Please remember that the following advice is for thoughtful, mature adults who are contacting an award-winning, commercial fine art gallery. There’s lots of great info here, but it’s not sugar-coated. It’s honest and real.
If you’re not ready for that, please don’t continue reading. No need to contact us. Thank you.
Friends, it’s very, very tough to succeed as an artist and way, way, way more difficult without any formal training. Imagine going to visit a doctor and when you get there he tells you, “Hey, I’m “self-taught”; I’ve never really taken any classes, I just got so busy and they cost money, so I just kinda feel my way around”.
Does this sound like a professional who you trust to do a great job?
Creating meaningful, valuable art is so much more that just sticking pretty colors and shapes on a canvas.
Knowing and understanding the history of art can help greatly to give your work depth.
Studying under an accomplished painter is crucial.
You need guidance by a trained professional. Sign up for a class soon.
Meanwhile, here’s some advice: knowing who is here to help you and who is here to bend over backwards for you helps. It’s especially crucial to learn who is NOT here to help you. No need to waste your time with them as they’re busy serving other people.
Who’s here to help you?
Who will bend over backwards to help you?
Who’s NOT here to help you?
Where do you get to exhibit?
Where do you NOT get to exhibit?
Things You Can Do To Move Your Art Career To The Next Stage
These articles are absolutely packed with essential info that nobody has ever told you : Absolutely Essential Artist Tips. We suggest you read this article very, very carefully: What Galleries Look For In Artists then follow it’s many suggestions.
And don’t miss this one: Common Misconceptions About Galleries. All three of these articles were written by a highly successful arts advisor in California with decades upon decades of experience in the art world.
Lastly, as you can tell from the info above, there’s no need to contact us. You’re not ready and won’t be for quite awhile. There are some places above where you may be able to exhibit. Check out the list again for details.