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SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Galleries HQ, which helps visual artists and galleries showcase their creations to the world, today launched a new Kickstarter campaign to extend its platform to iPhone.
Currently for iPad, Galleries HQ is an emerging mobile platform optimized for artists to promote their work. The Kickstarter campaign will help expand Galleries HQ's reach to millions of potential iPhone users globally.
"Mobile devices are a great way to reach an increasing number of people interested in art," said Wayne Bishop, an art enthusiast and traveler who co-founded the project with his wife Karen three years ago. "The rate of people acquiring devices has now outpaced PCs, and desktop purchases are on the decline. As a result, we want to promote artists through tools consumers use the most."
Many artists, the Bishops said, have stories to tell, but have no tools to reach groups beyond Facebook and a personal website. Galleries HQ is working to rethink how the arts community can benefit from the power and ubiquity of devices like iPhone. This includes discovering new artists, finding upcoming exhibits, and in the future, managing transactions like artwork and ticket sales.
To meet its Kickstarter fundraising goal, Galleries HQ has organized its campaign to match potential sponsors with artists. Any individual, business or organization can become a sponsor. With its iPad app launched in 2012, Galleries HQ currently promotes works from more than 80 artists in a dozen countries.
To view an image of the iPhone app, go here: www.gallerieshq.com/s/kickstarter_theme.png
About Galleries HQ:
Seattle-based entrepreneur Wayne Bishop created Galleries HQ because the application of innovative technology is lacking in the arts. He and wife Karen Bishop founded Galleries HQ in 2010 to promote fine art worldwide through mobile technology. Being avid art enthusiasts and technologists, the Bishops began thinking how they could use these technologies to promote the arts. To date, this husband-and-wife team has self-funded these efforts. Now they need help from others to continue to bring their service to a larger audience of artists and art lovers.
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