Opportunities For Artists

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

artist – blogger – author

Local Opportunities For Artists

As artists, we are always looking for outlets where we can show our art. One of these outlets that can provide multiple opportunities is our local council.

These opportunities are usually only open to artists that live within the council or shire boundaries. Opportunities that we can find include

  • exhibition opportunities
  • public art opportunities
  • studio space
  • grants
  • Artist in Residence programs
  • prizes and awards
  • art trails
  • artist Networks
  • involvement in community projects
  • professional and practice development workshops

Our councils need to provide these opportunities for artists as they are committed (or should be) to creating employment, bringing tourism, and promotion of festivals etc.

Some councils have rooms withing historic buildings that are available for rent if we want to put on our own art show. There are several arts and crafts fairs held each year that are supported and advertised by councils. Renting a space in the fair could be a way to display our artwork for sale economically.

If you are an artist that has an ABN, there are chances to tender for the contract to deliver artwork for a council event, celebration or to beautify the locale.

To get started, contact your local councils Art Coordinator or Cultural Development Officer.

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

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Art Exhibition – A Guide For Artists

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

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Your Art Exhibition

If you plan on having an art exhibition, there are a few things to consider before jumping in at the deep end.

Artists selling art should consider the following points.

  1. Is the art gallery a reputable one and how long has it been in business
  2. What will the cost to you, the artist, be
  3. Consider the cost of getting your art to the art gallery
  4. What about transport costs and insurance, both theft and damage in transit
  5. Does the gallery have public liability insurance
  6. Does the gallery ask for you to waive your copyright
  7. Will the art gallery advertise and promote your art exhibition
  8. Is the art show to be all yours or a shared one
  9. Will the art exhibition advance your standing as an artist in the wider art community
  10. Does the art gallery have good access

While this list of items may appear daunting, do not be put off by it.

Take your time checking the preparations for the show and good luck

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Winters Glory $265

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Australian Art

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

artist - blogger - author

Fake Australian Art

There has been a recent influx of forged Aboriginal art in the Australian Art Markets.

The source is thought to have originated in Indonesia. The artworks for sale by Birubi Art bear the words aboriginal art, genuine and Australia but the Federal Court has found this to be in breach of our consumer laws as they were made overseas in Indonesia.

The art for sale includes boomerangs, message stones and didgeridoos, all with Aboriginal design art on them.

At the time of writing, the penalties that will be imposed on the wholesaler, Bilirubi Art Pty Ltd was not yet decided.

Source “National Indigenous Times.”

All the art for sale on this site is original art created by myself.

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Novel Writing Month

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

artist - blogger - author

November Is Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. This month is devoted to encouraging writers and authors to write a complete novel in a month.

You may think that to write a novel in a month would be either an impossible task or that the resulting work would be rubbish.

Not at all. The movement for the National Novel Writing Month is a strong one. There are continual prompts and challenges thrown down by the organisers in order that you will succeed, even if this is your first novel or novella.

Should you want to jump on board or perhaps be reminded next year, simply visit the NaNoWriMo site, and sign up. It is free.

And hey, if you do not get your novel finished, at least you have got it underway.

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Authors Day Is Today

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

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Today Is Authors Day

Authors Day will be celebrated by writers from many genres. An author is not simply someone who writes a book.

Being an author involved in any type of writing needs determination, resilience and a degree of intelligence.  an author may be a reporter for the newspaper. Just because the pieces they write may be no longer than this blog does not mean that a considerable amount of time and effort has not gone into it.

The author that writes a novel must do an amount of research to make the scenes and the characters in the book seem real to the reader.

Those that write reference books do an incredible amount of work compiling facts for insertion in their writings. So you can see, writing a book is something done with a great deal of thought and, yes, even emotion.

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