New Artwork

Youth by Artist Masha Gusova
Youth by Artist Masha Gusova

Artists

Involution 38 by Artist Shawn Vales
Involution 38 by Artist Shawn Vales

2015 2 by Artist Wen Yu
2015 2 by Artist Wen Yu

Nature by Artist Makiko Furuichi
Nature by Artist Makiko Furuichi

Impa by Artist Judy Chung
Impa by Artist Judy Chung

Creeper by Artist Esther Hyun Yi
Creeper by Artist Esther Hyun Yi

Soft Bomb by Artist Kirstine Reiner Hansen
Soft Bomb by Artist Kirstine Reiner Hansen

Pop Cycle 1 by Artist Spencer Hallam
Pop Cycle 1 by Artist Spencer Hallam

E.H.Jr. by Artist Patrick Earl Hammie
E.H.Jr. by Artist Patrick Earl Hammie

Silver and White by Artist Chris Liberti
Silver and White by Artist Chris Liberti

Early October by Artist Raymond Bonilla
Early October by Artist Raymond Bonilla

Very Pacific by Artist Rachel Strum
Very Pacific by Artist Rachel Strum

Bruno by Artist Jhina Alvarado
Bruno by Artist Jhina Alvarado

chimp with gun barrell eyes, study by Artist Chris Leib
chimp with gun barrell eyes, study by Artist Chris Leib

Youth by Artist Masha Gusova
Youth by Artist Masha Gusova

Swans Melted My Face by Artist Emilio Villalba
Swans Melted My Face by Artist Emilio Villalba

Butterfly Effect 1 by Artist David Monllor
Butterfly Effect 1 by Artist David Monllor

Bloom by Artist Jenniffer Omaitz
Bloom by Artist Jenniffer Omaitz

The Trophy by Artist Kenichi Hoshine
The Trophy by Artist Kenichi Hoshine

Untitled by Artist Charmaine Watkiss
Untitled by Artist Charmaine Watkiss

Bald Man by Artist Kieran Collins
Bald Man by Artist Kieran Collins

Portrait 7-4-15 by Artist Caragh Savage
Portrait 7-4-15 by Artist Caragh Savage

10:01 pm perspective by Artist David Acuna
10:01 pm perspective by Artist David Acuna

Portrait Study 10-18-17 by Artist Daniel Ochoa
Portrait Study 10-18-17 by Artist Daniel Ochoa

Marcus orb by Artist Angela Bell
Marcus orb by Artist Angela Bell

About



Account types

There are three types of accounts. Artist, Art Dealer and Collector. Each one has unique functionality. Artists are the only ones that can currently upload artwork and WIPs. All users can favorite artworks, follow artists and inquire about artworks. When a user follows an artist, all their works will show up in your news feed from the most recent to oldest posted. Verified art dealers have their profile populated with artwork from artists that they represent on 8 LAB.
Example Artist Profile

Upload Artwork

Artists can upload high resolution images up to 8M. These images are stored and accessible from any internet connection. Information like, media, location, availability, and dealer can be managed through the dashboard. The artwork is categorized as a artwork according to schema.org with Json LD with the artist as the creator.
Example Artwork

Works in Progress

Wip stands for work in progress. Artists can post one image, along with up to 2000 characters to describe the process, materials or other comments about the work. The option of one link is also provided to point to a resource. Permissions can be set as private, public or only viewable to users logged into 8 LAB. This is like a sketch book to track progress and ideas in artworks. The WIP is categorized as a blog post according to schema.org with Json LD with the artist as the author.
Example Work in Progress

Creating Collections

All users can create collections of artworks that are on 8 LAB. The collection is sharable, gets a unique URL and editable through a collections dashboard. Collections can be attached to an event.
Example Collection

Events

Events is a tool to build an artist resume and share news about developments in the artists career. The categories are Exhibition, Article, Art Fair, Notable Blogs, and Interview to name a few. Basic details of event can be entered like, date, description and location. An image of a single artwork of the artist poster can be attached along with the option to attache a whole collection of artworks.
Example Event

Sharing 8 LAB content

Open Graph is used to create visually sharable posts to major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.
8 LAB would like to share your content on our social media platforms. To opt out set your artwork or wip post to private.
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Creative Authorship

8 LAB makes every effort to establish accurate authorship and details about artist content. The content is formatted in structured data, usually JSON LD for indexing by search engines.



Personalized Monthly Newsletter

Every month 8 Lab generates and sends each artist their own newsletters with new artworks, events and works in progress. Artists are encouraged to forward this newsletter to collectors, curators, galleries and fans to keep their audinece informed about thier work.



Following artists on 8 Lab

When a user chooses to follow an artist on 8 Lab, they will may recieve a monthly email update on new artworks the artist has released. This depends of how many artists the user follows. 8 LAB limits images in emails to under 10. They can also login to their account to their news feed to see all recently uploaded artwork by the artists they follow.



Artwork prices

Users can view the suggested price of an artwork when they are logged into the site if the artist gives permission to do so. If an artworks prices is not displayed a user can contact the artist through the inquiry button and request the price. Unavilable artworks do not have an inquiry button displayed. Prices and availability of artwork is subject to change, so contact the artist directly for accurate information.



Buying artwork on 8 LAB

Currently all purchases are handeld between the artist or art dealer and client. 8 LAB is not involved in monetary transactions. The inquiry form is a way to get in contact with the artist about a specific artwork.



Can anyone join up?

Collector level accounts are open to the public. Artist and dealer/gallery accounts are by invitation. The plan for the future is to slowly onboard artists that have some exposure to being a professional artist or who have recently completed schooling. Art dealers which include galleries may be able to join through artists recommendations. Final decisions regarding accepted art dealers will be discussed with an advisory board who currently use the site.



We no like SPAM

If you get any inquires that sound like SPAM or fishing let us know. We don't send many emails to you becuase we don't want to seem SPAMy either.



Contact

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