SOURCE: MyArtMatch.com

MyArtMatch.com

October 03, 2011 13:11 ET

MyArtMatch.com, New Art Discovery and Social Site, Helps People Find and Purchase Art That Matches Their Taste

Explore; Share With Friends; Create Collections; Purchase Gallery-Quality Art and Photography

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - MyArtMatch.com, the new online art discovery and social site, today announces its public beta along with apps for Facebook, iPad/iPhone, and Android Tablet and Android Phone. With MyArtMatch.com consumers can quickly discover art that matches their tastes; create their own personal digital collections and increase their knowledge of art; and explore, share and compare art tastes and collections with their friends. All the high-quality art and photography displayed on MyArtMatch are available for purchase.

MyArtMatch has partnered with leading art libraries, galleries, and artists to build a comprehensive online collection of fine art and photography where over 175,000 works can be discovered, experienced, shared, and purchased. This includes licensing agreements with the Bridgeman Art Library, National Geographic, Corbis, the Bentley-Global Art Group, and others.

As consumers use the site and save their preferences, MyArtMatch delivers personalized art selections matched with their tastes. The MyArtMatch matching system analyzes and categorizes each work of art or photography based upon the characteristics of the artwork and its associated metadata.

Users are asked to select a few images from different categories to create a "taste profile," which the matching system then uses to provide recommendations based on those preferences, as well as preferences generated by the entire MyArtMatch community.

"MyArtMatch was formed in recognition of four growing trends (personalization, print-on-demand, empowering individual artists/art galleries and one-to-one marketing) that make the art publishing market poised for a 'sea-change' in how art is discovered, accessed, and purchased online. MyArtMatch is based upon individual preferences and enhanced by our innovative matching technology," said Bruce Worrall, ArtMatch, Inc. CEO and founder.

MyArtMatch has tightly integrated a number of social elements that bring both art lovers and casual users alike together in a common community where members can invite friends and family members to view their collections, create their own personal art album on Facebook with just the click of a button, or invite friends and family members to compare their respective art tastes.

Moreover, members will find the MyArtMatch blog and knowledge center bring an engaging mix of informative articles such as artist profiles, art history, fun facts, and art news. The company's live Twitter feed already boasts more than 2,000 pre-launch Twitter followers.

"This is an exciting day not only for art lovers but people who are simply interested in purchasing beautiful art for their home or office. Not only does MyArtMatch offer an innovative taste-matching tool, it also makes exploring art easy and accessible through a deeply personal experience and in an inherently social way not possible before," said Bentley-Global Arts CEO Grant Henley, who provides print-on-demand services for MyArtMatch.

In October MyArtMatch.com expects to release its self-publishing platform, designed for individual artists and art galleries to sell both reproductions and original works of art. Revenues from sales of print-on-demand works of art and photography are shared with the company's art providers.

About MyArtMatch
With MyArtMatch consumers can quickly discover art that matches their tastes; create their own personal digital collections and increase their knowledge of art; and explore, share and compare art tastes and collections with their friends. Additionally, gallery-quality art and photography displayed on MyArtMatch.com are available for purchase. Revenues from sales of print-on-demand works of art and photography are shared with the company's art partners. MyArtMatch also supports the arts and social causes by donating five percent of profits to selected charities. For more information visit www.myartmatch.com, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or download our iPad/iPhone, and Android Tablet and Android Phone apps.