Featured Artist of the Day via Illimited Agency UK on Instagram

 

Illimited featured me on Instagram and said some great things too! Plus they tweeted it on Twitter. Plz like and re-tweet. thanks

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My Art in Professional Artists Magazine Article Wins Design Award

Last year, Vicki Amorose wrote an article on how artist use twitter for Professional Artists magazine, and included me + the mage featured one of my paintings as a full-page, and now I found out that the article won a design award– first place for best feature design in the trade/technical category for the Florida Magazine Association. Read about it here.

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two page spread from one year ago, in Professional Artist magazine  with one full-page reproduction of painting by Marie Kazalia
two page spread from one year ago, in Professional Artist magazine with one full-page reproduction of painting by Marie Kazalia

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

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

Correction: Painting on Page 34 of the October Issue

In my last blog post, I mentioned that my painting titled withafterbetween would be published as a full-page in Professional Artists magazine September issue. Well, it’s out now, released in September, but is actually the October Issue.

 

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While author Vicki Krohn Amorose in the midst of writing her article on How Artists Use Twitter, she contacted me for a quote. I ended up sending her an entire list of ways I use Twitter, never realizing that this would result in a full-page feature of my painting in Professional Artists Magazine, October 2014 Issue– on page 34 with credit caption text on facing page 35.

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Get the October Professional Artist Magazine in print edition or digital edition here.

Painting by Marie Kazalia Featured Full-Page in Professional Artist Magazine September Issue

My painting, withafterbetween, will be published as a full-page in the forthcoming September issue of Professional Artist Magazine. My painting will be page 34 with the credit caption text on the facing page 35.

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The editor of the magazine article sent me an advance layout view, and I noted that my painting is also used in the banner on pages of the article How Artists Use Twitter. The author of the article, Vicki Amorose, also quotes me and uses images of my tweets from my twitter account @transmediartist

If you ‘d like to get a digital or print copy of the art marketing September issue of Professional Artist magazine go here.

 

Talking in Circles, a series within a series

For many months now, I’ve been working with circles, orbs, dots, spots, painting and developing each paintings as I worked. The paintings that I’m posting here are all from a series within a series I’ve titled Talking in Circles. This sub-series is designated as different due to the fact that I developed these painting ideas in my iPad before paintings them on paper. I just bought my iPad the last day of February, so I’ve had it just over two months. I discovered an iPad app called Sketchbook Pro 6 that is easy to use. I also customized my iPad with a skin from Decal Girls printed with one of my paintings, and I used one of my iPad sketches for wallpaper on my iPad–so it really feels like it is my sketchbook. The advantage of using my iPad as a sketchbook is that the entire color palette is in the Sketchbook app–no need to carry markers, pens, or pencils. Using the Sketchbook app in my iPad to try various color combinations, layering and patterning saves a lot of time developing an idea, because it is fast and easy to create it in the Sketchbook app, make a working copy and continue working on the idea. I then used my iPad sketches to and work from as I painted the paintings in this series on Lennox fine art paper using Flashe and some acrylic fine art paints.

Talking in Circles 1, Marie Kazalia May 2013
Talking in Circles 1, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, Marie Kazalia May 2013
Talking in Circles 2, Marie Kazalia April 2013
Talking in Circles 2, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, Marie Kazalia April 2013
Talking in Circles 2, Detail
Talking in Circles 2, Detail
Talking in Circles 3: Quincux
Talking in Circles 3: quincunx, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, Marie Kazalia, May 2013

My See.Me and Creative Finder Portfolios

See.Me (formerly Artists Wanted) has a large cash giveaway for artists. One hour after I posted my art to See.Me, I already have 72 votes. I really don’t expect to win the cash prize (would be nice!) but I would like to get featured. So, if you vote for me and share my portfolio on Facebook to help me get more votes, I will do the same in return for you.

Here is the link to my See.Me portfolio: http://mariekazalia.see.me/

I also have a portfolio on Creative Finder which has brought me opportunities, and so I want to recommend the free portfolio option to other artists. Here is the link to view my Creative Finder portfolio: http://thecreativefinder.com/portfolio-broad.php?username=transmediartist