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Welcome to ArtBistro

Welcome to ArtBistro

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Hello and welcome to ArtBistro!

ArtBistro is a vibrant community of artists and designers that want to share their work and help each other get ahead. Think of it as half professional networking and half portfolio sharing. We have a very active group of users from the seasoned professional to the pre-college student. Mentoring and career building is a good part of what we do. Let me be the first to invite you to become an active part of ArtBistro

There are many valuable and fun ways to get involved on ArtBistro. Here’s a quick tour!

Take time to Register. Have fun creating your profile page! It’s quick and easy to do. After you have registered, you can easily navigate, contribute and communicate with other artists.

Complete your Portfolio. Create as many albums as you like and load your art/design work in them. Click here for a tutorial. You can also have images only seen by your friends rather than public. Note that the categories that you place your albums in will aid people as they search for images with keywords.

We feature users’ portfolios on the ArtBistro homepage. To get your portfolio featured, join the IADT Monthly Portfolio Contest in Design or the IADT Monthly Portfolio Contest in Art. Follow the directions on the group homepage.

Rate and comment on the work of your fellow artists. Click on an image and a comment form will pop up. Sometimes people make a mistake the first time they rate a work of art. You can only click on one star for the rating. If you want to give a high rating, click on the right most star.

Join a group or create one yourself. We have hundreds of groups by interest, school, career, and geography.

The Game will test your knowledge of art and design. Watch out! It is addictive. All questions have been submitted by ArtBistro users. Submit your best questions too!

Read the latest art and design News. If you have a new story that you’d like to share, contribute!

Check out our videos to see some clips of what’s happening in our field. If you’ve got a great video art to make others laugh or inspire, upload it for all to see!

Are you looking for a Product, but not sure what to buy? We’ve got tons of products for review. You can even add a new product and submit the first review!

Whether you’re looking for your first job or switching Careers, ArtBistro has great career advice and interview tips.

Getting a degree and keeping up with course work is a big part of a visual art career. Check out ArtBistro’s Education channel to find out more!

Finding great Training can build on the skills that you already have as a visual artist. Search our library to find useful training videos and tutorials. If you’ve written an article or tutorial you’d like to share, please do!

We have many Discussions that represent what’s happening in the art and design world today. Let your voice be heard and comment on hot topics.

Looking for a fellow artist? Community is what we’re all about. Look for friends and colleagues that are already users of ArtBistro or invite your friends to come and check us out.

How do Reputation Points work? Follow the link to the latest article.

Do you like quizzes? Take the ArtBistro quizzes related to art and design.

How Do I Post a Job? Community members can post up to “five jobs for free”: Jobs remain active for 30 days. For more information, see FAQs of Posting a Job

If you still have more questions, please visit our FAQs

If you’ve come to ArtBistro, you care about Art. We do, too. Enjoy ArtBistro; it was created just for you!


The ArtBistro Team

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