8 Reasons to Join the
BLINK ART Family of Artists
The reason I decided to start Blink Art six years ago was simple: I wanted an easy, one-stop resource—both in print and online—that I could use to show clients our art and family of artists. And most importantly, I wanted to discover new artists for OUR projects. I also wanted to give artists a platform they could use to gain exposure, sell artwork, get discovered by trade buyers, curators, art collectors, and interior designers, as well as gain access to resources to help and support their career. And that’s exactly what has happened. Over the past six years, hundreds of Blink Artists have received millions of dollars’ worth of commissions, grants, and awards—and so much more. Today, I wanted to share my top 8 reasons to join if you're considering it...
Here are my Top 8 Reasons to join BLINK ART...
1. You’ll experience unparalleled exposure to trade buyers, art consultants, and interior designers.
As I said before, I think of my artists as family, I want my artists to succeed and thrive just as I would my own family members. And the best way I know how to help artists succeed is to give them access to my extensive network of design and trade professionals. Our annual Blink Art Resource puts your work at the fingertips of 10,000+ interior designers, art consultants, and gallery owners across the nation. And our online artist portfolios reach over 100,000 annual users.
2. We don’t take a bit of commission from the work you sell through the Blink Art Resource publication.
Yes, you heard me. If a trade buyer, interior designer, or art consultant sees your work in the Blink Art Resource they will also see your name, contact information, and website. They can contact YOU directly to purchase work or hire you for a commissioned piece. Then you will negotiate with the gallery owner, art consultant, or interior designer your price, and their commission. You only pay a nominal fee to be included in the Blink Art Resource, and all the money you make from the exposure you receive—you keep.
3. We’ll exhibit your work in our beautiful 13,000 sq. ft. gallery.
Each year, we host a fabulous exhibition featuring only Blink Artists, which we advertise, market, and promote for months. After the exhibition, we keep the Blink Artist pieces up for viewing throughout the year at our new mega art gallery that hosts thousands of visitors each year. Your work will be showcased along with many top nationally recognized artists in all mediums—sculpture, paintings, mixed media, abstracts, realism, and much more.
4. Your artwork will be included at all of our premier events throughout the year!
We host many wonderful events throughout the year, from corporate functions to extravagant parties to even fashion shows! Our Blink artists' work is always the feature of the event. Every person that walks through the doors will get to experience your work and have the opportunity to add it to their art collection.
5. Your work will be featured with leading talent in the country in a beautiful, curated and custom designed book.
While many artists apply to be a part of Blink Art Resource, not all artists are accepted. We carefully curate the book so that we are only representing the best artwork in the country that is highly sought after by interior designers and trade buyers. Additionally, we work hard to create the most beautiful book for our clients. Each page is created by an expert graphic designer, who works directly with you to place your artwork in modern, desirable settings that will appeal to interior designers and trade buyers. (Another perk: You are able to keep all the digital images created for your pages in the book and you can use them on your own website and marketing materials!)
6. Your work will always be considered by our art consultants first for our projects.
Each year the parent company of Blink Art, Art Design Consultants, works with hundreds of corporate, healthcare, residential, and hospitality clients who are seeking original work for their projects. Our art consultants and I go to the Blink Art Resource first when sourcing artwork. We give our Blink Artists preferential treatment and make sure our clients see your work first. Sure, we also source work from artists who aren’t Blink Artists, because it’s always about what the client ultimately wants. But I can attest after years of doing this, most clients look no further than our Blink Artists. Wouldn’t you want to have that advantage too?
7. New for this year, we are adding QR codes to everyone's page!
The QR code will allow art consultants, gallerists, and interior designers to be able to scan the code directly to your website. So whether they are in the office or with a client working on a project, they can now access your website with a simple QR code capture. We will also be able to track how many times your page was scanned in the year. This is a great new feature for the artists and anyone receiving the book!
8. You’re not only getting online and print promotional platform, but you’re also getting a support system when you join our family.
We do more than just host your work on our website or print it in a book. Before signing on, our team will work with you on artwork selection and price consultation to keep your online artist portfolio competitive and more attractive to interior designers and other art buyers looking to purchase artwork for projects. We also offer strategic digital campaigns and advertising to promote our artists. When you become a Blink Artist, you are joining a team that will be supporting you and selling your art for you, so that you can do what you want to do—which is create more art.