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artforprofits.com
04-26-2007, 02:34 AM
I received this email today:

http://au.f538.mail.yahoo.com/ym/au/ShowLetter?box=Inbox&MsgId=6030_3527510_1409630_1749_22572_0_18727_41789_45879072&bodyPart=2.2&YY=24644&y5beta=yes&y5beta=yes&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&Idx=6
http://au.f538.mail.yahoo.com/ym/au/ShowLetter?box=Inbox&MsgId=6030_3527510_1409630_1749_22572_0_18727_41789_45879072&bodyPart=2.3&YY=24644&y5beta=yes&y5beta=yes&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&Idx=6 check if your name is on ART NOW finalists list (http://www.artoteque.com/artotech/artNOW_show2/artNOW2_artists.htm)
ART NOW 2 online Global Art Annual
May 25.2007 - May 25.2008
open www.artoteque.com (http://www.artoteque.com/)


Guidelines

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All entries go through a two-step selection process. The competition is judged solely by visuals submitted inline or attachment send to: [email protected] (http://au.f538.mail.yahoo.com/ym/[email protected]) Numbers of entries: 4 -12 works /image files submitted on-line. We can review your site for this purpose. 1st step selection ========================= The first screening is free and is conducted by review of website for this purpose or on Jpeg [.JPG] versions of the submitted works inline or attachment (send to: [email protected] (http://au.f538.mail.yahoo.com/ym/[email protected]) ).
2nd step selection ========================= Submitters whose entries pass the first screening are requested to submit inline or attachment the works (JPG's image files 72 dpi up to 600 pix. send to: [email protected] (http://au.f538.mail.yahoo.com/ym/[email protected])) along the works details -title, year, medium, size, price and the fee payment.

Application fee =========================
There is a US$ 60 / Euro 50 entry fee for 4 works. and US$ 10 / Euro 8 for each additional work.
Payment by Direct Transfer on account, Money Order, PayPal, by Western Union. The competition fee must be included with the submission (submitters whose entries pass the first screening only).

Jury========================= The competition will be conducted in two rounds: preliminary and final assessment. Only works that pass the preliminary judging will advance to the final round. Judging Panel: Andrea Pagnez, art critic, fine artist, editor, curator (Venice Biennial), Florence; Christopher Chamber, art critic, fine artist, editor, New York; Marta Dimitrescu, fine artist, Artoteque.com director, editor, London; Åke Wallén, Director BGAB, art collector, Stockholm.
Awards========================= 71 prizewinners will be awarded. Grand Prize: Two Artists will be awarded two-pages in artoteque -Art Book for Art Collectors, art book edited by artoteque.com - award value $4,490.00.
Prize of Excellence: Four Artists will be awarded one-page in artoteque -Art Book for Art Collectors, art book edited by artoteque.com - award value $2,250.00 / each.
Honorable Mention: 65 Artists will be selected for Diploma of Excellence (Honorable Award)
Materials to be received========================= Submit on-line 4 ~12 works /JPG's image files 72 dpi up to 600 pix.
All submissions must be mailed to [email protected] (http://au.f538.mail.yahoo.com/ym/[email protected])exhibition Period ========================= May 25, 07 – May 25, 08
Deadlines : May 20, 2007
E-mail Address to Submit=========================
[email protected] (http://au.f538.mail.yahoo.com/ym/[email protected])
Artoteque.com
Participants must affirm that submitted works are the original creation of the applicant, and that the participant holds all related copyrights and has not violated intellectual property rights. No commercial activities of any kind involving participating works may be undertaken during the duration of the exhibition. In the event of violation of this agreement, the organizations reserve the right to disqualify participants, reclaim prize and awards, and publicly announce any or all violations.

Diane Cutter
04-26-2007, 08:41 AM
I've moved this from Internet Sales Strategies because it really doesn't have anything to do with internet sales.

Diane

Greg Long
04-29-2007, 04:35 PM
It doesn't have much to do about artists either. Someone creates a competition of no value and finds as many idiots as possible to part with their cash. Why promote this Rubbish Nick? or are you just desperate to get more hits?

artforprofits.com
04-29-2007, 09:21 PM
Well Greg, since you are obviously the ONLY person on this website who is worthy of making an opinion maybe you should be the only person allowed to post?

Other people might be interested in this competition.

tanianault
04-30-2007, 02:49 AM
Nicholas:

As another person with plenty of opinions, I thought I would share some of mine with you on this topic:

It seems to me that some of the "opportunities" you've posted are of, shall we say, questionable value to us, and by us, I mean artists. This post, for example, and the post about "becoming a published artist" read suspiciously like vanity galleries or press ads. And if you were just one artist passing on e-mails to fellow artists, I'd guess there'd be nothing wrong with that, we'd all be on the same page.... some of the more seasoned among us would laugh and gently point out to you that most of these things are a bad idea - that often the people who dream up these "competitions" are sly and predatory and are taking advantage of how desperate and hungry so many of us are. Everyone would leave the conversation with a little more knowledge and be better off for the experience.

However, and here's the bit I think you don't realise (or maybe the reason you're upset is that you're starting to see that some of us do realise it) you are promoting yourself as an art consultant... and an art consultant who passes on information, i.e. promotes a certain thing (and don't try to tell me you're not promoting it, when your name is "artforprofits" and you introduce yourself as an "art market expert" then whatever you decide to attach your name and reputation to becomes a promotion for that thing - that's how reputation works) but when you promote questionable things you can hardly blame us for questioning you.

Here's the way I see it: by questioning you we're either doing you a favour or we're doing everyone else a favour. How's that? Best case scenario, you're posts are simply ill-informed and our questions will make you think. Worst case scenario, you're posts are deceptive and our questions will make everyone else think.

Sincerely,

- Tania

Greg Long
04-30-2007, 09:02 AM
Thank-you for your defence, Tania. I will put a link in to the other thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=417751) for those reading this one.
Now in answer Nick,
Nobody is commenting on other opinions, You did not state any opinion, you just cut and pasted a junk email. If you audited these emails maybe you could be in a position to have an opinion on them. As Tania has said, it is you promoting yourself as having both knowledge and some sort of integrity within the art business world....I am just challenging you to show it. I don't profess to be an Artist's agent or advisor, but I do have enough intelligence to know what is worth time and effort, or hard earned money spent on it.
Personally, I feel the wetcanvas community deserves at least the time spent evaluating an unsolicited email before promoting it willy-nilly, whether I am an expert or not.
Finally, I am far from being the ONLY person worthy of having an opinion, all members are worthy of both opinions and the courtesy of not being given unchecked or evaluated information for the sake of it.

JayD
05-01-2007, 02:19 PM
I am assuming that you are bonded?

artforprofits.com
05-03-2007, 07:31 PM
Since this is hurting no-one, i think it is pointless arguing over