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Artists with print editions, or items such as printed t-shirts, hand-painted silk scarves, art books, and other limited edition items may benefit from having them for sale in a Shopify store along with higher priced one-of-a kind paintings, sculpture, assemblage, and other mixed-media artworks.

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Art Marketing Site Promotes Artists and Art Galleries in Unique Ways

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Art Marketing Site Promotes Artists and Art Galleries in Unique Ways by Dean Cameron

Having had a 30 year career in Marketing and owning an Online Art Gallery and Publishing business since 2002, it is obvious that “times are a changing”. While there is nothing inherently wrong with traditional methods such as Gallery Representation, Art Shows and such, they are rendered somewhat incomplete with today’s super connected world that we live in. Social Media Networking is paramount to the vast majority of up and coming artists and that is not just Facebook. Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, Stumble Upon, LinkedIn and now YouTube offer unique opportunities and diverse clientele to develop an artist’s brand and to stay connected to interested potential clients. So is Social Media the answer to a successful art career? I would say this. As Social Media came on like a storm so will the next best vehicle (we don’t know what it will be yet because some 12-year-old is inventing it in their mind right now) so we need to be as current as we can be.

One thing I have learned in 30 years of Marketing is that opportunities come from many directions. So our Marketing Plan should take advantage of that and cast a wide net. An Artist needs to have a complete tool box in which to develop their market and build their art creating business. We have developed that Tool Box. www.flootie.com creates a menu of items an artist can choose from in order to best suit their plans. Most “Art for Sale” Internet Sites are what we call “Post it and Forget it” type sites. You post your book of work online and hope that someone comes along and makes a purchase. www.flootie.com is not that type of Internet Marketing Site. We offer the following features for artists to be proactive in their efforts to sell their works and create their brand.

  • Flootie offers a free listing in our International Artists Directory (see Registration link for Artists and follow prompts).
  • Flootie offers a free listing in our International Art Gallery Directory. Our site works well for Artists and their Gallery partners to work together to market an artist’s brand (see Registration link for Artists and follow prompts).
  • Flootie offers very affordable subscription levels and does not charge upload fees or commissions on sales.
  • Flootie offers one on one support to answer marketing questions
  • Flootie offers all major Social Media links for sharing directly from your art listing. You can share to your network and anyone else can share your works with their networks in an easy efficient method.
  • Flootie offers a direct email invitation tool to share your activity on Flootie.
  • Flootie offers a method to automatically share your latest posts with any fan who selects you as a favorite artist in a “once per week” email notification.
  • Flootie offers an option to embed your Google Calendar to your page to keep people informed of your shows and exhibitions.
  • Flootie offers an option to include a video on your page to bring life to your relationships with potential clients.
  • Flootie charges no commissions for sales so you can drive potential clients to your website, or any other location you wish to generate traffic to. We are not competition. We are your marketing supercharger.
  • Flootie offers a blog for subscriber artists to post their latest stories, reflections and insights.
  • Flootie owns and operates our own TV Studio and produces Flootie TV now being shown in 7 states on 8 Public TV Stations with that number growing fast. Flootie TV incorporates a “general public” approach to the arts with some comedic shorts as well as serious artist interviews. Think of it as “The Tonight Show” for the arts.
  • Flootie is a socially conscious company and has an ongoing program called “Artists Forever” that awards art supplies grants to grade school art classes to empower teachers to supplement their meager art budgets in the school systems and develop the next generation of creatives.

This is by no means the end of this list. Flootie is well underway with even more creative tools for artists to connect with art lovers. Our mission is to make the term “Starving Artist” obsolete. We would look forward to seeing you as a fan, an artist or an art related business. We are a grass-roots and privately owned entity with the sole intention to bring the artists and art lovers together in an intentional way.

About Dean Cameron

Dean Cameron has a 30 year career in Sales and Marketing in numerous industries resulting in relationships with many Fortune 500 Companies. Dean is an Art Collector and owner of American Fine Art Company and Flootie.com (subsidiaries of Highlander Enterprises LLC) and resides with his family in Spokane Valley, WA.

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Call For Artists: Submit to New Sweet Art Online Shop 2015

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Jade Gorman of the London-based non-profit arts organization Sweet ‘Art asked us to share their Call For Artists.  Sweet ‘Art are currently seeking artists who are interested in selling their work via an exciting new online shop due to launch in 2015!

The new Sweet ‘Art shop will have many exciting features and be curated much like an online gallery, with an interesting rotation of artist works, monthly features and artist focus, special offers and much more.

Sweet ‘Art are dedicated to promoting upcoming and established artists through exciting pop up art events with a difference. They are curating their new online shop to complement their live arts events.

Submission to the shop and being featured on an ongoing basis will be free of charge with Sweet ‘Art taking 30% commission on sales through the shop on individual works. Additional terms and conditions may apply but to show interest in submitting work please contact them via email for a submission form.

For enquiries or a submission form please email info@wearesweetart.com

For further information about Sweet ‘Art visit www.wearesweetart.com

Deadline for submissions:  13th December 2014 at 5pm

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Looking for more art sales opportunities in your area? CLICK HERE to get the Artist Marketing Resources e-list of  1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art.

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Paintings by Texas Artist J.R. Smith

Hot Sun Rising, J.R. Smith

Hot Sun Rising, J.R. Smith

East Light Rising, J.R. Smith

East Light Rising, J.R. Smith

New Santa Elana, J.R. Smith

New Santa Elana, J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith mural detail

J.R. Smith mural detail

Artist J.R. Smith

Artist J.R. Smith

Ghost Home, J.R. Smith

Ghost Home, J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith abstracting painting inspired by friend John Miller

J.R. Smith abstracting painting inspired by friend John Miller

AMTRAK mural (detail), J.R. Smith

AMTRAK mural (detail), J.R. Smith

AMTRAK mural, J.R. Smith

AMTRAK mural, J.R. Smith

It’s Auction Time: Bid in Our Live Online Art Auction Nov 4th 11a.m. EST

It’s auction time! The 1st of November has come and gone and our live online art auction is coming up on Sunday November the 4th starting at 11:00 a.m. EST (East Coast USA/New York)

That’s one hour earlier in Chicago, two hours earlier in Denver, 3 hours earlier in California. If you are in Europe it will be at 4-5 PM your time–check  the international time zone chart here.

You can preview the auction items now.

Here is the link to attend: http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community

In our auction, view and bid on original paintings on canvas, collage artworks, hand-painted photographic prints, fine art photos, hand-carved stone sculpture, Giclee prints on canvas and paper, posters, and artist t-shirts.

Two of our auction artists are offering perks to bidding buyers–bid on and win a Penelope Moore painting and you also get a private wine tasting for 4 in a California winery. New York City sculptor Robin Antar is offering bidding buyers of her sculpture the option to visit her studio in Brooklyn. Keep these perks for yourself or give them as gifts!

Hope to see you there.

Live Online Art Auction Nov 4th!

You are cordially invited to our community auction event for Artist Marketing Resources Group Artists on Sunday, November  4 at 11am EST. You’ll get exclusive access to bid on and buy some of our most popular items. See everything that’s up for auction & guarantee your spot here – http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community

So far we have mixed media and altered prints by Andy Mars, stone sculpture by Robin Antar, limited edition prints by Aurora of Italy, fine art color photographic prints by Hena Tayeb, fun and colorful animal paintings by Susan Gainen, acrylic on canvas paintings by Australian artist Benjamin L.M., and an interesting dress sculpture by artist and design professional, Cathe.

Send me jpegs of your art, your minimum opening bid on each (this auction as no reserve prices) and I will list your art. Email info to Marie Kazalia at MarieKazalia@gmail.com

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Artists–You can add your own art images, easily set your shipping rates and minimum opening bid, via this link:

ADD YOUR ART TO THE GROUP AUCTION, HERE:

http://tophatter.com/auctions/be28b8/submit?campaign=community 

Tophatter takes a fee for selling in this auction of 5% of final bid price. Artist Marketing Resources takes 5% of final bid price. So the split is 90% for you, 10% total to auction admin.

As auction hosts we have already paid $50 to upgrade this auction and have it featured on the front page of Tophatter.com for 7 days prior to the auction, featured on the front page & in the auctions drop down while the auction is live & also the auction will be included in Tophatter’s daily marketing emails.

We will be promoting the auction on this blog, and on Twitter, Facebook, and on Pinterest. We now have an Auction Board on Pinterest and are also pinning images and details to other large group boards to bring visibility to this event. For instance, we pinned Andy Mars 3 rose buds print to the Flowers group board.

Airbrushed paintings on canvas by Yael Avi-Yonah

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One of three airbrushed paintings on canvas by Yael Avi-Yonah in our virtual 3D gallery exhibit http://dld.bz/bMsKU

contact artist rep: Marie Kazalia    email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Dov Lederberg Paintings In Virtual 3D Gallery Exhibition

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Conceiving the Universe, Dov Lederberg

One of 4 paintings by artist Dov Lederberg, in the Artist Marketing Resources virtual 3D gallery group exhibition  http://dld.bz/bMsKU

contact artist rep: Marie Kazalia

email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

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Spots and Dots Virtual 3D Gallery Show is Open for Viewing!

Orb, Orbit, Orbital: the art sphere–group exhibition: Paintings by Barbara Danin, Clare Haxby, Cynthia Conte, Dov Lederberg, Hena Tayeb,  Javier Arturo Marin Gomez, Lisa Love, Marie Kazalia, Monica Church, Parul Mehta, Ray Paul, Terry Honstead, Yael Avi-Yonah

http://gallery.exhibbit.com/exhibition/8e8d98b0-0d03-424c-a448-c6072be8e8bd/index.html

New Oil Painting in Our Amazon Store

“This my impression of a view from the side of my house.  We live in the woods and love every minute of it.”  says painter Terry L Zarate of her oil painting simply titled Branches.

This 24 x 36 inch oil painting on canvas, retails for $960.00 (plus shipping), is available for online purchase on Amazon.com: http://amzn.com/B008BCVJN6

Branches, oil painting on canvas,24 X 36 inches, Terry L Zarate

Artist Offers Lower Cost Prints On Canvas

Since exhibiting at the Red Dot Art Fair in Miami this past December, digital fine artist William Phelps Montgomery has sold 8 of his speciality prints mounted on transparent acrylic to fine art collectors. The artist made preparations last month to offer his art in a wider range of print options and at lower prices for buyers of home and office decor. Now available on the artist’s website , shoppers will find canvas prints and prints on watercolor paper  in standard size formats: 8 x 10, 11 x 14, 12 x 18, 16 x 20, 20 x 30, 24 x 36, 30 x 40, 36 x 36, 40 x 60, 40 x 80. Canvas prints have a 1 and 1/2 inch profile and ship to buyers ready to hang. Custom options are also available.

New work by William Phelps Montgomery:

Untitled #347, Digital Fine Art Print, William Phelps Montgomery

Untitled #349, Digital Fine Art Print, William Phelps Montgomery

Untitled # 351, Digital Fine Art Print, William Phelps Montgomery

Untitled #331, Digital Fine Art Print, William Phelps Montgomery

Untitled # 330, Digital Fine Art Print, William Phelps Montgomery

Nude Male Reclining on Blue Coverlet in Virtual Gallery Show

Nude male reclining on blue coverlet, oil painting on canvas by Leon Sarantos is available and for sale. Contact exhibition curator Marie Kazalia by email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

“This is a really innovative and exciting approach to online galleries. I appreciate being part of the exhibit,” says Leon Sarantos. Leon has two paintings in the virtual gallery group exhibition. Both nude male figure studies.

Included in the show along with the two paintings by Leon Sarantos are 34 other artworks.

Walk through the virtual gallery here:

http://gallery.exhibbit.com/exhibition/b72b2895-1fa8-4169-9443-cb7e9457748c/index.html

1 minute and 34 second video tour of our virtual art gallery show

Watch this one minute  and 34 second video preview of our virtual gallery exhibition group show

Here is the link to enter  and view the entire exhibition for a long as you like:

http://gallery.exhibbit.com/exhibition/b72b2895-1fa8-4169-9443-cb7e9457748c/index.html

SOLD! Limited Edition Print in Amazon dot com Art-Only Store

Today we sold one print from the print edition on paper by artist Terry Luc. The print is titled America 1, and you can view and purchase this print on Amazon via this link: http://amzn.com/B005I6CRT8

America 1, limited edition print on paper by Terry Luc

In addition to America 1, the Transmedia Artist AMAZON Pro store  offers other limited edition prints by Terry Luc.

Natalie Woodpecker, limited edition print by Terry Luc


Fire Eater, limited edition print on paper by Terry Luc

Natalie Woodpecker by Terry Luc–you can view and buy this print on Amazon dot com via this link: http://amzn.com/B005I6CNPQ


Fire Eater by Terry Luc  http://amzn.com/B005I6CR70

Lemma Peel, limited edition print on paper by Terry Luc

Print on Paper: Lemma Peel by Terry Luc  http://amzn.com/B005I6CP8G

Temptation by Terry Luc  http://amzn.com/B005I6CGG2

Temptation, by Terry Luc, limited edition prints available on Amazon

Golden Arrow by Terry Luc http://amzn.com/B005I6CQIK

Golden Arrow, Terry Luc

Silent Sphinx by Terry Luc  http://amzn.com/B005I6CDTW

Silent Sphinx, limited edition print on paper by Terry Luc

Not pictured: Rumsfeld (aka Redrum) print by Terry Luc–view it on Amazon via this link:  http://amzn.com/B005I6CKH2

SOLD! Art in Our Amazon Artists Only Store

Our Transmedia Artist AMAZON Pro store best-selling item has sold and shipped to buyers throughout the US, and Europe. This morning an order came in to ship one expedited to Canada. That means the buyer paid a lot more for next day delivery.

Jimi Hendrix & His 1969 Corvette Stingray, a limited edition poster from an original painting by Chris Osborne–find it on Amazon here: http://amzn.com/B005H0NYRE

Also, available in our Amazon store as Giclee prints on canvas in two sizes–20 x 13  and 23 x 35 inches.

Jimi Hendrix & his 1969 Corvette Stingray, by Chris Osborne, Giclee on canvas prints and limited edition poster


Amazon Store: New Oil Painting on Canvas From Spain

Marta Fuster Barutell lives and paints in Spain.  She recently varnished several of her oil paintings on canvas, which she described as arduous task–keeping out dust etc.

Her varnishing session was a success and we are pleased to offer the artist’s oil paintings in our Amazon store.  Today, newly listed in the store is her oil painting titled El Peso De La Luz, Estudio #3 (The Weight of Light, Study #3). View it on Amazon here:  http://amzn.com/B007DH6854

El Peso De La Luz, Estudio #3 (The Weight of Light, Study#3),oil painting on canvas by Marta Fuster Barutell

El installation view Peso De La Luz, Estudio #3 (The Weight of Light, Study#3) by Marta Fuster Barutell

Detail view 1 of oil painting titled El Peso De La Luz, Estudio #3 (The Weight of Light, Study#3) by Marta Fuster Barutell

El Detail view 2 of oil painting titled Peso De La Luz, Estudio #3 (The Weight of Light, Study#3) by Marta Fuster Barutell

Special Offer! Free Limited Edition Art Book When You Purchase A Print AND Free 2 Day Shipping!

You will receive a copy of William Phelps Montgomery  limited edition print book of his art images free with each print purchased in the Transmedia Artist AMAZON Pro store  . Plus  for a limited time get free expedited shipping! Choose from 15 ready to hang limited edition Digital Art Prints laminated to museum grade plexiglass. All prints made on Lambda printers at PC Colour Lab, Los Angles, California, USA.

Bookcover for William Phelps Montgomery's book of his digital fine art

Rusty Forest, by William Phelps Montgomery

Click here to purchase Rusty Forest 

To the Point, by William Phelps Montgomery

To the Point http://amzn.com/B005J14JH0 

Metallic Screen 6, by William Phelps Montgomery

Metallic Screen #6 http://amzn.com/B005J14A3I

 

Untitled #23, William Phelps Montgomery, limited edition Lambda print laminated to plexiglass

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String Cheese, William Phelps Montgomery

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Untitled 136, by William Phelps Montgomery

 Untitled #136

Untitled 59, William Phelps Montgomery

 Untitled #59 

 

Untitled 121, William Phelps Montgomery

Untitled #121 

 

Untitled 24, William Phelps Montgomery

 Untitled #24 

 

Untitled 12, William Phelps Montgomery

 Untitled #12 

 

Untitled 70, William Phelps Montgomery

 Click here to purchase on Amazon: Untitled #70 

 

Untitled 61, WIlliam Phelps Montgomery

 Untitled #61

 

Untitled 106, William Phelps Montgomery

 Untitled #106 

 

Untitled 15, William Phelps Montgomery

 Untitled #15 

Untitled 20, WIlliam Phelps Montgomery

Untitled #20

SOLD! in the Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro store—Painting on Canvas titled Fugue 6 op 92 by Marta Lowndes

SOLD! in the Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro store—Painting on Canvas titled Fugue 6 op 92 by Marta Lowndes