Thursday, February 05, 2009

Social art site to open brick & mortar gallery in Palo Alto, California. Myartspace CEO plans to exhibit members art

I am pleased to announce the planned opening of the NYAXE gallery, a venue for artists located in Palo Alto, CA. Premium members of will be able to submit their work for representation consideration at no cost. Standard members will need to pay a $25 fee in order to submit work. The goal is to have several exhibits featuring artist from the community each year. Needless to say, we are focused on helping to launch careers by offering resume building opportunities.

I’ve seen the gallery space and I must say that it is in a wonderful location in Palo Alto. The gallery space itself is relatively large-- 4 meter ceiling with an all-white floor/walls/ceiling. The space is larger than the majority of galleries I’ve visited in Chicago and New York-- so there is more than enough room to feature several artists in an efficient manner. Artists who submit early will be considered for all four shows-- so technically it is possible for an artist to end up adding four exhibits in Palo Alto to their resume. I have no doubt that the three selected artists will be excited upon stepping into the gallery.

As for the ten artists who will be represented digitally-- there are two 47” screens on the wall that will show the digital renditions of their art during the opening show as well as during gallery hours until the show closes. This is a great opportunity for the Premium members of since it is free for them. That said, the $25 submission fee for standard members is not a bad deal concerning the location of the gallery. Now would be a good time to upgrade to Premium-- the founders of the site have some great ideas.

Catherine McCormack-Skiba-- who I consider a great mentor-- has every intention of being an industry leader in art both online and offline. Through, a social network for artists, art collectors, and gallerists, McCormack-Skiba has provided physical parallels, such as shows for artists, and real galleries for its members. Under the direction of McCormack-Skiba serves as a bridge between the real and virtual worlds of art. Her Management Team is dedicated to strengthening this bridge.

For those who don’t know the city of Palo Alto-- home of founders and CEOs of Facebook, Apple, and Google, has a high concentration of wealth. The city of 58,598 includes celebrities and industry leaders as residents. The founders and co-founders of major websites live in or near Palo Alto. Needless to say, the headquarters of several Silicon Valley high-technology companies are located in Palo Alto.

That translates to thousands of people who are on the cutting edge of culture and technology in the United States. In other words, it is a very good thing if people from that community view your art. The invitation list is extensive and the market for art in Palo Alto has yet to be tapped-- myartspace and NYAXE-- under the direction of Catherine McCormack-Skiba and her Management Team -- will change that.

Below is some basic information about the gallery and the submission process:

Announcing the NYAXE GALLERY, a venue for MYARTSPACE artists, located in Palo Alto, CA, heart of Silicon Valley. NYAXE Gallery, located in Palo Alto, California, is having its premier opening on February 26th, 2009... less than a month away. Members of myartspace and NYAXE, as well as the greater art community, are invited to submit work through myartspace for potential representation at the gallery.

Four shows will be hosted at the gallery this year. At least three artists will be selected for each show-- Additionally, 10 artists will be represented digitally for each show. Each group show will run from between 6 and 12 weeks. The exhibits will be sponsored by CatMacArt Corporation, owner of myartspace and NYAXE.

The first deadline February 16, 2009. If selected the creators of myartspace and NYAXE will pay to have your art shipped out to the NYAXE Gallery in time for the show-- as well as return shipping if needed, though some restrictions do apply (See competition terms). Those that submit work early are considered for all 4 group shows. Submission is FREE for Premium members. Submission for standard members is $25. To learn more about Premium service on visit,

Winners will be notified on a rolling basis based on the planned group shows. Generally, the submission deadline for the next upcoming show will be four weeks in advance of the show date. Artists to be represented will be notitified about least one week prior to the show. No substitutions will be permitted without consent and approval by CatMacArt Corporation.

To learn more visit:

Take care, Stay true,

Brian Sherwin
Senior Editor
New York Art Exchange


nathaniel said...

awesome. congratulations to MAS and good luck to everyone.

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