Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tip: Researching Online Galleries, a few facts

As a follow up to the last post about researching online galleries, here are a few facts about OVAC's Virtual Gallery.

-The Virtual Gallery averages 2,800 unique monthly visitors and 25,000 page views.
-Over 400 Oklahoma artists have work on the site, making it a clearinghouse to find area artists' work.
-In the past 3 months, visitors from all 50 states have looked at artists' work.
-The site is nonprofit, run as a service to artists.
-Participation is not juried. Artists must be members of OVAC ($35 a year) and submit their images.
-OVAC just published a full color brochure about the website that will be distributed this year to key potential users in Oklahoma, like architects, interior designers, gallerists and curators. This Virtual Gallery brochure also is included in packets to 500 curators across the country.
-OVAC received a Google grant to make our website easier to find, which will give us advertising funds and optimization.
-Curators in Oklahoma already visit the site frequently. In the past few months, Clint Stone from City Arts Center, Scott Perkins from the Price Tower Arts Center, and romy owens from the OK Heritage Center have told us they used the site to invite artists to exhibit.
Please let us know if you have questions.

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