Monday, July 30, 2007


Grocery Advertising, Lecompte LA 7/2007
all reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner

Christian Patterson ( )recently blogged about an art gallery solicitation to exhibit for a fee! My policy has always been to refuse paying any fee , however small! The thought process is that I go through a great deal of time, trouble and expense to produce the work, so an exhibiting venue should at least be prepared to shoulder the cost of mounting the exhibition!

A variation on this theme , is the pay to publish publications. I was just contact by WOA Publishing to be included in one of two “major” publications with the impressive titles of: MASTERS OF TODAY: 100 Contemporary Artists and Art of Excellence: 100 Contemporary Artists.
The cost? A mere $990. euros (or approx. $1336. USD)!

We cordially invite you to submit materials for selection to become published in MASTERS OF TODAY: 100 Contemporary Artists (two-pages) and Art of Excellence: 100 Contemporary Artists (one page bonus), two collectible global art books edited by WOA Publishing. Artists can either apply for one page or two pages with a limited portfolio of up to 6 works and essay or for a curatorial art project extended to 10-page spreads. Place and availability in the book are subject to quality. Each selected artist will receive three copies of the book.

HOW TO APPLYIn order to facilitate a rapid nomination process and a shorter time to publication, artists are asked to submit materials electronically. Please send World documents and artwork as JPG, TIFF or ZIP files.
MATERIALS TO BE RECEIVED To complete the selection process please provide by return eMail to The Artists will be notified by the Editor of the acceptance of the works for inclusion in the books. • 3 - 6 art works (JPG /TIFF image files, 300 dpi /up to 22 cm./9 inches• The works details: title, year, media, size• Up to 500 words of critic essay or statement• The personal website• The place of residence and work• A photo of yourself -300 dpi /4 cm./1,5 inches
DISTRIBUTIONPublished in WOA's limited editions unique created art books as art, the boards of thousands galleries and museums will reviews the artist’s works. WOA distribution is through large book wholesalers and ecommerce channels in US bookstores and internationally including Barnes and Noble, Borders, Amazon in USA, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia and others.
DEADLINE The layout process is in advanced progress, NO deadlinew, submit visuals for nomination today. As Masters of Today and Art of Excellence completing the inclusions progressively, the books scheduled for publication the end of 2007.
BOOK SIZE 9x9 in. /22x22 cm., hardcover. • Print run 25,000 copies.
The author royalty is 40% of the net sales and is paid by distributor to author.

Inclusion fee All submissions are subject to acceptance. Accepted submissions fee is euro 990 for the cost. The cost includes full editing, creative layout and design per-page, text review & post-editing, plates, offset printing, binding, packing, shipping, distribution. The fee should be provided by the artist representative, sponsors, corporations or individual contributor or self-provided. View, download, and print the Application from this attachment: Click-On
Application PDF or Application GIF . Further information and details on the Website: Click-On here.


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