Sell Your Art Online

Who says artists should be starving? Sell your art on our website and go buy yourself a sandwich already!”

The Artery is a Madison based online art gallery and event calendar, devoted to promoting Wisconsin artists. Our mission is to help artists sell their artwork and to create more awareness of art events happening in Wisconsin, especially in the Madison area. We provide an online venue for these local artists to easily sell their work online and feature local artists in our blog and social media. We want to help you sell your art! Whether you’re an established artist or an art student or a software engineer who has a passion for photography, we would love you to become part of our community!

Our online store exclusively promotes Wisconsin artists! As a member of The Artery community, you can sell your artwork on our website and benefit from the power of our community voice! You can post up to 50 pieces of art, and there is no governance on how you price your work. It’s up to you! By being part of The Artery community, you can quickly and easily sell your art online, and we’ll help you promote it. That way, you can focus on your art!

Plus, 10% of all the net proceeds will be put toward The Artery Scholarship Fund, which will go to an underprivileged student who is applying to or attending art school or for art supplies for a program in need. The more sales we have each year, the larger that scholarship fund will be, and the more budding artists we can support!

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How much is a membership to The Artery?

The Artery membership is $75/year or $100 if you sign up for 2 years at once. There is a commission taken for artwork sold on the site (see below for commission fees). Your annual membership includes:

  • Your own store on our website with up to 50 art pieces for sale.
  • Online access to your account where you can manage your own products, change pricing, etc.
  • Article about your and your artwork featured on our website home page and on our blog.
  • Promotion of your artwork in our e-newsletter and social media.
  • A backlink to your website, Facebook page or other social media to drive traffic to your site.
  • Your art events promoted on our art calendar for free.

Payment for your Artery membership will be billed annually. You can cancel your Artery membership at any time.

After a sale is complete (yay!), The Artery will keep a commission on the sale and pay the rest out to the artist. Commission rates for selling art on our website are as follows:

Art Price Artery Commission Fees
$1-$10 20%
$11-$25 17%
$26-$50 15%
$51-100 13%
$101-$200 11%
$201 and up 10%

These percentages will apply to the sale price only (not the shipping costs or taxes.)

For example: Your painting is $100 with $10 shipping. The transaction would include $5.50 sales tax (if purchased by someone in Wisconsin) for a total of $115.50 for the buyer. You will receive $87 for the painting as well as all of the shipping and taxes collected for a total payment of $102.50.

Sellers are responsible to pay their own taxes on any sales made through our website and will be required to fill out a W-9 tax form after they make their first sale.

When someone buys a piece of your art on our website, you will receive an email with all the details: What was sold, who bought it, their shipping details, etc. Depending on the type of art sold, you will then ship the art or arrange a local pick-up with the buyer within 10 days of the sale. If for some reason 10-day turnaround is not possible, you must post this clearly in your product listings or communicate directly with buyer if there are extenuating circumstances.

You will receive a check or PayPal payment (your choice) on the last business day of the month for all your completed sales for that month. You must keep a valid mailing address or valid PayPal email address on file with us to ensure payment.

Sellers are required to submit a W-9 tax form to The Artery after they make their first sale, and will receive a 1099 tax form at the end of the year.

Click the “JOIN NOW!” button below and fill out the form. Upload photos, detailed descriptions, and prices for 3 pieces of art you would like to sell on our website. Once you have completed payment, we will create a mini-store for you within The Artery store for your work. You will receive an email with log-in details and instructions to view “the back end” of your store. There you can add even more products for sale, adjust prices or descriptions, delete art products that you may have sold elsewhere and more. You will be in charge of your store (much like you would on eBay or Etsy), and you can make updates via the Internet, any time day or night. There is no charge to become a member or post your artwork. Plus, you can cancel your membership and take down your art for sale at any time.

Besides being able to sell your art on our website, as a member of The Artery community, you can post events on our calendar for free! Events can include anything that has to do with art in the Madison area, such as gallery showings, art showings at other venues, arts and craft fairs and more! We’ll be cross promoting all our Artery member’s events on various social media outlets. We will interview you for an article on our blog and promote your artwork on our social media. In addition, your store will feature a link to your website and/or Facebook page, which will help drive traffic to your website and Facebook page.

Yes, you must live in Wisconsin to be considered for membership. This website is about promoting local art and supporting local art events. If you are from another area and think there is a need for a similar website or service in your area, please feel free to email us and let us know your thoughts!

Absolutely. At The Artery, we want you to sell as much of your work in as many places as possible. We only require that you actively manage your account and immediately delete any art products off our site that you may have sold elsewhere.

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