- How it Works
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- Artist Account
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The contact information, user name, password, and artist information (biography, artist statement, art education, awards and achievements) that is provided with your artist account application, makes up the "Artist Info" section of your TheArtGallerist.com page. All of this information is contained in the Artist Account Administration page and is available for you to edit at any time upon login.
In this section you can change the e-mail address we have for you, change your password, add or change your artist portrait which is displayed on your webpage, add or edit your artist information which includes your biography, artist statement, art education, awards and achievements.
While your education, awards and achievements, and artist statement are important in defining who you are as an artist, your biography is such an important part of the way in which you present yourself that it is a required element in the application process.
Generally before customers and art collectors buy original fine art, they often seek a personal and emotional connection both with a specific piece of art and with the artist that created it. The artist information you provide permits potential buyers to better understand who you are, and it is the key to selling original art online. This information not only helps the buyer or art collector make that personal connection, but makes them more comfortable with the investment they are about to make.
Your artist portrait image must be in jpeg format, and it cannot exceed 400 pixels by 400 pixels. It should be no larger than 50KB when saved “For the Web” (Adobe Photoshop) or similarly using other software’s image optimization tools.
In this section you can add or edit the address and phone information we have for you. You can have more than one address, but you must designate only one as your primary. Your primary (office or studio) is the one we would use to mail proceeds from the sale of your artwork. You may want a second (home) as a shipping address for artwork that you may wish to purchase from the website.
In the guestbook section, you will be able to view and respond to the comments that have been left for you. We encourage you to visit this part of your gallery regularly to respond to these postings that demonstrate the interest of a customer. By responding, you take an active role in the sales process of your own original fine artwork.
The Content Manager is the tool used to upload the images and descriptive information for all the original art, fine art prints, or photography you wish to sell.
After ensuring that you have sized, titled and saved your jpeg images according to our requirements, you must upload them in order to have them approved and posted on your webpage. In addition to uploading the jpeg image, it is very important that you do not forget to include the information we require in order to properly post your image. The required information includes the title of the artwork, dimensions in inches (example 24" x 24” only), weight in pounds (number only), price (in U.S. dollars only and no dollar signs or commas please), and a brief description. The description can be any additional information you think important to note such as the substrate used (wood, canvas, archival print paper, etc.), print or photographic techniques, location description, artistic inspiration, or any other information you feel someone would want to know before buying your fine art. The information you put into the description section is very important because it is scanned by Google and may help with Internet searches.