How To Apply To Art Shows:
Tips For Entering Like A Pro
by Daric Gill
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking to improve your current trajectory, a smooth path to entering art shows can really improve your results. It can often seem like a daunting task, but when broken down into bite-sized chunks, it’s not too difficult. In this comprehensive article I’ll cover what you need, suggest tips for each stage of the process, and provide companion tutorials that will have you submitting like a pro. Read on for more.
What you need:
1. Good Photos of Current Art
2. Exhibition Opportunity
3. $0 - $$$ For Entry Fees
4. Read The Rules
5. Artist Bio And/Or Artist Statement (Maybe)
There are a couple pieces of writing that can greatly enhance an artist’s professional utility belt. Among those are the artist statement and artist biography. In this article, I’ll outline what makes a better artist bio and give several examples of what to avoid. This is a companion article to, “Writing An Effective Artist Statement”, which I feel is also a good resource to check out. Read onward for more.
An artist statement is an essential tool in the art world. But what exactly should you include or leave out? In this article, I’ll demystify the writing process so you can build an effective artist statement.
This is the companion article to “Tips For Writing A Better Artist Bio”. I encourage you to also breeze by that article if you’d like some additional pointers. Read onward for some tips for writing an effective artist statement.
One of the more challenging steps for the professional artist’s career is securing a gallery–if that is your route. This delicate process can be competitive for emerging artists as well as established ones. In this article, I’ll share some commonly suggested practices in addition to some of the pitfalls that one should avoid.
This is the companion article to, “Choosing The Right Gallery: An Explanation of Gallery Types”. I encourage you to first read that article before you dive head first into approaching a gallery. Take the time to acquaint yourself with some points of interest (both good and bad) regarding the major gallery types. Also included is an infographic that visually explains the relationship between the artist and gallery types. Read onward for more information.