How to Pull Off a Sold-Out Show By Extending Your Antennae

Guest blogger Ruth Soller recently enjoyed her first-ever sold-out show at the Panhandle Plains Invitational Western Art Show and Sale after participating for four years. She shares 5 tips for how she did it – building on her successes and observations each year.

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Warning: Exhibiting Your Art is Good for You

Kathy Knaus takes some pride in seeing her work Joni IV on exhibit in a Denver gallery.

The Internet is an amazing tool, but it can never replace encountering a real work of art. Exhibiting your art allows you to have a dialogue with people about the work. You can’t help but learn and grow from these experiences.

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The Role of Exhibits < Deep Thought Thursday

Can artists have successful careers without exhibiting live? How? Will anything be forfeited?

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Real Live Art

Tatiana Garmendia, “Epic Ink Drawings” installation view.

Every time you show your art to someone, you add new layers of meaning to the work because viewers bring their experiences to an appreciation of it.

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When 2 Minds Meet < Deep Thought Thursday

“Art viewing is nothing if not a connection between two minds, in my opinion.”

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The Venue’s Responsibilities for Your Art Exhibit

Walker Fine Art Gallery

As with any business arrangement, what an art venue agrees to take care for your exhibit of will depend on the venue. While non-art venues might leave everything up to the artist, there are certain things you should expect from any art venue.

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6 Categories for Your List of Artworks

When you show your art at any venue, you will be asked to provide a detailed list of works included. Here are 6 categories to include on that list.

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The Artist's Responsibilities for Any Exhibit

As an exhibiting artist, you have responsibilities. Never assume that venues (art galleries, nonprofit spaces, co-ops) will do all of the work for you. Here’s a list of things to think about.

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Plan Your Exhibition with a Scale Model

Ellen Soffer gallery model

A scale model helps you decide what artwork to include in your upcoming exhibit. It’s no small feat, but building a model can also help you conquer the unknown and alleviate any anxieties. Take a look at Ellen Soffer’s cardboard gallery model.

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Embrace a Space and Get Your Art Out There

What are you doing to get your art out of the studio and in front of people? Don’t wait around for the perfect gallery. Find a space and embrace it! A little story and some inspiration to get you started.

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