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Online galleries add new dimension to contemporary art scene

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Jason Bryant is an emerging artist whose work appears both in online galleries as well as in traditional bricks-and-mortar spaces. (Artwork by Jason Bryant, courtesy of Raandesk Gallery of Art)

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Annika K. Martin, a first-time buyer, purchased three paintings in an online gallery, including this one. (Artwork by Lauriston Avery, courtesy of Raandesk Gallery of Art)

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Online galleries often show the work of more than one artist at a time-- a trait that artists find attractive. (Artwork by Jennie Barrese, courtesy of Raandesk Gallery of Art)

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Cyber-galleries allow prospective art buyers to peruse their more moderately priced collections at any hour of the day or night, all year round. (Artwork by Jordanna Kalman, courtesy of Raandesk Gallery of Art)

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Photography, sculpture, painting and drawings can all be found in online galleries. (Artwork by Ken Madore, courtesy of Raandesk Gallery of Art)

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Online gallery owners say that they have to be careful about indecency rules in different states when featuring their artists' work on the Internet. (Artwork by Laura Salierno, courtesy of Raandesk Gallery of Art)

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With little overhead costs to worry about, online gallery owners say they spend a lot of time on customer service, making contemporary art more accessible to buyers. (Artwork by Laura Salierno, courtesy of Raandesk Gallery of Art)

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RaandeskGallery.com, HangArt.com and PicassoMio are three online galleries that are changing the way contemporary art is bought, sold and appreciated. (Artwork by Louise Daddona, courtesy of Raandesk Gallery of Art)

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With a wide selection, online galleries offer artwork that can appeal to a variety of tastes and budgets. (Artwork by Michelle Nixon, courtesy of Raandesk Gallery of Art)

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Online galleries are giving artists and buyers a taste of the contemporary art scene--but without the high prices or pretentiousness.


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