JCK 5: Awesome Online Resources for Retail-Ready Art

Scan your store’s walls. If they in any way resemble those of a budget hotel chain, it might be time to consider investing in some new artwork.

Millennial shoppers are keen on originality—and really all things that feel custom, not canned. So make sure your store’s artwork reflects your business’ unique persona.

Thankfully, procuring great art is relatively easy to do these days. Most established artists sell directly online, cutting out the pricey dealers and middlemen. And, original and limited-edition art can be very affordable.

Below, a few fantastic resources for sourcing art for your store.

Courtesy 20X200

Fox-coloured Sparrow by John James Audubon

20X200
Curating limited-edition, museum-quality artwork at affordable prices is the goal of 20X200, an online art shop that has a small but smartly edited inventory of prints and original pieces ranging from $24 to $10,000.  

Courtesy Bowerbird Collective

Wreath & Line by Kate Roebuck on Bowerbird Collective

Bowerbird Collective
This website features the quirky-but-beautiful art work of artists and sisters Kate and Laura Roebuck. It includes original paintings and limited-edition giclée prints, with prices starting in the low hundreds. Blackbirds, flowers, wreaths, mermaids, and scarabs are among the motifs the sisters regularly mine.

Courtesy Society6

Polka Rain by Karen Hofstetter on Society6

Society6
This resource for contemporary art, from artists both established and emerging, can feel like a rabbit hole—its inventory is deep, and you can lose hours clicking through it. Fun! Get framed photographs, art, canvas, and limited-edition prints shipped overnight. Prices start at below $50 for smaller prints.

Courtesy Leif

Strength in Numbers by Emily Green and Victoria Mason at Leif

Leif
The popular Leif in Brooklyn, N.Y., deals in home wares, tabletop goods, jewelry, and art, and its online store features a selection of cheery (but never cheesy) watercolor prints that could give any store’s color scheme a boost. Prices start at around $50 for small prints.

Courtesy Tappan Collective

Untitled White by Matt Ross on Tappan Collective

Tappan Collective
Browse works from established and emerging artists on this site that was launched by two young gallerists in Los Angeles. Works can be pricey, but many are collectible—or likely will be. This is a great place to hunt for that striking, oversized piece.

JCK Magazine Editor