Dear Artists, if You want to get noticed, share Your ART:
1 - ARTIST CATALOGUE: prepare a list of Galleries, Foundations, big enterprises, artistic spaces and send Your Catalogue.
2 - SOCIAL MEDIA: present Your work with a professional profile, key advantages: network, marketing, visibility, connection, dissemination, global scale, feedback, business. See The Most famous social network worldwide as of September 2016 by Statista.
3 - ONLINE GALLERIES: possible solution to make business, see this interesting selection, made by the Architectural Digest for the TOP 10:
1 - ArtSpace
2 - Artsy
3 - mo-artgallery
4 - Michelle Champetier
5 - La Fresh Gallery
6 - Gunter Gallery
7 - Atelier des Jeunes
8 - Saatchi Art
9 - Subastas Goya
10 - Lumas
4 - CONTESTS: get recognition, free advertising, open the international circle, win interesting prizes. You can follow the Contest Watchers website.
5 - ART FAIRS: important to see trends, network and for the Gallery selection in 1. See the Top Art Fairs List.
Please read Saatchi Art recommendations and tips on "Packaging Artwork For Shipping".
Basel is called the Switzerland Capital of Culture and Art, has nearly 40 Museums and hosts two very important international fairs: Art Basel, the world's most famous international art fair, with nearly 90.000 Art lovers; and Baselworld – The Watch and Jewellery Show.
Next week, at the same time as Art Basel happens June 16-19, there is an opportunity to also visit the satellite Art fairs:
LISTE (June 14-19)
VOLTA (June 13-18)
SCOPE (June 14-19)
1 – Custom Swiss Administration Site for “Works of art and exhibition objects”: works created by artists and brought by the Artists themselves, can be imported duty-free. Objects for galleries and auctions, for sales exhibitions by gallerists and for auctions can be declared using the temporary admission procedure.
2 – Simulator for custom duties and other charges, normally VAT, provides also the tariff number and relevant information, selecting the country of origin.
3 – Swiss Precious Metal Control for Jewel Designers, note Precious Metals items must bear two marks: the mark for a standard of fineness and a responsibility mark (RM) registered at the Central Office for Precious Metals Control.
If you are having your first opportunity to make an exhibition, 12 questions to have in mind:
1 - Is it a solo or collective exhibition, individual or shared concept?
Visit the place; look up the Artists, style, concepts, sizing, pricing and structures.
2 - When and how long?
Consider location, holidays, satellite events before setting a date.
3 - How much is the exhibition fee?
Clarify commission on net values, legal VAT and additional fees.
4 - How many works?
Minimum and maximum number works that can be displayed.
5 - How?
Request the plant of the exhibition area, make a plan before installation.
6 - List exhibition materials.
Invitations, catalogue, introduction of the Artist, exhibition presentation and price list. Clarify responsibilities and deadlines.
7 - Social activation?
Mailing list and client profile, media, marketing strategy.
8 - Going abroad?
Attention to custom fees, declaration of goods, transportation, legal procedures between countries and travelling. Clarify responsibility and costs.
9 - Art consignment or contract?
Sign a legal document to consign your pieces, see Francis G. Pennarola example.
10 - Set terms of payment and deadlines.
11 - Security an issue?
Clarify if the Gallery provides insurance, considering the work value, do it yourself.
12 - Vernissage and scheduled presences?
Define dates, catering, music, video wall projection, Photographer.
Always have an updated Catalogue in Exhibitions, make the most of every opportunity.
I have seen works being sold, just by The Catalogue of the Artist.
12 Tips for The Artist Catalogue:
1 – Be simple.
Your work is more important than the Catalogue itself, the work should “speak out”.
2 – Structure.
Organize your work and Collections, to have an easy understanding.
3 – Introduce the Artist.
Who and why. Know what moves and inspires, breath the Artist.
4 – Education, Training and Professional path.
Include if relevant, organized by the most recent to the past ones.
5 - Solo Exhibitions and Collective Exhibitions.
Share your Artistic path.
6 – Artistic Activities, Affiliations and Partnerships.
7 – Prizes should be outlined.
8 – Include Collections Concept.
Gives a deeper understanding, can open or close up opportunities.
9 - Basic information required.
With every work piece: Title, Technique, Year, Size of the piece.
10 – Bilingual or in an international language.
Depending on your target set.
11 – Include contacts and social networks.
How can others reach you: site, e-mail, phone. How can others follow you.
12 – More important, do it as you like, with your signature, do it with LOVE!
Movie Step Up Revolution, Art Museum Dance, Flash Mob Song
Dear Artists, there are Art Fairs and exhibitions all over the world. Below you can find a list of the Art Fairs with more attendance, figures of the Skate’s Art Market Research, provided in 2015 by Widewalls article and in 2014 by ArtNews article. Subscribe your favorite events, follow social networks, possible contests and get the list of contacts of Galleries attending. An opportunity to admire, see tendencies, get new ideas and have fun.
TOP 10 in 2015
TOP 10 in 2014
I also recommend reading “Your Strategic Guide to the Spring Art Fair Season” on Artsy Editorial By Abigail Cain, excellent. Looking for information, I´ve gather a list of known Art Fairs that I share with you, by alphabetical order:
50 Art Fairs