Author of ART/WORK and Director at New York’s Mixed Greens gallery, Heather Darcy Bhandari talks about the changing needs of artists and the importance of brick-and-mortar spaces along with strong online presences. She also reveals the characteristics galleries look for in an artist who will “make it.”
“If you don’t have dedication to your studio and confidence in the work that you’re making, no amount of professional practices advice will help you. It doesn’t matter if an artist has a day job for 40 hours a week; they figure it out in the time that they have and they prioritize their studio above the day job and other distractions.”
Heather Darcy Bhandari is the co-author of ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career, a comprehensive guide to understanding the ins and outs of the professional art world. Bhandari is also Director of Artist Relations at Mixed Greens in New York City, and received her Bachelors degree in Visual Arts and Cultural Anthropology from Brown College and a Masters degree in Fine Arts (Painting) from Pennsylvania State University.