Promo Code For International Emerging Artists to Get Free 2nd Submission to Billboard Art Project Los Angeles

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Adam Santelli, The Billboard Creative founder asked me to share this opportunity with my readers to submit their art along with this special promo code (arm15) for artists to use for a free second submission to the project call.

The Billboard Creative is a non-profit arts organization that raises money through donations and a small submission fee. Adam Santelli says, “We feel that by having a submission fee it frees us in our choices of artwork.  We keep the fee as low as possible and all the money raised through artist submissions goes to getting the art work on billboards.  We are an all volunteer organization. Our last show – with the help of the accepted artists – we did a silent auction to raise money for kids living with cancer. That’s TBC in a nutshell.  We look for like-minded organizations to help us get the word out.  SF Camera Works just sent out a flyer to their members on our behalf.  We issued them a special coupon code to their members for a free second submission.  We would like to offer more but our fees are so low and our cost is so high we really can’t do much more.”

The Billboard Creative Q4 Show Submissions are Now Open and Curated With INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST MONA KUHN ON BOARD AS CURATOR (monakuhn.com)

“I was introduced to The Billboard Creative during the April show and was enthralled,” said Kuhn. “With the role of public art more critical to our society than ever, I love the idea of exploring the billboard as more media for fine art. Los Angeles has a long history of artistic interaction with the billboard form going back to the 60s with Ed Ruscha. We can build on that history to make significant works of art more regular fixtures on the streets of our city. What a canvas; what a setting.”

SELECTED WORKS WILL BE SHOWN ON 37 BILLBOARDS THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES in the HOLLYWOOD area, with 3/4 of the billboard art by emerging artists and 1/4 by established artists.

Eligibility: All welcome

Entry Deadline: 10/16/15

Submit at: thebillboardcreative.org

Submissions welcome from all disciplines – if you can put it in an image file, we can put it on a billboard. The Billboard Creative is a nonprofit that produces public art shows on billboards throughout Los Angeles. Imagine the impact of your art viewed, on a massive scale, by tens of thousands of Angelenos on their daily commutes. Check out the website for more details, past work, to submit work here.

The young non-profit, The Billboard Creative, transforms billboards into works of art and daily commutes turn into art hops. – After its successful inaugural show in April that brought 15 works of art by artists from seven countries to the billboards across Los Angeles. The Billboard Creative hopes to double the number of works on display in its second show.
The Billboard Creative was founded in 2014 with the goals of giving artists access to a mass audience and making art as assessable to Angelenos as the numerous billboards they view every day. “There is so much happening in museums and galleries in Los Angeles right now, and we want to be a part of bringing that into the streets and into the path of tens of thousands of people’s everyday routines,” said Adam Santelli, TBC founder. “We’re an outdoor city, a car culture, a great city for art, and if you think about it, billboards are really a quintessential A medium. Our hope is to bring these things together more often.” The submission deadline is October 15.
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Artha Project (Artists are not charity cases) !

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For the Artha Project, it’s all about helping emerging artists on a personal scale

Two Artist Resources that Defy Categorization: Works.io and Art360 Gallery

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.

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Why the Term *Emerging Artist* has Nothing to Do With Date of Birth

The most recent ArtSpace editorial intelligently clarifies what makes an artist an emerging artist and why it is important for art collectors to support original artists.

Artists should also understand where they fit in to such a designation. as emerging artist. Being defined as an emerging artist is not about your age. You don’t have to have a birth date in 1980 or after to be an emerging artist.

Art collectors seek to buy art that is ahead of its time. That means a mid-career painter, for instance, whose work is just beginning to gain curatorial interest is an emerging artist. Or a long-overlooked veteran artist who is known in the artistic community to be an inspiration to new generations of artists is emerging, as he or she begins to receive due art world recognition for contributions to artistic developments. Even still-living artists in advanced years, such as those in their 80’s or 90’s, may have emerging prices on their work as they begin to receive late recognition.

As the ArtSpace article points out, many art collectors with modest budgets find it deeply satisfying to support living artists at critical times in their careers. Plus these collectors often win later when the lower prices paid for artworks turn over into values many times the original amount paid.

Curators want to find the blind spots in contemporary art and identify the rising and under-appreciated artists working today. Often the term emerging is misused or abused. Collectors and curator should have an eye on originality, regardless of what art school the artist attended or whether they are over or under the age of 35.