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.ART Domains Celebrates Five Years of Building Digital Identities

May 9, 2022


Multidisciplinary artist Shantell Martin. Photo by Timothy Schenck

Since launching in 2017, .ART has become a popular extension for creatives and is among the top five fastest-growing domains—all through organic growth and remarkably high renewal rates. A website on .ART can be anything: an online portfolio, a point of entry for all of your social media accounts, a revenue-generating marketplace, or even a cool name for your NFT. Its community of more than 200,000 users includes creative organizations, individual personalities, and industry giants like the Louvre, Marina Abramovic Institute, LACMA, ICA London, Amazon, Bank of America, Mercedes, Pixar, Kickstarter, Vivienne Westwood, and many others.

.ART users come to the platform to make an impact with their domain name, enhance their online presence, and be easily discovered. For example, Shantell Martin (shantellmartin.art) has been with .ART from the beginning. Since then, she’s co-created a live performance with Kendrick Lamar, choreographed her first ballet at Boston Ballet, collaborated with the Whitney Museum Shop, taken over all the screens in the Oculus at the World Trade Center, and more. Reflecting on the development of digital space over the past few years, Martin says, “People have a more digital presence than five years ago. The definition of ‘being online’ has changed immensely, and now this encompasses AR, Discord, NFTs, etc. It’s so many more things than it used to be.”


Shantell Martin’s takeover of the Oculus’s screens in the World Trade Center. Photo by Timothy Schenck

bitforms gallery (bitforms.art), based in New York and San Francisco, represents established, mid-career, and emerging artists who are critically engaged with new technologies. Spanning the history of media art through its current developments, the gallery’s program offers an incisive perspective on digital, internet, time-based, and new media art forms. “I’ve been telling my artists to get .ART because .com is related to commerce and business, and .ART immediately puts you in a place that people understand you’re in the art platform,” says Steven Sacks, bitforms gallery founder.

To date, the Public Benefit Corporation Kickstarter Arts (kickstarter.art) has raised more than $290 million for more than 76,000 artistic projects across the art, dance, photography, and theatre categories. The team behind Kickstarter comments that “.ART allows us to speak directly to the arts community in a more targeted and focused way.”

Jobs.art attracts employers from across the globe with the aim of connecting applicants to museums, galleries, curators, and other art handling positions. Founder Clynton Lowry says: “Essentially, .ART has provided half the marketing for us. It’s like the readymade, but for online identities.”

Created in 1956, Brafa Art Fair (brafa.art) is one of the world’s oldest art fairs. Bruno Nelis, Brafa’s former PR & Communication Director, explains: “Before we had a brafa.be website on a Belgian domain, and we felt that it was important to get access to a community that was global.”

To explore domain options, visit get.art or check with your registrar. Use promo code ARTBDAY to get 55% OFF on all domains.

This offer is valid through May 31, 2022.


By Metalman (metalman.art), courtesy of the artist




RISD Continuing Education Returns to In-Person Classes This Summer and Expands Its Online Offerings

May 2, 2022


“Untitled,” oil on wood, by RISD CE online student Dina Doyle

This summer, Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education is thrilled to resume in-person instruction on RISD’s campus for adults, teens, and middle school students. You can also enjoy the flexibility and convenience of learning online from wherever you are. All in-person programs will follow the RISD COVID Plan as it evolves.

RISD CE adult online courses offer students a wide range of classes for all skill levels and can be taken at any time of day or night. Our Certificate Programs are designed for adults looking to accelerate their creative lives and work, and subjects include Animation, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Making and Design, Natural Science Illustration, Painting Studies, Photography, and Product Development and Manufacturing.

Whether online year-round or in-person during the summer, our courses for youth ages 6 to 17 allow students to grow creatively as they develop and refine their abilities. Led by outstanding visual artists, designers, and educators, these programs journey into the artistic process and emphasize thinking, designing, communicating, and creating.

RISD’s Advanced Program Online is a year-round program established for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college. This online intensive offers a certificate program for changemakers who want to develop their art practice, learn new ways to collaborate, and create a future they’re excited about. Summer Session I runs from June 21 to July 17, and Summer Session II runs from July 19 to August 14.

The Summer term starts June 21, 2022. Many online courses fill quickly, so register today!

To browse in-person and online courses at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education, visit cereg.risd.edu.

To register for RISD’s Advanced Program Online year-round intensive, visit cereg.risd.edu.



.ART Wants Artists to Thrive in Digital Chaos

April 18, 2022


“SKALAR” light installation by Christopher Bauder and Kangding Ray. Photo by Ralph Larmann

Since its inception, the internet has offered its users new instruments on a regular basis. Today, most of us are juggling dozens of social and media platforms, hoping that they will provide maximum exposure to our ideas and endeavors. Yet this buffet of options has had the opposite effect, creating a glut of digital white noise that sucks up attention and traffic.

It’s time to consolidate your digital assets with .ART.

As a fast-growing domain zone for creatives, we decided to investigate how our community of 200,000+ is taking on the challenge of existing in a chaotic online world. We learned that many .ART website owners believe that to persevere in such times, artists need to focus on core values, personal projects, and a clearly-presented image of oneself.

Choosing a .ART domain name allows artists and creatives to stay relevant and recognized while leaving open endless possibilities. A website on .ART can be anything: an online portfolio, a point of entry for all your social media accounts, or a revenue-generating marketplace.

Hear from four artists on how .ART has helped them establish a strong digital identity.


Steve Miller is a multimedia artist who makes paintings, screenprints, artist books, and sculptures. Through his art, he explores the influence of science and technology on modern culture.

“I wanted to create a new notion of what my artist website is going to be. stevemiller.art creates a new kind of excitement, and within that, you can now own the freedom to create something new.” —Steve Miller


Hilbrand Bos is a fashion illustrator, designer, and musician who lives in Amsterdam, has a few National Geographic covers under his belt, and is currently working on a cartoon project with Universal Studios. His website is a gallery in its own right–full of animated GIFs and rough sketches of his work, it makes one scroll to see more and get a deeper understanding of the artist’s interests and skill. Image courtesy of the artist

“I chose a .ART domain because it looks nice and because hilbrandbos.art contains only what it should—the two things that I have to offer—my personality and my art.” —Hilbrand Bos


Shen Wei is a Chinese-American choreographer, painter, and director who resides in New York City. Widely recognized for his vision of an intercultural and interdisciplinary mode of movement-based performance, Shen Wei creates original works that employ an assortment of media elements, including dance, painting, sound, sculpture, theatre, and video.

“People who go to .ART have the same passion about life through art.” —Shen Wei


Created by light artist Christopher Bauder and musician Kangding Ray, the large-scale art installation “SKALAR” explores the complex impact of light and sound on human perception. Photo by Ralph Larmann

“.ART is descriptive and short. One can quickly identify the respective genre and its contents. It’s immediately clear that any website within this domain zone is related to art, so the viewer has a clear understanding what works they’ll find within it. I think a .ART domain is the perfect solution to display art-related content on the web.” —Christopher Bauder

To explore domain options, visit get.art or check with your registrar.



New York City Ballet Art Series Presents Eva LeWitt

March 28, 2022

New York City Ballet

All photos © Erin Baiano

Eva LeWitt, a New York City-based artist known for her site-specific installations and wall-based sculptures, has been invited by New York City Ballet to create a work for the company’s ninth Art Series. LeWitt will fabricate ten sculptures for a special one-night-only spring Art Series event on April 29, and attendees will be able to view her work both on and off the stage. The evening’s program includes Justin Peck’s Winter 2022 world premiere ballet “Partita,” for which LeWitt designed the sets.

The installation will be on view on April 29, when tickets throughout the house are priced at $38. Be sure to stick around post-performance for an after party on the Promenade to celebrate the evening. Her sculptures will also hang during all of NYCB’s spring performances from April 19 to May 29.

Tickets are on sale now at nycballet.com/artseries

Lead Underwriting support for the 2022 Art Series is provided by Lynne and Richard Pasculano.




Professional Certificate Programs through Pratt Institute’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies

February 28, 2022

Pratt Institute

Photo courtesy of Cheryl Stockton of Stockshot Studio

Enroll in a certificate program through Pratt Institute’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Courses are designed for all levels of experience and help participants develop new skills, develop portfolios, and pursue personal interests. Escape the isolation of a challenging pandemic and connect to others with virtual, in-person, and hybrid options.

Join us and:

  • Explore new paths
  • Enjoy flexibility
  • Be part of a community
  • Connect to and collaborate with like-minded professionals
  • Learn new technical skills
  • Receive constructive feedback from mentors and peers
  • Communicate with participants who share your goals and interests
  • Gain introductions to industry experts

What you may do:

  • Execute a video shoot with guidance from industry experts
  • Create a brand design for a fashion collection
  • Use the latest technology to market your business


  • Certificate of completion
  • Skills to transform your business
  • Portfolio development
  • Acquiring a competitive edge in your industry

Visit pratt.edu for more information. We look forward to you joining us.



Sell More Art Online Using Canvy’s Pre-Styled Rooms

February 21, 2022


After spending your valuable time creating your latest and greatest artwork, the last thing you need is a battle with cumbersome photo editing software just to showcase it. Canvy is an online app designed to help artists easily create compelling mockups and make a great first impression in their online shops.

With more than 500 customizable rooms and new options added almost daily, Canvy is built around the idea that each artwork deserves a unique display. That’s why they offer interiors in a range of styles, allowing you to change the color of the room and furniture, to visualize your art on the wall, and perfectly match the environment to your practice and audience.


Canvy.com is an online app to visualize pictures on wall to reach more potential buyers for your art

The same mockup room styled to match each artwork uniquely.

Canvy’s easy cropping and built-in frame tools ensure that every piece you highlight looks stunning and professional and that no mockup takes more than a few minutes to complete. Not sure what space suits your vibe? Get inspired by your fellow artists and try one of Canvy’s pre-styled rooms.

Once you’re done, you can export your mockups to Etsy on the fly and store your designs in Canvy’s digital database. The all-in-one platform helps you organize your works until they’re ready for the limelight and even offers its own site-building tool geared toward artists with unlimited content pages and traffic including free security.


Denise Comeau in her studio with her Canvy showcases from denisecomeau.com.

Dramatic increase in sales with mockups

French-Canadian artist Denise Comeau started using Canvy to display her abstract watercolors that reflect life along Baie Sainte-Marie’s shores in Canada. She’s noticed a dramatic impact on her audience and sales since using the app. “Canvy is a game changer. Since using it, I have seen a huge improvement in both my social media impact and my online sales,” she says.


Martin Wessel owner of the danish online poster store plakato.dk.

Showcasing made easier

Martin Wessel, the owner of Plakato, creates posters for each room of the house, and Canvy ensures that he doesn’t have to make an outsized investment in equipment or elaborately designed sets that come with a hefty price tag. “Canvy has made showcasing my posters in everyday scenarios a lot easier. The scenes are high quality and have that Scandinavian vibe which is spot on for my customers. Canvy is great help given that I don’t have equipment to make professional scenes to showcase my posters,” he says.

If you’d like to join Comeau, Wessel, and over 70,000 other creatives to see how Canvy can help simplify your practice, try a one-month Pro Membership for free!



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