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Ok, I admit it. I’ve been very lax in my marketing duties as of late. In fact, just this week, I got the following email:
Dear Carol ,
FIVE X SEVEN IS ONE WEEK AWAY
…and your work is being installed at the Whitley Building as I type. First, I can’t thank you enough for your contribution.
This year more than 900 artists are participating. As the Austin version will only be on display for a total of four days, we are doing everything we can to make sure we get as many people as possible to carve out time to see your work. Press has been very responsive, but we’d love your help in getting the word out as well.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Forward our emails to your friends + family with a note about your work
Post the links to any and all FIVE X SEVEN events on your facebook page. Follow @fivexseven and tweet event + exhibition details to your followers (here’s a link for that in case you need one)
Quick links are below. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Finally, I’ve also got some work going up at the wonderful Studio 2 Gallery on South Lamar. The theme for the latest show there is “Doors” and I’ve got 3 pieces on display as part of that show, so please make it over there if you are so inclined. Here’s a link if you are interested.
Yes, yes, I know, marketing, marketing, more marketing. It’s all about the marketing….
Until next time…
Marketing art sucks in a depressed economy. Frankly, I think that an artist must resign to being out of place, out of time. Art is not a career. High society rules art and that is very screwed up. The star formula rules in art as with dancing with stars, Some find favor some don't. It is difficult to jump that line. And my tip to any artist, is keep your day job. The future of art is a politics that makes sense. If it's not about that, it is simply a form of narcissism.
I love the photo, Carol, is that infra red?..Makes me have some kind of homesick feeling.
Thanks, Mythos! Yes, it's infrared.
And, yes, art marketing really stinks. Sometimes, I feel like it's worse than having a full time job. It can be a real pain.