Art Show Notes.
I recently un-installed my second art show, and I wanted to share some of my learnings and thoughts from it. These art shows are monthly rotating displays of art made by Getty Images employees; not the professional photographers (though there are several regular folks who have photography hobbies at Getty). For my second show, I was invited to put up work from my recent "Screenprinting on Glass" class, which I take at Pratt Fine Arts in Seattle.
This is a Native American style raven image, screenprinted with red enamel onto black glass. I didn't like the results when it first came out of the kiln, so I cut the glass into strips and staggered them a bit before capping it with clear glass and re-firing. The second firing did a much better job of demonstrating the flexibility of glass. After the piece was up for about a week, a colleague bought this piece - hurray!
Art Show Tips:
- If it's for sale, just put the price right out there. Don't make interested buyers ask, or let them think "if I have to ask about the price, it's too expensive". Unless you put bright yellow pricing-gun stickers all over, pricing information isn't going to offend anyone.
- Flat glass art such as the above is amazing as it is. It doesn't need framing to stand out - and doing so will just cover up the inherent coolness of the media. If possible, build hanging or stand-up affordances right into the piece.
- Post a brief biography of yourself and your "artist's statement" as well as a description of the process for your art. This will give even shy visitors some information about why your pieces are interesting.
- I don't have an Etsy site (well I do, but I don't keep it up-to-date). But if I did, I would have printed up some takeaway cards on Moo to point people to the Etsy site.
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