ArtistBe.com an Online Artist Community Launches a Newly Redesigned, Optimized and Responsive Mobile-Friendly Website

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The artist community website, which is home for more than 5,000 contemporary artists, is now compatible with all devices, including desktops, tablets and mobile phones. In addition, an extensive optimization process has the site now running in record speeds improving site performance by 1400%.

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Newly Redesigned ArtistBe.com - Optimized and Responsive Mobile-Friendly Website

The Art Industry is undergoing a metamorphosis. Online art shopping is becoming a place to find talented new artists who have genuinely great art that are beautiful, emotional and have collectable value.

Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the revolutionary online community for discovering, selling and buying art work online, today announced the completion of its fully responsive redesign and optimization. The redesign allows artists and art lovers to browse, view and buy art on any device including mobile phones.

“We’re committed to continually upgrading our technology so that our artists stay ahead of the curve and our customers enjoying an optimized art shopping experience that capitalizes on shifts in consumer behavior – like shoppers increasingly making their art buying decisions online or on a mobile device,” said VP of Marketing & Development Amitai Sasson. “Our goal is for artists that are a part of our ArtistBe.com community to be 100% future-proof, displaying their works of art using best-in-class mobile e-commerce technologies.”

In addition to its sophisticated look and feel, the new ArtistBe.com website features significant functionality improvements, including:

  • Fully responsive design for optimal shopping on any device
  • Enhanced framing to get a better feel of the art on the wall with over 40 framing options in any size.
  • Speed and scalability benefits from an all-new MVC platform architecture

ArtistBe.com provides a unique means for emerging artist to be discovered, and to assist established professionals in reaching new clients without relying on agents. There is no cost to join and members can sell their art without commission fees. Artists receive royalties for every canvas and print reproduction sold. Reproductions come in a variety of sizes; the availability and pricing of originals is at the discretion of the individual artists.

“The Art Industry is undergoing a metamorphosis. Online art shopping is becoming a place to find talented new artists who have genuinely great art that are beautiful, emotional and have collectable value. overstockArt.com understands this and is staying ahead of the curve in online art shopping.” said VP of Marketing & Development Amitai Sasson.

"Art is not an easy thing to sell, let alone online, but ArtistBe.com will have the unique ability to leverage itself with its parent company, overstockArt.com." Sasson stated, "This relationship allows ArtistBe.com to introduce and promote its member artists to overstockArt.com’s network of thousands of art lovers, which will help them grow awareness and ultimately sales.”

ArtistBe.com’s founding members come from around the globe, with notable artists such as Justyna Kopania from Warsaw, Poland, Pol Ledent from Brussels, Belgium and Helena Wierzbicki from Buenos Aires, Argentina to name a few.

For more information on ArtistBe.com, visit http://www.ArtistBe.com. For more information on overstockArt.com, visit http://www.overstockArt.com.

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About Artist Become:
Artist Become (ArtistBe.com) is the new online community for contemporary artists around the world, providing tools and resources to enable artists to pursue their artistic and professional goals. Artist Become has more than 5,000 artist members and is owned and managed by overstockArt.com, one of the web’s leading distributors of online reproduction oil paintings. For more information, visit http://www.ArtistBe.com. In 2014 ArtistBe.com was honored to be on the prestigious Internet Retailer Magazine Hot 100 List for its innovative design and business model.

About overstockArt.com:
Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one the web’s leading distributors of high-quality wall art. With more than 100,000 wall décor combinations to choose from in stock at all times, the online retailer has one goal: To make it easy and affordable for people to transform their space with hand painted art. Recognized as a premiere shopping destination for hand painted fine art reproductions, overstockArt.com has expanded its offerings to include hand painted and hand carved decorative ceramic tiles and high-quality original canvas art prints. The company also owns and operates Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the online community for contemporary artists around the world. overstockArt.com provides decorating assistance, custom framing, commercial decorating services, augmented reality tools to help people visualize the art in their space, and an interactive mobile app for iPad, iPhone and Android. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., the retailer was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s 2012 Hot 100 list and 2011, 2012 and 2014 Second 500 Guides, and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for Elite customer service. For more information, visit http://www.overstockArt.com.

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