Artists: Tweet Your Art To Nonsense Society + send 4 other ways

Nonsense Society is just one of many hundreds of links to art blogs and art magazines that you will find in our extensive PDF for artists — to access the PDF click here

Nonsense Society  accepts submissions from artists for a feature on their art blog. Their curators will also contact selected artists for an interview. According to their submission policy, Nonsense Society gives all submissions equal attention. Their criteria for selecting artists to feature is based on the creative story the artist has to tell and how well the artist’s portfolio fits their curatorial vision.  There is an $18 fee payable via credit card or PayPal with submissions to Nonsense Society. Alternatively–if you don’t wish to pay the fee– you can submit your work free via their Tumblr blog, or send it in a tweet to Nonsense Society, share your images in their Flickr pool and on the Nonsense Society Facebook page.

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French-Canadian Artist Seeking Art Project Collaborators Internationally

Over the past few months, Didier Bonaventure has been working on his new concept project called Puzzle in collaboration with other artists. He is seeking those who would like to participate. It’s simple, you send Didier 12 photos of you, yes, pieces of you, only the skin (no jewelry, no clothes) such as a shoulder, a back, an eye, nose, naval, neck, breast, finger, buttock, legs, belly, etc … in short, your choice. Then, using your photos, Didier creates a montage. You remain owner of your photos and Didier his creation. Then he’ll send you the results and, if you agree, you keep it.
It is as simple as that. He would like to show this work on Flickr and, most importantly, exhibit the work in a gallery in the future. If a work sells, Didier shares 50% of the profits with you. Didier will be happy to answer all of your questions. The images in this blog post are a small selection of images already created for Puzzle. Didier chooses participants from among his friends, as well as his Flickr and LinkedIn contacts. Connect with Didier via LinkedIn here. Didier Bonaventure’s website in French includes his contact information. View his Flickr portfolio here.

Depuis quelques mois je travaille à un nouveau concept qui s’appelle “Puzzle” (j’ai actuellement 23 personnes qui participent) et j’aimerais te demander si toi aussi tu voulais participer ? C’est simple, il s’agit que tu m’envoies 12 photos de toi, oui, des morceaux de toi, uniquement de la peau (pas de bijoux, pas de vêtements) comme par exemple, une épaule, un dos, un œil, un nez, un nombril, un cou, un sein, un doigt, une fesse, des jambes, un ventre, etc… bref tout ce que tu choisis. Moi, avec tes photos, je crée un montage. Tu restes propriétaire de tes photos et moi de ma création. Ensuite, je t’envoie le résultat et, si tu es d’accord, on le garde.
Voilà c’est aussi simple que ça. Après, j’aimerais montrer ce travail sur Flickr puis, surtout, l’exposer dans ma future galerie. Si vente, on se partage à 50 % les bénéfices. Qu’en penses-tu ? Je peux t’envoyer quelques exemples de montages réalisés avec des modèles et, bien sûr, je peux répondre à toutes tes questions.

Je suis très content de savoir que tu es intéressée à participer pour mon project “Puzzle”. Alors voici une petite sélection des images déjà créées pour ce travail.
Je choisi les participantes à ce projet parmi mes amis, les amies de mes amies, mes contacts Flickr et LinkedIn. Je cherche des femmes (majeures) ouvertes à cette idée qui ont une belle sensibilité artistique et qui, pour l’art ou par curiosité, aime ce genre de projet. Dis-moi.
En attendant de tes nouvelles je te souhaite une très belle journée
Amicalement et artistiquement

Share Your Own Art

 Image via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Art Snapper on Pinterest has a share your own art board where you can add images of your own art to get more visibility for your work.

I’ve also found that there are many Tumblr art blogs that have options for you to either submit your art or upload your art and artist news, announcements or articles along with art images. Add your own art or cross-promote with another artist to mutually share–this is such an easy way to get more exposure. Also, many Tumblr art blogs also have Pinterest pin buttons. Once you add you artist article and image you can pin it to Pinterest.

Here are just a few Tumblr art blogs that accept your contributions of  images and writing–there are many more:

No Ones Nemesis http://noonesnemesis.tumblr.com/submit

A Thousand Words http://a-thousand-words.tumblr.com/submit

Fuck Yeah Expressionism http://fuckyeahexpressionism.tumblr.com/submit 

On the Art Finder site http://www.artfinder.com/about you can build your own art profile, add the link to your website, and connect with art lovers and collectors. An easy way to create a strategic online presence amid art lovers.

I have found that art galleries internationally promote their art publications on the Issuu site, where you can create a free member profile and join one of the groups such as the Art People group that allows members to upload an ebook up to 500 pages. Do you have a digital manuscript of your own artwork? This is a great place to share your own art ebook!

Artists, are you Press Ready?! Can you *pitch* an idea for an article about your art?

Amazingly, artist often do not expect press contact, even when they have a new exhibit or project underway, and many artists are just not prepared to provide information to members of the press, including blog writers and blog contributors.

When you receive a request for information for a possible article for a publication, online or print (including blogs),  take advantage of such free promotional opportunities! Prepare in advance and avoid an on-the-spot scramble for those long forgotten press releases! Keep a *Press or Media Room* on your website or artist blog that you update regularly by continually adding your press. Maintain your project art news items in chronological order with the most recent articles and press releases first. When replying to a query from a member of the press, at bare minimum, provided your direct link to your Press Room, or copy and paste from your Press Room into an email. Blog writers and other members of the press may find your press room first, see that you are Press Ready, and then contact you. If you don’t have one, start your Press Room today!

Once you are contacted for a possible article on your work reply promptly with a positive and courteous note and include information such as PDF or Doc attachments that contain your Artist Statement, CV, interviews you’ve done, press releases and previous articles— in this first contact–don’t wait to be asked. Even a writer for a blog appreciates this courtesy, and it shows your enthusiasm for their “project” to write an article about you and your art work. Enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm!

You may or may not wish to attach jpeg images in your first response, but be sure to mention your images and video clips and offer to send them upon request. I *don’t* recommend sending members of the press links to your YouTube videos or Flickr slide shows unless they ask for them, or unless that is all you have available for press viewing. Please be aware that no one is able to take sample images or download video clips from copyright protected image sites such as YouTube or Flickr. Plus how will they tell you which images they want to use? It’s not likely that anyone will take the time to write-up a list of your Flickr art image titles, email that list to you and expect you to send jpegs of those images. It is better to include 5 or 6 jpeg images as email attachments, than it is to send someone off to Flickr or YouTube for a look. An excellent way to offer a selection of images is via MobileMe iDisk or The Cloud where the press writer is easily able to preview and download selected images for one time use in their article. You the artist are giving permission for one time use by sending the jpeg image files and video clips.

Artists, do you know how to *pitch* an idea for an article about your art? Do you know how to tell others what it is that you do?

If you know someone who writes for a blog or print or online publication, why not pitch an idea to them for an article about you and your art?  Send an email. In it  talk about some of your art projects. Enthusiasm counts here too! Be sure that you mention that you  would like to develop an article idea. This may be more conversational at first or turn into a *brainstorming* session. Don’t become offended if your first ideas don’t fly. The blog writer or other media writer has many considerations that have little to do with you or your art. After some back and forth you may agree to provide press releases, write ups, jpegs and video clips featuring a specific aspect of your work or for a particular one of your projects. Consider this a beginning–an open the door to further articles. Try to see this first contact as the start of an ongoing relationship, rather than expect a one time all-encompassing article to result.

If you are pitching an idea as simple as,* post our holiday art sale*–then be sure to include the full formatted details in your email, easy to copy and paste into a blog or other article.

Don’t allow timidity or fear to prevent you from making a pitch. You will learn quickly with your first efforts, and the media contact will likely help you along the way. Once you begin making pitches, you will  recognize many more promotional opportunities for your art.

Marie Kazalia is the owner of this Artist Marketing Resources blog, and welcomes article ideas from artists and art service providers and professionals, via email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Marie Kazalia is contributing writer  for the *“Transmedia” blog (http://vasa-project.com/blog/) on photo, video, digital and sound art, and is especially interested in Video artists, photo artists, digital artists and sound artist in the geographic region that includes Cleveland and Pittsburgh. 
Feel free to email Marie Kazalia, at : MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Weekend review: 3 artist blogs–


Caio Fern’s (aka Caio Fernandes) painting blog, Silent Spots,

www.silentspots.blogspot.com

contains images of his complex face paintings (beyond mere portraits), a link to his paintings featured in Beautiful/Decay Magazine–wow, congrats, Fern. (He has a novel too!). I couldn’t get enough so glad for more images of his art on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/caiofernandes

 

Igor Lukyanov is an illustrator and artist from Ukraine who puts his blog http://igor-lukyanov.blogspot.com together as meticulously as he does his portraits. Watch time-lapsed videos of Igor drawing pin-up girl, an elf princess and more.


Melissa Cameron and her good friend Jill Herman explain the processes of creating their colorful jewelry in a video on the blog: www.melissacameron.net/blog.