Give your art a fair start
A continuing frustration for artists is the lack of opportunities to showcase their work. Although the Internet looked like the ideal solution, many artists continued to have problems, as most sites have not proved to be ‘artist-friendly’ and expensive.
[ClickPress, Thu Feb 22 2007] A continuing frustration for artists is the lack of opportunities to showcase their work. Although the Internet looked like the ideal solution, many artists continued to have problems, as most sites have not proved to be ‘artist-friendly’ and expensive.
However, this is all set to change thanks to a new site called OKYA (www.okya.co.uk) run by Paul and Christina Gunter. Christina’s background as an artist from Central Saint Martins College Of Art & Design, in combination with Paul’s expertise in multimedia and internet marketing means that OKYA has the ideal team behind it to ensure that it meets the needs of new and up and coming artists.
An immediate difference to other art sites is the general approach that the OKYA team have taken.
“When we looked at competitor sites, we found that while they might offer free hosting the took big chunks of commissions on art work sales,” comments Paul. “We don’t believe that this is fair to the artist and so OKYA has been developed so that all sales are commission free. The artist just pays a small price for their own website, which they can log into anytime they want and update and upload their work whenever needed.”
“OKYA has been designed by artists for artists,” adds Christina. “We want to make sure that when a piece is sold, the artist gets the credit they deserve. In addition, we have the ideal set up to provide further exposure for artists. Being based in London, we’ll be looking at opportunities for artists to publicise their work at exclusive exhibitions. On top of that we have just launched a publicly searchable OKYA directory of professional artists. Not only will that drive traffic to the website, but it will also increase exposure to the artists.”
“Even if you’re particularly experienced with the Internet OKYA makes it very straightforward,” explains Paul. “For as little as a £60 set up and in as short a time as 10 minutes, you can have your very own website to be viewed online by prospective clients. We are also announcing an introductory offer of £45.00 which will give artists full use to the OKYA services for 12 months!”
OKYA is already proving popular, with artists signing up from across the globe. For more information on giving your art the boost it needs, contact the team today: