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How To Apply To Art Shows: Tips For Entering Like A Pro

How To Apply To Art Shows:
Tips For Entering Like A Pro

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Tie” at The Schumacher Gallery

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)

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A pile of my sketchbooks

Sketchbooking: What Works For You, Works

Sketchbooking: What Works For You, Works

by Daric Gill

A pile of my sketchbooks
A pile of my sketchbooks

Many artist concerns could be remedied by suggesting that whatever works for you, works. However, this doesn’t really help map out possible solutions for what is causing the concerns to begin with.

Sketchbooks have been the artist’s companion since the invention of paper. It’s one of the best ways to form simple ideas into reality. But finding the right idea-making process isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Not everyone has landed on a type of sketching that works for them. What process works well for a painter might not work for a sculptor, digital artist, or a photographer. In this article, I’ll land on a few suggestion/tips along the way. Read on for more.

 

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Brush & Notebook

Tips For Writing A Better Artist Bio

Writing A Better Artist Bio

by Daric Gill

Composition NotebookThere 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.

 

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Composition Notebook

Tips For Writing An Effective Artist Statement

Writing An Effective Artist Statement

by Daric Gill

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.

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