In just 30 seconds, I had a vision that will forever change the world of art… a vision that became 4ever11!
Hi! My name is Brian Winter.
My teenage daughter, Madison, and my goddaughter, Kathryn, are talented artists. They strive to “make the world beautiful.”
And I’m all about helping them realize that dream…
Kathryn & Madison’s entry in the “Dragon On The Lake” chalk-art contest
How will the world discover them and appreciate their talent? Sure, they could post their art on social media and receive affirming comments… but that’s likely to be the end of the road.
Many of my friends are also talented artists. They knew about my interest in crypto and began contacting me…
“Hey, people keep telling me I should get into NFTs, but I don’t know where to start.” Likewise, I had been telling my daughter and goddaughter that they should turn their work into NFTs… but they didn’t know where to start.
Frankly, I didn’t either.
I was struck with a massive epiphany! In less than 30 seconds, every aspect that is now the 4ever11 project came into focus…
Just as American Idol elevated artists in the music industry, we need a platform to elevate visual artists! A 21st-century platform for artists to share their artwork and their stories through NFTs, while also simplifying the process for artists and collectors alike.
I instantly knew this vision was a calling to help them all: my daughter, my goddaughter, and my many talented friends!
The stories behind each piece snagged my attention. Madison would show me her beautiful pieces, but the story she would share about each piece made me appreciate her work even more! Likewise, Kathryn’s deep stories about each of her anime drawings expand my appreciation, too. I began to ask my artist friends about the stories behind some of their pieces; every piece had a unique and fascinating journey… these stories had to be shared with the world!
I envisioned 4ever11 to be a place where art comes alive through story! A joyful place where collectors could engage with artists… and then become part of the artists’ continuing stories.
4ever11 has opened the lines of communication, connecting the artist and the viewer together! When artists submit pieces for consideration, they also submit a bio about themselves, as well as the story behind each, specific piece. Every artist has an “artist’s page,” featuring their bio and links to their social media platforms.
Art is no longer a passive experience, leaving the collector stuck in wonderment. Now, collectors can dive deep into the origins of each piece… and engage with their favorite artists via social media.
When a collector finds a piece of art they want to own or a story they want to be a part of, their next question is, “How can I get it?” That’s when more of 4ever11’s magic is unleashed…
4ever11 provides a simple and easy way for both new and experienced NFT collectors to purchase an artist’s NFT. We have bridged the gap between the “Web2” (centralized/traditional internet) and “Web3” (decentralized, metaverse, blockchain, etc.) worlds; we handle the heavy lifting of all technical steps and simplify the payment process to make the collection available to ALL art collectors.
From Day 1, we insisted that “Grandma should be able to buy her granddaughter’s artwork (NFT) with a simple, online credit card transaction.” We knew if we could accomplish that, then we could open the NFT to the entire world. …And that is exactly what we did!
4ever11 also provides a platform for talented artists. There are many ways for collectors to follow and get in contact with our artists through their websites, social media channels, email, and more to pursue other opportunities for owning the artist’s work! We are proud to serve as the connecting link between the artist and the art collector!
4ever11 is for my daughter and goddaughter.
It is for my talented friends.
It is for the artists I’ve not yet met, but hope to, in the future.
And it is for future artists…
4ever11 gives 11% of all proceeds to organizations benefiting the arts. This is our way of giving back to the world of art and ensuring its success for many years to come.
I hope you enjoyed the story behind 4ever11. But more so, I hope you dive deep into the many stories behind our uber-talented 4ever11 artists!
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