Friday, October 28, 2011

New Representation with The Art Gallerist

I just found out today that I've been accepted as a new artist with The Art Gallerist.  TheArtGallerist.com is an online juried fine art gallery headquartered in the artist community of Laguna Beach, California.  I've been researching internet art sites for a while now and for the most part have been unimpressed.  Most of the sites are little more than ecommerce store fronts that do little to promote the art itself.  A lot of them have no real selection process leading to very uneven levels of art being sold.  Many sell original fine art, reproductions, crafts, clothing, and more on the same site.  Most of the ones I looked at also have monthly fees for membership in their gallery.

The Art Gallerist operates more like a traditional gallery.  Artist submissions are juried by a selection panel.  The website itself has the look and feel of an upscale gallery and even provides for interaction between the artists and buyers.  They have a great feature called the Collectors Club for buyers and a blog with lots of great advice for buying and selling art online.  Like a traditional gallery there is no monthly fee, only a commision on sales. 

I've been very impressed with everything about The Art Gallerist.com and look forward to a long and successful relationship.

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