Sharing Your Art Online
Are you sharing the fruit of your artistic efforts with us online?
With Social Media, blogs, digitized museum collections, and video gallery previews, the entire global art world is in your studio.
Every single one of us has a shiny, gold, All Access Pass. You have a choice to share your work via a broker (a gallery) or share it and sell it directly to collectors. Or you can do both.
Before social media and blogging, I had no idea there is so much talent out there, right now. Social Media – especially Instagram – is chock full of outstanding artists from all over the world, sharing process, studio tips and amazing art.
Social Media Marketing for Artists
I meet or discover 10 or 15 new artists posting their work on Facebook alone every week.
As testimonials spread about the benefits of Social Media as a Community, and a Marketing tool, more and more artists are jumping on the train.
Are you linked to instagram, Facebook and Pinterest with your blog?
Do you have a youtube channel?
Are you sharing the work you make?
Each of those options puts your art in front of a global audience. For free. That’s marketing, exposure and community.
A Portal to the World
The internet has empowered artists to show their work to the world with a computer.
I believe the creative population will continue to conjure new ways to use virtual proximity and social networking to expand artistic authority in new and innovative ways. (Watch this video.)
As an artist, I’m thoroughly enjoying the camaraderie and access to so many painters and printmakers I admire and respect.
I also appreciate the direct sales to new collectors, and new opportunities for collaborative online marketing strategies. That wouldn’t be happening if my art was still stuffed in a drawer in my studio.
Are you getting up from your table in the corner to join the online dance train shimmying through the room?
If you’ve been thinking about jumping in, and posting your work online, do it now.
You’ll learn as you go, just like everyone else.
Share what you make, and we’ll encourage you to keep at it.
We’re all focused on the same thing: doing the work.
Share your light. C’mon in. You’ll do fine. 🙂
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