Monday, July 12, 2004
In case you missed it, last Thursday Leslie Walker had an article in the Washington Post discussing Art.com.
It is worth reading.
Founded a decade ago by two college students, art.com now employs 200 people working in a warehouse in Raleigh, NC, and its owners have apparently decided to branch into the original art, as so far art.com had concentrated on posters and reproductions.
Artists can display 16 original works on Art.com for free. People who want to buy the artwork then must negotiate directly with the artist through an e-mail link that Art.com provides.
Artists can also choose to pay $50 a year to display up to 96 images.
With five million visitors a month, and such low cost or free options, and with zero commission, I think that it is certainly worth a try!
Congratulations to Terry Teachout, who has been nominated to serve on the National Council on the Arts, the civilian panel that advises the NEA and its chairman, Dana Gioia.
Opportunities for artists...
Deadline: October 25, 2004.
Coker College's Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is reviewing slides (all media) for solo shows 2005/06 season.
Ten slides, resume, and SASE by 10/25/04 to:
300 East College Ave
Hartsville SC 29550
Slides returned late December. For a prospectus send SASE, or request it from firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: August 3, 2004.
Texas Artists Museum - Art Competition 10th Annual Gulf Coast National Juried Art Competition.
Open to anyone 18+ living in the USA. 2-D artwork only, no photography. Slides due August 3, 2004. Has an entry fee.
For prospectus send SASE to:
Texas Artists Museum
3501 Cultural Center Drive
Port Arthur TX 77642
Deadline: August 2, 2004
2004 Hoyt Art Center's Mid Atlantic Juried Art Show. Juror is Peter Plagens, Art Critic, Newsweek Magazine.
Entries are restricted to artists 21+ and living in the Mid Atlantic region of the United State (PA, OH, NY, NJ, MD, DE, VA, W. VA, and Washington DC).
All media will be considered with the following exceptions: No video or installations. There is a non refundable $25.00 entry fee for up to two works (3 works for Hoyt members) and an additional $5.00 fee for each additional work.
Exhibition Dates: Oct 5 - Nov 15, 2004. For a Prospectus send a
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
124 E Leasure Ave
New Castle PA 16101
or call 724-652-2882 or email email@example.com
Deadline: September 3, 2004
The 20th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition.
Juror: Tina Kukielski, Contemporary Art Curatorial Dept, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Cash awards/exhibition opportunities. Painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography and mixed media. Send SASE for
The Barrett Art Center
55 Noxon St
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Or call 845-471-2550
There are a couple of new art galleries in the area. In Baltimore (thanks J.T) Billy Coulbert is in the process of opening Cubicle 10, and in Bethesda, the Ozmosis Gallery just opened last month.
Ozmosis Gallery focuses on abstract and non-objective works. Each month the gallery presents a new exhibition with an opening reception on the second Friday of the month. The opening receptions are from 6-9pm and are free and open to the public as well as being a stop on Bethesda’s Art Walk trolley route.
Currently on exhibition are paintings by Michaele Harrington to be followed in August by Elizabeth Terra.