We are always interested in being exposed to new artists. So if you would like to
submit artwork, please do make sure it fits our criteria. We strive to feature artists
whose work is not only technically proficient, but has integrity and comments on
current concerns - and we are always on the lookout for artists who push the boundaries
and take creative risks. In addition to inviting promising Fine Arts student and
graduate artists to join StateoftheART Online Gallery, all South African
artists are welcome to apply to be represented by us.
To be considered:
1) All work must be original and not copied.
2) Have a look at the work on StateoftheART that has already been accepted. This
will give you an idea of our criteria.
3) We are looking for high quality work in all disciplines and mediums.
4) We do not accept Fantasy Painting, Sunday Painting, Glamour Art, Manga, Amateur
Art, or Commercial Art.
5) We are looking for Professional quality work by trained artists however we do
accept some self trained applicants. Applications
must include an Artists Statement.
(Information that will
contextualize the work or otherwise contribute to an interpretation and appreciation
We review applications on a weekly basis and you will be contacted by a member of
the team following our next Application Review. Due to the large number of submissions
we receive, please understand that it is not possible for the gallery to critique
work on an individual basis. Download the application form, fill in your details then email to email@example.com
We charge successful applicants a one off set-up fee of R450 to create their online portfolio which will be deducted from the first sale.
attaching 5 high definition images of your work.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to exhibit my artwork at StateoftheArt.co.za?
StateoftheArt.co.za invites all emerging artists living in South Africa who do not
have gallery representation to apply. You do not need any previous gallery
experience. In fact, we are excited to offer artists their first gallery exposure.
How do I exhibit my artwork at StateoftheArt.co.za?
Applying for StateoftheArt.co.za representation is a simple process. Complete the
Preliminary Application form and email it to applications@StateoftheArt.co.za including
5 x digital images of your art for review. We will review your work and notify you
within 7 days with a decision.
Does it cost money to exhibit my work for sale at StateoftheArt.co.za?
No. StateoftheArt.co.za covers the cost of displaying your art. It is our goal to
provide promising emerging artists a platform on which to build their art careers.
Is there a commission on the sale of my artwork?
It is free to exhibit your artwork at StateoftheArt.co.za. We receive a commission
on the sale of each piece of art. The commission is put into our PR campaign and
promotional activities such as corporate consultation, print and online advertising.
This is an essential part of promoting you.
How is my art priced?
Artwork is priced using your input and the expertise of StateoftheArt's team. When
you submit digital images of your work for your portfolio you will be asked your
desired prices for each piece.
What if my suggested price does not match StateoftheArt's price
StateoftheArt will work with you to achieve the most accurate price for your art.
We exhibit artwork at prices that satisfy your needs and those of our customers.
Art that is priced too high or too low does not sell well. We analyze previous sales
and customer data to determine prices that please you and generate sales. In the
event that your suggested price differs greatly from the StateoftheArt.co.za price,
we will contact you by email or telephone.
How do I know when my artwork is sold? What do I do once it is sold?
Once your art is sold, you will receive an email and/or telephone call notifying
you of the sale. We will arrange for a courier to collect the sold artwork from
you and we will ask you to package the work ready for shipping. That is all you
have to do! You do not have to pay for shipping.
What type of artwork do you exhibit?
StateoftheArt.co.za accepts applications for all two-dimensional and three-dimensional
mediums. How do I submit my art once my application has been accepted by
You can email us your artwork to info@StateoftheArt.co.za
using a quality JPEG or PDF file. The image must be in focus, true to the color
of the art, and at least 1000 pixels wide.
How are you marketing my artwork?
StateoftheArt.co.za is committed to your art career. The commission we earn is put
into PR, marketing campaigns, and promotional materials. We market your work at
hotels, corporates, PR events and through print and online advertising. We have
recently featured in SA Art Times, Top Billing Magazine, Garden & Homes, The
Sunday Times and many more. Do I need to sign my artwork?
All art should be signed. It is important in identifying you as the creator. In
addition, many collectors prefer to purchase signed artwork.
May I speak with my art patrons?
StateoftheArt.co.za features a Blog section that provides art patrons a forum to
discuss your artwork with you. You are able to read and respond to the comments
posted under your name by logging into the blog through your Wordpress Login link.
You may use the blog to answer questions (and respond to compliments), provide news
about upcoming shows, and share anything else that you would like with your patrons. Who owns the rights to my artwork once it is sold?
You retain the rights to your art after it is sold.
May I sell the same photograph more than once?
Yes. Each copy should be signed in a location that will be visible once the piece
is matted and framed.
If I exhibit my work at StateoftheArt.co.za, may I seek other
StateoftheArt.co.za has the exclusive right to market the artwork displayed on the
website. This prevents the risk of selling the same piece of art to two different
parties. However, we encourage you to pursue physical gallery representation while
exhibiting on our site. This increases the exposure of your work .
What happens if a piece of art is damaged while it is currently
being marketed at StateoftheArt.co.za?
Contact us immediately at 072 4709292 and/or info@StateoftheArt.co.za
so that we can perform the necessary actions to
protect your patrons.
How do I get paid once my art is sold?
We will do an EFT into your bank account for the sale of your artwork. We wait eight
to 14 days after the customer receives the artwork to send payment. This is because
we offer a seven-day money back guarantee and we wait seven days to make sure that
they are not going to return it.
What happens if I sell a piece of art independently that I currently
have exhibited at StateoftheArt.co.za?
You MUST notify us immediately or you will be in breach of contract and your affiliation
with StateoftheArt.co.za will be terminated. This action is potentially damaging
to your reputation and to StateoftheArt.co.za. Our ability to successfully promote
emerging artists relies heavily on your integrity.