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 How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.comSince my last ‘How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW’ post several new websites have been launched that can assist artists in the promotion and sale of their work so check out the new additions to the list below.

http://www.artprize.org
ArtPrize is a radically open art competition, giving away the world’s largest art prize. Open to any artist in the world who can find space. Open to anybody in the city who wants to create a venue. Open to a vote from anyone who attends. Part arts festival, part social experiment – this international art contest is decided solely on a public vote. Call for entries ends July 31, 2009. Art festival begins Sept. 23, 2009.

http://foliotwist.com/
Easy & effective online portfolio websites for artists.
Our unique artist websites have been professionally designed to put the focus squarely on your art – and since our design comes with a blog, newsletter list, and integrated PayPal, it’s very easy to promote AND sell your art.

http://www.myartplot.com/
MyArtPlot (MAP) is an art community and empowerment platform – of artists, crafters, and supporters – fighting to create a united, supportive, and non-elitist art world. No more isolation, elitism, and starvation. MAP is an essential part of any creative life. It brings together the art profession into one global point of contact and interaction. Social, professional, and commercial power thrive here.

http://www.artition.com
The social network for all artists. Present your works and explore works of others. Get inspired. Buy and sell art. Get real life exhibitons and be discovered. artition the whole world of art all in one place – totally for free!

http://www.zatista.com
Zatista’s mission is to create an online marketplace that effectively connects buyers and sellers of fine and contemporary original art. Our commitment is to provide an innovative, safe, and comfortable experience to discover and purchase high-quality original art, as well as increase exposure for our artists and galleries.

http://www.illustrationmundo.com/
* Just Illustration – A place where ILLUSTRATION gets all the Love
* Show case all the great Illustrators in the world today and make it easier for Designer,Art directors and others to find them.
* Provide current information about the commercial illustration industry
* Provide a central location where people can get inspired, share information and seek advice.
* Free!! – Participation is absolutely free- The only barrier to entry is that content submitted is relevant to illustration and of great quality.

http://www.dripbook.com
Dripbook offers its worldwide community of professional visual artists the easiest, most stylish way to display, promote and distribute their portfolios online.

 How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.com**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.comt How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 8 October 08 – artmarketblog.com

 How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.comIt has been a few months since I updated this post so for all those artists out there looking for ways to promote themselves and for all those collectors looking for sources of new artists talent – here you go…

Culture Hall
http://www.culturehall.com
Apply for your free online artist portfolio
Unlike many other online portfolio communities, membership to culturehall is curated. Our community is primarily composed of MFAs, art faculty and other art professionals. We are open to all genres and mediums and it takes only a couple of minutes to apply for your free art portfolio.

Squidoo
http://www.squidoo.com/
Squidoo’s goal as a platform is to bring the power of recommendation to search. Squidoo’s goal as a co-op is to pay as much money as we can to our lensmasters and to charity. And Squidoo’s goal as a community is to have fun along the way, and meet new ideas and the people behind them.

Art Marketing Action by Art Biz Coach
http://artbizcoach.com/newsletter/
Alyson Stanfield’s Weekly Tips for Taking Charge of Your Art Career

Art Slant
http://www.artslant.com
ArtSlant is your spot for the most up-to-date news on art exhibitions and events in your city and the great art cities of the world. Artists can upload their profile and list details of their exhibitions.

Artist Daily Deals
http://www.artistdailydeals.com/
Daily deals on supplies and services for artists

Discovered Artists
http://www.discoveredartists.com/
DiscoveredArtists.com is serious about selling your art. You can effectively promote yourself and your work to thousands of qualified Buyers around the world on this website. Our professional site design, robust search engine, and smart marketing result in generating significant art sales for career Artists.
And, the good news? It doesn’t take serious cash to do it!
You can sell your artwork online for as little as $59 per year.

Ideas for promoting and selling art from the lazarus corporation
http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/

artid
http://artid.com/
Artists, Sell Art on ArtId by opening your own ArtId gallery, a simple, easy to manage web gallery that helps you promote your art by providing the necessary online marketing tools to make your business succeed. Also, view and apply to Calls for Art!

How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 7 June 08 – artmarketblog.com

 How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.comSeveral new avenues for artists to promote themselves and their work have recently popped up so I thought it was a good time to update this list. Enjoy!!

Seesle
http://www.seesle.com
Seesle is intended for all visual artists (professionals and leisure artists) who wish to bring their work to the attention of a large public. (Private) art collectors may also advertise work.

WebArtEx
http://www.webartex.com
Thanks to WebArtEx you can obtain widespread information on art exhbitions; gain access to artistic data and technical and economic data, as well as locations, services and supplies linked to an event with a view to creating and increasing the opportunities for exchange between the parties concerned. WebArtEx enables sellers to easily identify potential buyers and the latter to know the exhibitions and works-of-art available on the whole national territory.

GoZabo
http://www.gozabo.com
GoZabo gives artists an inexpensive portal to promote and sell their art online whether it’s jewelry, pottery or any mixed media! Gozabo also gives buyers the opportunity to save time from getting frustrated navigating thousands of artists’ individual websites AND the ability to go to one site where they can view products AND purchase them with secure shopping cart capabilities while shopping at home!

Zibbet
http://www.zibbet.com
A ‘Zibbet’ is the name for your art shop on Zibbet.com. When you name your ‘Zibbet’ you will receive a personalized web address. For example www.zibbet.com/mybeautifulart. You can fully customize the appearance of your Zibbet with a photo, bio and you can even display a YouTube video if you wish, as well as many other great features.

MutualArt
http://www.mutualart.com
MutualArt.com has a completely new approach to art on the web. Members can track categories of art – even individual artists – and receive new information on these from thousands of sources. They also receive advance notification of art events in the categories they choose – from exhibitions and lectures to opening parties and galas, to auctions offering works by their preferred artists.

MutualArt.com includes the world’s largest online archive of over 150,000 art related articles from over 250 quality magazines, newspapers and journals, as well as providing a conduit for galleries, museums, auction houses, art fairs and publishers to reach their target audiences over a single, global platform.

 How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.comTime for another list of opportunities for artists to promote themselves and for art lovers to check out some talented artists.

Artist Rising
http://www.artistrising.com/
According to their website, Artist Rising (http://www.artistrising.com) invites you to mingle with emerging and established artists from around the world and browse their fine art and photography. Offering original artwork, fine art prints and limited edition works for immediate sale, Artist Rising allows for the discovery of creations that can express a mood, a space, or an appreciation/;.

Digital Painting Forum
A forum, gallery and shop for digital artists and mixed media artists
http://www.digitalpaintingforum.com/

Art Crazed
Network for photographers, collectors, artists, models and friends
http://www.artcrazed.com/

Pieronymus Art Network
A social network for artists
http://pieronymuskosch.ning.com/

WORLDWIDE ARTISTS Facebook Group
Facebook network for artists
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2258055248

Surrounded Art Competition:

You now have the chance to win signed copies of SURROUNDED’s latest album ‘The Nautilus Years’ and a limited edition poster. All you have to do is submit your favourite artwork/movie footage and the best entries will be included in the bands’ projections at their live shows. They can be works that either you have created yourself, or just admire by other artists. The images will then be taken by the band and sequenced in with their own videos and projected onto the back of the stage.

High resolution images should be submitted via email to info@surrounded.se or via this MySpace. Alternatively you can upload the videos on YouTube and email us the URL link. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to become a part of the band’s performance and be a part of their visual spectacle. Even if you can’t make it to a show, submit something anyway as chances are high it will still appear.

 How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.com**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.comt How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 5 (April 08)

 How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.comTime again for another list of websites that can help an artist get noticed. If you are not an artist but are interested in art then you should enjoy checking out all the talent that is being shown on the websites below. Something for everyone !!!

Expat Arts Network
http://www.expatarts.com
Expat Arts is a growing global network for people who live between cultures. Our mission is to bring the world closer together through creative endeavors. We have been developing the network since June 2007.

Art Break
http://www.artbreak.com
Artbreak is a community marketplace for artists and art lovers. It’s a place for artists to share and sell their stuff, tell the world about themselves, get feedback, and make connections with other artists and people who like their work. It’s a place for art lovers to find incredible work from emerging artists from all over the world.

Art Log
http://www.artlog.com/
Artlog is about connecting people through art.
You can break the Artlog idea into four basic parts:
- Catalog: Discover new museums, galleries, alternative spaces and not-to-be-missed exhibitions, parties, openings and lectures
- People: The social layer tying the other parts together
- Focus: Tumblelog- Quick way to stay current
- Portfolios: Allow users to manage their own websites through the Artlog app

Concept Art Forum
http://www.conceptart.org
Conceptart.org is a web community of artists who are here for one purpose. We want to help each other learn about art, provide the best place to showcase work, further our art educations, and to meet other artists from around the world.

Fine Art Studio Online
http://www.fineartstudioonline.com
FineArtStudioOnline is a revolutionary web site creation tool that allows an artist to create his or her own art website in a matter of minutes!

How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 4 Feb 08 How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.com

Well, I have come across some fantastic new promotional tools for artists in the last couple of months so it is time for another installment of “How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW!!!.

Art Review Digital:
http://www.artreview.com

artreview.com is an exciting new social networking site for the artworld, creating a global forum for discussion, interactivity and debate. Our members are artists, galleries, collectors, critics, curators and the curious. As a members of artreview.com, you can:-Post artwork, blogs, videos and audio and have members rate and comment on it
-Find exciting new artists from around the world
-Sniff through last night’s party pics and post your own
-Keep up to date with news and access ArtReview magazine archives
-Find the galleries that represent the artists with ArtFinder
-Create your own discussion groups and forums
-Promote yourself and make friends

Lab For Culture
http://www.labforculture.org

LabforCulture provides services to artists, cultural managers, producers, programmers, researchers and policy-makers.
We provide:
-Information, research and analysis related to cultural cooperation and collaboration, including funding opportunities, critical perspectives, research, news, and contacts (organisations and networks).
-Online networking tools to enable and strengthen the capacity for cultural collaboration within the cultural sector.
-Promotion of the players engaged in cultural cooperation and their activities across Europe and beyond.
-Spaces for connections, exchanges and knowledge sharing between organisations and individuals.
-Platforms for discussion and discourse on current issues affecting the cultural sector.

Artmakr
http://www.artmakr.com

The Goal of artmakr, is to bridge the gap between amateur and hobby artist, and snooty art galleries. Artmakr aims to take the vast and barren middle ground. It is our Mission to provide resource and inspiration to help more people, make art, and get paid for it. As well as to encourage more people to buy original art.

I Send You This
http://www.isendyouthis.com

for the artist we provide:
-Own independent website: artist-controlled image and information upload.
-Promotion within the isendyouthis.com advertised and marketed website network.
-A secure credit/debit card payment facility that can be used in the studio or on-line.
-Art opportunity notification service
-Exhibition promotion service
-Gallery submission service
-Artwork cataloguing and sales recording
-Mailing list and press release services
-Work shown in online art galleries and online art fairs

The Art List
http://www.theartlist.com

Since 2003, TheArtList.com has been a leading online resource for visual artists and photographers
who are looking for income and exhibition opportunities to enter. TheArtList.com’s searchable database of art contest and opportunity announcements includes a wide spectrum of content submitted by art galleries, institutions and art organizations.

Time to get busy!!!

How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 3

I receive many emails from artist’s asking how they can get noticed by galleries and dealers so I created this post to give artist’s some ideas for ways to promote themselves. The popularity of this post has motivated me to update it regularly as I come across new websites that would be of help to artist’s trying to promote themselves. If you have any suggestions for websites for this post then please contact me via the contact form on this blog.Updated 25/12/07 Online Galleries:

Red Bubble:
http://www.redbubble.com

Art Mesh
http://www.artmesh.org
Invite only: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=462506&highlight=artmesh

Folio Snap
http://www.foliosnap.com

Merchandise:

Printfection
http://www.printfection.com

The Art Group
http://www.artgroup.com

Networking:

Digital Consciousness
http://www.digitalconsciousness.com/

Organization of Independant Artists
http://www.oiaonline.org/

Miscelaneous:

Fine Arts Title Registry
http://www.fineartstitle.com/artists.php
-Capture personal commentary about each work of art: collectors will cherish it and the art’s value will be enhanced
-Certify your work was brought to life through your own creative effort; sign the Registered Certificate to use as your Certificate of Authenticity
-Begin provenance in the online record; it is transferred to the buyer and remains with the work forever
-Document and track your entire inventory with offsite, secure records

International Registry of Artists and Artwork
http://www.iraaregistry.org/
The IRAA is an authority in the registration of professional artists and artwork, and as such, serves anyone interested in art – including museums, historians, commercial galleries, educators, collectors, archivists, scholars, fine art publishers, universities, curators, estate managers, students, art insurers, and of course, artists.

Fine Art Adoption Network
http://www.fineartadoption.net
FAAN is an online network, which uses a gift economy to connect artists and potential collectors. All of the artworks on view are available for adoption. This means acquiring an artwork without purchasing it, through an arrangement between the artist and collector. Our goal is to help increase and diversify the population of art owners and to offer artists new means for engaging their audience.

Artist Pension Trust
http://www.aptglobal.org
Artist Pension Trust® (APT) is the first investment program dedicated to the needs of emerging and mid-career artists. APT’s long-term financial planning services allow artists to invest their artworks alongside a community of select artists, thereby providing a uniquely diversified, alternative income stream

Update 9/8/07
I have received several suggestions of other websites where artists can promote their work so I have decided to add the new resources to the list. If you have any other websites that you think should be on the list then send me a message using the contact box.

For The Artists: GET NOTICED NOW!! How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.com How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.com

In response to a large number of artists asking me how to market their art I have decided to write a basic guide for artists on how to get noticed online. The internet has opened up endless opportunities for artists to promote and market their work but with so many avenues of exposure it can be difficult knowing which to utilise and which to avoid. To keep things simple I have created a list of the most important avenues of self promotion for artists and links to relevant resources.

Networking:
One of the most important avenues of self promotion for artists is the involvement in, and interaction with communities of artists. By networking with other artists you get the benefit of their experiences, expertise and contacts within the art market which could lead to opportunities to exhibit your work, sell your work or be represented by a gallery of dealer. The internet has allowed global communities of artists to come together through online forums and groups to promote their work and enhance their marketing skills. There are many online communities of artists the best of which are:

Wet Canvas: http://www.wetcanvas.com
Saatchi Online Gallery: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk
Surreal Art Forum: http://www.surrealartforum.com
Artists Network: http://www.artistsnetwork.com
Art Span: http://www.artspan.com
Online Visual Artists: http://www.onlinevisualartists.com
EBSQ Art: http://www.ebsqart.com/forum/
Art Forums UK: http://www.artforums.co.uk
D’art Fine Art: http://dart.fine-art.com/MessageList.asp?intBoardID=7966
Deviant Art Forum: http://www.deviantart.com

Online Galleries:
Online galleries allow you to create your own online exhibition space and also offer your work for sale. Even if you don’t sell anything, having your work in an online gallery is great exposure. There are lots of online galleries many of which are not very good so below is a list of some of the better online galleries:

Yessy: http://www.yessy.com
Etsy: http://www.etsy.com
Art By Us: http://www.artbyus.com
Imagekind: http://www.imagekind.com
Absolute Arts: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolio.html
Empty Easel: http://www.emptyeasel.com
Boundless Gallery: http://www.boundlessgallery.com
Ekaweeka: http://www.ekaweeka.com
Fine Art: http://www.fine-art.com

Competitions:
Art competitions are a great way of getting exposure for your work and allow you to compare your work against other artists. Below are some links to websites that list art competitions.

British Arts: http://www.britisharts.co.uk/competitions.htm
Art Deadlines List: http://www.artdeadlineslist.com/
Art Show: http://www.artshow.com
Saatchi Gallery Showdown: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/showdown/

Art Marketing Websites:
Art Biz Blog: http://www.artbizblog.com
Art Biz Coach: http://www.artbizcoach.com
Art Business: http://www.artbusiness.com
About Art: http://painting.about.com/

Blogs:
Another fantastic way to gain exposure is to create a blog that documents your career as an artist. Below are some links to free blog platforms:

WordPress: http://www.wordpress.com
Blogger: http://www.blogger.com

Merchandise:
Get your artwork printed on everything from mugs to t-shirts and even create prints of your work using these great customer merchandise creators
Cafepress: http://www.cafepress.com
Zazzle: http://www.zazzle.com
Finer Works: http://www.finerworks.com
Art Cards Wanter: http://www.artcardswanted.com

Happy Creating!!!

 How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!!! June 09 Update   artmarketblog.com**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

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    Loved the online gallaries. Thanks for sharing the links.

  • http://dariadeshuk.comdeshukriversgallery.com daria deshuk

    their is so much to participate in ! can you break it down to a more specific focus an artist could approach ,to participate in these community and marketing opportunities.!

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    Wow wee! This is fantastic information. I will try and check them all out.
    I just sent my work to http://www.artmoney.org
    Its a new concept in Denmark set up by an artist. All artists can send in art that becomes a currency that can be spent in shops world wide that will take it as part payment or collected by a collector. The works have to be stain proof and be 12 cm by 18cm. Which took me some time to work out the stain proof bit.
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    All money is worth one artmoney at 27 euros, also sold in Danish kroner 200 kn or 34 US dollars.
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  • http://www.4urworld.com Teresa Caldwell

    Thank you so much for the awesome list. After many years off, I am going to start drawing, painting, and creating art again. This list is just what I needed. I have followed your blog for a long time, and appreciate all of your great information.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/oskourduservo Öskour Dusêrvo

    As for me, an interesting question would be: which of those places in the Internet is the best (for example: from the point of view of efficiency) for the promotion of art?
    Thanks for the links :)

  • http://mystudio.50web.com Liz

    Wow, thanks for adding all those links, so much to check out.

  • http://www.wonderart.com.au Alan

    I’d like to introduce my new website, we are a feature rich website designed specifically for artists and art galleries.

    We have an approval system in place and we are targeting emerging and experienced artists.

    The website is currently in Beta version but we are officially launching very soon. Our services are free at moment – any feedback or suggestions are very much appreciated..

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    Thanks for the mention!

    On the topic of helping artists promote themselves, deviantART just launched a FREE online portfolio for every artist that wants a simple and clean way to display their artwork.

    Only a few days after launch , we already have thousands of artists from all around the globe using the tool to help them out with applying for college and selling to professional buyers.

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    Hi,
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  • http://www.artforums.co.uk/forums/ ArtyTed

    Thanks for mentioning http://www.artforums.co.uk/forums/ we are very friendly and supportive and are for practising visual artists only. Many members are full time professional artists. But we still have a beginners area and many areas for discussing members’ art. With our new, dedicated, server the site is running very smoothly

    We also have http://www.artforums.co.uk/art-for-sale/ a free to use gallery in forum format. Artists here have received thousands of views of their art.

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  • http://princefreakasso.wordpress.com princefreakasso

    Great job Nick! Hope that doe’s the trick.You really took us down under,in future let’s not blunder.God Bless…PRINCE
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  • leelee

    You have put together a comprehensive list that will really help me and my fellow artists. I found you on the web and boy am I glad that I did. This is great info and I’ve heard of some of the links but others are pretty unknown. I never heard of art prize the site looks like a great way to win some bread and fanfare. A friend of mine uses foliotwist and has a portfolio online. I never heard of Zatista before I like the fact that they are on a mission to create an online marketplace that effectively connects fine and contemporary art . The mission statement said that they are committed to provide an innovative, safe, and comfortable experience. I like that It makes me feel that my art work will sell and I don’t have to worry about being ‘ripped off. Good exposure never hurt any artist. That dripbook book site may be just the ticket I’ve been looking for if I decide to go graphic. Hey good job, I like the stuff that you put together.

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    Foliotwist was co-founded by the creators of http://www.emptyeasel.com a well known website that reviews other online art community and offers tutorials for artists ranging from studio tips to advice for gaining exposure online. The bad part about that is that http://www.foliotwist.com features several things that Empty Easel has trashed other online art communities for such as only offering members a brief demo of the site before they have to start paying, bold claims of how great the site is for exposure when the site is barely on the radar of Alexa and other website ranking sites.

    The fact that the site costs really tuned me off because Empty Easel has made a point of warning artists not to waste money paying for similar sites. But they do have a history of supporting other pay sites that happen to buy ad space on Empty Easel! It makes sense that they have knit-picked other online art communities given the fact that they had Foliotwist under their belt this whole time. BOOOOOO! All is fair in business but it just seems catty for them to put down the hard work of others only to do the same thing and in some cases worse. It just comes off catty and unprofessional.

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