworld’s African Fine Artists that will market fine-art prints (A1, A2 or A3 sized) from your original work. (Initially the agreement is for African artists, perhaps later this will be extended worldwide). The bare bones of the arrangement are as follows.
 (i) There are no fees or charges up-front. You pay nothing, now or ever for the print-service.
 (ii) If a print is sold, the printer get 20% of the selling-price, APS gets 5% (ploughed back into the Artworld service) and you, the artist, get 75%. Payment will be made within 7 days from the sale, less any bank & currency conversion charges.
 (iii) You are free to set your own prices for prints offered from your original work. I recommend an edition of 100, and (in consultation with EN1 Prints) a selling price of USD 75. For each print sold you will receive about USD 56 (75%) less bank costs, EN1 Prints gets about USD 15 (to cover the service, materials and printing) and APS gets USD 4 (or 5%).
 I URGE YOU TO TAKE PART UNDER THE RECOMMENDED TERMS! To do so just reply to this email with the single word YES. I will then contact you with further information (I will need a print quality digital master for each print sold through EN1 Prints. If you want to set special prices or a different edition size then email me with your proposal. I strongly recommend that to reduce costs to a minimum you accept the standard deal! 
 If you want to look at the offer in detail you can read the detailed prospectus, African Print Services: A New Sales Opportunity for African Artists . This also describes what you need to know about the digital images required by the printers. The bigger the digital image, the better: but they can manage with relatively low resolutions, the minimum being some 1600 x 1200 pixels.
 I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! If you have any questions, just reply to this email, or drop me a line at editor@negativeentropy.net .
 Best Wishes,
 Keith
FROM: Keith McFarlane
Editor, Artworld
Nicolaas Witsenkade 47-B
1017 ZV Amsterdam
The Netherlands / NL

My Article, The Faces of Anton Kilian, Published on Xposy Magazine

THE WONDER OF YOU,oil painting on canvas, Anton Kilian

THE WONDER OF YOU,oil painting on canvas, Anton Kilian

You can read my article, The Faces of Anton Kilian here.

I’ve scheduled future articles on the art of Karen Fitzgerald, Metrov, Hildy Maze, and Catherine Small.

Take a look at my articles on Xposy and if your think you work will fit, leave a comment and a link to your art site. Best Wishes!

 

Seeking Original Articles, Artist Videos, and Artist News for ArtWorld App Community Magazine

View of the ArtWorld app Community Magazine in iPad

View of the ArtWorld app Community Magazine in iPad

As Co-Editor of ArtWorld Community Magazine, I’d like to invite artists, arts writers and arts journalists to submit original articles on subjects related to the art works of living artists.

Accepted articles will be published in the Artworld Magazine(within the Artworld app) for iPhone and iPad and on the ArtWorld Facebook page, as both PDF and as HTML.
 Facebook. As an Album on the Artworld’s Timeline for viewing by the 8,550 followers of the ArtWorld app on Facebook.
 PDF. As a formatted and illustrated text in Helvetica. This format improves readability, especially with smaller devices and low-resolution screens.
 HTML. As formatted HTML. The style and the layout is optimised for the iPad and iPhone ( the fonts will be very small when viewed on a larger screen). The presentation is dynamic and adjusts to the height and width available. It needs to in order to present things properly on both iPad and iPhone, and in portrait and landscape orientation.
Here are a couple of screenshots from the iPhone and iPad. If you have access to an iPad or iPhone you can check out the in-app presentation in detail.
iPhone view of the ArtWorld Community Magazine

iPhone view of the ArtWorld Community Magazine

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  Screen shots show how to share article to Facebook and Twitter from your device.
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Submit previously unpublished articles to ArtWorld Community Magazine Co-Editor, Marie Kazalia, via email: mariekazalia@gmail.com
Map view of the ArtWorld app showing locations of the studios of artists using the app

Map view of the ArtWorld app showing locations of the studios of artists using the app

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

 

 

 

 

How ArtWorld and Artist Marketing Resources Work Jointly With Artists in Mexico, the Netherlands, USA and Internationally

 

Keith McFarlane, creator and developer of the ArtWorld app, and Marie Kazalia, Artist Agent and owner of Artist Marketing Resources are making joint efforts to connect artists with curators and collectors using both the app and e-postcard marketing plans to bring more visibility for artists internationally.

McFarlane recently met three artists who are represented on the ArtWorld app at the Window Gallery in Amsterdam, an exhibition space made available by the well-known arts patron and Amsterdam gallerist Ella Arps.  McFarlane met Mexican artist Xavier Yarto there and took home a painting on paper by Yarto, which now hangs framed in McFarlane’s space, as shown in the photos below.

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Artist Marketing Resources and the ArtWorld continue to make efforts to connect with more artists in Mexico, such as Mexico City sculptor Luz Zaga Vaca whose two sculptural works are depicted on e-postcards here.

 

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As part of this joint effort, when artists participate in either E-Postcard Marketing Plan A  or E-Postcard Marketing Plan B  they will also gain visibility with a free ArtWorld app account and are welcomed on the Artworld community page on Facebook.

All artists, art lovers and collectors are invited to download the Artworld app in the iTunes App Store.

 

For further details on the E-postcard marketing plans contact Marie Kazalia, Artist Marketing Resources, email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

 

Header image credit: Maša Gala, SPACES 8, 120cm x 130 cm. Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas. 2010.

Left: Roman Kirn, Slovenian Ambassador to The Netherlands. — with Roman Kirn at Overdekunst.

Read The Daily Krasowitz Print-a-Day Artist Blog on Your iPad/iPhone in the ArtWorld App Newsfeed

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Keith McFarlane, owner and developer of the Artworld app, recently configured the Daily Krasowitz blog posts to appear in Artworld app newsfeed on recommendation of Artist Marketing Resources. Artist Michael Krasowitz is a prolific artist and equally prolific social media sharer and blogger and so we felt his print a day blog a good choice for the Artworld app newsfeed. Get the newest version of the ArtWorld app on iTunes here.

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News! Artist Marketing Resources articles now in the ArtWorld App Newsfeed AutoScaled to iPhone/iPad

 

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Artist Marketing Resources blog has new increased visibility! Our blog post articles now also appear in the newsfeed of the ArtWorld app for iPhone and iPad! Images in our blog articles are auto-scaled to match any orientation of iPhone or iPad in the ArtWorld App used by over 5,000 art lovers, art buyers, and artists. The ArtWorld app is designed to connect artists with art collectors and is available in  the iTunes app store here.

Artist Marketing Resources features artists, small arts businesses, art galleries and art professionals on our blog–via these options. If you are an artist or have an arts business and would like us to feature you in a blog post– with all images in the article made clickable to your website–find the details and available options click here.

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Week in Review: Artist Opportunities, Art Collector and Tech Opportunities to Support new ArtWorld App

The Artist Marketing Resources blog shared the news of the ArtWorld app IndieGoGo campaign. Artists are always free to sign-up to use the ArtWorld app to connect with art collectors. Art Collectors and app developers may wish to join in supporting the ArtWorld on IndieGoGo.

The Artist Marketing Resources blog also provided artists with a resource for purchasing fine art acrylic paint direct from the manufacturers at Nova Color , for substantial savings over retail prices.

The following day, we posted an article on art sales sites and art licensing sites, and the day after that we provided artists with news of a magazine seeking art from artists for publication on the cover of their next issue.

At the end of the week, we shared news of a Call to Artists for an opportunity for a July Solo Gallery show at the Napoleon Gallery in Philadelphia.

Two 30 Second Videos: Where Artists Meet Art Buyers and Art Lovers

Dear Artist,

Let me share with you two videos, each 30 seconds in length, that introduce Artworld and the community it represents. If, having seen the videos, you wish to support Artworld, then please share them with your fellow artists, especially those not yet taking part. Artworld is an excellent idea, strongly supportive of artists and the arts. It needs, and I believe it deserves, your support!

Here are the videos: one for art lovers and buyers, and the other for artists taking part. Artworld charges neither fees nor commissions. It presents your work beautifully. Not only that, and it connects you directly with buyers in your neighbourhood or “armchair travellers” a continent away. Why not take a moment and see for yourself? I’m certain you’ll be interested! And should you wish to take part, check out the Step by Step Guide. It’s your art at their fingertips. And just one tap!

Yours Sincerely,

Keith McFarlane

P.S. Artists don’t need an iPhone or iPad to take part. Upload your work from any browser, on a PC, Linux or Mac. For details of registration and how to upload your portfolio refer to the Step by Step Guide. Artworld also has a Facebook Page dedicated to the work of participating artists, and many of our artists are exceptional, established and emerging artists of international rank.