The instinct which creates the arts is not the same as that which produces art. – Pearl S. Buck
Surprisingly, many artists still question the obvious: “Should I show my art here or there?” There is a concern behind this question: artists are afraid of showing their art at wrong places. They fear it can hurt their artist career.
We insist on showing! Do you have a decent artist career? Do you sell every day? Does creating art make you a living? Do you have an odd job to provide yourself while you’re dreaming of being a full time artist? The answers to these questions will help you understand where you are now. Do enough people see your art? Who are your current and potential admirers and, hopefully, collectors?
Don’t be jealous or superstitious not to show. Show and show off! Communicate with your art. We all got the most powerful tool ever – the internet. Begin there! Smart online presence (and remember to mention your contact information!) can help you get discovered by anyone from any part of the world, literally.
Switch your mind from waiting to get discovered to working to get discovered.
How to do it? At our monthly gatherings we regularly touch this theme. In June, our master coach Leo Rapini again emphasized the necessity of starting thinking as an entrepreneur, or a worker, right after you created your masterpiece. There are three “elements” in all creative individuals: an artist, a person, and a worker. Don’t mix art and business. Conceive and create your unique masterpiece – continue being an artist and focus on this. And then go for being a real worker to market your artwork.
Join us for workshops and coaching sessions at The Platform meetup group. This NYC learning group evolved from our creative circle, Art Terrace, which first anniversary will be celebrated in July 2015. Don’t forget that smart networking also works wonders!