Art Practice and Business Information

Below is a carefully selected list of websites
with a range of information about how to  to grow your
Art Practice and Business. 
You will find a variety of products: from digital libraries,
to resources for artists and educators with downloadable information,
information about art fairs and art collectives,
among many other interesting topics. 
In addition to these links, we will provide websites
and online resources about
Mentorship Programs and databases for Calls for Art.

 

 

 

MENTORS

ALICIA PUIG

 

 

Alicia Puig is the curator & co-founder of the online art gallery PxP Contemporary, Director of Business Operations for Create! Magazine, and an arts writer. She also co-authored The Complete Smartist Guide, a bestselling business book for emerging artists. Alicia has worked in the arts for over a decade and her writing has been featured in publications and on blogs including All She Makes, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, ArtSpiel, Art Seen Magazine, and Art She Says, among others. Additionally, she has also served as a guest curator for Hastings College, All She Makes, Rise Art, SHOWFIELDS, Visionary Art Collective, and Altamira.
Alicia provides a 1:1 service editing artist statements and biographies. 

Visit her website here:

DAZED AND CONFUCIUS


Since 2006, Dazed and Confucius has offered one-on-one consultations to over 1000 artists each year in addition to business development seminars to audiences worldwide. While Dazed and Confucius caters to artists' needs such as marketing and career support via website design, editing services, professional documents and catalogs, what sets them apart from other artist consultants is their core philosophy: Dazed and Confucius prioritizes strong concept and identity building and attention to the quality artwork itself first and foremost.

 

Pennylane holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Culture Theory from New York University and has lectured at various forums throughout North America, the UK and most recently at TedX Victoria. Her publications discuss the politics of representation, race and fine art. For more than a decade, Pennylane has worked in commercial galleries such as the Bau-Xi Gallery, the longest standing commercial gallery in Canada.

Among her curation and education projects are the NYC Crit Club, Visionary Art Collective, The I Like Your Work Podcast, Thrive Art Studio, The University of the Arts London and The Vancouver Mural Festival. An avid supporter of art and wellness, she sits on the board for the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Foundation, collecting notable art pieces for hospital walls. 

 

 

 

David Ellingsen is an artist consultant, educator and artist based in Victoria, Canada. His expertise draws from a 20-year career as a visual artist, teacher and professional photographer. David works with Dazed & Confucius to support artists in their career goals.
David began as a freelance assignment photographer in 2000, eventually working for clients such as the Canadian Medical Association, New York Times Magazine, Oprah Winfrey Network and the CBC. He created courses including professional practices, portfolio and style development, and has taught at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts and Vancouver Photo Workshops. He’s spoken at Emily Carr University and Langara College about career development.

David’s work is exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of China’s Photography Museum of Lishui, the Royal British Columbia Museum and South Korea's Datz Museum of Art. Among others, his work has appeared in National Geographic and was awarded First Place at both Prix de la Photographie Paris and the International Photography Awards. Recent exhibitions include China’s Lishui Museum of Art, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Lithuania’s Kaunas Photo Festival and the Campbell River Museum.

 

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ANDREA EHRET

 

Andrea Ehret's ethereal paintings draw on her studies of Art and Art Therapy practice, using intuition, expression and gesture as tools for self-transformation. Each of Ehret's paintings follows the flow of energetic light and shade to create a balanced, harmonious, meditative whole. In this way Ehret considers the act of painting to be a healing process.

Her intuitive approach is influenced by Eastern philosophy.  Ehret considers each painting an expression of an inner world – a meditative process in which the paint is layered with her own internal charges depicting her emotions and feelings. These conflicting emotions coalesce in painterly abstract creating cosmic dreamscapes. Each painting offers a dream-like experience.

Andrea Ehret is internationally acclaimed artist, art therapist and lecturer, guiding her own artistic workshops and coaching programmes , studied at Prešovská Univerzita in Slovakia and Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, in the Czech Republic. She has been included in numerous exhibitions in the US, NYC,  UK, London, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Prague and Italy and collected heavily internationally. 

Ehret has also been the recipient of awards including The Red Dot Miami Award , GlobalArt Awards Tokyo, Caravaggio International Prize Master of Art, Milan , etc. 

Also in 2021 & 2022 she was selected as an artist-in-residence at Chateau d'Orquevaux, France as part of the Denis Diderot Grant Award.

 

'I PAINT MY OWN WORLD, MY LIFE… I THROW MYSELF OUT THERE BUT THERE IS THIS LONGING FOR A DREAM-LIKE EXPERIENCE WHERE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND PERFECT HARMONY EXISTS.'

 

20 solo shows, international exposure. Her art works are part of private collections all around the world; e.g. Netherlands, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Russia, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, USA, etc.

Visit her website here:

RESOURCES AND DATABASES

Community Resources, directory, physical magazine, scholarship, stories and more. 

all SHE makes

Collaborations with museums, galleries, art organisations and businesses to help create awareness and community for women artists. 

Art Girl Rising

The Fair Art Pledge 2030 is public promise that museums, galleries, art fairs, and organizations are invited to sign as an indication of their commitment to represent the full population in their collections, exhibitions, programming, and management by 2030. 

Fair Art Pledge 2030

REINVENTING THE 'F' WORD: FEMINISM

The Guerrilla Girls are anonymous artist activists who use disruptive headlines, outrageous visuals and killer statistics to expose gender and ethnic bias and corruption in art, film, politics and pop culture.

Guerrilla Girls

A MOVEMENT. 

Raising the profile of women artists   

A COMMUNITY.

Designed to empower women artists

A VOICE.

For change and progress to bring

Repaint History

ART SEEN MAGAZINE, EMPOWERING ARTISTS, EXHIBITIONSArt World Conversations, Artist’s Support...

The Curator's Salon

‘NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH ART’ Society

Artists Features, Show openings details, Weekly prompts, Read / Lists Watch, Art in the news, TJC event invites...

The Jealous Curator

Physical Magazine, Mentorship Programs, Free Educational Resources for Artists for their Business Practice, Workshops, Artists Features... 

Visionary Art Collective

A curatorial platform, Visionary Projects, was born in 2018 while co-owning an art gallery in the center of Rome, Italy.

Visionary Projects

An open directory and database for all women artists and art world professionals.

Where are the women artists

CALLS FOR ART DATABASES

FIND CALLS. APPLY. MANAGE ENTRIES.

Open Competitions, Exhibitions, Awards...