Your Art in A Gallery - A Step by Step Guide

Cynthia Wolf

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6 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction - Your Art in a Galery

      1:52
    • Organizing a Body of Work

      3:30
    • Finding A Gallery that is a Good Fit for You!

      2:30
    • Best Practices for Contacting a Gallery

      3:17
    • How to Follow up with the Galleries

      4:10
    • Final Project

      2:29

About This Class

 Learn how to organize a body of work and best practices when approaching Galleries for Representation.

Hi There, fellow Artists! I'm a long time photographer and owner of Adelante! Gallery. Art is my passion!

After 16 years of owning the gallery, curating art and working with fabulous Artists I put together a step by step guide for artists who are ready to seek gallery representation.

Suited for artists who have a body of work or are headed in that direction.

We will cover organizing a cohesive body of work, your style or styles of art, researching galleries that are a good fit for your artwork and the best practices for approaching gallery owners and gallery managers.

There will be a short project at the end where you can post examples and receive feedback! 

By the end of the class you will have the confidence you need to approach your first gallery!

CLASS OUTLINE:

Introduction

Organizing a Body of Work

   *Assessing your style / do you have multiple styles and how to organize

How to Find the Gallery that is the Best Fit for Your Art

     *Guide to researching galleries

     *Starting local, if possible/looking through their roster of Artists

     *Choosing the gallery that best suites your style of artwork

Best Practices for Contacting Galleries

    *Your email requesting their submission guidelines.

    *Asking if they have group shows and if that is a different set of guidelines

    *Two sentences that describe your artwork focus and medium

    *Following their guidelines, due dates, size of jpgs.

Following Up with the Galleries

     *Best Practices when Following up with galleries

     *What to do if you haven't heard back from the gallery

     *How to craft a follow up email to the galleries

     *Requesting their recommendations for names of other galleries that may be a good fit for your 

          artwork, if the gallery doesn't add you to their roster of artists.

Now you are ready to take Action and approach your first Gallery for representation!

Actionable steps

       *Posting 5 images of your body of work for feedback on cohesiveness

       *Drafting your first email to a gallery

Now you have the confidence you need to submit your work to your first gallery!

Visit my websites:

http://www.adelantegallery.com  and http://www.cynthiadanielwolf.com

Connect:

FB: Adelante Gallery Oregon

Twitter: @adelantegallery

Instagram: Wolf Frosini

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Projects

Adelante! Gallery is Spreading the Joy thru Art!
A resource for Joyful, Beautiful, Fine Art in all mediums by national & local
award winning artists Paintings - Sculpture - Photography - Mixed Media

Hi there! I'm Cynthia Wolf, professional photographer and owner of Adelante! Gallery. 16 years of owning and curating art has been a great honor because I love art, all of my gallery artists and I love talking about art and helping patrons find just the right piece that brings them a little Joy.

I created classes that will guide emerging and new artists who are seeking gallery representation. These are based on my experiences and on the questions I've been asked over the years from emerging artists.

Personally,  l am in love with landscapes of the West, vista views; big sky, clouds, meadows, prairie, mountains, rivers. When I photograph I look for the places I want to return to after the trip is over. 

Mostly, my subject matter has been all about expansive landscapes and recently my passion has been 'ignited' by Water!  The reflections of sky, rock, leaves, tree trunks, snow melt, mountains.  The movement of the wind on water, the ripples created by birds and falling limbs and branches.

My latest project is a collaboration with painter and photographer, Terry Frosini; Images of Classic Cars and Classic Bikes, all creatively and digitally manipulated .
All of my images are infused onto lightweight metal. The affect looks like the image is illuminated from behind.