Expanding your art career requires a level of strategy, organization and business saviness. Getting your work in prestigious shows will help you stay on track for the future as you continue building new or existing bodies of work. As an artist, you want creative freedom, make a decent living, be recognized for your artistic contributions and gain better exposure for your work. These are the aspirations artists strive for.
You want to line up solo shows and increase your sales so that you can continue creating the work you love. Yet, the path to achieve these things is often difficult and heavily guarded by those who have gone through it. Perhaps, you don’t have the right connections or the strategy to get your career from where you are now to where you want to be as a mid-career artist.
What it takes...
Have you ever felt stuck and frustrated at this stage of the journey? The energy and enthusiasm you once had when you started your career is wearing out. You've come to realize how hard it is to succeed as an artist. This is the hardest period in the artist journey. As a mid-career artist, it's hard to stay optimistic and joyful when things seem to be stuck without real progress.
As you contemplate your career, you wonder if you can reach the level of success you want. These feelings are as real as they come and they can become mindset blocks for success. These feelings of insecurity and doubt need to be address if you want to see a radical change in your future.
The cost of inaction...
As a mid-career artist, you're trying to establish yourself as an artist. Unfortunately, using the same tactics and strategies you've been using for many years may not be working as well anymore. The world is changing by the minute and you need updated tools, ideas, resources and strategies for today's market.
The price of inaction often leads to more frustrations, shame, and failure to advance to the next level. What’s at stake is giving yourself a chance to try something new or to take a risk. One thing is for sure. Don't expect better results in the future by doing the same things you've always done.
The Art NXT Level provides advice, resources and support for your biggest challenges as an artist through an online membership community you can always count on.
The 4 pillars to the Art NXT Level Membership
The Library of courses offers tons of topics for every stage of your art career. As a mid-career artist, you will have access to a Roadmap where we recommend the top videos and resources specific to your current needs. However you have access to the entire library 24/7.
The forums are the bloodline of the Art NXT Level community. This is where you ask questions, post updates, read and comment on other artists posts. Forums include weekly accountability, business insights, goals and more.
Every month, we schedule live brainstorming calls with Sergio & Dr. Yanina. At these live video calls, you are welcome to ask questions, provide feedback or simply show up. We are your brainstorming team, helping you with your career's questions or concerns.
Since we believe that to succeed in your career, you ought to nurture your Self from the inside out, we offer strategies to help you overcome mindset blocks that are holding you back and advice to help you live a happier, healthier, fulfilling life.
We get it…
Let me introduce myself. As an established artist with over 150 group shows and 40 solo shows in 10 different countries in galleries and museums, I can tell you with certainty I was there once. Starting my art career was not easy by any means. Actually, I had many disadvantages such as being an immigrant, English was my second language, I was an outsider and had no connections in the inside.
I hit many walls and spent countless days wondering if I had made the right career choice. The good news is that, there's a way! Thanks to amazing mentors and a supportive family I was able to make it passed the early days. In 2004, I opened my own gallery and 5 years later became the head curator of an important art center in Chicago. I've been where you are now and I want to spare you the pains and struggles I had as an emerging artist.
As an emotional wellness and mindset expert (former gallerist), Dr. Yanina believes in a wholeness approach to the art career. Taking care of the studio practice, business management and emotional wellness are the pillars to a long and enriching art career. Dr Yanina’s expertise and authority in this area is a unique asset no other program or platform has to offer.
Let Dr. Yanina and I guide you along the way and help you root your art career for the future. It's not going to be easy but you'll not be alone in the journey trying to figure things out on your own.
Sergio Gomez, MFA
Artist, Curator, Artrepreneur
Art NXT Level Co-founder
What our community members are saying...
“Art NXT Level, Sergio and Dr. Yanina have been very helpful at getting my art practice organized. They have also helped clarify my goals and develop a strategy for going forward.”
Nadine Robbins, New York
“I am so grateful for everything that I've received from Sergio, Dr. Yanina and the next level courses. I can say with all the tools and skills I've gotten I really can see movement in my art career and get excited about what's on the horizon.”
Randal Stringer, Chicago
"Where I am today wouldn't have been possible without the guidance, support and experience of Sergio Gomez and Dr. Yanina Gomez. I have now complete confidence that I will get to my vision."
Sarvin Haghighi Culley, Chicago
"The Art NXT Level Strategic Group provides highly recommended Information to connect, to grow and to share valuable knowledge. There, we, artists gain further steps in our personal career. Being part of this community is an essential part of my daily international networking focus."
Petronilla Hohenwarter, Germany
“It's amazing how I am a baby in this community (hardly just begun) and you have NO IDEA the impact you have made in my artistic life. Nothing but benefits and nothing but positivity and professionalism is what I am experiencing!”
Annabel Ruiz, Miami
"Art NXT Level has given professional FOCUS to making artwork, which is the thing I needed—where there's a will there's a way. The resources alone are certainly worth the price of admission."
David Versluis, Iowa
Art NXT Level has aided in helping me refocus and build a new base for my art and the business of my work. The courses and input from other artist keep me engaged. I look forward to continued growth with this group of exceptional Artist and Professionals.
N Masani Landfair, Atlanta
"All my questions are answered regarding my art career, without having to seek out resources. As an artist, I am very appreciative of what this has offered. There are many other benefits as well, networking, art opportunites shared - too many to mention! It is a blessing in my life.
Jan Glazar, Chicago
Access Your Roadmap
Every mid-career artist needs a strong foundation to expand their art career. The Roadmap is a collection of resources specially tailored to what you need most in this stage of your artistic journey. The Roadmap is structured under four categories Exposure, Marketing, Productivity, Wellness and Sales.
The benefits of joining us
Join Sergio and Dr. Yanina Gomez for bi-monthly live brainstorming video sessions.
Ask any questions and particiapate in our community forums.
Get exclusive invitations to submit work to exhibit in our Chicago art gallery.
Connect with other like-minded artists from around the world that, like you, are here to reach their next level goals.
Reduce stress from trying to figure out things on your own.
Get professional wellness advice to help you deal with stress and mindset blocks.
Access our growing library of video trainings and podcast interviews.
Access our list of over 200 museums and institutions accepting exhibition proposals.
Access our list of US and Canada Art Consultants.
Stay motivated for the long run so that you can achieve your professional goals.
We work with you behind the scenes so that, at the end of the day, YOU get the spotlight.
24/7 Training Library
As a member, you have 24/7 access to all our video courses valued at over $2,000.
Taking Your Art Career to the Next Level
Goal Setting and Progress System for Artists
Closing the Gap Between Where You Are Now and Where You Want to Be
5 Effective Strategies to Build Momentum for Your Art Career and Stay Motivated
Photoshop Basics for Artists
Seven Steps to Creating a Killer Exhibition Proposal
Expanding Your Exhibition Circle
Everything You Must Know About Participating in an International Art Fair
Your Art Is Not For Everyone!
Converting Email into Sales
Creating an Artist Email Newsletter That Works
How to Create an Art Collector Facebook Audience to Boost Your Posts
The Electronic Press Kit for Artists
New Art Marketing Strategies That Work
How to Wow Your Art Collectors
Creating Multiple Income Streams for Artists
5 steps to Plan the Art Project You Always Wanted
Artist Survival Kit: Essential Tools for Your Art Career
5 Words of Advice for Art Educators to Manage a Productive Art Practice
Five Strategies to Organize Your Week Productively
5 Steps to Clearing Mindset Blocks and Refocus Program
Declaring My Uniqueness
Visualization Meditation Video
Filtering Feedback with Dr. Yanina Gomez
Make the Best of Stress with Dr. Yanina Gomez
Over 100 podcast episodes
Brainstorming Sessions Archive
and much more...
Access our exclusive list of over 200 museums and institutions in the US currently accepting exhibition proposals directly from atists.
Access our extensive list of Art Consulants in the US and Canada.
Let's answer some of your questions
What happens if the monthly dues go up?
We’ve got you covered. As long as you keep your membership active, you will always pay the same amount when you originally signed up. However, if you join and later decide to cancel your membership and, at a later time, decide to join again, you’ll be paying the membership fee currently posted on the website.
Can I join from a country outside of the United States?
Yes! In fact we have artists from various countries outside of the US. You will not be the only one. The membership community wil help you expand your network around the world and open new opportunities for you. Additionally, we continue expanding our resources to make them relevant to artists outside of the US.
What is included in the membership?
Full access to our dedicated website with over 100 hours of training videos you can watch at your leisure on everything from marketing, email campaigns, Photoshop, mentors, selling, and much more. You will have direct contact with other like-minded artists who are on their path to their next level as well. No one is there just for the fun of it. Additionally, you have direct access to Sergio and Dr. Yanina Gomez through the internal message system. You will also have access to join our bi-monthly live video brainstorming sessions so you can ask questions, receive advice as you face decisions and create goals for your own career.
How much time commitment is necessary to be part of the membership?
We get it, running an art career is a busy lifestyle and you do not want to add yet another thing. For this reason, you choose how much time you put into it. Additionally, the whole purpose of this platform is to help you save time while reaching your next level, be effective, have focus, create a strategy and reach your artistic goals.
Can I cancel my membership if I am not satisfied? What about refunds?
Although we do not offer refunds, you can cancel your membership at anytime. It’s only a click away. You will not need to send us a request or anything like that. It is entirely at your own discretion. We will not come knocking at your door. LOL!
Do I need to be at a certain level in my art career to join?
We love to work with artists at all levels inside the membership community as long as they are committed to see their career grow and succeed. When you sign up, you will choose where you see yoursef as an artist (emerging, mid-career or established) so you get the best resources pertinent to your stage in the journey. As you advance, you can switch to the next level.
Our mission is simple: To help you close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in your art career.
Art Insiders Talk About Sergio Gomez
This quotes were originally published in the September issue of ACS Magazine.
"Sergio Gomez has played an important role in the development of the Zhou B Art Center. The Center started from nothing, bare bones to one of the most important art institutions and Sergio was instrumental in this development. He came in with a belief and the vision of what the Zhou B Art Center could and would be. He is the Director of exhibitions at the Zhou B Art Center and has curated hundreds of important shows, among them is the National Wet Paint MFA show and the Self Portrait show. He is a dedicated artist and sets an inspirational example for many young, aspiring and established artists through cultivation of his dedication, passion and love for art."
Zhou Brothers, internationally acclaimed artists
“Sergio Gomez is a present day iconoclast: successful artist, curator, instructor, and promoter. Other than his talent as an artist, perhaps his most important traits are his curiosity and empathy. I had the pleasure to meet and work with Sergio Gomez as we co-curated the Border Crossings exhibition for the 2014 Chicago Art Fair. With an impeccable work ethic, he generously shared his vast knowledge of the Chicago Latino art scene and continuously collaborated on cultural exchange between Mexico and Chicago.”
Margaret Failoni, independent international curator
“Sergio has enriched the Chicago metro area with his painting and his ability to organize, curate and share the gallery walls. He has exemplified the power of working collectively – in community and solidarity. By providing space and opportunity to come together, his philanthropic approach to creating art has advanced the Midwest community of working artists. His aspirations of building bridges between artists and cities across the globe have gained him the respect of his peers, as well as those who work in the cultural and humanities fields. Sergio is a writer and thinking artist who repeatedly looks beyond the canvas to recognize the necessity of the arts in our world. We are exceptionally fortunate to have him in Chicago! I am sure a younger generation of artists and artistic directors will reap some of the successful values and methods he has sown".
Cesáreo Moreno, Chief Curator National Museum of Mexican Art
“Sergio is generous, dedicated, sincere and inspiring. Sergio is a trusted voice in the art world; the quality of his studio work speaks for itself. His discerning eye makes him a highly sought-after curator. Sergio’s generosity, however, truly sets him apart. He is consistently willing to share his vast knowledge to help other artists succeed, and his advice is refreshingly sincere and honest. Sergio has an amazing ability to connect people; he has curated my work into several shows in the past few years, elevating my career and providing incredible networking opportunities. To know Sergio is one of the great privileges and joys of my life. To exhibit alongside him is an honor beyond comparison. His support and encouragement mean more than I can say".
Samantha Haring, artist
What's the risk?
If you are not satisfied, does not fit your needs or simply don’t think you need it anymore, just click the "Cancel Membership” button inside the website. It’s that simple! No questions asked, ever! The ball is always on your court.
Summary. Let's review what you get...
24/7 Access to the Art NXT Level Member Site
Coaching from Sergio & Dr. Yanina Gomez
Access to bi-monthly live brainstorming video sessions
Access to over 20 training videos
Exhibition opportunites in our Chicago gallery
Connect with other members
Featured in online publications
Resources and opportunities
Ongoing support and accountability
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