Special Fine Art Exhibit POP-UP@PASEO NUEVO

Congrats to Santa Barbara, California, USA fine artist, Metrov– and thanks to him for sending me this news on his latest exhibit—

Hi Marie,

I’ve organized and curated a fine art, pop-up exhibit in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. I sincerely hope you can check it out and share the invite with your art-loving friends! It’s going to be an historic and fun event:

POP-UP@PASEO NUEVO • A Fine Art Exhibition

Featuring some of Santa Barbara’s most accomplished artists including:

Peggy Ferris | Madeline Garrett | Michael Irwin | Metrov | Dug Uyesaka | Susan Venable

WHERE:
The old Big Dogs retail space #101 right next to
Nordstrom’s court entrance in the Paseo Nuevo Mall,
651 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

WHEN:
‾ Sept 6 thru Sept 30th ‾
Sneak Preview Opening
 – First Thursday Art Walk – Sept 6, 2018 — 5pm-9pm
Grand Opening
 – Saturday, Sept 15, 2018 — 5pm-9pm

Regular Gallery Hours: Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6

More info: http://tiny.cc/bigdogart

 

I will be exhibiting the following new portraits from my “Lantern Project” — people in the arts & media, plus other works:

 

Portrait: Academy Award Winning Writer, Director, Producer, Robert Zemeckis; 2017; mixed media; 72″ X 72″

 

“Portrait of Carrie White, Hairdresser to the Stars, Author of UPPER CUT.” 2017; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”

 


“Portrait of David Marciano, Actor; DUE SOUTH, HOMELAND, BOSCH.” 2018; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”

 

“Portrait: Michael Lantieri, Academy Award Winning Special FX Supervisor.” 2017; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”

 

Commissioned Portrait: “Grace Hunter, Actor, Model” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”

 

Portrait: “Heather Cass, Graphic Designer, Marketing Exec.” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”

 

Portrait: “Michael Bowker, Award-Winning Investigative Reporter.” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”

 

“3082: meadow rapers; A1; A2; A3″ Concrete, plastic, mesh wire, latex, acrylic, glass fibers, wood, steel, paper, ink, varnish, articulating heads. 60″ tall X 22″ wide X 19” deep.

 

“3082: Goddess |of the| TerribleMysteries; 1p” Concrete, concrete-dipped fabric, acrylic, glass fibers, steel, articulating heads. 44″ tall X 24″ wide X 20″ deep.

 

“Goddess of Small Meadows hidden-in-the Deep Forest” Polished concrete, glazed ceramic head, indigenous plants mixed with imported Chinese flowers, articulating head. 22″ high X 32″ wide X 8″ deep.

 

Hope to see you there. And let me know if you have any questions.

Warmest regards,

A. Metrov

http://www.metrov.org

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How Artist Metrov Creates His 3D Printed Bronze Sculpture: Reincarnation of Pax

This week, we congratulated Santa Barbara, California artist Metrov on the sale of one of his 3D printed sculptures here. We are very pleased to be able to also share this article, sent to us by Metrov, containing full details on how he created his limited edition sculpture series using the latest 3D printing technology.

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The Reincarnation of PAX by Metrov (www.metrov.org)

The introduction of new casting technologies led me on quite an adventure this last year. Basically, it was supposed to go something like this: 1) Use a 3D modeling program to create a digital sculpture. 2) Email the digital file to a foundry. 3) Foundry makes a 3D print. 4) From the 3D print, they make a mold. 5) From the mold, they cast the sculpture in bronze. 6) Add patinas to bronze. 7) The bronze is mounted on a marble stand. 8) Foundry ships finished piece to my studio in U.S. The real adventure, however, happened between the lines.

STEP ONE: CREATE 3D MODEL

Below: image of PAX: BEAR GODDESS (with foundry notes), rendered from Blender, an open source, 3D modeling and animation program. It took me a few years to master Blender… the basics, anyway. It’s a fully comprehensive program which includes all the myriad controls of the high-end paid versions.

STEP TWO: EMAIL DIGITAL FILE TO FOUNDRY

Sounds simple, but first I had to hire a professional 3D modeller to prepare my digital file for 3D printing. Besides modeling the figure, it has to be specially configured to enable 3D printing—technical stuff I’ve yet to learn (read: don’t want to learn… ugh). Also, the file had to go to a foundry in China as their prices are a fraction of what the cost would be in the U.S. Some places in China are not email friendly, and so emails have to be sent through special servers, otherwise they may be intercepted by secret police… or spies… or something. Anyway, the email finally arrived at the foundry.

STEP THREE: FOUNDRY MAKES 3D PRINT

This step was happily straightforward. My well-prepared file printed without issues. Below: image of the 3D print.

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STEP FOUR: FOUNDRY MAKES MOLD

Again, this step was pretty straightforward. Or at least, I didn’t hear of any issues.

STEP FIVE: CAST SCULPTURE IN BRONZE

Casting went well… after all, this is what foundries, do, right?

STEP SIX: ADD PATINAS TO BRONZE

This is where the headaches began. This particular sculpture requires a two-tone patina as seen in the first rendering above. Most of the patina is the traditional bronze color that covers the body and ears, but the head and ear holes must be black. After numerous attempts (and photos back and forth showing wear corrections must be made, etc), the artisans at the foundry were simply unable to create the patina as indicated. When they tried to fix it, they only made things worse. Exasperated, I finally instructed them to remove the patina completely and send it without a finish. (see 3rd shot below).

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STEP SEVEN: MOUNT BRONZE ON MARBLE STAND

The first marble base made by the foundry was nothing like the one I designed in my rendering. When I pointed this out to them (based on the photo they sent), they readily had another one made. Second time they got it right.

STEP EIGHT: SHIP FINISHED PIECE

The work in the image above is what arrived from China. I was pretty excited to receive my sculpture at last… it took almost eight months from the time I’d emailed the 3D digital file to get the final statue. It wouldn’t normally take this long, of course, but the patina phase became a nightmare that no one anticipated. It was my fault, actually, as I failed, in the beginning, to ask the foundry to show me a similar two-tone patina sculpture they’d done in the past.

So, I now had to have the patina applied. Since this part of the operation requires a welding torch, and because I’d never applied patina before, I went to a local foundry to have it done.

The local foundry is well established: Artisan Bronze in Oxnard, California. Because of the headaches working with China, I decided to have a mold made from the bronze so I could have Artisan Bronze make copies in the future. Because the 3D print is not required to make bronze copies, the cost is considerably reduced. Robert, the owner, agreed, but the marble base had to be removed to make the mold. Robert warned me it could break when trying to remove it…. which, in fact, it summarily did.

Robert added both colors of the patina, but the blacks did not turn out nearly black enough. I learned that it’s not possible to get a true black patina. The black would have to be painted on.

First, though, I had to replace the marble base. Robert recommended a place he works with in Los Angeles: Imported Onyx. He actually drove my base down to them, and left it for replication. When I called to pick the new base, there was no answer… for almost two weeks.

Meanwhile, I had posted the 3D rendering of the statue on Indiewalls, a website where artists can submit their work for various commercial and private needs, i.e. restaurants, hotels, homes, and so forth. A client actually purchased the statue based on the rendering, and needed it shipped to New York right away!

I found another base factory on the East Coast, and was about to place an order when, Victor, owner of Imported Onyx called and apologized as he’d been waylaid by surgery. At any rate, he turned out to be a great guy, and fabricated a new base in one day. I raced down from Santa Barbara to pick it up.

Having the mounted statue back in my studio, I had to apply the final black paint for the head and ear holes. I painstakingly masked off the bronze areas and applied the paint on Friday. Saturday was spent photographing and making video of the final work. Sunday, I prepared the packing crate. Monday, I ordered a plaque with title of piece and my name. Monday night, packed the work. Tues morning, drove the crate to FEDEX and had it shipped to NYC!

Since this version of PAX is a limited edition of 25, I only have to go through this 24 more times! Just kidding. Now that I’ve been through the process… and learned the potholes to avoid… it should be a snap making the other editions. At any rate, keep your fingers crossed for me.

 

MYTH OF PAX: BEAR GODDESS

In this epic, narrative installation series, Pax, the ancient Roman goddess of peace, Spring, and re-birth, returns to us as the spirit of a Mother Bear. The Pax project signals the arrival of a new global consciousness; a harmonious shift between the balance of patriarchal and matriarchal forces governing our planet. 

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LEARN MORE ABOUT “PAX: BEAR GODDESS LIMITED EDITION SCULPTURE

Congratulations to Artist Metrov on Sale of Sculpture

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Congratulations to Santa Barbara, California artist Metrov. He shared his news with us–

“I’m happy to share my latest sale with you. PAX: BEAR GODDESS is a bronze (limited edition of 25) sculpture from my series MYTH OF PAX: BEAR GODDESS. The first of this series is going to her new home—the lobby at 298 Mulberry Street, New York, New York. Beautify the World with Art!”

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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.

Spotte Art Curated Contemporary Online Only Exhibitions

Juliana Curi "Pink Intervention #1" 2015 35.4" x 27" (90 x 68 cm) Natural leaf, Embroidery thread, Photoprinted on Fine Art paper

Juliana Curi “Pink Intervention #1” 2015
35.4″ x 27″ (90 x 68 cm) Natural leaf, Embroidery thread, Photo printed on Fine Art paper

Spotte, presents curated contemporary exhibitions online with 6 shows under their belt and affordable art by 45 emerging artists available to buy and invest in.  Spotte is a unique internet-based art platform. We love the artwork there, the clean look and high quality photographs of the work!  

Digital Contemporary Art Gallery Spotteart.com launched its Sixth Online Only Exhibition at the end of last year (2015), and it remains viewable online through February 2016.

New York City based Spotteart.com is a digital platform showcasing contemporary works of art and designAll collections are curated by Spotte’s founder and curator Nelba Delmedico, Modern and Contemporary art expert.

The site currently displays collections by 8 emerging and mid-career artists from Brazil, Spain & USA, including Alex Hulphers (Seattle, USA) with a series of neo-cubism/constructivism crossover acrylics on canvas named Architectural Reflexes” on the site. Jennifer Shepard (NY, USA) exhibits abstract neon mixed medias on paper “Here/Not Here” in the current online exhibition. Blanca Morales (Madrid, Spain) offers optic and kinetic art sculptures titled “Kinetic Blocks.” Juliana Curi (Brazil) presents “Pink Intervention,” bold contrasting photo intervention progressions. Nicole Reber (NY, USA) displays her “Sign” series of mixed media wall pieces. Peter Daitch (New England, USA) reveals photo works informed by abstract expressionism. Mari Garcia (Malaga, Spain) showcases her series of cinematic mixed media miniature collages. Raul De La Torre (Barcelona/LA-based, USA) brought a series of color-saturated, thread-embroidered paintings titled “Poems” to the site.

Since their launch in April 2014, Spotteart.com has evolved into one of the leading independent internet-based art galleries, offering more than 415 original works of art & design by 45 contemporary artists in a wide range of mediums, from photography to sculpture. The gallery exhibits artwork online seasonally. Participating artists select or create a series of 8-10 pieces available exclusively at Spotte. These collections are accompanied with biographies and statements by the artists, as well as updated with weekly blog features dedicated to artistsbackgrounds and aesthetics.

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 Though our e-list of international art galleries (available here) lists physical galleries around the world, Spotteart may be a great resources for artists seeking gallery representation so that we think that they may want to know about it, so we may add it to our e-list.

Flootie Exhibitions and Artist Events at the Pacific Flyway Gallery

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Princess Tower, James Christianson at Pacific Flyway Gallery

Founder and CEO of Flootie online gallery, Dean Cameron works closely with Spokane’s newly expanded Pacific Flyway Gallery to showcase approximately 15 Flootie artists in the 3200 square foot exhibition space for three months of “Summer of Flootie” exhibitions. Flootie and Pacific Flyway Gallery host a series of promotional events, such as Artist Demonstrations, Artist Discussions, Meet The Artist events, lunches, barbecues, and an Art Market in the parking lot of the gallery. Flootie also invites gallery visitors to be in the studio audience during the filming of Flootie TV  artist interviews. Dean Cameron, the Flootie artists and the people at Pacific Flyway Gallery are looking forward to their next fun event on August 27th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. As Dean Cameron says, “we keep creating new and innovative ways for you to sell your amazing artwork!”

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If you are an artist and would like to exhibit your work in an art gallery in the Pacific Northwest, you will get that opportunity annually as a member of Flootie. Sign up free or upgrade and get 90 days free when you use Code: AMR100.

If you are not an artist and would like to join Flootie as a collector or as a fan here and browse the art and follow any of the great artists you choose by using the “Favorite” feature and more. Click on each image below to view the artist’s portfolio.

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Desaturated Flames, Dean Huggins

At Pacific Flyway Gallery Summer of Flootie you’ll have the opportunity to see and purchase work by artists such as John Thamm:

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John Thamm is a well-known and well-respected Spokane artist who is an accomplished portrait and landscape painter. We also recently featured some of his paintings in Found on Flootie: Urban Scenes and Cityscapes.  For John’s description of his painting titled 6 AM ACROSS WATER AVENUE 92713 9/27/13, he wrote, ” I captured this scene just at dawn this week. This is the view from my studio of the Spokane River. The trees and hillside that leads up to Kendell Yards change all day long with the light and in the Fall the River adds some atmospheric touches.”

ST JOE RIVER VALLEY, John F. Thamm

ST JOE RIVER VALLEY, John Thamm

For the months of June, July, August as part of the “Summer of Flootieevent about 15 Flootie artists exhibit 2-3 artworks. The Gallery will highlight Flootie Artists and will be doing a lot of promotional events and online promotions such as Facebook event invitations, Tweets, and blog features to drive traffic to Flootie artist portfolios. (Flootie makes nothing on any sales but the Gallery does).

Mountain Campfire, Stephen Lyman

A Mountain Campfire, Stephen Lyman

This is the first campfire in the Firelight series painted by Stephen Lyman. “I’ve never seen a really good painting of a campfire – I think I’ll paint one!” These were Stephen’s words as he began “A Mountain Campfire.” Never content to do the same thing over and over Stephen also explored candlelight, lantern light and even lightning.

 A Mountain Campfire is also available in a limited edition of 1500 offset lithographic prints, each signed by the artist Steve Lyman.
Sculpture by Richard Warrington

Sculpture by Richard Warrington

Richard Warrington is known for his public art large scale metal sculpture and smaller table top and pedestal works–displayed both outside and inside the Pacific Flyway Gallery.

Flootie Art Market event

Flootie Art Market event

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Flootie outdoor Art Market with sculpture

Art Galleries are invited to create accounts on Flootie hereAn Art Gallery account allows you to create a public Gallery Profile, list works of art by a variety of artists, make contact with “fans” of your artists, and sell to whomever you wish however you wish. (Flootie.com takes nothing from your transactions).

Pacific Flyway Gallery provides art to Art Consultants for corporate art projects, works with Interior Designers, and offers original paintings, sculpture, prints, Giclee prints and posters as well as handmade artisan raku pottery, jewelry, bronze, and wood carvings.

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Made in Hungary: Ildikó Kalapács, Featured Flootie Artist of the Week

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Made In Hungary, Ildiko Kalapacs

 

Ildikó Kalapács is a Hungarian-American visual artist living in Washington state. Her richly layered works, such as her self-portrait, Made In Hungary, reflect her personal explorations of identity through the cultural diversity of her life experiences, and her interest in body language, gender roles, and the human condition.

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Time, Ildiko Kalapacs

In addition to her paintings, Ildiko creates three-dimensional art– mostly ceramic works, with some mixed media and bronze pieces. 
Digital, Ildiko Kalapacs

Digital, Ildiko Kalapacs

Her public art project, The Bearing Public Sculpture Project, in Spokane, Washington, is a life-size bronze sculpture depicting a woman carrying a man in a basket balanced on her head. The man in the basket is holding a military rifle. The work is meant to be a thought-provoking metaphor for the strength of the human spirit under the weight of war. The sculpture has the partial funding of a grant from the Puffin Foundation, but more funding is still needed to complete the project.

View more of Ildiko’s paintings and sculpture in her Flootie portfolio here.
Watch a video interview of Ildikó Kalapács with Dean Cameron, host of Flootie TV, Episode 3:

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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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New Online Gallery Does Pop Up Exhibits + 2 More

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Art Shed Gallery is a new online gallery coming soon. They will be doing pop up art events based in London, UK. Art Shed gallery curators are looking to showcase great artists in the cyberworld and the physical world! Send their curators a message on their ArtShed Twitter account to get an artist’s application,

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Depict  is an online gallery based in San Francisco featuring work by digital artists, The Depict platform hosts an exclusive selection of digital art ranging from photography, illustration, video, gifs, generative art, and more, all exclusive to Depict. Artist Partner, you will immediately receive 60% of the sale price when collectors purchase limited editions of your work on Depict. To Become an Artist on Depict read their submission guidelines and complete the application form on the Depict website.

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OAC Gallery  is a curated online gallery of paintings, photography, mixed media artworks, prints, sculpture, and works on paper.

If you would like us to consider making your work available through OAC Gallery, please email the following items to

  1. You name, phone number, email address and website link. If you don’t have a website, please include a C.V. and/or Bio
  2. 5-15 pieces of art for consideration, files must be saved as “jpg”
  3. Please include a description of materials (ie: acrylic on wood panel)

The application process is open to artists living in the U. S. and includes a fee of $10.00, which is nonrefundable regardless of whether the work is accepted or not. Once your email has been received and your payment has been processed, their curators will get back to you within two weeks to let you know if the work has been accepted.

Read the full details of HOW TO SUBMIT ARTWORK Submission Guidelines here.

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Find hundreds more online art galleries on the 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list here discounted in our new store.

The Photographers Resources e-list has many more online photography print sales galleries  here.

Art Print Sales Sites, 3D art sales e-list here.

If you are looking for physical gallery representation, our International Art Gallery Directory has links to 5,000 art galleries internationally–get it here. 

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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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Follow Marie Kazalia’s board Art Direct From Artists on Pinterest.

Fifty-three artists have pinned images of their artwork with retail prices. Shop for original fine art gifts direct from the artists who created each piece.

Here are some highlights of our Pinterest group board:

Brilliant photo-realistic paintings of vintage packaging and items by K. Henderson–

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Open Call: The Male Nude in 2D, 3D, Digital + Performance

 

DMAC-Duo Multicultural Arts Center, the East Village, New York City is seeking works for its group show and performance art installation: The Nude + MALE opening in December, 2014. They are seeking submissions of art works including traditional two-dimensional works in any medium; digital video works; sculpture; architecture; animation as well as performance art that can be presented live in their gallery.

To submit your are for consideration to this curated exhibition, send your contact information, image script, your  brief bio, artists statement, and a link to online examples of your work or copy of your work in a digital format only to: thenudemale@gmail.com Attn: Michelangelo Alasa.

Submission Deadline: Sun Nov 30th, 2014

DMAC – Duo Multicultural Arts Center
62 East 4th Street
New York, New York East Village 10003
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Grand Opening of the Institute of Fabrefaction Art Building

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We haven’t heard many complaints about the “bad economy” lately. Perhaps we’ve all become accustomed and accepting.

But it is always encouraging when new art organizations springing up.

The new Institute of Fabrefaction gives visual artists access to tons of equipment (letterpress, screenprinting, ceramic, wood shop, metal shop, additive manufacturing, vinyl/paper cutters and more) all with 24/7 access! They are having their Grand Opening on Nov 1st 6-9pm and you are invited to come and see their new 12,000 square foot building!  In the main Gallery they are hosting recent large scale works by Kevin Bradley “Robots and Storetry: The Art of Letterpress Typography.” In the Fabrefaction Gallery will be an exhibition of the sculptures of Jeff Hantman. Additionally, come explore the 28+ working artist studios on site!

 

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ARTiculAction 2015 – Biennial International Call for Artists

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As a previously featured artist, in a 2013 issues of ARTiculAction, I’m glad to see the publication project expanding. To celebrate their 10th edition, they’ve launched  ARTiculAction 2015 – Biennial International Call for Artists–  a special Biennial competition. The objective of this Biennial competition is to publish a selection of works which show polyandric aka polyhedric or art many-sided in nature.

Artists may submit:

– Painting
– Fine Art Photography
– Mixed Art
– Video
– Performance
– Body Art & Experimental Dance
– Installations
– Sculpture
– Audio

No entry fees for submissions.

Just complete the entry form that you will find at http://articulaction.yolasite.com/enter-submission.php or contact our editorial board directly to: articulaction@post.com

LINK:

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Artists: Level Hotel, Brooklyn, New York, Lobby Commission Opportunity

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Level Hotel Brooklyn

Lobby Commission

The Level Hotel is seeking expressions of interest from artists for a commission of artwork for the hotel lobby. The work to be commissioned and installed in the hotel lobby will be sculptural in nature.

The commission is $200,000 US dollars.

Deadline for artists to express interest in this commission is September 15, 2014

To apply, read the details here.

Find more opportunities similar to this on our Directory of Art Consultants e-list click here.

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Public Artists Website: Provides Artists Interested in Public Art with Opportunites / RFQ (Request for Qualifications)

Artist may sign up free on the Public Artists website www.PublicArtist.org.   Once you have your account set up you may select options to receive email notifications for opportunities. You can select local, national or international opportunities, and also–

Select the types of projects and media for which you would like to be considered.

 Architectural Arts
Bronze
Ceramics
Glass
Kinetic
Landscape
Light
Metal
Mixed Media
Mosaic
Multimedia
 Murals
Painting
Photography
Reclaimed/Found Objects
Sculpture
Sound
Stainless Steel
Stone
Textile/Fiber
Water
Weathering Steel

On the PublicArtist site you can search for public art projects that require electronic submissions.

If you are an artist interested in getting a public art contract, below is a sample of a current RFQ or Request for Qualifications, the first step of the process. To submit to a public art project RFQ, you are not expected to provide your completed art proposal, but rather a statement of interest in the project, including your general approach and experience working on comparable projects in regard to size, scope, and budget (1,000 words maximum). This statement should take the form of a description of the process from design through finished installation rather than that of a specific design proposal. Include Up to ten images of previously completed work relevant to the project.

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PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY for GE AVIATION – ASHEVILLE, North Carolina  REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)  announcement date: August 4, 2014

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Budget:  $40,000.00

Eligibility:  North Carolina Artists

Submission Deadline:  Friday, August 29  5:00 PM EST

Installation:  Spring 2015

PROJECT AND SITE DESCRIPTION

GE Aviation – Asheville, a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production, seeks to commission an aviation inspired piece of public art to be installed at the entrance of its newly built advanced composites factory located at 502 Sweeten Creek Industrial Park, Asheville, NC 28803. This 170,000-square-foot facility will be the first in the world to mass-produce engine components made of advanced ceramic matrix composite materials.

GE Aviation – Asheville is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business, and general aviation aircraft, and ship propulsion applications. A jet engine specific reference is desirable, but not required.

ELIGIBILITY  This opportunity is open to any artist or artist team living and working in North Carolina. Preference will be given to artists living in the 23 counties of western North Carolina.

SCOPE OF WORK

The piece will be installed outdoors in a 10’ by 10’ square space (vertical dimension flexible) near the entrance of the building. Any necessary footings or site preparations will be the responsibility of the artist

Climate, maintenance, safety, and durability must be addressed in the design. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic must also be considered. Incorporating green practices or materials is desirable. ! The finished piece will require little to no regular maintenance. The selected artist will be expected to collaborate! with all necessary parties for the successful installation of the piece.!

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Friday, August 29 Submission of qualifications due by 5 PM EST
Friday, September 5 Notification of finalists
Friday, September 19 Selection committee interviews
Friday, September 26! !Notify selected artist
Wednesday, October 15! !Presentation by artist at grand opening
Spring 2015! !Installation of completed artwork!
SELECTION PROCESS

Up to three finalists will be selected directly from the initially submitted RFQ applications to present detailed proposals. From the pool of interviewed finalists, the selection committee will commission one piece.

A selection committee of five to seven members, including an artist or public art professional, and at least four GE Aviation – Asheville representatives will review submissions and award the contract. Plato! Strategies, a public art consulting firm, will facilitate the selection process.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Professional qualifications

Previous experience in design, production, and installation of public art.

Approach to the project,  articulated in the statement of interest. Appropriate facility and technical capabilities for design, production,  and installation!

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a budget and meet deadlines

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Friday, August 29, 2014 by 5:00 PM. To ensure fairness to all, there are no extensions or waivers of deadlines.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Responses to this RFQ will only be accepted electronically at www.PublicArtist.org. If you aren’t a member you will be asked to set up a free account. From there you can search for this project and related planning documents. Mailed or hand delivered hardcopy packets, videos, or optical media will not be accepted.

Once logged in to the application site you will be asked to submit the following information:

‣ Artist(s) name(s), name of business, mailing address, phone number(s), email, website.

Artist’s bio

  • A statement of interest in this project, including general approach and experience working on comparable projects in regard to size, scope, and budget (1,000 words maximum). This statement should take the form of a description of the process from design through finished installation rather than that of a specific design proposal.

Up to ten images of previously completed work relevant to this project.

A resume (two pages maximum) for each team member highlighting professional accomplishments.

  • A list of three professional references with contact information: name, title and affiliation, phone number, and email address. References should be able to speak to your ability to provide services for a public art project of similar size and scope.!

Any proposed design accompanying this RFQ submission is optional.

FINALISTS

Each finalist will receive $1,000 to cover costs to present their concept to the selection committee. This amount is intended to cover all phases of research, concept development, and associated costs

including travel, materials, samples, and models.

Interviews with the selection committee are scheduled for Friday, September 19, at the GE Aviation – Asheville offices.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This project is managed by GE Aviation – Asheville, under contract with Plato Strategies.

All correspondence and communications by and between applicants and members of the selection

committee should be directed to: Geraldine Plato http://www.PLATOstrategies.com  email: geraldine@PLATOstrategies.com

Discussion regarding this project, by and between any applicant and any member of the selection committee outside of regularly scheduled meetings during the selection process may be grounds for the disqualification of the applicant. Such determination shall be at the discretion of GE Aviation – Asheville.

The commissioning of an artist or artists by GE Aviation – Asheville and the pursuit of all GE Aviation – Asheville activities are implemented without preference to racial or ethnic origins, gender, sexual

orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or age.

GE Aviation – Asheville reserves the following rights:

‣ to modify this solicitation and to request additional information from participating artists

  to reject any or all applications or proposals, to reject any finalist, to waive informalities in applications or proposals, or to terminate the selection process for any project without prior notice!

  • to make selections from invited artists in addition to submitted applications or in the event that insufficient or inappropriate applications are received.
  • to terminate any project prior to the commission of the work when the termination would be in the best interest of the project.

The selected artist(s) will enter into a contract with GE Aviation – Asheville. A copy of the provisions of the contract is available upon request.

Artists retain all rights of copyrighted materials submitted, except as limited by this section. By submitting to this RFQ those artist(s) responding to this prospectus agree to a copyright release for controlled usage of the submitted materials for committee distribution, GE Aviation – Asheville, shall not! be responsible for any third party infringement of artists’ copyrights.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

The chosen artist will be required to provide certification of:

GE Aviation – Asheville requires that the final approved contract for professional services specify that the selected artist(s) shall maintain at all times during the term of the contract, at its sole expense:

Statutory workers’ compensation in accordance with the laws of the state where such compensation would be payable. Employers’ liability (Coverage B) with limits of not less than $500,000 per accident. Automobile liability insurance on any owned, non-owned or rented vehicle with limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence combined single limit bodily injury and property damage. Comprehensive general liability, including products liability, completed operations liability, blanket contractual liability, broad form property damage and personal injury liability insurance with limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence combined single limit. Professional services liability for a limit of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence. Visual artists cannot obtain professional liability insurance; however, in the event that services delivered as a part of this agreement require professional services by a subcontractor of the ARTISTS, Professional Liability, Errors and Omissions coverage shall be provided by the subcontractor. “Professional Services”, for the purposes of this agreement section shall mean any services provided by a licensed professional, such as structural review or engineering. The subcontractor of the ARTISTS shall provide a certificate of insurance to ARTISTS as to proof of Professional Liability Insurance.

GE Aviation – Asheville shall be named as additional insured and be provided with a certificate of insurance prior to the effective date of the contract or any renewal contract. GE Aviation – Asheville shall be provided with all renewal certificates within 30 days of the expiration date of any and all policies listed on the certificate of insurance.

3D Printing: New Technology Quickly Accepted As Art Technique

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It’s amazing how quickly 3D Printing has become accepted as an art technique, with 3D printed sculptural works appearing in exhibits in art galleries.

Shemer Art Center in Phoenix, Arizona (the USA’s sixth largest city!), is seeking work from any artist living anywhere in the United States who is working with 3D printing for their upcoming 3D art show. Details are available here.

And our newest Print Resources for Artists  not only contains sales sites for artist prints on paper, canvas and products, but also 20 resources for 3D prints, including 3D editions, 3D art toys, multiples commissions, and exhibition and sales sites. For example, one of the resources on our listSculpteo, has innovative tools allowing artists to work with Photoshop and the Creative Cloud to design 3D printables, plus artists can then open their own store in the Sculpteo 3D Printing online Marketplace.

If you are interested in getting started in designing and inventing your very first 3D print edition, our resources list contains details on creative shops that will help you develop, create, and print your 3D art objects.

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Canadian Sculptor Birgit Piskor Open House

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Dear friends, colleagues and art enthusiasts,
I am hosting a special showing of my latest work and invite you to come!

With this current work, I continue to explore the concept of transformation and more deeply examine the path of surrender, a path that embraces change and a graceful evolution. Everything changes. At every level. All the time. It is our response to these changes that reverberates within ourselves and within our communities.

I’m very much looking forward to seeing you!
Warm Regards,
Birgit Piskor
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‘ [ Piskor’s ] work reveals the best of ourselves….This is the beginning of a long collaboration.’
 
Christine Ventouras
Director, Galerie Krisal
Geneva, Switzerland
 
A couple of extra snaps of sculpture hot off the creative press:
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