How to Get Hung: A Practical Guide for Emerging Artists

How to Get Hung: A Practical Guide for Emerging Artists

by Molly Barnes, Pat Hilton
     
 

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In this accessible, easy-to-read, detailed guide for artists, students, and aspiring art professionals, gallery owner Molly Barnes takes the mystique out of selling art.

With the art market generating over a billion dollars in sales annually, and enrollment in art schools continuing to rise, more and more graduates are joining the art scene and actively

Overview

In this accessible, easy-to-read, detailed guide for artists, students, and aspiring art professionals, gallery owner Molly Barnes takes the mystique out of selling art.

With the art market generating over a billion dollars in sales annually, and enrollment in art schools continuing to rise, more and more graduates are joining the art scene and actively participating in the "business" of art. With How to get Hung readers learn how to present their work and themselves to the professional art world. step-by-step, explanations are given for:

  • how to know when your body of work is ready to be presented to art professionals
  • networking and strategizing in the art community
  • promoting yourself and your work
  • how to target the right gallery for your work
  • gallery owners: how to work with and communicate with them; understanding their concerns
  • hanging the show: best methods for displaying pieces in the space
  • what yo can accomplish at your own opening: hot to "behave" with critics, knowing who buys and who doesn't
  • continuing the momentum created by your show
  • how museums work
  • curators, representatives, consultants—their roles and significance to the artist

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This unusual title refers to the process by which artists obtain gallery space in which to exhibit and sell their works. Barnes is an experienced gallery owner who has represented a number of well-known artists. In this book, aimed primarily at students and other young artists, she gives tips for dealing with art professionals, preparing and hanging a show and achieving success in the art world. The text is chatty, informal, and sprinkled with anecdotes about art personalities. As a career guide, the book has some interesting insights, but it doesn't have the solid information that books like A Writer's Market give their audiences. It emphasizes public relations and appearances but has very little about business practice-finance, insurace, legal advice, etc. Not an essential purchase for any type of library.-Constance Ashmore Fairchild, Urbana, Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885203083
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
11/15/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

A well-known New York and Los Angeles gallery owner and art critic, Molly Barnes continues to discover and support emerging artists. She is generally credited with discovering the photo-realism art movement.

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