To Artists and Friends of Audart

Thanks to all of you who have sent messages to me about  Creating an online archive of what took place at the Audart Gallery, particularly  a complete listing of all the artists who participated, has been important to me.  Like many of you, I recognize the importance of documentation.   We all started out several years ago with enthusiasm for the emerging worldwide web, yet I continue to be surprised at how little is actually being documented, particularly in the art world. 

A number of you have asked me to make changes to your pages on this website, including publishing new images of your work, and I hope you will continue to do this.  If you conduct a search, via google, for your own name, you will find that your page will come up very close to the top of the search results – so it is important that your page look the way you want it to,  as other people who search for you online will be led to that page as well. 

If you have a website of your own, please send me an email with the url so I can place a link to your website on your Audart webpage.  

The url for your Audart webpage is simply :

You can also check the  The Directory of Artists to find your name.

The set of circumstances in place when we began Audart (in 1995) was unique.  The early  internet was the motivating force and we were all scrambling to be a part of it. The transference of images and text into cyberspace, for the first time, generated a great deal of excitement at Audart in 1996.  Long before *WYSIWYG software programs; and a full decade before the internet became the social/community network that it is today, we were publishing art on the internet, from a deserted bank near the New York Stock Exchange.

Audart was a gallery, a performance place, and a salon.   Its doors were rarely closed.  It served as a sanctuary to busy Wall Streeters during the day, but at night it became a hub of creative activity.  Many artists experienced it strictly in the sense of "gallery".  Their artworks were curated into exhibitions and they attended the opening night festivities.  Others became more involved in helping us set up the shows; in creating their own installations and, most importantly, in sharing their ideas.   One artist described Audart as his mistress.  We are grateful to his wife for her understanding.  The greatest compliment came from a retired art gallery director, who said, "If this is an art gallery, you're breaking every rule in the book."
Since we closed Audart, much has changed in New York's Wall Street district, not the least of which were the terrorist attacks on The World Trade Center in 2001, an event that forever changed the downtown area, the city, the country and the world.  I was saddened to discover that a gentleman who frequented the Audart Gallery in 1997 was a victim of 9/11.    We discovered the depths of despair on that tragic morning. 

This message is my way of extending my very best wishes to all of you who participated at Audart. Your email messages are always welcomed and if there is anything I can do to assist any of you, online or offline, please let me know.

Please note:
This website, ie: is the only Audart website with which I am associated.   There is another Audart website at which is neither complete nor accurate in its documentation of Audart, its artists and its exhibitions.   To artists who have contacted me about and hoped I could at least go into the site and correct the spelling of your names, I have no access to   I hope my former partner will either remove the site or put some work into it; but you know what they say about hope.  

Audrey Regan
Co-founder/Creative Director

*WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get):
 the ability of the user to be able to visualize what he or she is producing