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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…


Credit source: Artsy Shark

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.

 

 

Image source: Artsy Shark, unknown

 

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Wednz Scene: Artsy Shark & Art Business Summit

Wednz Scene: Artsy Shark & Art Business Summit

January 3 / 18

One last post, courtesy of Artsy Shark. There will be an art business summit in Boston Massachusetts, April 16 – 17, 2018. Here is what to expect during the summit.


Credit source: Artsy Shark

 

 

Boston Arts Business Institute Summit

April 16-17, 2018

Somerville, Massachusetts

Don’t miss this upcoming two-day intensive professional development workshop, taking place in the Boston area next April. Co-sponsored by The Arts Business Institute and Art Specifier, this summit will present practical, step-by-step information focusing on the biggest challenges artists have in launching and growing their creative businesses.

Our program includes the following presentations:

  • The New Marketplace

  • Creative Marketing Strategies

  • How to Work with Art Consultants, Designers, and Stagers

  • Wholesale 101

  • Pricing for Profit

  • Social Media for Artists

  • Sales Strategies

  • How to Sell Art Online

In addition to these interactive lectures (Q&A is encouraged), a panel discussion will be held on the second day of the summit. Personalized consultation appointments are also available, and should be booked at the time of registration.

Speakers for our summit 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.

Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark, Executive Director of The Arts Business Institute, and art business consultant.

Joyce Creiger, founder of Art Specifier, and The Creiger Group, which provide art consultant services and collaborate with hundreds of businesses and collectors.

Regular tuition for this two-day event is $295. Take advantage of early bird registration and save $50 now. Register for only $245.

To learn more about the summit, click here.

You have time to register for the summit. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be always blessed.

 

Image source: Artsty Shark & unknown

 

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!

 

 

Image source: uknown

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!
image source: unknown

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!

featured image: unknown