Wichita, Kansas (PRWEB) May 23, 2014
Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the revolutionary online community for creating, selling and buying artworks online, today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website. ArtistBe.com was created by overstockArt.com, the go-to source on the web for purchasing art reproduction oil paintings.
ArtistBe.com is an online platform providing tools and resources to enable emerging and established artists to showcase and sell their artwork. The online community focuses solely on original art and its growing amount of artist members.
“With the newly designed ArtistBe.com we are doing more than creating a place for up and coming artists to display original art, we are in essence, creating a new social platform for artists and art lovers alike to mold and shape the next generation of contemporary art,” stated David Sasson, overstockArt.com’s president and CEO.
Some of the new features of ArtistBe.com include:
Connecting artists and art aficionados around the world – Fellow artists and art lovers can connect and communicate with other community members, comment and rate each other's artwork and become fans of other members. The site utilizes the latest in social networking features such as sharing, connecting and commenting via Facebook, Pin It on Pinterest and other social networking tools. Artists can create their own galleries for free and have a dedicated URL to showcase their art, biographies, exhibitions and more.
Art purchasing options – Artwork can be purchased as an original piece of art directly from the artist, or as an affordable canvas transfer print. Artists get royalties for every reproduction sold.
Easy site navigation - Like overstockArt.com, ArtistBe.com has arranged its content into a variety of different galleries specified by artists, subjects, styles and art types - artists will dictate how this online art community will look in the future. The site is extremely user-friendly and easy to navigate.
ArtistBe.com provides a unique means for emerging artist to be discovered, and to assist established professionals in finding 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 reproduction sold. Reproductions come in a variety of sizes; pricing of originals is dictated by the individual artists.
“Our commitment to art and the art world started with overstockArt.com,” said Sasson. “Now we want to branch out and give art lovers around the world a chance to find the next great artists of our generation. ArtistBe.com gives artists the ultimate platform to become recognized for their work and to make a living out of their creations.”
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.
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 over 1500 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.
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.