Becoming an Artist / Giving Back Series: Part 3 - Social Media
I can’t speak highly enough about Instagram. I actually have three accounts, one personal, one for my art, and one for photography. I know, it seems like a lot but keeping your accounts very specific can be crucial to gaining followers. When I started painting I posted a few pieces to my personal account but then decided not to inundate all my friends with art so then I created @lauraschulerstudio to show new art, behind the scenes looks at painting, and anything related to shows that I’m featured in.
I actually sold my first piece of art on Facebook on my personal account. A friend from high school saw one of my paintings and inquired about pricing and my first sale was made. I started a fan page for my art studio but every so often I’ll post art to share on my personal account.
Facebook is also great for connecting with other art communities. I’ve found several local art groups as well as nationwide or even global art groups that I will share events with when I have an upcoming show. The best part about joining local groups is that you’ll will inevitably find a local curator for art shows and events. You’ll be even more lucky if they’re into sharing art from local artists. Reach out to these curators and share your art and all your social media accounts, you never know when they’re in need of something that you’ve created.
PS - Don't forget about my special little promo I'm doing for my upcoming RAW Artists: Futures art show on Thursday, February 18th at The Globe Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. If you buy a $20 ticket for my show I'm giving you a $30 gift card for my shop so even if you can't make it to the show you'll get a little discount on my art.
To buy a ticket just click on the Futures photo below and it will take you to my ticket portal - thank you for your support...I can't even begin to say how thankful I am to have such a supportive group of friends! Hugs!