Once your ID has been submitted and your account is approved, you’ll receive a confirmation email letting you know that you can begin selling your work on Rising Art Star. You can then upload and share your artworks with the world. Using our uploader tool, you can edit your artwork information, delete artworks, and upload multiple images of your work.
- Upload Your Artwork
- How To Price Your Artwork
- Delete, Edit, Duplicate, or 'View in Store' an Artwork from Your Portfolio
- How to Upload Multiple Images of My Artwork
- How to Re-order, Crop, Resize, and Delete Artwork Images
- Technical Trouble - How to troubleshoot
UPLOAD YOUR ARTWORK
There is no limit to the number of artworks you can upload. We invite you to post and sell as many of your artworks as you’d like! Before you begin, be sure your image file meets our requirements for upload. Your image file must be:
- A JPEG (it will provide great detail and it is a smaller file size) color format (not CMYK)
- Image can be uploaded of any dimension ratio. The maximum pixel size is 4472px by 4472px (20 megapixels). Remember that if pixel size is too large it will take longer for the image to be viewed by the collector and they might not wait.
- Less than 15MB
Once you’ve confirmed those details with your image file, you’re ready to begin uploading your art!
Step 1 – Select PRODUCTS then select submenu PRODUCTS LISTINGS
Step 2 – Select +ADD PRODUCT
NOTE: Required Fields have the * symbol in the name. Some have default values but 14 Fields require that enter text or select from the drop down menu.
NOTE: It is VERY IMPORTANT that you fill out these 14 REQUIRED Fields first and then select 'SAVE CHANGES' (button is on the bottom of the screen). If you do not complete the 14 fields the software will give you an error telling you what field you are missing (it will tell you one field at a time and not provide you with a list). Unfortunately it will likely erase changes made to previous fields you completed. You will need to verify previous fields you entered have not been erased. Highly recommend you follow instructions step by step. Thank you for your patience. After you are able to 'SAVE CHANGES' you can fill out the remaining fields and upload the images for your artwork.
Step 3 – You will be asked for the following listing information when uploading your art:
Field 1 Section A – ARTWORK NAME Enter Artwork Name Here.
Field 2 Section B – ARTWORK TYPE - Choose the best COLLECTION for your artwork (see table below for complete list).
Section D – Smart Collections do not use. Our team will use as needed.
Field 3 Section E – COLLECTIONS select the same ARTWORK TYPE you selected in Section B. Our team will use other collections when we believe it is appropriate.
Step 4 – You will be asked for the following listing information when uploading your art (see picture below):
Section G – enter the WEIGHT of the artwork including its shipping container and packaging. (This information is not required but good information for you and the collector.)
Field 4 Section H – enter PRICE of artwork. When pricing your art, it is important to adopt a consistent fact-based price structure. As an artist, you should always be prepared to explain how and why you set your price. Prices need to be based on recent sales, the cost of labour and material, and comparisons with similar works. You, the artist, will be responsible for all shipping charges (Cost of packaging the artwork, delivery charges, shipping insurance) see Packaging + Shipping page for details. Compare your art to what sells, not what does not sell. Please use this information:
Section J – COMPARE AT PRICE leave empty.
Section K – VARIANT DETAILS not used.
Step 5 – You will be asked for the following listing information when uploading your art (see picture below):
Field 5 Sections M Width
Field 6 Section N Hight
Field 7 Section P Depth
All sizes entered are in inches for the artwork. This is incredibly important information! Collectors often intend to hang artwork in a specific space, so please make sure you input the correct dimensions in inches.
NOTE: If your work is a flat work on paper, we recommend to provide 0.1 inches as the depth.
- Section M is the width in inches
- Section N is the hight in inches
- Section P is the depth in inches
Field 8 Section Q – Size of artwork. Choose the size based on the largest dimension of your artwork.
Field 9 Section R – Orientation of artwork.
Field 10 Section S – Select how the artwork will be shipped to the Collector.
Section T – Select if the Artwork is framed: Yes or No (Default is No)
Note: Provide a detailed explanation in description.
Section U – Select if the Artwork is multi-paneled (diptych or tritych): Yes or No. (Default is No)
Note: Provide a detailed explanation in description.
Step 6 – Keywords: Subject - Style - Medium - Material - Color. This information will be useful for Search and Browse features. It will also provide collectors the details they typically want to know about your artwork. The more information you input, the easier it will be for collectors to find your work!
NOTE: For many topics there are multiple drop down menus. For example if you painted kids around a horse for the Subject you may select: Animal, Kids, Children, and Horse. When a collectors searches for each of those keywords your artwork will appear.
NOTE: You can download the list to make it easier to choose the right keywords for each category.
Field 11 Section a* – Select the 'SUBJECT' for your artwork. Only one 'SUBJECT' can be selected.
Field 12 Section b* – Select the 'STYLE' for your artwork. Only this 'STYLE' is required but there are 4 other fields that are optional (fields c*, d*, e*, f*).
Field 13 Section g* – Select the 'MEDIUM' for your artwork. Only this 'MEDIUM' is required but there are 4 other fields that are optional (fields h*, i*, j*, k*).
Field 14 Section l* – Select the 'MATERIAL for your artwork. Only this 'MATERIAL' is required but there are 4 other fields that are optional (fields m*, n*, o*, p*).
Step 7 – Select "SAVE CHANGES"
NOTE: It is VERY IMPORTANT that you fill out these 14 REQUIRED Fields first and then select 'SAVE CHANGES' (button is on the bottom of the screen). If you do not complete the 14 fields the software will give you an error telling you what field you are missing (it will tell you one field at a time and not provide you with a list). Unfortunately it will likely erase changes made to previous fields you completed. You will need to verify previous fields you entered have not been erased. Highly recommend you follow instructions abobe step by step. Thank you for your patience. After you are able to 'SAVE CHANGES' you can fill out the remaining fields and upload the images for your artwork.
NOTE: It may be easier to 'DUPLICATE' this artwork and update fields to load a future artworks. You will use the first artwork you created as a future template. Follow hyperlink below for details. But first complete your first artwork by uploading the image(s).
Section C – UPLOAD IMAGE
NOTE: Image can be uploaded of any dimension but we recommend you to upload image with dimension of 1024x1024 & its size must be less than 15MB
NOTE: You can load up to 9 images.
A note on displaying multiple images: The number one request from interested collectors prior to purchasing an artwork online is to see additional images. Once you've completed uploading your artwork, you can add up to nine (9) images. We highly encourage you to add additional images of your artwork hanging on a wall, detail shots, close ups, the edges, and the back of the artwork.
Section F – DESCRIPTION - This is a great opportunity to mention what materials were used to create the work; what type of surface the work was created on; is the artwork framed or unframed; and do you have any recommendations for framing or installing the work?
Feel free to write as much information as you wish to describe your artwork and your creative process. Please also note how you intend to ship the artwork. Your customers will appreciate your explanation so they know how it will arrive to them
HOW TO PRICE YOUR ARTWORK
Pricing your originals appropriately is critical to selling your work. As an artist, you should always be prepared to explain how and why you have arrived at your prices. Therefore, it’s very important to adopt consistent, fact-based pricing principles and methods.
If you’re new to the market, the following are some basic pricing principles and methods for you to consider.
Price your art based on comparables. Set your prices similar to those of other artists with similar experience and who work in similar mediums. When comparing your works to others, consider factors such as dimensions, medium, materials, and the artists' achievements such as prizes, exhibitions, press, etc., as these will have a bearing on pricing. Also, when looking at price figures for comparison, always consider art that has sold, not art that has not yet sold.
Price your art like a retailer—at two times the cost of materials.
A common practice for new artists is to establish prices based on time, labor, and the cost of materials. Set yourself a reasonable hourly wage, multiply that by the number of hours it took to make the work and add that figure to the cost of your materials. For example, if the cost of materials is $50, your hourly rate is $20, and you spent 20 hours creating your art, then your work would be priced at ($50 x 2) + ($20 x 20) = $550.
You should also be consistent in your pricing. If you are selling one work in multiple channels, make sure its price is consistent everywhere. Similarly, be consistent about pricing works within your portfolio--for example, your larger works should be consistently priced higher than your smaller works.
Broaden your appeal by offering works at various price points. If someone likes your work but can't afford a $3,000 painting, they will find a $500 painting more attainable.
You can always increase your prices after you have made some sales and have factual evidence to justify a price increase. Keep records of all your sales and the prices at which you've sold works. Remember that it's much better to competitively price and sell your work now to gain exposure (increasing your prices in the future) than to have your work sit unsold.
If your artwork sells, the cost of packaging, delivery charges, and shipping insurance costs for the artwork is the responsibility of the artist. The cost of packaging materials, shipping costs, shipping insurance should be included by you in the price of your artwork. We recommend that you contact your favorite shipping carrier and receive estimates for shipping your artwork to different cities in the United States. For example Los Angeles and New York City. Use those estimates to determine how much money to include for to cover those costs by you. Please read our packaging guidelines to review the required packaging materials in the event that your artwork sells.
Note that for larger, oversized artworks that require a wooden crate, please add an additional 30 - 35 lbs (13 - 16 kg) to the physical weight of the artwork during your upload to account for the crate. Also, if you require professional crating services, note that these services may cost up to $500.00 USD. We highly suggest that you first research your total crating costs, and then factor these costs in when pricing your artworks. When your artwork sells, the shipping of your parcel and the cost of proper packaging is responsibility of the artists.
Please note that on occasion, we offer promotional discounts as an incentive for new and returning collectors to explore the constantly updating selection of artwork on our site.
On occasion, we offer promotional discounts as an incentive for new and returning collectors to explore the constantly updating selection of artwork on our site. We find that offering promotions from time to time allows artists to gain the attention of collectors previously unaware of their work and a better chance to make future sales.
The discount codes typically give collectors between 10% - 15% off original works, and do not exceed these amounts. For works sold to the trade - interior designers and architects, for example - we give tiered discounts of 10% - 15% off original works.
It is worth remembering that Rising Art Star’s commission is 40%, whereas the gallery standard is 50%. This means that very often even with a discount you will be earning more through your sales with Rising Art Star than if you were to sell through another gallery that takes 50% or more commission.
It's also important to note that during your initial sign up, you agreed to the following condition (included in our official statement of terms and conditions.
Rising Art Star reserves the right to promote and market Original Works of Art and/or Digital Works through the use of sales and/or discounts. The sale or discount amount will apply to the listing price of Original or Digital Works of Art. After the discount code is deducted from the sales price, our usual commission of 40% will be applied.
All-In Pricing (includes Shipping)
All-in pricing means that when a potential collector sees your work on Rising Art Star, the price you enter will include the price of the artwork as well as the cost of packaging and shipping costs for the artwork .
We know from our collectors that they would prefer to know the total cost of a purchase, including shipping fees, before they start the process of buying a work. By giving them this information upfront we are confident that we will be able to sell more of your works.
In doing this, we believe that collectors will respond well to a more streamlined buying experience, which will result in more sales for our highly valued artists.
NOTE: It may be easier to 'DUPLICATE' this artwork and update fields to load a future artworks. You will use the first artwork you created as a future template.
TO DELETE, EDIT, DUPLICATE OR 'VIEW IN STORE' AN ARTWORK FROM YOUR PORFOLIO:
Step 1 – Select PRODUCTS then submenu PRODUCTS LISTING.
Step 2 –Under the Actions columns select the three "blue dots". It will then provide you with a drop down menu to: Edit, View in Store, Duplicate, or Delete any artwork.
Step 3 – You’ll be given the choice to Cancel your decision or proceed.
HOW TO UPLOAD MULTIPLE IMAGES:
You have the ability to add multiple images for one piece of work. We invite you to use this function to share different viewpoints of your work with the Rising Art Star community.
Step 1 — Go to your artworks. Bellow the ARTWORK IMAGE section select ADD IMAGES.
Step 2 — An Add Image(S) window will appear. The window will tell you to Drop images here to upload. Upload images. Select Save.
A fews things to note about our Multiple Images Tool -
- You can upload up to (9) images.
- If you do not upload multiple images, the viewer will not see the Add/Edit Images button when viewing your profile.
- However, if you are the artist, you will always see the Add/Edit Images button in the top lefthand corner of your main image. Note: Artists should sign out of their account so they can see how the page looks to other viewers.
- Video will not be accepted at this time.
REORDER CROP ROTATE REZISE DELETE ARTWORK IMAGES:
Step 1 — Select the VIEW ALL button.
Step 2 — Once you have uploaded your images you will be able to reorder the thumbnails by dragging and dropping. You can also select the Action button to Crop, Rotate, Resize, View, or Delete any image you select. Notice you also have the option to Cancel. When finished, click Save.
Step 3 — Clicking through these thumbnails, the viewer will be able to see many angles and intricacies in the artwork.
If you’re having problems uploading images, please try the following troubleshooting techniques:
- Clear cache on your web browser.
- Temporarily disable your Firewall or Anti-Virus program while uploading images to our site.
- Scroll to the top of the upload page to see error message. This displays an explanation of the uploading error which may help you correct the problem.
- Your image may be too small. Make sure that it is a minimum of 1024 x 1024 pixels.
- Make sure that your image does NOT exceed 15 MB and is in the color format of RGB (not CMYK)