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Getting Galleries and Publishers to Take Notice

Lesson 62 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

Getting Galleries and Publishers to Take Notice

Lesson 62 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

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Lesson Info

62. Getting Galleries and Publishers to Take Notice

Steps we can take to get representatives to pay attention, like the importance of regular interaction and becoming a resource.

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Class Introduction

07:25
2

Overview of Brooke’s Journey

20:13
3

Your Timeline is Nonlinear

05:37
4

Using Curiosity and Intention to Build Your Career

03:26
5

What Factors Dictate Growth

08:24
6

Organic Growth vs. Forced Growth

05:18
7

Niche Branding

04:57
8

Brooke’s Artistic Evolution and Timeline

24:27
9

How Can You Get Ahead if You Feel Behind?

10:02
10

Ideation and Conceptualization to Identify Meaning in Your Art

05:54
11

Idea Fluency

10:33
12

How to Represent an Idea

07:01
13

How to Innovate an Idea

07:07
14

Creating a Dialogue With Your Art

05:48
15

Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image

03:43
16

Transforming a Single Image Into a Series

03:12
17

How to Tell a Story in a Series

03:28
18

How to Create Costumes From Fabric

07:20
19

Brooke’s Most Useful Costumes

02:19
20

Using Paint and Clay as Texture in an Image

02:56
21

Create Physical Elements in an Image

10:22
22

Shooting for a Fine Art Series

05:45
23

Conceptualization: Flowery Fish Bowl in the Desert

04:08
24

Wardrobe and Texture

04:54
25

Posing for the Story

05:32
26

Choosing an Image

01:23
27

Conceptualization: Rainy Plexiglass

11:34
28

Posing for the Story

04:17
29

Creating Backlight

02:37
30

Photo Shoot #1 - Creating a Simple Composite

17:51
31

Photo Shoot #2 - Creating a Dynamic Composite

06:31
32

Photo Shoot #3 - Creating a Storytelling Composite

07:40
33

Shooting the Background Images

06:14
34

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Working With Backgrounds

24:35
35

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Retouching the Subject

04:20
36

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Color Grading

02:45
37

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Floor Replacement Texture

15:24
38

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Final Adjustments

03:21
39

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Cropping and Editing Backgrounds

05:25
40

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Selective Adjustments

03:55
41

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Adding Texture + Fine Tuning

03:21
42

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Compositing Models

06:58
43

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Expanding Rooms

02:17
44

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Color

02:47
45

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Exposure

04:04
46

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Masking Into Backgrounds

10:45
47

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Creating Rooms in Photoshop

06:11
48

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Compositing Hair

05:07
49

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Global Adjustments

04:49
50

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Blending Composite Elements

05:00
51

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Advanced Compositing

08:46
52

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Cleanup

03:34
53

Materials for Alternative Processes

06:20
54

Oil Painting on Prints

05:41
55

Encaustic Wax on Prints

03:09
56

Failure vs. Sell Out

05:14
57

Create Art You Love and Bring an Audience To You

03:35
58

Branding Yourself Into a Story

05:40
59

The Artistic Narrative

05:26
60

Get People to Care About Your Story

03:36
61

Get People to Buy Your Story

11:36
62

Getting Galleries and Publishers to Take Notice

03:41
63

Pricing For Commissions

06:43
64

Original Prints vs. Limited Edition Prints vs. Open Edition Prints

02:11
65

Class Outro

01:00
66

Live Premiere

16:14
67

Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 1

04:41
68

Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 2

07:12
69

Live Premiere: Q&A

16:10
70

Live Premiere: Photo Critique

47:33

Lesson Info

Getting Galleries and Publishers to Take Notice

switching gears for a minute. Galleries love a Siri's okay, and we've been talking about a syriza body of work in this class, and it's very important that we talked about the business side of that. Why is it important to have a Siri's? Well, a gallery loves a Siri's because it sells better on their walls. It looks better. It groups better. It's just really beautiful. So galleries love a Siri's. It shows professionalism and cohesion, and they're going to be able to sell multiples of them rather than just one. So this is how you can start to get noticed for the Siri's that you're making. If you're interested in being in galleries, one is to apply for grants and awards really apply for grants and awards. So if you're out there, if you're looking for them, apply for them. If you can. Of course, some of them cost money, and that might be prohibitive. But look at ways that you can apply and put yourself in front of other people, because when you think about it, let's say that you're applying...

for a grant and you don't get it, Okay, at least, Ah, whole entire jury has reviewed your submission. So you're on their radar. And when you show up enough times in these grants and submissions Thio, you know, contests and stuff like that, you're going to be memorable. So even if you're not winning them, you're still making an impact by doing it. Write a really good artist statement. That is an amazing way to get noticed is to write a really wonderful artist statement that talks very beautifully about who you are and why you are and what you do and how you do it. And when you can write that artist statement, it gives people a deeper perspective of you in your art, which is so great. Another way to get noticed is to get portfolio reviews. You could do that online. You can do that in person through many different photo festivals, and getting reviews is the same as applying for grants in that you get your work in front of a professional. Yes, it's valuable because they might have feedback for you, but to me it's even more valuable because the work is in front of them. You've made that connection and think about it. If you make that physical connection with somebody where you have had an exchange, they're more likely to remember you. They're more likely to choose you if you've made a positive impact and then ask yourself as the final way to get noticed. Is your work important right now in the scope of history of what's happening in the world? Is your work important right now? In this moment, a good artist statement is going to be concise. It's going to be direct, and it's going to be personal. So think about that. When you're writing your artist statement, avoid open questions like, um, you know what is the meaning of the universe? But then you don't really answer that question. The's big open questions can be really daunting for somebody to read and also really generic. Like if you're not being specific, people won't know why you were the one to create the Siri's, um, avoid vague statements, you know, like my work looks at the beauty of the world or something like that, because when it's a vague statement, you know, the person reviewing it is gonna say yeah, and so do a million other people. They do the same thing so specifically what do you do? Why is it important? Avoid fancy language for the sake of sounding fancy. You know, it's really tempting to use big words and fancy language because you know it's gonna make your work sound better somehow. But the best artist statements or personal and riel. So yes, keep it professional, of course, and, you know, make it sound as important as it is, but not for the sake of sounding fancy.

Class Materials

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Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

Brooke never fails to deliver. I found this course superb from start to finish. From exercising your creative 'muscle', demystifying taking self portraits, and showing that they don't have to be perfect before you begin editing, to walking you through her editing process and how to price your work. Brooke's enthusiastic personality and excitement about the work shines through it all. Definitely recommended!

Søren Nielsen
 

Thank for fantastic motivating an very inspiring. The story telling and selling module was very helpful - thanks from Denmark

Rebecca Potter
 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Brooke for this amazing class. Inspired and so full of practical knowledge, this is the best class I've ever watched. You have given me the confidence to pursue what I've always been afraid to do. Watch this space!

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