Saturday, August 30, 2014

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



CALL TO ARTISTS!

THE MAN SHOW:

A Celebration of Men in Art


The Boxer
by Julie Snyder

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

** ENTRY DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014**

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

RECEPTION:
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 Margaret.danielak@gmail.com  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.

Notification
:  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.


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


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


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

Reception
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: Margaret.danielak@gmail.com


ENTRY FORM

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

THE MAN SHOW:
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:  ________________________________________________________________


ARTWORK DESCRIPTION:

TITLE
MEDIA
SIZE
FRAME OR PODIUM TYPE
SALES PRICE
(USE ADDITIONAL SHEETS AS NECESSARY)
ENTRY FEE:     $40.00  (Up to 5 images)

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

NOTE:  ARTISTS MUST MAINTAIN THEIR OWN INSURANCE DURING TRANSIT AND WHILE ART IS ON DISPLAY AT COPE STUDIOS.

Questions and information:  Margaret Danielak, DanielakArt
Phone:  626-354-0359 or Email: Margaret.danielak@gmail.com



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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



BUSINESS TIPS FOR ARTISTS:

THE TOP TEN MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS
TO PROMOTE YOUR ART

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 http://www.danielakart.com

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Business Tips for Artists with Margaret Danielak

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/MAY-WORKSHOP---MUSEUM-TOUR-.html?soid=1102037578044&aid=tBrTXDvQN4s

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/MAY-WORKSHOP---MUSEUM-TOUR-.html?soid=1102037578044&aid=tBrTXDvQN4s



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

http://www.theartengine.com/events.html

Monday, April 7, 2014

American Indian Pottery Paintings: BIRD JAR, ZIA PUEBLO by Robert G. Stevens





Pueblo Pot Painting - "Bird Jar, Zia Pueblo"
Watercolor on Paper
19" x 26" 
$2,100.00 USDAvailable


"Bird Jar, Zia Pueblo" is one of a series  of seven watercolors by the late landscape painter Robert G. Stevens depicting the pots, pueblos and traditional headdresses of the indigenous people of the Southwest. Each native subject is set beautifully against a shaded sky. 

The artist carefully researched the history, culture and pots of each of the pueblos in order to create this unique series. The pot designs on each painting are the artist's adaptation of the work of a traditional native artist and not a copy.

Black frames and conservation framing were utilized to preserve the works each of which are the same size, creating a stunning impact when displayed as a group.  Offered individually or as a seven painting series by the artist's daughter, art rep and author, Margaret Danielak. 

To see the entire series visit http://danielakart.fineartstudioonline.com/works

To learn more about the artist visit  www.danielakart.com


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Feminist Tour of the Norton Simon Museum March 29


"S.W.A.N." DAY EVENT!
(Support Women Artists Now!)


Feminist Tour of The Norton Simon Museum
Saturday, March 29 
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Once again, I will be leading a small group on a tour of WOMEN MADE ART
at the Norton Simon Museum
411 W Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena
 
* SEE great works by women artists!

* HEAR my rousing account of Elizabeth Vigee-LeBrun's
dramatic escape from the Terror of the
French Revolution!

* LEARN about "The Six Degrees" of Berthe Morisot,
the only woman artist
invited to exhibit with the Impressionists! 


COST: $20.00 per person
(not including museum admission)


To reserve your spot today, send $20.00 to:
DanielakArt
P.O. Box 91656
Pasadena, CA 91105


EVENT LIMITED TO 12 PERSONS!