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Category: Art Submissions

  • How to Write an Artist’s CV When You Don’t Have Much (Or Any!) Professional Experience

    How to Write an Artist’s CV When You Don’t Have Much (Or Any!) Professional Experience

    For new and emerging artists, creating an artist’s CV when you have little or no experience can be a bit of a Catch 22. You don’t have much to put on your CV, but to apply for “experience” in the form of exhibitions, grants, and schooling, you are asked to provide a CV. When writing […]

  • Approaching an Art Gallery: The Initial Email (an Example of What to Send)

    Approaching an Art Gallery: The Initial Email (an Example of What to Send)

    At any point in an artist’s career, they many begin to seek out representation from a commercial gallery. This has several benefits for the artist. Some include more exposure, a better venue to show work (presumably), less self-marketing, and hopefully more sales (if that is what the artist is after). So, what should you include […]

  • Which artworks should you include in an artist submission?

    Which artworks should you include in an artist submission?

    It can be daunting to choose a certain number of your artworks to include in a portfolio submission. Do you pick your favourites? Should you pick other people’s favourites? Would it be best to only include new works? Read the tips below to help chose which artworks to include in an artist submission. Pay attention […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

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

    How to Write an Artist’s CV in 10 Steps

    An artist’s CV or curriculum vitae 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 is more. […]

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