International Artist Day was founded by Canadian painter, Chris MacClure in 2004 to celebrate the contribution artists make to society. Everyone else had a “SPECIAL DAY” and Chris thought working artists also deserved one for all the good they bring to humanity.
Over the last decade and a half, the iAD celebration has grown from one day a year on October 25, an homage to Pablo Picasso’s birthday … to 365 days a year – iADx365.com
2020 so far has been unprecedented, and a bit overwhelming respective of growth and a deeper reach for us into progressive art communities around the world.
Not only are we shifting perspective and expanding to 365 days a year, we’re also going to be more cognoscente and supportive of working artists who consciously strive to improve society – you know who you are … #KarmicSwag
Artists and their supporters in cities everywhere now celebrate International Artist Day throughout the year – check out this vid to see what our art friends do to honour iAD …
With the help of municipal and corporate sponsors, many art and culture groups promote iAD festivals and events designed to increase the visibility of art, culture, and artists. We celebrate a wide variety of genres from painting, to writing, performance, digital arts, and much more.
To get a sense of the huge volume of great art available today, spend a few fun hours surfing BIG DATA in a global image-stream that is so deep and wide, you could watch every moment of your life and never experience the same piece of art twice.
Paradoxically, today everyone is an artist, and no one is an artist.
Check out SuperRare.co, or RareArt.io, or MakersPlace.com, and many others, plus the more mainstream digital galleries like DeviantArt.com or ArtStation.com, and don’t forget about Patreon.com–one of the most innovative art sites today for all types of artist.
It’s clear that we have plenty of art for everyone, but just like ONLINE DATING, the challenge is to find what’s right for you.
Artists wonder about niche buyers.
Collectors wonder about longevity.
Now that art has gone global at local levels, artists and buyers are all living in the same community. We’re all reaching out virtually and internationally–the choices are limitless.
Our mandate at iADx365.com is to celebrate the contribution artists make to society, and the best way we discovered to do it, is by helping working artists find buyers. To do it effectively, you need digital promotion chops, and to know how to wrangle psychology out of big data. The truth is, galleries stuffed to overflowing with tens of thousands of artists, don’t sell art without fuel, and a bump.
An artist’s mojo sells art … the backstory.
It’s the best way in today’s saturated art market.
I’m Maurice Cardinal …
I direct the international part of our iAD equation, and have a background in performance art, music, photography, marketing, and technologies like blockchain.
I’m the Captain of Chaos at iADx365, but more conservatively, the User Experience/UX Brand Director. I became an iAD Partner in 2015, and would love to hear from you.
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