A good way to stand out is to find groups that emerge on Social Media and websites where professionals interact with student an mature digital artist.
A new trend that has recently emerged due to virtual art creation are two groups on Facebook.
The first is related to Virtual Sculpting, the group is called "Virtual Sculpting"
The other is related to Virtual Painting, the group is called "Virtual Painting".
Other groups exist for digital sculpting in ZBrush. This group has the potential to generated many views for your work.
There are also website or forums where you can post your work and get feedback from others and potentially interact with other professional artist.
One last resource that is only available to FIEA artist is a Facebook group called FIEA ARTIST.