Post Your Art For Sale On Instagram: Add Your Shoppable Store With this App

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I’ve simplified the steps below, but you can find full tutorials on the Spreesy site if you need more details.

To Get Started–

Sign up for a free Spreesy account here. In your Spreesy dashboard, select your currency, such as United States Dollar(USD), add your email contact address and your PayPal account email address. Now you are set up to sell your art on Instagram.

It’s recommended that you add your Spreesy store link to your Instagram profile.

After you have set up your Spreesy account,  post an image of your artwork directly on Instagram and in your post’s caption box list the price of your artwork (like $290), a quantity (like 1x) and add the line of text: anyone can purchase by commenting with their email address. It’s that easy!

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Each time you add these 3 things to your Instagram image–a price, quantity, and the line of text anyone can purchase by commenting with their email address–  the item will appear in your Spreesy store. Here is my Spreesy store. I’ve added one artwork to get started–

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So, the next time you snap a photo of your art to share on Instagram,  in your image caption box add:
Price defined with a currency symbol (like $) followed by a number. Simply include your product’s price somewhere in the post’s caption. You can use the following currency symbols followed by the price, such as $99, €99, ₪99, ¥99, £99, or ฿99.
Quantity is defined as a number followed by an x. If your quantity is 1 painting, just include “1x” somewhere in your post’s caption. If your quantity is 10 prints, include 10x in your caption.

Always include in your caption that anyone can purchase by commenting with their email address.

Shipping If you want to specify shipping costs:

1) For domestic shipping, simply include a flat rate shipping cost in your product’s total price.  If you’re selling a product for $15 and you want to charge an additional $5 for shipping within your country, then the total price of your product should be $20.

2) If you want to charge extra for international shipping just include the format +$15. So if international shipping costs an additional $15, just type +$15 somewhere in your post’s caption. Make sure to use a plus sign before the international shipping cost such as +$5 or +£5.

Here’s my Instagram post and you can see how it appears in my Spreesy store in the image above:

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Video: Evolution of a Mural, The Painted Bride by Gregory Laut

Thanks to Gregory Laut for sending his video the Evolution of a Mural.

He wrote: “The Painted Bride is where I did a series of murals in the bathroom and the video is on YouTube.”

Great Waterfalls, Lynne Friedman, 
image size 30 x 30 inches  with a border
Limited edition Giclee print on archival paper and inks
Signed 1/50
Inspired by the wonderful rushing waters of a waterfalls near Lake Tahoe in Spring
Ships Rolled in a tube

#ArtBuyer Oil Paintings of Long Island Farm Land and Ghost Ranch New Mexico, #print of Tahoe Waterfall

The Pedernal - New Mexico, Lynne Friedman,16x20 oil painting on panel, unframed Painted outdoors at Ghost Ranch, (Georgia O'Keefe country), New Mexico

The Pedernal – New Mexico, Lynne Friedman,16×20 oil painting on panel, unframed
Painted outdoors at Ghost Ranch, (Georgia O’Keefe country), New Mexico

 

Buy the oil painting The Pedernal – New Mexico on Amazon.com here with a super low shipping rate! The Lynne Friedman oil painting Farmlands(pictured below) is available here.

 

Farmlands, Lynne Friedman, oil painting on canvas 36 x 48 inches, Inspired by the farm land on Long Island near the Parrish Art Museum shipped flat unframed

Farmlands, Lynne Friedman, oil painting on canvas 36 x 48 inches, Inspired by the farm land on Long Island near the Parrish Art Museum 

Great Waterfalls, Lynne Friedman,  image size 30 x 30 inches  with a border Limited edition Giclee print on archival paper and inks Signed 1/50 Inspired by the wonderful rushing waters of a waterfalls near Lake Tahoe in Spring Ships Rolled in a tube

Great Falls, Lynne Friedman, image size 30 x 30 inches with a border
Limited edition Giclee print on archival paper and inks, Signed 1/50 & AP
Inspired by the wonderful rushing waters of a waterfalls near Lake Tahoe in Spring 

Lynne Friedman has two prints available from her edition of 50 prints of Great Falls – a signed and numbered 1/50 print and one AP (artist proof). Buy one on Amazon here.

New Drawings, Limited Edition Prints, and Landscape Paintings Added to Amazon

We’ve been adding new art to our A-mazon.com store this week–prints, drawings and paintings.

Periphery, Emily Puetter

Periphery, one of 5 drawings by Emily Puetter now available on Amazon

 

Buy Periphery online from the trusted A-mazon.com site here.

 

Artist: Lynne Friedman Ulster Summer 30x40 oil on canvas original Painted in New York State's Hudson Valley and inspired by the large agricultural fields and panoramic fields shipped flat unframed

Ulster Summer, oil painting on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, Lynne Friedman
Painted in New York State’s Hudson Valley

 

View the full details for this painting on A-mazon.com here.

 

A Poet’s Forest, Kathryn Arnold, Limited Edition Print of 100, signed and numbered, Image Size  approximately 12 x 12

A Poet’s Forest, Kathryn Arnold, Limited Edition Print of 100, signed and numbered, Image Size  approximately 12 x 12

 

We have two available print editions from Kathryn Arnold –view them here and here.

 

Entwining Tomatoes,  giclee archival inks and archival paper, 15x11, limited edition 1/50 signed, print from original pen and ink drawing created in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland at the Tyrone Guthrie Center Conservatory Gardens,  Lynne Friedman

Entwining Tomatoes, 15×11, limited edition 1/50 signed, print from original pen and ink drawing created in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland at the Tyrone Guthrie Center Conservatory Gardens, Lynne Friedman

Find Entwining Tomatoes on A-mazon.com here.

 

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NO BOX art magazine says Send Us Your Art !

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NO BOX Magazine self-describes as a “unique art magazine // launching soon.” Yesterday they tweeted–

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–and posted some skeleton page layouts:

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There’s not much more to go on, but intriguing! Follow No Box Magazine on Twitter here.

If you are looking for an extensive e-list of art magazines click here and here.

5 New Framed Floral Still Life Oil Paintings on Amazon

We’ve added five new oil paintings to our A-mazon.com store.

Peonies, Teacup, Fan & Chinese Vase, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Peonies, Teacup, Fan & Chinese Vase, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

 

Peonies, Teacup, Fan & Chinese Vase is an oil painting on linen on panel 20×16 inches, framed in a gold (wood) plein air frame that adds 3 inches (7.6 cm) all around.  This painting is dated and signed by the artist on back. This artwork ships with a digitally registered Certificate of Authenticity. Buy it here.

Tea & Crabapple Blooms, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Tea & Crabapple Blooms, oil painting of  by Gray Jacobik

Tea & Crabapple Blooms, oil painting on linen 12×12 inches( 30×30 cm) framed in a 3-inch wide gold Plein air frame that increases the dimension to 18×18 inches. Buy this painting here.

A Spill of Mock Orange, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

A Spill of Mock Orange, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

View detail photos and find out more about this painting here.

Tea Roses, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Tea Roses, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Find close-up views of this painting here. 

A Thirst For Knowledge, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

A Thirst For Knowledge, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Review the full details for the painting A Thirst For Knowledge here.

We’re working to add 100-200 more artworks to our A-mazon.com store. If you are an artist or craftsperson creating original work, find out how to sell with us by clicking here.

5 New Framed Photographic Prints In Our Amazon Store

We’ve just added 5 limited edition photographic prints by Hena Tayab Fine Art Photography to our A-mazon.com store.

Elegantly Gold, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

Elegantly Gold, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

 

The subject of this photographic print is a gold architectural feature found at Versailles, France. Buy this signed and numbered limited edition print on A-mazon.com here.

All photographs from Hena Tayab Fine Art Photography are printed on premium quality, acid free, archival paper, for a photograph with sharp details and stunning colors that will last a lifetime.

 

Sitting Blue, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

Sitting Blue, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

 

Sitting Blue, Inside the Essex Steam Train has an antique feel, reminiscent of a time when these trains were the main means of transportation. Every once in a while the steam train lets out a tut. Enchanting sound seated in cool, lush, blue chairs with the sun streaming in through the windows. A perfect trip! You can get this 11 x 14 print 11×14 with 18 x 22 inch frame here.

At Work, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

At Work, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

 

At Work is a picture taken of Sakina’s hands as she uses two rocks to grind herbs and spices to make that nights meal. This is a method still used in homes in Pakastan where a mechanical grinder is a luxury. According to Sakina and her mother, herbs ground on a rock maintain the rich flavors that are often lost in all our machines.  Get this beautiful framed print here.

Pomegranate Flowers, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

Pomegranate Flowers, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

 

This type architectural balusters, outside a luxury hotel in the Bahamas, are referred to as pomegranate flowers. A lovely name for this lovely photographic print that Hena Tayab has titled Pomegranate Flowers.

 

Rings, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

Rings, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted

Rings, a sepia tone 11 x 14 inch print with frame an 18 x 22 x 2.5 inch frame glazed with acrylic. This photograph was taken in Karachi, Pakistan of a man with a ring adorned hand hanging out the window of his car while he waits for the street light to turn green. Buy this print here.

We’re working to add 100-200 more artworks to our A-mazon.com store. If you are an artist or craftsperson creating original work, find out how to sell with us by clicking here.

Tumblr + Chronicle Books Will Print Art, Photo, Illustration Blogs as Books

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Tumblr is partnering with Chronicle Books to find three blogs, print and bind the contents between two covers as books. It’s the Great Tumblr Book Search now in its third year.

Just tell them your concept for an art, photography, illustration or design book (they will also do a humor and a food + drink book based on Tumblr blogs). Entry form over at the Chronicle Books Tumblr. Contest details over here.

  • Art: Calling all photographers, illustrators, or anyone else making visually interesting things that would translate well to print.
  • Food + Drink: Are you an epicure? We want to see cookbooks, food memoirs, and whatever else you’re cooking up!
  • Humor: We still want to be amused, so keep the LOL-worthy book ideas coming.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. If your Tumblr deserves to be a book, craft a post pitching the idea. Include a proposed title, a written synopsis of the book-to-be (200 words or less), and examples that communicate your concept (photos, animated gifs, artwork, video, text, or any media supported by Tumblr). We will check out your post, along with your entire Tumblr blog.
  2. Tag the post “TumblrBookSearch”
  3. Give us a link to the post and your contact information using this form.

Here’s what you could win:

3 Grand PRIZES (One from each category): Your book idea considered for publication, $300 worth of Chronicle books, a feedback session with a Chronicle Books editor.

3 Runners-up: $100 worth of Chronicle books

The contest ends 3/2/2015, so don’t miss your chance to enter. Winners will be announced 4/6/2015.

Read the official rules for more information, and email contests@chroniclebooks.com with any questions.

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If you are looking for more art book publishing opportunities and art magazine feature opportunities for art check out our #artistresources here and here.

 

 

 

Video: Wall of Art by Bimal Bolakhe

Bimal Bolakhe sent me his Wall of Art video. Length: 1:20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFjys7BNShE

 

 

I enjoyed this simple basic video of this artist’s wall painting. If you have an artist video you’d like featured here, send it via email to: mariekazalia@gmail.com

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Free Shipping When You Purchase Any Painting From Marmet Fine Art

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Lighthouse, above, an abstract painting by Randall Marmet’.

“This painting feels like a lighthouse to me, with the water splashing up from the rocks below,” says Randy Marmet’.

 

The painting dimensions are 16″x 20″ x 1 3/8″ deep hand-stretched gallery quality canvas.

 

This original acrylic fine art painting is hand painted and clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion.  The painting extends around the edges providing a very elegant look with no need for a frame. Just hang it and enjoy! $399.00USD  To acquire this painting click here.

 

Lighthouse (Detail 1)

Lighthouse (Detail 1)

Lighthouse (Detail 2)

Lighthouse (Detail 2)

 

Lighthouse, Randall Marmet'

Lighthouse, Randall Marmet’

 

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New: Add a *SHOP NOW* Call-To-Action Button to Your Facebook Page

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This is brand new! It just showed up on my Facebook page yesterday. I now have the option to add a Call-To-Action button to my Facebook pages. I selected “Shop Now” which allowed me to add my web store link clickable from the new Shop Now button.

Seven Call-to-actions you can select from:

  • Book Now
  • Contact Us
  • Use App
  • Play Game
  • Shop Now
  • Sign Up
  • Watch Video

You may or may not have the *Call-to-Action* option available on your Facebook page yet.  The feature will roll out in the USA over the new few weeks and worldwide next year.

 

Art Prize Offers Cash and International Exhibitions for 100 Painters and Photographers

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Some artists may be interested in the Donkey Art Prize, which is in its 3rd year. In addition to selected prize winners, 100 finalist artists will exhibit their work in international locations in cities such as Milan, Italy and in Miami, Florida and Tokyo, Japan.

As with the first two years of the prize, artists may enter artworks of painting and photography.

If you think this is something you’d like to participate in, you can get a 20% Early bird discount off the entry fee of € 35,00 (which makes it 28 Euros or $31.95USD) if you sign-up before February 20th.

The application will be available online until May the 5th 2015.

There will be awards for four art-works with a 2,000 euro prize each.

As secondary awards selected artists will receive merchandise provided by two
sponsors — Maimeri, Italian manufacturer of artists watercolor and oil paints and the Italian Momodesign. There are also solo exhibitions in the young Core Gallery in Naples, Italy

The Donkey Art Prize operates on a democratic selection process with blind jurying by critics, curators, collectors and journalists who vote on artworks.

The Prize is open to all artists without boundaries. Apply online directly on the website.
Read the full regulations on the website for the prize here.
Follow the Prize on the social networks Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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The Artist Marketing Resources web stores provides visual artists with resources to help build their art careers. Visit the store to find an extensive art galleries e-list, an e-list of art magazines and art blogs accepting artist submissions, an e-list of art consultants, an e-list of art print publishers, an e-list of art licensing companies and artist agents, an e-list of photography agents and resources, an art sales e-list, an e-book guide to making artist submissions, and our e-postcard marketing plans. If you prefer to use PayPal shop in our store here, and if you would like to use a credit card for online purchases click here for #artistresources in our 2nd webstore.

 

 

The Best Times to Post to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram

This infographic shows how the ideal days and times to post to each social media platform has shifted over time and as platforms such as Instagram become more and more popular.

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New Art + Culture Magazine – OPEN CALL for photographers, artists, filmmakers to #submit

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Oust magazine is a new arts and culture publication which will be published in print three times annually. Oust will showcase international talent and each issue of Oust will be curated around a word. Oust curators invites all photographers, artists and filmmakers to submit photographic work for consideration.

The first issue will be based on the word ‘deception’. This can be interpreted socially, politically, conceptually, or purely through artistic forms.

For image submissions please send 1-5 photographs along with a short statement.

For article submissions please send 500-1000 words.

Short stories, fragments of poetry, and all other forms of creative text are welcome to apply. There is no word count.

Please send all submissions to: hello@oustmagazine.com

Oust is a not-for-profit, advertisement free publication. Each issue will act as a handheld exhibition and will be distributed in arts and cultural institutions internationally. Selected artists will receive a copy of the issue, along with showcasing their work on the Oust website. Oust will give invaluable exposure to international talent.

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Find our e-list of art magazines when you visit either of our Artist Marketing Resources web stores– web store #1 and web store #2.

 

#Artists Add Your Art to Facebook Art Page + Retail Price, Link

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Artists are invited to add their art image to our Facebook page–be sure to include a link to where buyers may purchase your work, a price and details about the artwork to increase visibility and drive traffic to your site.

We often share the links to our Facebook page and Pinterest group boards on Twitter which increases the number of visitors viewing your artwork there and clicking through to visit your site.

As we reported last week, our group Pinterest boards have gotten artists higher click-throughs according to Google analytics.

Artist Leon Sarantos wrote: “Marie’s Pinterest boards are one of many important aids to artists that I’ve discovered through her Artist Marketing Resources blog. Kudos! .. and thanks for all you do.”

Two of our five Twitter pages have over ten thousand followers each: @TransArtGuide and @Artozon

Tweet your art images, links to your site, exhibition news and art sales news with the hashtag #ArtistMarket or #ArtistNews and we will retweet your tweet!

Send your work to mariekazalia@gmail.com and I will post it on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr!

 

 

 

 

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“Opposing Agendas” New Painting from Randall Marmet’

“Opposing Agendas" abstract painting by Randall Marmet.

“Opposing Agendas” abstract painting by Randall Marmet.

 

“This painting developed for me while I was thinking about different approaches at the same time.  At first, it was somewhat unsettling to me, but then I realized that like a lot of endeavors, it evolved organically to a place that made sense as a whole and began to harmonize.  I realized that even in chaos, one must look at the bigger picture” wrote Randall Marmet.

 

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24″x 36″ x 1 3/8″ deep hand stretched gallery quality canvas.  Original acrylic fine art painting, hand-painted and clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion.  The painting extends around the edges providing a very elegant look making no need for a frame.  Besides, abstract artwork does not need a frame.  Just hang it and enjoy!

 

“Opposing Agendas”  video:

 

Randall Marmet’ artist website: http://MarmetFineArt.com
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Artist’s Pets for Memorable Branding

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Randall Marmet’ decided that he wanted to include his pet dog and muse “Harley” in his identity and branding. Harley holds an important place in the artist’s studio and life.

 

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Artist Laurie J Craig Cat in Sink Studio Twitter profile features photos of the artist’s cat sleeping in the oval bathroom sink that inspired her logo.

Their pets are an important part of these artists lives.

Famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is also known for the dogs, birds, monkeys and pet deer that she kept in her studio home and included in her paintings.

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Frida Kahlo and her pet deer, Granizo, 1939

Frida Kahlo and her pet deer, Granizo, 1939

I visited Frida Kahlo’s Blue House museum in Mexico City, which is still contains her powerful presence in the many things she loved and collected that remain in the house.

In advertising, some famous animal mascots of the past include the RCA Victor dog “Nipper” introduced circa 1905 and continued to appear on vinyl records into the 1950’s and beyond.  Morris the Cat of the 1970’s became part of people’s lives. More recently a duck and slogan made a company memorable and stand out.

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Video: Clare Haxby Exhibition at the American Club Singapore

Hi Marie
This is a short video on my current exhibition at The American Club of Singapore ‘Postcard from Singapore’ I am showing 25 paintings and 13 prints.
Hope you are well
All the best

Clare

Explore the exhibition ‘Postcard from Singapore’ by Contemporary Artist Clare Haxby. You can view Clare’s work at The American Club Singapore until Feb 2015.

 

Video Sundays: If you are an artist with a video that you’d like us to feature, send it via email to Marie Kazalia at mariekazalia@gmail.com

Sale of Print on Metal via the Displate site

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I case you don’t know about the art sales site Displate–that prints your art images on metal–I’m reflagging yesterday’s post from my personal blog. If you are looking for more #artistresources for art print sales, here is the link: http://selz.co/1AbjqlA

Originally posted on Marie Kazalia's art:

So, I’ve sold one. A print on metal on the Displate site. You can view my portfolios of art available as prints in metal on Displate here.

Here is a screen shot of the print that sold. Displate prints the image on metal, and adds a hologram sticker to the back to verify authenticity. They also include a magnet wall mounting device in the order shipped to the buyer.

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