What’s New in the Fidelis Community?
We’re building a community for artists and art enthusiasts who are passionate about fine art printmaking and self-publishing.
We’ll point you in the right direction and help you stay up to date on dedicated topics such as: art marketing, blogging & social media, art exhibitions & shows and competitions. This is the place to learn about the basics and innovations in inkjet printmaking; and explore the business side of self-publishing in the fine art world.
Calling all artists and photographers, we’re on the hunt for beta testers
We’re looking for a select group of high-end artists, to participate in the testing of our new online art exhibition platform called Exhibit-it. Exhibit-it offers artists an opportunity to exhibit their art in their own virtual gallery. It’s a place where artists can come together, curate and share their art. We truly expect Exhibit-it will vastly improve the way artists market their work and the way art enthusiasts find new art!
We’re at a point where we are looking for several select participants to get early feedback. We’re looking for bug finders, innovators and critics. … Read more
If you’re a visual artist and you’re not on G+ you’re really missing out. You may not know this but Google+ has one of the largest (and fasted growing) communities for photographers and artists. I feel so at home there, it’s almost like Google designed this platform just for creatives and small business people. … Read more
We’re really excited about our new studio space. We’re still getting settled and looking forward to being a part of the art community at 1000 Parker Street. It’s important to note that this complex locks it’s doors at 3PM each day, so Fidelis will be adjusting its business hours accordingly. If you need service after 3pm, please contact us by email or by phone (both noted below).
Still laughing at this story byat Cracked.com. Although, image theft is no laughing matter this is an entertaining story about the reality of image theft in our digital world.
Read the full article:
How Google Image Search Made Me a World-Famous Moron
I discovered recently that hundreds of websites all over the western world feature my face, pressed hard against the driver’s side window of a Toyota Camry (Limited Edition), staring at a set of keys…
Posted via Google+
This week I’ve been speaking with several artists who are busy preparing for their solo exhibitions. It was a great reminder that planning an art exhibition can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. You may have found Fidelis through our Artist Guide to Planning an Exhibition, but incase you didn’t please take advantage of this free download. Some of the topics covered are:
- Choosing an Exhibition Venue
- Planning a Successful Opening Reception
- How to Promote Your Art Exhibition and Reception
In our FAP blog we also have an archive full of articles for planning your next art exhibition:
Graphic in this post: I’ve been having fun using www.Tagxedo.com to make word/tag clouds. What a fantastic tool for getting your message across! (My kids had fun too!)
It’s so true that artists and photographers rarely display their own work in their homes. As much as I enjoy sharing and discovering new photographic artworks online, nothing beats seeing art printed and exhibited on a wall! This is the subtle stage when a photo becomes physical ART. As a fine art printmaker, my tip: “Print it BIG”. Today’s digital camera’s can support printing to large-format just such as fine art contemporaries Jeff Wall, Roy Arden, Stephen Waddell and Geoffrey James. Photo (left): Stacy Kirk
More on why artist’s should hang their own art in this reshared post from +Scott Kelby. Original G+ Post by +RC Concepcion.
Hey everybody! RC here. I wanted to share with you a bit of a confessional and a great lesson that I just got this weekend- from an unlikely source. Past being giddy, it was one of those moments that …
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Google+: View post on Google+
s=”proflinkPrefix”>+Google+ Photographer's Conference. Let's hope they do another one soon!
Thank you for the original share. #fidelisart
Reshared post from +Chris Chabot
Google+ Photos Tips & Tricks
Yesterday evening, , and I did a panel at the where we shared some of our stories, favorite tips and tricks for Google+ photos, and answered questions that we got here on Google+ and from the audience.
So if you want to pick up a few useful tips and hear a few fun stories make sure to watch the video of the session!
fast forward to about the 2:00 mark to get to the start of the session
Google+: View post on Google+
I wanted to share this inspirational and very popular link to Vimeo video: “Silver & Light” by Ian Ruhter. It’s about one mans desire to build, create and share something amazing. It’s an investment in time, talent and money, that’s sure to be worth the effort. Living life beyond our personal comfort-zone is always difficult, but it is “in the doing” of extraordinary projects, such as this, that truly special things happen. … Read more
The Facebook Fan page continues to be a viable tool for building an audience and engaging with fans of your art. If you haven’t build a Fan Page, now is the time to invest a morning (1-2hrs max.) to get one set-up. If you already have Fan Page you will be excited to learn that FB has added some new features in their re-design and format-change called “Timeline”.
Timeline will be applied to both personal Profiles and Fan pages, and it’s expected to offer increased viewer participation, entertainment value and overall user enjoyment.
This post is a reminder that as of March 30, 2012 FB will automatically change over all sites to fit the new format. Facebook is allowing you to preview what your new Timeline will look like, if you’re happy with the results, you can publish your new Timeline in advance of March 30th.
To help you get started, here’s a list of seven features that are essential for marketing your art. … Read more
On until March 17, 2012
Our friend, and one of Vancouver’s most celebrated photographers, Fred Herzog is on exhibit at the new Equinox Project Space in East Vancouver. Since attending Fred’s show at the Vancouver Art Gallery, I have not had the pleasure of seeing so many of his photographs in one place—WOW! This exhibition is a must-see for all Vancouverities, photographers and artists.
Seen here: Alan (left) with Fred (right)—an exciting event for everyone. … Read more