Touchstone GalleryRosemary is an innovative contemporary fine artist working in the conservative Washington DC area. No easy feat. Her current work is about the radical changes man has made to the land and makes connections between the altered terrain and the often absent people who transform it.
"Slipping Away" and "Eden" by Rosemary LuckettShe has worked in many media over the years, but the work in the show is primarily collage, drawings, and assemblage sculpture.
"Robot's Cradle" by Rosemary LuckettMy daughter actually named this one when Rosemary was stuck for a title: "Robot's Cradle".
Emma pondering "Lost" by Rosemary LuckettKids really respond to the work.
"Halo" by Rosemary LuckettEven my little guy who is not quite 5 yet wanted to get in on the action. He didn't seem to be into the exhibit at the time, but the next day he begged to be taken into grandma's studio to make some art.
"Wood" by my little boyThis is what he made.
It is a challenge finding your niche whatever it is you make. I read somewhere that when you make something unique, you don't want to try to reach thousands, but reach those very few out of a thousand that resonate with your work. Being in the generation I am in, my first instinct is to go online, have a website, use social media, etc. My brothers and I have helped set Mom up with a website, Etsy shop, and Facebook page. Mom, however, prefers showing in galleries, having open studio once in a while, and sending mailings to people who sign her guest book. It is true that it is very hard to sell fine art online. Nothing beats seeing the work in person. But if you can't be there in person...
I would love to know what works for other fine artists. Feel free to comment!