Proud! Today I received several copies of the Dutch Artists Yearbook 2017 in which I am featured with a spread page. The Artists Yearbook 2017 claims to offer an up-to-date overview of the top Dutch fine artists.
With 250 pages full of art it certainly brings something to the table. Also the 5.000+ copies are distributed by the publisher (Stichting Kunstweek) to a large amount of bookstores and the book will be promoted on various websites, newsletters and with partners of the Stichting Kunstweek.
It is said that each Yearbook is read by 2.6 readers, which brings the audience at approximately 13.000 art lovers, buyers and collectors.
Although I didn't had the honor of being asked to participate (I believe none of the artists had) I still am proud to have my application accepted by the review committee.
Something to offer as an artist
As you might know, as a self-taught artist I didn't receive any relevant academic training and currently I have not been professionally involved with art for over 5 years. Those two conditions would have got me a publication right away. But the acceptation made me even stronger in my belief I have something to offer as an artist.
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