Late Half-Time Review Art Goals 2017

It is almost three months since my move to Sherbrooke QC, and while there are still some boxes unpacked, my very first studio is already up and running. I already painted a few times and it is such a treat to have a dedicated room to one’s passion.

With some delay, it’s time to evaluate the status of my annual art goals for 2017. I use this review as an opportunity to strategize on how to achieve my goals by the end of the year.

Goal 1: Expand Exclamatory Intermezzo Series

10% – Needs Work

It is an ambitious goal to create six large and six small paintings; until today, I completed only one large-scale painting. However, I am still hopefully optimistic about achieving this goal. Winter is around the corner and with it plenty of quality studio time.

Goal 2: Sell My First Painting

30% – Needs Work

I had hoped to sell some studies at an art show this year. As I didn’t attend a show, I will focus on plan B: my small online shop. The setup on my website is as good as complete and I plan to post the first paintings for sale early November.

Goal 3: Expand Artist CV

50% – Pass

With respect to my artist CV, I didn’t make as much of a progress as I had hoped for. With a move to organize and many trips to the US, I only applied to 4 art shows and one art contest. But I’m glad to announce that with my participation in the travelling group exhibition ‘Le Canada pour c’est …’, I am halfway there.

My painting is on display at seven venues across the Eastern Townships. You can find the related blog post about this travelling group exhibition here.

Goal 4: Increase Followers to 1,000

20%- Needs Work

I did a very poor job posting new photos and posts on social media. So, I will stick again to scheduled and automated posts for the remaining months. This should hopefully bring me back on track.

Goal 5: Create Videos

20% – Needs Work

I created several little video clips but did not edit any movies yet. I plan to post a ‘making-of’ video of my recently completed large-scale exclamatory intermezzo painting; if you are following me on Facebook or Instagram you might have seen some of these clips already.

Also, I plan to create short introductory videos for my two series.

Goal 6: Transform Blog into Artist Website

30% – Needs Work

This year I made quite the progress with setting up my online shop. However, I am still behind with improving the Commissions, Events and About pages. I plan to work on them in early November.

Goal 7: Get Involved in the Art Community

50% – Pass

I Joined CARA (Centre d’art de la région des Appalaches) in Thetford Mines in fall of 2016. Currently, I am looking at different options to reach out to local artist community in Sherbrooke, QC.

To sum it up, the last months have been very busy with a time-consuming move and lots of travel. Unfortunately, I am behind on almost all my goals. Therefore, it’s high time to move up a gear for the last three months! I will keep you posted.

Last update May 24, 2021

Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Geometric abstraction artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Moniang (Montreal), QC, Canada. I explore the blockchain through the subject of clouds in physical and digital mediums. » About Me

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