Design By Humans 20% Off Sale + Artists Designers Open Your Own Shop

 

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Design By Humans is having a 20% Off Sale if you’d like to shop their collections

If you are an artist or designer — you many want to enter their art and design competitions, each of which is based on a theme. View the winners of the recent Prehistoric Collection here.

Design By Humans also has a vibrant and interesting Street Art Collection here.  Review Game Designs here, Horror Designs here and Zombies here.  Robots and Artificial Intelligence designs are here.

 

Design By Humans empower artists by providing them with their own storefront to display and sell their work as art prints and on t-shirts, tank tops, phone cases and more. Open a store today.

 

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Art Magazines + Art Blogs E-list for Artists Now 85 Pages + New Categories

Last week, the Artist Marketing Resources blog featured this popular post–New Art Magazine accepting submissions–read it here. Often new publications have available pages to fill and it’s a good idea to submit early to publications just starting out.

A few years ago, we began compiling a resources e-list of links to fine art magazines and art blogs for artists to use so they could easily find the best publications to submit their work to for a feature.

That e-list has grown to 85 pages of links, with the first 25 pages alone consisting of Fine Art Magazines, Art Blogs, Art Publications & Artists Directories.

With daily research and gathering of these artist resources, soon more categories needed to organize these resources, so we added a New Media, an  Art Apps, and a  Design category for the publication links on our e-list, as well as separate listings of art publications focused on geographic regions.

As the e-list grew, we  had to further refine the broad category of Design by dividing it into two categories– one for Interior Design Magazines /Architecture Magazine and a second for Art Design & Illustration. Many artists create artwork that could be featured in these types of publications and well as fine art magazines and art blogs.

We recently added these New Categories to our e-list of Fine Art magazines:

African, Black, African-American magazines and media resources

Subculture: Art Toys / Vinyl Art Toys

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti Art magazines

Here is a complete list of category contents for the E-list of Art Magazines and Art blogs.

  • Fine Art Magazines, Art Blogs, Art Publications & Artists Directories
  • Art Apps–for iPhone, iPad, and other devices
  • Digital Art, New Media, Media & Technology
  • ART RADIO & Art TV & Audio Art PODCASTS & VIDEO Art MAGAZINES/VLOGS
  • Art BOOKS/Art Bookstores/Art Book Distributors/Ebook Resources etc
  • Photography
  • Themed–art submissions accepted on a monthly theme or quarterly theme
  • Subculture:  Art Toys/Vinyl Art Toys, etc
  • Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti Art Magazine
  • INTERIOR DESIGN Magazines / Architecture Magazines
  • DESIGN & Illustration
  • Black Art Magazines, African Art, African-American Art Publications
  • Literary Journals – that publish art submissions + writing
  • Fiber & Fabric art, Ceramics, Craft
  • Tumblr blogs that accept art submissions
  • Social Media Art sites
  • University & College Art Magazines
  • US States–Art publications specific to each state in the USA
  • International by country–Art publications specific to each country
  • Industry Specific /Specialty– accept art submissions-Outdoors, Nature, Fantasy, etc

Many of these magazines have calls for submissions, or open submission policies and editorial calendars you can find in their submission guidelines.

This April we are offering our e-list discounted at $5.00 Off —  E-list of Art magazines, art blogs, art directories + more art publication resources for artists — get it here and here.  Check both of our web store here and here for more artist resources.

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Zalez Video: West Is Yours

An artist in France, Zalez, creates a wide variety of work. Zalez sent us this video of a trip to Los Angeles. You may or may not appreciate wheat paste art or street art, but we decided to share this Zalez video with you today. Video length: 3:27

“West is yours”- Zalez from Zalez on Vimeo.

 

We’d like to make Sunday our video feature day. If you are an artist and would like us to feature your video here, plus share it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest– send your video to: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Artist Found Her Paintings On Not One, Or Two, But on Three Music Album Covers! Uncompensated and Uncredited!

Yesterday, we posted a video on how to do a reverse image search using TinEye.  Artist Corrine Bayraktaroglu also alerted us to the online tool Google Reverse Image Search. She wrote: “Early in May, I had read somewhere that you can do a reverse image search on Google.  So I tried it, and was shocked to find one of my photographs on a slide show for school digital backgrounds. Doing a reverse image search can help you find your images even if the infringer has renamed the file or stripped away the data. I continue to find other images being exploited and used for music covers, in music videos, by art and craft companies, etc.”

So when Artist Corrine first learned of  Google reverse image search and gave it a try searching some of her own art images she found her artwork used on several sites without crediting her. What did she do? Corrine submitted DMCA reports or Take Down letters to each site requesting that they remove her uncredited art images.
But then the artist also discovered her portrait painting of her daughter reproduced on the Zearle Youthful Folly music album cover without crediting her or compensating her. “The really sad part is that I don’t get a lot of traffic on my blog, and my art sales are almost zero, so I really didn’t think too many people were interested in my work.  I guess I got that all wrong, huh!” says Corrine. She has openly shared the details of the misuse of her art image on this album cover by writing about it on her blog, and you can read her post here.
Zearle Youthful Folly music album cover

Zearle Youthful Folly music album cover

large version of Painting by artist Corrine Bayrak displayed in Street Art project

large version of portrait painting by artist Corrine Bayraktaroglu displayed in Street Art project

Corrine sent us a photo of her original easel painting portrait of her daughter. She keeps the painting in her home. Corrine wrote: “For privacy/professional reasons I don’t want to use my daughter’s name or photograph” published online at this time. The photo above shows a larger version of Corrine’s portrait painting of her daughter displayed in a street art project. However, the artist is convinced that the Zearle Youthful Folly album cover art is not only her easel painting version of the portrait, but also her own photograph of her easel painting that she had once posted to her blog and not a photograph of the street art version of her art. “Nobody could have taken the image (used on the album cover), the photo is based on an interior shot, the lighting would be a very different and a crisper version (of the image) had it been taken outdoors. Plus the person responsible has admitted to using my photo in his email to me. When I posted the photo online it was blurred (just as on the album cover),” Corrine wrote to us.

The artist has now become proactive when sharing her art images.  Corrine wrote that when she started her blog 6 years ago, ” like any fairly new artist I wanted to promote my work. I made the mistake early on of putting out higher resolution pics.” Later, she posted only lower resolution photos of her work and eventually began using– ” a variety of means to try to protect my photographs and images of my paintings: using right-click features on my blog, reducing the size of the image, sometimes putting on a small watermark of my full name or an initial stamp with CB on the online version of the images.”  For the most part she was able to keep track of the use of her images. She sent out cease and desist notices when needed. “I kept regular track of my work, but regular searches didn’t expose the current crop of images.”  Only by using the reverse image search tool did Corrine make her discoveries. She has since deleted her Flickr account, removed many images from her Facebook page and her Picasa album, and put the bulk of her blog entries into draft mode.  “I have taken screenshots of infringing sites and made HUGE changes on my site. I’m vigilant about filing DMCA reports and have asked Google to remove some of my images, plus I’ve added a no pin (Pinterest) meta tag to my blog.”

This artist is fighting back in other ways too! And you can help her get visibility and raise awareness by sharing this blog post on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites using the share buttons at the bottom of this post. Also, visit the artist’s blog for more details–  http://jafabrit.blogspot.com

When Corrine Bayrak contacted Artist Marketing Resources, we shared copyright resources with the artist. As we were discussing options, the artist  discovered another of her artwork reproduced on a second music album cover  produced by Prospect Records

Prospect Records album cover

Prospect Records album cover

Corrine Barak's Spin Art hanging on the wall of her home

Corrine Baraktaroglu’s Spin Art hanging on the wall of her home

Read the artist’s blog post about the misuse of her art, here: http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/2013/05/how-did-my-spin-art-painting-end-up-on.html
Then Corrine found another of her Spin art paintings on yet another album cover! Read her latest blog post–http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/2013/05/another-one-of-my-spin-art-paintings-on.html
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UPDATE! Latest Update–this just in from artist Corrine Bayraktaroglu :
Marie,

My journey into copyright infringement is getting weirder– a wiki site mistakenly listed one of my spin paintings as being done by Damien Hirst and then I find a news article about a man arrested trying to sell fake Hirst paintings to Sotheby’s.

http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/2013/05/i-am-not-damien-hirst.html

ps. I think my daughter has the spin art painting depicted in the news article hanging in her garage LOL.

MutantSpace: Submit Your Art + Skills Exchange Bank

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Mutant Space is one of those sites that really understands how to put online sharing tools to use in meaningful ways. They started their skills exchange project back in 2008 with a simple premise– to give artists opportunities to work with a co-operative of people from all over the world who believe in sharing their skills and resources to make things happen.
So how does the MUTANTSPACE Skills Exchange Bank work?
  • You sign-up
  • Put your skills into the MutantSpace bank
  • Then when you need a creative, production, management, or marketing skill to realise your arts project or event you go into the bank and take what you need.
  • You give what you can and take what you want. Everybody co – operates, everybody helps each other, everybody keeps the door open to endless possibility.

Then to put it all into practice, Mutantspace started a DIY arts festival. The festival, called The Trash Culture Revue, is held twice a year in Cork City, Ireland and is produced with no money! In keeping with this “creative economy” the entire festive operates on the skills of the members of exchange bank. Since kicking-off the first festival in 2009 they’ve produced well over 100 events. Mutant Space says, “What’s best about this festival is that it’s autonomous, it belongs to the members of this exchange. It answers to nobody. And it works. Above all it’s alot of fun.” In an email I received from Moray of Mutant Space, the next Trash Culture Revue is Friday 22nd March. Moray says that there’s been a lot of interest, so the sooner you get in contact with him the better if you want to participate. (E: admin@mutantspace.com)  Then the next revue will take place from May 16th- May 19th, 2013. Get involved now.

The Mutant Space arts blog posts art images four times a day of art from around the world. They love receiving submissions of painting, sculpture, street art, photography, design and illustration/ painting, performance, print, graffiti, murals, installation, exhibitions, photography, collage, and drawing as well as music, video, animation, film and collaborations between different art forms. They love anything on food, theatre, literature and poetry as well as essays, short stories, criticism, politics and activism and also do profiles on art collectives, co-operatives and festivals.

Cabinet Exhibition: Call to International Emerging Artists

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English: Cabinet of Curiosities (1690s) by Domenico Remps, Oil on canvas, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the WordPress blog Cabinet Exhibition  an open call to a group show that will present the work of several international emerging artists. Based on the concept of the early modern ‘Cabinets of Curiosities’, this exhibition draws together painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and other more contemporary practices, all arranged in an unconventional display. The result  is a sort of arrhythmic mosaic intended to present a panoramic view of art production today.
This exhibition aims to be an immersive experience for the curious visitor who will face an unorthodox eclectic selection of artworks, from street art brought into the gallery to paintings on ham and visual soundscapes, among others. The dialogue between the artworks displayed will favour new analogies and comparisons, leading the visitors to make fresh associations and come out with new ideas.

The exhibition will take place at the Islington Arts Factory in London from the 14th-21st September 2012. http://www.islingtonartsfactory.org/

Supply and Demand Art Marketing

I finally read my signed copy of artist Shepard Fairy’s 20 Year Edition of Supply & Demand. I’ve had the book since 2009. Mainly I purchased it to review the images of the artists large body of work, and with the idea that the book could be collectible and more valuable in the future. I had in mind to read it some day, not thinking that three years would slip by before I’d get to it. But once I started reading the first essay I was intrigued with the artists’ story and read the 450+ page book in a day and a half.

In the Supply & Demand articles, written by Shepard Fairy as well as others, I learned how, with very little money and using low-tech images such as lots made with photocopy machines and some silkscreened, and wheat-pasting these images publicly, Fairy was able to market himself and his OBEY art brand into an international phenomenon. (Since the publication of the book, the artist has had large museum exhibitions and recently completed print editions with a top New York City gallery press.)

Ironically, several of the large corporations –whose billboard ads Fairy had altered with his own additions– have hired the artist to create logos and other designs for their companies.

Fairy, and others in the book, describe how the artist is able to navigate these different worlds and continue to grow as an artist and become increasingly successful.

You can buy the book on the artist’s OBEY GIANT website: http://obeygiant.com/

Also in his site store is a book Fairy recommends, titled The Fine Art of Corporate Sponsorship & the Corporate Sponsorship of Fine Art by Ryan McGinness

NIJI Art Magazine Features Artists

Caio Fern painting, February 15, 2012

Painter Caio Fern says, “I knew this art magazine because some artists I admire had their works posted on it.”

A few days ago Niji Magazine featured the paintings of Caio Fern–view his feature here.

Niji Magazine is about discovering emerging talent in Fine Art, Street Art, Photography, Illustration, Graffiti, Performing Arts, and Fashion.

You can apply for a Niji Magazine feature of your of creative work here.