As a working artist I know how hard it can be to keep good art inventory records.
Keeping track of my art inventory, clients, gallery contacts, competitions and other aspects of my art career can be overwhelming. At times, my desk has been like a chaotic mess of notes, spreadsheets, database software, and business cards.
I don’t want to spend my time dealing with the mundane business side of things like art inventory – I just want to create!
I talk and work with artists who share these same sentiments on a daily basis. They are constantly in search of ways to better their art businesses to get an edge up on their careers. Though many artists still don’t consider themselves entrepreneurs, art is a business and using the proper business tools can make a world of difference.
A while back I received this tweet from fellow artist, Romona Youngquist.
Romona, the answer is YES!
I recently discovered a new and easy-to-use online inventory and art business management platform for artists – Artwork Archive! I promise – it is so simple to use, reasonably priced, AND…it’s beautiful to look at too – plus you can try it for FREE!
What is the Artwork Archive?
I am proud to introduce Artwork Archive, an online suite of inventory and art business management tools professional and emerging artists. From easily tracking your inventory and contacts to visualizing your productivity and sales patterns, it gives you the tools to intelligently manage and market your artwork.
Anyone who wants to understand where their artwork is showing, archive when and how it was created, and track where it is selling and who’s buying it will benefit from Artwork Archive. You will know how much time to spend on production versus sales, who purchases the majority of your art, and which galleries are pulling their weight, so you can make strategic decisions about your art career.
Artwork Archive is an entirely cloud based solution. All the information is stored online and backed up daily, so you never have to worry about switching computers or losing your data. With a cloud based system you can see your inventory and art business information on any Internet connected laptop, tablet or smartphone! That means you can access your artwork and all the details whenever, wherever including art fairs, galleries shows, and anywhere else collectors may be.
You’ll be amazed at how much an inventory system can help with time management and professionalism. Instead of taking time to create an inventory report from scratch, you can just print a polished one from Artwork Archive. The same goes with consignment reports, portfolio pages, and invoices. All your information will also always be at the ready for your clients and galleries. That way you will have more time to spend on your art!
I’ve worked closely with the Artwork Archive team to help them test some features and make sure the tool does just what artists need. I have been so impressed with Artwork Archive and their customer service, and now they’ve offered any of my readers a discount! You can try it for FREE, and if you sign up through this link you will receive 20% off of the program for life.
How do YOU keep track of your business contacts? Do you keep notes on them? Can you easily link collectors to pieces they’ve bought or galleries they are associated with?
How do you market yourself? Do you know where your sales or contacts are concentrated across the country? Are you keeping track of how your sales are keeping pace with your new production?
Spend less time at your desk, and more time at your easel. Better your art business, and put chaos in order with 20% off of the Artwork Archive for life. ~Lori