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Artist FAQ

Is Artist Search free?

You bet! Artist was created to be an online destination for all artists. A place where you can create your own mini website and get exposure for your art and network with others. Every feature you see on the site is FREE.

How do I get my artwork on Artist

First you must become a member. Not yet a member? No problem. Click here to join the party. Hey why not – it's free! Once you have become a member, you can login and begin creating your account by uploading your art.

What file types are accepted?

File Type: JPG or GIF - File Size: Under 500KB

Note: All images will be automatically resized to fit our gallery (full size is 450 pixels on longest side and thumbnail is 100x100 pixels).

All music files must be encoded in MP3 format and 5MB or less. Recommended bit rate is 128 kbps at a sample rate of 44.100 kHz.

How many samples of my art can I upload?

Right now a maximum of 3.

What type of artwork is not allowed?

Artwork that is not allowed on Artist Search includes artwork that may be considered adult/mature/offensive in nature. We will review the artwork posted to Artist Search and remove the artwork and the artist's profile if needed. We reserve the right to modify/delete any artwork posted to Artist Search.

How important is selecting my username?

Very! Your username will determine your URL (example: So don't use spaces and make it easy to remember for your fans.

I've uploaded an image file however it's not displaying correctly... what is wrong?

Be sure the image you are attempting to upload is in one of the formats Artist Search accepts (.gif, .jpg). Next, make sure the filename is simple and short, with no spaces or funny characters. "Image.jpg" is a good filename. Finally, make sure the filename is less than 500KB. We do not allow images over 500KB! If the image is over 500 KB it won't display correctly. If none of these things work, it's possible that the image is corrupted.

Luckily there is an easy solution. Go to and download a copy of the software program IrfanView. IT'S FREE and you can use it to resize images so they're less than 500KB, or resave images that may be corrupted. Once you have downloaded and installed IrfanView, simply run the program, open your .gif, or .jpg image, and resave it as another version (example: in IrfanView, open file named pic01.jpg, and resave it as pic01b.jpg). Then, simply return to ArtistSearch and upload your newly resaved image.

How do I change my personal information?

You can change your personal information by logging into to your account. Once you log into your account you will be re-directed to your Member page. From there you would select the member option 'Artist Profile and Contact Information' to edit or add information from the following categories: password, website address, e-mail address, first name, last name, mailing address, city, state, zip, country, phone, artwork type, and artist's bio/statement.

I can't create an account.

Please send us an email describing how far into the account creation process you were able to complete as well as the error you received.

How do I add members to my artist circle?

First you must log in to your account. After you've logged in you can start browsing the site looking for other artist profiles. When you find someone that you'd like to add to your friends' circle click on the 'Add (artist's name) to your artist circle' link found under their headshot. That's it now go make friends!

I became a member of but my artist profile is not appearing on the homepage. Why not?

All artist profiles placed on the homepage are manually selected. When updating the 'New Member Artists' section we typically choose the most recent artists that have joined ArtistSearch. There are only three spaces allotted for homepage exposure so if 100 new members have joined since the last time we updated then not everyone will be given the opportunity for placement on the homepage. However, we try to update as often as possible in an attempt to give every new artist a chance for homepage exposure.

I am a member, but when I do a search of my name it says there are no matches. Why not?

Our search engine database is updated once every two days, meaning that it could take up to 48 hours for your member page to appear in the search results.

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