I attended a talk about artists using Instagram to promote their work. The National Art Club is an old traditional art organization. I got married there in the 1980’s! I have not kept up with the art they show in many years so I still think they are traditional.
However, as I searched the Internet I found that they have been evolving. I must tell on myself. I’ve never been part of their art scene because I think I’m not good enough for them. But I won’t let that thinking stop me from seeing what’s going on.
So here’s what’s going on.
A panel of 3 artists using Instagram.
TANIA DEBONO Typography Artist and her website is called TheWriting.
KENNETH SCHLENKER Art Dealer and creator of an upscale art selling website called ArtList.
SAM HORINE Photographer and Educator NYC
WHAT I LEARNED … it’s another venue for showing your artwork. A bigger venue right now.
ANOTHER THING I LEARNED … never sit next to artist savages. Especially the elderly artists who are desperate to sell their work. You feel the self seeking oozing from their pores.
And Tania DeBono nipped that in the bud. She said trying to sell on social media is not going to work. People are turned off by selling artists.
I found that I am promoting my voice and story as an artist. Be authentic and the money comes.