BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry Now Online

Furthering its mission to support Brooklyn artists and nurture contemporary art audiences, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn launches the BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry as a fully web-based resource at http://registry.bricartsmedia.org.

Since its inception in 1983, the Registry has grown to include the portfolios of more than 1,200 visual artists who live, work, or were born in Brooklyn, New York. BRIC’s annual Artists from the Registry exhibition is curated solely from this resource. As a fully-digital resource, the online Registry will readily connect Brooklyn artists with curators, collectors, writers, and audiences worldwide. The Registry is not curated, costs nothing to join or use, and is open to anyone.

Director of Contemporary Art Elizabeth Ferrer said, “Brooklyn is now recognized as global creative capital; art lovers from around the world look to Brooklyn as a barometer for new ideas in the visual arts. Online and intuitively designed, I anticipate the Registry will grow in size and impact over the coming years.”

The BRIC contemporary art team collaborated with New York-based ClearDev. Supporters of the 2009 BRIC Contemporary Art Gala, co-chaired by Kerry Strong and Leslie Alexander, provided financial support for the project. BRIC’s Executive Director Leslie Schultz said, “Establishing the Registry online has been a longstanding goal. Thanks to the generosity of our 2009 gala supporters last fall, we were able to make this a reality.”

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