First a confession: I have never been much good at setting professional goals but am hopeful that this opportunity to clarify and specify my plans for the upcoming year will help me achieve them. Accordingly, my primary artistic goal for 2008 is to market and sell my art.
I will focus primarily on marketing my seaweed pressings to the decorative art market through interior decorators and trade publications. Recognizing potential markets for silk paintings (especially large ones) is my secondary goal while keeping open to installation possibilities. Thirdly, I do not want to neglect my small yupo paintings as I believe they are appropriate for the greeting card market but for this goal to be met I will need to secure an agent in the field. For the moment I will put on the back burner the goal of having my watercolor paintings shown and sold in a galleries in Hawaii and abroad especially since I need to obtain the time to create many more of them.
My secondary artistic goal is to continue making art and to push my art creatively into new territory by making it exciting, engaging, and compositionally strong while not loosing the joyful process of artmaking that I now enjoy. Part of achieveing this goal however, depends on prioritising my time so that art becomes a central focus in my life and takes scheduling precedence which is unfortunately, not currently the case.
My dear Poblites: I welcome and encourage your support and suggestions towards these goals. You have become a large part of of my creative life and I value and respect your input and advice. Without you I would not be the artist that I am and hope to become in the future.