I missed a week of blogging recuperating from my weekend of “yachting”. The weekend was loooooong. I had plenty of practice sharing my work and educating folks on my art tapestries, but no sales. While that was somewhat disappointing, I’m glad I did it. The boat and galleries within were gorgeous. Being on the water was lovely. I always love being near or on water (see my Water series).
And now on to the BIG news: on my way home I went to New Bern ArtWorks.
I had been speaking to the four partners of the gallery since July about showing my work there. This opportunity came about because whilst on vacation this summer, my BF and I went to New Bern, where he used to live. We checked out all the galleries and liked this one the best. TAKE NOTE: if you want to be represented by a gallery- go in, introduce yourself and show and talk about your work. It helps to have a virtual gallery or website, and then FOLLOW UP if they show some interest.
Now, I don’t know if they will sell my work, but I am very hopeful. I will be there on the grand opening on Oct. 28 to meet with the gallery’s patrons and collectors. I’m SO excited!!!! This feels like a huge milestone to me and for my career.
So what’s the take away here? Open your mouth and introduce yourself to gallery owners. Here’s a great resource about this: Starving to Successful. How are you exhibiting your work?