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Wednz Scene: Another Call for Artist

Wednz Scene: Another Call for Artist

November 8 / 17

One last post for today and yes it’s another call for artists. Artsy Shark is looking for artists to be featured on their website. Below is a brief and detailed info about what you need to do….


Credit source: Artsy Shark

Visual artists in any medium are invited to apply to become an Artsy Shark featured artist.

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.

Apply Here

 

Enjoy the rest of your Hump Wednesday, be always blessed!

 

 

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Wednz Scene: Artsy Shark Calling for Artists

Wednz Scene: Artsy Shark Calling for Artists

July 19 / 17

Hello! One more thing….Artsy Shark is calling for submissions between July 19-27, 2017. Please read the following below…..


credit source: artsy shark

ARTSY SHARK 

Call for Artists
Submissions accepted July 19-27, 2017
We need 48 artists to feature and promote through individual portfolio articles
in the coming months.
Submissions are now being accepted from visual artists 
in every medium and category, including painting, drawing, mixed media, wood, glass, fiber, ceramic, metal, photography, digital art, printmaking, collage, jewelry, sculpture, and others.
Go to www.artsyshark.com/become-a-featured-artist.  Submissions will be accepted starting July 19, 2017. Deadline is midnight EST on July 27, 2017
Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!
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Creative Close-Up: Art Tips of the Sharing Kind…

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 standard promotional piece can really complement the work. The artist works in encaustics (wax paintings), and she’s a psychotherapist. Her paintings are very colorful and abstract. To look at them, you probably wouldn’t know that memory is a major theme of her art, and you certainly wouldn’t know that she’s a psychotherapist. But this information is crucial to her work, and knowing it clearly enhances the viewer’s understanding.

What makes a good artist statement?

Clarity. You should get to the point and be thorough about your art, but not exhaustive.

There’s always more you can say about your work (since you know everything about it), but saying too much can muddle your message.

Brevity. An artist statement should be concise. Rare is the statement that’s more than 500 words (one page, single-spaced). You have to assume that most people who see your statement will only read two or three paragraphs (if that), which is why the key information should be at the top. Keep in mind: an artist statement is a work of publicity, not scholarship or explication.

Focus. Initially, before even thinking about the specifics of your statement, you should ask yourself: What am I trying to accomplish as an artist; who am I trying to reach? This is the strategic dimension of the statement—it requires that you clarify your goals, and then write about your art accordingly, to serve those goals.

What information should be included in an artist statement?

Your statement should contain only that information you consider most important—to your art and to your goals. Stick to the basics.

Art theory, jargon, and complex ideas should be used sparingly. What if your art is genuinely complex and/or rooted in theory? That’s fine, but in your statement you should just hint at these ideas and complexities; provide a basic outline.

Here are some examples of information to include:

* Basic concept of the work/series

* Major themes, primary subject matter/imagery

* Process/methodology for creating your work

* Materials used (paint type, colors, dimensions, etc.).

* How your work is different from other artists using similar materials/similar approach

* Compositional philosophy/conceptual approach

* Influences/current inspirations

* Overarching message of your work, basic philosophy, etc.

What autobiographical elements should be included in the statement?

This leads to another question: What importance do autobiographical elements play in your work?

An artist statement should be light on personal information (which can be included in your resume or in a separate bio, if necessary). An exception to this would be if your biography—personal details of your life—are directly relevant to your work. In that case, you might want to include more autobiographical information than someone who does not overtly draw from his/her life as a basis for their art. Of course every artist draws on his/her life experience, but a lot of those details aren’t necessarily relevant and can be left out.

Some final words

Many artists approach self-promotion with dread—it may not be natural for them, and they would really just prefer to work on their art. The biggest artists don’t usually have to worry about the details of their marketing, but if you’re like most artists you probably don’t have that luxury, so you’ll have to do much if not all of your own promotion. It doesn’t have to be such a chore, though; it can be enriching and actually help you understand your own work better. And ultimately, the point is to get your work out there and advance your career. You can make promoting your work creative and personally rewarding.

 

I told you it was worth a read. I hope that Mr. Eisenstat’s article leaves you with lessons to tackle self-promotion. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!

To know a bit more about Adam Eisenstat, you can go to www.linkedin.com/in/adameisenstat/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Scene: Artsy Shark is Calling for Artists……

Weekend Scene: Artsy Shark is Calling for Artists……

November 12 / 16

Hello and Good Morning! Weekend is here and it’s time to relax and get creative, because Artsy Shark is looking for artists for Winter 2016.

 

They’re accepting submissions from November 10 – 18, 2016. For more information go here.

For those who are not familiar with Artsy Shark, it’s a website that publishes about the art business, marketing, tips, inspirations, and ideas for a growing art business. They also feature and promote artists.

They do personalized business consulting and other services. You can also subscribe for their newsletters. For more on all that was touched on, go to www.artstyshark.com.

Remember, they are taking submissions between November 10-18, 2016. 

A few more things to cover……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: artist eye studio, unknown

 

Shadow Spotlight: Artsy Shark

Shadow Spotlight: Artsy Shark

July 11 /16

Good Morning! The weekend has come to an end and now it’s time to crunch. This will be a short week for Shadowbox, but don’t worry, we got great creative information to pass along. First, today’s Creative Close-Up goes to Artsy Shark.

What is Artsy Shark? Well, as it states on the website, Artsy Shark inspires artists to build better businesses. Founded by Carolyn Edlund, Artsy Shark provides business tips to artists who want to take their craft to a whole another level. To marketing, selling, building relationships with retailers and galleries, to target your market, mentoring, one-on-one consultations, and so on.

Artsy Shark not only educates artists, but helps promote their work, that’s where Featured Artists comes in. All you have to do is submit your artwork, providing a jury fee, and that’s where the promotion begins. Plenty of it. Another way to keep up with opportunities, offers, and other notifications, you can become a subscriber. Just recently, the site has now added their new online art gallery.

So to conclude, Artsy Shark promotes, educates, and helps artists to build better businesses.

If you want to grow, seek knowledge, promote your work or to become a subscriber, go to www.artsyshark.com.

Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!

P.S. Almost forgot, submissions are closed and won’t open until Autumn 2016. That gives you some time to get your work together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured & other images: unknown & artsyshark.com

Just In: Artsy Shark Calling for Featured Artists

Just In: Artsy Shark Calling for Featured Artists

May 22 / 16

Hey everyone! Just wanted to pass this along that Artsy Shark is looking for artists to feature on their website in the coming months. I did mention this weeks ago, so now I’m mentioning it again. Read on….


(cred: Artsy Shark)

CALL FOR ARTISTS, SUMMER 2016

 

Artsy Shark is searching for 48 new artists to feature and promote in the coming months. Artists are selected through a juried submission process, which is now open. Deadline is midnight Eastern time, May 26, 2016. 

Interested in being a featured artist on ArtsyShark.com? Visual artists in any medium who would like to be considered may submit an application from May 18-26, 2016. This is a competitive juried submission process, and not all artists will be accepted.

Each artist who is featured has the opportunity to present their portfolio and share their story and inspiration in an individual article on Artsy Shark. Artist features are sent to thousands of email subscribers and viewed by many of the 35,000 unique visitors who come to this site each month.

When an artist is featured, their article includes a link directly to their art website, sending interested readers to learn more about them and view their art. This offers the chance for artists to gain email subscribers, increase their social media following, and make sales.

Many artists have sold art, gotten commissions and received contract offers as a result of this exposure. Each feature is permanent, which means that it continues to promote the artist, who can use the link as long as they like. The current Featured Artist Gallery contains over 800 artist features at this time.

There is a jury fee of $20.00 for each artist submission. Applicants will be juried by viewing the artist’s website and online presence, not through uploading images.

Within a few weeks after the deadline, all artists will be notified as to whether or not they have been accepted. No fees or commissions are collected by Artsy Shark on resulting sales of artwork.

APPLY HERE

 

Come on by Wednesday for more! Be safe and blessed!

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Scene Weekend: Featured Artist & A Photography Show

Scene Weekend: Featured Artist & A Photography Show

April 9 / 16

Hello and Good Afternoon! Have two things to pass along. Even though there aren’t taking any featured artist submissions yet…..Artsy Shark will be looking when May comes, while there is an upcoming photography show from The Association of Photography International Art Dealers. Read on…..


cred: Artsy Shark

ARTSY SHARK

Become a Featured Artist

Calls for featured artists happen several times per year. The next opportunity to apply to be featured will be in May, 2016. Interested in receiving an invitation for the next Call for Artists? Please become a subscriber.

How to Apply to Be a Featured Artist

Artists are juried through submission of their website link, not through uploading images!  Yes, you read that correctly. 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. So you will not upload images during the submission process.

You will submit your website link and other places your work can be seen online, and 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. Artists will be notified of jury results within three weeks of the deadline. There is a jury fee of $20.00 to submit your work for consideration.

There are no additional costs whatsoever to any artist for being featured. Artsy Shark receives no payment or commission of any kind on resulting art sales that may be made.

Submissions are closed, but please be on the look out in May!

Go to www.artsyshark.com to become a subscriber. 

 

 


 

cred: aipad.com

 

THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY ART DEALERS

THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

PARK AVENUE ARMORY

643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Celebrating its 36th year in 2016, The Photography Show | presented by AIPAD will be held in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at the Park Avenue Armory. With more than 85 of the world’s leading photography art galleries exhibiting, the Show commences with an exclusive preview of the Show floor during the Opening Night Preview on Wednesday, April 13.

To see the floor plan click here.

PUBLIC HOURS

Wednesday, April 13

Press and VIP Preview: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Opening Night Preview: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 14

Private Tours: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Show Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 15

Private Tours: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Show Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 16

Private Tours: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Show Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 17

Private Tours: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Show Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

ADMISSION

Tickets may be purchased online and onsite throughout the duration of the Show. Each ticket admits one person. No transfers, discounts, refunds, exchanges, or upgrades.

 

Opening Night Preview Tickets

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $250

Includes entry for one (1) person to the Opening Night Preview from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The ticket also includes two (2) one-day Show tickets and one (1) copy of the AIPAD Membership Directory and Illustrated Catalogue. Includes open bar, passed hors d’oeuvre, hors d’oeuvre buffet, and desserts.

 

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $150

Includes entry for one (1) person to the Opening Night Preview from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ticket also includes one, one-day Show ticket. Includes open bar, light hors d’oeuvre, and desserts.

 

Click here for more information on the Opening Night Preview.

Purchase Tickets

 

Show Tickets
Adult | $30

Includes exhibition access for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (does not include catalogue).

 

Student | $20 with valid student ID

Includes exhibition access for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (not applicable for faculty and does not include catalogue).

Accompanied children ages 12 and under are free

Purchase Tickets

 

 

That is it. I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your weekend. Be safe and be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured and other photo cred: unknown & aipad.com & artsyshark.com

 

Artscene Newsletter Alert: Artsy Shark Needs You!

Artscene Newsletter Alert: Artsy Shark Needs You!

April 6, 2015

Good Afternoon good people. This is what I call an artscene alert. It would’ve made no sense to wait till Wednesday to post this. I just found this out today and I wanted to make sure all my readers get this info right away. I hope this interests you, because if it does, you need to pounce on this opportunity right away!


ARTSY SHARK CALLS FOR FEATURED ARTISTS

from their website:

Visual artists in any medium who would like to be considered as a featured artist on Artsy Shark may submit an application from April 1 – 10, 2015. This is a competitive juried submission process, and not all artists will be accepted.

Each selected artist is featured in an individual article on Artsy Shark, presenting their portfolio and sharing their story in their own words. Each feature also includes a link to drive traffic directly to the artist’s own website, where they can gain subscribers and social media followers, grow their network and make art sales.

Each featured artist article is emailed to thousands of subscribers, promoted extensively on social media, and seen by many of over 35,000 unique readers who visit ArtsyShark.com each month. It then becomes a permanent part of the Featured Artist Gallery, which contains more than 500 artist features at this time.

Artist features are permanent. The artist can use the link to their featured article for as long as they like and may consider it an extension of their marketing efforts.

There is a jury fee of $20.00 for each artist submission. Applicants will be juried by viewing the artist’s website and online presence.

Within a few weeks after the deadline, all artists will be notified as to whether or not they have been accepted. No fees or commissions are collected by Artsy Shark on resulting sales of artwork.

If your interested you have until April 10, which is this Friday! Want to know more, go here.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be always blessed!

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