Are you interested in bringing the work of fine
women artists to the mass market?
WomensArt.com LLC is actively seeking funding and
involvement from individuals and organizations who wish to participate
in this breakthrough venture.
Driven by its vision to celebrate and promote the
full spectrum of women╠s creative talent, WomensArt.com addresses
a multi-faceted, booming market opportunity:
1) The explosive growth in Internet commerce
has reached the art world.
- Revenue from Internet commerce is expected to exceed $1
trillion in 2003. (IDC)
- An estimated 29 million Americans made an online purchase
in 1999. (Jupiter Communications)
- Online auction sales are predicted to grow to $19 billion
by 2003. (Forrester Research)
- In 1998-99, fine art sales brought in over $2.5 billiona
conservative figure that does not include sales of photographs,
prints priced under
- $3,000, and privately sold arts and crafts. (Art Sales Index)
- Sotheby╠s invested over $25 million to develop online auction
capability, while Amazon contributed another $45 million to
develop www.sothebys.amazon.com. (Art News)
- eBay spent $260 million to acquire San Francisco auction
house Butterfield & Butterfield.
2) Women have become the power brokers in the
- Women now represent a full half of the estimated 100 million
Internet users. (Jupiter Communications)
- Women influence over 80% of all purchase decisions. (Ad
- Women are flocking to women-oriented websites, such as iVillage.com
which experienced a 13% increase in traffic in the first quarter
of 2000 alone. (iVillage Inc.)
- Industry leaders such as AOL, NBC, Ford, Charles Schwab,
Kimberly-Clark, Glaxo Wellcome, Gap, Nordstrom, Hearst, and
Harlequin are rapidly developing strategic partnerships with
women-oriented websites. (iVillage Inc., Women.com Networks)
- Half of the estimated $7.6 billion in 2002 internet advertising
dollars will be targeted towards women. (Jupiter Communication,
3) Women artists continue to face a persistent
- There are an estimated one million women artists in the
United States alone.
- Only 5-10% of all artists are represented by galleries.
- Yet, less than 1% of traditional gallery space feature
women artists (Guerrilla Girls West). This persistent "gallery
gap" has crossed over to online art world.
- On average, the work of women artists is priced at half
the price charged for comparable work produced by male artists.
If you are interested in financially participating in WomensArt.com,
please contact Claire Lachance or Ces Rosales at 415-285-0101