“This surge in new members arrives with perfect timing as Artspan enters into a year of expansion, increased offerings and growth," said Eric Sparre, Founder and CEO, Artspan
Lambertville, NJ (PRWEB) March 25, 2010
Artspan, the leading provider of individual artist, artisan and photographer websites, today announced that it will acquire nearly 800 new members from e-commerce art-site Boundless Gallery, which has ceased operations. Artspan is a major portal to the world of contemporary art, featuring nearly 3,500 artist web sites in 18 different categories, including painters, photographers, jewelers and sculptors, among many others. Artspan can be visited at http://www.artspan.com.
“We are delighted to welcome Boundless Gallery members to our community,” said Artspan Founder and CEO, Eric Sparre. “This surge in new members arrives with perfect timing as Artspan enters into a year of expansion, increased offerings and growth.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Artspan will honor, with Artspan services, the dollar value of existing Boundless Gallery member contracts as of February 28, 2010, the date on which the e-commerce site and provider of artist web sites ceased operations.
Boundless Gallery members will receive full-featured Artspan websites at no cost, in some cases for up to a year or more. Upon approval from the individual Boundless Gallery members, Artspan will import images and data from the individual Boundless Gallery websites to their new Artspan websites.
“With the addition of these new members, we will provide an even stronger lineup of artists and artwork to the many visitors and collectors who have come to depend on us for the best in contemporary art," Sparre added.
Artspan is a major art destination, consistently ranked in the top two results for the term ‘Contemporary Art’ by Google and Yahoo. Artspan provides visitors with varied search functions and directories as well as a new prints-on-demand feature allowing visitors to size, mat and frame artwork, which is subsequently shipped to them.
Founded in 1999 by painter and entrepreneur Eric Sparre, Artspan members include artists from around the country and the world. Artspan member sites have their own domain names and are also accessible through the keywords and categories searches at http://www.artspan.com. Member sites can also be found in the Artspan Directories by alphabetical, regional and category/subcategory searches. In addition, Artspan.com features an Art Forum, an Art Calendar, and the Portals, which serve as gateways to distinct genres, media and regions.