Art Sales Via This Hands-on Interior Decor Site + Service

 

With New York style and aesthetic, CricketsCrush offers art for home decor–including photographic prints, paintings, drawings, and sculpture in her virtual warehouse–and as part of Cricket’s interior design service.

Buyers can shop for art in a price range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars or Cricket will come to their home and remake their walls and table-tops for them, working with the home owners existing furniture pieces and style. Because of Cricket’s community connections she brings artist’s work into the home of buyers in the Hamptons and New York City.

Cricket is enthusiastic, known, connected, with a courageous personality. Perhaps you’d like to consign some of your work with her? She also features her favorite artists on her site. Visit and explore here.

We love how her services work for artists so have added CricketsCrush to our e-list of 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art.

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The art of Psychedelia and LOVE by Tammie LaMountain

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The above LOVE painting is an example of text-based art by artist Tammie LaMountain.

American artist Tammie LaMountain creates mixed media artworks, paintings, photographs and drawings employing poetic and often metaphorical language. In her own artist statement, she tells us how she creates intense personal moments by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer around in circles. Her mixed media artworks appear as dreamlike images where fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse.

 

Simply Simple, Tammie LaMountain

Simply Simple, Tammie LaMountain

 

Time and memory always play a key role in her work. By applying abstraction, Tammie LaMountain finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes human vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking human who experiences a continuous loss. Her works isolate the movements of humans and objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound.

 

Liquid Dream, Tammy LaMountain

Liquid Dream, Tammie LaMountain

 

By experimenting with aleatoric processes, the artist formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works.

 

Resurrection, Tammie La Mountain

Resurrection, Tammie La Mountain

 

The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.

 

Behind Me, Tammie La Mountain

Behind Me, Tammie La Mountain

 

Her works are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of seemingly certain reality is questioned.

 

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By choosing mainly formal solutions, Tammie LaMountain wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.

 

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Her works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections, combining unrelated aspects that lead to surprising analogies. By questioning the concept of movement, she tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. Her works doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.

Tammie LaMountain currently lives and works in the US city of Los Angeles, California.

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How to Commission Your Portrait From African Artist Eric Sher

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Eric Sher, South Africa

Select your reference photos or create a new selfie, then chat with African artist Eric Sher to discuss portrait ideas (email Eric Sher <ericsher2003@yahoo.com ). Find Eric Sher on Facebook here.

Would you like him to create your portrait painting on canvas or paper? During your consultation with the artist, he will help you decide on the materials and size.

Eric Sher, Deviation from REality series portrait

Eric Sher, Deviation from REality series portrait

Provide your reference photo or photos to the artist so she can get to work and she will send you a work-in-progress photo!

Eric Sher painting

Eric Sher painting

Portraits Africa–based in Amsterdam, Netherlands–holds your international currency payment until the portrait is complete and delivered to you. Only then is the money is paid to artist. Contact Portraits Africa via email: editor@negativeentropy.net -or- by telephone: +31 20 672 78 06

Eric Sher child portrait

Eric Sher child portrait

While a portrait drawing on paper may require less time to complete, a painting on canvas will take more time. If you have an anniversary, birthday, or other date you’d like to receive the completed work, just let the artist know.

Eric Sher portrait

Eric Sher portrait

Final photos are sent to you for approval. The artist Eric Sher packages and ships the finished portrait to you.

Eric Sher, Deviation from Reality series portrait

Eric Sher, Deviation from Reality series portrait

 

Couples Sleep, Dream in the Mixed Media Paintings of NY Artist Nina Hellman

Cats & Cards, mixed media painting + collage, Nina Hellman

Cats & Cards, mixed media painting + collage, Nina Hellman

Artist Nina Hellman was born in New York City and grew up there. She attended the well-known High School of Performing Arts, School of Visual Arts, and the Art Students League. Nina traveled throughout Europe and North Africa, living as an expatriate in Denmark for four years, and exhibiting in art galleries in Copenhagen.

Since the 1980’s, Nina has had solo exhibition in well-known New York art galleries, and exhibited in several group shows with Ceres Gallery, a New York non-profit alternative cultural center dedicated to promoting women in the arts.

Nina Hellman is an artist and has also been an Art Therapist for over thirty years. All these rich and varied experiences “cross-fertilize” according to the artist, interacting in the mixed media paintings the artist creates incorporating collage elements.

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Her paintings of sleeping cats and humans adrift in rich environments alluding to both the physical and the world of dreams.

 

Lloyd's Dream, Nina Hellman

Lloyd’s Dream, Nina Hellman

Nina Hellman offers her available paintings, sculpture portraits, and prints on her website ninahellman.com

 

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Get Your Art Showcased and Featured in Instagram Galleries

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Artists who add hashtags to their art images get more visibility as they post their work to Instagram. Some hashtags artists use:  #abstract #abstractart  #abstract_and_contemporary_art  #acryliconcanvas  #artdealer #artwork #artcollector #artcollectors  #artforsale #apartmenttherapy  #artlovers  #atelier #artistportraits  #affordableart  #womenartists  #artbuyers  #buyart Collectart# #collecting  #decor #contemporaryart  #collect #collage #drawing #draw #drawingaday #thedailysketch #dotsofpaint #FineArtPrints #handpainted #homedecor #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiorstyling  #loveart #landscapes #livewithart #limitededition #lowbrowart  #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #officedecor #paint  #paintingforsale #pastel #pastelpainting #print #prints #printchat  #PRINTMAKING  #portrait  #sellart

Artists also tag their art images for specific collections and online galleries that feature artists– here are a few:

Art Sanity on Instagram has over 143,000 followers, and they like to showcase the best artwork from undiscovered artists on Instagram. To get your work in front of their curators tag your art images with #artsanity. Two Art Sanity curators seem to like especially feature drawings — view their tastes here and here.

artFido.com  has 426,000 followers. ArtFido invites you to tag your art images with @artFido #artFido or #art for a possible feature.

Magic Gallery, with nearly 10K followers, asks you to tag your art photos and videos with #magicgallery for their curators to view and share.

The Art Shed tag your art with #theartshed for a chance to be featured.

Art of Visuals, color photography–tag with #Artofvisuals or #AOV for feature.

GALLERY_OF_BW, black and white photography–tag your images with #gallery_of_bw

AARTISTIC_DREAMERS, with over 76,000 followersfeatures talented artists and illustrators. To get their attention hastag your artworks with #aartistic_dreamers for a chance to be featured.

ART_SPOTLIGHT, with 320,000 followers, invites artists to tag their art images with #Art_Spotlight for a feature.

Also, New York City artist Sarah Rosado, SRARTWORK on Instagram with nearly 60,000 followers, offers to share your artwork if you tag it with #srartwork

 

If you’re looking for more ways to get your art featured on social media platforms, on art blogs and in art magazines, get our e-list here and here.

 

 

 

Free Shipping When You Purchase Any Painting From Marmet Fine Art

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Lighthouse, above, an abstract painting by Randall Marmet’.

“This painting feels like a lighthouse to me, with the water splashing up from the rocks below,” says Randy Marmet’.

 

The painting dimensions are 16″x 20″ x 1 3/8″ deep hand-stretched gallery quality canvas.

 

This original acrylic fine art painting is hand painted and clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion.  The painting extends around the edges providing a very elegant look with no need for a frame. Just hang it and enjoy! $399.00USD  To acquire this painting click here.

 

Lighthouse (Detail 1)

Lighthouse (Detail 1)

Lighthouse (Detail 2)

Lighthouse (Detail 2)

 

Lighthouse, Randall Marmet'

Lighthouse, Randall Marmet’

 

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“Opposing Agendas” New Painting from Randall Marmet’

“Opposing Agendas" abstract painting by Randall Marmet.

“Opposing Agendas” abstract painting by Randall Marmet.

 

“This painting developed for me while I was thinking about different approaches at the same time.  At first, it was somewhat unsettling to me, but then I realized that like a lot of endeavors, it evolved organically to a place that made sense as a whole and began to harmonize.  I realized that even in chaos, one must look at the bigger picture” wrote Randall Marmet.

 

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24″x 36″ x 1 3/8″ deep hand stretched gallery quality canvas.  Original acrylic fine art painting, hand-painted and clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion.  The painting extends around the edges providing a very elegant look making no need for a frame.  Besides, abstract artwork does not need a frame.  Just hang it and enjoy!

 

“Opposing Agendas”  video:

 

Randall Marmet’ artist website: http://MarmetFineArt.com
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Tagging your Art Images On Instagram to Attract Art Buyers

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I first used Instagram at the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland a couple of years ago, where I snapped photos of the art on the walls using my iPad camera and sent them off to my Instagram account using the museum’s WiFi (I had to ask for their password).  I thought I’d taken the time to type in the name of each artist in each photo description. Reviewing those images now (here) on my Instagram profile, I  notice blurry shots not edited out and abbreviated artist names. My picture-taking activity bundled up in my excitement of walking the galleries and viewing the art. It never occurred to me to take the time to add image tags to any of those photos. Likewise, at the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, where the huge galleries held much more and much larger artworks, I snapped and sent my photos to Instagram without tagging them.

Today, viewing Instagram images posted by others, I’ve notice their use of image tags, such as the place tags #ArtBasel #ScopeArtFair used by those in Miami and #Brighton #thingstodoinBrighton and #openstudios used by artist Caia Matheson in the UK.

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Instagram allows up to 30 tags per image. Amid the many image tags used to describe the art medium or technique, artists also tag to get the attention of buyers, with:  #affordableart #artbuyers #artcollectors #buyart #artforsale #paintingforsale #printforsale #onlineshop #interiordesign #giftideas #handpainted #Christmasgiftideas #sellart #artsales

Taking more interest in Instagram and tagging, I noticed an article by Brandon Gaille, on 6 Keys to Getting more Instagram Likes, and learned that Facebook owns Instagram. According to Gaille, “Instagram is the hottest site right now. It was experiencing phenomenal growth when Facebook acquired the site and even thereafter the growth spree seems to be unhindered.”

I also want to share Dan Zarella of HubSpot’s huge infographic on how using more tags on your Instagram photos gets you more likes:

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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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