About Art Online AZ
Art Online AZ and www.ArtOnlineAZ.com is the latest venture of artist and entrepreneur Laurie Fagen.
Designed primarily to promote fine art and fine artists, ArtOnlineAZ.com will also:
- coordinate artwork for local offices and businesses through the Corporate Art program
- provide fine art and wearable art to local gift shops on consignment through the Art Partner program
- provide fine art exhibits in businesses, residences, hotels, shows, for nonprofit fundraisers and more
- tailor fine art classes for team building, conference spouse programs, out of conference attendees, local community members and individuals for conferences and organizations, at hotels, craft stores and other available classroom spaces
- offer Art Challenges for any artist to take part in and have fun creating a piece of art to be shown in an online art gallery, with a Viewer’s Choice voting, with top vote getters being invited to an exhibit of art in an area location and possible prizes
- provide artist promotions for shows, honors, awards
- offer online listings for Arizona and national artists
- offer one page web portfolios to artists who want an affordable web presence or want to be part of this artist consortium.
Laurie Fagen has successfully created, launched and sustained a number of entrepreneurial businesses, including in commercial and cable television, video production and community newspapers, the latter where she and her husband, Geoff Hancock, own and operate the SanTan Sun News (www.SanTanSun.com), a twice-monthly community newspaper serving Chandler and parts of Gilbert.
In 1999, she founded Fagen Designs (www.FagenDesigns.com), designing and creating fiber art, wall and wearable art pieces for public display, commission work, galleries and exhibits. She has shown her work in Arizona, California, Iowa, North Carolina, and has pieces in private collections around the country. She is also a jazz singer in the Valley (www.LaurieFagen.com) who performs in area clubs, restaurants, jazz festivals and private parties. She co-owned Art on Boston Gallery for three years before being forced to close in March 2010 due to the poor economy.