Karen Fitzgerald Solar Prints Featured in Xposy Magazine

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My article on Karen Fitzgerald’s Solar Prints is featured by Xposy Multimedia magazine today. Karen Fitzgerald’s prints are available in a Pop-UP print sale this month–read the details in my article here on Xposy.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.

 

 

 

Artist’s Pets for Memorable Branding

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Randall Marmet’ decided that he wanted to include his pet dog and muse “Harley” in his identity and branding. Harley holds an important place in the artist’s studio and life.

 

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Artist Laurie J Craig Cat in Sink Studio Twitter profile features photos of the artist’s cat sleeping in the oval bathroom sink that inspired her logo.

Their pets are an important part of these artists lives.

Famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is also known for the dogs, birds, monkeys and pet deer that she kept in her studio home and included in her paintings.

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Frida Kahlo and her pet deer, Granizo, 1939

Frida Kahlo and her pet deer, Granizo, 1939

I visited Frida Kahlo’s Blue House museum in Mexico City, which is still contains her powerful presence in the many things she loved and collected that remain in the house.

In advertising, some famous animal mascots of the past include the RCA Victor dog “Nipper” introduced circa 1905 and continued to appear on vinyl records into the 1950’s and beyond.  Morris the Cat of the 1970’s became part of people’s lives. More recently a duck and slogan made a company memorable and stand out.

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5 Unique Artist Prints Presented Every Month on a Curated Online Art Gallery

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Angeleno Artistry, a Los Angeles based curated platform for original, affordable art by Los Angeles artists, offers five new unique artist prints by five artists each and every month.

Each month, Angeleno Artistry brings together a group of journalists, gallery owners, museum curators, veteran artists and professors to identify and celebrate five talented Los Angeles artists. These five artists design a limited edition art print to be sold in our online gallery.

On their website, sign up to their mailing list to receive monthly call for artist submissions–

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This is just one of many international print sales platforms on our extensive e-list of Art Print Sales Sites, Giclee and Other Print Resources for artists, available here and here.

Our International Art Galleries Directory available in both of our online stores here and here at $10 Off in January.

Art Licensing companies, artist agents and artist representatives here.

The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook here.

Directory of Art Consultants e-list here.

1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art  available here and here.

2015 Photographers Resources: International Photography Representatives and Photographer Agents, Gallerists +More here.

Our e-list of Art Magazines, art blogs for #artists to submit to increase visibility is available here.

Fine out about our E-Postcard Marketing Service for Artists here.

Get your art in a Feature Article on the Artist Marketing Resources blog– details here.

We have two Artist Marketing Resources web stores–Store one here and Store two here.

 

 

Artist Run Gallery in London Always On the Lookout for new and wonderful art

The artist-run A-side B-side Gallery  was founded in late 2011 by Tinsel Edwards and Catherine Magnani.  The gallery, project space, and studios are located on the Village Green within the Hackney Downs Studios creative community in east London, UK. A-side B-side Gallery is dedicated to being an all-inclusive exhibition space– promoting artists from all backgrounds and stages of their careers and inviting a diverse audience to visit their gallery to view the work.

The A-side B-Side Gallery online shop sells limited edition prints and originals by artists who have featured in their shows at their London gallery, who have worked from their studio, as well as works by their favourite artists. They are always on the look out for new and wonderful art and welcome submissions.

If you are an artist looking for more opportunities to sell your art prints, Artist Marketing Resources continually researches and adds new information to our extensive e-list of Art Print Sales Resources for artists –get it here and here

And to our 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list –available here and here.

Find more resources for artists in the Artist Marketing Resources web store #1 here and web store #2 here with many items on sale at reduced prices for the new year!

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Studio Visit Site for Making Reservations to Visit Artist Studios

 

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Jacks Pollock’s studio floor in the Pollock Krasner house.

We took a few days off during the Christmas holiday week and now we’re back to share the really great Studio Visit site that artists and collectors will want to know about. It’s an artist studio reservation service that is provided completely free to artists and collectors.

Studio Visit is a website for collectors to make reservations to visit artist studios searchable by city and country. So far, the main studio locations listed are cities in Germany, Spain, Mexico, Belgium and the Netherlands. Once you add your studio location your city will appear in the available locations.

Artists simply register with their studio address, name, and at least one picture of their studio. Artist/studios can add up to ten pictures of their studio space, up to ten images of their artwork, a Google map view, artist CV/Statement and other menu options.

The Studio Visit website provides a booking system. Through this system potential buyers and collectors will request a studio visit only on the days, times, and for the duration that the artist or studio configures. The booking system will ask for basic contact information from the collector that will be seen only by the artist/ studio they request to visit.

Once a collector books a studio visit reservation the studio will receive an email. In the studio account menu option RESERVATION MANAGE the reservation booking can be approved or rejected. If approved the collector will receive an email and can only go ahead with the studio visit appointment with this confirmation email.

News of this service is provided to you by the Artist Marketing Resources blog For the past six years, Artist Marketing Resources has been providing information to artists. Some of our resources and services include: The International Art Gallery Directory  available hereArt Licensing companies agencies + artist agents & artist reps hereTransmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook hereDirectory of Art Consultants here1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list herePhotographers Resources of International Photography Reps and agents, galleries, print sales, publishers + more hereArt magazines, art blogs, art directories e-list of art publication resources for artists hereArt Print Resources for artists here , Featured Artists here, and our E-Postcard Marketing Service for Artists here.

a new short documentary about the printmaking artwork of Mark James Murphy

This is a new short documentary about the printmaking artwork of Mark James Murphy  http://www.markjamesmurphyart.com

 

Art Print Resources for artists click here.

 

Our Artist Resources Are Now in a New Store

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Our International Art Gallery Directory and other artist resources are now available in our new Selz store, with more payment options.

Click on these links to our other resources in our new store:

Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook

Directory of Art Consultants

1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art

Photographers Resources 

Art magazines, art blogs, art directories e-list of art publication resources for artists 

Art Print Sales Resources for Artists 

E-Postcard Marketing Service for Artists

Artist Marketing Resources Sponsoring “Your Best” Open Theme Competition

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A bit of advance news. this month, Artist Marketing Resources will be sponsoring some exhibitions with Exhibition Without Walls.

The first competition we will be sponsoring is “Your Best.”  This is an open theme competition and allows photographers and digital artists to not have to be confined to a specific theme.

Look for details in Call to Submit in future blog posts.

Artist Marketing Resources:

International Art Gallery Directory

Art Licensing

Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook

Directory of Art Consultants

1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list

Photographers Resources

Art magazines and art blogs e-list

Art Print Resources

E-Postcard Marketing Plan A

E-Postcard Marketing Plan B

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Feature Articles on the Artist Marketing Resources blog

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Big Ink Open Call Collaborative Large Woodcut Project and More

'Portrait of Hagiwara Sakutarô', woodblock print by Onchi Kôshirô, 1943, 1st edition, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

‘Portrait of Hagiwara Sakutarô’, woodblock print by Onchi Kôshirô, 1943, 1st edition, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The Big Ink website and blog has a current call to artists to take part in a collaborative large woodcut project. Monumental prints inspire artists and the public alike to think big, set long-term goals, and have the perseverance to see complex projects to fruition.

Each year artists from all backgrounds including sculpture, photography, painting, and print participate. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut at least 24 x 36 inches in dimension via an open call for entry.  If accepted, artists are given two months to carve their image into a piece of plywood.  At the end of the two months, all the artists meet for a printing session at a local print studio and help one another print their woodcuts onto paper. Typically between 30 to 36 hand pulled prints are produced during two days of printing sessions. Each artist donates one print to the BIG INK portfolio.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner , Portrait of Otto Müller , 1915

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner , Portrait of Otto Müller , 1915

The Printeresting site welcomes submissions for Printeresting content: artwork, news, exhibitions, book releases, reviews, or random moments of print. They also accept submissions from guest contributors. If you’d like submit an article for possible inclusion on Printeresting, please register on the site and a password will be emailed to you. Then log in, draft a post, and submit it to Printeresting editorial review

Printeresting, as a rule, does not publish announcements for kick starters or other fundraisers, calls for entry, holiday sales, and other opportunities.  But feel free to use their classifieds page to share these types of items.

Art Print Resources 

Art magazines and art blogs e-list

Artist Marketing Resources web store

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Arts & Crafts Block Prints 2015 Calendar

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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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Barcelona Artist Kyle Bryant’s print subscription project

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Artist Kyle Bryant offers print subscriptions of his handmade linocut prints. His black and white prints, in signed and numbered editions of 100, explore the architecture and street culture of his home city of Barcelona, Spain.

Throughout this year Kyle has created one of his handmade linocut prints for each month using the city of Barcelona as his muse.  Print motifs combine human forms with elements of the city and titled with an acronym for BCN, Barcelona’s city nickname. blogKyleBryantprint3

September – Birds Circling Nearby

Small prints start at just $35.00 and a single full-size limited edition print goes for $100. A full set of Bryant’s Cultural Narrative prints go for $500. Find the full details in the rewards section of the artist’s Kickstarter project here. Or visit the artist’s website here.

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October: Broken, Construction Necessary

 

 

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July – Being Childish Naive

 

 

 

 

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January – Before Coffee Nothing

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June – Boards Create Noise

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Non-Profit Artist-Run Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Programs in Mexico

I once stayed in a house in a mountain village in Mexico that later became central to a new writers residency. It was a wonderful place, with gorgeous views, no electricity –and I remember the water heater in the shower that I had to build a wood fire under.

I’m glad to learn of and share this information on these artist-run residencies in Mexico–(these, of course, are located in cities with electricity) :

Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Programs Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Arquetopia,  Mexico is an official  Mexican nonprofit foundation run entirely by artists.

APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 29, 2014

Arquetopia website: http://www.arquetopia.org  E-mail info@arquetopia.org for more information. They also provide letters of support for artists seeking funding from grant-giving organizations to fund their trip to Mexico–find out more on the Arquetopia Foundation blog.

The organization has quickly grown to become the premier artist residency program in Mexico with extensive collaborative networks in Puebla and Oaxaca.  Resident artists have come from all over the world, with some returning multiple times.  Arquetopia’s Artist-in-Residence Programs offer important professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international contemporary artists, designers, curators, and art educators age 25 and over.

Arquetopia is currently welcoming applications for the following artist residencies–

Day of the Dead Special Artist Residency 2014 – Puebla or Oaxaca– Artists working in a variety of media and techniques create and participate in southern Mexico’s spectacular Day of the Dead celebrations. This residency is offered at 6 weeks (extendable), September 29 to November 10, 2014.

Short-Term Research or Digital Photography Residency 2014 – Puebla or Oaxaca Short-term stays of 2 weeks in 2014 for art professionals, cultural researchers, and digital photographers in either magnificent colonial kaleidoscope of Puebla and Oaxaca, in beautiful southern Mexico.

BEAUTIFUL MUTANTS – Alebrijes Special Artist Residency 2014 – Oaxaca Explore and experiment with the Alebrijes tradition of wood carving and painting in the magnificent colonial city of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.  Terms of 4 to 24 weeks during 2014.

Natural Pigments Special Instructional Artist Residency 2014 – Oaxaca With master instruction, learn to make and use a variety of Natural Pigments in Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week terms during 2014.

Mexican Textiles Special Instructional Artist Residency 2014 – Oaxaca With master instruction, learn to make traditional, elaborate Mexican Textiles (back-strap weaving or embroidery) in Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week terms during 2014.

Art, Design, or Photography Production Residency – Puebla or Oaxaca Create and explore! Terms of 4 to 24 weeks during 2014 in either Puebla or Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Self-directed program (no instruction is included; participants decide their own itinerary and work independently in provided spaces).

Printmaking Special Artist Residency 2014 – Puebla Printmaking terms of 4 to 24 weeks at Arquetopia, in the spectacular historic district of Puebla, southern Mexico.

Gold Leafing and Antique Art Techniques Special Instructional Residency 2014 – Puebla With master instruction, learn Gold Leafing and other antique art techniques in Puebla, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week terms during 2014.

Ceramics Special Artist Residency 2014 – Puebla or Oaxaca Ceramics production terms of 6 to 24 weeks during 2014 in either of the magnificent colonial Puebla or Oaxaca, southern Mexico.

Art Educators Special Residency 2014 – Puebla Develop new art education projects with students and explore diverse pedagogic techniques with multiculturalism in Mexico’s prominent museums. Extendable 4-week terms during 2014 in the city of Puebla.

Art History or Cultural Research Residency 2014 – Puebla or Oaxaca Explore magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from pre-Hispanic to contemporary, in historic Puebla or Oaxaca. Terms of 3 to 8 weeks during 2014.

Artist Opportunity: Fluctuations Print Exchange, Deadline July 19th

Submissions are now open for the first Recession Art Print Exchange, Fluctuations—the theme of the print exchange will be the very idea of exchanging; fluctuations between giving and receiving.

19 artists will be selected to participate in creating original prints in an edition size of 21. Each participant will receive their own complete portfolio of this exchange, and the additional prints will be on view during a reception that will be held on September 27th 2013.

In each artist’s submission, submit a clear proposal of the print including images (sketches, collages, photos) of the proposed work or images of previous work if necessary.

All prints must conform to the dimensions of 11″ x 14″ (approximately 1/4 of a standard sheet of industry printmaking paper).

All printmaking processes will be considered for this print exchange, though digital prints must also contain one or more hand-pulled elements in the final artwork. We encourage innovative, mixed media approaches to printmaking.

The print exchange is open to artists living within the United States and overseas. Portfolios can be sent by mail to each recipient or can be picked up at our location in Brooklyn. Each artist is responsible for the cost of shipping.

Deadline for submission : July 19th, 11:59 pm

Prints must be delivered to 47 Bergen St, Brooklyn NY by September 20th, 7:00 pm

Reception at 47 Bergen St: September 27th, 7:00-9:00 pm

http://recessionartshows.com/submit

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47 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
United States of America

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Photo and Print Open Salon 2013

 

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PHOTO&PRINT OPEN SALON 2013

The  ‘Back Shop Edition’ space at the Charlie Dutton Gallery, a new space in the back of the gallery exhibiting an exclusive range of photography and printmaking not available anywhere else. Art works in the Back Shop Edition are predominately made in a traditional or unusual alternative process, on view and for sale at the gallery or online.

To coincide with Back Shop Editions, the gallery will once again host the Photo&Print Salon show–a great success in the past with collectors, critics, curators, artists, and of course the viewing public.
DEADLINE for submissions 11.59pm MONDAY 6th MAY 2013

The exhibition will be held 29th May – 29th June.

An artist from the salon show will be awarded a solo show or can take the opportunity to curate a show if they wish. Some entrants will be also asked to show in the new Back Shop Edition space and online, and at shows and fairs outside the gallery.
For this call, the Charlie Dutton Gallery curators are looking for any wall-based Photo-media and Printmaking work– from Collage or C.Types to Etching or Poster works.

Entry fee: £10 for one image or £15 for 2 to 6 art works
For more information please go to www.charlieduttongallery.com

 

2 Calls for Artist Submissions

Call For Art – Cell Mates

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University seeks submissions for “Cell Mates,” two distinct group shows that will be on view side by side in adjacent galleries. Curators Jeanne Brasile and Lisbeth Murray will divide the 2,000 sq. ft. gallery in half, creating two separate exhibitions of artwork inspired by cellular forms. The curators seek art that addresses a wide range of topics related to cellular forms to create a discursive exploration into microorganisms and concerns derived from their study.

The goal of the curators is to demonstrate modes of creation inspired by science, in addition to examining how curators using the same narrative framework can come to very different thematic and aesthetic conclusions. While aesthetics are a concern, the curators are particularly interested in how artists incorporate scientific methods into their practice, how artists obscure or pronounce the delineation between artistic and scientific practices, and/or how artists visualize scientific data to create works of art, placing the artist in the role of quasi-scientist. All types of media are eligible.

Exhibition dates are June 2 – July 18, 2013.
$15/5 entries.
Deadline: Wednesday May 1, 2013 (receipt date)

Prospectus: http://jeannecurates.com

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

Boston Printmakers
2013 North American Print Biennial
Juror: Dennis Michael Jon, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The exhibition will take place at the 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, Mass.

Applications link at www.bostonprintmakers.org

June 25, 2013 Final online application submission date

July 27, 2013 Notifications e-mailed

Saturday, August 10, 2013 Accepted work may be shipped to BU
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Accepted work due if shipped to BU
Saturday, September 7, 2013 Accepted work due if hand delivered

Sunday, October 27, 2013 Opening Reception and events

Friday, December 20, 2013 Exhibition closes

Prizes
Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards. In addition, this show generates a large number of sales through Patron purchases. The Boston Printmakers’ Purchase Prizes go into permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA and the Boston Public Library Print Collection.

Entry
All artists in North America are eligible to enter.  Original, innovative works in all printmaking media including monoprints and monotypes, books and mixed media prints; large-scale prints, digital prints, three-dimensional prints, and print installations are eligible. We will not consider photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium.

Entry Procedure
Entries will require digital images submitted online via CaFE system. Artists may submit up to three digital images of original prints completed within the past two years.

To enter, log on to http://www.callforentry.org. For first time users of CaFE, click on “Register here” and follow the directions for creating a login name and password. To learn more about uploading your images before you apply, click “Media Prep” for a detailed explanation and complete instructions on requirements for the preparation of images. Once registered, click on “Apply to Calls” and select the listing, Boston Printmakers: 2013 North American Print Biennial for information and the application. Click on “My Portfolio” to upload the images for submission. For further help, click on “CaFE Help”. If your question is not answered, contact The Boston Printmakers at biennial@bostonprintmakers.org with your name and telephone number. Once registered, artists can store images with CaFE and submit to other calls. Accepted artists will be invited to send their chosen work. The juror may decline any print that is not accurately represented by its image. Online digital submissions are to the advantage of all applicants, as the juror will be able to enlarge work to see detail and technique. If you do not have digital images of your work, simply take your slides to your photo center. Ask provider to produce a CD with JPEG images with the longest dimension set at 1920 pixels. (see “Image and Media Prep” under “CaFE Help” at http://www.callforentry.org). The process is not expensive and can usually be completed while you wait.

To Apply
Go to http://www.callforentry.org
Retain for your files:
• Due dates
• Images and titles of work submitted
• Copy of your entry form

Entry Fee
$30 USD Members of The Boston Printmakers with coupon code that is sent after receipt of 2013 dues
$40 USD Non-Members
The fee is non-refundable and entitles the artist to submit up to 3 works. You will be directed through the payment process by the online program and may pay by credit card online or by check or money order payable to the Boston Printmakers and mailed to: The Boston Printmakers at the Art Institute of Boston-Lesley University, Attn: Biennial, 700 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

Sales
A 35% commission will be charged on all sales and Patrons’ selections. No commissions will be taken on purchase prizes. Artists must assume the expense and responsibility of supplying to purchasers any additional prints which may be sold. The Boston Printmakers is a non-profit organization that uses proceeds from commissions for exhibition expenses.

Responsibility
Every precaution will be taken in handling entries. The 808 Gallery at Boston University will assume responsibility for those works chosen for exhibition while on view. The Boston Printmakers assumes no responsibility in case of loss or damage to submitted or accepted works.

Catalogue
A catalogue will be sent to all accepted artists. Our catalogue illustrates the entire exhibition and includes a statement by the juror.

Shipping

Work accepted for final jurying must be sent prepaid with Plexi (please use a fresh pane of Plexi with protective covering removed), hinged window mat, and foamcore backing board, all cut to the same size and slipped into a clear plastic bag. Within this package, your print must be securely mounted to the mat or backing board. The window mat must be 3-4 inches wide, and must be white or off-white. Please note that where appropriate due to size or aesthetics, these directions may be amended, i.e. in pieces that cannot be matted. In that case, special hanging instructions must be included (please be explicit). With your acceptance you will receive standard labeling forms to be attached to the upper right corner of the foamcore backing board.

Work must be shipped in a reusable cardboard container and packing should conform to postal regulations. Prints will be returned to the return address on the box. Accepted artists are responsible for return shipping. The Boston Printmakers endeavors to keep artists’ costs as low as possible and charges fees only as necessary to cover exhibition expenses. If you are accepted into the show, you will be asked to send a check to cover the return shipping. If your work sells, we will return this to you with your payment.

Agreement
Sending an entry to this exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions set forth in this prospectus. The Boston Printmakers reserves the right to reproduce work in the exhibit for our catalogue, promotional or educational purposes, and to show accepted work for the 2013 North American Print Biennial on our web site.

For Further Information
Website: www.bostonprintmakers.org
Email: biennial@bostonprintmakers.org 

This prospectus may be downloaded at www.bostonprintmakers.org and reproduced as needed.

 

The Print-A-Day Project of NYC Artist Michael Krasowitz

Michael Krasowitz print

Michael Krasowitz print

About 6 weeks ago, Michael Krasowitz started his blog The Daily Krasowitz where he posts a new fine art print each day. As Michael said,

“The goal is to create a print a day for the year ahead and write a bit about the experience.”

The artist also reports that he has had over one thousand blog views so far, already exceeding his expectation.

His fine art prints are really quite amazing, as you can see by the two examples here. View many more images of his work on the Daily Krasowitz.

Michael Krasowitz print

Michael Krasowitz print

How To Expand Your Artist News into Multi Blog Posts and Interactions: The Leslie Parke Print Project

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When Leslie Parke realized that her oil paintings on linen canvas of highly detailed kitchen and dining treasures, trees, and trash–yes trash that she turns into stunningly beautiful images–would be perfect for prints, she took on a new project to turn one her paintings into a print edition using traditional printmaking techniques. She also turned the project into multiple opportunities to expand her blog posts, newsletter communications, and interactions with her readers and followers by gaining their feedback along the way–all of which she titled The Print Project.

Janet’s Shelf, © Leslie Parke

Crystal and Porcelain, Oil on Linen, 46 x 48 In, © Leslie Parke, 2010

The overall goal of Leslie’s The Print Project writings …” was to help my readers learn something about printmaking, understand the process and history a little, and to give them a context in which to gauge what I was doing. The general public is not aware of the work and expense that goes into making a print. The better informed the collector is the better collector they become. They have more confidence and can talk about their purchases.”

When Leslie Parke decided to write these The Print Project blog posts and newsletters, she felt she had something to talk about. “I am an experienced artist, but have very limited experience with printmaking. Here was a chance for me to share the experience as I, too, made discoveries about the medium. My thought was, I would give my contacts a heads up that this is what I was doing, then when they saw The Print Project in the heading of my email newsletters they could take a look or not depending on their interest.”

What Leslie discovered is that non-artists are just as fascinated with the printmaking processes as artists. Leslie’s idea was to use her blog and newsletters to allow others to see the development of her printmaking process as it unfolded in real time. “For those seriously interested, on my blog I gave them background into ways that other artists used prints,” Leslie said. “Some of my contacts are collectors, some are artists and others are just interested observers.  My thought was the more informed they were the more confident they would feel when looking at my work. They would know how it evolved and all the work that went into creating it. I cannot report whether or not this will make a difference in the number of pieces collected.  But whenever I run into someone who receives the newsletter, they engage with me right away about the project. ”

To start off The Print Project, Leslie’s first blog post was on selecting one of her paintings to turn into a print. In her newsletter she asked–“Is there a painting of mine you would like to see re-imagined in print? I was thinking of working with the tree paintings, but I would be interested in what you think. Drop me a line if you have a suggestions.” Later she would turn her request for feedback into a full newsletter (copied below).

Another of her blog posts was on Creating Four Color Lithographic Plates, complete with a YouTube video showing the materials and methods she used to create the layers necessary for her four color lithograph.

Leslie wrote blog posts on the history of printmaking–from ancient times to the original Pop art era–writing about Hokusai, Monet and Roy Lichtenstein prints which incorporate art images, another post on the prints of Matisse, one on the prints of Joseph Raffael and Bonnard, and another on the printmaking of Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler-all artists she admires and identifies with in some way.

She also blogged on a contemporary example of an artist creating prints in our present time: The Print Project: Shepard Fairey — Harmony & Discord: A Layered approach to prints, that also contains a fascinating video of Shepard Fairey at work inside Pace Editions in New York City.

To update the progress of her printmaking, Leslie sent out a newsletter–The Print Project: Off to the Printers.

Then to encourage interactions and gain feedback, Leslie sent this newsletter to her mailing list:

LESLIE PARKE LOGO
Dear Marie
Here are the first proofs that Tim Sheesley, the Master Printer, sent me. So far, there are three versions of the print. In one of them he used very high saturation colors (bright colors). In another I suggested four colors based on the paints I used in the original painting. That resulted in the print with more muted colors. He then made a print on black paper just to suggest other ways I could interpret the print.These are not the final prints. I will be traveling out to Tim’s studio in Otego to make the final prints. I will be playing with both the color and the paper. At this stage, I would be very interested to know if you have a preference between the bright and the muted color. Feel free to share your thoughts. You have followed this process to this point. I would love to know your preferences.Thank you for coming on this journey with me. Leslie

Almond Tree Bright
Almond Tree Bright
Almond Tree Muted
Almond Tree Muted
Almond Tree on Black
Almond Tree on Black
Detail – Almond Tree Muted
detail bright
Detail – Almond Tree Bright
Leslie then allowed for plenty of time to receive responses before sending for follow-up newsletter:
LESLIE PARKE LOGO
Dear Marie,This has been a wild month with three shows, two of which were at exactly the same time. With the studio nearly empty I am happy to be settling down to work.But first, I wanted to get back to you about your input on the print. Thank you, Marie, for taking the time to review and comment on the print proofs. Your response helped me re-conceive the project and because of your insights I chose to redraw the plates from scratch and make totally new color configurations. For the last month I worked on the plates at a drawing table in front of a window in my studio.

new print plate
One of the plates as I worked at it on my desk with light pouring through the window.

Several friends said they wanted to see all three prints in a suite. They suggested using seasonal colors in a grouping.

Monet-bridgeMonet-2

One friend went so far as to send me some jpgs of Monet’s Japanese Bridge where the color changed according to the season. That made me think of other paintings by Monet where the color changed depending on the time of day. I turned to Monet’sRouen Cathedral for inspiration, perhaps also because Roy Lichtenstein had already made an interesting interpretation of these paintings in print.

monet-lichtenstein

The new plates are finished and soon I will travel to Corridor Press to work on the proofs with Tim Sheesley.

I can’t wait to show you the results. As soon as they are done, Marie, I will invite you to the studio for champagne and a sneak preview before I post them online.

Again many thanks for your input,

Leslie

 
Leslie Parke, a painter from upstate New York, is a recipient of the Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Grant for Individual Support, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest grant as artist- in-residence at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France, and the George Sugarman Foundation Grant, among others. Her exhibits include the Williams College Museum of Art, the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas, the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Parke has a BA and MA from Bennington College. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections.
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This Print Project story continues to unfold as Leslie works in her studio on her print plates.

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New Paintings by San Francisco Bay Area Artist Marian Yap

Today we are featuring two paintings in Haiku Threads, a new series by Marian Yap, a San Francisco Bay Area artist. 
Marian says: “The green one is titled Celadon, the red one is titled Cinnabar.  Celadon green and cinnabar red are colors that appear frequently in Chinese fine arts, architecture, furniture, ceramics and textiles.  My work is generally abstract and I paint on canvas and paper.  I also do printmaking– primarily monotypes.  Let me know if you would like more information. Thanks, and keep up the good work!”

View more of Marian’s color abstractions on her website www.marianyap.com and on her blog marianyap.wordpress.com 

Cinnabar 2, acrylic/mixed media on 24″ x 24″ gallery wrapped canvas by Marian Yap

1st To Add My Art To New Artsia Site

What a surprise when the owner of the new Artsia fine art print site contacted me to tell that I was the very first artist to upload one of my artworks! He wanted my feedback on how easy it was to use the site features. Well, I had no issues. Artsia seemed super-power driven and so easy to use.

Artsia.com just went live a few days ago. My Artsia page was created for me from my ArtWeb.net account, since Artsia offers prints of my art on ArtWeb.net  and is an extension of that site. My Artsia page should be visible at www.artsia.com/mariekazalia.

Artsia is officially launching at the end of this month with a big PR push planned for the start of September.

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