Art Show Prep
My Fall Season entails 3 solo art showings in the Boulder, Colorado area. Two I am showing photographs at and the third I currently have my large paintings hanging at. Putting shows together requires, well, a lot of work. It’s one thing to just get your work together: printing photos or finishing any last minute painting along with framing as necessary and of course, choosing which pieces to actually put in the show, and remember the hanging of the work and removal at the end.
Once the prep of the art is ready and complete, there is a bunch of office work to do – The Marketing and Paperwork. It’s important to let everyone know that you have a show coming up and how they can come and see it! Plus, there are the printed pieces to have for the show display and any postcards/business cards you need. My show stuff finally looks consistent – that took a while and some tinkering – what do you think?
To keep on track and not forget anything, it’s good to keep a list of what you need to take care of. Here’s mine…
- Any finish work on paintings/photos
- Any revisions of Artist Statement/Bio – Print as necessary
- Make Up Labels – Print as necessary
- Business Cards – Print as necessary
- Design Postcards – Print as necessary
- Newsletter/Email Announcement
- Blog Post
- Give Away
Alma Mater Newsletter
Venues Newsletter – ??
List on Blog/Web Site Show Page
- Tell anyone else that will listen. 🙂 Maybe make up some tshirts with the date on it.
This can, of course, be added to as more ideas come up. And, I didn’t accomplish each one for these for these shows this year. I am aiming to do the whole list for my shows next year, but I still need to make a separate blog/web page to house my shows, and create some interesting press releases, etc. It takes time.
While I worked at it as I had the time, every task could easily be added to your calendar to keep it moving!
Anyone have any other ideas to add to this? Any other suggestions to make it a good show?!
Come and see what I’m showing this Fall Season…
** Winner – September Boulder Art Association Mini Show **
My Large Trashy Paintings
This series is on large canvas – 12 x 30 x 2
Each canvas is a deep profile and doesn’t require a frame – ready to hang!
Acrylic & Mixed Media
$345 + s/h – Contact Jennifer for Purchase
will be on display:
September 9 – October 31
Helping businesses make better, faster
1965 N. 57th Ct, Boulder CO
My Recycling Photography
This series is of 11 x 14 Photgraphs
of recycled packaging and abstracts
$42 ea. + s/h – Contact Jennifer for Purchase
will be on display in two locations:
October through December
Coal Creek Physical Therapy
315 S. Boulder Rd
North Boulder Physical Therapy
3000 Center Green
Dr., #110, Boulder
If you stop by and see the show I’d love to hear how you liked it! And, thanks for visiting!