Membership FAQ

What is Smartermarx?

Smartermarx is a place to learn, share, and discuss art. It’s a premium membership art forum for artists and art educators.

How much does it cost to become a member?

Smartermarx costs $1 a month, paid monthly or annually. Your support allows us to cover our hosting and maintenance fees and provide you with valuable art resources.

Can I see the site before subscribing?

Yes, we have provided a preview of some of our Smartermarx categories and latest posts at Visitors will be able to browse through a selection of resources but will be unable to create new topics and reply.

What are some benefits to becoming a member?

In addition to the preview categories (Core Topics, News & Events) subscribers will unlock these sections:

  • Getting Started
  • Meet & Greet: Artist Gallery
  • Artist & Educator Resources: Curricula, Tutorials, Free Online Books/Papers/Images, Related Sciences
  • Genre: Still Life, Landscape, Portrait, Figure
  • Art Biz: Galleries, Promotion & Branding, Commissions
  • Critique Corner: Help!
  • Art & Tech
  • Art History
  • and more…

Members can also enjoy these features…

  • See, reply, and create new content
  • Bookmark interesting posts to read later
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Receive notifications for new posts in favorite topics

How do I subscribe?

[Subscribe to Smartermarx annually for $12]

[Subscribe to Smartermarx monthly for $1]

How can I manage my subscription?

Members may sign in and update their information or cancel a subscription at any time. We regret that we are unable to provide refunds.

If I have additional questions, how can I contact you?

You can reach us at, we’re glad to help. Members can also reach us through the Smartermarx About page.

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