Some artists seem to have all the luck. You see these lucky artists in the local newspaper every week, time and time again. They are always getting ready for this or that exhibition, or have just secured a major grant to tour their work, or are pictured standing beside a photo-flash stunned celebrity, the lucky artist, grinning from ear to ear as if to say ‘hey I hang around with cool and famous people all day, therefore I am famous too!’.
Yes indeed, Mr lucky artist is very lucky indeed. Lucky to be successful, lucky to be a little bit famous, and lucky to be in the newspaper, or are they?
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Of all the ways to sell art one of the most desirable and prestigious is of course through reputable art gallery representation.
Today we are going to throw away the ‘how to get in an art gallery’ text book. That tired old send-your-portfolio-in-a-stamped-self-addressed-envelope-never-to-be-opened approach is for sissies and kinda-wanna-gonna-be types of artists. You are a mover and a shaker, an art star in the making. You are not going to stand for that. You are going to take some direct action, today, right now, if not sooner!
So how exactly do you get your art in a gallery?
As an Artist, you are a hunter. You didn’t know it, but you are. You are hunting elusive and rare game called the ‘Art Collector’. Mostly solitary creatures, roaming the plains of the art gallery establishment they need very tasty bait if you want them to come out of hiding, cheque books in hand. If you actually manage to figure out how to sell art and snag enough of these collectors with your tasty wares then there is the potential for more of them to head your way, demanding all the morsels you can feed them. But, as an artist, do you have enough fresh carcasses in the cupboard?
Do art collectors hunt you down? Maybe its time they did…
Years ago when I first took the plunge into the professional art world I started out creating screen prints in runs of up to 100 at a time with home-made equipment in my Garage. I figured it would make sense to be able to distribute my wonderful works as widely as possible, and what better way than producing a ton of copies and then selling them to eager buyers.
Do you need an Art Agent to sell your art?
The income of a professional visual artist can be a roller-coaster ride of financial highs and lows, and knowing this, many artists naturally turn to teaching art in order to bring in some bread and butter income. I myself have taken this path in the past, and along with my Wife we ran the largest private art tuition program in our local shire for about 5 years.
How to make money by art tutoring… find out more…
You’ve created a brilliant artwork.
All your friends want it but of course they don’t want to part with the vast sums of money required to prise this gleaming jewel of paint and canvas from your hot little hands. They ask “is there a print available?”
Create your own mini art prints…
Life is so busy. There are so many distractions. So many things to keep your eye off the ball. It’s almost a full time job being an administrator of your own life. Everybody has their hand out wanting money. Bills keep coming in. Friends demand be Facebooked, MSN’ed, Twittered.
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