How to make a sketchbook – VERY inspirational video

I am really inspired by this ladies work – I absolutely have to share -check it out! Her website and youtube videos – creative! inspirational and artistic! Sketchbooks are very important to an artists development and if you do not have one I highly recommend building your own as it personalizes your work and inspires you to draw!

sketchbook project campaignGet yours before April an excellent way to improve your skills as an artist.

FOr more see TrAnsIEnt ArT by Lauren Nash


Art sites

A comprehensive list of internet sites for Artist competitions, calls for entry, marketing and juried exhibitions :
This is for the artist that likes to apply themselves in as many directions as possible all at once.
I spent hours on the computer over a month collecting these sites on my favourites hopefully they will be helpful to all my artist friends out there. If you find something of value let me know or if you are not happy with one of the sites listed here for some reason let US all know so that we can help each other.
Current information:

Book cover:  Art will be accepted through December 31, 2010

Here is a site with lots of excellent opportunities for artist residencies (with some paid stipends) and international opportunities – worth checking out and probably one of the best sites on the internet for artist opportunities.
scroll through the pages for many different types of opportunities:
For artists focusing on feminist approach and women

drawing competition:
Canadian Institute of portrait artists:  
Artist competitions and designers —
Anyone want to design a puzzle go here:
or for prints and publishing artist submissions you can check this out:
Great idea and want to be published?
Have a need to exhibit in a craft market?
For next year you can also check out one of a kind show and sale for toronto vancouver new york etc.
ART Competitions: drawing competition deadline dec31 2009
or their other competitions here
Want to be on a stamp?
A free artist opportunities site:
  artist /sculptors
Design a small teapot
Live in New York?
Portfolio space:
ARTbook :
invitation to design invitations?
Interested in tile?
Deadline for submission dec 8th (tile)
Call for artists:
Ok here is where ART and SCIENCE collaborate apparently:

Zelli Porcelain:
A national ceramic competition:
ART Fair/ shows:
Too late for this year (held in late oct) but really early for next year!! 😉
Gallery submissions
Charles cummings gallery :
For How to information for artists or anyone check out:
Would like to get into the movie industry go here:
A construction material that artists are using as a substrate for watercolor, acrylic and oil  etc :
Artist Projects to get involved with:
For Encaustic artists:
international encaustic artists – this site is not user friendly you need patience.
Competitions cont’d  added extra bonus wine label competition !!

Greenhouse gallery portfolio submission:
Greenhouse gallery 2010 prospectus for competition submissions for traditional representational artists:
Salon international 2010
Emerging Artist auction NYC

Wine labels usually held annually

If anyone has some more sites of interest do not hesitate to add them to this post. I am currently interested in wine label competitions.