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 Art Opportunities Monthly (AOM) is a huge, amazing database of opportunities for artists. All entries are hand selected and carefully checked and edited for visual artists working in all styles, media and geographic locations. Manhattan Arts International [] is a subscriber and we highly recommend it to all artists and those interested in learning about opportunities in the Arts. --New York City
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The diversity of opportunities is great. Many very exciting opportunities. --D. R., Ft. Collins CO


DAMMMNNNN, Benny, that is one impressive list! Thanks. --E. D., El Cerrito CA

The diversity of opportunities is great. Many very exciting opportunities. --D. R., Ft. Collins CO.


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By the way, I thought you might be interested to know of how useful the Newsletter has been to me. In the last year, I have applied to various galleries and competitions using your listings, with the following successes: 1) Selected as one of the winners of the Paperworks show in Long Island, juried by Faye Hirsch, editor of Art in America; 2) Selected for a solo show at the Greenbelt Art Museum, in Greenbelt, Maryland; Selected for the Cambridge Art Association's National Prize Show, juried by Cheryl Brutvan from the Boston MFA. At any time I have about six applications of various kinds out in the world, all using information from the AOM listings. You're doing a great job--long may it continue. --P. H., Chicago

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I just read my first edition of AOM and enjoyed the content and diversity of the offerings. Thank you for taking the time to compile this journal. --D. K., Amherst MA

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Is There any way I can quote a limited number of opps to groups I belong to examples of what your list contains? Perhaps 20 items? I would include full credit and how to join up and subscribe to the list in any sharing, as well as glowing recommendations to do so. --Charles Lewton-Brain/Brain Press, Canada

Your listings have been a great resource for recent graduates, so I'm always pointing them to your site; I'm happy to link it to mine.--H. F. , art professor, Charlotte NC

I find your newsletter a wonderful resource and it also inspires me every month. Thank you for all your hard work. --D. K., Amherst MA

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I have found Art Opportunities Monthly to be extremely helpful. One of my pieces was accepted into a museum show juried by, among others, Audrey Flack. Neverwoodhave known about this otherwise. Kudos to you and your for a continuing and well done publication. --W. J. , Front Royal, VA

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I have been having some success using art opportunities newsletter--keep up the good work. --J. N. C., New York City

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I truly do appreciate the work you do to collect and make so much information available at such a reasonable cost. I do think it is an excellent resource and have encouraged students to take out their own subscriptions. The check for a couple books is in the mail. I wish I could give a copy of it to every one of our graduates. --M. W., Student Services Coordinator, art school


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 I have only been suscribing to your publication since march first, and have already recieved an artist residency at the Anderson Center. You are providing a great service to artists all over the globe. --R. M., Minnesota


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Thank you for all your time and efforts. This is a really great service and I hand out your brochures to other artists who come into my gallery.--J. W., Washington DC

Thank you again for the motivation and encouragement. Your emails have kept me up to date about opportunities in the States. --C. G., Paris


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