Logistics of Selling Art Online

Tuesday / September 22 / 12:00 PM


E-commerce has boomed in recent years and effectively challenged the stereotype of the “starving artist.” That’s even more true now than ever, in the era of socially-distanced shopping. If you’ve ever wanted to sell your art online, now is your chance!.

A panel of local, established artists — Dany Green! Sonia Jones! Jodi Kostelnik! Josue Martinez! and moderated by Torie Partridge! — will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how to start and run a digital shop. Learn what online platforms they use, what vendors they work with, how they manage logistics, and how to get your brand out there. If you’ve been making and creating in your spare time and been looking for a sign to make the jump — this is it!


Date & Time

Tuesday, September 22

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM




Dany Green

Artist and Designer

She | Her | Hers

Dany Green is a Mosaic Artist and Multimedia Designer living in Washington D.C. She is originally from the Philadelphia area, where she discovered the mixed media work of Isaiah Zagar through his Magic Gardens. Dany is a self-taught artist whose unique approach pushes the boundaries of traditional mosaics.


Sonia Jones

Portrait & Figurative Artist

She | Her | Hers

Sonia Jones is a self-taught artist from Oakland, California, currently residing in the DMV metropolitan area. The portraits she creates aim to explore black identity across the diaspora and widen the viewer’s experience of Africa and its beautiful people. Sonia is also an experienced UX designer currently teaching a capstone course at the Maryland Institute College of Art.


Jodi Kostelnik

Owner, The Neighborgoods

She | Her | Hers

Jodi Kostelnik is the creator behind The Neighborgoods, a local business with their first retail location in Shaw, DC. Her foodie-themed giftable goods are inspired by the beauty of food, how it brings people together, and the joy of gifting. She loves to bring a smile to her customers’ faces and create products to brighten the everyday.


Josue Martinez

Artist, Owner of Corinto Gallery

He | Him | His

Born in Corinto, El Salvador, a passionate mixed media artist and graphic designer. From charcoal drawings to working with acrylics, metal and wood to creating a clothing brand inspired by the love of DC. A community artist and member of Adams Morgan Community Alliance, Josue has worked with a variety of youth and change-making organizations.


Torie Partridge

Owner, Cherry Blossom Creative

She | Her | Hers

Torie Partridge is the owner of Cherry Blossom Creative, a design studio and shop in Shaw, DC. She is the illustrator behind the Neighborhood Maps Project, a growing series of colorful maps that celebrate neighborhood culture, cities, and all the places we call home. Torie believes deeply in the power of hyper-local culture and investing in the place you live. She’s also a conscious movement facilitator, tarot enthusiast, avid traveler, and lover of city parks.


Platform and Prerequisites

This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

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  • Call our Accessibility Lead, Josh Kim, by phone at 571-302-1504

You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our page on accessibility.

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