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Ask Bj.

I get many emails from fellow artists with questions about all aspects of art and the business. I will be posting the ones that I feel will help others here and encourage everyone to read through them for inspiration or help. Please feel free to add your own two cents in the comments, or, post your own question. If I don’t have the answer, perhaps another member will.

ARS makes Photobucket finally comply

I wish I would have found ARS sooner! Since March of 2011 (almost a year!), I have been form-filling and letter writing trying to get my copyrighted artworks off of Photobucket’s website. ARS stepped in…and in 1 day, yes, I said it, 1 day…they got Photobucket to comply. Thank you ARS! Fellow Artists…if you have … Continue reading »

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Beware: forgeries of Bj. deCastro’s artwork

I just got another call today about a website that is suspect of selling forgeries of ‘Original Oil Paintings by Bj. deCastro at wholesale prices.’  Apparently it was found by a Google search with the words Oil Paintings For Sale in California.  It was also reported to be a seller from China.  I have tried … Continue reading »

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Need an art price?

Artprice, the true price of fine art – Fine art pricing information. Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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Free online art display

Free Online gallery at ArtWanted.com!  Join Now!  Artists, photos, illustration, 3d art, fine art, anime…creative talent invited! Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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How to read and what to look for in Scam Emails:

Art Scam Emails To See The Source Code: Open Email…Click on File…Click on Properties…Click on Details…Click on Message Source First, look at the ‘Received: from’ lines. Usually, if there are nothing but a long list of numbers, that should be your first clue. You are also looking for servers that specialize in email spamming accounts. … Continue reading »

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Website Owners…Do You Know If You Do?

 by Bj. de Castro, Artist and SEO Webmaster  Bj. just saw a thief on t.v. – beware site owners! O.k.  I walk out of my office and into the kitchen where my wonderful newly retired husband has just made me lunch.  We sit down together on the sofa and click on the ol’ plasma for … Continue reading »

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Hover over link first

Use your mouse to test emails for Scams! Wednesday 28 June 2006 @ 6:54 am Just a reminder and/or a tip…simply place your mouse over the link in your email without clicking.  Then look at the bottom of your application window in the left hand corner….  Here you will see the ‘actual’ Internet address.  Compare … Continue reading »

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Bye-bye Art Scam Category

I started the Art Scams blog because of the horrible stories I had emailed to me from fellow artists and there were no warnings posted anywhere at the time.  Now, there are much larger art networks that have taken the torch with greater success on a grander scale.  There is no more need for my whimpy blog, … Continue reading »

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Canvas Prints

CanvasonDemand – Canvas On Demand transforms your pictures, digital photo enlargements, traditional photo enlargements, family portraits, senior portraits and pet portraits into beautiful giclee style canvas prints. A photo on canvas makes for a unique gift for any occasion Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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What is ‘Spidered’ – put simply.

‘Spidered’ is what it is called when the Search Engines decide your site is worthy of listing in their databases and your files are spread across the Internet.  (sites do not show up in searches, until they are listed.) Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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