Artist Marketing Resources Milestone

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The Artist Marketing Resources blog launched years before the online *LIKE* system came into existence.

Also, please note that sometimes WordPress misreads your legitimate comments and mistakenly sends them to SPAM. This blog averages 100 spam comments per day, and with one button to *empty all spam*–that I what I do, once or twice per daily. Occasionally, I will see a real comment on the way out with the spam. Sometimes I catch those comments before they delete. I know some good comments have deleted this way. It is upsetting when I see a good comment going out with the bad SPAM. I certainly would like to have those comments on my blog posts and respond to those who left them. One solution is to click *LIKE* on a blog post as well as leave a comment–that way your comment is less likely to end up in the SPAM folder.

 

 

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Cabinet Exhibition: Call to International Emerging Artists

English: Cabinet of Curiosities (1690s) by Dom...

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/

Google+ Interactive Art Themes

Recently, when I mentioned the Google+ Friday Critique to some artists in my Artist Marketing Resources they were eager to get involved. So today I am sharing this Google+ Interactive Art Themes list on my blog and this post will also auto feed into my LinkedIn group as a new discussion.
Interactive Art Themes »

The Ultimate G+ Collection of Interactive Art Themes

The ultimate G+ collection of Interactive Art Themes 
is managed by Alexius Jørgensen with the help of Paul Brown

Ratings for how much a theme comment on the contributions:

+ + + The theme always comment
   + + The theme comment most times
      + The theme comment once in a while

All Week Art Themes:
      + CitizenArt #citizenart
      + Paintography #paintography
      + PixelWorld #pixelworld
Sunday:

   + + AnimeArtSunday  #AnimeArtSunday
+ + + Dawn On Sunday #dawnOnSunday

+ + + Sacred Sunday #sacredsunday

Monday:
         Arty Pics of the Week – it´s a gallery so no interaction is expected
   + + Mexico Monday #mexicomonday
Tuesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Watch list for new art themes:
The Society Of Light #TheSocietyOfLight – so far no interaction

2011 in review–31K Visited This Blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 31,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

A Complete Waste of Time

I received a spam  email asking if I would like a FREE  listing in an artist dictionary. It’s spam because I never opted into their mailing list. Spamming is illegal.  Another artist I know received the email offer as well and forwarded it to me to ask me what I knew about it.
“I’ll find out where they distribute the publication,” I replied. Knowing that would be the most telling aspect of this project.
I found their email addresses on their website and sent an email asking these questions:
I’d like to learn more about your dictionary, how it is distributed and where. Is it sold to libraries?
Is volume one available in bookstores? Or will it be? What stores? What is the retail price?
I represent several artists and more than one has received your offer via email.
Marie Kazalia
Transmedia Artist Marketing
http://Transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress

This is the reply I received:

Dear Marie,
The Dictionary is a book where you are offered to  appear for free.
I don’t know why you are asking all these questions and I don’t know why we should anser them.
You want to be in it? Just send the application.
All the best

Judy Adams
Lots of red flags, IMO. Typos happen. Overall does this sound like a person who understands the complexity of dealing with art world professionals? Someone you would want representing your work in their book to galleries and art dealers, or even libraries? Note: She asked why they should answer my questions.

So I replied:
Judy
That is an amazing answer. If you are proud of your publication you will want others to talk about it. I write blog articles and review books.
I have been asked by artists what I know about this opportunity. If you refuse to be even the least bit transparent or forthcoming with
important criteria for participation, I will pass this on to those who seek my opinion–which happens to be over one thousand artist and art professionals via my blog, website as well as my LinkedIN group which has over 450 members alone.

Marie Kazalia
http://Transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress

Judy replied:

I think this is unbelievable! We offer something to you for free and instead of appreciating it you are threatening us???? Thanks a lot!

I replied:

“threatening!?”         (Note: If someone told me that they could present details of my project to 1K artists, I’d would be eager to share the details).

Judy replied:

“Absolutely!”

My reply:
You spammed me with your original dictionary offer since I never opted-in to your mailing list. Spamming is illegal. I want nothing to do with your dictionary project.

MK

She Replied:

“Good!”

Dear Artist, if you do not understand why these sorts of free offers are to be avoided, then please leave a comment. Your career, your brand is you and who you associate with.

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Review of 3 artists’ blogs–on more unusual blogging platforms:

Artists Talking is a collection of blogs. http://www.a-n.co.uk/artists_talking Any artist can start a blog about a project, share insights into their practice, and gain visibility for their work on the Artists Talking site. Two featured blogs this month: Jane Boyer’s ‘Working in Isolation’ http://bit.ly/JaneBoyer and Jo Moore’s ‘What does it mean to be an artist?’ http://bit.ly/JoMoore .

Deborrah Daher’s blog “…illustrating the unfailing beauty of life,”   http://deborrahdaher.tumblr.com/ —on the Tumblr micro-blogging platform.

Deborrah posts to her blog a couple of times per week–her posts also feed to her Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Margie Livingston “…investigate(s) the properties of paint pushed into three dimensions.”

http://margie.net/portfolio.html