Submissions Open Soon!
The next opportunity to apply to become a Featured Artist will begin March 15, 2017. To receive email notification of the next Call for Artists, please become a subscriber.
Featured Artists on Artsy Shark get publicity.
Lots of it.
As a Featured Artist, we present your portfolio, which is published as an article on Artsy Shark. In your own words, you will describe your inspiration, technique, goals and accomplishments. Share your story and what’s special about your creative work.
Each featured artist article is read by many of the 35,000 unique readers who visit this site each month. A prominent link in your article pushes traffic to your artist website, giving you another chance to share your portfolio, gather email addresses of interested visitors, and connect with your audience.
Your artist feature is emailed to thousands of daily subscribers and shared extensively on social media. Then, your article link is again promoted to an extensive list of subscribers who receive our twice monthly email – driving more traffic to your artist feature, and your art website.
Our subscribers and readers include art publishers, galleries, agents, collectors, press members and others who are searching for new artists and new work. We place your portfolio in front of them.
Once you have been featured, your page becomes part of the permanent Featured Artists category on this site, where you will join the ranks of over 850 amazing artists whose portfolios are permanent and always shareable.
Your featured article becomes an important part of your web presence, often showing up on the first page of a Google search for your name. It also links to your art website, which helps with your search ranking.
Being featured gives you the opportunity to have your work seen and shared widely – and the opportunity to make great connections, and sales, too. Artsy Shark takes no commission or payment of any type on sales or contracts resulting from your artist feature!
Use the link to your Artist Feature to promote your art as often as you like through social media, email marketing, or on a Press page on your art website.
Ready to get started? Here’s how to apply:
Artists are juried through submission of their website link, not through uploading images! Featured artists benefit most by having traffic driven to their websites, where they can share effectively about their art, collect addresses of interested readers, or even make sales.
You will submit your website link and other places your work can be seen online, and describe your work and why it should be featured on Artsy Shark. Submissions become part of a highly competitive jury process. Not every artist will be accepted. Artists will be notified of jury results as soon as possible after the Call for Artists closes. There is a jury fee of $20.00 to submit your work for consideration.
Artists can only be featured once on Artsy Shark. We cannot accept submissions from artists who have already had a feature published.
Submissions are now Closed. The next Call for Artists will be in Spring, 2017.
Art credit (collage): Gary Karasek, LuAnn Udell, Laura Burch, Ruth-Anne Siegel, Mary Dove, Paul Meillon, Jim Loewer, Rosemary Conroy, Scott McIntire, Lioba Bruckner.
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