I've recently been reviewing some of the great art market reports produced annually to examine the state of the global marketplace for visual art. While the The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), and Art Basel produce the two most comprehensive reports in the industry, Artsy recently introduced an insightful report on the state of commercial galleries and other reports focus on more niche aspects of the art trade.
One area that I have not seen covered very well is the market for more regionally based artists, including those working in New England. While the high end of the market is doing quite well and blue chip international artists see continued strength in their marketplaces, it can be difficult to find information on topics of a more local nature.
Because of this information gap, I created a very simple and unscientific survey focused on art buyers in Rhode Island to get a better sense of their view of the local market. This short two page survey should only take about three minutes to complete. All the answers given are anonymous and I will publish the results on this blog in February of 2018. The survey will be available to take through January 31, 2018.
I hope you might take a moment to click the button below and complete this survey. Your participation will help me learn more about the marketplace for original fine art in Rhode Island, and will enable me to share that valuable data with local artists and galleries.