This is a peek at my current show at TAG Gallery, in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA. Fashion Rainbow
November 22 – December 17
Reception: Saturday, December 3, 5-8pm
Artist Panel: Saturday, December 10, 3pm
A photo of a truck carting a large tub of “Fresh Water” rendered into a digital watercolor using the Waterlogue app.
Part of my ongoing Instagram series #dailytruck, which are best seen on my Tumblr here.
First and foremost, please collect things that you love. Art that speaks to your heart. Hoarding art as investment pieces — what fun is that? Bragging rights? Pshaw.
OK, OK. I’m making some assumptions here.
You are new to collecting.
You don’t have oodles of cash, but you want to go “the next step” beyond that band (or Audrey quote) poster.
You want your walls to express YOU, and not look like all the insta-famous homes that you’ve seen.
How do you find art that’s unique?
You’re reading this on some sort of digital device, so let’s start online!
Most galleries have an online presence, some, like Gallery 1988, make it easy to shop from your computer. Others, like TAG (my gallery) showcase selections of their artists’ work, you will then need to contact the gallery by phone or email to make your purchase.
In your quest, you may find an artist you’d like to follow — check to see if they have a website, blog, Facebook page, and/or Instagram (they should!). Personally, I love having fans — find my social links at the top of the right sidebar. Additionally, less established artists are not adverse to direct sales — as long as you’re a serious buyer. Contact her/him and ask!
In Part 2, I’ll offer some suggested “bricks-and-mortar” places to find art to build your collection. Much art must be seen in person for full impact.