I wasn’t foolin’ around when I encouraged you to engage gallerists and other arts professionals through social media.
Michael Goettee, who doesn’t have a business page on Facebook–only a personal page–writes:
I had a great interview write-up at Cactus Creek just because I “liked” the owner’s Facebook site. She saw that, and then checked my profile with some of my art there.
She followed up with another article after I was included in a recent juried show at a local museum. And finally, a third, an announcement about the purchase.
Michael’s story doesn’t stop there. He’s had another Facebook success.
The curator at the Booth Western Art Museum found me on Facebook when I’d commented on a mutual friend’s posting. He thought he recognized my name from having heard it from someone else and clicked my profile out of curiosity. He then befriended me and invited me to visit him so we could talk about my work.
Bottom line: the curator acquired one of Michael’s paintings for the museum’s collection.
I’m not saying that friending people and liking museums on Facebook is going to produce the same results for you. I’m just saying “It doesn’t hurt!”
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