Are you an emerging artist & looking for an art dealer?

Going through low motivation, losing hope, self-doubt, and what not being an emerging artist? This is something not new for an emerging artist but every artist goes through this phase which has to be dealt with patience, improvement, research and hard work to create a masterpiece.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton

Here are the following tips if you are an emerging artist and looking for an art dealer. Market free on these places:

  1. Saatchi Art
  2. Art Finder 
  3. Art Pal 
  4. Pinterest 
  5. Facebook Groups 
  6. Facebook & Instagram pages
  7. Art Dealers

1. Saatchi Art 

SaatchiArt is an online art gallery, good for those who want to sell original paintings. The best part is they will produce the artwork print on canvas or paper and handle all the logistics for you. What you need to do is simply pay a 35% commission to Saatchi on each sale of original paintings or print.

2. Art Finder

Another acclaimed online gallery, with a great selection of artists. Their target audience is masses with a very joyful website design and fun approach. Art Finder regularly features artists from their list, giving them some deserving highlight. They also have a ranking of artists which is updated weekly.

3. Art Pal 

ArtPal is a very popular free online gallery to buy and sell artworks. No membership fees. No commission. Completely free with unlimited space to sell all of your art! You can sell originals, prints, and also use their free Print-on-Demand service for custom prints & framing. Importantly, they also guide you through marketing your art and getting a lot more sales. Since ArtPal is the only completely free gallery where you can sell your original artwork, prints, framing, and more, having a free gallery on ArtPal is a must. It’s also quick and easy to set up, so you’ll be selling in minutes!

4. Pinterest 

Pinterest is a useful platform for artists who want to increase their audience and sell more of their artworks. Pinterest is a visual-focused social networking platform that is excellent for presenting art, in contrast to other networks. Now you would think pinterest is not just for ideas of wall art but you can discover more.

5. Facebook Groups, Facebook and Instagram Page 

What is stopping you from posting on free Facebook groups? You are absolutely missing on newer opportunities by overlooking pages and groups. You have no idea who that 1 buyer might be sitting at just to discover your artwork. Here are the few insights which might help you decide.

  • Facebook currently has 845 million active users.
  • Facebook accounts for 1 out of every 5 pageviews on the internet worldwide.
  • Facebook users share over 100 billion connections collectively.
  • Over 50% of the population in North American uses Facebook.
  • 250 million photos are uploaded to Facebook daily.
  • There are 2.7 billion likes every single day on Facebook.

8. Art Dealers

Research and track what other “successful” emerging artists are doing right. They could be selling for less, going out of their comfort zone, marketing differently, working together with other sources such as Marketing agencies, Art Galleries and Art Dealers. A lot of filtration and selection goes through Art Galleries and Art Dealers. Only way to be that “one artist” is to focus on creating original artwork only, that is no inspirational or influencers replica, PLEASE.

Nevertheless, its digital era, take the charge, market through Facebook and Instagram paid advertisements.

Qazi Shaharyar Akhter