Artist Organized Art Acquires New Observations in Historic Alliance

Artist Organized Art and New Observations LTD (NOBS) have combined their activities in a leap forward for artist organized media, the voice of thousands of innovative artists. Artist Organized Art, a Massachusetts 501(c)3 Non-Profit, acquired New Observations LTD, a New York State 501(c)3 Non-Profit, as a wholly owned free standing subsidiary in the fourth quarter of 2009. This allows the organizations to secure increased funding in multiple states. New Observations Magazine first launched in New York City in 1984. The publication holds 128 back issues spanning 20 years, each guest-edited by a chosen artist, leading or emerging in the field.

“This alliance is important for every artist,” says Joshua Selman, President of Artist Organized Art. The ownership change of New Observations LTD was guided by the Boston office of DLA Piper LLP (US). New Observations LTD will continue to expand support of artist organized media. “Aligning with Artist Organized Art gives New Observations a new opportunity to present the ideas and art that make a difference in the world,” says Diane Karp, Former President, New Observations LTD.

Copies of the 128 back issues are still available through Printed Matter of NYC and online at or at

Erika T. Knerr, President of New Observations LTD, quotes Diane Karp, “Our mandate is to address the arts from the inside out,” and says a 20 year anthology is planned for publication. Founder Lucio Pozzi adds, “As the founder of New Observations Magazine, a publication which has advanced the arts for over 20 years, I am pleased that this alliance will allow it to reflect even more the life of art unfettered.” Karp and Pozzi will remain on the executive board of NOBS.

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Artist Organized Art is a leading nonprofit charitable organization enriching the lives of artists, organizers and the public through artist organized media, events and cultural education. The company has received copious donations of best of breed legal support from the Boston office of DLA Piper LLP (US) and is a recent Google Grant recipient.

Susan Roth