Sales Venues for Artists: Prints on Paper, Canvas, and on 3D Items

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According to highly experienced online sales experts such as the curators at Saatchi online, many art collectors begin to build their collections by buying prints.

Artists may wish to offer prints on paper, canvas, wood or metal through online venues where they may catch the eye of young collectors. That visibility could lead to sales.

For some artists, getting their art printed on a variety of home decor and fashion items may be of interest as well–not just postcards, stickers, t-shirts, cases, and tote bags, but also on 3D items from art toys, leggings, pillows, rugs, deck chairs, mugs, beer bottles to the more unconventional 2D art options of wall flags, metal posters, wallpaper, wall decals and more.

That’s why we’ve put together our newest resource for artists –the Art Print Sales Sites, Giclee and Other Print Resources list . On it we share many venues (online and physical spaces) where artists may get visibility and generate income from their art prints and printed items.

 

(images in this article via freedigitalphotos.net)

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.

Artists Submit to the Saatchi Showdown Glorious Color Competition

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Artists who love to use brilliant color in their work can enter the latest Saatchi showdown now open for submissions with an early February deadline.

There is no entry fee, and if you already have a portfolio of your art on the Saatchi online site, simply select the artworks you wish to submit with a click.

In addition to prizes, 10 finalists will exhibit their work at the Griffin Gallery, London, from 20 March-18 April 2014.

Here is the link to make your submission–www.saatchionline.com/showdown/view/showdown/17