Commitment and Managing Expectations

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Once you have a venue accepting to exhibit your work, the next thing is to continue by scheduling the exhibition. I agree with the organizer on the start date, and end date of the show. You need to be honest and make clear what you want and can exhibit and see if this fits the organizer. Usually, though, guys will leave all artistic stuff and preferences to the artist, but you should be open at some organizers will give you their preferences in the choice and disposition of the art pieces. Here's a list of things to clarify as soon as possible. When can you take measures of the location?

In fact, is there actually a plan of the location with measures? Can you pop close to the location for unloading and loading purposes? Can you leave business cards on site for the period The exhibition Can you hang tags with details of your work and the prices as well. You will also need to check if the pegging system and the location is compatible with your frames. This could be simply nails or a more sophisticated gallery system as well. Lastly, check if you need an insurance cover for the exhibition period.

In a recent video, I mentioned that it is better to find a location that runs an opening or Venice. If this would be the case, there could still be a couple of sub scenarios to consider. First, the location takes care of everything, including the catering, and that's really great. Otherwise, the second scenario is that the location does not take care of the catering. This means that you have to take care of bringing an addict amount of food and drinks depending on the number of guests coming to your opening. So, in this case, you have to also take care of invitations, know how many guests are coming.

And as well can you send invitations and you will have to communicate some deadlines to the organizer as well. What is really important is that you know the date on which you're going to hand on stole your artwork, the date of the opening and the time of the exhibition. The earliest you can clarify things and progress in the planning, the better it is. So make sure you have enough buffer time. If a solo exhibition is not possible, for example, if you do not have enough artwork to display, or if the investment is too much at the moment, then be open for a group exhibition with one or more other artists. Here again, using Your network is a great tool.

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