About Us

About the NY Artists Circle Photo credit: Marianne Barcellona

Our Story

We are the New York Artists Circle (NYAC), a group of professional visual artists who connect to share information, opportunities, skills and resources. Exhibiting and selling artwork are priorities. For over 20 years we have built a collective bank of expertise through monthly meetings, an active listserve, a dynamic social media presence, and a group website. We support our members in their professional growth, fostering groundbreaking ideas, fresh approaches and innovative collaborations. Working together in community helps us to meet the challenges we face in our solo practices, proving that there is strength in numbers!

We invite you to browse through our searchable registry to find artists for exhibitions, collaborations and other opportunities. Prominent curators have created both online and “brick and mortar” exhibitions by selecting work from our website and many of our artists have received commissions.

Much of the artwork on our site is for sale. Contact artists directly through their individual profiles in our searchable registry for purchase details, and for any other professional inquiries.

How We Grow

The NYAC grows by invitation from the existing membership.

The NYAC was founded in 1993 by artist and arts educator, Barbara Ellmann. Through word of mouth we have grown to over 300 members. Since 2015, a volunteer Steering Committee has managed administrative efforts and created programming. Members take turns chairing the monthly general meetings.

For general inquiries, our administrators can be reached through the Contact Page.

To read more about the NYAC Click Here.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @NYArtistsCircle.

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