online galleries

I think it was about three weeks ago when I was browsing through the Saatchi Gallery site, checking to see what’s new and (naturally!) if the link to my site is still there under cultural institutions.

I noticed a new feature called “Your Gallery” which allows artists to show their work on their website without charge. What a generous idea! Anyway, I left that to sit in my list of things to do. Other things happened until suddenly I saw an article on CBC a few days ago:

British art mogul Charles Saatchi has launched a special section on his art website allowing undiscovered artists to show their work.
More than 500 artists have posted their work in the “Your Gallery” section of his Saatchi Gallery site.  The site gives collectors and galleries around the world an opportunity to view new talent and buy works directly from the artists.
The advertising magnate said he wanted to offer a way for collectors and artists to save money by cutting out the dealer.

Time to act – I have now put a few images up amongst the many hundreds of other artists! Have a look, and if you are an artist reading this, do join this opportunity for more international exposure!

Speaking of online galleries, I’ve forgotten to mention IconData – WorldPrints by the Krakow International Print Society. If you search under Canada you will find many Canadian printmakers’ works including mine. Isn’t the web great?!

May 2, 2006 in Being an Artist, Other artists by Marja-Leena