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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Building Your Art Career Pt. 5

I get it. You need to lock yourself away and create series of work for that next exhibition. Just be careful not to become a hermit in the process. It’s still important that you come up for a breather every once in a while.

According to curator and artist Rhonda Schaller post from her blog achieves, she suggests that it’s time to step away from your studio. And I couldn’t agree with her more.

Get out of your studio and into the world

There are several things you can do during your studio intermission. How about…
  • Organize an exhibition at your local library
  • Write reviews for a blog - preferably
  • Intern for an art handler in a gallery
  • Work for a museum in any department
  • Work for a gallery and serve wine at the openings
  • Teach an after-school class in art
  • Join an artist support or crit group, start an artist crit or support group
  • Go to artist salons
  • Attend panel discussions and lectures - (see Basquiat Stripped)
  • And my ultimate favorite thing to do…go to openings!

I hope you do realize that doing any of one of these things from the list will give you the opportunity to meet people, and see what is going on in the “ art scene” that you want to be a part of.

Schaller said she met some of her best curatorial contacts while she was a security guard at MoMA when she first got out of art school.

So, now that you’ve stepped away from your workstation to read this Art Tip of the week, who are you going to meet and how are you going to assert yourself in the multicultural art world? Comment below or send out a tweet to @TCsViews

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