David Hasselhoff once reigned supreme. His ultimate hunk status propelled him from the driver’s seat of Knight Rider to the glistening Malibu beaches of Baywatch.
He was once named by the Guinness Book of World Records as “The Most Watched TV Star in the World” and he didn’t stop there.
In 2006, he launched a website titled Get Hasselhoff to Number 1 in an attempt to bring his 1989 hit single Looking for Freedom to the top spot on the UK charts. The stunt worked (sort of) and in 2006 his 17-year-old single entered the charts at number 3. Its highest spot ever.
So what on earth does David Hasselhoff’s career have to do you with you? Or your art?
As an artist, you operate in a constantly shifting environment. What was au courant one day is put to the curb the very next. Surviving these sorts of tides requires the ability to understand the world outside of your personal microcosm.
In order to do this, you must keep a finger on the pulse of the art world writ large. Know who is up to what and which trends are taking hold while others sunset.
Building a community is one of the best ways to stay on top of what is happening outside your studio. Seeking out peers and colleagues in your own city or town and beyond allows you to see what other artists are doing and engage in the larger discussion.
So perhaps the Hasselhoff lesson might be, go to more openings at galleries to meet more people, thats all, end of story.
Praxis Center is the virtual option.
The Praxis community is an international assembly of artists who are fully engaged in their work, each bringing a unique perspective to the virtual classroom. Experts in everything from gallery – seeking, grants or how to work with the latest social media are at your disposal to help build the sort of adaptable career that stays relevant despite the breakneck pace of the 21st century. Couple that with a forum style conversation about any topic you can dream up, and you’ve got a virtual but real community.
The key to what’s happening now is yours for only $40 a month through the Praxis Center membership site.