Not so long ago being an artist meant living in poverty and rejection, struggling to sell your art and be appreciated. The examples of artists who were praised after their deaths having lived in anguish, are plenty. Van Gogh,Monet,Toulouse-Lautrec are only a few of these “starving artists”. And then came the internet and the world became an enormous community, a huge marketplace, a place where every artist can be recognized and appreciated. With a vast variety of online galleries, auction sites and social networks, selling your art is easy, quick and quite stress free. All you need is a computer, an internet connection and of course a little bit of work.
First of all, search the web regularly for online galleries. Read reviews in relevant forums in order to pick the most reliable ones. Most of these galleries offer a variety of tutorials. Watch them. Then, subscribe to their newsletters. You can find valuable information about upcoming events and exhibitions. Some of them offer only showcasing but there many that act as middlemen between you and the prospective buyer.
Set up accounts on various artists’ social networks. This way you can connect with several artist communities, exchange ideas and get feedback. Some even allow you to set up your own blog where you can showcase your art and even sell it on your own. You will be surprised with the number of galleries and art connoisseurs that are cruising these sites in search for fresh talent.
There are also several auction sites. It is easy to set up your own online store, decide on the selling price and duration of the auction. This is also a good way to measure the appeal your art has to the general public.
So, which is the best way you ask. The answer is :Put your art out there. Dear artist starve no more! Sell your art online.