Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years

Resources - Visual Artists

 

Advice, Art Blogs, Registries, Craft Listings

First and Foremost

There are many customs and expectations of artists in the art world.  If you are a visual artist and are starting on a path of marketing and selling your work, we recommend a couple of books to get you started (see below.)

These books include information on your professional presentation (artist statement, resume, presenting your work samples, web presence, approaching galleries, selling, public speaking, managing money and more. You can go even farther with an understanding of social media.


Two Books We Recommend- the place to start!

"The Artist's Guide", How to Make a Living Doing What you Love", by Jackie Battenfield

"Art/work, Everything You Need to Know (And Do) As Your Pursue Your Art Career" by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber


Artist Statement and Bio Advice

Click Here for pdf


Advice for sending Images

There are dozens of quality image editing software packages available, from simple applications for viewing and saving files to complicated photo editing tools. Most of them will allow you to complete the tasks needed to prepare your files for sending with grant applications, juried shows and the like. Refer to your image editing software documentation to learn about working with image files.

File format - Save your image files in the universal JPG format using maximum quality compression.

Color model - Image files must be in RGB format. Convert any CMYK files to RGB before you save them.

Image dimensions - The dimensions of your image ensure that people see your artwork exactly as you intend them to see it. In general, we recommend that images should be between 1400 pixels and 2000 pixels longest dimension at 300PPI (pixels per inch)


Some Blogs About Art

Bloggy- www.Bloggy.com
Art Fag City - www.Artfagcity.com
Edward Winkleman - www.edwardwinkleman.blogspot.com
Modern Art Notes - http://blogs.artinfo.com/modernartnotes/
Modern Art Obsession - www.modernartobsession.blogs.com
Newsgrit - http://newsgrist.typepad.com/
http://joannemattera.blogspot.com
http://paulcorio.blogspot.com


Opportunities

New York Foundation on the Arts - NYFA Source
NYFA Source is the most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,500 arts organizations, 3,600 award programs, 4,700 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country. More programs are added every day.  https://www.nyfa.org/Classifieds/Opportunities

Art Deadlines - international site for income and exhibition opportunities
www.artdeadlines.com

Art Deadlines List - has a free edition and a subscription edition
www.artdeadlineslist.com

Local Places to Exhibit Here for pdf


Visual Artist Registries

CAP Artist Registry
Our very own registry on this website. You'll see instructions from the home page.

Artists Space: Irving Sandler
http://local-artists.org

The Drawing Center
www.drawingcenter.org

Daily Painters Marketplace
www.marketplace-daily-art.blogspot.com

Gawker
http://gawker.com/artists

White Columns
http://registry.whitecolumns.org

Artist Register
www.artistsregister.com/index.phtml

Saatchi Gallery
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/


Looking for Galleries

Art Dealers Association of America - a place to find reputable galleries and art dealers. For a dealer to qualify, they must have an established reputation for honesty, integrity, and professionalism among peers. The association has strict ethical requirements.
www.artdealers.org


Selling Your Work 

Etsy
www.etsy.com

Art Exchange
www.art-exchange.com

Art Slant
http://www.artslant.com/ny/artsales/sell

20x200
www/20x200.com


Craft Shows Listings

Local Craft Shows Here for pdf (please let us know of other local listings!)

Juried Art Services - for jurying and registering for art festivals.
www.juriedartservices.com

Zapplication - for jurying and registering for art festivals.
www.zapplication.org

Art Fairs Source Book - you do have to pay for membership
http://artfairsourcebook.com/

Art Fair Calendar - A good site for scheduling. Events are listed by state or by geographic area http://www.artfaircalendar.com/art_fair/

The Crafts Report - Good slick monthly magazine for the crafts professional.  Good source of info about all aspects of selling. List of shows not as expensive as Craft Digest. 
http://handmade-business.com/

East Coast Artisan - the successor to the Craft Digest, a long-running publication that compiles and prints information about upcoming arts and crafts fairs for working artists, artisans, craftsmen and others interested in exhibiting and selling their work.
www.eastcoastartisan.com

Sunshine Artist - The site says it is the nation's leading publication for art and craft show exhibitors, promoters and patrons.
www.sunshineartist.com


Printing Your Work

Perfect Art Prints Local Ithaca artist and experienced printed Stan Bowman provides glicee fine art prints. http://www.perfectartprints.com/

Imagekind provides an opportunity to create prints, posters, canvas and framed art, which can also be sold and marketed through the website.
http://www.imagekind.com/


For suggestions or to report non-functioning links,
contact programs@artspartner.org. (Thanks!)