The Art of the Business

A blog dedicated to artists who are serious about their business.

Twitter/Art + Social Media March 26, 2010

Last month, I wrote a post on a new show at the Diane Farris Gallery called Twitter/Art + Social Media. I’m very happy to say that two artists with whom I have done social media work with have been accepted into the show!

Ross Den Otter

I’ve known Ross and his wife Sarolta Dobi for quite some time. In addition to be friends of Simon’s, Ross and Sarolta together are Pink Monkey Studios, and have been doing my headshots (and those of many actors in this town) for quite a few years.

Ross has an interesting process for his work: it starts with a photograph, then he adds some paint, and finally, a thick, shiny topcoat.

Click here to see Ross at work.

In addition to his pieces in the Twitter/Art + Social Media show, Ross will be showing at the Fourth Wall Gallery at Presentation House Theatre from March 25 to April 10.

Ross’ Blog
Ross’ Facebook

Robi Smith

Robi has been to a couple of my and Simon’s Social Media workshops.

"I Am Afraid"

"I Have Secrets"

Here’s her artist statement about the pieces she is showing:

I use social media to share my work with collectors, fans, and all those anonymous people who find me through Google searches. I post to Facebook regularly, update my blog each week, and send out a monthly e-newsletter to close to 400 subscribers. Each communication asks me to reveal myself in different ways and, while I’m always truthful, I do edit myself. I don’t share details about my family life. I talk about what I’m creating and feedback I’ve received, but not how I spend my time every day or my worries. I don’t talk about my fears. I still have secrets. I have a private life I don’t expose to the world.

Robi’s Website
Robi’s Blog

Facebook

I’m very excited to annouce that Kris Krug (Twitter: @KK) and I will be hosting a workshop/panel discussion called Social Media for Visual Artists on Tuesday, April 13 at 4pm at the Diane Farris Gallery. The workshop is free, and all are welcome. Come on by! I’ll also have copies of my book for sale.

Preview the exhibition here.

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