The Business Side of Selling Art

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The Business Side of Selling Art

This group is for anyone interested in sharing ideas about selling the work they create. Our goal is to offer reliable advice on how to price art, how to package and present art for sale, as well as how to sell in a range of markets.

Members: 346
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Welcome

Hello and Welcome to the Business of Selling Art Group!

Just a few simple guidelines:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to selling your works of art, which can include topics such as pricing, packing and shipping, promo ideas, building a website, sales venues, handling commissions, exhibit advice, etc.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.

Thanks for joining & have fun!

Discussion Forum

Selling your Art

Started by Dallas Nyberg. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg on Thursday. 40 Replies

I was asked a little while back by anotherartist about how I sell my art... you know... how much do I charge?... who do I sell it to? and so on....so I thought I might share my answers to her with all of you...I hope you might find it…READ MORE

Trying to get my artwork printed on tea cups and tea pots

Started by Calsanne Steward. Last reply by Calsanne Steward Sep 19. 2 Replies

Hello Something I am really interested in is having my artwork printed onto tea cups and tea pots. I would like one day to have a boutique store that sells all sorts of tableware, but tea cups and pots are where I would like to start. I've even been…READ MORE

Photographing your Artwork

Started by Michael Beckett. Last reply by Pat Sep 3. 18 Replies

I wasn't sure where to post this. I decided to post it here because it is an important topic for presenting your artwork on the internet. It may not be for sale, but it is especially important when it is for sale.Mods, if you have a better place for…READ MORE

Tags: internet, presentation, artwork, photographing

Taking the Giant Leap? How do you become a successful full-time Artist?

Started by Jeanmarie. Last reply by Laura Luisa Cowell Aug 27. 3 Replies

So often I just want to quit my 9-5 desk job and just paint. Juggling art and work has become cumbersome. I've got an itch to pursue selling my art full time, but the financial leap of faith scares me. Has anyone taken the giant leap from part-time…READ MORE

Transaction issues

Started by Aubrey Campbell. Last reply by lori savage Aug 27. 9 Replies

Earlier this year, I had someone contact me who was interested in one of my paintings. We discussed price, she seemed perfectly fine with it...then nothing happened and I lost contact with her for a couple months.Two weeks ago, she contacted me out…READ MORE

Tags: customers, business, painting

Good marketing resources from thriving artist's summit

Started by Zoe Zuniga. Last reply by Sheila Dunn Aug 11. 6 Replies

Hi all, it is so great to have this group! I am just starting to learn about new art markets in this digital world with all the reading I have been doing this last month, and I wanted to share a few links:I stumbled across this summit somehow in my…READ MORE

Taking a Painting on a Plane

Started by Penny Hutcheson. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle Jul 1. 3 Replies

I have an 8X10 unframed painting on a canvas panel that I'm giving to a friend. I'm traveling by plane and was going to pack the canvas panel in my carry on suitcase. What can I wrap the painting in to keep it from getting damaged?It is completely…READ MORE

Personal website

Started by Aubrey Campbell. Last reply by Zoe Zuniga Mar 1. 5 Replies

I've been using weebly for a couple years now but there are certain aspects of it I don't like and it's time for a change.I was wondering what websites people had for selling their art, showcasing, etc. Portfolios, web hosting, etsy...what do you…READ MORE

Tags: weebly, etsy, art, websites

Advice Needed

Started by Carmelita Cornelius. Last reply by Carmelita Cornelius Feb 26. 9 Replies

Hi AllI hope this discussion is appropriate. I am a glass artist, however I do not have access to a kiln anymore and therefore am unable to fire my pieces. I have now resorted to just drawing with various mediums and am hoping to host an exhibition…READ MORE

Selling your Art - part 2

Started by Dallas Nyberg. Last reply by daniel lamb Dec 12, 2013. 10 Replies

Ok.. so you have decided to try selling your art at fairs and markets, if so, you might need to take into consideration some of the following -There are a few do's and don'ts when it comes to displaying and selling at these events, I will try to…READ MORE

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Comment by michael daly on June 30, 2014 at 7:31pm

So glad to join you all. Looking forward to taking our art to those who love art.

Comment by Zoe Zuniga on March 2, 2014 at 5:32pm

http://mindfuljoyful.com/2014/03/02/brainard-carey-how-to-find-art-...

a great series on  youtube about getting art patrons to sponsor your projects before during and after the work is completed.

Comment by alexis ciccone on January 28, 2014 at 9:50pm

Great Amanda- thank you again. This should help.

Comment by Amanda on January 28, 2014 at 4:15pm

Yes, Paint.net is definitely different from Paint by Microsoft.  It is a mock up of Photoshop. In Paint.net you simply go to Image>resize and there you find the dropdown box for changing the image in dimension and resolution.  Here is more info: http://download.cnet.com/Paint-NET/3000-2192_4-10338146.html

Comment by alexis ciccone on January 28, 2014 at 2:55pm

Thanks again Hayley  :D

Comment by alexis ciccone on January 28, 2014 at 2:53pm

I have the paint program - but can't seem to find out how to change the resolution. Is paint.net different?

Thank you so much for the info. 

Comment by Amanda on January 28, 2014 at 1:24pm

Alexis, I recommend you download Paint.net for your process. It is FREE. and it will allow you to edit your photos. I do caution you though, if your original photo is a low resolution, then "upping" the pixels per inch can result in pixelation- the gritty- boxed version of an image.  In Paint.net you can view the image at 100% resolution and see what it would look like in print, to help you decide if you are happy with it. :) 

Comment by Hayley Huckson on January 28, 2014 at 12:58pm

They can come straight from your picture files on your pc, not the camera, for all of the sites I listed.  if they are not very good quality pics I think point101 recommends the best size print you can do with them - usually smaller than the original, give it a try they are all really straight forward sites  xx  

Comment by alexis ciccone on January 28, 2014 at 12:51pm

Hi Haley,

Thanks for the quick response.

Yes you info. helped a lot.

Is there a way I could copy my photos from my pictures file into say point101-and adjust them to the required dpi- or do they need to go directly from my digital camera to one of these programs?

One of my problems now is that I no longer have the art work-just the photos in my files. So If there is a way I could rework them into one of these new programs I would do it.

But you have been great and I really appreciate all your help Haley.  :D

Comment by Hayley Huckson on January 28, 2014 at 12:38pm

Hi Alexis, I use moo.com for my cards and point101.com for prints, you do need good photos for any printing though, i also use pixlr.com for photo adjustments, its an online version of something like photoshop, also Asda do very good and reasonable price giftbooks of your own photos, hope this helps x

 

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