Art Career Class

MODULE 19: Online Sales

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Q. & A. Session.

Question: Why should an artist participate in online sales?

Answer: 

  • 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.

 

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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

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-online-platform-for-your-art-sales-goals

Guardian

Artsy Shary - 250 Places Artists Can Sell Their Artwoirk On-Line

https://www.artsyshark.com/125-places-to-sell/

 

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

https://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2014/jan/28/selling-art-online-tips-artists

The Abundent Artist - 17 Ways to Sell Your Art On-Line

http://theabundantartist.com/15-ways-to-sell-your-art-online/

Art Store Front Blog - 20 Must Have Features to Sell Art On-Line with Your Website

http://blog.artstorefronts.com/features-sell-art-online/

 

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)

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-5-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-booming-online-art-market

Forbes - Art Market Cooling but On-Line Sales Booming

http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahweinswig/2016/05/13/art-market-cooling-but-online-sales-booming/#6e0630262078

ArtNet - The Truth About the Murky Online Market

https://news.artnet.com/market/the-truth-about-the-murky-online-art-market-53811

 

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

https://www.artnet.com/auctions/all-artworks/

The Econimist - Art Auctions On-Line

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21689621-online-auctions-are-changing-art-market-not-yet-upending-it-going-once-going-twice

Artprice - The Art Markets' Prices and Images

http://www.artprice.com

 

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

https://smallbiztrends.com/2016/03/online-art-sales-double.html

New York Times - Art Makes a Move On-Line

https://smallbiztrends.com/2016/03/online-art-sales-double.html

Think Advisor - On-Line Art Sales Gather Steam Among Buyers

http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2015/04/27/online-art-sales-gather-steam-among-buyers

Art Business - How Art Galleries Sell Art On-Line

http://www.artbusiness.com/how-art-galleries-sell-art-online.html

Business Researcher - Global On-Line Art Sales

http://businessresearcher.sagepub.com/sbr-1775-100231-2737693/20160704/online-sales-of-art-are-soaring

 

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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

 

Art Dimensions

http://www.artdimensionsonline.com

 

Art Finder

https://www.artfinder.com

 

Art fire

https://www.artfire.com | Art, crafts and handmade items | $ 12.95 monthly shop fee | SELL


ArtMajeur

https://www.artmajeur.com/en/


Artspace

https://www.artspace.com

 

Art Show

http://www.artshow.com


Artspan

https://www.artspan.com


Artsy

https://www.artsy.net

 

Artulis

https://www.artulis.com | Crafts and handmade items, UK based | $ | SELL


Contemporary Art Online

https://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com

 

Curator Engine

http://curatorengine.com | Online sales |


Eye storm

http://www.eyestorm.com/Pages/EyeHome.aspx

 

Foundmyself.com

https://www.foundmyself.com


New Blood Art

https://www.newbloodart.com | Contemporary gallery | Free + commission | SELL

 

Gallery Today

https://www.gallery.today.com | Sells original work | Unknown fee/commission | SELL

 

Etsy

https://www.etsy.com | Focussed on crafts and handmade items | $ | SELL

 

Folksy

https://www.folksy.com | Crafts and handmade items, UK based | $ | SELL

 

Portraits

https://www.portraity.com Specializing in portraits | Free to submit - different membership packages available | SELL

 

Rise Art

http://www.riseart.com/art

 

Saatch on-line

https://www.saatchionline.com | Sells original work | POD | Commission 30% | SELL

 

State of the Art

http://www.stateoftheart-gallery.com/browse-art-for-sale

 

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