TheStarvingArtist.com is the site for you! Designed to expand the art market by directly connecting artists to buyers, this site is fun, dependable, and easy to use. TheStarvingArtist.com gives you access to thousands of original works of art at a fraction of the cost of buying them directly from an art dealer or art gallery. Galleries typically collect 50% of the purchase price. With no middleman, the savings can easily add up to hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
At TheStarvingArist.com, you'll find works by unknown artists, talented individuals who have yet be discovered by the artworld. Your purchase will support artists who lack the connections or funds to have their work seen in public venues. TheStarvingArtist.com gives you the opportunity to invest in beautiful works by artists whose work may some day command much higher prices. For the artist, TheStarvingArtist.com gives you a free, public space to display your work and ultimately, garner attention to establish your reputation as an artist.
By expanding the art market, TheStarvingArtist.com fosters a mutually beneficial relationship between artists and buyers: artists gain exposure for their work while buyers are able collect pieces that will potentially increase in value over years to come.
For artists, follow these steps:
Sign up for a FREE account through the "I'm an artist" link on the "Sign Up" link on the homepage.
Fill in your personal information, create a password, and answer a few questions about yourself.
You are now ready to upload art! First, upload a personal profile picture of yourself, so that gallery browsers can connect with you on a personal level. Then, click "Upload New Art" to upload photos of your work. Fill in the information about the art work such as price, size, and details about the piece itself.
Pending site approval, your art will appear in the art gallery! Users will be able to view your art, learn about you, and understand what inspires you as an artist.
When your artwork sells, you will instantly receive an email confirming the order and instructions for shipping and handling. You can also this information by logging into your account and clicking on "New Orders." Here, you will be able to to view all of the buyer's information such as their shipping address, their name, and which work of art they purchased.
Pack up the artwork securely, making sure to comply with our terms and conditions. We recommend you reading our hints and tips for shipping successfully posted on the site's blog.
Sign back in to your account, click on the "new orders" link and enter the tracking number you were provided with by your shipping carrier. Then enter the carrier used, and estimated shipping time (standard shipping, overnight, 2nd day air) and confirm shipment by clicking " Send Email"
The buyer will receive an email confirming shipment and the tracking information. The sale now becomes confirmed and closed.
Once shipment has been confirmed, you (the artist) will receive payment for your artwork! Payments are sent out on the 1st and 15th of each calender month, directly to the Paypal account you entered when signing up to Thestarvingartist.com.
The purchaser is now at home admiring your original art work and telling their freinds what a fine artist you are. The buyer logs back into ThesStarvingArtist.com and rates his experience.
TheStarvingArtist.com retains a 15% commission on each sale. Thats it! No Fees, No Dues, just focus on selling your work directly to your buyers.
For buyers, follow these steps:
Sign up for a FREE account through the "I'm an art lover" link on the "Register" link on the homepage.
Create a personal account.
A confirmation email will be sent to your email account.
Log into your email and simply follow the prompts to activate your account.