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I had thought of applying to show five cups in the Cup: The Intimate Object show at the Charlie Cummings gallery in the fall. I was a bit intimidated by the resume requirement. Do they only accept artists with formal training and a degree? I was curious if anybody knows.
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I think galleries use the information when they cary an artist as part of their permanent gallery artists. This makes it easier to answer questions from customers. I think it is pretty routine. I recently had a gallery "not bother" with gallery sheets, and then I got a panicked email from a gallery sales person wanting information about how I made a particular piece. I prefer galleries that keep that type of info in their office. That's is why they get paid 50% if their sales pers...
It isn't that they wanted information about how the work was created, I was just a little stumped by a resume requirement. I'm entirely self-taught. Thank you to everyone for the response. As I mentioned to Tom, I want to be 100% fine with hearing NO and not take it personally. Denice: that bothers me. What does a degree have to do with the quality or kind of art you make.
I hope I am not irritating any of the lovely people who have art degrees when I say that. It's just that either your work is of a high enough caliber for a show, or it's not. I have seen plenty of low quality work made by art school graduates so it really should rest on the work itself more than anything else, should it not?