Here’s how you can reach out and start meeting more people:
Attend your friends’ art openings.
Introduce yourself to strangers at your opening.
Invite your neighbors to dinner so you can get to know one another.
Notice that being social extends beyond the art world into all corners of your life.
You never know where a relationship might lead, especially given the fact that everyone knows about 150 people.
Maintaining friendships with the 150 people you know and frequently adding to that list can exponentially increase your sales prospects. You will be surprised at the support you receive and the opportunities you create just by being more social.
It won’t be easy for you, but you can do it. You can learn to be more social because it contributes to your long-term goals. And because nothing worth doing is ever easy.
How do you socialize? How are you invested in your art community?