This year it’s all about selling art online for me! Even with a couple of exhibitions coming up, my main focus will be on online sales. It allows me to reach directly to the audience, cut the middle-man and grow my own client base.
These websites come with their own audience, in some cases a very large audience, so it’s a very good opportunity to attract some new eyes towards your art.
It might take a little effort to attract attention while competing with so many other talented artists for visibility, but if you invest time into your promotional strategy and social media presence, you can easily redirect your fans into these online galleries in order to purchase your artworks.
Before starting with any of these platforms you should do your research and analyze which ones best fit your art practice.
And if you feel you need some extra help, I’ve prepared a FREE online course on how to sell art online: check it here.
ArtPal is a popular, FREE gallery to sell art and buy art, representing many thousands of artists. No membership fees. No commission. You can sell originals, prints, and also use their free Print-on-Demand service. Most importantly, they guide you through marketing your art and getting more sales. It’s also quick and easy to set up, so you can be selling in minutes. Create your free gallery now.
Singulart is an online art powerhouse with 50,000+ carefully curated artworks, made by established and emerging artists from over 80 countries. Launched in 2017, Singulart has not only established itself as one of the most promising and dedicated original art galleries, but also continues to grow at an impressive rate, thanks to its dedicated team working to support artists and collectors alike.
Another juried gallery, with a great selection of artists. Their overall website has a very playful and fun approach. They regularly feature artists from their network, giving them extra visibility. They also have a ranking of artists, updated weekly.
Couldn’t miss the chance here, right? Azucar is a carefully curated art gallery representing some very exciting artists across the globe. Beyond being a fully functional online gallery, Azucar also is well known by hosting regular IRL exhibitions, combining the best of both worlds.
Arguably one of the biggest art marketplaces out there, boasting around 65.000 artists across the globe. Their work goes way beyond just selling art, but organizing art fairs, curator groups and actively promoting artists.
With such large numbers it might be a bit hard to achieve visibility, but if you manage to establish good relationships with the curatorial team and get featured, it could be a great boost in your career.
This French website focuses solely on galleries, artists are not able to register independently. This ensures an extremely high-quality level and focuses exclusively on professional artists. By excluding amateur artists, the website is a hot spot for professional collectors.
Azucar Gallery sells their work thru Artsper and the quality of their service and results are great, ensuring at least a couple of sales every month.
A print on demand solution for your website. Allows you to incorporate a merchandising shop into your website with products created from your own designs. Upload your art and transform it into t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, posters, framed prints and sell it directly from your website.
A Portugal-based initiative that offers opportunities for both artists and galleries. They rely on high-quality controls in order to maintain a level of artworks that attract a steady stream of collectors. Additionally, they have a physical location where they host bimestrial exhibitions.
An online network that allows connections between artists and collectors. Artists are able to upload their artworks and collectors can request specific artworks.
This website caters to both individual artists and galleries, giving possibilities to both sides of reaching art collectors online. They also offer the website in Chinese and Russian aiming to reach those art scenes.
Another online art gallery for artists to upload and sell their art. The main differential point is that Artquid allows artists to create a 3d gallery that allows collectors to really visualize the artworks, helping the sales process.
Once you go over this list, you should analyze which platforms fit better in your practice. I’ve also written an article going thru the steps you should take before starting to sell art online.