EmptyEasel published a very interesting article today about discovering your artistic niche and style. Emily referenced it in one of our forum discussions. I found it particularly insightful for all artists to consider.
It got me thinking, do most artists even consider having a particular niche or style? How do these two ideas correlate with an artistic brand?
The author, Aggie Villanueva, defines them in a very concise way. She mentions how finding her niche was relatively easy but that finding her style was a bit more challenging. However, as she contemplated her photos one day, a moment of inspiration struck her and she was able to discover her own particular style as well. With that she concludes:
Your niche is what you know
Your style is what you love
With your artwork, what’s been easier for you to discover, your niche or your style?
The opportunity to make a living from their artwork is a dream come true for most artists. A dream Imagekind continues to make a possibility for thousands of artists on the site and around the world. That is why it is a natural fit to team up with Ariane Goodwin Ed.D, founder, organizer and host of the third annual smARTist Telesummit and provide this resource for artists.
This is truly an excellent event for artists of all levels to join and learn how they can take their art career to the next level.
Eileen Bettelheim, marketing director of Imagekind.com says, “Imagekind is excited to team up with smARTist for their third annual Telesummit. The Telesummit presents a great opportunity for artists to take their art careers to the next level. This is what Imagekind is all about – helping artists sell their work online.”
By joining the smARTist Telesummit, artists will learn very helpful and very practical techniques on how to sell their artwork. With a panel of eleven experts, you can be sure every artist will walk away with a head full of knowledge on how to advance their art career.
You can find more information about this joint venture that is sure to benefit all artists, by reading the official press release.
Reminder: This is happening tonight
Do you ever wonder if you have what it takes to make a living as an artist?
At Imagekind, we don’t want to just create a group of artists with no direction. We want to be a resource for artists as well; this is what we think it means to be a community. And when we hear of a great opportunity for our member artists that will help better their art careers, we want to pass it on!
Sign up now for this free event and listen in while Ariane Goodwin interviews Alyson Stanfield, the Internet’s Premier Art Biz Coach on the 10 qualities you need for promoting yourself and your art.
Sign up and discover
When: December 17, 2008
Time: 7-8:00pm EST
Where: Your own phone! You’ll receive more details via email.
This is a special free pre-event in conjunction with Ariane’s smARTist Telesummit 2009. We’ve joined up with the smARTist Telesummit 2009, hosted by Ariane Goodwin to bring our member artists helpful resources to better their art careers. I will be sharing more about this special opportunity in the coming weeks, but for now, reserve your spot in the free pre-event!
To ensure your artwork arrives in time for Christmas, please check our Holiday Shipping Deadlines. Order by the following dates for your artwork to arrive on time!
December 14 for Custom Frames & Stretched Canvas
December 15 for Ready Made Wall Frames
December 17 for Prints & Tabletop Frames
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You may not realize it, but Imagekind groups are an amazing way to shop for framed artwork. The Imagekind groups are a place dedicated to showcasing artwork selected by our member community. Each piece included in the groups are hand selected by the artist themselves that directly represent the groups themes.
The Imagekind Groups are a great way to shop for artwork based on your favorite theme. You can shop art from such groups as the Imagekind Illustrators, Cloud Artwork, Digital Art, and hundreds of others!
Below are just a few of the intriguing groups on Imagekind.
Friends of Klimt
For every one who loves the art of Klimt
Instruments, sheet music, performers, anything to do with music!
Black & White
Some of the most stunning b&w photography on Imagekind
Artists Best Work
One piece from each artist they consider their best
Visit the Imagekind Community to shop for art prints from all Imagekind Groups. If you’re an artist selling your artwork on Imagekind, join the community and start adding your art to the groups!