in the ArtsandVines Community is “by invitation” only.
Artists invited to join the ArtsandVines
Community must exhibit: a passion and dedication to their
Work; an exceptionally high level of personal expression
and craft; and, a desire to both present themselves to and
interact/communicate with the Consumer.
growth of the ArtsandVines Community is measured and
organic. The Community expands when it should expand – when new
ArtsandVines are found.
would have been a lot easier if we just built another online
tonnage arts & crafts catalog; one where thousands of products
and hundreds of vendors are put online with nothing more
than a thumbnail of their offerings and a “Buy Now” button.
But, then we wouldn’t have a Community.
you travel around the ArtsandVines Community, visiting
each member and learning about them and their Work, you
will notice one or two or three buttons near the top of
each Featured Artisan page. These buttons are:
FORUMS: Click on this button and go to that Artisans / Artists
individual Forum where you can communicate directly with
the Artisan / Artist and establish an on-going dialogue.
AUDIO: if this Audio button is near the top of the Featured
Artisan page it means that the
Artisan / Artist has recorded an overall introduction about
themself, the work and their life. If the audio button is
next to a specific work it means that the Artisan / Artist
has recorded an individual comment about that specific work.
click on this button and see a personal video prepared by
the Artisan / Artist to bring their work into even greater