SUBMISSION INFORMATION FOR FIRST VIEWS
This exclusive privilege is available to long standing members at the $5 tier or higher of PoetsArtists platform at Patreon and or staff members.
The unveiling of first view is open to members who are interested in being placed in prominent art collections. It is not meant for works being created for one of PoetsArtists' exhibitions. Most of the collectors in our database are interested in figurative artwork but we will consider other subjects and styles.
Participating artists must keep the work away from all social media. Our intention is to give our collectors and members first views of new work which may fit their collection.
Use the form below to submit your folder. Read our general guidelines on how to create a folder.
If your work is accepted for FIRST VIEWS, it will be uploaded to our FIRST VIEW online gallery and linked to our partner, Zhou B Art Center's Artsy page. Only works which are available to promote through the Artsy page will be considered for First Views. Artists will be sent an agreement which must be signed and returned before the work is shown. First Views will be up on Artsy for up to four months unless it sells.
Misty Hawkins grew up in San Diego, California. Her work explores personal identity in intimate portraits and nudes. Her models are often friends, if not herself. In college she focused on Life drawing, painting, and literature courses and received a BA in Painting from San Diego State University. She moved to Philadelphia to complete a Master's degree in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2003. Next she lived and worked in Brooklyn and New York, mainly inspired to visit the museums and galleries. Misty returned to San Diego in 2005 to teach drawing courses for the San Diego Community College District and live close to family. She continues to paint in a private studio and exhibit her work.
Stephanie Deshpande is a representational painter living in northern New Jersey. She is best known for her psychological portraits and narrative paintings. Her work combines her love of realism with personal allegories. She creates paintings that unearth hidden emotions and capture the quiet drama of the world around her. Her painting “Assembling the Pieces” was acquired by the New Britain Museum of American Art for their Post Contemporary room. She is represented by Haynes Galleries in the U.S. and by Arundel Contemporary in West Sussex, England.
Shaina Craft is a figurative painter working in Chicago. She graduated with an MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2015 and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. Shaina’s work is known for combining detailed realism with gestural expression.
Looking Out Into the Wild Night, 2018
Oil on wood panel
30 × 24 in; 76.2 × 61 cm