Several Ways To Self-Sabotage Your Art Career

Without even knowing it, artists can in some cases undermine their professions, compromise their reputations, reduce their chances of getting their artwork displayed on picture hanging systems at shows, and a discount rate or dismiss the suggestions of gallery owners or consultants or coaches or consultants or anybody else well-informed about how the art world works. Instead of accomplishing success like they think they’re doing, they’re most likely to wind up amongst the ranks of the unknowns. For those of you who demand oblivion, I thus offer the most practical methods of obtaining that status. So if you’re prepared to go nowhere, here’s all you need to do (I am using a touch of sarcasm as I write this):

* Pay no attention to how interested or indifferent anybody might be in either finding out about your art, hearing your life story, or continuing any type of conversation with you no matter the content. Simply keep talking.

* In case anybody reveals interest in seeing your art or visiting your studio, make certain you have fewer than twenty pieces of completed work. The less you have, the much better.

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* If you’re selling out of your studio and somebody shows interest in a particular artwork, immediately reroute them to a more expensive one whether or not it’s comparable to the one they’re looking at. If they prefer an older piece of your work, tell them it’s no good which they ought to purchase a more current one instead.

* Pay to be included in so-called books, publications, or directory sites of promising artists, international artists, well-known artists, whatever. The more it costs to obtain noted, the better. Not just does barely any person take these publications seriously, but combined with spending for shows, you’ll go broke even faster, so grab yourself some business coaching fast!

* When you contact a dealer or gallery either in person or by phone, email or mail, merely say you’re an artist trying to find representation. Make certain they have no idea why you’re contacting them (besides they’re an art gallery and you’re an artist). Likewise, make sure you have no idea why you’re contacting them (aside from they’re an art gallery and you’re an artist). Have no concept what type of art they show, whether they sell the type of art you make, exactly what their history is, whether your art is priced comparably to the art they sell, or whether your resume compares favorably with those of the artists they represent.

* Pay to reveal your art at galleries that charge you to exhibit your work. The more costly they are, the better. Not only does barely anyone take these galleries seriously, however you’ll very likely likewise offer absolutely nothing … and that method you’ll go broke much faster.

* Even though you have less than twenty finished artworks, constantly contact recognized dealerships and galleries globally and ask for solo art shows with your pieces of work displayed on a picture rail system.

Paul Henry