Manhattan Arts International mission statement

About Us

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

The banner above features a cropped image of a painting by  Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone one of our members. He is one of the more than 100 artists who are currently being featured and promoted through one or more of our curated online Artist Showcase Gallery, Featured Artists articles, and Juried Exhibitions.

Carolyn Oberst, The Past is Always Present, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"
Carolyn Oberst, The Past is Always Present, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″

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

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

Featured Artists Articles & Interviews

Mary Lou Dauray creating a painting from her Coal Burning series.
Mary Lou Dauray creating a painting from her Coal Series.

Our editorial coverage is international. We present new informative and inspirational articles about art events, influential art world leaders and under-recognized creative visionaries. You will find art and articles about art, major artists and members of Manhattan Arts International on a variety of topics.

Click here for the directory of all Featured Artists Articles.
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The Artist Showcase Gallery

Eileen Figueroa, Dancing Salsa, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36".
Eileen Figueroa, Dancing Salsa, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″.

There are more than 90 members in the Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery.  They provide our visitors with  a range of styles, mediums and subjects.
Visit the Artist Showcase Gallery of Images.
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About Our Juried Exhibitions

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.

The Healing Power of ART Call for Artists
The Healing Power of ART Call for Artists

We are now accepting entries for the annual “The Healing Power of ART”. This exhibition will raise awareness about how ART serves as a positive catalyst for enhancing the well-being of individuals and society. Art and Artist’s Statements from more than 30 artists will be featured. Entry deadline: July 5.
Find out more about The Healing Power of ART 2016 and how to enter.

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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 April, 2015 Renee Phillips created a website devoted to that topic exclusively. 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.