12 Hot Art Sites

Here are your best best for tapping into the wealth of art resources online.

1. Artlex
This online visual arts dictionary contains definitions for more than 3,100 terms.

2. U.S. Copyright Office
You can learn the basics about copyright, find answers to frequently asked questions and download appropriate forms for registering your work.

3. iTheo.com
This is an online marketplace for emerging artists and their work. There’s no fee to exhibit, but you must complete a short application process first.

4. AllArtBiz.com
Dowload forms and contracts, read helpful business articles or check out the Legal Q&A at this business site for the art community.

5. About.com Guide to Painting
No matter what medium you work in, you’ll find a host of informative articles and links.

6. Art Studio Chalkboard
Here you’ll find no-nonsense technical basics on perspective, shading, color and painting.

7. Smithsonian Institution
This site is a great jumping-off point for all of the institution’s museums and research centers, including the Freer Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American Art. You’ll also find a comlete exhibition calendar and advice on planning a visit.

8. CultureFinder
Search more than 350,000 art events in 1,500 cities to find what you’ve been missing.

9. Artchive
If you want to copy masterworks, don’t miss this huge online art collection, encompassing everything from Impressionism to Pop Art.

10. World Wide Arts Resources
You can search by category or key word to find just about any type of art information you’d want to access via the Web.

11. MisterArt
Here you’ll find more than 40,000 arts and crafts supplies offered at discounts of up to 80 percent off retail.

12. ShawGuides
In this searchable database you’ll find 4,000 workshops in a variety of media from more than 600 schools, organizations and instructors.

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