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CD: Latest from Avant Guarde Sound Artist R. Weis — PARROT and PAPERBACK

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This R. Weis sound art is available from CD Baby here, where you can preview and share the tracks on Twitter, Facebook, via email and to other social media sites.

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Sound artist R. Weis presents PARROT & PAPERBACK a four-part composition created from samples of sounds made by Congo, an African Grey Parrot paired with the sound of a paperback book about the Congo jungle dropping on the floor.
Almost exactly four years ago, I wrote an article on the Sound Art of R. Weis. My article was published to other art sites. You can read the text, minus the images, here.
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R. Weis has composed with manipulated sound since the 1980s. Over the last 30 years, his works have been heard in many galleries and museums, on many US radio stations, and on radio in Europe, including on London’s Resonance FM. A self-taught artist, Weis’ compositions are fixed recordings, not performed live.
“PARROT & PAPERBACK” was created on MachFive Sampling Software and Digital Performer Sequencing Software. For more information, visit www.rweis.com.
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If you have videos, or other art media works, you can featured by sending via email to: mariekazalia@gmail.com

Artists: Use Free Tools on CuratorSpace to Manage Your Art Submissions

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Artist may open a free account on the CuratorSpace site and add your details and images for creating your submissions for Open Studios, Artist book fair exhibitor applications, Arts and crafts fair applications, Residency proposals, Exhibition proposals, Artist portfolio, 2D/3D art, film/video, and sound art. The advantage of creating your submissions in these categories  on CreateSpace is that you won’t have to recreate the entire submission for each opportunity. For instance, if you submit to Open Studio every year, all your details are already in place for reuse. The same with your exhibition proposal, you can reuse your proposal for multiple submissions. Make as many submissions as you like with just a few clicks. A real timesaver!

The CuratorSpace site also has a list of exhibition opportunities for artists and if you have a project the site allows you to create your own call for artists and accept submissions.

For more help with submissions, read the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook

Find an extensive list of galleries that accept artist submissions and proposals here.

Feature Articles on Artists: How To Get Your Art Featured

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Artist Marketing Resources announced the launch of the new ArtWorld Community magazine last week, with Marie Kazalia and Keith McFarlane as co-editors. The first week, both Keith and I have received requests from several artists wishing to be featured in articles.

With all the interest, I’ve begun looking at articles I’ve written on artists and published 3 and 4 years ago–many published in the Yahoo! contributor network, by Technorati News, and on the VASA New York blog, as well as this blog.  One of these early articles I wrote on  R. WEIS – titled Compositions of Manipulated Sound ( read it here) with the artist sending me his sound art CDs so that I could listen to his work. I don’t recall which came first, but I wrote a second article on a Cleveland based Artist Who Uses Sound Chris Kulcar here, with lots of videos of this young artist’s performances included in the article.

My article on painter Chris Osborne’s  Stars and Cars series, including Jimi Hendrix with His Corvette Stingray, Paul Newman with His Racing Datsun, Steve McQueen and the Bullit Mustang here, brought interest due to the subject matter of vintage cars and celebrities depicted in the paintings.

I also wrote a timely article on the efforts of the Artist Power Bank in Tokyo along with American artist Alicia Bay Laurel’s Fund-Raising for Japan’s earthquake disaster relief here. Alicia Bay Laurel’s success goes back to the 1960’s with the publication of her artist book still in print and available today and popular in Japan.

When I wrote my article on Canadian Artist in Scotland – Trevor Jones here, I learned about his research into color and sound theory and his use of music in his art. (Trevor also sent me two of his drawings as gifts!).

I wrote and published the first article on photographic artist Ventiko (here) who has since been feature in print in Interview Magazine!  Ventiko is an extraordinary photographic artist who creates images that look like Renaissance oil paintings.

These are just a select few early articles on artists featured on Artist Marketing Resources. At least one of these artists recently contacted me requesting that I write a new article on his latest work for the ArtWorld Community magazine.

As editor, I am seeking complete articles with images, ready to publish. As feature writer, I offer options to artists here.

More recently, Artist Marketing Resources has featured articles on a wide variety of painters, from Paul Rooms in New York, to Texas cowboy artist J.R. Smith, as well as Jay Burton’s sensual photographic art (here)– just to name a few.

 

 

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Yoko Invites Woman of All Ages and All Countries To Submit To Her Project

Yoko Ono invites woman artists to take part in her art installation project and resulting book.

Details on the artist’s website:

http://www.imaginepowerarising.com/#sthash.UeMhsKeY.dpbs

Sound Art Open Call For Submissions: Visible Near Midnight Recordings

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SoundFjord’s Visible Near Midnight Recordings is looking to put out new works of sound art and genre bending works. The result, strictly limited edition, hand-made artefacts.

Drop them a line if you’d like to be considered, or if you have a specific work you’d like them to listen to (original/unreleased pieces please): recordings@visiblenearmidnight.co.uk

Further information about the label: www.visiblenearmidnight.co.uk

Deadline: 21 June 2013 | 23:59

www.soundfjord.org

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SoundFjord is about to embark on its largest project to date, to collect and archive works of sonic art from the length and breadth of the country (UK) as well as sending out feelers abroad– to collect and preserve  a comprehensive archive of sonic art works and documentary evidence through photography, film, sound files, analogue and digital formats, writings, letters, emails and so forth. The archive will also serve as to document the gallery’s past exhibitions

 

SoundFjord is constantly on the look out for new items to add to their collection. Should you have work you wish the gallery to consider please let SoundFjord know. They are happy to consider, photography, video, books, leaflets, letters, writings, tapes, CDs, DVDs, digital sound files and so forth.
 
The archive when suitably collected, stored, categorised and annotated will be available for viewing to artists, researchers and the interested general public at no cost. Unfortunately, items from the archive may not be removed; all items will be made available for reference purposes only. Please contact the curator should you wish to submit work to the archive: helen[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk N.B. Do not send items to the gallery before sending prior information
 
 
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SoundFjord is looking for performers to take part in SoundFjord.Dynamic, the live initiative of the gallery’s Exhibition and Events Programme. They are particularly interested in works of an experimental and research-based bias; those that inquire into language within sonic art practice; works researching acoustic ecology; and works exploring minimal sound.


Please state your interest by emailing your contact details along with your performance CV to:
info[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk

 
 
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SoundFjord is currently seeking sonic artists and performers to exhibit at SoundFjord in 2013/14. Please contact the gallery for information and an application form regarding new works you would like them to consider: info[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk

They are particularly interested in works of an experimental and research-based bias; those that inquire into language within sonic art practice; works researching acoustic ecology; and works exploring minimal sound.

 

Online How-To Art Courses for Artists

Learn to teach and create your own art courses in the VASA Project workshops listed here.

Or take a course in sound art to expand your art-making practice.

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CREATING SOUND ART is a new ONLINE course at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt).

You don’t have to be a student to enroll in this course. Expand your practice and knowledge of contemporary sound art.

In this course, create several sound art pieces of various types including audio art, text or graphic scores, sound installations, sound sculptures, and sound performance.

Plus  experience numerous well-known works in the medium of sound art via audio, video and live participation.

For complete information about the course go to the course website:
http://www.jeweltone16.org/soundart

This is a 1.5 college credit module offered through the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM).

or you may register online through this link: http://pce.massart.edu/courses/spring/sim/index.shtml

New Calls For Artists

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Your art on wine bottle labels? A California winery is accepting submissions from artists to enter an art label contest. Hurry, the deadline is February 5th!

Sonik — an arts organization for sound art, new media, performance and video has a new call for artworks in all styles.

CaFE™ Call For Entry has made changes to their site that makes it easier for artists to upload images. Artists are no longer required to mask images to fit a square format as before. If you are not familiar with the site, they often list public art project calls for submissions.

Thinking of selling your art at a summer art fair? Now is the time to apply online to many 2012 spring and summer shows. It’s so easy to apply to more than one on the Juried Art Services site.

Submit your art to Turning Art–the NetFlix of art prints for the home.

CultureHall is accepting applications from artists until February 12th. CultureHall is a curated online resource visited by curators, gallerists and collectors. Accepted artists are able to list their portfolio free. The application for acceptance requires $35USD.

How Do You Get An Article On Your Art Published?

Five of my articles on artists were published by Yahoo! in one week. I know from talking with other Yahoo! contributors, that original subject matter for an article is a must.

My first article is on a Cleveland sound artist, and titled:  Cleveland: Chris Kulcsar- an Artist Who Uses Sound (If problems with the long link, try this short link: http://bit.ly/fcdSMG)

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7899522/cleveland_chris_kulcsar_an_artist_who.html

My second article, on a Pittsburgh sound artist, I titled– Pittsburgh: R. Weis – Compositions of Manipulated Sound (short link: http://bit.ly/gkZHfg)

My third Article published by Yahoo! is titled: New York: GeneFree Video Performance Art
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7900767/new_york_genefree_video_performance.html

My fourth article published: Germany: Light Art Photography
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7900825/germany_light_art_photography.html

My fifth article published by Yahoo!
Jeanne Bessette–Painting the Human Element

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7910629/jeanne_bessettepainting_the_human_element.html

I originally wrote the first four articles for the VASA project blog (http://vasa-project.com).

When I began writing for the VASA project blog as a regular contributor, I established a goal to write on artists in *under-served* regions such as Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Since I am a member of a large group of primarily Pittsburgh artists, I put the word out that I would be writing on Pittsburgh artists working in video, photography, sound art, and digital art. The name R. Weis came up rather quickly. His fast response to my email and his enthusiasm for the article made it a pleasure to work with him, which inspired me to complete the article that same day.

Contacting Cleveland sound artist Chris Kulcsar proved to be a bit more challenging. At the time he did not have a website, and little online presence. I actually had searched for another sound artist I had heard about in a news cast, when Kulcar’s name came up on his friend’s blog. The blogger put me in touch with Kulcar, who wanted to answer my questions for the article, but was building a new website and would have his bio/CV and artist statement on his site within a few weeks. I know that writing statements, updating CVs and bio information can be time-consuming, as is building a new website, so I agreed to wait.
Several weeks later, Chris supplied me with the link to his new site, and answered all my questions. (In the mean time, the major holidays had come and gone and my mother had died, so, in this case, the delay in hearing back from the artist was not a problem). However, I don’t recommend making someone wait six to eight weeks if they express an interest in writing an article on your art. Have your materials ready and send them right away.

For the GeneFree article, both artists graciously provided me with information and videos to view. Unfortunately, my mother died while I was working on the article, and so I had to attend to family matters. I ended up cutting my article on GeneFree short, and would have preferred to have written a lengthier article.

Working with all of the artists proved to be inspiring, and the articles flowed as I wrote them. I posted my articles to the VASA project blog with images and embedded videos. Yahoo! does not allow images unless the author of an article holds the copyright to the images, or has a license to use the images.

I am pleased that Yahoo! has accepted and published my articles.

So, how do you get an article on your own art published? Perhaps the best way to get started is to connect with a regular contributor of an appropriate art site. Leave a comment on one of their article, then follow-up with an email. If you can’t find an email address for a contributor you would like to work with, leave your email address and site link in your comment. Some art news sites have a form for you to complete to request a feature on your art.

I am especially interested in writing on photographic artists, video artists, sound artists, and digital artists in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and greater areas. But, I have also written on New York artists, German artists, and North Carolina artists. Any artist working on an interesting project should be able to get an article on their work published no matter their geographic region.

Marie Kazalia MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Cleveland: Chris Kulcsar-an artist who uses sound

I just wrote and published an article on the work of Cleveland, Ohio sound artist Chris Kulcsar, that includes three embedded videos of his unusual sound and performance art. The article  was also published on the VASA-project blog.

Cleveland: Chris Kulcsar – an artist who uses sound

“In my work I mash up seemingly separate multimedia elements with the intent of creating a body of work that implies a post-historical fabrication of coherence. This poses a problem as I am offered a dizzying array of outside sources to pull from.”
from Chris Kulcsar’s website http://www.chriskulcsar.com

Most of Chris Kulcsar’s life he’s made art and played music, but in just the last few years has made the leap to combining these two activities. While attending graduate school, with “the prodding of instructors and colleagues” Chris was made to realize that skills gained from his band life– recording, organizing events, performing– could be applied to his artistic practice.

Older technology, such as cassette tapes and players, as a medium interest him– “digital doesn’t distort well, but with analog the imperfections, hisses, pops, & distortions are all built into the process”.
Chris Kulcsar is also interested in technology as a cultural marker, he commented– “During the course of my installation at Spaces (Cleveland) I watched as patrons in their early 20’s struggled with the cassettes and the players. This was something I hadn’t anticipated and I’m still processing its deeper ramifications”.

“To interact with the tapes open all 3 in different windows and play and pause to make your own mix”.
Instructions found on Chris Kulcsar’s website.

Try it here, by clicking *play* on all three videos above.

“The panda project dealt with issues of identity and how people put on roles and attitudes. The basic idea is that panda’s don’t exist and they are actually people wearing panda suits. In ancient times the modern equivalent of stoners got together and created the panda idea/costume as a way to get  away with being lazy .  The have existed, almost as a cult, ever since.  The project entailed drawings, videos, and performances. I abandoned the project in the summer of 2008 because I felt that pandas had become overly saturated in pop culture via the Beijing olympics and some kids cartoon. In the video in question that particular panda has found evangelical christianity and he’s giving it a test drive.”