My friend and fellow artist, Jonathan Talbot, along with some of his friends, has designed a website called http://www.theartsmap.com/ which puts artists on a map all over the world.
You can connect with other artists through it, or, if someone is visiting a locale with her husband, and she doesn't want to play golf but would rather look for studios that sell ceramics in that area, she can find local artists who do that. Or for painters, graphic artists, craftspeople. It is an ingenious way to find and connect with other artists.
For now, he is offering the first year free with the following code: FYFJAN. After that, it will be for a very reasonable cost that you are listed on the map. (and believe me, it will be affordable for even us part time struggling artists). I think it is a great opportunity, and what do you have to lose, save for a few moments of your time to create the listing.
As artists we need to do all the networking we can, and this is a great way to start 2010.
You can find me on the map in Kingston, NY, under painting, collage, and mixed media art.
Feel free to pass this onto other artists so that they too can take advantage of this free opportunity.