Art Links for All

Absoluteart.Com Blog
Presenting contemporary art blogs, criticism, discussions related to contemporary art and philosophy.

All Kinds of Writing
A blog about the art of writing and the writing business, writing for the soul and writing to be paid.

Art Blog Aggregator
hosts blog entries from many artists on one site.

Art Blog News
at Art News Blog is a listing of all the blog posts that talk about blogging, art weblogs, and blog reviews.

Art News Blog
A blog discussing current art news.

ArtsJournal.Com Blogs
Welcome to ArtsJournal blogs. We've assembled some of the best writers on the arts and asked them to start blogging on their favorite subjects.

Started in 2003 by the artist and writer, Franklin Einspruch, this blog hosts a long conversation with people all over the world about art and how we experience it.

Aspect Art Blog | art history, info & news
Features a complete history of Western Painting, plus articles, news and advice about art, paintings, and artists.
The Business of Being a Creative
This is a blog from the guys at Explainafide, a creative web design agency from Australia. Through our involvement with writers, painters, sculpturers, photographers and fellow creatives, we were struck by the same problem: How do artists get discovered and fulfill their dreams?

Blog Catalog.Com
The Visual Art page of this site lists artist blogs from around the world.

Blog Universe.Com
Blog, Podcast and Vlog Directory. Searching for Art Blogs...

The Brittish Blogger's Directory: BritBlog members interested in "art".

Culture Blog
hosted by SFGate.Com, this blog has info about current art happenings in the Bay Area.

Everyday Ink
An everyday updated original painting, calligraphy and prints artwork website. It is in Asian style but with a contemporary sense of art. Maintained by the artist, Yeachin Tsai.

Google Blog Search
Searching for "art" or "artist" brings up all sorts of art related blogs...

John Rixon - Visual Artist
Sporadic noodlings concerning the development of my work.

Just Add Water, Silly.
I'm an artist learning to paint in watercolor and blogging about it. Come and follow my adventure!

Kiyotei's Den
Artist's blog... One of the oldest art blogs- Started in Jan 2001.

MAeX Art Blog
Miami Art Exchange: Art Commentary, Reviews, Cultural Critique and Ideas.

Michelle Bird Painter
A Painters Log: michellevision. Sharing art and the creatve process.
Modern Art Notes
Tyler Green's modern and contemporary art blog.

Nate Theisen
A blogsite featuring the artwork and thoughts of Nate Theisen.
the art weblog
An art blog for artists (hosted on

The rise of Art blogs
an interesting blog entry by Don Kasprzak describing how blogs are important communication tools for artists and the art world.
A blog by the artist and painter, Robert Josiah Bingaman.

Wish Jar Tales
This is the personal weblog of author ("Living Out Loud") and illustrator, Keri Smith. Find a dash of insight, a heapful of inspiration, and a mound of fun when you visit this art blog.

Working Artist's Journal
A blog by Anna L. Conti, a San Francisco artist. Features is the very latest info about exhibits and completed paintings. The blog is updated every day.

 Festival Network Online
Provides a searchable database of Craft Shows, Art Fairs, and Music Festivals across the USA and Canada. Detailed listings on over 22000+ events. Basic information and show ratings are free.

An Art Education Guide for Kids and Adults
A great resource page on the elements and principles of art as well as other art concepts.
 Art Source
is a gathering point for networked resources on Art and Architecture. The content is diverse and includes pointers to resources around the net as well as original materials submitted by librarians, artists, and art historians, etc.
is an international online gallery and museum Guide for modern, contemporary and emerging art.
Artist Help Network
A free information service designed to help artists take control of their careers. The network assists artists in locating information, resources, guidance, and advice on a comprehensive range of career-related topics. The network focuses primarily on subjects of interest to fine artists.
Fine art galleries, museums and artists sites from around the world. Browse by subject, medium, movement, nationality and more. This site also gives information on how an artist can promote their websites as well as themselves and is an excellent resource for all artists.
hosted by the Kennedy Center, provides an overview of the structure and content of the Internet. It's mission is to help artists, teachers, and students gain access to and /or share information, resources, and ideas that support the arts.
Drawing and Sketching
A great resource for drawing and sketching related websites and information. Weekly features and newsletters, and a chat and BBS for discussion are available.
Provides free, open-source applications for artists. They also host an e-eAsel wiki for artists that is quite useful as well.
 Foto Search Stock Photography
Search over one million images including photographs, photos of fine art, illustrations, and clip art. Browsing through the archive is free and there are no access charges, registration requirements, or usage limits.
is a not-for-profit arts organization with offices in New York and Los Angeles. They are dedicated to helping connect young artists with audiences and opportunities through exhibitions, on-line programs, and community outreach.
Ideadom - Where Ideas Are Born!
Ideadom is a non-for-profit resource for people with ideas. Create, share, and discover. Everyone welcome.
Kala Art Institute
is a multicultural, non-profit organization that functions as an international communication center for artists. Kala strives to make its facilities available to Bay Area and visiting artists as a continuing service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They also provide a variety of programs and services to the northen California region which include exhibitions, classes, lectures, tours, fellowships and low cost residences.
Manitoba Visual Arts Network
(MBVAN) serves about 20 Manitoba public galleries, artist-run centers, production facililities (video, printmaking photograpy, multipmedia), and support groups, and plans to run exhibitions of work speicific to the internet as an art form.
National Enodwment for the Arts
now has a site up on the web which is extensive and really classy looking. A must see.
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) now has a new resource for artists and others on the Web. NYFA is one of the largest funders of artists in all disciplines in the country and provides a host of other funding, management and information services for artists and their organizations in New York State and across the nation. Arts Wire, the national on-line network for the arts, is just one of the Foundation's many programs. Learn about the fellowships and residencies available for artists, discover how your project could be sponsored by the Foundation and what fiscal, management and information services are available.
Online Art Center
"Your source for online art information and links to artists, art museums, galleries, art books, arts and craft supplies, free art education and online art instruction info."
A visual portrait artists and photographers directory.
 The Pauper
a web portal for starving artists to promote and sell their work, network with others, and get the resources they need to succeed.
The largest general photography community on the Web. Founded by Philip Greenspun, a well known writer and MIT instructor on the development of community web sites, founded in the early 90's. This is a great resource for all photgraphers.
 Plugged In
is a place in East Palo Alto, CA that offers the local community a place to go where they can surf the net. It is also a space that is available to people (of all ages) who want to participate in various projects that involve the creation of stories and art, and a whole lot more. Definately a place for budding artists.
Queer Arts Resource
a nonprofit Internet-based forum for the display and discussion of queer content in the visual arts.
Want to know what people really think of your art? Post up to five images of your work and then hold your breath!! Include a profile of yourself and a link back to your web site, send private messages to others, post public comments and, of course, rate other artists' paintings to your hearts content.
The Santa Cruz Visual Arts Index
contains art information for Santa Cruz County for both the artist and the art enthusiast. The index contains a listing of local art spaces (museums, art galleries, restaurants, and other exhibition space) in the Santa Cruz area.
Starving Artists
A site that offers the opportunity for emerging artists of all abilities to present their work to the world.
is a public made encyclopedia site filled with all sorts of useful information. Since it is a wiki, anyone can contribute to the site.
Also known as World Wide Arts Resources, this is one of the largest sites for contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist and gallery portfolios, online since 1995.

Art Forums:

A art forum that hosts discussions involving art news, art exhibitions, online art, my art, art questions, and much more. This site is hosted by ArtCyclopedia.Com, a guide to fine art on the Internet.
A place where you can chat about Australian fine art.
Your interactive artists' community... this forum hosts many topics like show & tell, introductions, inspiration corner, beginner studios, events & competitions, art business and much more.
This Asian Arts Forum is dedicated to questions and discussions of Chinese and Japanese art and inscriptions, South Asian Art, and Asian Art in general.
A forum that hosts discussions concerning artwork, art activities, events, education and learning, and employment for artists.
 deviantART.Com Forums
A forum devoted to a community of artists who work in Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose.
MailArt Forums
Hosts message boards about ongoing projects, shows and exchanging ideas and the art itself. This forum is hosted by Crosses.Net.
Ozzu.Com Webmaster Forum
Hosts many forums including one on drawing, digital art, and photography.
 Steel Dolphin Creative Art Design Forums
A forum devoted to graphic design and art. Included are announcements, a design showroom, help and the lounge.
WetCanvas.Com Forums
A forum that hosts many discussions related to the arts. Included is a Town Center, a think tank, gallery, and art business center. This forum is free and is open to all artists.

Art Listings:

Art Deadlines List
Art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages.
Art & Education
An e-mail press release service announcing significant cultural events at universities worldwide as well as academic employment positions available in the visual arts.
Offers an announcement service that provides information about exhibitions at some of the world's leading art galleries. Art-Agenda reaches more then 50,000 critics, curators, collectors and artists, and is thus a powerful tool for getting directly to this influential audience with information about exhibition programs and other events.
Hosts artists on their site and also links to external art sites.
The source for artists exhibitions, artists, galleries and museums. Offers an extensive listing of current calls for art. State by State searches are available. Very helpful site.
Your gateway to art and artists, galleries and exhibitions. Up-to-date information on current and future art shows, emerging artists and world-renowned masters in the fine arts as well as modern artisans working in every imaginable medium, including wood, glass, metal and stone.
Promotes the work of students, amateur & professional artists and art galleries. They encourage the appreciation and interest in visual arts through a network of sites offering promotional tools, reference information and resource services to the art community.
ART-SEARCH - USA Art Directory
Lists 1000's of fine art & entertainment arts related businesses. Includes art galleries and art services. Part of the International network.
A directory of artists and art related websites organised by subject. Offers free linking services to other art sites. Reciprocal links requested upon link acceptance.
Hosts a complete listing of events, jobs, competitions and resources for artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Artist Eye Gallery is also hosted here.
Silicon Valley's Ultimate Guide to Arts & Culture. Member of the Artsopolis Network, a network that promotes Arts and Culture in various communities.
 Australian Art Competitions Directory
Australia's most extensive Art Awards, Competitions, Grants and Gallery Directory. For all visual artists including fine artists, photographers, textile artists, film-makers, sculptors, animators, designers, metal & wood workers, aboriginal artists and much more.
Find arts and crafts teachers and classes in your neighborhood. Hosts free listings of arts and crafts teachers and classes. Betterfly is one of the largest arts and crafts teacher sites on the web.
An electronic information service distributing world-wide selected information related to contemporary visual arts. Artists, free-lance curators, all kinds of art institutions (museums, art centers, art schools), magazines, non-profit organizations as well as commercial galleries can use this service to announce, report, criticize and initiate new projects. This service does have a fee for postings. All postings are in English.
An international network which reaches more then 50,000 visual art professionals on daily bases through its website, e-mail list and special projects. Its news digest (e-flux announcements) distributes information on some of the world's most important contemporary art exhibitions, publications and symposia.
 L'Officiel des Spectacles
Created in 1946, "L'Officiel des Spectacles" is the main cultural weekly from Paris (France). Each week, this guide presents current exhibitions, theater, concerts, films and live performance.
10000 Paintings on the Web... This site is a listing service that provides a directory of paintings.
Their Virtual Exhibition Center is 3D dynamic arts gallery that revolves and shows art works with beautiful background music. People can sit in front of a computer, appreciate paintings and enjoy music at the same time. If one likes a painting, he/she can click it and buy. Artists are incouraged to submit their works for viewing.

Selling Art:

Allen's Creations, Inc.
is a frame and art gallery in Clemson, South Carolina (USA). They specialize in selling prints and framing works of art.
is a leading online print and poster retailer provides framing, mounting and laminating services, posters, art prints, paintings, canvas prints, vintage original posters, fine art prints, inspirational posters, giclee prints, art reproductions and original art & photography.
A state-of-the-art portal for students and professional artists that supports the sale of reproduction limited art.
A comprehensive retail art print index. You can purchase art posters here.
Shop, sell or create what's on your mind. This is a wonderful resource for artists who would like to sell reproductions of their art. Art images can be sold on mugs, t-shirts, and cards / prints and much more, all with no upfront costs and no inventory to manage.

Corporate Art Connections
This site offers companies a chance to exhibit works of art by many Southeastern artists. The works are original pieces of art worthy of any corporate art collection. They also have a network of artists who offer commissioned works as well. This company is based in Atlanta, GA.

Impartial third party that provides tangible as well as intangible escrow services. Escrow is a defined process whereby a buyer puts money into the custody of a trusted third party with a guarantee that funds are available for payment to the seller after a specified set of conditions has been met.
Offers a way to sell your original art. They have a "Name-Your-Royalty" system that lets you set the royalty from 10% to %99 of the retail price. Offers online product design tools so that you can create t-shirts and other apparel, fine art prints, drinkware and much more. Accounts are free. Hosts community forums and a seller blog that has helpful tips on marketing your art.

Tools and Supplies:

Accent Arts
A wonderful art supply store that meets the artist community's needs for Northern California's Bay Area.
Affordable Office Supplies
AOS online is an online supplier of office stationery and office supplies to businesses and home users throughout the UK and Ireland. We supply over 20,000 products with the majority being available for delivery the next working day.
 Art Frames
Offers quality picture frames at discount prices.
 Ars Logo Design
Provides businesses all over the world with logo design services. Customer support in English, German and Spanish.
Artway - Art Supplies and Sketchbooks
Artway has 20 years experience in providing high quality art supplies and sketchbooks. Our own brand products are available along with other brands.
BlueCotton allows users to design custom t-shirts and order online through a unique interface. BlueCotton offers free shipping and a variety of rush options. BlueCotton has a great reputation for quality and value.
An online service that helps you create and publish your own book. You can sell your original books in their onsite bookstore. They also provide software (BookSmart) which enables you easily create content for a book. This site also hosts a Forum for questions and answers.
Brushes Manufacturers & Exporters
Manufacturers and exporters of paint brushes, artist brushes, cosmetic brush, school brushes, hobby and craft brushes.
 Can Stock Photo: Stock Photography
Can Stock Photo offers professional royalty free stock photography at affordable prices. The site's high-quality images start at $1. Whether you need an image for advertising, presentations, brochures or just decoration, Can Stock Photo has you covered with its database of more than 1 million images! This is a commercial stock photography site. Users can also register to upload their own photos for sale.

CD Duplication at DupeCoop.Net
I own a CD Duplication service in New York called DupeCoop. We have been in business since 1983 and serve musicians and record labels. Our speciality is quick short run jobs of 300 or less CDs, although we are capable of larger runs.

Classroom Creativity and Art Resources
Information and lesson plan ideas for educators and parents to help spark artistic creativity and inspire children to express themselves through art.

Cooper Sewing Machines
An online sewing machine store that offers machines from leading brands such as Toyota, Brother, Elna, Janome, Silver and Singer and has an extensive range of sewing accessories and tools.

Custom Neon and LED Signs
Buy Factory Direct Neon & LED Signs. We'll beat all Neon Sign or LED Sign prices. Guaranteed! Shop for Custom Neon Signs, Open Neon Signs and Custom Neon Lights.

 My Art and Craft Supplies
An online store designed for creative people of all ages - a large selection of art and craft and hobby materials, as well as scrapbooking supplies.
 Daniel Smith
A wonderful place to find art supplies at reasonable prices. Located in Seattle, Washington, this company has great products such as paint, canvas, frames and what ever else an artist might need.
Offers a tool that lets you create a "favicon.ico" image for your website. This image is normally displayed in the URL field of a web browser. This site also allows you to publish your image on their site as well.
With this online tool you can generate favicon.ICO for your website. You can draw it from scratch or convert any .gif, .png or .jpg image to .ICO file format.
Storage & display solutions for the artist & collector.
We believe that when you make something, that thing becomes ingrained with personal significance and value. You remember what inspired you, exactly how you made it; what materials and equipment that you used and how you felt during it's creation. This site offers craft and art supples for any project you may have in mind.
Impact Custom Signs and Lettering
We design, produce and install custom business and corporate signs, dimensional metal lettering, and bronze and stainless steel plaques - nationwide.
Lewis Color Lithographers
creates prints of fine art.
Macbeth Art Insurance
All risks cover for fine art collectors, galleries, dealers and exhibitors.
Mr. Bing offers many suggestions for matting art. They also sell precut mats for your art.
 MOO Business Cards
With MOO you can design and print business cards using your own photos and designs to make each card unique.
Office Shopping
Office Shopping is the UK's leading online office stationery supplier. We stock over 20,000 office stationery essentials to homes and businesses across the UK.
Your source for joyful innovative gifts & ultimate entertainment tools for your home, office, restaurant, catering & all special occasions. Get everything you need to indulge the WINO in you: Decanters, Riedel wine glasses and more.
 pbSmartPostage Online Postage Service
An online postage service that lets sellers buy and print postage from home. Track art shipments online, verify addresses for free and get discounted rates on certain USPS services.
An instructional and authoritative source on ribbon crafts. Includes videos, articles, photo galleries, ribbon spotlights and more.
Safety Glasses USA . Com
We have your Protection in Sight. A veteran-owned small business that offers assorted glasses, eyeware and much more.
is a store based in San Francisco which offers the finest quality of pigments and materials for restoration, interior design and fine arts. Their site also has an on-line pigment and raw artist materials catalog and hosts forums for artists dicussions.
We are a kid engagement group that makes restickable creations. We donate at least 25% of our proceeds back into the community and mentor students. We have a new artist section where art can sold with 100% of the proceeds go back to the artists.
is a full service sign and banner company also providing Acrylic Letters for Commercial Signage among all its other services.
 Winsor & Newton
is a manufacturer of fine art materials based in England and the United States. They provide comprehensive information and dynamic ideas for artists and all creative-types. Their site features a complete encyclopedia of art supplies and materials, illustrated art tips and techniques, a 'Learn to Paint' section, and a contributor's library of new creative applications.
 Woodworking Clamps - Tools for Expert Woodworkers from Woodline USA
Woodline USA offers a wide selection of woodworking tools to allow artist to do their best work. From router bits to clamps, Woodline has everything you need.

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