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

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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.

New Book: ART-WRITE, The Writing Guide for Visual Artists

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ART-Write, The Writing Guide for Visual Artists, written by Vicki Krohn Amorose, helps guide artists through the process as they write their artist statements, exhibition announcements, press releases, cover letters, blog posts, biographies, social media posts, and much more. Author Vicki Krohn Amorose has a writing background that includes professional positions as Educational Media Writer, Advertising Copywriter, Art Instructor, and Art Gallery Manager.

I read a print copy of her book, which is also available for Amazon Kindle readers and other readers, and found it an excellent resource guide for artists, and much needed! I glided through the chapters, thanks to the no-nonsense writing style of the author. I will return to the book again and again for the writing exercises and prompts.

Author Vicki Krohn Amorose (VKA) agreed to answer questions about her book for the artists who read the Artist Marketing Resources (AMR) blog—

AMR: Vicki, let me share an excerpt from an artist statement sent to me recently —“My work explores the fragility of the human form to delineate cartography of imagined histories and understand the body as a cynosure.”  The word cynosure is used frequently in contemporary art writing. Should artists use a word because others use it? Besides those *at the moment* words, I sometimes read exhibition announcements written in a style copied and re-copied from decades past. How can artists avoid extremes–the miming of the latest or staying stuck in the past? What is “Art Speak” and how does ART-Write, The Writing Guide for Visual Artists help artists to write about their work honestly and in “plain language.”

VKA: I am wholeheartedly opposed to artists using “Art Speak” in their written communications, and the word “cynosure” falls into that category. Art Speak is the vernacular of elite Art-Worldlings, often invented and repeated to impress each other. When writing about your own art, the question shouldn’t be, “Do I sound erudite?” Rather, it should be, “Does my writing help the viewer to see, and does it encourage them to look again?” Art Speak tends to have the opposite effect on the reader/viewer; people furrow their brows and walk away.

I think artists continue to echo phrases because it’s difficult to find comprehensive, current instruction on this subject. I wrote my book to help fill that deficit, and my “no-nonsense” writing style was very deliberate. We can write about the complex subject of individual art in clear, straightforward language.

AMR: The writing exercises in ART-Write, The Writing Guide for Visual Artists helped me think of new ways to write about my work. Please explain the purpose of the writing exercise for artists who say “I don’t explain my work” or “I can’t explain my work.”

VKA: It’s so common to hear artists resist in this way, and I believe this comes from confusion about what is required of them. An artist statement is not a full translation of a visual concept into a written document! Of course you can’t do that, it’s a ridiculous idea. The exercises are designed to bring about the thinking required to connect with an audience. Thinking about your own work can spin off in a thousand directions, so the prompts are a way to reign-in the confusion and develop truthful sentences.

AMR: When and how should artists “name drop” in their writings?

VKA:  Referencing another artist is tricky, because you always want to direct the viewer’s attention to the work in front of them –your work. If you want to mention an artistic influence, make sure you describe how you were specifically inspired. Don’t just “name drop” to fluff your credibility.

AMR: Do you prescribe a structure for writing an artist statement?

VKA: Yes, structure in writing helps to hold the reader’s attention, and I give examples of 3 different structures. These are not complicated. One structure is storytelling. Both art and storytelling are deeply rooted in the human psyche. People find connection through stories.

AMR:  And how do artists know when to put personal details into their statement or instead put those personal details into their bio?

VKA: Again, we come back to what is directly in front of the audience. The artist statement says: “People, meet my art.”  The artist Bio says: “People, meet the artist.” Unless the work in front of the audience is biographical or humorous, keep those details out of your statement and put them in your Bio.

AMR: Can artists buy a book directly from you?

VKA: Yes, and I welcome comments at http://www.artwritebook.com. Thank you for your interest in my book, Marie. I sincerely want the information to reach the visual artists who need it.

Seep, painting by Vicki K. Amorose

Seep, painting by Vicki K. Amorose

Aesthetica Art Prize Open for Submissions

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 is now open for entries, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year the competition is a celebration of visual art, inviting all artists to submit imaginative and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of their chosen medium.

Committed to nurturing new and existing talent, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity to develop your presence in the international art world. Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide.

Categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Installation & Performance.

Please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize for more information. The deadline is the 31 August 2013.

– See more at: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/blog/aesthetica-art-prize-open-for-submissions/#sthash.Yjcgv8xK.dpuf

Common Problems When Purchasing Fine Art

The best way to buy art and avoid all the common problems of purchasing art mentioned in this video, is by purchasing direct from living artists. You can buy art directly from Belgian artist Gabriella Cleuren on her website.

The Art Collective Ltd: Annual artist submission for representation is now open

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The Art Collective Ltd represents a select number of exceptional emerging artists and contemporary art. We host exhibitions and represent artists and their work at art fairs. We also collaborate with companies and communities to enable more people to become engaged with art.
Since launching back in 2011 we have quickly gained a reputation for hosting excellent quality exhibitions and giving artists our support and the chance to break through.
Applying is free and simple. In the first instance email us images of your work or send a pdf portfolio, a brief artist c.v and any additional relevant information. Email: info@theartcollective.com
We offer each artist the following opportunities:
– Web gallery & online shop of work
– Publishing and promotion of your work (we pay for catalogues, print & web advertising that accompanies each exhibition)
– Support from us; we are always here to listen and exchange ideas on enhancing your career
– Exhibitions: group, solo and art fairs

Paris / NYC Artist Studios Database Accepting Submissions

ARTISTS STUDIOS is an online database of the strongest non-represented art in the New York City greater metropolitan area–and, now, Paris. The Artists Studios online database of non-represented art seeks to create an online space in which one can view art that is less accessible than art created by represented artists.

Artist Studios is currently accepting online submissions from artists who wish to be included in the AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS database.

Artists are selected primarily on the basis of their artwork. AS/Artist Studios expects artists to be committed and have a body of completed work. However, they do not require formal training nor education.

To be considered, all applicants must be 1. located in New York City and the greater metropolitan region; 2. not represented by any New York City gallery, and; 3. not enrolled in an academic program. Artists in residency programs may apply.

Applicants should contact submissions@artists-studios.com  if you receive an error response please email info@artists-studios.com with “Submission” in the subject line.

Moreover, provide a brief bio, artist statement, resume or curriculum vitae, maximum of ten images of artwork, and link to website (if applicable).

AS does not review artist portfolios or meet with artists in person until they have received and reviewed applications. Please allow us up to two weeks for response.

Accepted artists must meet with an AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS representative to present artwork. Further details are provided after acceptance.

Jill Conner, founder of AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS, is the New York Editor of WM | Whitehot Magazine as well as the Editor of On-Verge | Alternative Art Criticism, a collaboration between the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and CUE Art Foundation. As an independent curator, Jill is interested in opening discourse for strong art that has been overlooked. Upcoming projects include a curated group exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery in Spring 2013 as well as THAW a group show that will appear at the Dorsky Gallery in November 2013.
Artists Studios on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/ASArtistStudios

OPEN CALL: THINKABOUTSPACE + IKONO Open Call for Berlin Painters

OPEN CALL: THINKABOUTSPACE  deadline April 20th

Calling all artists, architects, curators, or theoreticians–– do you have ideas regarding new forms of public monuments that you’d like to share? Here’s your chance.

As one element of the international group exhibition Open Monument at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Germany, running from May 3 to Jun. 16, an online platform of your ideas will be open for submissions. This unique exhibition explores multimedia and transformative historic monuments through the platform THINKABOUTSPACE, alongside 10 international artists’ works in the gallery space–– from installation to documentation of architectural design. Even walking tours through Berlin will be conducted by various residents showing their special, hidden places–– their personal monuments.

The online platform THINKABOUTSPACE will include everything from image, text, sound, video, and architectural models referring to possible ideas for a new historic monument. The stipulations are almost none, the possibilities endless. Material gathered for THINKABOUTSPACE will be infused in the exhibition and projected alongside the works of Open Monument. The deadline for submissions is April 20 and contributions can be nominal or anonymous. Send material to zarzarii@yahoo.com with the subject line: “proposal for thinkaboutspace”

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IKONO & ARTCONNECT BERLIN VIDEO SPOTLIGHT SERIES 2013 #3 OPEN CALL FOR PAINTERS

http://www.ikono.org

IkonoTV http://ikono.org/ikonotv/

ikono invites Berlin based artists to take part in a year-long series of open calls held in collaboration with Artconnect Berlinto promote the visibility of the arts on a local and international scale.

Every other month in 2013, ikono and Artconnect Berlin will encourage submissions of artworks from local artists. Two artworks will be selected from each open call and presented on our local and international media platforms throughout the following months. Each call will focus on a specific artistic medium as a criterion for submission: sculpture, photography, painting, installation and drawing.

We are really happy with the results of our first two open calls, sculpture and photography! We are now ready to move on to the next one: until May 13th, we are searching for submissions of paintings from Berlin based artists. There is no specific theme.

The two artworks selected from each call will be showcased in two unique films produced by ikono. They will be broadcasted on its two internationally viewed HDTV channels, ikonoTV (Germany) and ikonoMENASA (Middle East, Northern Africa and Southern Asia). The videos will also be presented on Artconnect’s and ikono’s blogs, alongside with in-depth interviews with the featured artists conducted by Artconnect Berlin. At the end of 2013, ikono will produce a short retrospective film highlighting all selected works to conclude the series.

The entire collection of open call interviews and films will remain available as an archive on Artconnect Berlin’s and ikono’s websites for general public access.

How to submit:

  1. You will need an artist’s profile on Artconnect Berlin’s website, which is free and easy to create under www.artconnectberlin.com. Feel free to upload as many files as you want, as this is a great tool to connect with other artists in your area and share your art!
  2. For the #3 Open Call for Paintings, you should submit one artwork documented through still images. As a general rule, we ask you for up to five images (Max size per image: 1MB). Upon acceptance you will be required to upload a full quality version of the artwork along with full credit information. However, if you want to submit more than 5 images, feel free to contact us at the e-mail address below.
  3. You must include the following production information in your submission: applicant’s name, country of origin, contact, link to your website (if you have one), link to your Artconnect Berlin profile, a small bio, a short description of your work.
  4. The artworks must be your property and you must own the full copyrights of it. This applies to all visual and written content.

If you have all the information mentioned above, you are now ready to submit. You can do it at the following link: http://ikono.org/open-call/still-image/ !

We are really looking forward to seeing your paintings! Good luck!

Please send any further questions to: opencall@ikono.org

Artist Submit to ArtFinder MarketPlace

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UK-based ArtFinder is accepting applications from artists who want to sell their art on ARTFINDER.

  • Artists who sell via the ArtFinder site receive at least %70 of the sale price for their work.
  • Artists create their own store on ArtFinder.
  • The added advantage is that all secure online payments are managed by ArtFinder.

For details on the very simple email application process, go to the ArtFinder site and click SELL.

Successful applicants will be sent participation guidelines and full terms and conditions.


REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TODAY

Tumblr: From Cave to Canvas + Hyperallergic Tumblr Conference

When Tumblr first came online, visual artists took it up right away and have continued to use the Tumblr platform in interesting and exciting ways–such as the eatsleepdraw project that I reported on last week.

Tumblr is such an exciting mini-blogging tool for artists, with select Tumblr blogs accepting artist submissions their art.  I’ve created a separate category of Tumblr blogs within my Art Magazines and Publications PDF, a gratis list provided by Artist Marketing Resources here.   Cave to Canvas is one Tumblr blog that you will find on our PDF list. Cave to Canvas accepts submissions from artists for features on their Tumblr blog.

Hyperallergic and the World’s First Tumblr Conference

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For those who are not able to attend, you may be happy to know that they will be livestreaming the event, and you can watch it at: new.livestream.com/tumblr/tumblrarthyperallergic.

And you don’t need to be at tomorrow’s event to take part in the lively discussion that is certainly going to take place. Please join in at anytime using the #tumblrart hashtag on various social media platforms, including Tumblr, Twitter, and Google+.

You can also submit questions via the Hyperallergic tumblelog — hyperallergic.tumblr.com/ask — or via twitter (using #tumblrart hashtag) during the Q&A period during the event.

Smitsy: CALL FOR ARTISTS – Submit to Art E-Commerce Start Up Site

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Alex Joa is in the process of starting up a new art e-commerce site and has recently opened the site up for artist submissions. He asked me to post this call for artists to submit.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Start Up Site

We are launching a start-up aimed at promote emerging and established artists.

The name of my start-up is Smitsy and the URL is www.smitsy.com.

Our initial plans are to develop broader awareness for our artists as well as to facilitate online sales.

To apply to be part of the initial launch, please email Alex at submissions@smitsy.com and include:

• Resume including date of birth and contact details

• One-page artist statement and bio

• 3 – 5 high quality images of available works and relevant details such as medium, year made, dimensions

No application or listing fees.

The Imprower You Project is Looking For Artists and Authors to Showcase

CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND AUTHORS!

I invite you to check out the The Impower You project which is looking for artists and authors to showcase. This is a world-wide community project that includes access to information, educational curriculum, blueprints to improving our lives and our communities, and a showcases of independent artists and writers. In the start-up stages, you can get a photo of your art or your book cover linked to your website for just $3 . This will stay on the site for 12 months and pay for more resources and marketing to grow the community. http://www.indiegogo.com/EIE?a=383121

So please pass this along to all the authors and artists you know. Let’s get this campaign funded!

Google + Friday Art Critique

Yes, it is happening today, Friday, the  Google + Friday Art Critique

You can stop in and leave comments on the artwork today. To participate in the next critique, upload your art image and label it with +Friday Art Critique 

Visit the official +Friday Art Critique website and add them to your Circle: http://gplus.to/FridayArtCritique

Mad Scientist – Artist Max Rubenacker originated and continues to run the +Friday Art Critique

Max said: “I started FAC back in late January because I felt a need in the community for some sort of focused, organized gathering of artists. Up to that point we could ask for critiques on our own, but there wasn’t anything consistent. When I attended art school we’d get together and have a critique every Friday afternoon, so I used that as a model. There’s no official sign-up, artists just post their work and tag +Friday Art Critique, then sometime Friday morning I assemble links to everyone’s posts and make an image showing all the work that was sent in that week. Again, following the model of all the students putting their art up on the walls so you could get a sense of the work as a group. My goal is to drive some traffic to artist’s work and get people together who might never have met otherwise.”

Take a look at Max’s website–I love his original sound vibration paintings–you’ll find them on his website  greetings.somethingformed.com

EBSQ Self Representing Artists

EBSQ Self Representing Artists is an online community for artists who want to take control of their own art careers. They describe their site as a hub where you can house your full portfolio, link to all of your online venues, easily establish the provenance of your work with their Digital Certificate of Authenticity tools, and connect with a global art community of artists, artisans, book artists and photographers.

There is a membership fee for artists. I did email to enquire about how much their membership fees are, but have not heard back as yet. Here is the email address for EBSQ– info@ebsqart.com

Share Your Art on Buddy of Work

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There’s an interesting blog by painter Henry Samelson that he calls Buddy Of Work. On Buddy of Work artists post an image of their primary work (painting, sculpture etc) alongside work that they consider peripheral yet wholly integral to their main body of work. Resulting in a gallery of art created in a wide variety of materials and styles, often accompanied by rather surprising reference images.

Buddy of Work has no imposed rules. Post your art along with other artists who have posted images that reveal their artistic practice.

Buddy of Work is such an interesting idea for a private form of social media exchange.  You could come up with a project of your own, or, share on Buddy of Work by adding your own art images. To add your art, visit the blog and click on the *New Post* button at upper right.

The Museum of Virulent Experience and DystoRpia: Calls for Artist Submissions

FoolishPeople is currently inviting submissions from artists working in all mediums to create artworks and installations for their forthcoming exhibition, Virulent Experience, a unique collaboration between Conway Hall and FoolishPeople.

This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work to a wide audience in an historic Central London venue throughout August 2012.

Virulent Experience explores the evolution and devolution of ethics, morals and the impact to the mind, imagination and free will of humans via a fictional future version of London on the eve of the  Olympics.

FoolishPeople will transform the historic Conway Hall – a landmark of London’s independent, intellectual, political and cultural life – into The Museum of Virulent Experience, housing the entire banned index of thoughts, emotions and desires in an age where Information Prohibition has begun.

They are looking for artists working in any medium to create a series of works that exist within the narrative and fictional world of the Museum of Virulent Experience. They will also accept proposals for completed works that fit within the context and are pertinent to the piece.

All artists featured within the Virulent Experience exhibition will be included in the exhibition book published by Weaponized, this further explores the themes and context of the project.

Please contact art@foolishpeople.org to obtain the full artist’s brief.

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 Fluid New Media Lab is a New York City-based project that supports, produces and promotes the creative works of emerging artists working in new media and beyond. Their newest Call for Artist Submissions for media that relates to the concept of DystoRpia–a neologism that mixes the Latin root torpere with the word dystopia. It is a critical view of society as anti-utopian community with torpid visions of a vaguely utopian root. Link: http://fluid.localproject.org/openCallDystorpia.pdf

Easy Art Licensing: Your Art on e-cards

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Artregards  is a curated art site that offers something a bit different. If you are an artist you may apply to join. Once accepted you upload your art. Your art images may then be purchased on the front of e-cards that allow personalized messages to be added inside on the Artregards site.  You the artist receive a share of the purchase price for each e-card that goes out with your art on it.

This is a very simple type of art licensing. Artists hold all rights to their art and may cancel the license with Artregards at any time.

Artregards is based in Switzerland.
Image: A custom greeting card made from an ESA/Hubble image
You will find an extensive list of art licensing resources here.

There is Gold All Around You!

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Artists, have you heard the expression There is gold all around you!? Meaning, that there are so many ways for you to make money with your art, everywhere, you just don’t see them or haven’t thought of them yet!

Sometimes, just getting started with a new idea for your art and having some success opens the floodgates to many more possibilities.

What have you tried already that has worked for you?  Have you thought of licensing your art for printing on household products, but just don’t know where to begin?

My ebook guide helps artists who want to do it all themselves–link:http://bit.ly/kSuhC6

. Plus, as further help to artists, I have spent hundreds of hours putting together extensive lists of resources to share –here are two:

List of Art Licensing companies and sites: http://tinyurl.com/TAMartlicenselist
There are many products that need art images. Can you visualize your art on cell phone cases, electronic tablet cases, or book covers? There are sites on this list accepting submissions.

List of  700+ Places to Sell Your Art:  http://bit.ly/artshops   This list  provides you with hundreds of possible sales venues. Clicking the links on this list and visiting the sites opens up many possibilities, along with new ideas for increasing your art sales.

Artists, gearing up for the 2011 holiday sales season yet?

The new Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro-Store is looking for more artists to feature–read the details here:  https://acrobat.com/#d=XocsRrY4RXndngT2ZTe-Cw

For other personalized services just for artists, visit  Transmedia Artist Marketing: http://bit.ly/TAMarts


Call For Submissions– Art on Gentrification

I’ve found yet another interesting theme exhibition. This one is on gentrification.  Lots of questions, thoughts, and opinions come up with artists regarding gentrification. Artists are important agents in the initiation of gentrification in run-down neighborhoods. Artists bring in cultural capital that leads to economic capital.

A SITE SPECIFIC SHOW ON GENTRIFICATION at the Beacon Arts Building. Go to their website to see pics of their massive exhibition space:

http://beaconartsbuilding.com/exhibitions

Submissions and proposals should be sent to  bab.submissions@gmail.com by July 25, 2012. 

P.S. They are even accepting articles for publication for this project. I would like to connect with artists to collaborate on an article (http://bit.ly/Artarticles)–email Marie Kazalia at:  MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Artist Guide to Making More Opportunities Work For You

 

ebook details and buy buttons here: http://transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress/a-guide-for-making-artist-submissions/

One question ArtstyShark asked, but that didn’t make it into the ArtsyShark article (http://bit.ly/ArtSharkArticle) due to length–so I’m sharing here:

AS:  What in your opinion are the biggest misconceptions artists have about the submission process?

MK: Most beginner and emerging artists wait for and respond to Calls for Submissions from various arts organizations.  Many artists subscribe to submission lists, to scan over annual calls and fee based ops, putting their only research efforts into this one market segment.  It’s like waiting in line for one thing, while a multitude of opportunities pass you by. There are hundreds, even thousands, of options out there for making artist submissions! Many artists just don’t know the endless possibilities that exist. My ebook is an eye-opener.

But I don’t just talk theory in my ebook. My ebook is a true How-To guide for artists.  In simple steps, I show artists how to put themselves out there to find their markets and create their own opportunities. My ebook covers everything an artist needs to know to get started marketing and promoting their art,  including presentation tools and know-how, insider tips on what words to use to get a gallerist’s attention, and *must use* words for obtaining print contracts. In my ebook I provide cover letters for artists to adapt and use for contacting gallerists, art consultants, and other arts professionals. Then I recommend a submission campaign action plan in a simple weekly framework, and even provide direct links to arts professionals. The links in my ebook alone will save any artist hundreds of hours of research! There are even links to lists of art industry contacts, such as a link to a list of hundreds of companies that need art for CD inserts, and a link to my offer to access my share list the Directory of Art Consultants –a list of 500+ live-linked contacts. In my ebook I share from my experiences, to save artists hundreds of hours (months! years!) of time wasted on trial and error efforts. My ebook is a DIY kit for visual artists to accelerate their art careers. I make this kit available as an ebook to reach artists across a variety of formats, including Kindle, Sony Reader, PDF and several other file forms and reading options.