Our July “vacation” away from this blog to work on other things is winding down. Stay tuned for new articles, artist opportunities, and artist features coming soon.
Our July “vacation” away from this blog to work on other things is winding down. Stay tuned for new articles, artist opportunities, and artist features coming soon.
On June 4th, Artist Marketing Resources published a call for artists to submit here. One of our regular readers , artist Alan Singer, let us know that he made his submission to this opportunity after reading our blog post and his submission was accepted!
Artist Alan Singer wrote:
Once again, one of your news updates worked for me – the opportunity to show a work in London,UK through the listing you published for
Ice-Tuxedo a group show called Random Orange, at the Schwartz Gallery. Thanks once again, enjoy the rest of the summer!
Last year, Arts Row curators invited me to add my art to their site. So I set up my free account and added several artworks which you can view here, the images are quite large! Which I like. As a WordPress user, I noticed right away that Arts Row uses WordPress. If you have WordPress skills you may enjoy the freedom you have to create your Arts Row profile listings.
The Arts Row blog will have a monthly feature in Art Market Magazine beginning with issue #20.
Arts Row was established to connect artists to patrons in their geographic areas.
What also interests me, is how Arts Row seems to combine an artist directory, with art consulting services and an art magazine. I wish them success and am happy to invite other artists to Arts Row. Visit their site and click on Contact in the top menu to complete the online form. I also follow Arts Row on Instagram here.
Yesterday, African Art Collector magazine re-blogged my article on African artists to their Tumblr blog here as well as my Randal Marmet article here. What’s interesting, is that they re-blogged articles that I posted to my site about nine months ago, further demonstrating the value and reach of feature artist articles here on Artist Marketing Resources.
There are many ways to get your art featured on Artist Marketing Resources. Ask for details via email to Marie Kazalia email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Things may slow down a bit online every summer, but this has been no time for us to slack off!
We do a lot of article marketing on Artist Marketing Resources–that is, we write and publish article about artists and their art. Then we promote our articles in Tweets, on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIN, Tumblr, Pinterest and other specialized art news sites.
Without mentioning any of our client’s names, we’d like to share some recent results.
One art site that we’ve published promotional articles for has reported a 500% increase in traffic as a direct result of our feature articles feature.
After publishing our article for an art dealer, we received this note– “Marie, Thank you very much for your wonderful work! In the past couple days, we’ve had a large amount of traffic to our website that has resulted in sales. What else can you do to repeat these fantastic results!? I would like to discuss more…”
If you’d like one or more feature articles on your art, send Marie Kazalia an email to: MarieKazalia@gmail.com
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Facebook– that ever-changing social media platform– has announced that it’s ready to make more overall changes, admitting that this scheduled new formatting could negatively affect your Page’s reach.
So, if you created your artist page, or small business page on Facebook, and have even paid for Facebook ads that brought “Likes” to your page, will all that fade into the background along with your page? Has developing your Facebook page been worthwhile for your business? Or is it time to shift your focus to new ways of getting visibility?
For some time, I’ve advised artists that Facebook ads bring “Likes” not sales. When you pay for any ad it will drive some traffic. But as soon as you stop paying for those ads, they disappears and are forgotten.
Feature articles on Artist Marketing Resources are better than paid ads because our feature articles become a permanent part of Google search engine and other search engine results. Artist Marketing Resources and our friends and associates work to bring you visibility.
Since we launched on Feb 3, 2009, Artist Marketing Resources has published articles featuring artists and art events. We’ve had people find and continue to comment on our articles that we published years ago!
Why do a feature blog article with us? Feature artist articles are multipurpose. Our published articles contain multiple large images of your art and multiple links–such as to your website, Facebook page, Twitter account, and blog. (Ads–such as on Facebook– tend to have one link and one tiny image, one purpose and one result). Our feature articles are much more versatile, and may be crafted to feature an event, such as exhibition of your art, or may offer new available work such a new print edition for purchase on your site. Or the article may share and illustrate your amazing art-making techniques or simply ask for followers for your blog or Twitter account and others.
Additional Value: After we publish your article, we tweet the article link with attached image across Twitter via our @TransArtGuide @Artozon @Transmediartist and others we admin. We include appropriate hashtags, such as: #painting #portrait #exhibition#drawing #fineartphotography and many others. We also use any appropriate Twitter trending hashtags to place your art in front of a new audience. For instance, yesterday we used the newly trending hashtag #handmadehour on our tweets for portrait commissions and portrait drawings.
We also share your feature artist articles on multiple Facebook pages that we admin. We share all our articles on Google+ and in Google art groups, and post article links to Tumblr blogs and add multiple images, with article link on each, to Pinterest. We post your feature articles as a new discussions in our Artist Marketing Resources LinkedIn Group and in appropriate art collector groups.
We offer many options to suit your needs–
For a limited time we are offering our $5 Feature Article Plan on the platform Fiverr –take a look here.
Founder of Artist Marketing Resources, Marie Kazalia, is also a contributing writer for Xposy MultiMedia Magazine — as a writer for Xposy, Marie is always on the look-out for quality content. Artists may start with a feature article on Artist Marketing Resources, and, we become more familiar with your work, you may get a feature article on Xposy as well. Take a look at the Xposy multimedia magazine here.
Donations: We appreciate your support! Click here to donate. Donations get our attention and your donations are much appreciated! If you make a reasonable donation that covers our time, we’ll be happy to feature your art, arts product or service, or arts website to bring you new members.
Want to support us privately? Anonymous donations are gladly accepted, but, of course, to protect your privacy we cannot offer feature articles to anonymous donors. Give your anonymous support here (select the anonymous donor option).
Dil Hildebrand: Exploring Parallels Between Creating Structures and Building Images 2014 article here.
Pittsburgh: R. WEIS – Compositions of Manipulated Sound article here.
Artist Who Uses Sound article click here.
Part of the research we do for our Artist Marketing Resources articles includes trying out various sales platforms for ourselves. Generally we are interested in online galleries, artist print sales sites, art licensing platforms, art magazines and art apps.
We’ve known about Fiverr for a few years now, and after hearing of creative people making as much as $47,000 per year on the Fiverr site from sales of their creative services, we decided to give it a try for ourselves. So we’re taking it for a test drive–perhaps rather skeptically at first!
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.”
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 email@example.com and I will post it on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr!
Artist Marketing Resources is a sponsor of Exhibitions Without Walls online exhibitions. As part of our sponsorship arrangement, we have links to two artist resources that are in our store on the Exhibition Without Walls website. Artists visiting the Exhibitions Without Walls website can click the links to visit our store. The pie chart above represents visitors to our store. Our links on the Exhibitions Without Walls site bring us 8% of our total visitors– represented by the violet slice of the pie chart. Facebook only 1.3% and and Google+ only 2.7%.
We’d like to exchange links with other high traffic art websites.
If you have a high traffic fine art site and would like to do a link exchange contact Marie Kazalia at email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com
We’re taking a few days off. Best Wishes and Happy Holidays from Artist Marketing Resources!
Enjoy this short video–Santa Dancing in Tokyo–
Normally, we spring fully developed programs on our readers. But with this one, we are letting you in on the project and getting feedback as the project develops.
There is no shortage of artists around the world who would love to receive funding for exhibitions. There are many exhibition spaces who want to work with us, as well, so that we can assist artists to successfully show in their programs. The need is clear and present and made apparent to us daily.
There is much to be done. Guidelines and procedures need to be discusses, drafted and put into place within our project plan.
The first action phase of this new scholarship program is fundraising. We need donors, supporters and backers to create the scholarship fund. To support our scholarship campaign click here.
Help us get the ball rolling!
We’re using the Megafounder platform that takes 0% of funds raised and allows for an ongoing campaign with no all-or-nothing goal amount to set and reach, and no ending deadline date. We expect such lack of restrictions to allow our project to evolve, change and mature. Your web and mobile donations to our scholarship fund are processed via Stripe, which accepts payments from users globally in 139 currencies.
Artists around the world need support. Our new scholarship has no geographic restrictions. We understand, that in the Bahamas, where one Bahamian dollar equals one US dollar, there may be less need. But in Argentina, where it takes $8.52 Argentine Pesos to equal one US dollar– ( The currency symbol for the Argentine Peso is the dollar sign the same as it is for the US dollar)–the un-equal currency exchange rate my cause hardships. If an artist in Argentina wishes to participate in an online US-based exhibition opportunity that requires a submission fee of say $35.00 US dollars, the artist will have to pay $298.20 Pesos to participate. In the Czech republic it takes $22.34 CZK or Kruna to equal one US dollar. So that $35.00 fee comes to $781.90 CZK. Both relatively large amounts of money in those countries. Perhaps you’ve never consider this before, but now you get the idea of how even paying a relatively small amount in US dollars can be a huge limiting factor to artists outside the US wishing to gain more international visibility.
The goal of our scholarship fund is to remove limiting fee obstacles for artists. With this new scholarship fund we will use monies raised to pay the exhibition fee for a select number of international artists, as well assist artists with promotional and other expenses.
Artist Marketing Resources will be administrating this new scholarship fund for visual artists, working in conjunction with ArtWorld and Exhibitions Without Walls. We will offer a portion of our scholarship fund to cover the submission fees for a limited number of photographers and digital artists wishing to submit their art for online exhibitions with Exhibitions Without Walls. The scholarship fund also seeks to assist artists working in all media to exhibit in a physical gallery space in Amsterdam, New York City, and other locations via the ArtWorld exhibition projects. There are no fees to exhibit with the ArtWorld exhibition program.
We understand that some artists may be unable to participate due to the expenses to ship their artwork to gallery spaces and to travel to attend the exhibition to meet with gallerists and collectors. The goal of the scholarship fund is to provide needed assistance to artists.
As we said, the first phase of this new scholarship program is to raise funds. Help support artists here.
Once a balance of funds is available we will begin administering payments for artists as these funds allow. Follow this blog for updates and calls to artists for future funding opportunities.
2 images of ball rollers via freedigitalphotos.net
NOISE Collective: CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Noise electronic magazine and collective has an open call for photographers interested in taking part in a collective project.
Noise is accepting up to 3 new members for 2015.
Applicants must be:
– an active photographer (professional or amateur), producing work to share
– willing to be part of a no-profit collective
– Photographers with a sense of commitment
– Be an enthusiastic artist committed to sending a selection of your work (mini-projects or a set of single shots) 4 times per year for Noise electronic magazine
– Participate in private group
– Participate in social media promotion such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
– Agree to be administrator with the other members of the Noise official page on Facebook
– Absolute creative freedom
– no restrictions or imposition on publishing your visual proposal
– Full control and freedom when you want to post on the collective facebook page
– Being part of a real collective where decisions are taken all together
– Being part of a collective project-focused, producing something real
If interested please send your submission (a presentation letter explaining the reasons why you want to join Noise and links to your online portfolio to review your work). Please don’t send attached files or images. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individually, many artists work alone to build connections, buyers and collectors. Some artists work with us and use our artist submission services to get news of their available work out to collectors, galleries, and art consultants. Other artists create or join artist collectives for professional reasons, such as to share costs of publicity, exhibition spaces, and to develop a higher group profile.
There is an amazing creative variety in the ways members of various collectives come together to host projects, exhibitions, workshops and events.
The New York based Kolektiv1 art group sells tickets to one night wine, jazz, art, and dancing events to raise awareness and support for kolektiv1’s artists and their spring art shows.
Kollektiv Gallery not only curates and exhibits art, but instructs artists in the world of Crowdfunding and selling art. Collective Gallery uses Kickstarter to teach new artists how to fund a project. Their Fast Art workshop instructs artists in using empty spaces and making a project happen on any budget.
The Animamus Art Salon, created by the artist Ventiko, puts on such amazing group artist performances that their shows garnered them a feature in Interview Magazine, which you can read here. Both the Animamus Art Salon and VERB Projects are about art in action and the act of making and participating. The VERB Projects artist led exhibitions and events offer an alternative approach within the contemporary art scene. Artists spend time in a space creating new art specifically for Verb Projects. Value is placed upon the artist’s engagement through working with a range of art and non-art sites, the dialogue between art object, the site and the role of the audience in it. Photos on their 12HRS tumblr blog and Up on the 5th floor and C-PAGES blog document activities in their free pop-up event spaces where artists showcase their work.
The Vox Populi artist run space in Philadelphia, which was founded in 1988, is an artist collective that seeks to support challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists. Vox Populi’s monthly exhibition schedule includes solo shows of members and guest artists, a curated video lounge, annual guest-curated shows and group shows that provide exposure for emerging artists.
(*‿*✿) Find more resources in the Artist Marketing Resources web store.
A new UK-based art site, Discovered by Art, is counting down to their launch date. Discovered by Art online gallery will feature original fine art and fine art photography by new, talented artists from across the world.
Currently, when you visit the Discovered by Art site you’ll see an email address where you can submit your art to the editor.
(*‿*✿) Visit the Artist Marketing Resources web store here.
How to deal with criticism –some funny clips in this helpful video:
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.
It’s been a long time since we’ve mentioned our Donations for Perks! About twice a year we put out the word that we need your support to continue to provide news and opportunities for artists.
We need to know that you find the information that we share valuable. Your donations are your feedback. Last year we reached our donation goal. This year we’ve only mentioned our campaign once before and you’ve put us nearly half way there. In exchange we’ve featured you in articles and added your links to our blog roll. If you’d like to get those same perks today you can donate here now.
We offer you exposure via Artist Marketing Resources.
For a suggested donation of $25.00, we add your website link our blogroll to remain two years+. If you’d like that Perk click here to donate.
For $75.00 suggested donation you receive a custom feature article containing a link to your website, 3-5 jpeg images, and short text about you and your art or product. We share the article widely on social media–Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Tumblr, Pinterest and your feature article will also appear in the newsfeed of the ArtWorld app for iPad and iPhone, with images auto-scaled to match any orientation of iPhone or iPad. If you’d like to get this perk for yourself or as a gift for someone click here.
For a $100 donation you receive a custom feature article containing a link to your website, 5-7 jpeg images, and text about you and your art or product. Plus, published along with this article is an image gallery of 10-12 images of your art or product with each image made clickable your website. This feature article and the image gallery will go out in an email to our followers and shared widely on social media–Google+, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, LinkedIN, Pinterest. Your feature article will also appear in the newsfeed of the ArtWorld app for iPhone and iPad, with images auto scaled to match any orientation of iPhone or iPad. For this perk click here to make your donation.
For $175. donation you receive two full-length custom feature articles written and published at one month intervals–perhaps you have a product or event to promote for one article, and want a general article about your work published for the 2nd article. Each article includes a link to your website, 5-7 jpeg images, and text about you and your work, event or product. Plus, published in conjunction with the article, an image gallery of 10-12 images of your art, product or event, with each image made clickable to your website. Both the feature article and the image galleries will be shared widely on social media–Google+, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, LinkedIN, Pinterest and your feature article will also appear in the newsfeed of the ArtWorld app for iPhone and iPad, with images auto scaled to match any orientation of iPhone or iPad. Click here to get this perk.
Donate $105 for our e-postcard plan A–we create an e-postcards of one of your art images and send it out to 1,000 art galleries. Get this great perk here.
Donate $155 for our e-postcard plan B–we create 3 e-postcards of 3 of your art images and send them out to 1,500 art galleries. Click here for this perk.
Want to support us privately? Anonymous donations also gladly accepted, but, of course, to protect your privacy we cannot offer perks to anonymous donors. Give your anonymous support here.
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.
If you have a video of your art for our Sunday video feature, send it in an email to: MarieKazalia@gmail.com