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A Little Math for Those Artists Who May be Missing the Big Picture

January 13, 2010

The battle continues in terms of establishing online art galleries as an essential and absolutely critical venue for all talented artists, regardless of genre or style, to be showing their work.

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  1. May 3, 2010 9:13 pm

    The math is good. However, the likelihood of selling a quantity of paintings in a properly selected and well suited brick and mortar gallery far exceed that of the online gallery. Additionally, in my experience when selling works of $3000 or more you’ll find that buyers still want to see the work first hand before laying out that kinda dough. I am not averse to displaying in an online gallery however it would be favorable for it to have a reputation for representing top quality work that can fetch top dollar on a regular basis as is the case when selecting any commercial venue.


  2. May 3, 2010 9:55 pm

    At last accounting, nearly $10 million dollars worth of artwork and photography was sold online in FY09. Not yet at the level of the approximately 30,000 existing Brick & Mortar galleries out there, but certainly well-worth the attention of artists.

    The potential for online art sales has not yet been fully realized, certainly. But their is undoubtedly a future for art sales online.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  3. May 5, 2010 7:23 am

    Thanks for the prod. There is no doubt about the power of the internet. Even the “that internet thing is gonna be huge” joke is getting old. The internet IS huge. I have my eyes open for the right opportunity and the right fit for my work. My current work is heavily textural and doesn’t translate as well in photos. Most of the feedback I get speaks to that as well. I’m not online gallery averse…just looking for the right spot that will compliment my B&M gallery relationship. For now my online presence is through their site ( and mine (

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