What If No One Sees My Art?

In a closed forum I recently joined, one member lamented: "Does anyone else here feel like getting seen and getting exposure for your work is darn near impossible? The art world in social media seems so saturated. I always feel like the last kid picked in gym class. Sales are hard to come by and I'm having one of those down days." 

Who of us hasn't felt that way at one time or another? There a few rock stars and then there's the rest of us. This video essay by Adam Westbrook - Painting in the Dark: The Struggle for Art in A World Obsessed with Popularity – is a thoughtful look at the Vincent van Gogh's obscurity when he was alive and what it means for struggling creatives today.

What do you struggle with as a creative?

ArtCarl Olson