THE SLOAN ART MICRO GIFT
Deadline: December 31st, 2013
NEW DEADLINE JANUARY 15TH
Winner announced: Early January 2014
Details: $150 gift in art supplies/technology will be given to one selected recipient from the pool of applicants.
ABOUT: My name is Nicole Sloan (BFA, MFA), and I am an artist living in Long Beach, CA. In September of 2012 I decided to pick up drawing again for fun, and invested a small portion of my savings into some very basic items such as a watercolor set, paper, pencils, a scanner and a printer. I started a blog called Drawings By Nicole and within a few months I set up an online store and vended at my first Comic Con with the encouragement of friends and family.
A year later, I run a modest online store on Redditgifts.com, Etsy.com, and enjoy vending at local Comic Cons. I have a lot of fun with it, meet a lot of cool people, and get to talk with other aspiring artist just like me. During the last few months, I have been thinking of ways to help other artists, and that is where the SLOAN ART MICRO GIFT came into play.
WHAT: The SLOAN ART MICRO GIFT consists of one selected artist receiving $150 worth of art supplies off their wish list (example wish lists being through Amazon.com or Dickblick.com). To be considered as a potential recipient you have to complete the following:
(1) Cut and paste the questions below into an email and answer each question thoughtfully.
(2) Attach 10 sample images of your work (72 dpi and under 1,000 px)
(3) Set up a wish list with art related items you need.
Submit all material in 1 email to sloanartmicrogift(at)gmail.com (please do not zip images).
If you are selected as the recipient, you will be notified in January of 2014 and $150 of your wish list items will be purchased and sent to you. It’s that simple.
WHY: The questions I get asked a lot are, “How can I sell prints of my art?”, and “What kind of pens do you use?”. I try my best to answer them fully and openly. More recently, I have decided to go the extra step. I would like to help someone with a start up art kit or help them buy additional art items/technology to assist them in making their work. Sometimes something as simple as a scanner can help an artist get their work out there and be seen.
WHO: Any artist that works in a 2D form of art can apply (drawing, painting, screen printing, photography, etc).
DISCLAIMER: I am not super successful, I am not super well known and I am not super rich. I am just an artist who wants to help another artist who I see potential in, and may just require that extra financial help to make their work that much better.
SUBMIT!: The deadline for this is December 31st 2013, and the selected artist will be announced sometime in January 2014. Please email the completed form below, with 10 samples of your work (no larger than 1,000 px wide, 72 DPI) to sloanartmicrogift(at)gmail.com.
Date of Birth / Age:
Your selected medium to work in:
Your website and/or blog:
Your Facebook art page or Deviant art page (if available):
Wish List URL:
What your art is about / artist statement:
What you would do with the items purchased for you / how would your practice improve with these items on your wish list: