If you haven’t visited an art fair lately, you have another opportunity this week. UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach will be held from December 2 through December 6, 2020. Since it happens both live and online, it’s called a hybrid art fair.
UNTITLED, ART includes not just galleries but also artist-run exhibition spaces and nonprofit art organizations. Their list is fully international, including galleries in Cape Town, Buenos Aires, London, and Johannesburg, plus U.S. venues in Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas.
Use your visit to learn about what’s going on in the Big Art World. There are live-streamed panels where collectors, curators, museum directors and art advisors discuss trends. You can visit gallery viewing rooms and ask questions of the exhibitors. Since the primary purpose of the fair is to sell art, you will be able to see prices for a wide range of art.
For an emerging artist, the fair provides an introduction to how the top tier of the art world operates. Pick several galleries and nonprofit spaces that appeal to you and get to know them. Go to their websites to see the artists they represent, and then focus on the artists they feature at the fair. For artists who inspire you, look at their resumes to see how they got where they are today. What can you learn about your own career path?
Use this opportunity to expand your world. You can attend special events, such as those featuring contemporary Caribbean artists or learn about opportunities such as the Artists in Residence program in the Everglades.
You don’t have to wait for the art world to “open up.” Get used to the hybrid model, where art events happen both online and in person, as this seems to be our future.
Mary Edwards, Ph.D
Career & Life Coach for Artists
“Left Brain Skills for Right Brained People”
As an artist coach, I bring a unique combination of business knowledge, art world experience, and professional coaching skill to my practice.