The 'Sign me in automatically' is optional, it saves your username and password on your computer and every time you access the page you will be automatically logged in.
If you forget your password, please click on the 'Forgot your Password?' link of the front of the directory or on the sponsor login page. The password recovery email will be sent to the email address provided from your Contact Information. The email will contain a link which will redirect the user to the 'Manage Account' section, where the password can be updated.
After you are logged in, click on 'Account Settings' link, you will see the 'Current Password' field, type your current password in this field and your new password on the fields 'Password' and 'Retype Password', then hit the submit button.
To sign up as a member go to the 'JOIN' link at top menu, select one of the memberships levels (please note the each membership levels has certain features included), then click the trial button. Fill out all fields, write down your username and password for future reference, enter payment information for you and follow the steps to finish the process. Please make sure all of the information is complete and accurate, as you will be notified when your listing is approved or denied (and the reason why) within 72 hours. Incomplete listings will not be approve or appear on the website regardless of payment and/or membership. To sign up as a visitor go to 'SIGN IN' link at top menu, click the 'Register Tab' and fill out all fields and click in 'Register'.
If you attempt to access your account and type in an incorrect password 5 times the account will lock for 1 hour. This is for security reasons.
The BGWP Membership is open to all Black women/girls who paint, those who want to learn from black women who paint, AND those interested in increasing their artistic and/or creative businesses.
If you would like to cancel your membership, please fill out the form at www.blackgirlswhopaint.com/cancel.html and your account will be canceled and removed within 3 days.
Your name, high-quality photos of your art that support your offered services (categories), your location, tagline (summary description), your artist bio (description), search keywords, email, website, social media handles, and SEO details are required for your profile to be considered complete. If any of this information is incomplete or not included, your listing will not be included. Please, no explicit nudity or violence.
A high-quality graphic/flyer of the event, tagline (summary description), event information (description), keyword search, social media pages (if applicable), website, venue location/information, start and end time, start and end date, and SEO information is required for all events. Please be sure to include ticket information (if applicable) and age requirement (if applicable).
BGWP takes 0% commissions from any art sold or deals. All sales are made though the artist directly. As such, BGWP is not liable for the transportation, shipping, taxes, etc. related to any purchase of art or the redemption/use of deals..
You must be a Premium or Deluxe Listing Member in order to submit your artwork to our Available Art Collection page. All available art for sale must be a high-quality photo of your original painting (not print or reproduction) with the outside background cropped out (only include the frame if applicable). You must include the name of the painting, summary description (dimensions, medium, and material), description (extended meaning/story behind the painting and whether or not shipping is included), price, contact name, email, website, location, and SEO information. All Available Art paintings must meet these specific requirements to ensure high quality and a variety of artwork is available, increase the chances of obtaining a sale, and BGWP brand alignment. We will not approve any grainy or pixelated photos of your artwork or artwork with explicit nudity or violence. Before deciding to submit, please take a look at our current collection (www.blackgirlswhopaint.com/art) for a good indication of the work we showcase. If your listing is not approved, you can adjust/complete the information, submit a different painting and information, request a downgrade. There are no refunds.
Every box should be complete in order for your completion to be 100%. If you have 80% or 87%, your profile is complete, as no street addresses or location reference should be included in this directory. The Address, Address 2, and Reference Boxes will soon be removed because of this. Until, make sure every box but those 3 are filled.
No. You do not have to be based in any particular country to join this directory. We welcome all Black women painters to join! Although most members are currently based in the USA, not all. Our goal is to be a global platform and directory for Black women painters, especially in places where representation is limited. The more Black women artists from a variety of countries join our directory, the more we can focus on more geographic-centered marketing for our directory and provide opportunities for said members.
No. Becoming a BGWP member grants access to your associated member level benefits. Our social media platforms highlight the stories of Black women painters and our art, members and non-members (occasionally). Features on social media depend on our posting guidelines (high-quality photo and associated caption) and schedule (themes, announcements, campaigns, etc). We have a private members-only Instagram page that is used to repost active members who post or submit photos that meet our guidelines.
No. BGWP social media platforms only features BGWP members, initiatives, partners, resources, and marketing campaigns (#BGWPartmoms, #iRockMyBGWP, etc.). All of our resources are now going towards our members and Award Fund. There may be occasions where we open our social media platforms to non-members or organizations. These occasions will be free and announced accordingly.
Yes, you will have to pay the full current yearly membership fee to rejoin. The way that membership sites work is that the membership allows you to have access to the content/benefits from the date you paid. Since BGWP only offers a yearly membership, this is the same if you are a member for 1 month, 6, or 12, regardless of if your Member Listing is active (all Member Listings and updates must be approved before made active on our website to ensure completion and accuracy). There are no pauses. Once you cancel or your membership ends, your access is removed. You will need to start a new yearly membership in order to regain access.