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There are (an estimate) around 30-50 contemporary art galleries in my area, closer to 100 if you count Provincetown and towns up and down the Massachusetts coast. There are several hundred tourist-oriented, decorative, and general art galleries, and at least that many frame shop/galleries, galleries in inns/ clubs/ restaurants, consignment shops that take art, etc. That's a lot of brick and mortar galleries!
On FAA I see maybe 10-15 "galleries" for my area. When I dug into them a little bit most were just artists representing themselves (and themselves ONLY) - studios and not galleries.
I have seen galleries I might be interested in out in the Metro Boston area and just beyond. None of them - not one - is on FAA.
I've gotten more gallery interest from Craigslist, which is setting the bar pretty low.
Do these gallery owners and art collectors also look at pieces of art of FineArt America? Nevertheless, here there are accounts for Galersiten and art collector. Does somebody know which on this platform?
No I pursue no research. I think this my thesis is right that gallery owners and art collectors do not romp about on the Internet. They live in her own scene and care contacts with museums and private art collectors and art prospective customers.
FAA makes money from selling websites to artists at $30 per annum and from selling their artworks, as far as I can see there is no other income source. People who buy these artworks are those who like particular images and collectors, who both use the web to search for art. Take a walk along any street and look into the rooms you will often see walls covered in pictures.