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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Naive Emerging Artists Operating on Assumption + Attitude

Sunday News after the Passing

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Some emerging artists maintain a fantasy that someone will search the web for details and put together news about them. They may even expect this and assume that is how things will happen for them. When asked for a press release or if they have a news room, in comes the attitude! They don’t have time, don’t want to “sell out”(!?) or “become corporate”(!?).

Guess what?! Your good friend, spouse, partner or a paid assistant might search the web about you and put together a news room for you but why would a news writers do all that work for free? If you want press coverage–whether an article published in a traditional print newspaper or magazine, or an online article by a contributing writer for Yahoo! or Technorati news or for a blog, then you will need to provide lots of new and up-to-date information to the writer!

Become a Press Friendly Artist (article details news rooms and why you should have one and how to get a news room).

Another assumption some emerging artists make is that news writers rehashing old content found online and turn that into an article. Wrong! Guess what news writers need? News! That news may be your exhibit, open studio, new CD or DVD, your new book, the competition you won, your fascinating art-making technique, a new project, a new website community,a new shop, a new product, etc.

Any news article writer appreciates receiving a press release! All your details should be in a press release. (It is far too time consuming for the writer of any article to track down details about an artist! It is unrealistic to ask them to do so). Send your press release so the writer can formulate and ask questions from the information in the press release.  If you have news you should write a press release and send it out to all appropriate contacts. If you send out a press release it is likely that you will get an article published about your art that will bring you valuable exposure, attention, and increased sales.