ADC Introduces BLINK
I'd like to preface this week's blog with a request. Not all of us are artists, but most of us know one or two...(and for some of us, many!) Please forward along this fantastic news to an artist you know that is looking to expand in their career, reach new heights, and SELL more artwork!
At ADC, we aspire to be a constantly growing & constantly surprising business; a company that brings beauty to lives everywhere through artful homes and offices, and a company that helps design professionals, art galleries and artists thrive.
I couldn't be more proud to tell you of our newest adventure...that we are now publishers of an annual art resource guide called BLINK! BLINK is a beautiful, luxurious and high end annual catalog that connects artists directly with designers, architects, art consultants, and art galleries. It will be a valuable resource to 10,000 high end users and will be available online to over 50,000+ art specifiers.
I have to be honest; the idea of creating an art resource guide came to me because of sheer necessity. I was awarded a large corporate project requiring a variety of original works. I needed to find great artists and put together a presentation in less than a week. Sure, there were thousands of artists on-line as well as many around me, but the thought of searching for professional artists and then narrowing them down was simply daunting. In reality, this meant a lot of time wasted sitting at my computer and becoming overwhelmed by too many options. I had to get exciting ideas and make a great impression on my client -- fast.
If only I had an inspiring art catalog with everything I needed from paintings to site-specific sculpture at my fingertips…
And because of this frustration, BLINK was born.
BLINK is the most incredible opportunity for artists and galleries to boost sales and gain national recognition. The most difficult task in marketing yourself in the art business is getting your work seen by the right people. BLINK gets your artwork directly into the hands of the professionals that are selling artwork daily, and can take your career to a whole new level!
“Blink is the greatest gift, ever, for artists and designers. This is a much-needed service that will make it possible for artists to be seen by a large marketplace…and you are making it simple and easy for designers to sort through the myriad of artworks that are available to them. Thank you on behalf of all us artists out there!”
-Bette Ridgeway, Sante Fe, NM
Bette Ridgeway, a Santa Fe painter, author and web designer is best known for her large-scale, luminous poured canvases. The work on aluminum and steel which is layered with hand-fired resin, has garnered the artist international recognition. The artist has won numerous awards, including most recently the Oxford University Alumni Prize at the “Art of the Mind” exhibition at the Chianciano Art Museum in Tuscany in 2012. She participated in the inaugural London Art Biennale in January of 2013 and in an invitational exhibit at Gagliardi Gallery in London in April 2013. She was runner-up at the 2013 Art Comes Live Exhibit in Cincinnati Ohio.