Laurinda Stockwell was using one of our oldest templates, which was not mobile-friendly and didn’t show off her intriguing work as well as it could have. Her work is so immediate and strong that it didn’t require too many bells and whistles, but I wanted a color that complemented it rather than detracted from it. Her work deals with a lot of natural subjects and features a lot of greens and blues, so I ended up with this sort of burlap-and-linen combination that I hope is elegant without calling too much attention to itself. I chose one of our newer fonts for the name of her site, and made it much bigger. I also added a home page to her site, choosing an image that seems to invite the viewer into the site.
Artspan photographer Katherine Minott recently had her beautiful photograph Naked Summer chosen for the cover of Sun Magazine. Inspired by her success, we’ve decided to put together a list of ten magazines that accept submissions of photography and art. See if you can find one that’s a fit for your work! If you have any recommendations for magazines to submit to, share in the comments.
It can be difficult to balance your creative and professional life. It can be hard to keep up with your bills and find time to paint or draw or pursue your craft, whatever it may be. The cost of supplies, alone, can be prohibitive. I’m sure we’ve all wished for a benefactor or patron at some point in our careers! Luckily, there are a surprising number of philanthropic organizations just waiting to help you out with artists’ grants! Grants range from a hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and with a little work you’ll find the right grant for you. We’ve compiled a list of sites and organizations to help you in your search.
A great way to attract traffic to your Artspan site is to submit your work to various design blogs and online galleries. Submission takes only a few minutes, and you can submit an image and a link to your Artspan site. Here’s a list of ten sites that feature various types of art in different mediums, but there are many others. Find one that’s right for your work!