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Why Advertise at Art Matters!?

The companion blog to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource is the Rogue Valley’s ONLY website dedicated to publishing news and current events for our art community.

  • 2013 Art Matters! Ad Sizes and RatesVisited by 1200-1500 unique individuals each month
  • 75% of traffic originates from the Rogue Valley, including parents concerned about art education for their children
  • More visits come from arts & culture-minded tourists planning trips and potential new residents planning moves to southern Oregon, as well as arts enthusiasts from all 51 states and over 110 countries
  • Qualified arts & culture audience, desirable for their higher dispensable income, sophisticated tastes and higher rates of travel to attend arts and cultural events
  • Attractive pricing with long-term discounts available
  • Advertisers benefit from a well established site that ranks highly with search engines
  • Ads can be linked anywhere online – Link yours to an article with more information posted at Art Matters!, a Facebook page or event, or your own website or blog – Drive traffic where you want it!
  • Ads appear on every page of our site, with 1000’s posts dating back to our launch in 2009
  • Syndicated posts contributed by local and regional artists, galleries, art centers, festivals and art-related businesses throughout the region provide fresh content daily
  • Well visited Facebook page brings visitors to our blog via links to articles. Links to new posts appear at Facebook and Twitter within minutes of publication
  • Frequent calls to artists and art education opportunities encourage repeat visitors
  • Additional advertising opportunities include sponsoring reviews and special articles reporting on well-attended art events throughout the region for extra viewers and ads that remain for the life of the post! Contact us for more information.

Publisher: Hannah West Design LLC
541-899-2012 ~ [email protected]


Complete rate schedule

Shared Ad Space

                Members                                                                             Sponsors

180×360             $15/mo; $175/year                                                            $25/mo; $300/year

Dedicated Ad Space

                                              Members                                                                Sponsors

180×360             $20/mo; $240/year                                                          $35/mo; $420/year

180×240             $15/mo; $180/year                                                          $20/mo; $240/year

180×180             $10/mo; $120/year (2 month minimum)                       $15/mo; $180/year (2 month minimum)

180×120              $5/mo; $60/year (3 month minimum)                           $8/mo; $95/year (3 month minimum)

You can pay for your ad with PayPal below, or we can email an invoice when we receive your ad image if you would prefer to pay by check. Please mail all checks to Hannah West Design, PO Box 914, Jacksonville, OR 97530. Your ad will be posted when we receive your payment. You can upload your ad HERE, use the form beneath the ad specifications that follow, or email it to [email protected]


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Web Advertising Specs and Information

Currently, our primary web advertising space for members is the shared/rotating space in the top position of the right sidebar. We offer this prime ad space to non-members at $25/mo and members for $15/mo. Ads rotate in random order, and can be stopped for reading convenience by hovering the mouse over the ad.

Static ad spaces are available for the entire right sidebar, and appear on every page of the website. Advertisers should submit their ads in jpg format at high resolution and maximum quality settings. Ads are linked to the home page of your website by default; if you would like them linked to an article, Facebook page/event or elsewhere online, please include the url where you want your ad linked.

Please inquire about custom banner ads with placement in other spaces in the website; we are happy to discuss custom ads or paid posts promoting special events, sales, discounts and coupons. In addition, it is our goal to provide more handcrafted content as this consistently increases traffic to the website. There are many arts & culture events we would like to report on, and sponsors for these special posts will make this possible. We will provide sponsors with large ads embedded in the body of these posts, which will remain for the life of the post (indefinitely in nearly all cases). Please contact us to discuss custom advertising options in the body of posts covering local arts & culture, gallery reviews, studio visits and interviews, art benefiting community, and art from the heart (non-profits, benefits and charity events) posts.

We believe in the power of linking and networking online to promote business. To help us promote your business online, please consider the following:

  • Embed tags and information about your business in the metadata of your ad image. We use a lossless optimization method which will preserve your metadata and the quality of your image.
  • Advertisers can provide a brief paragraph of additional text which will show as a tooltip on hover.
  • Foursquare is a social network being used to promote businesses with brick and mortar presences. Visitors check in to a location and can upload pictures, leave reviews and earn status points. All their activities can be shared on their favorite social network. Advertisers using Foursquare should provide their Foursquare Venue ID so we can add Foursquare Todos to posts announcing events or specials for your venue.
  • We recommend all southern Oregon restaurants, accommodations and attractions create a listing on so visitor reviews of your business will appear in the widgets in our Visitor Resources pages at Ask us about advertising options for the individual city pages in this category!


Thank you for advertising with Art Matters!.

Please submit your ads in jpg format at high resolution and maximum quality settings; we will optimize them for the web using a lossless tool to retain your metadata and image quality. All ads are 180 pixels wide, please make sure your image is the correct size. Ads are linked to the home page of your website by default; if you would like them linked to an article, Facebook page/event or elsewhere online, please include the url where you want your ad linked.

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