Blink Artist Resource

A reader sent in this comment, does anyone have experience here?

“Have you heard of Blink Artist Resource? I am involved with them and I feel they may be in this group you have mentioned (pay to play)”

  • Katie Willes

    I am a part of this. They are respectable, the resource is gorgeous, and the people are great to work with. Yes, you do pay for it, but nothing is free anymore. Art is a hustle. There is a new paradigm in the art world, and things aren’t just handed to artists because they are “special.” If your art is good and appeals to the target audience (interior designers for personal and corporate) then you have a shot. If this is not your target audience, then this is not for you. Know who your collector is.

  • Anonymous

    I and another artist have had issues with damaged artwork that they did not pay for. The customary procedure is that if damage is done while on consignment, the gallery pays the % due to the artist as if the piece sold according to the contract. Very Unprofessional!

  • Carrie MaKenna

    I did pay to be in the Blink! Art Book which was indeed published and I received a copy of it. As part of the deal I sent one piece of artwork to the Blink! Artists Exhibit in Cincinnati. My work was stuck in an out of the way niche. I had no sales from this experience. I agree with above comments that it isn’t a scam, and you have to have artwork that appeals to interior designers. But it is a pay-to-play situation that is a gamble that promises no guarantee of sales. I viewed it as a marketing expense like putting an ad in a magazine.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had many good dealings with the company (Art Design Associates) and I respect the owner. The Blink catalog is definitely a form of pay to play, but they take no sales commission, to me it’s basically a marketing ad. (Pay to play isn’t necessarily a bad thing, that’s what Marketing is.) However, I agree with the comment that you can do well only if your artwork is attractive to interior designers, architects, etc. I tried it out, the only calls I got were from other artists asking if I got any sales from it. I didn’t renew. But I don’t think it is a scam. Like any other marketing effort, its a calculated risk and you may or may not find it is effective for you and your target audience.

  • Dale

    The only guarantee is they’ll get your money. I get a lot of emails from these people. I replied to the last one & got a snarky response justifying their fees. They didn’t really offer anything of real value.

  • Anyes Galleani

    They offer pages in their Blink catalog and they charge for it, but they are professional and the catalog looks good. The woman behind Blinc also has a showroom/gallery in cincinnati and has a big show once a year where she sell lots of art. I sold a painting twice through her and the second time i also got to work with 3 galleries, i am showing work with two of them right now (sold another piece) and in conversation with the third. So i can say that they have been good for me. However no one can guarantee what you get from a page in blink. Most likely the exposure to interior designers is worth it, but only if you have the right kind of art most of them are looking for.

  • Anonymous

    Although I have subscribed for 2 years, I think it its primarily a money-machine for the aggressively hustling owner to take advantage of artists. The sales they claim to generate and their resulting income from commissions should go a long way to sustaining a profitable business, without charging outrageously high fees to artists…. looks like double-dipping to me.. I will not be renewing.

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