Artist Become Releases Top 10 Contemporary Artists of 2013
Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the rising online community for creating, selling and buying artwork online, just revealed its first annual Top 10 Contemporary Artist List. Topping the 2013 list, which names the top 10 most popular artists on the site for the year, is the Polish emerging artist Justyna Kopania.
“We have had a breakout year for Artist Become,” said David Sasson, CEO of overstockArt.com, the online art gallery that owns and manages Artist Become. “We celebrated our second anniversary and more than doubled our number of member artists and original works of art on display on the website.”
Kopania is one of the 1500 artists showcasing their art on Artist Become. Of those artists, 800 were new to the online art community in 2013. With roughly 35,000 original pieces on display on Artist Become, 8,500 works which were uploaded during 2013, there were a lot of artists up for consideration for inclusion in the Top 10 list.
Artist Become’s 2013 Top 10 contemporary artists are:
- 1. Justyna Kopania
- 2. Pol Ledent
- 3. Jeffery F. Pierson
- 4. Mark Bennett
- 5. Helena Wierzbicki
- 6. Sergey Roy
- 7. Adrian Borda
- 8. Vantuan Nguyen
- 9. Igor Nelubovich
- 10. Jerry Sauls
The Top 10 list is not based on sales alone, but also takes into consideration customer feedback and selections from Artist Become’s crew of decorators and art lovers.
Artist Become provides a unique means for emerging artists to be discovered, and to assist established professionals in finding new clients without relying on high-priced art dealers. Member artists hail from around the world from the company’s headquarters in Wichita, Kan. to various locales throughout North America to Argentina, Belgium, Poland and Russia, to name a few places.
“The beauty of Artist Become is that it is a win-win model as we offer a plethora of tools for the artists along with a top-of-the-line gallery system to present and sell their original works for free, and at the same time get royalties for prints sold of their art,” Sasson explained. “In general, we have had a great response from artist in the community and the majority of our growth has been word-of-mouth of the artists communicating about Artist Become with their circle of friends and family.”
At Artist Become fellow artists and art lovers can connect and communicate with other community members, comment and rate each other’s artwork and become fans of other members. Artwork found on the site can be purchased as an original piece of art directly from the artist, or as a museum-quality fine art print on canvas. There is no cost to join and members can sell their art without commission fees. Artists receive royalties for every canvas reproduction sold.
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