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GETTING a SHOW: Updated Resource

2015 December 3

Getting a Show: Avoiding the Pitfalls & Pratfalls by RLGibson began as a way to keep track of shows worth entering for artists, friends and peers– beginners, emerging & established. And over the years, I have found that established artists still make many the same mistakes I see from beginners, over and over again. As a gallerist, juror & critic, I am regularly asked why I choose one artist’s work over another.  There is never just one reason, but there are a handful of regular mistakes that influence my decisions NOT to choose work.  The obvious first issue: the art must be good, or at least promising–that should be the most important fact.  But to tell the truth, there’s a gallery or a show out there for most art– the sumptuous & the sour.  But, because the world is full of banana peels, we’ve newly updated one of our artist resources…

Getting a Show: Avoiding the Pitfalls & Pratfalls!

3 Responses
  1. December 5, 2015

    Well… at darn near 70 I’ve pretty much learned most of this the hard way already, but the new bit for me was the idea of setting up a site where I would show only my best work… only what I’d want given somebodies to see. Awesome idea! I’m all over it. Thanks so much.

  2. December 5, 2015

    I’m so happy one of the ideas resonated with you, Victoria. I have a couple of pages on my website that are not really hidden, but they are sort of buried. I change those pages depending on what I want to show a specific juror. Once the show notifies, I can change it up for the next juror or curator. It has really worked for me. Glad to pass it along… 🙂 –Rachel Gibson (Editor)

  3. December 5, 2015

    Love it!

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