How do I participate in a SVGA Gallery Walk?
Where can I see and learn about art?
Visit reputable art galleries. Ask gallery staff questions about the art or artists they represent. Galleries are enthusiastic about the art they exhibit and enjoy sharing their knowledge. It is important to cultivate relationships with established galleries and dealers as they can help you build a collection. The more art you look at with an open mind, the more your aesthetic taste will develop.
On the agreed upon Gallery Walk Dates - seven times per year. Often the featured artist is at the gallery during the opening.
Reputable art galleries are free and open to the public.
Most galleries represent artists whose work includes a wide range of mediums, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and glass.
Most galleries will install work purchased from them or recommend professional installers and art handlers for shipping. Charges are commensurate with the difficulty of installation and the geographic area.
Most galleries can arrange gift certificates.
Gallery policies differ; however, most offer payment plans.
Galleries can arrange for art handlers and shippers. Prices vary with size, weight, packing, insurance and geographic area.
An appraisal should be prepared by a dealer who has a thorough knowledge of the artist’s complete body of work. A fee is usually charged for this service.
Galleries can provide the artist's resume, which usually includes education, exhibition history, public and private collections, awards, and commissions.
Galleries represent multiple artists and usually keep numerous pieces of artwork from each artist. Please inquire if you would like to see artwork other than what is being exhibited.
Visit art museums and become a member. Attend art lectures, tours, and talks by curators and visiting experts. Visit nonprofit art centers and university galleries. Subscribe to art magazines, read art books, art reviews, and interviews with artists. Attending art fairs is also an excellent way to see a variety of art in one location.
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