Naturally, artists want to exhibit their artworks. Not only to be recognized or to show their work to the world but of course to sell their art and to make a living from doing what they love the most. Any artist has dreamt of having their own exhibition ever since they have started creating art.
Planning an exhibition is not only challenging, it could also be frustrating, especially for any emerging artist. But no matter how discouraging it could be, artists would still jump on the chance to have their works prominently displayed and to have an audience. For them, an exhibition would open a lot of doors, no matter what their purpose for the exhibition is.
If you are an up-and-coming artist and you want to exhibit your works, the following is a list of things you need to think about.
Venue is the number one factor you should decide on first when you have decided to exhibit your artwork. It could be the factor that could make your art exhibitions a success or a failure. You could never go wrong with a venue that already hosted several exhibits in the past before because they already have an idea of what to do to draw in the artistic crowds.
Of course, you want to have a big audience when you display your artworks so if the venue that you chose is respected and has a reputation for holding an exhibition that is worth the time and of course, the money of exhibition goers, your exhibit would have the expected attendance.
Decide on the theme
As an artist you would want all of your artworks to be proudly displayed all at once. But this will not be the case in your first exhibition. You have to decide on the theme. Choosing the theme is easy especially if you would consider your venue and the type of crowd that it would draw.
You have to create a relationship between the pieces that you would choose to display. That way, your brilliance and creativity would be perfectly captured by the artworks you display. You also have to provide a bit of background with your pieces especially if your artworks revolve around abstracts.
Choose your artworks
Now that you have decided on the theme, it would be easier for you to choose the artwork. Any of your best artwork that falls within the scope of your theme could be put up for display. As the artist, of course, you might not be able to decide impartially. Ask a friend or someone who knows about art to choose for you.
Promote your exhibition
In order to draw in the crowds, you could not just rely on the venue to promote your exhibition. You have to do your part too. Post about it on your social media platforms and let people know.
There are other artists who have tried exhibiting their works online first as a way to determine whether people would flock to the actual venue. There are online platforms where artists could sell their art, and if they managed to sell most of their artworks, it is safe to say that an actual exhibition could be successful too.