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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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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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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Wendy Edelson wins The Mom's Choice Gold Award!

Jan 29, 2015

Our artist, Wendy Edelson, is a self-taught artist and she works primarily in rich glazes of watercolor. After illustrating over 30 books, Wendy's work has also proven perfect for a wide range of products and applications. She strives to give every painting a heart of magic. Putting enchantment into every piece of her art is one of the many reasons she won the Mom’s Choice Gold Award.

 

Wendy’s illustrations in the book “The best Part of the Day” beautifully portray the simple joys of life and the principles of gratitude. The author, Sarah Ban Breathnach, hopes that her book will start a new tradition for families to take a moment to be grateful for the simple joys of the day. Wendy’s illustrations make the feeling of warmth and gratitude come to life.   

  

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children and families. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 40 countries.

To see more of Wendy’s illustrations, take a look at her portfolio

 

 

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Jenny Newland's video and story bring awareness to Spasmodic Torticollis

Apr 05, 2014

Jenny Newland’s video, "The Creation of Grandpa's Puppies," is now being featured on the ST Dystonia's website along with her story. As a way of giving back to everyone at ST Dystonia & Abigail Brown at STRC, Jenny has dedicated her video to bring awareness to the cause. Jenny has suffered with Spasmodic Torticollis since 2003, and despite all of her setbacks with this debilitating disease, Jenny still continues to paint!

ST/Dystonia is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping people, like Jenny, who suffer with Spasmodic Torticollis. Spasmodic Torticollis is an extremely painful chronic neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. The condition is also referred to as "cervical dystonia.”

Jenny said that the ST/Dystonia gave her the tools to beat this terrible disease. She has been following the program taught by Abbie which includes daily exercises & stretching, alkaline diet, massage, daily walks & talks with God and learning to listen to her body.  Today she is not holding her head up with her hands and she still feels great. She experiences stiffness in the mornings and some mild spasms, but after a hot Epson salt bath and stretching she feels much better. She asks everyone with ST to please be encouraged and don't give up!

You can see how talented she is by looking at her portfolio

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ROCK'N out for children!

Apr 04, 2014

The Rock Demarco Foundation is a Michigan non-profit organization that was founded in 2012. Being an artist, Rock realizes the benefits of art and creativity to a child especially for children going through a difficult time. He decided to bring his passion for art and for children together and raise awareness and funds for a cause that he truly cares about. The foundation’s mission is to help young people rediscover childhood magic through artistic expression. Rock says, “A fundamentally important aspect of childhood is imagination: the ability to create, explore and dream. When children are faced with terminal illness, their world becomes filled with very adult realities.
We endeavor to allow these children the chance to rediscover their own childhood magic through artistic
 expression.”

Rock’s Foundation will place art therapy rooms in children’s hospitals nationwide. His goal is to have 15 fully staffed and supplied art rooms established throughout the United States by 2020! By partnering with renowned children’s hospitals around the country, Rock and his team will design and build accessible art rooms for the youngest patients in those hospitals. Here, children will be able to paint, draw, build, play and laugh.

  

To learn more about Rock's Foundation, click here.

To watch his national TV apperance, click here

To view Rock's portfolio for licensing, click here.

 

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Color Bakery is featured on LTD!

Mar 25, 2014

One of our leading artists, Color Bakery, is now featured on LTD!

LTD has grown to become one of the country's premier catalog and online merchandisers, selling top-quality merchandise at tremendous value prices. You can order your own piece of Color Bakery art TODAY! This fabulous set comes on canvas or wood.

 

The artist behind Color Bakery, Mindy Sommers, is a professional, licensed home decor artist. Mindy Sommers' art has been licensed to the world's most well-known manufacturers in the realm of home, gift and wall decor. Her art has been featured on product lines from full high end tabletop lines, to fabric, to gift products to area rugs, calendars and more. Whether it's gift boxes or dinnerware, fabric, table linens or wallpaper, giclee prints or gallery wrapped canvas, Mindy's art consistently sets new trends and breaks old boundaries in home decor with bold, new interpretations of color, flow and texture! You can find Mindy's art in Bed, Bath and Beyond, Pier I, Target, Macy's, JCP and many other well-known household name outlets and retail chains.

  

Lodge is still one of the most popular themes in the licensing world and Color Bakery has plenty of rustic images to suit all of our customers’ needs. She can also create new, custom, lodge collections for any idea you have! To view more Color Bakery images, take a look at her portfolio. If you are interested in licensing her images, contact us!

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Another piece of our art made it on TV!

Mar 21, 2014

While I was watching TV the other night, I jumped up and squealed with excitement! I was watching CBS’s comedy “Mike and Molly” when I noticed Daniel Peacock’s image, "De' Vine," in the background. There is no way to express how incredibly proud I was that art that we license was picked by Hollywood’s finest to be displayed on their show.

You can see the show’s star, Melissa McCarthy (Molly), making a phone call in front of the image.

To learn more about Daniel Peacock’s images, look at his portfolio!

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