|Don Griffin, Round Midnight, 2015, mixed media collage on paper, 22"x 30". (Baltimore based artist)|
|Billy Colbert, Washington, D.C. based artist|
If not a group, you may simply want to interact with just a small number of individuals on a more personal level. As you visit art programs related to exhibitions, and those specifically geared towards the collector at museums and galleries, you will get to meet individuals with a common interest or who may be interested in works by similar artists.
|Terry Dixon, Will I See You Again, 2010, mixed media, 36"x 48". (Chicago based artist)|
Even after making the first purchase or those first few purchases, you will want to seek advice on the following: housing the art (frame, mat, glass, etc.), insurance, estate plans, documentation, etc. This section of the process of collecting, "seeking advice", should be seriously considered after the art has been purchased, and probably warrants a blog post dedicated to what needs to be done after securing your first few pieces of art.
Enjoy the journey of collecting art by African American artists.