Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Goals for 2017

I've spent time during the past week thinking about what my artistic goals for 2017.  In my business life, strategy and goal setting has been second nature.  In my art life, moving forward has not always been as intentional.  Here are the key things I'd like to achieve this year:

  • Participate in 3 Plein Air Paint-Outs  (my first is scheduled already in January in DelRay!)
  • Try to prepare my own panels 
  • Attempt representation by one gallery
  • Teach or lead one workshop in oil painting or plein air painting with my local art association
  • Become far more proficient in managing my social media platforms
  • Complete a collection for a solo show
Quite a list, I know.   A friend calls these 'BHAGs' - Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals.   However, I think if I plot this out to address pieces in different months this year I will come to the end of 2017 very pleased with the results.

What are your BHAGs this year?