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mr.dude
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« on: December 18, 2006, 01:13:28 AM »
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Hi,

   Iíve been asked by the proprietor of an art center/gallery to call & schedule a meeting to show my work, as the owner is considering giving me a personal exhibition.  The thing is, Iím completely new to all of this.  The place is on the opposite coast from where Iím at and being not so well off financially, I doubt Iíll be able to travel out there for a meeting if they wanted me to go there.  Who knows, maybe the owner intends to travel out here, but I wanted to know a few things before calling.  In a situation like this, would the artist usually travel out to the gallery/art center or is there really no customary ďrules?Ē  Iím really new and clueless about all this so I donít want to insult anybody if I tell them I cannot make it.  Is it okay to send portfolios/selected works for review if I cannot meet them, or does that not seem alright?  

Many thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006, 09:51:29 PM »
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Yes, usually the artist does pay and go out.  However the best thing to do is to save the money on the trip and make yourself a really really professional portfolio.  There are only few ways of doing this affordable and nice.  If you show to much they will think less of you, remember to many unfinished ideas or subjects will mean to a curator you are the master of none.  If you want further advice and there alot more to be concerned about, you can call me at 9098789214.  I am a gallery owner as well as a master b&w and color photographer for 20 years.  If you want to see what I do please go to my website at galleryoftheamericanlandscape.com    Hope to hear from you, remember you get usually one shot.  Tim



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Hi,

   Iíve been asked by the proprietor of an art center/gallery to call & schedule a meeting to show my work, as the owner is considering giving me a personal exhibition.  The thing is, Iím completely new to all of this.  The place is on the opposite coast from where Iím at and being not so well off financially, I doubt Iíll be able to travel out there for a meeting if they wanted me to go there.  Who knows, maybe the owner intends to travel out here, but I wanted to know a few things before calling.  In a situation like this, would the artist usually travel out to the gallery/art center or is there really no customary ďrules?Ē  Iím really new and clueless about all this so I donít want to insult anybody if I tell them I cannot make it.  Is it okay to send portfolios/selected works for review if I cannot meet them, or does that not seem alright?   

Many thanks.
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