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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Women in Art 278 Release: January 2014

We are so excited to kick off the new year in style ... with the release of our January 2014 magazine issue. Women in Art 278 congratulates cover page artist Jennifer Mourin of Malaysia, who won the Global Family art contest. You can learn more about her artwork as well as many other artists in our e-magazine or in our printed edition (both links provided below).

Our January 2014 issue is happy to feature the following artists:

Asian Artists
  • Aditi Bhatt of India: Impressionism, Expressionism 
  • Jennifer Mourin of Malaysia: Figurative 
  • Nazli Pinar Kamaci of Turkey: Boho Chic Fiber Art Jewelry & Accessories 
  • Stephanie Neville of United Arab Emirates: Embroidery 
European Artists
  • Birgit Kalkofen of Spain: Painting
  • Plamena Antonova of Bulgaria: Wood Carvings
  • Svetlana Senchurova of Ukraine: Origami, Painting & Photography
  • Vanya Toncheva of Bulgaria: Handmade Jewelry
North American Artists
  • Amanda Hopkins of Connecticut, USA: Photography & Jewelry Design
  • Amy Thornton of Kentucky, USA: Jewelry
  • Anita Miller of Virginia, USA: Fine Art Photography
  • Anne Klar of Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Three Dimensional Sculpted Painting
  • Avesha Michael of California, USA: Handcrafted Porcelain Jewelry & Home Decor
  • Diana Saputo of New York, USA: Handmade Artistic Jewelry & Handbags
  • Erin Rogers Pickering of New Jersey, USA: Watercolor Paintings & Illustrations
  • Helena Tiainen of California, USA: Painting
  • Hirjalda Mobley of Florida, USA: Handmade Shoe Clips & Accessories
  • Joey Nash of British Columbia, Canda: Oil, Watercolour & Pencil
  • Laurie Beringer of Ohio, USA: Jewelry Design
  • Liesl Marelli of Florida, USA: Photography
  • Linda Wood of California, USA: Mixed Media
  • Noshaba Bakht of Missouri, USA: Arabic Calligraphy & Trees
  • Samantha Miller of California, USA: Photography
  • Shaolan Sung of New York, USA: Oil Painting & Typography Art
  • Tracie Blyther of Colorado, USA: Designer Soaps & Essentials

We encourage our readers and artists to share links to the e-magazine and printed edition on their Facebook pages, Blogs, Websites, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc. We appreciate everyone for supporting Women in Art 278 and the artists we showcase. We offer a diverse collection of talent so that every single one of our readers can find an artist with whom they can visually connect.

January 2014 / e-Magazine

January 2014 / Printed Edition

Women in Art 278

January 2014 Issue

50 pages, published 12/31/2013
Announcing the release of Women in Art 278's January 2014 issue. Congratulations to Malaysian Artist Jennifer Mourin, our cover page artists whose artwork honors Global Family Day through her inspiring breastfeeding-influenced art. To contribute to the magazine or to learn more visit us at
We also invite you to follow us on Facebook at

Thank you for supporting the arts! 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

An Inspiring Community!

Women in Art 278 is growing more each and every day. We are happy to feature artists in countries we have not yet featured. It's an absolute pleasure going on this journey with you all by providing a forum for artists to showcase their art and for fans &readers to find inspiration from it.

Please feel free to share this collage of featured artwork that we are now using for our facebook banner. We'd love for you to continue to read, like, comment and share out posts on Facebook. In order to keep our costs down, we try to use the help of artists and readers to spread the word about Women in Art 278 magazine.

Happy Holidays ... and very soon, a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Happy Holiday Giveaway! No cost entry

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are the terms and conditions: By participating in this giveaway, you qualify for a FREE two page spread in the January 2014 issue of Women in Art 278 magazine. The winner will be contacted directly and must be able to submit their artwork no later than December 29, 2013 via e-mail (high resolution artwork, social media links and an optional artist statement). We welcome ALL female artists across the globe and art genres! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

January - February - March Art Contests

We have some wonderful art contests coming up. Each issue of Women in Art 278 (as of the December cover) will feature a theme inspired by a global issue. Why? Because as women and global citizens, it's important to keep global issues in the forefront of our minds because this world belongs to our children and who are we to leave it in worse shape than when we got it from our parents? (Much love to non-parents as well. Women absolutely can decide whether to have a family or not. We support ALL women and their choices)

Using your creativity, we encourage all artists to either create a new piece for the cover page contest or submit an already created piece. Please be sure to include a 500 word (minimum) write up about the connection between your artwork and the theme. Stumped about writing? Just write about how your artwork encompasses the theme and the importance of art to discuss an issue or about the importance of the issue itself. Artists are encouraged to write in their native language. We are here if you have any questions about how to submit or what's needed. Use these guidelines to help you along the way ... read here.

January 2014's theme Family & Community honoring Global Family Day 

February 2014's theme Language & Communication honoring Mother Language Day

March 2014's theme: Water or Monochromatic Blue Art honoring World Water Day 

About The Highlighted events

JANUARY - This is the very idea behind two January 1 events - One Day In Peace and Global Family Day. A global campaign for One Day In Peace on January 1, 2000 helped inspire a UN Resolution and a joint United States Congressional Resolution, inviting January 1 to be celebrated every year as a day of peace and sharing. If we can live for one day in peace, then we can work together to make peace last, one day at a time. The day has also come to be known as Global Family Day - a day for peace and sharing. Communities around the world come together for a shared meal on January 1 and talk about how they can help to create a better world. What can you do to help create humanity's first day of peace, ever?

FEBRUARY - In 1999, UNESCO decided to launch an International Mother Language Day (IMLD) to be observed throughout the world each year on 21 February. This celebration is designed to promote linguistic diversity and multilingual education, to highlight greater awareness of the importance of mother tongue education. Linguistic and cultural diversity represent universal values that strengthen the unity and cohesion of societies. That is why UNESCO’s Director-General, in launching IMLD 2013, will reinforce the importance of this core message and specifically highlight this year’s theme of access to books and digital media in local languages. UNESCO’s Member States worldwide are key actors in the promotion of mother tongues through their national institutions and associations. The media, schools, universities and cultural associations play an active part in promoting the IMLD goals. Using the slogan “Books for Mother tongue education”, IMLD 2013 aims to remind key stakeholders in education that in order to to support mother tongue education, it is essential to support the production of books in local languages.

MARCH - World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2013, in reflection of the International Year of Water Cooperation, World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water and is coordinated by UNESCO in collaboration with UNECE and UNDESA on behalf of UN-Water.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Our December issue is here!

It's that time! Women in Art 278 is proud to announce the release of our December issue. And, we are even happier to announce the winner of our cover page art contest: Ilisa Millermoon! As many of you are aware, our December issue is our first "themed" cover - this month pays tribute to Human Rights, which is internationally recognized on December 10th. Ilisa Millermoon's art is a beautiful representation of a person breaking away from imprisonment and finding their freedom.

The mission of our magazine is to showcase talented female artists from across the globe but we would be remiss if we didn't also take the opportunity to talk about (or use art in lieu of our words) incredibly important social issues that afflict every country around our globe. As female artists, we often find inspiration for our art from our daily lives, by society, by nature and ... well, it seemed fitting to incorporate some of these global issues into our magazine. 

As always, we offer our magazine two ways. (1) as a free e-magazine and (2) as a printed edition that is shipped directly to your home or office. Below are both links to the December issue. 

To purchase a printed edition: 

December Draft
68 pages, published 12/1/2013
Women in Art 278 Magazine features female artists from across the globe. Our December 2013 issue features artists from Israel, Australia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Estonia, Czech Republic, Germany, Canada, Chile and the United States. This issue's cover page art is in recognition of Human Rights Day (December 10). For more information or to contribute to the magazine visit Thank you for supporting the arts!

To read the electronic edition: 

We hope you enjoy this issue, which offers beautiful artwork from the following artists ... 

Ami Raime (oil & acrylic paintings - USA) 

Amy Barker (photography - Canada) 
Annelies Van Biesbergen (painting - Netherlands) 
Barbara Bailey (painting - USA) 
Brandi Fitzgerald (fusion art & photography - USA) 
Charlotte Farhan (abstract expressionism - United Kingdom) 
Cindy Ginter (ceramics - USA) 
Cynthia Spencer (functional & sculptural ceramics - USA)
Dawn Dishaw (functional ceramics - USA) 
Durga Garcia (photography - USA) 
Elspeth McLean (painting - Canada) 
Fiona Zakka (painting - Greece) 
Gabriela Horikawa (oil painting - USA) 
Ilene Adams (mixed media & photography - USA) 
Ilisa Millermoon (intuitive energy art - USA) 
Iris Grace (painting - United Kingdom) 
Isabella Marzec (jewelry design - USA) 
Jackie Carpenter (painting - USA) 
Karen Lewis (mixed media - Australia) 
Lana Guise (painting - Italy)
Laurel Fulton (landscape oil paintings - USA)
Laurie Beringer (jewelry design - USA) 
Liesl Marelli (photography - USA) 
Liiki Kuuk (pattern design - Estonia) 
Oli Divisova (ceramics - Czech Republic) 
Sarah Parys (mixed media -USA ) 
Sarah Worthen (artisan jewelry - USA) 
Sigrid Vondran (acrylic painting - Germany)
Sigalit Eshet (mosaics - Israel) 
Suzanne Stacy (abstract expressionism -USA) 
Tatiana Cuneo Olhaberry (handmade accessories - Chile) 
Vivian Anderson (painting - Australia) 
Zarema Mamedova (abstract landscape & floral art - USA)

If you are a female artist and would like to showcase your art in our magazine, please use the contact information on the side of our blog to reach out. We'd also love to have you follow us on Facebook --

Thanks again for supporting the arts!! 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Day To Give Thanks

Today it's Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Even if the holiday isn't celebrated everywhere, sometimes it's nice to take the time to pause and give thanks ... just because. 

 Happy Thanksgiving (Day of Thanks) to all our artists & readers.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

December 2013: An Inspirational Collection

In only a few days we will unveil our December issue - and, let me tell you, it is BEAUTIFUL! As a little teaser, here are a few of the artists the December issue features ...

Our artists are incredibly diverse and it's through diversity that we are able to offer all our readers something that compliments their artistic tastes perfectly. It is so difficult to describe anything as universally beautiful (I'm biased to our artists, of course) but completely understand that what I define as beautiful might not be another person's definition. So, by offering many artists and many different genres, we are confident you will fall in love with (at least) one of them.

               Until December 1st ...

                                      Standby for the unveiling! 

p.s. have you "liked" us on facebook yet? please join us there. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

I know many societies tell us that we "need" name brand items or should shop discount at the large chain stores such as Walmart but what does that money do? Does it help out the cashiers? Does it help the people manufacturing those goods in countries hidden from our purview? Often times it simply makes the owners and shareholders rich but doesn't affect the many wonderful employees who keep those businesses operating.

How about this holiday season you shop from local and independent artists. Money paid toward small businesses makes a huge difference. It will help the artist or small business owner buy gifts for their families, pay bills, grow their businesses and hopefully expand them enough that they hire additional workers! Yes, oh, yes, shopping directly from the artists and small businesses matter greatly!

Etsy is a wonderful platform to purchase handmade goods from independent artists. In fact, many of the artists featured in Women in Art 278 magazine have an online store so you can shop online, order from them directly (perhaps even get a customized, original piece of art!) and help their business grow!

I know the temptation of insanely low prices are everywhere but even if you buy a few gifts from independent artists this holiday season, you'll truly make a difference for them.

     Warm Regards,
           L. Marelli
           Proud Mother & Small Business Owner

Sunday, November 17, 2013

November 2013's Printed Edition

Our November issue's cover page artist, Silvia Cataudella, opens our issue with an interview (in Italian and English) then leads you on an artistic journey around the globe from painters to photographers and jewelry designers to mesh-wire designers. 

Many of these women are world travelers - born in one country and finding home in another. So, you will see that some are nestled under countries where they currently reside but their origins often inspired their love of art and it's through art that they carry their culture(s). 

Art has a way of overcoming physical and emotional barriers ... beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and the art we connect with can easily come from someone whose language we don't share or history we don't share but connect with them nonetheless. 

This connection we find through art is beautiful - as are the creators of art featured on our pages. 

To purchase a printed edition visit

Italian Artist Silvia Cataudella

Romanian-born Artist Daniela Cecille Fodor

German-born painter Birgit Kalkofen 

Spanish Artist Concha De Castro

Bulgarian Artist Raitza Mimitrova

Ghana-based artist Manisha Vedpathak

American Artist Lindsay Satchell 

South African-born Painter Soraya Nulliah

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Human Rights Matter. Expression through Art.

The upcoming issue (December 2013) has an exciting cover page art contest: Human Rights. It was selected as the first cover page contest because it is a universal issue that afflicts so many countries around our globe. Unfortunately, so many of us are affected by laws that don't truly support us as individuals because of our religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, age, etc.

If you are a female artist and have artwork that depicts Human Rights (open to abstract interpretation) please submit your art for the cover. We outlined some of the guidelines for cover page submissions here. Check it out!

Quote by Dr. Paul Farmer

You may submit artwork for the cover page contest up until 25 November. If you have any questions about the magazine or the process, contact us using the contact form on the right column). Thanks!! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November's Raffle Prize!

Win a Women in Art 278 white coffee mug. To participate in the giveaway contest, simply purchase a printed edition of Women in Art 278 Magazine (either the October or November issue) anytime throughout November 30 and you will be entered into the raffle drawing. Pretty simple, right? Who doesn't love a cup of coffee or tea?! So, what's your preference? Coffee sweet & light? Black? No coffee, tea only? Or skip both and pour some alcohol? hahaha

Here's the link where you can purchase a print. 

If you think the magazine looks great online, get ready to see the vibrant colors in person! It's stunning. Add it to your coffee table in your house or add it to the waiting room at your office! 

The lucky winner will be announced in the December issue. 

Thanks for supporting the arts - in particular, female artists!

** Update: Please note that there is one giveaway prize in this raffle. Everyone who purchases a printed edition of the magazine during November will be automatically entered into the raffle. In the December issue, we'll announce the lucky winner. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Art Competition Winner Announced!!!

Women in Art 278 is pleased to announce the winner of
"Honoring Our Mothers" art competition: Priscilla Burgers

 Please enjoy the stunning photography as well as a write up by
Priscilla Burgers of Cottonwood, Arizona, USA.

About the Artist and "Suppertime" 
For years, I was a "happy snappy" photographer, Upon retiring from high school counseling and teaching ten years ago, I purchased my first digital camera and started to take photography more seriously. I took several courses on using a dSLR camera, photo processing using Adobe Elements and Photoshop, digital painting, creative Photoshop techniques, and matting and framing, I enjoy keeping up with new photography techniques and improving my photography and photo processing skills. My initial photography interest and focus was landscape photography. I live near the beautiful red rock area of Sedona, Arizona, a photographer's paradise. Although Arizona has extensive variety and beauty in its landscape subjects, my real landscape interest is the majestic mountains of the West. My husband and I take frequent trips, always planned around photography locations. My interest in photography genres has gradually expanded to include wildlife; ghost towns and other relics; rodeos, ranches, and cowboys; barns, churches, and other subjects that may capture my interest. I especially enjoy creatively processing photographs with textures, composites, and digital painting.

I attended the 2013 St. Augustine Birding and Photo Fest, in St. Augustine, Florida last April when the birds were in full breeding plumage. The highlight of the five-day event was photographing the native bird rookery at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. The natural alligator swamp area of the park attracts hundreds of pairs of herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills and wood storks that nest literally feet away from the boardwalk. With hundreds of alligators swimming beneath the oak branches, the birds know their young are safe from tree-climbing predators. The wooden walkway allows for incredibly intimate views of the magnificent birds on their nests. When I was at the rookery, there were numerous birds flying around, bringing nest materials to their mates to add to their nests. Although there were many birds feeding their young in nests, I focused on this family of great egrets because the dark background set off the white birds so nicely. Most other nests had bright skylight behind them that was very distracting. I have many, many photographs of this mother feeding her young. She would periodically leave the nest for more food for the chicks, always quickly returning with more food to feed their hungry appetites. This image is my favorite because it shows the mother's beak placing the morsels in the chick's wide open mouth. The other chicks, although not as aggressive, anxiously await their turns with open mouths. This devoted mother did not neglect the needs of any of her chicks. This motherly devotion can be seen in all animals, including humans.

Congratulations, Priscilla!! 
To view more of her work, please click here.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

November 2013's Issue!

November is here!! 
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance. -Aristotle 

Congratulations to cover page artist Silvia Cataudella of Italy. We hope you enjoy the beautiful collection of artwork from across our globe featured in this issue.  We offer hyperlinks throughout the e-publication so you can easily contact artists directly - perhaps inquire about prices and add their artwork to your collection. We thank you for supporting the arts, particularly, female artists! 

Our November 2013 issue features the following artists: 

  • Manisha Vedpathak: Contemporary Abstract
  • Keiko Saito: Japanese Traditional Hair Accessories
  • Nurit Ravhon: Wire Mesh Sculptures
  • Jane Sheriff: Photography
  • Magdalene Marx: Furniture & Accessories
  • Yolanda Kloppenburg: Geometric Art
  • Brigit Kalkofen: Paintings
  • Concha De Castro: Oil Paintings
  • Francesca Lancisi: Paintings & Prints
  • Maga Fabler: Italian Landscapes
  • Maia Ming Fong: Ceramics
  • Michelle Dujardin: Zen Drawings & Paintings
  • Ralitza Dimitrova: Crochet Home Decor & Accessories
  • Ruth Guise: Fashion Designer
  • Silivia Cataudella: Paintings (Cover Artist)
  • Ami Raime: Oil & Acrylic Paintings
  • Angie Harris: Photography
  • Bodil Lund: Handcrafted Original Jewelry
  • Bonnie Cichanski: Abstract Paintings & Pastels
  • Brandi Fitzgerald: Fusion Art & Photography
  • Coleen McNeil: Paintings
  • Daniela Cecille Fodor: Acrylic Painting & Mixed Media
  • Elke Fontillo: Beach Jewelry & Coastal Decor
  • Elena Vasilevsky: Fashion Design & Jewelry
  • Laurie Beringer: Jewelry Design
  • Liesl Marelli: Photography
  • Lindsay Satchell: Painting & Drawing
  • Molly Cranch: Paintings & Glicee Prints
  • Sarah Davenport: Abstract Oil Painting & iPhonography
  • Sarah Worthen: Artisan Jewelry 
  • Shannon Ruby: Wall Clocks, Upcycled Art & Home Decor
  • Soraya Nulliah: Mixed Media Feminist Art
  • Zarema Mamedova: Abstract Landscape & Floral Art 
  • Veronica Arias: Peruvian Jewelry 

 If you'd like to be featured in Women in Art 278 Magazine, we invite you to read our contribution guidelines ... and then join us!!

Women in Art 278 (November 2013)
74 pages, published 11/1/2013
Women in Art 278 Magazine featuring female artists from across the globe & artistic genres. This issue features artists from the Italy, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Ghana, Peru, Puerto Rico and the continental USA. For more information or to contribute to the magazine visit Thank you for supporting the arts!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Art Depicting Social Issues

Often without words, art has the ability summarize a social issue - injustice, freedom, resiliency, strength, absurdity ... But, does anyone know the artist responsible for this creation? The image is all over the web but I have yet to see a credit for the artwork. 

Any takers? 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

November's Inspiration

November's issue is absolutely stunning. In just a few days we will unveil our latest issue! Below are just a few of our many talented featured artists.

Thank you for supporting the arts - in particular, female artists! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wrapping up the November issue!!

The November issue will be released next week (on the 1st). We are SO excited. The November issues so many new artists and a few new countries as well! Cannot wait to unveil it.  #art278

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Art Contest (October 15 - October 29): "Honoring Our Mothers"

Art Competition Theme: Honoring Our MothersThis theme is open to interpretation and all art genres are welcome to participate.

Women in Art 278's competition is running from October 15 - October 29. Each participant may submit up to 3 images. Voting is open to everyone! So, submit your artwork then ask your friends to vote you up to the top!

The winner of the competition will be featured (free) in Women in Art 278's magazine and will also be featured on our website. The second place winner will be featured on Women in Art 278's website (only).

To submit your artwork for consideration visit here.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Printed Edition

The printed edition is STUNNING! The quality of print is not your average, run-of-the-mill magazine quality. Women in Art 278 showcases everyone's art with nearly unmatched vibrancy, clarity, color-accuracy and quality.

Part of the reason that it's so affordable for artists to participate in the magazine is that the print edition is available but not included in participation. We do this for a few reasons (1) is to keep the cost low per page so artists aren't priced out the magazine - just imagine the cost if we calculated printing and shipping to all of our artists to include our many international artists and (2) because we value our environment and don't want to send copies to people who might otherwise not want a copy.

Having said that, if you are interested in a printed edition, you will be pleasantly surprised. Included are a few samples of the printed magazine. I wish I could convey the way the paper felt to the touch - the thick and sturdy pages, the way the colors leap off the pages ... but alas, we hope you purchase a copy for your coffee table or to share with friends who are also art aficionados.

To purchase a printed edition click here

Monday, October 7, 2013

Our Admirers.

Every single day our readership grows.

Countries featuring our highest readership levels are ...

  1. United States
  2. Poland
  3. Italy
  4. South Africa
  5. Australia

The magazine has only been out for one week and already it has a beautiful following and the reviews have been wonderfully positive. It's truly remarkable that the vision I had for this magazine has come to fruition. With each issue, I'm confident that our body of artists increase and our readers will continue to grow! 

We'll dedicate ourselves to getting greater visibility in every country possible. We are also looking to offer printed copies of our magazine at museums. So, stay tuned! 

Thank you for supporting women in the arts! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The October issue is here!!

We are so proud to make this announcement ... the October issue is here!

There are two ways to check it out (1) you can view it for free online or you can (2) purchase the printed edition. Now, when I call this a magazine, it's certainly more than that. The quality for the print edition is simply amazing - not those flimsy thin pages but thick pages with amazingly vibrant colors that do each artists' work justice.

Our Artists Featured this issue include

  • Nora Lemmon of Durban, South Africa: Acrylic & Mixed Media
  • Stephanie Neville of Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Embroidery
  • Kylie Jones of South Wales, Australia: Handmade Jewelry
  • Lorena Balea-Raitz of Queensland, Australia: Fashion Illustration
  • Magdalene Marx of Queensland, Australia: Furniture & Accessories 
  • Irena Pilarczyk of Pilica, Poland: Knitting & Crochet Clothing & Accessories
  • Klara Arnaudova of Sofia, Bulgaria: Painting on Silk & Felt
  • Silvia Cataudella of Milano, Italia: Painting
  • Violeta Petrova of Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Handmade Bags & Accessories
  • Angie Harris of Missouri, USA: Photography
  • Augusta Lucas Andreae of Oregon, USA:  Visionary & Mandala Art
  • Brandi Fitzgerald of Pennsylvania, USA: Fusion Art & Photography
  • Danielle Manton of Florida, USA: Figurative/Symbolism
  • Diana Birdwell of Tennessee, USA: Photography & Poetry
  • Elizabeth Holliday of Tennessee, USA: Apparel Outerwear 
  • Ginette Callaway of Georgia, USA: Impressionism
  • Hadley Sedgwick of Georgia, USA: Ceramics
  • Heather Jackson of North Dakota, USA: Zines & Writing
  • Jamie Lundberg of Illinois, USA: Home Decor & Stationary
  • Laurie Beringer of Ohio, USA: Jewelry Design
  • Liesl Marelli of Florida, USA: Photography
  • Meredith O'Neal of Texas, USA: Oil Painting
  • Paula DiLeo of California, USA: Whimsical Art Mixed Media
  • Suzanna Solomon of Oregon, USA: Beading
  • Theresa Durant of California, USA: Macro Photography
  • Yangyang Pan of Ontario, Canada: Painting & Glicee Prints
  • Zarema Mamedova of New York, USA: Abstract Landscape & Floral Art

Read it online for free click here

Purchase a copy click here
Women in Art 278 (October 2013)
70 pages, published 10/1/2013
Women in Art 278 Magazine featuring female artists from across the globe. This issue features artists from the Italy, Canada, Bulgaria, Poland, Australia, South Africa and the USA. For more information or to contribute to the magazine visit Thank you for supporting the arts!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Contribution Guidelines along with Commonly Asked Questions & Answers

Women in Art 278 offers artists an means to communicate and showcase their art with a new audience. We accept photographers, painters, sculptors, ceramic artists, mixed-media artists, poets, song writers, jewelry designers, fashion designers and more.

In order to participate in our magazine you have to meet a few basic requirements though ...

  1. You must be an established artist with a footprint on the web, which means you must have a way for clients to view a collection of your work online whether it be through your website, Pinterest, blog, Twitter, Facebook, Etsy, Flickr, etc. 
  2. You must have the ability to photograph your art. This is the easiest for digital artists because it's a simple file transfer but for many artists, photographing their work requires more time, energy and skill. Proper exposure, composition, color and focus is required. That doesn't mean you have to commission a professional photographer but it does mean that the photos you submit (on your own or with assistance from a photographer) must be professional. If you are unsure if the photography you have of your artwork will meet our expectations, read this blog we wrote about how to photograph your art. Also, you can reduce the file size and send us a sample. We are happy to review your photograph and let you know if it will be accepted. 
  3. We prefer publishing adult artists (18 or older) but exceptions may be made on an individual basis.
  4. And, did we mention you must be female or define yourself as female? Tis true. We promote only female artists so no guys allowed. (Sorry, gentlemen!) 

Do you meet the basic qualifications? GREAT! Here's what you'll need ...

  • [Optional] Have an artist statement prepared or a write up (in a word document) and have your name included in the word document. For example, "Jane Doe Artist Statement" You are welcome to submit your artwork without an artist statement, if you prefer. You may also submit an artist statement in YOUR native language. Artist statements are optional. As you will notice with other issues, some artists let their artwork speak for itself. 
  • Prepare your artwork. Be sure your images are at print-quality so that means 300dpi and no low-resolution photos. Our magazine is available online as in print so we must have images that cater to the higher print needs. All images must also be named with this format: FILE ARTISTNAME_NAMEOFWORK_GENRE 
  • Image file size be no greater than 3.4 MB
  • Digital watermarking (signatures) is not permitted. Signatures for artists who paint (and the signature is a part of the artwork) is accepted. Artists who add in a digital watermark, stamp or logo must not be included in their submission. All digital stamps and watermarks must be removed before submitting. 
  • Ready to submit? Please Fill out this Online Artist Submission Form. At the end of the form you will be prompted to pay for a single page or a double page.  
  • If you would like to join us but cannot pay fee for a single or double page, please apply for sponsorship here

The deadlines for the next issues are available here on our Submission form. We encourage artists to sign up for this email list (click here) so you are notified about changes to the issues, deadlines, etc.

Q: Who writes the information about the artist?
A: The individual artist provides the write up -- and we hope that our artists who speak other languages decide to submit their statements in languages other than English. Artists who do not speak English as a first language can rest assured that we will help edit the English. Artists may write in first person or third. Artists may submit an artist statement, write something that relates to the specific pieces on their pages, describe their approach to art, etc. However, formal resumes are prohibited.

Q: Who decides the layout? 
A: The editor of Women in Art 278 determines the layout for each artist's page.

Q: Where can I go to get a copy of the magazine?
A: Women in Art 278 offers the magazine for free online and a printed edition. However, we print on demand for clients, readers and artists. We do ship internationally. Contributing artists do not receive a free printed edition of the magazine because our goal is to keep costs low for our artists. A free electronic (online) version of the magazine is available to all viewers here.

Q: How do I submit my artwork for the cover page? 
A: Each issue we will feature one or more artists to feature on our cover page (front and back). All participating artists are eligible for the cover page contest. Artwork for the cover will be selected by composition, quality of work and how it looks vertically. Vertical images are preferred. So if you'd like your artwork selected, be sure to submit an image at 3.4 MB that is a vertical format. Images must be 300 dpi.  How do you find out if your image is 300DPI? Watch this video for Mac users / Watch this video for PC users on Youtube.

Q: What is Women in Art 278's readership? 
A: Our magazine began in October 2013 and already has more than 40,000 readers worldwide (and growing!). Having said that, with each and every issue, our magazine will attract more artists and readers. We do not sell our magazine in stores (yet) but may consider it in the future. We encourage contributing artists to share links to the printed and free issues on their website, Facebook, blogs, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Linkedin and Google+ accounts. [ Please remember to use #art278 when writing about it on your social media accounts ] You can also follow Women in Art 278 on Facebook!

Q: What's up with the title "Women in Art 278?"
A: Launching an art magazine and asking artists to contribute to a new venture is daunting. So, the number at the end of our magazine was our way of honoring the 27 women who contributed to the first issue and the 8 countries they represented. We appreciate all of the artists who contribute but feel even more love for the artists who too that leap of faith on our magazine's first issue! We are THRILLED that the artists who contributed as well as readers alike have written us to share their positive reviews about the publication. 

Q: Can I watermark my images?
A: Watermarks are not permitted on artwork featured in Women in Art 278. While we understand the reason many artists do add watermarks to their photographed art when it's displayed online, we ask that all watermarks are removed from submitted artwork. Please note, there is a difference between artists who sign their work (as many painters do, for example) and digital artists who add a digital watermark to their artwork to protect it from online theft. Signed, such as signed paintings and sculptures, artwork is accepted. Digitally places watermarks and signatures are not permitted.

Q: I submitted 7 images but only some were used. Why?
A: We ask artists to submit up to 7 images so we have some flexibility with the layout/design. However, we don't promise all 7 images are used. In fact, we often use less so the artwork can be larger and create a more dynamic spread. After all, we offer hyperlinks on each artist's page to more of their online work so readers/clients who connect with their work and would like to view more can easily do so. Crowding an artist's page with numerous photos looks disjointed based on the variety and color pallet. We opt for an easy-to-read spread and hope that artists enjoy seeing their artwork in a new format (as part of a magazine!). Artists who purchase a single page may have even less items used -- we might use one or two images as well as an excerpt from a write up. Space is limited and we don't crowd the pages. We want Women in Art 278 to be as much of a work of art as the artwork itself!

Q: I submitted 3 social media accounts to display on my page(s) and in the directory. Why is only one listed?
A: You will notice that we've changed the hyperlinks in our magazine. We went from showing numerous links on artist pages to simply one. In the back directory, we will list one or two links to your work (this is primarily for those who receive the printed edition and cannot, of course, use the hyperlinks on the pages). How do we decide which hyperlinks to use and why do we ask for so many? Some artists provide hyperlinks we simply cannot publish. Here are examples of links we will not publish:

Accepted Example:
Accepted Example:

You'll notice that the rejected links that we will not publish in the directory in the back are long, convoluted links. We strongly suggest creating a more direct link to pages you submit, whether it's facebook, google+, linkedin, etc. The primary hyperlink we use for your art is the first one you submit on the form. Typically this is the artist's personal/business website.

Q: I don't which images of my art to submit. Any suggestions? 
A: The best way to submit images is to group them as a collection, whether that means similar colored artwork, similar genre and so on. Also, the images we will select for a page with multiple pieces of artwork will be similarly photographed -- for example, jewelry pieces should often have the same lighting (warmer colors (a more yellow hue to the photo) or cooler colors (a bluer hue to the photos) will be selected and grouped on a page. We like to offer a clean and cohesive display for our readers. Plus, a more cohesive collection shows better.

Q: How many images should I submit if I only purchase a single page? 
A: We recommend still submitting the maximum number of images allowed. Why? Because first of all, we'll select your images that have the highest quality for printing. Some artists submit images lower than 300 dpi and so we eliminate those immediately and then select a design based on the remaining images. If the images coordinate, if the sizes go nicely with text ... all of these little things matter. Also, with a single page, we try to create a harmonious balance with the artist on the opposing page. So the more images submitted, the easier it is for layout design for your page.

Q: How do I know if my images are high resolution for the magazine? 
A: We completely understand that not everyone is computer savvy. Digital artists and Photographers have a much easier time creating and submitting art that fits the specs (3.4MB at 300 DPI). We suggest artists watch these two videos on Youtube. One is for Mac users and one is for PC users ...  Watch this video for Mac users / Watch this video for PC users on Youtube.

Q: How do I take a good photo of my art? 
A: Photographing artwork is no simple feat. There are many suggestions but here's a basic run down for you if you don't own a professional camera or have studio lights. First, check on your camera phone or on your digital camera that the image size is set to the largest file size. Secondly, don't have a bright light shining on the art. This can cause a glare. Try using indirect, natural lighting. Place your camera on a sturdy surface instead of holding it in your hands -- and set the camera to timer. This way, you reduce the chance of any shaking or blurring. Next, upload it to your computer and verify the image size and resolution (see above for Mac and PC users). You should be fine submitting it that way. We also recommend watching this short video by Saatchi Art for how to photograph your artwork:  watch here on Youtube.

Q: May I submit artwork to more than one magazine issue? 
A: Yes. Absolutely. The only catch is that the submitted (and published) art for an artist's page must vary in each issue. So, what you submit (and see published) in one issue, may not be submitted and re-published in another issue within that calendar year. Our magazine is published in January, April, July and October.

Thank you again for supporting Women in Art 278 Magazine! You can help spread the word about this beautiful art magazine by following us on Facebook

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Gifts, Gear & Goodies!

We have a variety of gifts, gear and goodies that you can purchase to support Women in Art 278. Plus, the holidays are quickly approaching so this is a great way to support the artist in your life. 

... and many more! Check them out here

Friday, September 27, 2013

Women + Art + Diversity

It is my privilege to announce Women in Art 278. Our magazine is dedicated to showcasing female artists from across the globe. The diversity offered in our magazine is as beautiful as it is insightful about our culture and how art has influenced each and every one of these talented women.

From a master of bead work to an eco-friendly furniture designer who uses wood from old homes to make beautiful, functional and modern furniture ... I believe you will find art that speaks to you no matter what you are looking for since we have such wonderful diversity on our pages.

Our monthly magazine's first issue will be unveiled October 1st. So soon!

If you are interested in participating, please contact us. Until October 1 just hang tight! We are just as excited as you are to unveil our first issue!