ArtBoja – Custom Art Prints by Unique Artists

In case you haven’t heard of ArtBoja, it’s an online gallery of custom art prints, carefully curated from a selection of international digital artists.

We are pleased to announce that since its initial launch in August of 2016, ArtBoja has grown to include:

  • Over 800 artists
  • 5,000+ original works of art
  • 22 countries represented

ArtBoja custom art prints

We’d like to recap the story behind ArtBoja, and follow up with the founders about what has made the fine art printing site so successful in its first six months.

How It Began

The Idea: Paul Bartell, a tenured retoucher at Artisan Colour, was taking an online digital art class with Sebastian Michaels. Michaels is known for such publications as Living the Photo Artistic Life and Quill and Camera, and his increasingly popular Photoshop Artistry courses. Bartell couldn’t stop raving about everything he was learning, and the great network of fellow students he was meeting all over the globe.

Michaels has built a fantastic online community, and we knew that we had tapped into a passionate talent pool that would give us the level of image resources ArtisanHD has always been looking for.

The Goal: Connect ArtisanHD’s consumers of fine art with its community of artists and photographers. Beyond crafting exceptional custom art prints for artists and art lovers, creating an art community.

The Process: ArtisanHD’s Paul Bartell, Mike Goldner, and Alex Regan began brainstorming a unique website design to bring this online artist community to life. After many weeks of collaborative discussion with Michaels, they arrived at what is now ArtBoja.com. The name, (pronounced ART BO-JAH) is derived from the Bosnian word BOJA, meaning COLOUR.

The Test: As the site began taking shape, we invited four of Sebastian’s top students to submit their work and start building their exclusive Artist Homepages, with biographies and links to their social media sites. It was important to let people know that behind each image on the site, a passionate, talented artist stands ready and willing to share his or her creations with the world in the form of ArtisanHD custom art prints.

ArtBoja Custom Art Print Artists

The Result:

You don’t have to take our word for it! Check out our professional-quality custom art prints at ArtBoja.com. From landscapes to portraits to whimsical scenes, we know you’ll be impressed with the uniqueness and quality of work displayed on the site.

An Interview with Co-Creator Sebastian Michaels

We caught up with co-creator Sebastian Michaels, and asked what he thinks about the substantial growth of ArtBoja since its launch in August 2016.

ArtBoja is now six months old, and the site has grown to include over 800 artists with 22 countries represented. Why do you think the site has grown so much in such a short time? 

Living the Photo Artistic Life

With the ever-increasing talents of the advanced “AWAKE” group [Michael’s online community of students from his digital art courses] and the continual encouragement within our group of artists to build out portfolios, I think we’re seeing more and morejump on board … if only not to get left behind!  It also helps that the ArtisanHD team behind ArtBoja has made the site increasingly attractive in terms of its functionality and its capabilities for all our international artists.  Promoting the various ArtBoja portfolios within our magazine every month, in artist spotlights on our Facebook page, and on my Blog is also helping a great deal, because everyone is seeing the excitement and success of the artists who get featured… I really think we’re just beginning here.  It’s only going to get more exciting as the year progresses.

What should artists know about working with ArtBoja?

I think it’s very important to remember that you have to invest some time in putting together the best possible portfolio you can — your best work, backed by a stellar bio and profile image.  It’s also very important to keep in mind what kinds of artwork will actually sell as custom art prints.  The market for prints featuring dragons and apocalyptic cities in ruin are never going to make for big sellers in the interior design world!  So you need to build your portfolio intelligently.

What has been your experience collaborating with ArtisanHD to get the site up and running? Was it overall positive? What did you like most about working with ArtisanHD? 

ArtisanHD has been nothing short of fabulous from day one.  They’ve been incredible.  The talent at work, the dedication, the professionalism … And the end result!  Just a stunning experience, culminating in an absolutely stunning site.  Couldn’t be more pleased.

What needs to happen to make the site a complete success?

I think with the integration of PayPal commissions for international artists, the site is utterly brilliant.  It might be cool to build in the functionality that would allow artists to upload sample interior design mock-ups showcasing their work as it would look displayed in a home or in a gallery, but that’s already in the works I believe [it is, see images throughout post], and is just a clever improvement to an already spectacular site.

What would you like to see happen when ArtBoja hits one year?

Send all my top artists a birthday cake?

In Conclusion – The Future of Custom Art Prints

The best part about this era of digital technology is that with the click of a button, people from all over the world can view and order work from a single artist or a variety of artists. You can decorate an entire home or office with custom art prints that work with your decor or design.

So whether you’re an art collector, looking for décor for your office, or just looking for some visual inspiration, check out ArtBoja.com!

If you’re interested in printing your own digital art and/or photos, visit www.ArtisanHD.com. There is currently a sale on Dibond prints. If you’re looking for something different to hang on your wall, use our customizer to upload your image and get 30% off until April 10th!

2017-08-30T15:33:09+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Art, ArtBoja, ArtisanHD, Interior Design, Photography, Professional Printing, Wall Art|

About the Author:

Glenna Goldman
As a digital media marketing professional, Glenna enjoys using her skills in social media and web marketing, video production, and photography to connect with audiences across the globe. With Artisan, she aspires to bridge the gap between the technical and creative minds involved in printing and photographic artistry. Check out her travel blog at www.gwhotravels.com.

8 Comments

  1. Michelle Mondragon April 5th, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Outstanding company showcasing outstanding artists.
    Show some love, buy original art.

  2. Kathleen Greenwood April 5th, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Great article! Love ArtBoja!

  3. Glenna Goldman
    Glenna Goldman April 6th, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Thanks Kathleen! We’re so glad you love ArtBoja.

    If you’d like, check out our Facebook page or Twitter account to keep in touch with our community of artists and art lovers.

    Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for the website!

  4. Glenna Goldman
    Glenna Goldman April 6th, 2017 at 8:18 am

    We’re so happy to have you as part of our unique ArtBoja community, Michelle! Love your work (especially the Homesteads, since I’m from Iowa too).

    If you’d like, check out our Facebook page or Twitter account to keep in touch with our community of artists and art lovers.

    Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for the website!

  5. Christina Brunton April 7th, 2017 at 8:17 am

    A real interesting read and wonderful art work by lots of very talented artists. Good on you ArtBoja.

  6. Glenna Goldman
    Glenna Goldman April 7th, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Thanks Christina, we’re so happy to have you as a contributor on ArtBoja!

    If you’d like, check out our Facebook page or Twitter account to keep in touch with our community of artists and art lovers.

    Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for the website!

  7. Hector J. August 30th, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Is it possible to mix-n-match, and combine 2 prints to create your own “custom” print? I saw some geometric designs, and I’d like to combine one of them with a print pattern to create my own custom print. Is this possible?

  8. ArtBoja Support
    ArtBoja Support August 30th, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Hello Hector, thanks for reaching out! I’m glad you found some imagery that intrigues you on our fine art print site. As to blending images – well, that’s 100% up to the member/artist. If you found 2 by the same artist, we can certainly get you in touch with the artist to see if they are OK with a blended/custom merge of 2 pieces.

    While I can facilitate an email introduction, please note that we, as the Print Company, cannot combine or alter any of the images posted on the website. For any further questions, please contact support@artboja.com. Thanks!

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