Ever wondered how to get your work out on display without having to pay commission fees or shop around for a gallery willing to show your work? Is one of your greatest fears getting a rejection from a gallery and never being able to show your creative inspirations? Then think about submitting your work to an online gallery and take the worry out of finding a space for your masterpieces.
Online art galleries will display anything that can be scanned, photographed and turned into digital information. You can submit your sculptures, craftwork, paintings, photographs, drawings, comics and sketches. Many of these online art galleries are free to use and easy to set up.
What you will need
- A digital camera
- a scanner,
- an image manipulation program such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Fireworks, Gimp or something simiilar.
If you don’t know how to use these programs there are plenty of online tutorials to teach you. Gimp comes with a great community of users who are willing to share their knowledge and Adobe has numerous tutorials on their website.
Once you have digatized your art work you will be ready to visit some of the online galleries listed below. Have a look at how others have presented their material including the prices asked for particular pieces. When you are satisfied with the work you want to upload you can create an account. Some online galleries will charge a fee, others are free of charge. The best way to choose a gallery is to have a look at those listed below and also do a search on Google to find more. Once you’ve uploaded your work you can then direct people to your online exhibition by sending out the web address. Friends and family as well as potential customers can choose to comment on your work, or better still, might decide to buy something.
Creating an online presence will also give you added exposure as an artist. It is a great way to display work with minimal cost and can be extremely rewarding.
A selection of online art galleries