Wessman Gallery Improving Web Presence

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Wessman Gallery offers online shopping, online get-acquainted sessions with the artists and their work, online contemplation, and online purchase.

Shopping for and collecting art can, unto itself, represent an art form. People who love art can choose a pleasant viewing experience at their own convenience and without the distraction of hovering sales associates or poorly presented clutter, abundant in retail outlets and on poorly designed Web sites.

Wessman Gallery’s “door” invites visitors to a soothing visual trip.Discriminating art lovers can visit this new online gallery that represents internationally acclaimed artists who create in the whole spectrum of media and color.Wessman Gallery offers online shopping, online get-acquainted sessions with the artists and their work, online contemplation, and online purchase.

Every visitor to http://www.wessmangallery.com — a family-owned enterprise based in Baton Rouge with ties to Mississippi, Tennessee, Michigan, and California — can establish an individual online album. The album never expires, and the owner can add and delete selections 24 hours a day from any Web-access portal.

Guests who register will get newsletters and special sale notices as well as have direct connection to Gallery owners Kimberlie and Auburn Wessman.

“We strive to provide artists and the art community a professional means of displaying and promoting work on the Internet,” said the partners. “As we seek to operate the site with integrity and sound business principals, our hope is that we can assist the art community in receiving the recognition it deserves through commerce and market awareness. We are not a select group of artists, but rather an open gallery that enables its members to benefit from the collective efforts of all who are associated with the site.”                

First-time visitors will immediately notice this gallery’s different; they’ll note museum-quality presentation and clarity in communication about both the works of art and the artists.

Interested consumers can communicate directly with the gallery owners and the individual artists, who live in Australia, throughout Europe, and in North and South America as well as the Hawaiian Islands. Buyers will experience security of the purchase through respected industry leader Pay Pal™.

“We believe the artists we represent are the finest contemporary creators worldwide,” said Mrs. Wessman. “This Gallery captures the magical textures and colors of the world's great images, shimmering in a play of light that can only be created by this unique blend of modern technology and the human touch”

“For example,” her husband added, “Featured Artist Jean Cemeli uses color with new numeric versatile techniques. He represents landscapes near impressionist paintings (in "Nature" series) and special looking (in "Mouvement" series). He is about trying new kinds of expressions. He created a complex technique for a special result. In this way his argental works are each unique non-reproducible pieces. He calls this process ‘monotype drawing.’ His exhibitions include the Salon d'Automne in Paris.”

In contrast, American painter John Bayalis is noted for his distinct realist style. The artist’s skill at handling contemporary themes and subject matter has earned him acclaim from art critics and collectors throughout the United States. Bayalis' vibrant watercolors reflect a specific clarity of light and form, while dealing with unique viewpoints in portraying popular culture and the vernacular landscape, Wessman added.

The gallery owner said, “Bayalis has received numerous awards throughout the United States and traveled extensively in Ireland, England and France. Among his honors are an individual artist's fellowship grant and selection for The Watercolor Page in American Artist magazine where one of his works graced the cover. The artist's works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.”

For savvy buyers, a link right on the first page leads directly to items on sale, some up to 50 percent off. Beyond visitors and potential buyers, Wessman Gallery especially welcomes artists, who have distinct access to online collaboration about their work.

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