Showing posts with label artists. Show all posts
Showing posts with label artists. Show all posts

Monday, February 18, 2019

ARTIST, 5 OTHER WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR ART ! by MIABO ENYADIKE

ARTIST, 5 OTHER WAYS TO SELF PROMOTE YOUR ART SUCCESSFULLY! BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Art is truly in the eyes of the beholder, people tend to make a decision to buy your art after several views that is the way it works.  For some fewer views and they buy while for others several views before a collector purchase.

Abstract Flower Painting,Wall art by Miabo Enyadike
                   Abstract Flower Painting, Wall Art,  by Miabo Enyadike



The reason for these disparities are sometimes, name recognition could prompt a quick purchase or good presentation of your Art could be a factor.

 While on the other hand poor presentation, costing, need, and relevance could lead to delays. The issues here are relative, there is no quick magic to sell your Art, you just have to put it out there for people to see and decide for themselves.



 I have been fortunate to be in the Art business for over 20 years, so I have a bit of experience on how it goes, the disappointments and the highs work hand in hand with Artist and their Artworks, you just have to be dug in and reinvent yourself in order to remain relevant to your collectors and patrons.



So I have decided, to share the five go-to ways I use to self promote my Art and rein in the sales.


1.
Have Your Social Media Accounts do the Talking for You

Yes, you read well, allow your social media accounts to do the talking for your Art. Create Art accounts that speak about your Artworks, post constantly and tell stories around your Art that are compelling and fun that will draw in the audience and turn them into them into collectors.



I have created my accounts and I post constantly on a daily basis about my Artworks because that is my content that I share to a targeted audience.



I totally share my Art, on my social media pages constantly these platforms create for me an audience that view and follow what I do.

Facebook Instagram

Twitter

Blogger Pinterest


2.  Host Art Parties:
I love Art parties they are intimate and informal, it could be your birthday or you can create an event and let your guest know, that it is all about celebrating your new Artworks.



 Provide good food and drinks create an informal ambiance, that makes your artworks the center of discussion







3.  Show Friends and Family What  You Do:
This is displaying your art in a rather informal setting. Invite family and friends and explain to them what your artwork is all about.



 Art is word of mouth, they may not collect your work personally, but trust me they will talk about you and your artwork, and sometimes they help you spread it on social media and that can lead to sales.

4.   Create Workshops, Webinars, for Your Peers:
Everyone loves something that has meaning and impacts their lives. It could be workshops, webinars, and courses that help people.


As an Artist, it is a way for me
to self-promote my artworkIt is also all about helping other artists achieve the same success.

5.  Solo Exhibitions Via Collaborations:
Solo exhibitions are great but they entail a lot of money and most Artist cannot afford this. For me, I love solo exhibitions, that way my artwork gets all the attention and I can focus on selling to potential collectors. 








The collaboration in this context is asking friends or family members who have influence and are in certain circles that can pull in the right crowd, to be part sponsors and you share a decent percentage of your sales with them.





These five ways are my own tried and tested ways that yielded good Art sales for me. I know there are other creative ways out there but at least, I have shared mine. ......Enjoy.

 Miabo Enyadike
www.artmiabo.com

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

GUIDE TO MARKETING YOUR ART COURSE, BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Artist Guide Course On How To Market Your Art Online.


Introduction
The artist is one with a vivid imagination, a complex, yet beautiful and intense mind.

 

 
       
 Our ability to observe and translate events, objects, humanity, lifestyle, and pain that we see around us, into a gift that is shared and received by all who see it and term it  'Creativity' is what oils our artistic wheels to keep moving.

 Facilitator: Joan +27 83 703 8070
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Johannesburg South Africa   
   
                                                     


It encourages us, artist, to keep on creating and expanding our gift, to the delight of our Audience.
What comes in between this creativity, is how the artist suffers in the name of their craft.




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I know that because I have been there. It was difficult to get any gallery representation, for years I relied on friends heavily to buy my works because my Art style was misunderstood.
I basically create abstract Art with objects and my paintings are mostly Ink based on paperboards. It was really a financial burden to carry on working when no one around me was buying. So when the online selling platforms came on, I knew I had to get on board if I was to keep creating Art.





I joined the internet in 2013, opening my Art blog on blogger, I posted my first blog on bottles I had made and simply described how I made them and the views from people were staggering and the rest is history.



Today I sell via my blog and I have created a successful Art business, just by storytelling my Art, my own way without boundaries and reaping the full benefits of my hard work, as an independent unrepresented Artist.




 I know the difficulty it entails to put this beauty, created by us called Artworks, out there best paintings, sculpture, graphics, fashion, pottery or ceramics, photography etc and be taken seriously by galleries, markets, dealers, collectors etc.....is a huge, if not a herculean task to bear.

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 CONTACT: Joan +27 83 703 8070
Johannesburg South Africa

 That brings me to the issue, of the Internet and the artist. The Internet has created a platform for the artist that could be far-reaching than we artist anticipate.
 An artist can make a living by the side, regardless of brick and mortar or huge financial commitment, just by uploading and clicking.  Whilst waiting for the big break, we all dream about and desire.

The Internet at least is on the side of the artist, the reason I say so is from my own experience.



  
That is why I have created this six weeks course, here in Johannesburg for unrepresented Artist. So join me for this course and learn how to represent yourself and earn the money you deserve.

You will learn:


-  Week 1: Understanding Digital Space

-  Week 2: Crafting your Product name and Story 

-  Week 3: Creating your Brand Personality

-  Week 4:  Inbound Marketing

-  Week 5:  How to Sell Online

-  Week 6:  Physical Presentation of your Art

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 Contact: Joan +27 83 703 8070
Johannesburg South Africa

This course is made for you if:


  • You're  an artist looking to represent yourself 
  • You love creating artwork but can't sell them
  • You are looking for ways to monetize your art
  • You want to learn how to promote your art
  • You want in on the art business
  • You want to create solo or group art events to sell your work
  • You want to be invited to art exhibitions
  • You should create an online portfolio to that is a magnet for collectors
  • You want to create printables to earn big.

look forward to seeing you all.


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Johannesburg South Africa





Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ARTIST COLOR PALETTE





I love vibrant colors, I really do not tint my colors when I'm painting.I paint directly without thinning with water or turpentine. I rarely tone down my colors, I just love them bright. 


                            Mommy and Baby: Abstract Art: Ink on Paperboard by Miabo Enyadike


Since most of my Art is Ink based, I try to maintain the rich tone of the ink and that is the reason I create Art on paperboards, that are slightly glossy and smooth. The richness of the colors and the smooth ivory background that is signature to my work, gives my Art a very polished photo look. 

                                Fashion Art: Ink on paperboard: by Miabo Enyadike

My palette consist of all the primary colors, which are red, yellow and blue, when you view my Art, they are in dominance of my Art process because I am not afraid to use them in there strength, aligned and nsync with each other, I love that.


                            Waves: Abstract Art Ink on Paperboard: by Miabo Enyadike
                                                   (In Private Collection)

 My palette as an Artist is simple, yet colorful and daring, somehow childlike in its combination and
challenging the norms of how color should be applied to creativity while leaving an impression, in the minds of my audience that my work might be unfinished! 


                                Lady: Abstract Art:  Ink on paperboard by Miabo Enyadike

Well as a professional artist of over 20 plus years, I am yet to see or meet an Artist who is completely finished or satisfied with their work, 

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there is always something more they would have added if only they knew what, but we put our work out there nevertheless, with a nervous bravado hoping our audience witness a finished piece of work.


                           Carnival Face: Abstract Art: Ink on Paperboard: By  Miabo Enyadike
( In Private Collection)

 My work speaks about how I see things, bright and colorful. Maybe that's why I don't paint landscapes, because I wouldn't quite get it right, with my basic color palette.


                                    Man: Abstract Art: Ink on Paperboard: By  Miabo Enyadike


The good thing about a signature color palette, is critics can always identify your work immediately, I don't know the advantages or disadvantages of that. 


                                       Maze: Abstract Art: Ink on paperboard by Miabo Enyadike
                                                               (In Private Collection)

What I know, is our work should speak for itself through our Color palette, Dimensions, Light, Lines, Structure, Subjects, etc and my pick today is Color Palette......Enjoy.


                                   Expression: Abstract Art: Ink on Paperboard: By  Miabo Enyadike
                                                               (In Private Collection)



                                                                                                                                                            MIABO ENYADIKE
 www.artmiabo.com

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Friday, February 09, 2018

12 REASONS WHY WE LOVE PAINTING ABSTRACTS: ART BLOG BY MIABO ENYADIKE


 What is the meaning of Abstract Art?... well the definition is relative, I will answer for myself as an Artist, who loves to work in abstracts. For me, it simply applies to Artworks, that use colors, shapes, objects, people or physical demonstration, to convey a narrative about people, places or things.  



                                 Nature's Colors' Abstract Art, Ink on paperboard by Miabo Enyadike.

 It is created in a way that is not immediately understood but leaves the audience in awe and wonder,of what it is that can be explained or made out of this Art they are witnessing.

 Don't we all wonder? even experienced abstract Artist, sometimes find it hard to understand the Abstract Art, of another artist well, welcome to the club. 


This is, why it is an abstract! meaning existing in thoughts and ideas, devoid of any reality, in essence its all in the mind of the Artist!



Red burst Abstract, Art Mixed Media by Miabo Enyadike.

So you the audience is left to 'understand Abstract Art'.
So lets try and figure out what exactly it is that tickles our fancy?  

After speaking to friends, Artist alike, Art enthusiasts and normal Art loving people like you and I, It was still a bit confusing.


 Anyway, I decided I love these '12 reasons' best and pardon me if you don't agree but these are some of the reasons . 


1. THE AUDACITY OF THE ARTIST:
This is the creative ability, of the Artist to portray an event, story, people, nature or life in a way that is unfamiliar, to anyone except the artist.

It, always leaves us, questioning and baffled at the confidence, in which the artists tries to convey their own narrative, without consideration of the audience just their own perspective.

Chaos' freshwater Reefs, Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike

Without permission, or consultation but a one track mind, of their idea and belief depicted in paint, canvas and objects for us to agree or disagree, is so awesome indeed and I love that.

2.THE FRESHNESS:
Come on! who doesn't love something new and spontaneous, with a free spiritedness attached to it, in a way that is somewhat liberating......well I do.

3.THE APPEAL:

Abstract Art, is always a draw for the audience, they just want to be the ones to applaud and figure out, in an intellectual way

               Face unknown: Abstract Art:Ink on paperboard: Miabo Enyadike

 what the Artist, was thinking and the reason, he came up with the idea in the first place. This must resonate with every Artist who has painted an Abstract work.

4.THE MYSTERY:

This is the aspect we love about Abstract Art, the mystery that surrounds the entire Art, we are witnessing.
Deconstruct Rainbow'   Abstract Art: Ink on paperboard: Miabo Enyadike

 Sometimes, it is so breathtaking, that it leaves us in a state of 'euphoria' and in some kind of kindred spirit, with an Artist we haven't even met and may never meet......love that feeling.

5.INTRIGUE:

The way Abstract Art, arouses and excites us is something to wonder, the idea that something so meaningless, can have such power over our senses, and people are willing to pay so much money, to acquire another person perspective of life, is in itself is powerful and intriguing, to say the least just..... love that. 
More power to the Artist.

6.QUESTIONS:
They say knowledge is power, sometimes if not often, Abstract Art educates the mind and draws us, out of our comfort zone into


             Distorted Society: Ink on paperboard: Abstract Art: Miabo Enyadike

very conflicting ideals, that make us ask real questions, about life and try to see things, the other way round from a different narrative.

7.THE THOUGHT PROCESS:

We wonder, what exactly the Artist was thinking, when they decided to create either a shocking or totally confusing Art.
Yeah, we all think that sometimes. And when we are opportuned, to ask the Artist, the answer is simple, that is the their own perspective about an issue.


            Spitting Sun: Ink on paperboard: Abstract Art: Miabo Enyadike

 That is, just the way they see things and are brave enough, to 'Show and Tell'. For me, I always say, "Art is the way I see it" from within, regardless of how it looks in front of me.

8.MESSAGE:

What message?  some would ask of an Abstract painting, they don't see any message, in it they would say!. Until it is purchased for a $110 million. Then it has a message worth noting! 
As an Artist, what more can I say..... I love Abstract Art and that is my message.

9.Freedom

The freedom it provides, to create that which is your idea of something,


          Flowers in a vase: Abstract Art: Ink on paperboard: Miabo Enyadike.

 is worth every second, spent creating an abstract artwork.

10:THE CRITIQUES:

Wow, most dreaded and loved by the Artist. We just love, to hate the critiques but trust me they do us a favor. 
Unconsciously, they put our names, out there in their critiquing. 

They make us, better ourselves and search, for more meaning in our Art.
Just imagine, the first impressionist exhibition in Paris without the outrage of the critiques, maybe we would not have known Picasso...... just saying?

11.AUDIENCE:

Yes, my favorite, the audience we need them period! they are witnesses, to our creativity and supporters, of our ideas on how life should look and feel. 


              Holiday on my mind: Mixed media Abstract Art:  Miabo Enyadike

They are, our converts and followers, who carry our messages, if any to places that creates opportunities, for our abstract creativity to continue......love them.

12: THE ARTISTS
Last, but not the least, are all the Artist, who have dedicated their lives and talent telling, through their Art, telling this world and the people in it, that life is simply not black and white, but a complicated narrative, laced with colors,issues,diversity in creed and culture. 
That, still draws from us, all the same response and emotions, expecting us to form our own opinions, but still respect and appreciate our differences.

 It is easy to see all this in Abstract Art, that is why we love Abstract Art...........ENJOY.

                  



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