Sunday, April 6, 2008

Art History Carnival

Earthly Paradise is announcing the creation of an Art History Carnival!

Having noticed a dearth of Blog Carnivals on the subject, I will be hosting a Carnival of Art History on my blog on the first of each month (and hopefully some of you out there will be sharing the duties with me!). You can submit articles for inclusion in the carnival until the first of the month.

What kind of blog articles will be included?
Posts covering all periods and art mediums are welcome, as are posts discussing art criticism, theory and aesthetics. All submissions will be carefully reviewed.

What is a Blog Carnival?
A blog carnival is (according to Wikipedia) "a type of blog event...similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains permalinks links to other blog articles on the particular topic.

Blog Carnivals are a great way to help your blog reach a new audience and to make new friends in the blogosphere! There are so many great carnivals out there, but sadly, no Art History carnivals to be seen. I thought I'd have to fix that!

Who can submit?
Anyone, as long as you have a blog! If you don't, submit one of your friend's articles (except they better be good--I'll be reading them!).

Can I host a carnival? Absolutely! Please let me know if you'd be interested in hosting the next issue of the carnival.
So, start submitting!

How to submit articles
You have two options:

1. Send an email to the host (address normally included in all carnival announcements). Include the title and permalink URL of the post you are nominating for inclusion in the carnival, along with the name of the blog. Please put "Art History Carnival" in the title of your email to help the host to recognize it in their inbox!

2. Use the submission form provided by Blog Carnival.

One final thing to keep in mind:
To keep things current, posts should have been written after the date of the last Carnival.

Thank you for your participation! Share the news if you know someone who likes to write about art!


Sarah said...

I know someone who would probably love to be a part of this... my sister, Diane. Did you know she graduated with a major in art? Here's her art blog. I'll send this info her way ;o).

A.Lee said...

Yes, for sure, the art world needs a blog carnival!!! Let's collectively make it happen. And maybe we can even sustain 2!

I've just started one also: No Name For Art (the name appeared the way a painting appears under my hands).

Its scope is a bit wider: Art history, art creation, art collection, art management ~ in fact, ALL good art topics welcome.

Meanwhile, we'll see what article submissions we'll actually

I encourage you to put in a good article on your preferred artist. I will look for an article for your carnival too.