Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Your Art Links-- How do you sell Art For the Holidays -- Holiday art Selling Tips

Sonia Semone

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Ok, well maybe not yet-- but kind of.  After all the trees go up after thanksgiving don't they...  The holidays are a time that many artists sell a lot of work.  It can be through trunk shows, galleries, online-- wherever.  Some take this time to offer discounts on their work, while others hustle to get in more events. 

Here are some art selling tips for the holidays:

Have a friend host an art holiday party for you.
Enter as many special holiday shows as you can.
Lower your pricing, have a holiday sale.
Let others know you are doing so by sending out emails and flyers.
Be brief and to the point in your promotions.
You can offer free shipping during the sale.
Think about adding your link to different websites.

Some things not to do:
Don't bombard your clients with emails and updates.
Make sure you have in stock what you are selling.
Don't take a long time to get an order out.
Don't send out non quality images of your work.

Here are a few tips for the holidays.  If you have any others you would like to share please do so. AND add a link to your website in the comment sections below.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Todd Camplin: Language Reconstruction - Opens Nov 20


Language Reconstruction

November 20 - December 24, 2010
Opening Reception: 
Saturday, November 20, 6 - 8 pm 

Holly Johnson Gallery
1411 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207
T  214 369 0169
Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:00 pm  


Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of, Todd Camplin: Language Reconstruction, an exhibition of recent ink drawings on paper. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, November 20, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit continues through December 24th. Also on view, Garland Fielder: Modulations, through December 18.

Todd Camplin has been working with abstracted text since 2003. His recent work borrows words and phrases from greeting cards, poems from friends, and quotes from other artists. The ink drawings on paper are built up with layer upon layer of abstracted texts. From afar they appear like multi-colored geometric abstractions yet upon closer inspection one can see compressed letters and phrases creating a completely new narrative.

Todd CamplinCamplin explains his methodology as being derived from his strengths, as well as his weaknesses.  "Subconsciously I have always seen words as images, because of my dyslexia, so the conflict between image and text is both my passion and my burden. The words and letters have become something more than language, and these words transcend their meaning. No longer recognizable metaphors for words, the letters thus return to origins as images."
Todd Camplin was born in 1973 in South Bend, Indiana. In the spring of 2010, he received an M.F.A. from the University of North Texas in Denton. In 2006 he received an M.A. in Arts and Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas. And in 1998 he earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Western Kentucky University. He currently resides in Waco, Texas with his wife and two children.

Holly Johnson Gallery is located at 1411 Dragon Street in Dallas' Design District. Gallery hours are 11:00 to 5:00, Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is a member of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. For more information please call 214-369-0169, or visit the gallery website at www.hollyjohnsongallery.com.

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THE ARTS FUND and W South Beach Presents Never Say Never and 6on12 ArtCrawl Curated by White Walls Gallery, San Francisco

San Francisco Contemporary Art Gallery, WHITE WALLS partners with THE ARTS FUND
for a week of art exhibitions and events at the W Hotel in South

Gray, Mars & Venus Clayton Brothers,
Cause for Concern

opening reception of
Say Never

will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from

Say Never

will be on view from December 3 and December 4 from
December 5 from 10am-5pm

6on12 Art Crawl will be on view from November 30 through December 5,  Noon – 8pm
Crawl Cocktail: 6-8pm Daily


W South Beach
Collins Avenue
Beach, FL 33139

November 24, 2010 – Concurrent with Art Basel | Miami Beach 2010, The Arts Fund
and W South Beach are pleased to present Never
Say Never
and The
6on12 Art Crawl

at the W South Beach Hotel, curated by Justin Giarla of White Walls Gallery in
San Francisco.  These two events will be the 2010 Miami convergence of artists
working within varying facets of the Urban Contemporary genre including street
art, graffiti and lowbrow. Exhibiting artists will include, Blek le Rat, Clayton
Brothers, Eddie Colla Kevin Cyr, D Young V, EINE, Rene Gagnon, Sergio Garcia,
Greg Gossel, Casey Gray, Jessica Hess, HUSH, Kofie One, LEBO, Pedro Matos, Aaron
Nagel, Ferris Plock, and Dan Witz.   Never
Say Never
will be held at The W Hotel LAWN on Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December
5 and will be on view from 10 am-8pm on Friday and Saturday and 10 am-5pm on
Sunday. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

of the exhibiting artists in Never
Say Never—Kofie
One, Casey Gray, HUSH and Eddie Colla, will be showing their work at the W South
Beach hotel’s 6on12 Art Crawl where the hotel will open six of its residences on
the 12th floor to exhibit art works from some of today’s most exciting
contemporary artists.  The artist salons will be open to the public on November
30 – December 5 from 12-8pm, with a cocktail hour each evening from 6-8

of the Never
Say Never

event will include award-winning filmmaker Adam Hootnick of Resonance
Interactive an ARTS FUND company.  Hootnick will be on-site filming the artist
salons in the W South Beach Residences.  On Saturday December 4, The ARTS FUND
will feature LEBO painting live with Danny Teneglia and Behrouz at the WALL
Lounge - W South Beach.

information about featured artists and the producers of Never
Say Never
and the 6on12 Art Crawl:

his quest for the order of balance, Augustine Kofie harmonizes opposing and
contradictory dynamics by setting futuristic compositions against vintage
earth-toned palettes creating complex formations inspired by modern architecture
and formal typographical elements. His work has been exhibited internationally
in New York, California, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. The
artist has been featured in Juxtapoz, The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Project
Room and Studio Voice.

Gray’s paintings are multilayered and interconnected with imagery drawn from a
symbolic system of meaning and associations pertaining to the turmoil of the
human heart and the spectacled nature of contemporary existence.  The artist
received his MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute this year.  His work is
exhibited nationally and was included at the 2009 Scope Art Fair in

an effort to transition street art practices to the studio setting, London-based
artist HUSH creates a body of work that brings to light the essence of “action
painting” and “pure expressionism” while continuing his examination of the
vitality and transient nature of mark-making, tagging and graffiti. He has been
featured in several publications including Street Knowledge (Harper Collins) and
The Street Art Stencil Book (Laurence King Publishing), Huck magazine, Art
Monthly and London’s newspaper, and The Independent (where he was recognized in
their list of the “Top 20 Up and Coming Artists”).

Colla’s work is quickly gaining ground within the Bay Area street art scene.
 His politically focused imagery has examined everything from California’s
controversial Proposition 8 to the tragedy of surrounding the death of Oakland
native, Oscar Grant. His work was recently featured in Steve Rotman’s book, San
Francisco Street Art.

will be the first project partnering between THE ARTS FUND and White Walls
Gallery.  THE ARTS FUND (www.ArtsFund.com) commercializes
innovation in the high arts, pictures & social sciences. From offices in San
Francisco, California Arts Fund general partners work closely into practice.
Innovation within the Arts Fund is aided by computational information design
principles amplifying vision & vantage. Housed within San Francisco Sentry
Investments, the Fund was borne into a long tradition of civic-minded high
finance. Alongside traditional early stage venture capital investments the Arts
Fund portfolio includes high art, film, music & design. In support of the
portfolio Arts Fund general partners and trusted brands deliver a market,
audience & infrastructure for patronage.

Hope to see you

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3rd Ward Open Call Now Accepting Submissions Call to Artists New York

OPEN CALL to Award the Ultimate Artist's Experience: NYC Residency, Cash Grant & Solo Show

NEW YORK CITY -- 3rd Ward is pleased to announce the launch of its latest international open call for innovative, dynamic and exciting artwork. 

The selected artist will receive a 3-month live/work New York City residency, a $5,000 cash grant and access to the resources to help create a body of work that is larger than the city itself, to present in his/her very own New York City solo exhibition.

Catherine Krudy, Acting Executive Director of PrintedMatter.org, Jason Goodman, founder of 3rd Ward, and John Michael Boling, Associate Director of Rhizome.org, will be selecting the featured artist.

The 3rd Ward Open Call is open to all artists of all mediums, including Sculpture, Installation, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Design, Illustration, Film, Video, Animation, Performance, and Sound.  Conceptual proposals also accepted.

The deadline for the $1,000 Early Entry Award is November 30, 2010 11:59pm EST.

More details at: www.3rdwardopencall.com

Let New York City be the home of the solo show that garners you the attention you deserve. The opportunity to showcase your own exhibition, complete with a massive opening reception, is right here, and its yours. Go ahead, amaze us.


3rd Ward is a member-based art and design center for creative professionals in New York City. Committed to providing resources, opportunities and a dynamic-creative network, our space houses four gorgeous photo studios, a professional wood & metal shop, a fully loaded digital media lab, shared & private work space and a large selection of interdisciplinary art classes.
This is your home for creativity. We strive to enhance people's lives and careers by giving them new ways of problem-solving in this changing world. We recognize that ideas matter and support creative endeavors that empower our members, students, and community.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

December’s Art Competition – Theme “Landscapes” Light Space and Time Gallery

Light Space & Time – Online Art Gallery presents a Juried Competition, in which 2D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for the theme “Landscapes” for inclusion into the January 2011 online group exhibition.
Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field.

A group exhibition of the top five finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Art Gallery during the month of January 2011. Awards will be for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In addition, 2 artists will recognized with Honorable Mention awards. Depending on the amount and the quality of the entries there may also be Special Recognition awards posted as well.  The theme for December is “Landscapes”.  The submission process for artists ends December 29, 2010.

All winners will be selected, announced and featured on the Light Space & Time website on January 1, 2011 and remain online in the gallery through January 31, 2011. Thereafter, the artworks will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives with links to the artist’s websites.  Artists Apply Here: http://www.lightspacetime.com

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum 14th Annual Valentine’s Day Benefit Auction Benefit Auction: February 12, 2011; 8-11 pm

Add a little heART to your Valentine’s Day and celebrate with the chicest, most avant-garde arts space in Santa Barbara!

Brought to you as a late-night extravaganza inspired by the romance and sophistication of the holiday, this fundraiser for the arts offers high-end live and silent auction lots including exceptional wines, luxury items, and world-class artwork by internationally renowned artists! All proceeds from our 14th Annual Valentine’s Day Benefit Auction benefit the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum’s highly acclaimed exhibitions and educational programs. Enter our raffle to win a work of art and indulge your senses with the following pairings: fine wines & cocktails, delectable cheeses & chocolates, and hip music & dancing!

Black Label, $175 per person: receives open-bar privileges and one free entry ticket for a chance to win a work of art!

Red Label, $50 per person: receives access to a great night of silent & live Auctions, cheeses, chocolates & cocktails, live DJ, and art raffle!

Tickets go on sale January 3rd. For tickets, call 805.966.5373 or visit our website sbcaf.org.

As a special treat this year, don’t miss CAF’s raffle for a chance to win a work of Modern art! Tickets will be sold at the event for $25. Winner need not be present to win!


About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum:  The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time.  Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.              

CAF  |  653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA  93101   |    Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace   |   sbcaf.org
p: (805)966-5373  |   f: (805) 962-1421   |    sbcaf@sbcaf.org

Austin Art in Public Places Request for Proposals

The City of Austin Art in Public Place (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Growth & Redevelopment Office seeks to commission a professional visual artist to create a work of art for the African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility Art in Public Places project. The goal for the public art is to showcase a work of contemporary public art that honors the cultural heritage of the African-American community in Austin. The public art for this project will be located in a publicly accessible location on the exterior grounds of the facility.
The City of Austin requests proposals from professional visual artists who live and work in the State of Texas. One artist/artist team and one alternate will be recommended for the project.
Emerging Artists and Artists who have not completed a work of public art, but who can demonstrate through their proposal the ability to transfer their artistic vision into a form and materials appropriate for public art, are encouraged to apply.
The design and commission budget for art is $65,000.
Submission deadline is midnight, Monday, January 10, 2011.
To read the complete RFP and apply for the project, please see the attached pdf document or visit the AIPP website: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/aipp.
Artist Information Sessions - Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 512-974-7801 or emailing alyson.mcgee@ci.austin.tx.us
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm & Wednesday, January 5, 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm
The DeWitty Center, 2209 Rosewood Ave., Room 213
Learn more about the AAC&HF project and how to navigate the AIPP online artist registry and submission system (ASAPP!), including how to format digital images for uploading.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm
ProArts Collective, 1009 E. 11th St., Suite 100
Meet one-on-one or in small groups with AIPP staff and Panel Members to discuss how to develop an effective proposal, including writing letters of interest and proposal narratives, estimating project costs, and determining what fabrication materials and methods may be appropriate for public art.
Alyson McGee, AIPP Coordinator
City of Austin
Art in Public Places
Cultural Arts Division
Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services
201 E. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
Fax 512-974-6379

Printed Matter Art Book Fair New York

The NY Art Book Fair:<br/> “Print made new again”



“For those of us who reside mostly in a world of pixels and antialiased Web fonts, Printed Matter’s fifth annual New York Art Book Fair was a breath of fresh, ink-and-glue-infused air.”


Thank you to all who joined Printed Matter for the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1! Over 16,000 visitors spent four days with 280 exhibitors from twenty-four countries, celebrating the field of artists’ books and spirit of independent publishing.

This year’s Fair hosted more than fifty programs, performances, artist talks and book signings, including the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference and The Classroom, alongside the special exhibitions You Are Her, a collection of more than one thousand Riot Grrl zines organized by Goteblüd (San Francisco), and Ten Years of PPP Editions, a retrospective of photography and book art organized by Andrew Roth (New York).

Read coverage of the NY Art Book Fair in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Observer and the Opening Ceremony blog. View our photos of the event on Facebook.

Your incredible generosity helps keep the Fair free for all visitors. Support Printed Matter and the NY Art Book Fair year round by donating online, consider purchasing new print editions by Rachel Harrison, William E. Jones, and Misaki Kawai, or check out Printed Matter’s specially commissioned tote bags by Panayiotis Terzis, Edie Fake, or Geoff McFetridge, produced by American Apparel in support of our artist commissions.



Printed Matter, Inc. and The NY Art Book Fair thank our generous sponsors for their support of these events:

2010 NYABF Sponsors

To learn more about exhibiting at the NY Art Book Fair, write to exhibitor@nyartbookfair.com. For all other inquires, contact Peter J. Russo, peter@printedmatter.org.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ books and other artists’ publications.

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City, Department of Cultural Affairs, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Gesso Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary, Arts, the Morris B. and Edith S. Cartin Family Foundation Inc., the Mondriaan Foundation, and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists'' books and other artists'' publications.

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City, Department of Cultural Affairs, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Gesso Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary, Arts, the Morris B. and Edith S. Cartin Family Foundation Inc., the Mondriaan Foundation, and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc.
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

T: 212 925 0325
F: 212 925 0464