Artist Help

15 reasons Local Easel will help local artists?

Who are Local Easel artists?

Artists love art, sell art, and display their art. To join Local Easel's searchable list of artists
you must be a professional artist that lives in Fort Collins (or nearby), or displays/sells
art in Fort Collins.

How do I claim my artist page?

  1. Search for your name. Select your picture to enter your artist page.
  2. Select “are you this artist?” (to the right of your profile image.)
  3. Enter your email OR phone number. E-mail will be the quickest and easiest way to claim
    your artist page. If you can, use an email that has the same domain as your website (i.e.
    name@artistURL.com).
  4. After you submit your request, check your email and follow instructions to either proceed to
    claim your page or verify yourself as the artist.

(If you register with a phone number, we will call you to quickly verify that you are the artist before you can claim your aritst page.)

How do I add my artist to Local Easel?

Select “add my artist” in the upper right hand corner and fill out the form. A Local Easel
staff member will verify you as the artist, adding you to the search engine, and allow
you to claim your artist page.

How do I become featured on the home page?

If you tell five artist and/or gallery owners to claim/add their page, send us an email with their
names and we will feature your content on our homepage.

Also, if you want your art to be the large image on the homepage, send us a high resolution
picture in an email that says, “You can use this image on Local Easel’s home page.”

Does Local Easel cost me anything?

Local Easel is a free service. Managing your pages and having an account on Local Easel
will always be free; we want no barriers to entry for local galleries, artists and customers to
use Local Easel. We just ask that you use the site often and tell your friends to get involved.

How can I manage my artist information?

To manage your artist information login and go to "Artist Profile". If you have not done it yet,
remember to claim your artist page first so we can match you up to your artist account.

What can I customize on my artist page?

Once you have claimed your artist page, go to“Artist Profile” to edit your gallery information.
You can add and edit your name, primary website, e-mail address, phone number, detailed
description, profile image, price range, and links to Facebook, Twitter, your blog, media
coverage and more.

You can also add tags to your profile so you can be more easily found. Tag your artist category,
mediums, and add other tags.

You can also create and edit artwork collections and events.

How do I add or edit my artwork and create artwork collections?

Once you have claimed your artist page, go to“Artist Collection” in the home view. From this
management screen you can create new collections by selecting “new collection,” or edit
existing collections by selecting the collection.

If you are creating a new collection, add the collection name and create new tags for your
collection, or choose from our list of hundreds of tags.

From here you can add multiple artworks from a website [add link], add art individually[add link],
edit artwork[add link] and delete collections.

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Adding multiple artworks from a website to a collection

You can add your artwork images to collections from any website with images. Most
websites allow you to upload multiple images at once; however, to add images to collections
from flash sites, Facebook, and a few other sites, you will need to upload images individually[add link].

  1. Find the site with some of the images that you would like to add to your collection and copy
    the url.
  2. ADD IMAGE
  3. Then paste the URL in to the multiple artwork uploader and select “find artwork.” It may take
    a few moments to display all the images below in the uploader. Select which images to
    include by clicking the checkboxes for all the art that you want to add and select “add
    selected artworks.” ADD IMAGE
  4. After you add selected artworks to add them to the gallery, hover over the art and select the
    “edit” button to edit artworks.
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Adding artwork to collections individually

To add images to collections from flash sites, Facebook, and a few other sites, you will need
to upload images individually because these sites don’t allow users to instantly upload
multiple[add link].

Find the image you would like to add online and right click and select copy image location if using
Firefox. (To add images from Facebook you will need to open the image in lightbox view
like the image below).

ADD IMAGE

(If using Internet Explorer, right click and select properties and copy the image Address (URL))

Then paste the URL in to the individual artwork uploader and select “find artwork.” You can
add further information about the artwork such as the artwork name, website, artist, name,
price, subject, medium and other tags from this screen.

ADD IMAGE

How do I edit artwork in my collections?

To edit artwork in collections, go to “Gallery Collections” and select the collection you want to
edit.

  1. Select “edit collection” to edit the collection name and tags.
  2. To edit individual artworks, and artwork details hover over the artwork in the collection and
    select the “edit,” button.
  3. Make changes to artwork name, description, website, name, price, subject, medium and
    other tags from this screen, then select “save artwork” to save changes.

How do I edit artwork in my collections?

To edit artwork in collections, go to “Artist Collections” and select the collection you want to
edit.

  1. Select “edit collection” to edit the collection name and tags.
  2. To edit individual artworks, and artwork details hover over the artwork in the collection and
    select the “edit,” button.
  3. Make changes to artwork name, description, website, name, price, subject, medium and
    other tags from this screen, then select “save artwork” to save changes.

How do I create events?

Once you have claimed your artist page, go to “Artist Events.’ View artist events calendar
and select “add new event” to create events.

You can add and edit the event title, event website, start date, date and time, location and
event description.