How to create artist statement.
An artist's statement is a document that introduces you as an artist. It explains why and how you create your art, along with other facts about you and your art. If you write well-organized document as a artist statement, it will to be very helpful, interesting, and adding greatly to understanding about your artworks and you.
What statements do
And the site below tells you specifically which expressions are good or bad cases. Reading it carefully will help you as you write your statements.
What an Artist’s Statement is NOT:
The most difficult part of becoming an artist was explaining myself and my work. It is relatively easy to explain each piece of work, but it is truly tiring to express the philosophical depth of the field of art itself with my life and to explain the existence value and meaning of my work from it. Above all, when writing an artist statement, talent for writing is required just like ability for drawing. But I don't think it's necessary to write like a good writer. Rather, I think that a concise but honest article is more effective than an article that is full of rhetoric and terminology but is difficult to understand and that I do not understand properly.
Exhibition application platform for artists
The Chinese sculptor with who I was exhibiting in the past gave me advice. "An artist shouldn't just paint a picture. Marketing is also essential to exhibit and sell the picture. But actually, it's too difficult to do two things. So it's good to be active in the community." Of course, when I first heard from her, I realized that it is unfittable considering the lifestyle of a woman who has only affordable time after picking up her child to school and should do all the housework. Above all, everything stops when the child gets sick, it is like a miracle to do these things while painting and household as an artist and housewife. It wasn't easy to use the between times to draw only pictures. Still, as it was then and still today, I ran and ran and worked hard for the time I could draw, and then I barely had time to make premier, and my joy doubled. I can never lament my plight. Because, as I wrote in a previous post, I live with such a joy as a lark that sings with incomparable joy from Shakespeare's sonnet poem.
Especially with many Internet platforms, complicated, cumbersome, and difficult things have become much easier and simpler. In the past, to get an opportunity to exhibit my work, I had to print out all lists of galleries that could be displayed, visit each place in person and interview them. So I had to visit them one by one to show and explain my portfolio. However, Nowadays has more and more opportunities for art open calls. Above all, since the post-coronavirus influence, you can show your work online if you want to, anywhere in the world.
Today, I am going to review one of those platforms, a site called CaFÉ.
CaFÉ site has the references in handling hundreds of thousands of submissions (over 720K) for thousands of call for entries (over 6K).
You can sign up in two categories.
If you click the Find Call menu above, you can get information about the competition with the options that artists want.
Temporary ad serving limit placed on your AdSense account
When I first created and managed my website, I had no knowledge of AdSense. I didn't pay attention to advertisements from the beginning because I wanted to make a site that mainly talks about art. However, while I was browsing other sites on my own, I found out that sometimes I voluntarily click on advertisements on other sites to see advertisements. I applied for AdSense because I thought it wouldn't be fun if someone came to my site and there were no ads at all.
My website had uploaded my drawings before, and there were only about 10 articles and posts at that time, but I was continuously exhibiting and there were steady visitors through this, so I applied for AdSense and got approved within a few weeks. It was only later that I realized that getting AdSense approval was a difficult task in itself. I think the tip was that there were a lot of drawings I drew myself, and not subject to copyright restrictions, and also it had a steady stream of visitors.
After getting the AdSense approval, I easily pasted AdSense ads with the Weebly editor. At first, I started pasting it where I could normally paste it, but gradually I looked at other sites and put advertisements between the contents. And recently, search engines have also been added to the site, and more and more posts have been accumulated, resulting in more and more visitors. But yesterday I suddenly received the following email from AdSense.
What this email means is as follows: I found out through the same cases that there were many people who received this kind of email among AdSense applicants. Everyone wondered what would happen next, and so was I. So, I decided to write this post because I thought that it would be good to post my case for a while so that someone's curiosity could be resolved.
Fine Art America review
With the development of the Internet, anyone can upload and sell their work online if they wish. But the competition is fierce because there are so many people who take on that challenge. Therefore, it would be lucky if your work sells like crazy on the Internet. At first, I thought that I would get attention and sell them as soon as I uploaded my paintings online. However, as time goes by, I realize that there are many hidden masters globally, and I am just grateful that there is a space on the Internet to show my drawings instead of selling purpose. And when I put it online like this, over time, my work may sell.
I would like to introduce Fine Art America among various sites where you can show your work on the Internet, check the reaction, and see how it is sold as a product. I joined this site when I first came to the United States and have been using it up to now, updating my works. Up to 25 images are free, and you have to pay to upload more images. Currently, I am satisfied with only the free service and use it.
Fine Art America is the world's largest art marketplace and print-on-demand technology company. 100,000+ Hundreds of thousands of independent artists from all over the world use Fine Art America to sell wall art, home decor, apparel, and more.
If you click the cell menu among the upper menus, you will see a screen where you can select whether to sell as an artist / Photographer or in a gallery unit.
Registration process is easy and simple, you can just put your infos in the blanks like below.
Below is the screen displayed when the picture is registered. It can be applied not only to the frame style but also to products such as bags, cell phone cases, and blankets.
Click the Share link in the menu on the right to get images for use on Instagram
Click on the sales sheet to get a catalog of buyers to deliver to customers.
The window to register an image is as follows.
If sold as a different product, you can try applying price, style, etc.
The reason I have maintained this site for a long time is because of the report function that keeps me informed of the response every week when I upload my work.
At the time, 33 images were free, but now they are limited to 25. Below are images uploaded so far.
I hope this brief review will be of some help to artists who are determined to start over.
How to register your painting on Etsy.
In the previous post, I briefly introduced how to sign up for Etsy while introducing the Etsy site.
go to the post: Selling paintings by Etsy.
Today I want to show you how to register a painting for sale, as I said in a previous post.
First of all, when you sign up for Etsy, the following menu screen will appear.
You can add a new picture by moving to Listing in the menu and clicking the Add a Listing button.
The first step is to register the image of the painting you want to sell.
Use up to ten photos to show your item's most important qualities.
Lists look best on photos that are at least 2000 pixels wide and not less than 10 MB in size.
This is the next step of uploading a 5-15 second video that can be viewed at a glance or the process of a product
The next step is to enter details about the product, asking what is title, who made it, when it was made, in which category, what color it is, and so on.
And then, you can select the subject types(up to 3), painting style, etc., and, most of all, you should put the product's size in the blank carefully.
And you can then choose up to five choices to recommend to the next customer in which room this painting should be hung. And if you register a painting through the renewal option, you can choose whether to pay the registration fee of $0.20 manually or automatically after 4 months of Expire. And in order to reduce confusion for consumers, it is necessary to check whether the above product is a physically delivered work or whether it is simply an image to download. And the description explains the work. Here, we talk about whether there is a frame for the picture, whether the shipping cost is included, what type of delivery it will be, and so on.
Then, when you search for a work, you enter a tag that becomes a keyword for the search, and set the price and quantity.
If there is a situation that you want to add personally and convey, turn on this button and write the contents of each.
Then, as the last step, enter the shipping information and click the preview button below to check if it was entered correctly.
After confirming, click the Publish button, and the following window will appear.
Confirm that the picture has been added. I wish you all a wonderful and successful registration of your drawings on Etsy
|Myungja Anna Koh||