Artomatic is the only venue that has allowed me to experiment with things that I would have never done in a conventional space. Artomatic is an opportunity to push the limits, go off the mainstream and show some real art. I've participated in several Artomatics and look forward to taking part of it once again, Thank george Koch, you make it happen for DC artists! Carolina
I assisted my non-profit arts group, Studio In-Sight in participating in the 2009 Artomatic. Our studio serves artists with disabilities in getting support in their work as artists and exposure of their talent. Artomatic was a great venue for us to show as we were able to be seen by thousands of artists and art lovers in a unique and supportive atmosphere. The volunteer Artomatic staff were incredibly helpful in getting us a good spot in the show and in supporting our cause. The only negative of the experience was that Artomatic does not normally allow "groups" to show, so we had to get a special approval from the managment. It would have been nice to have a "group" section in the application that is geared towards non-profits like ours.
It was a good experience. Great to partisipate in such a large gathering of a Washington D.C. artists' exhibition. Volunteering was a big part of exhibit and that area worked well with the artists.