8 Hacks for an Edge in Any and All Art Competitions

Frankly, I don’t like to do art competitions, but now and again, I get roped into one by this friend or that gallery I work with. I found this article useful. Next time I DO get talked into it, I’m going to try some of these things.

From Artists’ Network.

Tom

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“Once you are ready to take the step to show your art, the exciting part starts. You can put an image on your website so your friends, family and a collector or two can take a look. Look into opportunities to display your painting or drawing publicly, both in traditional galleries and more unconventional spaces, near and far. You can also submit your work for inclusion in an art contest. All art competitions offer you yet another opportunity of getting your work seen. Here are a few hacks to give you an edge. Enjoy!”

Rest of the article is here. 

Artist’s Date: Mass MoCA

Yesterday the woman I love and I took an afternoon trip to Mass MoCA. There was some interesting art there (always is), but on this trip, as on my last, I found myself caught up in the space itself. Lines and angles and light. A perfect black and white visit.

Anybody got an abandoned factory I can buy cheap?

Tom

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As always, a limited number of prints are available. Contact me for sizes and costs.

3 Paintings

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

Oil on Canvas
12″ x 24″
Currently unpriced*

The Struggle

The Struggle

Oil on Canvas
12″ x 24″
Currently unpriced*

Almost Spring

Almost Spring

Oil on Canvas
12″ x 24″
Currently Unpriced*

  •  Currently unpriced simply means I have not decided a price. Until I settle on a  figure, I am open to offers. – Tom

I Don’t Speak Chinese.

The picture (above) just sold to one of my best patrons, a gentleman in the TV business in China. It’s his sixth piece of my work in the last two years, part of a series of experiments I did with pencil and colored pencils. I wasn’t even thinking of selling them, but this is the second one of the four to find a home.

It’s odd to me, how this works. I am not famous, but I sell paintings regularly to people I don’t know. Fifty years ago. Even 20 years ago, this would have never happened. And now it’s a regular thing.

Thanks to all of you who peer in, who found me at galleries, who tell others about me. Because in the end it is not the internet that connects me to all of you, it’s you yourself.

Feeling blessed,

Tom