Support Your North Country Artists Organizations

Better Farm recently joined up with North Country Artists Network, an organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Upstate New York:

Artists Networks of Upstate New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization established to promote the recognition of artists and crafters in Upstate New York. [sic] It is our intent to provide to a wide Internet audience detailed contact information about Upstate New York artists and artisans. Likewise, we list art studios and retail shops and galleries that include in their offerings the work of area artists. We also list festivals, shows and events, as well as arts councils and other arts-related organizations. Museums and other art exhibit venues are also identified, as are links to tourism sites, and sites or interest to artists and crafters. Network membership is a de facto result of listing with us. Our network membership is informal, inclusive, and free. There are no strings attached--no meetings, no dues, no obligations other than keeping listings accurate and updated. We believe that by enhancing recognition of artists, retail art locations, exhibit and fair venues, and arts-related organizations in Upstate New York, we can also help promote tourism, stimulate local economies, and energize regional identities.
Our listing was put on the site today. We are all aflutter with the support systems in place in such a faraway land as this. But there's more! When Homer Mitchell of the Artists Networks of Upstate New York wrote to us announcing our appearance on his site, he included this tidbit:

"I am attaching a flyer for artists. I hope you will let artists associated with Better Farm list with us. Thank you for your support."

Sounds good to us! Those of you flirting with the idea of joining us up here for any length of time are hereby encouraged to promote yourself on the artists' networking page of the same site.

Viva Better!

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.