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I think I believed that developing my photography into an art form would make it easier to find and enter exhibits. And I thought it would give me a lower priced alternative for visitors to my gallery to buy for their home or as gifts. It has done the latter. People I find are also much more likely to purchase a framed photo for their offices than a painting.
However being a photographer as well as a painter has only made entering exhibitions more difficult. Few exhibitions, unlike fairs, have categories which allow the artist to enter three photographs and three paintings. No it seems to be just three per entrant regardless of what the medium. For the 35th International Bank Show and sale in Raton I submitted only photographs. I did this partly because of lower prices in these economic times. Now faced with the Moreno Valley Arts Council Fall Show I opted for one photograph and two paintings.
But I have several other photographs I really like and am currently looking for an exhibit for them. But I am also planning on doing a series of small matted prints for Christmas sales at the studio. Or the next exhibit
So many photo opportunities!