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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Call for Artists: NURTUREart Benefit

Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration for NURTUREart’s annual benefit, which will take place on October 28, 2013 at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York City.

All artists are invited to submit work.  Selected works of art will be displayed at the event, which is attended by approximately 500 collectors, curators, artists, and art professionals.  Guest curators will review all the works submitted online and select pieces for exhibition and sale at the Benefit, with all proceeds going to fund essential NURTUREart programming.

Artwork can be in any 2D or 3D medium, framed or unframed, maximum 16” in any direction including frame. All artworks must be able to be hung on a wall; sculptors may include a small shelf for display. Please upload a jpeg file—no larger than 350 KB and no more than 600 pixels in any direction—to the NUTUREart benefit submission page for the curators’ review. Only one submission per artist, please; multiple submissions from an artist will not be reviewed. Online submissions must be received by midnight, September 1, 2013.  All artists will be contacted by email in mid-September to let them know whether or not their work has been selected.  If your work is selected to be included in the benefit, you will receive free admission to the event for yourself (admission at 7pm), and a voucher to purchase one “Artist Friend” ticket for $50.

Details:

You will be responsible for dropping the selected work off at the NURTUREart Gallery in Brooklyn during regular gallery hours (Thursday through Monday from noon to 6 pm) by October 13. There is NO option to drop off work in Manhattan, so please do NOT bring any artwork to Bernarducci Meisel Gallery. No exceptions.  If you plan to ship the work, please be prepared to follow our mailing guidelines and ship early.  We can only accept works via UPS, Fed Ex or another private courier.  No USPS please!  NURTUREart may choose not to display the work if the work arrives damaged, is unfinished or otherwise unfit to be installed, or is not the work of art that was originally submitted for consideration.

Read the full guidelines and begin online submission process on the NUTUREart site.

At Age 64, Brooklyn “Hermit” Artist Has Solo Debut in Manhattan Gallery + First Sales!

A completely unknown Brooklyn artist, Mr. Rafael Leonardo Black, described as a “hermit”, was recently discovered at age 64 by a Manhattan gallery owner who mounted the artist in an exhibit titled “Insider Art,” an exhibition of 16 works by Mr. Black. Ten of the artworks quickly sold and at prices ranging from $16,000 to $28,000USD.

Read the full NY Times article here.

NYC Public Art Project Artist’s Commission $5000

Delancey Street, Bowery, Manhattan, New York City.

Delancey Street, Bowery, Manhattan, New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) will be unrolling creative programming in the newly opened pedestrian plazas located at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge on Clinton and Delancey Streets. The LES BID also operates the two square parking lots that border the southern section of these plazas with each having an approximate width of 200 feet.

The LES BID is inviting proposals from local, national, or international artists and artist teams that would like to devise a creative use of this space via a wrap of fence sections that harks to the storied history of the Lower East Side.

 Each side of the fence that will be wrapped is approximately 200’ long, therefore the expected length of this project should span approximately 400’. These fences are located at one of the busiest traffic corridors in all of Manhattan, along the Williamsburg Bridge entrance where nearly 111,000 vehicles and over 200,000 sets of eyes drive by daily. The fences are chain link and approximately 8’ high.

The installation should be designed to highlight and pay homage to the cultural and creative institutions that are home to the Lower East Side (for example, landmarks such as The Eldridge Street Museum). Proposals should be approached in one of two ways. Proposals can include ways to highlight the neighborhood’s cultural institutions through placement of graphics or illustrations combined with an exploration of a creative way to engage the space. Alternatively, proposals can simply explore a singular exploration of art without the inclusion of these actual graphics that pay homage to the cultural institutions. However, this second type of proposal would have to consider space adequate enough to allow for display of these forthcoming cultural institution graphics or illustrations. 

The installation should be a visually pleasing and creative and constructive way to create a barrier between a parking lot and the wide-open space of the plaza that is book-ended by the traffic flow.

This is an outdoor space that is open to the public. Installation for the project will be able to commence as soon as a proposal has been selected and materials have been procured. The installation will be semi-permanent. The LES BID is in contract to program the space for five years with the option to renew with one year extension increments.

Proposals should take into consideration these plazas are brand new and serve as a mellow juxtaposition for the never-ending flow of traffic that is constantly moving through this area. 

Drawing on concepts such as stagnation vs movement or calm vs crazy should be considered. Also, inspiration from the idea of exiting and moving on can also be considered since this area is the last location that people will lay their eyes on before exiting Manhattan.

BUDGET/STIPEND –Approximately $5,000

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 This is an extremely high traffic and high visibility space. Also, there are many new changes and development projects that will be taking place in the Lower East Side. Getting involved on the ground floor via a project of this sort in such an already culturally diverse, dynamic neighborhood has the potential to open many additional doors. 

In conjunction with this artwork piece, we are also in the process of recruiting companies to program the plaza during weekends of the warmer summer months. Over the next year, this space will dramatically change as the vehicular traffic is matched by an increase in foot traffic to this area and the plaza will be comprised of weekend vendors. 
The space is a combination of two sides of two parking lots that are situated next to each other on Delancey Street. The interiors of each of these fences contain parking lots and the exterior is a pedestrian plaza that is approximately 9,000 square feet.

LES BID is in the process of appointing the board of judges who will help with the selection process. The board will consist of reps from the arts as well as community stakeholders.
Final decisions on the winning application will be announced two weeks after the submission deadline. Winners will be notified via phone call.

Apply on-line at : newyorkcity.ArtHERE.org

http://newyorkcity.arthere.org/spaces/les-delancy-st-plaza-history-tribute-fence-2/#more-info

Deadline: Wed May 1st, 2013

Location:

LES Delancey St Plaza: History Tribute Fence
Delancey and Clinton Streets, NY 10002
New York, , New York 10002
United States of America

ISP–International Artists’ Program

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. In 2008, ISCP moved from Manhattan to East Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the former factory of the Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company, an 18,000 square-foot building constructed in 1901. This move expanded ISCP’s facilities to 35 studios, an exhibition gallery and a project space. To advance its core mission of supporting artists in producing and exhibiting a wide range of contemporary, often experimental, artistic approaches, ISCP annually presents a series of innovative exhibitions and public programs both on- and off-site. Each year, over 100 artists and curators are in residence at ISCP and approximately 10,000 individuals attend ISCP’s public programs.

Emerging Artists Retail Network NYC Co-Op Gallery w/No Fees or Dues

The newly formed, EARN/Emerging Artists Retail Network Co-Op Gallery in Manhattan accepts emerging artists working in NYC, and they have no fees or dues. They’re an open group of hard-working professional artists from all backgrounds and disciplines.

EARN currently has 20 active artist members in the collective. The founder Thomas Smith has worked for years in Soho and Chelsea for art galleries, from art handler to sales and management.  The concept for EARN came to him when he noticed how much it costs artists to show their work in a Manhattan Gallery.  The costs are thousands of dollars and there’s no guarantee of selling anything, which leaves the artist with empty pockets and disenchanted with the whole process. In order to open their own retail gallery space, EARN has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to collect contributions that will cover the first couple months of expenses.

It will be interesting to see how they do with their IndieGoGo campaign. Help out if you can.

View the work of one of the cop-op members, Rob Servo here.