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For Emerging ArtistsBy Eric Armusik, Posted 03/14/19 15:19:52
5 Mandatory Tips for Emerging Artists
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I really didn't have any support early on in my career and because of that, I promised myself that when I achieved some level of success I'd never refuse anyone who asked for help. The question I get asked the most is: what advice would you give to an artist just starting out?
Here are 5 mandatory tips for emerging artists.
1. Get a website.
Make it easy to remember, preferably your full name .com. If your name is common like a "John Smith" and the address was taken, then add "art" or "paintings" or something similar to that to the end of it. Make it EASY. You will have to use this address to attract people to your work every day of your life. Do not use some free service that doesn't allow you to have your own name. If you make ANY investment in your career monetarily, this is the one to make. Social media is not the sole answer to a thriving art career. You need a good website with a portfolio and content to establish a presence online and to have your site found on Google.
by lana9770, posted 03/14/19 23:12:04
Thank you so much for your useful tips! I agree with you 100%. I'm sixty-three years old and never drew or painted anything before April 2017. I came to the Lowe Mill, Huntsville, AL and found a personal teacher. In a couple of weeks I made my first oil on canvas painting. In seven months I had a student exhibition. I work every day in the evenings, after taking care of my family. Before April 2017 my favorite show was "Lifetime". I watched this show every day. Since April 2017 I never watched TV, just painted. I opened an account on Instagram and the Agora Gallery found my artwork. It was a first step to my art career. On July 2017 I had back surgery with a brace installed in my spine. One week after surgery I restarted to work on my art. Due to complications after surgery,
I needed to take pain pills to continue my art work. When I paint then I forget about everything. Unfortunately I can't participate in the art fairs now because of my back. However, I participated in two large exhibitions entitled "Superfine DC" and "Spectrum Miami" last year. After that my portfolio was added to the Red Wood Media Group. I opened my website, an art store, and set up a Google search.
Marisa, all your suggestions are effective. In the first five minutes after opening my art store, one art collector bought two paintings. I was waiting on feedback from a buyer, because the buyer usually states the truth. After receiving feedback, I started to believe in myself. It was some amazing feedback.
Dear artists, read about what Marisa Morgan stated because she is giving real advice based upon her professional experience.
P.S.: Always try to help other artists.