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Tag: 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 (also called an artist’s resume) 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 […]

  • How to Choose an Art School

    How to Choose an Art School

    Choosing an art school, like any post-secondary institution, can be an exciting but daunting process. There are many factors to consider. Some of these include location, cost, academic programming, and reputation. Below are some tips for how to choose an art school that works best for you. Check out the faculty One of the great […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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