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I spent new years eve at a small beach party in Mexico–and yes, I am trying to sympathize with all of you in snow, and for being stuck in what I’ve heard has been an unusually cold and snowy winter in the eastern parts of the US. But I’m using wifi on a tropical beach, enjoying the sound of the waves, and reminiscing on how ten years ago (in late January and early February) I started creating what is now Artist Marketing Resource.
I really need the beach time, and haven’t published as many articles of late, and yet artists all over the world continue to use this site around the clock.
Our most popular article offers 40 free Etsy listings–read it here. Every day of the year, multiple artists sign up using the link in our article to get their 40 free listings. I receive an email from Etsy each time one does! Plus I get free listings each time an artist signs up. So I have thousands by now and I’d like to find some nice art items in Mexico to offer in my Etsy shop.
Another popular article tells artists how to use the “97” shipping codes on their art shipments to avoid paying extra fees–and doesn’t everyone want to know about that! Here is the link to the article.
Artists remain very interested in labeling their artworks without using the term “acrylic” for various reasons–and you can read that article here.
Our most popular resource–besides all the useful information here on this site–is our hugely expanded International Art Gallery Directory–now over 800 pages in length! If you’d like to find out how to get a digital copy click here. The International Art Gallery Directory is available in various formats, including a printable Word file, printable PDF, and in iCloud which you can access and use on your iPad or other tablet, cell phone, and computer.
If you need anything do not hesitate to make contact. Some artist do call–but many calls are not getting through to me down here on the beach! So the best way is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very pleased that Artist Marketing Resources is at the top of the list of 10 Art Websites Every Aspiring Artist Should Know–a list put together and published by Creative Founders. Read the list here.
A neighbor, who runs every morning, mentioned seeing wild turkeys in a certain area. So I took notice while driving one morning and saw seven wild turkeys in a farmer’s field near some woods. Since then I see wild turkeys everywhere–I’ve even had them in my yard. It’s kind of interesting how we notice things the more we start looking for them and are more open to seeing what others point out to us. Many photographers know that the more they look the more they see to photograph.
All artists who start looking for opportunities for their art–whether it’s for features in art magazines and art blogs, or for the best print sales venues– find many more great opportunities using our resources. Or if you are an artist wishing to connect with art dealers, art consultants and gallerists–our extensive e-lists will save you time narrowing down the best venues for your fine art and photography.
Today and tomorrow we have a Thanksgiving Special–buy one artist resource and get one free.
I shop at a local grocery store that offers Buy-One-Get-One-Free items, and I appreciate that! So I’m making the same offer to artists.
Buy an artist resource in either of our stores here or here then let us know which one you’d us to send you at no cost–use this contact form:
September is here– and after taking some time off this summer we are back!
Baby Forrest is our newest discovery of an online sales platform for artists working in all disciplines including digital and photographic artists. Baby Forest says that they are — A Creative Colony. By Creators, For Creators & lovers of creativity everywhere. Applications for Creator Membership now open. Welcoming creators worldwide.
For the past several years, our extensive e-list of Art Galleries all over world has been our top resource that artists want most all year-long. As this Fall Season comes near, we’ve noticed that it’s our e-list of Art Consultants that artists and arts professionals seem to be getting most often. You can buy either the International Art Gallery e-list or Art Consultants Directory, or both, in our webstore here and Gumroad store here.
We received an unsolicited email from one of the recent buyers of the Art Consultants resource e-list that was sent to us less than 24 hours after she made her purchase.
After Raven Deel purchased the Directory of Art Consultants e-list she wrote to us in an email:
It did come through and I have already received 1 client in Texas from sending emails from this file. Thank you. You have done great work in the time and research in building this resource for artists. And you can quote me as saving that.
Best wishes, Raven
You can get ready for the Fall Season marketing and promotions of your art with the International Art Gallery e-list or Art Consultants Directory, or get both, in our webstore here and Gumroad store here.
If you’d like us to review of your work and make suggestions, send your goals and the link to your website in an email to: MarieKazalia@gmail.com
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Sometimes it is productive to take time off to relax. We’ve been blogging here, providing resources for artists, continually since our start in 2008!
This is the first summer that we plan to slow down a bit. So we wanted to let you know that you probably won’t be seeing as many posts here during the month of July. But we will keep you informed of any great opportunities that are sent our way.
Now is a good time for you to get the artist resources e-lists in our online store here. Out of consideration for artists in countries with currencies that do not match US dollars well, we’ve offered “Pay What You Wish” options here.
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Artist Marketing Resources is now making the International Art Gallery Directory E-list available for purchase on even more platforms! We’ve just added this e-list to our new Gumroad store.
In this 560+ page e-list you will find nearly 10,000 art galleries across the USA and Internationally– listed under headings for each USA state and internationally under each country heading. Every gallery listed contains one or more clickable links to the gallery website and additional project spaces, plus such information as physical address, mailing address, email contact, and the gallery submission guidelines!
Created with the artist in mind, we include alternative exhibition space, artist-run art galleries and co-op galleries–and so that you are able to quickly identify current opportunities to submit your art–we’ve use red highlighted text to indicate galleries that have open calls for submissions, ongoing calls, rolling acceptance of artist submissions, art galleries that currently accept artist submissions, and galleries that accept artist exhibition proposals or have ongoing open submission policies.
As we continually review each gallery in this e-list, we’ve noted a new trend for more fluid art submission policies being adopted by art galleries. That is, rather than post an annual call for submissions, galleries are beginning to accept artist submissions year-round.
New galleries open all the time, and we endeavor to continually add them–as other galleries move, and expand into multiple locations we track their growth. Some galleries close temporarily and we are always happy when they do reopen, and endeavor to keep track of their status. When a gallery does close permanently, their websites often remain active and are great resources. When a gallery site does go down, we mark it Domains for sale, so that artists may purchase one or more to take advantage of established art buying traffic.
Universities have art galleries that accept exhibition proposals and you will find the details, application process and submission guidelines in this e-list.
Once you purchase this e-list, you will continue to receive the revised and updated versions, sent to you via email, periodically.
Completely and 100% reviewed, revised, expanded and updated November & December 2016, with regular ongoing monthly reviews and updating as needed.
This resource e-list provides you with easy access to art gallery links, submission guidelines, and contact details which will save you hundreds of hours otherwise spent searching for galleries to review. Instead, with this extensive e-list you invest your time in reviewing art galleries and quickly identifying galleries that could be a good fit for your work and submitting your art!
On this resources list for artists you will find galleries in Brooklyn and New York City, galleries in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Houston, Denver, and all other major US cities and their outlying regions. Internationally, this list contains many links to art galleries in London, UK, Paris and Berlin, Germany art galleries and galleries in other major European cities. We have links to China art galleries hundred for each of the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei. Many artists wanting to get into a gallery in Tokyo, Japan will find an extensive gallery listings for Japan.
Links to galleries in other countries on this list include Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE–Dubai and others, Thailand, Singapore,Taiwan, S. Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean island countries, and countries in Africa and South America, as well as other countries.
You’ll be able to download 1 DOCX Word file and 1 PDF file
$49.95 and On Sale in our Webs store
It’s the last day of Pay What You Wish Week! Today is the final day to get the Artist Marketing Resources e-book guide for artists and all e-list resources–art galleries, art consultants, art magazines, art prints, art licensing, Photography Resources, art sales sites, and the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook — for whatever amount you wish to pay!
This is supposed to make everyone happy, result in more money overall and other rewards. I’ll report back next week on the results.
Images courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net
Generosity pays, according some who have adopted a pay what you wish model for their e-books, even calling this the future model for e-commerce e-books, and said to that holds such virtues as increased income and a new method for determining one’s full target market.
THIS IS A BOLD EXPERIMENT!
Keep in mind that I’ve put a lot of work into these resources for artists and continually work to update them!
That’s right, I’m giving everyone reading this the opportunity to obtain the Artist Marketing Resources e-book guide for artists and all e-list resources–art galleries, art consultants, art magazines, art prints, art licensing, Photography Resources, art sales sites, and the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook — for whatever amount you wish to pay!
This is supposed to make everyone happy, result in more money overall and other rewards. We’ll see what happens! I’ll report back next month.
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
Our International Art Gallery Directory and other artist resources are now available in our new Selz store, with more payment options.
Click on these links to our other resources in our new store:
Find more magic realism photography designs, such as on the iPhone 6 case pictured, in the Joyce Dade Art shop here.
FEEDBACK FROM ARTISTS:
It’s great getting unsolicited feedback about our resources and services, such as in a tweet that we received from artist Joyce Dade regarding the $39.95 price of our International Art Galleries Directory. Joyce tweeted to us @TransArtGuide “A very decent price for such an art directory. Paid $100 years ago for Italian version. I forget the name of publisher.”
Artist Alexis Avlamis, an artist curated into the Drawing Center New York City and featured on the Art21 interview blog wrote to us, in part:
“About two months ago, I stumbled upon your websıte and bought both the Transmedıa Artıst Guıde to Makıng Artıst Submıssıons and the Internatıonal Art Gallery Dırectory Share Lıst. I found them very professıonal, well wrıtten, ınformatıve and eye openıng, especıally when ıt comes to untanglıng the mysterıes and meshes of the art world.”
This week an artist in Europe wrote in an email:
“Hi Marie, I just wanted to say thanks for doing a good job…” an except from an email we received after our submission got this artist a much-needed magazine feature, a requirement to obtain an artist via to the USA. We are also assisting this artist in completing the USA Artist Visa application.
Plus, last week we received a thank-you gift of an original art piece in the mail from an artist we work with!
Artist Marketing Resources would like to thank all the artists who sent such positive feedback. We’d like to make this a regular monthly feature on our blog. So if you talk about us online, please let us know, and you could get mentioned along with an image and link to your site.
Click here to find the International Art Directory, Artist Guide ebook and other resources for artists mentioned above, plus details on our e-postcard marketing services.
The Artist Marketing Resources web store August 10% discount sale will end at midnight.
A full list of our Resources for Artists:
Art galleries that accept submissions from artists on the International Art Gallery e-list
Art Licensing companies agencies, artist agents and artist reps e-list.
Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook.
International Photography Resources of Representatives and agents, photography galleries, print sales, publishers + much more.
Our 55 page e-list of clickable links to art magazines and art blogs for artists.
Art Print Sales Sites, 3D, Giclee + Other Print Resources for artists.
Artists, it’s time to get your art submissions ready and your marketing plans in order for the annual September push. To help you get-going, now until the end of August all ten artist helps in our Artist Marketing Resources web store are 10% off!
Enter Discount Code: AUGUST14 on your purchase in our webstore
The International Art Gallery list of 161 pages of clickable links to art galleries–with galleries accepting submissions highlighted in yellow–is such a great resource and now it’s by reduced by 10% when you use the discount code: AUGUST14
Use discount code AUGUST14 to get ten percent off the Art Licensing resource e-list, Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook , Directory of Art Consultants e-list, 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art e-list, Photographers Resources e-list, Art Magazines e-list, our E-Postcard Marketing Plan A and E-Postcard Marketing Plan B, and Art Print Sales e-list.
(images via freedigitalphotos.net)
According to Wikipedia, growth hacking is a marketing technique… which uses creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure. Growth hacking can be seen as part of the online marketing ecosystem. Many growth hackers are simply good at using techniques such as search engine optimization, website analytics and content marketing which are already mainstream. Growth hackers focus on low-cost and innovative alternatives to traditional marketing– utilizing social media and viral marketing instead of buying advertising for radio, newspaper, and television. Growth hacking is particularly important for startup businesses as it allows for a “lean” launch that focuses on growth first, budgets second. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Dropbox are all companies that use growth hacking techniques.
To quote Aaron Ginn, from his article Defining A Growth Hacker: Debunking The 6 Most Common Myths About Growth Hacking, “The magic of a growth hacker is not a mysterious power but rather a mindset that focuses on what most startups deprioritize: distribution. …, growth features tend to be forgotten and under-optimized until it matters most. Dave McClure, founder of 500 startups, said that most startup founders focus heavily on product but most of a startup’s risk lies in distribution.”
When these same issues are applied to any emerging fine artist’s business, the artist is typically focused on creating product–that is producing art works– to the neglect of distribution–that is making submissions. When discussing an artist’s business concerns, rather than use the term distribution we refer to *submissions* made to *get the work out there* and into gallery exhibitions, art publications, and online galleries to make sales and gain visibility. Artist submissions are presentations to art professionals in positions to do much for an artist’s career– be they gallerists, art dealers, art collectors, art consultants, fine arts publishers, arts magazine editors, art licensing agents or other arts professionals.
What many artists typically do, is focus on creating new work and only when their studio is filled do they begin to think that they might need some help getting the work out there and about gaining exposure. Gaining exposure, getting shows, and making sales begins with making submissions. For any artist, a great way to gain exposure is in a feature article written and published and shared widely on social media to increase visibility. The process of getting an article featuring an artist’s work begins with research into publications and then making submissions–all time-consuming tasks. The process of getting gallery representation also begins with research.
When any artist begins to understand all the things they need to spend time doing researching their market, they typically begin to feel overwhelmed. Where to begin? How do to find the time? They really don’t want to shift focus away from the studio to begin marketing and promoting. It’s a long hard growth process to discover how best to market and promote oneself. That kind of understanding doesn’t happen overnight! Even with the ease of social media there is much to learn and it takes years to understand how best to use all the tools that are available.
That’s where we come in! Artist Marketing Resources is in our 6th year of helping artists at all levels of the growth process. Yes, we really are growth hacking artists every day!
If you are an artist interested in finding opportunities, then follow and read our blog posts.
If you are an artist who would like your work featured, support us and we will do the same with perks–find the details here.
If you are an artist who wants to take more of a DIY approach to submitting your work, then we offer ten important tools and time savers here.
If you’d like to avail yourself of our submission services, contact Marie Kazalia for details, email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com
With Adobe PDF scheduled to remove their share file platform in 2015, we’re looking for new platforms for our 8 ebook resources for artists. Here are two now available on Scribd–
The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions Ebook now on Scribd here.
Art Magazines, Art Blogs, Art and Design Publications – 47 pages of clickable links is now available on Scribd here. There are several features on the Scribd site that add convenience for users. One, you can preview the ebook prior to purchasing. Once purchased, you add it to your library for easy storage and access via your computer, iPad or iPhone, Android as well as other viewing options.