Blink Art Resource

Artist FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is Blink Art?

A subsidiary of Art Design Consultants (ADC Fine Art), Blink Art is a multi-media promotional platform that assists artists with gaining large scale, targeted exposure to the nation’s art sourcing professionals through print, digital, and gallery partnerships.

Who is behind Blink Art?

ADC Fine Art, a group of experienced art consultants specializing in corporate, healthcare, hospitality and residential projects, created Blink Art Resource out of necessity. We needed a constant stream of art by professional artists for new projects but had nowhere to find them. So the best designer sourcebook for art, Blink Art Resource, was born.

Why a print catalog in a digital age?

Blink Art Resource is quickly becoming the go-to resource for professional buyers. Why? The sourcebook saves professional art buyers time from sourcing artwork from multiple venues, by providing them an annual curated guide for finding a client and/or site-specific works of art. It’s a one-stop catalog of professional artists from all around the nation that have been hand selected to guarantee it is a collection of the most talented and professional artists available.

What is your success rate?

We’ve had great success involving Blink Art artists in current and upcoming projects! Over 2000 works of art have been sourced since the first edition in 2015. From the print publication, online representation and through shows, Blink artists are sourced for projects by our extensive list of art specifiers daily.

Is there a jury process?

Yes! Our jury is comprised of art and design professionals as well as the Blink Art design, production, and marketing team. Meet the team!

I love the idea! Can I sign up next year?

Why hold off on another year of continued success? It is always best to get rolling now so you can reap the benefits starting now! Signing up now guarantees that you will receive a two-year price fix. Check out the other amazing perks you’ll receive as a Blink Art artist.

What are the costs involved? 

There are fees to have a page in the book and they vary depending on the promotional package you select (digital only, half page, full page, two pages). This fee makes it possible to print, publish, distribute and market an exceptional catalog that has a readership of over 50,000 art buyers. 

Do you offer financing options?

We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and even checks, and offer financing plans at no additional fee. There are multiple payment plan options depending on the promotional package and time of registration.

 

COMMISSIONS / SALES

Will Blink Art take a commission on my sale?

As a Blink Art artist, you are able to pick the representation to best suit your business model. The Blink Art Resource trade book empowers and provides the tools for artists to establish their own relationship with buyers through direct channels. Designers and art buyers contact artists directly to source and procure art, of which Blink Art will not take a commission.

If you would like Blink Art to sell your work for you through our online art marketplace (we cover the cost of packaging and shipping), in our gallery, or at national shows, we offer a very competitive commission structure!

I’m interested in being represented by ADC. How does that work?

Due to the immense interest in Blink Art, we are currently receiving a high volume of submissions to be represented by the ADC Fine Art gallery. At this time, we are focusing our attention on the numerous artists that have signed to be a part of Blink Art.

 

DISTRIBUTION / PROMOTION

Who is the catalog sent to?

We distribute 10,000 catalogs across North America annually. Blink Art Resource is in the hands of over 50,000 interior designers as well as architects, facility managers, gallery owners, art consultants, purchasing agents and art dealers. View the breakdown of our distribution list in our media kit >

How do you find the recipients for your distribution list?

No list buying here. Our list of designers is thoroughly vetted, and hand selected by our team. Each year we refine the list to ensure that the recipients of the catalog are actively using it to source artwork for projects. 

Do the recipients pay for the catalog?

No, the interior designers, art galleries, art consultants, and architects receive one complimentary copy for their business. If they wish to purchase a second copy to have in the office, they can purchase it for $75.00.

How do you promote the book and my art? 

It's not just one and done. We don't just send the book out and cross our fingers people are using it. We work hard marketing your work year-round through strategic multi-channel marketing efforts such as digital, print, industry events, gallery shows, social media, and blogs. This keeps you and your artwork top of mind for art buyers when the perfect project comes along.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE / DATES

What is the deadline to submit my work for the catalog?

The deadline to sign up for the Blink Art Resource 2019 print publication and submit your work is Friday, March 1, 2019.

 

Is there a deadline for the online artist portfolio?

No, our online Artist Portfolios have a rolling application and are accepted year-round.

What is the deadline to submit my materials?

After you’ve signed up, the deadline to submit materials is Friday, March 9th, 2019.

When will the book be shipped?

Blink Art Resource is an April to April publication and will arrive in the hands of the art and art buying professionals late April 2019.

 

BENEFITS

Do I get a copy of the book?

Of course! Each artist that signs up will receive a complimentary copy of the Blink Art Resource trade book.  

Can you help me select the best images to use?

Absolutely! Our art consultants are here to make the process as easy as possible. If you are unsure of a photo, send it our way and we’ll help you decide!

Can you help me price my artwork? 

Again, of course! Whether that's at the start and we're helping you establish the best prices to sell your work or if you are contacted for a large-scale commission and aren't quite sure how to budget we're here to help you make the best business decisions to build a thriving art career. 

Will you connect me with other art opportunities?

Yes! Once you sign up as a Blink Art artist you receive immediate access to our Artist Opportunities page that has over $24 million YTD in grants, exhibitions, calls to artists, RFPs, and residency programs.

How else can you help build my art career?

We send out a weekly blog on ADC Fine Art called "Litsa's Secrets" that highlights and discusses best business practices for artists and delivers actionable art career advice helping you make smarter career decisions. 

 

ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAIN FOR THE 2019 CATALOG!

The deadline is quickly approaching. Don't wait another year to connect with the right art buyers and grow your career. 

 

 

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