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The Application Process
If you are interested in participating in our artist program, simply click “Artist Join Here” which can be found at the top of the website. You will then be directed to the Artist Application Page.
When you start the application process, you will be asked to provide us with your contact information, some information about you as an artist, and to provide samples of your original fine art or a website by which our Jury can evaluate your work. Upon your acceptance, a “Welcome” e-mail will be sent to you along with log-in instructions.
When you attempt to log-in to your “Artist Account” for the first time, you will be asked to review and electronically sign our Artist Agreement. Our Artist Agreement has detailed information regarding our commission structure and other important details of our relationship. Once this is done you will be able to log-in to your “Artist Account” page to complete your artist profile, manage your contact information, and begin uploading images of your original fine art. .
Determining Your Art Exhibit
As the skills of an artist improve and their work becomes more “authentic”, the recognition of their talent and the demand for their art work evolves. This is generally reflected in how and where they ultimately are able to sell their original art and fine art prints.
Regardless of their talent, Student artists are simply defined as anyone currently enrolled in a college or university who is studying fine art. Student artists are just developing their talents and skills, and starting to discover who they are as fine artists. They are usually limited to selling their art work in local or school sponsored events. These events are generally attended by other students, family, friends, and local art enthusiasts who want to buy affordable original art.
Emerging artists are working to find national recognition and the attention of art critics, art galleries, and major art collectors. They typically have built their own websites, and have some smaller local or regional art gallery representation. Emerging artists sell their original art and expand their potential market by participating in an even greater number of local or regional fine art exhibitions.
Professional artists typically have their work featured in one or more recognized fine art galleries. They have had solo and curated art exhibitions. Their work is sought after by art enthusiasts, collectors, and investors. They have had published critiques, and their work is part of the collection of large private and corporate clients. Professional artists traditionally have relied exclusively on the marketing efforts of their galleries. Either by their location, reputation, or marketing efforts which are largely limited to existing customers, these brick and mortar galleries usually can provide artists with exposure to a greater, but still a very limited audience when compared against the global reach of the Internet.
While there may be exceptions, these are the general criteria that are used to determine the fine art exhibit in which an artist should apply to sell their original artwork.