1. Build a professional profile: Write a description that mentions your art work. Add a link to your website or portfolio. Connect your Pinterest to your Twitter and Facebook profiles to let your followers know about your social media presence.
2. Organize your boards: You can create as many boards as you'd like. If you are a photogra[her, you can do a board by photo shoot, or magazine you have worked with. If you are a sculptor, create a board by theme or exhibition. You can even have a "Social Media" board with a pin linking to each of your social media profiles.
3. Don't limit your boards to your own work: Create boards about what inspires you (other artists, museums, exhibitions, etc.) so that your followers get a sense of your personality and go beyond your work.
4. Make the best out of your pins: You can either pin by uploading an image from your computer (or smartphone via the Pinterest app), via a website, or re-pinning. Whatever method you use, make sure there is a link in the description of the pin and keywords. For the keywords, use hashtags as they are clickable and searchable. Re-pinning someone else's pin is also a good way to have yourself noticed by this user, if your goal is to connect with him/her.
5. Follow other people's boards: Many artists, art websites, festivals, museums, galleries, have a Pinterest account. If you follow them, there are more chances that they will follow you back or discover your work.