The organizers of Rochester Art Collectors are devoting the month of April to reaching out to various constituencies in the arts community around Rochester including both artists and gallerists. When a new organization comes on the scene people are naturally curious and they usually have lots of questions. Rochester Art Collectors is providing opportunities to learn about the group and figure out how to fit in.
Rochester Art Collectors organizers, Sarah Webb and Rome Celli have invited commercial gallery owners, managers and directors in the area to a meeting that will consider issues of special interest to gallerists. All the invited galleries have high quality exhibition spaces; a knowledgeable staff and well curated exhibition schedules putting them at the professional forefront of the Rochester Art Market.
Celli and Webb will present information about Rochester Art Collectors to the assembled gallerists and answer questions about the group before opening up a conversation about the state of the art market in our area and ways to grow that market.
"We are interested in hearing what our area's leading gallerists have to say about about the state of the art market. We believe there are ways we can work together to grow the market for art in our area."
Rochester Art Collectors believes thriving commercial art galleries are an essential ingredient in a successful art marketplace. A vibrant array of commercial galleries encourages and nourishes a diverse community of collectors. A diverse community of collectors in turn encourages and nourishes the artists who live and work in our midst. In addition, strong commercial galleries provide artists with opportunities to ascend to the next level in their careers.
Rochester Art Collectors' outreach efforts won't end in April. They will be ongoing over the course of the next year or more.
Thanks to Rick & Robin Muto, owners of Axom Gallery at 176 Anderson Avenue in Rochester, for providing the group with a congenial space to meet and talk.
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