1. To Submit Biographies from
Premier Dealers and Museum Professionals
Home Page you may Log on at the Login / SignUp button. After
you locate your list of artists, you may click on the
“Biography Yes/No” box. You will then find our guidelines as
well as a place to submit the biography.
2. To Submit Biographies from Artists, non-Premier
Dealers, Art Professionals, Researchers, Family Members,
receive valuable biographical information from a broad range
of contributors, so we welcome your input. Biographies for our
listed artists range from complete to partial, and for some
artists we have yet to gather any information. Our goal is to
have full biographies for all our artists, and with this
endeavor in mind, we welcome your help.
invite you to submit any relevant data to either create a
biography where none exists, or build on material already
there. We also welcome new book references you see that we are
missing. Please refer to #8 below regarding book
necessary for us to cite our sources for submitted material,
so please give your background on your knowledge about the
artist. If you prefer anonymity and are able to provide us
with your credentials, we will be happy to accommodate special
sending biographical information, we encourage you to first
read The AskART Sample Biography for artist Paul Sample (click
Next, you may
wish to click
here for the AskART
BIOGRAPHY GUIDELINES, which you can print out for easy
reference while composing your biography.
biographies via email or e-mail attachment to registrar@AskART.com.
In the subject box of the email, please reference the name of
the artist. At the top of the biography, please write your
name and how you are an authority on this artist.
Once our Content Manager receives your information, it will be reviewed and posted if adhering to our guidelines. If we have any questions, we will get back to you via email.
3. Artists’ Birth Dates, Death Notices, and
strive to keep our records accurate and current, so please
send correct dates if you see an omission or error. Copies of
obituaries are welcome because they often provide little known
details about the artists’ lives that we may be able to
integrate into their biographical information. (Please cite
should be sent to registrar@AskART.com.
4. To Suggest Corrections to AskART Content -
is human and to forgive is divine.”
find an error, be divine, and let us know by sending us an
email to registrar@AskART.com.
We will review the matter and post a correction as soon as
5. Submitting Artists Not Currently Listed in the
Adding new artists, living and deceased, is very important to our growing database.
rtists, artist agents/managers, estates, friends, and/or relatives who wish to add an artist to AskART now have the opportunity to create an Artist Studio. This new service provides the opportunity to create and manage their own studio page, provide updated biographical information, while at the same time being able to offer works For Sale and Portfolio works.
the art marketplace.
If you have any questions about adding or updating artist information in our database click
to contact our registrar.
If you have questions about the Artist
Studio, not answered on our site please click
to contact our studio manager.
6. How to Send Images
AskART images for each artist are often artworks that have
traded through public auction. If you find an artist is
lacking an image, we would welcome your sending an example to
us as follows:
be in .JPG or .gif format (.JPG is preferred). Maximum file
size is 100k bytes. 72dpi (dots per inch setting please). To
fit comfortably on the page the image should not exceed 600
pixels in either direction. Our recommended image size is
approximately 350 - 400 pixels in either direction.
Send to images@AskART.com.
Although we will reference that the work is “An example of
this artist's work”, please include in the email as much
information as possible such as the title, date of work,
medium (oil, watercolor etc.), dimensions (in inches) for our
internal documentation. Also include who you are, so we may
respond with any questions.
only one image per artist.
photograph of the artwork is another alternative: AskART, P.O.
Box 8009, Scottsdale, AZ, 85252-8009. If you wish the photo be
returned, please be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped
7. Photographs of Artists
is archiving photographs and self-portraits of artists from
family members and other reliable sources to be added to the
website. You may send them now via the two methods mentioned
in #6. Please note for photography, copyright permission must
be given by you.
8. How to Upload Images for the Artist Studio
step-by-step instructions on how to upload the images.
9. Books or Catalogues about Artists
area of the AskART site lists resources for additional
research about artists, and additions are most welcome. Email
alerts will be sent to users who have requested them, so they
may know when listings for particular artists are augmented.
Send email to
with the following completed:
Title and Subtitle of the
Author or Authors
Number of Pages
in the Book
Color Reproductions Yes/No
referenced in this book
reference includes numerous names, please copy the index,
indicate the artists you feel receive significant mention, and
send to PO Box 8009, Scottsdale, AZ 85252-8009.
10. Periodical Listings
also welcomes magazine, periodical and journal citations to
link to our artists. We subscribe to thirteen basic art
magazines, and the regular cross-references from those monthly
publications appear in the Periodical file for each artist.
Listings you might submit may be placed within the artists’
To provide an
artist to an article in a magazine, journal, or periodical,
please provide the following:
This list may either be sent separately or with other
of the Publication
Date of the
Title of the
11. Adding Artists to Museum Listings
is eager to have accurate museum records noting the permanent
collections that represent the artists’ works.
wish us to add a museum reference to an artist record,
the Museum section of that artist’s record to make sure your
entry would not be a duplicate. If the museum is not listed in
our directory, we will need the Institution’s name, address,
phone, email and website addresses.
message to registrar@AskART.com
with the name of the artist, name of the museum, city and
our policy to contact a museum representative to verify
12. Links to Artists’ Web Sites
We can provide a direct link to the artist’s web site through our Artist
may include an artist’s website address as a reference if we
receive useful biographical material from that website for use
in the artist’s biography. We will give credit to the source
and provide the URL for the artist’s site (at this time,
without live links).
biographical material and the website address (URL) to registrar@AskART.com.
13. Auction Records You Wish to Contribute for
has recorded the auction transactions for over 150
major International auction houses, and lists numerous others. (This list
may be accessed from the Auction House Directory on the home
page of AskART).
To add an
overlooked auction record for auction houses in our directory,
please send an email to registrar@AskART.com
with the following:
1. Auction House
3. Lot Number
4. Title of Work
7. Low/high estimate
If we have
made an error, we welcome your corrections. Please provide
data as specified above.
14. Adding a New Auction House to Our
represent an auction house that is not on our list, but does
provide timely pre-sale data, with images and post-sale
results for original artworks, please contact registrar@AskART.com.
15. Exhibition Information-Museums and Premier
pleased to offer to Museums and Premier Dealers the
opportunity to post their exhibition information directly
online on AskART. (Dealers Note: For information on becoming a
Premier Dealer, please Click
Exhibition postings will generate
e-mailed content Alerts to our viewers, and therefore AskART
is eager to have news of exhibitions as promptly as possible.
Users of the AskART Travel directory also benefit from this
information, as we will notify them of exhibits taking place
in cities across the nation of their destination.
To create a
notice of an exhibition, you must first Log on (for instance,
from our Home Page), and input the following details:
Dates of exhibition
Artists whose work
will be shown (you will simply ‘click’ them in).
your exhibit is entered, links to your Museum or Gallery will
be provided for our viewers to go to your site for further
16. Discussion Board Messages
artist in the AskART database is assigned an exclusive
Discussion Board space where comments may be shared about the
Board messages are intended to increase public knowledge of
the artist and to stir dialogue. They are NOT the venue for
sending messages to AskART staff, nor are they intended
for commercial use. Advertisements are forbidden in this
space, and the AskART staff will promptly remove any discussion board postings
that we deem inappropriate.
keep in mind that if you know something about an artist that
you believe belongs permanently with that artist’s record,
consider sending such information also, however brief, to registrar@AskART.com.
To create a
discussion board posting, go to the Biography section for an artist. Click on
the discussion board option, which gives you a place for
comments or addendum messages and will explain the procedure
for entering the posting.
Board requires an email address to be left so that respondents
may communicate with you. If you are concerned with privacy,
we suggest you establish a new, separate e-mail account on a
free email site and select a generic name.
17. Inquiries About Artists and Artwork Not
Answered on the Site
regret that we are unable to answer special questions you may
have regarding an artist, artwork, appraisal, identification
of a signature or artist, or other such queries. AskART
provides all facts we possess on the site, and we are unable
to provide custom research services at this time. Please refer
to the use of our Discussion Board (#16) in order to find out
how others may be able to help you.
18. Contacting AskART
questions were not addressed in the text above, please contact
(Reminder: AskART displays all our available information on
the site, and we are not able to provide custom answers to
queries or research services at this time. Please refer to #17
19. Placing Advertisements
Private Parties (individuals). Private parties may place 'classified' For Sale ads for artworks. Please
Dealers. Becoming a Premier
Dealer provides the opportunity to place up to 80 ads -- both 'For Sale' and 'Wanted' -- plus special Premier ads.
Please see details.
Artists. Creating your own 'Artist Studio'
will enable you to be found on AskART to showcase you and your portfolio, and/or offer your works for sale. Please
Corporate level. The AskART Home page has 4 sizes of ad space available. Please