Get Your Art Showcased and Featured in Instagram Galleries


Artists who add hashtags to their art images get more visibility as they post their work to Instagram. Some hashtags artists use:  #abstract #abstractart  #abstract_and_contemporary_art  #acryliconcanvas  #artdealer #artwork #artcollector #artcollectors  #artforsale #apartmenttherapy  #artlovers  #atelier #artistportraits  #affordableart  #womenartists  #artbuyers  #buyart Collectart# #collecting  #decor #contemporaryart  #collect #collage #drawing #draw #drawingaday #thedailysketch #dotsofpaint #FineArtPrints #handpainted #homedecor #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiorstyling  #loveart #landscapes #livewithart #limitededition #lowbrowart  #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #officedecor #paint  #paintingforsale #pastel #pastelpainting #print #prints #printchat  #PRINTMAKING  #portrait  #sellart

Artists also tag their art images for specific collections and online galleries that feature artists– here are a few:

Art Sanity on Instagram has over 143,000 followers, and they like to showcase the best artwork from undiscovered artists on Instagram. To get your work in front of their curators tag your art images with #artsanity. Two Art Sanity curators seem to like especially feature drawings — view their tastes here and here.  has 426,000 followers. ArtFido invites you to tag your art images with @artFido #artFido or #art for a possible feature.

Magic Gallery, with nearly 10K followers, asks you to tag your art photos and videos with #magicgallery for their curators to view and share.

The Art Shed tag your art with #theartshed for a chance to be featured.

Art of Visuals, color photography–tag with #Artofvisuals or #AOV for feature.

GALLERY_OF_BW, black and white photography–tag your images with #gallery_of_bw

AARTISTIC_DREAMERS, with over 76,000 followersfeatures talented artists and illustrators. To get their attention hastag your artworks with #aartistic_dreamers for a chance to be featured.

ART_SPOTLIGHT, with 320,000 followers, invites artists to tag their art images with #Art_Spotlight for a feature.

Also, New York City artist Sarah Rosado, SRARTWORK on Instagram with nearly 60,000 followers, offers to share your artwork if you tag it with #srartwork


If you’re looking for more ways to get your art featured on social media platforms, on art blogs and in art magazines, get our e-list here and here.




#ArtBuyer: “As soon as I saw the painting I knew I had to have it”



Ignition, Randall Marmet', 16 x 20 x 3/4 inches. This hand-painted artwork is on hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion. $130.00 USD

Ignition, Randall Marmet’, 16 x 20 x 3/4 inches. This hand-painted artwork is on hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion.

Artist Randall Marmet’, whose trademarked tagline is Imagine owning original art. Because you deserve it!™ was delighted with the sale of his painting titled Ignition. We featured his artwork in past articles here and here.

Randall–a consummate entrepreneur– has his shipping rates in place to offer the lowest costs to buyers of his artwork in the USA and overseas.  When Randall shipped this painting to the art buyer, he wrapped it with acid-free paper, then a double layer of bubble wrap and an extra rigid layer of foam core board on the front side to protect the painting inside the heavy-duty box.  He insured the value of the painting through the United States Postal Service (USPS) as well.

The buyer of Ignition told Randal that when he saw the painting, he knew he had to have it. That’s how real the painting looks in the above image. For, of course, the image is what the buyer saw before he made his purchase of the work and will only actually view the physical  art work when it arrives at his door.


Today, we are also featuring Randall Marmet’s Wellness of Life video (above). Last week, we featured still images of Randall’s painting Wellness of Life along with his pet dog and muse Harley here. Our feature article included details on the retail price of the painting and how to acquire the artwork. You can also communicate with the artist directly via his website Marmet Fine Art to find out more.






Wish You Were Here 12: A.I.R. Gallery’s Postcard Show! Call for Artist Submissions

Artists & Friends of A.I.R. Gallery:

You are invited to participate in our yearly benefit postcard show:

Wish You Were Here 12: June 27 – July 21, 2013
Reception: Thursday, June 27th, 6 – 8:30 pm
DUMBO 1st Thursday: July 11th, 6 – 9 pm

Last year’s exhibit featured work by over 400 artists from as far afield as Australia and Guyana. This year we hope you will join us in our mission to provide leadership and community to women in the arts by exhibiting your work in Wish You Were Here 12. Artists of all mediums including writers and musicians are encouraged to donate.

**All the proceeds of this exhibition help fund our programs, including our Fellowship Program for under-represented and emerging women artists.

PLEASE NOTE: We will only be exhibiting single postcards & we will ONLY except 1 from each artist.

please read the below carefully

1. Create a wall mountable artwork that is 4 x 6 inches*

– If your artwork is NOT made of cardstock or a similar thin material, please wire the back so that we can hang it on the wall on a nail or hook.

2. Print the following information on the back of each card:

Phone Number &/or Email:


*We will NOT accept diptychs & triptychs this year.



DELIVERY of WORK: By 6pm Friday, June 7th, 2013

Mail / Hand-Deliver in an envelope to:

A.I.R. Gallery
ATTN: Postcard 2013
111 Front Street #228
Brooklyn NY 11201

*Each donated card will be labeled and a list of participating artists will be made available to gallery visitors.

All postcards will be priced at $45 including New York State sales tax.

This year all sales will be CASH or CREDIT & CARRY only.

RETURN of unsold work:
– Enclose a SASE for the return of your submission ONLY for U.S. submissions**
– Postcards from outside of the US CANNOT be mailed back

– Pick up your submission no later than September 12th 2013

SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 will become the property of A.I.R. NO EXCEPTIONS!

To download an example of how to format the back of the card, click×6.pdf
Please note that depending on your printer, this example card may print slightly larger than 4″x6″.

Please trim to 4″x6″ if you use this PDF as a template.

Deadline: Fri Jun 7th, 2013

A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street
Brooklyn, New York DUMBO 11201
United States of America

A.I.R. Gallery, Call for Postcard Art

A.I.R. Gallery opened in 1972, as the first non-profit gallery for women artists. Each year the gallery hosts a postcard show. Last year Kiki Smith submitted!

All the postcards are sold for $45. plus sales tax. Both men and woman artist are welcome to send in their art postcards.

To participate: 

1. Create your artwork a wall mountable artwork that is 4″ x 6″ (postcard size)

2.  Print on the back of the card:

a.  your name

b.  the title of the piece

c.  the materials used

d.  the date of completion

3. You must include your phone number AND email address on the card OR on a separate piece of paper, so that the gallery can contact you regarding your work.

4. Mail or hand-deliver your piece in an envelope by Saturday, June 5th 2011 to:

A.I.R. Gallery

111 Front Street #228

Brooklyn NY 11201


FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact gallery director Kat Griefen

At 212.255.6651 or or visit