Lots of textile and quilt artists enter the art quilt shows. Me, not so much. I joined the Arts Council in the next state and town 1 hour away from me, in order to participate professionally with other artists and to promote textiles as art. Last fall there were 8 members who were asked to participate in a Textile exhibit. It was an awesome exhibit and everyone’s work was so different from the others. (Of course, I could be partial, being a big fan of textile art and surface design.) But I did hear it got rave reviews and probably introduced textiles as art in an area that supports a lot of painters.
I came across Joanne Mattera Art Blog today and found it very interesting. She has two posts called Marketing Mondays: How Dealers Are Considering Artists Now. There is a part 1 and part 2. She has been interviewing art dealers to ascertain how they are viewing the art market at this time in our economy. I found it very interesting and hope that it might be for someone else!