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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

You Can Now Google Search for Your Images

Google finally has a useful way you can search for your images online.  As artists, we are all concerned with potential misuse of images of our copyrighted artwork.

So, to do a google search for a specific image:

1.) Just click on the link below  

2.) Next, click on the camera icon and then click on upload an image (from your computer).

I tried this with a few of my images and although the search pulled up several images, none were my images.  Google image search analyzes patterns of pixels and colors in other photos so I found photos with similar colors only.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Art Scam of the Week

Here is a recent email that I received below.  This guy did not even bother trying to ascertain my name (which is in large letters across the webpage and in the webpage domain address as well).  He saw my quote about Isamu Noguchi and stopped reading there. I have highlighted in red some of the tip offs that this is a scam.

Avoid people who do business this way.

From: Eric Toczko
To: Isamu _

Hi Isamu,

My name is Eric Toczko, and I work for I was just searching through Google for "custom glass" in VA and noticed that you've been making some really cool stuff.

We are a marketplace for North American design professionals. Every year we connect 3 million+ customers with talented specialists capable of creating their projects. It's been part of my job to find the best custom companies from VA and get them on board. Due to recent openings in your state, I'm offering the first 20 companies a $1 introductory offer to give us a test run.

The offer is open to anyone from VA that's interested, but after catching a glimpse of your work I think we would definitely like you to be in that first 20 ;).

Either way, I would love to hear from you. Keep up the great work!

Best, Eric

Eric Toczko

Business Development

p: 800.501.3121

Sunday, October 9, 2011

First Annual Arlington Adult Education Juried Show

I served as one of the jurors for the first annual Arlington Adult Education juried show. A $100 prize will be awarded to the best in show art work at the reception on October 27, 2011. The reception will be held from 6 pm to 9:00 pm at the Arlington Adult Education Center, Clarendon Education Center, 2801 Clarendon Blvd,Suite 306, Arlington, Virginia.

All selected artwork will also be featured on the Arlington Adult Education website during the exhibition period.
Click here to see the call for submissions.