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7 Ways to Get your Target Gallery to Represent You

Fine Art Tips

#2. The Portfolio Submission

If you chose to send a portfolio directly to your chosen gallery, be sure and follow the guidelines mentioned above.

• Still today, most artists simply send in a marketing package that includes a professional portfolio.

• The portfolio often times gets stacked up in a pile and overlooked. This is why it is a good idea to follow up two weeks later with a phone call.

• Don’t try and get too cleaver with the presentation.

• Keep your portfolio tailored, professional and filled with your best work.

• Generally expect to submit a professional portfolio of at least 10 slides, photos or transparencies or a CD depicting recent works.

• Always send a self-addressed, stamped envelope or risk never seeing your material again!

• Please read how to Create a Powerful Portfolio for up to date advice from Jason Horejs, gallery owner and author of the book, Starving to Successful – The Artist’s Guide to Getting into Galleries and Selling More Art.

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