HOW IS ARTMOBIA DIFFERENT THAN AN ARTIST'S PERSONAL WEBSITE?
Artmobia is an active, constantly updating website. It is a network of artists, curators, gallerists, art writers, collectors, and anyone else who is interested in artistic practices and contemporary art discourse. Artmobia broadens the exposure of an artist's work beyond what a personal website can do. In order to find an artist's personal website, interested parties must know where to look. Artmobia is a place where many people are always already looking, and artists are encouraged to link to their personal websites and social media accounts through their Artmobia profiles.
HOW CAN ARTMOBIA HELP ARTISTS & GALLERIES?
Artmobia takes no commission from sales, allowing artists and galleries to find buyers and control profits independently. Users build unique, self-curated landing pages with advanced yet easy-to-use tools that enable active engagement. Artist and gallery profiles support blog posts, videos and other imported content. Since we invite artist residencies to become Artmobia members as well, they can take advantage of our platform in all of the same ways.
HOW CAN ARTMOBIA HELP CURATORS, ART WRITERS & BLOGGERS?
Artmobia aims to bring all kinds of different people who make the art world churn into one sphere by inviting curators, art writers, art bloggers, art website administrators and other arts professionals to create free profile pages. We can provide an additional pathway for such people to connect with artists and galleries, as well as with one another. Writing commissions, freelance curatorial jobs and collaborative practices are the kinds of things that are sure to come about sooner later by way of these complimentary accounts. We hope so! We also know that art bloggers and administrators of art websites can always use an extra spot to share information about their sites. Artmobia is a great place to do so.
WHAT ABOUT IMAGE OWNERSHIP OR CENSORSHIP?
Images uploaded by artists, galleries and other users are never owned by Artmobia in any way, nor do we keep files of images after they are substituted for new ones or deleted for any other reason. We also do not save files of images after accounts are deleted. In addition, we assume that users are uploading images to which they have usage rights. Regarding censorship, Artmobia aims to never have to censor images at all. That said, we are a juried site. Submitted content that we find exploitative or that promotes hate speech will not be accepted.
HOW CAN ARTMOBIA HELP COLLECTORS AND FINE ARTS ADVISORS?
Art collectors, advisors and other arts professionals can use Artmobia to foster connections and discover new talent or galleries. Users can easily tag artists and works that catch their interest for future reference, and they can purchase original works and high-quality prints via direct conversation with artists.
HOW DO I USE ARTMOBIA?
Artmobia's dynamic, generative environment exists as five distinct sections:
DISCOVER is Artmobia's landing page. It features a regularly rotating assortment of images linking to artworks featured on individual artist or gallery pages. Clicking through can lead users to larger images, more information and individual pages. It's also possible to keep track of discovered work or links throughout the site by adding items to the 'drawer'.
LEARN features a number of tabs that filter different parts Artmobia's active platform. Those tabs include: list of artists, list of galleries, curators / art writers / blogs & websites, news & reviews, exhibits & events, submit an event or news link, opportunities, squares / 9x81, create an account & submission info, about artmobia, faq.
REMEMBER functions as a personalized, user-specific base where members can save links to works, articles or other items posted by artists, galleries and other users.
SQUARES / 9x81 Currently still under development, SQUARES / 9x81 will be a fun, interactive part of the Artmobia website where users can assemble small 'exhibitions' of up to 9 works, with 'press releases' of up to 81 words. Members will be able to assemble these shows using images they find on Artmobia.
ARTMOBIA LOCAL acts as a hub for cities and regions, linking neighbors in the art community with one another to facilitate direct interactions. Each city’s page compiles local events, news items, galleries, artists, curators, bloggers and other information.
HOW LONG WILL MY NEWS & REVIEWS OR OPPORTUNITIES POSTS STAY ON ARTMOBIA?
Articles or reviews that Artmobia users write on Artmobia stay up as long as users would like them to. Links to articles or reviews on external sites stay on Artmobia for a period of 15 days before cycling out. Links and information shared using the 'opportunities' tab also cycle out after 15 days.
CAN ART GALLERIES AND DEALERS USE THE ARTMOBIA SERVICE?
Yes. Art galleries and dealers are welcome to take advantage of Artmobia's cost-effective service to showcase and sell their artists' work. One or multiple portfolio accounts may be created to conveniently present and sell artwork. Some users might even want to use Artmobia as their personal website to showcase the works they represent. Galleries and dealers will also find Artmobia very useful for finding new artists.
HOW CAN I BUY AND SELL WORK?
Users can create accounts on the 'log in' page to begin to sell work. Existing Artmobia patron accounts can also be upgraded to artist accounts. For detailed information about artist, gallery and other kinds of accounts, see 'create an account and submission guidelines.'
IF I AM AN ARTIST, WHAT CAN I POST ON MY PROFILE?
Artists curate their profile through Artmobia's custom portfolio manager. Artist portfolios can include up to nine artworks as well as artist statements, CVs, bios, one video, and website and social media links. Content can be previewed by clicking the 'live view' or 'preview' button. Content must be approved by an administrator before it is publicly displayed.
CAN I POST ARTWORKS THAT ARE NOT FOR SALE?
Yes, listing a price is optional. Users can choose to list works as 'not for sale at this time,' or prompt viewers to 'contact artist/gallery for price.'
CAN I SELL REPRODUCTIONS ON ARTMOBIA?
Sellers can offer reproductions of their work via society6, by pasting a link to the same work's page there. The 'become a user' link within the society6 description will lead to the site's sign up/log in page.
IS THERE SALES TAX?
Sellers are responsible for including sales tax directly in the work's listed price.
CAN I CONTACT OTHER USERS DIRECTLY THROUGH THE SITE?
Yes, users can send each other messages through Artmobia. To reply to received messages, click 'send a reply' on any email message received. Attachments may be sent via Artmobia email. Only image and PDF files are accepted as attachments.