Archive for October, 2009
Student Art at Your Fingertips
I recently ran across a very cool new website called College Art Online. What’s so unique about this site is that the art for sale on the site has been created by college students and professors. Of course all of you reading this who are now in or have been through art school know that it’s not a requirement to have that BFA or MFA before your work is good enough to put on the market. But in all honesty, the idea of art students selling their art never would have occurred to me. Morover, the site is a great impetus to help students understand that being an artist does not only require being creative , but it is also means that you have to be a business person if you have any hope of making a living from your work. I’ve seen too many talented artists who simply don’t grap the idea that it takes a lot of effort to move that work out of your house and into the hands of buyers. College Art Online gives students and professors at least one venue to try to accomplish that.
The search functionality of the site is fantastic. They’ve created a great search engine that allows you to quickly search by color and type of art (abstract, landscape, painting, sculpture, etc.), but you can also search by art that has recently been added, artist, category, subject, even the dimensions you want. The most fun aspect of the search is that you can click on a color and art in that color theme pops up. And the variety of art available is amazing. You get a little bit of everything.
The site also really promotes the artists so you don’t have a feeling that this is just a typical art site trying to make sales. If you look at the College Art Online blog, you’ll see updates on shows by featured artists, recent big sales they’ve made, and testimonials by buyers. Whether you just want to see what’s going on in art schools around the world or are in the market, I hope you check out this site & enjoy it as much as I have.
While many around the United States had commented on the talent and creativity of artist Loren Siems and her piece, “Becoming Real”, it turned out that she had just as big of an internatioal following, evidenced by the recent sale of “Becoming Real” to a private collector in Switzerland. Siems has a delightful display of work on CollegeArtOnline.com and prefers to create in all types of mediums. Be sure to check out the profile of Loren Siems and her latest pieces.
Vernissage: Friday the 16th of October 2009 at 20 p.m. in Edi’s Weinstube, Stüssihofstatt 14 in Zurich.
Exhibition: 17.10. - 12.11.2009, Mon.-Thu. from 12.00-24.00 hours, Fri. and Sat.
from 12.00-02.00 hours and Sun. from 14.00-22.00 hours.
Museum of Porn in Art
Tel. +41/(0)44 296 90 78
Francesco D’ Isa
October 1, 2009 by hellomynameisart
CollegeArtOnline.com was developed to bring art to the masses. As its name implies, the website sells original works of student art at affordable prices. CollegeArtOnline.com enables art enthusiasts the chance to buy an original piece of art and collect works from artists who are hitting their prime in the art world. With prices ranging up to $3,000 and the average piece costing around $200, CollegeArtOnline.com is able to offer original artwork at affordable prices to the client. CollegeArtOnline.com is where student art becomes fine art.
It’s cool to browse through the good and the bad and see the idea’s and work that young artist’s are creating. And if you happen to be said college student that you can submit to the online gallery to sell and showcase your work too. They even have curated online shows that pick work from the site that fit themes. The work is singled out to serve the purpose of the curators idea’s both advancing dialogue and promoting the artist. It’s a very ingenious idea and great solution to the ever more expensive endeavor of dealing in the commerce of art and offering great opportunities for young artists to gain exposure.
And as a side note, I found the art of Annie Purpura on CAO. A young artists who owes a lot to one of my favorite artists of all time, Erwin Wurm. Ms Purpura makes photographs that on the surface seem made up of banal elements however the objects and people who play in her game become anything but. People exist in our very recognizable world in ways that showcase the often absurdity of existence and culture. In our world its a constant struggle and Annie show us through wit and visual whimsy at time how futile and funny our existence can be.
Hello My Name is Art is me, Brandon Juhasz. I am a Cleveland based artist and writer who likes to stay mentally active by exploring and writing about the art in the city where I lay my hat and choose to work. Writing, learning, and seeing keeps me focused and in touch. After all I am a seer of all things visual and an existential extroverted cultural pundit. Thanks for reading!
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