UGallery.com and Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Announce Partnership to Sell Youth Art through UGallery’s Art E-commerce Marketplace

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UGallery.com, an online art gallery that represents emerging and mid-career artists worldwide, begins selling artwork from Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. All proceeds support the Citywide Arts Program at the non-profit organization.

Artwork by Glory Rubio from Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

Artwork by Glory Rubio from Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

“This collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco fits into our larger mission to support the arts. We’ve been working with emerging and mid-career artists for nearly 10 years and see first-hand how much art plays a role in people’s livelihood."

UGallery (http://www.ugallery.com) and Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (http://www.kidsclub.org) today announced a partnership to sell artwork from the organization’s Citywide Arts Program through UGallery’s ecommerce marketplace.

San Francisco-based UGallery is a pioneer in the online art category, selling original works from top emerging and mid-career artists worldwide. Started in 2006, UGallery is one of the largest curated art marketplaces, representing over 500 artists and 7,000 original artworks worldwide.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. BGCSF is a national award-winning youth development organization, serving more than 1,400 youth each day with nearly 6,000 youth members annually. BGCSF is a comprehensive youth organization with a strong focus on the academic success of its members. The Club also is well known for its Citywide Arts Program, which every year develops winners of national fine arts competitions.

“We’re thrilled to partner with UGallery as a way to increase exposure for the creative work that our talented youth are doing through participation in our Citywide Arts Program,” said Jennifer Berger, Vice President of Program Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. “We couldn’t be more proud of our youth artists, and we’re excited that UGallery is helping us share their artwork with the world.“

Artwork from BGCSF members, ages 6-18, is now available for sale in a special collection on UGallery. The ongoing collection will update as new works are created through the organization’s fine arts classes. All proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to BGCSF to benefit its Citywide Arts Program.

“We’re excited to work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco on this special partnership. Not only have we been impressed with the talent coming from their fine arts program, but we also admire the passion these young artists are putting into their work. In showcasing their art to our followers worldwide, we hope to instill confidence and support the art program with the proceeds from sales,” said Stephen Tanenbaum, co-founder and President at UGallery.

“This collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco fits into our larger mission to support the arts. We’ve been working with emerging and mid-career artists for nearly 10 years and see first-hand how much art plays a role in people’s livelihood. Especially for under-served youth, art can be very freeing and instrumental in a child’s development. We plan to expand our partnerships with non-profits and represent more young artists in the coming year,” Tanenbaum said. UGallery first partnered with non-profit organizations in 2014 with the launch of its First Exposures photography collection.

About UGallery
UGallery is a curated online art gallery that sells original, one-of-a-kind artworks. Founders Stephen Tanenbaum, Alex Farkas, and Greg Rosborough came together in 2006 to create a revolutionary approach to art sales that democratizes the entire art buying process. Through the online marketplace, clients can browse the collection by price, medium, style, size, color, or artist and give any piece a weeklong test run in their home risk-free. More information about UGallery can be found at http://www.ugallery.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
Part of the community since 1891, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) has 11 program sites—including eight Clubhouses located in the neighborhoods with the fewest resources, two school-based sites and Camp Mendocino, a 2,000-acre residential summer camp that provides a creative and fun outdoor experience for youth. BGCSF is open when kids need it most – after school, on most school holidays and during the summer, offering safe places where young people can learn, grow, and succeed. For more information, please visit the BGCSF website at http://www.kidsclub.org.

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