6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Gallery

Want to make your gallery even happier that they’re doing business with you? Send them business! Here’s how.

Continue reading…

Don’t Miss the Kodak Moments of Your Art Career

It’s awful to wake up the day after an opening, workshop, or art show and think of all the photos you wish you had taken. Make a plan to shoot the photos you’ll wish you had later.

Continue reading…

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.

Continue reading…

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.

Continue reading…

Plan Your Exhibition with a Scale 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.

Continue reading…

Embrace a Space and Get Your Art Out There

She wasn’t expecting much.

When the opportunity to show at the public library arose, Sherrie York said Yes. But not because she thought it was the opportunity of a lifetime. It was, after all, a library and libraries aren’t known for showing art.

Sherrie said Yes because she is seeking fresh exhibit opportunities, and this was a new venue. She embraced the space.

Imagine her surprise when the library system selected Sherrie as their featured artist for February. As a result, her work is highlighted in their district-wide newsletter and is the subject of a 5-minute spot on their local TV show.

The library produced a handsome video for the TV show, which Sherrie can use to promote her art.

Continue reading…

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.

Continue reading…

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.

Continue reading…

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.

Continue reading…

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.

Continue reading…