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 September 27, 2011: THINKING OUTSIDE THE CUBE: ARTWORK NETWORK JOINS FORCES WITH "GREEN CUBE" INTERIOR DESIGNER HEIDI MENDOZA

(Denver)  Artwork Network is pleased to announce a new partnership with Denver interior designer Heidi Mendoza, owner of Re.Dzine (www.iredzine.com).  Mendoza is well known for her collaboration on Architectural Workshop’s infamous Green Cube, a project recently highlighted in the 2011 Parade of Homes.  It is this eye for unique “one-of-a-kind” style which makes Heidi Mendoza the perfect candidate to partner with original art resource Artwork Network.

“I believe Art and Accessories are like the jewelry of the space,” says Mendoza. “Furniture is the basic outfit, and you need art to complete the look… Not being an art expert, searching the right piece can be very time consuming and a bit intimidating, and I love the fact that I can rely on Artwork Network to help me to find the perfect piece for my clients."

Artwork Network strives to be the key resource for interior designers like Heidi Mendoza, who look beyond “poster prints” to include affordable fine art in their designs.  Melanie Houston, an Artwork Network sales consultant, says, “It’s wonderful to work with a designer who sees the role art plays in creating an emotion or image for a physical space.  Heidi also understands the importance of owning original art, and that art doesn't need to be expensive to be meaningful or inspirational. We are looking forward to our future collaborations.”

  September 23, 2011: TEST THE WATERS AT ARTWORK NETWORK: VENUE INVITES EVENT PLANNERS TO "MOCK EVENT"

(Denver)  Artwork Network opens its doors for non-profit, corporate and private Event Planners on Tuesday, October 4th from 4-6pm.  Setup as a “mock event”, the gallery invites planners to imagine this unique, creative backdrop as the future venue for their own events.  The event is sponsored by a few of Artwork Network’s preferred vendors.  Catering will be provided by Epicurean, tables and linens from Event Rents, wine and beer from Mondo Vino, and desert items from Chocolate Lab of Denver.

This “Mock Event” is free to attend.  Please RSVP to Melanie Houston by calling 303.388.7420 or email via Melanie@artworknetwork.com .  Artwork Network is located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Downtown Denver, on 9th Ave and Santa Fe Drive.

  September 22, 2011: REACHING OUT TO NON-PROFIT EVENT PLANNERS:  ARTWORK NETWORK TO HOST BLACKTIE'S SEMINAR

(Denver) Artwork Network Gallery & Event Center is set to host Blacktie’s Non-profit Seminar on September 28th, 2011.  Blacktie (www.blacktie-colorado.com) is a tool for non-profit organizations to track online registrations, donations, auctions, seating charts, nametags, financials per event, and more.  Specifically targeted towards event planners, the hour-long seminar will begin with networking over a light breakfast provided by Gourmet Fine Catering and Chocolate Labs of Denver.  A short demonstration of the Blacktie system will be followed by a presentation from iZigg 90210, with information on how texting can increase an organization's fundraising/awareness effort.  The event concludes with a venue tour of the Artwork Network gallery. 

The Blacktie Seminar is free to attend, and the first 25 non-profit representatives to RSVP will be entered into a drawing to win one FREE online registration with Blacktie.  Click here (www.blacktie-colorado.com/calendar/event-detail.cfm?id=22508 ) for more information or to RSVP to the event.

The event is sponsored by Artwork Network, Gourmet Fine Catering, Chocolate Labs of Denver, and Event Rents.

  September 15, 2011: TO ATHENS, WITH LOVE: ARTWORK NETWORK SENDS SIX PIECES BY COLORADO ARTISTS TO AMBASSADOR IN ATHENS, GREECE

(Denver) Artwork Network has sent six pieces by Colorado artists to Athens, Greece to be displayed in the United States Embassy.  A graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder, the recently inducted Ambassador Daniel B. Smith and his wife chose artwork depicting classic Colorado landscapes: mountains and blue skies.

The chosen pieces represent a variety of different mediums, including watercolor and photography, and will remain at the US Embassy for approximately three years. The artwork is by Boulder’s Charly Heavenrich, Diana Tripp, Gia Hamilton, Aurora’s Jessica Wicken, and Morrison’s Jen Veitch.  These pieces, as well as limited edition prints, are available for purchase, and the public is encouraged to put in their bid for these original artworks in advance.
  May 19, 2011: TADASHI HAYAKAWA'S "POWER OR SPIRIT" - THE LAST SHOW FROM AN INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

The work of Japanese artist Tadashi Hayakawa adorns the walls of Artwork Network on May 20th, for what may be Hayakawa’s last exhibit.  The contemporary-abstract paintings to be on display aren’t about capturing the sentimentality of a life’s twilight, but instead to showcase the artist’s accomplishments through artwork composed from an exciting, meaningful life.  The Opening Reception runs from 5 – 9pm on Friday, May 20th, 2011.  The exhibit can be viewed during Artwork Network’s regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm MST) through June 09th, 2011.

Hayakawa, who moved to Colorado in 2003, has been actively involved as a member of the Parker Artists Guild (PAG).  He has contributed to the Parker community through activities such as free workshops for children and adults, as well as exhibitions from the PAG and local schools. Before moving to Colorado, he was a distinguished artist in Los Angeles, California. 
Tadashi has been endorsed by such prolific art critics as Peter Frank, who wrote, “What is remarkable in Hayakawa’s art is its visual manifestation of a state of being that is neither organic nor mechanical, neither benign nor fearsome, neither human nor alien. Hayakawa’s vision is none of these things, and, yet the images he creates are all of them at once. ...We don’t see spirituality invested in Hayakawa’s presences, we feel it. This is not art for the eyes only.”
  August 18, 2010:  ARTIST CALL FOR ENTRIES: ART WITH A STORY

We often encounter artwork that makes us stop and wonder — what does this mean?  What was the artist thinking, what were they feeling?  With some art it’s obvious what the motivations were, but with others, the viewer is only left to guess.  With Artwork Network’s 2010 Online Juried Show, “Art with a Story”, we want artists to let us in on the secret.

Whether in writing or verbally via a short video, artists can give the public some insight into the layers of the visual mystery they’ve created. We don’t care what it’s about: personal insight, the neighbor’s dog, the future of the world; all stories and all artistic mediums will be accepted. The show will be presented solely online, and voted on by both a selected jury and the public. Each piece will be judged by the digital representation provided. Submissions are now being accepted at www.artworknetwork.com/juriedshow.

Important dates:
Entries due: October 24th, 2010
Public Voting period: November 4th – 24th, 2010
Notification of winners: November 25th – 30th, 2010
Winners Announced: December 2nd, 2010
Showcase: January 7th – Feb 2nd, 2011

Selected Jury members include Sandra Renteria (artist and humanitarian), Allen McLain (Senior Executive Producer at Sky Theory Video Production), and Jessica Bradley (Creative Director at Artwork Network).  Two sets of prizes will be awarded, based on jury vote and public vote, in the following categories: Best Artwork, Best Story, Best Story/Artwork Combined. Prizes include a free one year Basic Level membership with Artwork Network, gift certificates, and cash! All winners will have their winning pieces showcased in the Artwork Network Showroom during the month of January 2011, and will be viewed by thousands of visitors during the popular First Friday Artwalk.

 November 16, 2009:  3 MINUTE ART AUCTION LIVENS UP FIRST FRIDAY AT ARTWORK NETWORK

The public is invited to join Artwork Network for its First Annual Live Art Auction! Place your bid on Friday December 4th from 6 – 9 pm in the Artwork Network Showroom at 9th and Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s Art District. This exciting, dynamic event will feature works by Artwork Network member artists with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Arts Street Denver youth program.

The goal of the evening is to provide a fun and affordable way for art enthusiasts to purchase original art and for member artists to have their work appreciated by a wider audience. Each auction will have a 3 minute time limit with bids starting at $100 and going up by $10 increments. Bidding on any piece will be limited to those people who, by chance or with intention, are gathered around the auctioneer during the 3 minutes it is up for auction.  If no one bids, the piece will go back into rotation, with the idea that the next time it comes up for bid the ever changing First Friday crowd will have rotated.  Visitors will also have a chance to view and purchase works before they go up for auction at one half of the retail price.

Winning bidders must pay for the work in full that evening and take the piece with them.  Cash, Visa, Master Card and American Express will be accepted.

For those not interested in the auction, a portion of the gallery will be hung “salon style” by price range so art enthusiasts can easily shop for work within their budget. Handcrafted, original jewelry by Kristin Morley and Kerrin Falk will also be available for purchase.

Arts Street is a Denver, Colorado youth program that creates opportunities for the youth of Colorado that are designed to foster the creativity, inspiration and education of these youth to become tomorrow's professionals-supporting the workforce needs.

Artwork Network connects buyers and sellers of original art via the web and through their personalized consulting services. They are a one stop resource for other art related services, as well, including artist and gallery memberships, business art rotation, art brokerage, leasing, framing, photographic services, delivery and installation. Artwork Network's spacious 3000 sq ft main gallery and 1500 sq ft back gallery serve as an event facility for hosting wedding receptions, fund raisers, parties, special events and more.

  December 14th, 2009:  ARTWORK NETWORK INVITES YOU TO STYLE YOUR SOLE!  FEED YOUR CREATIVE SOUL AND HELP A CHILD IN NEED.

Artwork Network invites the public to a TOMS shoes “Style Your Sole” party on January 19th from 7-9 pm at the Artwork Network Showroom in The Borgata Scottsdale, 6166 N. Scottsdale Road, Unit 404.  A Style Your Sole party consists of people coming together to express themselves and help children in need by customizing their own blank, canvas TOMS.

TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what they are all about. Artwork Network has recently expanded to the Scottsdale market and is excited to bring fresh work from regional artists to the area. 

“I love the idea of the Style Your Sole event because the creative piece of it allows us to help get the word out about our business, while supporting a company who has a philanthropic mission.”, said Julie Gieringer of Artwork Network. “I also look forward to holding a kid-friendly event in the near future that will allow kids to create shoes for themselves and help another child in the process.”

Registration for the event is $68 and includes one pair of adult white canvas TOMS shoes and art materials.  Participants keep the shoes they create and TOMS will in turn donate a pair to a child as part of the one to one program.  Preregister by January 10 to place your shoe order and reserve a spot.  The cost after January 10th will be $75.00.  Pre-registration is recommended as only a limited number of shoes and sizes will be available the night of the event.  Please contact Julie at 602-751-7281 or Julie@artworketwork.com to register.

All artistic skill levels welcome. Artwork Network member artist Jody Florman will be present to provide guidance and instruction.  Participants are encouraged to invite friends and are welcome to bring wine to enjoy while painting their shoes.

For more information on TOMS please visit www.tomsshoes.com and for Artwork Network visit www.artworknetwork.com.

 
November 9, 2009:  ARTWORK NETWORK CELEBRATES NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR ART: PUBLIC INVITED TO SHOWROOM OPENING AT THE BORGATA

Artwork Network is excited to announce the opening of its new art showroom at The Borgata Retail Village, 6166 N. Scottsdale Road, Unit 404, in Scottsdale Arizona. The public is invited to an open house celebration of the new space on November 20th from 5 – 7 pm. Wine and light hor d’oeuvres will be served.  

A wide range of new artwork will be available to view and purchase including works by southwest region member artists Scott Swezy, Allison Quattrocchi, Barry L. White, Bev Petit, and Amanda Mueller. Other showcased member artists include Jim Caldwell, Sutton Betti, Lisa Wharton, Michael Moon, Barbara Marcus McKenna, Dimitri Kourouniotis, Nancy Volpe, Brandi Milosavich, Curt Fowler, Melissa Behr, Carolyn Naiman and Diana Tripp.

Although Artwork Network appears to be a traditional gallery on the outside, they offer much more than just a place for individuals to purchase original art.  Artwork Network was started in Denver in 2003 as a response to the widening gap between businesses wanting original art and the local artists who create it.  With their rotation service Artwork Network locates, delivers and installs art for restaurants, salons, banks, hotels, and other businesses. In addition to selling art from brick and mortar locations, they provide a membership based online marketing tool for artists and galleries to establish or enhance their web presence. This integrated approach, supports both emerging and established artists in a cost effective manner and allows wide accessibility of art for collectors and enthusiasts.

They entered the Scottsdale market in 2008 enlisting the help of Julie and Pam Gieringer.  “We are thrilled to have a retail space that allows us to showcase the talented array of local, national and international member artists.”  Says Julie, “While we will offer artwork art that is specific to our region, I am excited to carry a variety of styles that appeal to a wider audience.”

Guests may also enjoy live music from 4 – 6 pm in The Borgata courtyard and may visit the nearby Slo Foods Organic Cafe to view additional works from Artwork Network.

  October 5, 2009:  ARTIST CALL FOR ENTRIES: ANYTHING BUT GREEN

Artwork Network is now accepting artist submissions for its new online juried show entitled “Anything But Green”. Artists may choose to interpret the theme any way they like. All media is accepted. Each entry will be judged by the digital representation of the piece which will be presented solely online to the public as well as a selected Jury.

In the previous show, submissions were narrowed down by public vote then the winners were chosen by the jury from the remaining entries.  This time all submissions will be considered by both the jury and by public vote.  Prizes will be awarded in each category. 

Important dates are as follows:
Entries due: Sunday November 15th, 2009
Public Voting period: December 3rd - 29th, 2009
Notification of winners: January 6th, 2010
Winners Announced: January 8, 2010
Showcase: February 17th, 2010 - March 19th, 2010

Jury members include Ivar Zeile of Plus Gallery in Denver; Michael Keen of Gallery Cuvee, Studio 6 Coffee House and the Untitled Art Show Podcast; Jessica Bradley and Alan Kircher of Artwork Network.

Artwork will be judged by how effectively the work reflects the theme “Anything But Green”, as well as artistic expression and lasting impression.  First Prize for each category (jury and public vote) includes 10% of total entry fees, one year new artist membership or renewal ($619 value). Second Prize is 5% of total entry fees, a $50 Artwork Network Gift Certificate. Third Prize is a $25 Artwork Network Gift Certificate. All winners will have their winning pieces showcased in the Artwork Network Showroom in February/March 2010, which includes the popular First Friday Artwalk.

Artwork Network creates opportunities for art by connecting buyers and sellers online, and by consulting with businesses, collectors and interior designers to find the perfect original art or art services they need. Our inventory includes an extensive array of art from our talented artist members whose online portfolios at www.artworknetwork.com serve as the main tool to showcase their work. We offer business art rotation, online art brokerage, art consulting, handling and installation, artist and gallery websites, as well as in house framing and photographic services. Our showroom and working artist studios, located in the heart of Denver's exciting ArtDistrict on Santa Fe displays a selection of our member's work for view and purchase.

  June 30, 2009:  ARTWORK NETWORK SETTLES ONTO SANTA FE DRIVE:  SAME BUILDING, NEW SPACE

(Denver)   Artwork Network is excited to announce that it has shifted its showroom and operations to the front unit of 878 Santa Fe Drive into the former location of T Gallery.  The move, effective July 15th 2009, doubles their space, increases visibility and solidifies their five year presence in the Art District on Santa Fe. The public is invited to an open house celebration of the new space on August 21st from 5:30 to 9 PM.

Owner Alan Kircher now holds the master lease on this building at 878 Santa Fe as well as Artwork Network Studios on Inca around the corner at 855 Inca.  Both locations house artist work studios that he leases out. “Our experience on the Art District has been very positive.  I have grown my business from a one room office to this fantastic space.  I attribute much of that to the location, the accessibility of our art, and the approachability of my staff.”  He is currently in negotiations with an organization to occupy the rear unit of 878 Santa Fe Drive.

Although it appears to be a traditional gallery on the outside, Artwork Network operates under a different business model. They provide a hassle-free membership based online marketing tool for artists and galleries to establish or enhance their web presence. The art consulting, art rotation and art leasing services for businesses also create new opportunities for our artist members’ work to be seen and sold.  This unique approach, that supports both emerging and established artists, is more effective in a down economy because it does not rely exclusively on selling art of the showroom wall.  It also helps artists reduce their costs while having a professional–looking and user friendly online presence that is essential to effectively marketing their work.

As with the previous location, the new showroom will consistently highlight a selection of artist members’ work and participate in the First Friday Art Walk.  They will also continue to serve as the only art gallery currently licensed as a wine tasting room for Bonacquisti Wine Company.

The “Third Friday” open house will highlight new works by Carolyn Naiman, Mardie Driftmier, and the 12 finalists from the first Artwork Network Online Juried Show held in May. Also on display will be a selection of work by additional member artists.  Bonacquisti wine will be available for sale by the glass.


  May 18, 2009:  ARTWORK NETWORK GIVES PATRONS SOMETHING TO WINE ABOUT:  SHOWROOM NOW LICENSED OFFSITE TASTING ROOM FOR BONACQUISTI WINE COMPANY

(Denver)   Artwork Network is proud to announce a new partnership with Bonacquisti Wine Company, Denver’s Urban Winery. The Artwork Network showroom at 878 Santa Fe Drive is now licensed as one of Bonacquisti’s off-site venues where they offer wine for tasting and for sale by the glass or by the bottle to go. 

Paul Bonacquisti, owner of the wine company, has worked with Alan Kircher, founder of Artwork Network for some time using his art rotation services in his winery off I-70 and Pecos. When the two entrepreneurs saw an opportunity to cross market, they jumped on the opportunity. “Having an art business as one of my tasting rooms seemed like a natural fit,” Said Paul Bonacquisti. “I can reach out to customers in the art market and Artwork Network can draw customers in with a unique offering”. 

Bonacquisti wine will be available for purchase by the glass on First Fridays from 5-9 pm.  Other tastings events are to be announced, where, for a small fee, patrons can taste and learn about wines such as Vinny No-Neck, Colorado Cabernet Franc and the Award winning Colorado Syrah and, if they like, purchase a bottle to go.

“We are looking forward to providing a responsible way for patrons to have wine while enjoying the art in our showroom”, said Alan Kircher, “It is about creating a total experience and allowing us to differentiate ourselves from other businesses in the area.”

Bonacquisti Wine Company is not draped in the traditions of your typical winery. They are located in a funky industrial condo off I-70 and Pecos where there are no vineyards and aren’t going to be! They make wine with Colorado grown grapes from Palisade and also use select grapes from outside the state. They are a small production winery dedicated to making good wine for all to enjoy. To find out more visit their website at www.denverwine.net.

Artwork Network creates opportunities for art by connecting buyers and sellers online, and by consulting with businesses, collectors and interior designers to find the perfect original art or art services they need. Our inventory includes an extensive array of art from our talented artist members whose online portfolios at www.artworknetwork.com serve as the main tool to showcase their work.  We offer business art rotation, online art brokerage, art consulting, handling and installation, artist and gallery websites, as well as in house framing and photographic services.  Our showroom and working artist studios, located in the heart of Denver’s exciting Art District on Santa Fe displays a selection of our member’s work for view and purchase. To find out more visit their website at www.artworknetwork.com.

  APRIL 3, 2009:  ARTWORK NETWORK INVITES PUBLIC TO CAST THEIR VOTE:  ANNOUNCING THE FIRST ONLINE JURIED SHOW

(Denver)   Artwork Network is now accepting submissions for its 2009 juried show. In an effort to save resources and allow for convenient entries from across the US and abroad, this first annual show will take place completely online. The online format also allows for the public to participate in the jurying process. In a time when so much seems out of our control, consumers are excited about the ability to exercise will over the outcomes of contests. Shows like American Idol and Dancing with the Stars have become the industry standard in entertainment.  Our culture continues to be enamored with this interactivity and instant gratification of all media. Artwork Network is excited to embrace this trend and bring the same excitement to the world of art

Entries will first be chosen by popular vote, then will be considered by the jury. All entries are due via email by Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at 12am.  The public voting period begins Thursday, April 30th and ends on Sunday, May 24th. The final verdict will be announced Thursday June, 4th, 2009.

Jurors for this show include well respected Denver Art dealers, Ron Judish, currently the director of T Gallery and Sandra Phillips, art historian and owner of The Sandra Phillips Gallery.  Additional Jurors include Jessica Bradley and Alan Kircher, both of Artwork Network. 

Works will be judged by artistic expression and lasting impression.  First Prize includes 10% of total Entry Fees and One Year Artist Membership at Artwork Network.  Second and Third Prizes winners will receive 5% of the total entry fees and a gift certificate from Artwork Network.  The winning pieces will also be showcased at the Artwork Network Showroom during month of August 2009 and particularly highlighted during the First Friday Art Walk at Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.  The winner by popular vote, regardless of the jury’s selection will also be recognized.

Artwork Network creates opportunities for art by connecting buyers and sellers online, and by consulting with businesses, collectors and interior designers to find the perfect original art or art services they need. Our inventory includes an extensive array of art from our talented artist members whose online portfolios at www.artworknetwork.com serve as the main tool to showcase their work.  We offer business art rotation, online art brokerage, art consulting, handling and installation, artist and gallery websites, as well as in house framing and photographic services.  Our showroom and working artist studios, located in the heart of Denver’s exciting Art District on Santa Fe displays a selection of our member’s work for view and purchase.

Complete details, including detailed information about voting, prizes and entry fees, can be found on our website here.

   March 7, 2009: ARTWORK NETWORK EXPANDS LOCAL SALES FORCE: AARON BIBLE JOINS AS NEWEST TEAM MEMBER

(Denver)  Artwork Network is pleased to announce Aaron Bible as the newest addition to our sales and consulting team.  Aaron will be consulting clients in their search for art will be working to expand our stable of artist, gallery and business art rotation members.

Aaron completed his undergraduate studies in Journalism at Colorado State University and quickly gained his reputation as a prolific outdoor and travel writer. He was the Associate Editor at Paddlesport Publishing and the Content Manager at PlanetOutdoors.com; from 1999 to 2003 he served as Contributing Editor to several national outdoor/lifestyle magazines.  In 2005, after completing his MFA in Photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Bible took on his most recent position of Director of Gallery Operations and Sales for top Colorado nature photographer John Fielder.

When not behind the camera or in front of the computer, Bible can be found riding his bike, hiking trails, or paddling a kayak. Whether at work or at play, Bible is continually attempting to break new ground and link together stretches of the journey he calls art and life.  He is excited for the opportunity to use his varied experience to help connect artists and buyers.

Artwork Network creates opportunities for art by connecting buyers and sellers online, and by consulting with businesses, collectors and interior designers to find the perfect original art or art services they need. Our inventory includes an extensive array of art from our talented artist members whose online portfolios at www.artworknetwork.com serve as the main tool to showcase their work.  We offer business art rotation, online art brokerage, art consulting, handling and installation, artist and gallery websites, as well as in house framing and photographic services.  Our showroom and working artist studios, located in the heart of Denver's exciting Art District on Santa Fe displays a selection of our member's work for view and purchase.

For more information on our services, please contact Aaron Bible at 303.388.7420 or go to www.artworknetwork.com.

  October 9, 2008:  ARTWORK NETWORK'S ENHANCED WEBSITE CLICKS WITH ARTISTS AND BUYERS
 
(Denver) Artists are like any other small business owners. They have to market themselves and their product in order to make a living.  The internet is a crucial place to have a presence, and for some that can be a daunting and, at times, expensive proposition.  Artwork Network addresses that struggle for artists and galleries by providing an affordable place for them to show and sell their work online.

The business and website, originally launched 4 years ago has been continually growing and there was a need to provide expanded services for members, and make the site easier to navigate for buyers. As a result, Artwork Network has just launched an enhanced website at www.artworknetwork.com. 

"For some artists we are their main web presence. For others we are an additional part of their overall marketing strategy as a compliment to their own personal site," said Alan Kircher, Founder and CEO. "Since we are also a full network of collectors, design professionals and businesses, artists can be confident that their artwork will be viewed by the right market."

Compared to some other art-related sites on the web, the Artwork Network's site presents its artists work in an uncluttered, professional atmosphere that is easy for buyers to navigate. 

With our improved website you can:

-    Search for art by type, media, subject, price or keyword
-    Navigate artist galleries easier with slideshows and a cleaner layout
-    Find an event or showing hosted by Artwork Network or our members
-    See a record of what artists work has sold for with our new archive pages
-    Easily access information about Artwork Network on our new press page
-    Find us on Google with our highly search engine optimized site (SEO).

Not only does Artwork Network currently provide a continually updated web presence for their 60 plus member artists and 5 gallery members, they also take care of driving buyers to the site.  The website currently receives on average 100,000 page views per month and is working on raising that number everyday with the launch of the new site.

Artwork Network is currently seeking new members. For more information contact Alan at 303.388.7420 or go to www.artworknetwork.com.

  September 18, 2008:  ARTWORK NETWORK BRINGS OPPORTUNITIES FOR ART TO SCOTTSDALE, BUSINESSES & ARTISTS TO BENEFIT FROM SERVICE

(Scottsdale) New opportunities are being created for art in Scottsdale thanks to Pam and Julie Gieringer, who are expanding the Denver-based company, Artwork Network to Arizona.  Artwork Network is a thriving association of artists, designers, galleries, collectors, and businesses who work together to display and sell original art.

A launch party will be held on Sunday, November 2 from 4-8 pm at 5211 E Arroyo Rd in Paradise Valley. Artists, design professionals, business owners and art lovers are invited to view a selection of artwork and learn about the wide range of art-related services they have to offer.

Artwork Network was started in 2003 as a response to the widening gap between businesses needing original art and the local artists who create it.  With their rotation service Artwork Network, locates, delivers and installs art for restaurants, salons, banks, hotels, and other business.  Frequently business owners want a dynamic and creative public environment but do not have the time or know-how to manage an art rotation program on their own. The goal is to simplify this process for them while also benefiting local artists. The art on rotation is available for sale and comes from over 80 member artists who also have online portfolios on the Artwork Network website. The website service allow the artists to market and sell their work nationally, while the rotation service creates local visibility.

The mother and daughter team have backgrounds in interior design and education. Julie spent last year in Denver where she connected with her cousin, Alan Kircher, the creator of Artwork Network. "I saw how this concept was successful in Denver and am excited to bring affordable original art to businesses in Scottsdale." Said Julie, "I think my mom's background in interior design is the perfect compliment."

They are currently seeking local Scottsdale artists to become members of Artwork Network, as well as businesses who would like original art in their spaces. Artists who sign up before November will be able to showcase their work at the launch party.

Artwork Network also works with design professionals and individuals providing art sales, consulting, leasing, installation & delivery and brokerage.  For more information or to view art currently for sale, go to artworknetwork.com or contact Julie Gieringer at julie@artworknetwork.com.

  August 4, 2008: ARTWORK NETWORK DRAPES DIXONS WITH ECLECTIC FLAGS

(Denver)   Artwork Network presents "Flags of Introspection" by Mike Giese from June 19 through September 16th, 2008 at Dixons Downtown Grill, 1610 16th Street in Lower Downtown Denver.  The public is invited to a meet and greet with the artist at Dixon's on Aug 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm.

The show includes an eclectic, colorful mix of three dimensional flags that depict political commentary, patriotism, tributes to Denver sports teams and other satirical observations. The mixed media flags are made from a variety of materials including wood, clay and paint even one made that is made out of U.S. currency. Many were inspired by the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

Mike Giese is from Louisville, Colorado and has been creating art for about 25 years. He created each piece to represent a pressing issue which concerns the future of our people, each in their own way.  His own personal favorite piece is what he calls the "Diversity Flag". He says it embodies the true spirit of America, the melting pot of people learning and growing together, no matter their differences.

Artwork Network represents collectors, interior designers and businesses in finding the perfect art or art services they need, through their online gallery, art rotation and consulting services. For more information visit www.artworknetwork.com.