The curators for The Gallery represent artists producing artworks that have the qualities of collectible art, prioritizing art that has a good chance of increasing in value over time.
While The Gallery encourages the general public to explore our curated exhibitions, The Gallery's target customers are serious art collectors. According to a survey by the National Endowment for the Arts, only about 20% of Americans own any original art, with serious collectors comprising a small subset of that 20%. The Gallery prioritizes connecting represented artists with those collectors.
WHAT MAKES ART COLLECTABLE?
Collectable art is engaging, produced by artists who are noticed by their peers, in competitions, and by those who write about the art world.
WHAT MAKES ART ENGAGING?
The "special something" of engaging art can be:
The exceptional skill and craftsmanship of the piece.
A piece’s story or message.
A piece's originality.
Engaging art can be any of the above or a combination of the three.
WHAT MAKES AN ARTIST COLLECTABLE?
An artist deemed collectible must produce works that sell, but also produce memorable art in enough quantity over time to be worth art critics’ attention.
Helping to build our artists’ reputations is a major goal of The Gallery. We want to learn each artist’s story; where they have been and where they are going. When a buyer takes a piece of art home, we want them to become part of that artist’s circle, following their career and rooting for that artist’s further success.