I’ve been looking for places to sell more of my artwork.
One particular business minded gallery in my region exudes success with a snappy website, easy buyer options, and a page outlining criteria for artist submissions.
They seek artists who actually make a living with their art. That’s a big ask, but a little thought and it becomes understandable - If a business is to survive, it needs artists who sell, why take a chance and fail – tough love.
Next, they don’t want artist who exhibit or sell their work in their local area, Shropshire, or 20km radius of either of their two galleries. Cordoning off their local buyer pool seems to be the objective here, any business will want a unique product, and to be the only supply.
Finally, they look to “exhibit work by contemporary artists in fine art and craft, who demonstrate excellent skills in their chosen media and who interpret rural themes in both traditional and innovative ways.”
Where does that leave me?
Successfull artist - x
Exhibition within 20km? Damn - x
Excellent skills in chosen media? x
Unfortunately I don’t think I tick any boxes...except... maybe...?
Interpret rural themes? ✔