Collecting Rarely Seen Works of Emerging Artists
Most art collectors really want to get first to know who you are, what your interests are and what your goals are as an artist. Art collectors who have chosen to acquire your art want to see first what you’re doing. These collectors need to know more about you personally as an artist and what your interests and goals are.
As an artist it may be a little odd to be almost instantly in the spotlight of a collectors questions and wants, however you must be prepared to accommodate and possibly even agree to some ego bumps along the way. As an art collector you are looking for the right art collectors, that are ready to embrace and buy your works from you. Just because you find art buyers online does not mean they are all angels. Sometimes art collectors will use various social media outlets such as social networking sites such as Facebook or twitter to contact you, after all this is one of the easiest ways to stay connected right?
As an artist you really do want to build up a strong social networking and fan base. One of the best and fastest ways to do this is to showcase your art collections on social media sites. This is especially great if your works are part of private or limited editions art collections. The nice thing about social networking websites like Facebook and twitter is that you can actually interact with your art collectors and fans in real time and build long term relationships. This could potentially lead to very lucrative business contacts down the road.
Art collectors who are looking to acquire your art should also become actively involved with other artists in their field. This is a great way to broaden your art collecting horizons. For example a collector who is only interested in contemporary works should network with other collectors who are also interested in modern art or abstract art. If you do this kind of networking with other collectors you have the potential to make multiple streams of income from multiple pieces of art. The more exposure you have the better.
As an art collector it is also important to constantly evaluate your art collection and make sure you are happy with your purchases. Some people get emotionally attached to their pieces, so when they make a purchase they immediately start looking for more of the same piece or they buy up everything that they can get their hands on. If you find yourself in this type of situation do not be discouraged. Simply put on the detached attitude and look at the overall value of the collection objectively. In the long run you will see that buying the works of emerging artists is financially better option.
Finally, art collectors should always visit local art fairs and exhibitions. These events expose artists to a wide variety of buyers and provide collectors with the opportunity to buy rarer pieces. Local art fairs and exhibitions are a wonderful way to expose your art to others who may be interested in owning a piece or displaying their own artwork. Additionally, these fairs provide the opportunity to make connections with other art collectors who can help you with any questions or concerns you have regarding your artworks. Keep in mind that attending art fairs and exhibitions is not only a great way to make money; it is also a fun way to meet other collectors and have the opportunity to make new ones.