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madmum
01-17-2004, 05:05 PM
I did a search here on the business forums and nothing came up.

Today I received this email from this website after they had seen my site.

Dear (my email address)

After visiting your site (My website), I would like to propose to you, to make an exhibition on http://AllArtOnLine.com

It is absolutely not a commercial offer. Everything is free. There is no fee to subscribe, to sell or anything else. This offer is valid until 2005.

Our conditions are to add at least 12 works at the beginning, to publish your biography, and to show a banner (The banner do not contains our logo, but an image of your Art, and it display only your message, the banner is linked to your exhibition) on the homepage of your site.
http://AllArtOnLine.com allow you to exhibit an unlimited number of Artwork, translate in 5 languages, adjust the type and size of the photos, allow you to build an on-line shop, to publish an unlimited number of Articles, news, announcements, to customize your exhibition, to browse the detailed visitors log, and lot more....

For more details, visit one of the sites below, don't hesitate to ask us for more details in the discussion forum.


There are 2 other website URL's - http://tableauxenligne.com/ http://SculpturesEnLigne.com

Any of you had this email? What do you think of the offer? On the surface it looks good but I am always sceptical.

Ruth

ElizaLeahy
01-17-2004, 06:23 PM
They have some really lovely art on their site.

But they use flash or something that just totally disagrees with me.

For example - open one of the paintings. How do you close it again? I had to ctrl alt delete to close the page with it on.

If it's free it sounds like a good deal. Even if they wanted a commission, that would be fair. Pity they had to go all "bells and whistles" on the design.

madmum
01-17-2004, 06:27 PM
Eliza, I opened a painting and there is a button at the bottom to close window. I am on broadband, though, and I agree that anyone on dial-up is likely to have problems with load times etc. Still undecided!

Ruth

wayfarer
01-17-2004, 08:50 PM
I received the same email. The site reminds me a lot of fine-arts.com. Twelve paintings is a lot to post. I guess I'm thinking in terms of having art for sale at two different places at the same time. I have an eBay store, so all of my inventory goes there where "they" deal with preventing multiple sales and shipping discounts. Keep us posted though on what you decide.

Chris

ElizaLeahy
01-17-2004, 11:17 PM
Eliza, I opened a painting and there is a button at the bottom to close window. I am on broadband, though, and I agree that anyone on dial-up is likely to have problems with load times etc. Still undecided!

Ruth


I'm on cable (at home, at the moment I'm out) and it wasn't so much slow as just - clunky. There wasn't a button at the bottom for me, maybe a glitch?

CarlyHardy
01-17-2004, 11:40 PM
I didn't have any problems with navigation. The only thing I'd want to know more about is their rights to use the images. Nothing is mentioned in the About us page which is really nil on info. I think the other urls mentioned are European sites and your work could be posted there too.

I see they have prints, etc. which may be their focus for income. Of course offering free space until 2005 could be a good way to build an original arts volume and when they do decide to charge for space, a lot of the artists will stay....especially if they had sales.

If I was interested, I'd email some of the artists listed to see what they say about the site and the service.
carly

madmum
01-19-2004, 03:45 PM
Good points, Carly. I might follow your suggestion and email some of the artists. :)

Ruth

jocelynsart
01-19-2004, 04:05 PM
I received a solicitation email exactly like this one from them too, about a week ago. No inventory at hand and no time to look into it so I deleted it.
Joss