We had planned to make an earlier announcement regarding scheduled downtime of our Imagekind Forum, for a much-needed oil change. Unfortunately, we had some issues today, and had to put up a placeholder earlier than expected.
We’ll be looking into some issues over the next few hours, and the Forum may be available again for the next 2 days. It is likely, however, that we will utilize this downtime for updates, and get everything back up and running, better than ever, sometime this weekend.
Status updates will be posted here. Thanks for your patience everyone!
The Imagekind Forum has it’s legs back under it, but the release of the better, faster, stronger version is still going to be a few hours away. If you notice anything strange, please let us know, and we’ll be updating you all when we need to to go back down for a short time to move over to the newest version. Thanks again for waiting!
Back in April, we introduced one of our friends in online art, the A Singular Creation Art Community.
Since then, Joe Barrouk from A Singular Creation has gotten an art contest running that seems pretty cool. Each month, he picks a different theme and lets the artists rip. So far, some of the topics have been â€œFaces and Emotionsâ€, â€œWorld of Natureâ€, and â€œNudeâ€.
Take a look at the past winners or register free .
If you end up joining the contest and winning, Joe has some cool prizes heâ€™s giving away, including a 1-year platinum subscription at the best darn site for selling art online ever, Imagekind.
You do know what day it is, don’t you?!
Did ye’ speak the slang of the scourges of the sea? If it’s treasures ye’ seek to fill out the role, well ye’ knows whereats they’re buried.
Get past the Seamonster.
Then follow the map.
And X marks the spot.
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Videos on YouTube have advertised just about everything else alongside their clips, why not your work? Here at Imagekind, weâ€™re starting to see referral traffic from member generated videos, driving users to their art galleries. Investigating this a bit we see plenty of opportunity for any artist who who’s inclined to create some unique video around their subjects, and market themselves while their at it.
Sites like YouTube make it very easy to get video going online, so all you need is a camera, or screen capture software (if there is a digital component to your work), and maybe some video editing software (you can find some basic applications for free online).
You might already want to use video sites like this to host video for other other purposes, but as long as your becoming your own “auteur”, you might as well fill out some details for those who happen upon your clips while browsing these sites. Going further, you could create a detailed profile that helps your audience identify and check out all your work, giving some connection to the subject matter and style of your episodes.
The crucial component in creating a video that gets watched is creativity. Keep reading and we’ll go through some of the artists we found that have tried different approaches to gain views numbering from the hundreds to tens of thousands – even over 4 million!
We wanted to hear a little more about what are member artists are doing outside of Imagekind, so we put out the call a little while ago. We got a great response and hope everyone keeps it up! I’m sure there’s more busy artists with lots to tell, but we encourage you to take a look at those who jumped up and decided to share right away.
It’s a diverse group of events, accomplishments, and new releases – so have fun browsing our listings, and maybe go check out some of your favorite Imagekind art in person.
Hey artists, you know getting your art on the wall is what were all about here at Imagekind, and one way were doing that is by connecting with interior decorators across the US and Canada. To be honest, itâ€™s a little tricky.
Interior designers are fine knit network themselves, but weâ€™re making great progress to get your independent artwork noticed. We know that through these connections, Imagekind and it’s members not only become a valuable resource for decorators, but we address a crucial step in creating a better online community where your art is rightly connected to the people who truly enjoy it.
Today we announced an agreement with Snapfish by HP to provide framing services for Snapfishâ€™s more than 40 million members.
With a few simple clicks, Snapfish users can now order high quality framed prints, choosing from our full variety of fine art papers, frames sizes and styles, including tabletops, collage frames, photo frames, and custom frames. Weâ€™re thrilled to announce this agreement with Snapfish which expands our online presence to the millions of Snapfish members.
Take any photo from your Snapfish albums and create beautiful lasting framed prints for your wall or table top with Imagekind!
Imagekind has always focused on being the best online service for 3 different users: shoppers looking for a variety of unique fine art and decor framing options; artists selling fine art prints in an open marketplace and using print on demand for their own fulfillment; and individuals looking to create high quality framed prints from their digital images with ease of use and budget in mind.
We have made great strides over the last year in bringing valuable services online in for each of these users. This latest partnership provides individuals with another great option for using their hosted images to create lasting works of art, whatever the subject! We look forward to making equally great progress for all Imagekind services in the near future – so here’s to that, and welcome to all our new members from Snapfish!