"For anybody interested in the workings of the art world and the mysteries of the gallery system." -- Edward Rubin, New Art Examiner
"For collectors seeking out the undiscovered." -- Robert Persky, The Photograph Collector
"New York City art history is being made and New York Contemporary Art Galleries is recording it." -- The Artist's Proof
"This book is manna from heaven. It is for anybody interested in the workings of the art world..." -- New Art Examiner
"This landmark directory is packed with vital information and detailed listings, and makes for easy and inspiring reading." -- Elizabeth Exler, Journal of the Print World
About the Author
Ms. Phillips has juried and curated more than 50 multi-media art exhibitions in art centers, corporate venues and galleries, including the National Arts Club, Lincoln Center and First Women's Bank, several of which received national TV and international print coverage. She organized the "Manhattan Arts Debate," the only political debate in NYC's history to concentrate solely on the arts.
Her highly attended motivational seminars have been held at many universities and art institutions including Marymount Manhattan College, City College, Heckscher Museum, and Columbia University. She has been an invited speaker for such organizations as New York Foundation for the Arts, American Society of Contemporary Artists, Teacher's College Association, New York Society of Women Artists, and Artists Talk on Art. Each month she conducts a workshop "Artists: Learn How to Break Into New York Galleries" which she created for The Learning Annex in New York, NY.
As a pioneer in her field she is an artist's career advisor and coach to artists and agents from around the world she helps them to clarify their career goals and provides specific strategies and resources in the areas of marketing, publicity and promotion.
For her contributions to the Arts she has been awarded citations from two NYC mayors. She was featured in New York Newsday as a "Community Leader." She has been listed in the World's Who Who of Women, Who's Who in American Art, The International Yearbook, Statesmen's Who's Who and Community Leaders of the World.
Her articles have appeared in many publications nationwide, including The Artist's Proof, a publication of New York Artists Equity Association, an artist advocacy organization, in which she held a position on the Board of Directors.
Ms. Phillips studied art at the Art Student's League in New York, NY. As a professional artist she had many solo and group exhibitions. Her work is included in many private and public collections including Mr. and Mrs. Corwin of Panasonic, Merrill Lynch and Chase Manhattan Bank.