Sell My Art
- Wide exposure through the Upper Midwest and beyond
- 100% commission free
- Easy sorting helps shoppers find you
The Benefits of Selling Art on ShopART Midwest?
CONNECT DIRECTLY WITH BUYERS
ShopART exists to help art buyers find work they love. Contacts are between the buyer and the artist’s studio, so the whole purchase price goes to the artist.
BUILD ONLINE PRESENCE
More people can discover your work if it is shown in more places. Use ShopART to refer to your other digital spaces or, use it as a place to start your online representation.
EXPAND YOUR REACH
Patrons are more likely to find new artists through a single location that allows them to browse multiple artists. They trust that ShopART artists are carefully selected.
How Do I Join ShopArt Midwest?
REGISTER AS A SHOPART MIDWEST ARTIST
Apply by submitting three work samples along with a professional biography and profile information. Applications may be submitted at any time. ShopART Midwest attempts to approve or decline participation by new artists within 10 business days.
PAY ANNUAL NON COMMISSION ONLINE GALLERY FEE
Once accepted for exhibition by the curatorial committee, you pay an annual fee of $40. Alternatively, artists at the $75 level of affiliation with the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts receive inclusion on ShopART as a benefit. No further commissions are charged. We connect you directly with the buyer for final sale.
ADD YOUR WORK
Experienced members of the GSR Fine Arts Festival and the arts community in Greater Mankato serve on our curatorial review panel. Artists apply by submitting three work samples along with a professional biography and profile information. Applications may be submitted at any time. ShopART Midwest attempts to approve or decline participation by new artists within 10 business days.
The curatorial panel will review work based on the following criteria:
- Technical skill – level of craft, mastery of medium, attention to detail and finish
- Originality/Creativity – the artist works with a distinctive and compelling style and/or insightful and interesting content
- Aesthetic Quality – work demonstrates proficient skill in chosen discipline
- Work must not be crude or offensive and should be appropriate for public display
All artwork and creative endeavors are welcome. Work that exists in multiples, as in cast sculpture or hand-made prints, must be signed and part of an edition not larger than 50 numbered works.
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council
The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council offers several grant programs in its current fiscal year (July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022.) All of the grants are reviewed by the PLRAC Board of Directors.
Minnesota State Arts Board
The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state.
Mn Artists is a platform of the Walker Art Center that supports Minnesota’s local artist community by nurturing arts writing and relationship building. Through Mn Artists and other initiatives, the Walker champions the regional art community by forging connections between locally-rooted artistic practices and national and international conversations in contemporary art, while spotlighting the rigor and vitality of the local arts scene.
Springboard for the Arts
List of resources for grants and funding opportunities for artists in Minnesota. This is not a grant database, but a directory of actively updated calendars and resources available for finding grant opportunities and information.