It is one thing to be a famous and well established artist where all you need to do is to paint pictures and hand them down to an agent and it’s altogether a different thing to be at the start of your career as an artist. When it comes to planning an exhibition, most of us require planning them on our own. If you want to get the most out of your art exhibition, there’s indeed a lot of work that is involved in the process. It is being presently seen that artists are gradually taking their careers in their own hands and art galleries have been struggling and are being closed down.
Learning how to stage your own exhibition is one of the greatest ways of knowing how to get the attention of potential galleries and new collectors. Check out the following steps which can work as a helping hand to anyone who wishes to exhibit their paintings and art for the first time within a limited budget.
- Get adequate insurance policy: Before you approach any public venue for an exhibition, you require purchasing liability insurance. If a print, painting or sculpture injures someone in the public, then you’re liable to compensate. Hence you should have adequate insurance coverage, at least one-off exhibition insurance in case you don’t require being covered for a full year.
- Choose a perfect venue for exhibiting: If you’re someone who likes to practice on a restrained budget, bars, cafes, restaurants and pubs can be some effective places where you can attract a large number of people who will view your work. You’ll also not be charged for exhibiting. However make sure you choose a venue which is sympathetic to your art medium and not a place which is dead against art.
- Find out some other artists: Browse through the local art clubs or the street markets where you can see similar artists who have good enough work to put on sale. Ask any other artist whether they know others who are willing to exhibit. Artists with similar or even contradictory themes will help you in creating some great momentum. Don’t restrain yourself to those artists who are only in your medium as that will limit the variety of the art exhibition.
- Promote yourself: Now you have to blow your own trumpet and that can take the form of press release, local publications, business cards, flyers and posters. Find creative ways to advertise your event and engage with your visitors like giving away small personalized gifts with your art. Also send potential clients some written feedback about your exhibition so that you can let them know about whatever you’re trying to do.
Therefore, if you’re wondering about the ways in which you can stage an exhibition for displaying your artwork and paintings, you can follow the steps mentioned above. Be ready to receive all kinds of feedback from the visitors and take to improving yourself from the comments that you receive.