Exhibiting

What do you need? 

Applications & Calls - planning for success, practice level

    Galleries, Exhibitions, Festivals, Events, Tours

    Preparing to Exhibit

    • Writing a CV, Biography & Artist Statement
    • Artwork Labels & Business Cards
    • Professionalism
    • Artwork - a body of work, signatures, presentation, framing, display,
    • Supports - types, uses, building, buying
    • Framing
    • Display Considerations - light, heat, traffic, temperature, hanging system
    • Hanging & Installing
    • Documentation 
    • Packaging, Shipping, Insurance
    • Communications - Websites, artists, talks, meet the artist, talking to the public, marketing & promotions (instruction, resources, bloggers, media contacts, on using social media)
    • Organizing - exhibitions, shows, tours, festivals, artist-run cooperatives, critique groups

    Exhibition Types

    • "juried" - Your work is submitted to the gallery and reviewed by a selected jury (a knowledgeable committee), your work will be accepted on the basis of technical skill, creativity, relevance to theme, and other requirements stated by the exhibition call.
    • "curated" - A curator researches a theme or conceptual focus and selects works of art for exhibition. A curated show is a creative and intellectual process which sees the curator as authority on the title of the show, the placement of works in a gallery, and potentially producing an exhibition essay, catalog, or publication.
    •  "solo" - A solo show is an exhibition of a single artist's work. The work could be one medium or span various mediums.
    • "group" - A group show is an exhibition with two or more artist's involved. Group shows can also exhibit the work of a "collective" artist group who work collaboratively or within shared studio spaces.