Ever wonder what it takes to mount a solo art show? Whether your an artist, an aspiring artist, or just an art lover, these blog posts from Gallery Underground’s blog will give you the 411.
There are many reasons an artist chooses to mount a solo show of their work, and many of them are not good reasons. Making money just might be the worst reason. If you are considering a solo show because you’re behind on the the utility bill and want to make some quick cash, the process will not be an enjoyable one. [Read More]
You’ve decided to apply for a solo show, for all the right reasons (see the first post in this series). The next consideration, perhaps before you even think about what your show will be, is whether it is possible – and what may be a determining factor there is whether there is actually a venue available to you. [Read More]
Timing does matter – to both lower your stress level and prevent a last-minute “Ack! I’m not ready! I need more time to complete my works/do publicity/plan my reception….” freakout, AND to maximize traffic to both your show, and the all-important reception, where much of your sales is likely to occur. [Read More]
One of the most important aspects of developing a solo show is coming up with a theme for your show. This will drive the entire process: your title, the pieces you choose, your press, your postcard and everything else surrounding your show – and most importantly: your chances of being accepted. [Read More]
You’re getting close. You know why you are mounting this solo show, you know what gallery or venue is hosting it, you know when it’s being installed, you have a killer concept, and you’re rapidly finishing up the last of the works. [Read More]