When uploading an artwork, you will find that you need to complete certain information about it on the artwork's form. The form includes mandatory fields and some that are optional. We provide the possibility of uploading 2D artworks, videos and NFTs.
Indistinct to the type of artwork, when uploading an artwork there are some mandatory fields you will have to complete. These are: uploading the image, adding the title and height.
You'll fill these at the form below.
Do not feel overwhelmed by the amount of fields to field. As mentioned, the majority are optional and they are there in case you want to get more specific.
1. Upload artwork image
Whether it is a conventional artwork, an NFT, a video or a GIF, you will still have to upload an artwork image. For 2D art pieces, you will be uploading the photo of the artwork as you want to display it.
In the case of video files or NFTs, what you will be uploading is a thumbnail for Virtual Exhibition visitors to see, and once they click or tap on it, they can see it in detail. Below, you will see examples on how a thumbnail for videos or GIFs look like in a virtual exhibition. The viewers will be able to see the video or GIFs playing in a viewer that will open up with the video's information.
This is the view when navigating the exhibition. You will see the thumbnail image that was uploaded, and the "play" symbol on it.
This is the view when they click or tap the artwork's thumbnail. A pop up window will open up and display the artwork's information and the video is displayed.
2. Add a Title
Right below the Upload Artwork button, you will add the Title for the piece. You may also type in the Artist name and a description of the piece. In the description, you may add details about the piece, the process, the artist or whichever information is more appropriate for your piece.
3. Set the Size
The next step is to enter the size of the artwork. The height is compulsory, and the width can be indicated or otherwise it will be calculated as per the image's aspect ratio.
Then you'll see a few optional fields,
- Date: It normally refers to year the piece was created.
- Price: It will display on the Virtual Exhibitions artwork detail. For now, it will show the $ sign (USD). We are working on the possibility of changing the currency and showing other price symbols as well.
- Collections: This section is for those who have created collections or want to create new collections to categorize your artworks. As the instructions read, to add a new collection, start typing and then press enter.
For the privacy section you can choose Private/ Public and this refers to if this artwork will be visible in your Discover Profile.
Add a purchase URL if you want to redirect your buyers to a purchase page on your website. This is visible inside Virtual Exhibitions and the AR Mobile App.
For the Video URL section you can paste a public video link from Vimeo or YouTube link. Read How to upload a video to my Virtual Exhibition to learn more.
For those in the NFT world, you can upload your NFT by pasting your Open Sea link. Paste your buying link from Open Sea, in the purchase URL section. This will add a "Buy" button to the image inside Virtual Exhibitions and ArtPlacer AR app which will redirect to the link you pasted. Paste your NFT link to the NFT URL field. This will be linked to your NFT image/gif.
The View more URL serves for those who have a site that you want to send your collectors to when they want to know more about the piece or see others in your collection.
5. Medium and Material
Scroll amongst the Medium options if you want to specify the medium of your artwork, as seen in the image below.
Also, you can fill in the Material for your artwork, for it to be displayed in your artwork's information.
4. Colors, Size and Shape
This information helps you categorize the filters in the artworks section, and it is also displayed on Discover ArtPlacer. These filters are: color, size shape, medium and material.
You can choose the Colors as a way of categorizing and setting an order for when you are searching among your collections.
You may select Size and Shape to indicate how the canvas or frame shape is, and find it easier later applying filters in the artwork section.