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Author: thepracticalartworld

  • How to Submit Your Artwork to a Gallery and Stand Out from the Crowd

    How to Submit Your Artwork to a Gallery and Stand Out from the Crowd

    With many artists vying for the same few spots at galleries or exhibition spaces, the “competition” for exposure can be difficult and disheartening. When you submit your artwork to a gallery, the response can be unpersonalized rejections, lack of feedback, or simply no response. This can lead artists to take drastic measures to stand out […]

  • What is your Market Value? Here’s How to Price your Art

    What is your Market Value? Here’s How to Price your Art

    Art has creative and emotional value, but it is also purchased and sold as a commodity. This combination makes it tricky when trying to decide how to price your art. One key to remember is that art is collectible. Like any other collectible, certain factors determine its value within a market of purchasers and sellers. […]

  • Art Market Value: Photo Editions and Print Editions

    Art Market Value: Photo Editions and Print Editions

    When considering prices of artwork and art market value, how do photo editions and print editions factor in? If you’re an artist wondering how to price your art, you might also wonder how editions should affect your pricing. Additionally, how many photo editions should be in a set? Below is an overview of the most […]

  • How to Write a Press Release for your Art Exhibition

    How to Write a Press Release for your Art Exhibition

    You have an art exhibition coming up. Great! Depending on the venue, the staff might take care of the press release for you. Excellent! But, if you find yourself in an exhibition with no promotional machine at work already, you need to make sure that your show gets the attention it deserves. Here is detailed […]

  • How to Email your Artwork

    How to Email your Artwork

    The days of lugging a large portfolio are all but gone. Though some meetings might still require a physical portfolio, much art world business including image presentation is initiated over email. The reasons are obvious: it’s non-cumbersome, convenient, and free. Artists email their artwork to introduce work to a prospective gallery, to send a price […]

  • How To Label Artwork in an Exhibition

    How To Label Artwork in an Exhibition

    Once you’ve hung artwork for an exhibition, how are you going to pass on the details of the works to visitors? There are several different options for labeling your work in this setting, though each should let visitors know: The artist’s name The title of the work The medium of the work The size of […]

  • Varnishing Paintings: Why, and How?

    Varnishing Paintings: Why, and How?

    Is there any one art material that causes painters more grief than varnish? Varnishing oil and acrylic paintings is at best a tricky and often misunderstood process. This is because many artists consider it the final and permanent step to painting, which could alter the final result of the work if not done properly. In […]

  • How to Ship Unframed Paper Artwork

    How to Ship Unframed Paper Artwork

    Just like artworks in other media, shipping unframed paper artwork comes with its own unique challenges and considerations. This article was written with a “do-it-yourself” agenda, endeavouring to offer tips for those who would prefer to do it themselves rather than hire professionals. However, remember: when in doubt, call a professional! (A few professional art […]

  • How to Wrap and Ship Paintings on Canvas or Panel

    How to Wrap and Ship Paintings on Canvas or Panel

    Whether you are shipping your own artwork, or artwork that you own, you want to make sure it is packed safely. Below are suggestions, options, and materials for wrapping paintings on canvas or panel. This article focuses on a “do-it-yourself” approach, offering tips for those who would prefer to do it themselves rather than hire […]

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