To Show or Not to Show: The Artist’s Dilemma [213]

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This week, we’re discussing the benefits and challenges of showing our artwork, whether that is online or in person. Making art is a deeply personal experience but, for many of us, showing our work is also a vital part of the process. We made the work as a way of communicating something, and it’s not communication unless someone else sees it. On the flip side, some artists shy away from exhibiting for a variety of reasons. In this conversation, we explore the benefits of showing our work and also the potential upsides of keeping it to ourselves. Our wide-ranging discussion covers artistic growth, purity of expression, vulnerability, and the ever-present fear of rejection. If you regularly exhibit, we hope our discussion offers food for thought, and if you don’t, maybe it will inspire you to have a go 🙂


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