I’ve heard so much about Con Artist Gallery that eventually I had to stop by to see what the fuzz is all about. The opening for “Brand New Again” was last Thursday and by the time I got there, the place was already packed. The show was new work by new members of the collective which included an installation, painting, photography and animation.Participating artists include: Jamie Martinez, John Arzayus, Lisa Larsson, Angela Viens, Samantha Silver, Meghan Borah, Alexander Soreff, Patrick Grzelewski, Daniel Dawson, Alex Soreff and Polet Guzman.
Here a bit more information about Con Artist:
General Inquiry: info(at)conartistnyc.com
Marketing Inquiry: marketing(at)conartistnyc.com
Schedule A Tour or Join The Collective: membership(at)conartistnyc.com
What is Con Artist?
Started in early 2010, Con Artist is an Art Collective with a Dedicated Gallery and Shared Artist Workspace. All items available for sale are made by or curated by members of the collective. 75% of the sale price of everything goes directly to the artist
Where are you located?
119 Ludlow street between Rivington and Delancey. We are very close to the F, J, M, Z train station at Delancey Essex MAP
What are your hours?
We are open to the public for our gallery shows every Wednesday Noon to Midnight, and our regular Wednesday Gallery Nights start at 8pm. The shared artist workspace is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Email or fill out our Join the Collective form to schedule an appointment for a tour
Why join an art collective?
Most members join Con Artist and gain access to our creative workshop. We currently have a 4 color silk screen press, light table, photo studio, professional lighting, power washer, drop sink, multiple sewing machines, hardware, equipment, computers, software, tools, space, community and more. As well, members gain the opportunity to sell through our website, at our festivals and events, and take part in gallery shows
How do I become a member?
All new members are voted in by the current members. Fill out this new member form, or bring your stuff by in person. We are currently looking for new members, but space is limited
How expensive is it to join the collective?
There is no cost to come to our gallery shows. Artists may join the Con Artist Collective for only $50 a year. Many members pay for 24 hour access to our shared artist workspace, which starts at only $180 a month, or about $6.00 a day.