"Just joined @theartmarket_ca. What a great site to discover other artists in Canada."
- Thirteenth Avenue Gallery, calgary ab
I just got a press release from theartmarket.ca, a newly launched website that bills itself as “a game changer”.
The idea, conceived by two friends, Merete Kristiansen and Kate Barron of Vancouver, is to provide “an innovative and comprehensive guide to the Canadian art world”, by hosting free profiles of artists, galleries and related events.
I hope that they get things rolling soon. With a name like the art market, they’ll really have their work cut out to feature what’s happening across the country. I know, because that’s pretty much what VoCA set out to do four years ago.
On the site you will find a searchable database, which will presumably soon be filled with, as they say, profiles for artists, arts organizations and their events.