Creative Mornings Breakfast Lecture Series for #Artists + #Designers in 140 Cities

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If you can’t find a Creative Mornings breakfast lecture series in your city where you can connect the creative community you can set up chapter. Creative Mornings has an alphabetical listing of cities here.

You can view some of the Creative Mornings lectures on video on their site–here is one:

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Art Marketing Site Promotes Artists and Art Galleries in Unique Ways

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Art Marketing Site Promotes Artists and Art Galleries in Unique Ways by Dean Cameron

Having had a 30 year career in Marketing and owning an Online Art Gallery and Publishing business since 2002, it is obvious that “times are a changing”. While there is nothing inherently wrong with traditional methods such as Gallery Representation, Art Shows and such, they are rendered somewhat incomplete with today’s super connected world that we live in. Social Media Networking is paramount to the vast majority of up and coming artists and that is not just Facebook. Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, Stumble Upon, LinkedIn and now YouTube offer unique opportunities and diverse clientele to develop an artist’s brand and to stay connected to interested potential clients. So is Social Media the answer to a successful art career? I would say this. As Social Media came on like a storm so will the next best vehicle (we don’t know what it will be yet because some 12-year-old is inventing it in their mind right now) so we need to be as current as we can be.

One thing I have learned in 30 years of Marketing is that opportunities come from many directions. So our Marketing Plan should take advantage of that and cast a wide net. An Artist needs to have a complete tool box in which to develop their market and build their art creating business. We have developed that Tool Box. www.flootie.com creates a menu of items an artist can choose from in order to best suit their plans. Most “Art for Sale” Internet Sites are what we call “Post it and Forget it” type sites. You post your book of work online and hope that someone comes along and makes a purchase. www.flootie.com is not that type of Internet Marketing Site. We offer the following features for artists to be proactive in their efforts to sell their works and create their brand.

  • Flootie offers a free listing in our International Artists Directory (see Registration link for Artists and follow prompts).
  • Flootie offers a free listing in our International Art Gallery Directory. Our site works well for Artists and their Gallery partners to work together to market an artist’s brand (see Registration link for Artists and follow prompts).
  • Flootie offers very affordable subscription levels and does not charge upload fees or commissions on sales.
  • Flootie offers one on one support to answer marketing questions
  • Flootie offers all major Social Media links for sharing directly from your art listing. You can share to your network and anyone else can share your works with their networks in an easy efficient method.
  • Flootie offers a direct email invitation tool to share your activity on Flootie.
  • Flootie offers a method to automatically share your latest posts with any fan who selects you as a favorite artist in a “once per week” email notification.
  • Flootie offers an option to embed your Google Calendar to your page to keep people informed of your shows and exhibitions.
  • Flootie offers an option to include a video on your page to bring life to your relationships with potential clients.
  • Flootie charges no commissions for sales so you can drive potential clients to your website, or any other location you wish to generate traffic to. We are not competition. We are your marketing supercharger.
  • Flootie offers a blog for subscriber artists to post their latest stories, reflections and insights.
  • Flootie owns and operates our own TV Studio and produces Flootie TV now being shown in 7 states on 8 Public TV Stations with that number growing fast. Flootie TV incorporates a “general public” approach to the arts with some comedic shorts as well as serious artist interviews. Think of it as “The Tonight Show” for the arts.
  • Flootie is a socially conscious company and has an ongoing program called “Artists Forever” that awards art supplies grants to grade school art classes to empower teachers to supplement their meager art budgets in the school systems and develop the next generation of creatives.

This is by no means the end of this list. Flootie is well underway with even more creative tools for artists to connect with art lovers. Our mission is to make the term “Starving Artist” obsolete. We would look forward to seeing you as a fan, an artist or an art related business. We are a grass-roots and privately owned entity with the sole intention to bring the artists and art lovers together in an intentional way.

About Dean Cameron

Dean Cameron has a 30 year career in Sales and Marketing in numerous industries resulting in relationships with many Fortune 500 Companies. Dean is an Art Collector and owner of American Fine Art Company and Flootie.com (subsidiaries of Highlander Enterprises LLC) and resides with his family in Spokane Valley, WA.

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Contemporary Art Channels

No matter where you live, keep up on contemporary art on YouTube. I began with James Kalm videos of exhibitions in New York City.

Watch the PBS series Art21 high budget video productions of artists in their studios on YouTube.

Artivi produces video interviews of artists in their studios.

View contemporary art exhibitions and interviews with contemporary artists on ArtPatrolTV 

Submit Your Ideas to MOCAtv: The URL Project

MOCAtv announced its latest Artist Video Project, ROZENDAAL X YOU: THE URL PROJECT.In this first installment of The ART X YOU Series, MOCAtv presents a collaboration between one of the most talented internet artists in the world and you. Rafaël Rozendaal was the first visual artist to sell websites as art, and since then over 40 million people per year became part of his community.The collaboration is simple. You create an original idea for a URL and submit it in the user comments below the video on MOCAtv YouTube channel. Rafaël will pick the most inspiring submission and turn it into an art piece itself.http://bit.ly/MOCAtvRozendaalXYou

About Rafaël Rozendaal
Rafaël Rozendaal is a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, drawings, writings and lectures. As the first artist to sell websites as art spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts an audience of over 40 million visits per year. He has also created BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an open source DIY curatorial format that is spreading rapidly across the world. Along with these accomplishments Rozendaal has graced the largest screen in the world with his art in Seoul, Korea.

About MOCAtv
MOCAtv, which launched October 1, 2012, is a new, online contemporary art video channel, and a digital extension of the education and exhibition program of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). MOCAtv is the first and only dedicated art channel to be part of YouTube’s original channel initiative announced October 2011, and one of fourteen new, original channels that make up YouTube Education, a collection of more than 700,000 videos on a wide range of educational topics from math to science, history to geography. MOCA is the first contemporary art museum to associate with a major media company in an online video-programming venture of this scale, and the new channel features curated and original videos to educate and engage the global, online audience about contemporary art and its intersection with film, video, music, performance, comedy, and more.

http://bit.ly/MOCAtvRozendaalXYou

Deadline: Mon Jul 15th, 2013

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
Show your support! Leave comments and share this blog post.
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.

Unseen at the WUHO Gallery: The exhibition seeks images

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CALL FOR ENTRIES
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE January 3, 2013
NO ENTRY FEE – submit work via email

*Open to all photographers, working in all mediums and styles*

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
NO ENTRY FEE – Submit up to THREE images made in the last two years as 300DPI JPGs via email to zoneV@woodburyuniversity.edu. Files should be labeled with Artist’s First and Last Name, Underscore, Image Title. (ex: JaneDoe_Bluesky.jpg) Film and video pieces will also be considered, and artists will submit a link to view the work (either a YouTube, Vimeo or URL).

In the body of your email please include Your Name, the Title of Each piece, the File Name of each piece, Size of artwork, medium, and date. Please include your Name, Contact Phone #, Contact Mailing Address, Email Address, and Website URL (if applicable) in the body of your email. EX: Jane Doe, “Blue Sky”, JaneDoe_Bluesky.jpg, 20×20″, chromogenic print, 2012

VIEW FULL SUBMISSION INFORMATION at
http://theunseenimage.wordpress.com/call-for-entries/


On-The-Scene Artist-Correspondent Reviews the Art Basel Fair 2012 + Art Miami

New York City artist Blossom Verlinsky sent some shots she grabbed at the current and in-progress Art Basel Art Fair, Miami, and the Art Miami Fair in Florida. Blossom included her commentary on each piece she sent an image for, including mixed media, paintings, collage, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, and textiles– all diverse works by such artists as Kiki Smith, Alexander Calder, Masami Teraoka, Benjamin Edelstein, Li Hui, Adolph Gottlieb, Sigmar Polke, Sissi, Frank Stella, Olga De Amaral, Franck Loret, George Sherwood, Philip Taafe, Fred Tomaselli, Robert Diago, and a painting influenced by mentor Fernand Leger painted by William Klein in 1949.

Here is what Blossom sent yesterday:

The Art at The Art Basel Show was not as exciting as the crowds streaming through, more costumed than dressed(perhaps as the people they wanted to be). There was a great deal of frantic hunting and gathering – not much contemplating of the art itself – I was disappointed by the quality of the art (not the best examples of that particular artist). The Art Basel Show last year had more substance and was much better. Although, one always finds art that speaks to you, that grabs you.

The Art Miami Shows in Wynwood were much more interesting, personal and inventive. I am sending you several images that were of interest to me for various reasons – some artworks
that I had wanted to include were unfortunately un-photographable.

Blossom Verlinsky

Masami Teraoka  'Geisha in Ofuro'  Jacquard Tapestry 115" x 78"  Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Masami Teraoka, Geisha in Ofuro, Jacquard Tapestry 115″ x 78″ Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Masami Teraoka,Geisha in Ofuro, Jacquard Tapestry 115″ x 78″  Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami
Wonderful take on a traditional japanese subject – had an old world feel.

Li Hui - 'Void and Substance' - An Installation Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Li Hui, Void and Substance, An Installation, Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Li Hui, Void and Substance, An Installation, Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami
A poetic, dazzling and dramatic construct – The crimson laser and LED lights pierce through the darkness of the 28′ height space. As you wander within the space you become part of the
luminescence – you become lost in it – disoriented.

Benjamin Edelstein, Panoramic Photo of Colorado Canyons printed on pearl paper 40"x90"

Benjamin Edelstein, Panoramic Photo of Colorado Canyons, printed on pearl paper 40 x 90″

Benjamin Edelstein, Panoramic Photo of Colorado Canyons printed on pearl paper 40″ x 90″
Rich colors and textures on a grand scale.

Kiki Smith   'Telepathy'.  Bronze.  95.1 x 56.3 x 4.25"   Galerie LELONG

Kiki Smith, Telepathy , Bronze. 95.1 x 56.3 x 4.25″ Galerie LELONG

Kiki Smith   ‘Telepathy’.  Bronze.  95.1 x 56.3 x 4.25″   Galerie LELONG
An iconic figure, perhaps Aphrodite with her energies as amulets.  Beautifully textured surfaces of varied toned bronze.

Shintaro Miyake  Untitled  Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto

Shintaro Miyake, Untitled, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto

Shintaro Miyake, Untitled, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto
Fanciful painting of comic creatures in time travel – taking off from time itself. Escapism.

Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb
A shimmering red orb – a lovely painting.

Sigmar Polke   'Two Heads'   acrylic, lacquer on canvas    Michael Werner Gallery

Sigmar Polke ,Two Heads, acrylic, lacquer on canvas Michael Werner Gallery

Sigmar Polke, Two Heads, acrylic and lacquer on canvas, Michael Werner Gallery
Two heads floating in a landscape of colors and forms.

Sissi, Figure 12, FaMa Gallery, Verona, Italy

Sissi, Figure 12, FaMa Gallery, Verona, Italy

Sissi, Figure 12, FaMa Gallery, Verona, Italy
Snarls of rope, knotted, twisted and tangled – part of her performance pieces that she wears. A lovely arrangement of colored fibers.

Frank Stella

Frank Stella

Frank Stella ( Blossom’s note: I haven’t been able to locate my notes about this painting)
It caught my eye and was so happy in the midst of rather colorless art.

Alexander Calder, Le Chaval-Cailiou,  gouache on paper   29.2 x 42.5"  Waterhouse & Dodd

Alexander Calder, Le Chaval-Cailiou, gouache on paper 29.2 x 42.5″ Waterhouse & Dodd

Alexander Calder, Le Chaval-Cailiou,  gouache on paper   29.25″x42.5″  Waterhouse & Dodd
Reminded me of his circus works – fantastic figures and animals.

Olga De Amaral, Arboles(Trees), linen, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf  90.55 x 66.93"  Nohra Haime Gallery

Olga De Amaral, Arboles(Trees), linen, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf 90.55 x 66.93″ Nohra Haime Gallery

Olga De Amaral, Arboles(Trees), linen, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf  90.55 x 66.93″ Nohra Haime Gallery
A beautiful piece.  An architectural tapestry of golden surfaces of light. Rich interplay of twisted weaves as though from a Pre-Columbian forest.

Franck Loret, Galerie Lelia Murdoch, Paris and Miami

Franck Loret, Galerie Lelia Murdoch, Paris and Miami

Franck Loret, Galerie Lelia Murdoch, Paris and Miami
A large filigree of delicate strands. A mystical wall hanging with reminders of architectural structures – bridges and parapets.

George Sherwood,Seismic Memory, stainless steel 62 x62"  Cynthia Reeves Gallery

George Sherwood, Seismic Memory, stainless steel 62 x62″ Cynthia Reeves Gallery

George Sherwood, Seismic Memory, stainless steel 62 x 62″  Cynthia Reeves Gallery
A wonderful interplay of metallic surfaces – shimmering and mesmerizing.

Philip Taafe, Untitled, Mixed media on panel.  39"x29"   Luhring Augustine Gallery

Philip Taafe, Untitled, Mixed media on panel. 39″x29″ Luhring Augustine Gallery

Philip Taafe, Untitled, Mixed media on panel.  39″x29″   Luhring Augustine Gallery
Lovely painting of textures and colors – reminds me of embroideries.

Fred Tomaselli, Penetrators, photo collage, acrylic, resin on wood panel.  James Cohan Gallery

Fred Tomaselli, Penetrators, photo collage, acrylic, resin on wood panel. James Cohan Gallery

Fred Tomaselli, Penetrators, photo collage, acrylic, resin on wood panel.  James Cohan Gallery
A stunningly colorful painting – richly detailed. Struggle of good and evil in a cosmos.

Robert Diago, No 13 (de la series Entre Lineas), mixed media on canvas

Robert Diago, No 13 (de la series Entre Lineas), mixed media on canvas

Robert Diago, No 13 (de la series Entre Lineas), mixed media on canvas, 78.75 x 59″ Magnan Metz Gallery
Reminiscent of a tapestry – beautifully and richly textured surface. Draws you into the painting where you can linger.

William Klein,Gymnast, 1949

William Klein, Gymnast, 1949

William Klein, Gymnast, 1949.   30″x40″  Hackelbury Fine Art, London
An interesting painting with a direct thread from his mentor Leger.

Sent from my iPadArt–December 10, 2012, Blossom Verlinsky, Miami, Florida.

Also, here is a YouTube video of Basel Miami Beach 2012 –http://youtu.be/bR0GPF4n_Ws

NEW! ARTOLO Site

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Just two days ago, I received an invitation to do early Beta-testing of the new Artolo fine art sales site. Although the Artolo site owner Tom Brereton Downs said I would likely find bugs at this first new stage of site access, I encountered no problems when I created my portfolio, entered the dimensions of my artwork, and the sales prices. I did note that all dimensions are in centimeters and I could only input my prices in British pounds. I do not yet know if these features will expand in future, but I do like Tom’s art sales philosophy.

Tom sent me lots of materials, including logos and a brochure, and wrote, in part:

Marie

You have a great blog going there. Very useful for artists. We’d love you to tell your followers about Artolo.

We’re not entirely prepped for pushing out as we’re very much in the phase of developing the platform in partnership with a small group of users (including you!).

Essentially we’re on a mission to disrupt the art market and make it far more accessible to the average person. Most people find galleries, artspeak and the whole process of engaging with work pretty terrifying… Artolo is our attempt to address this. We would like to see a world where most people are comfortable buying original art (just as they are buying cars, furniture, music etc.) and, as such, a world in which artists can quite easily sustain their practice and not constantly worrying whether they will make another sale.

Core to Artolo are relationships and location. Relationships, in that we believe success for artists will come through building meaningful/authentic connections to people (not hiding behind galleries, obtuse language etc.). And locations, in that, we think seeing art for real and meeting artists for real is core to building these connections.

The Artolo platform will be changing and developing considerably over the coming weeks as we add new features and take feedback along the way. It would be great to hear your ideas and thoughts. We really want to make Artolo something that can make a real difference to artists and not be yet another vanity platform.

Artist Marketing Resources blog will be one of the first to inform you when Artolo opens to all artists.

Artist accounts on Artolo are free.

Tom Brereton Down’s brochure asks, Where do you go if you want to buy art?  For many, even those with a reasonable disposable income, prints from the likes of Ikea(probably the world’s largest art supplier) is a safe, if unadventurous, option. Others might be lucky and find a piece of art whilst on summer holiday. Even luckier are those who have friends or family who are artists. Only the relatively sophisticated art-buyer can claim to not to be, at least a little, intimidated by galleries.

Artolo proposes some interesting solutions, that include:

Allowing Amateur dealing: buyers and collectors will *refresh* their collections by reselling work via Artolo, and then purchasing new work (at lower than gallery prices) from emerging artists on Artolo.

Unlike the current range of sites(which expect buyers to purchase work by only seeing a photograph). Artolo encourages the buyer to see the work in a real location and then make a purchase through the Artolo payment system.

Artolo wants to become a ‘game-changer’ in the multi-billion pound art market. Using web, location and social marketing technology Artolo will revolutionize the art market in the way that iTunes has revolutionized music, Amazon has books and YouTube has video…

A PLATFORM FOR ALL–ARTOLO IS FOR EVERYONE
EVERYWHERE IS A GALLERY–core to their proposition is to make it easy for any location to be a site for selling artwork.

ARTOLO IS FOREVER–A piece of work need never leave the Artolo site…it will just exchange hands. The new owner can choose to have the work remain listed for offer. In time we expect Artolo to become a registration base for all art around the world.

Below: Art-buyer, collector, or seller?

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YouTube Art Critic Hennessy Youngman

 

He brings his own style to his reviews and that’s brought him recognition and this interview article: 25 Questions for “Pedagogic Pimp” and YouTube Art Critic Hennessy Youngman

YouTube Art Critic’s rapper style take on Damien Hurst. Put your big girl panties on and watch and listen to this point of view. Yes, Hennessy Youngman uses rapper language (aka profanity) throughout. If that is too hard for you to take, then please do not watch this video

 

Art/Trek: Docu-Reality Series About Emerging Artists

I viewed some videos on the selection process for this, and video on artist studio visits for this NYC show. Now it seems that they are going national–if they can get the funding.

Art/Trek USA
Click HERE to be a backer!

Help Kick Start A Career!: Art/Trek USA
Art/Trek is going national with your help via Kickstarter!

Art/Trek NYC premiered January 9th 2012 on NYClife Channel 25 and now thry want to take it nation wide! In Season 1, one of the five artists won their first ever solo show as voted on by the audience via Twitter and Facebook.

Now for Season 2 Art/Trek is scouring the entire USA to give an emerging artist their big break.  And get this – the show was just accepted to the Ovation Channel VOD!

But to get there they need your help! – Click Here

Need more incentive? They are doing this in cooperation with the amazing non-profit – chashama.

 So please, help them help artists and be sure to tune in!

CONNECT WITH ART!

  Kickstarter Backer

 COMPANY (www.welcometocompany.com) is an online and offline community for Emerging Art.

Use Hotglue To Easily Create An Awesome Image Gallery of Your Art

HOTGLUE content manipulation system from hotglue on Vimeo.

Hotglue is a simple, easy to use visual tool for creating webpages directly in your web browser. You can create an online gallery for your art using Hotglue.  NO PROGRAMING SKILLS NEEDED. It’s free.

www.hotglue.me

With Hotglue’s features you can do the following: – direct visual editing of web-pages
– freehand composition of elements; text, pictures and video
– native video support (HTML5 video)
– rich text editing tools; size, spacing, style and weight – layering of elements
– transparency of any element (not flash embeds)
– automatic image resizing while keeping the original intact
– drag-and-drop of elements directly from desktop into web-browser
– one-click embedding of other web-site using iframe
– one-click embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos
– revisions browser; you can revert the time!
– use basic HTML and JavaScript in text-blocks to do funky stuff
– modules; extend functionality DIY

You can have your own domain and hosting or you can use Hotglue’s server for free!

Netherlands Media Art Institute: Upload Your Art to the Annlee Blog Project

The internet is considered a free medium through which people are able to find, spread and re-mix information, but at the same time this freedom is limited by boundaries like copyright laws which have become increasingly complicated and prominent. How does this influence artists? To what extent are artworks open to interpretation and intervention?In 1999, the artists Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno bought a manga character from “K” works, a Japanese firm that develops Manga figures. Huyghe and Parreno decided to ‘free the image from the animation market’, named ‘her’ Annlee, made their own initial works and invited other artists to use Annlee for new art projects, free of charge. Annlee was given a voice, history and an identity and she popped up in animation videos, paintings, objects, installations, posters and a magazine, soundworks and a book. In the end 28 works were produced by 18 different artists. The project was finalized in 2002 with the artists definitively killing her off (including a coffin) and liberating her from the realm of representation -as they described it- by signing over the copyrights of the image to Annlee herself.Is this really the end? Is Annlee dead, truly free, or both? Copyright was used explicitly to lock up an appropriated image that has the potential to flow freely as an open art work. Annlee has disappeared as an image, but not as an entity that can be discussed and talked about or as a subject for new artworks. A decade after the project came to an end, artists are invited  to respond to the Annlee project ‘unofficially’ hoping to open up the character to new art pieces. As Philippe Parreno suggested: “the project doesn’t stop in the absence of Annlee, it can always produce more authors.” We look forward to your input, ideas and brand new artworks!Art can be uploaded onto the blog dedicated to this ‘Annlee @ NIMk’ project annlee.nimk.nl. The blog will be shown in the exhibition
USER INFO
http://nimk.nl/blog/annlee/wp-admin/
user: gast
password: welkom

For inspiration and more information about the manga character and project go to:
http://www.noghostjustashell.com/
http://www.airdeparis.com/pann2.htm

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 6237101
F 020 6244423
http://www.nimk.nl

MEDIA ART, WE CARE: read, react and forward: http://nimk.nl/nl/media-art-we-care

http://nimk.nl/agenda
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NIMk.Media.Art
Twitter: http://twitter.com/NIMk_nl
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nimk
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/NIMkartchannel
Media Art Platform: http://www.mediaartplatform.nl

Link: http://annlee.nimk.nl/

Deadline: Wed Aug 15th, 2012

1 minute and 34 second video tour of our virtual art gallery show

Watch this one minute  and 34 second video preview of our virtual gallery exhibition group show

Here is the link to enter  and view the entire exhibition for a long as you like:

http://gallery.exhibbit.com/exhibition/b72b2895-1fa8-4169-9443-cb7e9457748c/index.html

Condo Painting–A Video On Artist-Painter George Condo

Recently, I watched the video Condo Painting, a 10 + year old documentary on painter George Condon. The video is available for viewing on Netflix.
At one point the video takes an unexpected turn when George Condo paints over one of his large canvas paintings. The film captures Condo going through some inner turmoil and a working-through phase that ultimately results in a radical change in his painting style. It is a fascinating video. The video also contains other enlightening aspects of the creative process captured on film. If you have a chance I recommend viewing this video.

YouTube has a few more recent videos of George Condon exhibitions and George Condo discussing his art. Here is one short video:

Make Space Art Blog Looking For New Work

Out of Space and Time

Image via Wikipedia

Make Space is a Chicago Illinois, USA, artist run blog dedicated to showing new work in all mediums. Make Space continually updates artist features, studio visits, interviews and other in-depth conversations about artists work. The purpose of the Make Space blog is to create dialogue through further investigation.

Please send 5-10 images of your art, short bio and a link to your website or blog, to: submit@make-space.net

For video work please send a link to your Vimeo or YouTube video.

Take Flight! June 2nd, NYC Art Exhibit

BENJAMIN L.M.

TAKE FLIGHT

Art Show

1 Night Only!

 

H215 GALLERY

NEW YORK, USA

55 Bethune Street

New York, New York, 10014

Thursday 2 June 2011, 6pm

Take Flight is the first solo show on American soil for Benjamin L.M.  He will be there with 8 new paintings.  Modern art in full colour that speaks clearly.  Love, flight and serious peace moves stomp across these paintings.  Important ways to hold onto.  Clarity in a murky world.  A siren in the fog.

 

The opening for the Take Flight exhibition will be filmed and form part of the documentary Benjamin L.M. – Livid Dreams Off The Leash.

 

Australian Artist Benjamin L.M.–In The Shiny Temple, Translating the Silent Voice of His Heart is an article on Benjamin L.M. by Marie Kazalia published by Yahoo! –

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7978241/australian_artist_benjamin_lmin_the.html?cat=2

 

The short art film Benjamin L.M. Out Of Nowhere has just been re-cut and loaded into YouTube.  Art by Benjamin L.M.  Music by Moby.  Produced by Beau Lambert –

http://www.youtube.com/user/BenjaminLM77?feature=mhsn

 

The first music / spoken word recording by Benjamin L.M. and Roland Black is called Silver Slide The Wheel Begins To Turn.  It’s out now through the Juno Records website –

http://www.juno.co.uk/products/1720012-02.htm?highlight=SILVER%20SLIDE

 

For information or a preview of the Take Flight show:

Barnaby Ruhe – Phone  917 721 2541  / Email  barnabyruhe@gmail.com

Directions to gallery:

H215 Apartment, 2nd floor.  L , A, C, E Trains, Subway Exit 14th Street and 8th Avenue.

From Subway:  Exit at 8th Avenue and 14th Street, go South on 8th Avenue against traffic.  One block past 12th street, take a right at Bethune Street.

 

www.benjaminlm.com

 

Benjamin L.M. Hits:2003-2010 Exhibition at Juxtapose Studios

BENJAMIN L.M.
Hits:  2003-2010
Art Show
1 Night Only!

Juxtapose Studios
Adelaide, Australia

6 Cinema Place, Adelaide
Friday 13 May 2011, 6pm

Hits:  2003 – 2010 is the first retrospective of paintings by Benjamin L.M.  A wild display of the beginning.  Strong ideas, memorable images, all the hits are here.  A powerhouse of modern colour and monotone nature.  Loud and quiet, all the ground is covered.

Take Flight is the first solo show on American soil for Benjamin L.M.  He will be flying with 10 new paintings to New York in June.  The short art film by Benjamin L.M. called Out Of Nowhere has just been re-cut and loaded into YouTube, the music is licensed from and made by Moby.  It was all pulled together by the film clip maker and photographer Beau Lambert in Los Angeles, USA.

Silver Slide “The Wheel Begins To Turn” is the debut recording by Benjamin L.M. and Roland Black.  A digital EP recorded in France and Hungary, released by Gradpeak Records and Clear Colours.  The cover art is by Benjamin L.M., his 4th album cover.

For information and a preview of the show:  Mia Dion – Phone  0404 368 318

BenjaminLM.com
JuxtaposeStudios.com.au

Artists, are you Press Ready?! Can you *pitch* an idea for an article about your art?

Amazingly, artist often do not expect press contact, even when they have a new exhibit or project underway, and many artists are just not prepared to provide information to members of the press, including blog writers and blog contributors.

When you receive a request for information for a possible article for a publication, online or print (including blogs),  take advantage of such free promotional opportunities! Prepare in advance and avoid an on-the-spot scramble for those long forgotten press releases! Keep a *Press or Media Room* on your website or artist blog that you update regularly by continually adding your press. Maintain your project art news items in chronological order with the most recent articles and press releases first. When replying to a query from a member of the press, at bare minimum, provided your direct link to your Press Room, or copy and paste from your Press Room into an email. Blog writers and other members of the press may find your press room first, see that you are Press Ready, and then contact you. If you don’t have one, start your Press Room today!

Once you are contacted for a possible article on your work reply promptly with a positive and courteous note and include information such as PDF or Doc attachments that contain your Artist Statement, CV, interviews you’ve done, press releases and previous articles— in this first contact–don’t wait to be asked. Even a writer for a blog appreciates this courtesy, and it shows your enthusiasm for their “project” to write an article about you and your art work. Enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm!

You may or may not wish to attach jpeg images in your first response, but be sure to mention your images and video clips and offer to send them upon request. I *don’t* recommend sending members of the press links to your YouTube videos or Flickr slide shows unless they ask for them, or unless that is all you have available for press viewing. Please be aware that no one is able to take sample images or download video clips from copyright protected image sites such as YouTube or Flickr. Plus how will they tell you which images they want to use? It’s not likely that anyone will take the time to write-up a list of your Flickr art image titles, email that list to you and expect you to send jpegs of those images. It is better to include 5 or 6 jpeg images as email attachments, than it is to send someone off to Flickr or YouTube for a look. An excellent way to offer a selection of images is via MobileMe iDisk or The Cloud where the press writer is easily able to preview and download selected images for one time use in their article. You the artist are giving permission for one time use by sending the jpeg image files and video clips.

Artists, do you know how to *pitch* an idea for an article about your art? Do you know how to tell others what it is that you do?

If you know someone who writes for a blog or print or online publication, why not pitch an idea to them for an article about you and your art?  Send an email. In it  talk about some of your art projects. Enthusiasm counts here too! Be sure that you mention that you  would like to develop an article idea. This may be more conversational at first or turn into a *brainstorming* session. Don’t become offended if your first ideas don’t fly. The blog writer or other media writer has many considerations that have little to do with you or your art. After some back and forth you may agree to provide press releases, write ups, jpegs and video clips featuring a specific aspect of your work or for a particular one of your projects. Consider this a beginning–an open the door to further articles. Try to see this first contact as the start of an ongoing relationship, rather than expect a one time all-encompassing article to result.

If you are pitching an idea as simple as,* post our holiday art sale*–then be sure to include the full formatted details in your email, easy to copy and paste into a blog or other article.

Don’t allow timidity or fear to prevent you from making a pitch. You will learn quickly with your first efforts, and the media contact will likely help you along the way. Once you begin making pitches, you will  recognize many more promotional opportunities for your art.

Marie Kazalia is the owner of this Artist Marketing Resources blog, and welcomes article ideas from artists and art service providers and professionals, via email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Marie Kazalia is contributing writer  for the *“Transmedia” blog (http://vasa-project.com/blog/) on photo, video, digital and sound art, and is especially interested in Video artists, photo artists, digital artists and sound artist in the geographic region that includes Cleveland and Pittsburgh. 
Feel free to email Marie Kazalia, at : MarieKazalia@gmail.com

The James Kalm Report

James Kalm just uploaded a new video, adding to his collection of over 390 videos available for viewing on YouTube. Each video is of a New York City art exhibition.  James Kalm, “the guy on the bike”, covers a wide variety of galleries and museums in New York City and Brooklyn. Subscribe on YouTube to receive notifications of new video additions.

The latest James Kalm Report:

Kenny Scharf & Dearraindrop at THE HOLE GALLERY

James Kalm has been visiting shows by Kenny Scharf since the bad old East Village days. Kenny along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat used the vernacular of old school Graffiti, and street work to infuse a whimsical and fantastic night club inspired spirit into the Downtown art scene. Dearraindrop is a “family” group of artists from Virginia Beach, Virginia consisting of Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, Billy Grant, and Owen Osborn. They collaborated in recreating Scharf’s “Cosmic Cavern” at the gallery and work in various media including video and musical performance on hand crafted instruments.