The San Diego
Visual Artists Guild - a Cyber Museum & Virtual Guild - is
a growing, thriving entity, with consistently 3000-5000 hits and
250+ visits per day and between 2000-4000 unique visits every
month. Many of our now well over 350 artists have entered new
updated images and dozens of new artists have joined. We are rapidly
becoming the most representative visual artists collective in
Our mission is:
To represent all of the fine artists of our region.
To show these artists' works to the entire world.
To draw attention to the fact that we are united, we have
representations of some of the finest artwork being created, and
by our unity we will draw attention from the rest of the world
to our art community.
To showcase the artwork using the most successful means
designed several features on the site to serve our mission:
On our site is a comprehensive history of our predecessor,
the original San Diego Art Guild. It is complete from 1904-1999.
It will be updated to the present time shortly. Nowhere else in
the world is there a history of any artist collective as detailed
or long lasting.
Another feature is a sophisticated double mouse-over that
allows for easy navigation of the site showing a thumbnail detail
of each artists work before opening the entire page. This lets
one quickly see an example of what type of work each artist does,
while retaining our site's high quality format.
We link up to each artist's own website or email address,
so anyone interested in you and/or your work can connect directly
to you. We have made several thousands of dollars of sales through
Linked to our site is an internationally focused cutting
edge online Art Magazine: www.artistsezine.com.
The focus was on visual art and art related activities, from the
artist's perspective. This is a viewpoint virtually unheard of
in the world of other art media, art museums, galleries, and art
organizations. Each edition was filled with entertaining articles
and other features geared to an international audience. Our Artists
Ezine was published quarterly and all past issues are archived.
Also linked to our site are several organizations that
provide services to visual artists and the community. Please note
the San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN): http://www.sdvisualarts.net/
and several others.
also have periodic opportunites available exclusively to our members
such as our former SDVAG Fine
Art Gallery. Dozens of our artists have also sold virtual
images of their work through a virtual world called Second
Life, where we have several floors of exhibit space in Crossworlds
Gallery. We also set up another virtual world show in Inworldz
where we exhibit in Falathrim gallery.
artists, because of their membership in SDVAG, have had their
work exhibited in local museums, special events, as well as several
galleries, from which many works of art have been sold.
is needed to be a part of this new resource is for you to share
the beauty of your work through the submission of quality images
and a modest one-time fee. This fee covers the processing of
the images and costs of maintaining our server space.
in the San Diego Visual Artists Guild (SDVAG) shall be granted
to all professional working artists without discrimination. The
membership approval process requires that each artist submit at
least five quality images of their work along with an artist's
statement and a resume, proving their professional standing. A
small one time fee for the processing of the images is all that
is required for permanent membership. Please contact us
for further information.
payable to San Diego Visual Artists Guild, or if you are experiencing
any financial hardship, please feel free to enter your images
onto our website free of any charge whatsoever.
2) A minimum of 5 high quality digital images. (1000 or more pixels
in either dimension - 1 or more MB preferred) Label with title,
media, & dimensions of the framed image.
3) An additional $10.00 per image over 5, for up to 20 images
total, ($225 max.).
4) A brief biography/resume of the artist and/or a brief statement
about the art
5) Please include your name, mailing address, phone number's,
email address, and personal website address.
your images and information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7) Please send your payment to San Diego Visual Artists Guild
c/o Dennis Paul Batt at 1520 Magnolia Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008.
8) These images may also be used for a San Diego Visual Artists
Guild digital catalog (to be distributed to all of the art libraries
on the continent when completed) and digitized Guild slide-show
presentations (for educational/promotional purposes).
9) Information on sale and/or availability of these images is
up to the artist and interested parties and is not the business
of the Guild unless specifically requested.
10) A 20% voluntary donation is requested from the sale of any
work due to this site.
As a new
benefit for artists who contribute or have contributed financially
or through in-kind donations to the success of our Guild we are
featuring them in a cross reference database in which they can
be found through their media. See Artists
Gallery for this feature.
organization, the Museum Artists Foundation: www.museumartistsfoundation.org
(MAF), was created to raise funds to pay for the costs associated
with exhibitions and provide other services for visual artists
and the visual art community.
for your consideration.