#Artists Add Your Art to Facebook Art Page + Retail Price, Link

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Artists are invited to add their art image to our Facebook page–be sure to include a link to where buyers may purchase your work, a price and details about the artwork to increase visibility and drive traffic to your site.

We often share the links to our Facebook page and Pinterest group boards on Twitter which increases the number of visitors viewing your artwork there and clicking through to visit your site.

As we reported last week, our group Pinterest boards have gotten artists higher click-throughs according to Google analytics.

Artist Leon Sarantos wrote: “Marie’s Pinterest boards are one of many important aids to artists that I’ve discovered through her Artist Marketing Resources blog. Kudos! .. and thanks for all you do.”

Two of our five Twitter pages have over ten thousand followers each: @TransArtGuide and @Artozon

Tweet your art images, links to your site, exhibition news and art sales news with the hashtag #ArtistMarket or #ArtistNews and we will retweet your tweet!

Send your work to mariekazalia@gmail.com and I will post it on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr!

 

 

 

 

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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

NOISE Collective CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

E-list of International Photography Representatives and Photographer Agents, Gallerists +More 

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Surveys on Buying Art and Selling Art

Tom Brereton Downs, owner of the site Artolo,  recently received lots of fantastic feedback from artists about their experience of selling art.  He’d now like to know more about experiences (or not) of BUYING art, and would love you to complete his simple online questionnaire:

http://info.artolo.com/buying-art-questionnaire

He’d love it if you could SHARE the questionnaire with as many people as possible (via email, Facebook, Tweeting about it etc.). He’ll be  happy to share a summary of the findings, which will hopefully be pretty insightful, with anybody that completes the survey(there is a checkbox at the bottom of the questionnaire to tick, if you’d like to receive a copy).

Thank you,

PS If you are an artist and have not completed the selling art survey questionaire, please do so–http://info.artolo.com/selling-art-questionnaire/. If you happen to know any artists that haven’t completed the SELLING ART questionnaire he’d be really grateful if you could and could send this link to them http://info.artolo.com/selling-art-questionnaire/

FACEBOOK COVER PHOTOS: NEW RULES, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

by Barbra Drizin, Start From Scratch Social Media

www.facebook.com/startfromscratchsocialmedia

The  FACEBOOK  COVER  PHOTO  for  your  business  page  is  the  viewer’s  first impression of who you are, what you do, and how to contact you.

Previously, there were many limitations on what could be included in cover photos. However, now this huge piece of “real estate” is THE place to introduce, market, and brand.

And, ever since Facebook removed the ability to set a custom landing tab, your cover photo is the most important place to drive traffic and awareness.

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NEW RULES:

The new cover photo rule is that 20% of your cover photo may be TEXT. This gives permission for highlighting:

Your Website

Your contact information Your tag line Promotions

Purchase information or special offers Calls to Action

I also suggest rotating your cover photo each month, since an “updated” cover photo appears in the newsfeed of the people who have “liked” your page, and you have another excellent opportunity to stay in front of your audience.

FACEBOOK ADS:

Do you know how to use Facebook Ads?

This benefit is magnified as Facebook has released a new “Page LIKE” ad that includes the brand’s cover photo. Facebook Ads present a huge opportunity to carry a brand message from the Facebook page to the newsfeed with optimal impact.

Facebook Ads also allows you to target the exact demographics of your audience!

For example, client – artist www.facebook.com/barbararachko went from 600 likes to over 2000 likes using targeted ads…all in a matter of weeks!

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CONTENT STRATEGY:

Photos are now the #1 content strategy. Facebook continues its evolution to become a more visual platform. Therefore, brands must craft posts to ensure they are visually powerful.  Your cover photo is the “main event” of this strategy.

FACEBOOK VOCABULARY:

NEWSFEED: the posts of the PEOPLE who are you friends AND the posts of the PAGES you have liked. When you post on your Facebook Business Page, the post appears on the newsfeed of those who have “LIKED” your page.

COVER PHOTO SIZE

Your cover photo is 851 x 315 pixels. With photoshop or other photo editors, you can add text. Remember not to put text where your profile picture will obscure it.

Want to optimize your Facebook Business page? Learn how to use Facebook Ads? Barbra Drizin is a social media educator, trainer and manager. Her business is

“Start from Scratch Social Media” www.facebook.com/startfromscratchsocialmedia.

Barbra especially assists those who may be ‘resistant, reluctant, or intimidated’ with the world of social media by starting with the basics and going beyond. Her goal is for you to be confident and comfortable with the rewards and benefits of the virtual world! Barbara targets solopreneurs, artists, and alternative health practitioners. Contact Barbra at  barbra@socialmediaeducators.com.

Barbra meets with you personally and by Skype

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Artists, Don’t Wait For Collectors to Find You: 3 Ways to Connect With Collector Communities

1.

Wikicollecting is a project to create a free, up-to-date and reliable guide covering everything about collecting. Wikicollecting.org is a free, open-source guide to the world of collecting. It features thousands of encyclopaedia entries, auction catalogues and realized prices, top 10 lists, collecting guides and collectibles news from around the world. Users can create their own pages, or add their knowledge to existing articles – with the aim of building the world’s largest free online collecting community.

2.

   World Collectors Net is a large collecting community by collectors for collectors. Founded by Darryl Kirk. Follow Tweets on all things collectible @collecting.

Connect with collectors worldwide on World Collectors Net  at: worldcollectorsnet.com

3.

Buy and  Sell to collectors on Picollecta   https://www.picollecta.com           https://www.picollecta.com/user/1576/pics

1 In A Million You: Call for Creative Responses

1 in A Million You

Call for creative responses  
This is an interdisciplinary project, any medium is welcome.

A NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY IS APPEARING IN THE MEDIA, LINKING PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT STAGES OF LIFE AND BACKGROUNDS WITH A MYSTERIOUS AND TRIBAL FACIAL MASK.

1 in A Million You is research into what this phenomenon reveals about our identity and how we are shaped by the media – and in turn shaping the media.

We are interested in how you would interpret this, how you justify people’s interest in belonging to such a community, or what you think the mask, and the ‘tribe’ stands for. You can respond with any digital medium (images, videos, sounds…) , or any other medium that could be documented online (e.g photograph of a sculpture)

Visit the community’s website to explore the different ways in which people have taken part, and how the general audience is responding to the appearances.

http://1inamillionyou.com/

http://1inamillion-you.tumblr.com/

https://www.facebook.com/1InAMillionYou

Selected works and essays will :

> Be published on the project website.
> Form part of a publication documenting the 1 In A Million You phenomenon.
> Be shared and discussed throughout the community online pages.
> Inform (and potentially be referenced or made visible) during a documentary on SKYARTS in the summer 2013.

If your proposed idea requires specific material or equipment, we can help cover some of the related costs.

For more info, just email oneinamillionyou.press@gmail.com before Sunday 5 May. The work would need to be created by 22 May to form part of the project documentary.

http://www.1inamillionyou.com/discuss.html

Touch My Prints

TouchMyPrints

Touch.My.Prints. ISSUE02   IMAGE vs DATA

Photography has long been concerned with data retention within the act of the photograph. Photographers are taught to expose, develop, and digitally capture in a method to maintain the most information possible. Every step in a photographer’s workflow is a careful dance to keep data. Film or digital, every photographic process is essentially the mastery of data retention. The reasoning is, having the most information available allows for the most creative interpretations of the information.

Touch.My.Prints wants to explore this concept of the photography as data as opposed to image. TMP will provide an image for every participant to take. Each participant will use the image as data and create a new piece of work. The new work can be video, sculpture, sound, video, even a drastic reinterpretation of the image, etc. A selection of the new works and their creators will be featured in Touch.My.Prints. ISSUE02.

The deadline is June 01, 2013.

INSTRUCTIONS

Save the image. Use the data the image file provides to create a new piece of work. The new work can take any form, any medium, any function, in fact, preferably so. Then send the new work to TouchMyPrints @ gmail .com following the guidelines below.

Places to find the image in the latest post here http://www.touch-my-prints.com/
Or the post page here http://www.touch-my-prints.com/image/49449072303
Or the image URL here http://24.media.tumblr.com/2de9226c2d298843476aad5b187c42e4/tumblr_mm6o6z4i9L1s7nkgmo1_1280.jpg

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please only submit 1-3 works for ISSUE02. Only 1 (one) work per artist will be showcased in TMP ISSUE02.

IMAGE SUBMISSIONS

Please submit files at 300 dpi, with the longest side being 10 inches, 8-bit and as a JPEG.

File Name would be Doe_Jane_01.jpeg

In the email (TouchMyPrints @ gmail .com) please list the following information.

Title, Year Produced
Medium (i.e. Screenshot / Digital Photograph / Digital Collage)
Your Website (Professional Site / Twitter / Tumblr / etc)

VIDEO SUBMISSION

Please submit a link to your Vimeo or Youtube + 1-3 film stills of the video. The film stills should follow the guidelines for image submissions except for the dpi being 300, the film still can be 72 dpi.

In the email (TouchMyPrints @ gmail .com) please list the following information.

Title, Year Produced
Medium
Your Website (Professional Site / Twitter / Tumblr / etc)

GIF SUBMISSION

Please submit a link to your GIF animation + 1-3 film stills of the GIF. The film stills should follow the guidelines for image submissions except for the dpi being 300, the film still can be 72 dpi.

In the email (TouchMyPrints @ gmail .com) please list the following information.

Title, Year Produced
Medium
Your Website (Professional Site / Twitter / Tumblr / etc)

http://www.touch-my-prints.com/

 

MutantSpace: Submit Your Art + Skills Exchange Bank

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Mutant Space is one of those sites that really understands how to put online sharing tools to use in meaningful ways. They started their skills exchange project back in 2008 with a simple premise– to give artists opportunities to work with a co-operative of people from all over the world who believe in sharing their skills and resources to make things happen.
So how does the MUTANTSPACE Skills Exchange Bank work?
  • You sign-up
  • Put your skills into the MutantSpace bank
  • Then when you need a creative, production, management, or marketing skill to realise your arts project or event you go into the bank and take what you need.
  • You give what you can and take what you want. Everybody co – operates, everybody helps each other, everybody keeps the door open to endless possibility.

Then to put it all into practice, Mutantspace started a DIY arts festival. The festival, called The Trash Culture Revue, is held twice a year in Cork City, Ireland and is produced with no money! In keeping with this “creative economy” the entire festive operates on the skills of the members of exchange bank. Since kicking-off the first festival in 2009 they’ve produced well over 100 events. Mutant Space says, “What’s best about this festival is that it’s autonomous, it belongs to the members of this exchange. It answers to nobody. And it works. Above all it’s alot of fun.” In an email I received from Moray of Mutant Space, the next Trash Culture Revue is Friday 22nd March. Moray says that there’s been a lot of interest, so the sooner you get in contact with him the better if you want to participate. (E: admin@mutantspace.com)  Then the next revue will take place from May 16th- May 19th, 2013. Get involved now.

The Mutant Space arts blog posts art images four times a day of art from around the world. They love receiving submissions of painting, sculpture, street art, photography, design and illustration/ painting, performance, print, graffiti, murals, installation, exhibitions, photography, collage, and drawing as well as music, video, animation, film and collaborations between different art forms. They love anything on food, theatre, literature and poetry as well as essays, short stories, criticism, politics and activism and also do profiles on art collectives, co-operatives and festivals.

Launching Tweet Swap for Creative Sharing

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It’s Me Again (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have  taken part in Tweet Swap over the past year and I always found  only high quality tweets on creative arts, art and design, photography and such listed for sharing.

The way it works is that you add your tweet to the share list, then select 2-3 from the list to tweet to your followers. Others on the list will tweet your tweet.

This is Zoltan’s project and he just sent out this notification–

Hey guys, just a quick note to let you know that we now have a simple Register Interest page up for a dedicated, proper version of Tweet Swap.

The benefits of being a member are as follows:
1. Grow your Twitter followers (your Twitter handle is included on all of your Tweets sent out by other members)
2. Increase your web traffic (when you Tweet about a post on your website, that Tweet will be re-sent out by other members to their followers)
3. Introduce your Twitter followers to relevant, interesting content from other TweetSwap members
Check it all out here and sign up to find out more if you’re interested. Oh, and please help us spread the word!
Thanks to all of you who have helped us test it over the past year or so.
Thanks,
Zolton

Artists, Set Your Availability on Uniiverse and Start Making Money

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English: Vaudeville performer Hadji Ali demonstrating his skills of controlled regurgitation at Egyptian Legation, on March 27, 1926. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do You Have Creative Skills?

On the Uniiverse.com site you can create listings for off-line face to face interactions for your art or arts related services. First, it is fast and easy to register using your Facebook account. Then, create a no-cost listing. If you are an artist click *Skills* and then *Creative skills.* Your services will be available within your geographic area. With your listing their are convenient tools for others to schedule an appointment with you and pay for your services. These have  various settings you choose from. According to the Uniiverse site *if you have design, paintings or photography skills, set your availability and start making money.*

This is from their site: “Is it free to post? Yes, it’s totally free to post. If you decide to charge $15, you will be receiving $15. Uniiverse adds a small variable transaction fee to your price, but this will be charged to the buyer.”

Uniiverse does not charge you when someone contacts you. I’ve had listings on similar types of sites such as Thumbtack.com where I have received many contacts but there is a fee for me to view each of them.

If you have success with Uniiverse, I am always happy to learn of it and possibly write a blog post featuring you and your art.

1st To Add My Art To New Artsia Site

What a surprise when the owner of the new Artsia fine art print site contacted me to tell that I was the very first artist to upload one of my artworks! He wanted my feedback on how easy it was to use the site features. Well, I had no issues. Artsia seemed super-power driven and so easy to use.

Artsia.com just went live a few days ago. My Artsia page was created for me from my ArtWeb.net account, since Artsia offers prints of my art on ArtWeb.net  and is an extension of that site. My Artsia page should be visible at www.artsia.com/mariekazalia.

Artsia is officially launching at the end of this month with a big PR push planned for the start of September.

Follow Artsia on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artsia/247747805328219?ref=hl

Follow Artsia on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/artsiadotcom

Colin Mansell
colin@artweb.net
Founder, Artweb.net

Emily Peterson
emily@artweb.net
Lead Curator, Artweb.net

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.

EmFem Artists Daily News Features Artist Marketing Resources blog post

Yesterday, Artist Marketing Resources blog made top news story under Technology heading in Em Fems Artists Daily —  Newspaper.  Em Fems is a Twitter feed that supports female artists working across all media. Follow EmFems on Twitter: @EmFems

New Blog Post: 50% Off on Fine Print Imaging

Fine Print Imaging has a special new customer offer – 50% off your first order, with savings up to $250. You can see the details here: http://www.fineprintimaging.com/prospects/index.html

Fine Print…One Great Company – Three Great Services!

Serious Collectors of Realism Art

realism painting of ran kotzer film dirctor of...I just received this new call to submit from Sara Boyce, President of The Brigham Galleries and Laurel Lovett, Facebook Group Creator of Serious Collectors of Realism Art:

Call to submit to an Online Exhibit of Realism Art. The exhibit will be online by February 1 [This allows for holidays, jurying and uploading.]

Art should be available for THIS [and only this] online exhibit until April 1st. [If a collector bids online for your piece, they are legally obligated to purchase it. Also, you are legally obligated to sell a piece if a collector offers to purchase it.]

Promotion:
The Brigham Galleries will create an e-newsletter that promotes the exhibit. This will be shared with all participating artists and Serious Collectors of Realism Art for everyone to distribute.

Submission Guidelines:
1)
LIKE The Brigham Galleries Fan Page:http://www.facebook.com/TheBrighamGalleries.Auction

2) Upload 1 – 5 photographs to YOUR own Facebook page. For each photograph you would like to submit:
a) Once they have loaded, click SHARE [for each photograph you want to submit].
b) Select, from the Share Drop Down Menu, “In a Group”. Make sure to select “Serious Collectors of Realism Art.”
c) On the drop down menu on the right hand side, choose “Public”, so you can get as much exposure as possible with your photograph.
d) So we can know you have submitted, in the text box, when it prompts you to “Write Something”, write the artist name, title, size, medium, and cut and paste this sentence:

I have submitted my artwork to an online exhibit for Serious Collectors of Realism Art, a Facebook group, created & hosted by The Brigham Galleries [http://www.facebook.com/TheBrighamGalleries.Auction], a Facebook page!

Serious Collectors of Realism Art will then be able to share this!

The submissions will be juried and the selected artists contacted.

Tweet Exchange

Exchange

Image by chrisinplymouth via Flickr

My Twitter account @Artozon (Artists on Amazon) for my Amazon store has over 8,000 Twitter followers. Recently, I was offered $6+USD per Tweet to send out sponsored Tweets. This gave me the idea to do a Tweet exchange.

To take part in the Tweet exchange:

Follow one of my Twitter accounts–

@Artozon

@TransArtGuide

@TransmediArtist

I will follow back.

Send me your Tweet of 140 characters or fewer, and I will Tweet it. Either leave your Tweet below in a comment or email it to: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Tweet one of my 3 Tweets:

Limited edition #Giclee #art #Print – Cotton Candy Skies by William Basciani #buy on @amazon http://amzn.com/B005JZHSL0


Jimi Hendrix & His 1969 Corvette Stingray #Poster  easy to buy on Amazon 
http://amzn.com/B005H0NYRE

Digital #Art #Print  Metallic Screen #6 http://amzn.com/B005J14A3I  limited edition made @ PC Colour Lab, LA, CA, USA

Glossom is Looking For Artists

Glossom Logo Design

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 Glossom is a new portfolio site with a difference.  Glossom is a social media network for visual creatives. Whether you work in fashion, design, photography, illustration, video making or any other creative media, Glossom allows you to organize your work into Collections and share them quickly “like a visual tweet.”  A Collection is displayed as a one page montage of 3 or more images. It is a visually appealing way to present your project or an aspect of your portfolio all at once.

I won a free shirt from Sarkhead street art graffiti t-shirts

Street Art, Graffiti, New York

Image by racoles via Flickr

When I visited my Facebook page today, I was surprised to find  this message:

hey Marie, you’ve won a free shirt from http://Sarkhead.com/. let us know which one you want and what size. 
Head Sark via Mookie, celebrity spokescat for Sarkhead

Great, I get my pick of all the shirts there–retailing at $59. each.

This is a good promotional tool. I posted a notice to Facebook and blogged about it. Now, I will share on Twitter, Digg, and Reddit.

A few months ago, I won a skillful pencil drawing from artist Trevor Jones, which led me to write an article about him for Yahoo!

A give-away is a great way to promote. Artists have lots of options and ways to do this. It doesn’t have to be a $59. shirt or a pencil drawing potentially worth hundreds. I’ve exchanged artist cards and postcards with artists I’ve met on Facebook. The point is to connect, share, get some energy going, get your name and art out there–which is priceless PR.

@Artozon

Artozon = Art on Amazon

Follow @Artozon on Twitter–new twitter account with over 1,600 followers already! Join in. We follow all who follow @Artozon ! Retweet one of ours and we Retweet one of yours in return.

Katherine Hepburn & 1940 LaSalle, by Chris Osborne