Update: the Worlds First Art Mall

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On November 25th 2012, I published news of the K11 Art Space, the Worlds First Art Mall, which is located in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of the city of Hong Kong.

The K11 Art Space Art Mall has grown considerably since I first wrote about it here! Like many visitors to Hong Kong, I quickly found myself in the Tsim Sha Tsui district shortly after arrival, on direct route from the airport, in search of an affordable room and the best places to shop. The Tsim Sha Tsui district has a lovely night view of the waterfront and city skyline, a public fine arts library, and a new fine arts museum under construction.

  • K11 Art Space now publishes the free Artoid art magazine.
  • K11 Art Space is showcasing the Photography Exhibition – Scenes of the City, on view from the 6th of January to the 3rd of February 2015. Photographs by expatriate Hong Kong resident from The Philippines, Xyza Cruz Bacani. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and Vogue.

K11 Art Space Art Mall exhibits, promotes and sells local artists and artists based internationally in live exhibitions, online, and in their K11 Design Store. K11 Design Store features budding and exceptional designers from all over the world every season. In the past they have feature design works by an American living as an expatriate in Thailand and other artist-designers living in France and Italy.

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A few days ago, artist Isabella Chan sent us this update — “Actually, K11 artist klub members can enjoy various support from K11 artist klub.”

WHAT IS K11 ARTIST KLUB? The K11 Artist Klub is a unique platform for the artistic community to share their ideas as a portal to facilitate connections between the business community and Klub 11 members.  K11 is always looking for new artistic collaborations and partnerships. Who should apply? Members of the creative industry are welcome to apply for membership, including those in advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, antiques, design, digital entertainment, film and video, music, the performing arts, publishing, software and computing, television and radio, as well as art collectors and academics/teachers.

Find the details on how to submit an application here.

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K11 website: http://hk.k11.com/

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Organic All-Natural Z-Skin-Cosmetics Hand-Made by a Pop Star

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I’m happy I had the chance to try several products from the handmade skin care line by pop star and entrepreneurial wiz-kid founder of Z Skin Cosmetics Ryan Zamo.  Right away, I thought finally, just what I’ve been looking for in a moisturizer, and I began wishing that I’d had these fresh, clean products years ago.

As an artist-painter working with my hands and lots of materials every day, I’m always on the look-out for a good hand cleaner– and I’ve tried many.  At the end of a long day in my studio, nothing beats the pleasure of cleaning up with Z Skin Cosmetic’s high-quality Coffee Almond Hand Scrub or Z’s soothing Sesame Ginger hand scrub. Both excellent! Plus I’m using the Z’s Miracle Extreme Moisturizer, which I’ll love having during the coming winter months, as well as the Z Skin Cosmetic’s Eye Cream and Nighttime eye cream,  all lovingly created by a real artist.

blogZfaceJulieCArtistZ Skin Cosmetics was born just 4 months ago and has already been recognized with multiple awards and critical acclaim for its all natural, 100% organic hand-made quality that has been proven to be more successful than any of those expensive products!  Zamo’s been called “The Creator Of The Next Proactiv” by the Wall-Street Journal, and his products called the “Best New Affordable Skincare Line” by the Daily Herald, and “Product Of The Year” by the Daily News, and The LA Times says his “New Organic Skincare Line Works Better Than Proactiv And Clinique”.

Zamo may be something of a contemporary renaissance man, hand making his products, including the labels, and single-handedly doing all his own photography, graphic design and web design. He combines pure ingredients into his products and transparently lists each on his site here.

And he demonstrates, in this just under 15 minute video, of how he creates one of his products by hand–

Zamo also conveys his personal story as honestly as he makes his products–openly telling how he turned his struggles with drugs and alcohol into an international success story. Two years ago Ryan Zamo was a drug addict and on the verge of dying. He was finally checked into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for 90 days in January 2013, and today we are proud to report he has stayed clean and sober since.

When Ryan Zamo was finally back on his feet, he got to take a good look at himself again “my skin was terrible, I was way too skinny and I knew I had to do something about it”, he says. So Ryan started on his journey to organic food and products to help nourish himself back to health.

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Ryan Zamo described how he started making skin care for himself to try to win his never-ending battle with acne. “After I realized I actually created an amazing organic product, I sized up my competition and realized I could price it at $250 or more… then, I saw that I could finally help others the way I was helped, with personal interest and care, that’s why I priced my products $15 and under!”  stated the young CEO.  Ryan Zamo also spends hours a day speaking with his customers to help them pick the exact products to use, and follows up with them as much as possible to give them suggestions and answer any questions they have.

We mentioned at the beginning of this article that Ryan Zamo is also a pop star. He recently appeared in the MTV singing show Copycat and also released a new CD (his 4th) on iTunes, with songs that didn’t make the cut on his first and third albums–here’s the link to get his tracks on iTunes.

With his dedication to helping others with affordable products and personal consultation it seems Ryan Zamo has just stepped into his upcoming success. And I have more products I’m trying that I will tell you about next time.

 

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Artists As Curators—A Growing Trend

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– The 55th Venice Biennial has launched, and the (largely approving) critics have weighed-in on curator Massimiliano Gioni’s lynchpin Encyclopedic Palace: Coline Milliard at ArtInfo; Vincenzo Latronico for Art Agenda; GalleristNY’s Sarah Douglas; Holland Cotter for the New York Times; also Carol…

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Artist PR Opportunities to Be Almost Famous

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Artists often ask “How do I get more exposure for my work?” –beyond sharing on my blog and on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others.

So here are 4 of the more unusual places to uncover opportunities for media coverage and PR help.

1.  Follow PublicSeek on Twitter to get media coverage opportunities. Every day, Publiseek gives thousands of people around the world the chance to be covered on TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, and on blogs. If you are interested in getting some free media coverage–go to the Publiseek site to get started: http://www.publiseek.com/

2. HARO– or Help A Reporter Out–What they are looking for are experts. When a news story requires expert opinions you could be contacted and receive free press coverage–the trick is listing out your expertise so that a reporter will contact you for an interview.  http://www.helpareporter.com/

3.  PN Promotions Social Media Services can get you 10,000 website visitors for $35.00, 25,000 visitors for $53.00 etc  http://pnpromotions.blogspot.com/

4. Like Kickstarter, RocketHub is a crowdfunding platform. What makes RocketHub a little different is that they offers further opportunities to those who have successfully funded their projects in their program called  LaunchPad Opportunities.

For their recent LaunchPad Opportunity: Be Almost Famous, RocketHub offered artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, filmmakers, theatre producers, designers, and other Creatives the opportunity to work with a top NYC publicist, Arien Rozelle. Arien has landed clients in The New York Times, Thrilllist, and Good Magazine. At the close of 2010, she was named one of “New York’s Top PR Firms and People: The Most Influential and Connected” by Marketing Company Sparkah.com. The winning submission to this LaunchPad received a consultation with Arien and the FeelingAnxious PR team. View the submission selected for the Be Almost Famous LaunchPad Opportunity here.