About The Foundation

Our office is located in Lyon, France but we function as an international organization, currently representing over 300 artists in our online gallery. Circle Foundation is a platform for the active artist, orchestrating the development of a variety of visual arts projects. Our goal is to provide a stage for the remarkable visual artist, who can use this platform to publish, exhibit, win grants and awards, boost their resume and become established within a notable network.

Visual Arts Magazines

We currently have two editions in circulation. Circle Quarterly Art Review is our official quarterly publication. Each new issue introduces 50 fine artists providing an exploration of current trends and original practices in all visual arts fields. Artists interested in publishing in Circle Quarterly can join our open contest when available. Our second title, SPOTLIGHT Magazine is reserved for showcasing the work of our member artists. 

Membership for Artists

Fine artists working in all visual media can apply to become CFA Affiliate Artists and enjoy a list of important benefits including a personal page on our website, inclusion in our print magazines, inclusion in our videos, professional literary editing of your biography/statement texts, candidacy for our annual grants and prizes and more.

Annual Artist Grant

Every year Circle Foundation issues a 2000€ cash grant, awarded to one of our Affiliate Artists. This year's recipient was the painter Pavel Sokov.  As part of our Artist of the Year Award, the photographer Jenny Woods was awarded a personal artist monogram book to be published in 2018.

Our Philosophy

We are passionate about art and we approach what we do with enthusiasm. We are dedicated to the artists we represent and we are always looking to expand our services, keep developing and propose new and interesting projects. We believe in hard work and kindness. For us, art is not only a beautiful creative and expressive outlet, but we look at art as a vital necessity in making the world a better place. 

 Environmental Policy

For CFA, protecting the environment is a top priority. At our office, we recycle and reuse paper and office materials as much as we can. Our magazine is printed on acid-free paper using HP Indigo technology, a computerized process that produces less waste and employs fewer resources (lower emissions) per job when compared to conventional printing. We encourage you to recycle your copy of our magazines or pass it on to a friend.

Newsletter for Artists

The CFA Newsletter for Artists is a great way to stay in touch with opportunities to publish and exhibit your art. Join our mailing list to receive news, priority invitation to projects, discounts, and more. We send minimal and only quality content.

What Artists Say About Us

“Thank you so much for creating such beautiful magazine! I’m very honored to have a spot on it!”

- Momo

“Hello, I just received your mail and I want to thank you a lot for the honor.
Keep doing this excellent job and congratulation to all artists!”

- Frini

“Congratulations people from circle-arts for your magazine. It looks really nice.”

- Johannes 

“I very much enjoyed looking through the artwork and loved the quote or info posted under each piece of work. It was a pleasure from cover to cover. The reproduction of my own artwork was also great.”

- Gail W.

“Wow! How cool is this! Thank you! Thrilled to be included with other very talented artists!”

- Joy

“Thank you so much to all and everyone! The magazine is absolutely stunningly presented. Great work!  I feel so proud – and so very grateful to be part of it. Thank You!”

- Elin

“The magazine looks great! Nice and clean!”

- RX

 “I love my page and am delighted to be an Affiliate member of the CFA.”

- Gwen

“Dear Circle Foundation for the Arts I really appreciated the page which you did for me. Looks beautiful and very professional.”

- Yelena

“Thank you, I am so pleased to be part of CFA.”

- Mario

“Thank you very much. Being a member of this perfect community is a pleasure for me.”

- Pinar A.

“I think the format is simply elegant and the photographs beautifully reproduced. Thank you for your attention to detail and excellent product!”

- Lynda M.

“It is an honor to be included along with the other artists, each with their very personal creative expression. My experience with Circle Foundation has been extremely positive and I would again like to thank you for accepting me as one of your artists and for your insightful critique of my work.”

- Terry G.

“You guys did a great job! I love it, and (am) proud of being a CFA Affiliate Artist.”

- Lynn

” I think your platform is really beautiful!”

- Rosie

“The page and images look really great. I thank you for selecting my work and I am honored to be part of the  Affiliate Artists Program.  I look forward to seeing the next issue of Spotlight Magazine.”

- Dolores

“Thank you very much for the honor to be a member of CFA. I appreciate it.”

- Ursa

 “I’ve received the copy (of the magazine) – many thanks! Everything looks good and professional. A good experience working with you!”

 

- Nadja

“I would  like to congratulate you on the extraordinary echo that your site has had and I would like to inform you as a CFA affiliate  that I have just published a new artistic innovation with a new article…”

- Mourad

“Thank you for everything, especially for the editing of my text. I like the page.”

- Renate

“I love my page!! It’s so exciting!! The text is perfect! Thank you for representing my art!! I’m so happy!! I can’t wait to share on my Facebook page, Instagram et Twitter!”

- Melanie

 “I’m happy with my presentation and proud to be published among those fabulous artists.”

- Tobbe

“Thank you so much for those beautiful pages in the Spotlight Magazine! I really did not expect such a wonderful outlay with my work! The printing work is excellent and the colors are exactly as is !! I’m really happy with it.”

- Michal

“The magazine is really first rate. Excellent appearance and editing. Congratulations!!”

- Jason

“I thank you so much and truly appreciate the huge effort that CFA is making for artists.”

- Christine

” It is a great thing to give the chance to the artist to show the artworks and my page is beautiful amongst a talented group.”

- Danisa

“Thank you I received the print copies of Spotlight ok they arrived in good condition.The little magazine was well presented some excellent so works there.”

- David W.

“I thank you so much and truly appreciate the huge effort that CFA is making for artists.”

- Christine

“My CFA page looks great and the text is perfect, thank you.”

- Jack

“Thanks for welcoming me to CFA! It’s a great pleasure to be among the fine artists you have here.”

- Jaie

“I am very happy to be part of Circle Foundation for the Arts and work with you for a year and I hope for many years.”

- Maria

“Many thanks for the page – The layout is excellent – You have done a great job!”

- Mark

“Thank you very much.  I am very happy and excited to be part of CFA.”

- Armineh

“I received the very nice print copies of Spotlight Magazine June. I have sent it to many experts.They are impressed!”

- Ursa

“Many thanks for the support it is very much appreciated.”

- Mark

“I love the presentation…elegant, professional and sophisticated.”

- Leonardo

“I received your email yesterday THANK YOU I am very satisfied.”

- Enzo

“Thanks for your email and the great news that the issue is published. It’s looking marvelous and I’m proud being one of the artists featured in this magazine.”

- Tjeerd

“Love the magazine, tasteful and loved the outlay!”

- Hiske

“I am very impressed by the overall quality of the magazine and extremely pleased by the presentation of my work on the cover as well as inside of the magazine. I am looking forward to see the printed copy which may look even better. I want to thank you again for the opportunity extended to me and I am very proud to have my work associated with the Circle Foundation.”

- Mihaela

“Thank you very much for your email, I really appreciate to see my beautiful “Helen Kagan Healing Arts page”  on your CFA website! It looks very nice!”

- Helen

“I like the magazine very much and will love to share it with my friends.
Thanks a lot. Best regards, “

- Lynn

“Thank you again for this exciting opportunity. The page looks great and the editing is perfect! Here’s to our future success!”

- Jess

“The page on CFA looks very professional..” 

- RJ

“Thank you very much for the great news! I am very honored to receive the Honorable Mention Award for my artwork. I am looking forward to receiving my certificate and sharing it with my circle of International artists in Spain, United States and Latin America!” 

- Angie

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