GalleryNorth outdoor Art Show & Music Festival!
This year will be a year of trying new things for me. The outdoor art show is one of them.
I have no experience doing outdoor exhibitions. Mostly, indoor spaces such as exhibition halls, galleries, libraries, and cafes were the places I exhibited. But last year a friend of mine invited me to the Christmas Outdoor Market, where I saw artists selling their paintings outdoors. At that time, I think I had already come to the idea of showing and selling my paintings outdoors with them.
Rather than an indoor exhibition entrusted to curators or gallery officials, I believe that experiencing an outdoor art show where I sit down to see and communicate with customers' reactions will give me the inspiration, direction, and energy I need to draw in the future.
I think it's well worth it to show my work directly in any form or manner. Even if I don't sell anything, I never know what will happen if I get the chance to meet someone in person and explain their vision and inspiration. I remember there was at least one episode for every 40+ exhibitions. It immediately led to the next exhibition or good opportunity.
Also, I was able to meet good people even if it didn't lead to a good opportunity to remember. An outdoor art show will be essentially the best way for me to know public awareness and future development include understanding about a real art market.
When I was young, my mother opened a boutique shop in the neighborhood. So she fixed clothes and designed new clothes for fitting her customers and made and sold them. The stop was always full of customers, and my mother's business was quite successful. I learned the real life scene by the side of such a mother. In other words, I learned firsthand how intense and difficult the behind-the-scenes look of fancy fashion design is.
we know The fact that there is always a reality in which you have to survive and run fiercely for the splendor behind things that look flashy. It is like a swan struggling with all its strength under the water to float gracefully over the lake. When my mother sketched out new outfits and swatches them on white paper, she looked so cool. But she had to buy fabric to make the clothes. The fabric is in the form of a rolled up roll, but it is not light weight for a woman to lift easily. In addition, she had to work tirelessly and busily with a sewing machine and an over-baroque machine. It was great when her customers were happy with her clothes, but my mother also had to deal with the customer's harsh reviews later on.
My mother was a competent dressmaker. However, she also struggled a lot in front of complaints from customers. Also, there were a lot of dressing rooms around her shop. She had to compete with such a shop. This was the reality.
It has been an important life lesson for me to see this gap between reality and the ideal up close in real life. Even while painting as an artist, I always keep this gap in mind.
I know how hard it is to make a living by drawing. However, if I do not face this reality and try something difficult, painting will become a hobby.
Professional artists are in the business of producing art to make an income.Amateurs may sell work and derive income from their art, but that is not the primary motivation. For them art may be a passion, a hobby or a recreational pastime, but it does not matter if their work doesn't sell. They are not in business. (by Law Insider)
Therefore, if your drawing is no longer a hobby or an amateur level, drawing should become a profession. In other words, you have to constantly develop yourself with clear relevance and expertise to your life and livelihood, and work by constantly asking yourself questions.
The first definition, that of a hobbyist, is “a person engaged in activities, in their spare time, that bring them pleasure.” The professional has a slightly more complex definition, which includes: Being Paid – A person being paid for a skilled activity.
One of the interesting things about the hobbyist definition is that it speaks about something that is done for pleasure and enjoyment; however, the definition of a professional has no mention of whether the activities are enjoyable or not. It is assumed that someone won’t like their professional activities or that their interest in the activities is unimportant. In our world, user groups gather people who enjoy what they’re doing enough, or are committed enough, to invest their after-hours time in learning more about the profession. (What’s the Difference Between a Hobbyist and a Professional? by Robert Bogue)
In other words, simple self-development or enjoyment of a certain behavior is not the motive, but because these behaviors are related to income and livelihood and help maintain one's life, there is a reason that the behavior must be performed with a more active motive. In other words, even if the behavior no longer gives you pleasure, even if the motive for the behavior is lost, the behavior is clearly a means of sustaining life and livelihood.
Once you have these fiercely realistic motives, you will no longer be indolent about the behavior that motivates you. In any case, you will develop yourself, hone your skills, watch and analyze the market, constantly jump into the market, catch trends and try to upgrade yourself. This is where professionalism comes in. The same goes for pictures. No one would want their drawings to mean only to them and that drawing means nothing but a way to pass time.
In this sense, artists constantly create exhibition opportunities, participate in open calls, and participate in art shows to present their work. In order to seize even the smallest and smallest opportunity, we are doing things that no one else does with a strong motive.
In order for these artists to be active, galleries and related organizations are helping artists make a living through various exhibition opportunities, art shows, and art fairs. In this sense,
The purpose of the exhibition may be to sell the art works or it may be mainly educational. A juried show has an individual or panel doing as judge of submitted artworks and selecting which are to be shown. In a dictionary sense, an art show is distinguished from such an exhibition. As nouns the difference between exhibition and show is that exhibition is an instance of exhibiting, or something exhibited while show is a play, dance, or other entertainment.
I am personally grateful to be able to participate in an art show at a local gallery. These experiences will be summarized and shared on the blog.
First, the gallery requested three sample images from among the works to be presented at the art show.
I will be submitting the 3 works below.
Below is the budget for participating in these local art shows. In my case, I chose the table.
Below are the motivations and opportunities for art shows offered by the gallery. :Based on feedback from exhibitors, we are featuring a number of changes this year, signaling our interest in building upon the long tradition of the Outdoor Art Show and Music Festival.
The process of preparing the art show, participation, and reviews will be continuously updated on the blog.
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Myungja Anna Koh