Our New Visual Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund Campaign

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Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund–let’s give artists what they need–time, funding, visibility–

Normally, we spring fully developed programs on our readers. But with this one, we are letting you in on the project and getting feedback as the project develops.

There is no shortage of artists around the world who would love to receive funding for exhibitions. There are many exhibition spaces who want to work with us, as well, so that we can assist artists to successfully show in their programs. The need is clear and present and made apparent to us daily.

There is much to be done. Guidelines and procedures need to be discusses, drafted and put into place within our project plan.

The first action phase of this new scholarship program is fundraising. We need donors, supporters and backers to create the scholarship fund. To  support our scholarship campaign click here.

Help us get the ball rolling!

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We’re using the Megafounder platform that takes 0% of funds raised and allows for an ongoing campaign with no all-or-nothing goal amount to set and reach, and no ending deadline date. We expect such lack of restrictions to allow our project to evolve, change and mature. Your web and mobile donations to our scholarship fund are processed via Stripe, which accepts payments from users globally in 139 currencies.

Artists around the world need support. Our new scholarship has no geographic restrictions. We understand, that in the Bahamas, where one Bahamian dollar equals one US dollar, there may be less need. But in Argentina, where it takes $8.52 Argentine Pesos to equal one US dollar– ( The currency symbol for the Argentine Peso is the dollar sign the same as it is for the US dollar)–the un-equal currency exchange rate my cause hardships. If an artist in Argentina wishes to participate in an online US-based exhibition opportunity that requires a submission fee of say $35.00 US dollars, the artist will have to pay $298.20 Pesos to participate.  In the Czech republic it takes $22.34 CZK or Kruna to equal one US dollar. So that $35.00 fee comes to $781.90 CZK. Both relatively large amounts of money in those countries. Perhaps you’ve never consider this before, but now you get the idea of how even paying a relatively small amount in US dollars can be a huge limiting factor to artists outside the US wishing to gain more international visibility.

The goal of our scholarship fund is to remove limiting fee obstacles for artists. With this new scholarship fund we will use monies raised to pay the exhibition fee for a select number of international artists, as well assist artists with promotional and other expenses.

Artist Marketing Resources will be administrating this new scholarship fund for visual artists, working in conjunction with ArtWorld and Exhibitions Without Walls.  We will offer a portion of our scholarship fund to cover the submission fees for a limited number of photographers and digital artists wishing to submit their art for online exhibitions with Exhibitions Without Walls. The scholarship fund also seeks to assist artists working in all media to exhibit in a physical gallery space in Amsterdam, New York City, and other locations via the ArtWorld exhibition projects. There are no fees to exhibit with the ArtWorld exhibition program.

We understand that some artists may be unable to participate due to the expenses to ship their artwork to gallery spaces and to travel to attend the exhibition to meet with gallerists and collectors. The goal of the scholarship fund is to provide needed assistance to artists.

As we said, the first phase of this new scholarship program is to raise funds. Help support artists here.

Once a balance of funds is available we will begin administering payments for artists as these funds allow. Follow this blog for updates and calls to artists for future funding opportunities.

Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund.

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#twitterartexhibit Call For Artists  

Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss, Norway (2015)  Show runs March 12 – March 26, 2015

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

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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 d_sandum@hotmail.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:

Home-Start Moss
Skoggata 24
N-1531 Moss
Norway

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • POSTCARD MATERIALS: Thick, good quality paper is preferred, but thin cardboard will also do.
  • MEDIUMS: Postcards must be signed, handmade originals in any of the following 2D mediums: Watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink, gouache, mixed media, collage, pencil, charcoal and pastel. Please use spray fixative for gritty mediums, and remember to properly prime/gesso your surfaces if you work with oils, allowing them to fully dry before shipping. Linocuts, woodcuts, lithographs (printmaking) are accepted IF they are the correct size, hand-signed and “one off” originals (1/1). NOT ALLOWED: Photographs*, digital art, art that is laser/inkjet or machine-printed, any copies, duplications or reproductions (computer or otherwise). A printed promotional postcard does not constitute an original piece of art and will not be accepted. And please, nothing perishable, toxic or otherwise harmful. *In recent years we have decided to steer away from photography and digital art due to the large amount of low-quality prints received, and so as to focus on the “handmade”.
  • DIMENSIONS/FORMAT: This is an exhibition of postcard art, so your artwork should resemble that (art on one side, your info on the other). The maximum size allowed is 6.3 x 4.7 inches (16 x 12 cm). Slightly smaller versions are fine.
  • NO JURY, NO THEME (OPEN EXHIBITION): Any professional or amateur artist in reach of our voice is invited!
  • NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS PER ARTIST:Please send only ONE card per artist. 
  • ENTER EARLY:Postcards must be received at the above address by March 1, 2015 to be included in the exhibition. Late entries will not be accepted. Allow at least 10 business days for shipping if you reside in continental Europe. Allow at least two weeks (14 business days) anywhere else.
  • NO PARTICIPATION FEES: there is no fee to enter.  100% of proceeds for postcard sales go to charity.
  • ARTWORK PRICING: The sale price will be $35 USD (200kr) per card. Many, if not all of these cards are worth a lot more, but this will allow the general public to purchase them easily.
  • SHIPPING METHOD: Please ship your work, well protected in an envelope via regular first class mail.

 WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

  • WHEN ORGANIZERS RECEIVE YOUR POSTCARD, THEY WILL:
    1) Capture the image and send you a Twitter shout-out using the hashtag #twitterartexhibit (check the @connect tab on your Twitter account for your mention)
    2) Post it to an album on their Facebook page  (visit us to see if your card has arrived).
    3) Enter your info in a database that will be used for printing labels, which will be placed next to the card at the exhibit.
  • ONE POSTCARD = MANY TWEETS » SPREAD THE WORD!
    The Twitter Art Exhibit Twitter account is @twitrartexhibit. Please follow us! We appreciate RTs and mentions. We suggest you post a pic of your card on Twitter before mailing it, and use the hashtag #twitterartexhibit so that we can share the love! If you wish, curator David Sandum may be reached at @DavidSandum, and TwitterArtExhibit board members Maria Pedrero and Nat George may be reached at @robinpedrero and @natgeorgela, respectively. You may also connect with Helen Mollatt from Home-Start Moss at @HomeStartMoss.
  • AFTER THE EXHIBITION:
    All work received will be considered a donation and will not be returned to the sender, even if it remains unsold. Any unsold art will be donated to the charity to use as they see fit (i.e. create a mural with remaining pieces to commemorate the event, or sell remaining work at future fundraisers).
  • VIDEO / BOOK: It’s possible that a video and/or book may be produced. This will remain at the discretion of the local organizer, time and resources allowing.
  • 100% of funds raised by Twitter Art Exhibit go to the chosen charity.

Featured Artist: abstract paintings of Randall Marmet’

Ignition, Randall Marmet', 16 x 20 x 3/4 inches. This hand-painted artwork is on hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion. $130.00 USD

Ignition, Randall Marmet’, 16 x 20 x 3/4 inches. This hand-painted artwork is on hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion.
$130.00 USD

This painting feels like an uncontrolled explosion in pitch black darkness.  A release of energy beyond human control with a life of it’s own.  -Randall Marmet

 

Randal Marmet is a self-taught artist.  He describes his art as  “a combination of adventure, exploration, bravery, rebellion, and independence.  My taste in art swings wildly on inspiration that comes by subtle means and other times by storm.  Although true abstract has no subject, I like to make a focal point for the eye.  I also like to use dynamic and harmonious colors for a welcoming effect rather than a clash.  I strive to create art that evokes an emotion not just decoration.”

 

Barb Wire,  Randall Marmet’, 16 x 20 x 1 3/8 inches, hand-painted artwork on hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear coated with archival  varnish.  $330.00 USD

Barb Wire, Randall Marmet’, 16 x 20 x 1 3/8 inches, hand-painted artwork on hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear coated with archival varnish.  $330.00 USD

 

This painting has very limited colors, but makes up for it in style!  Discover new light and energy for your home.  -Randall Marmet´

 

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Burn, Randall Marmet’, 24″x 36″ x 1 3/8″ deep hand stretched gallery quality canvas.  Original fine art painting, hand painted and clear coated with protective archival fine art varnish. $330.00 USD

 

This painting is one of my favorites, the colors are mesmerizing in the way they blend.  Immerse yourself and get lost in color!  -Randall Marmet´

 

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Chaos, Randall Marmet´, 16 x 20 x 1 3/8 inches, hand-painted hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear coated with archival fine art varnish. $130.00 USD

 

This is a painting that happens when a creative mind goes a little awry and askew.  Just try to look away, it’s not easy!  -Randall Marmet´

 

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Creation, Randall Marmet’, 24 x 36 x 1 3/8 inches, hand-painted hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear coated with archival fine art varnish.  $330.00 USD

 

This painting just seems to evoke some higher power.  It lifts my mood in some way that I can’t explain.  It surrounds with energy.  -Randall Marmet´

 

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Steel City, Randall Marmet´, 24 x 36 x 1 3/8 inches, hand-painted on hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear-coated with archival varnish. $330.00 USD

 

As the new day begs the night for mercy, weather forebodes the daybreak.  Even the birds have given wing to escape the disturbance.  -Randall Marmet´

 

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