[Call for artists submission] How to Submit Your Work to “BBuzzShow@Seoul”

Call for artist submission - BBuzzShow Seoul
BBuzzShow Seoul

[BBuzzShow@Seoul] Call for Artists Submission!

Guess what? BBuzzShow is coming back to Seoul! Find out how to submit your artwork to BBuzzShow Seoul.

BBuzzShow is one of BBuzzArt’s highlighted events which provides an opportunity for emerging artists to showcase their hard work. Since 2014, BBuzzShow has been bringing art lovers and artists together. Starting from New York, it has travelled over major cities including Berlin, Shanghai, Singapore, Prague and Jakarta.

This year, BBuzzShow is coming back to Seoul again after the huge success at Gangnam in 2016!

BBuzzShow is a liberal platform which any art lovers could participate! The exhibition team receives open submissions without any location restrictions. No matter where your fabulous artwork is situated at the moment, BBuzzArt covers all required transportation cost. Online to offline, BBuzzArt guarantees vibrant artists to claim their creativity freely!

What are you waiting for? This golden opportunity is just one click away! Visit our website and submit the artworks which are longing to be discovered at BBuzzShow Seoul!

Not an artist? Spread this great news to your artist friends and get their talents exposed!

detailed information

1. Submission Duration: 08 Aug 2018–14 Sep 2018

2. Submission: Add tag #BBuzzShowSeoul

when uploading your artworks.

Or insert the tag to your already uploaded pieces at BBuzzArt website

3. Finalists Announcement: 19 Sep 2018

4. Exhibition Date: 1 Oct 2018 — 28 Oct 2018

Should you have any comments and questions about BBuzzShow Seoul, please feel free to contact us at info@bbuzzart.com

Follow BBuzzArt Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/BBuzzArt

[How to Submit Artworks to BBuzzShow Seoul?]

Confused about how to submit your artworks at BBuzzArt? Don’t worry, it’s simple! It doesn’t take more than 5 steps to apply for BBuzzShow Seoul. We put together some screenshots and instructions below for your convenience.


1. Click Sign Up/Sign In.

회원가입 / 로그인 버튼 눌러주세요.

点击“注册/登陆(Sign in / Sign up)按钮”。

2. Either Sign up/ Sign in to BBuzzArt.

회원가입 or 로그인 해주세요.


3. Click the profile button.

프로필 버튼 눌러주세요.

点击 “简介(Profile)”按钮。

4. Click the edit button from your profile.

프로필 Edit 눌러주세요.


5. After adding your profile picture, changing your cover image, and filling in the ‘About you’ and ‘Work/Education’ sections, save your progress.

You must write a minimum of 600 characters for the ‘About you’ section, and 300 characters for ‘Work/Education.’

프로필 사진, 커버 사진 변경 및 About you 항목과 Work / Education 항목을 채우신 후 반드시 저장해주세요.
이 때, About you 최소 600character, Work / Education 최소 300character 이상 채우셔야 합니다.

加上简介头像图片、背景图片及填写完成“介绍(About You)”和“工作/教育(Work /Education)”部分之后,点击“保存(Save)”按钮。

6. From your main home page, click the upload button. There will be a popup indicating that you must activate your email address through the verification process.

Click ‘Activate my account’ and go through the email verification process.

홈페이지 메인 화면으로 가서 업로드 버튼을 누르시면, 계정 활성화를 위한 이메일 인증 과정에 대한 팝업이 뜹니다.
Activate My Account 항목을 누른 후 이메일 인증 과정을 밟습니다.

在 BBuzzArt主页,点击“上传(Upload)”按钮的话会自动弹出关于“电子邮件验证”需要的步骤。
点击“激活帐号(Activate My Account)”按钮,进行电子邮件验证

7. Check your email account (the one you entered when registering for BBuzzArt). Verify your account by clicking on the ‘Verify My Account’ button on the email you receive from us.

이메일 인증 과정에서 입력 하셨던 이메일로 들어가 BBuzzArt에서 온 메일을 확인하시고 Verify My Account 버튼을 눌러주세요.

在电子邮件验证过程中使用的邮件里会看到如此内容,确认邮件后点击“验证(Verify My Account)”按钮。

8. Again, click the upload button on the home page.

다시, 업로드 버튼을 눌러 업로드 페이지로 들어가세요.

再次点击 BBuzzArt主页的“上传”按钮。

9. Upload your pictures, carefully reading all the requirements. You must put #BBuzzShowSeoul as a hashtag to apply for the collaboration project! Finish the procedure by inputting all your materials information and clicking ‘complete.’

본인의 작품 이미지에 대한 전반적인 정보를 빠짐없이 기입해주세요.
이 때, 반드시 Tag항목에 #BBuzzShowSeoul 를 입력하셔야 누락없이 공모됩니다.
Materials까지 기입하시고, 일단 Complete 버튼을 눌러주세요.


10. NOTE: You must upload a minimum of three artworks to register!

작품 업로드를 최소 3점 이상 하셔야 합니다. 반드시 유념해주세요!


11. After uploading all your works, go to the work details to check that you have#BBuzzShowSeoul as a hashtag to be eligible for the collaboration project.

본인이 올린 작품 상세 페이지에 들어가셔서 Tag란에 파란 글씨로 #BBuzzShowSeoul 이라는 태그가 기입 되어있는지 확인해주세요.

上传自己的艺术作品后,进入“详细内容(Work Details)”确认填写的基本信息及标签栏中有没有加上了#BBuzzShowSeoul标签。


12. Go to your profile and click edit. When you scroll down, you will see the ‘Artist Registration’ section.

프로필 Edit으로 들어가주세요.
스크롤을 내리시면 Artist Registration 항목이 있습니다.
Artist Registration 버튼을 활성화 해주세요.

首先进入“简介”并点击“编辑”按钮。往下看看,找到“艺术家验证(Artist Registration)”按钮后立刻激活此按钮。

13. After clicking the toggle to turn on the ‘artist registration,’ fill in the required details below, from Artist Type to your Address.

Inputting your telephone and email verification is very important! We need this information to contact you regarding sales and promotions.

Artist Registration 버튼을 활성화 후, 아래에 나타나는 Artist Type부터 Address 항목 까지 빠짐없이 채워주세요.
휴대폰과 이메일 인증이 가장 중요합니다.
추후, BBuzzArt에서 작품 거래시 입력하신 휴대폰 번호와 이메일로 연락드릴 예정입니다.
모든 항목 기입 후, Request Artist Registration 버튼을 눌러주세요.

当激活艺术家验证按钮后,填写从“艺术家风格(Artist Type)”到“地址(Address)”内每个部分。
填完整个部分后,点击“申请艺术家验证(Request Artist Registration)”按钮。

14. After you Request Artist Registration, kindly wait for an approval/rejection within 24 hours. Once approved, you will receive an official email from BBuzzArt.

Request Artist Registration 하시면 약 24시간 이내에 작가 승인을 받을 수 있습니다! 잠시 기다려 주세요.
승인을 받은 작가는 입력하신 이메일로 승인이 되었다는 내용의 BBuzzArt 공식 메일을 받게 됩니다.



15. Now, you are an officially registered BBuzzArt artist! You can now sell your artworks.

이제, 본인은 BBuzzArt 공식 아티스트 입니다. 작품 판매가 가능한 단계입니다.


16. If you want to sell the artworks you have uploaded, go to the page for your artwork by clicking on it from your profile. BBuzzArt is one of the largest and fastest growing art e-commerce platforms! Don’t miss an opportunity to meet new art buyers by filling in your pricing details ASAP.

본인이 올린 작품에 가격을 책정하고 싶으시면, 본인의 특정 작품 상세페이지로 갑니다.
(BBuzzArt는 순수예술 분야의 아시아 최대 이커머스 플랫폼 중 하나입니다. 가격을 올리시면 판매에 도움이 됩니다.)


17. If you hover your mouse cursor over your image, on the top right, an icon with three dots will appear. Click edit to add/change your price.

이미지 위에 마우스 커서를 올리면 이미지 우측 상단에 점 세개의 아이콘이 있습니다.
아이콘을 누르시면 작품 수정항목이 보입니다.
작품 수정 항목을 클릭해주세요.



18. If you scroll down, you will see an ‘On Sale’ toggle button. Click it to activate it. After doing so, fill in the necessary information below, and then save.

스크롤을 내리시면 On Sale 항목이 있습니다.
On Sale 항목을 활성화 해주세요.
On Sale 항목 활성화 시, 아래에 나타나는 항목을 상세히 기입해주세요.
모든 항목을 기입하셨다면 저장 버튼을 눌러주세요.

往下滚动,有“出售(On Sale)”项目,请激活此项目

19. If you see your price on your artwork after clicking save, you have completed the registration process. Congratulations!

Once you have finished this step, your application for BBuzzShow@Seoul is successfully completed!

작품 상세 페이지 우측에 본인이 입력하신 가격이 노출되었다면 모든 과정을 빠짐없이 수행하셨습니다. 수고하셨습니다.

이 과정을 끝내셨다면, BBuzzShow Seoul 신청이 성공적으로 완료되었습니다!


Museum Definition: Could Museums Take Stands?

Acrylic collage with two desperate men in museums
No Hope No Life by BBuzzArt artist Tehos
What are museums in today’s defintion?

In 2007, the ICOM (International Council of Museums) Statutes has adopted the definition of museum for the international museum community as ‘a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment‘.

It is concrete that museums are no longer Cabinets of Curiosities traced back to Renaissance period. They are no longer places simply for objects to be stored and exhibited. We now ask questions about museum’s identities like What are the social responsibilities and duties that museums should take?; Do museums hold the authority to define art?; What could the public expect from the institution?.

Today, we will take two recent news from Design Museum in London and the Met in New York as examples and discuss whether museums could take stands. And further, how the two museums perceive their ‘charity’ identity differently.

Design Museum in London – Hope to Nope vs Nope to Arms 

Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18 is the current exhibition in London Design Museum. It features graphic design and technology that reacted to important political moments throughout the decade. Due to a sponsorship between the arms dealer Leonardo and the museum, over one-third of the artworks from the activist party were removed from the exhibition after their request and petition Nope to Arms. As a result, the exhibition is now free to visit.

As an educational charity, we cannot take an overt political stance as some activists would like us to do. Recent events have shown us that breaching the laws that regulate charities could put us at risk of having our charitable status removed. In a statement today the Charity Commission reminded the charities sector that, “educational charities can play an important role in informing the public. The law is clear, however, that they must do so in a balanced and neutral way. There are clear rules for charities regarding political activity that form a key part of both charity law and public expectations.”

Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black, directors of the Design Museum, the executives explained in the statement that since they should maintain neutral as ‘an educational charity’. Since no political stance should be taken, the museum would maintain their relationship with Leonardo.

The Met in New York – charity vs social justice

According to the invitation by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has served as an anchor organization alongside New York University’s Tisch School of Arts for social practice art.

We’re not an institution that just focuses on charity. We need to be an institution that focuses on justice. There is a real distinction between charity and social justice: I think ‘charity’ is a term that makes us feel comfortable at a cocktail hour. But when you’re talking about justice you’re actually talking about how you right a wrong. For us, being able to dive deep into this work fits with that…At this moment in our country’s history, we need to dive deeper and look at what social justice and social practice in the arts look like.

In 2016, Dorian Burton, assistant executive director of the William R. Kenan Jr. Trust made a cold call to Kemi Ilesanmi, the executive director of the Laundromat Project, a New York City-based nonprofit that brings art to unexpected places. That was how this act for social justice by art started and now turned out to be a $6 million program.

Two months ago, the Met has announced that they would use $1.5 million of the Kenan Trust grant to support an artist residency program dedicated to social change.

What about the justice within the artist community?

The current art market is in some ways biased on different grounds where many talented artists are not granted the chance they deserve. Justice within the artists community starts when everyone can share their art freely regardless of their identities.

The start-up online gallery BBuzzArt is a liberal platform which support equal opportunities. Through the online system, any young and emerging artists can submit their works to BBuzzArt and get exposed to the world. The website is user-friendly for both artists and collectors. If you wish to join us to create a more ideal art world with equal opportunities, go to our website and learn more.

Buzzing Art, Budding Artist. www.bbuzzart.com


Is Today’s Art Market Still a Boys’ Club?

The cover of Prada's magazine Candy Florle edition reflecting the art market
Au Naturel by BBuzzArt artist Amelia A J Foy (ladyly)

Austrian artist Katharina Cibulka has stitched ‘As long as the art market is a boys’ club, I will be a feminist,’ across the facade of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna as part of her ongoing public art project ‘Solange’. This artistic act has caught the eye of the public towards the gender parity of the current art market. Along with all other gender equality controversies, the male dominance phenomenon in the art market has constantly initiated heated discussions in these decades.

This challenge can be traced back to Second-wave Feminism, when Guerrilla Girls questioned the art institution with their well-known yellow poster in 1989. Stating the fact that ‘less than 5% of the artists in the Modern Art Sections were women, but 85% of the nudes are female‘, they asked with their slogan ‘Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum?’ in a sarcastic manner.

What about now?

According to Artprice’s 2017 international report on the contemporary art market, figure shows that among the top 500 contemporary artists in worldwide auction houses, only 14% are woman artists. Although for artists born after 1980 the percentage of women rises to 31%, it is true that the gender imbalance is still substantial.

‘The path to the top is still long, because the art market is still dominated by men,’ in response to Cibulka’s artistic act, the School Head of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Eva Blimlinger commented. The artist agreed with that, saying, ‘there are still many hurdles to overcome in the international art market until men and women are placed on equal footing.’

What could be done?

We can always invest hope on our future. If more opportunities are given to young and emerging female artists to sell their artworks and gain publicity before entering the auction market, the balance might be foreseen. In such a way, we need a liberal platform which support equal opportunities.

The start-up online gallery BBuzzArt is an agency tailored for vibrant artists regardless of their identities. Through the online system, any young and emerging artists can submit their works to BBuzzArt and get exposed to the world. The website is user-friendly for both artists and collectors. BBuzzArt has now gathered over 14,000 artists and keep striking to generate more opportunities for them to enter the bigger art market. If you wish to join us to create a more ideal art world with equal opportunities, go to our website and learn more.

Buzzing Art, Budding Artist. www.bbuzzart.com


Where does the price of contemporary artworks come from?

A photograph with various coins piled on the dark background. Where the price of the art work comes from?
Money by artist Rafael Chavez Najera

Have you ever wondered from where the price of the art work comes?

The work of art is created through two process; first, made by artists, and second, it is showed by curator, collector or gallerist.

In the first process, the value of the art work is determined by various factor. For example, the materials used for work, labour of the artists, and time etc… there are various factors to determine value of the work. The commercial value, which is the price of the art work, on the other hand, is validated by the other people in the art world.

Unlike normal market, art market has their own rule. Based on the principal of supply and demand, but the most important distinction of the art work is scarcity. Except editioned works such as re-printed or re-produced photographs, most works of art is only one. Therefore, if there is another bidder for one work, the price of the art work will be raised.

Especially in the contemporary art market, the most important factor is the artists AND the galleries. Every single year, over 3 millions of art student graduate school but only very few of them can continued their life as an artists.

Then how about rest of them?

The fundamental factor of the problem is shortage of the opportunities for young and emerging artist to sell their art works. This is unspoken rule but, normally the galleries take more than half when the work of young and emerging artists’ is sold. Of course there are certain reason to take money from artists; the cost of management, exhibition, and commission. However, sometimes artists cannot get proper recognition of their works.

The start-up company BBuzzArt suggest new solution for the young artists. Through the online system, young and emerging artists all over the world can show their work on BBuzzArt and art lovers can buy then through few clicks in the bed at home. The platform provide easy access to both artists and collectors. And the other important and distinct point is that the artists is the person who decide the price of the art work.

The number of artists think their works are undervalued at some point due to gallery commission but at BBuzzart, the price of the art works are listed by artists therefore, young and emerging artists can have their own recognition.

There is no artists who was born as Andy Warhol or Jeff Koons. For better art world, it is important to encourage young and emerging artists to stage themselves more easily. Art is related to money but is it not just for money. For art for art sake, BBuzzArt can be the starting point to meet future masterpiece.

Buzzing Art, Budding Artist


BBuzzArt Curator Jackie Kim

[BBuzzArt@ArtStage_Singapore] Call for Artist Submission is Closed !

Dear applicants,

Call for Artist Submission for BBuzzArt@ArtStageSingapore is officially closed!

We are pleased to have all of talented artists around the world. We are surprised and fully inspired by all of your art pieces. Thank you for your interest and being part of our community.

The official announcement of selected artists will be posted Nov 20th. Stay tuned!

Artist’s Life after Art School (How to Jump Start Art Career.)

Artist After School 

Let’s admit it. Life outside classroom is tough. We all struggle. One may unconsciously think this simple rule does not apply to themselves for some ridiculous reasons. But, take a look around. You have got to know at least one (more than one, actually) college or MFA graduate who still has hard time building their career in art. Many of my friends with traditional art background find themselves lost and hopeless in pursuing an art career after graduation. Just quoting one of them, “it took literally four years to pick up the brush again.” If you see yourself as a professional artist someday, and want to take the leap in the creative world, what should you do?

  1. Time Management, Are you the Boss?

Everything You Need to Know (And Do) as You Pursue Your Art Career asserts that time management is the most crucial quality to develop for artists. Artists tend to have more flexible working hours and independency over how they want to spend a day.

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey.

The best thing about school is a fixed schedule. There is a set daily routine: you wake up at 8 am, take a quick shower, go to class from let’s say 9 – 4. Then you either work, study at library, attend a weekly club meeting, or do an art project in studio. Following graduation, there is no more of it. You have a complete freedom. However, more control you have of your time, more swayed you are by time, ironically. Well, what can I say? It is a good and bad that comes with the life of artist.

Everything you do is up to you. It means recognizing that you will have more control over your career when you organize yourself- and your time –as if you were running a business.

It’s better to “identify your tendencies early on”. Are you a night owl or early bird? Build your schedule around the most productive and creative time of the day. The chart above shows that there is no definite answer. Writer like Murakami Haruki placed the time for creative work from 4 am all the through noon. Tchaikovsky had two different working hours a day 10 am -12 pm and 5 pm -7 pm. Figure out your behavioral pattern as soon as possible! Try multiple different times. You will know when it is right.


  1. Studio: Home or Separate?

Getting a studio space is a matter of financial status and work tendency. Ask yourself these three questions.

a. Can you focus at home?
b. Can you afford a separate studio?
c. Do you prefer to work lone or with people?

If you can’t afford a separate studio, then there you have it. Home is your studio. There is no need to buy a bunch of stuff to fill a new space. Nor need you to move all your art supplies or other bunch. But, it can only work out best for those who are well-disciplined and have the ability to fight off all the distractions, such as TV, bed, mobile game, etc..

art career and artist studio
Francis Bacon’s Studio.

If money is an issue, yet working at home is the worst idea for you, shared studio is the third option. Be mindful that it leads to the next question: are you your able to work with people? If yes, this will be a fantastic idea!

After graduating college, you lose your daily interactions with peers and even the slightest chance to get run by abrupt inspiration which often comes from random conversations. It is definitely easy to get fallen out of the art world unless going to an exhibition opening is a favorite activity of yours. By sharing a studio space with local artists, you can stay up to the industry even if your art is not shown anywhere yet. To top it off, you can easily make connections with people that matter. When I was interning at a commercial art gallery, I often witnessed artists recommending/introducing their fellow artists to the gallerist or museum curators.


  1. Second Job?

Having a second job is very normal for artists. One may not realize this fact, but they all (almost all) have a day/night job that supports life. Just remember the first thing you need to do after graduation is pay your bills and probably pay off student loans. You must make ends somehow unless financial support is guaranteed from your family. The myth that artist is not serious if they have other professional job is complete nonsense! Sol Lewitt was a museum guard, but still made it as an artist. Richard Serra owned a furniture moving business. Mark Rothko was an elementary school teacher. And we all know Andy Warhol was a graphic designer.

art career andy warhol
Andy Warhol.

Do not fear to admit that you are in need for a money-making job other than making art. I personally have none full-time artist friends: English tutor, art installer, museum educator, restaurant server, gallery manager, commercial photographer, computer engineer and babysitter. Nonetheless, it did not stop them from getting recognized by the world for their brilliant talent.


Lastly, I urge you to kick off your inner critic’s butt!

Since I plan to do a whole writing on this evil called “inner critic” that resides in every artist’s heart, I didn’t include this in the list.

When you struggle most, there is this little voice tattering you: What the heck are you doing? Can you even call yourself an artist? You have no talent.

You know what? It is not odd to feel that way. Everybody felt alienated, incompetent, and self-loathing, jeez. You must keep drawing, painting, carving, clicking, doodling, creating or writing. Just make your work.

Art career and sol lewitt
Sol Lewitt’s Letter to Eva Hesse


BBuzzArt believes in your passion for art, which is why a company like us does exist! To have you connected with the world, people who love art, and help you not to get discouraged by this lonely nature of artist life.


Written by Joomi lee, BBuzzArt Marketing

This article was published for artists and art enthusiasts by BBuzzArt.

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