Navigating the art world can be frustrating. Many artists are not sure what they should be working on or are overwhelmed by the many things they could be doing.
Consequently, they lack confidence and experience frustration, limited sales and exposure.
Do you have an action plan to advance your career?
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE?
Building a successful art career requires intentionality, persistance, support and a plan of action.
Wherever YOU want to be in your art career, the Art NXT Level can help you get there.
Building your art career can be confusing, overhwelming and even misterious. However, today artists have the tools to make it happen.
Being an artist often feels like being an outsider. To succeed, you need someone who understand what you are going through. Someone who knows both sides of the business from the artist and gallery perspective.
All you need is a guide that understands the art world. Someone in the inside with a vast network and trustwhorthy reputation.
As an an artist, curator and gallery owner with international experience in the art world, I can help you get where you want to be in your art career.
Having a like-minded support system who has gone through what you're going through and whose mindset is at par with yours is a priceless asset all thriving artists must have!
As an emotional wellness and mindset expert (former gallerist), I believe in a wholeness approach to the art career. Taking care of the studio practice, business management and emotional wellness are the pillars to a long and enriching art career. We invite you to join us and experience the business and wellness support we provide to our community. This is what makes us unique from everyone else. We are #TeamGomez and we would love to be part of your journey.
"The Art NXT Level Strategic Group is an essential platform for those artists who are willing to take the next step in their Artist Career. It provides highly recommended Information to connect, to grow and to share valuable knowledge. There, we, artists gain further steps in our personal career. I am based in Germany. While working nationally and internationally, it supports my work progress, facilitates my business and generates detailed information. Being part of this community is an essential part of my daily international networking focus and it saves time and energy during a working week."–Petronilla Hohenwarter, Germany
"Where I am today wouldn't have been possible without the guidance, support and experience of Sergio Gomez and Yanina Gomez - I'm truly grateful to have been part of this amazing community - being a migrant as many of you I'm sure, it's not easy to settle in and find your path towards your vision, this community has provided me that and much more ... I have now complete confidence that I will get to my vision ... It needs a lot of work of course but I consider myself extremely fortunate to be part of this amazing community with a true leadership." –Sarvin Haghighi Culley, Chicago
Art NXT Level has given professional FOCUS to making artwork, which is the thing I needed—where there's a will there's a way. The resources alone are certainly worth the price of admission. –David Versluis
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:
Check out all the benefits of joining our membership group.
1. Strategic Support
This is perhaps the most valuable asset. We personally help you draft a strategic plan to go where you want to be in the future. The moment you sign up, you will recieve a set of questions to help us understand where you are and where you want to be. We then propose a path for you to discuss with us via our internal message system. We continuosly provide support, advice and resources for you to work with.
2. Instant access to our entire library of video courses to advance your art career.
PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT VIDEOS
• Taking Your Art Career to the Next Level Master Class (6 videos)
• Closing the Gap
• Photoshop Basics for Artists
• Enhance Your Studio and Gallery Pictures with Photoshop
• Seven Steps to Creating a Killer Exhibition Proposal
• Everything You Must Know About Participating in an International Art Fair
• Your Art Is Not For Everyone!
• Creating an Artist Email Newsletter That Works
• The Electronic Press Kit for Artists
• New Art Marketing Strategies That Work
• How to Wow Your Art Collectors
• Creating Multiple Income Streams for Artists
• 5 steps to Plan the Art Project You Always Wanted
WEBSITE TOOLS VIDEOS
• 5 Ways to Make Sure Your Artist Website Does not Suck (Periscope Replay)
• Using SumoMe to Optimize Your Web Traffic and Grow Your Email List (Webinar Recording)
• Filtering Feedback with Dr. Yanina Gomez (Periscope Replay)
• Six Steps to Finding Great Mentors
• Strategic Planning for Creatives
• Make the Best of Stress with Dr. Yanian Gomez
• 5 Words of Advice for Art Educators to Manage a Productive Art Practice
• Q/A Sessions
3. Discussion Forums & Resources
The community includes forums for topics such as Accountability, Business Insights, Book Reviews and Wellness Infusion. The Art Resource provides links to shipping companies, printing, attorneys and other professionals in the field. The Documents section provides links to Press Kit samples, Business Plan Template and more.
4. Virtual Hang Out
As an Art NXT Level Member, you are never alone. Well sort of. :) As a member, you have immediate access to our Facebook Hangout Private Group where we (Yanina and Sergio) encourage you, share ideas, post resources and do Live Video sessions exclusively for our members. Come and hang out with us!
5. Monthly Live Virtual Events
Join our monthly live video conference events where you can participate, ask questions, brainstorm ideas or just watch and listen to the comments being made by other members. It is a great way to connect with us face to face no matter where you are in the world. Virtual events are scheduled at different days and times so that you can choose one that fits your time zone.
Accountability is an amazing motivator. It helps you achieve the goals you set for forward. Every Monday, we invite our member to post their weekly goals in the Accountability Forum. By doing so, you make yourself accountable to the group hence, we become your accountability partners. That means you are most likely to achieve your goals and support others doing the same. Additionally, it motivates you to see what others are working on that week. Accountability rocks!
7. International Network
Staying connected with a community of like-minded artists is one of the benefits of the Art NXT Level Membership. In this community you will have an opportunity to meet and connect with artists from around the world. Currently, we have artists from Chicago, NYC, Miami, Germany, Canary Islands, Canada and more. It is time to grow your relational capital and purposely expand your network. There is power in community!
How do you define success? It means so many things to so many people. However, the most important is how you define it. You may be looking to grow your art career, generate sales, work with a gallery, gain exposure and respect but do not know exactly where and how to start.
I used to be in the same place many years ago. As a young artist, I wondered how I was going to make it without the money, the resources and the connections that seemingly others had.
I had to create my own path out of my own failures along the way. Now, I am happy to share with you these life lessons.
In 2004, I opened my own art studio and started a gallery with other friends inside the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago. At the time, it was an empty 80,000 sf facility recently acquired by the internationally acclaimed artists the Zhou Brothers. Over the years, the gallery grew and the empty building became a thriving community and an epicenter for contemporary art.
Becoming the head curator and Director of Exhibitions for the art center has been a thrilled of its own. Working along side two of the most successful artists in the world, the Zhou Brothers, has given me an unparalleled close look at the inner workings of the art world. What I have learned and continue learning, I applied to my own career and to all the courses that we teach at the Art NXT Level.
Nobody owns the path to success. You have to create your own. Let us help you get started.
Street Talk About Sergio Gomez
Quotes recently published at ACS Magazine July/August 2016 issue
“Sergio is generous, dedicated, sincere and inspiring. Sergio is a trusted voice in the art world; the quality of his studio work speaks for itself. His discerning eye makes him a highly sought-after curator. Sergio’s generosity, however, truly sets him apart. He is consistently willing to share his vast knowledge to help other artists succeed, and his advice is refreshingly sincere and honest. Sergio has an amazing ability to connect people; he has curated my work into several shows in the past few years, elevating my career and providing incredible networking opportunities. To know Sergio is one of the great privileges and joys of my life. To exhibit alongside him is an honor beyond comparison. His support and encouragement mean more than I can say".
Samantha Haring, artist
“Sergio Gomez is a present day iconoclast: successful artist, curator, instructor, and promoter. Other than his talent as an artist, perhaps his most important traits are his curiosity and empathy. I had the pleasure to meet and work with Sergio Gomez as we co-curated the Border Crossings exhibition for the 2014 Chicago Art Fair. With an impeccable work ethic, he generously shared his vast knowledge of the Chicago Latino art scene and continuously collaborated on cultural exchange between Mexico and Chicago.”
Margaret Failoni, independent international curator
“Sergio has enriched the Chicago metro area with his painting and his ability to organize, curate and share the gallery walls. He has exemplified the power of working collectively – in community and solidarity. By providing space and opportunity to come together, his philanthropic approach to creating art has advanced the Midwest community of working artists. His aspirations of building bridges between artists and cities across the globe have gained him the respect of his peers, as well as those who work in the cultural and humanities fields. Sergio is a writer and thinking artist who repeatedly looks beyond the canvas to recognize the necessity of the arts in our world. We are exceptionally fortunate to have him in Chicago! I am sure a younger generation of artists and artistic directors will reap some of the successful values and methods he has sown".
Cesáreo Moreno, Visual Arts Director / Chief Curator National Museum of Mexican Art
"Sergio Gomez has played an important role in the development of the Zhou B Art Center. The Center started from nothing, bare bones to one of the most important art institutions and Sergio was instrumental in this development. He came in with a belief and the vision of what the Zhou B Art Center could and would be. He is the Director of exhibitions at the Zhou B Art Center and has curated hundreds of important shows, among them is the National Wet Paint MFA show and the Self Portrait show. He is a dedicated artist and sets an inspirational example for many young, aspiring and established artists through cultivation of his dedication, passion and love for art".
Zhou Brothers, internationally acclaimed artists
Let's work together to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be!
About Sergio Gomez, MFA
I'm a Chicago based visual artist and creative entrepreneur. I received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. My work has been subject of solo exhibitions in the United States, Italy and Vienna. I have participated in numerous group exhibitions in Spain, Sweden, London, Mexico and the US. My work is found in private and public collections such as the National Museum of Mexican Art, Brauer Art Museum, and the MIIT Museo Internazionale Italia Arte among others.
In addition to being the co-founder of Art NXT Level, I'm also the owner & director of 33 Contemporary Gallery, director of exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center, contributor for Italia Arte Magazine, creative consultant for Idea Seat Marketing and Advertising. I have also curated special projects for the Chicago Park District, ArtSpot Miami International Art Fair during Art Basel Week (2013, 2014), National Museum of Mexican Art, and ExpoChicago (2014) among others.
I am the co-founder of Art NXT Level. In 2009, I obtained my Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology. Before founding Art NXT Level, I practiced as a school psychologist for 12 years and taught courses in higher-education institutions in the areas of psychology, counseling and evaluations. I was also a gallerist for 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago. Throughout the years, I have observed how art has the potential to affect the emotions, psychological states and mood of people. Similarly, through numerous conversations with artists, I have witnessed how art making can be used as a tool to ease one's tensions, release anxieties, as well as, a powerful and influential way to share the artist's voice with the world.
My insight and understanding of the psycho-emotional issues many artists experience has given me the opportunity to identify practical resources artists may benefit from when dealing with their art careers in a healthier manner. I believe that artists who maintain an optimal wholeness balance (Mind, Body, Soul) will be ahead of the game. I enjoy developing seminars, programs and resources that are relevant to the thriving contemporary artist especially brainstorming with artists about their career development and emotional wellness. I am a wife and mother of two amazing children. Finally, I am the founder of Fabulously Driven Me, an online-based mindset and emotional wellness support platform for today's women entrepreneurs, self-employed and in a career transition.
We’ve got you covered. As long as you keep your membership active, you will always pay the same amount when you signed up. However, if you join and decide to cancel your membership and at a later time decide to join again, you’ll be paying the membership fee posted on the website. In other words, your discounted price will no longer apply.
What is included in the membership?
Full access to our dedicated website with over 100 hours of training videos you can watch at your leisure on everything from marketing, email campaigns, Photoshop, mentors, selling, and much more. You will have direct contact with other like-minded artists who are on their path to their next level as well. No one is there just for the fun of it. Additionally, you have direct access to Dr. Yanina and I through the internal message system in the community so you can ask questions and advice as you face decisions and create goals for your own career. Lastly, you also get access to our Facebook Members Only hangout page.
How much time commitment is necessary to be part of the membership?
We get it, running an art career is a busy lifestyle and you do not want to add yet another thing. For this reason, you choose how much time you put into it. Additionally, the whole purpose of this platform is to help you save time while reaching your next level. Be effective, save time, have focus, create a strategy and reach your artistic goals.
Can I cancel my membership if I am not satisfied?
We would be sad to see you go but if you need to cancel, it’s only a click away. You will not need to send us a request or anything like that. It is entirely at your own discretion. We will not come knocking at your door. LOL!
Do I need to be at a certain level in my art career to join?
We love to work with artists at all levels inside the membership community as long as they are committed to see their career grow and succeed. If you are an emerging artist, you will find inspiration and tons of learning opportunities. If you are established, you will benefit from the more in-depth strategic topics to figure out what is next for you.