Have you been juried into shows? Have you participated in group shows? Have you had a one person show? If you have participated in juried and group shows it is likely time that you began thinking about having a one person exhibit of your artwork. A solo exhibition allows you to present what you do to the nth degree. It's your chance for your artwork and you to shine. This is one, if not the most, important art event of you can have during a year.
Where can you find a venue to show your artwork? There are a number of places to look. If you are represented by a gallery, ask if they would be willing to offer you a one person exhibit. Here is list of other places to consider: your studio, library, coffee house, restaurant, salon, office, reception areas of a doctor's office, a furniture store.
If you are organizing your own exhibit then you must also be prepared to bring your own audience. Advertising is key. Six weeks in advance send a save the date invitation. Three weeks in advance send an official invite. One week in advance send a reminder. All the while, it is a very smart idea to be posting about the event to social media.
Selling artwork at the exhibit is certainly an objective, however, there are other reasons to consider having a one person exhibit. The reasons are many though here I will list a few: it will generate publicity, add credibility to your being a professional artist, you may get new commissions, attract gallery interest, and add new contacts to your mailing list.
Would you like help preparing for a one person exhibit? I am here to help. Feel free to contact me.