Wish-Cushions : Call Out for Artist Participation for Schlachten Contemporary Arts Festival

Ocean, Emily Putter

Ocean, Emily Putter

Artist Emily Pütter, one of the artists in our Amazon store–view her art on Amazon here— is exhibiting her painting Ocean at the Schlachten Contemporary Arts Festival. The Festival site is in English and German here.

The Theme of the Festival, in June – July, is Displaced2015, Displaced Persons Around the World

 

Poster Design by Emily Putter

Poster Design by Emily Putter

Wish-Cushions : Call-Out for participants

Join us! Cushions needed! Wish-Cushions, filled with your good wishes for those who have suffered and need to start all over again.

Sew a colourful pillow, put in it your good wishes for the refugees who arrive in the state of Brandenburg from around the world, and we will place it inside tents provided by the German Red Cross, ready for you to comfortably sit on and watch the films and videos we have lovingly selected for you which explore this important issue.

The tents will be erected within the Mendelsohn Hall, whose architect and the original owners were exiled from Nazi Germany in the 1930s: a reminder and an opportunity to uncover to what extent flight, displacement and expulsion are woven into our lives.

The messages you all send us inside your cushions, placed in the restored hall, will be a colourful, soft, and joyous welcome – an opportunity for interaction and discussion.

We’re very grateful for your participation!!

If you have any questions about the Wish-Cushions, please send us an email to displaced2015@schlachten.org (subject: “Wish-Cushions”) or fill out the form on the site here.

Want to Be Seen and Remembered? Send Visual Follow Up in a Graphic Image on Twitter

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Patricia Van Dokkum, an artist in Germany, sent this simple yet effect graphic Thank You to me via Twitter. Note that this graphic contains a website link to the site www.kleckerlabor.de where you can view examples of her artwork. Patricia sent this thank you to me for re-tweeting her tweets that appeared in my #artistmarket Twitter thread. (Get your tweets re-tweeted by using the hashtag #artistmarket and #artistnews ). Not only did this Thank You graphic appear in my Twitter feed, but Twitter also sent it to me as an email that looked like this:

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This very effect visual tool  got me to visit the website, and to write this blog post–which I will tweet and share on Facebook, Google+ etc.

Your next question might be, “how do I create one for my own use?”  Yes, you can easily create your own graphic Thank You on Canva.

Artist Marketing Resources also sends e-postcards containing your art images in our new and expanded E-Postcard Marketing Plan A, and,  E-Postcard Marketing Plan B.