It has been just about a week since the RAW SF showcase, Communique! The photo above is of me in front of my display. This was my 4th time participating in a RAW showcase and I could not be more grateful to have found such an amazing resource for Artists early into a career.
RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.
I don't think I could describe the organization as a whole and do them enough justice so if you are an artist across pretty much any medium, (including painting, illustration, fashion, music, photography, etc., etc.), within the first ten years of your art career, you should definitely check out RAW's website and learn more about what they offer (free with the small stipulation that each artist is responsible for selling 20 tickets).
The very first time I showcased any of my art was in October of 2012 at a RAW showcase. The shows are much more than art on display, covering such a wide range that just about anyone could attend a show and have a good time. It is by far one of the best places for artists to network and they provide photographs and video interviews, which can be utilized long after the showcase passes.
If I sound like I work for RAW and am giving a shameless plug, I apologize. I only wish I worked for RAW. It has sincerely been one of the most useful tools since the start of my art career and as a worldwide organization, I think more up and coming artists should take advantage of such an awesome resource.
So as I decompress after an extremely busy couple of months, I find myself reflecting on the most recent show I participated in and I can't help but feel extremely grateful to RAW and hopeful of things to come!