How to Get Your Artwork Shown at a Gallery

how to get your artwork shown at a gallery for emerging artists getting artwork in a gallery can seem daunting but there are many venues available even if you don’t live in a major city you will need a pen and paper a portfolio internet access membership in art organizations art school artists friends and exhibition space step 1 make a list of local art galleries including addresses and contact information step 2 visit galleries and ask gallery owners or representatives about portfolio submission requirements step 3 select artwork through a portfolio the galleries may require artists portfolios in slide format as digital files on DVD or posted online step 4 enter artwork in the juried exhibition competition sponsored by galleries or nonprofit organizations some competitions are scams that exist solely for entry fees ask questions before submitting work step 5 join local art organizations to network with fellow artists as well as art supporters step 6 take our courses at a local college or university art classes are prime networking opportunities step 7 form an artist cooperative with artists friends and create your own exhibition space along with word-of-mouth buzz about your work select the operative members carefully treat this as a business venture require members to sign a contract step 8 submit your work to an online art gallery or start your own online gallery did you know London’s prestigious saatchi gallery sponsors an online gallery and providing a venue for emerging artists worldwide

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