For the last several years, online art sales have risen at incredible rates. Valued at $1.57 billion in 2013, the online art market is now valued at $4.22 billion and is expected to reach $8.37 billion by 2023. With the rise of visual-based media outlets like Instagram, it’s becoming easier than ever to browse art online and find inspiration wherever we go. As both an art-lover and maker, I’m always interested in seeing how our culture’s visual tastes shift and grow, so I’ve done a little scouting and compiled my discoveries into this post. I won’t pretend to cover all the bases (that would be quite literally impossible), but I will invite you to read what I have and hope the information will serve you well!
The phrase “Art Collecting” has a tendency to conjure up images of esoteric libraries, hidden-door handshakes, and ungodly sums of cash. What a lot of people don’t know is that there are many types of art collectors. Some of us are, indeed, the crisp, white suits you may be visualizing, but some of us are also middle class mothers and fathers with a knack for finances and a deep love of the arts. While we may differ wildly in our appearances, careers, and bank accounts, there are a few things every art-collector understands. Continue reading “The Heart of Art Collecting”
Ahh, spring is in the air! The birds are chirping, the weather is warming, and you’ve got one nagging thought nipping at the heels of your mind…
Online art sales are higher than ever right now. Valued at $1.57 billion in 2013, the online art market has grown to $3.27 billion in the last two years alone, and is expected to reach a whopping $9.58 billion by the end of the decade — an exciting time for artists, art-buyers (and us!) indeed.
As an artist, making what I love is a priority, and as an art-lover, keeping up-to-date on what art-buyers and the general public are interested in inspires me to redecorate and enhance my gifting plans (and I always want to do more of what I love). So, let’s check out these art trends for 2018. Continue reading “Art Trends 2018”
Give Better Gifts. It’s a simple concept but difficult to execute. And with online shopping and Black Friday madness, sometimes I feel like I’ve lost touch with the most important and magical aspect of gift-giving: Connecting.