Have you followed us on Pinterest yet? We're setting up a Board for each SHAST artist and posting your work on the Board. The link to all our social media accounts is at the bottom of the page in the footer and over to the right on this page.
Our SHAST Art for Sale page is growing fast! We've only had it for about a week and we have over 400 in the group. The only people who can post are SHAST artists so the rest (over 375 and counting) are potential buyers for your art. Add your friends to the group.
We have a YouTube account, too. Once we get settled and things slow down a bit we'll be posting videos to the page promoting SHAST artists. If you'd like to add one of your videos to the page let us know.
Photo: One of Denise Prince's beautiful handwoven tunic dresses.
We've started a new Facebook group: SHAST Art for Sale. Accepted Tour members are the only ones able to post in the group. Other members can buy art, comment on the links, but you are the only ones able to post items for sale.
We just started the group and already have over 300 members.
To help us grow add your friends to the group. You can invite them or just add them, whatever you are comfortable doing. The more people in the group the more opportunities for sales.
We'll explore other options to promote your art throughout the year. Suggestions welcome.
The beautiful wood art above is by Tour artist Daryl Rickard.
Invite one of your friends with musical talent to play during certain times during your studio tour.
If it's someone who plays at local bars, restaurants or hangouts you can maximize your reach by asking them to share info on the Tour, when they'll be at your place to their followers, in their newsletters, etc.
We'll post a link to their page / website on your page on our website, put their info out, help spread the word. If they team up with a few of you or we can swing it, we'll pop them on the sponsor page.
Maybe you can offer then a piece of art in exchange for playing. It's a win-win if they are interested in reaching new audiences and would appreciate the advertising we will do for them. Then again, a lot of artists and musicians get real tired of hearing that it's "good exposure" so maybe you had better stick to giving them a nice piece of your art!
Photo: Studio GG, Gail Jensen, Fused Glass
Get your favorite restaurant to donate food for your studio, tell them you'll put their menus out by the food, plus have a stack of coupons for visitors if they're willing to do a discount. Ask the restaurant to let us put postcards or tent cards at the register or on the tables. Or put a flyer on their bulletin board if they have one. Win, win, win for all.
The deadline for entry is May 30th. However, we are approving artists as we receive applications. As soon as we receive your application we'll begin review your studio and/or art and let you know if you've been juried into the Tour.
This is our 5th year and we're excited about all the new artists joining us and the changes we've made.
We added a new county - Coweta. That means that guests will be able to visit many more studio. We'll be updating the website to allow people to view artists by medium, by county, by name and by location.
The Tour is also FREE to visitors this year. That should translate to more people in your studio.
We're also increasing our advertising.
We hope you'll join us this year and help make this the best year ever.