Well into the new year and still not feeling like a rock star? Here are three things to always implement when trying to further your art career!
First step into creating more success in your career in 2017 is networking. Networking may seem like an obvious pick for the top of our list, but it is more about the HOW than the WHAT, in this case.
In the industry, you will meet many people, or at least you should and how you interact is very important. Attend relevant events that help you grow, expand and become more involved. Examples of these are, gallery openings, special art event nights the city you live in may put on, or shows where you display your art work.
Bringing your social life into your job is also important. Networking is not something that happens Monday through Friday. If you are serious about being more successful, you need to look at every opportunity to network. This does not mean that an artist should tirelessly talk about themselves and their art, but be aware of connections that could be made in the least likely of places.
Networking better is the key. We all know how to introduce ourselves at this point, hand out a business card and make sure we ask the person why they are attending the event, but there is more that needs to be done!
Get to know three people well at an industry event, instead of madly passing out cards and filling the business card quota. Talk with a few people and get to know them. Make sure you walk away knowing their name, face and minor story. Find a common interest within the industry or out of it, ensuring a stronger bond that will cultivate long lasting business connections.
Don't Write a Long List
Second step to creating a more successful 2017 is, not writing a list!
8% of people achieve a new year’s resolution or goal. Instead pick your top 5 and take time writing out a more descriptive plan of how to meet your goals.
For example, if a goal is to expand your reach as an artist and allow more people to view your work, you need to start with your budget, time constraints and most importantly your target audience. Money well spent, is money that is thoughtfully invested within your career, some choices to expand are not always the best ones.
Third step to art career success is redefine accountability because it is a downfall of many plans unfinished. The first two steps will mean nothing if someone does not follow through with a plan. Do not just make goals or plans; hold yourself and those around you involved with your career, accountable. Check in, be protective about staying on track, and do not let life get in the way often. Life will always be there, it may never be the right time in your personal life, but the world keeps on moving without you, meaning lost opportunities. Redefine what makes you a dependable person in the professional world; It is a great way to manage your expectations for the year.
Every break through requires a bold stroke. Be proactive and determined to become a part of that 8%
A good question to ask yourself is, "Why should people work with me?" This is a hard yet hidden truth most business professional ask themselves when a potential client comes walking in the door with a proposal for business. Be compelling, make them realize you are worth investing in. Once involved in a project, don’t justify why you could not make a meeting or hit a deadline, be accountable and responsible for your career and future.
A determined and focused mindset ensures success in achieving goals within your career. Look at some pitfalls and un-achieved goals over the years and then look at why they may have happened. Empower yourself and your career by using knowledge you already have and tools you have obtained, in a new way. Artists need to market themselves as much as their art work!
Here's an semi-interesting video for getting ready for ArtExpo NY 2014...
From now until March 31st, photographer Kathleen Hoevet's art will be on display at the Jacksonville library.
Jacksonville Library Display Window
340 W C St
Jacksonville, OR 97530
Exhibit runs February 17th through March 31st
A collection of photography of nature and more..
There are abstracts all around us.
Sometimes you just need to open your eyes and your imagination.
All images can be ordered through her website in various sizes...
For those who missed it, the Wendy Gell demonstration was a fantastic success and a lot of fun last Friday at Art Storm, LLC. Interested in a fun jewelry themed event with Wendy? Call Paula Kersch to arrange it. 541-326-6422.
The JEGA GALLERY & SCULPTURE GARDEN, in Ashland, Oregon's historic
railroad district on the corner of 5th and A Street celebrates Women's
History Month in March with its' 20th annual juried exhibit:
"WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE AND MEN WHO LOVE WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE!"
Artists are encouraged to submit original paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and poetry/performance art for jury selection to be considered for the two openings; First Friday, March 7, 2014 and the First Friday, April 4, 2014. Entry deadlines are Monday, February
24th for the March show and March 24, 2014 for the April show.
J. Ellen Austin, artist and owner of the JEGA Gallery believes,"' Women
With Attitude,' and the men who believe in us, exhibit courage in
their daily lives and strive to give back to others, their communities
and society at large." J. Ellen goes on to say, I'm talking about
women and men who do something with their lives and keep on doing,
keep on learning, growing and contributing."
"Attitude" symbolizes an outlook and respect for other peoples'
philosophies, lifestyles and cultural diversities while retaining a
youthful willingness to learn and grow from new knowledge and
JEGA looks forward to each year's entries because "one of the wonders
of "Women with Attitude" is creativity, in all senses, all forms."
Each year an incredible array of entries have come in from talented
Women AND Men in our Rogue Valley and beyond! These works comprising
photographs, sculptures, drawings, paintings and performance art
provoke a whole spectrum of thoughts and bring forth a whole range of
For more information and applications please contact the JEGA
directly (541)488-2474. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Make your plans today...for ArtSpresso tomorrow! Come join the fun with snacks, coffee and some fresh art on our walls. 471 Bear Creek Drive, Suite 4, in Phoenix, Oregon. 11am to 2pm.
Come join us for coffee and snacks and art. 471 Bear Creek Drive in Phoenix, Oregon. 11am to 2pm.
ART STORM IS GOING TO ARTEXPO NEW YORK, 2014.
IT'S OFFICIAL! Sorry for shouting but this is big news. Art Storm, along with Wanda Pepin, will have a booth at ArtExpo in New York City in April, 2014. Along with displaying wall art and at least one sculpture piece we will be representing many more artists in our portfolio. This is perhaps the biggest art expo in the world, if you want to be represented get in touch with us, asap.
Email: email@example.com Phone: (541)326-6422
Don't forget that the Clayfolk Art Show and Sale starts today, Friday November 22, 2013 at 4pm.
Both Paula and I will be going to the show at 1pm on Saturday. If you wish to join us we will hang some Art Storm t-shirts from our car windows and try to park in a conspicuous spot. FREE T-SHIRTS FOR EVERYONE!
Join us at the Medford Armory for the Clayfolk (the Southern Oregon Potter's Association) Pottery show next week. The shows opens on Friday the 22nd at 4pm. Over 65 pottery artists will show their work and this is a great opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping. This year, give art for Christmas and help support the local art scene and give something that will have value for years to come.
Saturday and Sunday there will be a supervised Kids Clay area where participating artists share their love and knowledge with kids of all ages. The Kids Clay area will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, as well as Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
Medford's 3rd Friday Art Walk is tonight, starting at 5pm. Meet at South Central Avenue & East Main Street at 5pm to join other art lovers or just show up between 5-8pm and enjoy the art.
See the listing in our events calendar for more info...http://www.artstorm.com/ai1ec_event/82-2/?instance_id=966
REMINDER: ART INSPIRES ASHLAND is taking place this Saturday at the Historic Ashland Armory - doors open at 6pm and presentations start at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online for $25.
The highlight of the weekend will be three featured artists talking about their skills, inspirations and accomplishments in 20-minute presentations held at the Historic Ashland Armory on Saturday, November 16th, 2013. These three artists will also lead workshops during the day on Saturday, aimed at inspiring artists and art lovers.
The three featured artists are Juliette Aristides, classical painter, instructor and founder of Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, WA., Reina-Marie Loader, film-maker of independent socio-political films from Vienna, Austria, and Lucy Knisley, illustrator, comic artist and author from New York City.
Just a quick reminder that Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk is tonight from 5pm to 8pm.
Art walk maps are available at the galleries and Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Here are a few of the galleries that participate...
ART & SOUL GALLERY
247 E. Main St. (541)488-9006
161 Fourth St. (541)482-3672
LINDY KEHOE GALLERY
296 E. Main St (541)482-3350.
337 E. Main St. (541)499-1468
JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
625 A St. (541)488-2474
STUDIO A. B.
621 A St. (541)482-2253
A new event has been added to the Art Storm Events Calendar:
Wordbody: Drawings in Paint by Anna Elkins. The showing is from November 5, 2013 to November 29, 2013 and the reception is on November 9, from 5 to 8pm.
View the listing for specific info.