MARK, New York Foundation for the Arts' (NYFA) competitive statewide six-month program was provided for visual artists looking for a unique opportunity for individualized focus on the professional side of their creative practice. MARK was designed to address the concerns of artists living outside of New York City while providing them with a new network statewide. This website serves as an archive of the artists and partners who participated in the program.

352 artists have participated in the MARK program from 2008 to 2012. In 2012 the program included performing and literary artists, and became the MARK Boot Camp program. NYFA continues to provide Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp programs that take artists through the core principles of sustainability which an artist can apply to their practice or specific projects, throughout the United States and internationally.

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Featured MARK Alumni: Catherine Shuman Miller

Catherine Shuman Miller is a printmaker and painter living and working in Buffalo, N.Y., who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally since 1980. Currently she is exhibiting at the Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York, and recently participated in the 2014 Echo Fine Art Fair, Buffalo. Her prints are represented by Oehme Graphics of Steamboat Springs, CO. This November 2014, Oehme Graphics will represent her work at the Editions and Artist’s Book Fair as well as the Satellite Print Fair in New York City. Her work can be found online through the Oehme Graphics website, the Jeffrey Leder Gallery, works on paper link, as well as through the Printed Editions website.

Catherine Shuman Miller earned an MFA from the University of Buffalo 1986, a BFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1981, and attended the Boston Museum School 1979.

Image: Catherine Shuman Miller, Steamboat 6, 2014