How to Sell Art Online: A Guide for Artists and Photographers

If you are an artist or a photographer who wants to sell your work online, you might be overwhelmed by the number of options and platforms available. How do you choose the best one for your style, audience, and budget? How do you showcase your talent and reach potential buyers? How do you manage the logistics of shipping and payment?  In this article, we will explore some of the best online platforms for selling art, including Canvas Art Plus, a popular site for artists and photographers who is accepting applications now to promote and display their works. We will also compare some of the top royalty companies such as Adobe, Amazon, Etsy, Fine Art America, Saatchi Art and more. Finally, we will give you some tips and tricks on how to optimize your online presence and increase your sales.

Canvas Art Plus: A Great Option for Artists and Photographers

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Canvas Art Plus is a company that specializes in creating high-quality canvas prints as well as framed photographic prints that last for over 200 years. They use archival inks and materials that prevent fading, warping, or cracking. They also offer a variety of sizes, frames, and customization options to suit your needs.  Canvas Art Plus is not only a print service, but also a platform for artists and photographers to showcase their work and reach a wider audience. They work with talented creators from all over the world and feature their collections on their website. They also provide marketing support and exposure through social media, newsletters, blogs, and more.

If you want to join Canvas Art Plus as an artist or a photographer, you can apply through their website. You will need to submit some samples of your work and a brief bio. If accepted, you will be able to upload your images to their site and set your own prices. You will receive 50% of the net profit* from each sale, which is much higher than other platforms. You will also retain full ownership and rights to your work. 

 

Carol Decker, Wildlife Artist
Canvas Art Plus is a great option for artists and photographers who want to sell their work online without compromising on quality or control. They have a loyal customer base and a reputation for excellence. They also offer free shipping within the US and a liberal return policy,   What's also different about Canvas Art Plus, is it creates a dedicated page that features a photo of you along with a list of all art sell on the site. See a sample of this profile we created for one of our artists, Carol Decker.  


Other Online Platforms for Selling Art

Canvas Art Plus is not the only online platform for selling art. There are many other options available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the most popular ones:

Adobe Stock

This is a platform for selling stock photos, illustrations, vectors, videos, and more. You can upload your work to Adobe Stock and earn royalties every time someone downloads it. You can also integrate your work with Adobe Creative Cloud apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator. The royalty rate varies depending on the type of content and the subscription plan of the buyer, but it ranges from 20% to 60%.

Amazon

This is the largest online marketplace in the world, where you can sell almost anything, including art. You can create your own storefront on Amazon and list your products for sale. You can also use Amazon's fulfillment service (FBA) to handle the shipping and customer service for you. The fees vary depending on the product category and the sales volume, but they typically include a referral fee (15% on average), a variable closing fee ($1.80 on average), and an FBA fee (based on the size and weight of the product).

Etsy

This is a platform for selling handmade goods, vintage items, and craft supplies. You can create your own shop on Etsy and list your products for sale. You can also join communities and forums to connect with other sellers and buyers. The fees include a listing fee ($0.20 per item), a transaction fee (5% of the sale price), a payment processing fee (3% + $0.25), and an optional advertising fee (15% of the sale price if you use Etsy Ads).

 Fine Art America

This is a platform for selling prints, posters, canvas art, metal prints, acrylic prints, wood prints, greeting cards, phone cases, tote bags, pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains, towels, mugs, apparel, puzzles

ArtPal

A free platform that lets you sell your original art or prints without any membership fees or commissions. You can also use their print-on-demand service to create and ship your products.

UGallery

An online art gallery that showcases curated collections of original art by emerging and established artists. You can apply to join their network of artists and sell your work at a 50% commission rate.

eBay

A global e-commerce platform that allows you to sell almost anything, including art. You can list your items at a fixed price or auction them off to the highest bidder.

Minted

A platform that connects you with a community of independent artists and designers. You can submit your designs to their challenges and earn cash prizes, commissions, and exposure.

Society6

A site geared towards connecting buyers with sellers of unique artwork. You can upload your designs and sell them on various products such as wall art, home decor, apparel, and accessories.

Zazzle

A platform that lets you create and sell custom products with your artwork. You can choose from over 1,500 products and set your own royalty rates.

Redbubble

A platform that helps you sell your designs on over 60 products such as stickers, clothing, phone cases, and more. You can set your own profit margins and get paid monthly.

Artfinder

A platform that connects you with buyers who love original art. You can sell paintings, sculptures, prints, and more at a commission rate of 33% or 40%, depending on your plan.

Artplode

A platform that lets you sell your art directly to buyers without any commission fees. You can list any type of art for a flat fee of $60 per artwork.

Saatchi Art

An online art gallery that showcases and sells original art by emerging artists from around the world. You can sell paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and more at a commission rate of 35%.

Turning Art

A platform that lets you rent or sell your art to businesses and individuals. You can earn royalties every time your art is rented or sold.

Artnet

A platform that provides access to the global art market. You can sell your art through their online auctions, galleries, or private sales.

Artsy

A platform that connects you with collectors and galleries worldwide. You can sell your art through their online marketplace or partner with their network of experts.

 

We hope this list helps you find the best platform for selling your art online and would appreciate you considering Canvas Art Plus as your trusted partner.

 

*Net profit is the amount left over after the cost of all materials, packaging, labor, and shipping costs.  To simplify things we pay a flat 10% of the selling price of the product which is approximately 50% of the total net profit. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is a canvas print?

A canvas print is a reproduction of an image or artwork printed on a high-quality canvas fabric. Canvas prints are popular because they have a textured and artistic look that resembles a painting. Canvas prints are also durable and easy to maintain.

What is a stretcher bar frame?

A stretcher bar frame is a wooden frame that is used to mount a canvas print and give it a gallery-like appearance. A stretcher bar frame consists of four pieces of wood that are joined together at the corners. The canvas print is wrapped around the edges of the frame and stapled on the back.

What is the difference between gallery wrap and museum wrap?

Gallery wrap and museum wrap are two types of ways to wrap a canvas print on a stretcher bar frame. Gallery wrap means that the image is wrapped around the edges of the frame and stapled on the back. Museum wrap means that a solid color (usually white or black) is used on the edges instead of the image.

How do I choose the right size of stretcher bar frame for my canvas print?

The size of the stretcher bar frame depends on the size of your canvas print and how much of the image you want to wrap around the edges. You can use our online calculator to find the best size for your canvas print. You can also customize your own size if you have specific requirements.

How do I order a canvas print and a stretcher bar frame from Canvas Art Plus?

You can order a canvas print and a stretcher bar frame from Canvas Art Plus in a few simple steps. First, upload your photo or choose from our gallery of images. Second, choose the size and shape of your canvas print and select the type of wrap you want. Third, choose the style and size of your stretcher bar frame and add any accessories you need. Fourth, review your order and proceed to checkout. We will print your canvas, assemble your frame, and ship it to you in no time.

How do I hang my framed canvas print on the wall?

You can hang your framed canvas print on the wall using different methods depending on the size and weight of your artwork. You can use nails, screws, hooks, wires, brackets, or adhesive strips. You can also use our hanging kit that comes with everything you need to hang your artwork securely and safely.

How do I care for my framed canvas print?

You can care for your framed canvas print by following some simple tips. You should avoid direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and humidity. You should dust your artwork regularly with a soft cloth or a feather duster. You should not use any chemicals or abrasive materials to clean your artwork.

What are some of the best museums and galleries to visit for art lovers?

There are many museums and galleries around the world that showcase amazing artworks from different genres and periods. Some of the most famous ones are: The Louvre in Paris,France: The largest and most visited art museum in the world, home to iconic artworks such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. he Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA: The largest art museum in North America, featuring over two million artworks from various cultures and eras, such as ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, Europe, America, Africa, and more.
- The Vatican Museums in Vatican City: A complex of museums and galleries that display the vast collection of art and artifacts owned by the Pope and the Catholic Church, including the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and the Pinacoteca.
- The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy: One of the oldest and most renowned art museums in Europe, housing some of the finest masterpieces of Renaissance art, such as Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vinci's Annunciation, Michelangelo's Doni Tondo, and more.
- The National Gallery in London, UK: One of the most visited art museums in the world, containing over 2,300 paintings from various schools and periods, such as Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Monet's Water Lilies, Turner's The Fighting Temeraire, and more.