Friday, November 6, 2009

Calling All Artists: Drive Sales to Your Personal Art Gallery

The Online Art Gallery at American Frame is a free resource for artists and photographers who are interested in reaching individual art collectors, designers and retail buyers nationwide. Use it to your advantage. Here is how to make the most of our service to help others find, admire and purchase your work.

It is simple to join. Just go to the Art Gallery sign-up page and follow the step by step instructions for setting up an account. Once that is completed, choose an icon (either a picture of yourself or a representative image of your work) then write up a brief resume so the online shopper can get to know you, and start uploading your work. If you are a professional, let us know where you studied, if you were self taught, what honors and awards you have received and what you find exciting about your work. If you’re an amateur dabbling in your craft, fabulous! We all have to start somewhere.

Make sure your images are of a high enough resolution and quality so that any reproductions you sell are truly representative of your work. Ideally, we would like the digital files to be at least 15MB and 120 PPI at full size. This will give your buyers a wide range of printing options from which to choose. Artists - please make sure you have even lighting when you photograph your work. Have questions? Call our Photography Department for assistance.

As you choose your art pieces to feature, take your time, and do it right. Each image upload is an opportunity to describe your work and connect with your potential customers. We all know that art purchases generally start with an emotional response to an image, and any information you can provide to solidify that relationship between the viewer and the art will increase the likelihood that it may be eventually purchased. Tell us about your piece including what inspired the work, the size and media used in the original piece, and whether the original has been sold. In the case of photography, I always like to have a description of the subject matter and some information on the camera/lens/photographic technique used.

I cannot over-emphasize the importance of search terms. Too many artists skimp on this critical step. Take a simple example of a red rose. If it was something that I painted, I would use all of the following terms: red, rose, red rose, red rose painting, floral, still life, oil (or acrylic) painting and then of course my name: Laura, Jajko, Laura Jajko. The more ways you can describe your work and link it to yourself as the artist, the more likely it will come up in a search.

The pricing decision is always a tough one. Your fine art reproduction will sell for the cost of the image you set (your commission) plus the cost of the printing and framing treatment your customer selects. I recommend that you start with a commission of $20.00 per piece of which you receive in full 60 days after the image is sold. At that price, a customer can purchase a 16 x 20 with our standard mat, acrylic, backing and 1 7/8” 8411 black wood frame for a little over $90.00 plus shipping. If you are established and would like to command more per sale, just change the rate in your gallery on an item by item basis. You decide on how you would like to build your business.

Be sure to present a meaningful body of work. We allow for up to 35 public works to be displayed at a time. To be interesting to the average buyer or collector, I recommend that you upload at least a dozen of your finest images and then market your gallery online as much as possible. Take advantage of social networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook. Post the direct link to YOUR gallery on these sites so when your buyers come to, they don’t have to search for your collection. Twitter your followers when you add a new piece to the gallery. There are so many creative ways to get your work noticed without spending a dime, so you can focus on making more art, and let us take care of the rest.


  1. • You have posted a incredibly detail document. I examine your entire article and I really like it, I actually understand your point of view.
    * gmail signup

    1. If you are looking for attractive and sizzling Goa escorts service so don't worry, we are here to provide you best Goa call girls service. We have practical experience in offering tasteful and simple admittance to the absolute best Lucknow escorts service at your place. Lucknow call girls service is the best individuals who may never mind to give you the sprightly sort of opinion and fun finally.

  2. The article you have shared here very good. This is really interesting information for me. Thanks for sharing!
    hotmail login |hotmail sign in |free hotmail login

  3. Nice blog information thanks for sharing .I am really impressed with your writing abilities

    โปรโมชั่นGclub ของทางทีมงานตอนนี้แจกฟรีโบนัส 50%
    เพียงแค่คุณสมัคร สล็อตออนไลน์ กับทางทีมงานของเราเพียงเท่านั้น
    สมัครสล็อตออนไลน์ >>> Goldenslot
    สนใจร่วมสนุกกับ คาสิโนออนไลน์ คลิ๊กได้เลย
    มีทั้งคาสิโนออนไลน์ หวยออนไลน์ ฟุตบอลออนไลน์ สล็อตออนไลน์ และอื่นๆอีกมากมาย

  4. Do you need online client support for Google Mail administration? Is it accurate to say that you are disappointed with your email account? Do you need online arrangements and client administration for your email account? Would you like to know the alternate way of getting a definitive quality assistance for Google Mail? Alternate route to get best quality client administration for Google Mail is contact the mail recuperation specialists on our +1-877-637-1326 Gmail Account Recovery Helpline Number.

  5. The article you shared here is very good. This is really interesting information for me. Thanks for sharing!
    accent canvas pillow case
    accent pillow case baby canvas baby decoration
    accent pillow case baby canvas floor

  6. It is important for midwifery assignment writing service seekers to find the best Midwifery Writing Services from a reputable midwifery research paper help provider for their custom midwifery essay writing services.

  7. It is good idea to display your work with calling many of the relevant artist . First you will seek attention of your work second you make your contacts. As I am also an designer make Custom logo design uae so i also display my work through many platforms .

  8. Good blog.Are you also searching for Help With My Nursing Paper? we are the best solution for you. We are best known for delivering nursing writing services to students without having to break the bank.

  9. This is quite a .good blog. Keep sharing. I love them Are you also searching for Nursing Writing Center? we are the best solution for you. We are best known for delivering nursing writing services to students without having to break the bank.

  10. Best Assignment writer at Assignmentdoer. University and College students offer best packages in assigment help.

  11. filmstarlook provides best leather jacket services and the best leather designs. we make things to insure that our customers can get the best services visit to our website to get the best services. Shearling Coats For Women

  12. Alaqsa Store offers largest variety of Alaqsa Store fresh halal meat near me Best Halal Meat Near Me to your doorstep. Now offering free shipping all over US.

  13. Our doctors has a personable and intimate rapport with her patients throughout their inner and outer health journey. She has enjoyed counseling patients xeomin near me and has addressed patients beyond the scope of traditional gynecology. In addition, Our doctors for men in addressing their hormonal imbalances.

  14. Who Are the Best Lawyers in area of Philadelphia top philadelphia law firms and New Jersey History? Search Philadelphia Best Lawyers® Best Philadelphia Law Firms rankings for firms near you by using our website search bar.

  15. Our headquarter is in Philadelphia, PA. We have a global existence, operating in the USA, UK, Asia, and Australia. We are serving our clients all over the globe. Regardless of different time zones, our team manages to facilitate best digital marketing company near me and collaborate with them to deliver high-quality services.

  16. The goal of Williamson Caterers is to meet durham hill farm and exceed our clients’ expectations and make certain that our clients’ enjoy their event as much as their guests.

  17. alistair appletonJune 25, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    We are the leading provider of quality tires Best Tires Shop and exceptional services in New Castle for 25 years. We have 2 service centers that offer a range of services from an oil change, tire replacement to everything your vehicle needs, and delight our customers.

  18. Dr. Ralph’s Automotive Services was established in 1976 by Ralph Sposato ralph's philadelphia and is operated by himself and his son, Franco. Ralph’s passion for cars and automotive technology started at a young age. He was determined to be a great mechanic.

  19. Thanks for sharing this amazing post. Looking for electrics turnout to GripElectric for all-electric services.

  20. This is really interesing post. I read it and i really like it. This information is very useful for me. Now a day I am working on my new project second hand cars for sale. So I need Such article for opening are thoughts.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...