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One Hundred Artists, One Tribe

A tribe is a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader. This definition was copied over from a google search. A tribe basically is a community whose members are liked minded individuals. Note that individuality is important for the tribe to be successful. Tribes are not cookie cutter communities. Each member has a role in the tribe and it is to bring across their unique voice to the platform. With every tribe there must also be some lone wolves circling around. We will call these wolves gallery directors, art collectors, writers, readers, and followers. Tribes are springing across various platforms. Some have benefits when joining the tribe such as workshops, exhibitions, publications, conventions and social media placement. Many tribes are formed from a brand. Some tribes have huge numbers of followers on Instagram and help the tribe grow by posting artwork from its members on social media while others have fewer followers but have a better ratio of lone wolves following and communicating with the tribe. Ideally belonging to a tribe helps reinforce traditional ideas while forming new innovative concepts to help members succeed and the tribe flourish. Here we have a sampling of 100 artists who all belong to one tribe which has over 500 members. This tribe mostly consists of figurative artists but also has writers who continually contribute to expand the brand and reinforce it hence attracting more lone wolves who eventually contribute towards acquiring art and/or exhibiting the brand in their space be it brick and mortar or virtual. Tribes contribute to these venues when their work is featured by bringing along other tribe members who have followers and collectors increasing the traffic of potential sales. This list is not in any particular order.

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