A restaurant owner in New York City, Zachary Zaitzeff is also an emerging local artist. Zachary Zaitzeff is a painter specializing in the abstract style, which he taught himself. Zachary Zaitzeff primarily paints flowers, landscapes, still lifes, and other abstract paintings using mixed media. Zachary Zaitzeff recently showed his art at the Broome Street Art Gallery, located in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. With these tips from Zachary Zaitzeff, other emerging artists can also work their way up to their first gallery showing.
- Visit Galleries: Visiting galleries in your area is the first step to showing. By visiting a gallery, you can get a sense of their style and see if it fits with your art. You can also meet those who are in a position of power at the gallery and form a relationship that will hopefully lead to an invitation to show your pieces. In addition, visiting a gallery will give you the opportunity to meet other artists who show there and ask their advice about obtaining a gallery show.
- Be Distinctive: The most important aspect of your work, which any gallery will want to see, is that you are unique. Galleries do not want to show work that is too similar to a previous artist. They are searching to find diverse artists who create art in new and innovative ways that will draw in customers. When seeking an opportunity to show your work, be sure to focus the conversation on how your work is unique.
- Create an Online Portfolio: Creating an online portfolio will provide gallery owners with easy access to your work. Zachary Zaitzeff has an online portfolio on his website, zacharyzaitzeff.org. The simple title for Zachary Zaitzeff’s website, using just his name, provides gallery owners with a link to his portfolio that is easy to remember. It is therefore more likely that they will visit Zachary Zaitzeff’s website and see his work.