How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 7 June 08 –

How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 7 June 08 –

Several new avenues for artists to promote themselves and their work have recently popped up so I thought it was a good time to update this list. Enjoy!!

Seesle is intended for all visual artists (professionals and leisure artists) who wish to bring their work to the attention of a large public. (Private) art collectors may also advertise work.

Thanks to WebArtEx you can obtain widespread information on art exhbitions; gain access to artistic data and technical and economic data, as well as locations, services and supplies linked to an event with a view to creating and increasing the opportunities for exchange between the parties concerned. WebArtEx enables sellers to easily identify potential buyers and the latter to know the exhibitions and works-of-art available on the whole national territory.

GoZabo gives artists an inexpensive portal to promote and sell their art online whether it’s jewelry, pottery or any mixed media! Gozabo also gives buyers the opportunity to save time from getting frustrated navigating thousands of artists’ individual websites AND the ability to go to one site where they can view products AND purchase them with secure shopping cart capabilities while shopping at home!

A ‘Zibbet’ is the name for your art shop on When you name your ‘Zibbet’ you will receive a personalized web address. For example You can fully customize the appearance of your Zibbet with a photo, bio and you can even display a YouTube video if you wish, as well as many other great features.

MutualArt has a completely new approach to art on the web. Members can track categories of art – even individual artists – and receive new information on these from thousands of sources. They also receive advance notification of art events in the categories they choose – from exhibitions and lectures to opening parties and galas, to auctions offering works by their preferred artists. includes the world’s largest online archive of over 150,000 art related articles from over 250 quality magazines, newspapers and journals, as well as providing a conduit for galleries, museums, auction houses, art fairs and publishers to reach their target audiences over a single, global platform.

Time for another list of opportunities for artists to promote themselves and for art lovers to check out some talented artists.

Artist Rising
According to their website, Artist Rising ( invites you to mingle with emerging and established artists from around the world and browse their fine art and photography. Offering original artwork, fine art prints and limited edition works for immediate sale, Artist Rising allows for the discovery of creations that can express a mood, a space, or an appreciation/;.

Digital Painting Forum
A forum, gallery and shop for digital artists and mixed media artists

Art Crazed
Network for photographers, collectors, artists, models and friends

Pieronymus Art Network
A social network for artists

Facebook network for artists

Surrounded Art Competition:

You now have the chance to win signed copies of SURROUNDED’s latest album ‘The Nautilus Years’ and a limited edition poster. All you have to do is submit your favourite artwork/movie footage and the best entries will be included in the bands’ projections at their live shows. They can be works that either you have created yourself, or just admire by other artists. The images will then be taken by the band and sequenced in with their own videos and projected onto the back of the stage.

High resolution images should be submitted via email to or via this MySpace. Alternatively you can upload the videos on YouTube and email us the URL link. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to become a part of the band’s performance and be a part of their visual spectacle. Even if you can’t make it to a show, submit something anyway as chances are high it will still appear.

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 5 (April 08)

Time again for another list of websites that can help an artist get noticed. If you are not an artist but are interested in art then you should enjoy checking out all the talent that is being shown on the websites below. Something for everyone !!!

Expat Arts Network
Expat Arts is a growing global network for people who live between cultures. Our mission is to bring the world closer together through creative endeavors. We have been developing the network since June 2007.

Art Break
Artbreak is a community marketplace for artists and art lovers. It’s a place for artists to share and sell their stuff, tell the world about themselves, get feedback, and make connections with other artists and people who like their work. It’s a place for art lovers to find incredible work from emerging artists from all over the world.

Art Log
Artlog is about connecting people through art.
You can break the Artlog idea into four basic parts:
– Catalog: Discover new museums, galleries, alternative spaces and not-to-be-missed exhibitions, parties, openings and lectures
– People: The social layer tying the other parts together
– Focus: Tumblelog- Quick way to stay current
– Portfolios: Allow users to manage their own websites through the Artlog app

Concept Art Forum is a web community of artists who are here for one purpose. We want to help each other learn about art, provide the best place to showcase work, further our art educations, and to meet other artists from around the world.

Fine Art Studio Online
FineArtStudioOnline is a revolutionary web site creation tool that allows an artist to create his or her own art website in a matter of minutes!

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Well, I have come across some fantastic new promotional tools for artists in the last couple of months so it is time for another installment of “How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW!!!.

Art Review Digital: is an exciting new social networking site for the artworld, creating a global forum for discussion, interactivity and debate. Our members are artists, galleries, collectors, critics, curators and the curious. As a members of, you can:-Post artwork, blogs, videos and audio and have members rate and comment on it
-Find exciting new artists from around the world
-Sniff through last night’s party pics and post your own
-Keep up to date with news and access ArtReview magazine archives
-Find the galleries that represent the artists with ArtFinder
-Create your own discussion groups and forums
-Promote yourself and make friends

Lab For Culture

LabforCulture provides services to artists, cultural managers, producers, programmers, researchers and policy-makers.
We provide:
-Information, research and analysis related to cultural cooperation and collaboration, including funding opportunities, critical perspectives, research, news, and contacts (organisations and networks).
-Online networking tools to enable and strengthen the capacity for cultural collaboration within the cultural sector.
-Promotion of the players engaged in cultural cooperation and their activities across Europe and beyond.
-Spaces for connections, exchanges and knowledge sharing between organisations and individuals.
-Platforms for discussion and discourse on current issues affecting the cultural sector.


The Goal of artmakr, is to bridge the gap between amateur and hobby artist, and snooty art galleries. Artmakr aims to take the vast and barren middle ground. It is our Mission to provide resource and inspiration to help more people, make art, and get paid for it. As well as to encourage more people to buy original art.

I Send You This

for the artist we provide:
-Own independent website: artist-controlled image and information upload.
-Promotion within the advertised and marketed website network.
-A secure credit/debit card payment facility that can be used in the studio or on-line.
-Art opportunity notification service
-Exhibition promotion service
-Gallery submission service
-Artwork cataloguing and sales recording
-Mailing list and press release services
-Work shown in online art galleries and online art fairs

The Art List

Since 2003, has been a leading online resource for visual artists and photographers
who are looking for income and exhibition opportunities to enter.’s searchable database of art contest and opportunity announcements includes a wide spectrum of content submitted by art galleries, institutions and art organizations.

Time to get busy!!!

How Artists Can Get Noticed NOW !!! Update 3

I receive many emails from artist’s asking how they can get noticed by galleries and dealers so I created this post to give artist’s some ideas for ways to promote themselves. The popularity of this post has motivated me to update it regularly as I come across new websites that would be of help to artist’s trying to promote themselves. If you have any suggestions for websites for this post then please contact me via the contact form on this blog.Updated 25/12/07 Online Galleries:

Red Bubble:

Art Mesh
Invite only:

Folio Snap



The Art Group


Digital Consciousness

Organization of Independant Artists


Fine Arts Title Registry
-Capture personal commentary about each work of art: collectors will cherish it and the art’s value will be enhanced
-Certify your work was brought to life through your own creative effort; sign the Registered Certificate to use as your Certificate of Authenticity
-Begin provenance in the online record; it is transferred to the buyer and remains with the work forever
-Document and track your entire inventory with offsite, secure records

International Registry of Artists and Artwork
The IRAA is an authority in the registration of professional artists and artwork, and as such, serves anyone interested in art – including museums, historians, commercial galleries, educators, collectors, archivists, scholars, fine art publishers, universities, curators, estate managers, students, art insurers, and of course, artists.

Fine Art Adoption Network
FAAN is an online network, which uses a gift economy to connect artists and potential collectors. All of the artworks on view are available for adoption. This means acquiring an artwork without purchasing it, through an arrangement between the artist and collector. Our goal is to help increase and diversify the population of art owners and to offer artists new means for engaging their audience.

Artist Pension Trust
Artist Pension Trust® (APT) is the first investment program dedicated to the needs of emerging and mid-career artists. APT’s long-term financial planning services allow artists to invest their artworks alongside a community of select artists, thereby providing a uniquely diversified, alternative income stream

Update 9/8/07
I have received several suggestions of other websites where artists can promote their work so I have decided to add the new resources to the list. If you have any other websites that you think should be on the list then send me a message using the contact box.

For The Artists: GET NOTICED NOW!!art-show.jpgart-show.jpg

In response to a large number of artists asking me how to market their art I have decided to write a basic guide for artists on how to get noticed online. The internet has opened up endless opportunities for artists to promote and market their work but with so many avenues of exposure it can be difficult knowing which to utilise and which to avoid. To keep things simple I have created a list of the most important avenues of self promotion for artists and links to relevant resources.

One of the most important avenues of self promotion for artists is the involvement in, and interaction with communities of artists. By networking with other artists you get the benefit of their experiences, expertise and contacts within the art market which could lead to opportunities to exhibit your work, sell your work or be represented by a gallery of dealer. The internet has allowed global communities of artists to come together through online forums and groups to promote their work and enhance their marketing skills. There are many online communities of artists the best of which are:

Wet Canvas:
Saatchi Online Gallery:
Surreal Art Forum:
Artists Network:
Art Span:
Online Visual Artists:
Art Forums UK:
D’art Fine Art:
Deviant Art Forum:

Online Galleries:
Online galleries allow you to create your own online exhibition space and also offer your work for sale. Even if you don’t sell anything, having your work in an online gallery is great exposure. There are lots of online galleries many of which are not very good so below is a list of some of the better online galleries:

Art By Us:
Absolute Arts:
Empty Easel:
Boundless Gallery:
Fine Art:

Art competitions are a great way of getting exposure for your work and allow you to compare your work against other artists. Below are some links to websites that list art competitions.

British Arts:
Art Deadlines List:
Art Show:
Saatchi Gallery Showdown:

Art Marketing Websites:
Art Biz Blog:
Art Biz Coach:
Art Business:
About Art:

Another fantastic way to gain exposure is to create a blog that documents your career as an artist. Below are some links to free blog platforms:


Get your artwork printed on everything from mugs to t-shirts and even create prints of your work using these great customer merchandise creators
Finer Works:
Art Cards Wanter:

Happy Creating!!!

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

47 Responses

  1. All excellent resources. Can I mention two more sites which, through active participation have made a real difference to the recognition of my work. Firstly, which is an online gallery/networking site, and secondly which is an arts charity – but still drives lots of people to my work.

    The important thing with any of these sites is to be active and forward at making contacts, posting in forums and about news etc. Don’t wait for people to come to you!

  2. Thanks, Nicholas! And don’t forget to remind them to subscribe to this blog as well.

  3. Thanks for including EBSQ, Nicholas!

  4. Thanks Alyson, Will do. The link for the Art Biz Blog is

    Nick Forrest

  5. Hi, thanks for the mention of . We also have a gallery forum where artists can display and sell their work with no charge whatsoever:

  6. Display your art here free:
    See Art that Talks Politics
    See Clinton Years American Dream Reversed at

  7. Wow! There is some great advice on info on this post.

  8. Thanks for the nice collection of resources, Nicholas!

    “Red Bubble” is another marketing site where artists are applying their work to a variety of merchandise.

    Thanks for the post!

  9. Thanks Linda, looks like another great resource for artists.
    Nicholas Forrest

  10. thank you Nicholas for the info. but i think your list was
    no complite. here another gallery to show
    your art. and they are realy so mant more…

  11. Thanks for the post Hanna and for suggesting the site.

    Nicholas Forrest

  12. Thanks for the info. If you get a chance check out also Renee Phillips’ “Manhattan Arts International” at Renee is the author of 3 books on marketing for artists and just opened a new site with a juried gallery artists might be interested in.

  13. Great list, Nicholas. And slightly overwhelming–so many sites I’ve never been to. Thanks for sharing and

  14. Dear Joe,
    Thanks for sharing that site, looks like a great resource.

    Nicholas Forrest

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  16. Excellent website; great information!!!

    Thank You!!!

  17. Hi Nicholas,

    I am an artist of differnt mediums. My main focus is cartoons. I have tried different websites, and approaches to be noticed, like the term “dying artist.” Would you critique my work, and give me a suggestion on what road to take and how.

    take care,


  18. Hi Nicholas, thank you very much for sharing this information 🙂
    As an artist I find it difficult to promote myself – I have the blog so that’s a start!
    Your site is a great resource.

  19. Thanks for the comment Tanya, glad you enjoyed the post. Stay tuned for further updates soon!!

  20. I really appreciate the tips in this post. As owner of a corporate gifts company. Please continue to submit more quality tips and ideas.

  21. Thank you.)
    Very interesting information.:)

  22. Thank you for the great resources. Very helpful!

    I found you on Fast Company. Delighted to have found your site.


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  24. You rock, you know you do. keep it up. Thanks for putting Artmakr in the list. This is good too:

  25. Please direct me to where I may submit my art to the movie indusstry, in regards to wall furnishings. I have a website gallery

  26. Insightful commentary on how the Internet has impacted the art market.
    The web has made it possible for any artist to access the world-wide market.
    It will take me a while to search through these links.

  27. Hi, self-taught- I can create anything.
    Big and small. Very unique and fine.

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  29. Can I also suggest the following route to self-promotion. Join an art collective with a LOUD VOICE – loud voice being a well ranked or well advertised online presence. and art collective being a group of like-mined artists. like-minded being all equally set on growing as artists. like-minded does not refer to type of artwork created since the best collectives are diverse.

    there just has to be a real mindset for growing as an artist – if all members have this then the online presence will grow very quickly.

    here is our collective:

    and that is our voice.


  30. Hi Nick, I would just like to say a big thankyou what a fantastic site, I am an emerging artist in the uk and i’ve just come accross your website one of the best sites for artist I have come accross. Cheers you are a star, thanks again Katherine

  31. Thanks so much to everyone who has posted all of these great resources for artists…I love the work you’ve produced…so cool…Probably like many of you, I’m always looking for ways to get more exposure – in the Abstract Expressionism area, which is what I specialize in…I always enjoy finding new things. ..Thank You All, and let me know if I can help you in any way too…Alissa

  32. Nick – I would like to add what everyone else is saying about your blog – good job. As a small gallery owner just getting into blogging, your site is a very valuable resource. I think the opportunities for artists (and galleries) are out there and appreciate your efforts connecting the two.


  33. Hi Patrick,

    Thanks for the comment. There are lots of opportunities out there for artists the trick is knowing where to find them. More resources coming soon!!

    Nicholas Forrest

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  36. Hi Nick,

    This ever growing list of resources is awesome, great work for keeping it up to date.

    I’ve just launched an online gallery called, where people can buy and vote for the artworks they like. You might like to check it out.

    I’m based in Melbourne and have 25 artists from all over the world. And we’re always looking for new artists!

    Thanks, Ben

  37. Don’t forget Artabase – in addition to creating a free profile you can list your Exhibitions in the calendar, which then remain in our archive for perpetuity.

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  39. Why don’t you have listed?

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  41. Hi,

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  42. Hi just found your blog some cool interesting resource thanks very much.

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