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2015 competition for Photographers & Digital Artists YOUR BEST
Ed Wedman, Co-founder of Exhibitions Without Walls, says “We get emails from photographers and digital artists asking us what types of images would be best to submit for a particular theme. Our response is one of “Use your imagination and creativity.” Well this competition has no restrictions and doesn’t require interpretation at all. It is all about submitting what you think is some of your best work, nothing more. This gives us the opportunity to see all the possibilities and the different styles of photography and digital art. Again, remember it is about entering some of “YOUR BEST” work.”
Submission deadline: February 8, 2015
Online Exhibition opens February 17, 2015
Entry Fee: $30 for the first 5 images; $4 for each additional image up to a total of 10 images.
Best In Competition – $500 cash award plus additional prizes
2nd Place – $150 cash Award plus additional prizes
3rd Place – $100 cash award plus additional prizes
Sponsors for additional prizes include Alien Skin Software (Exposure 7), Art & Beyond Publications and Artist Marketing Resources. For more information, go to “YOUR BEST”
We took a few days off during the Christmas holiday week and now we’re back to share the really great Studio Visit site that artists and collectors will want to know about. It’s an artist studio reservation service that is provided completely free to artists and collectors.
Studio Visit is a website for collectors to make reservations to visit artist studios searchable by city and country. So far, the main studio locations listed are cities in Germany, Spain, Mexico, Belgium and the Netherlands. Once you add your studio location your city will appear in the available locations.
Artists simply register with their studio address, name, and at least one picture of their studio. Artist/studios can add up to ten pictures of their studio space, up to ten images of their artwork, a Google map view, artist CV/Statement and other menu options.
The Studio Visit website provides a booking system. Through this system potential buyers and collectors will request a studio visit only on the days, times, and for the duration that the artist or studio configures. The booking system will ask for basic contact information from the collector that will be seen only by the artist/ studio they request to visit.
Once a collector books a studio visit reservation the studio will receive an email. In the studio account menu option RESERVATION MANAGE the reservation booking can be approved or rejected. If approved the collector will receive an email and can only go ahead with the studio visit appointment with this confirmation email.
The Gregg Irby Fine Art gallery represents emerging artists at affordable prices in the niche market they’ve built. Gallery curators scour the country for new talents to bring their clients one-of-a-kind paintings by artists who have yet to be widely discovered. They strive to have a variety of painting styles in their gallery.
Both aspiring and established art collectors in Atlanta, Georgia can see the available artworks in person in the Gregg Irby gallery. Plus, their connection to the up-and-coming art community allows Gregg Irby curators to source stunning paintings from artists for collectors shopping in their online gallery shop.
If you are an artist, take a look at the art on the gallery site. If your paintings complement what you see on the site and you think that you work in a good fit and in line with their price points–you can email 5-7 images to the gallery. Read the full submission guidelines on the gallery site.
Artist Marketing Resources continually adds more and more galleries to our e-list of 5,000 international art galleries. We’ve been working on the e-list over the past several years. Gain access to the international art gallery e-list here.
Other Resources for artists:
The Big Ink website and blog has a current call to artists to take part in a collaborative large woodcut project. Monumental prints inspire artists and the public alike to think big, set long-term goals, and have the perseverance to see complex projects to fruition.
Each year artists from all backgrounds including sculpture, photography, painting, and print participate. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut at least 24 x 36 inches in dimension via an open call for entry. If accepted, artists are given two months to carve their image into a piece of plywood. At the end of the two months, all the artists meet for a printing session at a local print studio and help one another print their woodcuts onto paper. Typically between 30 to 36 hand pulled prints are produced during two days of printing sessions. Each artist donates one print to the BIG INK portfolio.
The Printeresting site welcomes submissions for Printeresting content: artwork, news, exhibitions, book releases, reviews, or random moments of print. They also accept submissions from guest contributors. If you’d like submit an article for possible inclusion on Printeresting, please register on the site and a password will be emailed to you. Then log in, draft a post, and submit it to Printeresting editorial review
Printeresting, as a rule, does not publish announcements for kick starters or other fundraisers, calls for entry, holiday sales, and other opportunities. But feel free to use their classifieds page to share these types of items.
From first view, the Art365 Gallery website has the look of an online art magazine, IMO. Although they refer to themselves as both an online art gallery and an art blog. You’ll find Featured Artists, Galleries, Glass Artists, and Art News.
Visual artists and glass artists are invited to submit for a permanent spot on this site.
– Send a text in 300-500 characters about you, your artworks and perhaps a few words about your art technique.
– A link to your website/Facebook page.
– 6-8 quality images of your art.
They will rewrite a unique text about you and your art, show the best of your artworks and link to your website and Facebook fan page from their art blog (it’s a 100% free service). You’ll find the full details on their website.
Works.io is a sophisticated artist driven platform with a professional portfolio and CV tool for emerging fine artists to create online visibility.
Works.io is something like an artist directory, yet, when artists sign up for free they have a dashboard allowing them to add images of their art, their exhibition news, and more. Works.io also offers a monthly selection of emerging artists with more extensive text about each artist showcased. Works.io selects sophisticated art in low-key tones for their feature.
These relatively new sites have been added to our 57 page e-list of art magazines, blogs, and artist directories.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2015
Please read the instructions below carefully to find out how and where to submit your art.
These are just the basics. Find more information about the Twitter Art Exhibit on the website: www.twitterartexhibit.org
Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Home-Start Moss charity.
Social media plays a major role in Twitter Art Exhibit. The event will be highly publicized and well attended by art buyers and enthusiasts, members of the press, local artists and the community, as well as by the staff of Home-Start Moss, and the families they support.
To Participate in the #TwitterArtExhibit PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Pay special attention to the materials, size and medium requirements described below. Artwork that does not meet these requirements will be rejected.
1) You must be a Twitter user to participate in Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss. Make sure to follow @twitrartexhibit, as well as the hashtag #twitterartexhibit. Don’t forget to visit www.twitterartexhibit.org for updates!
2) Send a message to email@example.com with the heading Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss to indicate your interest in participating. This is your pre-registration, and allows us to plan ahead for the exhibition. You are fully registered when your work is received at the destination.
3) Create a postcard-sized original piece of art. Standard postcard sizes are required: 6.3 x 4.7 inches or 16 x 12 cm MAXIMUM (see detailed size, medium & material requirements below).
4) Include complete information* on the back of your card: a) real name, b) @twittername, c) city, + country d) e-mail, e) website and f) artwork title. This will be helpful to buyers and organizers alike, and will be used to print labels placed next to each card at the gallery.
5) Mail your postcard in an envelope via Regular First Class Mail (or international equivalent) to the following address:
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
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
– 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve sent out artist e-postcards to top art galleries currently reviewing work. The e-postcards are e-mailed individually along with the link to the artist’s website. There are two e-postcard marketing option for artists. Click here for details on E-Postcard Marketing Plan A. Click here for E-Postcard Marketing Plan B.
Jade Gorman of the London-based non-profit arts organization Sweet ‘Art asked us to share their Call For Artists. Sweet ‘Art are currently seeking artists who are interested in selling their work via an exciting new online shop due to launch in 2015!
The new Sweet ‘Art shop will have many exciting features and be curated much like an online gallery, with an interesting rotation of artist works, monthly features and artist focus, special offers and much more.
Sweet ‘Art are dedicated to promoting upcoming and established artists through exciting pop up art events with a difference. They are curating their new online shop to complement their live arts events.
Submission to the shop and being featured on an ongoing basis will be free of charge with Sweet ‘Art taking 30% commission on sales through the shop on individual works. Additional terms and conditions may apply but to show interest in submitting work please contact them via email for a submission form.
For enquiries or a submission form please email email@example.com
For further information about Sweet ‘Art visit www.wearesweetart.com
Deadline for submissions: 13th December 2014 at 5pm
Looking for more art sales opportunities in your area? CLICK HERE to get the Artist Marketing Resources e-list of 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art.
According to an article on the Urban Domesticity blog, “hanging artwork salon-style entails arranging a whole bunch of pictures and paintings together in a collage-like formation on the wall.”
This “old-fashioned” method of hanging art dates back to The Paris Salon (French: Salon de Paris), the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Between 1748 and 1890 The Paris Salon was the greatest annual or biannual art event in the Western world according to Wikipedia.
While this salon-style of hanging art has made a comeback with Interior Designers, which is good news for artists who will be able to offer even more artworks to residential clients to fill salon-hung walls, the term “salon style” may refer to location and relaxed atmosphere when it comes to contemporary art galleries.
Susan Eley Fine Art was founded as a salon-style gallery in an Upper West Side Townhouse in Manhattan, New York, to offer an intimate, personal viewing experience not typically found in white box galleries. Eley opened her Gallery to tap into an untapped audience and to show them an alternative way to enjoy art. She focuses on contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists working in both figurative and abstract styles in a variety of media and presents their work in solo and group exhibitions showcasing artists from the U.S., Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Artist Marketing Resources has been researching art galleries for many years, and offers artists a chance to share at that research by purchasing the International Art Gallery Directory here.
SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: THE COSMOS
ASCI’s 15th, international, competition-exhibition
to be held at the New York Hall of Science
August 31, 2013 – March 2, 2014
This year’s Co-Jurors :
* Dan Goods is an artist and the Visual Strategist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasedena, California.
* Arthur I. Miller is a scientist and writer who is renowned for exploring creativity in art and creativity in science.
Deadline: July 21, 2013
Ever since early humans looked up in wonder at the sun, moon, and stars, we’ve been on a quest to decipher the mysteries of our cosmos. The vastness and unreachability of the “unknown” captivates the imaginations of scientists and artists alike.
The stream of new technologies and results of scientific experiments that inform our new understandings of the nature of the cosmos, inspire artists to create new works in all media and genres. And both the macro and the micro play leading roles as primary sources for contemporary creativity. Whether it’s flashes of the most ancient light left from the Big Bang, Curiosity Rover’s rock-testing for signs of microbial life on Mars, the image of a galaxy’s huge black hole eating a star, or finally knowing the nature of matter itself via the atom-smashing, Large Hadron Collider — all evocatively engage the mind and the spirit.
More than mere depictions of scientific data, artists strive to create expressions of how this expanding knowledge of our cosmos makes them feel. Many ancient cultures did this by devising stories and pictorial representations of star constellations. More recently, the astonishing “what-if” nature of writers like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, birthed new narratives that culminated in the golden age of science fiction in literature, on TV with Star Trek, and in movies like Star Wars. It didn’t matter that these other-worldly fantasies about alien planets or aliens visiting our planet were unrealistic, their mass audience appeal remains alive and well today. The lure is understandable, as there is still so much unknown and mysterious about the cosmos.
Art & Science Collaborations is also on a mission of discovery. If your original art [executed in any media and documented via stunning visual imagery] relates to astronomy (including astrophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology, astrogeology), questions of cosmology, extra-terrestrials, or the nature of matter and/or time in relation to universal laws — we look forward to your submissions!
Dan Goods is an artist and the “Visual Strategist” at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasedena, California.
Arthur I. Miller is a scientist and writer who is renowned for exploring creativity in art and creativity in science.
Juror Abbreviated Bios:
Selected Artists Receive:
exposure at a high-visibility venue [over 100,000 visitors during this time-period], frames furnished by the museum, inclusion in the permanent online exhibition, 1-year ASCI Membership [$40 value], public reception & color announcement cards, promotion to ASCI network and art & science journals & blogs
ENTRY DEADLINE: July 21, 2013
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:
As an artist you have an independent mindset. You shrug off rejection and group thinking to go your own way.
When you do and experience more creative breakthroughs.
So, for you, a certain amount of rejection has positive results.
This is the conclusion of a study by research scientists at Cornell and John Hopkins University.
Read the article–Science Confirms The Obvious: Rejection Can Make You More Creative