Picking an Exhibition for a Photo Art Gallery
Using a photo art gallery to get your photos out into the public eye is an essential step to take to sell the work that you do. Knowing what to look for and how to choose the best photo art gallery is also essential. Planning your first photo art gallery exhibition is one of the hardest things you will have to do as a photographer.
Securing Gallery Space
When you secure your first gallery space, it does not necessarily need to be at a gallery. A restaurant is often a good place to start. It becomes a win/win situation by giving you a place to display your art and the restaurant a chance to attract more customers. For your first show, a local restaurant is a much more relaxed atmosphere and much easier on your nerves.
Choosing a Date
One of the first things that you will need to do is to establish the dates. You want to ensure that you leave yourself enough time to print up materials to promote yourself. You will also need to name your exhibit. Create a mailing list so that you can send cards out to everyone you can think of. Don’t be shy; send cards to the media and to the regional galleries in your area.
Since you will want to write an artist’s statement that will give everyone an idea of who you are, you could very easily add some interesting information, write a press release and use it to invite specific writers to your exhibition. Include a copy of your artist’s statement with the press release.