MODULE 19: Online Sales
Q. & A. Session.
Question: Why should an artist participate in online sales?
- Online sales are the fastest growing sector of the artmarket. Most galleries even make a significant amount of their sales through online collectors who have never seen the work in person!
- Whether you are represented by an online sales gallery or are represented by your gallery through an online sales service knowing about this part of the market is now an essential part of business.
- There are also services which do direct to market sales for you but you must carefully read the contracts and conditions to make sure you aren't signing up for a bad deal.
PART I: SELF-EDUCATE ON ONLINE SALES AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON QUIZ 19.
Question 1: How do you choose the right on-line platfrom for art sales? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.
Artwork Archive - How to Choose the Right Online Platform for Your Art Sales Goals
Artsy Shary - 250 Places Artists Can Sell Their Artwoirk On-Line
Question 2: What are some tips for selling artwork on-line? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.
Selling Art Online and Reaching New Markets: 5 Tips for Artists
The Abundent Artist - 17 Ways to Sell Your Art On-Line
Art Store Front Blog - 20 Must Have Features to Sell Art On-Line with Your Website
Question 3: What do you need to know about the booming on-line art market? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.
Artsy - 5 Things You Meed to Know about the Booming Art Market (On-Line)
Forbes - Art Market Cooling but On-Line Sales Booming
ArtNet - The Truth About the Murky Online Market
Question 4: What do we need to know about buying and selling artwork at on-line auctions? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.
ArtNet - Buy and Sell artwork on Artnet Auctions
The Econimist - Art Auctions On-Line
Artprice - The Art Markets' Prices and Images
Question 5: What do we need to know about on-line sales from small retailers to global marketers? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.
Online Art Market Doubles for Small Retailers
New York Times - Art Makes a Move On-Line
Think Advisor - On-Line Art Sales Gather Steam Among Buyers
Art Business - How Art Galleries Sell Art On-Line
Business Researcher - Global On-Line Art Sales
PART 2: INCLUDE LINKS TO ART SALES SITES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH IN THE FUTURE OR SERVERS YOU WOULD DO DIRECT TO MARKET SALES WITH ON QUIZ 19.
Make a list of art sales sites that you might use to promote your work in the future. The direct sales, art leasing and online gallery market are growing fast, and provide a myriad of new opportunities for artists. Research art sales sites, contracts and conditions thoroughly to know which ones are right for you.
ART SALES SITES
5 Pieces Gallery
https://www.5piecesgallery.com | Young contemporary art in the media of painting, drawing, print and photography | SELL
https://www.artfire.com | Art, crafts and handmade items | $ 12.95 monthly shop fee | SELL
https://www.artulis.com | Crafts and handmade items, UK based | $ | SELL
Contemporary Art Online
http://curatorengine.com | Online sales |
New Blood Art
https://www.newbloodart.com | Contemporary gallery | Free + commission | SELL
https://www.gallery.today.com | Sells original work | Unknown fee/commission | SELL
https://www.etsy.com | Focussed on crafts and handmade items | $ | SELL
https://www.folksy.com | Crafts and handmade items, UK based | $ | SELL
https://www.portraity.com | Specializing in portraits | Free to submit - different membership packages available | SELL
https://www.saatchionline.com | Sells original work | POD | Commission 30% | SELL
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