artaxis.org is an evolving independent network of contemporary artists and their work.
The goal of artaxis.org is to help promote the professional pursuits of the artists within the artaxis.org community. The resources on the artaxis.org website will always be free and evolving, and aimed at making significant contributions to the professional reach of the artists on the site, and to the field itself. The artaxis.org website will always strive to be a direct and unobtrusive conduit between viewer and artist.
By compiling the work of many different artists as well as providing links to the artists' personal websites and e-mail, artaxis.org is providing a resource that can be used by academia, the general public, as well as the artists themselves. artaxis.org works to create an online community of artists that is focused on supporting the outreach of the artists and providing a direct path to the artist and their work. The artaxis community also promotes discussion, interaction, and collaboration between all interested parties.
In order to maintain the highest possible standard of work, this community uses an anonymous jury process. Prospective candidates are juried by seven randomly selected members of artaxis.org, giving each member on the site an opportunity to take part in the future direction of this growing network of artists. The jury process rotates between members and is completely anonymous; there is no contact between the members of the jury and/or the candidate. Each juror communicates with artaxis.org directly with their decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the prospective candidate.
We currently have over 175 artaxis members participating in the jury process for prospective members. This large number of jurors allows each member to have a voice in regard to the relevancy of the proposed work in the greater scope of contemporary art practice, while allowing for a more broad and diversified representation of the types of work the artaxis community represents.
When was artaxis.org founded?
Artaxis.org was founded during the summer of 2005 and started by hosting an initial group of 10 artists. The site has grown to hosting over 250 artists and has been responsible for numerous exhibitions and other opportunities for its community of artists. The site was founded by artists and remains focused on its initial mission to support the endeavors of the artists that are part of its community.
Is artaxis.org only for ceramic artists?
No. Currently, most of the artists on artaxis are primarily working with clay, however the founders of the site are interested in having a broader, more interdisciplinary scope to the website. Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply.
How is artaxis.org funded?
Artaxis is funded entirely by donations and application fees. If you are interested in helping to support this resource, click here.
Are the images on artaxis.org copyrighted?
The images of artists and their works remain the property of the individual artists, who allow artaxis.org to display the images. The goal of artaxis.org is to promote discussion, interaction and collaboration. Therefore, artaxis.org permits fair use of the images on this site. Fair use can include using the images for noncommercial, educational purposes. Any use beyond fair use is prohibited. Please consult our full copyright information here.
How many people are using artaxis.org?
The site averages between 130,000 - 150,000 page views per month from as many as 70 countries worldwide. We have received countless "thank you's" from artists, curators, and educational resources that have been using the site as a source for curating exhibitions as well as a place to go to browse through a great curated collection of artwork.
What should I do if I have trouble viewing this site?
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