It looks like a lot of artists have created their own pages at the Saatchi Gallery website (more than 15,000), so along with the Guardian in the United Kingdom, ten of those artists have been selected to exhibit at the Guardian Newsroom.
The great thing about the internet is that you don’t have to prove yourself before you get to exhibit your work. Anyone with an internet connection can exhibit online.
“The same democratic revolution that is transforming journalism promises to transform art. The 10 artists who have made it out of Your Gallery into the Newsroom are a hugely varied and debatable bunch, but what they have in common is that none of them have so far been picked up by the art world.” Guardian
Here’s the list of Ten Artists that were selected..
- Elena Bajo
- Joshua Hagler
- Lotta de Beus
- Paul Taylor
- Sarah Jeffries
- Amy Stein
- Robin Cracknell
- Anthea Bush
- Peter Root
- Claire Morgan
For artists that haven’t added their profile, it’s pretty easy.. and free. Even if you have your own website and think you don’t need to be listed, you should. At the very least, you will have a new link pointing towards your website. Here’s my artist’s gallery.
One thing I really dislike about Saatchi’s “Your Gallery” is that there’s no order or categorization other than alphabetical. A to Z is fine if you have a couple hundred artists online, but with thousands it’s chaos. It should at least be categorized by medium.