Artists and Collectors Join The New *Art Direct From Artists* Group on LinkedIN

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Art Direct From Artists began as a group board on Pinterest that has proven to be so popular that I decided to expand it into a new LinkedIN group–join Art Direct From Artists on LinkedIn here.

This new group board will make it easier for all professional to find artists with artworks for sale. Art Direct From Artists on LinkedIn is where hospitality industry executives and others, who really don’t know where to find art for their interior projects, can come and interact with artists who have artwork available.

Artists are welcome to join and pitch their work in the new Art Direct From Artists @LinkedIn group. Art buyers and collectors are welcome to join and find new emerging artists to buy from in the group Art Direct From Artists.

It’s a little bit outside-of-the-box for a LinkedIn networking group. No artist will ever be considered a spammer in this group! No self-promotions get flagged here. Artists are welcome to talk about their work. Buyers and art collectors are welcome to join and interact with artists. Artists are free to start discussions about their work and share links to their websites, online portfolios and web shops that direct buyers to where they can purchase original artworks.

The Art Direct From Artists concept has worked well on Pinterest as a vehicle for directing buyers to view artist’s work. In fact, one full year before Pinterest began offering *Buy Button* options to sell items via pinned product images, I started the group Pinterest board Art Direct From Artists— which requires that artists have retail prices on their artwork pinned images.

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Art Marketing Site Promotes Artists and Art Galleries in Unique Ways

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Art Marketing Site Promotes Artists and Art Galleries in Unique Ways by Dean Cameron

Having had a 30 year career in Marketing and owning an Online Art Gallery and Publishing business since 2002, it is obvious that “times are a changing”. While there is nothing inherently wrong with traditional methods such as Gallery Representation, Art Shows and such, they are rendered somewhat incomplete with today’s super connected world that we live in. Social Media Networking is paramount to the vast majority of up and coming artists and that is not just Facebook. Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, Stumble Upon, LinkedIn and now YouTube offer unique opportunities and diverse clientele to develop an artist’s brand and to stay connected to interested potential clients. So is Social Media the answer to a successful art career? I would say this. As Social Media came on like a storm so will the next best vehicle (we don’t know what it will be yet because some 12-year-old is inventing it in their mind right now) so we need to be as current as we can be.

One thing I have learned in 30 years of Marketing is that opportunities come from many directions. So our Marketing Plan should take advantage of that and cast a wide net. An Artist needs to have a complete tool box in which to develop their market and build their art creating business. We have developed that Tool Box. www.flootie.com creates a menu of items an artist can choose from in order to best suit their plans. Most “Art for Sale” Internet Sites are what we call “Post it and Forget it” type sites. You post your book of work online and hope that someone comes along and makes a purchase. www.flootie.com is not that type of Internet Marketing Site. We offer the following features for artists to be proactive in their efforts to sell their works and create their brand.

  • Flootie offers a free listing in our International Artists Directory (see Registration link for Artists and follow prompts).
  • Flootie offers a free listing in our International Art Gallery Directory. Our site works well for Artists and their Gallery partners to work together to market an artist’s brand (see Registration link for Artists and follow prompts).
  • Flootie offers very affordable subscription levels and does not charge upload fees or commissions on sales.
  • Flootie offers one on one support to answer marketing questions
  • Flootie offers all major Social Media links for sharing directly from your art listing. You can share to your network and anyone else can share your works with their networks in an easy efficient method.
  • Flootie offers a direct email invitation tool to share your activity on Flootie.
  • Flootie offers a method to automatically share your latest posts with any fan who selects you as a favorite artist in a “once per week” email notification.
  • Flootie offers an option to embed your Google Calendar to your page to keep people informed of your shows and exhibitions.
  • Flootie offers an option to include a video on your page to bring life to your relationships with potential clients.
  • Flootie charges no commissions for sales so you can drive potential clients to your website, or any other location you wish to generate traffic to. We are not competition. We are your marketing supercharger.
  • Flootie offers a blog for subscriber artists to post their latest stories, reflections and insights.
  • Flootie owns and operates our own TV Studio and produces Flootie TV now being shown in 7 states on 8 Public TV Stations with that number growing fast. Flootie TV incorporates a “general public” approach to the arts with some comedic shorts as well as serious artist interviews. Think of it as “The Tonight Show” for the arts.
  • Flootie is a socially conscious company and has an ongoing program called “Artists Forever” that awards art supplies grants to grade school art classes to empower teachers to supplement their meager art budgets in the school systems and develop the next generation of creatives.

This is by no means the end of this list. Flootie is well underway with even more creative tools for artists to connect with art lovers. Our mission is to make the term “Starving Artist” obsolete. We would look forward to seeing you as a fan, an artist or an art related business. We are a grass-roots and privately owned entity with the sole intention to bring the artists and art lovers together in an intentional way.

About Dean Cameron

Dean Cameron has a 30 year career in Sales and Marketing in numerous industries resulting in relationships with many Fortune 500 Companies. Dean is an Art Collector and owner of American Fine Art Company and Flootie.com (subsidiaries of Highlander Enterprises LLC) and resides with his family in Spokane Valley, WA.

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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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Artists, Margarita of Houzz Started a Discussion in Our LinkedIn Group on Using The New Free Houzz Websites. Join In!

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bloghouzzlogoMargarita Golod of the mega platform Houzz is our group guest speaker in the Artist Marketing Resources group on LinkedIn. She has started a new discussion on the new Houzz free websites features. I hope that all our group members will take advantage of this opportunity to get your questions answered on using your Houzz website. If you are not a member, please join the group to ask Margarita any question you may have on setting up and using the new free Houzz websites.

Houzz is a major platform used by Interior Designers, Architects, Home Renovation experts, and home owners shopping for home decor and many others.

On Houzz, artists may upload their art images and images of room views with their art hung on walls and 3-D art on tabletops. There is a huge potential for artists to reach Interior Design professionals and art buyers on Houzz.

Please join us in the Artist Marketing Resources group and ask Margarita any questions you may have about the new free Houzz professional websites.

I know that the new Houzz websites are very powerful self-promotion tools for artists.

 

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Artists Ask For Low Cost Marketing Options: 2 Plans For E-postcard Campaign + Exhibition in Amsterdam

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The Artworld app and Artist Marketing Resources connects artists with art collectors and art buyers. Plus we have new ways of getting artists visibility! As part of a new campaign, we are offering 3 new e-postcard marketing plans to the artists who use the ArtWorld app. Artists not yet using the app can get it on iTunes, at no cost, and add their art images.  As part of the launch to get the app and the new e-postcard feature in greater use, we’re going to help artists send out lots of e-postcards in 3 marketing plans! Artworld e-postcards are beautifully presented, contain your site link and contact details, artist copyright and can be digitally watermarked.

Here’s what you do–

Like us on Facebook–Like ArtWorld and Like Artist Marketing Resources here.
Add your art images to the ArtWorld app -or- if you already have your art images on ArtWorld app then simply select 1 of the 2 E-Postcard Marketing Plans–Plan A, Plan B, or the Exhibition in Amsterdam– here.
Once you have selected an E-postcard Marketing Plan*, we will contact you to find out which of your art images you wish sent out as an e-postcard and get your details (your site link and other info that will go on the e-postcard).
*Description of our 3 E-Postcard Marketing Plans–
  1. E-Postcard Marketing Plan-A: For $105USD –we will send out any image of your artwork that your select–yes, you let us know which one of your artworks in your ArtWorld portfolio you want sent in as an e-postcard–and we’ll get it out to 1000 gallerists in New York City and other top art-centers internationally. Plus we will post the e-postcard image to our very popular Pinterest page, and share on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIN groups and LinkedIN Pulse. Artworld e-postcards are beautifully presented, contain all your contact details, artist copyright and can be digitally watermarked.
  2. E-Postcard Marketing Plan-B: For 25 Euros or $155USD — A selection of 3 of your e-postcards sent out to the Artist Marketing Resources extensive list of buyers and gallerists. We send only your best works, photographed and succinctly described, out to 1,500 galleries in New York City and other top art centers internationally, post to our popular Pinterest page (which many people tell us they love!), plus share on Twitter to over 40,000 follows, post to our Facebook pages and on Google+, Tumblr, and LinkedIN groups and LinkedIN pulse. We will be offering an option on Facebook for others to select and send out your e-postcards too!
  3. Exhibition in Amsterdam: CANCELLED –We plan to show a set of 5 printed copies of two of your Artworld art images as postcards at the Art in Redlight Exhibition in Amsterdam. We will project a slide-show of contributors’ work in an eye-catching manner. The exhibition will take place in December 2014.  This is subject to the terms of the Exhibition as yet unpublished. We also have alternate plans for sharing printed postcards in other Amsterdam venues.

If you have an questions, or would like to discuss these options, feel free to email Marie Kazalia at email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com  or Keith McFarlane at email: keith.mcfarlane@me.com

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!

The Media Directory Launch March 2013

The Media Directory, launching in March 2013, is a Media Industry & Performing Arts Networking Directory & Job Listings Website. A great resource for anyone looking to either find a job or make more connections in a creative industry, the website has the contacts, the jobs and the website for you to search & build relationships to further your career.

Film/TV/stage, Music, Photography, Dance, Comedy, Art, Radio & More.

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Functions of the site include:

Searching their extensive & forever growing media industry & performing arts e-directory. Thousands of contacts in Film/TV/Stage, Music, Photography, Comedy, Dance, Art, Radio & More. Contacts include: Company Address, telephone, email, website address, social media links & a company synopsis. Save contacts to your favourites for ease & future use

 Build a profile/portfolio/timeline with their step by step guide. Input the URL for your social media accounts and see your music, videos, photographs, blogs, tweets & posts automatically transfer to your timeline and paste your CV in your about me section for employers to see your skills.

Start a topic in our forums. Discuss media events. Promote your own work. What ever you wish to talk about. Then here you can. Network and build friendships.. Then add each other as friends if you require a personal conversation.

Post a job for free!

Membership Costs:

Pay As You Go: £2.95 a month for as long as you want it… No cancellation fees and no additional costs after subscription.
The Year Deal: £19.95 for a full years subscription. There are no additional costs. That price is for full use of The Media Directory.

You can sign up here http://www.themediadirectory.com/, as well as follow them on Facebook

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Now Thru End of February: Share Your Artist Website Link w/ Curators

Here is an opportunity for you to get to know some curators!

Artists, this is an opportunity for you to connect with curators.

Artsia curators are reviewing your artist websites in our LinkedIN group project.

Now and throughout the month of February, curators are in the Artist Marketing Resources group on LinkedIN answering your questions

and reviewing your artist websites. If you are not a group member join here. Share your website link in the featured *Manager’s Choice* discussion. It’s that easy.

Several of the curators associated with this project are involved in multiple projects, exhibitions,work for major auction houses and brick and mortar galleries.

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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/

French-Canadian Artist Seeking Art Project Collaborators Internationally

Over the past few months, Didier Bonaventure has been working on his new concept project called Puzzle in collaboration with other artists. He is seeking those who would like to participate. It’s simple, you send Didier 12 photos of you, yes, pieces of you, only the skin (no jewelry, no clothes) such as a shoulder, a back, an eye, nose, naval, neck, breast, finger, buttock, legs, belly, etc … in short, your choice. Then, using your photos, Didier creates a montage. You remain owner of your photos and Didier his creation. Then he’ll send you the results and, if you agree, you keep it.
It is as simple as that. He would like to show this work on Flickr and, most importantly, exhibit the work in a gallery in the future. If a work sells, Didier shares 50% of the profits with you. Didier will be happy to answer all of your questions. The images in this blog post are a small selection of images already created for Puzzle. Didier chooses participants from among his friends, as well as his Flickr and LinkedIn contacts. Connect with Didier via LinkedIn here. Didier Bonaventure’s website in French includes his contact information. View his Flickr portfolio here.

Depuis quelques mois je travaille à un nouveau concept qui s’appelle “Puzzle” (j’ai actuellement 23 personnes qui participent) et j’aimerais te demander si toi aussi tu voulais participer ? C’est simple, il s’agit que tu m’envoies 12 photos de toi, oui, des morceaux de toi, uniquement de la peau (pas de bijoux, pas de vêtements) comme par exemple, une épaule, un dos, un œil, un nez, un nombril, un cou, un sein, un doigt, une fesse, des jambes, un ventre, etc… bref tout ce que tu choisis. Moi, avec tes photos, je crée un montage. Tu restes propriétaire de tes photos et moi de ma création. Ensuite, je t’envoie le résultat et, si tu es d’accord, on le garde.
Voilà c’est aussi simple que ça. Après, j’aimerais montrer ce travail sur Flickr puis, surtout, l’exposer dans ma future galerie. Si vente, on se partage à 50 % les bénéfices. Qu’en penses-tu ? Je peux t’envoyer quelques exemples de montages réalisés avec des modèles et, bien sûr, je peux répondre à toutes tes questions.

Je suis très content de savoir que tu es intéressée à participer pour mon project “Puzzle”. Alors voici une petite sélection des images déjà créées pour ce travail.
Je choisi les participantes à ce projet parmi mes amis, les amies de mes amies, mes contacts Flickr et LinkedIn. Je cherche des femmes (majeures) ouvertes à cette idée qui ont une belle sensibilité artistique et qui, pour l’art ou par curiosité, aime ce genre de projet. Dis-moi.
En attendant de tes nouvelles je te souhaite une très belle journée
Amicalement et artistiquement

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.

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

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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/

Fine Art Shipping HORROR STORIES and Remedies!

Thanks to artist Harriete Estel Berman for creating and sharing this series of SlideShare presentations on the best methods of packing your art for shipping to buyers and exhibitions.

ZuuBee, a New Microblogging Art Sales Site

 

 

 

ZuuBee is a new site in Beta. The concept behind ZuuBee is for buyers and sellers to better connect and communicate. Something like Facebook with a Tumblr-like micro-blog that has a shopping cart. Well, at any rate–I don’t know if the ZuuBee CEO will like that description– but they did send me their logo and screen shots, so you get the idea. Sign up for a free account here.

 

 

Art Orbiter

Art Orbiter, an online gallery project that consists of a curated selection of artworks that have been posted on one of the social networks such as Pinterest, Facebook etc.

The intention of the Art Orbiter project is to promote artwork posted on social networks that appeal to the esthetic of the blog owners. There is so much good work that doesn’t get the attention it deserves and Art Orbiter is hoping to change that in their own way.

If you would like to see your work on Art Orbiter, friend them at, Art Orbiter on Facebook,  on Google+ also as Art Orbiter. Follow on Twitter  @ArtOrbiter. Pinterest too! Here is the Art Orbiter Pinterest link.

Do You Enter Contests? on Pinterest!?

A few days ago on Pinterest, I repinned a set of green vases from an upscale home decor site for a chance to win them. Today I learned that PUREWOW is sponsoring a camera company giveaway that is also using Pinterest as an aspect of their contest.First, they want you to submit a photo that you have taken for a chance to win a Panasonic Lumix 3G camera — here is the  link: http://www.purewow.com/lander/lumixThen, repin your favorite image (hopefully your own!) so that you are automatically entered to win the second prize–a Panasonic Lumix ZS19 camera.

A Variety of Opportunities / April Calls For Artists To Submit

Mastodon Mesa Call for Proposals

Mastodon Mesa is looking for installation and performance artists for heavily trafficked spaces, for month-long shows. Download the Application here: http://www.mastodonmesa.com/ 

ecofirstart sells paintings and art items in their online store. Take a look, and if your work fits give them a call. Their  phone number on the site.
Their sister site is ecovolvenow gallery 

In the UK, the Multiples Store commissions prints and 3D editions from artists.

Find a variety of art sales sources on the 800+ Places to Sell Your Art PDF list.

 BoxHeart Gallery has a new call for artists.
Artful Vagabond has a Tribute to Artists promotional project for 2012 for artists in get involved –no fee.
Kala Art Institute has an international artist residency for 9 artists + $3000.USD cash award–deadline May 18th.
 plain air for young artists — St-Petersburg, Russia ! All invited: teachers of art with their students, groups of young artists from different countries. They provide excursions and tickets to famous Russian museums in the first half of the day, and the second part of the day is devoted to paintings in the open air, in summer, and indoors in class during winter under the guidance of experienced teachers of Art. They also provide visa support, transfers, meals three times a day, living space in the city center.
All information may be found here: http://www.plain-air.artreka.ru 
To apply: email me: ostrovskaya.marya@yandex.ru
or call me: +7 911 220 84 90 

Marie Kazalia and William Phelps Montgomery Both Featured On the American Flat Site!

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American Flat licensed images of three of my paintings and now they’ve added me to their site. You will now find my name–Marie Kazalia–listed with the other artist on the American Flat site. (Only one of my art images is showing at this time).

 Another artist, who is a member of our Artist Marketing Resources LinkedIN group, William Phelps Montgomery is also newly listed on the American Flat site with eleven artworks!
American Flat prints art on canvas for sales to interior designers and decorators.   Their custom artwork has been featured in New York City restaurants, nightclubs, retailers and film studios including– 15W, Soho, City Swiggers Beer Shop and Tasting Room, Upper East Side, and The Dressing Room, Lower East Side.

Artist Marketing Resources Exclusive: *F*R*E*E* 16 x 20 Inch Gallery Wrap Canvas Offer

Sunbelt Mfg. Co. has manufactured quality American made artist canvas since 1982. At one time Sunbelt was a large supplier for stretched and gallery wrap canvases in the U.S. Since the China explosion onto the U.S. market they now focus on professional artists and art instructors, working hard to give their customers exactly what they need. Sunbelt provides all types of custom canvas supports at competitive prices.

As a special promotional offer exclusively for Artist Marketing Resources blog readers and Artist Marketing Resources LinkedIN group members Sunbelt will give one artist a 16 X 20 inch Gallery Wrap canvas.

To be eligible for selection to receive the canvas, all you have to do is use the share buttons at the bottom of this blog post to Tweet this post and share it on Facebook, then leave a comment below.

One artist will be selected from those who comment and will receive the 16 x 20 inch canvas sent to them at no cost!

Leave comments up until Wednesday March 20th, noon EST, to be eligible. One artist selected will be asked to provide their U.S. mailing address to receive the canvas. P O box addresses are *not* eligible.

Visit the Sunbelt site to view the other products they offer, including wood panel supports for artists and silkscreen frames. The artist section on the Sunbelt website shows some of the artists that use their canvases. They will always be glad to place the work of other artists in their feature section.

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