What’s New in the Fidelis Community?
We’re building a community for artists and art enthusiasts who are passionate about fine art printmaking and self-publishing.
We’ll point you in the right direction and help you stay up to date on dedicated topics such as: art marketing, blogging & social media, art exhibitions & shows and competitions. This is the place to learn about the basics and innovations in inkjet printmaking; and explore the business side of self-publishing in the fine art world.
Recently, we entertained a group of photography students at the Fidelis studio. This is one of the things we like about our job, because we love to meet new people and enjoy the opportunity to be introduced to new artists and their work. Lots of great ideas were shared and we had the opportunity to answer lots of questions about fine art printmaking and self-publishing art. … Read more
Canadian photographer, Greg Girard has been photographing the many faces of Asia for over two decades. So when I heard that he was leading a photographic expedition to China, I wanted to share the opportunity with you.
If you haven’t guessed, I’m a huge fan. First admiring Greg’s work at the Toronto Art Fair in 2006. Now I get to admire Greg’s over-size photographs in production at Fidelis and on exhibit at Monte Clarke Gallery Vancouver. FYI Greg’s new exhibition opens in Vancouver on December 7th, 2013 running to January 11, 2104.
Not only is Greg an established lens-based fine artist, his assignments for National Geographic magazine include “Can China Go Green?” (June 2011) and “The New Great Walls” (May 2008). Greg has produced four books, and his work has appeared in TIME, Newsweek, and Fortune.
Great video with expert Clare McAndrew via http://youtu.be/XKXN2avDFEY
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On Linkedin today an artist asked a really good question, that sparked a day-long debate, “Is it correct to call an enhanced inkjet print an original work of art?”. There was a series of responses, many artists saying “no, an inkjet is a reproduction, it doesn’t matter how much its modified”. Others saying “yes, it could be an original”, sighting a problem with the distinction, as it pertains to fine art photographic prints. One artist so accurately put it, “If you ask 100 artists, you’ll get 100 different answers on the subject.”
So I’m asking our Artist Community, what’s your opinion? … Read more
Seth Godin on “What creatives have backwards”. How stepping outside the norm creates a path to success
American Way Magazine calls him, “America’s Greatest Marketer” (which I am in complete agreement). He has over 100,000 followers on G+ and over 190,000 followers on Facebook. His blog is perhaps the most popular in the world written by a single individual.
If you haven’t heard of Seth Godin, I’d like to introduce you to him.
Seth’s blog and best selling books discuss the post-industrial revolution, how ideas spread, marketing, perseverance, education and leadership. As a creative, parent and marketer, so much of what he say rings true for me.
About this video, why I think you should watch it and how it relates to artists … Read more
This is an update to a post we published in 2010 about the resale of artworks, pricing art and planning for retirement.
Many art groups believe there is a huge injustice taking place when an artist receives no royalties on a new sale of their artwork (for example, at auction, at an appreciated price). In response this out-pour, the Canadian House of Commons recently introduced a private member’s bill to bring an artist’s resale right to Canada.
If passed this law would make it possible for artists to receive royalties on “appreciated” artworks. For some artists, the ability to recoupe their personal investment in an artwork they sold, usually at a reduced rate early in their career, is a big bonus and may enhance their quality of life. However, before you start planning your retirement, it’s important to understand the Pro’s and Con’s of this Bill. … Read more
Calling all artists and photographers, we’re on the hunt for beta testers
We’re looking for a select group of high-end artists, to participate in the testing of our new online art exhibition platform called Exhibit-it. Exhibit-it offers artists an opportunity to exhibit their art in their own virtual gallery. It’s a place where artists can come together, curate and share their art. We truly expect Exhibit-it will vastly improve the way artists market their work and the way art enthusiasts find new art!
We’re at a point where we are looking for several select participants to get early feedback. We’re looking for bug finders, innovators and critics. … Read more
If you’re a visual artist and you’re not on G+ you’re really missing out. You may not know this but Google+ has one of the largest (and fasted growing) communities for photographers and artists. I feel so at home there, it’s almost like Google designed this platform just for creatives and small business people. … Read more
We’re really excited about our new studio space. We’re still getting settled and looking forward to being a part of the art community at 1000 Parker Street. It’s important to note that this complex locks it’s doors at 3PM each day, so Fidelis will be adjusting its business hours accordingly. If you need service after 3pm, please contact us by email or by phone (both noted below).
Still laughing at this story byat Cracked.com. Although, image theft is no laughing matter this is an entertaining story about the reality of image theft in our digital world.
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How Google Image Search Made Me a World-Famous Moron
I discovered recently that hundreds of websites all over the western world feature my face, pressed hard against the driver’s side window of a Toyota Camry (Limited Edition), staring at a set of keys…
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