Be Active in the Art Community
If you’re trying to get your art into an art gallery, you need to be active in the art community so that art galleries looking for new artists get you on their radar. Read on to learn how to do that.
Attend as many art gallery openings and shows as you can. Introduce yourself to gallery owners and curators. Familiarize yourself with the local success stories as well as the up-and-comers—they make great conversation-starters. Be friendly, but remember: you’re there as a spectator at someone else’s showcase.
Connect with fellow artists, and be supportive of their work. Some galleries do not post calls for artist submissions, and the only way in is through a referral. This can come out of the blue from a fellow artist that admires your work, but it’s best to be proactive in networking with your colleagues. Take the time to build relationships so that other artists will want to help you out.