The Amsterdam based ArtWorld app has taken on several projects this year to reach out and expand, in an effort to connect with more artists, art galleries and non-profit arts organizations internationally.
ArtWorld is an iPad and iPhone app that provides the resources for artists and art collectors to find each other using geographic mapping. The app is downloadable on iTunes, and app developer Keith McFarlane actively interacts with artists and collectors on the ArtWorld Facebook page.
McFarlane has launched the first ArtWorld print competition in conjunction with an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign. The print competition is open to fine art printmakers working in the traditional printmaking processes, including stone lithography, etching, aquatint, woodcut, linocut, serigraph, engraving, or any other intaglio or relief technique from which artisanal-quality original prints can be produced.
The winning artist will receive a cash cash prize and provide their prints as perks to supporters of the ArtWorld IndieGoGo campaign launched early this month. ArtWorld pays the shipping fees and other expenses for the artist to send prints as perks to donors.
The print competition cash prize is €1,500 (approximately $2,079USD or £1,236.) The winning artist will design, print and distribute a limited edition of 50 original hand-made prints. The prints will be distributed to individual art-lovers and artists pledging €100 or more to Artworld’s 2014 crowd-funding campaign. The complete competition details, rules, terms and conditions are set out in the Competition Prospectus .
The competition has a international panel of judges based in the UK, USA and the Netherlands.
The judges are (in Holland) Wim van der Meij and (in England) Geri Waddington and Louise Stebbing . Geri is secretary of the (UK) Society of Wood Engravers . The final judge (for the USA) is Michael Dal Cerro of New York.
Keith McFarlane takes a personal interest in all those who support his Artworld crowd-funding campaign (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/artworld–2). Indeed, the perk for the top support in the amount of €2,500 gets you a meeting with McFarlane at the ArtWorld Headquarters, a week’s accommodation in Amsterdam, a party in your honor, and a planned program of events hosted by Artworld.
Donors in the €200 category become ArtWorld advisors.
McFarlane says, “We really need and we really appreciate your contributions! Please take the time to read our campaign text and reflect on the ideals behind Artworld. It’s already growing and has significant participation. But it also needs your help: to step up the pace, and to meet the challenges that such growth represents!”
Artworld has collaborated with Artist Marketing Resources (http://artistmarketingresources.com/) in offering perks to supporters. By joining forces they provide many more options for art-lovers and buyers who may even nominate an artist who may benefit on their behalf.
“Such coöperation between and among artists, buyers and facilitators is a key feature of the community of art that Artworld represents. It’s a different approach, and a kinder one, benefiting both artist and buyer,” says McFarlane.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Keith McFarlane via email at: [email protected]