What We Do

Are you asking any of the following questions at this juncture in your artistic career:

What galleries is my work well suited for? What shows do I qualify for? What social media strategies will increase my following? How do I develop long-term relationships in the visual arts market? Is it really possible to sustain a creative practice while selling my art?

Shoebox PR is LA’s fastest growing artist management, marketing and support system for visual artists. Founded and led by artists, we get it. We’ve asked these questions. We’ve done the research. We have the experience. And now we’re here to offer artists fuel to more effectively steer success toward their professional goals and aspirations.

We believe in artist autonomy combined with professional collaboration. We work with artists who not only show considerable talent, but have a drive to succeed and to take ownership over their professional careers.

Invest in your success and contact us today!

 

Ways We Fuel Artist Success

We grant access to an extensive network of resources in the Los Angeles art scene and offer individualized services based on the artist’s needs, including but not limited to: Business coaching, artistic feedback, publicity support, social media activity, press coverage and more.

 

Artist Management

 

Artist Management (VIP)

Shoebox PR is building a network of select visual artists who are passionate about their practice and ready to move forward in their careers. We specialize in helping talented contemporary artists create a presence in the art world. Our VIP package focuses on marketing and promotion through social networking strategy, media relations, curator engagement and more. Artists with our management package receive personalized services that allow them to build their network and marketing strategies, but most importantly, as client of Shoebox PR you will become part of an exclusive community of talented and motivated contemporary artists who will offer support, friendship and guidance as you work towards your goals.

 

Package includes:

  • Social media PR on Shoebox platforms
  • Social media management (See social media management package below)
  • solo exhibition PR including press release and media distribution
  • Calendar event listings
  • Call for Art subscription – every 2 weeks
  • Gallery recommendations
  • Once-a-month artist group
  • Studio visits
  • Consultation
    • Mailing Lists
    • CV
    • Artist statements
    • Bios
    • Website
    • Business cards
    • Postcards
    • Brochures

 

Artist Support

If you love doing your own social media, this is the package for you. While you are expanding your audience through your network, we can help by supporting you with ours.

Package includes:

  • Call for Art subscription – every 2 weeks
  • Social media management
  • solo exhibition PR including press release and media distribution
  • Calendar event listings
  • Gallery recommendations
  • Once-a-month artist group
  • Studio visits
  • Consultation
    • Mailing Lists
    • CV
    • Artist statements
    • Bios
    • Website
    • Business cards
    • Postcards
    • Brochure

Event Marketing

 

Event/Exhibition PR

When you’re the art event coordinator, you have your hands full of a million little details that all need your attention. If you turn your marketing over to Shoebox PR, you can rest assured that our expert and experienced team will get your event noticed.

Our Exhibition PR includes:

  • Writing press release
  • Press release distribution
    • Targeted: local, national, art and subject related media
  • Calendar Listings – Targeted: regional and art related
  • Social Media Promotion
    • Sharing your event on Shoebox Pr’s platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Facebook Groups – Targeted: regional and art related
  • Postcard labels to select list of institutions: Galleries, museums, Colleges, non-profits
  • Email newsletter to our list of institutions, curators, galleries.

Social Media PR

We can help you get your event noticed on social media. Using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, we will promote your event across Shoebox PR’s platforms as well as our select list of art and regional Facebook groups. Your event will be seen by our large following of art influencers, curators, gallerists, collectors and more.

Coaching

Artist Consultation

Not sure where you stand in the art world? Shoebox PR will provide you with a personalized evaluation and assessment of your work to show you where you fit into LA’s art conversation. Our team will offer you feedback and suggestions on marketing and social media strategies that will get you started immediately. We offer either in-office meetings or studio visits.

Artist Group Workshops

Need to know more about the business side of being an artist? Kristine Schomaker, founder of Shoebox PR and publisher of Art and Cake magazine, helps visual artists create a presence in the art world. An artist and art historian herself, she understands how much the route to success as an artist has changed in the 21st century. Kristine is offering a two-hour Business of Art in the 21st Century workshop to artists looking to improve their standing in the art world. The workshop covers social media, curator engagement, networking strategies and how to balance studio time with your marketing efforts.