As an artist, the one thing that you would be most interested in doing is getting your artwork out there into the world. You want your artwork noticed, and it’s not easy to do that when you are just getting started. You want people to see it and if your art is good, the best thing that you can do is to advertise your abilities as much as you can. The biggest question—how? How do you get out there and show off what you can do when you are busy trying to create?
Below are several ways that you can get your art picked up and noticed by those that can make a difference.
- Posters. If you can create posters for the community, you’re going to be a step ahead in the art world. Getting in contact with people in business in the area and initially offering your services as a volunteer or in trade can help you to build rapport as a new artist. Start locally and your customers will spread the word and get your name out there via referrals.
- Event banners. Local events for musicians and bands are a great way to add some exposure to your skills. Bands and musicians will be able to share your work on their social media channels, further spreading your name. Pick the right projects, though, and make it clear that you are not offering free services moving forward.
- Illustrate. Depending on your style, you can also offer to illustrate stories and comics. Explore offering your work for children’s stories, books, presentations, and more.
- Make tshirts. You can choose to make custom printed tees with your artwork that offers the chance to have people see your work on the street and out in the community. You can get your work out there, sell tshirts online or in local markets, and more. Offer a range of colors and sizes. Use Etsy and other websites to expand your reach.
- Go online. Selling prints of your art, as well as original pieces, is a smart move. As you sell your work, developing your customer base, selling framed or unframed prints is a great way to offer affordable pieces and see what resonates best with your art fans.
We need more art in the world, so get out there and do something great!
|7th & Palm was created to support giving away more time and resources to help others. Giving back 1% of our time, 1% of our profits, and 1% of our products at a bare minimum to the local and global community, 7th & Palm remains committed to a 1/1/1 giving pledge. YOU can be a part of that by shopping small and voting with your dollar! All artwork, stationery and greeting cards, prints, and home goods are created by artist Andrea Smith.|