New Bits I’ve Been Working On

Have you ever painted something that just doesn’t seem to fit in with anything you’ve done before, or what you are working on now? But then there they were, bothering me for weeks! So, I decided to go ahead and photograph them and then put them away.

Here they are:

Argot, painting on coventry rag, 23 x 30 inches, March 2015, Marie Kazalia
Argot, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, March 2015, Marie Kazalia

 

Circumvolv, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, March 2015, Marie Kazalia
Circumvolv, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, March 2015, Marie Kazalia
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What happened to my Saatchi Feature?

Orbgrid(turquoise), painting on Coventry Rag, Marie Kazalia, dimensions: 30 x 23 inches
Orbgrid(turquoise), painting on Coventry Rag, Marie Kazalia, dimensions: 30 x 23 inches

UPDATE: Saatchi curatorial assistant contacted me and said that they put my art up just now before 2 p.m. The reasoning explained to me is that they are in Los Angeles and update in their time zone. Which does’t explain why there was another artist featured this morning as Artist of the Day of 10/20.  I don’t care about the title, mind you, I thought that perhaps they were actually going to get me sales.  So it goes.

Mistakes happen. I’m just reminded of how hard I work to keep my word to artists in relation to features on my Artist Marketing Resources blog.

Just because I wrote a blog post last week that I was to be a Saatchi *Artist of the Day* today, and I’ve noticed that I’m not, I thought to write this update.

I received the email (copied below) alerting me to my Saatchi feature on 10/20. Isn’t today 10/20? I’ve asked other artists and they assured me that it is. The email even  says “Please do share this…”

I did reply to her email and she replied to my reply, thanking me for my response and assuring me that my name was spelled correctly in what I assumed would be the promo feature she was working on. She said she *double checked.*

So did they just get the date wrong? It’s a puzzle. Do they mean 10/20 of next year?

Below is the email I received on October 13th. The curator talks about sales and I was looking forward to having Saatchi curators go to work for me to make sales of my art. Saatchi curators have stated in mainstream newspapers that they sell more art online than they do in their gallery. So I really wanted them to go to work for me. All week I’ve been adding more art images to my Saatchi portfolio. What an anti-climactic letdown when I noticed another artist featured today on the Saatchi Twitter account and Tumblr blog. I sent an email to Jessica asking her what happened. I don’t know when I will receive a reply from her.

I’m only sharing this email to verify what I’m posting here. I don’t mean to invade anyone’s privacy. For Privacy purposes I’ve altered Jessica’s email address and name. That is not her real email address, except for the *saatchiart* part.

Jessica McQ <jm@saatchiart.>

Oct 13 (7 days ago)
to me

Dear Marie,

I’m very pleased to let you know that you have been chosen to be featured in Saatchi Art’s ‘Artist of the Day’ series. You are going to be featured on 10/20 on all of our social media sites (Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc)!

Please do share this with your family and friends and any other contacts who you think might be interested.

As a reminder, it would be great if you could make sure you are up to date on the following:

  1. Please ensure that all original works in your portfolio are for sale and available to be shipped should they sell. We don’t want to sell your work twice or spend time promoting a work that is in fact no longer available.
  1. Make sure your profile is updated with useful biographical information and a photo of you, preferably in your studio.
  1. Regularly add new work to your portfolio – it may be added to our New This Week collection on our homepage and it will help increase your chances of making sales.

Also, please review our updated FAQ’s for packaging your artwork here: http://help.saatchiart.com/customer/portal/topics/667503-packaging-artwork-for-shipment/articles

If you have any questions about our selling or shipping process, please contact our support team at support@saatchiart.com

Thank you so much and thank you for your wonderful works on Saatchi Art.

All the best,

Jessica

slipknot 1, mixed media painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, Marie Kazalia, October 2014
slipknot 1, mixed media painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, Marie Kazalia, October 2014

Metaing

Familiar repeating loops link us to our inner workings—the spiral of our DNA—and out ward in sound waves and in ancient repeating pattern and antique decoration given a contemporary spin in spots or dots on the surface and layered and muted under translucent acrylic and Flashe fine art paints in this painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper.

The title Metaing refers to my flat painted interpretation of the definition of the word Meta—pertaining to or noting an abstract, high-level analysis or commentary, especially one to consciously reference its own type.

metaing, Marie Kazalia, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper
metaing, Marie Kazalia, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper

 

 

Galleries Calling + 5 new paintings for March

I’ve had 3 art galleries and a new online art site contact me recently for paintings. Also, a married couple who want to commission a large painting from me wanted to see samples of my work. So, I’ve been juggling–which paintings to send where etc. If a painting sells online, I have to make sure that it’s available and that I haven’t put it on consignment with an art gallery.

Here are 4 new March 2014 paintings–

Nite Duty, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Nite Duty, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Eclipsis, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Eclipsis, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Moon Orrery, painting on Coventry rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Moon Orrery, painting on Coventry rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Knot1, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Knot1, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Contrail 4, oil painting on canvas, 2014, Marie Kazalia
Contrail 4, oil painting on canvas, 2014, Marie Kazalia

 

Fluorescent Paintings January 2014

Marie Kazalia, 24 Hours, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014
Marie Kazalia, 24 Hours, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014
Marie Kazalia, Contrail, Painting on Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper, 23 x 30 inches
Marie Kazalia, Contrail, painting on canvas
Marie Kazalia, edacity, painting on watercolor paper, 22 x 30, 2014
Marie Kazalia, edacity, painting on watercolor paper, 22 x 30, 2014
Marie Kazalia, AnFRAK, paitning on Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014
Marie Kazalia, AnFRAK, painting on Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014
Marie Kazalia, fermata, painting on Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014
Marie Kazalia, fermata, painting on Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014