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Contest extended...

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***The contest has been extended***... Since I haven't had a chance to finish my newsletter I'm extending my contest to June 30th....

Sign up for my mailing list to be entered in a contest to win your choice of either "Froggie" or "Lady Bugs"

Sign up for my mailing list at: http://eepurl.com/y31iX

I promise not to load your email with junk. You will hear about my latest adventures with my soon to be art studio. I will also offer discounts for my mailing list customers from time to time.

Like my facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Clover-Art-by-Lisa-Bauer/102249286492779?ref=hl

Also, If you like my facebook page- Blue Clover Art by Lisa Bauer, you'll get a second entry!

Maine Lighthouse

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My latest painting, inspired by a photo of a lighthouse in Maine taken by my friend Laurie.
Purchase this painting at:
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/lisa-bauer/maine-lighthouse/142184

Contest- Drawing!!!

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It is day 14 of Leslie Saeta's 30 Day Marketing Challenge.  Today's challenge is to offer an incentive on my blog. I thought it would be a great idea to give away an original painting.

    If you sign up for my newsletter (to start I hope in June) you get entered into a drawing to win y -  "Froggie".   If you like my facebook page- Blue Clover Art by Lisa Bauer, you'll get a second entry!

Sign up for my newsletter at:     http://eepurl.com/y31iX

Like my facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Clover-Art-by-Lisa-Bauer/102249286492779?ref=hl



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30 Marketing Ideas in 30 Days - Day 6 The Day Six Challenge is to create a few photo badges for your website and blog. These are created almost exactly like yesterday's collage but are even easier to create!



Instead of using words to link to a page on my website I use photo badges.  Statistics show that your visitors are 50% more likely to click on a photo link vs. a text link.

You can create the photo badge in ipiccy or picmonkey. All you have to do is upload a photo, add a frame and then add some text. Save the photo badge as a jpeg file and then add it to your website or blog or Facebook page. To add the badge to your blog, use the "add a gadget" option on the Layout page and select "Image". Be sure to include a link so that the badge will take your follower to a page on your website.

Once you have created your badge, post your favorite below and include a link to the appropriate place on your website or blog. Enjoy!

Art Marketing.. A way to validate yourself as an artist.

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I found this on an artbusiness.com article about selling your art. “How to Increase Your Art's Market Value and Make the Most of Your Career as an Artist”. One of the many things I should be doing regularly.It’s one way to validate your self as an Artist. As an artist, you know what your art means on a personal level and you can certainly convey that to people, but if someone asks, can you also make a good case for your selling prices? Explaining why your art has value from a monetary standpoint is an essential part of convincing buyers that your art is OK to own, especially when they're on the fence, not that familiar with your work or are just beginning to buy art.
Many buyers need assurances because they often don't know that much about art. They're unsure or insecure and want concrete facts about your work that they can understand. Some people, of course, buy art on the spur of the moment and according to whatever strikes their fancy, but they're in the minori…

Online sites, communities and resourses for Artists

I've been looking around at sites to help in my art marketing efforts and came across this list....

I was unaware of how many online sits are out there...I have only used Daily paint works and wetcanvas.so for and I haven't used any of the other sites but did verify that they are active sites as of today 5-6-13.

I would love to hear people's comments as to how these sites are if you have used them.


Online Art Galleries, Resources and Directories
WetCanvasThis is an excellent site with areas for all kinds of art forums.  You can post your work, get critiques etc.  There is also a photo reference gallery, weekly challenges  and so much more... Daily paint works Online website where you can post your artwork and everyday one of your pieces will be on the featured front page and goes out to all their subscribers.  Monthly cost is $12.50.
Epilogue – Online community of artists specializing in the creation of sci-fi and fantasy art. After signing up for a free account you will have…

Marketing challenge day 4 & 5

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We are up to day 4 & 5 of the 30 day marketing challenge (Leslie Saeta)

Day 4 was to set up google alerts.  What is a google alert?Google Alerts are email updates sent to you of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries. A google alert is a great way to monitor what is being said on the internet about a particular topic.

I set up my google alerts to include my name, my company name and art marketing, art business
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Day 5 - The Day Five Challenge is to create a collage featuring some your paintings.  I've done one previously with paintings so decided to showcase my drawings.

To create a collage go to the website ipiccy and click on "collage". Your collage can include two pictures or 30, it's up to you! It is so easy and when you are done you just need to save the collage to your computer. You can add text as I have done here by adding a frame and adding space for a caption. 

Market challenge day 3 (Leslie Saeta's Marketing challenge.)....The Day Three Challenge is to add twenty new contacts to your mailing list.

 Here is the link:
http://eepurl.com/y31iX

Todays challenge is to add at least 20 people to my mailing list for my newsletter which I'm in the process of putting together. The first 20 people will be offered a discount on a purchase of my artwork. If you are interested please click on the link and you will help me with this.

Marketing Challenge (Leslie Saeta) days 1 & 2

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It's day two of the Marketing challenge and today the challenge was to find an older painting and repost it to my blog along with a link to buy it.  I think one of my oldest ones is my butterfly.  It is indeed one of my favorites.

Here is the link to purchase it.

 http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/lisa-bauer/summer-beauty/119345


The Day Two Marketing task is meant to help you promote an older greatpainting that just hasn't sold. Go through your gallery of paintings (hopefully you have one on your website) and pick out your favorite painting that is still for sale. It doesn't have to be a recent painting. Find one that has perhaps not been on your blog or Facebook in a while. Then post it on Facebook and write about it on your blog. Please be sure to post the photo of the painting with a link that goes to the place (on your website, blog or group painting site) where someone can buy the painting. Ideally, this would be on your website. After you have done that cli…