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Philadelphia, PA (August 5, 2008). BestAmericanArts.com has been voted as this year's Best Web Site for American artisan goods by a panel of online marketing experts at the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, the nation's largest craft tradeshow. The selection process began earlier this year with a survey by NICHE magazine of 10,000 professional craft artists who nominated more than 600 sellers of American craft items for their commitment to fair business practices and to strengthening the American craft community.
Best American Arts, which launched BestAmericanArts.com on July 4, 2007, is located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a family owned and operated online gallery that works directly with American artisans with the mission Connecting Americans with American Art. BestAmericanArts.com sells only American artisan goods, including jewelry, handbags, decorative glass, and home decor accessories.
"We are honored to be selected as the Best Web Site for American art", says Tom Reidy, CEO of Best American Arts. "We credit our web designer Jacob Reidy and our photographer and creative lead Matt Kowal for much of our success. Their creative talents and technical skills built our web site. We also thank our American artisans who provide the handmade jewelry and other art for us to sell and who work with us to constantly improve the web site", continued Reidy.
"Best American Arts owes a debt of gratitude to Tim Straker, Anthony Nagy and the rest of the team at Ologie, who really listened to us in our start-up phase and put together a terrific logo and branding program that makes our web site shine'', concluded Reidy.
NICHE magazine is published by The Rosen Group of Baltimore, Maryland. The Rosen Group also publishes AmericanStyle magazine and runs the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, now in its twenty-sixth year. Ologie is a brand consulting firm in Columbus, Ohio.