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Author: thepracticalartworld

  • How to Wrap and Ship Framed Artworks

    How to Wrap and Ship Framed Artworks

    Wrapping artwork for shipping is an essential skill for artists who sell or exhibit their work non-locally. Since artwork is literally “out of your hands” once you send it, the best thing you can do is prepare it properly to protect it from any potential environmental or handling trauma. Below are suggestions, options, and materials […]

  • Art Gallery Submissions: How to Prepare and What to Send

    Art Gallery Submissions: How to Prepare and What to Send

    So, you’ve decided that you want to submit your artwork to a gallery. Fantastic! Although it can seem like a daunting task, creating a professional and complete submission to send to galleries is a huge step in getting your artwork “out there” and progressing your artistic career. Here are some tips for art gallery submissions. […]

  • Clean up your Art Studio for Happiness and Efficiency

    Clean up your Art Studio for Happiness and Efficiency

    When the outside world begins to warm up, it’s a great time to open your windows and get some serious cleaning done. Although avoiding creative work by focusing on housework is a cliché, sometimes, you really do need to get some serious cleaning done. Also, having a well-organized and harmonious space can be great for […]

  • Art World Business Tips for the Self-Taught Artist

    Art World Business Tips for the Self-Taught Artist

    There is a common belief that self-taught artists are at a disadvantage when it comes to becoming professionals. We are of the belief that anyone can be successful, and in the end, the most important thing is the work.

  • Writing an Artist’s Statement: Tips and Suggestions

    Writing an Artist’s Statement: Tips and Suggestions

    I purposely did not call this post “how to write an artist’s statement.” That’s because there is no definitive right or wrong way to write an artist’s statement. The main purpose of an artist’s statement is to augment your artistic practice. This could be by offering background information, an explanation of your process, or any other […]

  • Choosing a Mat Board

    Choosing a Mat Board

    Why mat your artwork? Matting your artworks on paper or photographs has two main benefits: 1. The mat holds the surface of your artwork away from your glazing (usually glass or plexi-glass). If artwork touches the glazing surface, it will eventually stick due to humidity, and the work will be ruined. 2. The mat creates […]

  • How to Write an Artist’s CV in 10 Steps

    How to Write an Artist’s CV in 10 Steps

    An artist’s CV, sometimes called an artist’s resume, is an overview of your artistic professional history and achievements. Although it looks similar to a resume, it contains different elements which are only related to your artistic professional practice. One mistake emerging artists often make in writing their CVs is trying to oversell their work. Less […]

  • Choosing Hardware to Hang Artwork

    Choosing Hardware to Hang Artwork

    Many hardware options and methods exist for hanging artworks. Some are more suitable for specific types of artwork, some are universally useful. The following hardware and hanging examples are meant as a guideline for those wanting to hang their own artwork. But, please keep in mind: every individual project is different. If you’re not confident […]

  • How to Submit Artwork to a Gallery: the Do’s and Don’t’s

    How to Submit Artwork to a Gallery: the Do’s and Don’t’s

    Thinking of submitting your artwork to a gallery? Below is a list of do’s and don’t’s that will help your success rate. For more in depth information about how to submit your artwork to a gallery, check out the articles below. Art Gallery Submissions: How to Prepare and What To Send Art Gallery Submissions: Which […]

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