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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

Taking Advantage of Non-Gallery Art Venues

Showing in non-art venues is obviously not for well established artists who have the gallery scene figured out. It can be a lot of work. Make sure you outline your goals for the arrangement and consider all the work involved. Guest blogger Jeremy Mason gives you a few things to consider. [...]

Stop Handling Your Art Like It’s Homeless

There’s much to learn in is video of Polly Apfelbaum installing her work at the Museum of Modern Art. In particular, pay attention to how she cares for the individual components. You have to start treating your art like it belongs in a museum. If you don’t, no one else will. [...]

Themed Art Exhibits Gone Amok

Themed art exhibits rarely produce great art. In fact, they often result in rotten art. When you ask artists to make art for your theme, you’re doing them (and the rest of us) a disservice. They have to conform to your vision and we’re asked to look at the (usually) less-than-stellar results. [...]

8 Tips for Stronger Art Show Submissions

Guest blogger Michelle Davis Petelinz gives you tips for wowing the jurors who look at your slide submissions. As an artist and juror, she has seen both sides of the process. As long as you’re paying an entry fee, you’d better heed her advice and give it your best shot. [...]

Submit a Solid Art Proposal

Understand a project fully before you begin a proposal. Make sure you can do it and that you can articulate your abilities. Follow seven other steps to strengthen your proposals and your chances at winning the projects. [...]