Are you an artist wanting to share their work with the world but don’t live in a city with a thriving art scene?
Or maybe you’re just not interested in putting on a traditional exhibition?
Virtual exhibitions are a great way to share your work with a larger audience and are easier to organize than you think.
We’ll walk you through the steps in organizing your virtual art exhibition.
1. Find a Right Venue
The first step to making your virtual art exhibition happen is to find a venue for your exhibition.
It can be a website or blog or using any social media platform like Facebook or Instagram.
In addition, you can create a dedicated website for the exhibition you organize to reach a larger audience.
Find below a few things to consider when choosing a venue for your exhibition.
Pick Your Audience
Who do you want to view your exhibition? Is there a specific group of people you’re trying to reach?
Consider where they spend their time online and choose a venue that will allow you to reach them.
Set the Format
What type of work will exhibit? An online platform is an obvious choice if you’re displaying digital art.
But if you’re exhibiting physical art, you’ll need to decide whether you want to ship your work to viewers or allow them to pick it up in person.
Fix Your Budget
Creating a website can be expensive, and shipping artwork can add up quickly.
If you’re on a medium or low budget, consider using a free platform like WordPress or Tumblr.
2. Choose Your Best Art Work
Now that you’ve found a venue for your exhibition, it’s time to choose the work you’ll be displaying.
It can be difficult, especially if you have a large body of work.
But it’s important to remember that this is your exhibition, and you should only include the work you’re most proud of.
When choosing the pieces to include in your exhibition, ask yourself the following questions:
- Does this piece represent my best work?
- Do I feel passionate about this piece?
- Is this piece relevant to my current practice?
- Would I be happy to explain this piece to someone who knows nothing about my work?
If you answered “no” to some or all the questions above, it’s probably not the right piece for your exhibition.
3. Promote Your Exhibition
Now that you’ve chosen your venue and work, it’s time to start promoting your exhibition. This is important because you want people to see the work you’ve put so much effort into creating. The following are a few things you can do to promote your exhibition:
Create social media accounts for your exhibition and share regular updates about the work on display. Use relevant hashtags so that people interested in your work can find you easily.
If you have a mailing list, send out an announcement about your upcoming exhibition. Include links to the website or social media accounts so people can learn more.
Another thing to do is sending a press release to local media outlets and art websites. It is an excellent and low-cost way to generate interest in your exhibition.
4. Open Your Exhibition
After all that hard work, the time has come to open your exhibition. This is an exciting moment, but it’s important to remember that your work is now public and may receive criticism.
So be prepared for criticism, and don’t take negative feedback too personally. Remember, you’re doing this because you love art and are passionate about sharing your work with the world.
5. Evaluate Your Exhibition
Once your exhibition is over, take some time to evaluate it. What worked well? What didn’t work so well?
What would you do differently next time? Take time to reflect on your event; you’ll be able to make improvements for future exhibitions.
Following the steps above, you can easily organize a virtual exhibition as an independent artist.
Just remember to choose a venue that suits your needs, select your best work, promote your exhibition widely, and take the time to reflect on your experience afterward.
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