Sunday, October 21, 2012

Global Art Gallery Artsia.com opens its doors!

A new global fine art platform Artsia.com has launched, exhibiting selected works by some of the world’s most respected artists. 

New York - Newly launched online art gallery Artsia.com is set to radically shake up the art industry, offering art buyers a curated selection of work by 500 carefully selected artists from around the world.

Since the arrival of the Internet, there has been a paradigm shift happening in how buyers interact with art. Instead of going from gallery to gallery, we now have access to a vast selection of art online. 

Until now, several gigantic art websites have dominated online, offering an overwhelming mountain of art with little distinction between amateur work and that of contemporary masters. Traditional galleries have also failed to really engage their audiences online, if at all, usually offering only small selections of work online that match the limited scale of their physical ‘real-world’ spaces.

Artsia.com represents a radical change, harnessing the best of both the real and online worlds. Artsia houses several thousands of art works on unlimited ‘virtual wall space’, while making sure that only the very best work is included in the collection. 

The work represented on the site is by member artists of the Society of International Artists. All artists must first go through a selection process that is carefully checked by the site’s international curatorial team.

Artsia is organized by individual artist profile pages, uniquely offering buyers direct contact with artists, and showcasing individual artist blogs that give a unique and highly personal insight into how each artist creates their work. The site also offers a unique set of online tools to bring the work into the real world, including ‘zoom in’ functions, and a ‘view to scale’ window, which allows you to view each piece to scale and see its approximate size hung on an virtual gallery wall.

The artist-buyer relationship is set to change in a big way, and Artsia is leading the way: showing how the internet can showcase great contemporary art while engaging with buyers online in a meaningful way.

Prices of original work start at around $100, and Artsia also offers a Fine Art Prints program, which offers open edition fine art prints, starting from as little as $18. 

Shipping is available worldwide and all work bought on the site is guaranteed with a 7 day home trial period.

For further information, please visit www.Artsia.com  
Or join our Facebook Community: www.facebook.com/artsiadotcom  

Contact:
Colin Mansell, CEO: colin@artsia.com , 778.885.7002
Lindsey Davis, Editor: lindsey@artsia.com  


More about Artsia

Artsia is an international online art platform, representing work by the Society of International Artists.

Artsia is a truly international organization. The curatorial team is led by Catherine Higgs in London UK, whose fine art pedigree includes working for Christie’s and Philips De Pury. Colin Mansell, Artsia’s CEO is originally from the UK but is now based in Vancouver, BC, while our Editor, Lindsey Davis is based out of New York. 

Our sole purpose is to seek out, support and promote great contemporary art, and make this available online to the international art-buying public. Please visit our site or drop us a line for more information.

Contact:
Colin Mansell, CEOcolin@artsia.com , 778.885.7002
Lindsey Davis, Editorlindsey@artsia.com
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