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  • 2020 Ducks Unlimited National Portfolio

    Location: Bracebridge, ON

    DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA – NATIONAL ART PORTFOLIO CALL FOR ENTRIES – DEADLINE JULY 31,..
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  • 2019 ANIMA MUNDI - CONSCIOUSNESS

    Location: VENICE,

    ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events and Ca’ Zanardi, is pleased to..
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  • Walker Industries Juried Art Exhibition

    Location: Niagara on the lake, ON

    Daisy Fresh has been selected as one of 26 finalists in this juried..
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  • The Second Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition

    Location: New York, NY

    The Second Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition - May 21st to June..
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  • Lines, Shapes & Objects Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for the Lines, Shapes & Objects art competition. For this..
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  • HEDI KYLE: THE ART OF THE FOLD

    Location: Halifax, NS

    The NSCAD School of Extended Studies & Letterpress Gang are hosting a..
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  • Toronto Outdoor Art Fair - Call for Artists

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Attend the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Attend the 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s..
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  • Surfaces Exploration and Experience Karen Colville Artist

    Location: New West Minster, BC

    In the Plaskett Gallery @ Massey Theatre Surfaces…Exploration & Experience Artist Karen Colville June 25th..
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  • Race, Ethnicity and belonging

    Location: CALGARY, AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists (over 18) residing in Alberta..
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  • Art District Gallery Membership

    Location: Kitchener, ON

    Art District Gallery May Membership Drive - Drop in Open House -Tuesday May..
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  • Art in the Garden 2019

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Taking place at various gardens on Vancouver's North Shore, this will be the..
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  • North Van Arts Deadline Extended! (50th Anniversary Exhibition)

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    North Van Arts has extended our deadline to Sunday May 26 at Midnight..
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  • Manitoba Neuroscience Network Donation Request

    Location: Winnipeg, MB

    Seeking art pieces for the silent art auction that will take place as..
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  • “White” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline June 30, 2019

    Location: Toronto, ON

    | Theme: White cats, white milk, white snow. Reflecting most wavelengths of visible..
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  • Call for Art | 4th Annual Cityscapes Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for the 4th Annual Cityscapes art competition. For this competition,..
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  • Myseum Intersections 2020: Call for Submissions

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Myseum of Toronto is launching a call for submissions for our fifth annual..
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  • Call For Artists - Art Sale Fundraiser

    Location: Toronto, ON

    ART SALE FUNDRAISER BENEFITING CRISTINA’S TORTINA SHOP HOSTED BY PROGRESSIVE TRAINING COLLEGE OF BUSINESS..
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  • H.A.P. Art Contest by ALPHA Education

    Location: Scarborough, ON

    ALPHA Education is hosting its annual History + Art = Peace Art Contest!..
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  • On the Same Page: Transforming Paper

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    On The Same Page: Transforming Paper showcases artists working with paper as an..
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  • ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019

    Location: Venice,

    CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019 ITSLIQUID International Art Festival ITSLIQUID GROUP,..
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  • 9th Annual

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the..
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  • Past (Tense) by David Scott Exhibition

    Location: Calgary, AB

    HUB @ 302 Crossroads Art Centre The Alberta Society of Artists #302 – 1235-26th Avenue SE Calgary,..
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  • Call for Artist/Writer in Residence

    Location: Harrison Hot Springs, BC

    The Kent Harrison Arts Council Artist in Residence Program Visual Artist / Writer in..
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  • Sue J Amon Art Exhibit

    Location: Yarmouth, NS

    There will be an art exhibit of the works of Sue J Amon..
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  • Acrylic Painting Workshop with Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki

    Location: Nakusp, BC

    In this 2-day workshop, we will learn from the award-winning acrylic painter Tatjana..
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  • Artists’ Network Gallery Streetcar Art Exhibition

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Submissions: March 8 – May 31, 2019 Exhibition: June 11 – 27, 2019 We are..
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  • Friends of Bon Echo Art and Sale exhibition

    Location: Cloyne , ON

    Call to Artists With its striking views and varied moods, Mazinaw Lake has drawn..
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  • Acrylic Painting Workshop with Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki In this 2-day workshop, we will learn how to quickly develop rich..
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  • Jun 8 – Intro to Stained Glass Workshop

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    In this workshop attendees will learn how to make a simple sun catcher..
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  • Jun 6 – 27 – Introduction to Acrylics

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    This course is intended for anyone who would like to try acrylic paints..
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  • May 29 – Jun 19 – Core Drawing Skills

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Master the fundamentals of drawing in this introductory course, which will build your..
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  • May 25 & 26 – Cedar Bark Hat Workshop

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Join master weaver Jessica Silvey and learn the fundamental techniques of the checker..
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  • May 1 – 22 – Drawing Fundamentals & Community

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    In this introductory level drawing course, students will be introduced to a variety..
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  • Spring Film Series at North Van Arts Announced!

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    The North Van Arts International Film Series is presented by North Van Arts..
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  • International Open Call to all Artists: Painting on the Edge

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    International Open Call to all Artists: Painting on the Edge Painting on the..
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  • The Wilds of Venice: Study Contemporary Art + Creative Entrepreneurship at the European Cultural Academy with the Jealous Curator and The Wild Residen

    Location: Venice,

    Education Opportunity for Artists: the 'Wilds of Venice' Certificate Course in 'Creative Entrepreneurship +..
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  • Summer Solstice Art Festival

    Location: Brainerd, MN

    We are having a Summer Solstice Art Festival June 23rd 10-4. We..
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  • Architectonic

    Location: St. Charles, MO

    The Foundry Art Centre is a Community Art Center with Fine Art galleries..
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  • Mid Main Art Fair

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    The 9th annual MID MAIN ART FAIR will be held on Sunday, June..
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  • Game Studio needs Art Illustrators

    Location: Bridgewater, NS

    We are a fully funded video game studio in Nova Scotia that is..
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  • Anima Mundi

    Location: Venice, Italy,

    CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019 ITSLIQUID International Art Festival Deadline: April..
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  • Call to Artists - $40,000 in Awards - The Salt Spring National Art Prize

    Location: Salt Spring Island, BC

    The Salt Spring National Art Prize offering $40,000 in awards, one of Canada’s..
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Painter's a master in art of the deal

By Tom Keyser June 23, 2003

} Painter's a master in art of the deal Paul Van Ginkel blends puts creativity back in business By Tom Keyser Contrary to faded, romantic notions of roach-infested garrets and severed earlobes, plenty of artists uphold their integrity while they’re enjoying commercial success. Picasso hit primo pay dirt. Monet made money. But nobody accused them of selling out. For an example in the here and now, consider Calgary painter Paul Van Ginkel. Van Ginkel bolted from his salaried job as a Calgary Herald graphic artist about 12 years ago. He works out of a splendid studio/loft in the high-rent district. Shannon Oatway, Business EdgePaul Van Ginkel is surrounded by his art in his home. His oils hang in the homes of discerning collectors. He has created long-term relationships with galleries in Palm Springs, Calif., and Santa Fe, N.M., which ranks as North America’s third-largest art market (trailing only New York and L.A.) A starving artist he ain’t. Yet Van Ginkel fiercely protects a set of high standards. Yes, he occasionally issues limited-edition prints of his work, such as those he donated to the Chickwagon gang’s charity auction this week (see image below left). The painting he donated to the Chickwagon team. But Van Ginkel refuses to dabble in assembly-line poster production. Unlike, say, Thomas Kinkaide, current darling of the North American mass market, you won’t find Van Ginkel images adorning placemats, teacups or T-shirts. Not to say that he eschews the business of art. Au contraire. Van Ginkel not only paints about 100 canvases annually, he has studied every nuance of the art of the deal. He serves as his own chief negotiator, marketing agent and pricing consultant. And with a 30-inch x 40-inch Van Ginkel original fetching prices in the $4,000 range, it’s pointless to deny the obvious: stiletto-sharp business skills are among his most valuable assets. There’s no time like the present to evaluate Van Ginkel’s western-themed creations. A 22-piece Van Ginkel collection may be viewed during the annual Stampede art sale in the Roundup Centre’s West Hall. (For a thumbnail preview of his contribution, connect to Paul’s website at: www.paulvanginkel.com ) Van Ginkel reveres the Stampede show because it provided his first big break. And he considers his annual participation in the Western Showcase the most important exhibit of the year. Enormous crowds saunter past his booth and he expects to sell at least 20 paintings during the show. He sometimes remarks that he pays the mortgage in front of his easel. But the buyers don’t bite until the product goes to market. And, here, too, the artist is a past master. "I consider myself to be an artist . . . AND a businessman," Van Ginkel said. As such, he pays attention to the most minute promotional details. In advance of a show, he mails postcards to each of 2,500 names on his mailing list. If a prospective buyer expresses interest during an exhibit, chances are he’ll receive a follow-up call from the artist, who has perfected a smooth sales style. One of the most delicate tasks undertaken by the chief exec of Van Ginkel Visuals is the matter of pricing his own creations. "If you want to do this as a career, you’d better develop a pricing strategy," he said. "It’s acceptable to marginally increase your prices each year." "But if you’re just starting to sell paintings, don’t start out with a price that’s too high. Because if you’re forced to roll back your price, you’re shooting yourself in the foot." A canvas is priced with the market in mind. And it’s the artist’s job to know the market. As Van Ginkel says, it’s impressive to see an exhibited painting with a sticker price of $25,000. But till the money changes hands, a big-ticket price is nothing more than a number. Meanwhile, a hard-headed attitude to negotiation remains a useful arrow in any artist’s commercial quiver. Frequently, a buyer will try to run a lowball price past the artist. It’s the wealthiest art lovers who drive the shrewdest bargains. As Van Ginkel puts it, "they love the game of it." But Van Ginkel rarely rolls over. He enjoys the game as much as they do and, besides, there’s more on the table than merely the price of the picture in question. "It’s important not to sell yourself short," he advised. "Because word gets around. People talk." In Western art circles, plenty of them are talking about Van Ginkel. He’s one of the hottest commodities around because his enigmatic, heavily shadowed images have struck responsive chords with art buyers across a continent. Then, too, he’s equally accomplished in the art of the deal ______________________________________ Tom's specialty is putting a human face on the names behind the business news. During 16 years as a columnist for the Calgary Herald, his assignments carried him to Afghanistan, England, Germany, Greece, Poland, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and post-war Bosnia. His byline has appeared in the New York Times and the Sunday Times of South Africa, and now you can find him each week in The Keyser Report on Page 3 of The Edge. © 2002 Business Edge Inc. All rights reserved. www.businessedge.ca