Art Career Class

MODULE 3: Art Blogs

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Q. & A. Session.

Question: Why should an artist care about the blogoshpere? 

Answer: 

  • Art blogs provide you with unique opportunities for added exposure that won't regularly happen through your gallery. 
  • It's simply too time consuming for most gallerists to know all the blogs that are available to promote your work on as well as which ones apply to your interests specifically. You should become familiar with the top ten or twenty blogs that promote work that is thematically compatible with your own as well as who the artists, critics, and institutions that run them are.
  • You can ssk you gallery dealer for a press release and begin self-promoting a few months in advance of your own show to make sure it gets advertised at the right time by sending out to blogs that take open submissions. Sometimes, you can even e-mail a blog and ask if they take submissions or just say how much you've always admired their content and would they mind if you submitted some work for consideration. 
  • Many blogs take open submissions for consideration, charge nothing for promotion and many of the best art blogs have an international following. So always try to provide a link along with your name, title of the work, medium, dimensions and year of completion.
  • The art blogosphere is regularly overlooked way for a young artist to garner greater attention than his or her contemporaries, but it takes a little footwork to make it happen. 
  • The best and easiest way to make those connections is to have a "Blogroll" or your favorite blogs listed on your artist website. This shows that you already support and follow a blog before you ask them to support you. Also, make sure to comment, follow, like or respond in kind to their efforts and you will find that they are more likely to engage with you help promote your work in the future.

 

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PART 1: SELF EDUCATE ABOUT BLOGS AND LIST THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS ON QUIZ 3.

 

Question 1: Who are some creative genuis's who used Blogs to promote their work and how did they do it? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

Top 100 Blogs every artist must read

http://blog.feedspot.com/art_blogs/

100 Great Art Blogs

https://artscenetoday.com/artist_resources/art-related-blogs/

70 of the Best Blogs for Creative Inspiration

http://www.creativeboom.com/resources/70-of-the-best-blogs-for-creative-inspiration/​

Top 50 Blogs to Follow

https://www.visualnews.com/2015/03/12/the-top-50-art-blogs-to-follow/

49 Creative Genuises who use Blogging to Promote Their Art 

https://smartblogger.com/promote-your-art/

7 Inspiring Artists who blog

http://theabundantartist.com/7-inspiring-artists-who-blog/

 

Question 2: What are the biggest mistakes artists make on their blog? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

The 5 biggest mistakes artists make on their blogs and how to avoid them. 

http://theabundantartist.com/biggest-blog-mistakes/

3 Big Mistakes artists make with their wordpress sites

http://www.finearttips.com/2013/03/3-big-mistakes-artists-make-with-their-wordpress-websites/​

Why most artists blogs fail

https://www.gapingvoid.com/blog/2010/06/14/wmabf/

 

Question 3: How can you make a Blog that attracts collectors, readers, and followers? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

How to create an art blog that makes art collectors swoon

http://theabundantartist.com/art-blogging-for-art-collectors/

5 Ways an Artist can attract readers to an art Blog

https://www.lightspacetime.com/how-an-artist-can-attract-readers-to-an-art-blog/

 

Question 4: What are some great Blogs to promote your work on and why? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

30 Great Blogs to promote your art

http://www.designer-daily.com/30-great-blogs-promote-art-48115

70 Great Blogs to submit your art too

http://nonsensesociety.com/2012/07/self-promotion-blogs/

How to get your work featured on 45 of the best art, design and photgraphy blogs

http://www.creativeboom.com/tips/how-to-get-your-work-featured-on-45-of-the-best-art-design-and-photography-blogs/​

 

Question 5: What are the reasons you should be blogging? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class. 

10 reasons why your should be art blogging

http://www.textileartist.org/10-reasons-art-blogging/

 

Question 6: What are the best ways to promote your art using a blog? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

How to use art Blogging to Promote Your Artwork

http://reenartgallery.com.au/use-blogging-promote-artwork/

Make your Art Blog matter

http://rightbrainrockstar.com/art-marketing/make-your-art-blog-matter/

 

Question 7: What are some great topics to write about on your blog? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

50 Terrific Topics to write about for your art blog

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/50-terrific-topics-to-write-about-for-your-art-blog

Blogging for Artists - Articles that will help you blog

http://www.artpromotivate.com/2013/03/blogging-for-artists-articles-blog.html

 

Question 8: What are some websites that allow your to make blogs for free? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.
4 Websites to make an art business blog for free

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/4-easy-websites-to-make-an-art-business-blog-for-free

 

Question 9: What are some tips to help promote and sell art through your blog? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

Tumblr for Artists - Tips to Promote Art and Find Inspiration

http://www.artpromotivate.com/2013/09/tumblr-for-artists-promote-art.html

Blogging to Promote and Sell Your Art

http://harmonicplanet.com/blogging-to-promote-and-sell-art/

 

Question 10: How do you get your work featured on art, design and photography blogs? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

http://www.creativeboom.com/tips/how-to-get-your-work-featured-on-45-of-the-best-art-design-and-photography-blogs/

https://www.effectivebusinessideas.com/the-ultimate-list-of-art-blogs-that-accept-guest-posts/

http://nonsensesociety.com/2012/07/self-promotion-blogs/​

 

Question 11: What are other ways to promote your artwork online? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

8 Free ways to promte your artwork on-line

http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/business-of-art/8-free-ways-to-market-and-promote-your-art-online

How to promote your artwork on-line when you have no time

http://www.diyartcareer.com/blog/how-to-promote-your-art-online-when-you-have-no-time-to

How to promote your art on-line

http://www.artistsuncovered.com/how-to-promote-your-art-online/

 

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PART 2: PICK A BLOG OR BLOGS YOU LIKE AND LIST THEM ON QUIZ 3.
Every artist should use at least one form or more of social media to promote their "behind the scenes" image. This might include working in the studio, images of your openings, and other events your work is exhibited at. Social media also might provide a look into your life and what inspires you to create art. It is a way for your audience to feel more connected to your process, interests and concerns as an artist which can result in greater sales, connections and opportunities in the long run.

 

Blog Platforms (Sub category)

 

Blogger

https://blogger.com | Free blog |

 

Medium

https://meduim.com | Pay to play |

 

Posthaven

https://posthaven.com | Pay to play | Super Cheap |

 

Site Blog

https://siteblog.com | Pay to lay |

 

Tumblr

https://www.tumblr.com | Free blog unless you want a custom theme |

 

Weebly

https://weebly.com | Free blog |

 

Wordpress

https://wordpress.com | Pay to Play | Super Cheap |

 

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PART 3: PICK A BLOG WITH CONTENT RELATED TO YOUR WORK AND INTERESTS AND LIST THEM ON QUIZ 3.

 

Listing blogs related to your work encourages two-way traffic, ups your page range and visibility on the internet and lets people know about work and issues that interest you as an artist. It can also lead to getting your work listed on those blogs in the future as their publisher is more likely to promote you if you are already promoting them. "Follow" their blog and leave positive comments and you are likely to get a fan or a "follower" too.

 

TOP RATED ART BLOGS

 

https://www.visualnews.com/2015/03/12/the-top-50-art-blogs-to-follow/

http://www.artistsnetwork.com/category/art-blogs

http://artbusinessnews.com/2013/12/top-10-art-blogs-to-follow/

https://www.creativetourist.com/top-art-blogs/

http://www.blogmetrics.org/art

https://smartblogger.com/promote-your-art/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/art-blogs/

http://blog.feedspot.com/art_blogs/

http://contemporaryartblogs.com/blogs/

http://www.booooooom.com/2016/04/28/ultimate-list-of-all-the-best-art-photo-tumblrs-to-follow/

https://www.culturelabel.com/blogs/culturelabel-du-jour/top-10-art-blogs-of-2016

http://artscenetoday.com/artist_resources/art-related-blogs/

http://www.creativeboom.com/resources/70-of-the-best-blogs-for-creative-inspiration/

http://www.creativeboom.com/tips/how-to-get-your-work-featured-on-45-of-the-best-art-design-and-photography-blogs/

http://art-collecting.com/blogs.htm

http://enjp.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/966475/top-5-japanese-art-blogs

http://feedspot.tumblr.com/post/150352377599/top-100-art-blogs-on-the-web-check-out-feedspots?is_related_post=1

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/02/art-blogs.html

http://baggout.com/blog/2015/04/09/top-15-arts-blogs-india/

http://theabundantartist.com/biggest-blog-mistakes/

http://flavorwire.com/268419/10-tumblrs-for-art-lovers-to-follow

http://www.incredibleart.org/links/blogs.html

http://www.nyartbeat.com/nyablog/2009/07/five-of-the-best-art-blogs-youve-never-heard-of/

http://museummedia.nl/100-best-curator-and-museum-blogs-2/

http://art-nerd.com/losangeles/art-nerds-top-10-funny-tumblr-blogs/

http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/p/links_11.html

https://www.coasterfactory.com/blog/54-Our_Top_20_Blogs_List_aboutnbspCreativity_artdesignmedia_Culture_Technology_andnbspBusiness

http://www.complex.com/style/2011/11/the-25-best-graffiti-blogs/

 

ART BLOGS WITH SPECIFIC SUBJECT TITLES OR INTERESTS

 

16 miles of String

http://www.16miles.com | Covers contemporary art and art history, usually in or around New York City |

 

A Year of Positive Thinking

http://ayearofpositivethinking.com | Mira Shor's blog | Famous Artist and Critic

 

A.R.T. Blog

http://www.theartblog.org | An outgrowth of the Zero .1% for Art Commission : Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof |

 

 

Art 21

http://blog.art21.org | Contemporary art blog |

 

Art Clogged  

http://krislee.tumblr.com |  Kristina Lee's blog |

 

Art Fag City

http://artfcity.com | New York based blog dedicated to providing exposure to emerging contemporary art and under-known artists |

 

Art Log 

http://artlog.com | International contemporary art guide |

 

Art Loves Money

https://artlovesmoney.wordpress.com | Kelly Devine Thomas' blog |

 

Art Lurker

http://www.artlurker.com | Miami based contemporary art blog |

 

Art Most Fierce

http://artmostfierce.blogspot.com | New York based art blog |

 

http://artobserved.com | Global contemporary art events and news observed from New York City |

http://www.artpractical.com | San Francisco based contemporary art |

 

http://artvent.blogspot.com | Carol Diehl's blog |

 

 

http://articleprojects.blogspot.com | David Gibson's blog about curatorial practice |

 

Bad at Sports

http://badatsports.com/category/theblog/ | Artists and “art worlders” talking about art and the community that makes, reviews and participates in it |

 

http://best-of-3.blogspot.com | Courtney Johnston's blog |

 

Contemporary Art Daily

http://www.contemporaryartdaily.com | A Daily Journal of International Exhibitions |

 

https://www.creativetourist.com | Manchester’s online arts magazine |

 

 

CultureGrrl

http://www.artsjournal.com/culturegrrl/ | Lee Rosanbaum's Culural Commentary, art | 

 

http://dailyserving.com | Internation Publication of Contemporary Arts published by California College for the Arts |

 

http://www.artsjournal.com/diacritical/ | Douglas McClenons blog, founder and editor of Arts Journal |

DLK Collection

https://collectordaily.com | Now Called Collector Daily, Lauren Knoblauch's photography Blog |

 

East of Borneo

http://www.eastofborneo.org | Original Essays and Artists Interviews, Collaborative archive of video, images and historical texts |

 

Escaping Artist

http://escapingartist.com | NYC Based Artist Blog |

 

Eye Level

http://eyelevel.si.edu | Officail blog produced by the Smithsonian American Art Museum |

 

Fans in a Flashbulb

https://fansinaflashbulb.wordpress.com | Presents selected works from collections of the International Center of Photography |

 

Flavorwire

http://flavorwire.com | Multiple Medium Preview | Film, TV, Music, etc. |

 

Gallerina (WNYC)

http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/gallerina | Blog about art, music and events in NYC |

 

http://www.greg.org | Blog about the creative process |

 

http://www.haberarts.com | Art reviews from around New York |

 

HKJB Blog

http://hkjbny.blogspot.com | Multi-platform artist directed curatorial group |

 

I Call It Oranges

http://www.icallitoranges.com | Art Reviews and Criticism |

 

Inside/Out (MOMA)

http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out | Official blog of the Museum of Modern Art, Very active |

 

James Wagner

http://jameswagner.com | NYC Based writer with a focus on art and politics |

 

http://joannemattera.blogspot.com | NYC Based painter, show write ups and art criticism |

 

http://blogs.artinfo.com/lacmonfire/ | Los Angeles based art critic, criticism and art criticism |

 

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com | New York Times Photography blog |

 

https://www.lensculture.com | Global online magazine and platform celebrating current trends of contemporary photography in art, media, politics, commerce and popular culture worldwide. |

 

http://www.museomagazine.com | Art criticism, writing, and artist interviews |

 

http://museumtwo.blogspot.com | Writers sharing museum and art experiences |

 

http://museumstudies.tumblr.com | Tumblr with art criticism, writing, music, and author thoughts |

 

https://mwcapacity.wordpress.com | Contemporary painters who are living/working/showing in the midwestern US |

 

 

http://notesoncolourmixing.blogspot.com | Commentary of paintings |

 

http://notesonlooking.com | Platform for Los Angeles Community, any other artist community, and an artist fair |

 

http://www.nyartbeat.com | New York art and events guide, Offers event listings reviews, updated daily and lists current events |

 

http://blogs.walkerart.org/offcenter | Variety of blogs conveying voices of the Minneapolis Walker Art Center |

 

Olympian Dumpster Divers 

http://rubyreusable.com/olympia-dumpster-divers/ | Promotes the appreaciation of art from reused, recyclable, unloved, discarded, unwanted, tossed and found, and pre-post consumer waste materials |

 

http://www.ovationtv.com/blog/ | A blog on architecture, dance, design, fashion, film, music, television, and visual art |

 

http://www.portlandart.net | Extensive images and Art Criticism from Portland, Oregon |

 

http://www.rawfunction.com | Artist Jef Bouillot collection of art criticism, writing, and images |

 

http://reckon.tumblr.com | Art Submissions of either very high or low quality art, Art criticism and writing |

 

http://openspace.sfmoma.org | Hybrid interdisciplinary for artists/ writers/ etc., Contributor Focused, Columnists are encouraged to write without Museum oversight |

 

http://subjectsofthepainter.blogspot.com | Series of interviews about contemporary painting practice, Emerging and established contemproary artists from the UK and Ireland |

 

Tank TV

http://tank.tv | Online Platform for artists | Curates programm online and in our Central London exhibition space |

 

http://siarchives.si.edu | Visual Archive at the Smithsonian |

 

http://thebonedry.blogspot.com | List of artists with names and images |

 

http://www.coudal.com/moom/ | Continuously updated online galleries and exhibitions |

 

http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com | Writing concerning contemporary painting and it's issues |

 

Venikssage TV

http://vernissage.tv | Covers exhibitions and events in the fields of contemporary art, design, and architecture |

 

http://www.woostercollective.com/#grid-view | NYC based blog about local and global street art |

 

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PART 4: PICK ARTIST-RUN BLOG OR BLOGS AND LIST THEM ON QUIZ 3.


Every artist have some favorite blogs that are run by other artists that discuss current shows or issues that are meaning fun to you. This is yet another way to let your audience know more about you as an artist, what kind of work you like and you might make friends with that blogger in the future because they appreciate the link and added exposure. Start up a conversation with someone about their blog and show an interest in what they are posting and writing about and your network will grow. Leave a few positive responses in their comments seconds and you are likely to gain a fan of your work.

 

ARTIST RUN BLOGS

 

Artist & Critic

http://www.maxkozloff.com

 

Floris Van Breugel Art in Nature Photography 

http://www.artinnaturephotography.com/gallery/flora/ | Nature Photgraphy |


Gabriel Hemery Tree Photography 

https://gabrielhemery.com/2011/06/06/tree-photography/ | Tree Photography |

 

Ted Forbes 

http://theartofphotography.tv | The Art of Photography | Video podcasts and blog |


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PART 5: PICK AN ART CRITIC RUN BLOG OR BLOGS THAT YOU FOLLOW AND LIST THEM ON QUIZ 3.


Every artist should have a handful of critics that they follow to stay up on their latest insights and observations about shows in the art world. Following their blog, leaving positive comments on their posts and thoughtful replies on Facebook is likely to put you on their radar. It never hurts to start a thoughtful dialog with a few critics, both local and national, as it may result in them taking an interest in your work down the line or make an introduction easier if you happen to bump into them at an opening. 

 

ART CRITICS WITH BLOGS

 

Heather Zises

http://readartny.com | Heather Zises |

 

 

Max Kozloff Critic Website

http://www.maxkozloff.com


Painters Tables

http://www.painters-table.com/blog-roll/art-writer-critic-blogs | Meta-list of art critic blogs |

 

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PART 6: PICK AN ART INSTITUTION RUN BLOG OR BLOGS THAT YOU FOLLOW AND LIST THEM ON QUIZ 3.


Every artist should have a handful of favorite institutions, magazines, or exhibition spaces that they follow for updates on exhibits, news, open calls, etc. You should follow institutional blogs of the spaces that you hope to show at one day and which you actively take an interest in the kind of blog information they put out. Some institutional blogs have great live feed video, interviews, demonstration videos, workshops, talks by artists and curators, and a bunch of great content that people would otherwise miss. They also give you something to talk about at opening or if you have a studio visit from someone that works there. 

 

ART INSTITUTIONS WITH BLOGS

 

 

Art Institute of Chicago 

http://m.artic.edu/blog

 

Game Art Institute 

https://www.gameartinstitute.com/blog/


International Center of Photography

https://www.icp.org

 

 

Milan Art Institute 

http://www.milanartinstitute.com/blog

 

Santa Fe Art Institute 

http://sfai.org/news/


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PART 7: PICK AN ART BLOG OR BLOGS BY MEDUIM THAT YOU FOLLOW AND LIST THEM ON QUIZ 3.


Every artist should have a handful of art blogs about the same medium that they work in because it can give them a snap shot of work from around the work in the few click and it helps to make sure you aren't making the same thing as someone else in some other place without knowing it.  Art blogs by medium show you what's innovative and current long before it reaches the art magazines and can be a source of inspiration and information about what is happening in your field. Also, "following" and adding positive comments from time to time may help to start a dialogue that might get your work listed or seen on that blog in the future. Plus, people who run art blogs tend to love the arts and sometimes are curators or know more connections in their immediate community that will help you when you reach out to them about their interest in your work.

 

BLOG BY MEDUIM

 

Ceramics blogs

 

Ceramics Arts Daily (Ceramics)

http://ceramicartsdaily.org

 

Pottery Making

http://www.potterymakinginfo.com/news/top-pottery-blogs-of-2015/

 

Fiber Art blogs

 

Fiber Art Now (Fiber/Textile)

http://fiberartnow.net/blog/

 

High Fiber (Fiber/Textile)

http://nmwa.org/exhibitions/high-fiber

 

Photography blogs

 

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/the-photographers-gallery-reccomended-blogs

 

Digital Photography Magazine

http://www.dpmag.com

 

American Photography Magazine

http://www.americanphotomag.com

 

F-Stopper 

https://fstoppers.com/

 

 

Black & White / Long Exposure Photography

http://www.bwvision.com/about/

 

Light Stalking Pro 

http://www.lightstalking.com/

 

 

Tips From the Top Floor 

http://tipsfromthetopfloor.com | Photography Podcast |

 

Print Making Blogs

 

Linocut Boy (Printmaking)

http://linocutboy.com/blog/

 

NCECA (Ceramics) 

http://blog.nceca.net/

 

Social Practice Art Blogs

 

Social Practice Queens

 

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PART 8: PICK AN ART OR ART BLOGS THAT ACCEPT OPEN SUBMISSIONS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT TO IN THE FUTURE AND LIST THEM ON QUIZ 3.


Every artist should have a handful of blogs that accept open submissions or even blogs that are open to other authors participating from time to time, where they could participate and submit work. Many art blogs are even collective or post work in multiple categories so be sure your work is a good fit and makes sense in that community before submitting. Also make sure that your images and your submission fit their guidelines and expectations. 

 

BLOGS TO SUBMIT ARTWORK TO.

Artist a day 

 

Beautiful Decay

 

Winterhouse International 

 

The Youth

 

The Only Magic Left Is Art

 

Winterhouse International 

http://www.winterhouseinternational.com/?m=0\

 

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Blogs for Artists

 

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