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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How Will The Upcoming Facebook Changes Impact Your Facebook Page ?

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).

Read selected feature artist articles written by Marie Kazalia via the links below:

Barbara Rachko’s Chromogenic Gods and Monsters (published on Xposy) read it here, read The Faces on Anton Kilian here, and read Metrov’s People of Pax here.

Dil Hildebrand: Exploring Parallels Between Creating Structures and Building Images 2014 article here.

Pittsburgh: R. WEIS – Compositions of Manipulated Sound article here.

Stars and CARS: Jimi Hendrix with His Corvette Stingray, Paul Newman with His Racing Datsun, Steve McQueen and the Bullit Mustang here.

Artist Who Uses Sound article click here.

Artist Power BANK Tokyo Alicia Bay Laurel Raising Funds for Japan article on this artist here.

The Best Times to Post to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram

This infographic shows how the ideal days and times to post to each social media platform has shifted over time and as platforms such as Instagram become more and more popular.

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Photographic Artists Collective: Open Call to Photographers to Join Project

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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
Noise offers:
– 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: alxcoghephotographer@gmail.com

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Artist Found Her Paintings On Not One, Or Two, But on Three Music Album Covers! Uncompensated and Uncredited!

Yesterday, we posted a video on how to do a reverse image search using TinEye.  Artist Corrine Bayraktaroglu also alerted us to the online tool Google Reverse Image Search. She wrote: “Early in May, I had read somewhere that you can do a reverse image search on Google.  So I tried it, and was shocked to find one of my photographs on a slide show for school digital backgrounds. Doing a reverse image search can help you find your images even if the infringer has renamed the file or stripped away the data. I continue to find other images being exploited and used for music covers, in music videos, by art and craft companies, etc.”

So when Artist Corrine first learned of  Google reverse image search and gave it a try searching some of her own art images she found her artwork used on several sites without crediting her. What did she do? Corrine submitted DMCA reports or Take Down letters to each site requesting that they remove her uncredited art images.
But then the artist also discovered her portrait painting of her daughter reproduced on the Zearle Youthful Folly music album cover without crediting her or compensating her. “The really sad part is that I don’t get a lot of traffic on my blog, and my art sales are almost zero, so I really didn’t think too many people were interested in my work.  I guess I got that all wrong, huh!” says Corrine. She has openly shared the details of the misuse of her art image on this album cover by writing about it on her blog, and you can read her post here.
Zearle Youthful Folly music album cover

Zearle Youthful Folly music album cover

large version of Painting by artist Corrine Bayrak displayed in Street Art project

large version of portrait painting by artist Corrine Bayraktaroglu displayed in Street Art project

Corrine sent us a photo of her original easel painting portrait of her daughter. She keeps the painting in her home. Corrine wrote: “For privacy/professional reasons I don’t want to use my daughter’s name or photograph” published online at this time. The photo above shows a larger version of Corrine’s portrait painting of her daughter displayed in a street art project. However, the artist is convinced that the Zearle Youthful Folly album cover art is not only her easel painting version of the portrait, but also her own photograph of her easel painting that she had once posted to her blog and not a photograph of the street art version of her art. “Nobody could have taken the image (used on the album cover), the photo is based on an interior shot, the lighting would be a very different and a crisper version (of the image) had it been taken outdoors. Plus the person responsible has admitted to using my photo in his email to me. When I posted the photo online it was blurred (just as on the album cover),” Corrine wrote to us.

The artist has now become proactive when sharing her art images.  Corrine wrote that when she started her blog 6 years ago, ” like any fairly new artist I wanted to promote my work. I made the mistake early on of putting out higher resolution pics.” Later, she posted only lower resolution photos of her work and eventually began using– ” a variety of means to try to protect my photographs and images of my paintings: using right-click features on my blog, reducing the size of the image, sometimes putting on a small watermark of my full name or an initial stamp with CB on the online version of the images.”  For the most part she was able to keep track of the use of her images. She sent out cease and desist notices when needed. “I kept regular track of my work, but regular searches didn’t expose the current crop of images.”  Only by using the reverse image search tool did Corrine make her discoveries. She has since deleted her Flickr account, removed many images from her Facebook page and her Picasa album, and put the bulk of her blog entries into draft mode.  “I have taken screenshots of infringing sites and made HUGE changes on my site. I’m vigilant about filing DMCA reports and have asked Google to remove some of my images, plus I’ve added a no pin (Pinterest) meta tag to my blog.”

This artist is fighting back in other ways too! And you can help her get visibility and raise awareness by sharing this blog post on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites using the share buttons at the bottom of this post. Also, visit the artist’s blog for more details–  http://jafabrit.blogspot.com

When Corrine Bayrak contacted Artist Marketing Resources, we shared copyright resources with the artist. As we were discussing options, the artist  discovered another of her artwork reproduced on a second music album cover  produced by Prospect Records

Prospect Records album cover

Prospect Records album cover

Corrine Barak's Spin Art hanging on the wall of her home

Corrine Baraktaroglu’s Spin Art hanging on the wall of her home

Read the artist’s blog post about the misuse of her art, here: http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/2013/05/how-did-my-spin-art-painting-end-up-on.html
Then Corrine found another of her Spin art paintings on yet another album cover! Read her latest blog post–http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/2013/05/another-one-of-my-spin-art-paintings-on.html
Show your support! Leave comments and share this blog post.
UPDATE! Latest Update–this just in from artist Corrine Bayraktaroglu :
Marie,

My journey into copyright infringement is getting weirder– a wiki site mistakenly listed one of my spin paintings as being done by Damien Hirst and then I find a news article about a man arrested trying to sell fake Hirst paintings to Sotheby’s.

http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/2013/05/i-am-not-damien-hirst.html

ps. I think my daughter has the spin art painting depicted in the news article hanging in her garage LOL.

Call for Submissions: Group Show and Art + Copyright Special Issue of InterARTive

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to group exhibition – deadline: 31st May. Selection Panel: Ben Vickers, Alana Kushnir, Helen Kaplinsky, and Ami Clarke.
We are asking for submissions of works that emanate from broadly speaking: artistic practice, as individuals or collectives, as well as other trans-disciplinary working arrangements, for a group exhibition to be held at Banner Repeater in June – August that consider the following:“When the structure that something takes influences the shape the content takes, and also the ways that people might approach that content and use it, and likewise, the content begins to affect the structure as well” (Sean Dockray of aaaaarg.org interviewed by Cornelia Sollfrank in Giving What You Don’t Have, Expanded Appropriation:http://vimeo.com/60377168), we can begin to understand the binding between humans and technology as a co-evolution.Of particular interest are new relations that come of issues regarding copyright, patents, trademarks, and the consequences of trade secrets, brought to the fore by digital media.“Intellectual property rights, at least for patents and copyrights, may be considered rights in ideal objects. Patents can be obtained only for “practical” applications of ideas, but not for more abstract or theoretical ideas.  Philosophical, mathematical or scientific truths cannot be protected under current law on the grounds that commerce and social intercourse would grind to a halt were every new phrase, philosophical truth, and the like, considered the exclusive property of its creator. But the distinction between creation and discovery is not clear-cut or rigorous.  Nor is it clear why such a distinction, even if clear, is ethically relevant in defining property rights. No one creates matter; they just manipulate and grapple with it according to physical laws. In this sense, no one really creates anything. They merely rearrange matter into new arrangements and patterns. An engineer who invents a new mousetrap has rearranged existing parts to provide a function not previously performed. Others who learn of this new arrangement can now also make an improved mousetrap. Yet the mousetrap merely follows laws of nature. The inventor did not invent the matter out of which the mousetrap is made, nor the facts and laws exploited to make it work.” (N. Stephan Kinsella – Against Intellectual Property (2008))

We are interested in works that consider how content might be shaped by structural form and vice versa, that appropriate images/objects, and structures beyond the object, that challenge or critique all, or any of the above ideas, that might address:

  • the means of production and systems of distribution,
  • legal structures with renew issues of copyright,
  • social media and the production of social relations,
  • institutional structures and educational systems,
  • structures of the gallery, art market, and beyond….
It is worth noting that all technologies, on, and offline, are of interest.We will be screening the new film from director Ben Lewis: Google and the World Brain:http://www.worldbrainthefilm.com/  “The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google’s master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google says they are building a library for mankind, but some say they also have other intentions”, during the exhibition period.Other recent points of interest may be found here:

Art + Copyright

http://artcopyright.interartive.org/category/art-and-copyright/

UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now
Everyone = Silicon Valley ad platforms tech companies

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/29/err_act_landgrab/

Furball – On Wikileaks, Bitcoin, Copyleft – Three Critiques of Hacktivism
By The Wine and Cheese Appreciation Society of Greater London, 8 February 2013
http://www.metamute.org/community/your-posts/furball-wikileaks-bitcoin-copyleft-three-critiques-hacktivism

Giving What You Don’t Have.
On the basis of filmed interviews Cornelia Sollfrank explores the frontiers of peer-to-peer production and distribution. Artistic research project commissioned by the Post-Media Lab, Leuphana University. Project launch with initial four interviews: Kenneth Goldsmith, Marcell Mars, Sean Dockray, Dmitry Kleiner. All interviews can be viewed in full length through the project website:
http://www.postmedialab.org/GWYDH

OPEN SUBMISSION PROCESS. 

The open submission fee is £10 (to cover administration costs): please pay here.

Submission material criteria: 2-3 low res images of 2/3D works, vimeo link for all videos, live links to online works, with maximum 200 word description, and one page CV please.

Please send your submission to info@bannerrepeater.org with OPEN SUBMISSION in the header by the 31st May.

Successful submissions will be notified by 5th June, and must be able to deliver work to Banner Repeater (where appropriate) on 10th – 12th June, ready for opening on the14th June.

All BANNER REPEATER Associate Members enjoy free submission to the annual open submission exhibition as well as other benefits:

AMPP – Associate Membership Peer Programme.

·       Peer Programme meetings; an opportunity to discuss new work with other members.
·       Free submission to the Banner Repeater annual open submission exhibition.
·       Banner Repeater membership card to AMPP.
·       10% off publishing in the bookshop.
·       10% off prints in the growing print portfolio.

To become a member of AMPP for £25 – please join here.

Selecting panel bios:

Ben Vickers is a writer, network analyst, curator, technologist and luddite. He makes a living and finds a vocation in understanding how systems of distribution, both human and other, come to affect our personal perception of reality. Vickers is currently Curator of Digital at the Serpentine, co-runs LIMAZULU Project Space, is an active member of EdgeRyders, leads Brighton University’s Professional ‘Reality’ Development Program and facilitates the development of unMonastery, a new kind of social space designed to serve the local communities of towns or small cities throughout Europe in solving key social and infrastructural problems.

Alana Kushnir is a freelance curator and art lawyer based in London. She is completing the MFA Curating program at Goldsmiths and prior to this, was working in Melbourne, Australia at the law firm King & Wood Mallesons, where she specialised in competition and intellectual property law. Her curatorial practice and research explores the intersections of intellectual property law, curating and art practices influenced by internet culture. Recent curated exhibitions include TV Dinners at BUS Projects, Melbourne (2012), Acoustic Mirrors (co-curator) at the Zabludowicz Collection, London (2012), Paraproduction at Boetzelaer|Nispen Gallery, Amsterdam (2012) and Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument (co-curator) at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2012-13). She has presented her research in a wide range of contemporary art publications and academic journals, including the Journal of Curatorial Studies, Leonardo Almanac and the self-published exhibition-zine, Paraproduction.

Helen Kaplinsky is a London based independent curator, tracing the confluence of contemporary art and the history of design. She has worked with the Arts Council Collection since 2011, having received a fellowship with the collection whilst studying Curating MFA at Goldsmiths University from 2009-11. Upcoming projects include a residency with Flux Factory (NYC), Muscle Memory and Auto Couture (both London). She lectures in Art and Design at City Literacy Institute. Her current research concerns consumer technologies, the Romantic imagination and post-fordism.

Ami Clarke both facilitates the running of Banner Repeater: reading room and project space, on Platform 1, Hackney Downs train station, opening up an experimental space for others, whilst dually sharing the goal in her practice to explore ideas that come of publishing, distribution, and dissemination: how the performance of language increasingly impacts upon daily life.  BR commissions new art-writing for the publication UN-PUBLISH: a series of critical works published on paper, determined by ideas of shifting time and labour relations, that bear witness to epigenetic affects that may come of these new conditions.  She is a co-founder of the Diagram Research, Use and Generation Group (DRUGG).  Upcoming projects include Data-Pool 3, and Low Animal Spirits.

Participate in Countune International Internet Social Art Project

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Fast and easy to get your own, here is my Countune.

In the About section of Countune Gerd Jansens explains his project, in part–“Why should a picture always belong to just one person? This picture belongs to everyone, so it brings people and ideas together. Countune is an “International Internet Social Art Project” and a registered Trademark. It is a new concept for exhibiting pictoral art. Its significance is rooted in an on-going graphic representation of the sequence of natural numbers.”

Here some information about what you can do on the countune  website:

You can download your countune in two versions.

Via workshop (login with your Email and Password) you can:
  1. create more countunes,
  2. change colors when you like,
  3. send your countune as Greeting E-Card to your friends,
  4. specify your Links and install more

Protect and Monetize Your Online Images w/ IMGEMBED

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Did you know that all images uploaded to Imgembed show up on Google Images and Pinterest with the creators’ names automatically included?

Also, if your image shows up in someone else’s Google Images search results and  downloaded, the downloaded image will contain your name.

With Imgembed tracking analytics, you can find out how many impressions of your image appears on Google Images and Pinterest.

Be in control of your images: Start tracking/protecting them today at http://imgembed.com

Look out for the ‘img’ mark when sharing/using images online. It represents fair use.

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Perks for Artists and 35.50% of Our Fundraiser Goal Reached!

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I’ve only posted this once before–toward the end of last year–and reached over one-third of the goal. So now, here it is again– your chance to let Artist Marketing Resources promote your art!

Artist Marketing Resources consistently provides up-to-the-minute Calls for Artist submissions and other opportunities for artists. Now you can get your art in a dedicated blog post that will go out to our over 20,900 followers, plus the blog post will be sent out to many thousands more  to LinkedIN updates and groups, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+ , Pinterest and multiple Twitter accounts!

To get your blog feature and for other promotion options, support us in our–DONATIONS WITH PERKS  fundraiser by clicking here!

Click here to Donate $10. and we will add your website link to our homepage sidebar, where it will stay for a full year or longer.

Donate $25. and we will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link. This is better than paid ads since our blog posts remain up forever and are included in Google search engine results.

Donate $50. and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, and we will write a full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links.Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals.

Donate $100. or more and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link.and we will write two full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links. Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals. Plus we will share each blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest where we have several thousand followers on each platform.

You can also give anonymously as one donor did–thank you!

Artists: the Swirl Into Spring Super Submissions Support Special

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I don’t know about you, but I’m eagerly anticipating the first signs of warm spring weather–and hoping that it will come soon! Over the years, providing resources for visual artists, I’ve noticed that many artists do a big push to submit their art in April and May each year, and then again in September and October. In anticipation of that early Spring art submissions push that many artist do,  now through the end of March I’m offering 3 submission resource lists for $30.

That’s right, for the entire month of March, any 3 resource list for only $30. — just let me know which 3 you want in an email to, Marie Kazalia, at: MarieKazalia@gmail.com .  I’ll send you a PayPal invoice (or a Google Pay invoice if you prefer). Once you pay the invoice I will send you the 3 PDF Resource lists you selected. This offer includes my ebook as well. This offer is only valid in the month of March. Select 3 from the list below–

1. International Art Gallery list PDF (170 pages) normally 19.95, only $10. with this offer.

2. Art Licensing companies, artist agents and artist representatives list PDF: (173 pages) normally $19.95, only $10. with this offer.

3. Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook  (90 pages) normally $21.95, only $10. with this offer.

4. Directory of Art Consultants PDF  (over 200 pages) normally $19.95, only $10. with this offer.

5. 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art PDF list   (60 pages) normally $19.95, only $10. with this offer.

I’ve been working on these lists for over 4 years–and continue to research, expand, edit and update each PDF resource list.

To get an idea of what these lists are like, take a look at the free new list I’m giving away–

The Art Magazines and Publications list PDF: is currently only about 15 pages of links, but in a similar format as the large lists above.

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Smitsy: CALL FOR ARTISTS – Submit to Art E-Commerce Start Up Site

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Alex Joa is in the process of starting up a new art e-commerce site and has recently opened the site up for artist submissions. He asked me to post this call for artists to submit.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Start Up Site

We are launching a start-up aimed at promote emerging and established artists.

The name of my start-up is Smitsy and the URL is www.smitsy.com.

Our initial plans are to develop broader awareness for our artists as well as to facilitate online sales.

To apply to be part of the initial launch, please email Alex at submissions@smitsy.com and include:

• Resume including date of birth and contact details

• One-page artist statement and bio

• 3 – 5 high quality images of available works and relevant details such as medium, year made, dimensions

No application or listing fees.

How to size your images for social media: A cheat sheet

Last week, artist Harriete Estel Berman sent me a tweet asking me to share some information she discovered – a guide to images for social media titled: How to size images on social media: A cheat sheet.

Harriete stated that it “Usually it takes me multiple tries till I figure out what size image will  work…a huge waste of time. Next time, I will refer to this chart.This cheat sheet is a super fantastic resource because it removes the trial and error in creating a fabulous background or header. An eye-catching image is a great way to build visibility for your art or crafts creating a personal style across all platforms. For artists and makers this is absolutely essential!”

Infographics may be all the rage, but this one is actually useful. The Cheat Sheet was created by LunaMetrics—who invite you to print it out and share. View the entire Cheat Sheet sizing chart here.

Includes image sizing for all the biggies–Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and LinkedIN. Here is just the upper part of the Cheat Sheet:

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PERKS FOR ARTISTS: One Quarter To Our Goal (ALMOST!)

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Ever since launching my blog on February 3, 2009, it has been my goal to provide artist-readers with news and information they can use to enhance their art careers. I have already invested thousands of hours into the task of keeping Artist Marketing Resources alive with active and current information and resources for you the artist, and the Artist Marketing Resources blog now has over 20,600 followers.

Here is your way to support this blog in return + receive promotions of your art and website–DONATIONS WITH PERKS!

Perks for Artists

Perks for artists! Get your website or blog link on the side bar of the Artist Marketing Resources blog homepage. Get a dedicated blog post about you and your art! And more. How?

Donate $10. and we will add your website link to our homepage sidebar, where it will stay for a full year or longer.

Donate $25. and we will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link. This is better than paid ads since our blog posts remain up forever and are included in Google search engine results + blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals.

Donate $50. and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, and we will write a full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links. Your blog post will auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2,000 member artists and art professionals.

Donate $100. or more and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link.and we will write two full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links. Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals. Plus we will share each blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest where we have several thousand followers on each platform.

 How to get these great perks? Make a donation here : http://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/apps/donations/

Maybe I could……Ideas For Finding Your Niche Market

This presentation covers many niche markets. A niche market is an extremely focused area of sales where you don’t have much competition.  One thing all the artists have in common in this presentation is that they have found creative new ways to make money by inventing new markets for their artwork! Even if none of the niches here are right for your type of work, this will get you thinking! Watch and listen to it to the end–it is well worth the time you will invest.

Rejection Actually Makes You More Creative!

As an artist you have an independent mindset. You shrug off rejection and group thinking to go your own way.

When you do and experience more creative breakthroughs.

So, for you, a certain amount of rejection has positive results.

This is the conclusion of a study by research scientists at Cornell and John Hopkins University.

Read the article–Science Confirms The Obvious: Rejection Can Make You More Creative

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-10/rejection-can-make-you-more-creative-science-says

Artists + Art Professionals Get Your Link In Our Sidebar Or a Blog Post w/Pics + Link

Image via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Artist Marketing Resources has already invested thousands of hours in research time compiling resources lists for you the artist! Over the past 4 years –since we launched on Feb 3, 2009– we have consistently provided up-to-the-minute Calls for Artist submissions and other opportunities, such as for publication.

That’s why we are giving you a way to support us in return–DONATIONS WITH PERKS!

Donate $10. and we will add you website link to our homepage sidebar, where it will stay for a full year or longer.

Donate $25. and we will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link. This is better than paid ads since our blog posts remain up forever and are included in Google search engine results.

Donate $50. and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, and we will write a full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links.Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals.

Donate $100. or more and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link.and we will write two full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links. Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals. Plus we will share each blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest where we have several thousand followers on each platform.

 How to get these great perks? Make a donation here : http://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/apps/donations/

Artists: One Hundred Dollars Free for Your Ad Campaign

Partial screenshot from my Google AdWords account showing 29 $100. coupons

For Artists! $100.00 free on your new Google AdWords campaign!

Artists, would you like to run ads featuring images of your art during the holiday season? Now until January 31st 2013, Artist Marketing resources is offering the first $100. 00 of your ad campaign free!

These are pay-per-click Google ads with an image of your art in each ad. If you do not wish to use an image, there is a text ad option.

Google requires that you add at least $25. to the ad campaign to receive the $100. credit amount. That means, if you spend $25.00 on ads you get an additional $100 free.

The fee for Artist Marketing Resources services varies depending on your images, written headlines, and your researched keywords list.

For more information, email: Marie Kazalia at MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Learn How To Link Your Google+ Page to Your Website

Google+ Pages provides you with presence on Google+.

If you’ve created a Google+ page, Google strongly recommends linking from that page to your website and vice versa. Linking your Google+ page and your site like this not only helps you build relationships with friends and followers, but also gives Google information they can use to determine the relevancy of your site to a user query in Google Web Search. It also makes your site eligible for Google+ Direct Connect.

How to Link your Google+ page and your website

  1. Make sure that your site’s home page is available to appear in Google’s search results and isn’t blocked by a meta noindex tag or by your robots.txt file. (Verify by doing a site:search for your domain, like this: [site:example.com]. You can also use the Fetch As Google tool to see your page exactly as Google sees it.)
  2. Update your site’s home page by adding a link to your Google+ page, like this: yourpageID]” rel=”publisher”>Find us on Google+
    To find your page URL, open your page and copy the web address from the browser address bar.
    It’s best to add the link to your most significant page. Usually but not always this is your home page; for example, if you’ve created a page for a product, you can add the link to the product description page.
  3. Link to your website from your Google+ page’s profile.  To edit your page profile:
    1. Make sure you’re on the Google+ page you’d like to edit.
    2. Click the profile icon .
    3. Click Edit Profile.
    4. Click Website. You’ll know it’s editable when the color of the section changes to blue.
    5. Type your homepage URL. This should match exactly the URL of the page to which you added your Google+ page link in step 1.
    6. Click Save.
  4. (Optional) Verify your business or brand with Google.
  5. Use the rich snippets testing tool to check your markup and make sure that Google can extract your page information from your content. This tool will display the markup found on a specific web page, as well as a preview of how that page might appear in Google search results. Learn more.

Google Webmaster Tools

If you want to be found on the web, go to  Google Webmaster tools http://www.google.com/webmasters/  

Once there to add your website URL.

Google will generate a code for you to add to your site for verification.

Google verify code for my site Artist Marketing Resources: <meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”A06IlyiOVgEyi1YAigQNxuDRtg3chsYmu4LryawXGEc” />

Google + Friday Art Critique

Yes, it is happening today, Friday, the  Google + Friday Art Critique

You can stop in and leave comments on the artwork today. To participate in the next critique, upload your art image and label it with +Friday Art Critique 

Visit the official +Friday Art Critique website and add them to your Circle: http://gplus.to/FridayArtCritique

Mad Scientist – Artist Max Rubenacker originated and continues to run the +Friday Art Critique

Max said: “I started FAC back in late January because I felt a need in the community for some sort of focused, organized gathering of artists. Up to that point we could ask for critiques on our own, but there wasn’t anything consistent. When I attended art school we’d get together and have a critique every Friday afternoon, so I used that as a model. There’s no official sign-up, artists just post their work and tag +Friday Art Critique, then sometime Friday morning I assemble links to everyone’s posts and make an image showing all the work that was sent in that week. Again, following the model of all the students putting their art up on the walls so you could get a sense of the work as a group. My goal is to drive some traffic to artist’s work and get people together who might never have met otherwise.”

Take a look at Max’s website–I love his original sound vibration paintings–you’ll find them on his website  greetings.somethingformed.com