ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Online Sites to List and Sell Your Paintings and Art!

Updated on March 27, 2010

Selling Your Art Online

If you think you could make some extra money with your art, photography, jewelry, handmade pottery or ceramics, or sculptures, this hub would be a good one to check out! First, if your art is "images" (paintings, computer generated art, photography..)you need to decide whether you want to sell the originals or giclee prints. I personally like to keep my originals and sell prints, but some buyers want to buy the original, so it is up to you. Following, you will find some good places to try listing your art Some are better for images only, and some are great for any kind of art, jewelry, sculpture and photography.

1. - This is a great FREE site to upload and sell your images as prints or greeting cards, whether you do paintings, drawings or photography. They don't charge to list or sell your images, they make their profit on the printing and the frames. Just upload images in your own "store", categorize into different sections, add good descriptions and keywords and you are done. They have a community blog, and people can become your "fan", which is great, since they also can give you feedback on your art.

2. - This site is really neat and can bring out the "fashion designer" in you! You can design and make phrases and images for anything, from lapel buttons and stickers to aprons and jogging suits with matching caps! You can even publish books, journals and a music player with your own music on it, I believe. There is plenty here to choose from, and the only thing stopping you is your imagination. This could really turn into a full time printing business if you marketed it right and have some talent and a witty sense of humor!

3. - You may syndicate (re-publish) your existing Artist's Blog on your NoBullART Gallery. NoBullART will automatically incorporate your Artist's Blog in to your NoBullART Gallery with an RSS Feed. It is also FREE to list your art here, and you can list everything from paintings and drawings to jewelry and sculptures, as long as you made it yourself. They don't charge a commission, and on here, you will be selling your originals, though. Be sure to calculate enough in to cover shipping and insurance. You can submit your things for inclusion in the main gallery, and after reviewing, they will decide whether to add it or not. It will already be in your OWN gallery.

4. - Kind of like a "Myspace" for artists, this is a great site for all ages! Here you will find everything from poetry and literature to beautiful, artistic nudes, sculptures and photography. Some of the computer generated, digital work is unbelievable! You create a homepage with all kinds of options, like a journal, comments, polls, visitor book, and so much more. Really a nice site, FREE, and you can sell reasonably priced, framed or unframed prints of all sizes (depending on the resolution of your image you uploaded).

5. - is a site that contacted me instead of me contacting them. They gave me a much better, lifetime membership that is NOT listed in their selection of subscriptions. They are a more upper-class website that has two shows a year, plus your art has to be approved before a jury of artists before it will be listed on their site. No sales yet, but we will see what happens. Here you ship them your piece, then they ship it to the buyer. They are basically an agent or broker and charge (me) 10% of the selling price of the piece. I get to set the selling price myself, which is good.

6. - It costs 20 cents to list an item for four months. When your item sells, you’ll pay a 3.5% transaction feeYou can list and find everything from handmade soap to crafts and art to vintage clothing. Beautiful website, more tuned to the artisan or crafter.

7. - Here is where you can get REALLY creative and come up with a good classified ad for one or all of the sites where you have your art listed! Be sure to put up images if your prints or art, as well as a link to the website your email address for any questions, if I thought it would help sell the item. This is of course FREE also.

Photographs and Art

Black and White photo of a rare, double chimney log cabin that has been restored. Very rare to see one with two chimneys!
Black and White photo of a rare, double chimney log cabin that has been restored. Very rare to see one with two chimneys!
Old pole barn in the country. Color, art reference photo.
Old pole barn in the country. Color, art reference photo.
Photo of Paluxy River in Texas
Photo of Paluxy River in Texas
Mixed Media abstract by Kris Thykeson
Mixed Media abstract by Kris Thykeson

Now That You Are Listed...

You need to advertise! Print up some business cards, take out an ad in the local paper with your website included, submit your site to, and be sure to put any and all sites your items are listed on your email signature, so that every email you send will be an advertisement for your art. You HAVE to get your name and your art out there.

You can even print up flyers and distribute them, with a coupon on them for a percentage off. If your city has fairs, trade days, art fairs, etc., think about getting a booth to show off your art. While you are there, work on an art project-people love to see you creating, and they will strike up conversations with you, asking questions about your art. If they like YOU, they are more prone to buy something you have created, and can become a repeat buyer. You have to sell yourself as well as your art. BE YOUR OWN ART AGENT!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Have you tried looking at to sell your art!

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      so nice hub ....gave nice guidance for me :)

      Thank you so much....

    • Laura Thykeson profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Thykeson 

      7 years ago from Central Texas

      Thank you for stopping by!

    • sligobay profile image


      7 years ago from east of the equator

      Great Hub. Thank you for the tips. Cheers.

    • Laura Thykeson profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Thykeson 

      8 years ago from Central Texas

      Teresa Laurente,

      By all means, encourage your daughter to list her art! It is so fulfilling when someone either comments favorably or even buys something you have created. Thanks for stopping by!

      Laura T.

    • Teresa Laurente profile image

      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 

      8 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      I will share this with my daughter. Thanks Laura for this useful hub.

    • Laura Thykeson profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Thykeson 

      8 years ago from Central Texas

      Glad I could be of service to you! Keep up the great work with the portraits-I'm jealous...Can't master them to suit me yet...grrr.

      Laura T

    • rvsource profile image


      8 years ago

      Very nice hub, you must have been reading my mind!

      Thanks so much



    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)