Making money from art is not easy, especially when you are just starting out. This is not to say it is impossible. It just needs artists to have the right strategy that will make their pieces catch the attention of their target market. Some of the ways to do this include entering exhibitions and showcasing artwork in galleries. If you are an artist and are wondering how to go about it, the following are some of the tips that will help.
Join Art Groups
If you are an artist, you should look for art groups that you can join to learn about activities happening around you. Most of the art groups have a mix of artists, with some of them being veterans in the industry. They are likely to have information on where the next exhibition will be, and which art exhibition is looking for people to showcase their work. You should also consider joining virtual groups of artists on social media channels. There, you will find ideas and suggestions on where to place your art.
Ask for Recommendations
Sometimes, it helps to reach out to individual artists and ask them directly for suggestions on where you can take your art. Identify an artist within your niche, introduce yourself and ask them to guide you on how you can enter exhibitions, competitions and galleries. There are art role models who have in the past nudged other artists towards finding the right path. When you identify a role model or mentor, you can tell them your plans and seek their recommendations where necessary.
Approach Event Organisers
There are times when you are not sure of whether there is an upcoming art exhibition or showcasing at a gallery. That should not stop you as an artist. You should look for event organisers who have planned art exhibitions in the past and ask them if anything is coming up. You could also walk into museums and other venues that are likely to host just such events and do a physical check on what is going on. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that there are activities that might interest you.
You will need to go the extra mile for your work to be seen by other people. A lot of strategy, planning and networking is what it takes.