Source: dld.bz via Marie on Pinterest
One of 4 paintings by artist Dov Lederberg, in the Artist Marketing Resources virtual 3D gallery group exhibition http://dld.bz/bMsKU
contact artist rep: Marie Kazalia
This August and September, I’ve received several Open Calls for artists to submit to art gallery exhibitions–some with submissions fees and some with no fee required.
The presumption may be that the best galleries do not ask for a submission fee, since they are only interested in bringing in the newest and best artists to show in their space. The galleries that charge a fee may be using the Open Call to bring in funds to pay their bills. In my opinion, it is best to review these opportunities case by case.
Some exciting new spaces may need the monies generated from Open Call artist submission fees, and the small fee an artist pays may be well worth the investment. Be selective! Only submit to the best and most appropriate opportunities for your art. Artist Marketing Resources has been researching commercial galleries over the past few year, and provides extensive information for artists in our PDF art gallery list.
In the UK, the Schwartz Gallery has posted its first Open Call for artist submissions, for their ‘Kiss the Future’ exhibition, a show that will bring together emerging artists across all disciplines including sculpture, painting, installation and video art, photography and design. The show will be on the theme of future worlds: futuristic cities, fantasy bodies, dream travel and other-worldly states-of-mind.
EBSQ Self Representing Artists is an online community for artists who want to take control of their own art careers. They describe their site as a hub where you can house your full portfolio, link to all of your online venues, easily establish the provenance of your work with their Digital Certificate of Authenticity tools, and connect with a global art community of artists, artisans, book artists and photographers.
There is a membership fee for artists. I did email to enquire about how much their membership fees are, but have not heard back as yet. Here is the email address for EBSQ– firstname.lastname@example.org
EraGallery’s October 2012 Lightbox Exhibition
EraGallery, a new online art community, is seeking submissions for its free Lightbox online competition. Lightbox is a different kind of juried exhibition because artists receive specific, realtime feedback from jurors— designed to promote networking and provide positive reinforcement of each participant’s strengths. View the prospectus here to learn more.
Twelve winners will be selected, and their work displayed on EraGallery’s homepage for one month.
Invitations to view the art will be sent to 15,000 galleries, collectors, and art lovers.
No fees, no commission on sales. All mediums are welcome, and the show is open theme.
Deadline: August 31, 2012.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Need to get better organized to increase your sales? Art Butler is a software to organize your art. Art Butler turns ten years old this month and offers 50% off their regular prices as part of their anniversary celebration.
Buddy Of Work
There’s an interesting blog by painter Henry Samelson that he calls Buddy Of Work. On Buddy of Work artists post an image of their primary work (painting, sculpture etc) alongside work that they consider peripheral yet wholly integral to their main body of work. Resulting in a gallery of art created in a wide variety of materials and styles, often accompanied by rather surprising reference images.
Buddy of Work has no imposed rules. Post your art along with other artists who have posted images that reveal their artistic practice.
Buddy of Work is such an interesting idea for a private form of social media exchange. You could come up with a project of your own, or, share on Buddy of Work by adding your own art images. To add your art, visit the blog and click on the *New Post* button at upper right.
Installation art at the Fairgrounds
The Fairgrounds at the National Stadium, Washington DC area, USA, has an opportunity for 10 artists to participate in a Art Installation with 10 Containers at the complex.
Selected artists will have full access to create an interactive art installation patrons will visit interact with. Along with the installations, artists can showcase and sell their
work in the market place area.
No specific theme, innovative, original, and site-specific installations welcome. Artists and curators are invited to submit proposed work, in 2D and 3D media, including
but not limited to drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and sculpture.
Plan your installation to take advantage of the window’s unique space: which includes large street facing glass panels to the street, side door and open doors to the back.
There will be a 3 month series of art events around which the installation art will be the focus. Opening reception is tentatively the end of July and closing reception is October 5th.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS & TIPS
Interested artists please submit:
Detailed Description of Proposed Project.
A detailed Artist Statement
Visual documentation: 20 images maximum. Please include only recent work that is relevant to the proposed exhibition.
Image files should be in JPEG format
Please submit your complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sketchbook Show is open to all artists.
| The Sketchbook Show Exhibition dates:Friday 24 August – Friday 28 September 2012This exhibition will document daily practice and all the little things artistsrecord that start them off on creative paths.
Submissions are open to any style of sketchbook that you consider as part of your
everyday art-making experience.
The exhibition can accommodate myriad book styles— those that need to be
under plexi-glass for delicate display,
those that students and visitors can actively participate in, those that people
can peruse freely.
Interested in participating?
email allyson at email@example.com
with 2-3 scans or photographs of select sketchbook pages.
Deadline: Wed Aug 22nd, 2012
Branson, New House Gallery
39 Fernhill Ave
Ross, California 94957
United States of America
Sketchbook Delivery Options:
Books can be dropped off on Monday 20 August at the Douglas Fine Arts Complex.
f you choose to mail your book, they must be postmarked by Wednesday 22
August 2012. Please mail them to:
attn: Allyson Seal, sketchbook
39 Fernhill ave
ross, ca 94957
You may also chose to drop your book off with Allyson Seal in San Francisco
(17th street & Potrero in the Mission) on Friday 17 August from 1pm-8pm.
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/
I’ve discovered an art gallery that is based in Europe and exhibits their artists all over the world–from New York to São Paulo–and guess what? They also sell their artists’ paintings from their website and offer limited edition print options too! And they have a great reputation and are well-respected in the artist community. So what are your waiting for…oh, that’s right, I didn’t give you that information.
And I didn’t give you that great art licensing site I just added to my 150 page PDF list–a site where lots of artists sell their art printed on various upscale home products and personal accessories.
Oh, and those great online art collectives and galleries I just updated to my gallery list of thousands of links.
Well, guess what again? Today is * no free samples* day here on the Artist Marketing Resources blog. That’s right. We’ve given away lots of information to you already since our start in February 2009. So today, if you want these great resources, and thousands of others gathered and researched over the years, (along with recent new additions to the list) it’s going to cost you $18.95.
That’s right–a collective share list of nearly one thousand places to sell your art is only $18.95! And that includes all future updates! Here is the link: http://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/
One artist said once–“Hey, I can go online and do my own research!” to which I replied, “Sure you can–and hundreds of hours and four years later you could have the equivalent list offered by Artist Marketing Resources. If you calculate your time and effort at $20. per hour plus expenses, you’d rather invest over $20,ooo.00 rather than pay $18.95 for the same information? Plus, for only $18.95 you have all the links together in one PDF and you have access to them right away. (Creating the PDF took a lot of time! I’m an artist and I know how much time and effort it takes to research this stuff! And I know how artists just love sitting for hours and hours in front of their computers doing clerical work! NOT!)
So, it’s up to you! What do you want to do?
(Mona is smiling because she knows which way to go on this one.)
FoolishPeople is currently inviting submissions from artists working in all mediums to create artworks and installations for their forthcoming exhibition, Virulent Experience, a unique collaboration between Conway Hall and FoolishPeople.
This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work to a wide audience in an historic Central London venue throughout August 2012.
Virulent Experience explores the evolution and devolution of ethics, morals and the impact to the mind, imagination and free will of humans via a fictional future version of London on the eve of the Olympics.
FoolishPeople will transform the historic Conway Hall – a landmark of London’s independent, intellectual, political and cultural life – into The Museum of Virulent Experience, housing the entire banned index of thoughts, emotions and desires in an age where Information Prohibition has begun.
They are looking for artists working in any medium to create a series of works that exist within the narrative and fictional world of the Museum of Virulent Experience. They will also accept proposals for completed works that fit within the context and are pertinent to the piece.
All artists featured within the Virulent Experience exhibition will be included in the exhibition book published by Weaponized, this further explores the themes and context of the project.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the full artist’s brief.
Fluid New Media Lab is a New York City-based project that supports, produces and promotes the creative works of emerging artists working in new media and beyond. Their newest Call for Artist Submissions for media that relates to the concept of DystoRpia–a neologism that mixes the Latin root torpere with the word dystopia. It is a critical view of society as anti-utopian community with torpid visions of a vaguely utopian root. Link: http://fluid.localproject.org/openCallDystorpia.pdf
There are artists out there who tell me that they still don’t have a blog or don’t have time to blog. Try Tumblr. There is so much arts activity on Tumblr! You will find artists, art galleries, and arts organizations. Create a Tumblr blog, explore and reblog art posts to your blog. It is so easy.
Some Tumblr blogs have calls for submissions or allow you to upload and promote your own art images and links. Add an image of your art to the The NYC Mind Tumblr blog.The NYC mind is owned by an artist active in the New York City arts scene. Help his blog grow by submitting and sharing on Tumblr. He will help you promote your art.
Bring Your Own Beamer (beamer = cute British word for projector) or BYOB, is a series of pop-up one-night exhibitions around the world. BYOB is open to anyone interested in moving light, sound, and performance.
Learn more about BYOB worldwide at http://www.byobworldwide.com/.
Artists Over age 65 – An Opportunity to Share Your Work
The John A. Hartford Foundation (www.jhartfound.org), one of the nation’s leading private funders of aging research, is looking for two or three artists over the age of 65 to show some of their work at a small conference in Chicago on Tuesday, July 10th, 6-7 pm (at the Sutton Place Hotel–21 E. Bellevue Place). They’re looking for artists over the age of 65 to show some of their work plus talk a little about their creative process and take questions from the group related to their art and how it’s affected and been influenced by their own aging process. There is a modest honorarium for each participating artist. If you’re interested, please email Chris Gherst at email@example.com before May 15th.
Perhaps ArtRegards is adding artists to their site slowly. I submitted my art a couple weeks ago. Yesterday, ArtRegards, which is a site based in Switzerland, curated me in. I posted several images of my art for anyone using the site to send out on e-cards. Each time someone uses my art on an e-card, I receive a royalty payment. Several of my art images are now available to send on an e-card on ArtRegards.
I noticed a few artists I know on the ArtRegards site as well. It is a fairly new site, and they are accepting artist submissions. ArtRegards, and the site I posted about yesterday, Sandalista, are both simple types of art licensing for artists to do. If you think you might want to try submitting to larger manufacturers who print art on products, Artist Marketing Resources offers an extensive list of art licensing companies –you will find the list here.
Mastodon Mesa is looking for installation and performance artists for heavily trafficked spaces, for month-long shows. Download the Application here: http://www.mastodonmesa.com/
ecofirstart sells paintings and art items in their online store. Take a look, and if your work fits give them a call. Their phone number on the site.
Their sister site is ecovolvenow gallery
In the UK, the Multiples Store commissions prints and 3D editions from artists.
Find a variety of art sales sources on the 800+ Places to Sell Your Art PDF list.
This is the third year for The Summer Show Project. I usually avoid posting Calls for Artists that involve a fee, but decided this one could be worth the fee for the right artists. The fee could even be a great bargain if you know you are ready for this opportunity. This opportunity gives emerging or under represented artists an opportunity to have their work seen, recognized and reviewed in a professional gallery setting.
The Michael Foley Gallery states that they “… do not recommend you try to fit your submission into what you might think the gallery is looking for. So, submit what is true for you, regardless of who will be viewing it.”
They will be using a blind jury process. The curators will not be aware of the names attached to the entries during review. At the conclusion of the selection process, all curators will then be given the names of the artists who submitted work so that they might follow-up with them directly.
Deadline for submission is May 6, 2012.
The cost of submission is $30 by April 22 and $40 by May 6.
The Summer Show Project offers the unique chance for artists to work directly with the FOLEY Gallery. They are looking for two artists for this exhibition– one artist that works with photography and one artist that makes works on paper. Upon acceptance, the two artists selected will work on your own and with the guidance of gallery owner Michael Foley to create a well curated two person exhibition.
All artists world-wide and from all disciplines who work in photography and works on paper are invited to apply.
Deadline for submission is May 6, 2012. The cost of submission is $30 by April 22 and $40 by May 6.
To apply send 3 jpeg images no wider than 1000 pixels or no more than 700 pixels in height. Resolution must be 72 dpi. Choose three images that show some consistency while staying true to the type of work you are most interested in doing. The work will not be chosen based on theme or style–it doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a journalist, a collage artist or whatever–it’s all about the art.
Submit a statement about your work in 100 words or less. That’s right, 100 words. A caption or title that summarizes the work would be a good way to start.
You are invited to apply to participate in the “2012 PROJECT BERLIN – MAY BE (R)EVOLUTION” project.
Factory-Art Gallery accepts art from emerging and established artists in all media:painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art, video and mixed media. Submissions are open to all artists without any restrictions based on age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. 12 artists will be selected to participate with three (3) or more artworks. Gallery reimburses artist expenses.
Exhibition: 10 May > 8 June 2012
Early Deadline: 7 April 2012
Final Deadline: 15 april 2012
Sign up here: www.factory-art.com
View their first two exhibition catalogues:
Artregards is a curated art site that offers something a bit different. If you are an artist you may apply to join. Once accepted you upload your art. Your art images may then be purchased on the front of e-cards that allow personalized messages to be added inside on the Artregards site. You the artist receive a share of the purchase price for each e-card that goes out with your art on it.
This is a very simple type of art licensing. Artists hold all rights to their art and may cancel the license with Artregards at any time.
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.
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