TAO::The Artist's Oasis                                                                                                         Volume 1, Issue 3
In This Issue
ART NEWS
London's Victoria & Albert Museum to publish complete list of 'Degenerate Art' online  article
Mysterious portfolio of watercolours by Schiele turns out to be mostly fakes article
For the latest in art news, visit The Art Newspaper and artdaily.org.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Kriti Artists in Residence Program

The Artists in Residence program is an effort by Kriti Gallery to provide a space for artists from all fields of art to interact with each other, Kriti Gallery, and the city of Banaras.
 
The Residency is ideally located in the city with green tranquil space for contemplation and peace yet not far from the hustle and bustle of the centre of the city. They are an oasis in the city, eager to facilitate artistic pursuits and support the making of the art as well as the sharing within and outside the city.
 
Applications are accepted all year around.
 
Raghurajpur International Art / Cultural Exchange

The Raghurajpur International Art / Cultural Exchange (RIA / CE) is an opportunity for contemporary, conceptual, and craft artists to live, learn, and exchange ideas and skills with the master craftspeople of Orissa, India.
 
During the 5-week exchange, artists from around the world share the lifestyle of 200 artisan families in this rural village while studying with master craftsmen and learning traditional skills such as palm leaf carving, stone and wood carving, pata chitra and tassar painting, dhokra (metal casting), coir (coconut straw) toy making, paper mache mask making, ganjapa playing card making, and cow dung toy making. Performing artists study classical dance forms such as gotipua, odishi, and folk forms like naga, durga, and horse (chaiti ghoda) dancing.
 
These traditional skills can then be incorporated into the artists' individual and collaborative projects during the residency.
 
For more artist residencies, visit Res Artis.
February 7, 2014

Trusting the Universe

 

I turned 54 at 7:13 ET this morning. As I sat here in the dark wrapped in my comforter with my cup of coffee, I remembered how I felt and where I was in my life last year on my birthday. As unsettling and challenging as 2013 was, I'm grateful for the changes the past 12 months brought... an amazing new person in my life who loves me with a purity and intensity I've never known before... people who moved on with love and grace because it was time... new personal and professional relationships that are taking my life in exciting new directions... a new direction for Gypsy Wolf Marketing and Dakini Dreams... a renewed focus on my weavings (my artwork is now available at New Mexico Creates)... a continuing self-care regimen including yoga, tribal fusion belly dancing, and spa treatments... making the leap to work with life and business coach, Christine Kane in her Platinum Mastermind program... and new daily rituals including meditation and affirmations to keep me centered and on track.

 

It's hard to trust that everything is going to work out sometimes, especially for a control freak like me, but last year taught me that ultimately the Universe really does look out for us. If we let it.

SPOTLIGHT

2014 Blueprint for Online Marketing (eBook) 

by Bonnie Clark 

 

From establishing your initial keyword strategy to leveraging social media to promote your content online all the way through to analyzing and refining your online marketing strategies, the 2014 Blueprint for Online Marketing ebook will guide you through the essential steps to effectively marketing your products and services on the web. We explore... 
 
  • Developing a SEO Keyword Strategy
  • Optimizing Your Website
  • Creating Online Content
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Converting Website Traffic into Leads
  • Nurturing Leads with Email Marketing
  • Optimizing for Mobile Platforms
  • Analyzing and Refining Strategies

Download your copy at www.GypsyWolfMarketing.com

Quick Links
CALL FOR ENTRIES
NEXT 2014
PrintMatters
Houston, TX
June 7 - July 5, 2014
 
Deadline for Submission: March 31, 2014 (ONLINE)

PrintMatters is pleased to announce NEXT 2014, a contemporary print biennial to be held during PRINTHOUSTON 2014. We are looking for innovative and challenging works that transcend process and materials and present printmaking as a versatile and adaptable medium. We invite artists who are pushing the boundaries of techniques and materials to apply. We also welcome those artists who are using traditional techniques to speak to contemporary audiences.

 

In addition to lithography, relief, intaglio, monotype, or serigraphy, we are interested in artists who use printmaking to create installations, ceramics, sculpture, and artists' books. The only criteria, beyond excellent quality, is that the primary technique(s) used in the creation of the work be listed above. 

 


For more artist opportunities, visit Artist Opportunities Monthly.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul
Danielle LaPorte

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Which means we have the procedures of achievement upside down. We go after the stuff we want to have, get, or accomplish and we hope that we'll be fulfilled when we get there. It's backwards. And it's burning us out.

So what if you first got clear on how you actually wanted to feel in your life and then created some "Goals with Soul"?

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Buy the book here.

ABOUT
Bonnie Clark is the founder of Gypsy Wolf Marketing, a boutique marketing consultancy offering the latest in cutting-edge marketing and business strategies to artists, art galleries, arts organizations, and creative entrepreneurs around the world.

 

Committed to the growth and empowerment of her clients, Bonnie has worked with hundreds of people in her Art of Marketing: Marketing Strategies for the 21st CenturyMarketing Kaizen: Transform Your Art CareerMarketing Collage: Tips and Techniques for Succeeding in the Changing Art World, and Marketing Fusion: Ignite Your Art Career programs.

 

A mixed media, fiber, and textile artist, Bonnie is the master weaver and founder of Dakini Dreams. The weavings in her Soul SongsSoul Artifacts, and Soul Warrior series are designed to integrate your memories, hopes, and dreams into personal icons designed to enhance, energize, and inspire your inner life. Her Soul Icons: Navigating Your Life's Transitions Using the Transformative Power of Art course teaches people how to connect with their creative muse as a way to explore their inner landscape, learn to take conscious action, and start living a more intentional life in harmony with their own deepest truths.

 

Bonnie provides daily practices to keep you on track with your artistic intentions; tips for breaking through creative blocks; practical and simple ways to eliminate those obstacles that keep you from achieving success; marketing strategies and techniques; artist spotlights and interviews; relevant news from the international art world; and opportunities for artists including classes and workshops, shows, and artist residencies via her weekly eZine TAO::The Artist's Oasis. If you enjoyed today's issue, you'll love the empowerment and transformation you'll experience in Bonnie's programs.
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