New Amazon.Art include artists with developmental disabilities

Amazon has now entered the art world with the introduction of Amazon Art.

According to Amazon, Amazon Art is one of the largest online collections of original and limited edition artwork for purchase directly from galleries and dealers. Approximately 150 art galleries and dealers are part of this new section of the retail website that features fine art from some of the nation’s best galleries.

Among the featured galleries is Los Angeles-based DAC Gallery. DAC Gallery represents some 140 artists with developmental disabilities.  The gallery is the only gallery exclusively representing individuals with special needs included in Amazon Art from the outset. The gallery has more than 500 works ranging from watercolors to mixed media available for purchase.

Other partners include:  Paddle8 in New York, Holden Luntz in Miami, McLoughlin Gallery and Modernbook in San Francisco, and Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle. Amazon has also partnered with galleries located in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada.

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About WINAHEAD

WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from twenty-nine institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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