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Selected Art Websites

Selected websites of interest for Art, Canadian art, and links to art educational institutions and galleries or museums.

Art sites of interest


Online encyclopedia to browse art movements or artists by name, medium, subject, nationality, or women artists. Read about Artcyclopedia.

The first art newspaper on the net, founded by Ignacio Villarreal in 1996. Provides news of the global art world, updated daily.

Leading online resource for the international art market, to buy, sell, and research art online. Founded in 1989 with the goal of bringing transparency to the art world. Browse over 340,000 artists, gallery or auction information.

Art Studio Chalkboard

Website for educational use on technical fundamentals of perspective, shading, color and painting, designed by Ralph Larmann, art faculty member at University of Evansville.

Color Matters

Website derived from the teaching and passion for color of Jill Morton, professor of color theory at the School of Architecture, University of Hawaii.  A wealth of resource material under tabs relating to color and symbolism, design, marketing, the body, vision, science, plus valuable web links.


An online art community where students can share work, chat with others, get critiques, and sell work.

iStock by Getty Images

Founded in 2000, iStock is a crowd-sourced stock industry and primary source for user-generated stock photos, vectors and illustrations and video clips. A platform for artists to distribute images and make a living through their art. See also Morguefile.

Saatchi Gallery

World's No. 1 museum on social media. Features contemporary artists (A-Z list) with exhibition links for past 30 years.

Tate Modern

International modern and contemporary art: Art & Artists, Exhibitions & Events

Canadian Art

Canada's online source for visual art information
ARCCO (Artist-Run Centres & Collectives in Ontario) 
Founded in 1988, ARCCO is a provincial arts service organization that advocates for for artist-run culture in Ontario.
ACI, founded in 2012 at Massey College, University of Toronto, is a non-profit research organization that promotes the study of Canadian art history largely through commissioning a digital library of books on Canadian artists written by the country's leading art experts and published freely in the Canadian Online Art Book Project. site dedicated to raising the profile of the visual arts in Canada by maintaining a national directory of internet links to artists, art galleries and art resources by province and city
Includes link to Artefacts Canada
Concordia University Department of Art's collaborative endeavour to enhance scholarship on historical women artists in Canada.  The Artist database brings together literature about women artists who worked in Canada and who were born before 1925.
Search the CCCA Canadian Art database, housed at Concordia University. Includes First Nations and Inuit artists.
An introduction to contemporary native artists in Canada. (Library & Archives archived site)
Index of Canadian Artists (Visual Arts) = Répertoire des artistes canadiens (Arts visuels)
Site created by François Lareau, B.A., LL.M. (Ottawa), covering Canadian and indigenous artists based on bio-bibliographic reference sources, with many images. Offers free listings for Canadian artists in visual arts or artists in visual arts living in Canada who have a web site.
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) is entrusted with the care, development, and maintenance of the Indigenous Art Collection. See featured First Nation and Métis artists, and Inuit artists.
Online update of print directory, Japanese Canadians in the Arts: a directory of professionals, compiled and edited by Aiko Suzuki, 1994.
An introduction to contemporary native artists in Canada.