As an artist in order to be able to build business from your art, you need to find ways to present your works, online and offline. Now, because most of the Indian artists are not techno savvy and aren’t really versed with the ways to showcase it online, they resort to offline methods only.

Undeniably, both the online and the offline methods are important for increasing the reach of an artist in the art market. That is why, in this blog we share some of the tips to make the gallery you choose love your work and you as an artist. However, prior to that, you need to understand that the paintings you take to the gallery are like your resume and you are the one who will be interviewed. Treat it none less than an interview. Yes, going to galleries and showing your art to convince them to showcase your works in their gallery is like getting a job, you need to take it seriously.

So, choose a gallery that you feel is the best for your works and start considering it as the only option left. Work for it while keeping in mind what we are telling.

Act professional –

When artists select a gallery they should start setting the ways to communicate. According to the professional code of conduct, they should talk politely, courteously, and should listen to them attentively. The question that arises here is that of approach. Indian artists should approach the gallery by requesting for an appointment for the same. If the gallery is a busy one, the drop-in policy won’t work. The gallery personnel will be busy in their day-to-day activities and in doing the things that a successful gallery has to do.

Make sure to get answer to some of your questions and to answer some of their questions while you call them for an appointment.

Look professional-

Now, because your visit to the gallery to show your works is like giving an interview, you also need to dress accordingly. Get a business suit, polish your shoes and present the best version of yourself. Even though doing so isn’t necessary as artists are mostly compared to a gypsy soul who are lost in their world of imaginations, trust us, making an effort won’t go in vain. However, we have seen many Indian artists don’t strive to work on how they are presenting themselves as they want their art to speak for them and not vice versa. Well, they aren’t completely wrong in this regard but all we are saying is why to take this risk at the time of presenting your works to the gallery? You have been longing to show your art in this gallery, somewhere down the line would you still want this to be a reason of your rejection? Infact, giving them the impression of being carefree will definitely torpedoed your chance.

Make a professional Presentation

This is clearly the most important part, you need to be very meticulous when you present your art as what you present and how you present will be the main decider. The durga painting, abstract or modern should be framed properly. Indian artists often do the mistake of taking their works without getting them framed properly in a rolled out manner. This leaves a really bad impression on the gallerist, it will make them feel like you barely care about your works. And when you don’t care about your works, why will they?

So, while framing them on your own or getting them framed from a framer, get it covered form the back with paper. A large portfolio holding one or two works will be enough. Along with it don’t forget to carry your resume, biography and any other thing that the gallery has demanded for while fixing the appointment during the call.

Apart from the above mentioned points, just be ready to talk about the works you have made. The gallery authorities might ask you about your inspiration, the medium you work with the most. They can ask you about the work one by one or altogether in general, be prepared for all these possibilities. The story behind your artworks should be worthful, so that it can resonate with the potential buyers.

Rest, wait for the decision of the gallery personnel. Be ready to face the rejection or the approval. They might say yes then and there and ask you to leave the works you have got along with you in the gallery, they might ask you to wait. Later, they might call and they might not. Brace yourself for every possibility and learn to accept it with grace.