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Dusk To Dawn 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Dusk To Dawn 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Dusk To Dawn 2019. Pick up a camera for the first time and odds are the images taken will be in full daylight. Learn about sun glare, flat light, shadow. Then your world expands as you explore opportunities from the rest of the 24-hour day from dusk to dawn. That time, from that bewitching hour when it isn’t quite dark, through the night, to the early blue semi brightness that envelops your the world in morning, provides huge opportunity for spectacular images.

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Deadline: 23 Jun 2019

Capture the softness of light at dawn and dusk. Take long exposures of the moon and stars in the sky. Create night photos of lit office buildings, headlights in motion, streets, and houses. Find a wonderful subject where a black night sky provides a dramatic background. First and last peeks of sunlight can provide some amazing opportunities as well.

The total prizes for Dusk To Dawn 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Freelancers: A Little Help From A Friend

Sometimes the task ahead seems a bit daunting. There is unfamiliar technology or risk in making changes that might have unintended consequences. That is when hiring professional freelancers with real world experience comes in.

The default is to go find a friend, but even that has risks. What happens if something goes wrong? Often, friendships can be seriously harmed. It’s even worse if the helper is a family member. Just to be on the safe side, it is best to steer clear of friends and family as contracted helpers. Rather, keep them as your personal support network.

Freelancers

Freelancer Strategy

Hiring freelancers is its new undertaking. With careful planning, risk can be averted. There are many qualified online networks that make the process more approachable. The first step is developing a roadmap for the work you want to do. First, define the goal you want to achieve with the work undertaken. Then, define the individual tactics needed to reach that goal. These things can include:

  • Setting up a basic website
  • Adding eCommerce to a website
  • Integrating Google Analytics
  • Setting up business email
  • Designing web and print graphics
  • Updating a resume or CV
  • Photographing your work
  • Creating and editing a video

Working with someone new can be stressful. You are giving them access to your personal work and online credentials. The benefit of using an online platform to hire freelancers is that there are contracts and procedures built in to protect you in the event of anything going wrong. They also provide rating systems so that you can find out how they have worked out with other clients.

When starting out with a new freelancer, another way to mitigate risk is to only give them a small job to do. For example, instead of hiring someone to rebuild an entire website, have them redesign one or two pages first. Instead of an entire re-branding update, start with a postcard or business card. If you like their work and they communicate well, then continue with a larger project.

Freelancers

Freelancer Networks

Get work done faster with Fiverr, and with confidence. Hire graphic and web designers, digital marketing experts, and music and audio professionals. Find any service within minutes and know exactly what you’ll pay. No hourly rates, just a fixed price.Payment is released to the freelancer once you’re pleased and approve the work you get. Fiverr is here for you, anything from answering any questions to resolving any issues, at any time.

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Todd Hestand - Side ArtsTodd Hestand, Founder, Side Arts, is an independent artist and business adviser. For over eight years he has served as the Manager of the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy where he works with thousands of artists, crafters, and performers. His role includes individual consulting, teaching courses, and developing programs for entrepreneurially-minded artists. Click here to learn about consulting services.

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Small Works Exhibition (Washington DC) – Call For Artists

Small Works Exhibition (Washington DC) – Call For Artists

Washington Printmakers Gallery announces a call for artists for the Small Works Exhibition. Artwork submissions: hand-pulled prints, screen prints, digital prints, photographs, and three-dimensional work including artist books with print components completed within the past two years. Image may be no larger than 100 square inches with framed size of 256 square inches or less. 3D works are limited to 250 cubic inches. Open to artists 18 years and older, nationwide.

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Deadline: 8 Jun 2019

  • Entry fee: $35 for up to four original pieces
  • Exhibition dates: August 1 – 25, 2019
  • Reception and Awards: August 17, 2019, 2-4 PM
  • Juror: JD Talasek, Director of Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences

Chosen artists will benefit from having their work exhibited in the gallery district of Washington DC’s fashionable Georgetown neighborhood. There will be an opening reception and other events during the run of the show.

Small Works Exhibition Prizes

  • Grand Prize: Solo exhibition at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Georgetown.
  • 1st Prize: $500 cash award from Washington Print Club
  • 2nd Prize: $150 Solarplate Award gifted by Dan Welden
  • 3rd Prize: $100 Materials Award from Renaissance Graphic Arts
  • 4th Prize: $100 Plaza Art Materials gift card

Artist Equity

The gallery is an artist-run cooperative with a diverse membership. Our members are committed to social equity and work to promote it both through their art and their work in a range of community organizations. A small works exhibit allows the gallery to show the work of more artists and be more inclusive. In past years, this show has had diverse content, reflecting the varied lives of the artist. It has also given an opportunity to emerging artists.

About Washington Printmakers Gallery

Founded by local artists in 1985, Washington Printmakers Gallery has long been the DC metro area’s primary source for contemporary fine art prints. It has a membership of exceptional local and national printmakers, photographers, and book artists. The gallery has a full calendar of juried shows, group, and a solo exhibitions. The monthly group exhibits include the work of member artists, gallery interns, and, occasionally, guest artists. The shows are frequently reviewed in the Washington Post and other area publications. Prints, photographs, and artist books are from limited editions. Washington Printmakers is one of the Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill group.

For more information, contact washington.print1@gmail.com.

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Worlds Within Worlds (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Worlds Within Worlds (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is looking for artists who would like to showcase their work in the upcoming June exhibition, Worlds Within Worlds. Creators are encouraged to submit their interpretations of the concept of worlds seen and unseen, the world around and within, the paranormal, metaphysical, imaginary, and fantastic.

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Deadline: 24 May 2019

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what it is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would.”
The Mad Hatter
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

Accepted artists will be notified by Friday, May 31st, 2019. Gallery-ready pieces must be delivered to the Gallery absolutely no later than Wednesday, June 5th, 2019. Opening reception is Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

Worlds Within Worlds Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also be able to sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a gallery of unique fine arts and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. They offer artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of gallery representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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How Email Can Grow Your Creative Practice

Email is an important part of your social media strategy. It is often overlooked or neglected in lieu of the quick responses from social media networks. To keep it simple, think of email as part of your overall strategy:

Social media network > Website > Email

Collecting email addresses is one of the most important things you can do to grow your professional practice. Collect them at every opportunity – prospective buyers at an art fair, visitors to your website, corporate and non-profit contacts with whom you have engaged. It starts out slowly and grows exponentially over time. Here’s how:

First, just get started. That’s usually the hardest part. It can be a dedicated notebook where email addresses are collected or a digital spreadsheet like Google Sheets. It’s okay if there are duplicates or something is spelled incorrectly, that will be addressed later.

Next, pick an email marketing provider. There are three we recommend based on your design experience and technical proficiency. All three offer entry level pricing based on the number of emails saved. Plans scale based on how many more addresses are added.

Mad Mimi

Mad Mimi is the easiest of the three, although the number of design options and features are limited. It’s a straightforward platform. Upload email addresses. Design a basic template. Send campaigns.

Mailchimp

Got the hang of it or already have some basic design skills? Step up your game with Mailchimp. It is the most versatile without being overly feature laden. Some advantages: Get more creative with your emails with drag and drop elements. Set up a landing page to feature your work and collect more addresses. Educate new subscribers with automated drip campaigns that step new followers through you, your work, and what they can expect to hear from you.

Constant Contact

If your technical skills are a bit more advanced and you’re the type of person that loves tinkering with design, features, and apps, then Constant Contact is for you. It has robust integration features for all kinds of other services.  Plus, the reporting and analytics will give you a heads up about what is and is not working.

How Email Can Grow Your Creative Practice

There are two more aspects for your email strategy: frequency and content. There are no set rules for either and the following are simply suggestions to get you started.

Frequency

Just starting out? If you have under 1000 addresses, once a month is a good start. Up to 5000, twice a month. Hit the 10000 mark, do what you want – weekly, twice a week, or whenever new content is available. The important part is being consistent. Start out by sending on the same day at the same time each month. Over time, you will figure out how to optimize your sending strategy.

Content

Show more than tell and give a clear call to action. Show images of new work for sale and provide a link or method to purchase. Tell a story by showing a series of pictures of a work in progress and describe each step along the way. Inform followers of where your work is being shown or sold including upcoming art fairs, gallery exhibitions, or other retail/wholesale events. Share something about you that informs your artwork – why and how – such as a recent trip or social activism.

How Email Can Grow Your Creative Practice

The more emails that are collected, the more content can be sent. The more reasons there are for followers to click through to your content, the more likely they are to purchase or share your content with others (who may, in turn, become followers).

There is fine tuning in terms of segmenting the list, A/B testing, geo-location, and so on. Advanced users can explore to their heart’s content. It’s a learning curve, most users have an intuitive sense as to when to take it to the next level. First things first… just get started!

Here are some special offers that can help get you on your way:

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Todd Hestand - Side ArtsTodd Hestand, Founder, Side Arts, is an independent artist and business adviser. For over eight years he has served as the Manager of the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy where he works with thousands of artists, crafters, and performers. His role includes individual consulting, teaching courses, and developing programs for entrepreneurially-minded artists. Click here to learn about consulting services.

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Into The Blue (Danville, CA) – Call For Artists

Into The Blue (Danville, CA) – Call For Artists

The Town of Danville Village Theatre Art Gallery (VTAG) is accepting entries for its 9th annual juried exhibition, Into the Blue. Artists living in the United States over the age of 18 are encouraged to apply. Accepted media includes painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and video-media. All artwork must come to the gallery ready to hang. Artist will pay for transportation and/or shipping of artwork. The gallery will only accept digital images of your artwork for the juror. No jewelry.

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Deadline: 17 May 2019

A non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 is required for up to three images.

Juror: Leo Bersamina, Professional Artist and Professor of Art at Diablo Valley College

Invited artists: Erik Abel, Ellen Levine Dodd, Liana Steinmetz, and Clayton Thiel.

Into the Blue dates to remember

  • May 31: Artist notifications of juror’s results via email
  • June 21 and 24: Delivery of Artwork to Gallery
  • June 28: Opening Reception (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)
  • August 17: Exhibition Closes
  • August 19: Pick-up of artwork

The gallery serves as the lobby for an historical theatre that has shows nearly every day of the week. The theatre has plays, a monthly comedy series, a monthly jazz series, and a bi-monthly movie series. The gallery is located in lovely downtown Danville, California. It is within walking distance to restaurants and shops.

Artist Equity

When selecting artwork for exhibitions, the juror only sees the artwork and is not privy to any private artist information.  As a community gallery VTAG is consistently seeking ways to promote and feature all members of their community. They show works that represent under-represented communities in the Bay Area.

About the Town of Danville

The Village Theatre Art Gallery is an historical landmark in the lovely and picturesque Town of Danville. It is in the sunny East Bay about 30 miles east of San Francisco. The gallery is owned by the Town of Danville. It hosts to 6-7 exhibitions per year. Each summer, the gallery hosts its annual juried exhibition with a new juror each year who is a working professional in the arts field. There is no admission to the gallery and the gallery enjoys a good amount of foot traffic on a daily basis.

For more information, contact artgallery@danville.ca.gov.

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Trees 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Trees 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Trees 2019. A tree grows in Brooklyn. Can’t see the forest for the trees. Tangerine trees and marmalade skies. There are references to trees all around us – in music, literature, and proverbs, but they are also an iconic visual.

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Deadline: 5 May 2019

Trees make up forests and jungles. They stand alone on hillsides creating lovely shadows. They can be tall and straight like or bend in the wind. Limbs and branches create wonderful patterns against the sky. A tree will shade a child on a hot day, provide a sturdy post to tie up the pet dog, hold a hammock off the ground, or support a backyard laundry line. Send images of trees as you experience them – forests, single trees, branches, and roots.

The total prizes for Trees 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

Previous call for artists from the New York Center For Photographic Art

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Are You Ready For A Website?

Before getting started on a website, it is usually best to begin with understanding your goals, strategies, and tactics. Here are a few basics.

Start with defining your goal. Why do you need a website? What is it’s purpose? It could be a representation of your creative legacy that you control, a sales portal, or something else.

Once you have a goal in mind, you can start thinking about the strategy. What do you want to convey? Consider showing images of your artwork in a gallery, an artist statement, biography, and contact information.

When you know what you want to show, the next step is figuring out the tactics – how to get it done. There are a variety of website services. Some are do-it-yourself, others may require outside help. If you need help, there are freelancer networks at your disposal.

Check out some of the artist website designs offered by Wix. Their focus is on making website building super user-friendly.

Website

Website wireframe (how it is organized)

Page 1) Homepage: includes hero (main) image, name, navigation links (at top or side of each page)

Page 2) Gallery – includes 10-20 images with brief descriptions for each (title, size, medium, etc)

Page 3) Workshops
Workshop title with 2-3 sentence description each
Teaching service with 2-3 sentence description
Call to action – contact information (email, phone)

Page 4) Events
List of upcoming events
List of past events (keep this limited to the past 2-3 years)
Partner organizations (linked to their websites, if applicable)

Page 5) Contact
Contact information (Email, phone)
Bio
Artist statement

That’s it! Five pages to get you started. Before signing up for a website, editing the copy and images you want to have shown.  You may need one image for the hero image on the homepage to be larger.

How to find help

I’m biased since I’ve been working on websites for a while, so I often think they are “easy and intuitive.” This is not always so. Even then, first hand experience is always helpful, especially when trying to explain something to someone else. Once your content is ready, give it a try. If you find it too confusing, by all means, stop and ask for help. I’ve organized the wireframe above to be the most helpful for a web designer. If you need one, try Fiverr – this freelance service offers web design help.

Click here to see how Wix can help get you started.

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Todd Hestand - Side ArtsTodd Hestand, Founder, Side Arts, is an independent artist and business adviser. For over eight years he has served as the Manager of the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy where he works with thousands of artists, crafters, and performers. His role includes individual consulting, teaching courses, and developing programs for entrepreneurially-minded artists. Click here to learn about consulting services.

 

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Momentum 2019 – Call For Artists

Momentum 2019 – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Momentum 2019. Though a photograph is a snapshot in time, the world around us is in constant motion.  This call is about how you capture the idea of motion/momentum in a single frame, photographs that send clearly a message to the viewer that the subject or the camera/lens is moving. Is the position of the subject the indication, a wave arched to crash, or a ballerina in mid air? Is it the subject or background blurred as a speeding train you have panned with background buildings a blur? This call is not about still life, landscape, or posed portrait images.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 17 Mar 2019

Examples for Momentum 2019 are everywhere including the silky vision of water over a waterfall taken at a slow shutter speed, water droplets frozen in time, trees bent in blowing wind, ripples of a boat’s wake, and fireworks. Sports, transportation, and animals each afford a huge number of possibilities and, of course, there are endless ways camera and zoom action can draw the viewers eye. This is an online gallery exhibition only.

Momentum 2019 Artist Benefits

The total prizes for Momentum 2019 is $4000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 25 honorable mentions.  Each of the winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About the New York Center for Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

Previous call for artists from New York Center for Photographic Art

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Bayside Art Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

Bayside Art Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

Bayside Council invites submissions from artists to take part in the 3rd annual Bayside Art Awards 2019 recognizing outstanding achievements in sculpture, photography, and visual arts. The Awards are run by Bayside Council as part of their annual Arts Festival.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 17 Mar 2019

The Bayside Arts Festival is a month-long festival promoting, engaging, and acknowledging the local creative community as well as increasing opportunities for the broader community to participate in arts and cultural activities in the area. In 2018, the Festival program featured 30 community events, highlights include the Sculptures @ Bayside Exhibition, stART (Launch Event), GRaB (Georges River & Bayside) Arts & Cultural Forum, CamerART Photographic Competition, School Holiday Program, Earth Day Eco-Fair, Bushtracks and Turtle Dreaming Exhibition (featuring local Aboriginal Artists), and Nature and Life (Australian Chinese New Art Society) Exhibition.

Now in its 3rd year, the Bayside Arts Festival continues to grow, scheduled to run from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 5 May, 2019, it will feature an exciting series of arts and cultural events, workshops and exhibitions that are accessible, innovative and engaging.

Entry is free. Finalists will be displayed during the Bayside Arts Festival along the Cook Park, Kyeemagh Foreshore, from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 28 April 2019.

Bayside Art Awards 2019 Prizes

Sculptures Prize Categories

  • Sculptures @ Bayside Acquisition Prize – Up to $50,000
  • Sydney Airport Sculpture Award (Judge’s Choice) – $6,000
  • Sydney Airport Highly Commended Sculpture Award – $2,000
  • Cooks River Rescue Prize – $2,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $1,500

CamerART Prize Categories

  • First Prize – $3,000
  • Highly Commended – $1,000
  • Sydney Airport Aviation Award – $1,500
  • Junior Prize (up to 12 years) – $500
  • Youth Prize (13 – 21 years) – $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $500

Visual Arts Prize Categories

  • First Prize – $3,000
  • Highly Commended – $1,000
  • Sydney Airport Young Emerging Artist Award (13-21) – $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $500

About Bayside Council

Bayside Council strives to provide leadership in the community, assisting communities to identify, articulate, and achieve community and social goals. They embrace the concept of community capacity building: that is, facilitating the ability of community members, governments, and businesses to take the steps to find solutions to issues in their own communities. Bayside Council faces many challenges in forthcoming years that will be proactively addressed by maintaining financial discipline, building on their public and private partnerships, and collaborating to provide best value services to the community. Their strategic plan sets out how they will continue to do their share towards making Bayside a highly attractive place to live, work, and invest.

For more information, contact arts@bayside.nsw.gov.au.

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