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Creative Close-Up: Read Up On This….

April 24 / 17 Hello! April is coming to a close and it’s time from some Creative Close-Up. Today a found a few articles you may want to read…. cred: artsy shark, arts business institute, skinny artist 6 Ways to Boost Your Online Art Sales By Carolyn Edlund     Are You Disorganized? It Could be Hurting Your Art Business  by guest blogger Katie Carey     Here three from Skinny Artist…. Your Creativity Changes Lives–Know It, Believe It, Live It! by Liz DeMarco   How to be Creative While on the Road by Millie Swaby-Pritchard   Living a More Creative Life by JoAnneh Nagler   I hope these articles put a bit of creative fire in you for the week. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!                                                       featured images: wallpaperscraft, artsy shark, arts business institute

Wednz Scene: VCFA Protest Art & The Art of Protest: An Assembly

April 19 / 17 Good Morning! Found this helpful ad while I was reading an article on Hyperallergic. Take a look and see what you think….. cred: vermont college of fine arts Protest Art and The Art of Protest: An Assembly How do works of art become acts of political discourse? How might artists be at the center of viable, enduring, meaningful resistance and dialogue within their communities? This August 18-21, 2017, Vermont College of Fine Arts will host Protest Art / Art of Protest: an assembly. This event will be a multi-disciplinary exploration of the form and content, purpose, and history of protest art and the art of protest. Join us in a shared determination to connect artistic practice to political protest, and with full awareness that the mindful process of artistic innovation is inherently political. Lectures, workshops, and process statements will provide the jumping off points for hands-on collaborative and individual creative projects of meaningful and expressive resistance in the service of social justice. Online pre- and post-planning, discussion forums, and work-sharing will extend …

Wknd Scene: Art Exhibition Contests

April 8 / 17 Afternoon all! Time for some art exhibition contests and opportunities. Found several that you can choose….. cred: art show Art Festival of Henderson The City of Henderson announces a call to artists for its annual art festival, May 13 & 14, 2017 at Events Plaza, Water Street in Henderson, Nevada. Eligible media: ceramics, metalwork, drawing/pastels, sculpture, leather, mixed media, glass, photography, jewelry (ornamental/costume and precious metals), fiber/textiles/batik, painting (oil/acrylic and watercolor), graphics/printmaking, wood, fiber (wearables). $25 application fee. Booths: $200-$500. Deadline: April 14, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 702-267-4152.   Call For Entries – Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 38th Juried Exhibition The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society announces a call to artists for their annual juried exhibition, September 11 – October 28, 2017, at the Adams County Arts Council in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. $14,000 in awards. Jurors: Selection – Jeanne Dobie, Awards – Marjorie Glick. Open to all artists 18 and over working with water media on paper. Only original work never was shown in any previous juried show or a PWS exhibition. No …

Wednz Scene: Call for Artists Opportunities….

March 15 / 17 Afternoon all! Just one post today, but it is full of artistic opportunities. Take a look to see which you think is right for you….. cred: artshow.com Summer of Love Arc Gallery in San Francisco seeks entries for “Summer of Love,” May 20 – June 10, 2017. This exhibition pays tribute to the 1967 Summer of Love and celebrates its 50th anniversary. Bay Area artists are invited to submit works that celebrate or reimagine the brief period in 1967 that was the Summer of Love. $250 Juror’s Award to 3 artists for work with most imaginative interpretation. Artists may explore these themes: Peace, Love, Freedom; social movements that arose out of the Summer of Love such as Anti-war, Environmental, Free Speech, Black Power, Women’s Movement, Gay Rights, Sexual Revolution, Farm Workers, Student Movement; anti-establishment attitudes; hippies and flower children; psychedelia; 1967 bands and music; pop art & pop art; fiber art incorporating tie-dye, macramé, embroidery or beading; poster art; and artwork utilizing fonts popular in that era. Open to artists residing …

Wednz Scene: Online Contests & Exhibitions

March 1 / 17 Hi again….found some online contests and other great opportunities to pass along. Read on…. cred: art show International Call for Artists “Human Nature” Call for entry Colors of Humanity Art Gallery seeks entries for an online art exhibition, April 1-30, 2017. Cash prizes will be given. Juror: Janelle Cogan. This show is all about the human figure and portrait as well as referring to the distinguishing characteristics of humans – including ways of thinking, feeling and acting – which humans tend to have naturally, independently of the influence of culture. We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to Your Safe Haven, a nonprofit agency, located in Bedford County, PA, that serves victims of all serious crimes and their families. All artists 18 and over may enter 2D works in all types of media. $20 for 1 or 2 pieces (You may enter more than once). Deadline: March 15, 2017. More info. Contact: email   “Open” Quarterly Online Art Competition Fusion Art invites submissions for its 2nd …

Creative Close-Up: Art Tips of the Sharing Kind…

Feb. 27 / 17  Hey again! As most of you know, I like to show people the best in art education, websites, and what not. I found this article from Artsy Shark by guest blogger Adam Eisenstat titled, How to Write a Compelling Artist Statement. It’s worth the read, this may be a great benefit…. cred: adam eisenstat & artsy shark How to Write a Compelling Artist Statement by Artsy Shark guest blogger Adam Eisenstat Why is an artist statement important? An artist statement is a marketing piece designed to make someone interested in your work. A good artist statement helps make an artist and his/her work more compelling. Many artists believe their work speaks for itself, which is true to an extent. But a strong written overview/explanation of what you do—emphasizing key aspects of your work and, if relevant, your life—can expand and even enhance the work in important ways. I’ve written materials for many artists working in a wide variety of styles and genres. One artist statement I did illustrates particularly well how this …

Wednesday Scene: Put Your Art on Display @ Spectrum Indian Wells Art Show

Feb. 22 / 17 Good Morning everybody! The Spectrum Indian Well Art Show is approaching and for those who want to display their work at this show, well you can. Here is a preview…. cred: spectrum indian wells art show EXHIBIT AT SPECTRUM INDIAN WELLS GALLERY-STYLE EXHIBITION SPACE Spectrum Indian Wells, held in California’s Coachella Valley from March 16 – 19, 2017, is a juried show with an Exhibitor Committee consisting of four individuals with outstanding reputations in publishing and artist development. Strict hanging guidelines, aesthetics, and attention to detail will be enforced, providing a streamlined, crisp, and clean venue for gallery owners, designers, architects, and collectors to enjoy. Spectrum Indian Wells—it’s the place to be in March. Here are the top reasons why you should exhibit at this upscale contemporary art show: We’re bringing the excitement of our Spectrum art show to the Coachella Valley—all the things you’ve come to know and love about Spectrum, now in Indian Wells. A state-of-the-art exhibition space awaits you, replete with a sleek design, gallery-style layout, and Sculpture Garden. March …

Weekend Scene: ABI Reminder…..Artist & Maker Business Bootcamp

Feb. 4 / 17 First weekend for February. Not a lot to cover, but I do have a reminder, courtesy of the Arts Business Institute (ABI). I’ve posted this a few months ago, but again this is a reminder…. cred: arts business institute February 18-19, 2017 Hilton Garden Inn 1100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA Learn How to Price, Market and Sell Your Art or Craft   Are you passionate about growing your creative business? This event is designed specifically for fine artists and craft artists who want to succeed on a professional level.   Schedule at a Glance Saturday, February 18th 9:00 a.m.  Registration opens 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    The New Marketplace – Wendy Rosen 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Creative Marketing Strategies – Carolyn Edlund 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Lunch break 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.     Wholesale 101 – Wendy Rosen 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       Creative Sales Strategies  – Carolyn Edlund 3:00 p.m.     Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)   Sunday, February 19th 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Pricing for Profit – Rosen/Edlund 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. …