At Artisphere online you will get updated stories and news on a daily basis. Here is the order of what you can look forward to:
Mondays: Feature Article
Wednesdays: IDAL News
Fridays: “How To’s”/Blog Spotlight
Artisphere Online is the official magazine for IDAL (International Decorative Artisans League). IDAL has been around for over 25 years and has become the hub of the decorative painting industry in the U.S. By joining IDAL a member gets many benefits none which supersede the comradeship of joining this dedicated group of artisans who’s goal is to constantly evolve within this chosen field. Tangible benefits include discounted insurance, opportunities to join local chapters, access to exclusive offers from business members, the ability to attend our annual convention and much more.
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ARTISPHERE ONLINE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
ARTISPHERE ONLINE brings the world of art and artisans to you online four times a year with articles, news, and features for artists at every skill level.
- Published: Quarterly; available online 24/7
- Price: Subscription is included as a benefit with IDAL membership.
- Editor-in-Chief: Patrick Ganino
- Contact us at: Artisphere@DecorativeArtisans.org
ADVERTISING MEDIA KIT
Click the link to IDAL Media Kit: IDAL Media Kit >
- Member News—Awards, achievements, unusual or noteworthy projects of individual IDAL members or groups of members. Length: 50 to 150 words.
- Chapter News—Activities and accomplishments of local IDAL chapters. Length: 50 to 150 words. Please include photo(s).
- Industry News—New products, events, and changes in the decorative arts industry.
Length: 50 to 150 words with picture; 50 to 200 words without picture.
- “Ask the Experts”—Professional questions on any aspect of decorative painting to be answered in an upcoming issue.
- “How I Solved It”—Difficulties encountered on a professional decorating job and how they were overcome. Length: up to 200 words. Please include photo(s).
- How-to Articles—Step-by-step instructions for an original project or technique, with photos of work in progress. Length: 200 to 800 words.
- Business for Artisans—Policies, pricing, marketing, client relationships, studio
management, best practices. Length: 200 to 800 words.
- Feature Articles—Groundbreaking projects; landmark events; expert articles on art history, genres, and other relevant areas. Be sure to tell what makes this subject noteworthy. Length: 500 to 1500 words. Please include photos.
- Letters to the editor—What you think . . . what you like . . . what you wish for IDAL or for Artisphere. Length: up to 100 words.
- Guest editorials—Opinion pieces of 100 to 350 words.
ARTISPHERE ONLINE does not accept articles that in the judgement of the editorial board appear to be unpaid advertisements for products or services.
HOW TO SUBMIT TEXT:
- Paste text only into the body of an email. Please remove page numbers, headers, footers, and unusual formatting before sending. Email to Artisphere@DecorativeArtisans.org.
- Specify whether the submission is exclusive or is being sent to more than one publisher, and tell us if it has been previously published in print or online.
ART AND PHOTOGRAPHS/SUBMITTING GRAPHICS:
No payment is made for news items.
Contributors of feature, how-to, and business articles receive:
- Head shot and bio in “Contributors Gallery” of the issue;
We’ll acknowledge receiving your submission within a week, although we may not read it that soon. If you don’t receive an acknowledgment, feel free to resubmit.
Please allow up to six weeks for us to read and consider a feature article.
TIP FROM THE EDITOR
What’s the difference between a news article and a feature article and a how-to?
- The news article reports what you did;
- the feature article shows why what you did is unique;
- the how-to article shows how someone else can do something similar to what you did.
- “I just completed a huge restoration project” is news;
- “I just completed a huge restoration project for which I developed a new way of
reproducing an antique finish, and this is how I did it” is a feature.
- “Here’s how you can reproduce an antique finish the way I did” is a how-to article.