Vizart pays tribute to Veterans!

Sep 23, 2015

Earlier this year, a Vietnam veteran by the name of Marshall "Tommy" Head approached our artist, Vizart. Marshall Tommy Head flew the F-105 supersonic fighter-bombe and is now part of an organization called, The Old Bold Pilots. He loved Vizart Ink's work and asked if they could use "Flight of the Fighter" artwork for a plaque. Vizart Ink happily agreed to this request. 

On October 3, 2015 the plaque will be presented by U.S. Admiral Richard Lyon and donated to the museum by The Old Bold Pilots “Flight of the Fighter.” It will be hung at the Arlington National Cemetery Tomb of the Unknowns. The plaque with his image on it will read: "To the soldiers that lie here, who represent all those lost forever, to your sacrificed precious futures so that we could enjoy the full measure of freedom, peace and prosperity, we will never forget our debt to you"- Your fellow brothers-in-arms The Old Bold Pilots Oceanside, CA 2015. 

  

To see more of Vizart’s images, click here. If you are interested in licensing Vizart’s images, e-mail us today!

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Susan Barmon is featured in SeeMe Book!

Aug 25, 2015

We are excited to announce that our artist, Susan Barmon, has been selected to be part of the Black and White Collection Book that SeeMe puts out. This book, displays work from photographers representing over 191 different countries around the world!

Susan has been telling stories through photographic portraiture most of her adult life. She says:  “I like the story these little cowboys tell. Their portraits personify the lives they live and the character they are developing. “The Littlest Cowboys” has been a rewarding series. Along with the photographs, I came away from it with lifelong friends and a respect for those, of any age, who pursue the sport… “The Littlest Cowboys, captures a unique slice of Americana---a lifestyle that lives the sport. The children’s rodeo is brimming with a value system we associate with the best of our American heritage: courage, competition, physical stamina, triumph, defeat and sportsmanship.”

Net proceeds from the sales of these books will benefit the Pencils of Promise charity. This organization works to build schools in developing nations. They do not just build a school and move on, they monitor and evaluate the schools after they are constructed. Thus far, every school they’ve opened is fully operational and educating students daily!

If you are interested in licensing Susan’s images, contact us.

To see more of Susan’s photographs, click here.

To learn more about Pencils of Promise, click here

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Road Trip to Carson Industries

Aug 18, 2015

Last week, Syrena (from our sales team) hopped in the car and took a road trip to Carson Industries. She filled the Jetta with gas, grabbed a coffee (with an extra shot of espresso), turned the music up and she was off! After 9 hours of driving through the beautiful state of New York, she was finally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She got some dinner and went to bed early because she knew the next day she would be full of meetings with the friendly team at Carson!

Carson manufactures exclusive gift and inspirational merchandise, as well as garden decor including wind chimes, outdoor decorative flags, novelty items, fashion accessories and apparel. Carson comes out with 6 new catalogs each year (gift, garden, flags, accessories, seasonal, and holiday flags). We are honored to have our artist, Jeff Hoff, featured on the cover of this year’s Flag catalog! His lovely paintings make the perfect flags for every season. You can also find flags with art from Crista Forest, Macneil Studio, and some of our other artists.

Syrena came to the meetings prepared with 2 iPads full of amazing new art from our artists. The meetings went really well and we got lots of great feedback. We are hoping to see lots of new images in their catalog next year! She also got to take a tour of their facility and got to see how some of their metal garden products come to life. After a whirlwind of meetings and a yummy lunch, it was time to hop back in the car and head home. For more information about licensing our images, contact us today! 

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Rod Stevens is featured in Where Women Create

Aug 05, 2015

Our artist, Roderick Stevens, was recently featured in the quarterly magazine: “Where Women Create.” This publication brings you into the creative spaces of extraordinary women throughout the country. This magazine is meant to motivate and inspire women, but each quarter they feature 1 man in the “Men who make it” section.

Roderick Stevens is an award-winning painter in multiple styles and mediums. He is a creative soul as he also dabbles in filmmaking and is an award-winning screenwriter! He has been a lover of the arts for as long as he can remember and he started painting in oils when he was just 7 years old! As adulthood and family responsibilities started to consume his life, the variety of artistic expression became relegated to occasional hobbies while he focused on filmmaking. In 2004 he started painting again! Roderick currently lives in Arizona, in a highly energy-efficient home with a 400-square-foot loft studio overlooking the living area. This allows him to balance his work and family life.

You can learn more about Roderick if you read the article featured in Where Women Create this quarter.

If you are interested in licensing his images, click here.

 

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M Kungl Appearing at San Diego Comic Con

Jul 09, 2015

Our artist, M Kungl Studios, will be at the Acme Archives booth for the San Diego Comic Con! Kungl will be making an appearance to debut his latest Star Wars paintings. 

M Kungl Studios is also proud to release limited edition posters for the Chuck Jones Gallery, San Diego. "Fast and Blast" will be available for purchase along with many new paintings and Limited Edition releases. Kungl's latest paintings celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Chuck Jones Gallery

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In 2006, Mike Kungl was selected as an official artist of the Disney Fine Art program (published by Collectors Editions) and has built a loyal following of fans who love his fresh take on Disney. Then in 2009, Kungl was then selected as an official Star Wars Artist, published by ACME Fine Art. His Star Wars art is often featured on CBS' Big Bang Theory. Combining his unique artistic style, which he has termed “21st Century Art Deco”, with classic Disney characters and stories, Mike Kungl has built upon Disney’s artistic legacy by applying his unique Deco twist to his collection of Disney works which are renowned and collected around the world. Today, Kungl is among the world’s finest artists in the Art Deco tradition. His art can frequently be seen on television shows including Ashton Kutcher’s Beauty and the Geek series, CSI and Gilmore Girl’s.

  

To learn more about licensing Kungl’s work click here.

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Art Licensing: A Top Global Licensor

Jun 03, 2015

Art Licensing International is very excited to announce that we are among the top Global Licensors featured in this month’s edition of the “License Global” Magazine. Each year, there is a special report that ranks licensors based on the annual retail sales of licensed merchandise and provides sales data and trends for a wide spectrum of the world's most popular and recognizable brands. The top five global licensors include distinguished names like Disney and Mattel.

This year, the Top 150 Global Licensors made up $259 billion in retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide. This report accurately illustrates the growth and importance of art and brand licensing to consumers and retailers worldwide. “License Global” continued the top ranking list for an additional 6 companies and Art Licensing International was ranked number 154, with Scholastic being number 152! Art Licensing is excited about our honorable mention in this article and hope that next year we will be in the top 150 licensors.

If you are interested in licensing our art for your products, contact us today!

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Surtex 2015

Jun 01, 2015

Wow! What a show!

After lots of meetings, art reviews and laughs the sales team made its way back to Vermont and it has been a whirlwind of follow up e-mails, phone calls and even snail mail packages ever since! During the show, our booth was full of existing (and potential) customers all 3 days of the show.

This year, Art Licensing had a large booth (#204-208) displaying LOTS of beautiful art. We had 18 panels categorized by subject displaying all types of trend right themes (like abstract and lodge) as well as the ever-popular topics (like dogs/cats and wildlife).  You can see a virtual tour of our booth on our Facebook page.

 

Artists from all walks of life come to Surtex to show and market their new collections to manufacturers various products including, but not limited to: stationery, giftware, toys, publishing, and much more. Each year, thousands of people travel to the Javits Center for Surtex and the shows that run with it (the National Stationery Show and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair). Surtex is a great place for artists and agents to display artwork to existing clients as well as to meet and start relationships with new potential manufacturers. This show gives us the opportunity to build extraordinary relationships, friendships and memories!

To see more photos from our show, take a look at the Surtex 2015 album on our Facebook

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ALI visits Leanin' Tree

Apr 23, 2015

The ALI sales team recently traveled 1,875 miles away from home to visit one of our customers, Leanin’ Tree, out of Boulder, Colorado. 

We had a great visit and we reviewed lots of fantastic new images with their team.

Before the meeting, our team was lucky enough to be able to visit Leanin’ Tree’s Museum of Western Art as well as their Sculpture Garden.

The Leanin’ Tree factory/museum/garden has become a must see attraction for tourists in the Denver-Boulder area as it is one of the nation’s largest privately owned collections of western art. The Museum consists of works from the private art collection of Ed Trumble, Founder and Chairman of Leanin’ Tree.  He is generous enough to share his art with the public by hanging the originals in the Leanin’ Tree Museum. Visitors can tour the Museum and sculpture garden for free! Ed has been working on his collection of over 250 paintings and 150 sculptures for seven decades. The sculpture garden is a landscaped garden that is located outside the Museum. There are numerous amazing sculptures and even some fun “photo ops” for people of all ages.

 

 

After we toured the museum and garden, we met some of the Leanin’ Tree team members and then we got to tour the factory! One of the first things we saw on the factory tour was a large giclee of one of our images by Richard Burns. This image has been a popular card for Leanin’ Tree for many years!

After we got done “ooh-ing and aw-ing” over our image, we got to watch sheets of blank paper as they are transformed into full-color cards! We also got to see how envelopes, mugs, and magnets were made! You can also see the production process by taking a virtual tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SfM_KtSPDs

 

Leanin’ Tree is committed to supporting local business and keeping a sustainable factory. All of their cards are created, produced and shipped from their facility in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. They made the decision to keep these jobs at home, rather than outsourcing to different countries. Not only does it give back to their community, but it also allows them to ensure they produce the highest quality product around.

After the factory tour, we met with the Leanin’ Tree team and showed LOTS and LOTS of new images. They were so excited to be able to see so much wonderful art from us. Keep your eyes open on the Leanin’ Tree website to see new Art Licensing images! 

 

To see all of the photos from our trip, take a look at the Customer Visits/Road Trips Album on our Facebook

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Julie Bell was featured in SouthWest Magazine!

Mar 24, 2015

Our artist, Julie Bell ,was recently featured in the March 2015 edition of the South West Art Magazine! She was one of the ten artists in the “Meet 10 artists who depict creatures of all kinds” section of the magazine. Julie’s images were perfect for this article because she paints a variety of animals.

Throughout her life, Bell says, she has felt a special connection to animals and nature. She says:

“When I’m painting animals with all their beauty and wild nature, I experience the kind of at-one-with-the-universe feeling described by people who meditate. It’s both soothing and exciting, the way nature itself is. I know without a doubt that this is what I was meant to do”

Julie started her career working as a well-known illustrator for Marvel Comics. In fact, she was the first woman to paint the character of Conan! Julie continues to create fantasy, science fiction and animal paintings. For more information about Julie’s images, you can view her entire licensing portfolio and contact us

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ALI and The Mountain Team Up!

Mar 16, 2015

We are so excited to tell you about one of our many licensing projects with Brooklyn, NY based artist: Dean Russo! Art Licensing International has teamed up with The Mountain (out of Keene, NH) to develop a Dean Russo Line of T-Shirt (and some other apparel items like hats and socks). The Mountain has created a very clever propriety T-shirt hang box that uniquely displays Dean's artwork that is featured on their silk screen shirts (example attached). This line has been a tremendous seller for The Mountain.

Art and animals (particularly rescue dogs and cats) are two passions that define Dean. He uses vibrant Pop Art colors and bold abstract patterns to give a voice to his favorite subject: animals. Dean Russo’s fun and colorful images apply to people of all ages and demographics.

People love his pet images as well his celebrities, travel monuments, and wild life images. Not only do his images work for the T-shirt program, but they are also placed with numerous manufacturers for wall décor, mugs, puzzles, coasters, magnets and many more products!

 

To see his entire portfolio, click here.

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