MODULE 8: Art Portfolio
Question: Why should an artist post their work to a portfolio site?
- Portfolio sites are place where your work can be seen by other artists and industry professionals that might not otherwise get a chance to see your work. They tend to display work from the same genre or set of concerns as well as run constests or open calls to submit for placement on the front page. Sometimes they even run contests for monied prizes or inclusion in an on-line gallery exhibtion.
- An artist should be very selective however in what portfolio services they particiapte with. Your work should be comproble in quality and accomplishment to the other work carried on the site and you should review the terms and conditions of being on any profolio site in detail.
- You should be able to post up your work or take it down anytime you want as well as edit your account as you go.
- Many portfolio sites also double as sales sites, so it's important to check and see if this is in addition to exhibiting the work on the site, and if so, whether or not you want to be engaged with the terms and conditions they offer for on-line sales. This is because there are plenty of art sales sites that are better at sales than portfolio sites.
- Portfolio sites tend to help you expand your digital footprint, offer you images of other artists working in the same field to connect with, and have promotional spotlights and periodic events to apply to.
- Make sure to think whether or not a portfolio listing site is right for you before you post your work. Often, posting your work may already be the basis of contractual agreements about usage, distibution, and copyright issues.
MODULE 8: SELF-EDUCATE ON PORTFOLIO SITES AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON QUIZ 8.
Question 1: What are the easiest way to create a portfolio website and why is it important to do? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.
What is the easiest way to create an artist portfolio website?
How to make your own website - Student Art Guide
Question 2: What are the top free portfolio websites? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.
5 Free Portfolio sites for Designers and Artists
Top 5 free portfolio sites
Huge list of free portfolio sites for promoting art on-line
20 Free websites to help market your art
Question 3: What are the best portfolio websites? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.
The Best Portfolio websites for designers and visual artists
10 Best Portfolio websites for artists and designers
Group 4 - What are the best portfolio websites to sell work on? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.
List of the 10 Best portfolio sites to sell work on
Top 17 Services for creating an online portfolio website in 2016
Top 40 Minimal Portfoli Websites and Wordpress themes
40 Must-see portfolio websites of photgraphers, illustrators, and photoshop artists
45 Brilliant Design portfolio's to inspire you
Outstanding art portfolio's made with WIX
Artist Run Website: Make your portfolio easy
Crevado: Free on-line portfolio sites
Create a Portfolio Website
On-line protfolio's on Behance
Carbonmade: Your on-line portfolio
[ ] PART 2: MAKE A LIST OF ART PORTFOLIO SITES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR WORK FEATURED IN AND LIST THEM ON QUIZ 8.
https://500px.com | Photography | Cost unknown | POD
https://www.altpick.com | All creatives, contemporary, urban, | Free | NDS
https://www.axisweb.org | Well respected fine art showcase | $ | NDS
https://www.coroflot.com | Good free portfolio site, all creatives | Free | NDS
https://www.behance.net | All creatives | FREE | SELL | POD
www.epilogue.net | Sci-Fi/Fantasy Art | FREE | NDS
https://www.jacketflap.com | For book illustrators & writers | Free | NDS
https://www.inkygoodness.com | Urban/contemporary/illustrators& artists showcase | Free