All posts tagged: Art

Creative Close-Up: For the Artists…

4.30.19 Hello everyone! I found an article from Art Business News that I wanted to share with you today. It’s by Katey Carey titled, How Artists Can Strong Impressions and Forge Relationships with Galleries. I hope you like and learn a few things from this article for those of you who are approaching and researching galleries to showcase your works. How Artists Can Make Strong Impressions and Forge Relationships with Galleries by KATIE CAREY You probably already know the basics of approaching a gallery. You have a solid portfolio of current work. You researched and targeted galleries that show relevant work. You polished your CV and artist statement. Everything has been prepared with care and you are ready to send it off and finally land representation from your target gallery. But, how can you ensure that you are making a strong impression? And what’s more, make sure you foster these important relationships? Here are just a few tips from gallerists, curators and artists on how to put your best foot forward and increase your opportunities in …

MidWeek Updates: CSU Summer Camps 2019

3.20.19 He ho…just two posts for today. Really three. The first is Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, my hometown. For those living in the area and are at a lost on what your child can do during the summer, this program is probably the answer… Credit source: CSU Activ8 Ready To Activ8 Your Summer? 10 weeks, 3 age groups and over 200 classes covering Music to Science to Sports to Media and Beyond! Parents, help your budding Genius Kids discover the exciting Summer Camp opportunities that Continuing & Professional Education has for youth in Columbus, GA to improve their knowledge and skills. Great Summer KIDS CAMPS and teen programming keep area youth engaged in education while having fun. You will find quality programs that promote leadership and youth development through enrichment activities, unique experiences, and opportunities to develop relationships with adults and peers. Activ8 includes: Activ8 Academy Activ8 Activ8ers Activ8 Between2teen Activ8 Catalog Coca-Cola Space Science Center Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative Schwob School of Music Cougar Athletics Extras   To register and more please …

MidWeek Updates: Art World Conference 2019

3.13.19 Happy Wednesday everyone! Received this one on short notice, but I hope for those interested you may still be able to attend. The Art World Conference 2019 is coming, April 25-27, 2019. Here are the details… Credit source: Eventbrite   ART WORLD CONFERENCE 2019 by Art World Conference, LLC     Welcome to ART WORLD CONFERENCE, a new, annual professional development experience bringing together ARTISTS and ARTS PROFESSIONALS at all stages in their careers. All confirmed conference Presenters are listed below! Registration includes a Welcome Party on Thursday, April 25 (6pm – 9pm) at New York Academy of Art (111 Franklin Street, NYC) and entry into two full days of programming, April 26 – 27 at New York Law School (185 West Broadway, NYC). Art World Conference is a business and financial literacy conference that includes panel discussions, conversations, and in-depth workshops addressing many of the opportunities and challenges faced by visual artists and arts professionals who work closely with artists.Topics range from sales, marketing, grants, taxes, managing debt, and investing to managing public projects, …

MidWeek Update: Doodle for Google…

3.6.19 One more thing to add and this was sent to me on very short notice! Doodle for Google is looking for students K-12 for this special project. Here are the details from their how to enter page… Credit source: Doodle for Google How to enter We’re excited to see some amazing doodles this year. Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The contest is open for entries until March 18, 2019, 8:00pm Pacific Time (PT), so here’s some information to help you get started: Download or print the entry form. Doodle:Artists create their doodles using any materials they want. Write: Doodle description – Write an artist statement to tell us a bit more about what you have drawn and how it represents something that inspires you. Fill out the rest of the required information and sign the entry form. Submit: Enter the contest. Entry form …

!Calling All Artists!

2.13.19 It’s that time again…Artsy Shark is looking for featured artists for their website for Spring 2019. Deadline is Thursday, February 21. Here are the short details…please read them carefully! Credit source: Artsy Shark Artists are juried through their website portfolios, not by uploading images! Featured artists benefit most by having traffic driven to their websites, where they can share effectively about their art, collect addresses of interested readers, or even make sales.  You will submit your website link (if you do not have a website you may use a social media page). Describe your work and why it should be featured on Artsy Shark. Submissions become part of a highly competitive jury process. Not every artist will be accepted.  There is a jury fee of $20.00 to submit your work for consideration. Artists who are accepted have NO other costs or fees whatsoever. Artists can only be featured once on Artsy Shark. We cannot accept submissions from artists who have already had a feature published.  Interested? Then apply here. Remember: Deadline for submissions is Thursday, February 21, 2019.  …

Art Feature: Rashid Johnson

2.13.19 We are continuing Black History Month with Art Feature and Rashid Johnson will be our first art feature for the month of February. Here are a few facts about Johnson. Johnson produces conceptional post-blacks art Studied at  Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago His work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC; the Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Johnson is also a photographer and sculpture, who presents audio, through music, also known for artistic productions and process, combining various science through black history   To know more about this artist, go to www.artnet.com/artists/rashid-johnson.    Featured and other images: Kvadrat Interwoven, Wikipedia, & ArtNet News

Creative Close-Up: Inside the Contemporary Art World

1.28.19 Hello everyone! The last few days of January are upon us and it’s time for a creative close-up of a documentary film I just have seen on Netflix. Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World, explores the value of contemporary art. The film was released in September 2017. The docufilm directed by Barry Avrich speaks to gallerists, journalist, collectors, art critics, even the artists such as Marina Abramovic, Rashid Johnson, and Julian Schnabel.  The value of art can be tricky business, how about trying to find your target market…that is tricky too. I found this short review from Shayna Weingast on the Tribeca website.  “As one art scene insider proclaims, the contemporary art world can be summed up as “rich people trying to prove how rich they are,” but is that all there is to this billion dollar industry? Well-researched and expertly constructed, Barry Avrich’s eye-opening documentary peels back the layers of the art world economy- from production to circulation, and delineates every integral player in the game of art-making, including curators, gallerists, collectors, donors, auction …

MW Update: Art Competitions/Exhibitions for January 2019

1.23.19 Hump Day Wednesday! It’s time to look at some upcoming art competition and exhibitions. If you like to get your artwork out there, Artshow can help… Credit source: Artshow 3rd Annual Colors Art Competition Fusion Art announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, February 1-28, 2019. Best in Show winners invited to the 4th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs. Top 5 winners invited to join Fusion Art’s Artsy.net gallery. Juror: Chris Hoffman. For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography using a concentration of colors. One color or a multitude of colors meet the criteria for this competition. This is an international open (no theme) competition so any subject matter and any media are acceptable. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: January 27, 2019. More info. Contact: email     9th Annual “CityScapes” Online Art Competition Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery seeks entries for an online art exhibition, February 1-28, 2019. Extensive worldwide publicity & promotion, 550+ …