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Lisa Congdon just released a new book, ART INC. The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist, and guess who received a shout out in it?! Yep! iolabs!

Lisa has a section of her book dedicated to resources for artists. You can find us under Fine Art Reproduction Services.  THANK YOU LISA!

We just ordered our copy today and I highly recommend you do the same!

Colossal is a visual blog that was started by Christopher Jobson in 2010. In true entrepreneurial fashion, he managed to turn a personal and passionate hobby into an international database for fresh visual culture.  With about 3 million visitors every month, Colossal has become an institution.  

Christopher has used his ever expanding reach to bring exposure to artists who might not otherwise access such a wide audience.  In his own words:

While Colossal covers many of the topics and artists that are circulating around the web on any given day, I try to expend as much energy as possible to discover new and unpublished stories and emerging work. It’s something I really take pride in. We are just as likely to bring attention to the largest exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world as we are to an artist or photographer who has never been mentioned in the press. Occasionally these new artists become a central topic in the art/web/culture blog world which is thrilling to see, I’m so excited to see those artists get the attention they deserve.”

(Detail from Spiny Shell by Rafael Araujo)

Rafael Araujo, an Escher-esque lover of all things mechanical, is a great example of the latter.  By using math and geometry, Rafael examines the intersection of scientific order and organic forms. Colossal first showed his drawings in January of 2014, at which point a serious inquiry for his work was voiced by Colossal’s many followers.

 “Colossal sort of discovered me through the internet and it lead to impressive media exposure, for a low profile artist as I am. So it appeared only too natural to work together when an opportunity to sell these works became a reality, with lots of potential clients asking for it, and being unable to pay for an original artwork” - Rafael Araujo

(Monarch Butterflies printing at iolabs)

It was apparent that Rafael’s workflow of 80 to 300 hours per painting was not meeting customer demands, so Colossal got in touch with a fine art print shop called iolabs inc.  

Based in Pawtucket RI, iolabs has been serving artists for almost 15 years.  As an owner-operated, local business, iolabs takes pride in its close relationships and collaborations with photographers, illustrators, and museums.  There is a genuine interest and care taken to ensure all the work produced is tailored to the client’s needs and aesthetic.

 

(finished prints waiting to be packed up)

Rafael and Christopher realized something had to be done when they began getting dozens of requests for artwork.  ”… iolabs was recommended to me by an artist Diana Sudyka … ” says Christopher.

He continues, “ … After several phone calls and print samples, I felt the quality of what we were seeing with you [iolabs] was better than we could expect to find anywhere else, so we went with it.”

Since iolabs joined forces with Colossal and Araujo in February 2014, they have produced a grand total of 526 prints, with new images every two months or so.  “Sales have been great, and consistently steady. Rafael has a very passionate following and his work touches art enthusiasts from so many different backgrounds.  I can say with certainty that biologists, scientists, writers, and even mathematicians appear to be drawn to his work. It’s a very diverse group of collectors,”  says Jobson.  

You can purchase Rafael’s Prints at the COLOSSAL SHOP

The staff at iolabs continues to be impressed by the creativity and caliber of their clients on a daily basis. If you are a client of iolabs and are interested in being interviewed, please write to contact@iolabsinc.com.

lomographicsociety:

Lauren King Combines Graphite Sketches with Vintage Photographs to Form New Images

Have you ever looked at a photograph and wondered what lies beyond it? Take a look at this series of illustrations by artist Lauren King, who extends what can be seen on vintage photographs by adding graphite sketches.


See more of King’s sketches here: http://bit.ly/1pDyXqM

lensblr-network:

for an angel
INSTAGRAM
by Anthony Samaniego  (jimmaybones.tumblr.com)

This is a great blog showcasing photographers’ original work from all over tumblr.  Samaniego posted this to both his own tumblr and instagram.  Imagine how tastey it would be on a photo rag like Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin!  
lensblr-network:

for an angel
INSTAGRAM
by Anthony Samaniego  (jimmaybones.tumblr.com)

This is a great blog showcasing photographers’ original work from all over tumblr.  Samaniego posted this to both his own tumblr and instagram.  Imagine how tastey it would be on a photo rag like Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin!  

lensblr-network:

for an angel

INSTAGRAM

This is a great blog showcasing photographers’ original work from all over tumblr.  Samaniego posted this to both his own tumblr and instagram.  Imagine how tastey it would be on a photo rag like Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin!  

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whitneymuseum:

Art Everywhere U.S. launched today! A total of fifty-eight artworks will pop up through the month of August on 50,000 displays nationwide, including static and digital billboards, subway platforms and trains, buses and bus shelters. Keep your eyes peeled! 

Great project!  
whitneymuseum:

Art Everywhere U.S. launched today! A total of fifty-eight artworks will pop up through the month of August on 50,000 displays nationwide, including static and digital billboards, subway platforms and trains, buses and bus shelters. Keep your eyes peeled! 

Great project!  

whitneymuseum:

Art Everywhere U.S. launched today! A total of fifty-eight artworks will pop up through the month of August on 50,000 displays nationwide, including static and digital billboards, subway platforms and trains, buses and bus shelters. Keep your eyes peeled! 

Great project!  

WIN 10 PRINTS!iolabs is excited to announce that we will be accepting submissions for our new Instagram contest #ioyougram! This will allow one of our Instagram followers each month to win an edition of ten 8” x 8” prints. Simply TAG yourfavorite images with BOTH #ioyougram AND @iolabs for consideration. The winner will be announced on the last day of each month. When you tag your images, you are giving iolabs permission to print your edition of ten prints and reserve one additional print for our archives. Images will not be used for any commercial purposes without the artist’s permission. Check out http://instagram.com/iolabs.
WIN 10 PRINTS!iolabs is excited to announce that we will be accepting submissions for our new Instagram contest #ioyougram! This will allow one of our Instagram followers each month to win an edition of ten 8” x 8” prints. Simply TAG yourfavorite images with BOTH #ioyougram AND @iolabs for consideration. The winner will be announced on the last day of each month. When you tag your images, you are giving iolabs permission to print your edition of ten prints and reserve one additional print for our archives. Images will not be used for any commercial purposes without the artist’s permission. Check out http://instagram.com/iolabs.

WIN 10 PRINTS!
iolabs is excited to announce that we will be accepting submissions for our new Instagram contest #ioyougram! This will allow one of our Instagram followers each month to win an edition of ten 8” x 8” prints. Simply TAG yourfavorite images with BOTH #ioyougram AND @iolabs for consideration. The winner will be announced on the last day of each month. When you tag your images, you are giving iolabs permission to print your edition of ten prints and reserve one additional print for our archives. Images will not be used for any commercial purposes without the artist’s permission. Check out http://instagram.com/iolabs.

Top:  Our client Nicole Chesney, was featured in the New Glass Review 35, shown above on the left side pages. She was one of 100 artists/companies chosen out of 930 to be included in this review! Go Nicole! We worked closely with Nicole for over a year to complete her project for MassArt, top right, left page. What a great experience!

Bottom: Nicole is on a roll! She also has a 3-spread article in the summer edition of Glass: The Urban Glass Quarterly!! The article includes her MassArt and 7 World Trade Center, NY projects, both of which we worked on closely with Nicole! Wooo! 

Nice work Nicole!


Paper Cuts is a curated print and fabrication project created by iolabs  featuring selected works by a variety of artists. The project serves as a vehicle to connect with the creative community to share fresh and innovative ways to execute printed editions, as well as exhibition and display options.

The process begins with a call for submissions, followed by iolabs’ family of artists and professionals selecting an image to feature for a specific project.

This spring of 2014, Paper Cuts is happy to announce our latest edition in collaboration with local artist Becca Stadtlander.

Becca’s dreamy illustrations, infused with the magic of the twilight hour, are printed with Ultrachrome inks on Belgian Linen and hung with natural string and stained wood dowels that beautifully complement the peaceful woodland atmosphere of her nightscapes. The prints are available individually or as a full set, measuring 16 x 10.5” or 24 x 18”. They can be purchased here.

Becca’s deeply colored and richly patterned compositions have been featured in The Saturday Evening Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and O, The Oprah Magazine, to list a few, and her clients include Brown Publishing, Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, and many more. Becca moved to New England in 2012 and currently seeks new inspiration for her artwork in Newport, Rhode Island, where she lives and freelances. See more of Becca’s work here.

iolabs has yet another busy Thursday night ahead of them!

First stop, the Art New England Museums Edition Reception at Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI. Slater Mill will be hosting a celebration for Art New England’s May/June 2014 issue, featuring “Focus On: Rhode Island!” and guess who is part of that feature?! Yep, iolabs!

Next Up, the RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the RI Convention Center! Head on over to the show anytime tonight between 6pm + 8pm and if you’re lucky, you may run into us! If not, at least you get to see some pretty great work!

Last but not Least, Elaine Dickson, one of iolabs local clients has a solo-show, Reflections from my Garden: A Macro Exhibition, at Krause Gallery in Providence! Head on over tonight for the opening reception from 5pm-9pm and check out her beautiful prints!