Jessica McQueen Featured Me in Mid-Century Living Collection

On behalf of chief curator Rebecca Wilson and the Saatchi Art curation team, I’m very pleased to let you know that your work has been chosen to be featured in the Mid-Century Living Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Printmaking/Mid-Century-Living/685448/105785/view

 

Idiolect 3, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, Marie Kazalia June 2014
Idiolect 3, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, Marie Kazalia June 2014

Marie Kazalia: Saatchi *Artist of the Day*

#ArtistoftheDay Marie Kazalia http://goo.gl/ZNJ2j9  I’m asking everyone reading this to please *Like* or Re-Tweet, or share on Facebook. Here is the link to the Saatchi Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/saatchionline

They want to see what kind of response my art gets–numbers of RTs and Shares etc. Saatchi on Twitter here.

Saatchi put out the word yesterday on their Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr pages–along with some images of my art and the hashtag #ArtistoftheDay  my name Marie Kazalia and the link: http://goo.gl/ZNJ2j9. The curatorial assistant also said that I would be in their next newsletter or one of their upcoming newsletters, as all *Artist of the Day* artists are.

My painting, below, Shinjuku, I titled after the very active Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan. Primarily I see the color influences of Japan in my piece. Shinjuku especially is full of colorful signs written in Japanese characters, which seemed like abstract forms to me, as I often times walked along the streets looking in the shops during the many months I lived in Japan.

 

Shinjuku, Marie Kazalia, available as print on metal via Displate.com
Shinjuku, Marie Kazalia, available as print on metal via Displate.com

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

Saatchi Featured ‘Artist of the Day” on 10/20

I have been chosen by Saatchi curators to be featured in Saatchi online’s ‘Artist of the Day’ series for October 20th. They will also feature me as “Artist of the Day” on all of Saatchi’s social media accounts (Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc)!

So I am working to update my Saatchi portfolio by adding new images of new work.

 

archway, mixed media painting (ink, graphite, Flashe and acrylic fine art paints on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches
archway, mixed media painting (ink, graphite, Flashe and acrylic fine art paints on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches

I’m One of 15 Artists Selected for Saatchi Feature

withafterbetween, painting on paper 2104, Marie Kazalia
withafterbetween, painting on paper 2104, Marie Kazalia

I’m one of the 15 artists Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and Director Artist Development and Saatchi Art Director at Saatchi Gallery has chosen to be featured in the New This Week 7-14-2014 Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage.

You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Photography/New-This-Week-7-14-2014/153961/78355/view

Having my work included in the Saatchi New This Week collection will help increase my chances of making sales.

 

 

Saatchi Curator Selects My Art For Feature

From my experience working with online galleries over the past 5 years, Saatchi online may be one of the most active online galleries. This morning, Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator at Saatchi, sent me an email this morning—“I have chosen your work to be featured in the Originals for $1,000 and Under Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage.”

You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Photography/Originals-for-1000-and-Under/153961/71928/view

Integrant 3, Marie Kazalia, 2014
Integrant 3, Marie Kazalia, 2014

Two of My Paintings Featured in Saatchi Collections This Week

Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and Director, Artist Development, Saatchi Art and Director, Saatchi Gallery sent an email notifying me that two of my new paintings are featured on the Saatchi online site this week.
For this first link, my painting is the very first image at the top, featured in the Originals for $1000 and Under Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Drawing/Originals-for-1000-and-Under/153961/68196/view
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For this second link, scroll down to about the middle of the set to see my painting featured in the New This Week Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Drawing/New-This-Week-2-24-2014/153961/67829/view
Please do share it with your family and friends and any other contacts who you think might be interested.