FALL 2021


FLUENCE IS AN ONLINE MAGAZINE THAT SERVES AS A DYNAMIC OVERVIEW OF THE CURRENT and DIALOGUE between OUTSIDER, self-taught, AND vernacular art vis-à-vis modern and CONTEMPORARY ART. We will publish features, profiles, essays, interviews, photo essays, and video content directly or intrinsically related to Ricco/Maresca's program and ethos:


Following in the footsteps of the legendary New York dealer Sidney Janis, Ricco/Maresca champions and showcases the art of self-taught masters working outside the continuum of art history. The gallery specializes in Outsider, Self-Taught, Contemporary, and historically significant American Folk art in various media.

Over a period of more than 35 years, Ricco/Maresca has helped blur the lines that have habitually separated conventional art-historical categories and “marginal” art. The gallery has carried out this mission through a pioneering program that emphasizes crossover between vernacular and mainstream traditions, the management of key estates (William Hawkins and Martín Ramírez among them), and seminal books produced with publishing partners such as Alfred A. Knopf, Little Brown and Co., and Pomegranate Press.

Send pitches, finished pieces, and accompanying materials to:
Alejandra Russi, media director 



Features, profiles, essays, AND interviews

Between 750-1500 words. 

All written pieces must include high screen resolution quality photographs (150–300 dpi) of artwork or relevant subject matter, accompanied with a caption document.*


Photo Essays 

10 to 15 photographs with captions.*

Written introduction to your photo story  (300-500 words).


Video Content

Between 5 and 10 minutes of edited footage. 

MP4 files preferred.

Videos made with an iPhone should be shot in horizontal mode.


[All Images, photographs, and videos must be sent via WeTransfer]  


*Caption Guidelines

Sample artwork caption: 

William Hawkins. Red Dog Running, 1984. Enamel on found board. 40 x 49 in. (101.6 x 124.4 cm).

Sample photo caption: 

Pigeons walk side by side with pedestrians along Sixth Avenue near Radio City Music Hall at lunchtime. New York, September 2010. Photo by Ruth Fremson.


Please submit your captions in a separate Word document and number them to match your photo files.