Artist Resources

Why Gallery Representation is Necessary for Artists

Why Gallery Representation is Necessary for Artists

As an artist, gallery representation can seem like a daunting task. There are countless galleries out there, and it can be difficult to know where to start. However, gallery representation is a necessary step in furthering your career as an artist. Here's why:  One of the primary benefits of gallery representation is exposure. When you partner with a gallery, your work will be seen by a wider audience than if you were to exhibit your work on your own. Galleries have established networks and relationships with collectors, curators, and other gallerists. This means that when you partner with a gallery,...

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How to Make Your Open Call Gallery Submission Stand Out

How to Make Your Open Call Gallery Submission Stand Out

Submitting to open calls or portfolio reviews is one of the most effective ways for artists to advance their careers. These opportunities provide artists a chance to present their work to curators, and get a foot in the door at galleries and museums that don’t accept unsolicited submissions. With so many artists vying for attention, however, it can be difficult to make your submission stand out from the rest. Here are a few tips to help you put your best foot forward. Pay Attention to Your Audience: Each organization is different, so make sure you understand who will be reviewing your submission....

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How to Photograph Your Artwork for Optimal Clarity

How to Photograph Your Artwork for Optimal Clarity

As an artist, it's important to be able to take clear, good photos of your work in order to submit it for open calls or other opportunities. Often, the first exposure a collector or buyer will have to your artwork is through a digital image, so it's important to make sure that image is of the highest quality possible. In this blog post, we'll give you some tips on how to take clear, well-lit photos of your artworks so that they can be seen in their best light. 1. Choose the right location. When taking photos of your artwork, it's...

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The Importance of a Good Artist Statement

The Importance of a Good Artist Statement

As an artist, one of the most important things you can do is to develop a good artist statement. An artist statement is necessary for collectors to understand you as an artist, and also provides information about your work as a whole. A good artist statement can make the difference between a viewer seeing your work as art or just another pretty picture. In this blog post, we'll discuss why artist statements are so important, and how you can go about developing a good one. What Is an Artist Statement?An artist statement is a written document in which an artist...

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Andy Warhol: Why the East Village Is NYC’s Best Place to Exhibit Artwork

Andy Warhol: Why the East Village Is NYC’s Best Place to Exhibit Artwork

When it comes to art in New York City, the East Village has always been a hive of activity. In the 1960s and 1970s, the area was home to several important art movements, including Pop Art and Neo-Expressionism. Today, it remains one of the most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in the city, with a strong focus on the arts. When we think of influential artists from New York City, Andy Warhol immediately comes to mind. In the late 1970s, Warhol opened his studio in Union Square, which quickly became a gathering place for young artists, musicians, and actors. Thanks in part to Warhol's influence,...

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