Due to the overwhelming amount of calls from artists that have been received, absolutearts.com has extend the March 15 dealine for Premiere Portfolio applications until Tuesday, March 18. Maximize your arts' exposure online. The Premiere Artist Portfolio is being offered to artists that are sincerely interested in actively promoting their art to galleries, collectors and potential buyers. absolutearts.com provides the highest quality venue for you to market your art online.
The format for selection is similar to a juried competition. The jury reviews every completed artist's application. Every media category will have a strict limit to the number artists that will be selected. This will guarantee that an exclusive group of artists are included and creates world wide prestige for the artists represented.
The Premiere Artist Portfolio offers the following exclusive features beyond those of the regular artist portfolio. These tools are provided to you as an excellent means of marketing yourself in additional ways to a broader clientele.
o Superior placement
o Special Exhibition Section
o Larger upload space and bigger image size allowances
o Visitor counter and site reports
o Submission of your site to major search engines.
o Preferred consideration for the Featured Portfolio.
o 15% discount at artmarketingworkshops.com.
o 10% discount at art world mailing lists.
o International coverage of your activities in absoluteart.com's news
o Preferred e-invitations
You may apply if you currently have a portfolio at absolutearts.com OR if you're just getting started on the web. For a complete list of application requirements and to submit your application online, go to:
You determine the selling prices - you keep all of the profits from works sold. The only fees are for your application and a yearly administrative charge of US$50. We take no commissions on- or off- line. You remain an independent agent for your work.
The US$25 application fee will be charged for entry. If the jury does not select your current submitted work, you will receive a direct portfolio address for your free artist portfolio for one year (http://absolutearts.com/yourloginname). This service has a US$20 charge normally.
Rebecca Ibel - Owner of Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. Rebecca has directed and owned galleries internationally over the past 20 years. She has represented contemporary American artists while maintaining a strong connection to the international arts community. Her galleries and artists have received coverage in several international art publications. http://www.rebeccaibel.com
Sue Viders - Author of 15 non-fiction books, most of them on marketing for artists, numerous magazine articles and a former art marketing columnist for several national art magazines. She is currently the Director of Art Education for Color Q, Inc., and editor of a national newsletter for artists. She teaches at the University of Denver and on-line at http://artmarketingworkshops.com
Carl Corey - Internet and Actual Gallery Owner and Artist. Carl has conducted workshops for the Advertising Photographers of America, The Society of Artists and Photographers Representatives, and Purdue University. Carl is the recipient of over 100 awards from the advertising, design, and photography communities. http://galleryprint.com
Markus Kruse - Owner and founder of World Wide Arts Resources / absolutearts.com. Markus holds a B.F.A. in Art History, an M.A. in Arts Administration and a Ph.D. in Art Education. For over a decade, he has curated gallery exhibitions and worked in museums internationally. Markus is dedicated to promoting the visual arts and artists via the Internet.
March 15, 2002 - Application deadline for the first tier selections.
April 1, 2002 - Artists notified of acceptance, portfolios available for sign-in