ArtId Art Blog
WELCOME TO ARTID!
We are very excited..... Our team has been working diligently to provide you with the premier online gallery space & marketing tools available to artists. When you visit the site, please take some time and familiarize yourself with our new features and set-up.
Membership Levels have changed:
___Gold Members: You now have unlimited images and gallery pages in your studio and appear first in the ___search and ___browse___ results. ___Silver Members: You can upload 100 images into your studio and distribute these 100 images among as many gallery pages as you like. ___Basic Members: If you are currently a basic member, please enjoy a 3-month upgrade to Silver Membership at no extra charge. However, at the end of 90 days, we will ask you to decide which membership plan is best for you. ___Free Membership: We have added a very basic service with no frills for those artists exploring the potential of the Internet as a gallery space.
Recent Uploads: The most recently uploaded art scrolls across our new Home Page. So, the MORE OFTEN you upload or change art in your studio, the MORE OFTEN your art will scroll across our home page! No more featured artists... you are all our featured artists now!
The Art Manager (where you upload art & manage your galleries) has new features: ___Blog - Write and manage your own blog without leaving the site or your studio! Let your customers know more about you and your art. Create tags, manage posts and comments, add one image per post and insert links.
___Versatile Gallery Pages __" The new membership structure provides you with more space to exhibit your work. Create as many gallery pages as you like.
___Commerce - oAdd your PayPal account to your studio. After you enter your account, a BUY NOW button appears next to your art and you can take credit cards directly from your customers! You manage your own sales. oGoogle__™s Product Search Marketplace: Once you have a method of receiving payment from customers (i.e. a PayPal account), we automatically post your art for sale in the Google Marketplace for more outside traffic. Art sales are managed by you directly through your studio. oArtId eBay Store: Art for sale in your studio can be listed in our eBay store with no upload fee.
Search & Browse Art: This feature has significantly improved so that visitors can find you and your artwork very easily using the following new features:
___Browse Menu __" Visitors find art by category, media, style, subject, and price. You can click multiple criteria and narrow your search. You can toggle between the art images or the artists who created the art! ___Search Box __" Visitors looking for specific images or artists find intuitive results based on art descriptions, titles, and names. ___Display Art/Artists __" As you narrow your search, you can scroll through images by artist, or by art. Each time you narrow your search, the corresponding artists are narrowed down as well. Searching by artist brings up your headshot and brief biography. Note: Gold Members get top billing.
The Blog section: Articles have been replaced by our new Blog area! You can toggle between ArtId featured posts (articles) and artist member posts. ___Search Blogs Box " type in a topic you™d like to read about in the blog search box and you__™ll get multiple results. ___Blog Category Menu __" Choose to read posts by category. ___Featured Bloggers __" Blogs we feel are interesting and useful to follow __" a mix of member voices and non-member art professional voices.
If you have any questions, you may visit the Help section of the site, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely, ArtId Staff