Another Collage for the International Collage Exhibition
“Woven” – Collage, image size 5 x 7″ mounted on 8 x 10″ Acid Free Paper
My collage collection went out today for the International Collage Exhibition and Exchange. I feel that something important has been accomplished and now I can move on to other projects on my list of things to do.
Next I need to complete a digital fine art project for a client, which will entail doing several photo shoots and manipulating them in PhotoShop and incorporating some of my abstract images. While I’m working on that, I’ll continue work on the two 30″ square cradled panels that are in progress.
My online art business is going to need some tweaking this year, a conclusion that I’ve reached in evaluating what’s worked and what hasn’t in the past year. I’m not sure whether or not I want to reduce the number of websites where my art has a presence. But I’m feeling right now that I’d like to do that. My philosphy in the past has been the more exposure the better. Sometimes I’m found by accident and it turns out to be a good business contact. But it’s feeling a little bit cumbersome to keep all those various websites current. And there are a bunch of them.
I will keep Etsy for now, and am moving more toward having some of my work available for sale on my website. The only restriction to that is the need to redirect to my galleries any potential collectors who may be in the selling radius of those galleries.
What is your preference for a web presence for your art? Do you have your own website? A blog? Do you Twitter or have a Facebook page? If you have your work on other third party art sites, I’d like to hear your experience about those as well. Examples would be MyArtSpace.com, absolutearts.com, FineArtAmerica.com, etc.