Art Sales & Commissions

ORGANIZATIONS ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Museum Store Association
URL: www.museumstoreassociation.org
Description: Provides members with a mailing list of museum shops nationwide and abroad. 

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: The Art of Buying Art: An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art
Author: Paige West
Description: Although the book is written for the novice art collector, it provides artists a good reality check regarding advice that collectors
are given on a wide range of subjects – from discounts and prices for artwork– to artist/gallery relations and studio visits.
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: The Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market
Editor:Mary Burzlaff Bostic.
Description: Describes a selection of galleries throughout the United States and other art market resources.
Publisher: North Light Books
Publication Date: Revised 2016
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Title: The ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography
Author: by Susan Carr
Description: Photographers learn how to navigate this changing landscape that guides them through a strategic analysis of their strengths and weaknesses and provides advice on building a business plan, marketing, and selling.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication DAte: 2012
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Title: How Photographs are Sold: Stories and Examples of How Fine Art Photographers Sell Their Work
Author: Alain Briot
Description: Provides examples of how several successful photographers market and sell their work. Features information from photographers
who earn a living from their artwork, as well as from others who sell their artwork to further
their passion rather than as their main source of income.
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication Date: 2014
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Title: How to Sell Art: A Guide for Galleries, Art Dealers, Consultants, and Agents
Author: Nina Pratt
Description: Although geared primarily to art gallery owners, artists,will find this book full of helpful advice.
Publisher: Succotash Press
Publication Date: 1994.
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Title: How to Sell Art: A Systematic Approach to Creating Relationships with Collectors and Closing the Sale
Author: Jason Horejs 
Description: Written by a gallery owner who addresses the entire selling process he and his staff employ when making a sale. Provides concrete, step-by step instructions that will help you tap and develop your inner salesperson. For gallery owners and artists.
Publisher: RedDot Press
Publication Date: 2011
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Title: How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms
Author: Cory Huff
Description: Covers use of an effective business strategies, including email, blogging, social media, and paid advertising.
Publisher: Harper Design
Publication Date: 2016
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Title: How to Sell Art to Interior Designers: Learn New Ways to Get Your Work into the Interior Design Market and Sell More Art
Authors: Barney Davey & Dick Harrison
Description: The authors have nearly 50 years of art sales and marketing experience. Includes information, ideas and advice for selling their artwork to interior design professionals.
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publication Date: 2014 
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Title: How to Show & Sell Your Crafts: How to Build Your Craft Business at Home, Online, and in the Marketplace
Author: Torie Jayne
Description: Provides advice on the best ways to merchandise and sell crafts.
Publisher: St. Martins Griffith
Publication Date: 2014
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Title: How to Start a Faux Painting or Mural Business. A Guide to Making Money in the Decorative Arts
Author: Rebecca Pittman
Description: Culled from the author’s many years in the business, provides information on a variety of subjects, including securing work through referrals,
building contacts, project planning, portfolio development, contracts and forms, startup supplies, and the growing pains of a successful business.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: Revised 2010
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Title: How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery
Author: Edward Winkleman.
Description: Although written for the art gallery world and those considering opening a gallery, many aspects the book will be of interest to those artists who want to sell work primarily out of their studio. Written by a New York art dealer.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2009
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Title New Markets for Artists: How to Sell, Fund Projects, and Exhibit Using Social Media, DIY Pop-Ups, eBay, Kickstarter, and Much More
Author: Brainard Carey
Description: Focuses on new models for obtaining exhibitions and sales.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2012
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Title: The Photographer's Market
Editor: Mary Burzlaff Bostic.
Description: Provides more than 1,500 contacts for selling photographs, finding marketing resources, finding buyers, and more.
Publisher: North Light Books
Publication DAte: Revised annually
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Title: Report Scams: A Resource Guide for Victims of Internet Scams
Author: Kathleen McMahon.
Description: The author provides important resource links for reporting scams so that victims of scams can focus their energy on reporting the crime, instead of searching all over for who you can turn to.
Publisher: KTMObooks.com
Publication date: 2013
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Title: Selling Art Online: The Creative Guide to Turning Your Artistic Work into Cash
Author: Dave Conrey Tiger
Description: Focuses online marketing tips for commercial and fine artists.
Publisher: Hero Media
Publication Date: Revised 2013
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Title: Selling Art 101. The Art of Creative Selling
Author: Robert Regis Dvorak
Description: Provides information and advice on selling artwork.
Publisher: Artnetwork Press
Publication Date: Revised 2009
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Title: Selling Contemporary Art: How to Navigate the Evolving Market
Author: Edward Winkleman.
Description: Written by a New York art dealer, examines today’s contemporary art market from a dealer’s point of view. Covers the rise of the art fair, the rise of the mega gallery, online competition, and the new movement of dealer collaboration: galleries collaborating with each other. Artists take note!
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2015
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Title: How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms
Author:Cory Huff
Description:Covers use of an effective business strategies, including email, blogging, social media, and paid advertising.
Publisher: Harper Design
Publication Date: 2016
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Title: Social Media Scams: Protect Yourself on Facebook, Twitter, eBay & More
Author: Kathleen McMahon.
Description: A practical guide that tells readers how to recognize and avoid the most popular scam on social media sites, including like Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, eBay and more. Explains how scams work, red flag clues for recognizing a scam before you become a victim, and actual real-world examples of the most popular scams social media sites.
Publisher: KTMObooks.com
Publication date: 2013
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Title: Top 10 Email Scams (Internet Scams Revealed)
Author: Kathleen McMahon.
Description: Reveals who are the scammers, where they obtain email addresses, how scams work, how to avoid them, steps to take if you’ve been scammed, and more.
Publisher: KTMObooks.com
Publication date: 2012
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MAILING LISTS

Corporate Art Consultants/Art Advisors List
Description: Compiled by Caroll Michels, career coach and artist-advocate. Updated several times a year. An annotated list of art consultants and art advisors that sell work to corporate markets and individuals. Includes email and snail mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, websites, and other information. Available via Dropbox, on a CD-ROM, and as a paper printout.
URL: www.carollmichels.com/index.php/art-world-contacts/2-uncategorised/82-corporate-art-consultants-and-advisors 


WEBSITES

Title: The Artful Home
Description: A commission-based juried online gallery. Supports selected artists with active, direct marketing through catalogs, email marketing campaigns, and advertising. There is a jury fee  each time you apply, and if an artist’s work is accepted, there is a one-time membership fee.  
URL: www.artfulhome.com/servlet/Guild/MarketYourArtwork 

Title: BBB Warns Artists: Beware of Emails About Buying Art 
Description: How to detect art scams and what to look for. Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of St. Louis, Missouri. 
URL: www.bbb.org/stlouis/news-events/news-releases/2016/01/bbb-warning-on-art-scams 

Title: Breaking Into the Auctions: Make Sure You do it Right”
Description: Article published in ArtBusiness
URL: www.artbusiness.com/auctionbreak.html 

Title: CODAworx (Collaboration of Design + Art)
Description: A website devoted to commissioned artwork. It includes artists, designers, architects, art consultants, fabricators, foundries, lighting designers, engineers, contractors, and landscape architects. Membership for those wishing to submit projects is free. Fee charged to be listed on the website and receive other membership services.
URL: www.codaworx.com  

Title: “15 Essential Tips for Selling to Museum Stores”
Description: Article published in Abi, Art Business Institute
URL: www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/blog/sell-to-museum-stores 

Title: “Fundraising & Art Auction Guidelines” Philadelphia/Tristate Artists Equity Association, Inc.
Description: A set of guidelines for artist-participation in charity auctions.
www.artistsequity.org/auction_guideline.html 

Title: Known Scammer
Description: Includes a list of names used in art-related email scams. A service of artist Kathleen McMahon.
URL: www.kathleenmcmahon.com/info/scammer-names.html 

Title: “Sell Your Art in Museum Stores” Professional Artist Magazine
Description: Article by by Thea Fiore Bloom, August 17, 2016.
URL: www.professionalartistmag.com/2016/aug/17/sell-art-museum-stores 

Title: “Selling art online and reaching new markets: 5 tips for artists”
Description: Penned by Chris Grant-Peterkin, The Guardian
URL: www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2014/jan/28/selling-art-online-tips-artists 

Title: "Selling Art Online: Information on Where (and How) to Sell Art on the Internet"
Description: An article from The Empty Easel.
URL: http://emptyeasel.com/art-business-advice/selling-art-online 

Title: "Selling Arts and Crafts at Museum Gift Shops" 
Description: Penned by Maire Loughran.About Money.
URL: http://artsandcrafts.about.com

Title: Stop Art Scams
Description: Artist Kathleen McMahon uses her blog to educate, help, and prevent artists from becoming scam victims.
URL: http://stopartscams.blogspot.com

Title: “Who Do Benefit Auctions Really Benefit?”
Description: Article by Jason Andrew, Hyperallergic. Discusses whether artists really benefit from charity auctions.
November 26, 2011.
URL: http://hyperallergic.com/40741/who-do-benefit-auctions-really-benefit

Artist Registries

 

ORGANIZATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Arkansas Arts Council 
URL: www.arkansasarts.org/Programs/Arkansas-Artist-Registry/artist-registry-list
Description: Sponsors the Arkansas Artists Registry, an online registry of Arkansas artists. 
Art in Architecture Program 
URL: https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104456
Description: Oversees the commissioning of artworks for new federal buildings nationwide.  Sponsors a national artists registry. Artists interested in being considered for Art in Architecture commissions may apply to have their names placed  a registry, which review panels use when selecting artists for each new project.

CreativeGround, New England Foundation for the Arts
URL: www.creativeground.org    
Description: An online directory that includes profiles for artists in all disciplines who live in the six New England States.

Hand Papermaking, Inc 
URL: www.handpapermaking.me 
Description: A nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of hand papermaking. Sponsors an artist registry.
International Sculpture Center    
URL: www.sculpture.org/redesign/port.shtml 
Description: Sponsors Portfolio, an online registry for International Sculpture Center members.

Irving Sandler Artists File
URL: www.local-artists.org  
Description: A digitized image data base and slide registry. One of the largest in the United States. Sponsored by the organization Local Artists.

Maryland Artists Registry 
URL: www.msac.org/artist-registry
Description: Sponsors by the Maryland State Arts Council. Open to Maryland artists.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
URL: www.nasaa-arts.org 
Description: Provides links to state arts agencies. A good resource for researching state-sponsored artist registries.

NURTUREart 
URL: http://nurtureart.org/?page_id=1071
Description: Sponsors a registry or artists and independent curators.
Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry   
URL: www.ohioonlinearts.org
Features the work of artists in the United States and throughout the world. The registry is a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and other Ohio nonprofit organizations. 
Pittsburgh Artist Registry
URL: www.pittsburghartistregistry.org
Description: An online artist database of regional artists.

South Arts, Inc.
URL: www.southarts.org/resources/for-individual-artists 
Description: Provides links to artist registries sponsored by arts councils and arts organizations in southern states.

UrbanArt
URL: www.urbanartcommission.org/artists/join-the-registry  
Description: Sponsors a registry open to all artists, architects, and designers who are interested in pursuing public art projects.

The Varo Registry of Women Artists
URL: www.varoregistry.com 
Description: A membership online gallery devoted to women artists.

Visual AIDS Registry
URL: https://www.visualaids.org/login/register/artist
Description: Provides a forum for HIV+ visual artists to display and share their work with viewers worldwide and provides an opportunity for estates of artists lost to AIDS to preserve the work of these artists in a comprehensive online archive.

White Columns
URL: registry.whitecolumns.org
Description: An alternative space that sponsors The Curated Artist Registry, a juried registry open to artists worldwide who are not represented by a New York commercial gallery. 

 

Public Art

ORGANIZATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Art Production Fund
URL: www.artproductionfund.org
Description: A nonprofit organization dedicated to producing ambition public art projects, reaching new audiences, and expanding awareness through contemporary art.

Arts Council of Indianapolis
URL: https://indyarts.org/public-art
Description: Publishes an online Public Art Directory

The Association for Public Art
URL: http://associationforpublicart.org
Descritption: The nation's first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. Commissions, preserves, promotes and interprets public art in Philadelphia. Provides links to public art resources in the Philadelphia area.
Chicago Public Art Group
URL: www.cpag.net
Description: Provides organizations, agencies, and schools with skilled artistic leaders and the professional management needed to produce community landmarks permanent, safe, meaningful, and beautiful murals, mosaics, sculptures, seating, banners, and space design.

City of Los Angeles, Public Art Division, Department of Cultural Affairs
http://culturela.org/percent-public-art 
Description: Affairs Supports artists and cultural projects through two programs in its Public Art Division: Public Works Improvements Arts Program (PWIAP) and Private Arts Development Fee Program (ADF).

Community Arts International (CAI)
URL: www.community-arts.org 
Description: . A nonprofit art organization that brings art to non-traditional venues by fostering collaboration between artists and clients. Projects range from curating museum quality exhibitions in airports, hotels, department stores and office buildings, to the management of architecturally integrated large scale sculpture and paintings, to the development of public collections.

Creative Time 
URL: www.creativetime.org
Description: Commissions and presents ambitious public art projects in New York City, across the country, around the world—and now even in outer space.
Forecast Public Art
URL: www.forecastart.org
Description: .  A nonprofit organization that is instrumental in the creation of many public art projects throughout the Midwest. Publishes Public Art Review.

General Services Administration. Art in Architecture Program
URL: www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104456 
Description: Oversees the commissioning of artworks for new federal buildings nationwide. Sponsors a national artists registry. Artists interested in being considered for Art in Architecture commissions may apply to have their names placed a registry, which review panels use when selecting artists for each new project.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
URL: www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/public-art/public-art-resources 
Description: Offers various opportunities and services related to public art

MTA Arts and Design Program, Metropolitan Transit Authority 
URL: http://web.mta.info/mta/aft/about/opportunities.html
Description: Administers a Percent for Art program and visual arts, performing arts, and design programs throughout the MTA Network. Artists are selected through a competitive process to create original, site-specific permanent artwork for new and rehabilitated stations.

Ohio Percent for Art Program
URL: www.oac.ohio.gov/Portals/0/documents/Percent%20for%20Art%20Program%20Guidelines.pdf?ver=2016-01-11-114213-513 
Description: The program is open to artists nationwide. Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council.

Project for Public Spaces, Inc. 
URL: www.pps.org
Description: Specializes in public space planning, design and management. Assists New York City agencies, community groups, private developers, and planners in selecting and placing art in public spaces.
Public Art Fund 
URL: www.publicartfund.org
Description: Promotes the integration of art into the urban landscape. Sponsors art installations in public spaces throughout New York City, and provides educational and information services.
Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts 
URL: www.artsusa.org/networks/public_art_network/default.asp
Description: Provides professional services and networking opportunities for public art professionals, visual artists, design professionals, and organizations planning public art projects and programs.
State of Connecticut, Offices of Culture & Tourism, Art in Public Places Registry
URL: https://ctartistregistry.fluidreview.com
Description: Sponsors the Art in Public Spaces Registry open to Connecticut and out-of-state artists.

TriMet Public Art Program
URL: http://trimet.org/publicart/index.htm
Description: Incorporates artwork in various transit stations, in bus shelters, and in the commuter line that connects passengers to Portland, Oregon's airport. Open to regional artists and artists nationwide.

UrbanArt
URL: www.urbanartcommission.org/artists/join-the-registry 
Description: Sponsors a registry open to all artists, architects, and designers who are interested in pursuing public art projects.

 


PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit
Author/Editor: Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayres
Description: A tour of works commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit for the subway system, initiated since 1985. A collection of more than 150 site-specific public art projects.
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Publication Date: 2006
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Title: Art in Other Places
Author/Editor: William Cleveland
Description: Revised edition. Features accounts of artists working in the community. Topics include projects that focus on the elderly, prisons, hospitals, youth at risk, and people with disabilities.
Publisher: University of Massachusetts
Publication Date: 2000
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Title: Art of Placemaking (The). Interpreting Community through Public Art and Urban Design
Author/Editor: Ronald Fleming
Description: A presentation of site-specific public art that engages the popular imagination through common references to history, folklore, culture and geography, and demonstrates how the integration of approachable art with local landscape, architecture and urban design can facilitate identification with locale. Includes case studies of spectacular and innovative works accompanied by practical information, artist interviews, examples of failures and major controversies, and strategies for the future.
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: Art Opportunities Monthly 
Description: A listing of opportunities for artists, including public-art commissions. Available via email. Published monthly.
www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com 

Title: The Artist’s Guide to Public Art:  How to Find and Win Commissions
Author/Editor: Lynn Basa
Description: Provides guidance on how to start and build a career in public art. Includes information on how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2008
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Title: Competitions Magazine
Description: A monthly e-zine devoted to articles on public-art, architecture, and landscape architecture competitions in the United States and Abroad. Also publishes weekly email announcements.
URL: www.competitions.org 

Title: Designing the World's Best Public Art
Author/Editor: Garrison Roots
Description: A collection of public art works in the United States evincing a real desire to delight and engage. Shows how public art projects can transform mundane or ugly urban fixtures.
Publisher: Images Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2006
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Title: Dialogues in Public Art
Author/Editor: Tom Finkelpearl
Description: Interviews with people active in the American public art movement. Includes a history and overview of public art in the United States.
Publisher: M.I.T. Press
Publication Date: 2001
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Title The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion 
Editors: Cameron Cartiere, Martin Zebracki.
Description: Examines the continual evolution of public art, moving beyond monuments and memorials to examine more fully the development of socially-engaged public art practice.
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2015
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 Title: New York's Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts and Design
Authors: Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayres
Description: Focuses on the MTA Arts & Design’s collection of public art projects featured in New York City subways and buses, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and bridges and tunnels.
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Pubication Date: 2014

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Title: Pubic Art Review
Description: Information about the field of public art, with stories from around the world.
Publisher: orecast Public Art.
Frequency: Four times a year
URL:http://forecastpublicart.org/public-art-review-home

Title: Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism
Author: Cher Krause Knight 
Description: Takes a bold look at public art and its populist appeal. It examines the history of American public art - from FDR's New Deal to Christo's
"The Gates," and challenges preconceived notions of public art, expanding its definition to include a broader scope of works and concepts.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2008
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WEBSITES

Title: Art Public
Description: Subscription service with information about events, opportunities, public art works, and artists mainly in Europe with some in the United States and in other countries. Searchable database of over 6,000 artists, publications, and public art works.
URL: www.art-public.com
Title: CaFÉ
Descritption: Sponsored by the Western Stgates Arts Federation (WESTAF). A user-friendly oline system that provides open call information on public art and other opportunities for artists.
URL: www.callforentry.org

Title: CODAworx (Collaboration of Design + Art)
Description: Devoted to commissioned artwork. It includes artists, designers, architects, art consultants, fabricators, foundries, lighting designers, engineers, contractors, and landscape architects. Membership for those wishing to submit projects is free, but there is a fee to be listed on the website and receive other membership services.
URL: www.codaworx.com 

Title: Public Art Archive
Description: Sponsored by the Western States Arts Federation. A central repository of public art projects collected from hundreds of public art organizations.
URL: www.publicartarchive.org/content/about-public-art-archive

Title: Public Art Directory
Description: Lists new commissions, installations, and exhibitions in public spaces, art projects in urban design, art in environnment,
art in architecture, public art commissions, projects, competitions, outdoor sculptures, call to artists, sculpture competition.
URL: www.public-art-directory.com 

Title: Public Art on the Internet
Description: Includes various types of information about the field of public art: essays, articles, projects, links to other related sites, and an e-mail group for those interested in public art.
URL: www.zpub.com/public
Title: Public Art Online
Description: Comprehensive and well thought out site. Includes advice, opportunities and dialogues about public art. Hosted by the Glasgow School of Art.
URL: www.publicartonline.org.uk
Title: Public Art Web Links
Description: Public art resources provided by Sheffield Hallem Univerity in England
URL: public-art.shu.ac.uk/weblinx.html
Title: Public Artist Forum
Description: A discussion group founded by Lynn Basa, an artist specializing in public art and author of "Artist’s Guide to Public Art" (Allworth Press).
URL: groups.yahoo.com/group/publicartistforum
Title: State Percent for Art Programs
Description: Sponsored by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Provides links to 28 states and territories’ Percent for Art programs. Includes a summary of each program, along with a description of the state arts agency’s role in it, which varies by state, and how work is commissioned. 
URL: www.nasaa-arts.org/Research/Key-Topics/Public-Art/State-Percent-for-Art-Programs.php

 

Competitions and Juried Shows

Publications are listed in alphabetical order by title.

Title: Guidelines for Professional Standards in the Organization of Juried Exhibitions 
Description: An article in the CARFAC Ontario "Advisory Notes" series. Available as a CD or PDF.
Publisher: CARFAC Ontario
Publisher's Address: CARFAC Ontario, 440-401 Richmond Street West Toronto Ontario M5V 3A8, Canada.
URL: www.carfacontario.ca/CARFAC-Ontarios-Advisory-Notes 


Web Sites are listed in alphabetical order by title. 

Title: Ethical Guidelines for Juried Shows
Description: Prepared by the Illinois Institute of Technology. An abbreviated reprint of the now defunct National Artist Equity Association’s guidelines for participating in juried shows.
URL: http://ethics.iit.edu/ecodes/node/3024

Title: “A Case Against Art Show Entry Fees,” Huffington Post
URL: www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-grant/the-case-against-art-show_b_708624.html
Description: by Daniel Grant.