How to Deal With Rejection as an Artist

Nest, detail Oil on wood panel A Boo is a Lot Louder Than a Cheer ~ Lance Armstrong Christopher Gallego February 3, 2020   7  Comments Thank you for submitting your artwork. Our jurors reviewed hundreds of submissions from all over the country. We’re sorry to inform you, however… Rejection. Sucks, doesn’t it? Anyone telling you otherwise is either lying or delusional, in my not-so-humble […]

"How dare you not love my art."

The less time spent dwelling on a work in progress the more emotionally detached you become and the internal and external critics lose their power.

Stop Worrying

Artists are a particularly worrisome bunch. We worry about everything,”Is my work good enough, will it be seen and appreciated, am I making any progress, will lesser talents get more recognition, can I ever measure up to the great masters?” 

11 Exhibition Tips for the Newbies

If you’re serious about showing your art then don’t wait until you feel your training is completely over. Start small and get into the game as soon as you can.

A Note to a Student

The following is an e-mail that I sent to a student just after one of our private classes. We had discussed whether to push a particular piece a little further and risk losing some of the freshness and spontaneity Nobody loves beautiful paint, brushwork, and an expressive touch more than I do. These are the things that make art such a treat to look at. […]

What Kind of Art Sells?

Giorgio Morandi Christopher Gallego Updated November 1, 2018 Answer: “Great Art Sells” This from an art dealer that I met years ago. And although her words can certainly be argued with, I’ve never forgotten them. While it’s impossible to define great art, what I believe she meant was that artists unusually sell their strongest work, and that subject matter is secondary. Whether they know it or […]