Visual Art Websites and Resources

Annuartweb - Categorized directory, including links to galleries and museums.

The Art and Framing Headquarters - A directory of businesses, including frame shops, galleries, artists, wholesale framing distributors, manufacturers, equipment, supplies, and software.

Art Bridge - Directory and searchable database of art resources on the Web. Covers artists, animation, art galleries and museums, architecture guides, crafts, photography, and digital art.

Art Connection - Consists of a searchable, image-based directory of dealers and galleries in the fine arts. Fee required for listing.

Art Montana - An online directory of local and some out-of-state artists, galleries, museums, art centers, and resources.

Art Today - Guide to interesting and striking modern art online. Contains a thumbnail and description for each site.

ArtBeatStreet - Features interviews with Mark Ryden, Shag, LoobyLu, Tim Biskup and other artists, as well as hundreds of links loosely organized by topic. - Offers detailed information for exhibitions, artists, museums and galleries in Europe.

Artfair Sourcebook - Listings of shows for artists looking to apply to art and craft fairs throughout the USA. Includes discussion forums and comments about specific shows.

Artists On Exhibit - A comprehensive directory of Art exhibitions in the United States.

ARTV Awards - Spotlights artists in America for achievement and excellence. Award information such as nominations, sponsors, and submissions. Organization information also available.

Association of Photographers Awards - Honors talent within the professional, advertising, and editorial fields of photography. Information, history, and past and present winners.

Art Dorks  - An online community for artists to share their work in personal galleries. The aim is to network, discuss, and help each other grow artistically.

Cannibal Flower  - Artists that use private and public donated space to showcase their work and that of others. They promote the venue location itself, and bring art, music, dance and performance to the public eye.

Amber's Artistry - San Diego art studio featuring various forms of body castings and ceramic installations. Offers supplies and classes in mosaics and jewelry making.

The AnyOne Collective - A group of multimedia British artists, displaying digital photography and manipulation, Flash and Real Media projects, and Web based art.

ARC Gallery - Chicago, IL artist run gallery with a focus on contemporary installation, video, mixed media, painting and sculpture.

ARC International - The Art Renewal Center - Combines on-line international art news, reviews, articles, contemporary salon and a research library of master paintings. This site is devoted to raising 'art' standards and giving recognition to the rare quality paintings of today and the multitude of yesteryear.

Art Department - Roanoke County VA Schools - Features an online student art gallery, the Virginia Art Standards of Learning, philosophy, goals and link collection.

Color Matters - The concept of color can be approached from several disciplines: physiology, psychology, philosophy, and art. Starting points for an exploration of color. Explore how color affects appetite, vision, sexuality, energy conservation, and its relationship to architecture and interior design.

Color Theory Overview and Tutorial - Essays on a number of aspects of the theory of colors and the aesthetics of color combinations.

All About Artists - Short biographies, image galleries, and timelines of a small selection of painters.

ARC International - The Art Renewal Center - Offering biographical information and high-resolution images of many paintings from the great masters of the 19th century.

Art and Civilization - Collection of images of the famous artists from Giotto to Duchamp.

Art History at Loggia - 'Artists at a Glance' features a select group of some of the most important artists who have shaped the history of art. - Offers images of the works of famous painters.

Artquizz - Test your knowledge of all periods of Art, painters and painting with quizzes, games and puzzles. Site aimed for all levels of knowledge, including children pages. Visitors are invited to participate in the making of new pages, in English and in French. American Artist Reference - Information more than 52,000 American artists including biographies, bodies of work, valuation and appraisal techniques, auction records, publications, and artists representatives as well as literature and museum information for American painters and sculptors.

Brain-Juice - Well-written biographies about 20th century art, film, history, literature, and music. All biographies are written by students at the best U.S. universities, with the strongest concentration from Brown, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale.

Distinguished Artists Series - Distinguished artists, including an alphabetical index of over 2,000 deceased American artists, as provided by Traditional Fine Arts Online organization.

Four American Painters: Eakins, Homer, Hopper, Sargent - A survey of American painting, focusing on the work of Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and John Singer Sargent.

Giorgio Vasari - The Lives of the Artists - An illustrated companion to Vasari's Lives, with associated text.

The Grand Tour: Venice & Rome in the 18th Century - Oglethorpe University Museum exhibition of 18th century landscape & veduta paintings of Venice & Rome. This important exhibit included works by Canaletto, Panini & Ricci.

Last Expression - Exploration of the art created by the prisoners at the concentration camp Auschwitz.

Life of an Artist - Biographies and Galleries - Includes the text of Giorgio Vasari's "The Lives of the Artists," indexed by artist with selected specific artist galleries.

Olga's Gallery - Large collection of images of the works of many artists, with biographies and historical comments. Sorted by alphabet, topic, movement, and nationality/country. Offers a newsletter, and archives are available.

The Smart-Ass Guide to Art - Offers humorous biographical notes on artists such as Giotto, Artemisia Gentileschi, Franz Hals, Picasso.

United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art - Senate document detailing the portraits and sculptures in the United States Senate.

Web Gallery of Art - A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1200-1700), currently containing over 6,500 reproductions. Biographies, commentaries, and guided tours.

WetCanvas: Virtual Museum - A true virtual museum, complete with images, stories, and biographical notes on the great masters.

Women Artists in History - Showcase of women artists down through the centuries.

CODA Gallery - Locations, profiles of artists, pictures and show schedules. Located in New York City, Palm Desert California and Park City, Utah.

Hoypoloi - Gallery of contemporary glass, Judaica, clock art, and ceramics. Stores in Chicago, Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Amelie Gallery, Beijing, China - Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery in Beijing,China

Art Scene China - Gallery specialized in Chinese contemporary art by both emerging and well-established artists. Three locations in Shanghai and Beijing.

A. E. Backus Museum and Gallery - A public visual arts facility with displays of landscape paintings. Biographical information and directions, Located in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Allentown Art Museum - Offering a full schedule of art exhibits, tours, galleries, lectures, workshops, and family activities in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Armand Hammer Museum - Permanent collections include the Armand Hammer Collection of Art which is primarily composed of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Featuring a collection of over 15,000 objets d'art from Asia, Europe and North America with primary emphasis on Canada and Japan.

The Art Institute of Chicago Museum - Museum houses more than 300,000 works of art and includes among its treasures, American Gothic by Grant Wood, Edward Hopper's Nighthawks and 33 works by Monet.

The Baltimore Museum of Art - Exhibits American and international art, including the Cone Collection of over 40 paintings by Matisse, Gauguin, Picasso, Van Gogh and other European artists.

Bermuda National Gallery - Houses the national collection of European, African and Bermuda art. Exhibits include the Bermuda Biennial exhibition and changing international exhibition.

The British Museum - Houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts, highlights of which can be viewed online. Includes visitor information, events and exhibitions programme, current research projects, gallery guides and teaching resources.

Brooklyn Museum of Art - With one of the finest collections of Egyptian art in the world, this museum also has within its permanent collection classical and middle eastern art, art of Africa, the Americas and the Pacific, as well as decorative arts and textiles.

Carnegie Museum of Art - Museum features a central collection of international art and additional halls of architectural art and sculpture. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum - Features world-renowned Arts and Crafts Movement collection, rare Chinese and English ceramics, and 300 years of painting by Dutch and British artists.

Chrysler Museum of Art - Exhibits a collection of art works from contemporary times to ancient Egypt, located in Norfolk, Virginia.

Cincinnati Art Museum - Founded in 1881, the museum features 88 galleries and a permanent collection of over 80,000 works of international art.

ABS-Gallery International - Membership consists of elite artists selected by a jury. Includes information on submitting works, artist galleries, and event calendar.

The Amity Art Foundation - Non-profit corporation created to promote the arts, with an emphasis on traditional graphic art techniques. Sponsors exhibits, juried shows, educational programs and other such activities as to increase awareness of and participation in the arts. Includes online galleries and portfolios.

Art International - Exhibitions and fairs of modern art. Includes newsletter, links, and sample artwork.

ArteUtile Project - The goal is to build a network of artists who want to collaborate. Provides exhibition space and organizes events. Artists are categorized by medium and genre.

ArtistMoms - An online community offering practical and free promotional support for women artists with children. Includes galleries, a discussion forum, and helpful tips.

Artists Without Borders - Chronicles artists' support of international humanitarian activities. Includes member list and related links. [English and Japanese]

Asia Art Archive - Documents contemporary Asian art. Offers online database, newsletter, and worldwide listing of events.

Association of Lifecasters International - Organization of lifecasting artists dedicated to promoting the art and public awareness of lifecasting.

Fine Art Trade Guild - International trade association established in 1910 with objectives to inform, promote and develop the art and framing industry.

Abstract Art and Artists - Learn about the artists and styles of the abstract art movement including Cubism, Neoplasticism, and Abstract Expressionism.

ARC International - The Art Renewal Center - Offering biographical information and high-resolution images of many paintings from the great masters of the 19th century.

Art at the End of the 20th Century - Article by Max Podstolski.

Anton Krajnc: True Frescoes in a Castle - Pictures and story about the rediscovery and revitalization of a chapel in an Austrian castle, the creation of true frescoes on ceiling and walls. History and techniques of fresco-painting.

The Art and Nature of Fresco - The fresco technique of Sr. Lucia Wiley (1906-1998), a WPA muralist and painter. Includes the essays "Who Owns a Work of Art?" and "The Feminine and Fresco Technique" as well as an associated fresco mailing list.

The Bogside Artists - A site dedicated to three mural artists whose work details the "troubles" in Derry, Northern Ireland since 1968

Ann Marie Campbell - Gallery of murals, prints, note cards, and other works by the artist. Sacred and other subjects. Includes biography.

Anne Kennedy Decorative Art - Samples of decorative paint finishes for walls and furniture, acid based concrete stain for floors and fine art.

Antonia's Fine Art - Hand Painted Wall Murals & Original Paintings on Canvas by Antonia Edwards

Architectura Picta - Contemporary fresco paintings, portraits, wall paintings, and trompe l'oeil by Fabrizio Ruggiero. Samples and descriptions.

Art for All Hearts - Artist Melba Artea specializes in wall murals, hand-painted furniture, original watercolor and acrylic painting.

Art Magickal - American artists William and Terra paint murals including trompe l'oeil. On-line gallery of their work.

The Art of Life - An online Portfolio of many Public and Private Commissions by Artists' Bonnie Lee Turner and Cliff Clear.

Art of Solitaire - Tampa, Florida. Exquisite and detailed handpainted, Trompe L'oeil, murals, faux finishes and fanciful children's rooms customized for home or business by Sue Solitaire.

Artistic Interiors - Adrian Higgins. Experienced freelance artist specialising in murals, tromp l'oeil and faux-finishes. Portfolio reflects a broard range of styles and techniques. - Examples of previous work, both in the field of murals and of other commissions; sets of paintings, portraits and a few items for sale.

Beberman, Ken - Paintings murals interior design.

Beckmann Studio - Murals and fine art paintings of the dramatic Nevada landscape: deserts, mountains and nuclear test sites.

Boudreault Studios - Specializes in hand painted murals, furniture, ornamental panels, and decorative finishes inspired by European old masters.

Brenda Mauney Councill - Award-winning artist, Brenda Councill, creates extraordinary "Roomscapes", scenic murals, trompe l'oeil , ceiling domes, lavish faux finishes,and all manner of fine decorative painting in "Classical styles," reminiscent of 18th and 19th century interiors.

Briggs Art Studio - Nashville artist Bill Briggs specializes in murals, paintings and portraits. View samples of his work in homes, businesses and even a movie.

A Brush with Art - Judy Brodell, faux finisher in the northwest Atlanta metropolitan area, displays examples of her murals and faux finishes. Also has tips on preparing surfaces for faux finishing.

Bush, Martin - Site includes modern murals, paintings, hand painted sign design and interior concepts.

Caren Frost Olmsted Design - faux finish, murals, hand-painted instruments, art - CFO Design specializes in custom art, murals, faux finishes & hand-painted instruments. We teach painting and faux finish techniques. Serving Bernardsville, Somerset County, Morris County, New York City, & beyond

Cerone Designs - Chicago-area based decorative artist specializing in murals, painted screens and children's furniture, as well as faux and other wall finishes and textures.

Childrens Murals - Children's murals for the bedrooms, nursuries, daycares and doctors' offices. Disney, Looney Toons and many other characters. Serving Hamton Roads, and will consider travel. Sample images and contact information.

Chris Avey - Norwich based artist displays examples of his trompe l'oeil murals. Described by 25 Beautiful Homes magazine as 'stunning paint effects'

City of Arts - Catherine Feff's murals are now part of cultural heritage of major cities in France and abroad. The site also display's other works by this accomplished artist.

Colleen Gnos - An online gallery of trompe l'oeil murals, faux finishing, theatrical art and surf art by Hawaii based artist.

Courtney+Monk Studios - Sydney based artists Giselle Courtney and Rodney Monk's site contains images of public art, private commissions, collaborative and exhibition work in media including glass, murals, terrazzo, jewellery, paintings and sculpture.

Aesthetic Grounds - Blog on public art and public space by writer, Glenn Weiss.

Aesthetic Hazard Project - Information about this public art project by Michael Betancourt. .

Albuquerque Public Art Program - Includes arts program information for the city and project opportunities.

Andrea Myklebust and Stanton G. Sears - Portfolio of civic art work, an explanation of their process and a public art discussion forum.

Art in Partnership - Scotland's public art commissions agency. Offers information about services, projects, news and contacts.

Art in the Public Interest - Nonprofit organization to serve the information needs of artists and organizations who are bringing the arts together with community and social concerns. Contains newsletter and organization information.

The Art of Being in Danger - Art project explores attitudes toward homelessness.

The Art of Life - An online portfolio of many public and private commissions by artists' Bonnie Lee Turner and Cliff Clear. - Public art magazine and database. Publishes a newsletter addressed to the professionals in the field of art, architecture and urban design.

Juno Doran - Artwork from the British contemporary artist. Includes paintings and photography.

Art of Stephen Kasner - In these works, figures float in an air suddenly denser, peopled with spirits and thoughts, sensed rather than seen.

Art-Nocturne: The Art of Ver Curtiss - Unique art with a Gothic flair: illustration, sculpture, photography, & a few surprises.

Autumn, Darkness, Monsters (1996) - a celebration of dark fantasy, Halloween 1996 at UVic Visual Arts

Candy Apple Black - Preview of upcoming comic about a fallen angel with information about movie prospects and artwork.

Dark Chamber - It has articles on gothic arts, paranormality and legends, an image gallery, a horror tales section, many related links and a newsletter.

Dark Maiden - The lair of dark eroticist and horrorslut, Duana. Features deviant creations like photography, art, filmworks, fiction, poetry, articles, essays.

Dark Pictures - Gothic Art work by Marcel de Jong (Amsterdam 1967). Comic books, comic art, photography, and sculpture.

Dark's Art Parlour - Specializing in the beautiful and disturbing.

The Daughter of Darkness - Dark sensual artwork, photography and writing by duana r. anderson featuring goth-erotic and fetish.

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead - Dia de los muertos artwork. A brief history of the celebration and a link to a site to purchase Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, art directly from the artist.

Dying Sun dot Net - An eclectic collection of dark art of all kinds. A definitive starting place for art of a darker vein.

The Anti-Robot Inundation Army (Mail Art Project) - A mail art project blog that has been raging against the robot (and other things) since 2003.

Art by the Yard - Descriptions of mail art techniques, methods and materials to transform ordinary correspondence into art and faux postage.

Art Cover Exchange - A place to exchange hand-decorated covers with other members. The concept is to send a cover with a hand-made cachet to a member and receive one in return.

Art Mail at Kiyotei's Den - Galleries, interviews, mail art calls and essential art links. Graphics, art, collaborations and mail art.

Arte y Correo - Mail art, collage and poetry by Irene Ronchetti

Artistamps of Azubia - This is a collection of faux postage from the postal authority of Azubia created by Karen Winters.

Boek 861: Mail Art y Poesía Visual - Visual poetry and mail art workshop from Spain (in English and Spanish)

Book - Collaborative exhibition of a sketchbook shared by four artists from both sides of the Atlantic.

The Compost Mail Art Gallery - A German mail artists group with several postal art exhibits.

Denis Charmot Art - Mailart, collage and resources in French and English.

El Taller de Zenon - Mail art site in Sevilla-Spain, with galleries of received works, plastic arts and communication about postal art.

The Envelope Collective - An ongoing collaborative experiment in art that uses the transportation of mail as a medium. The website serves as an online gallery for the pieces received.

Fan Mail - Extensive galleries, information on artists, and worldwide mail art calls.

Fiona Thorning Design - The art of Fiona Thorning and documentation for several mail art calls.

Footeprints Mailart - Examples of work by the mail artist Gary Foote with links postal art information and art calls.

Graceful Envelope Contest - The National Postal Museum's Graceful Envelope Contest, sponsored by the Washington Calligraphers Guild.

Guy Bleus - Art and writings from Belgian mail artist Guy Bleus.

Honoria Starbuck's Mail Art Blog - Examples of mail art sent and received, portraits of mail artists, haiku reflections on teaching art and being a mail artist.

Antonishak, Tom - Sculpture and paintings of wildlife. - Features watercolor, oil, pastel, and scratchboards by Northwest artists Judy Fairley, Carmalita Nedrow and Cindy Lee Oleson

Berglund, Björn - Oil paintings, water colors and water based oil paintings. Information regarding exhibitions, contact information, and digital presentation of fine arts.

Bryson Shelledy, Dollores - Miniature and lifesize animal sculptures by Dolores Bryson Shelledy.

Butler, Murrell - Nature and wildlife artist exhibiting some of his art for sale online. Includes duck stamps, wildlife landscapes, and regional scenes.

Galerie Sublimatio  - The Transfigurative and Esoteric Art of A. Andrew Gonzalez

Art of Joan Bredin Price - A gallery of paintings and prints of the Twenty One Taras paintings accompanied by corresponding verses of traditional prayers. Includes samples of the book and Lotus and Rose Tarot deck.

Dan Aug - Artist from Uruguay combining Egyptian mysticism with the lore of our alien ancestors.

Enlightenment or Salvation? - A site dedicated to the iconic image of Buddha and Jesus Christ. Travel from the original deity to the complex symbolism, that make up orthodox iconography.

Invocation: Hands to God - A multimedia presentation by Jim Vecchi with the human serving as subject, symbol, and metaphor for the mystical experience of merging with the divine. Shockwave required.

Meditation Space - Project on meditating self and identity with religious, spiritual, and philosophical concepts, and empirical experience. A forum and research resources are provided.

Religious Art Gallery - Images of art works covering Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and other faiths. - Drawings, watercolors, oil paintings, and water sculptures including abstract surrealism by Nori Muster. Also features affirmation writings, and information on I Ching, as well as general information on the Hare Krishna movement, and book recommendations with links to ordering.


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