50 To Watch is about connections.  The exhibit and the artist catalog help to bring together artists and galleries across the globe.  The Studio Door is as excited as the participating artists who found real-world results by participating in 50 To Watch.

Minnie Valero sold both works appearing in 2018’s 50 To Watch to a New York Collector – June 2018

Dixie McCarthy was invited to exhibit at Ward Nasse Gallery, NYC – May 2016 and continues to exhibit as of 2018

Donn Angel-Perez picked up representation at Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara – May 2016

Walker Fine Art contacted Linda Frueh to discuss representation in Denver, Colorado – May 2016

Paul Ward accepted Ashok Jain Gallery’s proposal for two year representation, NYC – June 2016

Linda Freuh, Crisinda and Susan Gesell were approached to exhibit at Colorida Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal – May 2016
Update: Susan Gesell – November 2016
Update: Victoria Huckins – February 2017

Patric Brown, Tom O Scott and Donn Angel-Perez were approached by Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC – June 2016

“I had one independent curator (Washington, D.C.) thank me for putting her on the distribution for the book. As side note, I had the National Museum of Dance (NYC) express renewed interest in my work based on my participation in 50 TO WATCH. They are now including eight of my ballet images in their permanent collection! Thanks for organizing the fabulous event.  Best of luck with the other upcoming shows.”

2015/ 2016 participating artist

“I hope you heard about the two responses I already had from the “50” posting.  I have responded to a gallery in Indiana and will be exhibiting with Art Off The Walls in Temecula in July.” – Bonnie Dull, June 2015

Dixie McCarthy and Christina Ilene Thomas found representation with Emerald C Gallery in Coronado because the gallery had received the publication – June 2015


Artist and Gallery quotes:

“The 50 To Watch book is first rate. Haven’t seen an art publication of this quality in San Diego in ages.” –
Jim Gilliam, Arts Administrator, City of Encinitas

“Just to let you know that I handed the Studio book out to a couple of people at Liberty Station that are looking for art for a hospital and clients in LA. Hopefully we all benefit. I’ll take some to Palto Alto next weekend”
– Sally Samins, 2015/ 2016 participating artist

“One of the galleries I show at was happy to see me in it! They keep it out on their counter for visitors to see.”
– RD Riccoboni, 2015 participating artist
“It’s cool that the word is out on The 50 to Watch publication. A testament to that is, I got an e-mail from Agora Gallery -Chelsea, New York…The best thing is  they won’t be able to get hold of me without that Fabulous publication. So Glitter! “
– Dennis Dizon, 2015 participating artist