I am not a professional artist or photographer but I took pictures of my three long-haired mini Doxies and had Fine Art America put the prints on a stretched canvas and they are fantastic!! I will recommend Fine Art America to everyone I know and will use them again, Thanks for giving me a lifetime of memories of my dogs!!
I think this website is the greatest thing to come along for artists - EVER! I have personally uploaded art files to this website, and to test the quality, I even ordered prints of my own images to see for myself if the claims made at FAA were true. I can honestly say that I was NOT disappointed - the quality of the prints exceeded my expectations. I am THRILLED! The shipping was lightening fast and the packaging was very well done and secure. In response to some of the complaints I've seen about disagreements on image quality - there are safeguards in place to assure high quality results for the customer - if your image is not up to par, the last thing you want is the customer to end up displeased. I think FAA is qualified to make that call as to whether or not an image is acceptable. The best way for the average artist to get the best possible image is to scan it and then edit in PS. If you've created an image that looks like crap on purpose, ( pixelated, grainy, fuzzy, dark, overexposed, underexposed ) then I think you should sell it elsewhere too. I think FAA knows what the expectations of their buyers are - if you are a success, FAA will be too.
Mike Savad found this review useful
I've only been a member since October of 2012 but it is a great way to get exposure. I truly enjoy uploading my artwork and photography images on FFA! Also, they have a lot to offer, besides getting to share my work with other members, you can compete in contests, be a part of a social group. Members can have discussions and I can monitor who visits and preview my artwork. I even went out and bought a better digital camera in order to show higher quality images. I would highly recommend Fineartamerica to anyone in the field of visual art. FFA also has a weekly newsletter to keep me updated with sells and events. They even send out announcement pages whenever a print is sold. I truly enjoy being a member of FFA!!!!!!
Looked online, saw a print i really lliked and ordered it. Not a big internet user, usually cautious of buying online and giving out credit card details online, but loved the print so much rolled the dice. Smooth as!. Ordered. emails confirm reciept, deivered on time and followed tracking via post UPS; what a great service. Couldn't reccomend more highly. End product delivered on time and in excellent quality, being framed right now this end in Australia. More than happy - Thank you FAA
FIne Art America is the worst website I've ever used for "selling" art.
The owner cancelled my order on a 9 ft. print (I am the artist.) Their reasons for doing so were "lack of image quality". I tried, to no avail, explaining that I indeed incorporated film grain into my work for an antiquated look ,and what they were seeing was not "poor quality" but in fact, a deliberate edit in post processing, as it is my trademark.
I was both outraged and appalled that they were now literally trying to interpret what is and is not "art"- many paintings have textural depth, but now artographers will be questioned if their images aren't crystal clear?! I was instructed to reshoot the image and "use a tripod". Needless to say, I was insulted.
At one point, I was told to reshoot my image with at least a 12 MP DSLR. (I shot the image with a Canon Rebel DSLR and a brand new copy of a 50 MM 1.8. I sell the same print at other websites- the image quality is up to par.) When I told the staff that I did shoot the original with a DSLR and a 50 MM 1.8, I was then told that even a 12 MP DSLR wouldn't be big enough to reproduce a high quality 108 x 20 print. I was convinced that Fine Art America did not know what they were talking about, and were now "double-talking".
Again, I was appalled that the staff were so thoughtless, and absolutely wouldn't hear what I had to say regarding my particular (and again, deliberate,) style. I was also shocked that they had no problem telling an artist to reshoot an image (to fit their mold of what art should be) without disclosing it to the would-be buyer! The buyer of the 9 ft. print had no idea it would not have been the same image.
I refused to reshoot, and told them that I would be filing a report.
The owner then emailed me a letter stating that he would be closing my account. (Gasp!)
I told him that he better not touch my account, as I hadn't requested it, and hadn't broken any rules.
I received another email only moments later stating that he had closed my account and we "simply weren't working out". The owner had closed my account without first giving me adequate time to remove any of my images.
I have never been treated in such a callous manner by a "professional" before, and I will tell everybody who will listen about the atrocious and gross abuse by the owner of Fine Art America.
I've had no sales there in over three years, but over 70 sales at another site. Also, the staff at the other site is far superior to that of FAA, and the traffic there is tenfold the almost nonexistent traffic of FAA/Fine Art America.
Shame on you Fine Art America- and artists, beware.
I'm a photographer and painter.
I'm on FAA from 2 months only, but I find FAA really cozy, well structured, and with a lively forum and collaborative.
I compared it with other POD sites, but FAA is the best for me.
The prints are really good. (I bought prints on canvas).
The procedure to buy is simple and clear and the choice of measures for printing is very high.
Gayle FeelingBlessed Thomas found this review useful
I've been to many POD places, each has it's quirks. Many of them try to please stock holders more than pleasing artists. As a result the site slowly disintegrates and it becomes a money hungry machine that is more interested in making a buck for them, and not for you.
Fine art America on the hand the artists come first. You can choose the amount you want to get, and you get it. You don't have to worry about surprise sales, or referrals coming out of your check. But the best part is, collectors from everywhere buy things in large numbers. I've sold things that I never sold on any other site. While I can't exactly call it a full time job, it is very possible to making at least a partial living from the income. There's a ton of stuff to choose from, the images always seem brighter and truer on the screen, and you can get close ups of everything so you know exactly what your buying.
It's also much easier to purchase frames and the like. The menu's aren't confusing like they are in other sites.
Best of all, you don't have to pay for a website, you already have one like the above. You can bring people to your own store, and you know they can only see your items and not the competition.
Kayte Miller found this review useful
I actually sold a canvas print back in November of 2011 and with their policy they stated a commission check would go out the following month. It is now February and I still haven't received that check they promised. I have contacted the company via email several times and each time I got a response from someone new and they apologized and asked if I had a paypal account, everytime I responded with the information they requested and still NOTHING. I will never recommend this site to anyone and suggest artist use this company with extreme caution.
As a member, what I've found when dealing with Fine Art America is that their service is extremely fast and they are most efficient. If I email them they respond within 24 hours and they are reasonable about providing a solution.
The one negative review posted by Jill Zupon, which is currently posted to every FAA members artwork has made a damaging statement toward each artist because what is supposedly directed to one particular person she does not make clear. Her review that appears beside EVERY MEMBER'S work is the same review and she states it as though she spoke to the individual artist directly. Additionally, she makes a statement as if that member stalked her with email and phone calls. This is simply not true of me and I'm sure most all of the members. It is an unfair and damaging statement towards each individual artists that this single rating affects. If she had a problem with a customer service rep or the company it should be stated as such, but this single negative review should not be connected or posted on the artist or the artist's work because she had a disagreement. As members and customers, the positive reviews that have been posted so far should appear as well, but they don't, just the one bad review is all that appears. Hopefully TRUSTPILOT will correct this setup and remove the negative review from every individual person's work.
As the owner of Four Corners Framing Company in Holland, Michigan and as an artist myself, Fineartamerica has become a wonderful resource for me and my gallery. Not only can I order my own artwork to sell in my gallery and know that the quality is fantastic, but FAA puts all of the of the thousands of other talented artists at my fingertips. I get requests for a wide variety of art and it's great to know that I can go there and find it all!
I am an artist and a buyer who uses FAA services regularly.
With complete confidence, I send my clients to FAA to look, compare, learn and buy. I buy other artists' work and samples of my own to promote my business.
If you are looking for a professional, dependable company that offers
a quality product at fair prices, look no further!
My experience with FineArt-America has been a wonderful one.
I am a member of this super-site and I am glad.
FineArt-America helps you to sell or buy artwork in different forms, like: ceramics, paintings, digital artwork, mixed media, photography, sculpture and much more.
Easy to navigate, fast upload, cool promotional features.
If you are an artist, take advantage and use FineArt-America as your window to the world.
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