Beginning the Adventure

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     Karen Raukko Ruberry 

    I am a retired grade school art teacher. I retired six years ago, and didn’t start painting until three years ago when my family responsibilities lightened up. I have had my work exhibited locally, and started an Etsy shop six months ago. I post my work on Facebook, and get a few sales here and there.

    What are some suggestions for getting your work accepted by galleries? I current belong to The Artists Compound in Baltimore, and have had two exhibits with them, and a third in Gaithersburg this fall. I’ve exhibited through  juried exhibits at County arts leagues in Anne Arundel County Ocean City, MD. I am a member of Baltimore Watercolor Society, and plan plan to try for a Signature membership again in the fall.

    i take watercolor classes, read watercolor books, watch videos and paint, paint, paint.

    Is there hope for this old lady? Suggestions for increased sales?

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     Charlie O’Shields 

    I can definitely say that there’s a ton of hope!! I’ve personally never been accepted to galleries, so I can’t really speak to that, but know that if you keep posting and promoting your work, then your audience will definitely find you! 😃 And if you’d like some help with promotion, please just let me know and you can be a featured guest artist on Doodlewash! Just send me a note via my contact form if you’re interested:

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