Save the Date: Marian Osher Jambo, Tanzania

March 24, 2014

 

Simba_copyright 2014_Marian OsherMark your calendar!

I hope you will join me at the reception for my special exhibition of over 50 colorful new mixed media monotypes. Share moments in the daily lives of Tanzanian wildlife. Jambo Tanzania celebrates Tanzanian wildlife and champions the importance of preserving environments where it is still possible for these magnificent animals to live together, naturally wild and free. Click HERE to preview part of the exhibition.

Marian Osher
Jambo, Tanzania

April 30 – May 25, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday May 3, 1-4 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday May 3, 1:30 pm

Washington Printmakers Gallery Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
301-273-3660 http://www.washingtonprintmakers.com
Wed – Thurs. 12 – 6, Fri. 12 – 7, Sat. 10 – 5, Sun. 12 – 5

Finding Copyright Infringements of Your Artwork on the Internet

February 9, 2014
"Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher www.marianosher.com

“Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher http://www.marianosher.com

How you can find out if your artwork has been infringed on the internet.
I discovered widespread infringements of my “Tree of Life” artwork.

The best way to find if your artwork has been infringed is to do a reverse image search. Most infringements occur without credit to the artist. The URL and title of your image will probably have been changed.  So a text search will yield very limited and incomplete results.

The Google image search tool is the one I use.
I learned about this tool, thanks to Michael Auger, a talented artist and former student of mine.
Here’s a link to how to search Google by image:

http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/images/searchbyimage.html

Or use this link to the Google Image Search tool: http://www.google.com/imghp  Then upload the image you want to search for.
You can also access the Google image search tool on any browser page by clicking Google, then click on images on the upper right side of the page. When you see the camera icon in the white horizontal search box, drag and drop your image in the search box.

What you will see:
1. The image at the top of the page with links to All sizes – Small – Medium. Click on the image or the hot links to the sizes.
If you see your artwork, click on it to reveal the Visit page or View image links.
2. Lower on the page you will see a group of thumbnail images under the words Visually similar images. Click on the words Visually similar images and can scroll through images. If you see your art, click on it and it will give you a link to Visit page or View image
2. You will also see a list of Pages that include matching images. Click on the image or click on the highlighted text link above the thumbnail image. If there is a small green triangle at the end of the website address, that means that the page is cached.  Click the green triangle to open the cached file. As long as the infringed jpeg is still on the web, it can still be accessed and infringed by others.

Another Reverse Image Search Tool
tineye.com is another reverse image search tool where you can upload your image to search for a match.

If you don’t see images that match your artwork, don’t feel disappointed.
Be Grateful! You will save hours and days of time if your artwork is not infringed!

Watch for future posts about how to address infringements and how to protect your artwork.

Copyright Violations on the Internet

January 25, 2014
"Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher www.marianosher.com

“Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher http://www.marianosher.com

In early October, 2013 I was horrified to discover widespread copyright infringements on the internet, of my “Tree of Life” original artwork which I created in 2001. The scope of these infringements has been worldwide. Products were made and offered for sale using my “Tree of Life” artwork. This same artwork was taken and used as avatars and profile images. It was displayed on websites and blogs with sharing, all without my permission and without my knowledge or credit.

Since October, I have had to spend countless hours of time taking screenshots of infringements, writing and sending notifications to websites, locating hosts of websites as well as translating notifications into a variety of languages.  It has been a nightmare!  It has affected my sleep and my peace of mind, and has significantly cut into my studio time.

Artists BEWARE! This can happen to you.  It is NOT flattering when someone takes your artwork and posts it without credit and without your permission.  It is painful, and you will wake up in the middle of the night knowing that the integrity of your artwork, your creation has been compromised.  You will feel creatively violated!

Users, please think before you take an image from the internet.  Remember, SOMEONE created that artwork, and if you can’t find the source to ask permission, DON’T USE IT!

Although I am still in the throes of notifications and removal requests, I have learned a lot from this awful experience.  So I have decided to turn it into something positive for other creatives and for users of the internet. In future postings,  I will write about tools which have helped me to get removals, as well as how artists can protect their images on the web.  I also want to help educate users of the internet to understand and be aware of the damage they cause to the creative community when artwork is taken and used without permission and without credit to the artist. Remember the golden rule.  And remember that there are copyright laws that apply to the internet.

My “Tree of Life” artwork ©2001 Marian Osher is filed for registration with the US Copyright Office.

Dog Days of Summer

June 20, 2013

Cool off in the Dog Days of Summer at the Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth, Delaware, with my Dog Friendly mixed-media paintings with photo collage and sand on canvas.
Located at 47 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. 302-727-0905

Dogs are allowed to walk their owners with leashes on public beaches off season, and year round on designated beaches of the Delaware Seashore State Park.  Owners may walk without their dogs on all public beaches in season. It is fun to observe the antics of people and dogs on the beaches, and to be a part of the tail wagging scene with my own dog on the beach.

Three Dog Day

Three Dog Day

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

Good Dog

Good Dog

Happy Dolg

Happy Dog

Tails

Tails

Who's Walking Whom?

Who’s Walking Whom?

Don’t Miss “Celebration!” in the Big Apple

March 16, 2013
Momentum-cropped-copyright-Marian-Osher

Momentum (detail) ©2012 Marian Osher acrylic painting on canvas, 18″ x 18″

You are Invited

Marian Osher’s mixed-media painting and printmaking on canvas celebrates a broad spectrum of colors, textures and dimensions that stimulate her personal vision. Floral gifts from friends and family are reinterpreted in paintings and monotype printmaking on sculpted canvas. An avid beachcomber, Osher combines paintings of shells, real shells and sand, extending the composition onto the sides of small deep canvases. Additionally, she explores compositions with shells in monotype printmaking, building multiple levels on canvas. She hopes that viewers will feel tactile and sensory connections to their own experiences.

Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6 to 8 pm

Exhibition dates: April 2 – April 27, 2013

Location: Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 1001
(between 10th and 11th Avenue in Chelsea)

Telephone: 212-947-6100 www.ceresgallery.org
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 12 to 6 pm, Thurs 12 to 8 pm
Gallery Director and press contact: Stefany Benson
To preview the exhibition online click here.

Beach Life Paintings Featured at the Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth, Delaware

August 8, 2012

The activities of people on the beach repeat themselves over and over again with variations of human activity — playing, reading, digging, swimming, fishing, talking, eating, watching, sleeping, schlepping, walking, and putting sun tan lotion on their bodies. They do the things that people do as a species. But Read the rest of this entry »

To Price or Not to Price? –That is the Question

August 8, 2012

Should artists post prices for their artwork on their websites? Check out a lively discussion by artists and gallery directors about the pros and cons of listing prices on artists’ websites. (reddotblog link at the end of this post). I still have mixed opinions about this myself, Read the rest of this entry »

Website Under New Management!

June 26, 2012

Thanks to the encouragement of my web wizard and talented friend Elise Nicol, I finally took the plunge.

From this day forward, http://www.marianosher.com will be configured and updated by me! After looking at many options, I decided to try a free 7 day trial with http://www.foliolink.com.  A great choice for me, since I am not HTML savvy at all. Read the rest of this entry »

Saturday Night Very Much Alive at Philip Morton Gallery Reception

June 12, 2012

Saturday night was “alive” with a constant stream of people at the Philip Morton Gallery.  I had a great time meeting lots of interesting people.  One of those people was Alan Henney, a multi-talented writer, photographer, videographer, and radio show producer, who interviewed me at the reception.  Below is the photo that he took of me with some of my artwork as well as his write-up, included in the online Beach News Report.

Marian Osher at Philip Morton Gallery reception (photo by Alan Henney)

“Next to Anita’s new studio, is the Philip Morton Gallery. Eric Davison, director of the gallery, has another exciting season planned and more exquisite glass work coming soon. In addition to paintings, the classy gallery is known for its fine glass, sculpture and mixed media.

One of the recent artists he is featuring is Marian Osher. She has a series of 10 beach life scenes on exhibition. They are mixed media acrylic painting and photo collages on canvas. Marian says she likes to take generic photos of people on the beach. They each have their own story of who, why and what they are. She takes the photos, applies paint and actual beach sand giving the work a unique texture and beach feel and she likes to extend the work to the frame’s edges. She too has exhibitions in New York and Washington, D.C. Check her Website or look at her work — and much more — in person at the Philip Morton Gallery, 47 Baltimore Avenue.”

written by Alan Henney   http://henney.com/weekend03/

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If you are visiting Rehoboth, Delaware and missed the reception, I hope you’ll stop by the Philip Morton Gallery.
Open:
Thursdays, Sundays, Mondays 11 to 5
Fridays and Saturdays 11 to 2:30, and 5:30 to 9 or 10pm
After July 4: Also open Tuesdays 11 to 5
(always closed Wednesdays)

47 Baltimore Avenue in the heart of downtown Rehoboth
302-727-0905  You can also visit the gallery online.
the gallery’s website: http://www.philipmortongallery.com

To see a selection of my artwork at the Philip Morton Gallery, click on my name on the list of New Works at the top of the home page

Rehoboth Beach Second Saturday Art Walk

June 6, 2012

If you are in Rehoboth Beach, DE this weekend,
after a great day on the beach, you’ll enjoy the

“A Great Beach Day” by Marian Osher size: 6″ x 6″

Rehoboth Beach Second Saturday Art Walk
Saturday June 9, 2012 from 6 to 9 pm

And be sure to come to the reception at the
Philip Morton Gallery
47 Baltimore Avenue in the heart of downtown Rehoboth
302-727-0905
Map of all participating galleries:

http://www.mosaicrehoboth.com/find/index.html


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