A lot of people dream of becoming rich and famous from their art, but in reality, most artists will die penniless and unknown just like the rest of us. It's a sad truth, but that depressing cloud may have a silver lining in the form of a new website and non-profit organization named POBA that promotes the work of great artists... with the stipulation that they're already dead.

According to their website, POBA's mission is to "showcase, promote and preserve the creative work of artists who have died without recognition of the full measure of their talents or creative legacies...to keep their creative works alive, and through them to inspire, provoke, intrigue, entertain, and enliven us." The word "POBA" comes from "the pronounced form of phowa, a Hindi phrase that describes the transformation of consciousness at death."

As with most things, having your deceased relative's portfolio shared with the POBA network comes at a cost. Membership is free for the first two months and $49 for the next 12 months, but the members do get to keep the copyrights of the works they upload to the site. Of course, there are lots of free ways that people can share their loved ones' art with the world, so you should probably do your research before cutting any checks. Head to the POBA website to get all the details.