Online Gallery Hosts Party?

by Heather on October 26, 2009

I find it confusing when an online gallery sends a notice that they are having a launch party. Will there be real work on the walls or just a bunch of laptops? Only one way to find out, head over to The Department Gallery at 1389 Dundas Street West this Thursday between 7 and 10pm for the official Circuit Gallery Launch party.

From the website:

Circuit Gallery is a new online gallery that specializes in limited editions of contemporary photographic, digital, and print-based works on paper. The gallery currently features the artwork of twelve artists, both emerging and established, whose work is fresh, visually engaging and relevant. The accomplishments and activities of these artists are impressive and we are excited to be introducing ourselves and launching Circuit Gallery with them on-board.

Bravo. And here’s a little piece by Bill Finger, for sale at Circuit Gallery and exhibiting right now on your computer:

© Bill Finger

© Bill Finger

I guess the question that we will eventually need to ask ourselves is: How many online galleries makes too many online galleries?

*Update: For some context re: a successful online gallery, look no further than a report in Design Arts Online about 20×200, Jen Bekman’s mother of all online galleries. Recently the recipient of a chunk of venture capital, we will soon see the evolution of the online gallery into something surely more lucrative and diverse. Art to the people! Bekman’s accessible model has bagged her more than 50,000 sales of prints ranging in price from $20 to $200. Read more about it on the 20×200 blog.

Thanks for the tip Bree.

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Jaime Hogge October 27, 2009 at 9:05 am

I don’t think I ‘get’ online galleries. Sure there’s some great stuff on that site but isn’t one of the biggest parts of a gallery showing the actual printmaking? Fine tuning your prints.. picking your papers, etc.?

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