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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Art Festival Resources: Top Advice

I recently asked on Facebook and Twitter what your favorite resources are for successful art festivals. I wasn’t really interested in resources for applying to art festivals, but in where you find tips (other than word of mouth) on improving your participation in and sales from festival experiences. Responses are posted here.

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My Favorite Things in 2010

A couple of weeks ago I encouraged you to write down all of your accomplishments for 2010. In doing this exercise for myself, I developed a list that I thought might be of interest. These didn’t necessarily come out in 2010, but I consumed them during this past year.

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Delivering Your Art to an Exhibit Venue: What to Expect

One of the most exciting times in a young art career is delivering your art to an exhibition venue for the first time. You comply with all of the preparation rules, but don’t really know what to expect when you arrive at the venue. Here’s how this scene should go down.

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An Idea for a Gallery or Studio Entrance

Gallery C Stairway

If you have a space that is open to the public, do they know they’re invited? Check out this photo and you’ll understand why I just had to walk up the stairs to the gallery.

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Publicity Resources for Promoting an Art Event

Suzanne Morlock, Kite Dreams II. Found object installation.

Other people can help you promote your art events more effectively if you offer a stash of publicity resources. Use this publicity checklist of 6 items to prepare before asking for help.

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Art Marketing Action Podcast: Publicity Resources for Promoting an Art Event

Audio version of the post with the same name. Other people can help you promote your art events more effectively if you offer a stash of publicity resources. Use this publicity checklist of 6 items to prepare before asking for help.

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Starter Venues for Beginning Artists

Art doesn’t go from studio to museum overnight. Nor is art by beginners usually ready for fine galleries. So what are your options when you’re just starting out? It can be daunting to take the first steps to selling your art. You want to grow, but you also know you need to just get your feet wet. Think about these starting points.

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