In the process of learning how to collect original works of art. You will come across some strange terminology. Emerging artists, a term you will often encounter. Attending an online webinar with art curator/collector Cheryl McGinnis, she gave the best explanation I have ever heard.
Most artists are “emerging” regardless of how many exhibitions or how many art galleries represent them. In her opinion, unless the works of an artist are in the collections of the world's major museums and galleries. High-level, respected national and international institutions, the artist is NOT established. This is only important for pricing and appraisal.
Thus most artists are still emerging in their careers.
Please don’t confuse this with your love of a particular artist's work, or quality. It is simply a term that you’ll hear and read while researching the background of working artists. Galleries and professional art dealers use the term all the time.
Speaking of galleries, the traditional way that art is sold. These collector blog postings are designed for the beginning low-budget collector.) However, let’s not neglect galleries. Bargains can be found and in some cases an easy way to finance their higher-priced works. However, always keep in mind that a gallery usually splits the price 50% or less with the artist. The pricing will always be higher because of exhibitions, operating costs, etc.
If your favorite artist is represented with a gallery, consider this service as a possible method for financing. Artmoney.com An artist friend recommended this site.