Arts + Crafts

I Vote For Art

September 30, 2008

I was so happy when Ben from I Vote For Art wrote in to announce his newish (opened in May) affordable art shop online featuring the work of talented artists worldwide. I am so inspired by art, seeing how people translate emotions, dreams, their surroundings, memories, etc. into something visual that can be displayed and cherished is so very special to me as I know you feel the same way as I do… We are such art junkies, we can’t get enough! Fortunately there are websites like I Vote For Art to satisfy our desire for more, more, MORE!

I Vote For ArtJellyfish by Leo Hillier.

Here is how I Vote For Art works: Create a free account like I did and then have a look at the artwork and if you see something you like click on the little thumb to cast your vote. The art with the most votes gets promoted to the front page giving that artist the chance to have their work seen before all who visit the site. I think this is a very cool concept — site users can voice their opinion — way to go with your rad idea Ben!

I Vote For ArtInstructions by Kareem Rizk.

I Vote For ArtCasitas by Marco Recuero.

I Vote For Art
Mr. Bowler by Sauerkids.

I Vote For ArtAbril by Seniorita Polyester.

I Vote For Art Today Is The Greatest by ben the illustrator.

Of course, the site isn’t only about voting… you can buy art (yay!) and even sell your own work and by listing your piece(s) on I Vote For Art you can also see how people respond to it. Interested in learning more? You can find out the full scoop-de-doop here.

Thanks Ben for writing in, I voted for the works above…

(images from the sources listed above via i vote for art)


  • Reply Diana September 30, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Oh wow – what a great idea for an art site! I’m going to have to check this out – and let Arts in RI know about it at the meeting I’m running off to!

    Dianas last blog post: Some Reader Love

  • Reply mayaluna September 30, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I’m heading right over…what a phenomenal concept! Thank you for always sharing such inspiring and innovative sites. You’re an endless well.

    mayalunas last blog post: much appreciation

  • Reply Alarna Zinn September 30, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    This is such a great idea!! – and a good opportunity to promote the artist behind the work, I really like that most about this concept! Makes it a lot more special. Nice choices!

    Alarna Zinns last blog post: like I give a frock.

  • Reply Rachel September 30, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Wow, what a fabulous concept. I love it!

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente September 30, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Love. love, love this! On my way over to “vote for art”!

    Melissa de la Fuentes last blog post: Ellie

  • Reply Andy Mathis September 30, 2008 at 8:09 pm


    The site reminds me of another site. Can’t remember who or where.

    Andy Mathiss last blog post: Little Pumpkins- on Yupo

  • Reply Kim Bagwill (aka The Frantic Meerkat) September 30, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    What a great idea! And I love the art you featured. I’m off to check it out!

    Kim Bagwill (aka The Frantic Meerkat)s last blog post: Let’s have a Robot House Party!

  • Reply Lexy September 30, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks for posting about this site, Holly!

    I just submitted my artwork :)

    Lexys last blog post: I like Kookaburras.

  • Reply margie oomen September 30, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    thanks so much for telling us about this awesome site. I am going there right now to vote and maybe do some early christmas internet window shopping. I am starting to compile gift giving and making lists and I love to put original art under the christmas tree. Love the layout of your new site.

    margie oomens last blog post: Mummification by Felt and Vintage laces

  • Reply Ben Rowe October 1, 2008 at 3:55 am

    Hi Holly,

    Thank you so much for the kind words and great post! It is indeed an honour to be mentioned here!

    My inbox has been nice and full with new members signing up today, and some great artwork submissions as well. So thanks again.

    And stay tuned … there’s a whole lot more new artists that will be coming on board soon.

    Ben @ i vote for art

  • Reply Lily October 1, 2008 at 4:53 am

    Great concept love the artists choice thanks for this link…..

    Lilys last blog post: Torchons Litt?raires

  • Reply kelly October 1, 2008 at 6:32 am

    great idea and post. i am loving this.
    i will be heading over to check it all out.
    thanks for the heads up.

    kellys last blog post: mornin’ world

  • Reply VisuaLingual October 1, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    This is such a cool concept, and I love a lot of the work shown on the site.

    VisuaLinguals last blog post: Vine Street Coasters

  • Reply Steve October 1, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    This is one of the best art sites I have seen – it’s like the democratisation of art – I love it. Well done Ben.

  • Reply Tabitha (From Single to Married) October 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    That is so cool! I see things I would love to buy – what a great idea!

    Tabitha (From Single to Married)s last blog post: A Little Friday Gratitude

  • Reply Tony Gosling October 20, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Voting for favourite art is a nice idea. I have been doing this on my website for a couple of year. People can vote on their favourite work by a great artist ranging from Da Vinci to Degas.

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