Re: -flect, -vise, -set

First off, we want to extend a huge, heartfelt thank you to Peter Manion for being the first artist exhibited in our alternative space. Also the biggest thanks going out to everyone who has supported us through these first two months. We are humbled by the response and support of so many wonderful artists. And It’s been fun!! We are so thrilled to bring you so much more in just a few days!

During the last two months, we began reflecting and asked ourselves, what distinguishes our space from other online galleries. It was a difficult question to answer. Sure, we are highlighting gifted artists and bringing inspiration to others. But we want also gallery to send a strong message in a time when, we feel, art is what the world needs. We want to be a part of the spark and drive that promotes change and empowers those who need it the most. And perhaps in our eagerness to bring you all the beautiful, moving entries we received, we lost this focus – even if our hearts were in the right place.

With all of that being said, it’s time for us to announce some BIG changes!

First off, we believe that the two month time slot limits the opportunities we are able to offer other artists. We also would like to keep the interest of our audience by being able to feature more artists, more frequently. Therefore, continuing forward, we are offering one month per artist.

However, the biggest change we are going to make is we have decided that we are only going to feature women and minority artists moving forward. Even with so many women and minorities in the arts, we all are still an unappreciated, undervalued and under showcased as a group.

Art is a strong force for encouraging change and what better time than the present and in this political climate to highlight the strength and power of women and minorities!

Another exciting, little addition is that we will be offering an online exhibition ebook with each exhibition for our viewers. This free resource will highlight some of the work and the interview with our featured artist for the month as well as enhance the overall viewing experience.

We hope you will continue to support us as we make these changes in an effort to enhance your viewing experience, bring inspiration to all and fulfill a much-needed vacancy through our tiny corner of the internet.

Stay tuned as we will be announcing our featured June artist & exhibition tomorrow!

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