Wichita, Kansas – October 12th, 2020 – Artists all over the world are becoming creative in a whole new way as art fairs, exhibitions and workshops are indefinitely put on hold, requiring new ideas for showcasing and selling art. Impressive supply and demand statistics from ArtistBe.com suggest the art world may well be pandemic-proof.
Artist Become (ArtistBe.com) – a platform for emerging and established artists – is now the solution for much of the artistic community as the more traditional methods of showcasing and selling art are unavailable. The platform has recorded a 400% increase in new art uploads and sales have doubled since the pandemic took hold in March of 2020.
Currently, the site hosts the works of more than 2,500 artists from 30 different countries. The format is simple and highly effective: unique artworks are uploaded to the site, and reproduced by ArtistBe.com for sale. Artists then receive a commission for every piece sold.
VP of eCommerce for ArtistBe.com, Amitai Sasson said the initial intention of the site was to offer its art-loving customers a contemporary variety of art. Discovering that the platform was improving the livelihood of emerging and established artists’ careers during COVID-19 was gratifying.
“Artist Become is invested in supporting new talent and established artists with a simple, no-fuss structure that rewards them financially while providing unparalleled exposure for their works. The skyrocketing uploads of new art on our site means artists are looking for places to showcase and sell their art. Once the art is on our site and ready to be sold, it becomes available to our hundreds of thousands of customers. That’s when artists can truly see the value of their creations.
“We’re seeing fantastically creative pieces come out of this pandemic and are delighted to facilitate the community of artists. We act as a fair conduit between artists and the online market as many of the more traditional options will not be operational for some time,” said Sasson.
Artist Become prides itself on a win-win model that compensates artists fairly for their creations and provides exposure to a global network of art buyers. The company is a subsidiary of overstockArt.com, the most popular online art gallery in the United States for oil painting reproductions.
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Artist Become (ArtistBe.com) is an online platform that presents the artwork of established and up-and-coming artists to the world.
In addition to selling original works of art, ArtistBe.com has a reproduction-on-demand program that entails producing, processing and shipping art directly to customers. The program is free for artists to join, and once accepted, artists are entitled to 15% commission of every derivative work sold.
Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one the web’s leading distributors of high-quality wall art.
The online retailer has one goal: to make it easy and affordable for people to transform their space with high-end wall art. Recognized as a premiere shopping destination for hand painted fine art reproductions, overstockArt.com has expanded its offerings to include original canvas art prints, glass ornaments, ceramic tiles, and high-end mirrors.
overstockArt.com provides a plethora of other services such as custom art services, custom canvas print on demand and custom framing. In addition, overstockArt.com offers free decor assistance and free commercial decorating services.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the retailer was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s 2012, 2014 Hot 100 list and 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Second 500 Guides, and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for Elite customer service.
For more information, visit www.overstockArt.com