Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Contest Entry for ACM

So I figured out which images to submit to the Art Creations Magazine. They are as follows:





The contest deadline is Dec. 17th, so I have a few weeks to find out if I made the cut or not. I'm feeling positive about it though. If you want, you can go to the following links and Rate the images by clicking the STARS on the bottom right of an image.


Resume focused on my art **
Artist’s Biography **
Artist’s Statement **
Portfolio on CD **
Onesheet and/or Postcard **

Art Business News Magazine

Art Business News
Provides industry news, marketing matters and emerging trends that drive sales for art publishers, galleries, solo artists and art-related business.

According to their website:
Art Business News is leading the art world to a greener way of thinking with a fresh new look and progressive attitude that will inspire an exciting new era of art. Packed with the same, trusted art-market coverage readers have been counting on for years, Art Business News is the choice magazine of forward-thinking arts professionals working in the 21st century.

As the No. 1 requested magazine in the industry, Art Business News stays true to its mission of reporting the latest industry news and emerging trends driving the fine-art market. Magazine editors are continually communicating with industry leaders to develop forward-thinking editorial that will keep subscribers ahead of the curve in their businesses.

They are a monthly publication that showcases emerging artist's. I plan to submit several of my pieces to them. Which pieces should I submit?

Art submissions are selected for the magazine on a monthly basis and are printed as space provides in the order they were received. E-mail your submissions to gabrielkiley@gmail.com.

  • A headshot and three art images (300 dpi image in tif or jpeg format, at least 3 inches in width). Please remember to include the title and medium of each piece.
  • Artist’s Biography
  • Artist’s Statement
  • Your Phone Number and Web Site

Monday, November 29, 2010


Just found a bunch of links to go through

Call for Entry

I'm interested in submitting my artwork to this magazine. They are currently running a contest, and the winners will appear in the magazine. I have until Dec 17, 2010 to get my butt in gear and submit some pieces. I've seen the magazine at Border's and there is a nice collection of artwork within the pages. Now I have to figure out which images to submit, I'm thinking of sending them 4 images.

2011 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market

Earlier this year, around February, I picked up the 2010 version. I flipped through it, and it sat on the bookshelf the rest of the year. Sometime around October I finally dusted it off and started highlighting and sticking post-it notes on various pages. But I realized I was too late. I started contacting some of the people and places listed and found them to no longer be accepting or were simply defunct.

This year, I plan to be more proactive. So I picked up the newest book, and have already started noting specific places of interest. I've cross-referenced the listings I contacted earlier this month from the old book that are still listed, and have marked several others of note. I've used these books in the past with other endeavors and have found it to be a valuable tool. Now let's see how much I actually use it! ...Stay tuned

Here is the link to the book's website.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


New artwork was recently posted. You can purchase standard prints through the website HERE, or you may choose to have the artwork displayed on canvas through my affiliation with Imagekind HERE.

One night I had this very detailed and realistic dream. I couldn't get it out of my head, it seemed as though it really happened! This is the image I saw before I woke up that night.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Getting Started

To get things going, this blog will be my personal journal for my artwork. I will be updating with checklists and personal "to-do" lists to help keep me on track with pursuing my goal of becoming a successful artist ...and not a starving artist.

I will also be posting little narratives and descriptions of my artwork, to help better explain them a bit more. I won't reveal all of my secrets about my artwork though. As I've said many times before, I am of the mindset that every picture has its own meaning to the viewer. If you ask ten people their thoughts on a particular piece, you will get ten different answers. Every individual brings forth their own experiences and feelings when admiring a piece of artwork.