Sharing Your Art Series: Galleries
This series of art discussions will cover the many ways there are to share your artwork with the world. In this first installment, learn the ins and outs of showcasing your art in galleries from an experienced artist. There will also be time for Q&A at the end of the talk.
Approaching a gallery can be a daunting endeavor. Gallery representation is a dream most artists have. Another is having your work published. So how does one go about getting your work in front of a gallery owner? Think of it as applying for a regular job. Research the galleries you are interested in. Find out everything you can. Stay visible and be open to showing your work. Show your work as often as you can, in the best places you can. You need to get both yourself and your work into the public arena. Learn how to use social media outlets. You also need to meet as many people in the arts as possible. Of course, your work needs to be consistently good. It isn’t an impossible task, but it does require a lot of work. So does everything else that is worthwhile.
Meet the artist:
Shane Gutierrez, works and lives in Warwick. He has been working, studying and playing with photography for over 30 years. His business, Shane Photography, opened shop in 1988, specializing in corporate, product and architectural photography. For the past 20 years, he has been an instructor for the RISD CE Digital Photography Certificate Program, the Mystic Museum of Art, the Barrington Community School, the Wickford Art Association, and the South County Art Association. He has experience as a curator and juror, and has participated in both solo and group exhibits over the years.
Thursday, September 22
6 - 7pm
Entry is free or a $10 suggested donation. Please RSVP.