How do I get a painting exhibition?

  1. Develop a theme. A group exhibition usually hinges on a unique and dynamic theme.
  2. Recruit artists and choose pieces.
  3. Pitch the gallery.
  4. Write a press release.
  5. Install the artwork.
  6. Hold an opening.

How do I get my art into an exhibition?

  1. Try a home show and invite your friends.
  2. Connect with a local business and see if they might be interested in hanging your work in their establishment.
  3. Get together with a few other artists and rent a space for your exhibition.
  4. Enter juried exhibitions.

How do you approach art galleries with your paintings?

If this is the case, the best way to contact them is through email or mail—never by a phone call or visit. The direct mail approach is a great way to get images of the work you do and your resume right in the hands and sight of a gallery you have carefully selected to consider your work.

Where can I exhibit artwork?

  • Auction houses.
  • Contemporary Art Museums.
  • Art galleries.
  • Cultural centers.
  • Art fairs/Art festivals.
  • Art and craft markets.
  • Artist Residencies.
  • Art themed cafes.

How do galleries find artists?

The primary way that galleries choose artists is through relationships. That means that either someone introduced them to the artist’s work or they met the artist first and then were introduced to the work. If you’ve identified an art gallery that would make a good fit for you, develop a relationship with them.

How do I find an art agent?

Just like some agents are finding artists on the web, you can find your next agent through a simple online search. Start local, looking for artist agents in your area. You can search “artist representative,” “private art dealer,” or “fine art representation” with your city or zip code to get some great results.

How do I get my first art exhibition?

  1. Know the Audience.
  2. Consider the Time-frame.
  3. Prepare Your Artworks.
  4. Take Pictures of Your Arts.
  5. Price Your Artworks.
  6. Plan How To Maximize Your Space.
  7. Think About the Transportation of Your Artworks.
  8. Consider How You Are Going to Document the Event.

How do I get a certificate of authenticity for art?

  1. Signature (preferably of the artist, hand signed, not photocopied)
  2. Name of piece/subject featured.
  3. Date it of creation.
  4. Dimensions.
  5. Details of the medium used.
  6. Number of prints made (if the piece is a limited edition)
  7. Any extra details you see fit.

How do you conduct a painting exhibition?

  1. Select a theme.
  2. Recruit artists to exhibit.
  3. Convey exhibition terms to artists.
  4. Choose the work to exhibit.
  5. Choose live or online.
  6. Have an opening however you can.

What percentage does an art gallery take?

Every gallery is different, but most galleries take somewhere around a 50% commission from pieces you sell. Some take 40%, but rarely do any take more than 50%. Some galleries take a very small percentage in exchange for a monthly payment. Say it costs $300/mo to display in the gallery, but they only take 30%.

What does an art exhibition include?

Art exhibitions represent the gathering of art objects into a space for a temporary event. The exhibition or show may include work by a single artist, art works on a single topic or theme, from a specific era, in a defined medium, from a defined geographic region, or a combination of all of these.

How many paintings do you need for an exhibition?

As a rule of thumb when creating a mixed exhibition of large, medium and small paintings I try to present between 24 and 30 artworks as a body of work, but the space you will be using for your exhibition, your concept style and how much time you have will all be a factor in how many works you actually need.

Do artists get paid for exhibitions?

Gwenn: Artists are almost never paid to exhibit their art. The curators, designers, and preparators who put together a show all make money, but the artist does not get paid.

How do you price art for beginners?

So, if a piece took you 10 hours to make, you want to get $15 per hour, and the materials cost you $45, you could use $195 as your starting point (10 times 15, plus 45). Cost of materials would include your canvas, paper, paint, ink, and so forth.


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