The Shed Gallery encourages its artists and photographers to use social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to share and promote their artwork.
Burst Banks of the Spey by Chris White
These platforms are about leading people back to your gallery profile not away to other social media. They should funnel potential clients to a place from which your work can be ordered. Make it easy for collectors from all over the world to buy a print of your work by including your portfolio link from the Shed Gallery on your own website, blog, or business cards as well as your social media profiles. It is all about making a sale with just a couple of clicks and we will do the rest for you.
Make every tweet and post count with a positive ‘Call to Action’: BUY ME HERE.
Crummock Water by Chris White
Whenever you upload a new collection let your followers know. Be interested in other accounts and tell them where they can see your work too, the more traffic we push towards the main gallery the better for all our community.
Finding out more about you as an artist is very important to art collectors who are considering buying your work, as well as when we are looking through collections and series on the website to present to clients who contact us for something specific your work springs to mind and also when we are looking for inspiration for our upcoming summer exhibition. Having a well written, updated artist statement is always useful for applying to competitions or grants so it is a valuable use of your time. It also allows you a moment to reflect upon everything you accomplished in 2016.
Loch Einich Winter by Chris White
Update your profile to include exhibitions and art fairs that you’ve taken part in; prizes and awards you’ve won; collections (both public and private) that include your work; where you currently live; and your education. Once you have done this then please send me, Chelsea, an email and we can then discuss highlighting your profile in our featured Artist of the Week which is a popular feature.
On the Thames by Debra Cox
We are excited to be starting the year sending out our first print orders and hearing of exciting plans from our exhibitors.
The new year is a good time to start re-organising and refreshing your portfolios. Over the next few weeks we are going to be sharing best practice tips for selling your work with us. Read on to learn about our first tip.
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury by Gilly Hopson
Tip 1: Adding new works to your portfolio
People are always excited to discover new works, they may know your work already and are keen to see your continued interest and new ideas. When you do upload a considered new portfolio then please send me, Chelsea, a small accompanying text as to why you took or painted those images, what was the inspiration, what you hoped to convey and techniques you used. The more personal you make this text the more people will connect to it. Be descriptive, overly so, then from these new collections we will then use this as the basis to feature you across the website and social media and it is easier for us to present your portfolios to potential collectors and buyers. Please include news and events you have coming up.
We look forward to working with you in 2017!
Chelsea and Ben