Renée Phillips, Director

Promoting Artistic Excellence

Renee Phillips
Renee Phillips

Renée Phillips is the founder and director of Manhattan Arts International. Her mission is to promote and reward artistic excellence and artists from around the world in all styles and mediums. She accomplishes this through the Manhattan Arts International Featured Articles, Artist Showcase Gallery and Juried Art Exhibitions.

Known as an artists’ advocate she has served on the advisory boards of several non-profit arts organizations including the UNCF “The Art of Giving Back” and New York Artists Equity Association.

She has curated more than 60 exhibitions in galleries and corporate venues in addition to online juried exhibitions. Her highly publicized multi-media events were attended by government officials, celebrities, and art leaders. Her annual “Celebrate The Healing Power of Art” exhibitions have gained worldwide recognition.

Career Advisor
She is a world renowned career advisor, advocate, and mentor to artists and other art professionals. She provides writing and consulting services for art professionals. Find out more about her consulting and writing services.

Author and Writer
As the author of several books her six editions of the best-selling book “The Complete Guide to New York Art Galleries” is known  as the most comprehensive resource of its kind.

She writes Artist’s Biographies, Art Reviews and edits Artist’s Statements.  Find out more about her writing services.


Phillips has written e-Books that can be downloaded from her website. They include How to Write Your Artist’s Biography, Art in Healthcare For Artists, among others.

Founder & Director The Healing Power of ART

In 2015 she established the Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS website where she promotes artists with articles and an online gallery.

Public Speaker
She has presented seminars and keynote speeches in many leading art institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, Heckscher Museum, Columbia University, National Arts Club, New York University, Artists Talk on Art, and New York Foundation For The Arts. As an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College, she produced and presented a series of art business courses.

Former Art Magazine Publisher
She was the Editor-in-Chief of Manhattan Arts International magazine which she launched in 1983 in order to promote under-recognized artists. She maintained it until 2000 when she created an online presence at Manhattan Arts International.

Renee Phillips – Curator’s Comment
What do I look for when viewing entries?

Superb technical skill and art that has been developed with a unique and cohesive vision in mind. For me, jurying entries is a visceral experience — not a scientific or logical one. Art should feel like a transformative experience, make you see and feel differently than before you saw it. I want to feel humble in its presence. It must be a moving and memorable force that seems greater than I am. And, it must remain in my heart and mind’s eye long after my first encounter.

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Our mission is to reward artistic excellence. We promote under-recognized Artists from around the world in our curated online art programs, exhibitions and social media networks.