Friday, May 18, 2007

Interested in becoming a Featured Artist?

Dear Artist,

Color Card Administrator, Inc (CCA) is looking to build a Community of Featured Artists on its main website,, who will be rewarded for the use of their images on business cards. This new site does not compete with the site on which you currently display your artwork. The benefits of our community include monetary compensation each time a customer chooses one of your images, regular contests, a profile of your creative design, and a network between fellow artists, as well as artists and customers. We envision this as a nice exchange: a way for us to build our community, while allowing you to market your artwork through our website.

Your Portfolio
In order to be a featured artist you will need to be proficient in Photoshop and display a minimum of 12 images. You will manage your online portfolio by adding or removing images as you choose. The only restrictions we place on your portfolio are that we do not allow nudity and recognizable photos of faces. We provide you with a list of the most frequently searched terms on our site, as well as an artist profile page, featuring your images, a biography that includes information about your work, and links to your personal website. Potential customers can view the images there and select them for their business cards. An article on our independent blog site will supplement the profile on your featured page.

Your Rewards
The artist is paid a flat rate of $5.00 USD for the purchase of a card with his/her image (for more details on how this works, please read through the Content License Agreement and the Content Provider Fee and Payment Agreement on our site). When a customer would to like to use your image on anything else beyond business cards (brochures, letterhead, promotional materials, etc.), they will need to contact you directly to negotiate fees and rights to your images. We may also send your images out as a supplemental update to the templates in our Easy Card Designer Catalog, which is placed in various retail stores throughout the USA. We will regularly have contests for cash and for recognition on our homepage. These contests are listed in the For Artists Only Forum, which you will be able to access once you register.

Your Forum
The Artist Forum gives you a chance to share techniques and ideas with other featured designers, and learn about different genres, etc. It also gives you an additional place to be contacted by customers who are interested in discussing work with you or the rights to your images. We look forward to this area developing and becoming a community that you enjoy.
In all, we are attempting to create unique, professional looking business cards that have widespread appeal. If you have images you’d like to share, please visit our artist sign up page.

Thank you for your time. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Tim McWhorter
Community Development Manager

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