Basically, because it shouldn't be so hard to locate good artists!
Collectors, galleries, curators and arts organizations are always looking for artwork by talented artists. While there are a few sites that list artists, there is a great need for a comprehensive database that they can easily access and use for free which connects them with talented artists. For this very purpose Arts Guild New Jersey (AGNJ) in Rahway has joined forces with ConnectionsForArt.com to initiate an artist's registry created especially for this purpose that is offered for a nominal fee of only $10 per year.
WHAT DOES THIS ARTIST REGISTRY PROVIDE?
This Artist Registry will provide website visitors with relevant information about the artist such as their media, artistic styles, and the context in which they work, along with the artist's place of residence, their contact information, and a link to their website. It will also provide the visitor with a sampling of the artist's work and a statement about them. More importantly the information is totally searchable and sortable by location, Media, Style, Genre, etc. This is especially helpful to curators, collectors and gallerists seeking artists.
HOW ELSE ARE WE PROMOTING THE ARTISTS?
Arts Guild New Jersey is reaching out to artists as well as galleries, curators, and Institutions to make them aware of this service. AGNJ and ConnectionsForArt.com will continue to include more artists in the registry, while increasing the awareness of this service to all parties who may find this service useful. It is our intention to provide more and more people with information about artists and their artworks. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, click the link below to fill out a form to be included in this Artist Registry (CLICK HERE).
WHAT OTHER SERVICES ARE PROVIDED HERE?
In addition to the Artist Registry, there are many other services for artists at this site. AGNJ also hosts a listing for "Call to Artists and Juried Shows" which list dozens of opportunities, an Events Calendar (listing over 100 upcoming art events), listings for art-related jobs and internships, and even an inexpensive service to help artists obtain their own websites. You can investigate all that is offered at ConnectionsForArt.com.