What is an Art Exhibition ?

Vinh Lam July 31, 2014 business tips, sales, service, starting a business Comments Off on What is an Art Exhibition ?
Art Expo Sydney 2013

Five weeks ago, we talked about different ways of making a living as an artist or a designer. We also discussed what is Retailing,Wholesaling, Commission, Consignment and what do they mean to  your art and design business.

Here is what we’re going to cover over the next 7 weeks:

Today, We are talking about What is Exhibition? and  what it really means to you and your Art or Design business?

Would you apply this option into your business?

Would it be the right fit for your art or design business?

So What is Exhibition anyway?
Exhibition is a collection of Art objects of artists or artisans for showing at a public place.
Art exhibitions are traditionally the space in which art objects  meet an audience. The exhibit is known to be for a short period of time. Most Art exhibition’s duration could be just  a couple of days to  two weeks and sometimes show exhibitions would have a longer showing.
The art works may be shown in a formal space like museums and art halls to some less formal places like clubs or even private art galleries, to cafes, wine bars or even restaurants. Sometimes the event is organized on a specific occasion, like a birthday, anniversary or commemoration.
As an artist you do have a choice to select the type of exhibitions that fit your art and profile. The best thing is to research galleries that you would like to show your work at.  Make some calls or pay the gallery a visit and prepare some questions to ask the gallery owner too.
Doing an art exhibition is another option for you to make a living and it is the most fantastic way to get your name out there and connect with your ideal customers who love to buy your work. Regular art exhibitions will definitely give you creditability as an artist.
What it means to you?
  • Establish your signature style of art work.
  • Create a series of collections.
  • Do regular art exhibitions, it could be a group or solo exhibition. At least once or twice a year.
  • Write an artist statement to reflect your inspiration as an artist.
  • An art portfolio to show to potential art galleries.
  • Find a good & reputable art gallery to represent you.
Tune in next week for:

What is Workshop? and What it means to you?

About The Author

I am a Business LifeStyle coach who specialises in working with artists, designers, crafters and all creative professionals. Myself and my partner Stuart Horrex are here to help you to achieve your Life & business goal and dreams. We have had over 20 years experience in finance, retail,furniture,food,wine fashion,crafts and hospitality.