One of the more challenging steps for the professional artist’s career is securing a gallery–if that is your route. This delicate process can be competitive for emerging artists as well as established ones. In this article, I’ll share some commonly suggested practices in addition to some of the pitfalls that one should avoid.
This is the companion article to, “Choosing The Right Gallery: An Explanation of Gallery Types”. I encourage you to first read that article before you dive head first into approaching a gallery. Take the time to acquaint yourself with some points of interest (both good and bad) regarding the major gallery types. Also included is an infographic that visually explains the relationship between the artist and gallery types. Read onward for more information.
Choosing the right gallery is much like picking a relationship partner. And as such, finding a compatible match that complements your existing assets is paramount. Also like other life-relationships, there’s no one-type-fits-all answer. Each artist has their own needs. While this article is admittedly a broad generalization of gallery types, I’m using years of personal experience, professional interpretations, and colloquially agreed terms regarding the most common gallery types. The goal of this article is to provide a diving off point for those of whom need a little clarification into the major types of physical gallery models. This also happens to be Part One in a 2-part companion article. Its sister article, “Advice For Approaching Galleries” can be found here. Or you can read on below for more.
Columbus Dispatch Features My Art & OAL Exhibition
by Daric Gill
Today I was pleasantly surprised to find that Ohio Art League’s Fall Juried exhibit was reviewed in Sunday’s Columbus Dispatch newspaper. The exhibition showcased 13 artist from Ohio in a group show at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center gallery. My painting, Absolute: Contrive was featured both in the physical paper and the online version.
Columbus Dispatch Features My Art & Schumacher Gallery Exhibition
by Daric Gill
I’m pleased to share that “Elements”, a group show at the Schumacher gallery, was reviewed in today’s Columbus Dispatch newspaper. My work was featured both in the physical paper and the online version. It was also a nice surprise to see my work sharing a spread with my long-time friend & former boss, the late Denny Griffith. A giant thank you to Nancy Gilson who wrote the article.
Click the image below for a larger view or follow this link for the online version: