Myartspace

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myartspace.com
Web address www.myartspace.com
Slogan myartspace: your space on the web
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Artist community
Registration free and Premium accounts
Owner Catmacart Corporation
Created by Catherine McCormack-Skiba
Current status inactive

Myartspace was a social network for artists created in 2006 and lasting until 2012.[1] In 2008 the site hosted over 500,000 images of contemporary art and contained a large collection of interviews with emerging artists.[2]

Art competitions and exhibits[edit]

Myartspace had been involved with international art fairs such as the Bridge Art Fair[3] and Aqua Art Miami.[4]

Myartspace closed down in January 2012 and its address is now redirected to go daddy.com

Origins[edit]

Myartspace was founded by Catherine McCormack-Skiba in 2005 in order to help artists gain representation, recognition, and sell their artwork directly to buyers.[2] The site was launched in May 2006.

Myartspace Art Scholarship Program[edit]

In 2008 myartspace launched an annual art scholarship competition. The free to enter art competition was open to undergraduate and graduate art students worldwide. The scholarship program focused on art students who exhibit exceptional artistic excellence in their chosen visual art medium. The site provided three scholarship prizes for undergraduate students and three scholarship prizes for graduate students. First place winners in each category are awarded a $5000 cash art scholarship. Second and Third placement receive $2000 and $1000 respectively.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "6 Virtual Galleries for Artists", Mashable, 31 March 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b Heyboer, Kelly "Artists Online: Talking with Christian Benedetto of myartspace.com" The Star-Ledger, 04 August 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Brudge Art Fair Presents Two Miami Fairs", Re-Title, 24 October 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  4. ^ "MyArtspace announces juried art competition; winning artists represented at Aqua Art Miami show", Myartspace, Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Myartspace Launches Major Art Scholarship Program for Both Graduate and Undergraduate Students", ArtDaily, Retrieved 26 July 2010.