New Site Offers Affordable Access to Contemporary Digital Art

Artists, galleries, and art fairs are continuing to test new ways to make art more accessible to a broader base of collectors.  For example, the new digital-art platform gives art lovers affordable access to contemporary art being shown at exhibitions around the world.

Priced at just $20 for each 11 x 14 print, the digital art will be available exclusively from Each/One as an LTO Edition™ (Limited-Time-Only) solely during the duration of the exhibition.

Each/One is promoting these as original artworks that are unavailable elsewhere. These are not reproductions of existing art but rather original drawings, collages, photographs, or other pieces created or finalized in a digital environment.

As in a physical exhibition, the art is selected to represent a cultural, regional, or artistic theme.  The works of art are chosen by established curators, galleries and art fairs.

From Dec, 7, 2012 until Jan. 6, 2013, you can buy an 11 x 14-inch print of this original digital artwork by Motomichi Nakmura for just $20 from The image is part of the “Fading Fast” exhibition curated by Trystan Bates of the Honeycomb gallery in Buenos Aires.

Once purchased, each original work is generated specifically for the buyer, using high-quality print-on-demand technology. Thus, the number of copies produced for a certain edition will be determined by the popularity of the artwork created for that particular exhibit.

Every artwork is printed on heavyweight silk paper and comes in a standard 11 x 14-inch format, with an additional 1-inch border displaying the name of the work, its unique number, and the artist’s digital signature and date. Artworks fit into a standard 16 x 20 inch frame with a mat, thus eliminating the need for custom framing.

Each/One presented its first two online exhibitions, Salaam Bombay and Succession of the Finest, to coincide with the physical opening of the shows at Art Asia Miami 2012 and Fountain Art Fair Miami 2012. Each/One is also hosting exhibitions that will only be accessible online. Fading Fast, curated by Trystan Bates of the Honeycomb Gallery in Buenos Aires, Argentina opened December 7 and runs until January 7.

The goal of Each/One is to create a new wave of art collectors by making digital art available to a broad public at an affordable price, said CEO and co-founder Pratima Björkdahl: “We believe that collecting art should be a creative and exciting experience. This new way to collect appeals to a whole new audience of art lovers and creates a new marketplace for galleries, curators and art fairs.”

“We have set an unheard-of price for original art because we believe that everyone should have affordable access to art they love. As we handle our own printing and distribution, we can avoid mark-ups, while ensuring the highest quality for our customers,” explained President and co-founder Rikard Björkdahl.

“Each/One just opened a whole new dimension for the art world, creating a global community and forum where we can all interact,” said Jasmine Wahi, curator of the Art Asia Miami 2012- Salaam Bombay exhibition. “This is the ultimate art experience and we are absolutely thrilled to be a part of it.”

“These online exhibitions, created specifically for the Each/One platform, are designed to let users engage with the art and its creators in a way that used to be possible only at art openings. Exploring the site is like getting a walking tour of contemporary art galleries but with all of the added benefits of online technology,” said Rebecca Jampol, curator of the Fountain Art Fair Miami 2012 – Succession of the Finest exhibition.

The founders of Each/One want to create a new kind of online art community where artists, curators, and collectors come together. With features such as blogs, interviews, curatorial notes and online discussions, users can engage with artists and exhibitions from all over the globe. Art lovers can also share their collections through social media, follow other collections and themes of interest, and sign up to receive notifications of upcoming exhibitions.



Art San Diego 2013 Will Feature Virtual Viewing Room

When the Art San Diego (ASD) contemporary art fair returns to Balboa Park for its fifth edition November 7-10, 2013, it will offer a unique digital experience. To extend the reach of the art fair, Art San Diego is partnering with Collectrium to establish an exclusive virtual viewing room called ARTSD ONLINE. The virtual room will enable collectors to browse works by over 60 ASD exhibitors and purchase directly from the dealer. Along with the viewing room, the site will include a list of resources for new collectors.

“The fair provides not only a vibrant forum to purchase great works but also the opportunity to meet and forge relationships with gallery dealers and artists that match the sensibility of the collector,” explained Ann Berchtold, founder and director of ART SAN DIEGO. “This new online forum provides an ideal mechanism to maintain and continue to build on those relationships, and a vehicle to introduce new works throughout the year not previously shown.”

“The art fair experience is a multifaceted one that brings art lovers, patrons, galleries and artists together. At Collectrium, we strive to use innovative technology to foster and enhance these relationships,” said Boris Pevzner, president and founder of Collectrium. “Having worked with Art San Diego to produce their iPhone and iPad apps, we are pleased to expand our partnership by introducing the new Art San Diego Virtual Viewing Room. Now patrons will be able to access Art San Diego and its exhibiting galleries anytime, from anywhere in the world!”

The theme of Art San Diego 2013 is [COLLIDE].  Exhibits will explore various types of creative intersections (cross-disciplinary, cross-national, art and film, rural and urban) and how they manifest in both visual and social settings.

Founded in 2009 as the first and only Contemporary Art Fair in San Diego, Art San Diego features San Diego’s most talented artists alongside the world’s leading contemporary art galleries. The event attracts both national and international attendees and serves as a catalyst to promote the collecting of investment-grade art. Collectrium is focused on revolutionizing the art world by creating a global platform for managing, discovering, sharing, and trading art and high-end collectibles.


Art San Diego 2013



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Sensarium Produces Public Art Exhibits on High-Def Displays

ARTISTS. PHOTOGRAPHERS. If you woud like to see some of your art or photography featured on high-definition displays in public art exhibits, check out Sensarium. Founded by a team of artists, photographers, and engineers, Sensarium wants to help thousands of emerging and professional artists reach new audiences. The company is installing high-definition art exhibits in businesses, public facilities, and other venues that want to change how the public views their buildings.

Each “living-art gallery” uses proprietary SensariView™ technology that simultaneously broadcasts interlocking productions on multiple high definition screens. The timing and presentation of video and imagery are designed to create a stunning visual experience. Sensarium can also broadcast sound if desired.

“After shooting the stunning wildflower blooms of 2004 in Death Valley National Park, everyone said I should do something with my work,” said John Graffio, avid hiker and co-founder of Sensarium.  After much research, he found most artists have tall mountains to climb if they want their works to be exhibited in public.

For Artists. Sensarium has many programs available to artists, including the Featured Artist Program, for artsits and photographers who want a dedicated, prime-time exhibit of their work. The Featured Artist Program allows artists to rotate selected works from gallery to gallery, enabling them to reach a large demographic and geographic audience.

One of Sensarium’s first Featured Artists was Native American artist Ironhand (William Swick) who works in multiple art mediums (glass, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, metal, wood, oil, murals, computer art and music). Capturing his body of work was a challenge of love, and enabled Sensarium to demonstrate that they could do justice to artworks created in almost any medium.

For Venues. Sensarium’s signature program for venues is the Gallery in Residence Program. Venues hosting a digital art gallery add a new dimension to their surroundings, generate positive publicity and receive up to seven percent of revenue generated by the gallery.

The name Sensarium signifies the company’s long-term goal of developing dedicated digital galleries where visitors can experience an interactive artistic and musical immersion experience.




Affordable Art Fair Helps Educate and Encourage New Collectors

Logo Affordable Art FairARTISTS. It’s encouraging to see more organizations taking steps to educate new buyers of original art. One such effort is The Affordable Art Fair, whose organizers believe that people shouldn’t have to be experts or have deep pockets to enjoy living with art they love.

Founded in London in 1999, The Affordable Art Fair provides a place for people to buy contemporary, original art priced from $100 to $10,000 in a friendly and welcoming environment.

The buying process at The Affordable Art Fair is straightforward: all prices are shown, including sales tax, and there are no hidden commissions. Artwork can be taken home right away.

Since its inception, The Affordable Art Fair has generated more than $250 million in global gallery sales by attracting more than one million visitors to shows in London, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bristol, Milan, Rome, Stockholm, Hamburg, Singapore, Hong Kong and Melbourne. Because approximately 30 percent of visitors have never bought an original work of art before, the Fair has established itself as a venue for new collectors.

For the first time, The Affordable Art Fair will be held in Seattle, Washington. Scheduled November 8 to 11 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, the event will feature contemporary art works from more than 50 galleries from across the U.S. and around the world. At least 50 percent of the original works on display must sell for under $5,000.

“The global success of the Affordable Art Fair proves that there is demand for affordable contemporary art,” says Seattle Fair director Jennifer Jacobs. “The relaxed and fun atmosphere at the Fair allows people to explore and learn about art, and with that comes the confidence to buy.”

The Fair in Seattle will be open to the public, including children. Workshops and activities are planned for people of all ages and backgrounds including young professionals on the hunt for their first piece of art, seasoned collectors seeking the next big thing, students searching for inspiration, and families looking for a fun day out. Friends can linger over lunch and a glass of wine in the café. Kids can let their imaginations run wild in the Young Collectors Lounge. And, printmaking demonstrations bring the artistic process to life.

Jacobs says Seattle was chosen for the newest edition of The Affordable Art Fair because of its active gallery and museum scene, thriving artist community, and diverse population.

The Affordable Art Fair will also be held in New York (October 4-7),  Mexico City (October 19-21), Amsterdam (October 25-28), London/Battersea (October 25-28), Rome (October 26-28), London/Hampstead (November 1-4), Singapore (November 15-18), and Hamburg (November 15-18).


The Affordable Art Fair

Schedule of 2012 Affordable Art Fairs



Learn About All Things 3D at 3DCAMP Houston 2012

The University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the School of Art will host 3DCAMP Houston 2012 on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Expert speakers will discuss how 3D technologies are impacting fields ranging from architecture, art, and education to engineering, medicine, and science.  At 3DCAMP, you can see how 3D laser, modeling, and illustration technologies are being used in sculpture, architectural visualization, game development, building information modeling, and the design and fabrication of Hollywood props and themed environments.

The all-day symposium is open to the public. The $15 symposium registration fee includes access to presentations by more than 15 speakers and a juried 3D art exhibition. Vendors will also be on hand to demonstrate the possibilities and uses of some of the most interesting and mind-blowing 3D technology.

“The rapid evolution in visualization technology is playing a critical role in advancing many important areas, from medical and surgical techniques to new methods of energy realization and information transmission,” said Mark A. Smith, dean of the University of Houston’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. “With the university playing a critical role nationwide in these developments, it is satisfying as well as natural to help bring this understanding to our community through 3DCAMP 2012.”

Mike de la Flor’s 3D medical illustration of T-cell being attacked by HIV

Rex Koontz, director of the University’s School of Art adds that, “Technology, art and design are converging into a significant force on our cultural and economic landscape. The School of Art welcomes the opportunity to work with the cast of 3DCAMP to further the goal of creating synergies between art and technology.”

The conference is being chaired by David Morris, the technology consultant who started 3DCAMP in 2009. While attending school at Texas A&M, he helped create a popular open-source 3D modeling application that has been downloaded over 100,000 times by users around the world. Morris says, “I created 3DCAMP to help people understand what a wide variety of applications there are for 3D technologies—especially in an economy as rich and diverse as Houston’s. I would like to expand the audience for 3DCAMP this year, to be even bigger and better than before.”

Call for Entries in Art Exhibit

3DCAMP Houston 2012 will also host “The Third Dimension,” a juried exhibition of artwork of all mediums that use 3D technology in the creative process. The opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, September, 28 and the exhibit will remain open to the public during the symposium on Saturday, September 29.

The exhibition will be curated by artist and gallery owner Lori Betz, who is also president and founder of Houston Art and Culture, a local non-profit organization established to enrich the community with arts mentoring and scholarships. The jurors will be members of 3DCAMP’s organizing committee.

Traditional and digital sculptor Gil Bruvel uses rapid prototyping printing of metal.

All artists are welcome to apply. All art styles and mediums are encouraged, including digital and film, as long you adhere to the theme, “The Third Dimension” and have used a 3D technology during some point in your creative process. The deadline for submitting entries is September 3.

Betz says, “The exhibit will feature artwork that uses some of the techniques and technologies that the speakers will be talking about. It’s like nothing you have ever seen before.”


3DCAMP Houston 2012

Third Dimension Art Show at 3DCAMP: Call for Entries

Exhibition of Phoneography Art at Rebekah Jacob Gallery

An exhibition exploring the artistic possibilities of smartphone photography is now on display at the Rebekah Jacob Gallery in the Upper King Street district of Charleston, South Carolina. Entitled “Ways of Seeing: Phoneography,” the exhibition is further proof that phoneography is quickly gaining acceptance as a new fine arts medium.

Gallery owner Rebekah Jacob says phoneography exhibitions at galleries in other cities have been wildly popular, thanks to Facebook and other social media  New collectors also appreciate the more modest price points of the prints themselves.

“Stairs” by Nick Moss

As an art lover and experienced curator of fine photography, Rebekah Jacob is “fascinated by the immediacy and intimacy of phoneography, particularly the iPhone’s imaging quality.” She likes the fact that the technology is so accessible and that apps enable photographers to quickly express their vision in interesting ways.

The photographs included in the exhibit were selected by the curatorial staff of Rebekah Jacob Gallery following an open call for entries that closed June 3. The exhibition opened July 1 and runs through July 31.

“Sensation is Already Memory” by Katie Wichlinski

The prints are being sold for a uniform price of $200. If you can’t visit the gallery in Charleston, you can view and buy images from the exhibition at the store on the gallery’s website.


Rebekah Jacob Gallery

Exhibition: Ways of Seeing-Phoneography

Store: Rebekah Jacob Gallery

Digital Arts Festival Seeks Entries by July 31

DigiFest South, a new digital arts festival and career fair, celebrates how digital technology combined with artistic creativity is shaping modern society. The inaugural event will be held September 7-9, 2012 at the Bossier Civic Center in Bossier City, Louisiana.

The Bossier Arts Council is currently accepting exhibit applications for original works of art in the following categories:

  •  3D Design and Animation,
  • CG Animation
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Sculpture (Robotics)
  • Digital Sound and Music
  • Digital Video and Film
  • Graphic Design and Motion Graphics
  • Mechanical and Architectural Design.

One message that DigiFest South organizers want to convey is that art education is more than a school elective; it is a powerful vocational element.

“There’s a lot of tech-based infrastructure in Shreveport-Bossier,” said DigiFest South Organizer Clint McCommon. “We have a growing community of digital technology, and we want DigiFest South to highlight it for this area.”

Artist application forms are available online at The deadline for submitting applications is July 31, 2012.


DigiFest South 2012