People often ask how do I get my art into C2C Gallery. For me, it all begins with “Are you a professional? What does that mean?
“Tribute 21: Retroactive I”
1963 collage, oil & silkscreen ink
by Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)
I receive a newsletter twice a month from a gal who took over her father’s newsletter. Robert Genn died a couple of years ago and his daughter Sara now carries the torch. She covers this topic:
In his 2012 manual, Turning Pro, Steven Pressfield offers a jump-start list for writers:
“Habits and qualities that the professional possesses that the amateur doesn’t:
The professional shows up every day.
The professional stays on the job all day.
The professional is committed over the long haul.
For the professional, the stakes are high and real.
The professional is on a first-name basis with his materials.
Here are a few additions for all artists:
The professional moves toward mastery through work and earned experience.
The professional’s painting is recognizable as his own.
The professional grits his way through difficulty, self-doubt, rejection and reinvention.
The professional self-validates privately through good work.
The professional finishes, titles, signs and shows.
The professional is honest in his unique vision.
The professional neither complains nor explains.
The professional surrounds himself with other professionals with complementary skills.
The professional understands that failure and success are the ebb and flow of a life committed to art.”
When an artist is considered for C2C Gallery, your actions need to show me that you are a professional in your craft. Then, I look at your work and consider if it is a good fit. I hope this helps.
“Bicycle, National Gallery”
by Robert Rauschenberg
1992 foil print limited edition