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Tag: Galleries

  • 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 […]

  • Should you Include Artwork Prices on your Website?

    Should you Include Artwork Prices on your Website?

    There is thought to be a stigma around including prices on an artist’s website. But whether or not you should include prices on your website depends on what exactly you use your website for. With more and more art purchases happening online, many reputable galleries publish prices online. There are of course no clear-cut rules; […]

  • Places to Find Free Art Education and Inspiration

    Places to Find Free Art Education and Inspiration

    There are many art schools and classes to learn from, but there are also tons of free resources available for artists. Read on for a list of free art education and inspiration sources. Art Supply Manufacturers Many artist-grade product manufacturers offer loads of free information about how to use their products. This is great because […]

  • 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 […]

  • Examples of Artwork Labels

    Examples of Artwork Labels

    There are a few questions I constantly receive, and one of the most common is how to label artworks in an exhibition. The truth is there is no single standard format, though most labels include the same key elements. The most standard information included on artwork labels is: 1. The artist’s name This one is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

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