Submitting Information to askART



  1. To Submit Biographies from Premier Dealers and Museum Professionals
  2. To Submit Biographies from Artists, non-Premier Dealers, Art Professionals, Researchers, Family Members, Friends, etc.
  3. Artists’ Birth Dates, Death Notices, and Obituaries
  4. To Suggest Corrections to askART Content - errata
  5. Submitting Artists Not Currently Listed in the Database
  6. How to Send Images
  7. Photographs of Artists
  8. How to Upload Images for the Artist Studio
  9. Books or Catalogues about Artists
  10. Adding Artists to Museum Listings
  11. Links to Artists’ Web Sites
  12. Auction Records You Wish to Contribute for Individual Artists
  13. Adding a New Auction House to Our Database
  14. Discussion Board Messages
  15. Inquiries About Artists and Artwork Not Answered on the Site
  16. Contacting askART
  17. Placing "Art for Sale" and "Art Wanted" Advertisements

1. To Submit Biographies from Premier Dealers and Museum Professionals
Click "Sign In" in the header to log in to your account. Once signed in, you may locate your list of artists from the My Artists and Ads menu (under My Account). 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, Friends, etc.
We 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.
We invite you to submit any relevant data to either create a biography where none exists, or build on material already there.
It is 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 circumstances.

Before sending biographical information, we encourage you to first read The askART Sample Biography for artist Andrew Newell Wyeth (click here).

How to Submit an Artist’s Biography to askART

The artist biography that you submit will be featured under the heading of your establishment if you are an askART Premier Dealer or a Museum, which in turn, underscores your professional expertise. We encourage a well-organized, comprehensive biography, written in sentence case and conversational style. Just the facts, please. Our editors are trained to delete any hype or advertising verbiage such as “most famous,” “internationally renowned,” and “extraordinarily beautiful works.”

Please include in your biography answers to as many of the following questions as possible:
1) Subjects and styles and other distinctive characteristics for which the artist’s work is best known.
2) Formal education and training and other professional influences such as individual artists.
3) Geographical areas of special interest to the artist's career.
4) Art Movements of special influence.
5) Relevant Personal Background such as places lived, family, studio locations, etc.
6) Art Organization Memberships.
7) Special Awards.
8) Museums (name, city, and state) that hold works by the artist in their permanent collections.
9) Required: Sources for the above information and name of person submitting.

We appreciate your participation in askART. If you have any questions about submitting biographies, please send them to registrar@askart.com
·   Submit 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 Obituaries
We 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 the newspaper.)
·  This data should be sent to registrar@askart.com.
4. To Suggest Corrections to askART Content - errata
“To err is human and to forgive is divine.”
If you 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 possible.
5. Submitting Artists Not Currently Listed in the Database
Adding new artists, living and deceased, is very important to our growing database.
Artists, 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.
·  If you have any questions about adding or updating artist information in our database click here to contact our registrar.
·  If you have questions about the Artist Studio, not answered on our site please click here to contact our studio manager.
6. How to Send Images
The 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:
·  Images should be in .JPG or .gif format. Maximum file size is 100KB.
·  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.
·  Please send only one image per artist.
7. Photographs of Artists
askART 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 to images@askART.com. Please note for photography, copyright permission must be given by you.
8. How to Upload Images for the Artist Studio
·  First, navigate to "My Account"
·  Then, go to "Artist Studio Display Setting"
·  Complete the data form in "Artist Studio Display Setting" - This includes uploading your image(s). Click Submit.
·  Your artwork will now display for all askART visitors.
9. Books or Catalogues about Artists
This 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 registrar@askart.com with the following completed:

Title and Subtitle of the book
Author or Authors
Date Published
Number of Pages in the Book
Color Reproductions Yes/No
Artist(s) names referenced in this book
·  If a 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. Adding Artists to Museum Listings
askART is eager to have accurate museum records noting the permanent collections that represent the artists’ works.
If you wish us to add a museum reference to an artist record,
·  First check 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.
 
·  Send your message to registrar@askart.com with the name of the artist, name of the museum, city and state.
It is our policy to contact a museum representative to verify information.
11. Links to Artists’ Web Sites
We can provide a direct link to the artist’s web site through our Artist Studio. askART 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).
·  Please email biographical material and the website address (URL) to registrar@askart.com.
12. Auction Records You Wish to Contribute for Individual Artists
askART has recorded the auction transactions for over 500 major international auction houses, and lists numerous others. This list may be accessed from the askART Auction House Directory.
·  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
2. Auction Date
3. Artist
4. Lot Number
5. Title of Work
6. Medium
7. Ground
8. Low/high estimate
9. Price realized
·  If we have made an error, we welcome your corrections. Please provide data as specified above.
13. Adding a New Auction House to Our Database
·  If you 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.
14. Discussion Board Messages
Many of the artists in the askART database display archived Bulletins - comments that were shared from askART viewers about the artist or artist's work, prior to March 2015. We hope you find these comments informative.
Please 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, however brief, to registrar@askart.com. Thank you.
15. Inquiries About Artists and Artwork Not Answered on the Site
We 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.
16. Contacting askART
If your questions were not addressed in the text above, please contact registrar@askart.com. (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.)
17. Placing Advertisements
·  Private Parties (individuals). Private parties may place 'classified' For Sale ads for artworks.  
Please see details

·  Dealers. Becoming a Premier Dealer provides the opportunity to place up to 80 ads -- both 'For Sale' and 'Wanted' -- plus special Featured 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 see details.

·  Corporate level. The askART Home page has 4 sizes of ad space available.  
Please see details.