August 30, 2006 09:00 ET
Chamberpot Gallery Uses SiteKreator to Showcase Art From Ohio Public Restroom
Sitekreator, a Fully Hosted Web 2.0 Solution for Building and Maintaining an Interactive Online Presence, Helped Inventive Gallery Promote Art in Yellow Springs
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2006 -- SiteKreator, www.sitekreator.com, helped
Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu bring a worldwide audience to their
creative art gallery in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Chamberpot Gallery is located in the bathrooms of the Yellow Springs Chamber Of
Commerce. Sponsored by the Yellow Springs Arts Council, which
promotes art and art-related activities in the area, the artists/curators
were inspired to create a gallery in the very place the public goes to the
most -- public restrooms.
SK helps artists as well as everyday users instantly design, host, and
manage stunning and engaging Web sites. It delivers the "look and feel" of
a professionally designed site and the flexibility of a high-end content
management system at the price of commodity Web hosting. The vast library
of upscale, customizable templates ensures a consistent appearance, helping
users build attractive and fully functional sites in minutes. The
Chamberpot Gallery combines elegant, animated galleries, individual artist
pages, slideshows, discussion forums/guestbook, and a scrapbook -- all
easily created and managed under one roof.
"Without SiteKreator we really would not have had a venue to showcase our
Chamberpot Gallery," said Corrine Bayraktaroglu. "We are a not for profit
group and just don't have the extra revenue for hiring Web designers and
managers. I had no training in website design whatsoever, but the
customizable templates are so easy to use and offer beautiful designs.
Kudos to SiteKreator."
"The idea for the Chamberpot Gallery is a fun and ingenious way to bring
local art to global audiences," said Ivaylo Lenkov, CEO of SiteKreator.
"Nancy and Corrine needed an easy-to-use, scalable toolkit to bring their
vision to the masses. SiteKreator provided them with an instant and
powerful solution that helped them create a site that looks like it was
developed by a top-notch web designer -- and it was their first time!"
The gallery features 19 works, mostly by local artists and some with
bathroom-themes. The paintings will be displayed for a year. After six
months, the artwork in the women's room will move to the men's room and
Chamberpot has already earned national coverage in The Washington Post,
Boston Globe, ABC News, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, among others, which simultaneously sent tens of thousands of new
viewers to the site. SiteKreator's scalable global hosting managed the
series of spikes with ease, allowing all visitors to browse the site
without interruption or delays. Sites hosted with common providers will
crawl or become completely unavailable during any sudden surge of
traffic -- and that's exactly the time a site should be available.
The artist community represents a growing number of SiteKreator users,
because they can quickly and easily design and publish stylish online
galleries, storefronts, portfolios, as well as host workshops and groups.
With the ability to customize beautiful templates, add mailing lists,
communicate through forums and blogs, and its simple, one-click, friendly
design interface, SiteKreator gives artists everything they need to
showcase and market their artwork.
Based in Santa Clara, Calif., SiteKreator was launched in 2002. SiteKreator
is a brainchild of NetClime, www.netclime.com, which was founded in 1991.
Previous NetClime products include RoNet, a peer-to-peer network operating
system, and IRIS Phone, an early VoIP solution.
The SiteKreator team has extensive experience in enterprise CMS, CDN,
sophisticated visual art design, and usability, having built thousands of
high-end Web sites and custom Web applications for corporate clients.
For more information, visit www.sitekreator.com.
Photo: http://www.ysnews.com/stories/2006/06/060806_stalls.jpg -- Nancy
Mellon (left) and Corrine Bayraktaroglu peered over a bathroom stall this
week at the Chamberpot Gallery art show they created in the restrooms at
the Chamber of Commerce. (Credit: Lauren
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