Fashion Designer Mary Katrantzou + ArtStack + You: Upload Your Art

Art Fair + Fashion Designer+ ArtStack + You = Crowdsourced Exhibit

It’s interesting to see how things combine–a fashion designer creates an online exhibition of art images on the ArtStack social media art site and invites all artists and art lovers to participate by adding images. The theme is art inspired by letters of the alphabet and you can add images of art found while at the Frieze art faire, add the art of an artist friend, or if you are an artist you can add their own art for visibility.
To participate, take photos of art you love using the award-winning ArtStack iPhone app or submit work on the ArtStack website.
When you upload an art image to ArtStack you will see this option:
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Mary Katrantzou x ArtStack – see the exclusive show now!

This Frieze week, ArtStack partners with leading fashion designer Mary Katrantzou to bring you a series of curated digital exhibitions inspired by her latest, limited edition collection, Mary’s A To Z. In these exhibitions, Mary showcases her inspiration and invites the ArtStack community to participate in her creative process by crowdsourcing works inspired by the alphabet.

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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.

Pictify, Pinterest, the ArtStack, ffffound,MeeWork, and We Heart It

When I see a comment that Pinterest is a waste of time, I know that they just don’t get it.  Both Pinterest and the ArtStack are great places to find reference images, organize, research and study –that is, examine a subject–such as a painting style–in a way that isn’t boring or tedious! If you are a visual thinker–and most artists are–then image sharing sites are for you. (When I want to view images of a historic artist’s work, I search Pinterest and ArtStack before I do a Google search).

ArtStack and Pictify are the two major sites that are all about publishing photos of art–your art, art you love, and historic artworks that inspire. Pinterest has an art category but users share images of everything, not just art, while the ArtStack and Pictify have only art images.

I’ve used Pinterest and ArtStack for a while, but only recently joined Pictify. I’ve also discovered a few smaller image sharing sites– ffffound , meework, and we heart it.

No matter what you call it– collecting, pinning, stacking, bookmarking, posting, or finding–when you put together interesting collections of art images you will attract others to view them, including gallerists, curators, art collectors, interior designers, and home decor shoppers! So be sure to have images of your own art and the art of your artist friends uploaded to these sites too.

 

(image via freedigitalphotos.net)

Artists Ask For Low Cost Marketing Options: 2 Plans For E-postcard Campaign + Exhibition in Amsterdam

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The Artworld app and Artist Marketing Resources connects artists with art collectors and art buyers. Plus we have new ways of getting artists visibility! As part of a new campaign, we are offering 3 new e-postcard marketing plans to the artists who use the ArtWorld app. Artists not yet using the app can get it on iTunes, at no cost, and add their art images.  As part of the launch to get the app and the new e-postcard feature in greater use, we’re going to help artists send out lots of e-postcards in 3 marketing plans! Artworld e-postcards are beautifully presented, contain your site link and contact details, artist copyright and can be digitally watermarked.

Here’s what you do–

Like us on Facebook–Like ArtWorld and Like Artist Marketing Resources here.
Add your art images to the ArtWorld app -or- if you already have your art images on ArtWorld app then simply select 1 of the 2 E-Postcard Marketing Plans–Plan A, Plan B, or the Exhibition in Amsterdam– here.
Once you have selected an E-postcard Marketing Plan*, we will contact you to find out which of your art images you wish sent out as an e-postcard and get your details (your site link and other info that will go on the e-postcard).
*Description of our 3 E-Postcard Marketing Plans–
  1. E-Postcard Marketing Plan-A: For $105USD –we will send out any image of your artwork that your select–yes, you let us know which one of your artworks in your ArtWorld portfolio you want sent in as an e-postcard–and we’ll get it out to 1000 gallerists in New York City and other top art-centers internationally. Plus we will post the e-postcard image to our very popular Pinterest page, and share on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIN groups and LinkedIN Pulse. Artworld e-postcards are beautifully presented, contain all your contact details, artist copyright and can be digitally watermarked.
  2. E-Postcard Marketing Plan-B: For 25 Euros or $155USD — A selection of 3 of your e-postcards sent out to the Artist Marketing Resources extensive list of buyers and gallerists. We send only your best works, photographed and succinctly described, out to 1,500 galleries in New York City and other top art centers internationally, post to our popular Pinterest page (which many people tell us they love!), plus share on Twitter to over 40,000 follows, post to our Facebook pages and on Google+, Tumblr, and LinkedIN groups and LinkedIN pulse. We will be offering an option on Facebook for others to select and send out your e-postcards too!
  3. Exhibition in Amsterdam: CANCELLED –We plan to show a set of 5 printed copies of two of your Artworld art images as postcards at the Art in Redlight Exhibition in Amsterdam. We will project a slide-show of contributors’ work in an eye-catching manner. The exhibition will take place in December 2014.  This is subject to the terms of the Exhibition as yet unpublished. We also have alternate plans for sharing printed postcards in other Amsterdam venues.

If you have an questions, or would like to discuss these options, feel free to email Marie Kazalia at email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com  or Keith McFarlane at email: keith.mcfarlane@me.com