#Artists Bring New Visitors to Your Website: Create A Post About Your Art On Niume

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Niume is a platform where you can add images about your art and tell others about your work. Sign up for a free Niume account here and then write your post. Select the Art category for your article. Then add an eye-catching photo of your art as a cover image. Write an interesting title. Then add more images of your art to the body of the post. Include interesting written information about your work along with a link to your site. Include keywords such as painting, works on paper, fine art, drawing and many other possible fine art terms.

Once you publish, share on Flipboard, Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon, Tumblr and many other social media platform share options offered by Niume.

View the Niume platform here.

 

 

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ScavengArt – Hunt For Free Artworks!

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This is a fun and interesting project created by Washington, DC artist Jennifer Droblyn who came up with this unique way of distributing art in her community. She posted pictures on Facebook of her small paintings hidden for strangers to search for and find –each piece accompanied by a small message that allowed the discoverer to know what they found and where to learn more about the process and artist.

Now the project is worldwide. Any artist can participate as long as their art pieces are original (writing, paintings, jewelry, or sculptures) and left in public places. The artist leaves the work in a sealed bag along with information about ScavengArt. Artists can leave work anonymously or provide their personal information. Once a piece is hidden the artist then promotes their piece using Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #ScavengArt and on Instagram.

Hunt free works of art worldwide! Find Clues on Instagram at @scavengart and on Facebook here.

ScavengArt is an interactive social media project. The concept of ScavengArt creates connections of lesser-known artists and collectors who discover them and post about it on their social media accounts. Through social media ScavengArt participants can reach a large audience across all areas.

Find out more on the ScavengArt website here.

New Online Magazine for the Highly Creative Coming This Summer

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Gasmask is a new online digital magazine wishing to feature art,  the highly creative and the eccentric. Gasmask Magazine is coming this summer. Sign up to their newsletter here.

Follow Gas Mask Magazine on Instagram here.

Gas Mask Magazine on Twitter here.

The founders want their magazine to be a voice for art, life, & positivity. Anything is possible for you today! ☄

For links to thousands of art and design magazines get our e-list here.

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Get 40 Free Etsy Listings To Sell Your Art, Use Discount Coupons to Get Repeat Sales from Buyers

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Yesterday’s article featured sales tips for sellers on the EyeEM app. Today, we’re sharing some tips for Etsy sales.

Set Up Your Etsy Shop and Get 40 Free Listings–

First of all, you can get your first 40 Etsy listing free when you sign up and set up your shop via this link.

Try Affordable Art Listings

Some committed Etsy sellers make many thousands of dollars selling their art and art products on Etsy. One prolific artist, Scott Bergey, offers a large selection of one-of-a-kind artworks at affordable retail prices–take a look at this artist’s Etsy shop here for ideas on what to sell in yours. Add artworks in a range of price points and let your audience of buyers tell you what sells.

How to Get Repeat Sales

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It takes much more time and expense to find new buyers than it does to cultivating repeat business from your current buyers. Get repeat sales from your buyers by offering them perks such as free shipping, or discounts off price.

An Etsy shop feature allows you create discount coupon codes. In your Etsy store click on Your Shop in the top menu, then go to Promote and then Coupon Codes and select options to generate coupons.

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With your Etsy shop discount codes you can offer 3 options–free shipping, a percentage discount or a fix price discount–and set a date when these discounts will expire.

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Adding new listing to your Etsy shop costs only .20 cents and there are no commissions. Plus you can get 40 free listings when you set up your new Etsy shop via this link.

Share your Etsy Listings on Social Media

Pin your art images to Pinterest linked to your Etsy shop to bring in customers. Tweet each of your new listings via your Twitter account–with clickable link in your tweet and art image attached.

How To Turn Off Unwanted ReTweets: Simple Tip for Cleaning Up Your Twitter Feed for #artists

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I’ve noticed many artists use a highly selective, yet very restricting, follow or don’t follow method of maintaining their Twitter accounts. They won’t follow anyone who isn’t strictly a friend or can help them with their career in some way. They only tweet about their own art a couple of times per week. Yet they would like many more followers and are really puzzled as to how to get them. I see artists with as few as 23 followers or around 100 followers, and that number remains unchanged week after week.

The problem with that sort of limited following and tweeting may seem obvious–so very few will see your tweets– yet so many artists continue to use this method to overly control their twitter feed because they don’t understand simple Twitter controls.

You don’t have to tightly screen your followers. Instead, follow more twitter accounts and use settings such as the Turn Off ReTweets.

The simple truth is that many on Twitter are paid by advertisers to Retweet. The amount they are paid is determined by the number of followers. For instance, I know of one site that pays someone with 1,000 Twitter followers about .50 cents for a tweet or retweet, someone with 10,000 Twitter followers about $5-10 per retweet, and someone with 100,000 followers $25.- 50.00 or more! Tweeters are paid to make certain Tweets go “viral.” Not surprisingly, many set up multiple Twitter accounts for the purpose of making money this way.

When a Tweet genuinely goes viral, you’ll often read news stories and articles about it. Genuinely viral Tweets indicate a strong mainstream interest, and careers can be made and celebrity gained from genuinely viral Tweets. So advertisers try to mimic these viral Tweets by paying others to Retweet the same Tweet from Twitter accounts with large numbers of followers.

How To Turn Off Someone’s ReTweets–

Visit your Twitter account each day to review your new followers.

When you have a new follower, visit their Twitter page and scan their recent tweets. If you see nothing but retweeted content that has nothing to do with fine art, or any of your other interests, you can still follow them back but click on the gear icon and in the drop down menu click on Turn off Retweets (as illustrated in the photo above.)

That way you can build your following and keep all the noise out of your Twitter feed.

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 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!

 

 

 

 

Artists Submit: a live exhibition that will take place in New York, NY, USA

 

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Happy new year! We’re starting off 2015 sharing this live exhibition that will take place in New York, NY, USA, for artists that use social media as a means of gaining exposure.

Tough – Art Talk (aka TartTalks) is now accepting artwork for their first live, offline exhibition “Outside the Twitterverse”.

Tough – Art Talk (aka TartTalks) is an alternative not-for-profit arts organization that curates on and offline fine art exhibitions exclusively for contemporary, emerging, undiscovered and under-discovered artists!

If you are you ready to see your artwork in a unique gallery space curated by the Tart Talks team, Submit Your Work:

Download Submission Guidelines 

To Submit Your Work:

Tell them why your work should have a spot in “Outside the Twitterverse”.

Provide all required information listed in the Submission Guidelines in the body of your email.

Please be sure you’ve read all the criteria before submitting.

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Download Submission Guidelines 

 

Follow Tart Talks on Twitter @TartTalks 

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Art Licensing: This Art Prints and Card Publisher Recruiting New Artists

Welldone Publishers, based in London UK, and publishers of Art prints & greeting cards worldwide, are currently recruiting new, unique, creative and avant-garde artists to join their portfolio!

So if you would like to promote your art by selling copies of your creations worldwide please email Weldon Publishers and request their Media Kit with the terms and conditions of working with them:

artists@welldonepublishers.com

Welldone Publishers strive to find new artists from classic to modern concepts, who will embrace a new way of communicating with a global audience.

Please provide with your submission your Portfolio (Twitter, Web, Pinterest, or Facebook Page) so they can watch your work!

It usually takes between 1 to 3 weeks for designs to be reviewed by the Welldone submissions team. They will always reply with a response regardless of whether the submission is successful or not.

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Click here for an e-list of more Art Licensing companies, agencies + artist agents.

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Artists: Add Your Site Link + Art Images + Retail Prices to Our Facebook Page

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new work by Lela Tabliashvili on our Fine Art USA Facebook page

We continue to be amazed by the growing number of artists joining our Pinterest group board! Now more than 50 artists have added their art images with retail prices to our group board Art Direct from Artists.

So we’ve decided to give artists even more space. We’ve repurposed one of our Facebook pages (that we set up four years ago in 2010) to give artists opportunities to add their art images and links there too. Now artists are invited to add their art images + links + retail prices to our Facebook page Fine Art USA.

Just as we share, Tweet, and promote our Pinterest group board, we will do the same with our Fine Art USA Facebook page.

Artist Kay Vinson was the first to add her website link and image to our Fine Art USA Facebook page, and artist Lela Tabliashvili Art added the link to her own Facebook page, which I promptly *liked*, along with images of her art.  So, if you are looking for more page likes for your Facebook page, follow her lead.

There is a lot of potential with our overall project to give artists this grass-roots level promotion on Facebook and Pinterest. Join in! Artists add your art and links here.

We’re also looking for art to re-design the header of our Fine Art USA Facebook page. Your art posted to our Facebook page may be featured as our page header image, perhaps we will be rotating this image every few months. Also, to help promote, we may Tweet some of your art images from our Fine Art USA Facebook page, and share them in promotional blog posts like this one. We then also that Tweet our blog post, share it on Google+, Facebook pages, LinkedIN, Tumblr and Pinterest.

Recent Feedback from Artists About Artist Marketing Resources

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Find more magic realism photography designs, such as on the iPhone 6 case pictured, in the Joyce Dade Art shop here.

 FEEDBACK FROM ARTISTS:

It’s great getting unsolicited feedback about our resources and services, such as in a tweet that we received from artist Joyce Dade regarding the $39.95 price of our International Art Galleries Directory. Joyce tweeted to us @TransArtGuide “A very decent price for such an art directory.  Paid $100 years ago for Italian version. I forget the name of publisher.”

Artist Alexis Avlamis, an artist curated into the Drawing Center New York City and featured on the Art21 interview blog wrote to us, in part:

“About two months ago, I stumbled upon your websıte and bought both the Transmedıa Artıst Guıde to Makıng Artıst Submıssıons and the Internatıonal Art Gallery Dırectory Share Lıst. I found them very professıonal, well wrıtten, ınformatıve and eye openıng, especıally when ıt comes to untanglıng the mysterıes and meshes of the art world.”

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This week an artist in Europe wrote in an email:

“Hi Marie, I just wanted to say thanks for doing a good job…” an except from an email we received after our submission got this artist a much-needed magazine feature, a requirement to obtain an artist via to the USA. We are also assisting this artist in completing the USA Artist Visa application.

Plus, last week we received a thank-you gift of an original art piece in the mail from an artist we work with!

Artist Marketing Resources would like to thank all the artists who sent such positive feedback. We’d like to make this a regular monthly feature on our blog. So if you talk about us online, please let us know, and you could get mentioned along with an image and link to your site.

Click here to find the International Art Directory, Artist Guide ebook and other resources for artists mentioned above, plus details on our e-postcard marketing services.

How Artists Use Twitter Article in Professional Artist Magazine + Full Page Feature of Marie Kazalia’s Painting

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While author Vicki Amorose was at work writing her article on how artists use Twitter, she contacted me for a quote. I complied, sending her an entire list of ways I use Twitter, never realizing that her request would result in a full-page feature of my painting in Professional Artists Magazine– on page 34 with credit caption text on facing page 35.

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Get the October art marketing issue of Professional Artist Magazine available in print edition and digital edition here.

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Follow Marie Kazalia’s Art blog here.

imgfave app, a New Art Gallery, and a Call for Proposal Submissions

 

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In my daily research I’m always on the look out for opportunities for artists. In case you missed these found around the web this week:

The art gallery Haunch of Venison London closed not long ago and now the former gallery directors Ben Tufnell and Matt Watkins are launching a new gallery, Parafin, in Woodstock Street, Mayfair, London in September 2014. Founder of London gallery Master Piper, Nicholas Rhodes will join them on this new venture. The new Parafin will represent emerging artists and internationally established artists.

Find a 261 page list of clickable links to International Art Galleries here.

Deadline for proposal submissions for Project Anywhere 2015 program is September 1, 2014. Proposal guidelines can be found here.

Project Anywhere is an expanded exhibition model encompassing the entire globe in which the role of curator is replaced with a peer review system. Emphasizing art outside conventional exhibition circuits, Project Anywhere specifically promotes the work of artists at the outermost limits of location-specificity.

I added the imagfave free app to my iPad just this morning. imgfave seems to be a great site for sharing your art images large and getting others to share them on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.  It’s easy to create a new account on imgfave and immediately upload your art, or try some cross-promotion with artist friends–upload one of their art images and have them upload one of yours.

Thanks to the Artists Who Helped @Artozon Reach 10K Followers on Twitter

Yesterday morning, just 16 followers away from reaching 10,000 followers on my @Artzon Twitter account, I put out the call to follow.  Artists helped me reach my goal a few hours later at noon. This blog post is a special thank you to just some–I’ll be featuring more of those artists in future posts.

YK Hong  is my 10,000th follower– in Brooklyn, New York, Y K Hong is revolutionary, artist, anti-oppression trainer, author, activist, techie, urbanbuddha, troublemaker, awesome–the link to her art site is http://www.ykhong.com/ykart

Watch YK Hong’s TED Talk :

Linda Klein is our 9,999th follower @Artzon follower. Shop hand-painted silk scarves in the Linda Klein Collection Etsy shop here.

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Thanks to Anne Bevan aka @wncpainter for her tweet:

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and Betty Esperanza @esperanza4hire

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Artists, We Will Tweet Your Link + Artist News to Our Thousands of Twitter Followers

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Here’s some advance publications news. The author of a forthcoming magazine article on how artists use Twitter, informed me that she has quoted me heavily in her article. The magazine editor requested two jpeg images of my art for the publication (space permitting). I haven’t read the article yet, but it will appear in the September marketing issue — in both print and digital editions– of Professional Artists magazine.

Before the article comes out, it would be nice to get even more Twitter followers on my Twitter account @Artozon which currently has 9,984 followers. I only need 16 more followers to roll my number of followers over to 10,000.  Artists, follow @Artozon on Twitter, tweet the link to your website and add the hashtag #artistnews or #artistmarket to get your tweet RT’d (re-tweeted) across all of my Twitter accounts!  (I set up @Artozon Twitter account August 2011, so it’s also a 3 year anniversary this month.)

My Twitter Account @TransArtGuide has 7,948 followers. I’d like to get that number up to 8,000.  Artists, follow @TransArtGuide on Twitter, tweet your link with the hashtag #artistnews or #artistmarket and I will RT (re-tweet)!

Please also follow my Twitter account @Transmediartist with 7,684 followers –I want to increase that number too.

Artists: How to Get Your Art Re-tweeted

As odd as that headline may sound, if you use twitter you understand that opening a Twitter account and tweeting the link to your site probably isn’t enough.

To make your tweets stand out, add an image of your art to your tweet. This is easy to do using TweetDeck.  TweetDeck started as an independent platform but was purchased by Twitter around 2013. Twitter has since expanded TweetDeck calling it “the most powerful Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organizing, and engagement.”

Now that you’ve written your tweet, added your link and image, include a hashtag to get your tweet in a thread. Try using these hashtags: #art #artforsale #buyartonline #artmarket #paintings #oilpaintingsforsale #prints #drawing #installation #photography #artcollectors #sellartonline #collage #mixedmedia #Giclee and others. Use the Twitter search box to find others. Use hashtags such as #RT and #shoutouts to put your art tweet into non-art categories– which may help you reach new buyers.

To get your tweets retweeted to thousands, simply use the hashtags #artistmarket and #artistnews in your tweet– Artist Marketing Resources retweets your tweets from those hashtag threads.

The organization Artifizz tweets as @artifizzorg using a lot of hashtags in their tweets.  You can find many more art news organizations and publications here.

Artist Marketing Resources retweets our reader’s tweets from the hashtag threads #artistnews and #artistmarket. Add one or both hashtags #artistnews and/or #artistmarket to your tweet. Your tweet will appear in our thread and  we will retweet. It’s that easy.

For artists who have an Etsy Shop, EtsyRetwt @EtsyRetwt makes these offers– “Want a shoutout? Just retweet my last tweet and I’ll personally promote your @Etsy shop- it’s that easy! Use the hashtag #etsyretwt to get more views on your tweets! I re-tweet a lot so if you’re following me, I’ll follow you!”

If you have fewer than 1,000 followers for your Twitter account, you can use services such as WeFollow to find and build followers.

Artist Marketing Resources follows and re-tweets. Follow us on Twitter @TransArtGuide @Artozon @Transmediartist  Use the hashtags #ArtistMarket and #artistnews to get your tweets re-tweeted. And don’t forget to share by re-tweeting our tweets too!

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Want to Be Seen and Remembered? Send Visual Follow Up in a Graphic Image on Twitter

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Patricia Van Dokkum, an artist in Germany, sent this simple yet effect graphic Thank You to me via Twitter. Note that this graphic contains a website link to the site www.kleckerlabor.de where you can view examples of her artwork. Patricia sent this thank you to me for re-tweeting her tweets that appeared in my #artistmarket Twitter thread. (Get your tweets re-tweeted by using the hashtag #artistmarket and #artistnews ). Not only did this Thank You graphic appear in my Twitter feed, but Twitter also sent it to me as an email that looked like this:

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This very effect visual tool  got me to visit the website, and to write this blog post–which I will tweet and share on Facebook, Google+ etc.

Your next question might be, “how do I create one for my own use?”  Yes, you can easily create your own graphic Thank You on Canva.

Artist Marketing Resources also sends e-postcards containing your art images in our new and expanded E-Postcard Marketing Plan A, and,  E-Postcard Marketing Plan B.