Artists of Texas: Learn to register your artwork with BlueLabel

Posted by    |    November 29th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Wednesday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas Contemporary, you can hear Museum Development Assistant and BlueLabel Representative Clare Chadwick speak about the newest way to register your artwork: BlueLabel.

A perennial problem in the artworld, said Chadwick, has been  inaccuracy in the information surrounding works of art. Museum archives, gallery directories, auction catalogues, books and even artists’ own records frequently provide inconsistent details concerning a work’s title, date, dimensions and materials.

BlueLabel aims to solve that problem by providing an electronic platform for artists to register and permanently lock details of their artworks. That way, the information comes straight from the source and collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and art aficionados can be confident that the information they find within the database is legitimate.

Because of Dallas Contemporary’s partnership with BlueLabel, Texas artists have the opportunity to create its own regional directory and statewide registry — there currently is no other authoritative artist registry in Texas, though BlueLabel has gained significant popularity overseas.

The database offers a number of other features, such as sharing labels, creating labels for estates, and building virtual collections, all of which you can learn about at

Chadwick’s presentation will be geared mostly towards the ways BlueLabel can benefit the artist, particularly how important it is to appear organized to collectors and curators, to have a comprehensive archive of works and to be proactive about self-promotion.

So, if you’re an artist, collector, curator or just a lover of art, stop by the Contemporary Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. to learn more about registering artwork and using the BlueLabel platform! The event is free for museum members and $10 for non-members. Artists and students can join for $35 here, and come to workshops for free for the whole year.