I recently joined Network Arts, a community of artists from
Northamptonshire that organise groups shows and promote their art locally. They also organise workshops and group outings to art fairs and exhibitions.
What are the benefits of joining a local group?
I have only been a member for a month but already I have exhibited and sold a painting.
I have also booked a trip to Art in Action with the group at a bargain price including travel
The group organises workshops , inviting visiting artists to run them or members themselves. Members can attend the workshops at a reduced rate. I've just booked myself on a day workshop with Haidee-Jo Summers!
So far it has been well worth it for me and I've only been a member for a month!
Here's the link if you live in the Northants area. http://www.networkarts.co.uk/
If not make inquiries in your local area, often your local art gallery or museum will know of a group you can join.
Minnie Teckman, I'm a fine artist that loves oil painting, drawing, portraiture, animals and urban sketching.