How Diane Landed a One Person Pop-Up Show at a Hot Gallery

We spend a lot of time and energy here talking about all the ways you can take your career to the next level. But what about our students who are using our techniques to do just that? Don’t you want to hear from them and find out exactly how they are using what they’ve learned to make things happen for themselves?

Today we bring you this story from Praxis student Diane who overcame her fears of approaching gallerists and was rewarded with the opportunity of a life time. Read on in her own words:

Hi Brainard and everyone. It’s a new day and a new dawn. Last week Friday, there was a gallery Pop-Up Show that I just had to go to because it was at Alfstad & Editions Gallery. This gallery is nearby, has a fabulous, international reputation and their shows are immaculate.

I talked to the gallerist when I noticed he was free, and he and his wife listened to me ask, “Are you looking at new artists works”? They said yes! This morning was my appointment at 11 and guess what?

I am having a One Woman Pop-Up Show at Alfstad& on Friday, September 6th, 5-9.

Pinch me, is this real?

The location is hip.The whole thing is first class. Alfstad& deals in prints so I will also be producing all new work for my show. Etchings, aquatint, silkscreens, etc., including a fine art book, and I will be printing a banner too, that I can use for future shows.

So I can work on this show starting next week when I prepare my copper plates, etc. I want you to know this is a pure miracle. Part of my plan to commit to my Bliss.

Thank you for all of your good wishes, I think it is working. I feel liberated, like: I can do this! I have 6 months. So happy.

That’s it. It really can be that simple. Sometimes it’s just a matter of having the courage to ask. At Praxis Center, we know this. We also know how incredibly difficult it can be to make the words leave your lips. When you join Praxis for just $40/month, you unlock real world tools to help you overcome whatever is standing in the way of your artistic pursuits. It’s never too late.

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 WorldNew Markets for ArtistsThe Art World DemystifiedFund Your Dreams Like a Creative GeniusSell 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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