“If art is not seen, how will the artist get known?”
A series by Artist Karrie Ross
The Gallery Space: the public space where an artist can have artwork shown each month and have the opportunity for solo and group shows each year.
This is the most obvious reason for an artist to want to join a co-op artist community gallery. So I’ll talk about it first, but it might not be the most important reason.
- Exposure on a continuous basis for both the artist and their work.
- Solo Show: the opportunity to have a solo show as the gallery calendar allows. This adds to the artists exhibitions listing and gives credit to their artwork.
- Theme shows: Group Shows: usually taking up the whole gallery several times a year offering greater exposure. This adds to the artists exhibitions listing and gives credit to their artwork.
- Continuous gallery space: there is usually a part of the gallery sectioned off where the artists work is on display on a monthly basis allowing them to always have art to be seen.
- Salesperson: sitting the Gallery meeting people as they come in to look at the artwork and making sales. This helps the artist feel more comfortable talking about art and their art to potential buyers… learning the tricks.
For me, being a part of a co-0p gallery and community art groups has helped put art on my mind again on a continuing basis. After all if we don’t “see” the change our art makes, we tend to forget it.
Have you thought about joining a community in your area or starting one? The next benefit in the series will talk about the Community aspect of the co-op gallery.
Los Angeles Fine Artist
Karrie Ross is a Los Angeles Fine Artist who writes about the fine art business and process. She is available for educational panel discussions on her fine art and process. Her artwork is available for solo or group show opportunities. Please contact her at Karrie Ross email for more information.