“The best movie about an artist I’ve ever seen!” – Ed Ruscha

Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’ — July 30 (via LA Progressive)

  ROBERT WILLIAMS MR. BITCHIN’ 2013, Cinema Libre, 89 min, USA, Dir: Mary C. Reese, Doug Blake, Nancye Ferguson, Michael LaFetra, Stephen Nemeth This new documentary profiles Robert Williams, whose rise from hot rod/underground comics illustrator…

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Artists, Don’t Wait For Collectors to Find You: 3 Ways to Connect With Collector Communities

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Wikicollecting is a project to create a free, up-to-date and reliable guide covering everything about collecting. Wikicollecting.org is a free, open-source guide to the world of collecting. It features thousands of encyclopaedia entries, auction catalogues and realized prices, top 10 lists, collecting guides and collectibles news from around the world. Users can create their own pages, or add their knowledge to existing articles – with the aim of building the world’s largest free online collecting community.

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   World Collectors Net is a large collecting community by collectors for collectors. Founded by Darryl Kirk. Follow Tweets on all things collectible @collecting.

Connect with collectors worldwide on World Collectors Net  at: worldcollectorsnet.com

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Buy and  Sell to collectors on Picollecta   https://www.picollecta.com           https://www.picollecta.com/user/1576/pics

Wish You Were Here 12: A.I.R. Gallery’s Postcard Show! Call for Artist Submissions

Artists & Friends of A.I.R. Gallery:

You are invited to participate in our yearly benefit postcard show:

Wish You Were Here 12: June 27 – July 21, 2013
Reception: Thursday, June 27th, 6 – 8:30 pm
DUMBO 1st Thursday: July 11th, 6 – 9 pm

Last year’s exhibit featured work by over 400 artists from as far afield as Australia and Guyana. This year we hope you will join us in our mission to provide leadership and community to women in the arts by exhibiting your work in Wish You Were Here 12. Artists of all mediums including writers and musicians are encouraged to donate.

**All the proceeds of this exhibition help fund our programs, including our Fellowship Program for under-represented and emerging women artists.

PLEASE NOTE: We will only be exhibiting single postcards & we will ONLY except 1 from each artist.

DIRECTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:
please read the below carefully

1. Create a wall mountable artwork that is 4 x 6 inches*

– If your artwork is NOT made of cardstock or a similar thin material, please wire the back so that we can hang it on the wall on a nail or hook.

2. Print the following information on the back of each card:

Name:
Title:
Medium:
Year:
Phone Number &/or Email:

*ONLY ONE POSTCARD BY EACH ARTIST WILL BE EXCEPTED

*We will NOT accept diptychs & triptychs this year.

*WORK LARGER THAN 4 X 6 INCHES WILL NOT BE EXHIBITED

*WORK THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE INFORMATION LISTED ABOVE ON THE BACK WILL NOT BE EXHIBITED

DELIVERY of WORK: By 6pm Friday, June 7th, 2013

Mail / Hand-Deliver in an envelope to:

A.I.R. Gallery
ATTN: Postcard 2013
111 Front Street #228
Brooklyn NY 11201

*Each donated card will be labeled and a list of participating artists will be made available to gallery visitors.

All postcards will be priced at $45 including New York State sales tax.

This year all sales will be CASH or CREDIT & CARRY only.

RETURN of unsold work:
– Enclose a SASE for the return of your submission ONLY for U.S. submissions**
– Postcards from outside of the US CANNOT be mailed back

OR
– Pick up your submission no later than September 12th 2013

ANY SUBMISSIONS NOT PICKED UP BY:
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 will become the property of A.I.R. NO EXCEPTIONS!

To download an example of how to format the back of the card, click http://www.airgallery.org/images/4×6.pdf
Please note that depending on your printer, this example card may print slightly larger than 4″x6″.

Please trim to 4″x6″ if you use this PDF as a template.

http://www.airgallery.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.page&pagename=ThePostcardShow&pageid=148

Deadline: Fri Jun 7th, 2013

A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street
Brooklyn, New York DUMBO 11201
United States of America

Submissions for Sweet ‘Art’s Summer Show opening soon

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Call for Submissions to the Sweet ‘Art’s Summer Show will be opening soon.

If you are interested in being involved in future shows please send your CV and 3 high res jpegs of your work now. You will find the contact information on their site http://wearesweetart.com

 

French-Canadian Artist Seeking Art Project Collaborators Internationally

Over the past few months, Didier Bonaventure has been working on his new concept project called Puzzle in collaboration with other artists. He is seeking those who would like to participate. It’s simple, you send Didier 12 photos of you, yes, pieces of you, only the skin (no jewelry, no clothes) such as a shoulder, a back, an eye, nose, naval, neck, breast, finger, buttock, legs, belly, etc … in short, your choice. Then, using your photos, Didier creates a montage. You remain owner of your photos and Didier his creation. Then he’ll send you the results and, if you agree, you keep it.
It is as simple as that. He would like to show this work on Flickr and, most importantly, exhibit the work in a gallery in the future. If a work sells, Didier shares 50% of the profits with you. Didier will be happy to answer all of your questions. The images in this blog post are a small selection of images already created for Puzzle. Didier chooses participants from among his friends, as well as his Flickr and LinkedIn contacts. Connect with Didier via LinkedIn here. Didier Bonaventure’s website in French includes his contact information. View his Flickr portfolio here.

Depuis quelques mois je travaille à un nouveau concept qui s’appelle “Puzzle” (j’ai actuellement 23 personnes qui participent) et j’aimerais te demander si toi aussi tu voulais participer ? C’est simple, il s’agit que tu m’envoies 12 photos de toi, oui, des morceaux de toi, uniquement de la peau (pas de bijoux, pas de vêtements) comme par exemple, une épaule, un dos, un œil, un nez, un nombril, un cou, un sein, un doigt, une fesse, des jambes, un ventre, etc… bref tout ce que tu choisis. Moi, avec tes photos, je crée un montage. Tu restes propriétaire de tes photos et moi de ma création. Ensuite, je t’envoie le résultat et, si tu es d’accord, on le garde.
Voilà c’est aussi simple que ça. Après, j’aimerais montrer ce travail sur Flickr puis, surtout, l’exposer dans ma future galerie. Si vente, on se partage à 50 % les bénéfices. Qu’en penses-tu ? Je peux t’envoyer quelques exemples de montages réalisés avec des modèles et, bien sûr, je peux répondre à toutes tes questions.

Je suis très content de savoir que tu es intéressée à participer pour mon project “Puzzle”. Alors voici une petite sélection des images déjà créées pour ce travail.
Je choisi les participantes à ce projet parmi mes amis, les amies de mes amies, mes contacts Flickr et LinkedIn. Je cherche des femmes (majeures) ouvertes à cette idée qui ont une belle sensibilité artistique et qui, pour l’art ou par curiosité, aime ce genre de projet. Dis-moi.
En attendant de tes nouvelles je te souhaite une très belle journée
Amicalement et artistiquement

Deadline June 1st for Annual Postcard Show Call for Artist Submissions

Artists & Friends of A.I.R. Gallery:

We invite you to participate in our yearly benefit postcard show:

Wish You Were Here 11: June 21 – July 15, 2012
Reception: Thursday, June 21, 6 – 8:30 pm
DUMBO 1st Thursday: July 5, 6 – 9 pm

Last year’s exhibit featured work by over 400 artists from as far afield as Australia and Guyana, and included the work of notable artists such as Yoko Ono and Dottie Attie. This year we hope you will join us in our mission to provide leadership and community to women in the arts by exhibiting your work in Wish You Were Here 11.

All the proceeds of this exhibition help fund our programs, including our Fellowship Program for under represented and emerging women artists.

Each donated card will be labeled and a list of participating artists will be made available to gallery visitors.

All postcards will be priced at $45 including New York State sales tax.

This year all sales will be CASH or CREDIT & CARRY only.

DIRECTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION: please read the below carefully

1. Create a wall mountable artwork that is 4 x 6 inches*

*If your artwork is made of cardstock or a similar thin material, it will be displayed in plastic sign channels that are mounted on the walls of the gallery. If your artwork is made of thicker material, please wire the back so that we can hang it on the wall on a nail or hook.
*We will accept horizontal diptychs & triptychs in which each component is 4 x 6 inches in size – NO vertical diptychs/triptychs allowed.

2. Print the following information on the back of each card:

Name:
Title:
Medium:
Year:
Phone Number &/or Email:

WORK LARGER THAN 4 X 6 INCHES WILL NOT BE EXHIBITED

WORK THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE INFORMATION LISTED ABOVE ON THE BACK WILL NOT BE EXHIBITED 

DELIVERY of work: By 6pm Friday, June 1, 2012:

Mail / Hand-Deliver in an envelope to:

A.I.R. Gallery
ATTN: Postcard 2012
111 Front Street #228
Brooklyn NY 11201

RETURN of unsold work:

– Enclose a SASE for the return of your submission.**
**this is ONLY for U.S. submissions. Postcards from outside of the US cannot be mailed back.

OR

– Pick up your submission no later than September 8th 2012.

ANY SUBMISSIONS NOT PICKED UP BY
SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
 will become the property of A.I.R.

NO EXCEPTIONS

To download an example of how to format the back of the card, click HERE.
Please note that depending on your printer, this example card may print slightly larger than 4″x6″. Please trim to 4″x6″ if you use this PDF as a template.

Art World Etiquette at Openings

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Many artists have eccentric behavior. Sometimes this is charming and interesting for those dealing with the artists. There are also times when such eccentricities do not serve the artist in advancing his or her art career.

Some artists behaviors are extreme, and perhaps even counterproductive. In the print book How To Sell Art, by gallerist J. Jason Horejs, the author describes encounters with artists who rail at the wealthy–their very market of art buyers!

Save the rants and manifestos for the artist cafes. When you are showing and selling your art and talking to art collectors and art professionals that’s the time to behave like a business professional.

Read this 12 point list of Guidelines for Openings, an excerpt from the book I like your work: art and etiquette, by Andrew Berardini.

“A key aspect of career advancement is getting talked about,” and you want that talk to be positive. “You do what works best to get what you want done and that’s how the game is played.”– from an article on Art World Etiquette: http://www.artbusiness.com/osoqutstar.html