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Friday, May 28, 2021

5 Reasons Why it's Important for Artists to Share Their Art Online in 2021

Why should you, as an Artist in 2021, share your art online?

I read somewhere that artists, as a collective group, are notoriously disorganised!

For me that was true! A few years ago I found a deceptively simple method, I now use on a daily basis....I call it my secret weapon!

This secret weapon may not be for you, it's not for every artist. Many artists are quite content in their muddle and don't want to be organised. And, hey, that is totally OK. I spent most of my time as a newbie artist in that state.

However, for those of you who have an overflow of inspirational ideas spilling out onto the studio floor...sometimes find yourselves wishing you had better organisational and some business skills...then this is the solution you've been looking for.

As the founder and creative art director of ArterNet Art - Online Art Gallery - I want to share some insights with you.

Coming from a business background, that I'd honed over many years, then I became a textile/collage/mixed media artist. My long-held dream was to share my business and organisational skills, and to help artists who struggle with these issues. My goal is to connect with artists who want to take their art business to the next level and more importantly, will do the work necessary to get there!


Rhino - Textile Art by Averil Stuart

My feeling is, if you are serious about being an artist in 2021, then do yourself a favour and move to having an online presence.

By joining a community of like-minded, spirited artists is a great first step, because for some artists this is a scary prospect.

Most artist rely on brick and mortar art galleries to exhibit their art and also rely on the gallery owners to promote them as well. We all know what happened during the Covid lockdowns. This avenue ceased to exist!

There is a gaping hole and a disconnect out there - which we at ArterNet Art want to plug.

During my mission to create our online art gallery and artist community, my research revealed some historical myths!


·    Nobody buys art online! (Quite a few artists told me this!)

A Google search of online art sales: the figures will render you speechless! 

According to the source, global online art sales amounted to approximately 4.82 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, up by four percent over the previous year. Online art sales are forecast to increase to a total of 9.32 billion U.S. dollars by 2024.


·    Being online doesn't work for me, takes too long and is complicated! I've tried it before.

This is one of the main issues/myths we want to address at ArterNet Art.

My vision was to create  a meeting place where artists would come together, to build an ARTISTS CITY - a one stop shop:

·    To collaborate with other professional artists

·    Future plans include, dependant on numbers, to build an online textile/fibre artists sister Art Gallery website.

·        To partner with us and our members.

·        To share their successes

·        To mentor emerging artists

·        To bring their tutoring classes

·        To bring their art residencies and art retreats

·        To exhibit their art on their own pages, as they would in an art gallery.


ArterNet Art - Online Art Gallery - is a platform

built by artists - for artists - funded by artists.

 As I said at the beginning, we are not for all artists, but if you have a willingness to adapt your art practice , we're offering a business/structure style of online gallery, so you can accomplish your ambitions.

We will provide the tools, such as simple 'How To Pages' showing you ways to improve your social media marketing skills. Here is one example:

·    Post your art onto Instagram, link back to your art page at ArterNet Art - where your buyer can buy with one click!

 

Be in business for yourself - but not by yourself. 

We are different to other online art galleries on so many levels, the most important being:

·    We don't charge commission on the sale of your artwork. Instead we've opted for a monthly subscription. Consider this a monthly rental for your own personal art gallery! For the price of a couple of cups of coffee per week!


Here are the 5 reasons why

you need to be Online in 2021

1.  Most important is community: being an artist can be lonely and isolating; our core mission is to build a thriving community of artists supporting each other and celebrating everyone's successes along the way.

2.  A once in a lifetime opportunity to become a 'Founding ArterNet Art Member' a 'FAM'. When you register with us, I will share my simple 'Secret Weapon' for organising your art practice "How to Set-Up Your Daily Method of Operation" Your personal DMO.  Start today with this simple daily habit to get your art practice in order.

3.  More art collectors, art buyers, interior designers are buying online than ever before. And we know how to reach them!

4.  We have built our platform with beginner artists right through to professionals in mind. Keeping it simple, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

5.  An important point to remember is how much pleasure your art can bring to people and also remember you have worked hard and your art deserves the best the internet has to offer!

Take a good look at the site, see for yourself: https://arternetart.com/




Thursday, April 23, 2020

INSPIRATIONAL: art for artists.

Inspirational magazine gives a platform, a safe space for contemporary artists across the planet, in a multiplicity of disciplines, a multiplicity of lifestyles, genders, languages, to show their work, to speak for their work. Inspirational is their magazine, it's their story.

Issue 37 is released April 29 and will feature contemporary artists from Europe, Asia, North and Central America, featuring a range of exclusive interviews and artwork.

All issues of Inspirational make up a contemporary art portfolio of over 300 artists work. To browse all issues, and get the chance to buy instant downloads, just follow the link: https://payhip.com/johnhopper/collection/inspirational

Supporting Inspirational is supporting artists for today and tomorrow.

Thanks!

John Hopper - Inspirational editor.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

INSPIRATIONAL 36: the artists.


Birendra Pani: an India and US based fine artist whose work incorporates both Indian traditional and contemporary culture in a visually stunning and unique perspective. Through boldness of line and colour, Birendra straddles worlds within his work. In an exclusive Inspirational interview, Birendra talks about his influences, and his connections with those influences, and how they affect and inspire his work.

Inspirational 36 can be purchased for instant download from the following link: https://payhip.com/b/9UM2
To subscribe, follow the link and sign up to one of Inspirationals generous subscription plans: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6

Inspirational – supporting the visual arts, supporting the visual artist.

Saturday, April 04, 2020

INSPIRATIONAL 36: the artists.


Christopher James Kappeller: a German based fine art and mixed media artist whose work often revolves around encouraging the viewer to seek out meanings and self-explanations to his work. If they are stories, legends, characters, and outcomes - then he is happy. Inspirational is proud to feature, in association with Raw Art Foundation, the work of this exceptional and unique artist.

Inspirational 36 can be purchased for instant download from the following link: https://payhip.com/b/9UM2
To subscribe, follow the link and sign up to one of Inspirationals generous subscription plans: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6

Inspirational – supporting the visual arts, supporting the visual artist.

Friday, April 03, 2020

INSPIRATIONAL 36: the artists.


Shivani Aggarwal: an India based fine art painter, sculptor, video and conceptual artist, whose work explores issues surrounding gender, traditions, and the human condition. Through a range of mediums Shivani questions the traditional roles handed to women, particularly that of unending repetitive tasks. In an exclusive Inspirational interview, Shivani talks about her work, the major themes of that work, and how she conveys those themes.

Inspirational 36 can be purchased for instant download from the following link: https://payhip.com/b/9UM2
To subscribe, follow the link and sign up to one of Inspirationals generous subscription plans: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6

Inspirational – supporting the visual arts, supporting the visual artist.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

INSPIRATIONAL 36: the artists.


Asif Sharief Shaikh: an India based fine art painter who uses colour and movement in his work, to great effect. He incorporates the grandeur and intimacy of nature, allowing us to see our connection, and our dependency on the natural world around us. Inspirational is thrilled to be able to introduce this significant artist to its audience.

Inspirational 36 can be purchased for instant download from the following link: https://payhip.com/b/9UM2
To subscribe, follow the link and sign up to one of Inspirationals generous subscription plans: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6

Inspirational – supporting the visual arts, supporting the visual artist.

Monday, March 30, 2020

INSPIRATIONAL 36: now on sale!


In these difficult times, a warm welcome to the 36th issue of the arts magazine Inspirational. It is at times like this that we need to be calm, positive, forward-thinking, so that when we do come out the other end of this phenomenon, which we will, we can move forward. Hopefully, we will learn lessons, and be better individuals, and make a better world to come. As editor of Inspirational I thought it vital to keep the magazine going, to keep it on time, to keep it about great contemporary art and artists from around the planet, just as always.
So, we have the work of seven of the best contemporary artists from around the planet, sharing the disciplines of photography, filmmaking, collage, painting, sculpture, and the conceptual. We have three in depth interviews with three contemporary artists: UK based fine artist, experimental filmmaker, and performance artist Lee Campbell; India based fine art painter, sculptor, video and conceptual artist Shivani Aggarwal; and India and US based fine art painter Birendra Pani. We also have the featured portfolios of four contemporary artists: UK based fine art photographer and digital artist Chris Northey; India based fine art painter Asif Sharief Shaikh; Germany based fine art and mixed media artist Christopher James Kappeller; and UK based fine art photographer Manel Ortega.
Cover artist for this issue is Manel Ortega.
Inspirational can be purchased for instant download from the following link: https://payhip.com/b/9UM2

Monday, March 23, 2020

INSPIRATIONAL: subscribe to the monthly contemporary art magazine by artists, for artists.

Inspirational is an art magazine that gives voice to contemporary artists across the planet, in a range of disciplines. It is a venue for artists, by artists - sharing their own experience of what it is to be an artist, what their work means to them, and what they are trying to say through that work. Inspirational is an art magazine made up entirely of exclusive personal interviews, features, and portfolios.

Supporting Inspirational is helping to support art and artists for today and tomorrow. So please subscribe if you can. Follow the link and check out Inspirationals generous subscription plans: 1, 3, 6, 12 monthly subscriptions are available: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6

John Hopper - Inspirational editor.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Be inspired... Be Inspirational...

Inspirational - the international contemporary arts magazine, is a monthly digital format magazine that features contemporary artists from across the planet in a range of disciplines.
Inspirational helps to support the working artist through features, interviews, portfolios, promotion, support and collaboration.

With over 300 artists featured, in 35 issues - Inspirational is going strong, and intends to carry on that strength - promoting the new, the the intriguing, the inspirational.

All Inspirational issues can be viewed and purchased for instant download from the following link: https://payhip.com/johnhopper/collection/inspirational

To subscribe: Inspirational offers 1, 3, 6, 12 monthly subscription plans, and at the moment is also offering 6 monthly issues of the magazine for the price of 5; and offering 12 monthly issues for the price of 10. Follow the link and check out and choose a subscription offer that suits you: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6

Supporting Inspirational is helping to support art for today and tomorrow. So if you can subscribe, please do.

Inspirational 36 will be available from March 30 2020.

John Hopper - Inspirational editor.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Inspirational and Raw Art Foundation.


From the end of this month, Inspirational in association with Raw Art Foundation, will be featuring some of the artists regularly helped by RAW. In upcoming issues of the magazine RAW artists will be both featured and promoted by Inspirational. RAW is is an independent arts collective based in Frankfurt am Main for untrained, autodidactic artists, supporting collaborative creative processes.
John Hopper - Inspirational editor.