Studio Art Direct shares favorite websites for artists

Studio Art Direct features over 1000 works of art by Oregon and Washington artists. Photo of Portland's Pearl District by Brian Libby

In this information filled age, it is easy to find news-you-can-use that will help you with your art career, inspire and challenge your artistic technique, help you learn how to be a better collector, or provide helpful tips on running a gallery or frame shop. Here are some of Studio Art Direct’s art website picks:

For an array of art workshops that you can download for a few bucks, visit  www.artworkshops.tv

Northwest artists will love www.emptyeasel.com for their reviews of art portfolio websites, interviews with artists, and more.  Direct from Seattle, the information feels regional.

For international art business news take a spin through www.artnews.com and www.artforum.com

For a great list of show, gallery and competition opportunities visit www.artcalendar.com You will find great

articles about exhibiting, how to get into and prepare for art fairs and more insider information for galleries, artists and art publishers.

For great advice on how to prosper as an artist, sign up for Alyson Stanfield’s Art Biz Blog at www.artbizcoach.com

For more regional news and artist opportunities direct to your in-box, sign up for www.racc.org (Portland), www.artisttrust.org and www.4culture.org (Seattle).

If you are a collector, learn about current art marketing pricing, auction sales information, market trends and more at www.artnet.com and www.artprice.com

And of course, we must pitch ourselves when it comes to great online art websites.  Studio Art Direct is now the largest professional source for art created by emerging and established artist living in Oregon and Washington in the U.S.   The site receives about 75K hits per month and features over 1000 works by photographers, painters, sculptors, glass artists, print makers and muralists.

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