About Art Wall
Art Wall Online is a virtual display space created to exhibit the artwork of independent artists. The pieces are showcased in the form of an “Art Wall,” — an arrangement of artwork placed on a virtual wall. Each one is curated by proprietor Katie Stephenson. Everything is either made by hand or is a print of handmade work and is priced between $5 and $500. Art Wall is not a shop, but a curated gallery. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, click on your selection to view the artist’s page, then click again to be directed to the artist’s own shop. Be sure to check back often, as new Art Walls are added every month.
About the Curator, Katie Stephenson
Katie was drawn to art and display at a young age. At five she was blowing through her six-color Crayola™ paint sets at a pace of one per week. By elementary school she was tagging along with her mother to watch her set up exhibits at the museum where she worked. When Katie completed studies at the University of Illinois, she joined the design department of Paper Source in Chicago making samples and styling products for images used in the catalogs and website. She later moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and continued working in visuals: merchandising clothing and accessories webpages and assembling themed assortments for clothing e-tailer Shopbop.com.
After the birth of her daughter, Katie retired from corporate life and opened an online shop of mostly Gocco prints. Witnessing the limitations of handmade e-marketplaces from a merchandising standpoint made her realize there was something missing from the experience of shopping for art online: the sparkle of well-styled display. She saw an opportunity to bring the two together; and so Art Wall was born.
Art Wall marries Katie’s love of art with her background in display and visual merchandising. Here you’ll find a highly edited selection of handmade art showcased in a series of virtual rooms illustrated by Jessica Gonacha Swift. Based on real corners of Katie’s home, the arrangements are not only meant to exhibit artwork, but also to provide a source of inspiration–a visual aide, if you will–for anyone looking to artfully adorn their own home.
Interested in purchasing something you see on the wall? Simply click the piece of art, then click the “purchase here” link, which will take you directly to the artist’s website or shop. Yep, it’s that easy.
Interested in being featured?
If you would like to see your work featured on Art Wall, please click here for submission details.