Rebloged from a friend on wordpress

Social Media as a marketing tool for Art

A conversation with another artist got me thinking about the Creative communities that I belong to on Facebook. I post a lot of my work in these groups and wondered about its validity as a forum for sharing Art. Is it taken seriously by the outside art-world, or are we merely seen as hobbyists, seeking attention through praise and feedback on our work.

It is, in fact, where I post most of my work and I’m sure I’m not alone in this.

I would love to hear from Artists and others about how they feel about the sharing of work on social media sites and whether or not they feel it benefits or does it denigrate their work, whether they have had success in marketing work and where they feel it could lead.

Thoughts anyone?