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Improve Your Gallery Game
How to apply dating skills to help your gallery approach | Profolio via Medium
If you’ve been actively seeking gallery representation, you know it can be rough out there. Let’s consider for a moment how oddly similar the gallery approach is to dating. To find representation or a date requires you to continually put yourself (and your artwork) out there. If that alone doesn’t keep you locked in your studio, you must do this with the knowledge that rejection is inevitable as well as the accepted emotional mix of nerves, hope, obsession, frustration, excitement, and disappointment.
Success with a gallery, as with a partner, provides its own kind of validation of who we are and the possibility to achieve what we want to become. In the same way we wonder ‘how did this person ever find someone?’ (admit you have), as artists we may wonder how one artist finds representation for their work while others do not.
The Case for the Unloved Artist Statement | Profolio via Medium
For many, the artist statement is an unwelcome task another box to check on a list of requirements. Some of us substitute an outdated artist bio in its place while many of us painfully wade through the process for a few coherent sentences. We seem to care little for this increasingly absent statement that challenges us to express in words something real about our work. There are many helpful resources out there on how to craft artist statements yet confusion and contempt for it remains. Why? Do we really understand the intention and value of the artist statement? If we did, maybe we would feel more inspired to write them.
5 Ways to Improve Your Next Art Museum or Gallery Experience | Savannah Art Informer
“For some, going to an art museum or gallery is like stepping into a foreign country. You don’t speak the language, you can never find the bathroom, and feelings of disorientation make you wish you had just gone to the beach. Whether we pace, race, or plod our way through, we all approach viewing art differently.” ….
Risk & Reward: How to Take the Leap You’ve Always Wanted | Creative Coast Blog
“I got two reactions when I announced I was quitting my job as Director of an art organization to travel abroad for 4 months. Some cheered me on, “Wow, that’s exciting! I wish I could just pick up and go!” Others responded with a non-verbal horror awash on their faces, followed by a flurry of ‘hows’ and ‘what ifs’. Their questions and lack of enthusiasm were not unfounded.”
Who’s the Boss: Navigating the Management Dynamics of the Generation Gap | Creative Coast Blog
“Youth (in the most general terms) can come with a bad rap sheet of irresponsibility, inexperience, and immaturity. Yet it’s become more common to see younger individuals start businesses, be CEOs, and hold higher positions of leadership. At the same time, there is a rise of individuals seeking new, or second careers, later in life and those working past retirement age. The workplace does not often make multi-generational dynamics easy to navigate.”
Improve your Gallery Game; Apply Your Dating Skills to Your Gallery Approach | Profolio via Medium
“Success with a gallery, as with a partner, provides its own kind of validation of who we are and the possibility to achieve what we want to become. In the same way we wonder ‘how did this person ever find someone?’ (admit you have), as artists we may wonder how one artist finds representation for their work while others do not.”
Review: Sidney Davidson’s “An American Hero” | Savannah Art Informer
“Sidney Davidson has no intention of being an American hero. You will not find any capes, kitsch, self-portraits, or American flags at this Friday’s exhibition, An American Hero. If this feels misleading, it’s meant to. The show’s poster, inspired by times the artist received uncomfortable responses regarding his work, sets the viewer up to experience his exhibition with a bit of humor, an acceptable level of uneasiness, and a few unanswered questions.”
Review: “Span the Gap” presents artist perspectives on Talmadge Bridge | Savannah Art informer
“Sometimes we pick the work. And sometimes the work picks us, tapping us on the shoulder asking us to take it on. For Lisa Watson, the tap came unexpectedly. While researching the Talmadge Memorial Bridge’s history for her solo show City Transversed in the City Hall Rotunda Gallery in 2015, Watson learned of the bridge’s rebuild and the past attempts to change the name from its present namesake, former Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge.”