“Art Maven Consulting brought order to the chaos of my artistic life.”

RJ Grady, painter, Boston, MA

“The art world is full of obscurities that can make it difficult for an emerging artist to navigate. The knowledge and expertise Almitra shared came at a crucial moment in my career. Her guidance and mentorship was incredibly helpful in developing my organizational, practical and professional skills and the effective promotion of my work.”

Joiri Minaya, interdisciplinary artist, New York, NY

“Thanks to Almitra, I now have exclusive representation with a great New York City gallery, and I’ve been recommending Almitra to fellow artists ever since.”

David Barnett, assemblage/collage artist, Tarrytown, NY

“I feel as though I have hit the jackpot after speaking with you. The work that you have done on my behalf will undoubtedly make a difference in my career.”

Gaela Erwin, painter, Louisville, KY

“Thanks to Almitra, all of my presentation materials are now improved, from an awesome reboot of my website, to the articulate translation of my artistic vision into words. I now have representation, and my work will be featured in a major international art fair.”

Alexander Krivosheiw, sculptor, Palm Beach, FL

“Working with Almitra gave my career the boost it needed…She provided a list of galleries in my target area of Seattle. With her assistance, I created a promotional brochure to send to them, and I’m now represented by Gallery IMA in Seattle. ”

Diane Brawarsky, mixed media artist, Dobbs Ferry, NY

“Almitra provided thoughtful advice focusing on bigger picture issues within my artistic practice and career, such as contextualizing my work, career planning, and working through conceptual concerns of specific projects. Almitra understands the artistic process and offered a genuine ear to my questions and challenges. She listens with warmth and helped me strengthen my artistic voice. “

Maria Gaspar, artist, Chicago, IL

“At a critical time of change in my career, Almitra helped me focus and set priorities. She provided concrete feedback and guidance for my website redesign and a clear set of next steps for me to take to increase my marketing and outreach.

Merill Comeau, artist and art educator, Boston, MA

“A consultant to Joan Mitchell Foundation grant recipients since 2013…Almitra provides a great combination of professionalism and enthusiasm, with genuine warmth and compassion, to support a vast range of artists’ needs.”

Shervone Neckles-Ortiz, Artist Programs Manager, Professional Development, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

“…We had several consultations, targeting my website, updating my artist biography, cultivating a list of galleries in key cities, and strategizing time management. Almitra’s guidance came at a pivotal juncture in my career, helping me transition to a fulltime self-sustaining artist. Almitra provided an unbiased sounding board for my concerns navigating the art world, as well as practical advice for streamlining administrative details. Each session left me feeling motivated and optimistic.”

Wendy Red Star, multidisciplinary artist, Portland, OR

“I had reached a roadblock in my painting career. I knew I needed to do something different—take a risk—and enlisted Almitra’s assistance. Her deep and broad understanding of the art world opened up possibilities for me. I am thrilled. My confidence is restored and I feel hopeful and excited about the future.”

Diane Messinger, painter, Truro, MA

“Almitra is an excellent advisor, providing practical, objective advice on the presentation of a clear artistic vision. We have phone consultations on a regular basis, which has helped me identify, refine and achieve my goals.”

Philip Noyed, multimedia artist, Minneapolis, MN

“Almitra helped me reorganize my website, tighten my artist statement, hone in on the gallery world, and develop my application writing. As a queer artist working across diverse media, my work benefited from Almitra's concrete examples for bringing clarity to complicated ideas and avoiding unnecessary jargon.”

Kerry Downey, multidisciplinary artist, Brooklyn, NY

“…Working with Almitra…proved to be instrumental in refining the text used to define my projects, as well as grant and fellowship applications. With Almitra's assistance, I’ve been able to develop and polish the professional presentation and promotion of my work.”

Adriana Corral, interdisciplinary artist, Texas

While working at the New York Foundation for the Arts…I brought Almitra in to consult with artists…I knew her extensive experience in the art world would allow her to provide useful advice to artists at all career stages.”

Christa Blatchford, formerly Artists’ Learning Officer, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

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