Artists need an online presence

Check out this great article by Moshe Mikanovsky on how one artist uses online resources to promote his art. Here's an excerpt of an interview he did with artist Peter Worsley:

Until I got the following response on LinkedIn to the discussion about my article, List of 66+ websites for artists to build online presence. Peter Worsley, an artist from Santa Barbara, California, wrote to me:

These are all the websites at which I have presence:

AbsoluteArts, Artflock, artId, ARTslanT, ArtWanted, Boundless Gallery, Fine Art America, Fine Art Registry, Juried Art Services, Noenga, nuzart, ImageKind, RedBubble, Saatchi Online (, Simply Licensed, WOW- Window On Web, Zatista, Zazzle

None of them are producers. But I like Zatista for its potential for original art sales. ImageKind is the best for prints and cards because they allow the uploading of the highest resolution images. Though I have sold more cards through Zazzle.

Mostly I only use their free services, though I pay for ImageKind, and maybe some others I cannot remember which without looking them up.

Including his own portfolio site, I counted 19 sites on which Peter is maintaining an online presence! I was very impressed and intrigued. The main questions I had were “how much time does he spend on maintaining all of these sites?” and “how does he do it??”

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Make Your Own Photoshop Paper Textures

TutorialFreakz has some great ideas for paper textures people made by scanning. It's a perfect example of how you could scan your own paper textures at home.




Art Licensing Directory Project


A list of submission guidelines from companies who buy art to place on products such as wall art, rugs, napkins, magnets, aprons, wrapping paper, gift bags, mugs, fabric, plates, gift items, etc... you name it! Normally, they license art and pay the artist royalties.


Most link contributions so far:Leyla Torres!

Working With Sales Reps

Another great article by artsyshark:


Are you considering using a salesperson to represent your designs and product line to the marketplace? Hiring reps can be a great way to increase sales, as they usually have an established book of business, strong relationships with buyers, and the experience to show your line in the best possible light.

As a small company, you will work with “multi-line” reps, either as independents or working within a rep group. If a rep group accepts your line, you will get representation in a number of sales territories. The group manager will work with you on those parameters. Make sure the reps you want to work with have a group of complimentary product lines which will help them to “cross-sell” your work when they call on retailers. article continued...

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