In our January issue we did a story about alternative venues for buying art. I just heard there’s a new source online called UGallery that features work by art students—including some from Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—ranging in prices from $20 to S5,000. The offerings are very well organized by categories such as price, size, and color, and aside from a painting of Angelina Jolie, which struck me as slightly odd, the selection is pretty good (a “curator panel” reviews applications and accepts about 25 percent of applicants). Shown above, “River Rocks,” a photograph, $70, by Jenn Bomar, Michigan State University.
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