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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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“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.

VIDEO- “Absolute: Frequency”: New Painting Of Life’s Ups & Downs

“Absolute: Frequency” — A Painting Of Life’s Ups & Downs

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.
“Absolute: Frequency” (detail)

My latest painting, Absolute: Frequency combines layer upon layer of opposing forces into one conversation. It depicts the oscillations in our lives: fortunate blessings and frustrating blights, life and death, ups ands downs, and seasonal changes. I’m exploring the relationships between how we feel change measured from the position of maximum equilibrium. Each element of this work slides between an amplitude of opposites.

This is a special piece that is packed full of meaning and opportunity. Next year, it will find its way to another country as part of an international exhibition! Read on below for a visual breakdown, process video, image gallery, and what travel adventures are in store.

[Process Video & Image Gallery Below Article]

 

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“Absolute: Position”, (detail). Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.

Painting Accepted Into 24th Arts in Harmony 2019 Annual International Show, Minnesota

Painting Accepted Into 24th Arts in Harmony 2019 Annual International Show, Minnesota.

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.
“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top.

As 2019 begins, my painting, “Absolute: Position” will be traveling to Minnesota to be in the 24th Arts in Harmony 2019 Annual International Show. After showing at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, MN. Some accepted work will travel to 2 other exhibitions, including one hosted by the American Swedish Institute at the historic Turnblad museum & mansion in Minneapolis. Rounding out the trip will be a final stop at Maple Grove Arts Center, Maple Grove, MN. More details below.

Image: CC BY-SA 4.0

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Eliminating Excuses From Your Studio Workflow

Eliminating Excuses From Your Studio Workflow

by Daric Gill

Building the truss

So you’ve binge-watched another series from start to finish instead of applying to that exhibition call. You played “just one more level” on your favorite video game until there’s no more to play. You’ve told yourself that “Once the kid’s soccer season is over, I’ll really set aside some time for my art.” Once you finally sit down to work, you don’t know what to make. Maybe hitting up Pinterest one more time might help. After going down that rabbit hole, you look at your clock and it’s too late. You’re tired… tomorrow you’ll do it. You mean it this time.

Are you this person? If you’re having a hard time finding your way into the studio, this article is for you. In it, I’ll map out a few helpful tips to help you eliminate the excuses from your studio workflow. Read on for more.

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