Use Applewatch Mockup Templates to Show Your Art Products

 

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There are many mockup products, aka scene generators, that artists may find useful–such as poster mockups, greeting card mockups, product mockups for showing your art on various products and on a variety of items. Mockups may be used in presentations, on your website, and in your marketing and promotions. I’m learning more about what mockups are readily available. As I find useful mockup, I will be reviewing and sharing  them in future articles.

Today, I’m sharing Get Scenery because the site is super easy to use. Get Scenery mockups allow you to test-out your images before purchasing. With their free watermarked mockups, like I’m using here, I am able to demonstrate how artists can easily read my ebook on the go.

So I’m able work on and try out a variety promotional plans and ideas before deciding on which mockups to actually purchase. Purchased versions do not have watermarks.

To try out the watermarked mockups, go to the Get Scenery site, download the mockups and then with one click you add your own photo to try in each–as I have here. Trying these have given me new ideas and a better understanding of how I might use these mockups in my product promotions.

 Get Scenery mockups have all the latest devices, such as the new Apple Watch, for you to use in your marketing.

 

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For instance, if you have a catalog or portfolio of your fine art photography prints or a series of fine art prints that you’d like Art Consultants and Interior Designers to know about. You could use a mockup of an iPad or iPhone on your website to quickly show how easy it is for an Art Consultant or Interior Designer to view your prints while they are on-sight in the space where the prints will hang.

 

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Try out your products to select the best options, then purchase usable versions with no watermarks at reasonable prices. Showcase your designs with premium mockup templates from getscenery.com

 

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Get the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Submissions E-book here.

 

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Artist Marketing Resources Sponsoring “Your Best” Open Theme Competition

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A bit of advance news. this month, Artist Marketing Resources will be sponsoring some exhibitions with Exhibition Without Walls.

The first competition we will be sponsoring is “Your Best.”  This is an open theme competition and allows photographers and digital artists to not have to be confined to a specific theme.

Look for details in Call to Submit in future blog posts.

Artist Marketing Resources:

International Art Gallery Directory

Art Licensing

Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook

Directory of Art Consultants

1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list

Photographers Resources

Art magazines and art blogs e-list

Art Print Resources

E-Postcard Marketing Plan A

E-Postcard Marketing Plan B

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Feature Articles on the Artist Marketing Resources blog

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American Art Collector

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Now You Can Access Our Artist Resource E-lists via iCloud on iPad, iPhone, other tablets and devices

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New! When you purchase any e-list resource in our web store, you will receive it as an iCloud document that you can access on your computer, iPad, iPhone, and other tablets and devices.

If you have already purchased any of our e-lists or e-book, look for a new link to the iCloud version in your email soon!

The iCloud versions of these e-list documents have clickable links and are share files which we continually access and update. Since they are share files, you access the updated version each time you use any of our e-lists. Today and tomorrow we are adding a large number of new Brooklyn – Bushwick New York art galleries to our International Art Gallery Directory E-list which you can get here.

Find all our artist e-list resources, e-book, and e-postcard marketing services in our Artist Marketing Resources web store here.

Artists Use Code: AUGUST14 to Get 10% Off E-Books, E-Lists, and Services in the Artist Marketing Resources Web Store

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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.

 

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Artists: Call for Sketchbook Drawings for E Book

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Jester Jacques Gallery  in the UK is accepting submissions for their newest project–they are putting together a collection of 50 drawings/paintings/illustrations to make an E book.

Do you want to submit your art? See examples of what they like and read the full submissions details here.

Give the Ebook Artist Guide as a Gift Delivered by Email

Click, send, deliver your gift of the ebook Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions to your artist friends this year. Do you have an artist in your family? Give them the ebook Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions using the new Give as a Gift option on Smashwords.

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Here’s how it works:

  1. Click the “Give as a gift” link from the book page for the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions.
  2. Enter the name of your giftee and their e-mail address. Very important you enter the correct e-mail address otherwise they won’t receive it. Alternatively, if you would like the gift to be a surprise, enter your own e-mail address. If you’re using this option and you want to give the same book to several different people, make sure that you click “Give as a gift” once for each giftee (don’t increase the quantity, because then you will be giving multiple copies to one person, which is probably not what you want).
  3. Once you complete the purchase of the gift, we’ll send an immediate e-mail to the recipient, providing them instructions on how to redeem the gift (you will get a copy of the e-mail too). If you entered your own e-mail address in step 2, you will get the e-mail and you will need to forward it or print it out and hand deliver it to your recipient. The gift code (contained in the hyperlink in the e-mail) will allow whoever uses it to pick up this gift, so keep it a secret (except from your giftee, of course). The gift e-mail will look like the sample below. Note that we will not share your e-mail address with the giftee, only your name as listed in your Smashwords profile.
  4. When your giftee gets the e-mail, your gift recipient will simply click the hyperlink in the message (which contains the gift code) and their book will become instantly available if they’re already registered for Smashwords. If they’re not yet a Smashwords member, or they’re not logged in to their account, we’ll prompt them to join (it’s free) or log in. After they register, the book is waiting for them in their Library.

Sample gift e-mail

Dear [Giftee’s name]:

[Your name, as listed in your Smashwords profile] has given you a gift of the ebook “Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions” by Marie Kazalia on Smashwords! To pick up your gift, please click the following link, or copy it and paste it into your web browser:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939 (the full link will give them access to the book contents)

If you already have an account on Smashwords.com (we’ll prompt you to log in, if necessary) you’ll have instant access to this book. If you don’t have an account on Smashwords, you will be asked to create one — don’t worry, it’s easy and free!

We hope you enjoy your gift!
The Smashwords Team

Here’s how to read Smashwords ebooks!Step 1: Click to the book page by clicking on the book title above.

Step 2: You’ll be prompted to log in to your Smashwords account. If you don’t yet have an account, you’ll be prompted to create one. It’s quick and free to create an account. Sign up, we’ll send you a confirmation e-mail, click the hyperlink in the e-mail and you’re in. Come join hundreds of thousands of readers around the world who use Smashwords to discover, purchase and read over 90,000 ebooks!

Step 3: Once you’re logged in, your gift will be saved for you and you will be able to click to get your book (or click to your Library to find your book) and click the download format you prefer.

Step 4: Read! Here’s our FAQ on how to download Smashwords ebooks to any device: https://www.smashwords.com/about/supportfaq#Reading.

Plus–We send a copy of the gift e-mail to you the gifter as well, so that if for some reason your giftee doesn’t get the e-mail, you can pass it along to them yourself.

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Join a Design Collective: illustration, graphic arts, painting and creative writing

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This company or collective is interested in connecting with illustrators, graphic artists, painters, and creative writers!

  • Gryphon Design Collective
  • JOIN THE COLLECTIVE
  • Gryphon Design Collective promotes worldwide talent in the fields of illustration, graphic arts, painting and creative writing. They recruit designers from around the globe to create original personalized children’s books, learning games, fine art cards, and notebooks. If you are interested in contributing to their growing collection with your unique artistic designs, illustrations and creative writing, please complete this online form.
  • They  will contact you if we have an opening that aligns with your talents

This is just one of many thousands researched and gathered together in our Artist Resources share lists. Our PDF lists are continually updated and expanded. Each resource includes one or more clickable links like in the  listing above. Here are our available PDF artist resources lists:

International Art Gallery list PDF 

Art Licensing companies, artist agents and artist representative list PDF

Directory of Art Consultants PDF

 900+ Places to Sell your Art PDF list

Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook 

Artists, Send Your Print-On-Demand Books To New Places!

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I know a few artists who have formatted large files of their artwork into book-length manuscripts for publishing on print-on-demand sites such as lulu and others.

That’s great, but don’t stop there!  Artists with book-length manuscripts of their art can easily upload their file to Amazon Kindle for ebook sales to an even larger audience.

If your book manuscript is ready for print-on-demand, and you have an Amazon account, it will only take a few minutes for you to upload and list your book– and it’s free. If you don’t have an Amazon account, open one free. Sign in. Scroll to the bottom of your account page. You will see the option to upload your book. Once it is uploaded. Amazon gives you options to create an author bio page and to list your book on Amazon in the UK and other Amazon sites internationally.

Now your art book is getting some visibility! Help that along with promotions of your new ebook.  Visit your new Amazon Kindle ebook listing and  copy your ebook URL . Post the link on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter along with an image of your book cover. Post an image of your book cover on Pinterest and add your Kindle link.

You can also list your Kindle ebook on a variety of ebook library site, and on the Kindle Mojo site free. A donation of only $25.00 gets you a featured ad on the Kindle Mojo site. You can also request a book review or author feature on Kindle Mojo.

Artists with print-on-demand books of their art, and ebooks, get listed free on this blog and promoted to our social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook. If you have a book/ebook you’d like us to promote just let us know.

NY Arts Magazine Promotional Ops For Artists

NY Arts Magazine Announces Promotional Opportunities For Artists 
  • For 17 years NY Arts Magazine has been continuously publishing, promoting & supporting over 20,000 artists, writers, curators and more.
  • Their website gets 3,000,000 hits per month and their daily newsletter reaches 16,000 subscribers
  • In conjunction with international galleries they are offering monthly promotional/exposure/opportunities in print and online at NY Arts Magazine.

To participate in these publicity opportunities contact marketing.nyarts@gmail.com

Note: For artists who are uncertain how to approach such an opportunity–our ebook guides you and provides several e-letter formats for you to use as your own.

The Artist Marketing Resources ebook guide is available on the Smashwords site downloadable to Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and in other formats such as Text file, Word: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939

and directly from Artist Marketing Resources –here: http://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/

Also, on Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YCZSTG 

Open Calls for Artists to Submit

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 16th Annual Juried Artist Exhibition, Deadline June 15th–find the submission guidelines here .

12th International Poster Competition, Mexico (no entry fee) http://www.bienalcartel.org.mx

 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants for painters and sculptors has an open application process for individual artist grants, so you can apply anytime via online application here.

Artist Marketing Resources has long recommended that artist make ten submission per week!   Don’t know how?  Don’t have time?**  Don’t have the resources? Here is an important tip: you do not have to wait for calls to submit. Send you work to thousands of companies, consultants, curators, art publishers, interior designers, retail sellers, and more who purchase and exhibit art internationally. Artist Marketing Resources provides artists with valuable resource lists of live links and email addresses that will save you thousands of hours on research alone. Not sure how to craft your first email contact? Our e-book guide for artists that tells you how. (Ebook also available on Amazon Kindle here and Smashwords here ).

** We also offer services to help artists. Email Marie Kazalia email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com   for details.

E-book Guide Helped Artist Get Her Art Into Magazine

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I forget to ask artists for testimonials. So, I am always pleased when an artist spontaneously decides to send one. Yesterday, I received this unsolicited testimonial–just sharing an excerpt here:

hi marie…i read your e-book and thus far it has helped me tremendously. (just recently got my work in an online magazine after YEARS of no publicity) I believe the issue will be released to the public and when it does, i’ll be sure to alert you. Thanks so much!  now, I’m hoping to connect with curators in my area and ask that you “introduce” me to (name omitted) etc…  artist, candace pryor

The ebook, the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions, by Marie Kazalia is available on Amazon Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YCZSTG

and  on the Smashwords site downloadable to Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and in other formats such as Text file, Word, PDF: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939 

and as a PDF directly from the author, here.

Read an Ebook Week kicks off @ Midnight! 25% 50% 75% Off or Free ebooks

Read an Ebook Week kicks off today.  The Smashwords site ebook sale runs for one week March 4-10–starting Sunday at midnight and ending at the 11:50pm next Saturday evening, pacific time.

For one week only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will provide readers deep discounts on ebooks, with coupon code levels for 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and FREE.

At one minute past midnight Pacific time today, a special Read an Ebook Week promotion catalog will appear on the Smashwords home page.  Readers can browse the catalog and search by coupon code levels and categories.  At the stoke of midnight Pacific time on March 10, the catalog disappears.

The coupon codes only work at Smashwords, not at retailers served by Smashwords.  In the future Smashwords would like to find a method of including their retail partners, but unfortunately the logistics preclude that as an option for this promotion.

My ebook, The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions is 25% off on the Smashwords site during this promotional week. View a sample or buy it here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939

Smashword ebooks are downloadable to Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and in other formats such as Text file, Word.

If you have thought of writing an ebook and publishing online, consider the Smashwords site. Smashwords just signed a distribution agreement with Baker & Taylor for distribution to public libraries and the Blio e-reading app. Baker & Taylor is one of the world’s largest distributors of print books and ebooks, and a major supplier to libraries. Smashwords books gain distribution to the Blio e-reading app which comes pre-installed on millions of personal computers, laptops and tablets manufactured by companies such as Dell, HP and Toshiba. They also operate their own retail site at Blio.com.  Smashwords books gain distribution to public libraries that subscribe to Baker & Taylor’s Access360 service, which they launched last year.

Art Marketing Basics–New Ebook Guide For Beginners

Released this month, Art Marketing Basics is an e-book guide for visual artists new to the idea of showing and selling their art online. In ten steps, this 44 page downloadable e-book will help artists get started sharing their art and building an online presence.

As the author Linda Rosso says in her introduction —
“…this e-book will show you how to treat art as a business and still stay creative!”

From hobbyists and genre painters reiterating past isms, to more professional and contemporary practitioners, the first steps for any artist is to create quality photographs of their artwork. This e-book covers the basics of set-up, shooting, cropping and sizing images, and labeling and filing jpegs for easy retrieval.

Once you have your images, go to Step #2: Create an online gallery.
One of the advantages of any e-book is the ease of linking. The author of this e-book, who is also a landscape painter, provides clickable links to three free online portfolio sites where artists can gain visibility and make sales.

In Step #3 she recommends several companies that specialize in providing websites for artists. In Step #4 she tells you how to add more advanced features to your site, such as automated phone calling and buy buttons, ways to accept credit card payments from buyers, as well as and how-to make your website Smartphone and iPad accessible.

Once you have your free or paid portfolio site set up you are ready to advance to Step #4— using social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIN and Google+ to bring visitors to your website.

The author also covers building an email contact list, creating and sending newsletters, and the importance of blogging and micro-blogging (on Twitter and Tumblr) to increase traffic to your site. Plus, how to use videos and animations to capture attention in your newsletter and on social media.

In the section headed Step #6: Get Found, the author explains the basics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and how to make your website “search-engine friendly.” In Step #7: Don’t Forget the Power of Print Promotion and Publicity she covers business cards, post cards—what to include on them and where to get them printed–plus, how to write a press release that will get your local newspaper to feature your artwork.

The final section, which focuses on sales in online marketplaces, provides links to a variety of print-on-demand art sales communities.

Ebook for Artists Now Available on Amazon USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy

The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions by Marie Kazalia is now available on Amazon dot com in the USA –here is the link to get a copy for your Kindle reader. By tomorrow, this ebook title will also be available on Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy, in an English language version only.

If you don’t own an Amazon Kindle device the Smashwords site has the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Submissions downloadable to Sony Reader and  as Text file, Word, PDF and other formats:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939

I Uploaded My E-book to Amazon Kindle This Morning!

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Have you been wanting to add an ebook to Amazon so you can tap into the Kindle market to create an additional income stream that will generate additional cash flow?

OK, I have delayed uploading my 90 page ebook manuscript to Amazon Kindle, but finally decided to give it a try this morning. If you have ever tried to upload your ebook to Amazon, or other ebook sales site such as Smashwords or Create Space,  you know there can be frustrating formatting requirements and issues. Like CreateSpace and Smashwords, Amazon also had its own unique manuscript format requires. It was a bit of a nightmare for a while. I spent hours formatting my manuscript to get it just right for acceptance to each site. But now, at last, Amazon has gotten around those problems! Amazon no longer requires specific formatting exclusively but accepts a variety of manuscript formats! I uploaded my ebook, The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions, this morning in less than 15 minutes! My ebook will be available to buyers in 12-24 hours.

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Get Busy in 2012!: Special Offer for Artists–Ebook Guide + Resource Lists

For a limited time–when you purchase a copy of the 90 page ebook Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions for $21.95, you will receive a 50 page PDF resource file of live links to companies accepting submissions of artwork for possible art licensing contracts AND the Directory of Art Consultants list of over 300 art consultants. That’s right–all 3 for one low price! To get you going, getting your work in front of fine art professionals in positions to help you take that next step up in your art career.

This special offer requires that I send a Google email invoice. If you’d like to purchase this package, send an email request to: Marie Kazalia  email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

6 Month EBOOK Anniversary 27% Discount

The ebook– Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions by Marie Kazalia became available to artists in April of 2011–ISBN 978-0-615-47557-8   ebook: 90 pages

Visual artists, the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook contains:

  • cover letters for you to adapt and use for making your own submissions
  • cover letters that can be used by artists working in any media,
  • insider tips
  • how to get your art viewed by those in positions to help your art career
  • 100′s of resource links
  • how to contacting art gallerists
  • how to contact museum curators
  • how to get your art represented by corporate art consultants
  • how to get contracts for your art with Giclee print companies
  • how to get contracts with art licensing companies
  • how to get your art on calendars
  • how to get your art printed on CD music inserts
  • how to get free PR
  • how to create your own artist opportunities
  • how to generate income streams to support their art making practice
  • this ebook will save the artist time– on a daily basis, and months and years of trial and error
  • The letter formats are tried and have brought results for artists

The sample letters in this ebook are based on actual letters used to obtain solo exhibitions, lucrative art licensing contracts, representation with top artist agencies, and representation for lucrative Giclee print sales internationally.

To mark the 6 month anniversary of my ebook I am offering a special  27% discount off cover price to my newsletter and blog subscribers.

Take advantage of the special discounted price of $19.95USD today!

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Today, Maria Brophy Q and A: How to Negotiate Art Licensing Deals and Commissions. Artists Join In!

Today, Maria Brophy answers your questions in the Artist Marketing Resources group on LinkedIN

Artists are invited to ask any questions at all about how deals are made.

Maria will explain  how  art licensing deals and commissions are put together.

How to negotiate the contract.  What contract language (red flags) to watch out for.

Maria Brophy

www.mariabrophy.com Helping Creative Entrepreneurs Design the career and lifestyle of their dreams…

Maria Brophy, CEO / Executive Producer
SON OF THE SEA, INC. / THE PAINT SHOP WITH DREW BROPHY Show
Representing the art of Drew Brophy

     “It’s our job to make things look cool!”

www.drewbrophy.com Drew Brophy Official Site

NEW:  THE PAINT SHOP WITH DREW BROPHY TV Series:  Airing 2011 on Cox and Time Warner channels in Southern California.  See what happens behind the scenes of a Surf Lifestyle Artist in action!

 Maria Brophy is an expert at negotiating art licensing deals!  Maria shares her expert advice with artists. “That’s the main problem that artists bring to me,” she said, “deal-making and the troubles artists have with negotiating deals for licensing and for commissions.”

Artists are invited to ask any questions at all about how deals are made. Maria will explain  how  art licensing deals and commissions are put together.  How to negotiate the contract.  What contract language (red flags) to watch out for.

Drew Brophy holding some of his licensed products: a hat, a skateboard and a Converse shoe.

CASE STUDY: making a submission to an art consultant–

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CASE STUDY: making a submission to an art consultant–

There is much for you to learn from just one submission, and many things to consider.

I recommend reading my 90 page ebook, The Transmedia Artist Guide To Making Artist Submission, prior to making your submission, to learn what *corporate appropriate art* is and isn’t, including best sizes and subject matter to submit. Link to ebook buy page: http://bit.ly/kSuhC6

Another valuable time-saving tip I will give you here, is to let you know that some large art consulting firms only review artist submissions quarterly, so that doing follow-ups to initial submissions may be a waste of time and effort on your part! If you have sent a CD or DVD on request, then by all means follow-up. But if you have made a first contact with an unsolicited submission, and have received no reply after a few weeks, I do *not* recommend making follow-up contact. This may not seem logical to you, or may even seem counter-intuitive, but, with the additional information below, you will begin to understand why I do not recommend follow-ups in most cases.

Just as commercial art galleries have to make sales and complete numerous tasks on a daily basis, so that they are too busy to respond to email from artists that they do not represent, art consultants have a myriad of tasks to complete. Art consultants work on teams with architects, interior designers, framers, project managers, corporate executives, and building site facility managers. Art consultants have to study blueprints, coordinate and handle framing, shipping and installation of large-scale art works, and multiple art works. They have to write project proposals, make written bids, write-up budgets, write RFQs for artists they work with, along with basic business tasks, including continually working to get new business/new clients for their firm.

Of all the many art consultants I have communicated with, every one of them has stated that *they are always looking for new artists* or * are always looking at art.* Some art consultant firms have galleries. Some art consultant firms have a large staff and review the artist submissions in meetings with all staff members present. This may be done in a variety of ways, from large screens, to printouts. I know an artist liaison with an art consulting firm who told me that her job is to review submissions and print the art images of the artists that she thinks are a good fit for their gallery. She explained that the owners of the company *like* to sit in a meeting and review the printed materials, including printed images and artist Bio /CV on paper. I make a point of mentioning this here, to emphasis how little control the person receiving your submission may actually have in how your submissions are handled.

That is why I recommend that you do not  add to the burden of the submission process by sending multiple email messages as follow-up to submissions.

Send in your full submission with bio/CV, image list and properly labeled jpegs, and then wait. You may hear back right away. If you do not receive a reply right away, it is very likely that your submission has been filed for future review or consideration. That is what art consultants do. That is not the case with most art gallery submissions. If you do not receive a reply from a gallery within a few weeks, you will most likely never hear from the gallery. But for artist submission to art consultants, your submissions may be kept on file for long periods of time.

Consider, for instance, that if you have submitted a series of landscape paintings, and the art consultant has no need for landscape paintings for any current project, but likes your images so puts them on file for future projects. Your work is sitting there and available for the consultant to present to any client seeking landscape paintings, or if a new project comes up requiring paintings in the sizes you offer, then the art consultant may contact you. Think about this for a moment. At no charge to you, the consultant keeps your work on file and shows it to clients.

If you wish to do a follow-up to an email submission, then follow-up by submitting new work.

It is very important that you present yourself in a professional manner during all contacts with any art consultants. Artists who demonstrate competency with computers and sales, a willingness to work cooperatively and meet deadlines, plus art world and art business savvy, are more likely to receive large orders, multiple orders, and commissions of art works for specific projects.

My reasons for recommending a submission to Art4Business are many. I am not affiliated with Art4Business in any way, but I know that they have been around for a long time, and I also know of artists who have been with them for years and receive payment for sales of their artwork.

So, if this is your first submission to an art consultant, Art4Business is a good place to start, since it will be easy for you to upload images on the Art4Business site–no letter to write and no images to attach to an email.

You may open an account on the Art4Business site and upload one or more images and return when you wish to add more images, for a maximum of 12 for your submission.

Here are the steps:

1. Go to: http://www.art4business.com/http://www.art4business.com/

2. In the right sidebar, under the heading *Info for Artists*, click *Artist Login*

3. Click the blue text: *Click here to register as an artist*

4. Complete the form

5. Read the agreement

6. Submit the form–Now you have an *artist account*

7. Now you will see various ways to enter your account, including *add new artwork*.

8. Enter the details in the form: Title, dimension, select size category, and enter your *wholesale or net price* that is, the amount you want to receive for the sale of this artwork.(Net/Wholesale is Generally 50% of your retail price, but some artists will do a different split when listing wholesale/net prices only). You may also indicate a work as Commissionable. Then the size and price are not needed.

9. Click *create entry*

10. Then click *update image* to add your image.

11. Save.

Tip: Art4Business reviews art entries quarterly. Submissions made in January receive a response in April. After review, all or some of your artworks may be selected for their website. As you will note on the site home page, Art4Business clients review artworks on the site for purchase or commission.

Tip: Consider uploading some of your sold art works and listing them as Commissionable.

Tip: Upload a variety, such as original paintings and Giclee prints in the largest sizes you have available, or list Giclee prints on paper or canvas as Commissionable. This may open up more possibilities and fit more search criteria of site users.

You will find 500+ more in the Directory of Art Consultants:  http://transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress/list-services-available/

500+ Places to sell your art:  : http://bit.ly/artshops

Art Gallery Share List:  http://transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress/art-gallery-share-list/

Link to share list of Art Licensing contacts:   http://transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress/art-licensing-companies/


Professional Alternatives to LuLu, Booklocker etc

If rumors are true, Amazon appears to be systematically removing POD books by indie authors who used AuthorHouse, Lulu, Booklocker, etc. Personally, I would not use any of those *middle-man* sites. If you are planning to self-publish a pbook, ask me about the best way to go. There is too much information for me to share here.

Marie Kazalia

Transmedia Artist Marketing

http://Transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress

email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com