A Five-Star Feature: ASPIE Introduces Reviews

Donors can now rate and review the artwork and the service they receive

CONTACT: Jerry Buckwalter at [email protected].

May 23, 2019—The ASPIE gallery now allows visitors who make donations and receive artwork to rate and review their experience, including the website, the artwork and the service they receive.

“This is a concept that came straight from our audience,” said Jerry Buckwalter, co-founder and CEO of ASPIE. “They suggested that we create a feature to allow reviews, and we thought it was a great idea.”

The review system allows visitors who make a donation to rate their experience with one to five stars, similar to the scheme on Amazon and other large e-commerce websites, and then write a review and post images. Donors receive an email after their artwork is delivered with a link encouraging them to participate.

The reviews allow members of the ASPIE community to share information with each other about artwork, artists, service, shipping and almost anything else related to obtaining gifts at the gallery. ASPIE donors began writing reviews immediately after the feature was launched.

“Our goal is to maintain a quality gallery where artists can show their work and fans can show their support,” Buckwalter said. “The new review and ratings system is one more level of accountability. We want everyone to transact with confidence.”

To find out more about ASPIE, visit the ASPIE gallery at www.aspieartists.com or contact [email protected].


About ASPIE. ASPIE is a nonprofit launched in 2015 to empower adults with cognitive disabilities to become more self-sufficient. We provide special-needs artists with an online gallery to display their work, which includes premium-quality paintings, photography, jewelry and other forms of art and craft. ASPIE artists are disabled adults who have talent and skills and medium- to high-functioning capabilities, yet cannot operate well within a typical work environment. Donations to ASPIE provide artists with sustainable supplemental earnings that do not interfere with their government benefits. The ASPIE gallery is free to our artists.