Technique #5 – List Your Art In Online Registries & Art Directories
There are several online art registries where you can submit samples of your work including images, artist statements, bios, etc. Registries are used by museum and gallery curators when they are looking for new work. Think of them as the central libraries of emerging art in the online art world.
Some good examples of online registries are â€œArtists Spaceâ€ (www.artistsspace.org) and â€œWhite Columnsâ€ (registry.whitecolumns.org). Both of these sites focus on emerging artists working in the contemporary style, so if you’re more of a traditionalist, you might be better to look for other registries.
A little online searching, together with asking your artist friends will reveal a wealth of opportunities to submit your work to local, regional, and national registries. In Minnesota for example, artists can submit their work to www.mnartists.org. Similarly, Canadian artists have a great resource in â€œArtists in Canadaâ€ (www.artistsincanada.com).
There are a large number of paid directories you can submit to as well. By all means use them but focus on getting in the free ones first. With the paid directories be sure to email them and ask exactly what you will be receiving for your payment.
Note: Donâ€™t forget to include your website address (URL) when you submit your work to a registry! Remember the goal: You want the arts professional to come to your site where you have control over the presentation of your work and your image and vision.