What is InLiquid?

Mission Statement

InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists while serving as a free, online public hub for arts information in the Philadelphia area. By providing the public with immediate access to view the portfolios and credentials of over 280 artists and designers via the internet; through meaningful partnerships with other cultural organizations; through community-based activities and exhibitions; and through an extensive online body of timely art information, InLiquid brings to light the richness of our region’s art activity, broadens audiences, and heightens appreciation for all forms of visual culture.

A Brief History

InLiquid was founded in 1999 by local artist Rachel Zimmerman under the observation that the Philadelphia region boasted a huge number of talented visual artists, yet only a small fraction were seen by the public, and the artists themselves were not actively engaged in dialogue and cooperation. Begun informally as a nonprofit online exhibition venue, meeting place, and information resource for artists, the organization quickly expanded its role with an increased number of members, expanded site content, and a regular series of public programs and “real world” exhibitions. Unlike commercial art sites, InLiquid has never existed as an agent for art sales, rather it serves as a free educational resource and conduit for interaction between artists, curators, patrons, and the public.

Today, InLiquid is a virtual hub for the visual arts in Philadelphia: online, we are the most comprehensive source for regional visual arts information & activities; in the community, we present dynamic, enriching exhibitions and programs in a variety of flexible public venues.

InLiquid received its 501(c)(3) certification in 2002.

Click here to see a list of InLiquid’s Exhibition History

 

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Artist Testimonials

“I really love being a member as I’ve had a lot of opportunities in the last year and people are beginning to recognize my work from the site! I am thrilled with the exposure and new contacts that have resulted by being a member! Looking forward to more new opportunities next year as well as the auction-what an awesome event!” – Wendee Koren

 

“I wanted to thank you for all your help leading up to my solo show at the Crane Arts Project Room last May. It was great to have one of your professional photographers come by the studio, and the increased exposure due to the Flying Kite Media interview and the listing on Uwishunu was fantastic! You and the rest of the InLiquid team make me so glad I became a member.” – Ana Vizcarra Rankin

 

“The great thing about the InLiquid venue is that it’s really open to creativity and spontaneity.” – Roger Wing

 

“Within the first month of joining InLiquid I saw an increase in traffic to my website and a gallery contacted me for a solo show. InLiquid has also found an opportunity for me to show my work and they are helping with every step to make this great opportunity a reality. I couldn’t be happier with the exposure, contacts and the community that InLiquid is providing for me and all of their artists. This has truly been a wonderful (and a bit of a whirlwind) experience.” -Delainey Barclay

 

“This is the fourth exhibition that I have been offered as a result of being an InLiquid member! So glad to be a part of all this!” -Michele C. Kishita

 

“InLiquid provides a much needed service to emerging creatives in our city and connects us with people of influence who can facilitate our success as artists. An InLiquid membership is more than just a membership, it’s finding acceptance and support from a family who is longing to welcome you in.” – TJ Walsh

 

“I wanted to thank you for all the awesome PR and gorgeous publicity. Your team is fantastic!” – Deirdre Murphy

 

Twitter Testimonials

@inliquidart continues to support everything art in all of Philadelphia! A huge thanks from @BluestonePhilly