This month’s post was contributed by Froelick Gallery.
One of the main objectives of the PADA galleries is to promote their represented artists for long-term success. There are several goals that these galleries pursue for their artists such as inclusion in prestigious public exhibitions and collections, published essays about the work, and a broad base of sales. Hometown support for an artist’s career is crucial, but to ensure vibrant, long-term success they must have patronage from other parts of the globe. Thus the agenda is to show our artists’ work to known art collectors, curators, writers, and the general public. The more eyes on the work – the better!
In an effort to connect with new audiences, we are always looking for opportunities to expand our reach in the most appropriate way. In 2010, walking around downtown, or reading business journals, it was hard not to notice the number of retail shops and restaurants “popping up” for short periods in vacant spaces from Portland to New York. Froelick Gallery invests heavily in promoting its artists work to curators around the country, but what if we had a “pop up” location in an entirely different city? It would have to be a place known to art collectors, where people could casually stroll in and see a strong selection of our artists work.
Contributed by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.
For all the people out there who enjoy First Thursday and other gallery and art tours, you may consider attending an art fair as the next step toward immersing yourself in art. Art fairs are a great way to see a lot of diverse art in a short time. For several years there was even a Portland-based art fair called The Affair at the Jupiter Hotel which brought galleries from up and down the West Coast and collectors from as far away as Atlanta, Georgia, to Portland each September.
This guest post by Stacy Teller originally appeared on the 23Sandy Gallery Blog.
Image courtesy of uphill.com
One of the big questions on every artist’s mind is: how do I approach an art gallery with my artwork? All galleries have different ways of finding new artists to add to their rosters, so this can be a tricky question. This article will give you some ideas on how to get the gallery attention your art deserves.
Ultimately, Photography is subversive, not when it frightens, repels, or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks. – Roland Barthes
Photolucida‘s bi-annual portfolio reviews festival might only last three days, but all of April presents a feast for Portland’s photography lovers. The lectures, gallery walks, and reviews themselves, where a plethora of mid-career artists gather to network and receive feedback, are just the tip of the iceberg. Galleries all over the city are exhibiting photography this month- maybe you saw some on First Thursday! The PADA galleries are offering an incredible array of landscapes, portraits, documentaries, narratives, and processes. Take a look: