Friday, October 10, 2014

THE MAN SHOW: A Celebration of Men in Art Reception November 8

T H E  M A N  S H O W:
A Celebration of Men in Art


Male Back 
by Kathiucia Dias

Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2014 through January 3, 2015

Reception: Saturday, November 8, 2014  from  6 p.m to 9 p.m.
Reception is free and open to the public!

Cope Studios
926 Western Avenue
Glendale, CA 91201
Location Phone: 818-913-7187

Curator/Sales Information:
 Margaret Danielak: 626-354-0359

Cope Studios and DanielakArt are pleased to announce “THE MAN SHOW: A Celebration of Men in Art.  The exhibition, which runs from November 1, 2014 through January 3, 2015 at Cope Studios in Glendale features over fifty works of art by twenty-four California-based artists.  It will be the first exhibition produced by Curator Margaret Danielak at Cope Studios. The reception is Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“I am honored that Master Sculptor Karen Cope of Cope Studios has graciously agreed to host the exhibition, and am thrilled to be able to showcase not only her powerful work, but the work of these noted California-based artists.  Visiting Ms. Cope’s bright and airy studio with its extensive multi-level gallery exhibition space is awe inspiring. There is no other venue like it in Southern California. Cope Studios is the perfect location to exhibit fine art.” says Margaret Danielak of DanielakArt.
“THE MAN SHOW” exhibition features the work of Karol Blumenthal, Karen Cope, Geneva Costa, Kathiucia Dias, Danielle Eubank, Anna T. Kelly, Bryan Trent Fair, Chuck Kovacic, Keewon Hong, Johanna Girard, Beverly Lazor, Miles Lewis, George Liang, Raymond Logan, Johnny Naked, Terry Romero Paul, Linda Queally, Gregory Radionov, Julie Snyder, Patty Van Dyke, Teri Wagner, Norma Warden, Idie Weiss and Hal Yaskulka. Included in the exhibition are digital art pieces, mixed media works, acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, fine art photographs in color and black and white and traditional figurative sculpture in bronze and clay.

Cope Studios is Karen Cope’s private studio where she develops her work, teaches a variety
of sculpture and drawing classes, workshops, and private lessons, and rents out private studio space to talented artists. Cope Studios takes up an entire building; approximately 13,000 square feet is fully equipped with new sculpture stands, easels, lighting, central A/C, gallery space, on-site parking, model stands, tools, supplies and sculpture storage racks.  Ms. Cope received her Bachelor’s in Art from California State University Long Beach and then moved to Florence, Italy to study and master academic classical techniques at The Florence Academy of Art.

“THE MAN SHOW: A Celebration of Men in Art” will be on view from November 1, 2014 through January 3, 2015. The reception is Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Cope Studios is located at 926 Western Avenue, Glendale, CA  91201. The phone is 818-913-7187 and website is

To view the entire exhibition online, visit  HERECope Studios is available by appointment for art viewing Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Curator Margaret Danielak may be reached via email at or via phone at 626-354-0359. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

CALL TO ARTISTS! THE MAN SHOW: A Celebration of Men in Art



A Celebration of Men in Art

The Boxer
by Julie Snyder

Cope Studios
926 Western Avenue, Suite A & B
Glendale, CA 91201


EXHIBITION DATES:  Saturday, November 1, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saturday, November 8 - Evening Reception

Theme & EligibilityThis is an open call to professional artists who live in California. The theme is to celebrate men in art.  Artwork with no reference to men will not be considered.

Selection Process:  Curator, Art Rep and Author, Margaret Danielak, owner of DanielakArt – Art Sales & Consulting Services, and Karen Cope of Cope Studios will select the artwork. Professional artists may submit up to 5 works of art for consideration.

Artists must be 18 or older and live in the State of California.  Professional artists only (no students) are invited to apply. All art must be ready to hang/display and be available for sale.
MediaOil paintings, acrylics, pastels, sculpture in all media, watercolors, colored pencil drawings, still photographs and photo media will be considered.

The Entry Form and administrative fee of $40.00 must be completed and returned by Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to be considered.
  Artists may submit up to 5 images only.  Electronic images should be in JPEG format, sized to 800-1000 pixels wide. The artist’s name should be included in the file name.  (e.g. J_Doe_SunsetOverHills.jpg)  Clearly indicate medium, size, title, and sales price for each image in the submission and provide your complete contact information including PHONE NUMBER in the submission. Email images by October 1 to  Say “MAN SHOW” in the subject line.  Send $40.00 entry fee via regular mail to address provided on the form which is DanielakArt, P.O. Box 91656, Pasadena, CA 91109.

All artists are responsible for dropping off their art on Saturday, November 1, 2014 between 1 pm and 4 pm. They must pick up their own artwork at the end of the exhibition. No storage is available for artwork, nor are shipping services provided unless to a buyer from out of town.  If you live outside of the Glendale, CA area, you will need to make arrangements for dropping off and picking up artwork with an authorized representative.

:  Artists will be notified of acceptance by email on or by Wednesday October 8, 2014.  If no email address is provided, the artist will be notified by telephone.

Artists are responsible for insuring work while in transit and on display at Cope Studios. 

DanielakArt and Cope Studios reserves the right to photograph works for publicity purposes.

There is a $40 administrative fee payable to DanielakArt for up to 5 entries. 

Saturday, November 8 - Evening Reception.  We request that all participating artists attend the reception
CommissionArtists will receive 60% of all sales of their work.  Artists will be paid by DanielakArt on or by the 30th day after any art sale.

Art buyers will be allowed to come into possession of their artwork upon sale. Artists will be required to maintain inventory sufficient to replace quickly any sold works.

Sales will be handled by DanielakArt and Cope Studios. By completing the application form, should your artwork be accepted for exhibition, you give your consent for Margaret Danielak of DanielakArt and Karen Cope of Cope Studios to sell your artwork.  Artists will be encouraged to promote the exhibition.  Press, postcards and cross promotion, in addition to social media (Facebook and Twitter) will be employed to promote the show. 

Questions and information: Margaret Danielak, DanielakArt  Phone:  626-354-0359. Email:


(SEND WITH ENTRY FEE – Entry Deadline Wednesday October 1, 2014)

A Celebration of Men in Art

Cope Studios
926 Western Avenue, Suite A & B
Glendale, CA 91201
Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2014 – January 3, 2015
 NAME:                 _____________________________________________________________
 ADDRESS:  ________________________________________________________________
 PHONE NUMBER: __________________________________________________________
 EMAIL ADDRESS:  _________________________________________________________
 WEBSITE:  ________________________________________________________________


ENTRY FEE:     $40.00  (Up to 5 images)

Please send check and form for delivery by Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to:
P.O. Box 91656
Pasadena, CA  91109


Questions and information:  Margaret Danielak, DanielakArt
Phone:  626-354-0359 or Email:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Business Tips for Artists: THE TOP TEN MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR ART by Margaret Danielak



By Margaret Danielak (c) 2013

1.    1.  Create a great looking business card with a sample of your work on it, and keep it with you at all times. You never know when you are going to meet your next client.

2.    2.  After meeting someone for the first time, be sure to obtain their contact information so you can follow up with them. 

3.    3.  Prepare an elevator speech, 15 to 30 seconds in length, which answers the question: WHAT DO YOU DO?

4.    4.  Maintain an updated website and/or blog featuring not only your art, but articles you’ve written and any awards you’ve won.  Make it clear what is for sale, what has sold, and where and how the client can buy the work. (i.e. a particular gallery)

5.    5.  Do not wait for potential clients to contact you. Create a system for staying in touch with your contacts through a monthly or weekly newsletter, regular Facebook post or blog feed. Reach out to your contacts regularly.

6.    6.  Join and participate in not only a professional art association or guild, but a chamber of commerce, cultural or volunteer organization.  Immediately, you will be plugged into a group of affluent potential buyers this way.  REMEMBER:  People do business with people they know.

7.    7.  Cultivate other creative professionals like architects, art consultants, curators, film makers, interior designers and the like.  They know a lot of people who both need and appreciate art.

8.    8.  Act as your own press agent. Market your work with press releases. 

9.     9.  Be friendly and both willing and able to have a conversation about a variety of topics and not just your art. Become someone others want to know.

       10.   Find out what your client likes and then give it to them even if it isn’t your artwork. It doesn’t hurt you to "pay it forward" and may secure you a referral fee. 

“The No. 1 secret to successful marketing is to choose a set of simple and effective marketing activities and do them consistently. Secret No. 2 is to choose those activities that best fit your personality, abilities and interests, because you are much more likely to do them consistently. Remember: The most carefully detailed marketing plan won’t work unless you make it real by putting it into action.” – Susan Urquhart-Brown.


THE AUTHOR: Margaret Danielak is an art rep, curator and author of the highly rated handbook for fine artists "A Gallery without Walls: Selling Art in Alternative Venues" which was a featured selection of North Light Book Club. Her website is

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Business Tips for Artists with Margaret Danielak

*Find the best gallery for your work
* Learn how to close a sale
*Learn how to promote your work with low cost 
The workshop includes a unique role-playing exercise where you get to practice selling your art in the non-threatening workshop environment.