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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Our January 2015 issue is here! Bring in the new year in style!

Announcing the release of our January 2015 issue. What a perfect way to start the new year -- in style and with artistic inspiration from women across the globe.

Our stunning January 2015 issue features two cover page artists: Jelena Jovanovic (back) and Leah Saulnier (front). Additionally, this issue features artists from Croatia, Germany, Canada, Portugal, South Africa, Singapore, Serbia, Lithuania, Israel, Japan, Turkey, Russia, United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Cyprus and the USA.

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Artists Featured In This Issue


Ami (Sprute) Raime
Oil on Canvas
USA

Ananda Vdovic
Oil, Tempera, Aquarell, Mixed Media
Croatia

Asia Kelly
Illustration, Pen, Ink, Mixed Media
USA

Aster V. Delgado
Oil, Mixed Media
Germany

Carol Niebuhr
Acrylic
USA

Carole Spandau
Oil on Canvas
Canada

Caterina Kuo
Ink, Mixed Media
Portugal

Dolores Kiriacon
Photography
USA

Donna Mibus
Digital
USA

Elena Roush
Oil on Canvas
USA

Elizabeth Goff
Stoneware Ceramics
USA

Estella Straatsma
Driftwood, Shells, Beach, Stone Pieces
Turkey

Fumika Miyake
Ceramic Art
Japan

Galit Barak
Jewelry
Israel

Giedra Bartas
Home and Garden Decor
Lithuania

Jelena Jovanovic
Photography
Serbia

Kasia Pawlak
Acrylic
Singapore

Kruti Shah
Paintings; Acrylics on Canvas and Paper
USA

Lara Segal
Oil Painting
South Africa

Laura Lein-Svencner
Collage Mixed Media
USA

Laurie Beringer
Handmade Jewelry
USA

Leah Saulnier
Oil
USA

Liesl Marelli
Street Photography
USA

Linda Puiatti
Oil Painting
USA

Lourry Legarde
Digital, Painting, Photography
USA

Malia Zaidi
Oil Landscapes
USA

Margarita Gavrichkova
Oil, Acrylic
Russia

Maris Sherwood
Oil, Oil Pastel, Watercolor
USA

Maudi Ka
Handmade Wedding Dresses
United Kingdom

Miki de Goodaboom
Acrylics
Spain

Natalya Brashovetska
Felting
Cyprus

Natasha Ragler
Acrylic
USA

Nathalie Egea
Fashion Design
Switzerland

Noemie Vaillancourt
Fashion Designer
Canada

Rebecca Cozart
Photography
USA

Sheila Thomas
Acrylic
USA

Silvia Franz
Ceramica Raku
Italy

Susan Helen Strok
Mixed Media
USA

Yelena Dyumin
Acrylic, Oil, Drawing, Figurative
Australia


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January 2015: Women in Art 278 Magazine
54 pages, published 12/31/2014
Issue II, Volume II. Women in Art 278 Magazine showcases women in the arts from across the globe. Art genres include ceramics, oil painting, photography, acrylic painting, adornments, fine art and more. For more information visit www.ART278.org. We welcome new artists.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Almost here!


Artists & Readers ...

In just a few days - January 1 to be exact - we will unveil our next issue. 
What a great way to kick off the new year!

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If you are a women in the arts click here to learn about our submission process. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

How Much Do You Know About Art?


Courtesy of BuzzFeed, here is a fun Art Quiz to test your knowledge about art.
How well did you do?

Click here for the link

Or copy/paste the URL http://www.buzzfeed.com/floperry/how-much-do-you-know-about-art

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Artist Insight: Zen Drawing

Article by Michelle Dujardin

Zen Buddhism is associated with many activities in meditation, martial arts, sports and arts. But very few people think of realistic pencil drawing as a 'Zen practice'. The truth is that any activity can be used to reach a meditative state of mind. I use realistic drawing in such a way that it can be described as a meditation technique. It is a different way of seeing and drawing, and if you compare it to more mainstream drawing methods that are taught in the West, you could say that Zen drawing takes less effort and it's more about enjoyment than it is about the result.

The most important reason why Zen drawing is different from mainstream drawing techniques is because you use your 'drawing reflex'. This magical reflex lets your hand move simultaneous with the movement of your eyes. In other words; while your eyes scan the in- and outlines of the subject, your hand draws the lines on paper. You do not even have to look at your paper; you draw blind, it is a truly magical experience! You don't need any drawing experience to use this reflex. All you need is a peaceful and open mind, some trust, concentration and focus. You will probably experiences 'failures' as well but that is all part of the practice. And because you are not worrying about the result that much, you have the time to really see what’s in front of you and enjoy what you see.

I got into Zen drawing after reading the books of Frederick Franck, founding father of this technique. He inspired many people around the world. Some of them participate in the Facebook drawing community, which is a low profile and friendly platform where everyone can share their drawings and experiences.

The results of Zen drawing are quite recognizable: delicate and detailed drawings that look spontaneous and still. People with all kinds of handwritings produce similar kind of drawings. I personally use this way of drawing as the basis for all my work, including water coloring and ink painting.

Zen drawing teaches you how to let go of your thoughts and of the results. Funnily enough, the results will improve by itself. I have seen and heard many people who got back their joy in drawing again.







About the Artist:  Michelle is a Netherlands-based artist, writer and published author. She offers instructional videos and books on the technique called Zen Drawing. You may view some of her artwork on Etsy here


If you practice an art technique and would like to share it with Women in Art 278 Magazine, we'd like to hear from you! Email here

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Our October 2014 Issue is here!

It is with great pleasure we announce the release of our October 2014 issue. We hope you find it as inspiring, beautiful, creative and ... a breath of fresh air as we do!

Let us begin by congratulating out cover page artist Johanna Girard. Doesn't this painting take you on a beautiful journey (from your home, desk or cell phone) and transplant you into Italy's famous Tuscan region? Ooooh it's such a treat! Beautiful work, Johanna!

Quick links -- Read the latest issue here (free)
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Our October issue features a stunning range of artwork. Let us introduce you to them ...

Asta Kundelytė
Acrylic on Canvas
Estonia

Audrey McNamara
Pop/Modern
USA

Barbara Bełch
Handmade Bags
Poland

Bernadette Tuffs
Digital Art
United Kingdom

Bertha Makes
Abstract
Germany

Brianna Kenyon
Fiber Art
USA

Cleopatra Cosulet
Jewelry
Romania

Dolores Kiriacon
Photography
USA

Dymond Phillips
Watercolor Mixed Media
USA

Edit Szalma
Acrylic
Hungary

Elena Roush
Oil on Canvas
USA

Elizabeth Prince
Ceramics
United Kingdom

Emily Magone
Painting
United Kingdom

Emma Alvarez
Digital Mixed Media
Spain

Erin Hanson
Landscapes in Oil
USA

Eva Barabasne Olasz
Paper Quilling
Ireland

Geraldine Alexander
Photography
USA

Heather Knight
Ceramics
North Carolina, USA

ısıl Akalan
Wood Carving
Turkey

Jill Italiano
Metal Jewelry
Pennsylvania, USA

Johanna Girard (Cover Page Artist)
Oils
USA

Kadri Toomsalu
Handmade Jewelry
Estonia

Kathleen Struckle
Photography
USA

Laurie Beringer
Handcrafted Jewelry
USA

Liesl Marelli
Photography
 USA

Liliana Esperanza
Técnicas Mixtas
Argentina

Lily Lou Diamond
Watercolor, Colored Pencil
USA

Lucia Stewart
Acrylic on Canvas
USA

Margaret Uga
Oil, Watercolor, Charcoal
USA

Mariam Devdariani
Mixed Media
Georgia

Marija Kulasevic
Acrylic
Cyprus

Mela Carreira
Photography
USA

Monica Gomes
Ink
United Kingdom

Monica Kwon
Oil on Canvas
USA

Nancy Wait
Watercolor
USA

Natasha Rzucidlo
Paintings
USA

Olga Aleksandrova
Enamel on Copper
France

Olga Brudnevskaya
Oil Painting
Russia

Pani Jurek
Lighting
Poland

Pat Parker
Ceramic Art
USA

Sheila Vickers
Acrylic
United Kingdom

Sheila Thomas
Expressionism, Acrylic
USA

Sheila Weil
Mosaics, Mixed Media
USA

Sonia Caporali
Acrylic
Italy

Sonia Jakś
Home Decor
Poland

Sonia Kane
Oil
USA

Susan Simonini
Ceramics
Australia

Tabitha Marshall
Watercolor
Canada

Takoda Rhoads
Adornments
USA

Ursula Reeb
Drawing, Watercolor
South Africa

Yana Biryukova
Fine Art
Kazakhstan



October 2014: Women in Art 278 Magazine
66 pages, published 10/1/2014
Featuring fine art, photography, ceramics, jewelry design, handbags, oil, acrylic and watercolor painting along with mixed media. Celebrate and enjoy the beautiful artistic abilities of a collection of international female artists. More at www.ART278.org

Monday, September 8, 2014

Work for free?

Have you been asked to work for free?

Although there is a basic respect for artists (famous ones, at least) there is still a questionable fog creating an odd impression of lesser-known artists. Creating art is a profession. It requires time, energy, equipment/tools and, to be honest, often is fraught with more roadblocks than a "regular" job. Artists are undervalued until they strike gold ... and, it's sometimes hard to not feel defeated. What's worse, perhaps, is when a person or business asks you to work for free. Why do they do that? You don't ask your dentist to work for free or a clerk or your accountant ... so why do people often expect artists to say, "Yes, I'll work for free. Why not?" We have bills just like everyone else and commissioned work and sales are imperative to our success ... until the day we strike gold.

What are your experiences with clients or requests from clients/friends asking for free art? 

i am an artist.
this does not mean i will work for free.
just like you, i have bills to pay and a family to feed.
thank you for understanding. 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Now in a Museum!

We have wonderful news to share with our artists and readers. Women in Art 278 Magazine is now available at the Museum of Fine Arts, ST. Petersburg, Florida. If you are in the area, please stop by the museum to purchase the magazine or to simply thank them for selling it at their gift store. This is GREAT visibility for our artists.

The museum is located at 255 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, Florida 33701 USA


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Social Networking for Artists



Article by Angela Capesius

 So you decided that you want to begin selling your art online? Good for you! If you are not a tech-savvy person though, selling and showcasing your art online can seem like a daunting task. Not to worry - creating a plan and doing research helps smooth the way. With these simple and effective tips you can create your online profile and begin reaching out to your audience.


For starters, there are essentially two different types of websites that you’ll use: networking websites and sales website. Networking websites are essential networking platforms that will assist in gaining popularity among your target audience. Sales websites are platforms that will assist in actual sales of your art. These two platforms should be used in unison and work best when they are hyperlinked together - one site directs viewers to the other site and vice versa. In fact, the content (information you provide about yourself and art on both types of sites) should match one another -- this will help with your brand.

  1. Sell Yourself.  You, as an artist, need to assume that anyone who comes across your art online has no idea who you are or what your art is about. Show your audience how much you believe in yourself. Create an online profile of yourself that sums up your inspirations, your creativity, your techniques, your passion, and yourself. This profile will be featured on several different online outlets. Be genuine and relatable to your target audience. If words are not your forte, ask a friend to help or hire a professional writer. Think of this online profile as a first impression, you only get one – and you’d like it to count!  
  2. Join Online Sites. There are several websites that you can simply and effectively showcase and sell your art while using the websites popularity to reach out to a large audience. Take time to consider where your art will fit in and what type of audience are you hoping to sell to. Some sites will charge a flat rate while others will take a percentage of sales. Be sure to carefully choose which sites you connect with, make sure they are reputable and credible sites that will not damage your reputation you are working so hard to build. Also, be weary of the prices that these platforms charge. Just because they charge a lot doesn’t mean they will result in sales. 
  3. Social Media. Social media has the potential to be a very powerful tool, possibly the most important online tool, if it is used correctly. You can use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, to name a few, to reach out and connect with your target audience. One of the most important aspects of social media is to engage your audience while giving them the ability to reach out and connect with you. By using this outlet you will allow your audience to get to know you better as an artist. Encourage your clients and fans to share your posts of information along to their network, which is the beauty of social media. Look into different social media websites and find the ones that best fit your needs as an artist keeping in mind that social media sites target specific audiences. 
  4. Blog. A blog is an important tool to utilize to keep your online profile up to date. A blog is different than social media because it gives you the space to share and go in to depth a bit more than you would on social media. On social media sites, you want to keep things short and to the point but a blog gives you the freedom to share your thoughts, process, or inspirations. A blog is great way to share upcoming events, works-in-progress, or even show your process and methods. The beauty of a blog is that it is a space that you can share what you choose. You can link your blog to social media sites so that you are allowing your audience to use each of your outlets. Some popular and free hosts that offer blog publishing services are Blogger and Wordpress. 
  5. Mailing List. A mailing list can be a very useful tool if used moderately. One very important reason is to reach your audience with important information and announcements. If you are not a frequent blogger you can offer an email subscription that will alert your readers when new posts are available. A mailing list can be especially useful to promote showcases and gallery viewing information to fans that may not use social media sites or do not use them often. A mailing list is also a fun way to reach out to your network during holidays and events.
  6. Online Portfolio. Keeping an online portfolio that clients can easily access is important. The online gallery can be either a website or blog. Devote space on either (or both) just for this portfolio. Potential clients need to be able to easily access your work. Think of your gallery as a preliminary sales platform to show and promote your pieces. Your art must be photographed well when you showcase it online. Hire a professional photographer, if you are able, if not, follow the tips on ART278.org about how to photograph your art beautifully.  
  7. Website. Every professional needs to have a website. This is a space where you can link all of these different sources together. A website is also very likely to come up if someone were to enter your name or business in a search engine. One of the most important aspects of a website is to keep it up to date. If you are not capable of managing a website yourself there are several companies that can do that for you. Hiring someone to create your website is also something to consider, it is a great investment into yourself as an artist and to your business. Your website can also be where your pieces can be purchased, or list information on how to purchase. If investing in a company to design it for you is out of the question (for now … until you become the next Picasso) then use a website host that has simple design tools so you can put it together yourself. It’s easier that you may imagine – give it a try! 
  8. Reach Out. Reach out to local libraries, art galleries, or other potential venues to display or promote your art in any way. This will not only increase your local recognition as an artist but it will allow you to use their online presence to your advantage. It’s a win-win for both parties involved. If you are contacted by an art gallery or organization overseas, thoroughly research who they are, how long they have been in business, find the press releases written about previous exhibits, etc. It may be tempting to do business with a gallery in New York City, for example, but may find out that the gallery simply takes advantage of artists by overcharging them without promoting their art. 

You can use as many or as few of the tips as you like. If you do one or two of the above tips and see a significantly positive response then do not feel obligated to do the rest - yet. Having an online presence is important for growing your business but always remember the importance of face-to-face communication.
I wish you success as you grow your art business! Good luck!

Article by Angela Capesius
Featured in Women in Art 278 Magazine
July 2014 issue

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Monday, June 30, 2014

July 2014 Issue Released!

It's with great pleasure we announce the release of our July 2014 issue. A special "congratulations" to cover page artists: Emilia Gąsienica-Setlak (front) & Eloise Elaine Schneider (back). Their bold and vibrant colors are a perfect tribute to summer and all of its glory.

As always, we offer a free e-magazine (click to view) that features an arrow in the upper corner of each artist's page so you can view more of her artwork, contact her about purchases or commission her to make a custom piece.

We also offer a beautiful printed edition - international shipping available (click here to order). This is a perfect coffee table addition, to display in your office or add to your art collection as inspiration! Artists from this issue hail from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, United States, Israel, Canada, Poland, Austria, Macedonia, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Denmark and Switzerland.

The artistic styles offered in this issue are diverse, intriguing and breathtaking. We hope you enjoy!

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July 2014: Women in Art 278 Magazine
60 pages, published 6/30/2014
Women in Art 278 Magazine showcases a variety of female artists - fine arts, photography, ceramics, polymer clay, drawing, painting, writing - from across our beautiful globe. We always welcome new artists. Showcase work from your portfolio or learn more about Women in Art 278 Magazine at www.ART278.org. Click to purchase the printed edition. 


Monday, June 16, 2014

The Great Expectations

Title: The Great Expectations 
“It depicts the phases of life, like childhood, puberty, living in a big city, trying to become a person that you want, without the great expectations in life.”
Artist: Blaska Mi Eva of Skopje, Macedonia

Translated
Големите очекувања

Оваа слика ги претставува фазите на животот, како детството, пубертетот, живеењето во голем град, обидот да станеме личноста која посакуваме да бидеме, без големите очекувања од животот.




Friday, June 6, 2014

Judy Chicago on Feminist Art

More at www.judychicago.com

"For a woman to openly express her own content was extremely dangerous ... Faced with things like attitudes like 'you can't be woman and an artist, too.' The idea that there was no such thing as female content, that women didn't have a point of view ... What does that do to a young woman ... who comes out of a male experience?" 


Enjoy a short video "Judy Chicago on feminist art." 


Has your gender impacted your artistic expression? 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

War & Art

One of the most unsettling rooms in an important art exhibit at New York's Neue Galerie is a room in which numerous empty frames are hanging, with guesses about which paintings might have been in them. The paintings themselves were all lost or destroyed by the Nazis. Encouraged by Hitler, most Nazis (Joseph Goebbels was the rare exception) considered everything but the most hidebound, traditionally realistic paintings and sculptures to be "degenerate," a threat to the Aryan ideals of German culture. To bring this home, there was a series of "exhibitions of shame" designed to teach the German public to despise modernist art. This culminated in a major show in Munich in 1937, which later toured Germany and Austria. The public crowded to see it. That same summer in Munich, a counterexhibit called "The Great German Art Exhibition," which included at least one work owned by Hitler, showed what the Nazis thought art should be. The Neue Galerie's exhibit, called "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937," includes some 80 works from both of these landmark shows.  Read the full article on NPR here

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Artists are ...

"Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide."
        - Quote by D.W. Winnicott

Why did you become an artist?
And, what keeps you dreaming, believing and creating art?


Friday, May 16, 2014

Changes Underway with Women in Art 278


To better serve our readers and artists, we are modifying our magazine calendar. We are going to move from a monthly publication to quarterly: Publishing dates January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. Each issue will offer more artists, which means more diversity! Women in Art 278 Magazine will continue to be free online as an e-magazine and a printed issue will be offered as well. We understand that some artists and readers pay a hefty tax when they receive international items so there is also a digital download option as well so they can print it locally if they prefer.

So, how does this affect our cover page contests? We will select a cover page artist without any themed restrictions or limitations. We may also have two featured artists (one on the front cover, one on the back cover) depending on the layout and size of the art submitted. That means two artists per issue may be featured. There is no additional cost for having an artist selected for the front or back cover. 

When artists submit their artwork, the submission process will remain the same. Artists may submit work for their individual artist pages. If they'd like to be considered for the cover, they may submit an additional piece of art along with a write up about the artwork. 

If you have any questions, please contact us! And, as always we invite you to  ...

  1. Sign up for our Artist Contribution Newsletter
  2. "Like us" on Facebook
  3. Connect with us on LinkedIn


Sunday, May 4, 2014

June's Art Contest: Trafficking

We are currently accepting submissions for June's Cover Page Art Contest: Trafficking. We welcome literal and abstract interpretations. So, your art may cover freedom from trafficking instead of the darkness and evil and heartbreak of trafficking.

All artists who pay for a single or double-page spread in Women in Art 278 Magazine qualify for the cover page contest. Artists must provide a write up about the art they submit and how it connects with the theme. We welcome the write up in the artist's native language (in fact, we encourage it!).

How long should the write up be? It should be a minimum of 500 words but can easily write up to 1500 words or more. If you have any questions, we encourage you to read our Guidelines and Commonly asked Questions. The deadline to submit (for all issues) is on the 25th of the month. Art must be 300dpi, without any digital watermark and photographed well. Click here for our blog about how to photograph artwork successfully.

Please note, the artwork submitted for individual artist pages does not need to connect to the cover page contest theme.







Thursday, May 1, 2014

May is here! Check it out.

ART278
Our May issue has arrived! A special congratulations to cover page artist winner Anne Cameron Cutri. You can read about the inspiration behind the piece inside. We are pleased and honored to welcome new artists and returning ones. We hope you enjoy the variety of art presented in this issue and become a collector of some of their work. (Don't you sometimes wish you could make your home into a living museum filled to the rim of women in art whose art speaks to you?!)

There are two ways to check out the magazine: (1) Read it for free here or (2) Go here to purchase a printed edition or to download it as a PDF.

Many thanks to our contributing artists

  • Anne Cameron Cutri: Oil on Canvas
  • Ginette Callaway: Oil Paintings
  • Gladiola Sotomayor: Painting and Sculpture 
  • Ilisa Millermoon: Acrylic Ink on Watercolor Paper
  • Ines Fugina Malnar: Intuitive Acrylics
  • Kate Salvi: Digital Photography
  • Kellie Parry: Photography
  • Liesl Marelli: Photography
  • Lorena Balea-Raitz: Watercolour Illustration 
  • Marian Palucci: Mixed Media
  • Marie Wise: Oil Painting
  • Murielle Nicolas: Light Painting Photography
  • Naomi Ruth: Ink and Watercolour
  • Svetlana Senchurova: Painting and Origami 
  • Tamara Martynovich: Crochet
  • Theresa Durant: Photography
  • Veronica Codignoni: Digital Photography
  • Zaakirah Muhammad: Photography






Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I am.


i am creative.
i am passionate.
i am beautiful.
i am a female artist.

www.ART278.org



share, comment, pin it ... show your pride! 





Friday, April 18, 2014

It's Raffle Time!


Check out our latest raffle. Our lucky winner will receive free entry to an art contest (of their choice -- any cover page contest through the remaining calendar year) as well as a complimentary printed issue.



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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Do you create art by upcycling?

Women in Art 278 Magazine would like to interview (Q&A style) an artist who creates her work from upcycled materials. We are looking for a creative, eco-minded artist who is willing to give us some insight to her creative process and why eco-art has become so important to her -- and her clients.

If you are interested in being interviewed please comment on this post or on our facebook post. When you comment, be sure to share with us (1) your name (2) a few sentences that summarize your art and (3) a link to your website (or social media page) where we can view some of your work.

upcyle



New & Improved

Improvements to our artist submission form are up and running. We modified the form to make it easier to submit your artwork and pay for it once the form is complete. When you select the amount of pages in the form (with corresponding prices next to them) you will be prompted to complete the transaction once the form is completely filled out.

For artists who are either sponsored or win a free page, you can simply bypass payment by selecting the free page in the form. 

As always, we welcome feedback from all of our artists. If you have any suggestions to make the form easier, please let us know. 

                      With love,
                          Women in Art 278 Magazine Staff



 You may use the embedded form below to submit your information & artwork.  
click "next" to move on to the following page. Or, click here to open it in a new tab. 




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Apply for Sponsorship

Click here if you are unable to view the form on this page. (You will be redirected to the form through a new window). This form is for artists who would like to showcase their artwork in Women in Art 278 Magazine but would like to offset the cost of purchasing a page (or two) through Sponsorship. At Women in Art 278 Magazine we completely understand that not every artist is in a position to spend money advertising their artwork to new networks but that doesn't mean they don't deserve it. We support ALL women and all financial situations. Plus, it's our goal to connect you with potential buyers through our magazine and then you (the person who applies for sponsorship) can one day sponsor other artists! 
Let's support and empower one another! 
xoxo


We encourage artists who would like to showcase their art in Women in Art 278 Magazine but are unable to pay the fee to complete this form. Our goal at Women in Art 278 Magazine is to empower and promote female artists - ultimately connecting them with readers and potential clients. See if you qualify for sponsorship! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How to Photograph Your Artwork

Submitting artwork to Women in Art 278 Magazine is simple for our photographers but for those who aren't familiar with photography but still need to photograph you work, we wanted to share a few tips and a video that may be helpful. Let's do your beautiful artwork justice with a few simple tips.





  • Camera - Don't break the bank (Okay, that's an expression that might not translate well. It means, don't spend too much) Technology is amazing and to photograph your artwork, you don't necessarily need a professional-level camera. If your camera has the option to attach to a tripod, lets you adjust the ISO, image size/quality, the white balance and the lens is properly functioning ... you should be good to go! 
  • Image size: Set the image size on the largest size possible. We print our magazine so that means we have to have all of the submitted artwork at high enough resolution to print it. We can't print images that are low resolution because they will print out pixelated and look ... terrible. So, set the image size on the largest size possible (10MB is a great size) 
  • Lens - Clean that lens. Make sure smudges and dirt are no where to be seen on the lens. 
  • Tripod - While this is suggested, it's not required. You can simply balance your camera on a solid surface and set the timer. You want to set the timer because pressing down the shutter release (so you can take the photo) might shift the camera. Even the slightest shift can diminish the chances of an in-focus shot. If you are using a tripod, we also suggest using the timer. 
  • Lights - Do you need studio lights? If you don't already own them, don't worry about buying them. You can use a large window or shoot outdoors. Natural light (ambient light) is very gentle and that's great light for photographing your artwork. You want to avoid harsh lights that cause sharp and deep shadows.  You also don't want conflicting light sources. The warmth (color) of the sun/natural light is different than florescent light and that is different than halogen. You want only one light source color because you'll end up selecting a white balance that adjusts for the light source. Multiple light sources makes balancing the white balance tricky. 
  • Depending on your artwork, we suggest positioning it against a wall, hung on a wall or displayed in a setting where someone might showcase your artwork. You can view our November 2013 issue with Italian Artist Francesca Lancisi to see how she showed her prints. For her layout, we showed some of the prints themselves and then she also framed one and put it on a desk with accessories. It turned out beautifully. It helps clients envision how it might look in their home! 
  • Using the tripod, make sure that the camera is level with the artwork. You don't want to have to mess around with cropping it and adjusting it if there is no need. Reduce your workload by photographing it in a way that additional work to the photograph is unnecessary. 
  • Flash? Nope. No flash. That was simple! 
  • After you take your photo, upload it to your computer. You will have to rename your artwork from the camera image number such as IMG4920 (whatever your camera names it) and modify it to this format when you submit to us ARTISTNAME_NAMEOFWORK_GENRE_COUNTRY. We ask for it this way because we receive many submissions and this helps us keep all of our artist's work in order. 
  • Should you add a watermark? Artists work diligently to protect their work from digital thieves. We understand the desire to protect your work but artwork that is not physically signed (i.e. painters who sign their art and so on) should not add a digital signature or copyright symbol on top of their artwork that they submit. 
  • Once your artwork is renamed, you are set to send it in. Gather together the pieces of art you plan to submit to include your artist statement (name that with your name as well!) and go to the Artist Submission Form to submit your work. 
Pretty simple! 

We are working on connecting with photographers in key cities around the globe who are willing to photograph your artwork at a discounted rate. If you are a photographer and would like to have your information listed with Women in Art 278 Magazine and is willing to offer discounted prices to our artists, please contact us directly. 


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 2014 Issue: Earth Day


Women in Art 278 is proud to announce the release of our April 2014 issue. And, we are even happier to announce the winner of our cover page art contest: American Fusion Artist & Photographer Brandi Fitzgerald! Our cover page art pays tribute to Earth Day (April 22nd) - internationally known as International Mother Earth Day!

As always, we offer our magazine three ways. (1) as a free e-magazine (2) as a printed edition that is shipped directly to your home or office and (3) as a digital download so people have the option to print it locally. Below are both links to the April 2014 issue.



To purchase a printed edition or digital download: 


April 2014: Women in Art 278 Magazine
50 pages, published 3/31/2014
Announcing our April 2014 issue featuring artists from Canada, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Italy, Holland and the United States. Congratulations to Brandi Fitzgerald, our cover page artist whose artwork honors the global celebration: Earth Day. To contribute to the magazine or to learn more visit us at www.Art278.org.



To read the electronic edition: 



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


  • Andrea Carroll: Visionary Art
  • Brandi Fitzgerald: Fusion Art & Photography
  • Daina White: Acrylic
  • Donna Blackhall: Mixed Media 
  • Elena Sokolova: Oil Painting
  • Elena Yakubovich: Watercolor, Acrylic, Graphic
  • Gloria di Simone: Tempera on Watercolor Paper
  • Julie Bryant: Photography
  • Karla Gerard: Acrylic
  • Kostadinka Kiranska: Upcycled Jewelry
  • Laura Barbosa: Acrylics on Canvas
  • Liesl Marelli: Photography
  • Mimi Revencu: Acrylics on Canvas
  • Peggy Collins:  Photography, Digital Painting
  • Rosemary Williams: Photography
  • Shachi Sirivastava: Acrylic, Sharpie
  • Shahna Lax: Copperwork
  • Valentina Plishchina: Surrealism



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 -- https://www.facebook.com/art278.org.

Thanks for supporting the arts!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Circle of Life Art Contest

Mother and Child
Calling all artists! Now through April 25th we are accepting submissions for the Circle of Life art contest. The winner will be featured on the cover of Women in Art 278's May issue. Additionally, the winning artist will also have an additional (interior) two page spread where your statement / write up about your artwork and its connection to the theme will be featured.

The cost to participate is included in a single or double page spread, which means all artists who purchase either a single page or double page spread in Women in Art 278 will have their works featured whether they win the cover page art contest or not.

We do accept literal and abstract interpretations for our cover page art contests. And, we do not limit cover page art to a specific genre. We welcome creative expression and ideas. If you have questions about the contest, please contact us directly.

If you are ready to submit artwork for the Circle of Life Art Contest click here.

** Please note, artist pages within the magazine are not restricted to the contest theme. Individual artist pages may showcase any type of art and genre. The only prohibited artworks are those that promote racism, hatred and violence.



Monday, March 24, 2014

Final Call - April 2014 issue

Good morning, Artists! Today is the final day to submit artwork for the April 2014 issue. Today you still have the opportunity to submit for the cover and/or for your individual artist pages. We have a few spaces left because we have had to reject a few submissions due to file size/image quality. Please be sure your artwork is submitted at 300dpi because our magazine is available electronically but is also printed. As such, we must accommodate the higher image quality need of printing.

If you have any questions about submissions, please read our commonly asked questions/answers. And, here is a link about our cover page art contest.

Thanks and best of luck!!

If you are ready to submit, click here to fill out the submission form.


final call

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Support Artists.

Certainly it can be more affordable to purchase mass-produced artwork from big corporations that sell to buyers at wholesale price. But, supporting artists and buying from them directly makes a tremendous difference for them, their business, their family and their communities. 

Support artists. 
Support [ female ] artists. 

Support Artists





Friday, March 21, 2014

June 2014's Cover Page Art Contest: Trafficking

If only slavery was in the past and remained locked away in a history where we (as a collective human race) could reflect about a horrific time where injustice was widespread ... but alas, slavery is among us today and, often times, is right in front of our eyes and yet we don't see it. 

The Art Contest for June 2014 is in recognition of Trafficking and giving a face to the nameless babies, children, teens and adults who live or perished while imprisoned.

A few basic guidelines for Women in Art 278 Magazine's Art Contest  ... 
  1. We welcome literal and abstract interpretations of the theme. 
  2. The artist must submit a write up about their artwork and how it connects with the theme. The write up should be no less than 500 words. Artists may write in their native language. We can work together to translate it to English. For samples of the types of artwork that won (and their write up), we suggest checking out previous magazine issues (as found on www.ART278.org). 
  3. The artwork must either be vertical (to fit the formatting for the cover) or must have dimensions large enough so we can crop the artwork (or have it span across the cover - back to front) 
  4. Entry to the cover page art contest is included in the purchase of a single or double page spread. So, even if an artist isn't selected, their artwork will still be shown in the issue. We think this approach is the best (and most fair) for our artists. 
  5. Ready to submit? Click here for the Artist Submission Form.   

Human Trafficking Mythbuster
Human Trafficking Mythbuster: Common Myths about Human Trafficking Debunked
By www.LIRS.org/etn

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Reviews - Feel the love!


Check out some of our reviews here. We are elated every time an artist reaches out to us to tell us how happy they were to join our magazine. It's an honor and a privilege to work with so many talented female artists each month. 

If you would like to join us, check out our easy submission form. After submitting, you will be prompted to pay for either a single or a double page (depending on your preference). All contributing artists can submit for the cover page art contest. 

The calendar for the remaining 2014 months are 
April - Earth Day
May - The Circle of Life
June - Anti-Human Trafficking / Anti Drug Abuse
July - Summer Celebration
August - Celebrating Indigenous Cultures
September - Celebrating Literacy
October - Celebrating World Animal Day
November - Celebrating International Tolerance 
December - Honoring World AIDS Day (all red art welcome)

xoxo



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Write for us

Women in Art 278 welcomes article queries and submissions. The best way to submit articles and story pitches is via email with the words “Editorial Submission” in the subject line. Send your query or submission in plain text in the body of your email, rather than as an attached file.

Topics must be relevant to Women in Art 278’s readers and artists. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) politics, art, movements, culture, life or news.

If you wish to contribute, please send us an email and tell us a little about yourself — your background as a writer and qualifications for writing a particular article.

We do our best to respond to all inquiries, but be aware that we are sometimes inundated. If you have not heard back from us within three weeks, please assume that we will not be able to use your idea or submission.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy International Women's Day


Wherever you are in the world, we hope that you are lavishing in joy and bliss on this special day. Happy International Women's Day to you and all of the women in your life. 

xoxo

Monday, March 3, 2014

Follow Your Dreams


Lupita's @Lupita_Nyongo ) humility and honesty resonated with those who watched or read her Oscar acceptance speech. Let's all be sure that every young girl knows that their dreams are valid, too. 

“Thank you to the academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn't escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsy for her guidance, to Solomon [Northup], thank you for telling her story and your own ... When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid," said Lupita Nyong’o.    


Friday, February 28, 2014

March 2014 Issue / Women in Art 278

Women in Art 278 is proud to announce the release of our March 2014 issue. And, we are even happier to announce the winner of our cover page art contest: American Artist Angela Treat Lyon! Our cover page art pays tribute to Access to Clean Water because March 22nd is World Water Day! Angela's art embodies the power and strength of beings as well as the strength, beauty and power of water. It's important that those with access to clean water not waste or pollute it. Waste we create directly impacts all living beings as well as our planet.

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 three ways. (1) as a free e-magazine (2) as a printed edition that is shipped directly to your home or office and (3) as a digital download so people have the option to print it locally. Below are both links to the March 2014 issue. 


To purchase a printed edition or digital download: 


March 2014: Women in Art 278 Magazine
52 pages 
Announcing our March 2014 issue featuring artists from India, Australia, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Chile, Slovenia, Canada and the United States. Congratulations to Angela Treat Lyon, our cover page artist whose artwork honors the global issue: Access to Clean Water. To contribute to the magazine or to learn more visit us at www.Art278.org.


To read the electronic edition: 



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

Aleksandra Bandomir of Poland: Digital Painting
Amy Barker of Canada: Photography
Angela Treat Lyon of the USA: Painting & Sculpture
Brandi Fitzgerald of the USA: Photography
Carla Golembe of the USA: Painting & Illustration
Ellyn Peirson of Canada: Photographic Art
Eva van Rhee of Switzerland: Photography
Gabrijela Železnik of Slovenia: Mandala Paintings
Gloria di Simone of Italy: Tempera on Watercolor Paper
Janet Immordino of the USA: Watercolor
Leslie Fuqua of the USA: Digital Fine Art
Liesl Marelli of the USA: Photography
Maisie Jewkes of Spain: Silk Painter & Original Pattern Design
Meaghan Troup of the USA: Oils
Natalia Alterna of Chile: Illustration and Graffiti 
Ren Adams of the USA: Printmaking, Hybrid, Digital
Rita Palm of Australia: Realism
Seema Krishnakaumar of India: Photography, Social Documentary
Stella Jacoby of the USA: Hand Blown Glass
Suzanne Williams of Canada: Artographer
Vanda Omjec of Slovenia: Mandala Paintings




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 -- https://www.facebook.com/art278.org.

Thanks again for supporting the arts!!