Mo McKnight Howe

Mo McKnight Howe

Owner


Revelry Boutique Gallery

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First, my parents understood that I needed a creative outlet to express myself when I was a child.
Then, they sent me to art camps and gave me the tools necessary to learn about art.
I knew what I wanted to do and so I set out for an education within the arts.
I received a scholarship to the Art School at the University of Louisville.
Then I tried several different majors before deciding to do what I truly loved, photography.
Along the way, I met many artists and loved the creative energy that was happening in our community.
After graduation, I teamed up with a girl who had an MBA and together we started a gallery.
Today I am the sole owner of Revelry Boutique Gallery, which supports and promotes local artists.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Fine/Studio Arts, General
University of Louisville
Career

Career

Owner

I own an art gallery and am a photographer.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Art
Art
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

I really enjoy curating shows, discovering new artists, and being able to show an artist who has never had the opportunity to show because no one believed in them. By using connections I have made and marketing skills I have picked up along the way, I get exposure for artists that did not have a previous outlet.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Maketing, Public Relations, Entrepreneurship.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Believe in yourself. Make connections with those around you. Intern for a gallery over the summer. If you are in art school, take some business courses that specialize in Marketing/Promotion.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should be a teacher. There's no money in the art world. you're never going to make it with a "Fine Arts" degree."

I took a big risk, didn't make a lot of money, but I knew what I was doing was going to make a difference in my community. Now I know that risk came with a high reward. My community has recognized me for working with our local artists. I get to write over 60 checks a month to support these artists through the work they sell at my gallery. I believe in them like my family and friends believed in me.

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

I made little to no money for a long time. You have to be able to deal with that and know that rewards come with risks.

Learning Issues
Learning Issues

I have severe ADHD. Thank goodness my parents didn't put me on drugs, instead they taught me different ways of learning and gave me a creative outlet.