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Last week, Andy Cooperman and I gave a presentation with Q & A for an audience of students and emerging artists. Co-sponsored by the Academy of Art San Francisco and the S.F. Metal Arts Guild, the event drew an the audience of close to 100.
Part Two of this program with Harriete Estel Berman and Andy Cooperman is now on You-Tube .
youMy only disappointment was that we didn't have time to answer all the questions (including a list submitted by students).
Here is one question that always comes forward:
"As a young artist, what is the first step to get my artworks shown in a gallery?" - Eva
Some parts of the answer have been answered in four articles under the heading, SUBMITTING WORK to GALLERIES and RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS written by Don Friedlich, Andy Cooperman and myself, Harriete Estel Berman.
Galleries: Are They Right for You? by Don Friedlich
Introducing Your Work to a Gallery by Harriete Estel Berman
The Nuts & Bolts of the Gallery.Artist Relationship by Andy Cooperman
Galleries: Issues to Consider After Your Work Has Been Accepted by Andy Cooperman
The information is as solid now as it was in 2009even though the economy and the Internet have vastly changed the dynamics.
7. Every artist and maker now can and should have a web site and/or blog....
Read more on ASK Harriete for a more complete description...
I am wondering if the question is really, "How can I get my work in a gallery so that the gallery will sell my work, and I can just focus on making and not selling."
Stay tuned to next post on ASK Harriete "Reality bite, you are the best spokesperson for your work."