Wednz Scene: The Armory Show & Volta Art Fair Updates

Wednz Scene: The Armory Show & Volta Art Fair Updates

March 14 / 18

Hello everybody! Two events have passed recently, The Armory Show and Volta Art Fair. Both events were in NYC and if I’m not mistaken, during the same dates of March 8-11. Here’s a peek at what happened…





VOLTA 2018

Hope you guys enjoyed these little peeks. Can’t wait for next years art fairs!



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Weekend Scene: Art Business Bootcamp

Weekend Scene: Art Business Bootcamp

February 24 / 18

Afternoon everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve checked out Arts Business Institute. They now have an Art Business Bootcamp coming in April.

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This two-day intensive professional development program presents practical strategies and information on specific markets, with a focus on ways that artists and makers can build sustainable small businesses. Many of the most common challenges artists face will be discussed at length, in an interactive format that invites Q&A within every presentation.

The boot camp schedule will include the following topics:

  • The New Marketplace

  • Creative Marketing for Artists

  • Building Gallery Relationships

  • Selling Art Online

  • Pricing for Profit

  • Booth Design

  • Creating an Effective Art Website

  • The Corporate Art Market

Personalized consultation appointments are also available at this event for an additional $30 charge. Artists who plan to attend should book their consultation at the time of registration to avoid disappointment.

The boot camp will be held at Naples Art Association, 585 Park Street, Naples, Florida on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, lasting from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

Speakers at this event will be:

Wendy Rosen, founder of Best in American Made, The Arts Business Institute, and the American Made Alliance, and publisher of NICHE Magazine for retailers. Rosen has been mentoring and working with artists for over four decades, with a deep knowledge of the business structure and market options for artists.




Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark, Executive Director of The Arts Business Institute, and art business consultant. As a former owner of a production studio and an outside rep for art publishing companies, she specializes in marketing and sales topics.

Tuition for this two-day workshop is $225 for Naples Art Association members and $250 for non-members.

To know even more about the workshop, click here.



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Artsy Shark: Call for Artist

Artsy Shark: Call for Artist

February 15 / 18

It’s that time…Artsy Shark is now looking for artists to be featured on their website. Here are the details…

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Call for Artists! Artsy Shark is now accepting submissions from artists who would like to be featured during the coming months. The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2018.


Visual artists in any medium are invited to apply to become an Artsy Shark featured artist. Mediums include painting, drawing, sculpture, clay, fiber, glass, wood, printmaking and others.

Each individual portfolio article gives the artist an opportunity to tell their story in their own words, talk about their inspiration and technique, and present their work to our large audience. All features are promoted heavily through social media and email marketing.

Since 2010, over 1,000 artist features have been published on this site. All artist features are permanent and may be viewed here.

Artists who submit an application enter a competitive juried process which has a jury fee of $20. Not all artists will be offered a feature. Any artist who has previously been featured may not apply again. Selection is made through viewing the applicant’s art website or other online presence. All artists will be notified of the results of their application within three weeks of the application deadline.

A link to the featured artist’s own website appears prominently in each article. This gives artists the opportunity to make sales of their work, and capture email addresses of interested readers on their own site. Artsy Shark receives no fees or commissions whatsoever for any sales or contracts that result from being featured.

Interested? Click the link below to learn more and apply.

Click here to apply.


Enjoy the rest of your Thursday, be blessed.



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Shadow Spotlight: Three Black Contemporary Artists Already Rising

Shadow Spotlight: Three Black Contemporary Artists Already Rising

February 12 / 18

Hey! Hope everyone had a great weekend. A new week is beginning so let’s start off with Shadow Spotlight. Black History Month is here and this month we are going to be putting the spotlight on Black Contemporary Artists that have been on the rise. Again, I rather let the work do the talking…


Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Here is a guy that went through a lot, but that didn’t stop him to achieve the goals he wanted to reach in life. In this interview below, Quinn talks about how his family abandoned him and how he was able to accomplish success in his art career. The works you see reflect that. There is another part of this interview. To see more of his work, go to





Shantell Martin

Shantell Martin, with her artwork.

Known for her whimsical stream of consciousness drawing and light perfections, this British artist has already made a mark in the art world.  She’s been plenty busy with projects all around the world. I’ve featured her on this blog site a few years ago and it’s really good to see where she is today. Go to for more of her work.



Rahiem Milton

Rahiem Milton

I first became acquainted with this man’s work through Instagram. Let me say that he’s already becoming a creative force in the black community. His works have the ability to grab your attention. With the use of light, darkness, or color, Milton has created a wide set of portraits that have beauty, strength, vulnerability, and power. Want to see more? Go


Hope you enjoyed this spotlight today. We’ll be celebrating more Black History through creativity. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!





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Weeknd Scene: 40th Annual Long’s Park Art Festival

Weeknd Scene: 40th Annual Long’s Park Art Festival

February 10 / 18

Hello…..busy, busy. Found an art exhibition you guys can participate in. I’m not going to beat around the bush so read below…

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40th Annual Long’s Park Art Festival

Labor Day Weekend, Friday – Sunday, August 31, and September 1, 2, 2018


Applications will be accepted now through March 1, 2018.


We are proud and honored to have been voted Best of Lancaster County for 2017, one of the Top 5 East Coast Art Fairs for 2017 by Art Fair Calendar, and one of the Top 50 Art Fairs for 2017 nationally.

This Labor Day weekend (August 31, September 1 & 2, 2018), over 11,000 art lovers will make their way to beautiful Long’s Park to shop for fine art and high-quality crafts. Set in an historic tree-lined park where booths follow walkways surrounding a tranquil freshwater lake, this top-rated show draws sophisticated, high-income buyers from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, New York, and beyond thanks to the quality of its exhibitors and extensive marketing throughout the region. The Long’s Park Art Festival treats its guests to an outdoor gallery of the best work being created, and its exhibitors to unequaled hospitality.

If you like to receive announcements and offers for this festival click here.



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Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists….

Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists….

February 7 / 18

Hello everybody…wifi has been acting up earlier this morning, but it’s all good now. It’s that time again. Artists, if you want to show your work to the world, this is the time and opportunity. Thanks to, you can. Here are several competitions and or exhibitions you can apply to…

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Call to Artists for St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

Artists are invited to apply for the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts, held May 5-6, 2018 at First Street in Sanford, Florida. $3,000 Best in Show; $12,000 in these categories: Awards of Excellence, Awards of Distinction, Juror’s Choice. Fine arts, fine crafts may be submitted with three photos of the artwork and one of the booths set up. All artwork must be current and represent the entire body of work to be shown. All applications are juried by a committee. Applications can be made on ZAPP. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 407-416-1779.



Fine Art Fine Wine Fair

Artists are invited to apply for the Fine Art Fine Wine Fair, held June 23-24, 2018 at St Mary’s in Orchard Lake, MI. Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, & Honorable Mention. Jurors: Elizabeth Wilson, Karyn Stetz, & TBD. Categories include Ceramics, Collage, Drawing, Digital, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture, Upcycled Art, Woodworking, Miscellaneous. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 734-476-1772.




Long’s Park Art Festival

Artists are invited to apply for the Long’s Park Art Festival, held August 31 – September 2, 2018, at Long’s Park in Lancaster, PA. Over 11,000 art lovers will make their way to the beautiful tree-lined park where booths follow walkways surrounding a tranquil, freshwater lake. This top-rated show draws sophisticated, high-income buyers from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, New York and beyond. Eligible media include Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber (Decorative & Wearable), Furniture, Glass, Jewelry (Non-precious & Precious), Leather, Metal, Mixed Media (2D & 3D), Painting (acrylic, oil, or watercolor), Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. See prospectus for complete details. $35 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email




Call for Artists and Artisans

JART, Inc./Spotsy Arts Festival seeks artists and artisans for a juried Arts Festival, August 11-12, 2018 on the Historic Courthouse grounds in Spotsylvania County, VA, strategically located between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA. $6,000 in awards. Jurors: Joe DiBella, Ed King, and Patricia Troiani. Seeking fine art, fine craft, specialty foods, etc. Everything must be handmade with the artist/maker present. Booth Fees: $400 by February 1 (discounted rate), or $500 by March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 703.887.2878.



Art in the Wilds

Artists are invited to apply for the 12th annual “Art in the Wilds” Fine Arts Show, held June 23 and 24, 2018 at Evergreen Park in Kane, PA. Cash awards. Seeking handmade fine arts and fine crafts including watercolors, acrylics, oils, drawing, pastels, leather, wood, glass, jewelry, pottery, fiber, photography, mixed media, printmaking, graphics, and sculpture. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email




Monument Square Art Festival

The Racine Arts Council seek artists for the Monument Square Art Festival, June 9 & 10 at Monument Square in Downtown Racine, WI. $1,600 in cash awards. One of Wisconsin’s oldest and most respected juried fine art fairs features 70 artists from around the country exhibiting works in a variety of media including Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Fibers and Wearables, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, and Painting. $20 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 262-635-0261.




Round the Fountain Art Fair

The Round the Fountain Art Fair committee announces a call to artists for the Round the Fountain Art Fair, May 26, 2018, at the Courthouse Square in Lafayette, Indiana. $1200 Best in Show, $750 2nd Place, $500 3rd Place, 10 merit awards $250 each. All awards include automatic acceptance to next year’s fair. All fine arts are eligible: acrylic, ceramics, graphics, fiber, watercolor, oil, pastel, photography, wood, jewelry, sculpture, etc. No furniture or garments, limited fine crafts. $35 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 765-491-6298.




2018 New Hope Art League Juried Art Show

The New Hope Art League announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 6-20, 2018 at The Conservatory in Doylestown, PA. Up to $3,000 in awards. Jurors: Lisa Tremper Hanover and James Toogood. Anyone 18 and older may enter original art, not previously shown in NHAL or other local area shows or exhibits. Paintings works on paper, mixed media, photography, digital art & sculpture. No copies of artworks or artists. No works reproduced by any commercial process, no giclees, video, film, jewelry or fiber art. Max size is 40in. on the longest side, including the frame. Three dimensional & assembled works must be stable and safe for viewing. maximum footprint 40in.x40in., artists must provide a stand that is finished and structurally sound. $25 for members/ $40 for non-members, 2 artworks max. Entrants may have 2 non-juried portfolio pieces. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 561-400-1958.


There are many more! All you need to do is check out to find even more opportunities. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.



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Wednz Scene: Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Wednz Scene: Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

January 31 / 18

Good morning all…last day for this month. Can you believe it? Anyhow, I have something of interest courtesy of Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. They are having their 33rd Art Competition this year. Here are the details from a press release that was sent to me…


33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 6, 2018
Artists from across the globe are invited to enter the 33rd Annual Chelsea International Fine Art
Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the
CIFAC continues its tradition of honoring selected artists and awarding prizes aimed at giving artists
invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition.

“The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is one of the most established prominent
international competition today. Juried by a panel of experts in the contemporary art
world, the competition provides artists working in all media an opportunity to be seen and
to possibly be showcased in the most relevant art market in the world. Come join our
family of artists and share your work with art experts who recognize real talent when they
see it!”
-Angela Di Bello, Executive Director, Agora Gallery

This year’s competition awards are valued at over $70,000 and are designed specifically to support our
larger mission: to promote the spread of extraordinary and innovative art in our modern world and to
ensure the future productivity and enhance the careers of selected artists. Aside from cash prizes, other
awards include participation in the collective exhibition, magazine profiles, valuable PR opportunities and
an honorable mention and a complimentary entry to the 34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
(Feb. 2019). A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart

“Before entering the gallery, I experienced an OMG! moment, when I saw that one of my works was
selected for the outdoor display poster. Once inside, my feelings were a little vague at first. Even standing
there, in the space, I was still trying to absorb the fact that my artwork was being exhibited in a New York
gallery. Then I felt honored, humbled, and delighted, all at the same time. I was very impressed with the
thoughtfulness in which the work was displayed. The whole show looked great!.”
-Rosanne Wolfe, United States, 2017 Selected Artist

The 2018 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be accepting entries February 6th –
March 12th, 2018. Results are announced on April 23rd, 2018, with the competition exhibition
scheduled for August 14–25, 2018.

Interested? Ready to seize the opportunity and take your career to the next level? Visit for competition details and instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at

Wednz Scene: Artexpo New York 2018

Wednz Scene: Artexpo New York 2018

January 24 / 18

Hello everyone! The Artexpo New York 2018 is coming and there is a lot of information that I need to give to you. Firstly, this exhibition is celebrating 40 years. This giant exhibition has showcased artists from Andy Warhol, Keith Harring, and many more. Not only to display great artwork, Artexpo has changed the way people buy and sell art.

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ARTEXPO NEW YORK 2018 / APRIL 19-22, 2018

Each year thousands of art industry insiders flock to Artexpo New York in search of the art and artists that will shape trends in galleries worldwide. Hosting more than 32,000 avid art enthusiasts annually, we’re the largest international gathering of qualified trade buyers—including gallery owners and managers, art dealers, interior designers, architects, corporate art buyers, and art and framing retailers. 

For forty years and counting, Artexpo has been changing the way people buy and sell art. Our annual, juried expo brings the biggest publishers, galleries, and collectors face to face with hundreds of established and emerging artists. In short, we’re the world’s largest fine art marketplace. 

This year, we’ll host over 400+ innovative exhibiting artists, galleries, and publishers from across the globe, showcasing exciting original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs, glass works and more—all under one roof at Pier 94.

For those of you who want to exhibit your artwork, they are taking applications. Click If you’re interested in attending, here are some key notes to remember.




(Trade Attendees Only)
Thursday, April 19 | 12 – 7 PM
Friday, April 20 | 10 AM – 4 PM


(Trade Attendees Only)
Thursday, April 19 | 5 – 7 PM



(Trade & Public Welcome)
Friday, April 20 | 4 PM – 8 PM



(Trade & Public Welcome)
Saturday, April 21 | 11 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, April 22 | 11 AM – 6 PM




  • Children ages 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult

  • Discounted admission is available for seniors 60 years of age and over

  • Discounted admission is available with presentation of a valid student ID (for students in middle school through college)

  • Pets are not allowed on-site except service animals

  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use. Check in with security from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. upon arriving

  • Photography of the artwork is only allowed with the exhibitor’s permission

General inquiries for ticket refunds can be sent to




Artexpo New York offers complimentary admission for trade and media professionals, including designers, architects, or gallery owners. Speed your registration process by registering online by April 12, 2018.

If you’re an industry buyer, such as a designer, architect, or gallery owner, register for your complimentary Trade Pass online.


Open rooftop parking at Pier 92 is $35 for 10 hours or $40 for 24 hours. Please access Pier 92 parking via the automobile ramp at the intersection of 55th Street and the West Side Highway. All vehicles should follow signs for the NYC Passenger Ship Terminal parking. Please note that height restriction is 8’6”.

*Parking spaces are dependent upon cruise activity.


For tickets and all sorts of information, go to



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