Online Art Marketplace Continues to Assist Tsunami Relief Effort

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (PRWEB), January 14, 2005 –, the online marketplace for contemporary, fine art by independent artists, artisans, and fine art galleries today announced several initiatives to assist with the tsunami relief efforts in Asia, including the ongoing donation of the income from the Art Marketplace.

In a separate initiative, is also encouraging artists to continue to donate the income of their artworks to support the relief efforts. Artists can list their artwork on for free and friends of contemporary art can support the relief efforts by looking for great art on

With over 1000 registered artists, creates the bridge between nationally and internationally recognized artists, artisans, photographers, fine art galleries, architects, interior designers, and art collectors. Unlike other auction sites, does not allow the listing of mass produced artwork, unless the artist is selling their own high-quality, fine-art prints.

"With a global death toll over 160,000 and more than five million homeless, we are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and suffering that has occurred as a result of this disaster." said Conni Tögel, CEO of ArtByUs LLC.

"The need is still great, and we want to do our part to help. As the IRS announced on January 10, 2005, that taxpayers who itemize deductions may claim charitable donations made during January 2005 for relief of the victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami on their 2004 tax returns. We invite art collectors and friends of contemporary art to continue the support of the relief efforts by visiting today." is working with several international relief organizations in the relief effort. Specific donation partners include the Red Cross and UNICEF. can be reached at


Founded in March of 2004, is the online auction market that sells exclusively real art by real artists. ArtByUs LLC created this site to offer a positive platform where art collectors can buy art of the highest quality, and know that whatever they purchase will be real art, by a real artist, and a real signature, and not a third-party reproduction or print. strives to create an atmosphere where both artists and art collectors can feel at home, knowing the site was founded with both support and respect for artists to have a professional venue to show and sell their work.

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Peter Tögel, Public Relations

Phone: (719) 271-6422

Fax: (719) 272-6421


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