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September 2011
How many social networks do you belong to these days? It might seem like too many, but this month Lori McNee lists the reasons that Google Plus is quickly becoming a great resource for artists.

Have you listed any items in the FNO Marketplace yet? Now you can sell your artwork online through FNO! It's free to list your items, complete fee information is listed here.

As always, if you have any particular topics you'd like to see covered here, or if you'd like to contribute an article to the FNO newsletters - drop me a line!

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8 Reasons Why Artists Should Join Google Plus
by Lori McNee

google plus for artistsMany of us are overwhelmed by the number of "must have" social networks that keep cropping up on the Internet. Yes even I, the big social media proponent for artists, have been feeling this way. I am already managing two blogs, a strong Twitter profile, a Facebook Fan Page, YouTube channel, and Stumblupon account while juggling my art career and family.

So, I  actually felt a sense of trepidation last week when I joined the newest social network, Google Plus.

But, I am happy to report that Google+ is just not another social network. G+ is also a blogging platform, micro-blogging site, email service, chat and video service, news feed, and more. It is graphically pleasing and easy to use.

Google calls it the “Google+ Project” and plans for it to reshape the company as it becomes the central part of Google’s whole identity. G+ has borrowed the best features from Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to create a better and different social networking experience. Read more

Register for the 3rd Annual ZAPP® Conference for Artists & Art Fair Professionals!

The 2011 ZAPP® Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, at the W Hotel, September 19-20, 2011. Join artists, art fair directors and staff, promoters, and the ZAPP® Team at this true professional development event for the art fair field. Explore sessions on visual arts and copyright law, what the jury process means to you as an artist, what the jury process says about your show, online marketing for artists and events using social media and other tools, and much more. Also, participate in a symposium about re-envisioning and strengthening the art fair business, and take advantage of free portfolio review opportunities. Tracks for both artists and art fair administrators; all are welcome, this event is not just for ZAPP® users. Register now at Special day-pass rates are available for Atlanta residents.

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