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Getting Ready For Threads: A Guide For Visual Artists

Getting Ready For Threads: A Guide For Visual Artists

Let’s face it, none of the tips below should be new to you, but they serve a constant reminders when setting up new accounts – like Threads. Getting ready for Threads? The first step is to jump in and set up your account. It can be intimidating trying something new, but I highly doubt you will start World War III. While setting up your new account, keep the following in mind.

Getting Ready For Threads

Social media is an indispensable tool for professional visual artists. It provides an incredible platform to showcase their work, connect with a wider audience, and even attract potential clients and collaborations. However, navigating the world of social media can be overwhelming, especially for artists who primarily focus on their craft. In this blog post, we will explore some valuable tips that can help professional visual artists make the most out of social media platforms.

  1. Define Your Brand and Story: Before diving into social media, it’s essential to define your brand and craft a compelling story. Consider what makes your artwork unique, what themes or styles define your work, and how you want to be perceived by your audience. This will help you create a consistent and cohesive brand across your social media profiles, making it easier for people to recognize and connect with your art.
  2. Choose the Right Platforms: With numerous social media platforms available, it’s important to select the ones that align with your goals and target audience. Instagram, for example, is a popular choice for visual artists due to its emphasis on visual content. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can also be valuable for building connections, engaging in discussions, and promoting your work.
  3. Optimize Your Profiles: Ensure that your social media profiles are optimized to reflect your artistic identity. Use a professional and eye-catching profile picture, write a compelling bio that succinctly describes your art and interests, and include a link to your portfolio or website. Use relevant keywords in your profile descriptions to improve discoverability.
  4. Consistent Posting Schedule: Consistency is key on social media. Set a realistic posting schedule that you can maintain consistently. Regularly sharing your artwork will keep your audience engaged and help you stay visible in their feeds. Experiment with different posting times and analyze your audience’s engagement metrics to determine the optimal posting schedule for your specific audience.
  5. High-Quality Visuals: As a visual artist, your artwork is your greatest asset. Invest time and effort into capturing and presenting high-quality visuals on social media. Use good lighting, capture multiple angles, and showcase the details of your work. Edit your images to ensure they accurately represent the colors and textures of your artwork. Remember to watermark your images to protect your work from unauthorized use.
  6. Engage with Your Audience: Social media is a two-way street, so make sure to actively engage with your audience. Respond to comments, messages, and inquiries promptly. Follow and interact with other artists, art communities, and potential clients. Engaging with others will help you build meaningful connections, expand your network, and gain valuable insights.
  7. Use Hashtags and Descriptions: Hashtags are a powerful tool for increasing the discoverability of your posts. Research and use relevant hashtags that are popular within the art community. Additionally, write meaningful and descriptive captions for your posts. Share the story behind your artwork, discuss your creative process, or ask thought-provoking questions to encourage engagement.
  8. Collaborate and Cross-Promote: Collaborating with other artists, art organizations, or influencers can help you expand your reach and attract new followers. Look for opportunities to collaborate on projects, exhibitions, or social media campaigns. Cross-promote each other’s work by sharing posts, tagging one another, or conducting joint giveaways. Collaborations can lead to mutually beneficial outcomes and expose your art to new audiences.
  9. Analyze and Adapt: Regularly analyze your social media performance using the built-in analytics tools or third-party platforms. Track metrics like engagement rate, follower growth, and post reach. Identify which types of content resonate the most with your audience and adjust your strategy accordingly. Experiment with different content formats, such as videos, time-lapse recordings, or behind-the-scenes glimpses, to keep your feed diverse and engaging.


Social media has opened up a world of opportunities for professional visual artists to showcase their work, engage with audiences, and establish a strong online presence. By following these tips and getting ready for Threads, visual artists can optimize their social media profiles, create engaging content, and build meaningful connections within the art community. Embrace the power of social media to take your art career to new heights and unlock a global audience for your artistic vision.

Next step

Finished setting up your Threads account? Great! Let’s amplify your presence. Apply to become represented by Side Arts. Limited capacity and jury review. Click here to learn more.


Exceptional Abstractions Exhibition (Mission Viejo, CA) – Call For Artists

Exceptional Abstractions Exhibition (Mission Viejo, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Mona Niko Gallery announces a call for artists for Exceptional Abstraction, an exhibition open to any abstract work including small sculptures.  Open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur.

Multiple art mediums are encouraged and will be considered in this call for art including acrylic, airbrush, charcoal, color pencil, computer art, digital art, digital photography, drawings, ceramics encaustic, fiber arts, graphite, illustration, mixed media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photo assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, traditional photography, video, and watercolor.


Click here for the application / registration 

Deadline: 7 Nov 2021

Entry Fee: $35 for up to 3 images

  • Artist Notification: November 13, 2021
  • Art Delivery: November 18 to November 24, 2021
  • Opening Reception: Saturday December 4, 2021 3PM to 6PM
  • Exhibition Runs: December 4 to December 31, 2021

Exceptional Abstraction Awards

  • First place $250
  • Second Place $150
  • Third place $100

Artist/Gallery Commission: 60% Artist, 40% Gallery

About Mona Niko Gallery

Mona Niko Gallery is an exceptional contemporary and fine art gallery located in Mission Viejo, California. They showcase many regional and artists from around the globe. Recognized as a premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Orange County, California; Mona Niko Gallery is aspires to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the visual arts culture.

The gallery’s goal is to feature and promote emerging and mid-level artists working in a wide variety of mediums. Works in the gallery include paintings, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. They promote their works to an extensive client list around the globe and are always seeking new and different shows for their art audience. Mona Niko Gallery affords emerging and guest artists a opportunity to develop and explore ideas in an atmosphere that supports risk taking and experimentation without the presence of censorship.

The gallery offers one of a kind exhibitions that are often themed. In addition to monthly art exhibitions, they have held fundraisers, musical events, poetry readings, auctions, and fashion shows. The gallery has been featured in several dozen publications and recognized by the Mayor of Mission Viejo, California.

Mona Niko is prolific in creating and showcasing her art. She has organized 6 solo art exhibitions and has participated in 20 group exhibitions in the Middle East and the United States. She has hosted exhibits in the Art Museum of Santa Ana, the Art Expo of New York, and the Art Fair of Laguna Beach.

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