Well I took the advice of a fellow artist, Lesley Powell, and joined the American Women Artists organization. They (obviously) are trying to help promote us as women artists. “Our goal as an organization is to broaden recognition for women artists through yearly juried competitions, member shows, museum exhibits and educational opportunities. We raise awareness about our mission and profile our member artists with a year-round social media and marketing campaign. All of the activities planned and presented by American Women Artists are the mission in action: the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts.
Anyway I decided to go ahead and enter their 2015 online juried show and happily my painting, “Kalvin” was chosen as one of the finalists. I was surprised and honored! Hope you take a look at some of the wonderful work in the show.
It’s one of my missions this year to enter more shows, hopefully gain some recognition that will eventually allow me to sell more paintings! Much as I love just to paint, I also like to eat and have a roof over my head — so I’m working on ways to get more exposure and hopefully more sales and commissions.
Any suggestions always appreciated! All the best to you and yours!! Hope you’ll take a moment to look at the American Women Artists 2015 Show: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84043860@N07/sets/72157651957533845/