Here’s how an Artist Turned One Exhibition Into Two

Gregory Moni's local library reached out to him to display his work after it was spotted at a local nonprofit theater company.

Art, in large part, is about network. One door opens the next which opens the next, and so on. Sometimes what seems like a modest opportunity can turn into the first step on a much larger journey. Exhibiting your work is the very best way to create new opportunity for yourself. Praxis student Gregory found this out not long ago and its a lesson that is continuing to pay dividends. In his own words:

Hello Brainard Carey and other amazing Praxis people, I just wanted to say thank you for the video on approaching Nonprofit Organizations. At the beginning of the year, I got the opportunity to show my work in a Nonprofit Theatre company in a local town near me. Now the county library saw my work and wants my work to be displayed in the library. It’s amazing how taking a risk and showing your work for a nonprofit can lead to other venues. Now I am donating an art piece for Theatre Company’s silent fundraising auction. So excited about the opportunity that is out there. I hope this inspires others to approach local nonprofits to show your work. Thank you so much Brainard Carey.

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Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.

 

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