What is Art Folio?

Art Folio is a publication of the best in abstract and contemporary work as decided on by a jury of professional artists, museum curators, gallery owners, art consultants and collectors. 

We believe there is a tremendous amount of high-quality art created each year that gets lost in the mass of social media posts and is not being represented in the art world. We have established this publication in an attempt to change that as best we can. 

We certainly wish we could publish every artist’s work but that is simply not feasible, otherwise the book would be thousands of pages and cost hundreds of thousands to publish and ship, and who would have time to read it? Plus, the entire point of the book is to showcase exemplary work so that it stands out. 

Keep in mind, that even if your work is not selected this year, there is always next year. 

Once a year we will open a Call for Entries to the arts community for submissions to be included in the next publication. It is our intent to publish a 200 - 300 page coffee table book every year. 

Art Folio is open to every artist who wishes to participate and can adhere to the exhibit’s rules of submission. There are no limits on the number of entries an artist can submit. Though, please read the Submission Policies for complete rules and specs.

Art Folio will be sold in the mass market through all major bookstores, museum gift shops and art galleries that sell books. Copies are also sent to many leading art galleries, art consultants, curators, and art collectors to maximize exposure for the artists featured in the book. The more people who see your art, the more opportunities, and that is the entire point of Art Folio. As an international resource, we expect participants to begin receiving representation and receiving commission. That is our hope, not our promise.

2019 will be our first year to publish. We fully expect Art Folio to evolve and improve with each volume. 


Art Folio Mission Statement

Douglas King, as an gallery represented artist himself, has a deep desire to see the work of talented artists receive the attention they deserve. He knows the struggle of breaking into the “art world” of galleries, exhibits, and juried shows. King understands the desperation that can come from working so diligently on your craft and yet not receiving any recognition, let alone sales. 

With this in mind, King launched a publication that can finally shine a light and acknowledge artists whose work is incredible and deserves to be recognized and rewarded. The goal is to provide a print platform to showcase the work of artists and present that work in the finest manner to gallery directors, curators, and art collectors. 

It is our mission to produce a high-quality publication and opportunity for artists to have their work published. We intend to mail hundreds of copies of the publication to our list of gallery owners, art curators and collectors in the hope that the work we publish will be seen and some of those who have submitted may find representation, and/or possibly commissions. 

Our mission is to provide exposure for artists to an international audience, the type of audience that can change an art career.