Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Affiliate Program

I am planning to start an affiliate program, and looking to hear from you...

Basically, I would like to formalize a program that gives commissions to people or businesses who refer others to my artwork and which leads to a sale. The program would provide specialized support in the form of brochures, displays, communication, special studio visits, etc.

I would also like to setup a click-through program for websites that refer traffic to my website.

I would love to hear what things you would like to see from this program.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Art-A-Fair Interview

I am priviledged to share with you an interview published by Art-A-Fair in their March newsletter. To sign up for their newsletters, please go to http://www.art-a-fair.com/contact.asp

"Michelle LaRae’s classic car oil paintings caught the attention of In-N-Out Burger last year, resulting in a delicious combo: they commissioned her to paint a picture for the back of their popular t-shirts. Congratulations on this honor, Michelle!

So, Michelle, how did In-N-Out Burger select you to be their latest Collector T-shirt Artist?
Before they even contacted me, they had researched several artists on the Internet. They then narrowed it down to a couple of artists, and interviewed each of us. I think they were looking for a local artist who painted classic cars (In-N-Out Burger is based in LA).

How was the painting's theme chosen?
The theme was their idea, but I was really excited when I heard about it. Supporting our troops is a really big issue for me. I know that things are really controversial with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we cannot forget how these young men and women are sacrificing so much to
protect us and our country.

Where can we find these t-shirts?
The t-shirts are for sale at any In-N-Out Burger restaurant or their website "http://www.in-n-out.com/". They currently have restaurants in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. I don’t sell the t-shirts, but I would be happy to sign one if someone asks.

Do you accept private commissions, if someone wants their own classic car painting?

I hear you attend a unique church…
Yes, we attend the Hot Rod Church for Sinners (www. hotrodchurch.com). It’s a small church that meets at Santora’s Hot Wings on Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo at 9:30. They play Christian Rockabilly music and give a message in an informal setting. Many bring their hot rods, but you do not have to own a hot rod to attend.

You can find out more about Michelle at http://www.LaRaeClassicCars.com, or view her beautiful landscape paintings at http://www.michellelarae.com.

Ask her about the time she went drag racing!"
- Art-A-Fair