Muse Gallery is a fine art gallery representing over 40 international mid-career contemporary artists. Muse Gallery was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1997 by Caren Petersen. Muse Gallery Hilton Head was founded in 2015 in Hilton Head, South Carolina by her daughter, Hali Lookabaugh. Petersen and Lookabaugh travel often between Ohio, South Carolina, and New Mexico- as well as all over the country-working closely together, maintaining joint artists and clients. 

Whether you’re looking for a specific artist or just browsing, you’ll be impressed by the stable of artists represented at Muse Gallery. Representing some of the finest painters and sculptors in the country, these artists work in all different mediums and have a common thread in style or sensibility, yet each with their own distinct voice. Many are privately collected, in major museums and corporate collections, and published/reviewed in notable publications. Owners, Caren Petersen and Hali Lookabaugh, are constantly searching for and showcasing beautiful, thought provoking, and well-crafted fine art. 

"We believe art collecting should be a personal journey. We are passionate about the art we represent, and wish to convey that passion to you in your process of collecting. If we can help with your decision in any way, please let us know. We look forward to meeting you!" -Caren and Hali








We would love to hear from you! Send us a message.

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We are always looking for new artists to add to our stable of artists. However, we only take about two new artists a year, and our criteria is very specific.

Please review the website before submitting your work.  If you feel your work would be a good fit, please follow the instructions below.

Please include the following when submitting your work for consideration:

  1. At least five high res images, with dimensions, medium noted.
  2. Resume
  3. Bio/Statement
  4. Cover letter explaining your goals, where you heard of Muse Gallery, and any additional information you think might be helpful.

Don’t include: 

  1. Any emoticons
  2. Video
  3. Large images
  4. Ads

If you are interested in submitting to both gallery locations: email both @ caren@amusegallery.comhali@amusegallery.com or mail to Muse Gallery @ Reed Arts, 943 W. Third avenue, Columbus, OH  43212 and Muse Gallery Hilton Head 65 Arrow Rd, Unit B Hilton Head, SC 29928. 

If you are seeking Columbus representation, please submit to the following: Muse Gallery @ Reed Arts, 943 W. Third avenue, Columbus, OH  43212 or caren@amusegallery.com

If you are seeking Hilton Head representation, please submit to the following: Muse Gallery Hilton Head 65 Arrow Rd, Unit B Hilton Head, SC 29928 or hali@amusegallery.com

*Currently, we are looking for sculptors that do monumental pieces for our New Mexico property, which will become an "experience" trip/stop/visit on Airbnb.  We will eventually have a gallery on that property as well.  For now, we will focus on selling just monumental outdoor sculpture. If you are interested in submitting for this project, please email caren@amusegallery.com

Thank you for your interest in showing with Muse Gallery!