ABSTRACTIONS 2018 competition and exhibition

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Theme

Abstractions in the visual arts are about expressing general ideas or qualities of an actual person, object, and action.  It is about expressing ideas and emotions by using elements such as colors and lines without attempting to recreate the original image.  The basis for abstractions is to, in varying degrees, alter the reality of the subject thru Photography or digital art.  This competition invites photographers and digital artists to use their own interpretations of these ideas, using any type of subject matter and using any style of photography or digital art.

Awards

Best In Competition – $400 cash award

2nd Place – $50 cash award

3rd Place – $25 cash award

5 Honorable Mentions

Submissions

opens February 5, 2018

Submission deadline: March 15, 2018

 

Entry Fee: $20 for 2 images; $30 for 3 images; $35 for 5 images; method of payment: PayPal – now accepts all major credit cards

Judging Criteria: Impact, Composition, Theme Consistency, and Creativity will be used to judge entries

Judging Ends: March 22, 2018

Exhibition opens March 25, 2018

*No image that was submitted in prior competitions can be submitted in ABSTRACTIONS 2018.

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Art In Healthcare by Renee Phillips

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Selling Your Photography and Digital Art in The Healthcare Art Market
Written By Renée Phillips

Have you ever considered selling your photography or digital art to healthcare facilities? If you want to expand your art sales this market could offer you a treasure trove of possibilities.

The art in the healthcare field has been growing steadily in the last few decades.  The many different venues include general hospitals, senior residences, acute care hospitals, surgery centers, medical office buildings, physicians’ offices, rehabilitation centers, military hospitals, and many similar locales that are integrating art into their overall design.

There are also many common areas in any one locale that you will find artwork displayed. They include entrances, registration areas, corridors, waiting rooms, patient rooms, chemotherapy treatment rooms, MRI scanning rooms, visitors’ lounges, and cafeterias.

Barbara Markoff, a leading art consultant in the healthcare industry and owner of Artrageous! http://www.theartconsultant.biz/ in San Diego, CA states, “The healthcare sector remains a steady and buoyant market due to population growth, population aging, and the need to update older facilities with new technology.”

Increasingly, these venues recognize the correlation between providing aesthetically pleasing environments and the patients’ well-being and recovery.

If you’re interested in pursuing this market it’s important to know about the industry standards and whether your art fits the criteria.

Evidence Based Design (EBD) is a field of study that has become popular in healthcare to improve patient and staff well-being, patient healing, stress reduction and safety. Based on EBD and numerous research studies experts agree on certain qualities in art that are preferred by these facilities, such as:

  • Art should be obviously positive.
  • The images in the art should be recognizable. Realism is most preferred. Impressionistic art is acceptable if one can recognize what the subjects are. Abstract art, that is calming, is also welcome.
  • Nature scenes should be sunny with vibrant colors. Art that has shades of green and blue are often preferred.  Art dominated by large amounts of brown and red are not popular.
  • Calm or slowly moving water, verdant foliage, flowers, foreground spatial openness, park-like properties, and birds or other unthreatening wildlife are commonly found subjects.
  • If people are in the scene they should be smiling or look positive.

Many artist consultants in this field welcome new artists’ submissions. They request that artists either provide a link to their websites or submit digital images of currently available artwork in JPEG format. They want to see the artists’ resumes, biographies, and any other pertinent information.  You’ll find many consultants offer “How to Submit” detailed information on their websites, usually on their “Contact” page.

To locate art consultants in this field, here are some resources:

The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers is a membership organization of professionals qualified “to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of patients, residents, and staff in hospitals, clinics, and residential care facilities.” http://aahid.org/

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a U.S. community of designers, industry representatives, educators and students committed to interior design. On the website click the box “Find A Designer” and choose them by locations.  http://www.asid.org

Facebook offers a wealth of contacts. If you’re looking for leads visit: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=healthcare%20art%20consultants

 On LinkedIn, this page provides leads to articles, experts, jobs, and more related to Art in Healthcare. https://www.linkedin.com/topic/art-for-healthcare

I’ve written a 100+ page e-Book “Sell Your Art in The Healthcare Art Market”, with more in-depth information and leads to art consultants in this field. https://renee-phillips.com/downloads/art-in-healthcare-for-artists/

 

About Renée Phillips
Renée Phillips, known as The Artrepreneur Coach, helps artists achieve their fullest potential in private consultations. She offers art-business articles and e-Books on renee-phillips.com. She promotes artists as founder/director of Manhattan Arts International, manhattanarts.com, in curated art programs and online exhibitions, including the annual “The Healing Power of ART” exhibition. She advocates art for healing as founder/editor of The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS, healing-power-of-art.org.

 

 

Exhibitions Without Walls Expands, Adds Services

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 29, 2017

Exhibitions Without Walls, a website specializing in marketing and promoting photographers and digital artists, is growing.  The firm has expanded by increasing staff and adding services, according to co-founder Ed Wedman.  Exhibitions Without Walls will continue to help photographers and digital artists promote and market themselves.  Now it looks more broadly at what makes an artist successful and adds services to match.

Exhibitions Without Walls, a website specializing in marketing and promoting photographers and digital artists, is growing.  The firm has expanded by increasing staff and adding services, according to co-founder Ed Wedman.  Exhibitions Without Walls will continue to help photographers and digital artists promote and market themselves.  Now it looks more broadly at what makes an artist successful and adds services to match.

Based on survey results, we will continue to offer promotional and marketing opportunities.  We will continue to conduct competitions for photographers and digital artists to gain recognition (and win prizes) using highly qualified judges.

In addition to these ongoing services, Exhibitions Without Walls will increase the number of “how to” related articles and interviews. The idea is to help artists succeed in their art, as well as in their marketing and promotional opportunities.

To assist with this expansion, Exhibitions Without Walls has added Eric Hatch as Editor.  He will be guiding editorial direction, conducting interviews, and will solicit article contributions from our community, as well as writing directly for the site.  Eric has been a professional photographer for 16 years and a professional writer for 50 years. He is an experienced competition juror, and has won numerous awards from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and various photo competitions.  He has a Gold Quill award from the International Association of Business Communicators and was Communicator of the Year for the Air/Space Writers Association.  We want to welcome Eric Hatch to Exhibitions Without Walls.  This will allow us to have more time in program development and in identifying and developing new partnerships.  Ultimately, we hope this will strengthen our mission and commitment to photographers and digital artists.

 

CONTACT
Ed Wedman

Co-Founder, Exhibitions Without Walls

ewedman@exhibitionswithoutwalls.com

 

 

Free For All

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1-Email-Exhibitions_Without_WallsWe wanted to start the year out with our popular Free For All exhibition.  The first Free For All exhibition of 2017 has a theme of “Something New.”  Here is how it works.

Submit one image of something new you have done in the last 6 months.  There is no entry fee with this submission

Attach a few words (no more than 75 words) about the image in terms of why it is one of your new favorites; new technique(s) that you used with this image; or a new subject matter than you have begun to explore in the last six months.

Submission deadline: April 1, 2017

Submissions should be sent to:  ewedman@exhibitionswithoutwalls.com

 

The image should be no more than 1000 pixels in either height or width and a dpi of 96.

Up to 35 images will be included in an online exhibition.  The exhibition will be promoted as a post and to social media including facebook and twitter.  Questions can be sent to ewedman@exhibitionswithoutwalls.com.

Participate in Cover & Content Competition

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You are Invited

to participate in the Cover and Content Competition
for Art & Beyond September/October Issue

 Deadline August 15, 2016

 

Four winners will be chosen: Front Cover, Inside Front Cover, Back Cover and Inside Back Cover.

Front Cover winner will be awarded Gallery Page presentation in addition to the magazine page with 5 images and biography in the Online Gallery.

Publisher Choice Award will be given to a number of artists with Two-Page and One-Page Article.

The Entry Fee is $30.00 for 2 images.  You submit may submit up to three additional images with an additional charge of $7.00 per additional image.  To apply, go to http://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/cover-competition/

 

Participate with Art & Beyond in one of the biggest art fairs in USA!

Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2016

Apply Now!

http://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/art-fair-entry-form/

Free For All 2 exhibition

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Free For All 2 exhibition is now open

 

Pamela Root Explosion In Red

 

Photographers and digital artists were asked to submit one of their new, favorite images.  Most images in the exhibition include a short paragraph about the work as well as a URL where people can go to see more of their work.  There was no entry fee for submitting an entry.  This exhibition just continues the philosophy of Exhibitions Without Walls promoting photography and digital art as an important medium in the fine art world.

view the exhibition.

 

Free For All, Again !

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Free For All 

It’s time for another “FREE FOR ALL” exhibition !

Your invited to submit one of your new, favorite images that you have done recently.  NO ENTRY FEE!  Just send to us an image and a short paragraph (100 words or less) as to why this is one of your new favorites.  You can also include details about equipment used, techniques you used, etc.  Each image in the exhibition will include the short paragraph about the work as well as an URL where people can go to see more of your work.

The point is that this exhibitions is all about Free promotion of your work.

Send submissions to ewedman@exhibitionswithoutwalls.com.  The subject line should read Free For All 2.

Submissions deadline is Midnight July 10, 2016.

The exhibition will open the third week in July.  It will include up to 40 images.  “Free for All 2” will be promoted through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.  We will also be happy to post images and artist’s name on Instagram, with your permission.

 

 

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