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Assemblage is collage in the third dimension. It is a form of sculpture comprised of "found" objects arranged in such a way that they create a piece.

If your site primarily offers original works for sale, please submit it to the appropriate category in Shopping/Visual_Arts/Thematic/Folk/

Assemblage art is collage in the third dimension. It is a form of sculpture comprised of "found" objects arranged in such a way that they create a piece.
Please submit only non-commercial calligraphic sites to this category.

If you are offering products and/or artwork for sale, please submit your site to Shopping/Visual_Arts/Calligraphy. If the site represents a business offering calligraphy services please suggest it to Business/Arts_and_Entertainment/Visual_Arts/Calligraphy

Calligraphy is the art of Beautiful Writing. It encompasses alphabetic and pictographic languages. Examples of alphabetic languages include Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, and Sanskrit. Principle pictographic languages include Chinese and Japanese.

Please suggest English language sites offering active discussion on a range of Visual Arts topics. Includes chat rooms, bulletin boards, discussion groups and message boards. Forums dedicated to the discussion of a specific topic i.e. Drawing or Animation should not be submitted to this category. Please suggest them instead to the appropriate subcategory under Arts.

This category is for forums, chat rooms, bulletin boards, discussion groups and message boards dedicated to a range of Visual Arts topics.

Artists working in the area of collage not including digital collage and photo montage.
Collage entered the realm of the fine arts in the early 20th Century with the Cubists and has had a lively growth through various art movements and styles including Dada, Surrealism, Pop, Constructivism, etc. Collage is a process of attaching various elements together to create a work of art. The concept of collage has spread into literature and music as well.Other constructive styles of working include in the visual arts include assemblage, photo montage and digital montage which shall become sub-categories of "Collage Artists"
Please note this area is for Visual Arts. If your site contains artistic work such as performing or audio arts, please submit it to the appropriate category in Arts.

  • If your site primarily offers original works for sale, please submit it to appropriate category in Shopping/Visual_Arts
Links to sites representing work by more than one artist. A "collective" is an organized group of artists dedicated to the betterment of the group as a whole, and the arts in general.
Individual commercial graphic design portfolios should be submitted to Graphic Design/Portfolios If your site primarily offers computer graphics for sale, please submit it to Shopping/Visual_Arts/Drawing_and_Graphic_Arts
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Sites listed here will provide information on contests and competitions encompassing a wide range of Visual Arts.

For contests that focus on a particular genre or medium, please select an appropriate subcategory.

For sites that primarily catalog, describe, and link to other visual arts sites.
Submit sites to this category that deal with the art of drawing in a general way.

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  • Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate category in World
Drawing is the act of creating a representation of any subject by the use of lines and/or value.

Submissions must be for accredited institutions at the tertiary level and beyond that offer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degrees with concentrations in the visual arts.

If your site also provides information on performing arts, literary programs, media arts, music, design or other forms of the arts, please submit instead to Arts Education.

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Visual Arts representing or inspired by Earth, the human environment, and nature.
  • This category is for the fairs and festivals held traditionally, e.g. every year, or every second year. Events staged only once should be submitted to Regional
  • If your site is NOT in English, please submit it to appropriate category in World.
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If your site primarily offers visual art for sale, please submit it to the appropriate category in Shopping/Visual_Arts Such sites will NOT be listed in Arts/Visual_Arts/Galleries. This is also true for single artist sites, they belong in the appropriate subcategory in Visual Arts as well.

If your site is not in English, please submit it to the proper category in World/

Otherwise, submit your site to the appropriate regional subcategory. Also, submit your site to the appropriate "locality" category in the ODP Regional branch.

Physical galleries around the world, and "virtual" galleries that do not sell art on-line. This is not the category for single artist sites... even if you call it a gallery.
Individual artists, when submitting please include your surname and first name. (e.g. Jones, David)

If your site is not in English, please submit it to the appropriate category in World/

Installation art or site-specific art is work that utilizes/transforms the entire environment in which it is presented. Use of materials are completely unrestricted and can include sound, video, found objects, traditional materials, live performance and more. In an installation the totality of the environment is the piece of art.
This category contains listings for magazines or e-zines which provide articles and information, and are updated regularly. The site must focus on a broad range of Visual Arts topics.
Mail Art is defined as any piece of art, using any medium, that goes to it''s destination through the mail.

An artistamp looks like a stamp but is more attractive and interesting than the "real" postage stamps.

Mail art is also often called correspondence art. Mail art is, basically, art sent through the mail, including faux postage, postcards, ATC's (Artist Trading Cards), copy art, handmade books, etc. Not all mail art is rubber stamped, though rubber stamps are used on mail art quite often and there is a strong overlap among stamp artists and mail artists. Much mail art is dadaesque, but another common school of mail art is a lush, collaged style similar to the work of Nick Bantock in the Griffin & Sabine books. An artistamp is something on a piece of paper or card that looks suspiciously like a stamp of some form. It is usually attached to another piece of paper or card and many regard it as much more attractive and interesting than the "real" postage stamps. Also called Faux Postage.
Work of art formed from the combination of more than one medium, often an unusual combination of seemingly unrelated materials such as wood, clay, paint, and fabric.

This category is for individual artists working in more than one medium. Suggest sites to the letter subcategory of the artist''s surname.

  • Sites for artists working in Mixed Mediums (where more than one medium is used in the creation of an artwork) belong in Arts/Visual_Arts/Painting/Painters/Mixed_Media
  • If the main focus of the site is for a particular artistic medium, please locate the appropriate subcategory in Arts/Visual_Arts
  • If the site focus is on distance selling of the artwork, please suggest it in the most appropriate category in Shopping/Visual_Arts
  • Please do not submit personal webpages that feature amateur art - those sites belong in Arts/Visual_Arts/Personal_Pages
  • Individual artists, when submitting please include your surname and first name. (e.g. Jones, David)
  • Site suggested here must be available in English

Sites listed in Multiple Media Artists are for commercial (non-shopping) studios, portfolios or galleries for established individual artists who work in multiple mediums i.e. painting, sculpture, photography, etc. These sites would normally go into a specific Visual Arts subcategory but are listed here as the focus is not on one particular medium.

Individual artists, when submitting please include your surname and first name. (e.g. Jones, David)

Tribal arts comprise items made by tribal peoples, usually with utilitarian or ritual purposes, with artistic qualities reflecting the cultures in which they were made. Sites included in this category have significant information about such items, their aesthetics, and/or their functions.
Please submit professional organizations to Business/Arts_and_Entertainment/Associations/.

If your site is devoted to a particular discipline, please submit to that discipline. For instance, an organization furthering only watercolor painting would be listed in Arts/Visual_Arts/Painting/Organizations/.

If your site is not in English, please submit to World/.

An umbrella category for visual arts related organizations. Sites listed here are informal or non-professional in nature, and encompass many aspects of visual arts, or for specialized arts that do not have a corresponding category.
Please take the time to browse through the subcategories to make sure your site is included in the appropriate category.
Works of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is either a tightly stretched piece of canvas or a panel.
Performance Art, analagous to Live art, is a nontraditional art form that consists of or features a performance by the artist.
"At the cutting edge of ideas and expression, live art is a rejection of single artform practice and a challenge to received ways of seeing, thinking and doing. Live art poses questions of not only what art is and can be, but where it is and what it is doing there."
-Lois Keidan
Encyclopedia.com defines Performance Art as: art form in which live performance is the essential feature of the artwork. With roots in DADA, it originated in the happenings of the 1960s. Performance art incorporates elements from the visual arts, dance, music, pantomime, drama, and other forms; stresses spontaneity, evanescence, and originality; and often exhibits a keen sense of absurdity, humor, or pathos. Performance artists are varied in background and style, and include such figures as Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Bill Irwin, Reno, the Blue Man Group, and John Kelly.
Following these guidelines will allow us to add your site to the directory as quickly as possible.
  • Please, first read the category description
  • Before submitting any sites to this category, please take the time to browse through the other artists subcategories in Arts/Visual_Arts to make sure your site is included in the appropriate category.
  • Personal homepages are about yourself; your techniques, and your other interests.
  • If your site is not in English, please submit it to the proper category in World/
  • If your site primarily offers prints or original works for sale, please submit it to Shopping/Visual_Arts/Artists
  • We list web sites by the first letter of your last name or the first letter of your handle/screen name.
This category has been created to house all those non-commercial sites that escape any other classification under other artists categories, because they are personal, esoteric, original, or even individualistic, irreverent, crazy, misguided, mixed-up, morose, and could be malevolent, critical, self-centered and sullen, non-conformist and belligerant... as long as they relate to the subject of Visual Arts. ONLY personal homepages belong here.
Please submit only sites about printmaking ateliers and workshop facilities for making original prints, using traditional techniques such as intaglio, lithography, relief, and serigraphy. Sites about "fine art print" publishing and reproductions typically belong in one of the Shopping/Visual_Arts subcategories.
Printmaking is any of several techniques for applying ink to (usually) paper, typically with the goal of producing original images in multiples. The idea of an "original print" may, at first, seem contradictory, but it means that the resulting image itself did not exist prior to the process of printing it. There may have been sketches or preliminary studies done beforehand, but as far as the printmaker is concerned, they are not the "original" works. The process of creating the plate (or whatever), applying ink and pulling a print can influence the outcome. Ideally, a printmaker will work with the medium, rather than attempt to force it to some pre-determined result. "Reproductions", on the other hand, are prints which attempt to resemble, as closely as possible, an image which is already a finished drawing or painting in its own right. The original work is photographed or scanned, and then either color separation plates are made or the file is printed on an inkjet printer. Some reproductions may be produced in numbered limited editions and signed by the artist, but they are not, in the strict sense, original prints. It is, however one means by which a popular image may be shared by many people, and usually at a lower cost than a one-of-a-kind work, or even an original print. Some prints may be produced on plastic film or fabrics, or other materials than paper. Some may use pigmented materials other than traditional printing ink. Some prints may not be intended to be produced in multiples. The artist may wish merely to use a press and printmaking techniques to achieve a particular texture or visual effect that is unique to the process. Each subsequent impression may involve selective applications of ink, or be the result of modifications to the plate, and so on. A printmaker may not be the person who actually does the printing. Many original prints are the result of a close collaboration between the artist who provides the image for a print, and a master printer who prints the edition. An example of this type of collaboration may be where an artist applies an image directly on a prepared plate or stone, and selects colors; then a printer will etch the plate or stone, mix the inks and pull some proofs for review by the artist. The artist may want to modify the plate or stone, after which the printer will pull some more proofs. Ultimately, a final look is decided upon, and the master printer prints the pre-determined number of prints. The degree to which the artist "gets their hands dirty" could depend on their familiarity with the technical aspects.
This category is for Private Art Dealers. These dealers are full time art dealers who work out of their homes or only exhibit at shows. They have no retail space, as such, and no gallery hours. This is not the place for a private person who is looking to sell their paintings, or your Sunday afternoon art dealer -- I do not know where they belong, but it isn't here. These are serious people, selling serious art.

Sites included here will offer information on Public Art and can include individual artists, articles, forums, commissions and organizations, image galleries and other noncommercial sites. If the primary focus of the site is to sell work online, by mail, email, or telephone ordering please suggest, please suggest the site to the most appropriate category in Shopping/Visual_Arts. Sites must be available in English.

Public Art is artwork in the public realm, regardless of whether it is situated on public or private property, or whether it is acquired through public or private funding. Examples include, sculpture, lighting effects, murals, paving patterns, railings and signs. street art, building facade, kiosk, gate, fountain, play equipment, engraving, carving, fresco, mobile, collage, mosaic, bas-relief, tapestry, photograph, drawing, or earthwork

For visual art criticism and or reviews, please submit sites to Arts/Visual_Arts/Resources/Criticism/.

For search engines or link lists, please submit sites to Arts/Visual_Arts/Directories/.

For sites without English text, please submit to the appropriate World/ category.

For sites which present research results, or describe formal research programs or organizations related to a broad range of Visual Arts topics.
For sites focused on a particular Visual Arts genre or providing an individual focus e.g. Forums, Magazines, Directory, etc., please locate the appropriate subcategory under Arts/Visual_Arts.

For sites without English content, please submit to the appropriate World/ category.

This category is for sites offering a comprehensive overview of Visual Arts and will typically include general information about a variety of Visual Arts topics as well as directories, FAQs, chats and forums, publications, etc.
For visual art research, please submit sites to Arts/Visual_Arts/Research/.

For sites without English text, please submit to the appropriate World/ category.

For reviews or criticism of visual art, either of individual works, a collection, an exhibition, an artist, or even art as a whole.
Following these guidelines will allow us to add your site to the directory as quickly as possible.
  • Before submitting any sites to this category, please take the time to browse through the subcategories to make sure your site is included in the appropriate category.
  • If your site is not in English, please submit it to the appropriate category in World/
  • Sites displaying solely the work of an individual artist should be submitted to Arts/Visual_Arts/Sculpture/Sculptors
This category attempts to accommodate and list sites associated with the study and practice of sculpture.

Site-Specific or Environmental Art and can include individual artists, articles, forums, commissions and organizations, image galleries and other noncommercial sites. If the primary focus of the site is to sell work online, by mail, email, or telephone ordering please suggest, please suggest the site to the most appropriate category in Shopping/Visual_Arts. Sites must be available in English.

For sites focusing primarily on Installations that are not Site-Specific, please suggest the site to Arts/Visual_Arts/Installation_Art.

Site-Specific or Environmental Art is an art form, particularly known from the 1960s, in which the artist creates a three-dimensional space that involves the spectators and is often involved with several sensory stimulations, such as visual, auditory, kinetic, tactile, and sometimes olfactory. Environments can be in the nature of assemblage including figures made by the artist or objects of everyday life, or transformations of the natural landscape

Another form of environmental art includes the earthworks form which integrates the artwork into the physical terrain (Land Art). Materials such as rocks, sticks, soil, plants and so on are often used, and the works frequently exist in the open and are left to change and erode under natural conditions.

The Guggleheim Museum defines Site-specific or Environmental art as "an artist's intervention in a specific locale, creating a work that is integrated with its surroundings and that explores its relationship to the topography of its locale, whether indoors or out, urban, desert, marine, or otherwise. - The term also applies to an environmental installation or sculpture created especially for a particular gallery space or public site."

" Environmental art is grounded in an ethos that focuses on interrelationships. These relationships include not only physical and biological pathways but also the cultural, political and historical aspects of ecological systems." (Wallen & Lerner)

For sites focusing primarily on Installations that are not Site-Specific, please suggest the site to Arts/Visual_Arts/Installation_Art.

  • If your site primarily offers original works for sale, please submit it to appropriate category in Shopping/Visual_Arts
Categories for themes and genres in the visual arts.
This category is for weblogs covering a broad range of visual arts topics. If the main focus is on a particular genre or style of art, please suggest the site to the most appropriate subcategory based on that focus
This category is for the main page of a web ring site offering a broad range of topics/sites relevant to visual arts.
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