Advice For Approaching Galleries
by Daric Gill
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.
Art Gallery Types: Which Is Right For You?
by Daric Gill
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.