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Embracing Your Art World: Breaking Free from Intimidation

Defying the Illusion of Judgment

Does the art world intimidate you? You're not alone. It's easy to imagine a panel of people scrutinizing our every move, casting judgment on our artistic journey. But here's the truth: the art world is far from being a distant and unapproachable establishment. In reality, the art world comprises each and every individual involved in the art field, from the museum receptionist to the local curator and the international art fair director. Let's not forget the artists themselves, bravely entering the market, showcasing their work, and selling their art. Collectively, we are the art world, and it's time to shift our perspective.

Crafting Your Own Art World

Rather than constantly striving to "get in" the art world, let's ask ourselves a different question: How do we make our own art world? By carefully selecting and surrounding ourselves with the people who inspire and support us, we can create a community that becomes our art world. Our art world consists of those individuals we choose to engage with, collaborate with, and learn from. It's not about fearing the art world; it's about fearlessly shaping our own.

Your Community, Your Art World

Your art world is your community—a network of like-minded individuals who share your passion, vision, and values. Engage with this community, learn from one another, and encourage each other's growth. Embrace the uniqueness of your art and the diversity of voices within your chosen art world. Remember, the art world is a vast tapestry woven by the collective efforts of artists and art enthusiasts like yourself.

Redefining Success

Instead of measuring success solely by external validation or acceptance from a faceless entity, let's redefine what success means to us. Success can be found in the connections we make, the impact we have on others, and the personal growth we experience as artists. Embrace artistic freedom, express yourself authentically, and create your masterpiece without being limited by external expectations.

Embracing Artistic Empowerment

Break free from the chains of intimidation and step into your artistic power. Recognize that you have the ability to shape your own art world, to choose your tribe, and to create a supportive and inspiring community around you. Empower yourself and others to unleash creativity, defy limits, and paint a world that reflects your unique vision.

In conclusion, the art world is not an elusive and intimidating establishment. It is a collective effort, comprising individuals from all walks of the art field. By embracing your own community, crafting your art world, and redefining success on your terms, you can break free from intimidation and embark on a journey of artistic empowerment. So go ahead, fearlessly express yourself, and let your creativity soar. Your art world awaits!


Thanks for reading!

Sergio Gomez, MFA
Artist | Curator | Author | Art Biz Coach 

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