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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Art in Brooklyn, Art in New York City

Artists in Brooklyn and New York City seeking more visibility for your work can submit artwork to sites that support local artists:

Art in Brooklyn  http://www.ArtinBrooklyn.com
Art In Brooklyn was founded by Michael Sorgatz to promote the work of local artists. To submit your artwork for consideration, please send an email containing a link to your work or 3 jpegs (at 500 pixels wide). There is no obligation or fee for participating artists.

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Art in New York City http://www.ArtinNewYorkCity.com
Art In New York City was founded by Michael Sorgatz to promote the work of local artists. To submit your artwork for consideration, please send an email containing a link to your work or 3 jpegs (at 500 pixels wide). There is no obligation or fee for participating artists.

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For an extensive resource list of art magazines and blogs, Artist Marketing Resources created this gratis list for artists everywhere–click 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.

Your Submission has been Published!

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Yesterday, I woke especially early and checked my email to find — Your Submission has been published!

That was a pleasant surprise but not completely unexpected, since I felt that I had submitted the right artwork to the right venue. (Check my blog here to find out who published my art.)

If you haven’t been submitting your art to publications such as blogs and online magazine and journals, the only trick is in selecting and submitting the right work! It’s really that simple. With more submissions made, you will get to know who is likely to accept what you submit.

To help assist artists, Artist Marketing Resources has compiled a gratis PDF list of Art Magazines, blogs, and other publications. Get it free here.

Artist Marketing Resources Articles on Copyright Issues

Beginning today, Tuesday May 28th, the Artist Marketing Resources blog will publish a short series of articles on copyright issues for artists, artist experiences, and useful tools for tracking and protecting your online images from unfair use.

InterArtive completed a project gathering together text on contemporary art and copyright issues, which you will find here.

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

Seek Art

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Seek Art, a Beta site for what I refer to as high-end art, produced the RAZE site-specific exhibition in Beijing featuring a range of media, including sculpture, installations, sound, and street actions with QR-Codes appearing as part of the exhibition pointing to a media based project online.

For RAZE, the artist Zhang Ding served placebo ecstasy-shaped cakes to the viewing audience during his performance, inviting them to consume and altering their states of mind or experience through participation. The artist then took portraits of viewers.

Seek Art then produced a limited edition DVD of the RAZE exhibition, available in their /Lab.

The Seek Art shop offers limited-edition art objects created by  artists and produced by their /lab.

The SEEK-ART.com network of international artists range in medium and practice.  Michele Thursz, Founder and Artistic Director, is an independent cultural producer and consultant based in New York City. From 1999-2009, Thursz co-founded and directed Moving Image Gallery [MIG], NYC, one of the first galleries to show contemporary artists using electronic and computer-based mediums. You will find her contact information on the Seek Art site.

Why Art Published by PoetsandArtists Ends Up In So Many Art Collections

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Rory Coyne painting featured on Poets and Artists

I asked Didi Menendez –What brings art collectors to your site? Why have so many purchases been made of artworks published in Poets and Artists? How do you account for this since you are not an online art sales site?

Didi replied–“I attribute the success of the publication to quality versus quantity. I only publish artwork based on my aesthetics and not the mass media. I do not accept advertisers or any other monies because I do not want anyone to dictate what I publish. To me publishing is also an art form. It is a creative outlet for me. I make sure to get the publications in the right hands. I also recently started publishing iARTistas which has a different feel to it.”

iArtistas is an iPAD/digital/print publication.  You will find the submission guidelines by clicking on *Submit* in the top menu on both the PoetsandArtists and the iArtistas sites.

Most of the paintings published by PoetsandArtists are figure studies and portraits– also themes of the Howard Tullman Collection. Take a walk-through with the collector in this YouTube video.

Tour of the Loft–The Howard Tullman Collection

Open Call for Artist Submissions

Project: Curate is now accepting submissions for their upcoming exhibition at NURTUREart Gallery, which will be on view June 14- July 12, 2013.

Part of NURTUREart’s Education Program, Project: Curate is a group of multicultural student-curators from Juan Morel Campos Secondary who organize an exhibition every year with guidance from an independent curator. This year their mentor is Julian A. Jimarez Howard, Co-Owner and Director of OUTLET Fine Art and Co-Director of Associated Gallery.

The Project: Curate team invites proposals by artists who have made or would like to make work about transgression personified, subjects that range from “Voodoo” Dolls to Drag Queens, or talking geckos to goats that scream like people. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. There is a small stipend available for participating artists.

Nuture Art is ask all submitting artists to join NURTUREart’s Registry of Artists, which is free and open to all to join.

Send submissions to: projectcurate@nurtureart.org

Questions: please contact Molly O’Brien at molly@nurtureart.org

New European Artist Opportunities

An in European artist contact not long ago, requesting I post more opportunities artists in Europe.

Yesterday, I posted a call for artists in Berlin, and today, here is news of the new Artfetch site, which is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Artfetch is a curated site where emerging artists can showcase their work online, bringing it to a global audience.

Artfetch is now accepting submissions from undergrad / post grad students, and recent art college alumni.

How to submit work to Artfetch

Please send to info@artfetch.com:

A CV including your date of birth and contact details
A one-page artist statement including a short bio
A selection of jpeg images of available works
A list of the submitted jpeg images including the medium, year made and dimensions (width x height)

All media accepted. No fee to apply.

Once a submission has been made we will be happy to provide further details on the service offer that will be posed by Artfetch.com to the artist.

Artfetch Team
Dublin, Ireland
info@artfetch.com
http://www.artfetch.com/

How We Got This Magazine Cover + 6 Page Feature For Artist Agent X

After many email exchanges Artist Agent X wrote to me:

Hey Marie, Thank you so much !! I really appreciate all the work you have done for me and would not have the awesome interview and cover if it wasn’t for you 🙂 Thank you 🙂

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Yes, we did it–Artist Marketing Resources got the artist this magazine cover and feature and he is pleased!  If you are an artist and need help marketing and promoting your art,  email  Marie Kazalia, email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com
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The magazine featuring the art of Agent X is Unfolded, an online, print, and digital publication showcasing artists– here is the link to the April issue of Unfolded Magazine, just released, with the art of Agent X on the cover + 6 pages inside–
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Unfolded Magazine, April 2013 front cover featuring the art of Agent X (that continues onto back cover!)

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Artists List Free at ArtDiscover

Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 7.23.03 AMThe ArtDiscover Team sent me an email asking if I would share ArtDiscover with my blog readers. I had not been to ArtDiscover before. It’s an interesting site and worth signing up. On the ArtDiscover home page, at upper right, you will see *List Your Space FREE*, when you click that you will see, in red–

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Click that, and complete the form.

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.


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Call For Submissions For Supernova Performance Art Festival

The SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival is a Rosslyn Arts Project presented by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by The Pink Line Project. SUPERNOVA will début June 6­‐9, 2013, throughout Rosslyn, Virginia, in raw spaces, office lobbies, rooftops, parks, the Metro station, and other public places. SUPERNOVA will bring together emerging and established local, regional, national and international performance artists to present an expansive range of positions and approaches to performance art. A unique showcase of energetic artistic activity and action, SUPERNOVA is poised to establish Rosslyn as a preeminent territory for contemporary art experience.

SUPERNOVA is now accepting submissions for this performance art festival! Deadline: Fri Mar 15th, 2013

Multi­‐site, multi‐day, transdisciplinary, anti‐conventional, SUPERNOVA will include and not be limited to: performance art, live art, body art, relational art, action art, happenings, actions, interventions, works­‐as­‐yet­‐undefined, and those never­‐to­‐be defined. Or whatever you want, or refuse, to call it. Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium, with the opportunity to apply for more funding. Limited housing and accommodations will be available, but not guaranteed. Artists are encouraged to seek individual funding for SUPERNOVA. Letters of acceptance and any supplementary materials will be provided to selected artists.

The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m., March 15, 2013, and all decisions will be finalized by 9 a.m., April 5, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to take inspiration from the modern public parks, diversity of architecture, proximity to Washington, D.C., and lively corporate environment that makes Rosslyn so unique.

All submissions and inquiries can be sent to Eames Armstrong, chief curator at eames@pinklineproject.com.

Submissions should be formatted as a single PDF document, which includes:
• Bio and artist statement
• Title, description and duration of proposed piece(s) for SUPERNOVA
• Five .jpeg images with corresponding image script
• Link to artist’s website and online video.
• Resume/CV

In the words of performance artist Guillermo Gómez-­‐Peña, “Our job may be to open up a temporary utopian/dystopian space, a de-­‐militarized zone in which meaningful ‘radical’ behavior and progressive thought are hopefully allowed to take place, even if only for the duration of the piece. In this imaginary zone, both artist and audience members are given permission to assume multiple and ever changing positionalities and identities. In this border zone, the distance between ‘us’ and ‘them,’ self and other, art and life, becomes blurry and unspecific.” (from In Defense of Performance Art)

http://www.rosslynartsproject.com/supernova/

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.

New NURTUREart Registry of Artists and Curators

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New Registry Online Now–The new NURTUREart Registry–the beta version– is live now! Emerging artists, independent curators and viewers are invited to sign up, share work and explore all the features.Like all of NURTUREart programs, use of the registry is offered completely free of charge.New NURTUREart Registry of Artists and Curators

REGISTRY LIVE ONLINE NOW–This is the unveiling of a completely new registry with many exciting features aimed to create a unique online resource of both emerging and underrepresented artistsand emerging and independent curators, which will directly feed the exhibition program in the NUTUREart gallery.There are three kinds of accounts to suit the needs of different types of users: artists, curators and viewers. Choose the one that fits you best or make more than one for your multiple personalities. Artists can upload unlimited numbers of artworks and organize them into thematic portfolios.Curators have the opportunity to use this soon-to-be-filled-with-wonderful-artwork database as a powerful research tool for future projects and make profiles about themselves and share their own work by creating online galleries documenting exhibitions they have curated.

Artists: the Swirl Into Spring Super Submissions Support Special

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I don’t know about you, but I’m eagerly anticipating the first signs of warm spring weather–and hoping that it will come soon! Over the years, providing resources for visual artists, I’ve noticed that many artists do a big push to submit their art in April and May each year, and then again in September and October. In anticipation of that early Spring art submissions push that many artist do,  now through the end of March I’m offering 3 submission resource lists for $30.

That’s right, for the entire month of March, any 3 resource list for only $30. — just let me know which 3 you want in an email to, Marie Kazalia, at: MarieKazalia@gmail.com .  I’ll send you a PayPal invoice (or a Google Pay invoice if you prefer). Once you pay the invoice I will send you the 3 PDF Resource lists you selected. This offer includes my ebook as well. This offer is only valid in the month of March. Select 3 from the list below–

1. International Art Gallery list PDF (170 pages) normally 19.95, only $10. with this offer.

2. Art Licensing companies, artist agents and artist representatives list PDF: (173 pages) normally $19.95, only $10. with this offer.

3. Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook  (90 pages) normally $21.95, only $10. with this offer.

4. Directory of Art Consultants PDF  (over 200 pages) normally $19.95, only $10. with this offer.

5. 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art PDF list   (60 pages) normally $19.95, only $10. with this offer.

I’ve been working on these lists for over 4 years–and continue to research, expand, edit and update each PDF resource list.

To get an idea of what these lists are like, take a look at the free new list I’m giving away–

The Art Magazines and Publications list PDF: is currently only about 15 pages of links, but in a similar format as the large lists above.

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Submit your artwork to EatSleepDraw

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The thoughtfully curated site eatsleepdraw, is THE place to submit your art. Scroll through the blog to see  incredible work in all kinds of mediums, made by artists all over the world.

What makes this site unique is that they publish art about once every hour, 24 hours a day, Everyday. eatsleepdraw is the largest user submitted blog on Tumblr, which means that if your work gets selected, you will reach a wide audience!

All thy  ask from contributors is that all the drawings, doodles, paintings, and sketches be 100% made by you.

All posts will be approved before being live on the site.

SOME FACTS:

  • eatsleepdraw receives about one thousand submissions every week.
  • eatsleepdraw has  5 moderators, with totally different tastes in art, approving people’s artwork.
  • Approved artwork is sent to the queue for auto posting.
  • Approximately every 60 minutes a new piece of art is automatically posted to the top of the website.
  • Approved artwork might take between 20-30 days to be posted on the site. So please be patient 🙂

This gratis list from Artist Marketing Resources includes more Tumblr blogs that accept artist submissions.