Alternative Collections International Contemporary Art Galleries



Alternative Collections, or Alt Collections, began exhibiting international contemporary artists in curated group shows in their Paris, France gallery space 2013. Curator Pia Camilla Copper has curated numerous exhibitions around the world and has a private gallery space, Pia Camilla Copper private gallery – Galerie en Appartement – located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris and in Istanbul. Find her contact details here.  In 2015, she set up Alternative Collections Gallery in Hong Kong.

We continually research art galleries in our ongoing efforts to update and maintain of our international art gallery directory available here.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Artist Zalez: Short Movie About the End of Summer on French West Coast

The blogging gods have smiled down upon me, sending me this Zalez video to post share, to give me a day off from writing blog articles while I recover from the flu.

Actually, it was the artist Zalez himself who sent the video. He’s sent us videos before. This one is fittingly about the end of summer.

“Nowhere Land” is his short movie filmed during a road trip this summer on the French West coast.
With surf, street art, and skate…Enjoy!

“Nowhere Land” est une vidéo tournée durant un road trip trip dans le Sud Ouest de la France.
Regroupant, du Surf, du Street Art, et du Skate…


Zalez Video: West Is Yours

An artist in France, Zalez, creates a wide variety of work. Zalez sent us this video of a trip to Los Angeles. You may or may not appreciate wheat paste art or street art, but we decided to share this Zalez video with you today. Video length: 3:27

“West is yours”- Zalez from Zalez on Vimeo.


We’d like to make Sunday our video feature day. If you are an artist and would like us to feature your video here, plus share it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest– send your video to:

3 Residencies in France: No Application Fee

Bursary applications: Camac Art Centre and Ténot Fondation, France (via

Ténot Fondation Bursary for artists Deadline: June 30, 2013 Application fee: none Since 1999, Camac Art Centre with Fondation Ténot has aimed to promote creativity and international exchange in the artist community. Camac and Fondation Ténot offer each year three residency bursaries to one visual…

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Meaning of Light— New Painting in Artist Gabriella Cleuren’s Brave New Old World Series

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The Light symbolic.

Light is a condition for seeing. It is so normal that we are rarely conscious of it. It makes everything visible, but remains unnoticed itself. Nonetheless, it is a graphic means for the artist, which she or he directs, or a given which she or he copiously directs her/himself in their work and in their observation. Because light is decisive for the atmosphere and thus it announces or transfers something to the viewer without him or her becoming aware of it. Light feels nice. It gives brightness, clarity and is the bearer of old archetypal meanings which any person of any culture whatsoever intuitively feels. Light stands for cleanliness, goodness, sincerity, truth, spirituality, simplicity and modesty, strength, wisdom and beauty; in short, for the divine. Thus it is positively set.

© Gabriella Cleuren 2013


                  Meaning of light 2013 73 x 54 cm ( 28 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches)
Art of the Prom Nice France from  June 7 until June 9  2013.
Gabriella Cleuren’s book featuring her Brave New Old Worlds painting series is available directly from the artist via her website–here is the link to preview and order:
You may view the artist’s newest paintings in her series Brave New Old Worlds just added to her site, here :
The website of Art of the Prom :

Blur Video Director and Black Female Painter Contend for Turner Prize

Blur video director nominated for Turner Prize (via AFP)

A humorous cartoonist who directed a Blur pop video is up against an artist who orchestrates “live encounters”, in the shortlist out Thursday for this year’s Turner Prize — one of the world’s most controversial art awards. The other two contenders are a French-born film-maker and a painter who has…

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 56,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 13 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.


K11 Art Space, the Worlds First Art Mall

Find the K11 Art Space, the Worlds First Art Mall, in the lovely city of Hong Kong and online here.

K11 exhibits, promotes and sells local artists and artists based internationally, both in live exhibitions and in their online K11 Design Store. K11 Design Store features budding and exceptional designers from all over the world every season. They like to share with you the designers’ concepts and stories behind their brands, and currently feature design works by an American living as an expatriate in Thailand, and other artist-designers living in France and Italy.

Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is the link to the Artists Club, where you can submit

  • Project proposal(s) on the themes of Art‧People‧Nature
  • Proposed production schedule, including dates
  • Company / artist profile
  • Visual references

Please send all applications to

Successful applicants will receive a formal invitation and membership card from K11.


Artist Marketing Resources provides artists with an extensive international list of Places to Sell your Art  and a list of Art Licensing companies, artist agents and artist representative.


Artists–Would You Like To Sell Your Paintings to a Paris Art Market?


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I’ve updated our list of  700+ Places to Sell Your Art-and I think the list must have over 800+ resources by now (but I don’t have time to count them today).

For American artists reading this blog, as well as artists in other countries, you probably have thought about expanding your sales to new markets such as Europe.

Our list of 700+ Place to Sell Your Art contains resources for artists to sell their work in many countries around the world. Today, I’m going to share one resource from the list of 700+ Places…

Art Up Deco is based in Paris, France, and their site is in both French and English. When you visit the site the template of the site design may not seem impressive but some of their artists have world-class reputations. Getting your paintings on this site will make them visible to a new market.

 If you’re an artist, and interested in showing your work through Art Up Déco :

Send them either in printed form, or on CD-Rom (in jpg format), or by email :

1/ an overview of your experiences, training, artistic approach and your exhibitions.

2/ 15 photos representative of your current work, painting on canvas only, with details of format and the technique used for each piece.

3/ your details

By e-mail :

By mail :

Art Up Déco

Artistic Management,

5, cour du Marché Saint-Antoine

75012 Paris

Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for the return of any printed material.

Artistay: Free Service Helps Artists All Over the World Find a Residence in France

Pomona Arts Colony

Image by Vinzip via Flickr

Artistay helps artists from all over the world to find artist residencies, art colonies, art centers and more, in France.

Artistay studies every artist’s application and supports it by the residence ideally suited to the artist’s requirements. Artistay’s service is free of charge. The Artistay website is in both English and French.

Artistay is a service for artists, writers, architects, academics, art teachers, curators looking for a residency in France as a place to realize a personal artist project.

International 100:Words Project

Hello Marie,

I hope this finds you well and in good heart.

I’m a visual artist living in Ireland and I am writing to invite you
to take part in an on-line project I recently started called 100:WORDS.

It examines and celebrates loss, love, life and the passing of time and asks
people to describe the life they have experienced using 100 words or less.

You can see the project at or on facebook 100words
So far I’ve received submissions from the USA, Canada, Finland, Italy, France, Australia,Russia, Australia, Venuezela, Ireland, India, Lebanon and the U.K.

I’m hoping that there will be a publication and short film to accompany the project but
this will be determined by the amount and type of submissions received.

Please feel free to pass the details on to anyone you feel maybe interested in the project.

Take care and all the best,



Share List: Directory of Art Consultants

For artists–

By request, I am sharing my personally researched Contact List of 500+  art consultants, in a PDF share file. The Directory of Art Consultants is 100+ pages, and growing, and consists of email addresses and clickable site links. Many of the listing include notes on the speciality or style or type of art the consultant is currently seeking, such as corporate, hospitality industry, health care industry, Giclee prints, photography, sculpture, etc. The Directory of Consultants contains mostly US corporate art consultants listed by region and state. There are also several listing for art consultants in Mexico, Europe –UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands–as well as some listing of consultants in Asia, Dubai, and South Africa.

Here is the link:

Brooklyn: Animamus Salon


hosted by Party Xpo

February 27, 2011, 7PM      UPDATE: change of venue, for details contact:

929 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11206

(347) 221-1172 ‎

Press Release

Animamus is pleased to announce its inaugural salon to be held on February 27,  2011 at 7:00 PM at:

Party Xpo

929 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Animamus’ mission is to create a safe, supportive, and inspiring environment for artists of all mediums to debut and discuss their current work while encouraging audience participation.  Drawing its inspiration from the salon format first popularized in 17th Century France, where aristocrats invited thinkers, artists, and writers to their homes to discuss ideas, Bushwick Artist Salon seeks, in this digital age, to create a physical meeting space that will serve to foster the exchange of ideas, facilitate discourse, and create a sense of community. Salons will be held monthly.  Although each salon will be curated, anyone interested in participating in future salons can propose a presentation/ performance by emailing

At this date, the following are slated to present work with more presenters to be added:

Ventiko is a photographic artist whose work involves staged scenes created from found objects.  She will be creating a living installation utilizing empty milk cartons.

Sylva Dean and Me is a performance artist

Kristen Studioso is a video and stop motion artist. She will be screening new work.

Coral Silverman is a visual artist and sometimes writer.   Her work reflects upon the ways in which new forms of technology are changing our relationship to nature, each other, and ourselves.  She will be presenting prose and paintings.

Everett Kane is a digital media teacher and artist who has been drawing 6 hours a day, seven days a week for six years.  He posts new drawings on Facebook daily.  He will be documenting the event through live drawing.

Fabio Corredor is a  performance artist/instigator.  He will be facilitating party games.

A canvas will be hung and the audience invited to freely mark and paint it between presentations.  This work will serve to document the creative energy created by the environment and by the various attendees.  No work shall be done on the painting outside of the Salon times.  The canvas will be a recurring fixture at each salon.

For images or additional information, please contact Coral Silverman at

Unrepresented Artists

Call For Artists PooL Art Fair Miami, 2010

Frere Independent is now reviewing Applications for PooL Art Fair Miami
Deadline: 20 October, 2010

Pool Art Fair
3, 4 & 5 December 2010
Carlton Hotel
1433 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach FL 33139

The simple, modest approach of the PooL Art Fair offers an exciting alternative to the “art fair” experience. Art dealers, gallery owners, curators, collectors and the general public have a unique opportunity to discover the work of unrepresented artists, to meet them and interact with them directly.

At PooL Miami, each artist, or group of artists, will use the hotel’s guest rooms as an exhibition space, creating an intimate setting. The show will be comprised of artists, artists’ collectives and curators. Hence, the fair will serve as an invaluable resource for the artistic community and the general public. Our goal with the PooL Art Fair is to provide the public with access to art, while encouraging them to support and meet these emerging artists. It is also a meeting ground for artists to take advantage of all networking opportunities that the fair provides.

Although there is a tradition in France of independent artist’s fairs, PooL has lead the path in this area of contemporary art exhibitions in the US. Inspired by Courbet’s famous ‘Salon des Independants,’ PooL extends the tradition here with success as the premiere fair in the US dedicated to artists that do not have representation in galleries.

PooL Miami will be held December 3, 4, and 5, 2010
Deadline for application to PooL Art Fair is October 20th 2010
To apply please download the application form here:
Or contact us at or Tel. +1 (212) 604 0519
Frere Independent is a not-for-profit art organization that provides new avenues of dissemination and widespread visibility to emerging and independent artists who do not currently have gallery representation.