As an artist, you have a demanding job description. From your brain and heart and skill you create art, art that would never have existed without your imagination and commitment. You are as close to that art as anyone can be to anything.
But your job isn’t over. Now you must step back from your creation and take active steps to send it out into the world. If you don’t, no one but you will ever know what you have made. No one will see its beauty, learn from its grace or its generous awkwardness, give it the attention it deserves.
For many artists, this work of exhibiting is the hardest thing they do.
But can you make it easier? The answer is yes.
Can you make it even more difficult than it already is? Yes to that, too.
I’ve been a working artist for a long time. My exhibiting career spans 30 years and more than two dozen solo and two-person exhibitions as well as over 40 group shows. I’ve been a curator, a gallery owner, a teacher and a writer about art. I’ve experienced all the ways that I and other artists make our exhibiting careers difficult. And I’ve learned.
What I’d really love is if you could use my mistakes to skip some of yours. So I made a gift for you.
10 Biggest Mistakes Artists Make in Their Exhibiting Careers is a free PDF. It tells you how to make your exhibiting career easier. No sign-up, no commitment. Just click, download, and use.
And if you decide you’d like some help in figuring out what you can and should do instead, I’d love to talk with you. Just go to www.laureenmarchand.com/artist-mentoring and send me a message. I’m here.
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