There’s nothing like a face-to-face with potential customers at art fairs, which have become increasingly popular in recent years (see Should I go to an art fair). These are the perfect venues for you to get tens of thousands of viewings in a matter of days, and chat up hundreds of potential buyers, gallery owners … Read more
Showing your work at an art fair can be a great way to reach a wider audience which is already interested in, and perhaps looking to buy, art. It’s also a good place to meet art world professionals, and form contacts that might be valuable in the future and help you to develop your art career.
Some art fairs, particularly the larger ones, are only open to galleries, so the way to get your work into one of those is to be represented by a gallery which works in art fairs. If it’s something you’re interested in, you can research which galleries tend to have a presence in the fairs you’re looking at and should discuss it with them if you are accepted for representation by them. However, there are art fairs which are open to individual artists, and you may want to consider showing your work at these.
From preparation and shipping to display and presentation, there are numerous factors to take into account when you’re thinking about exhibiting your work through an art fair. Make sure to research thoroughly beforehand, so that you can decide if it’s the right move for you.
Experts in the art world agree that art fairs have become increasingly influential in recent years, both on a national and a global scale. What distinguishes these forums from traditional gallery shows is that a fair has more of a “trade show” atmosphere, where artists and galleries set up booths to promote their art, gain … Read more
Art fairs provide an excellent arena in which to showcase your art, establish a strong network in the art world, and get yourself noticed. With a good fair attracting anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 visitors, art fairs offer a great chance for exposure, as you may be able to see more clients in a couple … Read more