Art show opening are not intimidating

To open an art gallery, it will help to have a passion for art, as well as some business experience.

We hear a lot about building new housing, retail, and offices, but space for artists to work is also a valuable part of neighborhoods. When artists have work spaces in our communities, it can make art more accessible to the regular person.

Lots of people feel intimidated by today's art in particular, with its incomprehensible "masterpieces" and slightly disturbing figureheads.

We want to understand it, be accepted into it, but even the act of visiting a museum can be less than ideal.

It was fine (she’s careful not to denigrate anyone’s work), but it wasn't quite what she had in mind.

The Texas show was, she says, "Islamic artists doing Islamic art.

So I started selling about two years ago and have made a little over 000 since by promoting and marketing my paintings totally on my own.But the visual arts can often seem intimidating to those not steeped in that world.I went to the open studios for the Mid City Artists, in the Dupont, Logan, and U Street area, last year, and found everyone to be very friendly and not at all haughty. And yes, they are potentially interested in selling something, though I never encountered any pressure.There’s nothing wrong with that, for the purpose it serves — great works from the past should be on display in places that befit their significance. And visual art is not just paintings, but photography, sculpture, glasswork, quilts, furniture, and much more.Some people make art as a hobby; a significant group of people, for their living.I've never taken any art courses and don't have a lot of confidence in myself, so I price pretty low.

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