Social networking sites helping artists get their work out to the public…

After researching quite a few social networking sites in my journalism class, it got me wondering how many sites for artists I could find. So, I began to search and was pleasantly surprised by sooo many sites working to bring together artists from around the world…

“Social Networking sites focus on helping you build an online community of people and fans who share your interests and activities, or connecting you with those who are interested in exploring your interests and activities.”                                                                                                  – Christina Duren Cyber PR Urban  

I found a great site called Artist2Artist ; they explain how they have created an environment to “keep up with fellow artists, curators, art gallery owners and other art community reps. Exhibit your own artwork, videos and music, create your own groups, blogs and forums. Share links, chat and learn from artists around the world. The possibilities are almost endless…”

 They also created a great list of how artists can benefit from a social network:

Make Connections, Participate or Create:
Chat and learn from fellow artists, curators and artist reps in real-time
Create your own Discussion Groups, Forums and Blogs
Access art lessons, exhibition reviews, interviews, lectures, and more.

Manage and Promote your Art:
Establish your own website and internet presence
Create an online Gallery
Exhibit your artwork for view and/or critique
Create image portfolios and libraries
 Share your videos, pods, and audios
List and share your upcoming events, shows, resources, online galleries

I feel social networking sites can be sooo beneficial to artists.On these sites your work can be viewed at any time from anywhere…It’s awesome!

Below are a few more great sites I recommend viewing if you have the time to check out some beautiful work *

DeviantArt , Shapeshifters , Artbreak , Artslant , Artlog

Anyone know of any other social networking sites for artists??

Thanks for reading & have a great weekend **