Category Archives: contemporary portrait paintings

new hashtags Instagram

Outline of a hashtag experiment. What could be more exciting, eh? Over on Instagram I use a standard set of hashtags:

#contemporaryart #contemporaryportraitpainting #contemporarypainting
#artistoninstagram #artoninstagram #JeanSmith #MeccaNormal #paintingsforsale #contemporaryportrait #artwork #artist #onlineart #onlineartgallery #onlineartsales #painting #kunst #portraitpainting #artforsale

I’m adding new hashtags that focus more on art by women. I’m going back and adding these to portraits with 50 likes that are still available.

#curator #womenartists #feministart #womenpainters #artforsalebyartist
#womenwhopaint #femaleartists #paintingsofwomen #50likes

I was going to make this a private file, a place to record which portraits I added new hashtags to so I could check back and see if it made any impact in terms of connecting with people. To a certain extent, I like to show what I’m doing, so I’ve made it public so you can see what I’m up to (noting that isn’t a very revealing statement). Other than posting paintings regularly on FaceBook, I don’t get many sales from this website or Instagram. Not sure why. I’m not paying for ads anywhere or getting professional help, so that’s a factor. I’m going to start making more videos. I tend to go long and cover too much, so the goal is to address one topic at a time and keep them short. I wish myself luck with that!

New Hashtags on Instagram

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October 15, 2018 back to the beginning of the series (January, 2016). Music by Mecca Normal (Jean Smith and David Lester).

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Paper

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“No Hat #486″ (11 x 14” acrylic on paper) October 15, 2018. $100 USD plus shipping.
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“No Hat #487″ (11 x 14” acrylic on paper) October 15, 2018. $100 USD plus shipping.
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“No Hat #488″ (11 x 14” acrylic on paper) October 15, 2018. $100 USD plus shipping.

“The Hat” series began on paper (early 2016) and then moved onto canvas panel. I’ve stuck with the panels since the summer of 2016, but this morning I was checking out the paintings of an artist I like (after he liked one of my paintings on Instagram !) and the way he works with oil on aluminum – all squishy and slithery – made me want to go back to a smooth surface. I ‘primed’ the paper here with gel medium.

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Jean Smith’s $100 USD paintings (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) from August 15, 2018 back to the beginning of the series (January, 2016). Music by Mecca Normal. Email me if you see one you want to buy. meccanormal@hotmail.com

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These Three Together

There’s something about these three together

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Fundraising for the Free Artist Residency

Artist and musician Jean Smith has launched a 30-day IndieGogo campaign to support purchasing property to run a Free Artist Residency, to be bequeathed to a cultural activist group for use in perpetuity.

“I intend to purchase and run an existing property (an inn, large house or guesthouse) where artists (including musicians, writers and filmmakers) will reside while working on projects that intend to create progressive social change.

Accommodation for between 5 – 7 guest residents
Art studios
Rehearsal space
Writer’s cabin
Presentation area for workshops and collaboration”

PLEASE SHARE the link on FaceBook, Twitter etc. https://igg.me/at/iszuHzXZLgk/x/210949

I’m using my $100 USD paintings as perks – all funds raised go to purchasing property (a multi-building facility on a spectacular Canadian island) for the Free Artist Residency.

$100 USD Paintings Currently Available

Ideally, the campaign page will reach people beyond my FaceBook friends offering my paintings as $100 perks.

This campaign is a bit of an experiment to see if initial and existing connections result in funding – or if more networking and publicity need to be done.

“Hey, I don’t know if you know this revolution that is Jean Smith from Mecca Normal, but she is raising funds to create an artist residency in the Northwest / British Columbia. Jean has more integrity than most of the free world. Take a moment and read what she has planned and support her huge effort. Seriously she is running the show, get on board.” – KH, music composer
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Jean Smith’s $100 USD paintings (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) from August 15, 2018 back to the beginning of the series (January, 2016).

$100 USD paintings currently available

Email me if you see one you want to buy. meccanormal@hotmail.com

Music by Mecca Normal

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Videos

I made two new Mecca Normal videos today using my paintings. They’ll be linked to upcoming Normal History columns for Magnet Magazine.

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The Other Art Fair LA

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Wow! I’ve been accepted into The Other Art Fair in LA (presented by Saatchi Art) featuring “100 talented emerging artists, each hand picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts” including The Jealous Curator who reviewed my portraits in 2017.

This is the only art fair (or like) I’ve applied to. Late October in Santa Monica.

#Jean Smith #theotherartfairLA #theotherartfair #otherartfair #CurateLA #SaatchiArt

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