Aug 6

My work is never done…

The Master Plan 4x3Now it’s paperwork time!¬† There is more to having a solo exhibtion than displaying pretty pictures and there is more to being an artist than the artwork.¬† There is still the business side of things which most artist do not care to become involved in.¬† There are the marketing details, mailing list, postcards/invites, inventory list, graphic designing (if you do your own like I do), labels, pricing, titles for the work, updating your bio and artist resume, and shipping if you are out of state.¬†¬†¬† I have learned from experience that a successful exhibition begins with planning out the details.¬† I compile list and I set goals and everything is about timing.¬† Typically, the gallery handles the details for the artist, however, as exhausting as the details maybe¬† I have come to know that my contribution to my own solo¬† exhibtion can have an effect on it’s success rate. Therefore, I involve myself in ‘minding my own business’ for the sake of the exhibition.¬† Along with carving out the details there is always something waiting in the inbox to be completed and it appears that my work is never done.


5 Comments so far

  1. Kacy Davis August 21st, 2009 8:29 am

    Hey Lisa!!! Wow, I am so glad to see you getting it done! I plan to check out your exhibition at Charles H. Wright, and post info. on my Facebook.

    Peace and Love…

  2. marvalisa August 21st, 2009 11:36 am

    Hi Kacy!

    Thanks I hope to see you there

  3. Taye August 21st, 2009 12:42 pm

    Hey Marvalisa, its such a joy for all your good successes over the years..!. We have missed you alot, your works are always fantastic. Kenny and i are still itching to have a big show with you.
    As you know, i am still in Michigan while Kenny is in St. Louise, i will be at your show, to see you and your adorable masterpieces. We are so proud of you baby!.
    We wish you great success with the audience and in sales, congratulations Marvalisa.
    Kenny might be visiting then, he might be there too, we’ll see!.

  4. marvalisa August 23rd, 2009 1:33 pm

    You are so funny… thank you for showing me love. I miss you guys too and I look forward to seeing you. Are you two still painting together and showing your work?

  5. Anthony Purkett November 16th, 2009 12:05 pm

    just wanted to say hello to you and check out your site. hope all is well with you.

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