Give One-of-a-kind Gifts this season– each uniquely created by an artist!

Reminding you to support the arts this season by purchasing your holiday gifts directly from artists.

Find over 125 individual artworks, along with prices, pinned to our newest Pinterest board Art Direct From Artists. Contact the artists directly! They will love to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

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ArtandOnly A New Online Platform for Art Collectors

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Julie Engelmann of ArtandOnly, a Swiss based art collector platform, e-mailed to let us know that since their launch a few weeks ago, they are rapidly attracting collectors from all over the world who have been looking for a new platform that is on the cutting edge of today’s global art market. ArtandOnly has quickly become the première destination for both art lovers and collectors.

I asked Julie how artists are selected for the ArtandOnly site. According to Julie, the ArtandOnly curatorial team evaluates each emerging artist’s background and education, and looks into prior exhibitions and “who and how the artist has been represented so far. Of course the most important part is the work.” Julie said that their team of curators team has a certain vision and will decide about the overall impression of the work– if it is aligning with that vision.

ArtandOnly Founder Frédéric de Senarclens

ArtandOnly Founder Frédéric de Senarclens

Frédéric de Senarclens launched his new venture ArtAndOnly after seven years in Asia running one of the most successful galleries in Singapore.  Now he has taken his passion, expertise and extensive personal relationships with artists, collectors, dealers and gallerists and expanded into the global online market by developing a new and innovative online art marketplace. ArtAndOnly is a powerful and integrated sales platform that connects collectors and artists to a network of  professionals specializing in contemporary art across many disciplines.

“Once you look at the current marketplace you begin to see the limitations of a physical gallery space. By dematerializing the old brick-and-mortar model, we are able to give collectors a unique opportunity to access the global market directly” de Senarclens said.

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Right ronga, Pascal Dombis

 

ArtAndOnly’s timing couldn’t be more perfect. Artists have also been searching for new ways to access the market, establish direct relationships, and gain greater reach and exposure. This platform provides those connections and exclusive consignments when the other players do not.

 

Chaos San Sebastian, bronze sculpture, Jedd Novatt 

Chaos San Sebastian, bronze sculpture, Jedd Novatt

 

Frédéric de Senarclens has set himself apart in another way– “We think buying and selling art online should be a full-service experience. We look forward to being a trusted partner through the entire process, with advice and a personal touch every step of the way” de Senarclens said.

 

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untitled 129, work by Armen Agop

Not only do they offer customized services from search and acquisition to delivery and installation, but their newsletter and editorial blog, Le Journal provides invaluable information on important market trends, updates about artists and their works, and insight from industry experts, curators, and the art world’s most respected writers.

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entente, Yves Dana

“We are reshaping the art world by providing greater transparency and direct access to the market. Collectors from all over the world have immediately begun to take advantage of ArtAndOnly’s unparalleled platform” said de Senarclens.

You can join the ArtAndOnly network today, and find out more at www.artandonly.com

Aggregation 10, Kwang Young Chun

Aggregation 10, Kwang Young Chun

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5 New Framed Floral Still Life Oil Paintings on Amazon

We’ve added five new oil paintings to our A-mazon.com store.

Peonies, Teacup, Fan & Chinese Vase, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Peonies, Teacup, Fan & Chinese Vase, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

 

Peonies, Teacup, Fan & Chinese Vase is an oil painting on linen on panel 20×16 inches, framed in a gold (wood) plein air frame that adds 3 inches (7.6 cm) all around.  This painting is dated and signed by the artist on back. This artwork ships with a digitally registered Certificate of Authenticity. Buy it here.

Tea & Crabapple Blooms, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Tea & Crabapple Blooms, oil painting of  by Gray Jacobik

Tea & Crabapple Blooms, oil painting on linen 12×12 inches( 30×30 cm) framed in a 3-inch wide gold Plein air frame that increases the dimension to 18×18 inches. Buy this painting here.

A Spill of Mock Orange, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

A Spill of Mock Orange, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

View detail photos and find out more about this painting here.

Tea Roses, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Tea Roses, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Find close-up views of this painting here. 

A Thirst For Knowledge, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

A Thirst For Knowledge, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Review the full details for the painting A Thirst For Knowledge here.

We’re working to add 100-200 more artworks to our A-mazon.com store. If you are an artist or craftsperson creating original work, find out how to sell with us by clicking here.

5 New Framed Photographic Prints In Our Amazon Store

We’ve just added 5 limited edition photographic prints by Hena Tayab Fine Art Photography to our A-mazon.com store.

Elegantly Gold, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

Elegantly Gold, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

 

The subject of this photographic print is a gold architectural feature found at Versailles, France. Buy this signed and numbered limited edition print on A-mazon.com here.

All photographs from Hena Tayab Fine Art Photography are printed on premium quality, acid free, archival paper, for a photograph with sharp details and stunning colors that will last a lifetime.

 

Sitting Blue, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

Sitting Blue, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

 

Sitting Blue, Inside the Essex Steam Train has an antique feel, reminiscent of a time when these trains were the main means of transportation. Every once in a while the steam train lets out a tut. Enchanting sound seated in cool, lush, blue chairs with the sun streaming in through the windows. A perfect trip! You can get this 11 x 14 print 11×14 with 18 x 22 inch frame here.

At Work, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

At Work, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

 

At Work is a picture taken of Sakina’s hands as she uses two rocks to grind herbs and spices to make that nights meal. This is a method still used in homes in Pakastan where a mechanical grinder is a luxury. According to Sakina and her mother, herbs ground on a rock maintain the rich flavors that are often lost in all our machines.  Get this beautiful framed print here.

Pomegranate Flowers, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

Pomegranate Flowers, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

 

This type architectural balusters, outside a luxury hotel in the Bahamas, are referred to as pomegranate flowers. A lovely name for this lovely photographic print that Hena Tayab has titled Pomegranate Flowers.

 

Rings, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

Rings, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

Rings, a sepia tone 11 x 14 inch print with frame an 18 x 22 x 2.5 inch frame glazed with acrylic. This photograph was taken in Karachi, Pakistan of a man with a ring adorned hand hanging out the window of his car while he waits for the street light to turn green. Buy this print here.

We’re working to add 100-200 more artworks to our A-mazon.com store. If you are an artist or craftsperson creating original work, find out how to sell with us by clicking here.

#Artists Add Your Art to Facebook Art Page + Retail Price, Link

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Artists are invited to add their art image to our Facebook page–be sure to include a link to where buyers may purchase your work, a price and details about the artwork to increase visibility and drive traffic to your site.

We often share the links to our Facebook page and Pinterest group boards on Twitter which increases the number of visitors viewing your artwork there and clicking through to visit your site.

As we reported last week, our group Pinterest boards have gotten artists higher click-throughs according to Google analytics.

Artist Leon Sarantos wrote: “Marie’s Pinterest boards are one of many important aids to artists that I’ve discovered through her Artist Marketing Resources blog. Kudos! .. and thanks for all you do.”

Two of our five Twitter pages have over ten thousand followers each: @TransArtGuide and @Artozon

Tweet your art images, links to your site, exhibition news and art sales news with the hashtag #ArtistMarket or #ArtistNews and we will retweet your tweet!

Send your work to mariekazalia@gmail.com and I will post it on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr!

 

 

 

 

#Artists Apply To Open An Online Shop on Pink Lion

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Above: painting in Pink Lion Natalie Baca’s Studio 2

Artists with their original drawings, paintings, prints, jewelry and other 3D fine art items on such popular sites at Etsy, may also wish to explore some lesser-known online sales options such as Pink Lion.

To get your own shop on Pink Lion, you must apply (here) using their site form and upload four images as examples of art items you wish to sell for review.

Your shop may get more visibility and your work may stand out as one-of-a-kind to buyers on such sites that feature both art and home decor items.

Find many more shops and online galleries here.

Below: Drawings available in Mason Holcomb Design

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Barcelona Artist Kyle Bryant’s print subscription project

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Artist Kyle Bryant offers print subscriptions of his handmade linocut prints. His black and white prints, in signed and numbered editions of 100, explore the architecture and street culture of his home city of Barcelona, Spain.

Throughout this year Kyle has created one of his handmade linocut prints for each month using the city of Barcelona as his muse.  Print motifs combine human forms with elements of the city and titled with an acronym for BCN, Barcelona’s city nickname. blogKyleBryantprint3

September – Birds Circling Nearby

Small prints start at just $35.00 and a single full-size limited edition print goes for $100. A full set of Bryant’s Cultural Narrative prints go for $500. Find the full details in the rewards section of the artist’s Kickstarter project here. Or visit the artist’s website here.

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October: Broken, Construction Necessary

 

 

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July – Being Childish Naive

 

 

 

 

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January – Before Coffee Nothing

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June – Boards Create Noise

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Group Pinterest Boards: Art Direct From Artists, Abstract Art Direct From Artists, Art Realism

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Featured group board image by Jose A. Kuesta

Last September, I set up the group Pinterest board Art Direct From Artists, a collection of artworks available for purchase directly from each artist represented on the board. What’s unique about this group board is that I am inviting artists to pin their art with retail price tags on each image.

That board was so popular that I also created the group boards Abstract Art Direct From Artists and  Art Direct From Artists-Realism to help categorize the available art.

Recently, I received feedback from one of the artist who has his artwork images pinned to the group boards, Leon Sarantos who wrote:

“Hi Marie, I’m very pleased to be able to pin on 2 of your 3 boards, Art Direct From Artists, and Abstract Art Direct From Artists. I would also appreciate being on your boards titled, Art Direct From Artists – Realism. I’m especially interested because Pinterest analytics indicates that I’ve gotten more click-throughs from your boards than from others. Nice going! Regards, Leon”

I appreciate Leon’s taking the time to let me know what my groups are doing for him, and I would love to receive feedback from the more than 100 artists pinning their available art images to my 3 group boards.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artworks on this Pinterest board, you may contact the artist by sending them a message on Pinterest, or by clicking on the image to visit their website. If you have any problems, please email: mariekazalia@gmail.com

Follow me on Pinterest so that I can invite you to the appropriate group board. To follow Marie Kazalia on Pinterest click here.

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Found on the Web: Save Your Stuff blog, Art Barter and Alteria Art Print Editions

We’ve found some interesting art sites on the web this week.

The latest articles on the Save Your Stuff blog caught our interest. The first, on how to protect your oil paintings from rips and tears  gave honest accounts of how such damage can occur and offered useful ways to prevent against damage. And a Second article on how to deal with pests that can damage your art is also recommended reading.

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On Twitter this week, we encountered news from the co-founders of the not-for-profit Art Barter site , as they are embarking on a new commercial venture: Alteria Art.

 Alteria Art wishes to work closely with associated artists, commissions artists to produce handmade high quality limited edition prints, and offers the prints at affordable prices on their site to help support Art Barter projects.

On Art Barter, artists upload and list their artworks anonymously and the members of the public offer goods and services in exchange for the artworks. Art Barters artists have exchanged their works for such things as, 6 months of Italian lessons, 3 months of psychotherapy, 30 hours of reflexology, website design, a gallop on a white horse, gardening lessons, a poem for each month of a year and other creative offers ranging from a woman offering to bear the artist’s child to one promising a lifetime supply of cheese.

The Skillful and Playful Watercolor Paintings of New York Artist Paul Rooms

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THROW OFF THE BOWLINES, SAIL AWAY FROM THE SAFE HARBOR,EXPLORE, DREAM DISCOVER…(M.Twain quote) art by Paul Rooms

Watercolors are the medium of New York artist Paul Rooms. He uses his skillful painting techniques to visually explore the human soul, meaning in metaphor, and his inner child. His subject matter and style are influenced by the painting traditions of his ancestral countries. “From the Flemish comes my surrealistic eye and to Italian art I owe color and construction”, says Paul, who was raised and educated in Italy.  He professed his ardent love for certain ancient and modern masters–from Vermeer to Magritte, from Bosch to Steinberg–as he worked over the years to develop his own personal style of painting. Paul Rooms has had several solo exhibitions and his artwork is in many private collections world-wide.

Paul Room’s website contains an online shop of very reasonably priced artworks, at: http://www.paulrooms.com

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A New Art Magazine Artspert Has Feature Options for Artists and a Cover Design Competition

Competition – Design The Front Cover Of The Magazine

Would you like your art to be the cover of Artspert’s first magazine? If so you have the chance by designing the cover yourself. The cover must look classy and arty and feature the Artspert logo, which can be obtained by emailing info@artspert.co.uk with the subject “competition”.

Closing Date for the competition shall be January the 1st 2014. The managing director of the magazine shall shortlist 3 favorites. The final 3 shall be put to vote via Twitter on January 2nd 2014 for a whole 24 hours. The prizes are below.

Prizes

1st : Being The Front Cover, Free feature in the magazine and interview to be in the magazine

2nd & 3rd: Free Feature in the magazine as well as an interview to be in the magazine

I wish you all the best of luck and hope to see you featured in the Artspert Magazine.

Artspert Magazine plan to print 18,000-20,00 copies of this first issue and make the copies free to the public. Distribution of the Magazine at these Proposed Locations: Estate Agents, Coffee Shops, Dentists, Libraries, Trade Shows, Galleries, Solicitors, Museums and more (suggestions welcome or if you would like to be a stockist please email info@artspert.co.uk)

Type of art features:  Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Prints, Drawing and Jewelry

Funding: Mainly Advertising, subsidised fee to featured artists

The featured artists must have art work on www.artspert.co.uk. The artist is allowed to pay for one image in the magazine in which is anticipated to cost to around £30. This will be for a quarter page feature which will include the image of art work, artist name and details about you and your art.

If a customer likes your piece of art featured in the magazine they can purchase it off the Artspert website. Where they will also be able to see any other pieces of art you have uploaded in to your personal portfolio.

Submit early, submit now: The artist that submit their work first to be featured in the magazine shall take priority and have their article closer to the front of their relevant section.

Collection of images and details for the magazine articles will begin on January the 10th 2014 once we have our online template of what the magazine shall look like. The magazine shall also be published online to increase further exposure to you and the website. In the meantime please feel free to add art to the website and check out the competition below.

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

Shop for Art: Irena Orlov’s Hand Embellished Textured Fine Art Canvas Giclee


Hand-embelllished Giclee canvas art, by Irena Orlov

Hand-embellished Giclee canvas art, by Irena Orlov


Shop for Irena Orlov's hand-embellished, textured fine art canvas Giclee artworks here. These Gallery Wrap canvases have finished edges to provide a clean look from front, side, and back. The Giclee canvas is stretched on  1 1/2'' wooden support bars to create a finished look that allows you to hang without a frame.

Most Available in Sizes 40 x 30 and 40 x 40 inches, with select artwork in 24 x 48 inch dimensions.

New York Friday October 1863, Irena Orlov

New York Friday October 1863, Irena Orlov

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

Artists: Submit to the Uncommon Goods Art Contest

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Uncommon Goods loved hosting their past Art Contests so much that they decided to keep them going all year round! Every month is a new chance to submit your latest masterpiece and get it in front of their buyers. Winners will see their work printed, framed and sold on UncommonGoods.com.

DEADLINE: This is an ongoing competition. Every month new semifinalists will be chosen from the previous month’s submissions.

GRAND PRIZE: $500 + 5% royalties on a limited edition of 100 prints.

RUNNERS UP:
All runners-up will receive a critique of their work from the guest judges, and UncommonGoods’ marketing team will provide tips for marketing and growing their businesses. Additionally, UncommonGoods’ buyers will review each entrant’s full portfolio and may consider adding the work submitted to the UncommonGoods website in the future.

WHAT CAN I SUBMIT?
2D digital captures of your original watercolors, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, collages, digital art, etc. We can’t accept photography, 3D work, textures, letterpress or other work that relies on hand printing.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN UNCOMMON ARTIST?
Your design and your personal story should be anything but ordinary. Your design should be expressive, unique and tell a story. Be sure to share your design process and background on the submission form.

GOT A QUESTION?
Browse through the Uncommon Goods submission rules, or send an email to art-contest@uncommongoods.com

Please fill out your contact info completely before you upload your images. Remember to double-check the email address you entered to ensure that it’s valid!

Find and complete the  entry form here: http://www.uncommongoods.com/designs/art-contest

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ArtFinder Alerts Art Buyers of New Available Artist Works

ArtFinder is a marketplace for people to discover and buy affordable original art online from a wide range of international artists and galleries. ArtFinder is a top curated online art gallery. Chief Executive of the ArtFinder site Jonas Almgren was quoted in the widely read BBC article on More Art Sold Online Than in Galleries, along with representatives of other top sites, such as, Saatchi Online and Artsy.

Some artists we know who recently opened up shop on ArtFinder– Gabriella Cleuren    Agent X   Leon Sarantos   Sharon Sieben   Marie Kazalia

ArtFinder has many advanced settings for tracking sales and shipments of your art, as well as for interacting with other ArtFinder artists and site Users. As an ArtFinder artist, I receive email alerts when a User (aka potential buyer) follows me or favorites one of my artworks. I can then follow the User back and  review the User’s profile to see all the artists the User has followed. With this new understanding of the User’s tastes, I may add images of my other available artworks to meet the User’s interests. ArtFinder sends the Users following me a newsletter containing images of my newly uploaded available work.

A recent ArtFinder newsletter (excerpted below) alerted me to new artworks available from artist Gabriella Cleuren–with cropped thumbnail images that enticed me to visit her portfolio on ArtFinder for full views of each work.

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Sculpture and Paintings of Italian Artist Tony Cassisi

Sculptor and painter Tony Cassisi creates his sculptural works in wood and other materials.

Strip, wood sculpture, Tony Cassisis

Strip, wood sculpture, Tony Cassisi

Exile from Eden (view 2), sculpture, Tony Cassisi

Exile from Eden (view 2), sculpture, Tony Cassisi

Exile from Eden, sculpture, Tony Cassisi

Exile from Eden, sculpture, Tony Cassisi

Boys, bas-relief, Tony Cassisi

Boys, bas-relief, Tony Cassisi

On the artist’s website, there are images of 47 bas-relief artworks of people, as well as many creations of birds and other subjects.

You will find dozens of beautiful oil paintings of people and the Italian landscape on the artist’s website. These paintings Tony Cassisi called Metalgraphs, his own unique mentor of paintings with oil paints on metalized boards. The backgrounds of these paintings the artist has painted with metallic colors, while foregrounds he has painted with oil colors.

Shepherds Under a Porch, painting by Tony Cassisi

Shepherds Under a Porch, painting by Tony Cassisi

Lava, painting by Tony Cassisi

Lava, painting by Tony Cassisi

Herdsman at sunset, painting incorporating found materials, Tony Cassisi

Herdsman at sunset, painting incorporating found materials, Tony Cassisi

Sorrowful Mother, pyrography, Tony Cassisi

Sorrowful Mother, pyrography, Tony Cassisi

Visit the artist’s website to view many more artworks: www.tony cassisi.it