With the downturn in the market, some artists are taking matters into their own hands. just a few short months ago, Tracy Helgeson started a new blog, showcasing small works at incredibly reasonable prices. I’ve followed Tracy’s blog, Works by Tracy Helgeson, for quite some time now and have always been impressed with her sharing the trials and tribulations of showing and selling her work. Just two weeks ago, Tracy began a new endeavor, The Fine Art Department. This new blog is a showcase for other artists who have begun sites where collectors can purchase work directly from the artist. The selection is curated by Tracy from artist submissions and is limited to just twenty-some artists.
Jeanne Williamson has begun Small Art Showcase in the same vein. Small Art Showcase tags itself as A collection of fine artists who are making their work accessible and affordable to art lovers and collectors. Neither of these two very generous artists are benefiting from any sales. Both seem to be just doing this because they see the need. Both sites provide links to artists sites. It’s a great idea, especially at this time of year.
This is such a great idea. It is something that is only possible through the use of the internet.
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