Balancing Art – Join the New Artists Group Board on our Pinterest Business Account for Artist Marketing Resources

Baja beach Zen Rocks, photograph by Marie Kazalia

Come Grow With Us!

After years of working with our old format Pinterest account, we have just created a new Pinterest Business account for Artist Marketing Resources. You can grow with us.

We’re setting up new options for artists on our Artist Marketing Resources Pinterest business account here. On it we’ll focus on promoting the art of our readers. (It’s all brand new and kind of bare at the moment–but it won’t stay that way for long!)

Many artists already post their art to our old Pinterest group board Art Direct From Artists and in the past we’ve promoted the board and artists heavily on Twitter.

Now you can be one of the first artists to join our new business Pinterest account version of Art Direct From Artists and add pinned images of your art available directly to buyers!

How to join Art Direct From Artists and add your art image pins–

Step 1: follow Artist Marketing Resources on Pinterest–click here to follow

Step 2: send an email (to:  mariekazalia@gmail.com) or send a private message on the Pinterest platform letting us know that you want to join our artists group board Art Direct From Artists. 

Step 3: Check your Pinterest followers (look for Artist Marketing Resources–we’ll follow you back) and check your Pinterest invitations. Once you find our invitation to join Art Direct From Artists, accept the invitation and you can start adding pins of your own art available for sale to buyers! Include your retail prices on your art image pins! Buyers will contact you directly.

The Benefits

You benefit from our promotions of the group board Art Direct From Artists in our feature articles published here and on other magazine and blog platforms. Our Twitter tweets feature the group board link and select artworks, and we talk about the group board in discussions on other social media platforms.

Our past promotions of Art Direct From Artists have brought artists on the group board more visibility! It works. We know because artists who pinned their art to our old group board– which is a few years old now– have reported sales that tracked back to our Pinterest group board!

Why we like our new Pinterest Business account:
We say “our” new Pinterest Business account because we want to integrally include you and your art! My old Pinterest account is years old and so crammed full of images that it’s time to make a fresh start.
Pinterest has many new features with their new Business account option. For instance, our group board Art Direct From Artists has Sections for sorting art images for buyers to more easily search–so far we’ve created sections for: Abstract Painting, 3-D Sculptural Works, Contemporary REALISM, Outsider / self-taught /auto-didactic
The Future
We plan to promote our new Pinterest Business account and group artist boards on Twitter and via feature articles and more.
Feel free to ask me any questions you may have in a comment.

We Want to Hear From You

Let us know what other group boards you’d like us to add to our new Pinterest business account, and if we like your idea we’ll not only create the board, and invite you to join, but we’ll tweet your link and give you a shout out too on Twitter as a thank you. Just leave on comment on this article to get things started.

Visit our new business account for Artist Marketing Resources on Pinterest
and view the new group board Art Direct From Artists.
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Artists and Collectors Join The New *Art Direct From Artists* Group on LinkedIN

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Art Direct From Artists began as a group board on Pinterest that has proven to be so popular that I decided to expand it into a new LinkedIN group–join Art Direct From Artists on LinkedIn here.

This new group board will make it easier for all professional to find artists with artworks for sale. Art Direct From Artists on LinkedIn is where hospitality industry executives and others, who really don’t know where to find art for their interior projects, can come and interact with artists who have artwork available.

Artists are welcome to join and pitch their work in the new Art Direct From Artists @LinkedIn group. Art buyers and collectors are welcome to join and find new emerging artists to buy from in the group Art Direct From Artists.

It’s a little bit outside-of-the-box for a LinkedIn networking group. No artist will ever be considered a spammer in this group! No self-promotions get flagged here. Artists are welcome to talk about their work. Buyers and art collectors are welcome to join and interact with artists. Artists are free to start discussions about their work and share links to their websites, online portfolios and web shops that direct buyers to where they can purchase original artworks.

The Art Direct From Artists concept has worked well on Pinterest as a vehicle for directing buyers to view artist’s work. In fact, one full year before Pinterest began offering *Buy Button* options to sell items via pinned product images, I started the group Pinterest board Art Direct From Artists— which requires that artists have retail prices on their artwork pinned images.

Image above courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Follow Artist Marketing Resources Art Direct From Artists on Pinterest

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Follow Marie Kazalia’s board Art Direct From Artists on Pinterest.

Fifty-three artists have pinned images of their artwork with retail prices. Shop for original fine art gifts direct from the artists who created each piece.

Here are some highlights of our Pinterest group board:

Brilliant photo-realistic paintings of vintage packaging and items by K. Henderson–

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Fabulous kinetic sculptures by Tom Harold–

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Follow Marie Kazalia’s board Art Direct From Artists on Pinterest.

Current Projects of the Artist Marketing Resources

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This Saturday, we begin our weekly series of artist features. An international line-up of artists that we have scheduled so far– Clare Haxby, Milan Rubio, Lela Tabliashvili, Esther Lau– are members of our Artist Marketing Resources group on LinkedIn and our Flickr group. All artist members are invited to send us their art images for this series.

We also continue to invite artists to add their art to our Facebook page, Fine Art USA.

Our group Pinterest board, Art Direct From Artists continues to fill with images of artworks by over 50 artists– each labeled with  retail price so that interested buyers may purchase these artworks directly from each artist.

Our E-Postcard Marketing continues–find out more and sign up here.

We publish full Feature Articles on artists and art products here on Artist Marketing Resources– find out more here.

We continue to expand and update our resources in our Artist Marketing Resources web store where artists around the world shop.

Chris Osborne’s Jimi Hendrix & His 1969 Corvette Stingray limited edition Poster continues to be the top seller in our Amazon store for the third year in a row.

Jimi Hendrix + 1969 Corvette Stingray, Chris Osborne

Jimi Hendrix + 1969 Corvette Stingray, Chris Osborne

 

Artists: Add Your Site Link + Art Images + Retail Prices to Our Facebook Page

new work by Lela Tabliashvili on our Fine Art USA Facebook page

new work by Lela Tabliashvili on our Fine Art USA Facebook page

We continue to be amazed by the growing number of artists joining our Pinterest group board! Now more than 50 artists have added their art images with retail prices to our group board Art Direct from Artists.

So we’ve decided to give artists even more space. We’ve repurposed one of our Facebook pages (that we set up four years ago in 2010) to give artists opportunities to add their art images and links there too. Now artists are invited to add their art images + links + retail prices to our Facebook page Fine Art USA.

Just as we share, Tweet, and promote our Pinterest group board, we will do the same with our Fine Art USA Facebook page.

Artist Kay Vinson was the first to add her website link and image to our Fine Art USA Facebook page, and artist Lela Tabliashvili Art added the link to her own Facebook page, which I promptly *liked*, along with images of her art.  So, if you are looking for more page likes for your Facebook page, follow her lead.

There is a lot of potential with our overall project to give artists this grass-roots level promotion on Facebook and Pinterest. Join in! Artists add your art and links here.

We’re also looking for art to re-design the header of our Fine Art USA Facebook page. Your art posted to our Facebook page may be featured as our page header image, perhaps we will be rotating this image every few months. Also, to help promote, we may Tweet some of your art images from our Fine Art USA Facebook page, and share them in promotional blog posts like this one. We then also that Tweet our blog post, share it on Google+, Facebook pages, LinkedIN, Tumblr and Pinterest.

Group Pinterest Boards: Art Direct From Artists, Abstract Art Direct From Artists, Art Realism

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Featured group board image by Jose A. Kuesta

Last September, I set up the group Pinterest board Art Direct From Artists, a collection of artworks available for purchase directly from each artist represented on the board. What’s unique about this group board is that I am inviting artists to pin their art with retail price tags on each image.

That board was so popular that I also created the group boards Abstract Art Direct From Artists and  Art Direct From Artists-Realism to help categorize the available art.

Recently, I received feedback from one of the artist who has his artwork images pinned to the group boards, Leon Sarantos who wrote:

“Hi Marie, I’m very pleased to be able to pin on 2 of your 3 boards, Art Direct From Artists, and Abstract Art Direct From Artists. I would also appreciate being on your boards titled, Art Direct From Artists – Realism. I’m especially interested because Pinterest analytics indicates that I’ve gotten more click-throughs from your boards than from others. Nice going! Regards, Leon”

I appreciate Leon’s taking the time to let me know what my groups are doing for him, and I would love to receive feedback from the more than 100 artists pinning their available art images to my 3 group boards.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artworks on this Pinterest board, you may contact the artist by sending them a message on Pinterest, or by clicking on the image to visit their website. If you have any problems, please email: mariekazalia@gmail.com

Follow me on Pinterest so that I can invite you to the appropriate group board. To follow Marie Kazalia on Pinterest click here.

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New Pinterest Group Board Where Artists Include Retail Price On Image Pins of Their Art

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I created a new Pinterest board this morning, Art Direct From Artists, where artists may pin images of their available art with retail price on each image. For artists who pin their art images to this new Pinterest group art board, I will re-pin your images to other appropriate Pinterest boards, plus every time I pin or re-pin your art image it will appear in my Twitter feed. I’ve had several top art galleries favorite Pinterest images in my Twitter feed for @Transmediartist. Plus, there is a new Pinterest option, a *Send Board* button at the top of the board. Once the board has artwork with retail prices I will work to find interior designers and other art buyers to send the board to. As creator of this group board I have curatorial options to remove any images that do not follow the board guidelines, such as lacking retail price or poor image quality.

If you’d like to add your art to the new Art Direct From Artists Pinterest Board simply let me know your Pinterest user name in a comment here. Once I add your user name to the group board you will receive an invitation via Pinterest. Accept, read the short group tips and instructions and add your art images. Add as many as you wish. (UPDATE: Please add Marie Kazalia on Pinterest to make it easy to join this group broad.)

Be sure to include your retail price on your Pinterest Pins of your art images!

While Social Media Examiner articles are not specifically about marketing fine art, their recent article 7 Pinterest Marketing Tips to Improve Visibility really hit the nail on the head for art marketing on Pinterest.

Social Media Examiner‘s #1 tip for using Pinterest–

#1: Include Price Tags

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Ekaterina Walter

Pinterest users aren’t just looking for creative inspiration on the network. They’re also ready to buy.

Make sure you include a price tag in the pins you create or repin. After all, Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined. More importantly, Pinterest pins with prices get 36 percent more likes than those without.

Providing a bit of general inspiration is great, but as a business person and a marketer you ultimately want to drive traffic to your site and inspire a purchase as well.