This may be outlandishly obvious, but for some reason it never occurred to me until this week. Here’s a tip for Art Managers and Artists both!
Art Managers, when I find a portfolio of an artist I like (even mildly), I go to his Links page and find a list of all the artists he links to, which are usually his friends or coworkers. I’ve been finding an absolute treasure trove of great artists I keep liking more and more. I don’t know why this didn’t occur to me sooner, but my oh my has this been fruitful. 🙂
So, Artists, in your websites and portfolios, link your friends! Get them to reciprocate! It’ll make you all a lot easier to find by chaining your sites together and giving hiring managers like me MULTIPLE paths to finding your portfolio. Remember, it’s all about accessibility and making yourself easier to be found. Get your name and your work out there.