From the Wires
Art.com Launches Meet the Artists Series
Introducing a Behind-the-Scenes Look at New and Exclusive Artworks by Contemporary Artists
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 14, 2013 11:02 AM
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Art.com Inc., the world's easiest place to discover, experience and buy art, today introduced its Meet the Artists series, offering unprecedented access to new and original artwork from six contemporary artists each quarter. The first series of highlighted artists—Jane Kim, Evan Morris Cohen, Dan Monteavaro, Jennifer Sanchez, Alison Shaw and Judy Tuwaletstiwa—presents a range of works that draws inspiration from urban culture, nature's lifecycles, and graphic design.
"The Meet the Artists series delivers on our promise to help art enthusiasts discover and experience new and noteworthy art that will complement their favorite spaces," said Ivy Ross, Chief Marketing Officer, Art.com Inc. "Artists find inspiration everywhere— from urban culture to nature's lifecycles—and with this campaign, we can bring their visions to life for our customers."
Each quarter, featured artists in the Meet the Artists series will share their creative process, inspiration and reason for making art. For instance, Jane Kim, a science illustrator, explains that she is motivated by her desire to capture the unseen interactions of humans with animals and spread awareness about endangered species. Kim's project, the Migrating Mural, showcases a variety of species and the need to protect them in a very public way. She raised funds for and recently completed the first phase of the Mural, showcasing the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep along 150 miles of highway in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
"The natural world is a place that fills me with awe, wonder, admiration, and appreciation for life," shares Kim. "I'm thrilled to see the first phase of the Migrating Mural come to fruition and I hope it will inspire people to love, appreciate and protect the earth one work of art at a time."
Art.com is delighted to support Jane's current project, the Migrating Mural, through the exclusive sale of Limited Edition giclee prints at www.art.com/jane-kim. A portion of each purchase will benefit the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation.
Go behind-the-scenes to meet all six artists in this first installment of the Meet the Artist series at www.art.com/meettheartists.
About Art.com Inc.
With more than 12 million customers in 120 countries worldwide, Art.com Inc. is the world's largest online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art. The company was founded in 1998 with one goal—to help people find the art they love so they can love their spaces more. Offering an unparalleled assortment of art images, Art.com's vision is to forever lead the way art is experienced and consumed. Art.com Inc. runs four sites in the USA—Art.com, AllPosters.com, ArtistRising.com and Zenfolio.com —and has a strong international presence with 25 local sites in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and South America.
The company offers custom framing and specialty printing, interactive visualization tools to help people find the perfect piece of art for their space and an app for iPad called artCircles, that lets users explore art from a hand-picked selection of curated collections. Art.com Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands. Art.com. We Are Art, YOU+ART and artCircles are trademarks of Art.com Inc. For more information, visit www.art.com.
SOURCE Art.com Inc.
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