If you are displaying artwork in a show at the Main Street Gallery, or you are submitting a proposal for an exhibit, here are some important things you need to know! Here are a few resources we thought might be helpful for artists in Ketchikan!

MAIN STREET GALLERY CONTRACT
Important info about the reception, invitations, commission percentages, and more. This is the agreement between you and the Main Street Gallery about each party’s roles in your exhibit.

GETTING PAINTINGS READY FOR SHOWS
Calls for exhibitions typically specify that paintings must be “ready to hang.” This is an article from Professional Artist that provides a general overview on preparing two-dimensional wall art for shows.

PORTFOLIO BASICS
What does a portfolio entail? Here’s a basic overview of what you need to have on hand so you never miss an art opportunity! Remember, portfolios are an ongoing process!

ARTIST’S STATEMENT, RESUME, AND BIOGRAPHY
Artists are asked for all three of these depending on the opportunity- so what’s the difference? How do you write your statement? This is a nice short guide with some great leading questions to get you started.

ARTIST WEBSITE
Artist websites enable artists to connect with the broader international community, reach larger audiences and strategically target viewers to bring more attention to artists’ studio work. Whether you hire a web designer or do it yourself, here are some guidelines to consider as you build or revise your artist website.
From Professional Artist

INCREASE YOUR ONLINE ART SALES
Offering art for sale online is a fairly easy process these days. With sites like eBay.com, Etsy.com, FinArtAmerica.com and a host of other platforms, the options are seemingly endless. Here are some great tips both for increasing your online art sales, and even helpful hints for shipping works sold online.
From Professional Artist

SUBMITTING EXHIBITION PROPOSALS TO NATIONAL NONPROFIT GALLERIES
What do artists working on the national level have to prepare in order to be competitive? We invite you to think beyond the island, and beyond the state! From Professional Artist.

SHOWING YOUR ART IN ALTERNATIVE SPACES
Ketchikan has many coffee shops, stores, and even empty storefronts that have art displaying potential. Build your resume by thinking outside the gallery! From Professional Artist.