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January 12, 2016 at 2:30 am #72169January 22, 2016 at 7:58 pm #72293GazzaParticipant
Hi Romina, I have entered in competitions and found that many times the judge (when an artist) is very influenced by their style of painting and the medium they prefer to work in. I met several “artists” who only enter competitions where a certain judge was adjudicating. The reason being he or she paints in the medium I use and/or in my style. So its all very subjective and now days I sell my work through a local coffee shop. Because in the end the buyers don’t really care if you have won an art contest they will buy what they personally like. I offered the cafe a 25% commission and they were only too happy to display my work on their walls as its extra income for them. The walls are now a potential earner for them. They promote my work for me as it is a win/win situation.
I have just started a social media page to advertise myself and my work. I don’t really have enough time to spend on social media when I would rather be painting; but it is a necessary evil.
All the best
GazzaJanuary 22, 2016 at 11:53 pm #72298LigerwolveParticipant
If you would like to enter some competitions I would suggest you look in magazines. Many art magazines have a section at the back or hold their own. That’s how I first started entering. Joining any local art groups is another good way to hear about what happening. I have also noticed a number of social media style groups pop up for local art groups where they display any events.
For starting out selling I would suggest you just start a Facebook page for your art. Its free and easy to manage.
As far as prints I have had all sorts of printing done. I would suggest you google what is local to you and go have a chat. Local is usually a good way to start although there are plenty of online printing places these days. Just make sure they have a good reputation.
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