Friday, November 9, 2012

Win free art from Artsyo!

Portal, Lyano by Juan Alonso-Rodriguez
Photograph, 11" x 14" (matted to 16" x 20")

Lots of you already know about this great, new online site to buy local art but for those of you who don't, I'd like to introduce you to Artsyo. Co-founded by Sarah Brooks and Stella Laurenzo, Artsyo's simple goal is to make "...it easy to find, enjoy and purchase art in & around your neighborhood." How great is that?

Connotation No. 38 by Shaun Kardinal
Mixed media, hand-embroidered paper collage
14" x 14" framed

Understanding that folks purchase art for many reasons--such as color, size, shape, price, media--they've developed a robust search function to quickly focus in on exactly what you want. Looking for a red painting shaped like a rectangle that's under $500? Okay, here you are.



To spread the great word about Artsyo, they're holding a cool contest but you have to enter by November 29th.
"The winner of the contest gets to choose any piece of original art worth up to $500 on Artsyo. We’ll buy it, frame it, and show up at your door for a little art-hanging party (kind of like the barn-raising parties of olden times, but classier and not as physically strenuous)."
To enter, you have two do 2 things: 
  1. Like Artsyo on Facebook
  2. Take a picture of your saddest wall and email it to sarah@artsyo.com by November 29th. Don’t forget to include a tear-jerking story (50 words or less) about why your wall needs art, and needs it bad.
Spooning for American, Grego Rachko
oil painting, 18" x 14"

But if you enter before next Friday (Nov 16), you'll be entered into a totally random drawing where one person will win a free piece of art valued at under $100. Pick from any of these works

Carbon Copy by Serrah Russell
Oil on found photograph, 8" x 8"

Even if you don't enter the contest, I'd recommend liking them on Facebook because they have lots of exciting things in the works. Also, holidays are coming up and if you're gonna buy stuff, why not buy local art?

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