UPDATE: Alternative Options for Exhibitions
Artists have been using Pop Up Spaces for some years to hold exhibitions of their art and/or run art galleries in unused commercial spaces that are available for short periods.
However what you need to do and how you get a pop up space is still a mystery to many artists.
I've expanded the Alternative Options for Exhibitions page devoted to different places to exhibit to include a NEW section on The Pop Up Show / Art Gallery
This summarises why artists use them and what you need to know and get to develop a pop up space for art.
It also includes links to useful online resources in terms of guides and articles and further advice. These links include:
If you've written a blog post about your experience of running a popup art show do drop me line via comments and I'll feature it in the reference section for this topic. It's good to share!
I've created a new page which tells you 'How to do a Reverse Image Search' in the Copyright section. I hope you find it useful.
Why do a reverse image search?
Here are some of the reasons why people want to locate images.
Over 70% of people
How the new page came about...
A long time ago I started by compiling a set of bookmarks on what to do - just for me
Then I wrote a blog post to share my summary of everything I'd found out about:
Then I created a website to share this information. This expanded on the blog and included the latest information and links to yet more advice.
Finally - I needed to move on from the sites which had been hosting this content - and I moved it here last week.
However before I published the new page I included some new advice and links e.g. to how to do a reverse image search using a mobile phone.
Do let me know if you've found any other useful sites which work well or offer good advice.
I've added a new page to the section on How to write an Artist's Resume or CV.
The new section - Social Media Summaries - is about how to describe yourself as an artist on social media eg Facebook, Twitter etc.
It provides TIPS about:
If you are aiming to market your art via social media, use the tips as a checklist for making sure you're presenting you and your artistic endeavours in the best possible way.
One of the questions I see come up time and time again on social media and art forums is "How do I get an agent".
By way of response, a number of people better qualified than me have written articles about the role of the art agent and their relevance to an artist.
I decided to compile the best of what's available and develop a guide based on:
Do take a look at A Guide to Art Agents, Art Buyers and Art Consultants in the section devoted to Selling Art.
I'd love to hear about any more good articles to add to the resources shared in this guide.
Burlington House Courtyard (home of the Royal Academy of Arts
and some prestigious exhibitions)
Copyright: Katherine Tyrrell
There's a lot of regulations you may need to comply with - not least those relating to liability to third parties and the payment of any taxes for running a business from home.
If you don't want to be caught out take a look at the page I've started to develop on 'Selling Art from Home'. It's not finished but it's got a lot of the key messages for people thinking about selling from home.
Obviously the rules vary depending on where in the world you live.
Do you - or have you considered - selling art from home
I'm very interested in hearing from people who have gone through the process of setting themselves up to sell art from home.
If you've got a useful experience to share please leave a comment below
If you've written about this on your blog please share the link.
(Please note all comments are moderated and may not appear straight away)
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