Paris / NYC Artist Studios Database Accepting Submissions

ARTISTS STUDIOS is an online database of the strongest non-represented art in the New York City greater metropolitan area–and, now, Paris. The Artists Studios online database of non-represented art seeks to create an online space in which one can view art that is less accessible than art created by represented artists.

Artist Studios is currently accepting online submissions from artists who wish to be included in the AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS database.

Artists are selected primarily on the basis of their artwork. AS/Artist Studios expects artists to be committed and have a body of completed work. However, they do not require formal training nor education.

To be considered, all applicants must be 1. located in New York City and the greater metropolitan region; 2. not represented by any New York City gallery, and; 3. not enrolled in an academic program. Artists in residency programs may apply.

Applicants should contact submissions@artists-studios.com  if you receive an error response please email info@artists-studios.com with “Submission” in the subject line.

Moreover, provide a brief bio, artist statement, resume or curriculum vitae, maximum of ten images of artwork, and link to website (if applicable).

AS does not review artist portfolios or meet with artists in person until they have received and reviewed applications. Please allow us up to two weeks for response.

Accepted artists must meet with an AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS representative to present artwork. Further details are provided after acceptance.

Jill Conner, founder of AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS, is the New York Editor of WM | Whitehot Magazine as well as the Editor of On-Verge | Alternative Art Criticism, a collaboration between the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and CUE Art Foundation. As an independent curator, Jill is interested in opening discourse for strong art that has been overlooked. Upcoming projects include a curated group exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery in Spring 2013 as well as THAW a group show that will appear at the Dorsky Gallery in November 2013.
Artists Studios on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/ASArtistStudios

Making It In the Art World, Brainard Carey’s New Book Published by Allworth Press

Making It In the Art World, New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money, a new book by Brainard Carey, was released last week by Allworth Press in both paperback and Kindle editions.

“This book is for the professional artist or the artist who wants to learn to be a professional,” Brainard Carey states in his introduction. Although that may sound like the beginning of a conventional how to book, just a few sentences further on Carey congratulates artists for being innovators in a world that values creativity, urging artist to bypass the traditional gallery system for more unconventional methods of getting their art to market. According to Carey, there is a burgeoning DIY movement going on that also pertains to visual artists doing it all themselves–their own marketing, promoting, and selling directly to the public.

Carey asks the question, “what if you could create a way of working with money that was as creative as making art? “

He then examines some of the creative ways that artists have sold their work and managed their art careers on their on terms.

Carey’s paradigm shift infuses his own brand of enthusiasm and methods of idea development with a tone that challenges artists to come up with their own new ways of earning money from their creativity. For artists already working outside the system and engaged in self-promotion and marketing, Carey presents “tools to pursue your dreams” — several chapters of practicable ideas containing real life steps to finding a patron, proposing an exhibit to a curator, and how the right winning attitude can make things happen.

Other “tools” contained in the 217 pages of Making It In the Art World include sample letters, a “workbook” portions of each chapter, and techniques on time management that Carey refers to as “the golden key” that will unlock possibilities.


This book is for artists looking for “ways to become more energized, more focused, and more productive,” Carey stated.

Brainard Carey

Brainard Carey and his wife Delia were included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial– a turning point in both of their art careers. Later, they jointly designed and continue to run their consulting business The Art World Demystified—providing mentoring services for creative artists. Brainard Carey personally coaches and advises artists on developing a professional art career. Yale University radio WYBCX hosts Brainard Carey’s show, The Art World Demystified, on which Carey has interviewed such art world luminaries as the art critic Arthur Danto.

Article first published as Making It In the Art World on Technorati.