Lori Woodward Simons 's comment on 12 Steps to Get Your Artwork Noticed by Galleries

Lori Woodward Simons
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This may seem like a backdoor approach to getting into galleries, but it's worked for me...

While I was learning how to become an excellent painter, I noticed that some of my friends who were already excellent at art didn't have a national reputation. So.. I suggested their art to the editor of American Artist (watercolor magazine), and that's how I got started writing.

I've also gotten to know many gallery dealers. They know I'm a writer and respect my taste in art. Again, I point the dealer to artists whose work I think would go well at their gallery. If the artist gets in, I've made a friend and later when my work is good enough to show there, I ask if they might consider representing me.

One caution: I never asked until I was sure my work deserved to be in the gallery... which means it had to be as good as or better than the artists they already carried.

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