Social Networking for Art Collectors –

Social Networking for Art Collectors –

social-networkSocial networks are all the rage at the moment so I thought that I would put together a list of the top ten social networks that would be of benefit to art collectors and art investors. Joining a social network gives you access to the knowledge of other art collectors and investors as well as the opportunity to view the work of artists from all over the world.  Below is a list of the top ten social networking sights that cater specifically to people interested in visual art.
myartspace is an online community with more than 50,000 artists, collectors, students, teachers, gallerists, curators, critics and art appreciators across the world. myartspace is free and open to all. Members can create a profile of themselves and upload an unlimited quantity of their work including images, music, audio narration and video. is an exciting new social networking site for the artworld, creating a global forum for discussion, interactivity and debate. is a unique blend of editorial and community content, combining the insight and critical weight of some of today’s most important artworld voices with the input and opinions of everyday enthusiasts from around the world.
#artmesh is an inspiring and innovative network for those who live and love the fine arts. The difference to other art communities is the fact that – additionally to just showcasing artist’s work – #artmesh focuses on the interests of art lovers and art professionals as well.#artmesh is about communication and collaboration, about inspiration and the exploration of the boundless possibilities of a progressive and innovative virtual art-network., the #1 contemporary art network, launched in Los Angeles in February, 2007. It is a sophisticated website that brings a local and in-depth focus to the contemporary art scene. ArtSlant’s profiles put the spotlight on everyone in the art community. Artists, art professionals, art orgs, and art lovers can have their own showcase to exhibit their work, expose their business or talk about their involvement in the scene. In our community you will also find picks and reviews, jobs and opportunities, schools, blogs, and groups.
Artlog is the place for you to connect with folks, share your work and discover innovative new art & design. Artlog is for art makers, insiders, organizations and art lovers. This global community of art lovers, artists and industry insiders is only as vibrant as you make it. So follow interesting artists, make professional connections, post your work and let your voice be heard – “If you see something, say something!
Independent Collectors is an online tool targeted at modern and inquisitive collectors. It makes building a personal network and sharing information about topics like artists, galleries or events much easier and faster. In their personal profiles, collectors can talk about art preferences and present their own collection. Specific search functions help to find like-minded collectors or those living in the same area.
The artselector contemporary fine art collective was originally set up by MA Fine Art graduates of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art. artselector offers an innovative visual directory of international contemporary fine artists, independent curators and galleries
Rhizome’s community includes thousands of artists, academics, curators, critics, and other new media art enthusiasts. Profiles is a collection of community profiles that contains artist portfolios, blogs, biographies, and other details on each individual member. Profiles was developed in the hope of sparking connections and collaborations across regional or cultural boundaries and strengthening the new media art scene as a whole.
We work with and for artists, arts and culture organisations and networks, cultural professionals and audiences in the 50 countries of Europe, as well as providing a platform for cultural cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. Our mission is both to ensure that all those working on cultural collaboration have access to up-to-the-minute information and to encourage the cultural sector to become more experimental with online technologies.
ArtBistro brings members of the visual art community together to network, advance careers, and to foster a community with exclusive benefits where information about artists and designers is provided by artists and designers.

**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.

57 Responses

  1. Thanks for all of the art collecting tips! Here is a nice resource that provides some background on some well-known art collectors.

  2. THANKS! I was looking for that very information a few days ago. I’ll check out these sites

  3. Thanks for this informative post. I will be sure to check out some of these sites. Aloha from Maui.

  4. […] the full list of social networking sites for art see Art Market Blog. We would love to hear which art web sites you like and why, so do leave your suggestions and ideas […]

  5. How could you miss the two biggest arts sites on the Internet: Deviant Art and RedBubble.

  6. has the most comprehensive list of independent artists online.

  7. Is there anyone who would like to purchase a Rod Palmer print of Peaceful Stream which is identical to one he called Winding Creek? Also, could anyone give me names of websites or literature that shows Rod Palmer’s (Augustus Albo’s) art? Thank you!

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  9. Thank you so much for the great article. It can be difficult to weed through all the other social networking sites to connect with art collectors and artists. Even in tight economic times people who love art can still find lasting value in collecting.

  10. Hi Nicholas can I get a link here mate. and I am looking for a manager two look after me.

  11. Yes these sites are good there is a new one very nice

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  13. Thanks for taking the perspective of the art collector where social networking is concerned. It’s an overlooked area and you touched on it very nicely. I’m interested in learning how to cultivate a collector base for events that I curate. I’d appreciate any suggestions you might have.

  14. Thanks a lot for this list and brief review of art sites.

  15. Thanks for this list and brief reviews of the art sites.

  16. This is a great list. I started looking for the prominent social networking sites for art and artists, this post help s a lot.

  17. Hello all, I am currently working on a series about pop culture, mainstream America and marketing. I decided to work on a piece a day for one year and promote it on ebay (the perfect website for this series). You can take a look at what I have up so far (I have been doing this for 10 days at this point).

    Thank you
    Christine Lee Tyler

  18. Julian Lee is an emerging German-based, British Artist. Looking for contact with Curators and Collectors.

    Regularly Exhibiting internationally in New York, London, Miami, and Berlin amongst others.

  19. Great blog. Very informative and knowledgable.
    Thanks for your input, am a budding art collector and enthusiast.

    Nigel Thomas

  20. Thanks for this information. A couple of them I am familiar with, but most of them I hadn’t heard of.

  21. Great Blog. Shall pass on to my Linkedin network and Twitter

    Thank youi

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    His work would have to be considered a hybrid, combining elemets of “outsider art”, magical realism, and expressionism with the freshness and spontaneity of a child´s painting.
    He is a rising star with great chances to mature into being one of México´s leading artists. His work has been in successful exhibitions in Santa Fe, New México; SF, California; Washington, Connecticut; Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and Saranac Lake, NY, as well as throughout México. His collectors range from museum curators and art dialers to rock and roll stars and even a former astronaut .

  23. An accomplished British artist is looking for an art rep. Please use the website to contact him.

  24. I’m looking forward in visiting your art gallery.

  25. I have an original oil painting by Vasselli. Ship at sea.
    Anyone interested?

  26. I am an artist who works in many different types of media; oil, acrylic, abstract paintings on canvas,

  27. A great collection of sites. Just the resource I’ve been looking for! Thanks for posting them.

  28. Can you help me to get the “word out.” ??? { Art Consignment Platform }

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  29. Nick,
    Thank you for this great collection of sites. Very helpful as always. Another site to recommend is I like it as everyday there is a random selection of artworks from other collectors, members profile, artist video, and art events. Collectors will also appreciate to stay anonymous as only a valid e-mail is needed. The site is only a few months old but already counts hundreds of members and thousands of visits per month. Check it out if interested!

  30. Hi there Nicholas! Also from my side thanks for the great list. Would there be additional sites you would add to the list in the meantime considering your original post is a year old?
    Best from Germany, Anya

  31. Hello All! Thanks for all the wonderful information provided. Please visit our gallery!!! We have an upcoming world premier documentary on the life and works of “Frederick Hart”. For more information or if you wish to attend send an email to

    Cheers all!

    David Estes
    P&C Fine Art Gallery
    Washington D.C.

  32. Very informative! Thanks for the list of sites. I will check them out.

  33. Nick,please connect me with the art collectors.I recently had a article written in many newspapers.Its subject was how to resolve this economic situation.I have been on wall street for 28 years.I had many conversations with the federal goverment .I will use most of money raised by selling those paintings.To create many companies to create many jobs.I had a good conversation with Joe Biden.Also Paul Kanjorski.I gave them many ideas how to get our country out of this situation.I would deeply appreciate it if you would sell these paintings.Thank-you Pat Gildea.

  34. Hi,

    You have a really nice art blog here. We just started an art social network… maybe you can check it out if you get a chance.

    Keep up the great work!

  35. Hi,

    You have a really nice art blog here. We just started an art social network… maybe you can check it out if you get a chance.

    Keep up the great work!

  36. good day.
    i am an arts collector.specialised in the collection of arts works from african prisons. i am based in cameroon douala.

    i will want to join the rest of the arts collectors familly worldwide.
    please help me sent thier contact mail to me.

    thanks in advanced.

    louis cameroon

  37. This is a nice list…. thanks for that. Also another online art community that just started up is Dagger Room. Check it out if you get a chance.

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  39. Hi I am giving away free links on my site and looking for investors and a buyer for $1000.000 art work. This is a great site here.

  40. Hi to all, please come and visit our website !!!!!


    Cui Ning is a remarkable man and his paintings are a triumph of pure technical skill, showcasing his spirit and determination. Durings Ning’s study at Rhodes University he had completed 100 oil paintings and over 500 sketches in South Africa which earned him wide critical acclaim from art and media circles …attracted extensive coverage and recognition for winning the 1995 Rhodes University Rowny Prize and received high praise for his sketches for Nelson Mandela’s visit to Grahamstown.

    It was while he was at Rhodes after reading Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, that Cui Ning got inspired to begin working on the 16-piece, 20 metre-wide epic painting of the Rivonia Trial.

  41. Open Art Collection is a Unique (we have done our research) international social fine
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  42. Delightful collection of Social sites!

    I have heard of a few previously but this list far outways the sites that I knew of – many thanks

  43. hello sir. sir i want show my work .

  44. Very nice collection of art collector’s website with brief descriptions, DACOU provides artists with the highest quality canvas, paints, oils and brushes ensuring the longevity of each piece of work and where possible images of works in progress are captured and available for viewing.

  45. Very nice work Nicholas! Let me know if you’d like to cross promote or like me to post a guest article of yours on my site/blog Cheers! ~ James

  46. have some precious prehistoric mayan artworks for sale. Original and asking top dollar if interested send me an email to…only serious enquiries.

  47. Nick when are you going to post those pictures of Shozo Naganos art work.You have a fantastic web site

  48. Hi there, this is Sean Needles & Lisa Ganz of Twins Talent. We are currently casting a new TV show looking to help families appraise their items for free while they share their sentimental stories, history, & distribution of these items. We wanted to spread the word to you. Maybe you personally know someone who would be interested or maybe you could help spread the word to your many visitors. Any help would be appreciated and we would love to hear if you knew someone interested! I would also love to post a thread about the casting in the forum if I could.

    Thank you in advance for any help
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    LOOKING FOR PEOPLE/FAMILIES with SENTIMENTAL ITEMS/COLLECTIONS that they would like to have APPRAISED for their future WILL (Don’t know the value of)
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    Have you planned your will? Would you like to let your loved ones know now the story behind your belongings and why you want them to have your precious possessions? Do you have items of sentimental value that might be of worth? Do you need the help of a neutral appraiser? Do you want the chance to tell your children or siblings why certain things mean so much to you and why you want them to have them, or not have them? Don’t let your loved ones fight over “things” once you’re gone. You and your family can take part in a life-changing new TV series that will help you make these big decisions
    (The Estate must contain several assets of varying worth. Family members should be unaware of monetary value and need help with distribution).

    PUT: “ESTATE”-in subject title
    Include your name, where you live, contact info, as much info the items you would like appraised-the more the merrier, about the sentimental significance as well as the history of any of it you may know. Also a bit about your family dynamics-married, single, children-who you would like the items to be given to, etc.
    Thank you
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  50. Check Out some great art and other items available

  51. I sure like the collections of online art communities that you have put together. Well done! My favorite is If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out. It’s free for all artists, galleries, art agents etc

    It is a new site and already has over 1300 members and 30,000 pieces of artwork. Pretty cool!

  52. super site here thanks

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