Art Sales Via This Hands-on Interior Decor Site + Service

 

With New York style and aesthetic, CricketsCrush offers art for home decor–including photographic prints, paintings, drawings, and sculpture in her virtual warehouse–and as part of Cricket’s interior design service.

Buyers can shop for art in a price range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars or Cricket will come to their home and remake their walls and table-tops for them, working with the home owners existing furniture pieces and style. Because of Cricket’s community connections she brings artist’s work into the home of buyers in the Hamptons and New York City.

Cricket is enthusiastic, known, connected, with a courageous personality. Perhaps you’d like to consign some of your work with her? She also features her favorite artists on her site. Visit and explore here.

We love how her services work for artists so have added CricketsCrush to our e-list of 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art.

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Jimi Hendrix + 1969 Corvette Stingray Limited Edition Giclee Canvas Sold in Our Amazon Store

This week we sold a Chris Osborne artwork titled, Jimi Hendrix & His 1969 Corvette Stingray, Giclee on canvas 20 x 13 x 2 inches, in our Amazon store, available in signed limited edition here.

 

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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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Artists Join Crated to Sell: Get Your Art Prints at Wholesale Prices

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Sell your black and white art, abstract color art, digital art and photography on the Crated site as framed prints, unframed prints, and prints on canvas.

Artists who sign up and upload images get prints of your art at wholesale prices. This could become a great resource for you to get low-cost prints made for your art collectors.

Crated is a super easy site to use, for instance on print sales pricing you simple enter the percentage of mark-up you wish and all your prices are set!

Crated features one of their artists each week.

 

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Get $5.00 off the original price for the Photographers Resources E-list: International Photography agents, galleries, print sales, publishers + much more here and here.

Get $5 OFF many of the #artistresources in both of our Artist Marketing Resources web stores here and here.

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Get the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook here and here.

Get $5.00 off our e-list of Art Print Sales Sites and sites to sell your art printed on products–get this resource here and here.

Get $5.00 off the 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art e-list of #artistresources — here and here

Get $5.00 off our e-list of Art Licensing companies and artist agents here and here.

 

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These Celebrities Bought Art From Artists on Instagram!

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The theme here of late has been selling art on Instagram.  Just last week I posted details on how to create a shop for art sales on your Instagram profile–read the article here. I also featured the news that artist Caia Matheson sold one of her paintings within one hour of creating her shop and posting her first painting to Instagram–you’ll find the article here.

So I was wowed by the news that celebrities Lindsay Lohan and Leonardo DiCaprio purchased art from artists after discovering their work on Instagram.

After reading my articles, New York artist Jane Dell asked what is the difference–a  link to her website on her Instagram profile or the shop? So the answer is that no matter your method, buyers see your work and buy it on Instagram! Just make it easy for them.

Post Your Art For Sale On Instagram: Add Your Shoppable Store With this App

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I’ve simplified the steps below, but you can find full tutorials on the Spreesy site if you need more details.

To Get Started–

Sign up for a free Spreesy account here. In your Spreesy dashboard, select your currency, such as United States Dollar(USD), add your email contact address and your PayPal account email address. Now you are set up to sell your art on Instagram.

It’s recommended that you add your Spreesy store link to your Instagram profile.

After you have set up your Spreesy account,  post an image of your artwork directly on Instagram and in your post’s caption box list the price of your artwork (like $290), a quantity (like 1x) and add the line of text: anyone can purchase by commenting with their email address. It’s that easy!

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Each time you add these 3 things to your Instagram image–a price, quantity, and the line of text anyone can purchase by commenting with their email address–  the item will appear in your Spreesy store. Here is my Spreesy store. I’ve added one artwork to get started–

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So, the next time you snap a photo of your art to share on Instagram,  in your image caption box add:
Price defined with a currency symbol (like $) followed by a number. Simply include your product’s price somewhere in the post’s caption. You can use the following currency symbols followed by the price, such as $99, €99, ₪99, ¥99, £99, or ฿99.
Quantity is defined as a number followed by an x. If your quantity is 1 painting, just include “1x” somewhere in your post’s caption. If your quantity is 10 prints, include 10x in your caption.

Always include in your caption that anyone can purchase by commenting with their email address.

Shipping If you want to specify shipping costs:

1) For domestic shipping, simply include a flat rate shipping cost in your product’s total price.  If you’re selling a product for $15 and you want to charge an additional $5 for shipping within your country, then the total price of your product should be $20.

2) If you want to charge extra for international shipping just include the format +$15. So if international shipping costs an additional $15, just type +$15 somewhere in your post’s caption. Make sure to use a plus sign before the international shipping cost such as +$5 or +£5.

Here’s my Instagram post and you can see how it appears in my Spreesy store in the image above:

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Art in Amazon Store

Elegantly Gold, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted (click image)

Elegantly Gold, Hena Tayab Photographic Fine Art Print in Limited Edition of 50, framed and matted (click image)

Farmlands, Lynne Friedman, oil painting on canvas 36 x 48 inches, Inspired by the farm land on Long Island near the Parrish Art Museum shipped flat unframed

Farmlands, Lynne Friedman, oil painting on canvas 36 x 48 inches, Inspired by the farm land on Long Island near the Parrish Art Museum 

 

Periphery, Emily Puetter

Periphery, Emily Puetter (click image for details)

 

A Poet’s Forest, Kathryn Arnold, Limited Edition Print of 100, signed and numbered, Image Size  approximately 12 x 12

A Poet’s Forest, Kathryn Arnold, Limited Edition Print of 100, signed and numbered, Image Size  approximately 12 x 12 (click image to purchase a print)

New Drawings, Limited Edition Prints, and Landscape Paintings Added to Amazon

We’ve been adding new art to our A-mazon.com store this week–prints, drawings and paintings.

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Periphery, one of 5 drawings by Emily Puetter now available on Amazon

 

Buy Periphery online from the trusted A-mazon.com site here.

 

Artist: Lynne Friedman Ulster Summer 30x40 oil on canvas original Painted in New York State's Hudson Valley and inspired by the large agricultural fields and panoramic fields shipped flat unframed

Ulster Summer, oil painting on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, Lynne Friedman
Painted in New York State’s Hudson Valley

 

View the full details for this painting on A-mazon.com here.

 

A Poet’s Forest, Kathryn Arnold, Limited Edition Print of 100, signed and numbered, Image Size  approximately 12 x 12

A Poet’s Forest, Kathryn Arnold, Limited Edition Print of 100, signed and numbered, Image Size  approximately 12 x 12

 

We have two available print editions from Kathryn Arnold –view them here and here.

 

Entwining Tomatoes,  giclee archival inks and archival paper, 15x11, limited edition 1/50 signed, print from original pen and ink drawing created in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland at the Tyrone Guthrie Center Conservatory Gardens,  Lynne Friedman

Entwining Tomatoes, 15×11, limited edition 1/50 signed, print from original pen and ink drawing created in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland at the Tyrone Guthrie Center Conservatory Gardens, Lynne Friedman

Find Entwining Tomatoes on A-mazon.com here.

 

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

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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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