We ask all the artists in Gallery 9 to provide us with their artist statement. This short piece of writing defines who they are and why they paint as told in their voice.
I have to say how much I enjoy reading these pieces. The chance to learn the driving force behind a person's creativity is always quite interesting.
When clients come into the gallery and are interested in a piece, we give them a copy of the artist statement. Sometimes this statement creates a bond with the potential collector--all from a short piece of writing.
If you're an artist considering submitting to a gallery, be sure to have an artist statement written. It really completes your submission package.