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I've spent the past few days taking steps to promote myself and my artwork.
Several followers have asked me to share my journey so here we go...
Step1: Contact your artist friends ask them how they got started. Two of my good friends were very helpful sharing information with me. Glass Artist, Nancy Gong gave me contact names for buyers at several companies in our area that sell local artists work. She also invited me to share my artwork over the holidays at her Studio introducing me to her friends and clients.
Amy Brand of Sweet Pea Felts encouraged me to open a business page on Facebook. She also advised me to join the Rochester Artisans group in our area. Its a great website that helps new artists starting out and posts information on local Art Festivals. Shes helping me get started with the Art Festival circuit. I've been looking at tents, locations and starting the application process for this summer.
Step 2: Design a Business card and Photograph your Work. I'm very lucky to have a husband that is a designer and a photographer that has helped me with that process.
Step 3: Write an Introduction letter to send buyers. I got on the web and goggled just that and found several bloggers that had templates that I could customize to make it my own.
Step 4: Be Brave and have Courage ! I made the calls, wrote the letter, printed cards, opened up a business page on Facebook, and opened a shop on my website to sell cards and prints of my art .
Here's the link to my new Facebook page. Karen Maggio Art , and the link to my website. http://karenmaggioart.com
I'm truly blessed to have such wonderful friends that are willing to share their knowledge to help me.
Both Nancy and Amy are amazing artists and very successful at selling their artwork. With that said I'm playing it forward by sharing with you. Hope it is helpful
. Have a Great week