Thanks to Smidgeon Press for their wonderful “Common Sense Information About Approaching Galleries” in their recent post Approaching Galleries and Avoiding Questionable Advice. This PDF is a wonderful, concise document that we think every emerging artist should read. We can’t tell you how many emails or phone calls we’ve received from someone who wants to show their oil paintings/watercolors/acrylic paintings/sculpture at our gallery. While this work might be interesting, it doesn’t fit with our focus on printmaking and wastes not only our time, but, even more importantly for an artists seeking representation–theirs. It pays to do your homework! Thanks for the tips, Smidgeon!
If you’re looking for more tips on promoting your own artwork, our absolute favorite go-to book is Caroll Michels‘ “How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul.” The link above is to Ms. Mitchels website, where you can read excerpts and also order the book.