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September 23, 2010

Free online art shop revolutionises student art shows

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Vesica, a revolutionary new art management software, is set to transform the ability of art students to promote their work, by offering them a free web-based platform to show and sell their art.

The system, which has recently completed beta testing, has been designed to help art collectors, galleries, museums and artists themselves manage their art collections and share information around the globe. Vesica’s document – manage – market model is unique globally in the art world.

A key part of Vesica’s capabilities is the way it provides an online art gallery, enabling artists to show their work – and offer it for sale. The Vesica online gallery enables anyone, from a collector to a student, to list up to three pieces of art for sale in the online gallery, free of charge. Additional items may be listed for a modest charge, and Vesica’s commission structure for sales is set well below comparative costs for traditional galleries.

“By allowing artists and collectors alike to have a free listing of their art, we are revolutionising the way art can be shared, experienced and purchased around the globe,” says Asif Nawaz of software development firm VAFTA, who developed Vesica. “For the first time, students can list their pieces and expose them to a worldwide audience, without charge.”

Vesica was developed in response to a specific request for a system that would allow an art collection to be effectively catalogued and documented. For the first time ever, its online system allows a collection to be fully documented and managed, with the system retaining a high level of information and photographs.

Galleries and photographers can make use of Vesica’s online shop facility to list art for sale, making it visible to a worldwide audience. And for museums, galleries and private collectors, there is the opportunity to share highly detailed information on a discretionary basis with other professionals around the world; making the loaning of artwork and the staging of special exhibitions easier.

Vesica’s software format is universal. Developed as an online software system, it has a simple monthly subscription and is accessed via the internet, making it easy to use whatever computer a subscriber has. Updates and support are available immediately and a growing discussion forum will enable art topics to be discussed by interested individuals globally.

Vesica is also a carbon neutral system, hosted using solar powered servers located in California.

For further information, please contact the Vesica office on +44 (0) 20 8133 8050 or .

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