Professionally Produced Support Materials for Artists

Professionally produced support materials provide the most effective presentation of the artist’s work to prospective clients and exhibition venues. Writing services include essays, artist’s statements, promotional cover letters, biographical summary, press releases, media releases and pitch letters. Catalogues and brochures with essays by important critics and independent curators, with accompanying color reproductions, provide the most impressive documentation.

Basic Art Writing Services Package for Artists: $1,800

  1. Petite Essay: 300 words
  2. Produced by an art writer and intended as a general description and short lively discussion of the work for use by the artist, gallery dealer or museum professional. Ideal for use on the web, or inclusion in promotional materials in support of an exhibition or event. (Not intended as a scholarly discourse but more as an introduction to the artist’s work.).

  3. Artist Statement: 250 words
  4. The artist’s statement is based on an interview with the artist and a review of their slides. An art writer from Katharine T. Carter & Associates will interview the artist by telephone, conduct research (placing the artist’s work on both an art historical continuum and in a contemporary context) and prepare an objective and highly descriptive statement.

  5. Promotional Cover Letters: 3 letters
  6. Katharine T. Carter & Associates composes effective, market-directed, and “personalized” cover letters to assist the artist in the professional presentation of their materials. These cover letters target separate venues or areas that are appropriate for the artist’s work 1) non-profits (museums, etc.), 2) commercial galleries and corporations, and 3) pitch letter for the press/general media/art critics). The thrust of each letter is directed towards a specific reader and situation. The focus of the letters is to encapsulate pinnacle achievements in a career so that the reader will carefully review all materials submitted. The close of the cover letter will set a series of events into motion that will stimulate a follow-up situation.

  7. Artist Biographical Summary: 1 page
  8. Katharine T. Carter & Associates summarizes the overall career accomplishments of the artist in the areas of exhibitions, reviews, collections, honors and grants, education, and travel related life experience in an artist biographical summary. Its purpose is to communicate that the artist is “substantial and significant.” The biographical summary is a necessary component to the press package or can be used in lieu of a formal resume.

  9. Press Release: 2 pages
  10. Two-page press releases are created in conjunction with an exhibition, event or award. The press releases are written by a public relations professional and are designed to maximize impact of the career opportunity for the artist.