The decision to go public
Wordsmiths and artists of all disciplines reach a point where they want to share their work beyond family and friends. For each, the reasons are personal and varied. Finding the right venue to meet your goals is one step. But not the first.
Any route you take requires a body of work. Roger Curtis, famous for his seascapes, told his students not to enter classwork in exhibitions. He would embarrass anyone caught doing it. He would ask a student before demonstrating on her painting. Thus it was not completely your work.
Presentation is the key.
Do you have your painting properly framed for exhIbition. Works on paper require mats and glass. Now wider stretcher bars allow Work on canvas to be unframed. Still the edges must be painted. Is the subject matter suitable for a general audience?
You may have a full gallery on a website or just a few paintings. Use the best images to showcase your work. If you are not a good photographer, ask someone to do it. Today digital images are most desired.
Review your submissions with a critical eye. Others will judge you and compare your art to others. Now that you are sharing your art and writing with the world, are you satisfied with the presentation?
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