Are you interested in selling you artwork, here is a complete guide on Art for Sale.


What does Art for sale mean?

Today I want to talk about an important topic for the artists selling paintings and own artwork. We will discuss experience and modern trends.

The term of Art for sale refers to the sale of the executed works the artist –  painting

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Art for sale: types and styles.

Generally, the sale of original artist work can be done in several waysSale of artwork of artists at auction, selling online,  sale  on exhibitions, sales in the galleries.

The classic option is to sell the artwork in galleries but this selling style has lost its popularity due to the advancement of the Internet. The gallery exhibitions are good that the buyer personally to see the picture and verify the quality. Another advantage is that one can see more works and get acquainted with the artist himself.

On the other hand, due to economy of scale, collective exhibitions have become very popular. They last for a week or more. The exhibition represents artists from one to many and presents a variety of styles and trendsIt is profitable for artists and buyers .

The most popular is selling art nowadays through the InternetThis sale is done through websites.Therefore, it is important for web developers and artists owners of websites to present accurate information, quality photos and exact dimensions. It is also very important to create a website to become popular.The popularity doesnt not dependent on paid advertising, but depends on the content. Site content and web design are also important factors. You can create a website yourself, can be used to develop a platform, and you can use popular sites like Amazon,Etsy,Ebay…

Here is an advice from 3 online Gallery Leaders

I personally chose to present my artwork online because it is fast-growing and (and almost free) place to trade art. I also can reach wider audience of customers. The flexibility to plan your time and efficiency that’s all influenced my decision.

The difficulties Art for sale online

The first problem concerns the popular large sites like Etsy is very high competitiveness.

To solve this problem you need to learn online marketing and to learn more about how they operate. Certain websites help organize artist page but you need to learn how to use and operate. here is an example:

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Finally its important to note that its all about marketing and analytics. I want to emphasize that fast online sale is impossible. It takes time to develop and acquire buyers.