This Artist Took Our Tagging Advice: Feedback and Dramatic Results on Instagram!

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This week Sean Earley wrote an article on the dramatic results he achieved over a 24 hours period after adding “more targeted hashtags on Instagram.” Sean is a Digital Marketing Consultant at Digital Artist Marketing and an artist who creates vintage Pin-Up art. You can view some of his work on his Instagram profile here.

Normally, when Sean added his art images to Instagram, he’d tag each with #pinup #pinupart and #retro, to routinely get a couple of likes.

After reading our article, Get Your Art Showcased and Featured in Instagram Galleries, and taking our advice, he tried updating his previous Instagram art images by adding new hashtags to help him reach out to art buyers– such as: #homedecor #interiordesign #decorating #officedecor and others.

Sean Earley noted that within 24 hours of adding these hashtags to his art images, he received 92 likes, 7 new followers and 2 mailing list sign ups. This is a great start and he has new Instagram notifications still coming in.

 

If you are looking for many more ways to increase your visibility by getting your art viewed on social media platforms and featured in fine art magazines, on art blogs, listed  in art directories, on art TV, then get our  e-list of art publication resources for artists here and here.

 

 

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Get Your Art Showcased and Featured in Instagram Galleries

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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.

artFido.com  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.

 

 

 

International Contemporary Quilt Art Site Membership

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We usual feature art sales sites for painting, photography and prints. This time we are entering into the medium of textile art, featuring a site that hosts a group of professional quilt artists from Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and the USA. Looking at the images of the work on the site, their quilts can sometimes be mistaken for collage art, paintings, calligraphic and Asemic art.

QUILT ART was founded in 1985 with the aim to extend the boundaries of quilting as an artistic medium and to achieve wider recognition of the quilt as an art form. The QUILT ART artist holds regular touring exhibitions in Britain and Europe and have also exhibited in Japan and Canada. To accompany each exhibition they publish a high quality exhibition catalog.

Application for new membership:

Quilt Art welcomes applications for membership. The application process is in two stages.

1. At least images of 6 pieces of work made within the last three years showing the whole quilt including edges and close up shots are to be sent by email or on a CD, along with an artist’s statement and CV. Please add titles, dates, a brief outline of techniques and captions aka image script.

2. Applicants who are successful at this stage will be invited to attend an interview and bring examples of their work. This will be at the home of one of the members. A final decision will be taken after the interview.If you would like to apply to join Quilt Art, please write a letter (or email) with the information listed below:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Website (if applicable)
  • CV
  • Personal statement (no more than 500 words)

Find out where to email your images on the application page of the QUILT ART site here.

Find more art sales sites here and here.

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Imagine owning original art. Because you deserve it!™ Randy Marmet’ Art

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Randy Marmet with his muse Harley in front of painting Wellspring of Life

Imagine owning original art. Because you deserve it!™

Wellspring of Life is 24″x 36″ x 1 3/8″ deep, hand stretched gallery quality canvas.  Original acrylic fine art painting, hand painted and clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion.  The painting extends around the edges providing a very elegant look making no need for a frame.  Besides, abstract artwork does not need a frame.  Just hang it and enjoy!  $449.00 USD.  To acquire this painting click here.
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Wellspring of Life (painting detail)

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Wellspring of Life (painting detail 2)

Wellspring of Life the story and inspiration, by Randy Marmet’–
“We float over a sea of tumultuous energy, right through a barrier of fluid dynamics into a dimension of transcendence where creativity is born in synaptic interaction.  If you could peer into the depths of the creative process, this is where you would find a pulsating liquid nuclei that refuses to be subdued into shape or form and is similar to where life began.  My inspiration came from a deep water dive off the coast of Florida where tropical life was teeming in and around a barrier reef with such energy that it made me feel like I had discovered the secret to the source of life itself.  This sacred place spoke to me in a whisper as I was sworn to secrecy because of it’s fragility.  I cannot return to that place, but I can show you how it felt.”

 

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Artist Run Gallery in London Always On the Lookout for new and wonderful art

The artist-run A-side B-side Gallery  was founded in late 2011 by Tinsel Edwards and Catherine Magnani.  The gallery, project space, and studios are located on the Village Green within the Hackney Downs Studios creative community in east London, UK. A-side B-side Gallery is dedicated to being an all-inclusive exhibition space– promoting artists from all backgrounds and stages of their careers and inviting a diverse audience to visit their gallery to view the work.

The A-side B-Side Gallery online shop sells limited edition prints and originals by artists who have featured in their shows at their London gallery, who have worked from their studio, as well as works by their favourite artists. They are always on the look out for new and wonderful art and welcome submissions.

If you are an artist looking for more opportunities to sell your art prints, Artist Marketing Resources continually researches and adds new information to our extensive e-list of Art Print Sales Resources for artists –get it here and here

And to our 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list –available here and here.

Find more resources for artists in the Artist Marketing Resources web store #1 here and web store #2 here with many items on sale at reduced prices for the new year!

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OAC Gallery Curated Affordable Art Site

 

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OAC Gallery is a curated art sales site of painting, photography, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and works on paper. OAC Gallery is small and selective. Their curators feel that a well-curated site strengthens artists online presence, helping them sell more work. They work with each artist to carefully select affordable pieces from their portfolios that appeal to their core audience, and, in turn,  engage buyers more powerfully. OAC Gallery has no exclusivity clause. They want artists to succeed and affiliate with as many galleries as possible.

Find many more are sales sites and physical art sales venues on the 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art e-list. Review five thousand physical art gallery listings in the International Art Gallery Directory  

 

Tagging your Art Images On Instagram to Attract Art Buyers

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I first used Instagram at the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland a couple of years ago, where I snapped photos of the art on the walls using my iPad camera and sent them off to my Instagram account using the museum’s WiFi (I had to ask for their password).  I thought I’d taken the time to type in the name of each artist in each photo description. Reviewing those images now (here) on my Instagram profile, I  notice blurry shots not edited out and abbreviated artist names. My picture-taking activity bundled up in my excitement of walking the galleries and viewing the art. It never occurred to me to take the time to add image tags to any of those photos. Likewise, at the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, where the huge galleries held much more and much larger artworks, I snapped and sent my photos to Instagram without tagging them.

Today, viewing Instagram images posted by others, I’ve notice their use of image tags, such as the place tags #ArtBasel #ScopeArtFair used by those in Miami and #Brighton #thingstodoinBrighton and #openstudios used by artist Caia Matheson in the UK.

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Instagram allows up to 30 tags per image. Amid the many image tags used to describe the art medium or technique, artists also tag to get the attention of buyers, with:  #affordableart #artbuyers #artcollectors #buyart #artforsale #paintingforsale #printforsale #onlineshop #interiordesign #giftideas #handpainted #Christmasgiftideas #sellart #artsales

Taking more interest in Instagram and tagging, I noticed an article by Brandon Gaille, on 6 Keys to Getting more Instagram Likes, and learned that Facebook owns Instagram. According to Gaille, “Instagram is the hottest site right now. It was experiencing phenomenal growth when Facebook acquired the site and even thereafter the growth spree seems to be unhindered.”

I also want to share Dan Zarella of HubSpot’s huge infographic on how using more tags on your Instagram photos gets you more likes:

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Two Artist Resources that Defy Categorization: Works.io and Art360 Gallery

From first view, the Art365 Gallery website has the look of an online art magazine, IMO. Although they refer to themselves as both an online art gallery and an art blog. You’ll find Featured Artists, Galleries, Glass Artists, and Art News.

Visual artists and glass artists are invited to submit for a permanent spot on this site.

– Send  a text in 300-500 characters about you, your artworks and perhaps a few words about your art technique.

– A link to your website/Facebook page.

– 6-8 quality images of your art.

They will rewrite a unique text about you and your art, show the best of your artworks and link to your website and Facebook fan page from their art blog (it’s a 100% free service). You’ll find the full details on their website.

Works.io is a sophisticated artist driven platform with a professional portfolio and CV tool for emerging fine artists to create online visibility.

Works.io is something like an artist directory, yet, when artists sign up for free they have a dashboard allowing them to add images of their art, their exhibition news, and more. Works.io also offers a monthly selection of emerging artists with more extensive text about each artist showcased. Works.io selects sophisticated art in low-key tones for their feature.

These relatively new sites have been added to our 57 page e-list of art magazines, blogs, and artist directories.

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#twitterartexhibit Call For Artists  

Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss, Norway (2015)  Show runs March 12 – March 26, 2015

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

Please read the instructions below carefully to find out how and where to submit your art.

These are just the basics. Find more information about the Twitter Art Exhibit on the website: www.twitterartexhibit.org

Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Home-Start Moss charity.

Social media plays a major role in Twitter Art Exhibit. The event will be highly publicized and well attended by art buyers and enthusiasts, members of the press, local artists and the community, as well as by the staff of Home-Start Moss, and the families they support.

To Participate in the #TwitterArtExhibit  PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

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Pay special attention to the materials, size and medium requirements described below. Artwork that does not meet these requirements will be rejected.  

1) You must be a Twitter user to participate in Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss. Make sure to follow @twitrartexhibit, as well as the hashtag #twitterartexhibit. Don’t forget to visit www.twitterartexhibit.org for updates!

2) Send a message to d_sandum@hotmail.com with the heading Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss to indicate your interest in participating. This is your pre-registration, and allows us to plan ahead for the exhibition. You are fully registered when your work is received at the destination.

3) Create a postcard-sized original piece of art. Standard postcard sizes are required: 6.3 x 4.7 inches or 16 x 12 cm MAXIMUM (see detailed size, medium & material requirements below).

4) Include complete information* on the back of your card: a) real name, b) @twittername, c) city, + country d) e-mail, e) website and f) artwork title. This will be helpful to buyers and organizers alike, and will be used to print labels placed next to each card at the gallery.

5) Mail your postcard in an envelope via Regular First Class Mail (or international equivalent) to the following address:

Home-Start Moss
Skoggata 24
N-1531 Moss
Norway

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • POSTCARD MATERIALS: Thick, good quality paper is preferred, but thin cardboard will also do.
  • MEDIUMS: Postcards must be signed, handmade originals in any of the following 2D mediums: Watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink, gouache, mixed media, collage, pencil, charcoal and pastel. Please use spray fixative for gritty mediums, and remember to properly prime/gesso your surfaces if you work with oils, allowing them to fully dry before shipping. Linocuts, woodcuts, lithographs (printmaking) are accepted IF they are the correct size, hand-signed and “one off” originals (1/1). NOT ALLOWED: Photographs*, digital art, art that is laser/inkjet or machine-printed, any copies, duplications or reproductions (computer or otherwise). A printed promotional postcard does not constitute an original piece of art and will not be accepted. And please, nothing perishable, toxic or otherwise harmful. *In recent years we have decided to steer away from photography and digital art due to the large amount of low-quality prints received, and so as to focus on the “handmade”.
  • DIMENSIONS/FORMAT: This is an exhibition of postcard art, so your artwork should resemble that (art on one side, your info on the other). The maximum size allowed is 6.3 x 4.7 inches (16 x 12 cm). Slightly smaller versions are fine.
  • NO JURY, NO THEME (OPEN EXHIBITION): Any professional or amateur artist in reach of our voice is invited!
  • NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS PER ARTIST:Please send only ONE card per artist. 
  • ENTER EARLY:Postcards must be received at the above address by March 1, 2015 to be included in the exhibition. Late entries will not be accepted. Allow at least 10 business days for shipping if you reside in continental Europe. Allow at least two weeks (14 business days) anywhere else.
  • NO PARTICIPATION FEES: there is no fee to enter.  100% of proceeds for postcard sales go to charity.
  • ARTWORK PRICING: The sale price will be $35 USD (200kr) per card. Many, if not all of these cards are worth a lot more, but this will allow the general public to purchase them easily.
  • SHIPPING METHOD: Please ship your work, well protected in an envelope via regular first class mail.

 WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

  • WHEN ORGANIZERS RECEIVE YOUR POSTCARD, THEY WILL:
    1) Capture the image and send you a Twitter shout-out using the hashtag #twitterartexhibit (check the @connect tab on your Twitter account for your mention)
    2) Post it to an album on their Facebook page  (visit us to see if your card has arrived).
    3) Enter your info in a database that will be used for printing labels, which will be placed next to the card at the exhibit.
  • ONE POSTCARD = MANY TWEETS » SPREAD THE WORD!
    The Twitter Art Exhibit Twitter account is @twitrartexhibit. Please follow us! We appreciate RTs and mentions. We suggest you post a pic of your card on Twitter before mailing it, and use the hashtag #twitterartexhibit so that we can share the love! If you wish, curator David Sandum may be reached at @DavidSandum, and TwitterArtExhibit board members Maria Pedrero and Nat George may be reached at @robinpedrero and @natgeorgela, respectively. You may also connect with Helen Mollatt from Home-Start Moss at @HomeStartMoss.
  • AFTER THE EXHIBITION:
    All work received will be considered a donation and will not be returned to the sender, even if it remains unsold. Any unsold art will be donated to the charity to use as they see fit (i.e. create a mural with remaining pieces to commemorate the event, or sell remaining work at future fundraisers).
  • VIDEO / BOOK: It’s possible that a video and/or book may be produced. This will remain at the discretion of the local organizer, time and resources allowing.
  • 100% of funds raised by Twitter Art Exhibit go to the chosen charity.

Artist E-postcards: Elinore Schnurr

We’ve sent out artist e-postcards to top art galleries currently reviewing work. The e-postcards are e-mailed individually along with the link to the artist’s website. There are two e-postcard marketing option for artists. Click here for details on E-Postcard Marketing Plan A.  Click here for E-Postcard Marketing Plan B.

 

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Salon-Style Wall-Hang VS Salon-Style Contemporary Art Gallery

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According to an article on the Urban Domesticity blog, “hanging artwork salon-style entails arranging a whole bunch of pictures and paintings together in a collage-like formation on the wall.”

This “old-fashioned” method of hanging art dates back to The Paris Salon (French: Salon de Paris), the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Between 1748 and 1890 The Paris Salon was the greatest annual or biannual art event in the Western world according to Wikipedia.

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A salon-style gallery hang at the Milwaukee Art Museum

While this salon-style of hanging art has made a comeback with Interior Designers, which is good news for artists who will be able to offer even more artworks to residential clients to fill salon-hung walls, the term “salon style” may refer to location and relaxed atmosphere when it comes to contemporary art galleries.

Susan Eley Fine Art was founded as a salon-style gallery in an Upper West Side Townhouse in Manhattan, New York, to offer an intimate, personal viewing experience not typically found in white box galleries. Eley opened her Gallery to tap into an untapped audience and to show them an alternative way to enjoy art. She focuses on contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists working in both figurative and abstract styles in a variety of media and presents their work in solo and group exhibitions showcasing artists from the U.S., Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Artist Marketing Resources has been researching art galleries for many years, and offers artists a chance to share at that research by purchasing the International Art Gallery Directory here.

 

Artists Should Know About the Artist Marketing Resources Web Store

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While we’ve frequently mentioned our Art Gallery list and Art Magazine list in our blog posts of late, we haven’t yet mentioned our web store until now.  Visit the Artist Marketing Resources web store to browse and shop here. Right now there are ten items in our web store for visual artists. Plus we have plans for adding more artist resources to our store soon.

 

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We’re Sending Artist E-Postcards Out to Art Galleries

Artists, our latest promotional efforts with our new e-postcard marketing Plan A and Plan B have gotten underway this summer and with great interest! We’re sending E-postcards out to galleries in each of the participating artist’s home states, as well as to art galleries in major art centers such as New York City, London and other cities around the world. Some artists have had gallerist contact them right away after receiving our e-postcards!  We also share artist’s e-postcards on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and on our blog so that they appear in our newsfeed in the ArtWorld app.

Each time we send out a set of e-postcards, we include the clickable link to the artist’s website so that the recipient may view more of the artist’s work.

We’ll be sharing more of these, but for now, here is a sampling of some of our artist e-postcards–

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