How to Sell Artworks on Fine Arts America

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As an artist, getting your art out into the world after you create it can be a daunting task. The good news is that there are many different ways to do it. One of the most popular options is using Fine Arts America (“FAF”).

FAF has been around since 1996 and allows anyone with original artwork to list their pieces on the website – regardless of how long they’ve been an artist or where their skill level lies.

You might ask yourself, “How does it work?” Well, in this blog post we will cover the main questions related to this platform:

  • What is Fine Arts America
  • How to sell artworks on Fine Arts America
  • Pricing your artworks on Fine Arts America
  • What are the benefits of using Fine Arts America

Fine art is a broad term that can include anything from paintings to photographs, sculptures, and more. Some people might think of it as just something for rich people’s homes or museums – but the truth is that you don’t need to be rich to buy or sell art. In fact, there are many ways for artists who are just starting out in their careers, and one of these it’s just the one we are going to cover.

What is Fine Arts America

Fine Arts America is an online marketplace that connects buyers with sellers of fine art. It was founded in 1999 by John Siska and Fred Granville. As of today, they have over 1 million members from all across the world who can easily find what they’re looking for through their search tools or browsing categories like paintings, sculptures, drawings, or photographs.

They also have a blog that is updated with new posts on the first and third Fridays of every month. This blog is a great way to stay informed about the latest developments in the world of fine art.

There are many types of sellers on Fine Arts America, from established galleries and museums to individual artists. These sellers can offer things like original paintings or limited edition prints with prices ranging from less than $50 up to six figures (in some cases!).

Fine Arts America’s search tools make it easy for buyers to find what they’re looking for quickly and easily—and if you don’t see something right away, just ask one of their curators! They will be happy to help.

How to Sell Artworks on Fine Arts America

Find the Right Artwork to Sell

When you are choosing the right artwork to sell, there are so many things to think about, like size, medium, and style. But don’t fret!

First off, do you want your art showcased in a gallery? If not, what’s most important is that you have a high-quality photo and description of your work

When uploading an image for online viewing, try to upload one with good lighting and from multiple angles if possible (frontal view, side view). The more detailed information that is written about your piece will also help buyers decide whether or not they would like to purchase it.

If you want to post your artwork in a gallery, then most important is the size and medium of what you are selling. Make sure that everything fits within the space allotted for it – not too large or small. Secondly, make sure all materials meet professional standards (no exposed staples!). The next thing to think about is price: it should reflect the work’s value to potential buyers.

Create a Profile and Upload your Artwork

The first step is to create an account with Fine Arts America by filling out the form on their homepage. After you submit it, they’ll review your information and if they think that you are an artist of merit, then they will approve you.

The second step is to add as many pieces of artwork from your portfolio so people can see what kind of work you do. You want each piece to be different; for example, it would not make sense to have three portraits in the same style up on Fine Arts America unless one was a student work with the other two being professional works. then, you can upload your work by clicking on the button with a plus sign in it.

Once you’ve uploaded all of the pieces from your portfolio, then you’ll want to write an artist statement about yourself and give some background information for each piece. It’s important to tell people why they should buy one of your pieces.

The last step is to add your artwork for sale, either individually or in a group of two or three similar works. You should define the size and price of each piece as well. Make sure you choose an appropriate framing option if you want one!

Set Up an Account with PayPal or Stripe

Setting up a payment processing account is an essential part of starting your own business and being able to accept payments online. PayPal or Stripe are two popular options for artists who want to sell their artwork on the internet.

The first step is to start your application process at either of the company’s websites. Fill out all the required information and submit it when you are done. You should hear back from them soon on whether they will be able to provide you with an account.

Next, set up your accounts on the payment processing website of your choice and make sure that they are connected in a way that is compatible with how you want to take payments for your business. This includes setting up any necessary bank or credit card information.

Then, connect your payment account to the FAF one, and the game is over!

Promote your Artwork 

Promoting your artwork is hard. There are so many ways to do it and how you do it can make a big difference in terms of success. If you’re an artist, some tips will help ensure people see what you have created

One way is by sharing it on social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and then emailing friends and family who may be more likely to share the post with their network as well.

Then you can follow and comment on the feeds of some relevant influencers with notifications turned off so that when they post something interesting or relevant about your niche, it’ll come up in your feed without having to actively search for it. 

Lastly, we recommend finding ways to stay connected with the communities of which you are a part – whether through online forums like Reddit or Quora where there’s a lot of discussion happening related to topics that may interest you-or joining some online groups/websites dedicated specifically to artists and writers such as Art Marketing Action Club. The more involved you are the more opportunities for your work to be seen.

Get Feedback from Potential Buyers

As an artist, it can be hard to know if your artwork is good enough. It’s easy to get stuck in the mindset of “I’m not sure how people will react.”

However, there are a few ways you can get feedback from potential buyers. One way is by posting on social media and asking for opinions. You could also post pictures of your work on sites like Etsy or Craigslist and solicit feedback that way too!

This will help you get a feel for what people are looking for and make the process of deciding if your work is good enough a little less stressful.

It’s even better to have someone who knows art well review it before posting anything online, though. This could be an old professor, a friend from college, or just somebody in the field whose opinion you respect.

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Pricing your Artworks on Fine Arts America

One of the biggest questions artists have when they put their artwork online is how to price it. Many factors go into pricing, but the first question you should ask yourself is “What do I want my prices to say about me?”

What are your goals? Do you want to sell your work as fast as possible or do you want collectors who will pay top dollar for your talent and hard work? 

When deciding on prices, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. You’ll need to know what kind of artist you are and where you’re at in your career.

On Fine Arts America, you can set your prices anywhere from $0.00 to $100,000 and above. It’s easy to do it on your “My Account” page, from the pricing tab.

To start things off, let’s take a quick look at what kind of prices you could set:

  • $0.00 to $250 – Great for beginners or students who are just starting out and want more exposure by putting their work online;
  • $250 to $500 – Good for artists who are just starting out with a few pieces, or those who want to sell their artwork but not as fast;
  • $500 and up – Great for established collectors that appreciate the time invested into your art. You’ll need to have sold consistently at this level to set prices here.

Why don’t all artists charge the same for their work? A lot of different factors go into pricing a piece of art-including what it costs you in materials and time, how much money you need or want at this point in your career, marketing, etc.

What are the Benefits of using Fine Arts America

Now, we will quickly cover the main advantages of this platform along with some disadvantages too!


  • The platform makes it easy for you to showcase your artwork, share them with art collectors, or sell the originals in our marketplace. Getting noticed is key; especially when there are so many other talented artists out there!
  • There are a variety of different art supplies to choose from, such as canvases, paintbrushes, and easels.
  • The site is free to use for artists! So if you’re an artist looking for a way to showcase your work or sell originals then this platform might be perfect for you.


  • The website is difficult to navigate, especially for first-time users.
  • The website doesn’t provide any of the information necessary to decide whether or not you want to buy anything.
  • There are no customer reviews for products and services, which makes it hard to get an idea of what other people think about them.


You’re now equipped with everything you need to know in order to create and launch your own artwork on Fine Arts America. 

Fine Arts America is a great platform to sell your artworks because they offer free shipping and their customer service is excellent.

Start by visiting the site, signing up for an account, uploading some of your artwork in a few easy steps (and if desired), then share it with all of your friends!

Success is within your reach, don’t let it go!

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