By Moshe Frank, Leviim Jewish Art Gallery
Does a Jewish artist need a gallery to be successful?
Now more than ever, artists do not need galleries.
With websites and social media, you can get a lot accomplished without them.
It used to be the only point of distribution for art work.
Regardless of social media, clients feel a certain sense of comfort and trust, when they purchase a painting from a gallery.
Established galleries can afford to trade or buyback paintings. (There are a few artists that can, as well)
Galleries are more discerning when it comes to featuring a artist.
They are curators.
When you see art in a gallery, it is the outcome of hundreds of submissions of different artists, and these were selected.
In addition, its a reflection of trending art.
However, if you cannot get your work into a art gallery, its 2019, and social media is your best friend.
Or, open your own gallery.
With retail vacancies high, and build out for a gallery can be cheap, you can find creatives ways to make it work.