The world has expanded since the launch of the world wide web. Through it we can now view online art galleries, where we can purchase, or simply view, many works of art. Should someone prove talented enough, they might even peddle their art through their own website.
“Starving artist” is not a title new artists wish to gain. Finding enough interest from collectors who wish to purchase can often be difficult. Those looking for their big break are now turning to the ever growing accessibility of online galleries to spread word of their art.
Various forms of art can be found via online art galleries. Whether an artist is a sculptor, painter, or a carver, their art can be viewed through digital photography displayed on a website dedicated to artists. Often times more than one piece from a particular artist can be viewed alongside pieces other from similar artists.
In exchange for their services, many online galleries collect commissions on art sold through their websites. In most cases, a contract between the gallery and the artist is agreed upon where every piece displayed is subject to a fee. Once a piece is sold and paid for, the gallery owner will deduct their fee before paying the artist.
Arrangements of this type work for both artist and gallery owner. The word of the artist can be exposed to an ever increasing audience without the expenses that can come from marketing their own pieces out of pocket; the online gallery receives payment for pieces sold and can maintain a constant supply of various types of art, reaching a wide customer base.
Unfortunately, not all online art galleries operate under this kind of contract. Some charge the artist a fee in advance, before the piece is even listed on their site. In most cases this fee or fine is delegated to eliminating outside expenses such as domain purchasing, or even mobile marketing designers. The plus side of such a contract is that the artist will be able to keep their full profit when their piece sells.
The most enticing benefit for artists looking to use an online art gallery is the vast exposure their work can receive. The gallery can only make a profit when people visit and purchase from their website. Intense promotion is in the best way to build enthusiasm for both the artists and the gallery. The more exposure the online gallery receives, the more sales the artists can expect.
For those passionate about their art work and wanting to showcase it online, researching each gallery will give insight on which is the best suit for an artist. Keep in mind that a gallery accustomed to artists more entrenched in the art world may not take on the work of someone just starting out.
So whether you’re an artist looking to make it big, or a devotee to the arts, consider seeking your next adventure at an online art gallery. You may be surprised by what you will find.