Testimonials by Artist-Clients in the Museum Placement Program
Great fine artist promoters are hard to find. Here are some raves for Katharine T. Carter & Associates from her clients. She has been in the art business for over 30 years, and works with a team of associates to develop artists' careers.
Katharine Carter has been a true partner in building my career. Over the course of our work together since 2011, Katharine has booked 33 exhibitions for me. I could never have produced this accomplishment without her! Katharine has a team of professional curators, writers and designers who support her services, all of them top notch. She has been available with professional and strategic advice, feedback on my art, and even emotional support. I cannot imagine being an artist without my partnership with Katharine.
-Kathleen Elliot 33 exhibitions scheduled
When I first met with Katharine T. Carter for an interview in Los Angeles in 2014, a scheduled two-hour interview turned into three hours. I was so overjoyed that a person as astute as she is could see that my work was underserved. I signed on and for the next three years Katharine took me on a remarkable journey across the U.S., finding me exhibitions in reputable museums and galleries.
I had plenty of exhibitions in venues in the western states, however what I needed was additional entries on my show record for national exhibitions and especially back east. Katharine connected me with seven museums and three galleries and finally I ended with gallery representation in Chelsea, New York City. I now have two major galleries representing my work.
I thank Katharine for helping me and also for her many years of service to artists with this type of placement activity. At the right time in my life, Katharine T. Carter provided the knowledge and the encouragement to help me forge ahead with my career in art.
-Nolan Preece 10 exhibitions scheduled
I met Katharine Carter in 2007 for a portfolio review of my just completed Seascapes series of photographs. With her many years of experience in the art world, her positive response to my work gave me the confidence to continue my journey as a fine-art photographer. I have worked with Katharine Carter & Associates since then, and with her support and experience have added numerous credits to my resume, including published work, solo gallery and museum exhibitions. My Seascapes exhibition at the Alden B. Dow Museum in Midland, Michigan was visited by over 20,000 people. Katharine’s sincerity, dedication and effort goes way beyond her contractual obligations. It has been a great pleasure working with her and her talented team.
-Sandra Gottlieb, New York City 30 exhibitions scheduled
Katharine T. Carter has made it much more productive and satisfying to be a fine artist, which I have been for 30 years. Her professional and quality approach has assisted me in getting a number of major museum exhibitions. Without her leading the way I may never have gotten these exhibitions. I always am enthusiastic to open any e-mail Katharine sends as it often contains the name of a curator or director who has expressed an interest in my work to her. I know that some of my best exhibitions have been in locations Katharine has recommended. I plan on continuing to let Katharine T. Carter represent me in the search and placement of my work.
-J.J. L’Heureux, California 36 exhibitions scheduled
I was doing what many artists attempt – juggling art production and striving to self-market my work – both of which are full-time professions. After hearing Katharine Carter addressing art students on key career steps to take after graduation, it was clear that this was a different kind of organization. I’ve been completely satisfied with the level of experience and dependability that KTC & Associates offers. Katharine Carter and her team are uniquely successful and insightful in their work because they’re artists – representing artists!
-Victoria Lowe 6 exhibitions scheduled
Working with Katharine has taken my career to another level. It starts with her extremely professional and highly skilled associates. The first time I read my essays, I cried. Having insightful and penetrating examinations into my work helped me consider it in new ways. And then Katharine fights for your work, because if she agrees to work with you she believes in the work. If you’re looking to give your career a boost, don’t hesitate; Katharine is the real deal.
-Sharon Kagan 5 exhibitions scheduled
I am very impressed with the services I received at Katharine T. Carter & Associates. I am particularly grateful for the time spent discussing my options and for your help with my promotional materials. I would like to compliment your agency for a great job in placing my work and thank you for your efforts in securing wonderful exhibition venues. It has been a pleasure working with such a fine group of professional people. Thank you for all of your help.
-Anne Marchand 4 exhibitions scheduled
I heard Katharine speak at an art organization in 2013. I was impressed then and
now by her professionalism, knowledge, and tenacity in helping me achieve my career goals. I had a modicum of success before Katharine with several one-woman gallery and local museum shows. I did not however know how to take that success to the next level.
I did not fully understand the process of building an art career; I do now. In five years I have had 5 solo museum/art center shows, two group NYC gallery shows, professional grade brochures, critical reviews, numerous press reviews, and consequently sales. And through this, in my home town I acquired a PR person, excellent press, and working relationships with several art critics. I am currently in a reviewed group show and will have my second solo gallery show coming up early next year.
-Bobbie Moline-Kramer 7 exhibitions scheduled
Katharine T. Carter and Associates has propelled my artistic growth. In the first year of our project, KTC has secured six exhibitions. She is super knowledgeable about the national art scene and has a tried and true record of securing shows. The meetings with Katharine and her team in New York were a wonderful opportunity to have in-depth discussions resulting in a thoughtful and beautifully designed catalogue. While you still have to produce the work it’s great to have Katharine getting it out to a wider audience!
-Stephen Estrada 6 exhibitions scheduled
Katharine T. Carter and Associates has managed the placement of my work in not-for-profit galleries and museums since 2012. In that time I’ve had solo shows in Florida, Alabama, Iowa, and three in New York State. I’ve also been in group shows in Maine, Connecticut, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas and New York City. Katharine works hard to place the work and has surrounded herself with wonderfully skilled and professional writers, designers, and office staff all of whom are responsible for presenting my work to a national audience.
-John Lyon Paul 8 exhibitions scheduled
Having known Katharine since 2003, I can, therefore, well attest to her character. The quality of her work for me was, and still is, inestimable. Her guidance and thoughtfulness helped me more than I can say. Not only did she introduce me to valued art writers and professional artists, she also found many venues for my work for which I will always be grateful. And, perhaps, most of all, her confidence in me helped me become the artist that I am.
-Gail Watkins 8 exhibitions scheduled
Duke Ellington was once asked how he managed to always be growing in his legendary musical career. He replied, “Every time a phase in my career seemed to come to a halt and I was at a crossroad and didn’t know where I should go, someone would come into my life and point me in the right direction and everything turned out just right.”
Katharine T. Carter has always been that person for me.
Time and time again.
Museum show after museum show. Gallery show after gallery show.
In the cloistered world of Fine Art, Katharine is part high priestess, part Obi-Wan Kenobi, part genteel Southern lady and part New York tough gal.
She walks in rarified places in the Art World and the artists that are lucky enough to be associated with her, walk with her. What more could you ask for?”
-Michael McWillie 18 exhibitions scheduled
Since 2003 Katharine T. Carter and Associates have shepherded me and my work through nineteen exhibitions. All venues were courteous and professional, and took good care of my work. On several occasions, KTC gave me contact information at venues, and I was able to attend openings and give gallery talks. Additionally, I have made a several visits to art museums and universities, giving public talks, visiting artist workshops, and even presenting to public school teachers. Because of Katharine’s representation, I have developed and matured as an artist and also as a person.
-Elizabeth Austin, Vermont 19 exhibitions scheduled
Challenged by my fluctuations in my creative and artistic series, you have continued to stick with me through the years…yes, it has been 12 years! You have been amazing from the start, with your encouragement and energy, with your enthusiasm for my work, with your tireless persistence in searching for new venues that have presented me each time in a better and better light. Starting with your workshops that have fired me into new levels, you have gone on to provide me and your other clients with numerous services, venues and encouragement in this vast artistic territory. For taking me under your professional wing…Thank you.
-Marian Bingham, Connecticut 20 exhibitions scheduled
Although I was a mature artist working in Ireland and The United Kingdom, my career was at a crossroads and I needed someone to point me in the right direction. Engaging Katharine T Carter and Associates was the stimulus I needed. Within a year she organized exhibitions all across The United States in museums, galleries and universities. Her catalogue of my tour was much admired in Europe and because of Katharine’s contacts I was asked to show my work in The National Museum Of China in Beijing. Her introduction to her talented associates helped to forge new friendships and many of them came to visit my studios in Europe. I have so many happy memories of William Zimmer and myself trudging the streets of Morocco and Granada. I am now a much more established painter because of Katharine and I will always be eternally grateful to her.
-John Kingerlee, Ireland 19 exhibitions scheduled
I have been pleased to work with Katharine T. Carter in the museum placement program for 2 years. The high caliber venues where she has scheduled my solo exhibitions have been wonderful to work with. The immediate community validation from exhibiting at these respected institutions has made it easy to get newspaper and web-published articles on my work. It also gave me the credibility to procure gallery representation in some of the locations. I recommend this program to artists who are ready to branch out and explore a serious nationwide audience for their work.
-Linda Mitchell, Georgia 5 exhibitions scheduled
Katharine Carter and Associates are consummate professionals that work tirelessly to find the right opportunities for the artists they represent. Katharine not only served as a partner in promoting and placing my work, but also became a mentor helping me to negotiate successfully with curators and staff in major exhibition venues. My goal has been to obtain solo museum exhibitions and Katharine Carter and Associates has helped me to successfully reach this major milestone in my career. I look forward to our continued work together. Thank you Katharine!
-Linda Vallejo, California 12 exhibitions scheduled
Katharine does exactly what she says she’s going to do. She told me she could get me museum shows; I got more than I ever hoped for. She is thoroughly professional and takes care of business down to the smallest detail. It’s a big commitment on your part, and one you should not take lightly, but if museum placement is the next hurdle in your career, Katharine’s got you covered.
-Ed Freeman, California 9 exhibitions scheduled
I engaged Katharine T. Carter & Associates to represent me in securing museum exhibitions in the United States. Although I was a new artist without exhibiting experience, Katharine and her associates were able to secure many exhibitions in a very short period of time. This resulted in my having an almost continuous showing of my work around the country at different museums for 2+ years, together with corresponding reviews in local publications, including the Los Angeles Times. In addition to their advise and guidance, Katharine T. Carter & Associates assisted me in creating a brochure of my work, together with an essay from a prominent critic, which I was able to use to help in securing commercial gallery placement and representation in several cities, including New York and San Francisco. Katharine T. Carter & Associates applies a level of professionalism and integrity that excels in all their work with artists and art organizations.
-Robert Bissell, California 8 exhibitions scheduled
After knowing Katharine for over ten years now, I know her to be a woman of her word. Everything she has promised, she has delivered. It’s because of her that things that were just dreams for me are now realities.
-Susie Cronin, Vermont 19 exhibitions scheduled
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for the good advice you gave me and the exhibitions you arranged during the years that you represented me. The 16 solo shows you organized in states from California to Washington, DC far exceeded your contractual agreement and certainly brought new attention and respect to further my career. It is my pleasure to recommend your services to other artists who are looking for serious career development.
-Jack Dowd, Florida 16 exhibitions scheduled
Katharine T. Carter & Associates have been instrumental in promoting my career. Shortly, after meeting Katharine, she arranged interviews with art critics from Art News, Art in America, and The New York Times. Katharine’s team put together a great catalog and in the first year booked four museum shows. My art career is rapidly moving forward due to the KTC team of professionals.
-Travis Erion, Colorado 15 exhibitions scheduled
Your commitment to the placement of my work in venue upon museum venue throughout the United States accompanied by an extraordinarily professional promotional campaign that only you and the Associates could have mounted far exceeded my expectations and became a major impetus in moving my career to new levels. You have my continued admiration for your tenacious efforts in securing the museums. The thorough execution of all our endeavors was carried out by you and the Associates with great integrity. I remain proud of our association and indebted to you for all that you have achieved on my behalf and thank you for paving the road of my career development.
-Joan Giordano, New York City 9 exhibitions scheduled
The Katharine T. Carter organization has consistently succeeded in obtaining exhibitions for me at quality institutions. The marketing materials prepared by their organization are of superb quality. The strategy of always following up results in establishing and maintaining a personal relationship between the organization and the corresponding museum or gallery. I am very grateful for their thoughtful and professional services on my behalf.
-Abe Ordover, California 13 exhibitions scheduled
The services provided by Katharine T. Carter & Associates helped my career move to a new level. The museum exhibitions created both energy and interest in my paintings – which gave curators, dealers and clients more confidence in my work. The promotional catalogue with essay by a leading critic and produced by KTC increased sales and provided a better understanding of the work.
-Astrid Preston, Los Angeles 18 exhibitions scheduled
Katharine T. Carter & Associates assisted me in focusing my efforts related to working with the art world. Directly, through the company’s participation, I was able to establish valuable gallery and curatorial contacts. KTC significantly helped me in further developing my museum exhibition history. The company exceeded my expectations with regard to the number of museum exhibitions they were able to secure on my behalf. It was clear that Katharine believed in my work, and I’m extremely appreciative for all the efforts that she and her staff put forth.
-Terry Rodgers, Ohio 12 exhibitions scheduled
I have been associated with Katharine T. Carter for over three years. She has been instrumental in moving me to a new level of confidence and credibility by her very capable and efficient means of museum exhibition placements with concomitant provision of excellent support services. Katharine T. Carter is a person with high ethics, credibility and exemplary knowledge and experience in the art world…she works hard for you and knows how to get results. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any of my fellow artists…as I already have.
-Howard Rubenstein, Rhode Island 9 exhibitions scheduled
Katharine T. Carter has been working on my behalf for ten years during which time she has organized a touring exhibition of my work which has been booked at 9 museums throughout the country including New York City. As an artist I couldn’t possibly have reached so many institutions all over the country or have known which ones would be receptive to my work. In addition to securing the exhibitions she has arranged for top writers to write catalogue essays and other materials. Katharine’s expertise and determination has left me free to do my work, knowing that she will do hers.
-Martin Weinstein, New York City 41 exhibitions scheduled
Make no mistake about it, Katharine IS Katharine T. Carter & Associates. Her enthusiasm, expertise and understanding of the art world provide her clients with the wealth of twenty years experience. She has accumulated a list of associates whose reputations and expertise are truly impressive. Before I signed with Katharine, I called some of her clients trying to get a sense of the woman I would be dealing with. Each artist had a unique take on the company and the woman, however there was one word universally used when describing the woman herself, that word was ETHICAL, which was enough for me.
-Pat Drew, Georgia 9 exhibitions scheduled
I have been with Katharine T. Carter and Associates for about a year and thus far she and her staff have organized three solo Museum shows as promised with more in the works. I enjoy working with Katharine and consider it a pleasure to recommend her services to the serious artist who could use some serious help with their career objectives.
-Barry Masteller, California 6 exhibitions scheduled
I am so grateful to KTC because I am now free to make my art while the exhibiting of my work is fully taken care of for me. I have had shows in the last year and have more lined up for the next two years. I had a New York show that I never would have obtained on my own. I know how to work making art, but am not good at and don’t like the “career building” aspects that are so necessary today. This is really ideal! Thank you Katharine!!
-Nancy Hellebrand, Florida 9 exhibitions scheduled
As a full time digital studio artist, I hardly have enough time to keep up with the advances in my field, the technical challenges of my computer driven technology and the development of my images. There was simply no time to concentrate on the all-important component of artistic success, which entailed researching and pursuing acceptable venues in which to show my work. Without the expertise of the Katharine T. Carter organization I would never have been able to secure one -person shows at the four outstanding museums and galleries that have been booked for me in 2005. The connections, vitality and expertise of this organization has enabled me to establish myself in the professional art community at a level that would have otherwise been impossible.
-Ann Weiner, Connecticut 8 exhibitions scheduled
The professionalism and integrity of Katherine T. Carter and the team of Associates she has assembled to help artists is outstanding. Her team rapidly and creatively produced an exceptional promotional Catalog of my recent work, and then used that to secure 4 shows in my first year using her services. At every stage along the way, from Jonathan Goodman’s wonderful essay to Bill Mutters color corrections of my images, they have been helpful and insightful, and I am looking forward to many more years using her services.
-Richard Bolingbroke, California 10 exhibitions scheduled
The well organized, focused efforts of Katharine T. Carter and Associates has allowed me to reach out to many new communities where I have had the pleasure of sharing my paintings, sculpture, and films. I feel very lucky to have become aware of their services. I eagerly look forward to my upcoming exhibitions that they have arranged, including a New York sculpture exhibition, an institutional exhibition of my paintings and sculpture from the 90’s, and a retrospective which will fill an entire small art center/museum and sculpture garden. I am grateful for these opportunities.
-Rita Blitt, Kansas 8 exhibitions scheduled
KTC is the best. She has been instrumental in placing my work in museums and university galleries all over the country.
-Phil Joanou, Los Angeles 19 exhibitions scheduled