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Description : An OverviewWith duplication being a rising menace in the art world, Indrani Bose tries to decipher how forged art is circulated, its impact on the market and ways of detectionA fake painting of ‘Female Head’ originally by Anjolie Ela Perhaps the most fascinating form of art crimes is the art of forgery. But forgery is too harsh a term to denounce imitation because not everyone imitates an artist for wealth. Some are mere frustrated artists, struggling hard to make a living by replicating famous people’s famous works. The talent involved in duplication or, if it can be called reproduction, deserves some amount of acclamation as even the most sharp or watchful of all art collectors, who swear by authenticity of a piece of work, are fooled into buying forged art pieces.History is replete with examples of illustrious painters, who hovered near the limelight by faking original pieces of art. Take the famous Michelangelo for example. Besides all that glory that he has attracted over the ages, and the volumes written about his gifted reflexes, the fact that he was a con artist at one point of time has never been a guarded secret. Before becoming a renowned Renaissance artist, he made money by creating imitations of ancient Roman sculptures.
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Description : About Artist Swapna Augustine, 40, never complained about her physical condition till the age of 12. Born without both the arms, little Swapna, a native of Paingottoor in Kerala's Ernakulam district, believed that her arms are yet to grow out of her body. At 12, she somehow realized the bitter truth that nothing might be done about her condition and there was no looking back thereafter! An internationally acclaimed painter and therefore the winner of 'Icon of the year 2018' honor by the planet World Malayali Foundation, Swapna Augustine shares with Onmanorama her story of survival and rise also as her thoughts on 'disability. An internationally acclaimed painter and the winner of 'Icon of the year 2018' honor by the World Malayali Foundation, Swapna Augustine shares with Onmanorama her story of survival and rise as well as her thoughts on 'disability.' Her parents -- Augustine, a farmer, and Sophie, a homemaker enrolled Swapna at a home for the disabled in Changanassery when she was six and she or he attended a faculty nearby. Perhaps, it had been this youth far away from home that made the eldest child independent and assured despite her disability. She would head home for Onam and yuletide, but the remainder of the time, the sisters taught her to try to do everything together with her feet including eating and writing and in fact, drawing and painting, which might later end up being her calling in life. Swapna hails from an agrarian family in a hilly village of Kerala's Ernakulam district. Eldest of 4 children of Augustine and Sophie, Swapna was born without both hands. The baby was short with a disfigured spine. Sophie discovered the condition of her daughter hours after delivery. "I was assisted by my mother for all activities until I turned four. At four, an area tutor (aashan) called Ayyappan started giving me home tuition on the way to write by holding a pencil between my toes," Swapna recalled. Swapna had the dexterity of legs and started performing with them, all that one does with hands. The elder daughter of an agriculturist and housewife, she has been drawing as a toddler. These were mainly pencil drawings. As a six-year-old, she enrolled as a student of St. Theresa’s School, Changanassery, while staying at a mercy home to travel by nuns there. This helped her do daily chores together with her feet. She, however, began to draw actively after she completed her graduation in History from St. Joseph’s College, Alappuzha. “It was Denny Mathew, a teacher at Nirmala highschool (Muvattupuzha), who nurtured my career in arts. He taught me drawing and painting by taking classes at home,” says Swapna. Swapna is actively involved in social activities. She frequently exhibits her work among students and motivates them to never hand it over. Her talent has been recognized by various magazines, organizations, and youth journals. Her paintings have also been published in many newsletters and youth magazines. Swapna has also been a member of Mouth & Foot Painting Artist since 1999. After her graduation in History from St. Mary's College, Ernakulam, Swapna returned home as a painter who was ready to organize an exhibition of her amateur works. After attending a workshop on painting with acrylic, she adopted professional means and shifted to canvas. No later, she was introduced to a community of mouth and foot painters in Kerala by one of her friends. From there she was selected together among the 27 Indians and nine Keralites to urge a membership within the International Mouth and Foot Painting Artists' Association (IMFPA.). After attending a workshop on painting with acrylic, she adopted professional means and shifted to canvas. The young artist doesn't have big dreams about her future. She possesses some humble ambitions to satisfy, sort of a trip to scenic Switzerland to accumulate some good inspiration for her paintings. She wishes to continue her journey with the colors within the future too, no matter future health issues. "I was so reluctant to interact with the traditional people at a younger age. But all folks at the Mercy Home were sent to usual schools where normal children study. It's enhanced my social interactions. I feel children with disabilities shouldn't be enrolled in special schools unless their condition is that worse. Mingling with the mainstream society will help both the parties accept one another," she says. some of her creativity Swapna sells her paintings at the IMFPA forum which pays all its members with a minimal remuneration every month regardless of their contribution. Swapna says that people born with disabilities do not expect sympathy from mainstream society but expect public places and infrastructure are accessible to them.
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Description : HIS JOURNEY Pritam Mukherjee is an Indian painter, currently pursuing PG who excels in the use of color configurations and the art of transforming geometric and curvilinear forms. Pritam Mukherjee grew up in Durgapur, West Bengal well known for its extraordinary light. He explores the unlimited potentiality of chromatic and tonal scales, visual planes, and volume within a two-dimensional framework. Viewing his dynamic works of art is an exciting kinetic experience similar to viewing patterns through a kaleidoscope. From an early age, he demonstrated an innate artistic talent and continued to bring his creative passion to fruition. But due to study pressures and some other circumstances, finally, he gave up sketching for almost more than 8 years. He started as a Pastel, Water Color, Charcoal, Oil painting, etc. Today he works with Pencil Sketch, Mandala, Zentangle. HIS CREATIVE PAINTINGS As a Color Field painter Pritam pursues color relationships with fervor. His palette is innovative and complex. He mixes more than 25 different oil paints to create every color in his painting. Due to the large scale of her paintings, his pictorial scheme appears to extend beyond our peripheral vision. He is an optical illusionist whose art defies special limitations. He believes that "Drawing is one of the best ways to express anyone’s view i.e created in their mind canvas”. His theme for the artwork is 'Maa Saraswati'. It took approximately two days to complete fully, using pencils. The artist brings an extensive mastery of color theory, an innate sense of rhythm, and compositional elements to each painting. His art is visual poetry bursting forth with relentless energetic expression. As a child, Pritam received prizes for her innate talent in his school time. HIS MESSAGE "It is important to express oneself… provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience… My ambition is limited to capturing something transient, and yet, this ambition is excessive," he said.
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Description : Her Journey Anushri Gupta — a painter, landscapist, sketch artist as well as poetess— believes in the transformational power of art and its ability to be a global agent of change. She completed PG(M. Sc in Mathematics) in Bijawar, a city in Madhya Pradesh. Her hobbies are singing, dancing, songwriting but she loves painting most. She takes orders for commission work like portraits, landscapes, and sketches. She likes to experiment with different techniques of paintings and keep herself challenged to excel in her art. She believes “Every challenge is an opportunity to learn.” She started painting and sketching in 2018 as her passion and profession but she made drawings at the age of 5 years just because of the happiness of heart. Her struggle started when she made outlines and wrong estimates of the distance between eyes, nose & lips to make a portrait. But by continuing practicing she had overcome it. After that, people started calling her a great artist of the future. She also gave a portrait to the great Indian mathematician Sir Shri Nivas Ramanujan as he is her Professor in her college. At that time she used black stick color to make portraits but later she used acrylic colors. When she painted “NATURE” she got a deep satisfaction with her soul. Her Struggle Her struggle started when she decided to make her career as a professional artist but due to some financial problem, she didn’t buy good qualities of art supplies such as the big size of the canvas, a large number of colors, some good quality paintbrushes. So to overcome it she takes orders for commission work and paints late at night as well as she takes a class of some art students. But it’s not enough so she is preparing for both competitive exams and painting as well. This way she has been successful in balancing her art and studies to grow optimally in both aspects of life. Her theme of the artwork is based on 'Nature'. “It takes at least 80-90hours for me to complete” using acrylic colors, some good quality brushes, and paper or canvas, as the artist said. She was inspired by, “the beauty of nature”. It's valued at Rs 32000 (excluding shipping). Her Achievements 1.Honoured by Chief Minister Madhya Pradesh (Portrait of Shri Shivraj Singh4. Chauhan) 2. State-level winner with 1st position in Madhya Pradesh (Portrait of Guru Nanak Dev Ji) 3. Four times selected to “International art exhibition” in 2020 4. Artwork featured in “The King House Art Magazine” 1st edition of UK 5. Selected Top - 100 artists to the next phase of “International Art Competition” organized by The King House art Gallery of UK (Only one contestant in India) 6. 30+ National and International Achievements Message “I am not very specific about my art materials because I believe that THE MAGIC TO PAINT ALIVE in your hands, not in materials. Good quality of artwork comes after applying many layers of colors and details. When I start an artwork it takes 5 to 10 days (6-8 hours In a day) and some detailed artwork takes more than 10 days because I love to paint on the large size” as the artist said. She has believed "If we do hard work full of honesty and creativity, then we will get the result beyond our thinking. So think creative, be creative, and don't forget to work harder."
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Description : HER JOURNEY An artwork a day keeps the lockdown blues away. This is the funda followed by artist Tarushikha Jain to beat the blues. Born in the beautiful city of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, Tarushikha Jain is a contemporary Mandala Artist. She used her skill during the lockdown and created splendid arts on unused papers. Her statement She has even given the project a rather thematic name — The Quarantined Canvas. "In a way, the lockdown comes as a blessing for artists because that's what I want to do always — paint in isolation," shares the Delhi-based artist, stating that she started this project when the Janta Curfew was announced on March 22, 2020. Some of her Artworks For a self-taught artist who reaches for the colors and designs to paint or draw as soon as she gets up every morning, the discipline to paint every day comes very easily. For this particular project, she is painting a doodle art of "Lord Mahavir" — Lord Mahavir signifies harmlessness and renunciation, therefore this artwork is named "Tyaag". "The point is that no matter what the situation is, we must hold on to what makes us happy. Mandala Arts makes me happy, so I took this path. I also wanted to encourage fellow-artists so that they can feel inspired and share their work as well," says the 29-years-old. The response to The Quarantined Canvas on mandala has been amazing and yet, she believes that she hasn't made her best painting yet. She is a dancer as well.’ did something meditative and introspective and just maybe, I made something that looks interesting – but either way, it felt good to let go and just create without judgment," says the Meerut - born with determination. She already has the commitment to do this, as she paints for over a few hours a day. Her theme for the artwork is 'Peacock Mandala Art'. It took approximately 3days to complete, using Pencil, A2 size sheet, Artist pens. It's valued at Rs 450 (excluding shipping). "The unique process of creation as well as the inner energies of an individual mandala guarantee that each one is one of a kind. In fact, I have been unable to duplicate either the design or the color choices of a mandala in new work," she said.
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Description : Sudarshan Pattnaik is an extraordinary sand artist who has made India proud together with his magnificent sand sculptures. Sudarshan Pattnaik is the first artist to introduce sand art in India and searching at his beautiful pieces of sand art it's hard to believe that he has not received any formal training and learned it all by himself. His sculptures are focused majorly on current issues, public awareness, saving the environment, religion, social issues, global issues, famous personalities, and anything that motivates people for the great. He has also represented India in countries just like the UK, China, Japan, Holland, US, France, Italy, and lots of more where his art has been applauded. He also wished to Director ‘Nila madhab Panda’ for his success and built a beautiful sand-art on the Sea Beach, Puri. His masterpiece creativity on the sand in Puri…… ABOUT THIS MOVIE Selection of the National Award-winning director’s movie into the Oscars race not only maybe a landmark moment for Odia cinema but also symbolizes the necessity for content that moves the audience and leaves them thinking. Nila Madhav Panda’s first Odia film ‘Kalira Atita’ has made its entry into the distinguished Academy Awards race within the general category for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director among the opposite categories. Selection of the National Award-winning director’s movie into the Oscars race not only maybe a landmark moment for Odia cinema but also symbolizes the necessity for content that moves the audience and leaves them thinking. Nila Madhav Panda’s first Odia film ‘Kalira Atita’ has made its entry into the distinguished Academy Awards race within the general category for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director among the opposite categories. The film, starring Pitobash Tripathy in lead, showcases the impact of global climate change and the way it impacts a person who lost his family and residence to the ocean. The film emphasizes the tough reality of global climate change and rising sea levels, taking villages of India’s eastern coastline into context. Panda is known for highlighting environmental and societal concerns through his movies. Talking concerning the Oscars entry, Nila says, “It was a little tough due to the COVID-19 pandemic as theatres are enclosing Los Angeles and New York, this year. So, we had to travel digitally as per the procedures. Now, the film has been approved and is out there at the Academy Screening Room (ASR). Once the film is out there at ASR, now we've to start out campaigning for the film in LA. Besides, there's a worldwide Odia society, which is promoting the film. From the local to the worldwide level, we've to succeed in getting people to support us. We've finalized the workplace in LA and that they will start the promotions soon.” Earlier, the movie had been selected at the Indian Panorama Section at the 51st International Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The journey for this film began when Nila noticed a photograph of a pump during a newspaper in 2006. He was shocked to ascertain the pump drowned within the ocean, and therefore the image confirmed the horrifying reality of sea ingression to him. Nila says that he has adopted the story of sea ingression over time. He didn’t suit any screenplay or story for this film, however, took his crew to the affected areas in Kendrapara district in Odisha, and shot the film without make-up, units and lights. Sharing this big moment and expressing his happiness, director Nila Madhav Panda wrote on Twitter, “In a year full of challenges, feel extremely happy to announce #KaliraAtita has made its entry into the Oscar race in general entry category 4 Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director & many other categories. It’s being made available for academy screening,Grateful to everyone”
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Description : HER JOURNEY Khushboo Sori, an Indian painter, sculptor, proficient graphic artist, landscapist, is currently pursuing Engineering in Jagdalpur city of Chhattisgarh. Khushboo took an interest in oil and traditional painting during his early years. She found her muse in the roots of Indian society. She included tribal and regional life in her art form and gave them power. Her works went on to be exhibited at various events in India. Some of her popular pencil drawings are human, tiger. At the age of 6, Khushboo started drawing. This early enthusiasm has now become the driving force to her passion. Her passion for drawing started with her love for colors. her innovatives Khushboo points out that the art market is no longer about the gallery, but also includes publications, funding, and residencies—“a market for not getting paid"—and that she is “present in some form within this". Khushboo Sori didn’t train as an artist, or go to art school—her technical training lies in drawings. Exploring the world of art and craft, Khushboo is perfecting her artwork using Apsara HB black graphite pencil, etc. Her exuberant nature-inspired pencil drawings combine elements of impressionism and abstraction. Her theme for the artwork is 'Still Alive', as it consists of a portrait of a woman having tears in her eyes. It took approximately one month to complete because she has less time to draw as she is a student. "I think of India as a region saturated with color. The content of my drawings evolved, based on my experience of the Indian reality - the people, the environment. My themes are traditionally Indian and nature & the environment play an important part in it. The nature of rural Bengal and its vibrant vegetation cast a spell on me, and inspired me to bring out the softness of nature in its varied forms" Khushboo says.
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Description : His journey Abhisek Ghosh, born in the well-known city Bhadreswar, West Bengal, is a painter and currently working in an MNC’s production Department. Abhisek Ghosh uses a unique canvas to draw different Hindu God-Goddesses for his paintings, which are stuck together with a natural glue. “This paper is the best for miniatures as it lasts longer than ordinary paper and has a shiny effect as the layers are rubbed into each other using a stone or shell,” he said. His works are attractive, beautiful, and eye-catching to the naked eye, as they are set in a hue of colors depicting the lifestyle of Hindu God-Goddesses. “Even the emotions of the figures in the paintings of Goddess Durga with his courtesans are visible when viewed with the magnifying glass. Even though they are miniatures we as artists do it with our heart and soul. That is what makes this art stand out,” he said. The Lord Ganesh paintings are extracted from Kachni Madhubani Painting Style and Pattachitra Paintings.It took approximately 2 weeks to complete, using sketch pens and Acrylic poster colors. “The paintings are done using sketch pens and Acrylic poster colors. Based on the size of a painting it may take from a few weeks to months,” he said. His motto for all artists is - "Bring your humanity to your art. Bring your art to humanity".
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Description : Her journey Born and raised in the beautiful city of Lucknow, Sadaf Ikram is a contemporary realist painter and crafter, is currently pursuing Engineering. Chasing the dream of becoming an Engineer lead her to find happiness through drawing, painting, and craft. Her distinctive personal style emanates joy and peace and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of Indian culture. Her colorful paintings pay homage to her homeland. Exploring the world of art and craft, Sadaf is perfecting her artwork using watercolors, acrylic colors, glass paints, clay artwork, sculpture painting, acrylic pouring, etc. Though Sadaf’s liking for art has been developing since childhood, she has officiated her talent during Lockdown 2020, displaying her beautiful creations through Instagram page @the_infuse_hues. Inspite of facing difficulty to get the right audience who can acknowledge and appreciate her artwork, she dreams to pursue her career in the art field with a beautiful audience and showcasing her artwork to the world. Her theme for the artwork is 'Finding sunshine in nature, inspired by the beauty of nature. It took approximately 10 hours to complete, using fevicryl shilpkaar clay and acrylic colors and white gesso base by itsy bitsy craft store. It's valued at Rs 750 (excluding shipping). During Lockdown, she tries to experiment with different techniques of painting with her own style. Her theme of the artwork is based on 'Finding sunshine in nature'. “It takes at least 10 hours for me to complete”, as the artist said. She was inspired by, “the beauty of nature”. In reality, Sadaf did learn and adopted the Indan techniques but each of his paintings was a pure depiction of Indian soul and heritage.The work of Sadaf was heavily impacted by realism and mainly revolved around the people living in her community. She was obsessed with the wall artworks of India and was a fan of the vivacious oil painting techniques. As a child, Sadaf Ikram received prizes for her innate talent in her school time. From a young age, she has believed, “You can create anything once you see it in your mind.”
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Description : Not all endings are Happy.Anandat, my childhood buddy, my classmate and my life shareholder.We would spend our most of the time together.We loved each others company the most.And he was the one who knew all about me, A to Z of me.I slowly developed a strong possession for him.And this possession when turned into love was unknown to me.One day in the school, one of my classmate asked me "Are you and Anu more than friends?" I replied "Firstly for you he is not ANU his name is Anandat .And what does this have to do with you? "Hearing a rude reply from me before the entire classroom, she felt insulted and cursed me in her heart and then loudly said "It doesn't matter to anyone what happens between you two and what I asked was not only my question but almost our every classmate wanted to ask you both about this.And its clearly seen by your behaviour that ya you do love him and God knows is it one sided or from both sides." I heard her half sentence and left as I was getting late to reach home and Anu had been waiting for me.When I reached home, I ran to my room and looked myself in the mirror.The thoughts in my mind were all about the quality time we spent with each other.The truth stared at me in my face and yet I refused to believe it.After one and a half month , when I was sure of my feelings for him and was about to confess, an accident happened and it took away my best friend, my love, my life Anu away from me
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Description : His journey Milind Bhanji, a painting, contemporary, and landscape artist. His art education in Dip. in Art Education from J. J. School of Art, Mumbai and G. D. Art (Painting) from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune with 1st class. He was inspired by Rembrandt and started experimenting with realistic compositions and landscapes. Milind used human figures and nature in his paintings. He developed his visual expressions over the years owing to useful associations and interactions with several contemporary artists. This led to his establishment as a fine artist very soon in the present contemporary art world. Milind Bhanji works in oil and acrylic colors on canvas in 'UNIQUE' styles. His paintings mainly focus on human figures and nature in his paintings. 20 + Yrs. Milind has showcased his works in exhibitions and group shows in India and International platform. Milind has successfully conducted his shows and has been appreciated for his artwork. A well-known artist Milind Bhanji has recently created innovative work in acrylic and oil colors. These being glorious, unique, and picturesque in their own way, highlight the nostalgic memories associated with the cityscapes. His Paintings elaborate on human figures and ancient temples in India. Milind Bhanji paints using an evolved and unique roller and Knife technique in the form. His emphasis on and its vivid norms reveal the relevant aesthetics and the desired standards of glory in each work that is unique in its own way. The artist has a fine sense of art, skillful use of brush, rollers, Knife, and other techniques highlighting the enlightenment and visual panorama of extravagance through relevant motifs, idioms, and metaphors. Milind Bhanji is an award-winning Indian artist whose paintings have been extensively exhibited on a national and international level. A professional artist since the very beginning, Milind has been awarded numerous awards and accolades, including that State Art Award Maharashtra and many. His whimsical watercolors on paper depicting pigs are as unique as they are thought-provoking. His works are not limited to the porcine, he covers other subjects in his paintings too. His creative paintings “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind,” he said. His Paintings and Landscapes are an emotional and aesthetic experience of the subject for the audience to give an experience of beauty and throughs to the audience”. His experimentation and aesthetic experience are conveyed through his paintings. Each painting and landscape light and shadow applied with a shade similar to nature. His style in watercolor is fluid and transparent, giving a realistic and aesthetic feel to his paintings. He describes his artistic expression as aesthetic, natural beauty, colors, and amazing brush strokes experience for the audience. He most often creates using watercolors, acrylics, and oil colors with a perfect drawing. He is giving experience on his self-chosen path of realization. Some of his achievements Milind Bhanji has received many awards like State Art Award , Professional Category Award & National and International Group and Solo Art Exhibitions.
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Description : an overview Starting an Art and Craft business is one area that several creative individuals aspire to excel in. and that they have valid reasons to do so. The most effective part of starting an art and craft business is that they are often easily accommodated into your daily routine. When you plan to make money out of your creative talent, you should put more thought into it. Now, you'll not be sewing or drawing before dinner or during the weekends. Instead, you'll start a business to assist you to pay your bills, so you should put a lot of your time and energy into it. 1. decide: why you are starting the art and craft business Before taking any further steps, you should do some soul searching and find out what this business would mean to you. If you're doing it to earn some extra cash, it's okay because you'll still have tons of fun while at it. If you're doing it to supplement your income or as a full-time job, you need to get serious. 2. research the market demand If you're looking to start an art and craft business, make sure there's demand. You need to research your market extensively, without factoring in your kin and friends. Scour the net, visit craft fairs, read through trade publications, and ask other crafters to know the things that sell well. Once you research your market thoroughly, you'll find the simplest outlets for your products and know whether or not they will sell. The truth is that for you to achieve the crafts business, you want to have an impressive product. 3. read widely It's not paramount that you simply have a business background, but having one is important. Visit your library and look up business magazines and books. you'll also enroll in community adult classes. If there's a present market in your area, visit the place and appearance for somebody willing to advise you without competition in mind. Many generous people appreciate that somebody helped them get to where they're and are wanting to help another person. 4. decide where you sell your product Do you make potholders, decorative art, or another craft item? Why not sell it? There's an online marketplace for handmade crafts because the popularity of Spenowr proves. The trick to being successful at selling handmade crafts is in having a reasonable source of supplies, the time to form your goods without burning out and pricing them to sell. Spenowr is an e-commerce store that deals with the trade of art and craft items. Some of the benefits of selling on Spenowr include: The customer base is targeted It’s possible to make custom orders The site facilitates wholesale business Collective store give sellers more options 5. choose a name with a strong brand potential Before settling for a business name, it's vital to research widely and make sure that nobody else is using the name you desire. This is often also the simplest time to settle on a website name for your website if you're planning on having one. 6. know your customers Next, identify your target customer. this is a marketing term you’ll hear time and time again, but that’s only because it’s so important! once you find out what your ideal client is like, you’ll start to know how you'll promote your pieces more effectively, so you really make some money. Before you'll create anything useful, first you want to identify a want or need that you simply can address, also because of the prospective customers who possess this want or need. Next, you're employed to satisfy these customers by delivering a product or service that addresses these needs at the time customers want it. The key to customer satisfaction is ensuring everyone feels they enjoy the exchange. Your customer is proud of the worth they get for what they pay. you're proud of the payment you receive in exchange for what you provide. 7. packaging Is the item fragile or breakable? If it's, how will you deliver it to the client? Consider investing in padded envelopes, bubble wrap, and other shipping supplies like tape and boxes. Use some colored tissue, ribbon, and personalized labels to form an impact. 8. set up a payment method If you're selling on an e-commerce platform, you should consider fixing a payment processor. If you select to sell on an e-commerce platform like Spenowr, you'll have a payment processor set up already. If not, consider reputable online payment platforms. 9. taxes Apply for respective taxes as per your own country’s tax regulations. For example in India, you might need to apply for GST if you own a business or go through Individual taxes if you are doing it part-time and earning as an individual. Similarly for the United States, you should look for a sales tax license by emailing or calling your State’s Controller office. they're going to advise you on the relevant forms to fill out. you'll also want to contact your local internal revenue Service (IRS) office or consult an accountant to discuss the tax structures of self-employed individuals.
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Description : An Overview Offline is currently still the number one way in which people purchase art. And this is often very true, but in extending our reach we frequently neglect a lucrative market that’s right in front of us our local art community. People like to support local artists, and there are many opportunities open to you within your hometown that will support a part- or full-time artist. Here are some ideas on the way to market your artwork in your local community. 1. Join Art galleries Local galleries have a longtime network of art fans and collectors who like to support up-and-coming artists. Because local galleries are small, they provide individual artists and exhibitions tons of hands-on attention, and that they specialize in bringing interested patrons through the door. Some galleries will even allow you to pay to display your artwork for a group amount of your time, so speak to the facilities in your area and see what opportunities await you. 2. network with the local arts community Most cities have an area Art Council, which placed on events and manage arts activities across a variety of disciplines. These bodies often give out funding and appearance for artists to undertake community projects and large-scale commissions. You’re competing only against local artists and have a way better chance of being recognized and funded. In a local scene, it’s all about whom you recognize – so get bent local art events and meet people. Always carry business cards and postcards of your work to point out interested people. 3. connect with the press Whenever your work is featured during a new exhibition, or you’ve won a contest or completed a stimulating project, write a touch handout and send it out to your local media contacts. What’s that? You don’t have any local media contacts? Well, it's time you started making some, isn’t it? Send email or letters to newspapers and publications, asking whom you would like to contact about editorial features. Explain that you’re an area artist who is holding an exhibition and wondered if they’d like some free tickets to the opening? you'll also hold a little open studio event and ask the press along. 4. become a columnist Local news publications both offline and online are always trying to find good writers who can write on interesting things and interesting ways. These are non-paying positions, but the continuing publicity is a fantastic way for an artist to realize more exposure to people that have an interest in art. Become the local art expert in your area and reap the advantages of additional traffic and more art sales. 5. team up with a local charity Part of being a locally recognized artist is giving back to your community. you'll do that by volunteering to show kids art classes, doing the varsity holiday program at the library, or by teaming up with an area charity to supply a prize or entertainment for an occasion. Find a charity whose work you admire and whose core recipients or donors fit together with your target market. Once you’ve chosen a charity, contact them and offer to figure with them on their next project or event. Perhaps you'll donate a prize to their next raffle, otherwise, you could paint murals on the walls of their center. Most local charities have a longtime relationship with the media, so by helping them out, not only does one get to try to do a pleasant thing for your community, but you’ll probably be written up within the media, too. 6. write interesting and helpful articles Editors of newspapers, magazines, and newsletters are all looking for good, timely, and informative article content. Just make sure the content is well written, grammatically correct, and helps the reader to solve a problem or is able to inform the reader of something of value. 7. target your local market through social media The main thing about Facebook and Instagram ads is their ability to succeed in your audience with laser-sharp precision. Considering that you simply want to promote your artworks or your show in your community, you'll narrow your audience to your town and nearby areas only.
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Description : An Overview Do you struggle with pricing your work? We sure most artists have the same problem. As an artist, you understand making a part of your job just like the back of your hand. you'll probably paint blindfolded and are available up with a decent-looking piece. you've got spent thousands upon thousands of hours honing your craft. What we frequently struggle with is that the part that comes after we put that last final touch on an artwork—pricing. Pricing is awkward. Setting a price on something that's so deeply personal and doesn't have a group market price is even more awkward. So, how does one start setting the costs for your artwork so you'll get the salary you deserve? If you do not have a uniform history of selling your art during a particular price range or during a particular market, follow these rules to urge started. 1. research the prices of comparable artists How much do similar artists charge for their work? Is there a pattern during this pricing? Put your research cap on and begin trying to find artists that have similar work to what you're currently producing. Seeking out artists who have similar work will offer you a far better idea of what you'll and will be charging. Confirm you're making an honest evaluation of your work then comparing it to artists with an identical style, working during a similar medium, with an identical amount of experience, also as selling within an identical geographical region. 2. know your audience As an artist, you have to know your target audience.It takes for you to answer the following questions. Are you getting to sell your artwork locally? Regionally? Nationally? Or Internationally? Are you targeting younger generations? Or retire art collectors? Are you targeting wholesales o retail? Answering these questions will play a big role in what should be the simplest possible price range for your art. 3. keep the same price for your studio and galleries If you’re thinking of selling work from your studio at lower prices than your gallery, re-evaluate. Galleries put time and energy into their sales and usually aren’t happy to find out you’ve been selling work for tons less. Other galleries could study this and be less inclined to figure with you. confirm you've got set prices that are generally equivalent for your studio and your galleries. That way people can purchase your beautiful work from either place, and you'll maintain a positive relationship together with your galleries. 4. have confidence and stand by your price Whether you sell a lot of labor or are new space, believe in yourself and your prices. If you don’t, buyers will figure it out quickly. State your price firmly and let the customer respond. 5. calculate your expenses Add up your cost of materials, rent, or portion of rent if you draw reception and the other associated costs. These costs represent your expenses. Double that quantity. 6. price your points low Print prices should be calculated based on materials cost. If you’re making your prints yourself, calculate the value of paper and ink, and therefore the time it takes to print. Double that quantity to reach your low-end print price. This price is perhaps way too low, so be happy to regulate this price to be competitive with other prints in your market. strategy Let’s say you establish your multiplier at $8 per square inch and, you have a client that would like to purchase art in a 5 x 5 canvas (25 square inches). So, by doing a little math, we have $8 x 25 = $200 You now know you need to charge $200 for the job. Note: Your skill, your talent, your vision, and your skill are unique. You. Are. Special. Please don't undervalue the work you are doing, or the impact your work has on others. There’s just one you, and you're worth quite you give yourself credit for.
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Description : An overview Artists Network Competitions specialize in a good range of media, subjects, and styles—oil, acrylic, drawing, pastel, watercolor, animals, people, abstracts, painting, landscapes, and more. Have you ever considered entering an art contest online? Are you somebody who's ready and raring to travel as soon as a replacement one posts to your favorite website, your fingers twitching with pent-up excitement at the prospect to compete and show your metal to the world? Participating in art competitions is one of the simplest ways to grow as an artist and develop a successful career within the area of art. Art competitions will help you gain exposure and exhibitions. Through the online Art Contest, it'll help in drawing in people from all walks of life. If you're interested to require part in art contests or competitions, then you should definitely need to look here. Enter fee:There are tons of contests that don’t charge you anything for participating, while others do. If you're a beginner or amateur, I like to recommend that you try the free contests first. There are many excellent contests that don’t require a fee to submit. Rules: Don't just submit your art without checking if it complies with all the principles of the competition. And, check the situation restrictions also. You don’t want to figure on your art for hours and determine that submissions are limited to just one country or region. Here are some great platforms would suggest getting started on. Benefits of entering an art contest 1. Confidence Obviously, winning gains confidence. But putting yourself in a position where someone is judging your work requires confidence in your creations and even in yourself as an artist. Regularly entering competitions may be a powerful way to inspire yourself to continuously attempt to improve. Further, the confidence you integrate producing a worthy entry is invaluable within the art world. Without faith and pride in your creations, you’re never getting to be ready to make it very far as an artist. 2. Opportunity to evaluate your work When entering an art competition, you're forced to evaluate your add an objective manner. so as to achieve success, you'll get to categorize your art accurately so you'll submit it to competitions where it's relevant in terms of media, color, style, and theme. this is often especially important when your artwork shows different styles otherwise you add a spread of media. 3. Recognition There’s no doubt that winning awards can help grow your reputation within the art world. Developing a reputation on the national level is often especially helpful if you've got ambitions to be an art instructor. It also can mean support if your work wins a prize. If your work is taken into account top quality by various art societies, you'll gain signature membership and therefore the chance to point out your painting alongside other nationally renowned artists. All support feels good, but there’s something especially gratifying a few nods from established artists and reputable art societies. 4. Greater Exposure Both kids and adults have an excellent opportunity to show their creations to the overall public, art lovers, and critics. The absence of participation in such competitions could prevent the competitive spirit of budding artists. 5. Networking Opportunities Art competitions provide a perfect opportunity for artists to network and build contacts that would potentially be leveraged to offer them business opportunities by reaching new clients and hence provides a competitive advantage. 6. Being Published Winners of art competitions are often published in various publications, magazines, and native newspapers. Sometimes you'll be contacted by journalists for an interview. 7. Certificates and rewards The important thing about entering art competitions isn't to specialize in what you didn’t get, but to understand the value of what you did achieve. The certificate that you can keep as a memory and also submitted later on when applying to a university, for a job, etc. A painting competition award certificate may be a memorable certificate that must be made professionally. what spenowr offers with respect to contests Spenowr offers almost everything we have listed above, starting from getting recognition to getting certificates and rewards. Spenowr is a professional network for Artists, where you can build your creative portfolio and also can list your contest certificates or other awards you have won. Spenowr also provides an e-commerce marketplace, using which you can buy/sell creative products and services. If you are an artist, Join Spenowr as an Individual artist and look for active contests. Find All Contests
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Description : An Overview In the business world, going forward with any new venture without a proper marketing plan isn't a decent idea. Having a proper marketing strategy plan for self-promotion will help guide you towards your ultimate goals, keeping you on a pathway towards the success you seek. Making art is the fun part. Now you've got you to get your work out there! not sure the way to market your art? Not a problem—we have all the ideas and tricks to assist you to find out how to market yourself as an artist. Let’s dive in! 1. Focus On Your Vision This step is typically different for every and each artist. First and foremost, you’ve needed to determine what your goals are, both short-term and within the end of the day. Are you looking to become a full-time artist, hoping to supplement an income, or content with this being a hobby? Each vision will lead you down different paths, so it's important to understand where you ultimately want to finish up. Of course, we all want to achieve success, but what does success appear as if to you, as an artist? for a few, it’s measured in financial prosperity, while for others recognition for their work gives them the sensation of accomplishment. Aim to sell a certain number of pieces every month. That number will depend on your previous sales, and how much you can create in a month. Plan to take part in a certain number of exhibitions in a year. This one is good for more established artists. Plan to enter a certain number of art competitions, in order to get your art seen by more people. This can work for those who are new to selling their work. 2. Create Your Own Website Save yourself a while and accompany an online portfolio platform; you'll build your site within minutes! Choose one that gives you a free trial, so you'll see if it’s the proper fit for your needs. Choose a layout and template that are attractive and simple to navigate; when it involves marketing your art, you would like something fresh and modern, but timeless also. Attend Art Exhibitions and Fairs 3. Attend Art Exhibitions and Fairs Here you'll meet many art fans, professional artists, and industry pros like gallery owners and agents. Making these contacts are extremely important; they will keep you within the loop about new opportunities—like which art galleries are trying to find submissions—and assist you in marketing your art, whether it’s sharing your art show on their social feeds or suggesting popular artists you'll collabo with. Don’t forget to bring your business cards, and hand them bent everyone you meet! It seems like a little thing, but even a well-designed card can really help with artist promotion. 4. Join Artist Organizations Besides offering plenty of networking opportunities, these organizations can often provide workshops, artist promotion and advocacy, resources, and more. There are many artist organizations based in specific states or cities, so take a glance at any local organizations you would possibly wish to join. There also is a spread of national organizations. 5. Get Touch with Social Media Social media may be a powerful tool that you simply can use to increase the reach of your business. Billions of individuals from across the world use social media a day to find visually stunning photographs, paintings, and imagery – they might be watching yours! Set up a business page on different social media platforms than start posting about your artwork, your inspiration, your business, you, or anything related, to create an audience that's interested in your work. There are thousands of useful hashtags, groups, and pages where you'll post your artwork and access even more people that could also be curious about your work. 6. start blogging Adding a blog to your online portfolio will go an extended way in marketing your art, since creating unique content for your site will help improve its search rankings. Blog posts also offer an opportunity to show off your value as an artist. Whether you’re giving a behind-the-scenes check out your processor providing some tips for your fellow artists, info-packed blog posts demonstrate your wealth of data and position you as an industry leader. 7. Add an online store Another key art marketing strategy for artists is using referral sites and online shopping pages like Spenowr to market and sell your work. Online platforms are great places to urge started selling artwork if you don’t have already got a website, and even then, they will be very useful for extra sales or referral traffic. Now that you simply have an excellent online portfolio that showcases your art, why not make it easy for visitors to get one among your pieces? You’ve already drawn them in and got them curious about your art, so fixing a web store ensures you don’t miss out on potential sales. Once these pieces are on the walls of collectors and clients, they will spark interest in other buyers—effectively doing all of your art marketing for you! Pick a web portfolio platform that gives online store functionality. By selling on to clients, you'll avoid transaction fees that are typical of some online marketplaces. Selling artwork has never been so simple! However, it's a competitive marketplace out there, so it can help to find out some specialist tips and tricks for a way to sell your artwork on referral sites. 8. create marketing strategies for artists There are numerous alternative ways that you simply can attract people to your artwork, all it takes maybe a good plan and commitment to putting together your business. However, you decide to market your artwork, confirm that you simply try and test different channels so as to find the simplest key marketing strategy for you.
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