RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

We compiled this page of resources for artists to help you produce your art, build your fanbase, and sell your work. From printers to art galleries, we’ll continue to grow this list so that you have access to resources that will help you succeed in making & selling your art.

We love working with artists that are passionate about what they’re creating and have the moxie to share their art with the world. We’re even happier to work with artists who know how to hustle & create a lot of new art. Whether screen prints, giclees, canvas prints, paintings, collages, or other creative explorations of visual art, there are more resources than ever available to artists who want to make a career of their creative path.

We hope you find it helpful. Whether finding a more cost effective way of producing your work, connecting with a great vendor, linking you to online resources, or working with you directly… we’re happy to offer what will surely be a growing resource. If you’re serious about expanding your reach, these links will certainly be a worthwhile asset.

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Places To Sell Your ArtWork

Society6.com – Sell Your Work (On-Demand Open Edition Prints & Products)
Etsy.com – Sell Originals and Limited or Open Editions
Saatchi – Sell Original Art
Artspace – Sell Original Art or Prints
Artsy – Sell Original Art or Prints
Ebay – Sell Original Art
Deviantart – Sell Original Art
500px – Sell Original Photography
Redbubble – Sell Original Posters and Prints
FineArtAmerica – Sell Original Art
ArtPal – Sell Original Art
Artplode – Sell Original High End Fine Art
Gallerytoday – Sell Original Art
IndieMade – Helps artists set up websites on which they can sell their artwork and crafts
Vango Art – Sell Original Art and Commissions
Zatista – Sell Original Fine Art

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Printers

Static Medium – High Quality Giclee Prints
Screwball Press – Screen Printing Services run by Steve Walters (illustrator & screenprinter)
CanvasOnDemand – Canvas Art Prints, Wall Art (buy art online/produce canvas prints)
The Studio 312 – Chromalux Prints & Metal Prints (premium printing)
Finer Works – Fine Art Printer
Art Fol – Screen Printing and Embroidery
Gammaimaging – Fine Art Printing, scanning, and Darkroom
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative – Darkroom, Etching, Screenprinting, and  Lithography
Spudnik Press – Community printmaking shop and Gallery
Printlab – professional Photo Lab
Latitude Chicago – Digital Lab, High end Scanning, and printing
Lamin8 Services – Scanning, Printing, and Fine Art Finishing  
Baker Prints – Screen printing, illustration, graphic design, web design, and creative consulting.
Anchor Graphics – Print shop and Gallery, part of Columbia College
Crosshair – Screenprinting and Design Studio
Fugscreens – Design studio specializing in illustration and printmaking
Hoofprint Workshop – Print shop specializing in lithography, screenprinting, relief, and intaglio
Perfectly Acceptable – Printing Studio and Publishing House using a Risograph RZ 990

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Frames & Supplies

Art To Frame  – Low Cost Frames (they also have a store on Amazon)
Ikea – Low Cost Frames
Amazon.com – Low Cost Frames from various sellers including various frame sizes, cheap frames, premium frames, matting materials, etc.
April 7’s – Premium Frames & Framing Services (Chicago)
Great Lakes Yard – Reclaimed lumber and sustainable salvage supplies
Artists Frame – Artist Frame Service
Blick Art Supply – Frames and Art Supplies
Lakeview Art – Custom Framing and Art Supplies
Michaels – Custom Framing and Art Supplies
Starvin Artist – Low Cost Custom Framing and Quality Artist Materials
Life Is Simply Art – Various Framing Services and Custom Framing
Art Services Chicago – Various Artist Services and Framing
Granville Picture Framing – Various Framing Services and Gallery
Artist & Craftsman Supply – Reasonably priced artist materials
Genesis Art Supply – Art Supply Outlet, Custom Framing
Stones Crayons – Lithography supplies

Gallery Info & Other Resources

Galerie F – Street Art, Screen Prints
Chicago Gallery News – Info About Shows, Contact Info for Chicago art galleries
Chicago Artists’ Resource – Job Postings, Grant Info, Fellowships, Internships, one of the most valuable resources as far as art websites for the Chicago area
Chicago Artists Coalition – innovative arts service and professional development, the capabilities, resources and leadership of the city’s cultural community
Choose Chicago – Chicago museums and galleries
Bad at Sports – “Contemporary art talk:” podcasts, articles
Chicago Contemporary Art Seminar – Artist interviews, articles about art around Chicago
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) – Classifieds not just for NY, Opportunities in Chicago and online
The Visualist – Info about show openings
Inside\Within – “a constantly updating web archive devoted to physically exploring the creative spaces of Chicago’s emerging and established artists”
The Abundant Artist – The Abundant Artist’s mission is not only about teaching talented artists to sell their art online, but about dispelling the starving artist myth.