SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 -- UGallery (http://www.ugallery.com), a leading online art gallery offering curated, original art for sale from the world’s most talented mid-career and emerging artists, today announced that it will offer thousands of pieces of original artwork from its collection of over 6,000—all at an affordable price—through Amazon’s new online art marketplace, Amazon Art (http://www.amazon.com/art). UGallery is part of a select group of handpicked galleries to list art for sale on Amazon and is one of the only online art galleries to be featured.
“We’re excited to feature our artwork on Amazon Art,” said Stephen Tanenbaum, Co-Founder, UGallery. “We pride ourselves on the quality and caliber of the collection of art we’ve built and made available online. Making our selection available on Amazon.com is great for their customers, as well as our artists, and is part of our effort to continue highlighting the benefits of buying and discovering art digitally.”
For artists, UGallery’s presence on Amazon Art provides a unique opportunity to showcase original artwork at even greater scale, reaching new levels of exposure through Amazon.com, where hundreds of millions of customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online. For collectors, the move is a bold step towards further democratizing high-quality original art, making it more accessible beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar gallery experience and doing so at reasonable prices customers can afford. Also, only 10% of all artists who submit an application to be featured on UGallery are accepted by the company’s in-house panel of art experts, a number that underscores the overall quality and caliber of artists and pieces exhibited, allowing Amazon customers to purchase with real confidence.
UGallery is a leader in the thriving art e-commerce space, and its selection on Amazon highlights its vast inventory of affordable original art in every genre, style, size, and medium. Since its founding in 2006, UGallery has spearheaded the growing trend towards selling and collecting art online, with a community of more than 500 artists and an online marketplace that now features over 6,000 pieces of original art available for sale.
The online art industry continues to experience rapid growth, with over 300 online art ventures having launched in recent years* and at least 71% of art collectors having now purchased artwork online.** During this time, UGallery has remained at the forefront by being one of the only online platforms to exclusively offer affordable, original art from mid-career and emerging artists. The company also connects artists and collectors directly, eliminating restrictive and expensive purchase barriers.
Previously, collecting original art was limited to the physical infrastructure of the gallery and auction house, creating an untapped community of artists and collectors eager to connect with one another. UGallery is a platform that brings these two groups together—no matter where they are in the world.
UGallery art will be priced equally on both UGallery.com and Amazon.com. To browse UGallery artwork available through Amazon Art, please visit UGallery’s Amazon Art gallery page: http://www.amazon.com/ugallery . Consistent with UGallery.com, UGallery will coordinate FREE shipping and handling for any artworks purchased. For further information on UGallery, please visit http://www.ugallery.com
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 online art sales that democratizes the entire art buying process. 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, or by visiting UGallery on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ugallery), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/ugallery) or Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/ugallery).
** According to the Deloitte and ArtTactic 2013 Art and Finance Report
** According to the Hiscox 2013 Online Art Trade Report
Chris Harihar, Crenshaw Communications, 212-367-9748, [email protected]
SOURCE Crenshaw Communications