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

This year Circle Foundation issued a 2000€ cash grant, awarded to 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

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

- Renate

Thank you very much, I like my page – great design!

- Suzanne

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

- Tobbe

“The page on CFA looks very professional..” 

- RJ

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

- Lynn

“Circle Arts Magazine stood out to me from other magazines by it’s simple aesthetic. The works didn’t conflict with each other spacially, so I feel that the Magazine honors its artworks through its method of presentation.”

- Joelle

I can’t thank you enough for this fabulous presentation of me and my work. Many thanks.

- Sara

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

- Ursa

I am very satisfied with my page.

- Mauro

“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

Thank you so much, the magazine really looks fantastic! 🙂

- Gus

“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

“I have just received the copies I ordered of the Winter 2018 Issue of CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW Magazine.  I have a painting in this issue “The Neglected Flower Bed” and I want to thank you for the high quality of the magazine. I am delighted to be in the company of so many other good artists and their work. I hope to keep in touch with your projects in the future. Sincere thanks.”

- Georg 

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

- Mark

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

- Ursa

“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

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

- Hiske

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

- Mark

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

Thank you so much for my beautiful presentation in your exciting magazine.

- Luis

“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

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

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

- Pinar A.

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

- Gwen

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

- Jason

“Thank you so much for all that you have done to help me in my art journey, it is a pleasure to be a CFA Member Artist! I love my page you have created for me as well- Thank you!Keep up the good work, you are appreciated!”

- Susan

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

- Lynn

“The magazine looks great! Nice and clean!”

- RX

“The video is absolutely fantastic.”

- Shaima

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

- Jess

“I just received my copy today. The book looks amazing! The printing quality is great and the paper is also great, not too glossy.So glad I got them!”

- Keiko

“(The magazine) is great! Thank you for this honor to be in such a remarkable publication. It is a great pleasure to see a great selection of artist colleagues with their artworks. Also for it a big praise, congratulation!”

- Ursa

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

- Christine

“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.

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

- Armineh

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

- Johannes 

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

- Jack

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

- Mario

“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.

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

- Yelena

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

- Enzo

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

- Joy

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

- Christine

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

- Jaie

Thank you for this feature and opportunity. Super stoked to hear this!! Hope to work closer with you and your team to heighten the visual arts scene globally! Thank you and looking forward to hearing more from you of future opportunities.

- Kelvin

“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

“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

” 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

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

 

- Nadja

I had ordered 2 print copies, they were mailed to me already after a few days (-I think, it took just 4 days!) and I am totally excited about the very good, high quality- print, the colors and all the great art in the magazine. I love it!!! A very good job!!! Thanks a lot!!!

- William 

Wow, my page is very beautiful. 

- Arrachme

The video is wonderful! Thank you! 🙂

- Hong

“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

Thank you for your fast and high-quality work.

- Berndt

I am very impressed by the quality of the images on this issue and I congratulate you for that! It is a very interesting issue and I am very excited to be a part of it!!!!

- Vasile

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

- Leonardo

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

- Lynda M.

” I think your platform is really beautiful!”

- Rosie

It was great to see my work in your magazine. Really grateful.

- Shaima

“Thank you so much for putting the time into this! The magazine looks amazing from what I can see with Issuu, and I’ve just ordered my print copy! I’ve shared the link online, too!

Thanks so much again for this opportunity!”

- Geena

Thank you. (My page) looks great. I am very honored.  

- Brian

“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.

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