Artist Council juried award recipients 2019 were Martha Cowan, Karen Curry, Mike McLain, Tom Minderhoff, Dennis Johnson, Gary Patterson and Nettie Pena. (Photo: Courtesy Artists Council)

The Artists Council (AC) rolled out its new website,, at the end of September. The site has the capabilities to host virtual workshops, classes, lectures, critiques and art book discussions that are designed to inform and inspire creativity. There is also a member gallery that promotes the sale of Artists Council members’ work.

In addition, the site showcases virtual exhibitions presented in a 360-degree environment that makes one feel as if they’re walking through a gallery. Retired software developer and cartographer Steve Benzek said: “I have really enjoyed working with the Artists Council Exhibitions and Systems Committees to create virtual exhibitions, which are so important in these times.