Tracy Helgeson recently whipped up a blog for artists and while she might be at her limit of accepting more artists right now, there is already a fantastic list of artists there! I have to say I'm loving checking in and seeing the additions. I posted about it last week but it continues to get updated, check it out: The Fine Art Department.
The other site that I wrote about is also growing, Small Art Showcase. This put together by Jeanne Williamsom, is also a place to showcase artists, specifically those of us who have smaller works be it in size or price, which will point you in the right direction if you are looking to buy art this season at reasonable prices.
And while I'm recommending sites and artists, check out the Made in Vermont Etsy Street Team Blog. This blog is run by Vermont artists and crafts people who belong to the Made In Vermont Etsy Street Team (MIVEST). Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to a number of hand crafted works that are unique and affordable.
I know people still think a few hundred dollars is a lot on art. In the art world, anything under a few thousand is really peanuts. Most people don't realize that if your art goes into a gallery you lose 50% instantly upon a sale. I have vacillated at times when it comes to pricing smaller works as I have to make some profit if they go into a gallery and it really isn't fair [ethical] to have them at one price on my website then take them to a gallery and jack up the price.
If you are interested in my clocks you might be pleased to know I have adjusted the cost of the RR Plate Limited Edition Clocks. As I upload those to ETSY I am setting the prices based on the market and economy. No one has to worry that they overspent on previous purchases and I am still open to offers. I am offering FREE SHIPPING for the RR Clocks on my ETSY site (plus it's all set up to just buy with a click of the mouse) and I'm still having my Mixed Media Sale through the month of December on my website. I can't stress enough that I am willing to work with people on payments and price.
In the next few weeks I hope to get some more works on ETSY that are probably never going on the website as they really don't fit in anywhere. Another blogger/friend inquired about a calligraphy piece that I recently posted here and I'm thrilled to have worked out a sale with her! So keep an eyeball on the ETSY site ~ if you have see a piece you like this is the time to own it!