Benefits and How To’s
Welcome to PoetsArtists. Here is some information for our members to read through. Please leave questions or comments below if you still are not sure what to do.
Membership is open to artists, poets, art collectors, writers, galleries, and art aficionados. Use your membership to network with each other, participate in our conversations and learn about various spectrums of the art world by being part of what goes on behind the scenes. We are a publishing house, promoter, and an art agency combined. We work with various galleries and museums throughout the year to place our artists in collections and exhibitions so they may add to their experiences and increase their exposure and sales.
Here is a sample of artwork sold in 2018:
SUBMISSIONS TO ALL CALLS INCLUDING GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, ART FAIRS, POP-UPS
FREE DOWNLOAD OF EVERY ISSUE PUBLISHED DURING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
PRINTS AT COST
PRIVATE GROUP AND CASUAL DISCUSSIONS (FACEBOOK and DISCUSSION FORUM)
PARTICIPATING IN SOCIAL MEDIA CALLS including Buzzfeed, Instagram, Boooom, Bored Panda and others.
ARTSY AND ARTNET (when a call is virtual through the Zhou B Art Center or a show is through a venue which offers Artsy and/or Artnet)
ADS campaigns in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur (based on works submitted and accepted for our upcoming calls.
HELP WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PLACEMENT
All of the above are included with your membership. Membership however does not include automatic acceptances to any call whatsoever. The editorial staff and curators select which works are published and gallery directors which works hang when specified in a call.
Other benefits which are not obvious when you are a member is becoming part of a bigger picture which includes being on the receiving end of the radar of art collectors.
Our guidelines specify how to prepare folders and image information. Please make sure to read the guidelines before submitting work.
We use Dropbox for sharing large files. However any server you may have access to share a folder of images and text files is fine if you know how to copy or share the link.
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We have digital subscription services through Magzter. Download the app from the iTunes or Droids.
Every Thursday, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine features one of our members on their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The works are chosen from images we provide them from our upcoming exhibitions and projects.
If you provide us with a shop feed such as from Woo Commerce, Big Cartel, Squarespace, Shopify and others, we may import your own artwork into our Instagram shop and help promote your individual artwork. There are no fees for this other than knowing what a feed is and being a member.
Once a member has been published they may request an artist page on our website. Please take a look at this forum for information on how to proceed. Veteran members have priority.
This is a new quarterly edition of PoetsArtists and it will be available online. Not in print. It is a curated edition by Walt Morton and Didi Menendez. Each of us will write about the work we have selected to show our collectors. Walt and I both have a different views about art and what we like so it should make for an interesting read. Think about this as you would a fashion house and the artwork we are showing are going down the red carpet cat walking.
FRESH ART NEWSLETTER
Our weekly newsletter to our email subscribers now includes a campaign we are titling FRESH ART. It is sent to whomever signs up on the front page. To be considered please email Didi Menendez (didimenendez at gmail.com) new artwork not posted on social media. This newsletter features our members Instagram and other new works available for purchase.
We use Facebook groups for casual conversations and sharing ideas, news, and links. Anything major should be brought up in our Discussion Forum.
PASSWORD PROTECTED FORUMS
Once your work is accepted to one of our projects, an invite will be sent to join a forum set up for the artist who are in the show/publication. It is password protected and only the artists, curators and staff will have access to it. We will post in these agreement forms, proofs, and other important information regarding the exhibition.
FINE ART CONNOISSEUR
Every month we have an ad in Fine Art Connoisseur’s Newsletter. Here is an example of an ad. To be considered for these your work first has to be accepted into one of our projects. We have occasional print ads.
BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE
Every month we have a web article in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. We have a print ad in every issue up to September 2019.
ZHOU B ART CENTER
Our home gallery is the Zhou B Art Center. It is located in Chicago. Artwork may be purchased directly from their Artsy page or by visiting the center during one of our shows.
When we offer print copies they are usually available through Blurb. Here is our storefront there.
The publication comes first. Our motto is “If it is not in the publication, it is not in the show”. This used to be a problem before we had membership benefits because artists thought that if they were invited to be in a show they didn’t have to be published. The reverse was true. The publication is what sells the works in the show. It is sent to various collectors and seen many more times over than a physical exhibition. Remember to honor the publication.
The discount code for IBPC is 20IBPC19
Use that code when checking out in your cart when submitting your portrait entry for the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art IBPC 2019.