this morning, daily candy told of a great new gallery here in NYC called charmingwall. the gallery, located in the west village, is dedicated to up-and-coming illustrators and their inspirational artwork. they work is printed and curated by the owners of the gallery from the artists themselves -- hand-picked for the audience. according to daily candy: "Works are open edition (not limited) at three price points (including tax): $20 alone, $40 matted, $80 framed. In-house printing (high res on photo-quality paper) keeps costs low."
i think this is a great idea. the illustration community has suffered a bit over the past few years from lousy contracts and changes in the publishing world. places like charmingwall will help open new doors for illustrators, and keeps the art alive. their website is pretty kick-ass, too!
if only i was still illustrating... but maybe this and etsy will get me back on track with it. =)