|In this newsletter:
o Introducing our newest service, the "Premium Artist Website"
o Visit with MyArtClub.Com at OPUS Framing and Art Supplies this Fall
Introducing our newest service, the "Premium Artist Website"
MyArtClub.Com standard website has been very popular and grown thanks to the great support from the artist community and from OPUS Framing and Art Supplies who carry our CD. We believe the standard product offers excellent service and value, and we will continue to enhance the standard product which features 20 image site spaces.
However many artists want to show a much higher number of images. As well, artists have discovered the importance of a personalized web address. Until now we have made these extras available to artists only on a custom build basis.
To meet this growing need, and continue offering great value to the artist we have introduced a "Premium Artist Website". The premium site bundles together a personal web address (URL), a personal email based on their domain name and a much larger number of images, a full 100 image spaces.
A comparison of current prices shows the artist will save over $50 compared to standard pricing.
| ||Standard Site Price ||Premium Site Price
|Website / CD Retail || $ 29.95 || $ 119.40
|Personal URL || $ 25.00 ||included
|80 Additional Spaces ||$ 119.60 ||included
|Total || $ 174.55 || $ 119.40
|Bundle Savings || || $ 55.15
But that's only part of the story!
Beyond the simple value difference, the Premium Artist Website comes packed with new higher end features. These features taken together give an artist access to exciting new capabilities, as additional benefits of the premium site.
Here is a list of the many new features and benefits available on the premium site:
|Features exclusive to Premium sites ||Benefit
|Animated introductions Make a splash! ||A new capability makes it very easy to add a "flash" introduction to artist web pages
|Custom backgrounds ||The most creative way to customize a webpage is to build in a background that really sets a site apart and shows off the art to advantage. Artists can create and upload their own various backgrounds.
|Add music ||Artist can add music to enhance the viewing of the art. Visitors can turn audio on or off. Artists can provide their own music (or voice recording) or select from music offered on the site.
|New template to view your portfolio ||New template makes it easier to view your site with a common format on all the pages. New pages have been added to the template. And, as always, you control which pages you want to display.
|Customize menu headings ||Call the screen what you want - instead of "biography", call it "about me!" Artist can align the headings with the style / image desired to create.
|Add images to content pages || Adding an image can add visual interest to text pages. A new easy load features lets artists link images to the text sections.
|Unlimited studios for an artist's portfolio ||The images can be viewed in logical groups such as abstracts, portraits etc called studios. The premium site offers an unlimited number of studios.
|Download page ||Artist can have a download page with icons to permit easy viewer downloading. Typically downloads could include a brochure, catalogue, order form or instruction class sign up form.
|Simplified formatting ||To make it easier to manage the look over a large numbers of images, a new feature let's the artist change the format style over all the images at once. This ensures a style standard across the site.
A demonstration of this site is available at: http://www.myartclub.com/art.meister
Let us know what you think, we'd love to hear your thoughts on this newest offering!
Interested? OPUS Framing and Art Supplies now carries a Premium Artist Website CD, or you can sign up on line. And MyArtClub.Com will give you full credit for the remaining cost of your current website towards the new Premium Artist Website.
Visit with Peter and Cam at OPUS Framing and Art Supplies this Fall
Got troubles formatting images? Have some marketing questions? Ever wish you could just pop by and chat about the internet? Please do! Site founders Peter Newell and Cam Anderson will be both on hand on the dates shown at the OPUS Framing and Art Supplies store locations below.
Come see us demonstrate image and site preparation, discuss using some of our latest features such as art catalogues, artist blogs, online payment systems, group sites, web addresses, links and html coding. We'd be pleased to answer your questions on marketing or advertising and share ideas on how the internet can truly assist artists to grow their profile online.
|Date and Time ||Location ||Store Address
Saturday September 16 2006
|1360 Johnston Street,
Vancouver BC, V6H 3S1
Saturday October 14 2006
|95-5501 204 St, Langley Mall
Langley BC V3A 5N8
Saturday November 18 2006
|512 Herald Street
Victoria BC V8W 1S6
Saturday November 25 2006
|120 Lonsdale Ave, 2nd Floor
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2E8
We will be at the store from 10 AM to 4 PM with a table top display
with a special presentation at 2 PM.
Well that is it for this issue, and the September 2006 update.
Thanks for reading - hope you enjoyed it, look forward to seeing your latest art on the Internet!
Peter Newell and Cam Anderson,
Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions?
Please write to us at: Webmaster @MyArtClub.Com
P.S. Previous issues of this newsletter are available on the MyArtClub.Com under the Member's Help Section.
P.P.S. please pass this newsletter on to others. If interested all artists are welcome to post up to 3 of their images at no charge.