The fact of the matter is, Praxis students see results. They learn the skills they need to advance their careers and gain confidence to get their work out into the world and take chances. When this pays off with an extraordinary opportunity, we sure love hearing about it and celebrating. Recently, Praxis student Joan shared her wonderful achievement in an email. In her own words:
“…the Transit Museum show was **WONDERFUL**, a dream come true! never could have believed my work would be in a museum! (okay, it’s not MOMA, but ya gotta start somewhere)
they were kind enough to frame 5 huge double-paintings for me…at no charge..would have cost me many thousands. and i sold 2 right off the wall!
later that year, a student put me in touch with Metropolitan College of New York in the financial district…brand new building, beautiful gallery area…my work never looked better. had no idea how important good lighting is! sold another there as well.“
So what’s the trick? The catch? Does Joan have something that you don’t? Well, the answer is maybe yes and maybe no. Of course it’s important for your art to be in front of the right person trying to fill the right venue, but in order to get your art in front of any person, you have to know how.
At Praxis Center, we show you the ropes. We unlock the doors to the art world so that you can venture inside and start making your mark. You’ll learn how to communicate with gallery owners, find patrons and sponsors to support your artistic endeavors, get your art on the walls and so much more. And when you join for just $40/month you also have access to our virtual classroom community where you’ll find experts to guide you as well as colleagues to support you. Joan made a dream come true. There’s no reason in the world you can’t, too.
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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