Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Your free online art gallery and portfolio

A lot of artist would like to have their portfolio online because Internet is such a great tool to promote ourselves. As a matter of fact, most artists would like to have pay little or no fee to have their works online. You will also need little computer knowledge to allow you to sell you work along with your portfolio. There are so far two places other than e bay that I know you can have your portfolio online and also sell some of your works.

One is called This website allow you to post your work online without fee and only charge commission when you sold your painting. For buyers, they can even place your work in virtue living room to see if your work fit with the layout of the room. This website allows you to sell everything handmade including your painting. There is a neat tool that you can even pick items based on color; everything which match the color you choose will show up.

The other site called I personally feel mosaya is not that user friendly. I have a hard time to find any random gallery I would like to look for. It is free and it seems has all the function that artist need. If you are good at promoting yourself, mosaya might be your good choice.

Finally, if you would like to personalize your site and still be able to sell your work without spending any money, not even web hosting fee, then you should have your blog. As long as you can type, you can have a blog, easy as that. is a great site to sign up. If you would like to enable the selling function, you can add Google check out which you can sign up on the upper right hand side of the side bar.Unlike pay pal, Google check out will charge no transaction fee until the end of 2007.
Currently, Google checkout only available for those who have Bank account in USA. You will need to sign up Google check out and then paste HTML code into your blog next to your painting that you would like to sell.

In conclusion, blogger blog plus Google checkout equal to free portfolio with selling function.

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