I’m an artist first and foremost, but my “day job” is creating and maintaining websites for artists, small businesses and non-profits. I began teaching myself how to design websites when my husband asked me to create one for a family endeavor in 1997 and have since gained a lot of experience with WordPress blogs and social networking, as well as html and css styling. I now teach web 2.0 topics and am available for online marketing strategy consultations for a more effective online presence to promote your small business.
I created the Southern Oregon Artists Resource in Jan 2010 to promote the arts community of Southern Oregon. The main site, http://www.soartists.com, features a directory of artist, galleries, artist organizations and more, as well as a calendar of art events. Our companion blog, Art Matters!, is where I publish press releases, new works, calls to artists, gallery exhibits, art education opportunities and more ~ it’s visited by art enthusiasts and artists from here and around the world and does a great job attracting visitors to the artist directory site! There’s so much information that comes in on syndicated posts about why art really does matter that my blog has made an art advocate out of me, and you might learn something that changes the way you see it, too. It’s a complex project which requires constant maintenance, but I can install and customize a simpler one that will work for you.