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ArtSpecifier's mission is to link artists, designers, architects, art professionals and art lovers worldwide.

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What is the mission of ArtSpecifier?

ArtSpecifier’s mission is to link artists, designers, architects, art consultants, galleries, creative partners, and art lovers worldwide.

Selected artists and galleries have their own personal Homepages and Galleries on the ArtSpecifier website.

Art professionals and art lovers contact artists or galleries directly to discuss art purchases, commissions, or collaborations.

Does ArtSpecifier receive a commission when art is sold through the website?

No. ArtSpecifier does not receive a commission on any sold artwork or benefit in any way from other arrangements made between artists and buyers.

What makes ArtSpecifier unique?

  • ArtSpecifier was the first web-platform designed to directly link artists with designers, art consultants, architects and other art professionals.

  • Our founder, Joyce Creiger, is the premiere art consultant in Boston and a serial entrepreneur. With decades of experience she knows what works and what mistakes to avoid. She, and our other highly experienced staff, develop webinars, feature articles, and special projects that are designed to build businesses, nurture creativity, and facilitate meaningful and productive collaborations.

  • ArtSpecifier specializes in placing art in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, public venues, colleges, and private collections.

  • In our acclaimed “Joining Together” initiative we collaborate with organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and creative individuals throughout the world to develop and implement innovative ways that the arts can strengthen our communities and our world.

How can an artist or gallery become an ArtSpecifer member?

First, you must submit an application form. To do so you must have a professional website showing examples of your art.

ArtSpecifier is a curated website and membership is selective and competitive.  A panel of art experts and ArtSpecifier staff carefully review applications on a monthly basis. Approximately 1/3 of the artists and galleries who apply for membership are selected.

All artists and galleries, based anywhere in the world, are eligible to apply for membership.

There is a one time, nonrefundable $30.00 curation fee to apply.

How long does it take for my ArtSpecifier membership application to be reviewed?

In general, your application will be reviewed within a month and you will be notified if you have been chosen for membership.

Artists and galleries not initially accepted for membership may reapply in one year.

I live in India, am I eligible to apply for membership?

Yes, artists living anywhere in the world can apply for ArtSpecifier artist membership.

What artistic mediums do ArtSpecifier member artists work in?

Member artists work in all medium; including: painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installations, ceramics, woodworking, film & video, and mixed-media to name a few.

Basically, ArtSpecifier artists use many diverse mediums and materials to create art. The scale of the art ranges from very small to monumental.

Is there an artist/gallery ArtSpecifier membership fee?

Yes, there is an annual membership fee.

Artists may choose from three membership levels: Basic, Premium, and Inner Circle that offer comprehensive benefits and services.

Galleries may choose from two membership levels: Gallery Professional Membership and Gallery Plus Membership.

How long is my ArtSpecifier membership active for?

Your ArtSpecifier artist or gallery membership is active for one year.

Your membership can be renewed after the initial year without having to reapply.

What are the benefits of ArtSpecifier membership?

You work and/or gallery is marketed to art consultants, designers, architects, art professionals, galleries, creative partners, and art lovers from throughout the world on our website, social media sites, a special ArtSpecifier LinkedIn group, and through collaborations with other organizations, blogs, and special events.

Special features include video and print interviews with artists, galleries, collectors, and art professionals.  

ArtSpecifier also offers educational offerings, webinars, exhibition opportunities, a special Facebook site for members-only, consultations with art mentors and much more.

Who is the audience for (my) art on ArtSpecifier?

The world is your audience. Seriously, we have an extensive mailing list of 40,000 active art professionals and art lovers.

Additionally, we have started a special ArtSpecifier LinkedIn group, Facebook site, and we use Pinterst and Twitter to market our members.

Premium and Inner Circle ArtSpecifier artist members have access to a “members only” Facebook site, which promotes lively discussions and facilitates lasting collaborations.

ArtSpecifier maintains a blog, and we blog on other sites. All of these activities, programs and collaborations form a rich and evolving tapestry that links together artists, art professionals and art lovers from throughout the world.

Tips on collecting art

Collecting art is a very personal experience for everyone. The central core of becoming passionate about art and collecting is to locate, follow and study artists who “speak to you” in meaningful ways.

At ArtSpecifier our mission is to help art lovers discover, learn about, and collect art. We offer webinars, write articles, and conduct interviews that demystify the collecting process for you, making it fun! Many of our novice collectors become very passionate collectors!

Our art experts and curators are available to consult with you as you begin, or continue, the exciting journey of researching artists, learning more about art, and collecting art.

You can create a “favorite” or design board to collect art and artists you are interested in for future reference. You may email these to designers, architects and friends.

Why do I need to create an account to contact an artist, to create a “favorite” album or to participate in certain programs? Is there a fee to create an account?

No, there are no fees to register for most programs or create login information.

A special feature of ArtSpecifier is that you are able to email many of our artists directly. To do so we must collect your email address and other information so as to connect you with the artist.

To collect and save your personal  “favorite” (an album or design board of art) artists and artwork you will need to enter your contact information and create a password so as to be able to login and retrieve your “favorites” at any time.  

 

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