Online Original Art Sales: Home Decor vs Contemporary Gallery Venues

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I’ve noticed that when artists and others discuss the virtue of online art sales, that much is assumed. Seldom is a distinction made between venues that clearly appeal to the home decor shopper and venues that actual collectors of contemporary fine art may frequent looking for new artwork to add their collections.

Artsy Home is clearly a home decor online sale site. Beside having *home* in their name, their sales categories include artisan crafted lamps, ceramics, tile and mosaic, fiber and textiles, weaving and wicker, woodworking, wall art objects, and seasonal painting, as well as photography and sculpture. As a painter, photographic artist, or sculptor, will your work be a better fit and actually sell on a home decor site such as Artsy Home, rather than in an online gallery? There are numerous online art galleries, such as Saatchi online and many more. We’ve put together an extensive list of clickable links to art sales venues that provide artists with many more options.

1St Dibs is a top online sales site with categories that include furniture, fine art, jewelry & watches, fashion, and collections.  The 1St Dibs fine art items are sold from within storefronts that are operated by physical galleries using the platform to expand their sales into the online market. Each gallery pays the fees and expenses associated with setting up and maintaining their site shop, and many galleries continue to take their 50% commission for online sales. I am familiar with the process of getting into a 1St dibs gallery, since my artwork is represented in the Schroder Romero Gallery 1St Dibs Store. Schroder Romero is a Brooklyn, New York based art gallery that has moved into online sales, not only with their 1St Dibs store but also with their Schroder Romero Editions site. Within the 1St Dibs *collections* category, Schroder Romero Gallery is listed as a themed collection of fine art available for purchase.

Wine and Food Still Life Oil Paintings by Penelope Moore In Our Live Online Art Auction Nov 4th

Original oil on canvas, 24×18″ – Framed in a Black Floater Frame, Wine Painting by Napa Artist Penelope Moore
in live online art auction Nov 4th. Ships same day of payment.

This oil painting still life of a wine and seafood dinner is currently on display at SIMI Winery in the town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, California, USA. If you live in the Northern California area or will be in the California wine country anytime soon, bid on and buy this painting and pick up the painting in person and meet the artist Penelope Moore. She will be happy to make arrangements to meet you at the winery for a private tasting for four!

Attend our live online art auction on November 4th, 2012 to bid!.

RSVP today and you will be notified one hour before the auction starts at 11:00 a.m. EST

Here is the link to attend the auction: http://tophatter.com/auctions/7666?campaign=community

Wine On Wall, oil painting by Penelope Moore, 1 of 3 paintings by the artist in our live online art auction Nov 4th

My Thoughts, oil painting by Penelope Moore

Penelope’s paintings are a reflection of her passion for food, wine and joie de vivre. They are contemporary in style with an emphasis on color, mood and light. Through her subject matter, Penelope portrays a unique twist on life’s simple pleasures. Penelope’s exhibits her work at wineries throughout Sonoma and Napa Valley. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Staglin Family, Ehlers Estate, Benziger Family, Eric Ross Winery, Malibu Family Winery, Thomas Arvid, Robin Quivers and Danielle Steele. http://www.penelopepaintings.com

joie de vivre |ˌ zh wä də ˈvēvrə| noun exuberant enjoyment of life. ORIGIN French, literally ‘joy of living.’