If you aren't familiar with Carol's amazing mosaics - now is the time to find out more about this amazing mosaic artists. She has just launched her new website - take a look.
Always happy to receive a nice testimony, you can see Carol's here.
It used to be that great art was discovered by galleries, word of mouth, auction houses or through magazines. These days, art is discovered first-hand by ordinary individuals, through social media, on-line galleries, internet searches as well as word of mouth, galleries etc.
There is no longer a barrier between the artist and the masses. If you have an online presence – and your work can be found, shared, ‘pinned’ or ‘liked’ – you can achieve a level of recognition that could once only be dreamed of, as you have more resources available to you than ever before.
If you are an artist, have an art business, an art society/group you need to harvest the power of the internet and have your own website as soon as possible. This is where individuals, galleries, newspapers/magazines and others will find you and your beautiful art.
Contact me to discuss your project: PamGivens
If you’re an artist and you don’t have a website yet — or if you want to change the one you have now — it’s never too late to get started!
A website is another way for people to find out about you and your artwork. They could be strangers who find you by googling “mosaics in DC,” or people who already know you and want to learn more.
Think about it this way: where do you go when you’re making a purchase or doing research? Online. So will your potential customers (and email subscribers, and fans, and so on).
Here are some pointers to help you get started.
Define your goal:
Your goal for your website will determine what features you need. Common goals include:
Terms you’ll want to know that will help make the process easier:
Keep your website up to date. Any obviously out-of-date information is going to lead to visitors leaving your website.
A functional, up-to-date website is a must for any artist working today. While it takes some time to maintain — time that you’d rather spend in the studio — it pays dividends in creating a visible, professional presence for your art.
I would love to help you re-purpose or build your website. Let's make this happen for you and your art. Contact me to discuss your project: www.bestartistwebsites.com
I've enjoyed working on this website and becoming acquainted with Amy Cavaness. She creates stories using beautiful fabrics.
"I found the experience of having Pam create my site vastly more pleasant than trying to do it myself and would recommend her wholeheartedly. "
If you're ready to have the website your art deserves let me know - I'd love to work with you
During these past few months I've been working on several websites - a couple remain works-in-progress and will be finished up soon - this one I recently finished and want to share it with you.
Of course I have to share her testimonial - makes me very happy to have pleased artists.
"I’d been struggling with my website for some time now. It was messy, cramped, and had limited information. I needed a new theme, organization… I needed someone who could imagine, as I do, my site, and put it all together.
Enter Pam Givens.
She not only helped me realize an ‘Oh my gosh’ site, she intuitively elevated it to a pictorial narrative about me and my mosaic art. Creative, skilled and balanced, I now have an engaging updated new site. And because it is designed to be flexible, I can update it at any time…with help from Pam when I need it.
Thank you Pam Givens for your insight, and your tireless support to my many requests.
Pamela Mauseth "
Take a look at Pamela's site and enjoy the variety of beautiful mosaics she creates.
If the time is right for you to update your website or if you don't have one and are ready to take that step. I'd love to help you.
Have you read this anyplace on the internet? "Register you domain here and build your website for free'?"
That sounds like a wonderful option, however there might be a catch to that.
The website platform that's offered to you as an incentive to purchase your domain with a particular registry is often the free version of that particular platform. This means that all the features of the platform are limited and to receive more features you'll need to upgrade - costing more money. In one situation, the artist was paying well over $155 for a domain and "free" website however that was the free version of the platform and allowing her only 6 pages and limited images for her site. In order to add any pages or images she would need to upgrade through the registry, increasing her fee.
My suggestion is to purchase only your domain from the registry and then to purchase a plan from your choice of web platforms. Don't get trapped into paying more for "free".
Always here to help you have a great website: BestArtistWebsites.com
What's the most satisfying experience you have when creating a mosaic? Is it the design, the collection of material, the first squirt of adhesive or is it the finish? I've been thinking about this in relationship to creating websites for artists and asking myself "what about this process brings me so much pleasure". There are several things that I enjoy about this process; the main one is that I enjoy a good project that has a beginning and a happy ending.
I want to share 3 websites with you that have just been published.
Hresula is a mosaic artists from Baja California Sur. Her work is diverse, colorful and reflects her culture. www.mosaicobyhresula.com Hresulas site is hosted on the Wix platform.
Lisa runs her store from Texas and the variety of wonderful material you can purchase from Lisa is endless - since she will work to create just what you need. This is a Weebly online store website.
LeeAnn's beautiful mosaics are now represented with an elegant layout and design. She has an online store, selling prints, note cards and a few of her mosaics. This site was created using Wix. https://www.mosaicartbyla.com/
I have one more to share with you - mine! I decided while working on others sites, that it was time to attend to mine and I created an online store. This site and the store is hosted on Weebly. www.pamgivens.com
Take a look at the client testimonies that are posted on BestArtistWebsites.com and let me know if you would like my help to create an awesome site for your art.
Looking forward to working with you.
In the past few months I've been busy working with some outstanding artists helping them get their websites looking great and posted on the web. I've really enjoyed working with each artist and always love seeing their websites come together.
There are lots of "easy" do-it-yourself website platforms available now and if you have the time and interest, this is a good way to take charge of all the details of your website. If you prefer to use your time creating mosaics, having lunch with your friends and avoiding technical issues, then let me help you create the website you and your art deserve.
I've created a couple of on line stores, a group website and individual artists websites. Each site communicates beautifully the products, the art, the artists story and are easy for you to update. I've used a variety of website platforms to create these websites. I'd love to help you get out from under the frustration of an outdated website, away from the muck and mire of trying to figure out how to update your site, to show you how to create and post pages, and give you a place to keep the community informed about your exhibition, new works and the unique products you have to sell.
Let's make it happen. Contact me today - would love to hear from you.
I have enjoyed creating several artist websites in the past few weeks, which I love doing, and as add features to a website, some artists want a blog others don't, which causes me to wonder about the value for artists of having a blog. Here are a few of the reasons I think having a blog are important.
I've followed quite a few mosaic artists websites and blogs over the years and each blogger approaches their blogs in a unique way - there isn't a "right way". Some use their blogs to share a process or technique unique to them, others share their insights, many use their blogs to promote their workshops, and some are personal reflections - there are many ways to create an interesting blog that will keep followers coming back to your website. Blogging gives you an opportunity to communicate your art and your views to the world. The most important thing about blogging is to blog.
Having a professional website that communicates who you are, shows your art beautifully and engages the viewer is crucial these days. Not everyone is going to find you on FB, Instagram or other social media sites - it's important to cover all the bases and to utilize your blog and website to reach your goals. It takes time, for sure, to maintain all the social media sites you might be connected to, but the benefit will out weigh the frustration.
Here are just a few mosaic artists websites and blogs that I follow you'll note the variety of styles, all great and helpful.
I'd love create a professional, exquisite website and blog for you. Contact me: