Fine Art America Introduces Shopping Cart Widgets

April 11th, 2013

Have you ever wanted to sell prints directly from your own website?

Now you can!

Simply login to your account, click on the shopping cart widget icon, pick out the widget that you want use, and then copy and paste the provided HTML code onto your website.

It's that easy. As soon as you paste the HTML code onto your website, the shopping cart will instantly appear. Your website is now a fully-functional e-commerce site with the ability to sell canvas prints, framed prints, metal prints, acrylic prints, and more!

Want to see one of these shopping carts out in the wild?   Check out this page from FAA member Marcio Faustino.   Here's another example from Ken Powers.   How about this one from A.M. Johnson?

Just copy... paste... and you're in business!

Fine Art America Introduces a New iPad Application

January 1st, 2013

Browse through millions of images from the world's greatest living artists and photographers!

Artists and photographers... show off your portfolio to your family, friends, and prospective buyers.

Show them what your images will look like hanging on their walls using the iPad's built-in camera - yes, really!   Preview your images as framed prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints, and more!

Just imagine - all of the images on FAA... including your entire portfolio... in the palm of your hand.

Show Off Your Portfolio

Your entire image library in the palm of your hand.

Customize

Choose from hundreds of different sizes, frames, papers, and mat options.

Buy Online

Purchase framed prints, canvas prints, metal prints and more directly from your iPad.

View On Your Wall

Not sure how your print will look in your home? View it on your wall first!

Fine Art America Introduces Metal Prints

August 7th, 2012

Effective immediately, all members of FineArtAmerica.com can offer their images for sale as metal prints!

Your image is the art... no frames or mats to distract from your work.

Upload your images... set your prices for all of the available metal sizes... we take care of the rest.

All metal prints ship within 2 - 3 business days and arrive "ready to hang" with a hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.

Fine Art America Introduces Instagram Application

March 2nd, 2011

Have you ever wondered what your digital images would look like hanging on your wall?
Now you can find out!   Transform your Instagram photos into museum-quality artwork in less than 30 seconds using the new Instagram application from Fine Art America.
Visit FineArtAmerica.com... login to your Instagram account... pick your favorite images... and you're off.   You can preview your images as canvas prints, framed prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, and more.   Purchase one for yourself, or send one as a gift to any country in the world.
All Instagram orders ship within 3 - 4 business days from our production facility in North Carolina and come with a 30-day money-back-guarantee.

Fine Art America Introduces Acrylic Prints

November 6th, 2011

Effective immediately, all members of FineArtAmerica.com can offer their images for sale as acrylic prints!
Your image is the art... no frames or mats to distract from your work.
Upload your images... set your prices for all of the available acrylic sizes... we take care of the rest.
All acrylic prints ship within 2 - 3 business days and arrive "ready to hang" with four aluminum mounting posts (option #1) or hanging wire (option #2).

Fine Art America Introduces Social Media Art Contests

June 1st, 2011

Did you know that Fine Art America is home to more than 100,000 of the world's greatest living photographers and visual artists?
Did you know that, each day, these photographers and artists upload an average of 3,500 new images which can be bought as framed prints, stretched canvases, and greeting cards?
Did you know that FineArtAmerica.com was built by a single programmer and that FAA now attracts more visitors each day than Art.com (a 500+ employee business)?
No?
Let's spread the word...
Fine Art America has just launched 100 new online contests which are designed to showcase the beautiful images being produced by our members and to help increase public awareness of FAA.
Each contest is open to the public, requires no registration fee, and awards $250 in prizes.
A new contest launches every time FAA gets 1,000 new "likes" on our Facebook Fan Page.
It's that simple.   Upload your images to FAA, enter them into our contests, help us spread the word, and then enjoy the excitement as hundreds of thousands of daily visitors view your entries and cast their votes.
You could win one of our $250 prizes or, even better, attract new art collectors who purchase your prints.
Best of luck to everyone!

Fine Art America Introduces Limited Time Promotions

March 9th, 2011

Effective immediately, all FAA members can now create their own limited time promotions!
Simply select one of your images to promote... select one of our standard sizes... apply your markup... set your time frame... and start promoting!
We'll create a beautiful promotional page for you that looks just like this one which you can use advertise your artwork on Facebook, Twitter, your website, your blog, and via e-mail.
Your promotional page is specifically designed to add an element of excitement to the buying process.
There is clock that counts down the remaining time in the promotional period, and there is a counter that counts down the number of available prints.

In order to make it easy to advertise your promotion on Facebook and Twitter, there are links to both of those websites at the top of your promotional page.   Just click on those links, and an announcement will instantly appear on your Facebook wall and Twitter feed.   Your friends and family can also click on the links to help spread the word.

In order to alert FAA visitors about your promotion, your promotional print will appear on a special page of our search engine:

http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/all/special+promotions

This page only shows active promotions.   If you've ever felt "lost in the crowd" on FAA, this is a great way to stand out.   Each FAA member can only have three promotions running at any given time, and as a result, the number of images that appear on this special page of the search engine will be quite limited.

For example, if you run a promotion for one of your images which depicts the New York skyline, it will probably be the only image on that particular search engine page...

http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/new+york+skyline/special+promotions

... even though there are hundreds of New York skyline images on FAA:

http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/new+york+skyline/all

Please note - there may be a delay of up to three hours between when you launch your promotion and when it appears in our search engine.   Don't worry - it will show up.

The whole purpose of these limited time promotions is to allow you to offer your artwork for sale at a discounted price... increase your visibility on FAA... add a sense of excitement to the buying process... give you a great reason to promote yourself to your friends, family, art collectors, and online friends... and, hopefully, increase your sales!

To get started, look for the new icon on your behind the scenes page which says "Limited Time Promotions".

Fine Art America Introduces Customizable Discount Codes

November 23rd, 2010

Members can create percentage discounts (e.g. 25% off) and dollar discounts (e.g. $15.00 off).

To get started, just click on the "Discount Codes" icon from your "Behind the Scenes" page.

Have you ever wanted to offer a special discount to potential buyers?   Now you can!
Effective immediately, all FAA members can create their own discount codes.   With a few simple clicks, you can pick a discount level (e.g. 25% off), set an expiration date, and then generate your discount code.
Then, just spread the word...
Post an announcement on your Facebook wall.   Post an announcement on Twitter.   Create a beautiful e-mail using the FAA e-mail feature and send it to your friends, family, and previous buyers.
Discount codes are a great way to generate interest in your artwork and attract new buyers who may have been hesitant to buy from you in the past.   They also provide a great excuse to do a little marketing and self-promotion.
If you're looking for a reason to promote yourself this holiday season - here it is!

Fine Art America Introduces Fine Art Menus

August 30th, 2010

Example: Lost River Mountains by Leland Howard
Have you ever been at an art fair or tradeshow and wanted to be able to hand a prospective buyer a "menu" for your artwork?   Something that shows all of your available sizes, prices, and ordering information...
Now you can!   On each artwork page on FAA, there is a new link underneath the main image that looks like this:
If you click on the link, a PDF document will open up and show you an ordering menu for that image.
Here are some examples:
Artwork Menu #1
Artwork Menu #2
Artwork Menu #3
You can print the PDF documents using your home printer, take them to your local print shop (e.g. FedEx Kinkos) for a more professional look, or just e-mail them directly to prospective buyers.
If you assemble a few individual PDFs together... you've got your own ordering catalog!
These PDFs are designed to help you advertise your artwork to prospective buyers and encourage them to browse and purchase your artwork online.
There's no better way to quickly and easily show your buyers what you have to offer.

Fine Art America Introduces Facebook Shopping Cart

July 11th, 2010

Insert a complete shopping cart into your Facebook profile or fan page!
Example: Mandy Wiltse's Fan Page Shopping Cart
Fine Art America is pleased to announce our newest marketing tool.   Effective immediately, all FAA members can advertise and sell their artwork directly from their Facebook profile pages and fan pages!
With a few simple clicks, you can add a full-featured FAA shopping cart directly to your personal page and/or fan page.   Your Facebook friends and fans can then browse through all of your artwork without ever leaving Facebook!
Examples:
Mandy Wiltse's Fan Page Shopping Cart
Ken Power's Fan Page Shopping Cart
Melissa McDole's Fan Page Shopping Cart
Your shopping cart allows your friends and fans to browse through your images by keywords, galleries, medium, and more.   All of your prices are clearly marked throughout the shopping system, and if a visitor is interested in making a purchase, it only takes a few simple clicks!
Facebook is an enormously powerful marketing tool for photographers and all visual artists.   It's a great way to quickly build a fan base for your artwork... and now, with your new FAA shopping cart, you can make it easy for your fan base own your artwork!

Fine Art America Releases "Flash-Free" Slideshows

May 5th, 2010

Art Prints
For those members who are interested in promoting their artwork via slideshows, FineArtAmerica.com has just released a new slideshow feature which does not rely on Flash.
Why is that important?
In April, Steve Jobs posted an open letter on Apple's website stating that Apple will not support Flash on the IPhone, IPad, or any future devices:
http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/
As internet users start to do more and more web browsing on Apple's mobile devices (i.e. IPhone and IPad), they won't be able to view any Flash content.   If you're currently using a slideshow tool from SmugMug, Flickr, ZenFolio, etc... mobile users won't be able to see it because it's developed in Flash.
So... FAA has just released a new slideshow tool that is 100% Flash free!
Just click on the marketing widgets page from your control panel, and you'll see several different slideshows to choose from.   Simply copy and paste the appropriate code onto your website or blog, and you'll instantly have a beautiful slideshow that advertises your artwork... and is visible on the mobile web!

Fine Art America Unveils ArtistWebsites.com

March 28th, 2010

What happens when the world's fastest-growing art site packages all of its best features and makes them available to you through your very own, fully-customizable website?
www.artistwebsites.com
The domain name says it all.   FineArtAmerica.com has just released the world's most powerful artist websites for only $30 per year.
You get your very own website (e.g. your-name.artistwebsites.com) which you can use to showcase your images, sell prints with custom framing and matting, sell greeting cards, issue press releases, advertise your upcoming events, post blogs... and much more.
Your website is fully-customizable and built using the same technology that transformed FineArtAmerica.com into the world's fastest growing art site and earned the devotion of tens of thousands of artists and art collectors around the world.
If you have been wanting to purchase your own website but didn't know where to start... the wait is over.   ArtistWebsites.com provides you with the world's most powerful artist website at a simply unbeatable price.   You can launch your website and begin selling prints of your images in less than five minutes - yes, really!
Best of all... everything that you upload to your website also gets uploaded to FineArtAmerica.com... where it can be viewed, commented on, and purchased by the millions of visitors who stop by FAA each month.   Your Artist Website is not an island in an enormous sea of lonely, rarely-visited websites.   It's part of the world's fastest growing online art community.
When you receive an order for one of your prints, we take care of everything for you, including: printing, framing, matting, packaging, insuring, shipping, collecting payments from your buyers, and sending you your profits each month via PayPal or check.
To view a complete list of features that are available, please visit ArtistWebsites.com.

Fine Art America Releases FaceBook Application

January 15th, 2010

Put your marketing campaign on auto-pilot with the new FaceBook application from Fine Art America!   With a few simple clicks, you can enable our new application, and then each time you upload an image to FineArtAmerica.com, we'll automatically post an announcement for you on your FaceBook wall!
There is simply no easier way to keep your friends, family, art collectors, and colleagues up-to-date regarding your recent activity on FAA.
Just imagine - each time you upload a new release to FAA... all of your FaceBook friends will know about it, instantly!   This is a very powerful, non-intrusive form of marketing.   FaceBook users are accustomed to seeing frequent updates from their friends and family.   That's why they're on the site in the first place!
For those artists who don't enjoy the commercial side of the art business (i.e. marketing and promotion), this feature takes care of it for you!   Just upload your artwork to FAA, and we'll let all of your friends and family know about it!
Click here to get started.

Fine Art America Traffic - 2.85 Million Visitors in September

September 30th, 2009

We are very pleased to announce that FineArtAmerica.com is now the fastest-growing community-based art site on the internet!
With only 20,000 members, FAA currently attracts an average of 125,000 visitors per day.   In fact, we are the only art site that attracts more visitors than members each day!
What does this mean?
If you're a visual artist or photographer - there is simply no better place to post your images and attract new buyers.   Our visitor to artist ratio is the highest in the industry.
If you're an art collector - there is no better place to find originals and prints from established and up-and-coming artists!
When you're ready to start shopping, click here.

Fine Art America Introduces Panoramic Prints

September 22nd, 2009

Holmes Beach Canal at Sunset by Rolf Bertram
If you're looking for a spectacular piece of artwork to fill an entire wall... look no further!   Fine Art America panoramic prints are now available in sizes up to 8 feet x 5 feet in length!
Panoramic prints may be purchased with frames and mats... or for a simple, elegant look, you can have them stretched on stretcher bars.
All prints come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
If you're looking to wow someone this holiday season... how about an 8 foot piece of artwork... delivered right to your front door!

Fine Art America Greeting Cards Now Available

June 19th, 2009

Family Portrait by Gaspar Avila

Outside View

Horizontal Orientation

White Background

Inside View

Horizontal Orientation

Outside View

Vertical Orientation

Black Background

Inside View

Vertical Orientation

By popular demand... Fine Art America greeting cards are now available!
All members who are participating in our print on demand program can now offer their artwork for sale as 5" x 7" greeting cards.
Cards may be bought and sold as single cards, packs of 10, or packs of 25.   All greeting cards ship within 48 hours and include white envelopes for mailing and gift-giving.
Fine Art America has developed the world's premier greeting card configurator to allow you to customize the appearance of your greeting cards and add text to the inside of the card.
Base Prices

Single Card:

$3.95

Pack of 10 Cards:

$19.50 ($1.95 / Card)

Pack of 25 Cards:

$37.50 ($1.50 / Card)

FAA members can order their own greeting cards at the above prices and add a mark-up to these prices when offering cards for sale.
Compare FAA Prices to Other Suppliers
Greeting Card Details

FAA greeting cards are produced on a digital offset printer using 110 lb. paper stock.

Each card receives a protective UV coating on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss appearance.

The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with a text message up to 500 characters in length.   The message is centered on the inside of the card and printed in black 18pt arial font.

The artist's name and the name of the image is printed on the back of each card along with the FAA logo.

Cards can be ordered in a horizontal or vertical configuration (see below).

Cards can be ordered with a white background or black background (see below).

All greeting card orders ship within 48 hours, and shipping is available to any destination in the world!

Getting Started
If you already have a POD account, simply login to your account, click on your "artwork" tab, and you'll see a new link that says "edit greeting card prices".   Just click on that link... set your prices for all of your images... and you're off!   You'll be able to start selling immediately.
If you do NOT have a POD account, you'll need to open one first... then follow the instructions, above.

Fine Art America Introduces Bamboo Frames

April 26th, 2009

Incomparable, refined, and handcrafted from sustainable natural bamboo - Fine Art America's new line of bamboo frames are the next generation in environmentally friendly framing, featuring a classic, gallery-ready profile and several smooth finishes with naturally varied graining.   Each one is a unique masterpiece.
The 20 new frames, shown below, are available immediately.   Finishes include Kona Red, Honey, Honey with Natural Inlay, Natural and Ebony.!

Fine Art America Traffic Growth

March 31st, 2009

We are very pleased to announce that FineArtAmerica.com is now the fastest-growing community-based art site on the internet!
With only 14,000 members, FAA currently attracts an average of 75,000 visitors per day.   In fact, we are the only art site that attracts more visitors than members each day!
What does this mean?
If you're a visual artist or photographer - there is simply no better place to post your images and attract new buyers.   Our visitor to artist ratio is the highest in the industry.
If you're an art collector - there is no better place to find originals and prints from established and up-and-coming artists!
When you're ready to start shopping, click here.

Customizable HTML E-Mails with Advanced Tracking Features

January 8th, 2008

Each member of FineArtAmerica.com now has the ability to create customized HTML e-mails which you can send to your friends, family, art colllectors, business acquaintances, and more!

What is a customizable HTML e-mail?

It's a beautiful e-mail with graphics - just like the ones that you receive from Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, and other retailers.

What is customizable about it?

Absolutely everything!   You can include your images from Fine Art America... you can include your headshot... you can include links to other websites... you can include images from other websites... and more!   Best of all, you don't need any HTML experience in order to put together a beautiful e-mail.

Who can I e-mail it to?

You can upload up to 10,000 e-mail addresses to FineArtAmerica.com and then e-mail all of them directly from our site in a matter of seconds.   Each person on your list will receive a personalized e-mail (i.e. not a bulk carbon copy), and each e-mail is sent from your personal e-mail address (e.g. myaddress@hotmail.com) - yes, we can really do that!

Why would I want to send out a bunch of beautiful e-mails?

Beautiful artwork deserves beautiful e-mails!   There is simply no better way to keep your friends, family, and potential art collectors informed of your latest works, upcoming events, and more!   Imagine - every time you schedule an appearance at an art fair, every time you finish a new painting or photograph, every time you offer a discount on your artwork... you can create a beautiful e-mail in a matter of minutes and then send it to everyone on your list!

You can now proactively drive people to your web pages and increase your sales!

Is there anything else that I should know?

Yes - when you send out an e-mail, you can track to see if and when it gets opened!   Yes - we can really do that, too!

Does it cost anything to use this feature?

No - it's 100% free for all members.   A feature like this typically costs $100+ per month from other online retailers (e.g. http://www.constantcontact.com/pricing/index.jsp).

Why is it free?

In 2009, Fine Art America is dedicated to becoming the premier online venue for professional and up-and-coming artists.   We have a wealth of features which do not exist anywhere else in the online art world (e.g. automatic location detection, high-resolution previews, stretched canvas previews, and more), and this is one more to add to the list.

Are my e-mails and e-mail lists secure?

Yes - your e-mails and e-mail lists are always kept private.   FineArtAmerica.com will not send e-mails (e.g. newsletters, promotions, etc.) to anyone on your e-mail lists unless they have voluntarily registered to be a member of our site (i.e. registered as an artist, gallery owner, or art collector).

How do I get started?

If you're already a member, simply login to your account and click on the "E-Mail" tab.   You can create your e-mail right there in a matter of minutes.

If you're not a member, just open a free account, and you're off!

Stretched Canvas Previews

August 24th, 2008

Sydney Icon by Sheila Smart
The image on the left shows Sheila Smart's photograph of the Sydney Opera House as it would appear as a stretched canvas.
Stretched canvases have become very popular on FineArtAmerica.com.   In order to help members sell their artwork in this configuration, we have just released a new feature which can automatically display any flat image as a beautifully stretched canvas.   Here is another example.
While viewing a stretched canvas, you can choose from four different wrap styles (black border, white border, mirrored image border, or museum wrap), and the image will automatically update to reflect your selection!
To view your artwork as a stretched canvas, simply visit one of your artwork pages and click on the link that says "Stretched" underneath "Buy a Giclee Print".   Note - this feature is available only to print-on-demand members.
There is simply no better way to "try before you buy" and encourage visitors to purchase your prints!

Free Print on Demand Trial Period

August 10th, 2008

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the print on demand program, we are offering a free preview of the program to all non-POD members.   Starting now and running through September 15th, you can order prints of your own artwork, regardless of whether or not you're participating in the print-on-demand program.
Have you ever wondered what your artwork would look like as a beautiful print?   Now you can find out.
Simply login to your account, click on any one of your images, and you'll see a special promotional link which allows you to order the image as a print.   Note - the special promotional link is only visible to members who are not currently enrolled in print-on-demand.   POD members have always been able to purchase their own artwork and do not need a special link.
You can order your prints on paper or canvas and choose to have them framed, matted, and/or stretched on canvas, if desired.

Print on Demand Sample Kits

August 3rd, 2008

To help you choose the perfect paper or canvas for your next order, we'll send you our paper/canvas sample kit - for only $5.00!

Sample kits include seven papers and two canvases.   Each paper and canvas is printed with a full-color fine art image and a black & white photographic image.   Preview the gorgeous colors and clarity of our giclee prints, and observe how each paper takes its inks.

Hold them.   Feel them.   Study them under a microscope.   Get to know them!   Each of our museum-quality papers has its own unique properties, and each one will contribute something different to your print.

New Marketing Logos

June 21st, 2008

For those of you whom like to advertise your FAA pages on your own website, blog, or other sites, there are several new logos that you can use.
Simply login to your account and go to your 'marketing' tab, and you'll find the HTML code that you can copy and paste into another site.

Member Groups

April 26th, 2008

Members can now create their own groups!   Each group is moderated by its creator and has its own:

artwork pages

discussion pages

blogs

activity pages

and more!

This is the simplest way to share artwork and ideas with like-minded FAA members.   Join one of the existing groups or create your own!

Customizable Shopping Cart

April 20th, 2008

If you want to sell prints of your artwork but don't want to direct your visitors away from your own website... here's your solution!  It's an FAA-powered shopping cart that you can link to and add to your own site in less than one minute.  Allow your visitors to buy your prints with custom framing, matting, and/or canvas stretching.  We process their credit cards using secure SSL technology, fulfill the orders using your high-resolution images, and then send you payments via check or PayPal once the orders ship!
This technology does not exist anywhere else online!
Visit Skip Hunt's website and click on "order prints" (at the lower left of his homepage) to see how it works.
To setup your own customized shopping cart, simply login to your account, click on the "print on demand" tab, and follow the instructions listed there.

Secure, Full-Resolution Previews

March 15th, 2008

Fine Art America is dedicated to helping artists and art galleries sell fine art originals and prints online.   

In order to make it easier for art collectors to make buying decisions regarding artwork that they can't physically hold and inspect, Fine Art America has developed a unique technology which allows collectors to "zoom in" and view full-resolution previews of any image on our site.  To see a live demonstration, click here.

This feature has the dual benefits of allowing collectors to take a closer at an image while still protecting the image from theft.

For any image, such as the Lincoln Memorial image on the right, previews are available in square sections which cover the image in a checkerboard pattern.   Previews are only available for 50% of those sections.   Think of it this way - if you were to lay a checkerboard over the image, you could view full-resolution previews by looking through white squares, but the black squares would be off limits.   By only offering high-resolution previews for 50% of the image, it is impossible for the high-resolution image to be illegally copied.   In addition, each of the full-resolution previews contains a Fine Art America watermark which further complicates theft.

Watermarks

March 15th, 2008

For those artists that are interested in complete image protection, you can now watermark your low-resolution images!
Here is a sample.
This is an optional feature which can be turned ON and OFF on an image by image basis.
It is our opinion that watermarks typically discourage sales, and therefore, we discourage watermarks.   However, the final decision is up to the artist.

Print On Demand Shopping Cart

February 24th, 2008

Add a Print-On-Demand Shopping Cart to Your Own Website!

Enable your visitors to purchase prints of your artwork directly from your own website via our secure online checkout system!   Simply upload your artwork to FineArtAmerica.com... add our shopping cart to your website... and we do the rest!

Recent Print Sales

January 11th, 2008

Morning Slump by Thomas Akers
Sold on January 11th to a buyer in Rumford, Rhode Island (United States)
It seems to be quite popular to discuss "who is selling" and "what is selling" on FineArtAmerica.com.   Our discussion pages are always active with posts regarding those two topics.   In response to this persistent curiousity, we've created a new page which displays a partial list of recently sold prints!
The page is located here and can be accessed anytime by clicking on Artwork -> Recently Sold Print in our navigation menu.   
The page will display a random selection of prints which have sold within the past month.   We will only be showing prints which have NOT been purchased by their owner.   You can see where the artwork was purchase from and how the buyer configured the purchase (i.e. paper vs. canvas, frame, mat, etc.).   
This is a great way to get a glimpse of what's selling and, should you chose to contact them, to learn from the artists that are having sales success!