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  • Carveable wood

    Location: Cranbrook, BC

    Hello my name is Bruce I live in Cranbrook. I have a 100..
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  • Studio on 20th Open Studio

    Location: Saskatoon, SK

    Open Studio & Art Sale Sunday, 25 November (Mark your Calendar!) 11 - 5pm We..
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  • Call for artists: 13th Arte Laguna Prize

    Location: Venice,

    ENTRIES ARE OPEN FOR THE 13th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE international art award | free..
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  • North Van Arts needs your help!

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    North Van Arts is in need of organized, thorough, and active distribution +..
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  • The Camera Doesn't Get The Last Word

    Location: Saskatoon, SK

    I am doing a workshop at Reflections OF Nature Art Show on October..
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  • 25th Annual Annesley Exhibition

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Thursday, November 8, 5-10 p.m. For the past 25 years, Jennifer has..
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  • Exhibition: Untouched by Doris Charest

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Doris Charest HUB @ 302 Exhibition: Untouched by Doris Charest The Alberta Society of..
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  • Give and Take Reception and Exhibition

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    “Give and Take” By Chantel Shultz and Breanna Barrington Dates: Oct 9 - Oct 20..
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  • Reception: 3D – Alberta Sculptors

    Location: Drumheller, AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites you to our upcoming exhibit 3D Where..
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  • OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2018

    Location: Venice (ITALY) ,

    ITSLIQUID International Art Show THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Venice |..
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  • Artist talk with Khosro Berahmandi

    Location: Toronto, ON

    “The depths of art remain in buried eyes that make the gravid earth..
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  • Mix Artist Collective Fall Into Art 2018

    Location: Saskatoon, SK

    Fall Into Art 2018 Mix Artist Collective. Art show at the Refinery,..
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  • Public Art - Call for Sumbissions

    Location: Russell, MB

    Russell Arches Artwork Call for Submissions: Public Art Opportunity Russell Manitoba is revitalizing its downtown,..
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  • Health Insurance Made Easy

    Location: Toronto, ON

    The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is an affordable health insurance plan designed by..
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  • Art Vancouver Open Call for Exhibitors

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is pleased to announce an open call for the..
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  • ArtTreasury Collector’s Annual Call For Artists – Earlybird Deadline November 30, 2018

    Location: Toronto, ON

    ArtTreasury is a brand new magazine that will become an annual treasure box..
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  • Traditional Oil Painting Workshop

    Location: Düsseldorf ,

    During the workshop students will enjoy the opportunity to study and to be..
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  • Invisible Wings - Call for Submission

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Invisible Wings Call for Submission Queen Gallery is now calling for submissions for..
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  • Art Rental Programme 2019 Call for Artists

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    The North Vancouver Community Arts Council seeks visual artists to participate in..
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  • 4th Annual Figures & Faces Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for the 4th Annual Figures & Faces art competition. For..
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  • EMPYREAN | EMPYRÉE

    Location: Ottawa, ON

    The Ottawa Art Gallery is pleased to present Empyrean, new works by Ottawa..
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  • EMPYREAN

    Location: Ottawa, ON

    The Ottawa Art Gallery is pleased to present Empyrean, new works by Ottawa..
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  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2018

    Location: Venice (ITALY) ,

    CALL FOR ARTISTS: CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2018 ITSLIQUID International Art Show | December 05 2018..
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  • Nature in Me Process Painting Retreat

    Location: Swift Current, SK

    Have you always wanted to paint but didn’t know how to begin? Are..
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  • Call for Artists: KIRA 2019

    Location: St Andrews, NB

    CALL FOR ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE: KIRA 2019 SUMMER Call open October 15-December 15,2018 Winning artists will..
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  • “Yellow” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline October 31, 2018

    Location: Toronto, ON

    | Theme: Yellow, the color between orange and green on the spectrum of..
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  • Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition - Call for Entries

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Overzealous 2018 Open Juried Art Show & Sale (Calls for Artists) Overzealous 2018 Open..
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  • Palette Knives painting technique & application

    Location: South Surrey,, BC

    Palette Knives painting technique & application November 17 & 18..
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  • 'A Symphony in Watercolour' International Art Exhibition

    Location: Richmond Hill, ON

    At the end of September, watercolour artists from all over the globe will..
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  • Scholarship Opportunity 2019 Alberta Society of Artists

    Location: All of Alberta, AB

    Art Scholarships 2019 The Alberta Society of Artists is pleased to introduce the..
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  • North Shore International Film Series | Fall 2018 Passes Now Available!

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    The North Shore International Film Series is presented by North Van Arts in..
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  • Janet Strayer: Flow Exhibition

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    September 19 - November 5 Flow is a collection of abstract paintings expressing the..
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  • Call for Art

    Location: Edmonton , AB

    Art Call for Fall and Christmas — Hello Artists Lotus ARt Gallery is..
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  • FCA Workshop - Painting as an Extension of Basic Drawing Principles

    Location: Surrey, BC

    INSTRUCTOR: Rick McDiarmid, SFCA MEDIUM: Acrylic, Oil or Watercolour (choose one) LEVEL: ..
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  • FCA Workshop - Drawing for Painting:The Art of Seeing

    Location: Surrey, BC

    INSTRUCTOR: Mark Anthony MEDIUM: Drawing (for all painters) LEVEL: Beginner & Intermediate DAY:..
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  • FCA Workshop - Painting the Portrait

    Location: Surrey, BC

    INSTRUCTOR: Doug Levitt, SFCA MEDIUM: Oil LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced DAY: ..
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  • Annual Anonymous Art Show – Artist Call 2018

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very..
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  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2018 Fall Online International Exhibition

    Location: Houston, TX

    This is an international call. All artists 18 years and over can apply...
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What's on your sign?

By October 7, 2018

Even after 30 years in the ad and marketing business I thought I had built calluses to tear jerking ads. I found I still had a heart and a soft spot for certain issues.

Listening to an interview with Terry O'Reilly on CBC Radio, as he interviewed the artist Andres Serranos from New York City, I sat spell bound as I was driving to a meeting. In the short of it all, Serranos was so affected by the homeless situation in New York City that he decided to do something about it. As he walked the streets every day, summer and winter, he would offer to purchase the signs from the homeless for $20. Their reaction was one of amazement; that someone would want to buy their handwritten cardboard sign. Some people thought it a ploy to remove the person from the street or from in front of a business, but it was truly a gesture of sincerity.

The power of words and the image, even if it is in your memory is captivating. Remember, I am listening to the radio as the artist mentions what is said on one of the signs. He said he saw this young girl, possibly 15 years old, standing on the corner holding a sign – it said,

‘Mother Told Us to Wait Right Here. That was 10 years ago.’

A flood of emotions and thoughts went through my head in an instant. I could just image this girl, dirty face, torn cloths, cold and more - I already hated her Mom. I did the math – she would have been 5ish when left on the street – I hated her Mom even more. Who wouldn't give some change, clothing, food and whatever you could spare to this young destitute person?

After he collected 200 signs he decided he would create a video and mount an art exhibition of the signs to bring awareness to homelessness.

You can listen to the interview on CBC RADIO. Interview with Terry O'Reilly.

Andres Serranos also created a video – take a look on YouTube.

Analysis: I was the market and the message was delivered perfectly.

First, As a father with daughters I couldn't imagine the destitution of this girl, but also that of her mother and the decision she had to make due to her circumstance. I wanted to help or respond immediately. The sign was simple, the copy was genius and the response was obvious.

Second, I was potentially the market of the artist, Andres Serranos, as I rebroadcast his message. Being a disciple carrying a message for another can add strength to the messaging and credibility. My intention was only to use his idea as a vehicle to explain the power of words and imagery.

What’s on your sign?

As an artist marketing your work you need a plan that defines your market and how to reach it and don't forget to include your personal brand. Not necessarily standing on the street corner as a starving artist, but find your advantage and position your message to your potential buyers. Title your show and exhibition to entice, yet define the message of the show, keeping in mind those that you want to be attending. Use the right promotional vehicle to give out the message intended.

You can deliver a personalized message that will effect the interest of a certain demographic, but it is much more difficult to deliver a message that will be responded to by everyone, in the manner intended. Not everyone will like what you are doing, so concentrate on the ones that do.

Stay connected.

Paul Constable, Director Artistsincanada.com