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May. 10th, 2009

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London Calling


www.screamlondon.co.uk

There are only a few days left to submit art to the myartspace.com London Calling competition.  The juror panel includes Vanessa DesClaux (Tate Modern), Tom Morton (Hayward Gallery, Frieze Magazine), and Francesco Manacorda (Barbican Gallery). Winners will have an exhibit at Scream London, a cutting-edge gallery operated by Tyrone Wood (son of Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones). Notable guests and patrons have included Tracey Emin, Claire Danes, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Beverly Knight, Meg Mathews, and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones.

For more information visit, www.myartspace.com/londoncalling

For a special coupon visit, www.myartspace.com/londoncalling/coupon 
 

Apr. 22nd, 2009

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Whitehot Magazine becomes anchor sponsor for MYARTSPACE London Calling 2009 Competition


Whitehot Magazine becomes anchor sponsor for MYARTSPACE London Calling 2009 Competition

Myartspace.com, the premier online venue for contemporary art is pleased to announce that Whitehot Magazine is now an anchor sponsor for their Juried London Calling Competition.

www.myartspace.com, the premier online venue for contemporary art has announced a partnership with Internationally-based Whitehot Magazine for the site’s upcoming juried art competition, London Calling 2009.

Ahead of the May 15 deadline for contest registration and submission of work, Whitehot Magazine will offer users of myartspace.com $25-off coupons toward the London Calling registration fee. The coupon will be offered through the magazine’s site, www.whitehotmagazine.com from April 21 through the contest deadline of May 15th.

“We are very excited that Whitehot Magazine, a hip and prestigious art publication, has chosen to work with us on this competition“ noted Catherine McCormack-Skiba, founder of MYARTSPCE. “By offering coupons to potential artists, they are helping to curb the cost of entry fees and promote an excellent competition that will help talented artists gain much-deserved exposure. We’re also excited about working together with White Hot Magazine. They’ve got the pulse on the contemporary art market. ”

Whitehot Magazine deploys over 130 journalists to cover art world happenings, exhibitions, interviews with leading artists and art space promotions. Its website connects to over 36,000 monthly users by delivering the latest buzz, events and discussions going on in the international art community. The site also offers a sophisticated search resource for art-related content. "Whitehot feels that myartspace has the artist's best interest in mind. We look forward to the results of the London Calling competition and are proud to sponsor it." said Noah Becker, publisher of Whitehot Magazine

The aim of London Calling, one of many competitions launched by the myartspace.com founders, is to shine light and give exposure to extraordinary work in its growing community of talented artists. World-class jurors will select the top three artists to represent at the Scream London Gallery in June 2009. Scream Gallery, known for its edgy and progressive atmosphere, is located in the heart of West London’s art district. Jurors include Vanessa DesClaux from the Tate Modern, Tom Morton from the Hayward Gallery and Francesco Manacorda from the Barbican Gallery.
 

Contest registrants must have an account on myartspace.com to qualify for the coupon.
 
 
Artists interested in learning more about London Calling 2009 can do so by clicking on the following link on the White Hot Magazine Site: www.whitehotmagazine.com

About MYARTSPACE:
MYARTSPACE, the premier online venue for contemporary art, is one of the fastest growing and diverse communities on the internet. Its members include more than 50,000 artists, collectors, galleries and other art world professionals from across the globe, and it currently has on display hundreds of thousands of pieces of fine art. Membership is free and artist can upload an unlimited amount of work including images, music and video. Myartspace is created and run by CatMacArt Corporation. CatMacArt Corporation is located in Palo Alto, California. www.catmacart.com.

Website: www.myartspace.com

About WHITEHOT MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Whitehot Magazine was founded in March 2007 by visual artist Noah Becker and comprises over 130 journalists covering the art world with reports, reviews and interviews from around the world. WM publishes a print magazine and online magazine and offers a press release and posting area for galleries and artists to promote their projects. The magazine writers also review of exhibitions and conduct interviews with important figures in the art world. WM is committed to assisting with promoting new gallery spaces or discussing important work with established artists and most importantly—creating effective connections, criticism, promotions, and other face-to-face opportunities such as curated events and discussions.

Website: www.whitehotmagazine.com

Apr. 14th, 2009

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2nd Annual myartspace.com Art Scholarship Competition


 

www.myartspace.com, the premiere online venue for contemporary art, has launched the 2nd annual art scholarship competition, with $16,000 in cash prize awards. This merit-based scholarship is intended for students who have a passion for art and demonstrate that passion in their work. Students using all mediums of visual art, including photography, digital media, and sculpture, are encouraged to apply. The program is intended to recognize and award young artists who exhibit exceptional talent. Myartspace will provide three cash scholarship prizes for undergraduate students and three scholarship prizes for graduate students. The free to enter competition is open to college art students worldwide.

Past art scholarship winners:

www.myartspace.com/scholarships/winners
www.myartspace.com/scholarships

Mar. 26th, 2009

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Anyone on Twitter?


Twitter can be very useful for gaining exposure online. Lot of artists posting links to their art and so on. Anyone on Twitter? I am, www.twitter.com/myartspace_blog

Mar. 23rd, 2009

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myartspace at Scream London

Myartspace.com London Calling update: Early registration deadline is March 31st

 
www.myartspace.com London Calling update: Early registration deadline is March 31st

Myartspace.com is sponsoring a competition juried by a world class panel from The Tate Modern, The Hayward Gallery, and the Barbican Gallery all in London. Fifty finalists will be selected and three winners will have their work represented at the Scream London in June 2009. Seventeen artists will be represented digitally at the exhibit as well.

The early registration fee for London Calling is $25. After March 31st the registration fee will be raised to $50. Once registered for the competition the artist will need to submit a myartspace.com gallery containing up to 20 images for jury consideration. In other words, for $25 the jury will view up to 20 images. The final deadline to register for the competition is May 15th. May 15th is also the final day for those registered to submit a gallery for jury consideration.
Located in the heart of the West London art district, Scream London is just a moment away from Sotheby's, Cork St and the Royal Academy, and rubs shoulders with some of London's most established art galleries in the traditional hub of the capital's art market. Scream is run by Tyrone Wood as curator. Scream is focused on contemporary art and has quickly developed a reputation as being an innovative gallery.

Scream London has exhibited works by Robert Indiana, Matty Small, Ingrid Baars, Rene Ricard, David Montgomery, among other artists. Notable guests and patrons have included Tracey Emin, Claire Danes, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Beverly Knight, Meg Mathews, and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones.

The jurors for myartspace.com London Calling:

Vanessa DesClaux Assistant Curator of Performance, The Tate Modern, London. Vanessa DesClaux is currently assistant curator of performance at Tate Modern, recent projects include Actions and Interruptions and USB Openings: Saturday Live. Vanessa has recently collaborated with artist Benoit Maire, to produce an artist book which will be published by Revolver Books this summer. Vanessa contributes to a variety of magazines and art publications, including Untitled, Art-News, Contemporary and Art_Press. The Tate Modern in London is Britain's national museum of international modern art and is, with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives, and Tate Online[2], part of the group now known simply as Tate.

Tom Morton Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London and contributing editor at Frieze. Tom Morton is a curator at the Hayward Gallery and contributing editor at Frieze. The Hayward is an art gallery within the Southbank Centre, part of an area of major arts venues on the South Bank of the River Thames, in central London, England. It is sited adjacent to the other Southbank Centre buildings (the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall/Purcell Room) and also the Royal National Theatre and British Film Institute. Prior to a rebranding of the South Bank Centre to Southbank Centre in early 2007, the Hayward was known as the Hayward Gallery.

Francesco Manacorda Curator, the Barbican Art Gallery, London. Rancesco Manacorda is Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery in London. Born in 1974 in Turin, Italy, Manacorda undertook a Degree in Humanities at the University of Torino and completed a MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London in 2003. He is an experienced art writer, publishing extensive articles and reviews in publications such as Domus, Flash Art Italia and Flash Art International, Frieze, Metropolis M and Art Review.

Info about myartspace.com:

myartspace.com is a social art site for the art world. With over 50,000 members, and more than two years of history, myartspace has been a key force in the art industry at availing opportunity for its rapidly growing community. Membership to www.myartspace.com is free, and members can upload an unlimited amount of artwork, music, video and audio narration.

Myartspace galleries can be embedded on other websites-- one goal of the site is to provide tools that artists can utilize in order to promote themselves online. Members can also utilize the New York Art Exchange (NYAXE) -- www.nyaxe.com, an eCommerce platform for buying and selling art online. New features are regularly implemented as the community continues to grow at an alarming rate.

Again, the early registration deadline for London Calling Competition is March 31. If you are a myartspace.com member and desire to enter the competition please visit, www.myartspace.com/londoncalling/register

For more information about Scream London visit, www.screamlondon.co.uk

For more information about the myartspace.com London Calling competition visit, www.myartspace.com/londoncalling
 

Mar. 15th, 2009

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Join the myartspace.com community forum


www.myartspace.com/forum

Myartspace.com now has a community forum. The purpose of the community forum is to foster debate among members of the myartspace.com community. It is also a useful place to share art advice and feedback. Feel free to discuss controversial artists, exhibits, aspects of the art market, or anything else art-related.

If you have an art blog be sure to introduce forum visitors to it by starting a thread about it on the Art Blog forum. There are also forums for Art History, Art and Politics, Art School Reviews, Selling and Buying Art Online-- among others.

Recent topics include:

Controversial art exhibits that stir violence and outrage-- who is responsible?

What Adhesives to Use for Making Recycled Indoor/Outdoor Sculptures?

Do Copyright Laws Restrict Creativity?

What is Art to the Artists?

There are also specific forums on the myartspace.com community forum for discussion about site features of www.myartspace.com and www.nyaxe.com, the eCommerce platform for myartspace.com. Feedback about the two sites is appreciated since we are always looking for ways to improve the sites.

As always, www.myartspace.com is free to join. Members can upload an unlimited number of images and create an unlimited number of Flash galleries in order to display their images on the site. Music, video, and audio narration can be attached to each gallery. The galleries can be embedded on other sites. Embedding your myartspace.com galleries on other sites can be a great way to gain exposure for your art online.

Take care, Stay true,

Brian Sherwin
Senior Editor
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Mar. 12th, 2009

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Does Shepard Fairey really support "fair use"?


Larkin Werner's 'Obey Steelerbaby' next to a poster by Shepard Fairey.
 
 
UPDATE: It appears that Shepard Fairey has dropped his cease-and-desist order against Cafepress and Larkin Werner's Steelerbaby store. My sources tell me it was dropped on March 10th-- days after my post about the issue.  Shepard Fairey's legal team had suggested that only he can use the word 'Obey' in a work of art. These are the same people who sent Baxter Orr a cease-and-desist letter in 2008 over the issue of "fair use". Does Shepard Fairey honestly support "fair use"? Or does he only support "fair use" when he is the one working under it? Thoughts? In his recent interview with NPR he stated that he is going against the Associated Press in order to uphold the rights of artists who work under "fair use"-- doesn't that include his work as well? After all, Obey Giant is known the world over and has been around 20 years now. In my opinion the image is open to "fair use". Thoughts?

 
 
Disobey Shepard Fairey by Brian Sherwin -- Myartspace Blog
www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/03/disobey-shepard-fairey.html

Shepard Fairey decides that Steelerbaby does not need to Obey his legal team by Brian Sherwin -- Myartspace blog
www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/03/shepard-fairey-decides-that-steelerbaby.html
myartspace, art, artists, ecommerce, selling art online

Does Shepard Fairey really support "fair use"?

Larkin Werner's 'Obey Steelerbaby' next to a poster by Shepard Fairey.
 
 
UPDATE: It appears that Shepard Fairey has dropped his cease-and-desist order against Cafepress and Larkin Werner's Steelerbaby store. My sources tell me it was dropped on March 10th-- days after my post about the issue.  Shepard Fairey's legal team had suggested that only he can use the word 'Obey' in a work of art. These are the same people who sent Baxter Orr a cease-and-desist letter in 2008 over the issue of "fair use". Does Shepard Fairey honestly support "fair use"? Or does he only support "fair use" when he is the one working under it? Thoughts? In his recent interview with NPR he stated that he is going against the Associated Press in order to uphold the rights of artists who work under "fair use"-- doesn't that include his work as well?
 
 
Disobey Shepard Fairey by Brian Sherwin -- Myartspace Blog
www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/03/disobey-shepard-fairey.html

Shepard Fairey decides that Steelerbaby does not need to Obey his legal team
www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/03/shepard-fairey-decides-that-steelerbaby.html

Mar. 9th, 2009

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Only the Giant can be Obeyed?


Larkin Werner's 'Obey Steelerbaby' next to a poster by Shepard Fairey.

Based on Shepard Fairey's recent statements you would think that he would fully support artists using his widely known images under "fair use". After all, in the NPR interview Fairey suggested that his lawsuit against the Associated Press is important because he views it as standing up for the rights of artists who create art that is protected under "fair use". However, Shepard Fairey has a history of threatening artists with legal action when they utilize his famous artwork under "fair use"-- even if the artist did not willfully infringe. The most recent situation involves graphic designer Larkin Werner and his Cafepress store. Fairey’s representatives claim that only he can use the word Obey in artwork and designs. Read More:

 http://www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/03/disobey-shepard-fairey.html

Feb. 27th, 2009

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Opening of NYAXE Gallery in Palo Alto, CA

 Visitors enjoy viewing the art at the NYAXE Gallery opening.

The grand opening of the NYAXE Gallery in Palo Alto, CA last night was a success. A steady flow of visitors observed the art and digital displays of myartspace.com member art until closing. Catherine McCormack-Skiba, the CEO, founder and Creative Director of myartspace.com, was on hand to meet visitors. The gallery, located at 818 Emerson St. in Palo Alto, featured 24 members of the myartspace.com community:



Learn more:
www.myartspace.com/nyaxegallery/winners
www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/02/opening-of-nyaxe-gallery-in-palo-alto.html








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