Artists & Artisans on Sunshine Coast, BC
This artist registry site is a portal to the sites of many of the diverse artists on BC's beautiful Sunshine Coast, a short ferry ride from Vancouver.
I'm Paula O'Brien, the face behind this site.
This artist registry began in 2010 as a random act of kindness that works to promote all artists and craftsmen of the Sunshine Coast. Click on links to visit artist's own website.
I have another artist registry site for another area of passion with FigurativeArtist.org, an international site with a focus on the human form in art.
Why do I do this site?
Volunteering in the art community
Paying it forward...
Creating this piece of public art
Responsive Web Design
Have you visited your website on a mobile phone? If so, you've probably noticed that some sites are easier to navigate than others.
Responsive web design moves the text and images around for the best viewing on desktop, tablet or mobile devices.
If you're planning to remake your own website, be sure to consider this. You can be sure Google places higher status on sites which can be viewed on all devices.
All this has come a LONG way since the site started in 2010...
Building community is a big part of this artist directory. While many artists listed are very established, this artist registry gives emerging artists a chance to make themselves known, to see and be seen and find others in their own medium or location.
British Columbia's Sunshine Coast is such a wonderful place to live and create.
When we share our art, knowledge and passions, we are all richer for it. If you know something, pass it on. Share it.
Who can join this page?
If you're an artist in any medium living on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia from Langdale to Lund, you are welcome to join this Directory of Sunshine Coast Artists, fine craftsmen and artisans.
What does it cost?
Pay what you can. If you really can't pay, it's free.
What do I need to send you for my free listing?
Text up to 800 characters.
One image, maximum size 400 W.
Select text and image that will make viewers want to click through to your own site.
Can I have a listing even if I don't have my own web site?
Sure, the link can go to your blog, the gallery you show with, your page with Coast Cultural Alliance, or you can have no hyperlink at all.
Can I have more than one listing?
If you have distinct different fields, you may have more than one listing, for example "painting" and "graphic design".
Search Engine Optimization
Good search results don't just happen by themselves. All those search terms you would like to be found with need to be built into your website for it to happen. By listing your artwork or art service in this artist directory, you increase your chances of being found because of all those good words on all the listings.
The biggest mistake artists make is having all their good words embedded in images which have very little search value. You need to put your name, your medium, your info in real text someplace to grab those fishing hooks for search terms you think are important.
It's a brave new world and if you plan to be serious about your art career, it's never too late to learn how to make this SEO work for you and improve your site's ranking.