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Art Takes Miami — Entry Today for Discount

 

Art Takes Miami | Calling All Artists For A Feature Booth At Scope Miami 2012!

Miami is Calling You.

This is your moment to present your work at the premier showcase for international contemporary art. You’re invited to participate in Art Takes Miami, an international search for artistic talent, skill and vision that will present one visionary in his/her very own featured booth at this year’s SCOPE Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.

Your Early Entry Deadline is THIS Friday September 7, 2012 11:59pm ET

The Grand Prize Selected Artist Will Receive:
$10,000 Cash
Includes $5,000 to create new work to feature at SCOPE Miami and a $5,000 cash prize

An Exclusive Feature Booth at SCOPE Miami 2012
You and your work will be presented alongside the top players in the art world, showcasing your talent to galleries, buyers, critics and curators from all over the globe.

International Exposure
A publicity campaign featuring your work in both Miami and NYC and an online feature promoting your work internationally.

Special prizes for:
The People’s Choice Award, the Early Entry Award, the 1,001 Artists Project and each of the Category Awards

Plus:
This year, we’re thrilled to be offering more awards, more opportunity and more exposure than ever before. For the first time, we’re showing 1,000 artists in our exclusive booth at SCOPE Art Show Miami!

Enter now at:
http://www.see.me/arttakesmiami/?f=atm2012_pp_rz1

Meet the Grand Prize Jury:
Alexis Hubshman, Founder of SCOPE Art Show
Mollie White, Show Director of SCOPE Art Show
Daria Brit Shapiro, Public Relations Director of SCOPE Art Show

Category award recipients will be selected by: Eva Frosch, Curator and Cofounder at Frosch & Portmann Gallery; Max Bergius, Founder of Art Wednesday; Heather Dell, Director of Bryce Wokowitz Gallery; Karen Newman, Curator at Open Eye Gallery; Sara Friedlander, Contemporary Art Specialist at Christie’s; and more to be announced.

The Story:
SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world. SCOPE’s goal and passion is to present the most innovative galleries, artists and curators alongside museum-quality exhibitions, collector tours, screenings, and special events. In over thirty-five fairs spanning the past ten years, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging art.

Learn more at:
http://www.see.me/arttakesmiami/?f=atm2012_pp_rz1

Deadline: Fri Sep 7th, 2012

 

Art Sales on Artsia.com — Going Global

Below is the official press release–but I’m adding a bit of insider news first, not included in the press release:

Artsia.com sales will be in USD and focus on the US market, according to CEO Colin Mansell who also bought the domains Artsia.co.uk and Artsia.ca (Canada) plus several others. In the next 6 months Artsia plans to launch localized sites offering originals by artists in or near that country, and fine art prints from all the Artsia site artists will be available for sale on all localized sites. Visitors will be able to select the relevant country from the top navigation to toggle between the different Artsia sites and have the option to add all into one shopping cart for a single checkout process.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Global Art Gallery Artsia.com opens its doors!

A new global fine art platform Artsia.com has launched, exhibiting selected works by some of the world’s most respected artists. 

New York – Newly launched online art gallery Artsia.com is set to radically shake up the art industry, offering art buyers a curated selection of work by 500 carefully selected artists from around the world.

Since the arrival of the Internet, there has been a paradigm shift happening in how buyers interact with art. Instead of going from gallery to gallery, we now have access to a vast selection of art online.

Until now, several massive art websites have dominated online, offering an overwhelming mountain of art with little distinction between amateur work and that of contemporary masters. Traditional galleries have also failed to really engage their audiences online, if at all, usually offering only small selections of work online that match the limited scale of their physical ‘real-world’ spaces.

Artsia.com represents a radical change, harnessing the best of both the real and online worlds. Artsia houses several thousands of art works on unlimited ‘virtual wall space’, while making sure that only the very best work is included in the collection.

The work represented on the site is by member artists of the Society of International Artists. All artists must first go through a selection process that is carefully checked by the site’s international curatorial team.

Artsia is a truly global organization. The curatorial team is led by Catherine Higgs in London UK, (whose fine art pedigree includes Christie’s and Philips De Pury). Colin Mansell, Artsia’s CEO is originally from the UK, is now based in Vancouver, BC, while Artsia’s Editor, Lindsey Davis, is based out of New York.

The Artsia site is organized by individual artist profile pages, uniquely offering buyers direct contact with artists, and showcasing individual artist blogs that give a unique and highly personal insight into how each artist creates their work. The site also offers a unique set of online tools to bring the work into the real world, including ‘zoom in’ functions, and a ‘view to scale’ window, which allows you to view each piece to scale and see its approximate size hung on a virtual gallery wall.

The artist-buyer relationship is set to change in a big way, and Artsia is leading the way: showing how the internet can showcase great contemporary art while engaging with buyers online in a meaningful way.

Prices of original work start at around $100, and Artsia also offers a Fine Art Prints program, which offers open edition fine art prints, starting from as little as $18.

Shipping is available worldwide and all work bought on the site is guaranteed with a 7 day home trial period.

For further information, please visit www.Artsia.com
Or join our Facebook Community: www.facebook.com/artsiadotcom

Contact:
Colin Mansell, CEO. colin@artsia.com+1 778 885 7002
Lindsey Davis, Editor. lindsey@artsia.com

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About Artsia

Artsia is an international online art platform, representing work by the Society of International Artists.

Artsia is a highly international organization. The curatorial team is led by Catherine Higgs in London UK, whose fine art pedigree includes working for Christie’s and Philips De Pury. Colin Mansell, Artsia’s CEO is originally from the UK but is now based in Vancouver, BC, while our Editor, Lindsey Davis is based out of New York.

Our sole purpose is to seek out, support and promote great contemporary art, and make this available online to the international art-buying public. Please visit our site or drop us a line for more information.