Art File

The Art File is a curated online gallery on The Painting Center’s website. Art File artists have a public presence on our website as well as the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in our frequent member and guest-curated exhibitions. Artists selected for an exhibition will be contacted by The Painting Center. These exhibitions may be funded partially by the gallery and by supplemental contributions requested from the participating artists. Non-member artists exhibiting at The Painting Center retain 80% of any sale issuing from their exhibition. 

Note: The following guidelines are for applications to The Painting Center’s online Art File only.

Art File submissions must include the following:

Images—As individual attachments, NOT pasted into the body of your email. (Please, NO ZIPPED FILES):

• Three (3) JPG images of your recent work—completed within the last two years—72 dpi resolution, 700 pixels in longest dimension.

Written content—In plain text format in the body of your email (Please, DO NOT ATTACH WORD DOCS OR PDFS):

• Details of your images (title, medium, size, year)

• Biographical information (50 words max), containing the most pertinent information about you and your work

• Brief artist statement (50 words max)

• Link to your website

Please be sure that you followed the above guidelines before you submit. We will ask you to resubmit if you do not. Thank you.

Email your submission to with “Art File Submission” in the subject line. If you are notified that your work has been accepted for inclusion in the Art File, it will be added to the site after your payment of the $75 annual fee has been received. Payment can be made either through our website by clicking “Art File Payment” below, or by check, made payable to “The Painting Center” and mailed to:

The Painting Center Art File
547 West 27th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY, 10001

Art File Payment