Manhattan Arts International Artist Members

About Us

We Promote and Reward Artistic Excellence

Welcome to Manhattan Arts International, an online arts initiative dedicated to promoting and rewarding artistic excellence. The banner above features artists Matti Sirvio, Carrie Webster, and Bea Doone Merena. They are three of the more than 150 artists we  are currently featuring through our curated online Artist Showcase Gallery, Featured Artists articles, and Juried Exhibitions.

Our purpose is to promote under-recognized, extraordinary artists. We do not engage in selling art. Nor do we charge a sales commission on any art that is sold through this website or as a result of any of our marketing and promotional efforts.

We invite you to read about the artists, view their artwork, visit their websites and contact them directly to exhibit and purchase their art work.

Our History

ReneeheadmedFounded by Renée Phillips, Manhattan Arts International launched  an online gallery in 1999. Prior to that we published Manhattan Arts International magazine for 17 years. Since our inception, we have advanced the careers of thousands of artists from around the world,  working in different styles and mediums. As a result of our efforts many artists have received sales, international publicity and grants. Read Praise For Manhattan Arts International.

Phillips is also an avid arts writer, art career consultant and active arts advocate who has served as an advisor to artists and arts organizations. She is also the author of several best-selling art business books. She has curated and juried more than 60 exhibitions. Visit her website where you’ll find dozens of articles to help artists excel in their art careers. Read more about Renee Phillips

The Artist Showcase Gallery

The Artist Showcase Gallery New artists, who qualify, are added to the Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery on an ongoing basis. Visit the Online Gallery of Images. Artists who are interested in joining may click here for information. The above image features art (clockwise) by Jo Jayson, Claire McIntyre, Helen Kagan, and Mary Karlton.

About Our Juried Exhibitions

New Beginnings Exhibition
New Beginnings Exhibition. Shown here is art work by top winning artists in the exhibition.

Throughout the year we present theme exhibitions. Our current exhibition is “New Beginnings”, which features 47 artists. In these exhibitions selected artists are featured on this website and promoted through social media. We offer cash awards, promotion, publicity and other special awards. We invite art leaders to present additional awards to artists. Learn more about our juried exhibitions.

Our Next Exhibition – “HerStory”

HerStory art exhibition
HerStory Art Exhibition of women artists

We are currently receiving entries from women artists for “HerStory”, in all styles and mediums. The online exhibition will begin on March 20, 2015. Learn more about HerStory.

Featured Artists – Articles by Renée Phillips

Bren Sibilsky - Sculpture
Bren Sibilsky – Sculpture

Renée Phillips has written articles about dozens of extraordinary artists from around the world who have achieved honors and accolades in their chosen styles and mediums. Click here for the directory of Featured Artists Articles.
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How We Select Artists

All member artists represented in our curated programs have either been invited or approved after applying. We have high standards and our decisions are based on specific requirements, after visiting the artists’ websites. Many of the artists selected for the curated programs have received awards in our juried art exhibitions. Click here if you would like to apply to the Artist Showcase Gallery.

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Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS
Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS website is a program developed by Renee Phillips

The Healing Power of ART Gallery

After organizing more than 10 exhibitions on the Healing Power of ART theme, in 2015 Renee Phillips created a website devoted to the subject. It is dedicated to raising awareness about how art enhances the well-being of individuals, society and the environment. It features The Healing Power of ART Gallery. We hope you will join us there where you will find inspirational and informative articles and positive, healing art in all styles and mediums . Visit The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS website for more information.

Manhattan Arts International
200 East 72 Street, 26th floor
New York, NY 10021
212-472-1660

Our mission is to reward and promote Artists from around the world in our curated online art gallery programs, juried exhibitions and social media networks.