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Artists seeking to sell their work and art lovers seeking to buy it need now go no further than their computer. With the rise in online art sales, buying and selling original art can take place entirely online. One such site, Ugallery, was founded by two University of Arizona college students in 2006 as a class project. Since then, the site has taken off, and it currently sells the work of over 300 emerging painters, photographers, and other artists in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. "Ugallery gives emerging artists a place to sell their artwork and people a place to find affordable, original artwork," Stephen Tanenbaum, director of operations and cofounder of UGallery, told TechNewsWorld. "We operate like a brick-and-mortar gallery, except it's all online."
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