So much fun surprising my friend Ben with his new commissioned painting


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My work featured on Professional Artist Magazine Blog by Renee Philips

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Seascape Sculpture by Meg Black (megblack.com). Mixed media (giclee prints, abaca, flax, pigment), 50” x 80”. Lobby project commissioned by L’Attitude Gallery.

 

Reprinted from Professional Artist Magazine Blog, author: Renee Philips

Selling Your Art through Corporate Art Consultants

What is a corporate art consultant?

A corporate art consultant is an art professional with a range of education and expertise in design, art history, art printing and art resources to help their clients — business owners or corporations — to procure anywhere from a single art piece, to a multi-piece installation and/or to develop an entire long-term art program. Their extensive skill set includes understanding blueprints, making art presentations, selling art, collaborating with artists, and overseeing projects and purchased to their final completion.
What are some of the benefits of working with corporate art consultants?

• They have a large client base.

• They have access to the types of clientele that you may not have.

• When they install your art in the corporate space it is on view to a large audience.

• Working on commissions with deadlines helps you increase productivity and time management.

• You may get the opportunity to work with new materials and substrates depending on the project and venue.

• They perform the role of an artist’s agent and sell your art on your behalf.

• Working with one or more corporate art consultants may increase your financial security.
Is your artwork suitable for the corporate environment?

Yes, if it fits one or more of the following criteria:

• It reflects the company’s brand.

• It enhances the corporate image.

• It decorates the space.

• It improves employees’ working environment and productivity.

• It qualifies as a sound financial investment in the minds of the CEO and board of directors.

• It boosts the company’s morale.

• It is well constructed and requires no or minimal maintenance.
Where do you find corporate art consultants and corporate clients?

• For leads search online for “corporate art consultants + city, state”.

• Visit their websites, which will display pictures of their installations and artists’ submission guidelines.

• Ask existing corporate or business clients as well as fellow artists for leads, recommendations and referrals.

• Contact your existing connections on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

• Find prospects in general and special interest publications, luxury and travel magazines, art and interior design publications, to name a few.

• Reach out to interior designers, real estate agents, project managers and architects for leads.

• Look for signage on new buildings and office spaces under construction.

When you decide you want to work with corporate art consultants or sell directly to corporations, make a commitment to research, reach out, build new contacts, and follow up with leads and referrals on a regular basis. It will be worth your time and effort.

 

Meg’s Note: I will add one more comment: write up a contract to submit to the Art Consultant that names your (the artists) terms such as payment schedule, payment fee and who is expected to pay the delivery costs.  Worth the effort!

Open Studio Invitation

Meg Black unveils newest commission

Open Studio
November 15-16, from 10-5 (Sat.) and 11-4 on Sunday
48 Prospect St. Topsfield, MA

Celebrate the completion of six large-scale birch trees paintings, commissioned by the state of New Hampshire.

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  • Make a pulp painting of your own
  • Find out more about the commission proposal
  • Review recently completed projects and upcoming proposals
  • Example of exciting new printing process-printing on glass!
  • Refreshments: wine, cheese, sweets, cider, coffee
  • Limited edition prints and small original works for sale
  • Children welcome

Artistic Influence

monetThis entry on artistic influence is part of an ongoing series of “How to visit an Open Studio.”

Last week I was asked “what artists have my influenced your work?” I’m pretty sure the person meant what artists do I try to imitate or copy when I’m working on a piece of my own. Years ago this would have been the case. As a young artist, I was very much influenced by the work of famous artists, and, indeed, I did try to copy their work. Take for example Claude Monet. I loved the colors and brush strokes he used in his water lily paintings. Those purples! Greens! Blues! I was mesmerized by these paintings when I saw them at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

I went back into my studio and tried to capture Monet’s style, his palette, his talent. I tried to channel Monet himself! Enclosed is my attempt at this imitation. Looking at it now, I can see the essence of the style that would eventually become my own-patches of color, environmentally inspired imagery, and the large-scale format.

These days, when I think of what artists influence me, it isn’t their work so much as the lives they lived, or the concepts behind their work. Two ideas I will explore in my next entries.

November 15-16, from 10-5 (Sat.) and 11:00-4:00 on Sunday

48 Prospect St. Topsfield, MA

Come celebrate the completion of six large-scale birch trees paintings, commissioned by the state of New Hampshire.

 

Collective Memory

Collective memory refers to the idea that many people can share a story about a place, a time, a concept.

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River Road, Topsfield, MA: When I was asked by the Topsfield Library Board of Directors to create a work of art for the new addition of the library, I chose River Road because it represented a visual example of collective memory. River Road is a popular route for walkers and bikers; strollers and Sunday drivers. Clusters of people travel River Road and enjoy its natural beauty, winding curves, and sweeping vista. Art can do that-it can gather the experiences of different groups of people and provide the story line from which memories are made. A 16 x 36 inch print of the River Road painting is available for 300. To order a print of River Road, please contact the artist.

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Stiles Pond, Boxford, MA: Boxford is known for its natural charm, country roads, and fresh water ponds. Stiles Pond is perhaps the most popular of these waterways as it houses the Boxford town beach. For many families, summer memories include swimming and sun bathing, meeting with friends and catching fish along the banks of Stiles Pond. I have painted several scenes of Stiles Pond throughout the years, and this painting, available in limited edition prints, is among the most popular. Print sizes and prices are available through my web site.

lily pond composition, in situ

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Lily Pond Composition (2012). Abaca, Hemp; 18 x 12; each panel 6 x 6 x 1 (mounted on board). 1200.

The Bay in Evening, In Situ

The Bay in Evening (2010).
20 x 16; 30 x 26, framed.
700.00

Atlantic Palette and North Shore Scape-together at last!

                                         

                                          Atlantic Palette II (left) and North Shore Scape (right)
                                       Abaca, hemp, and pure pigment, 40 x 40 x 4 inches each.

Seascape Study

Seascape Study (2013) 90 x 40 x 4 (in situ as shown).
          Overbeaten Abaca.

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Abstract Garden 
Handmade Paper
2012
30 x 30 inches framed
2500.

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