Ann Dunbar, mixed media artist

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We Promote and Reward Artistic Excellence
We Provide A Curated Art Resource

Welcome to Manhattan Arts International, an online arts initiative dedicated to promoting and rewarding artistic excellence through curated art programs.  The banner above features art by Ann Dunbar, one of our members.

We provide a resource for art buyers and professionals in search of art that has been curated for its high professional attributes.

newbeginningsbannerWe are currently inviting artists from around the world to enter our second annual “New Beginnings” exhibition. All styles and mediums.

Learn more about how to enter “New Beginnings”

Our Mission

Our purpose is to promote under-recognized, extraordinary artists on this website, to our thousands of subscribers, and across four social media platforms.

We don’t sell art on this website. We invite you to  view the artist’s artwork, read about them, visit their websites and contact them directly to exhibit and purchase their art work.

Our Brief 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 a mentor 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

Featured Artists Members

Kari Bienert
Kari Bienert

Read comprehensive articles about Featured Artists Members by Renee Phillips and view several images of their artwork.
Click here for the directory of all Featured Artists Members

Artist Showcase Gallery Members

Maya Malioutina, Songs of the Heart 2, mixed media, 20" x 16".
Maya Malioutina, Songs of the Heart 2, mixed media, 20″ x 16″.

Read about Artist Showcase Gallery members and view their art in the International Artist Showcase Gallery.  These artists provide our visitors with  a range of styles, mediums and subjects.
Visit the Artist Showcase Gallery Members and Images.

Articles and Interviews

Interview with Darlene Kaplan
Interview with Darlene Kaplan

Our editorial coverage is international. We present informative and inspirational articles and interviews by Renee Phillips and Guest Writers. Find out about how to collect art on any budget, read about member artists’ inspiration and their greatest accomplishments, and much more. Visit the directory of articles.

Our Juried Exhibitions

Carol Scott, Piot Crystal, colored pencil on encaustic board not behind glass, 36" x 24".
Carol Scott, Piot Crystal, colored pencil on encaustic board not behind glass, 36″ x 24″. She is one of the winners of The Healing Power of ART 2016 juried exhibition.

Throughout the year we present theme exhibitions. In our exhibitions selected artists are featured on this website and promoted through social media. We offer cash awards, promotion, publicity and other special awards. We occasionally invite art leaders to present additional awards to artists.
Learn more about our juried exhibitions.



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

The Healing Power of ART Gallery

In 2015, after more than a decade or organizing exhibitions on the Healing Power of ART theme,  Renee Phillips created a website devoted to that topic. 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. 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.

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.