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Dash of Inspiration: Marketing Monday

July 27, 2015

A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen DashInspirationBanner_2015Emptyeasel.com has a series called “The ABC’s of Art Marketing” and some of their tips are well worth a read to see how you can apply it to your business as an artist.  Today, I wanted to point out a couple of their posts which stood out for me as I glanced through them.

Why Every Aspiring Artist Should Enter Juried Shows by Aletta de Wal

It’s very difficult to grow as an artist if you have never entered a competition with a jury panel of judges. I spent a few years entering “Calls for Art” and Juried Competitions. It offered a tremendous insight in how to judge my own work through a set of eyes that were empowered to see beyond my own pride and emotion. In those years, I won over fifty awards and then went on to curate my own shows in the art gallery I owned. All of this experience were critical steps to my growth as an artist. When I look back at the work which won those awards, it’s primitive in comparison to what I create today, yet I can see the road that brought me here – and along the way I’m able to see that I never stopped growing and improving.
How to Turn Obstacles Into Opportunities for Your Art  by Aletta de Wal

Look beyond what you see right now, beyond that which you may not be able to control when it comes to selling your cards, and find opportunities. They’re everywhere. Perhaps you can work in a volunteer capacity with students or seniors to expose them to creativity. If that’s not your thing, look for blogs which you share an interest and offer to write a weekly or monthly post on something you have experience in. The opportunities are endless, you simply need to learn to step beyond your comfort zone and be willing to try something new.

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Today is the last day for our July Dash of Inspiration Design Challenge entries – get yours in!

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Image the Unimaginable! Doreen Erhardt©2015

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2015 5:10 pm

    Hi Doreen! I love the article on juried shows. It is so true. It is very subjective to preference. I also like what it says about the benefits of entering. I do a lot of competitions, some I win some I don’t even stand a chance but it is always great to enter. It definitely makes you “push the envelope” on your art, to be as creative as you can and to stand out. Thanks for posting!

    • July 27, 2015 10:33 pm

      Great to have your thoughts and personal experience on this subject shared with the GCU community, thank you, Stephanie 🙂

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