Saturday, January 15, 2011

A couple of selections about AOM from Caroll Michels's "The Newsletter." (Michels is the author of How To Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul, 6th ed), generally considered one of the best books on the subject:

Art Opportunities Monthly is now providing a completely free version of “their highly acclaimed opportunities list for visual artists. The new AOM Free is the largest free list available anywhere. Each entry is vetted to eliminate the scams and the for-profit soak-the-artist schemes that flood other lists and sites. Each issue of AOM Free contains 250-350 carefully screened and condensed entries, delivered as a PDF directly to each subscriber's email address. There are no passwords or URLs to remember. Each issue may be read with Adobe Reader or other such free programs or may be printed in part or in whole. Each email and URL is hot, so the user can send an email or go right to the prospectus for more information or to apply. There is also a sophisticated search system to find listings by media, geographic area or terms such as ‘grant’ or ‘no entry fee’.” Link: http://www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com/freeversion.html

- Be sure to check out Benny Shaboy’s blog http://aomednotes.blogspot.com . He is the editor of Art Opportunities Monthly (see above). He provides insights into some suspicious so-called “opportunities for artists,” and dialogues with AOM subscribers. In the AOM Newsletter he writes: “Unlike other services, we do not knowingly include outright scams, for-profit galleries that charge fees to enter, individuals pretending to be galleries or contests that exist only to take money away from artists.”


Monday, January 10, 2011

Artist Trust Revamped Site

Artist Trust has launched a "fully re-engineered new website." Their mission "to support and encourage artists of all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State."

In our opinion, the new site, both in content and design, is one of the best of its kind out there.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cartier Award Postponed

Frieze Foundation's Cartier Award, which allows artists living outside the UK to realize a major project at Frieze Art Fair, has been postponed. An announcement of its new deadline and entry requirements is expected in late January.