PageMaster Sites are tailored to the needs of artists. We’ve worked with artists for years doing art reproduction, and gained insight into artists’ needs and frustrations regarding websites. PageMaster Sites for artists seek to provide a simple, effective way for artists to maintain a web presence. You can view our sample artist site here.
Content for Artists
We’ve put together a set of ‘starter’ pages that will serve the needs most artists have online. Firstly, you’ll want a simple, beautiful way to showcase your work. The portfolio page lists various image ‘galleries’ of work, organized however you choose (for instance, ‘landscapes’ and ‘portraits’). You can list your exhibit history and experience on your CV page, and make your CV downloadable as a PDF as well. About the artist provides a place for your artist statement or bio, which we can help you craft if you need. The contact page makes it easy for galleries and fans to get in touch with you about shows, commissions or purchases. You may want to list upcoming shows, artist talks or workshops, using the upcoming events page, complete with a full featured online calendar. The homepage displays some basic information about you and your work, as well as dynamic content from other areas of the site, like your blog. The blog can provide a way to document work in progress, chronicle shows and engage with an audience.
Features for Artists
Do you have an email newsletter? If you do, we’ll add a form to your site. If you don’t, we’ll help you start one for free. It’s a great way to create a following around your artwork. Social media? PageMaster Sites make sharing your content with facebook and twitter a snap. Image galleries? Got em’. Want to embed a YouTube video or Flickr slideshow? Easy. Online discussions? Our WordPress-powered sites can allow comments from visitors.
Design for Artists
We’ve designed a series of themes, or templates, that look professional without looking cluttered and competing with the work on display. Our themes are designed to get out of the way gracefully, shining the spotlight on the work of the artist. You can view our growing list of available themes here.
Updates for Artists
If you have a PageMaster Sites website, and have work captured by PageMaster, we will also upload that work to your website at no extra charge. This takes a lot of the work out of building your online portfolio. Other updates, like an upcoming event, blog post or a change in contact details can be handled by choosing the appropriate Site Plan.
Contact PageMaster to get started today (call 780-425-9303 locally or 1-877-855-9303 toll free in Canada)